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  • i'm sure they also have bunny rabbits and mister Rogers. who cares? its the states.
  • Nelson Mandela in reality is not the person western media makes him out to be.
  • No, I didn't know that but it doesn't surprise me. A lot of governments were quite apprehensive when Nelson Mandela was released from prison. He had been in prison for terrorism offences, after all and he wasn't the first head of state to have had earlier links with terrorism.
  • Nelson Mandela is not the man we think he is. When he was head of the ANC, he did some nasty things. It was part of a struggle, but he authorized some real bad things. Since he is the head of the ANC his name is on the terrorist list. Congress is debating removing them both form the list.
  • Yes, thanks to the media. I wish the public could have access to this "list". I think we'd be surprised to see who is on it and who isn't.
  • No I didn't. Do you? I'd kind of like to see some evidence of that assertion.
  • I did not know this, and was shocked. But I found some references: "US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has asked for "embarrassing" travel restrictions on Nelson Mandela and South African leaders to be lifted. A bill has been introduced in the US Congress to remove from databases any reference to South Africa's governing party and its leaders as terrorists. The African National Congress (ANC) was designated as a terrorist organisation by South Africa's old apartheid regime. At present a waiver is needed for any ANC leaders to enter the country. "It is frankly a rather embarrassing matter that I still have to waive in my own counterparts - the foreign minister of South Africa, not to mention the great leader, Nelson Mandela," Ms Rice told lawmakers in Washington. Last week, Howard Berman, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, who introduced the bill said it was "shameful" that the United States still treated the ANC this way. "Amazingly, Nelson Mandela still needs to get a special waiver to enter the United States based on his courageous leadership of the ANC. What an indignity. This legislation will wipe it away," he said. South Africa's apartheid government banned the ANC in 1960, imprisoning or forcing into exile its leaders. Mr Mandela, who turns 90 this year, was released in 1990 after spending 27 years in prison. He then became the country's first post-apartheid-era president, before retiring after serving one term in office." Source and further information: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7340248.stm Further information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nelson_Mandela http://www.icmpa.umd.edu/salzburg/terrorism/index.php/nelson-mandela/ http://theroadtothehorizon.blogspot.com/2008/04/news-nelson-mandela-90-is-still-on-us.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/05/01/nelson-mandela-on-terrori_n_99588.html http://digg.com/world_news/U_S_has_Nelson_Mandela_on_terrorist_list http://en.afrik.com/article13164.html http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2008-04-30-watchlist_N.htm
  • I was not aware of it. I do know that the Nobel Prize has become a farce. Barack Obama was awarded such a prize for no reason, so it is likely that Nelson Mandela does not actually deserve one either. It is appalling if Nobel Peace Prizes are given to terrorists. Incidentally, I hear that white people in South Africa are being tyrannized badly.

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