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6:57pm Fri 6 Dec 13

smith&weston says...

The bloke was a convicted terrorist. Once again, the liberal do gooders are busy whitewashing the bits of history that they do not like.

Nelson Mandela was the head of UmKhonto we Sizwe, (MK), the terrorist wing of the ANC (African National Congress), which was a terrorist organization, and the South African Communist Party. At his trial, he had pleaded guilty to 156 acts of public violence including mobilizing terrorist bombing campaigns, which planted bombs in public places, including the Johannesburg railway station. Many innocent people, including women and children, were killed by Nelson Mandela’s MK terrorists. Here are some highlights

-Church Street West, Pretoria, on the 20 May 1983

-Amanzimtoti Shopping complex KZN, 23 December 1985

-Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court, 17 March 1988

-Durban Pick ‘n Pay shopping complex, 1 September 1986

-Pretoria Sterland movie complex 16 April 1988 – limpet mine killed ANC terrorist M O Maponya instead

-Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court, 20 May 1987

-Roodepoort Standard Bank 3 June, 1988

Tellingly, not only did Mandela refuse to renounce violence, Amnesty refused to take his case stating “ movement recorded that it could not give the name of ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ to anyone associated with violence, even though as in ‘conventional warfare’ a degree of restraint may be exercised.”
The bloke was a convicted terrorist. Once again, the liberal do gooders are busy whitewashing the bits of history that they do not like. Nelson Mandela was the head of UmKhonto we Sizwe, (MK), the terrorist wing of the ANC (African National Congress), which was a terrorist organization, and the South African Communist Party. At his trial, he had pleaded guilty to 156 acts of public violence including mobilizing terrorist bombing campaigns, which planted bombs in public places, including the Johannesburg railway station. Many innocent people, including women and children, were killed by Nelson Mandela’s MK terrorists. Here are some highlights -Church Street West, Pretoria, on the 20 May 1983 -Amanzimtoti Shopping complex KZN, 23 December 1985 -Krugersdorp Magistrate’s Court, 17 March 1988 -Durban Pick ‘n Pay shopping complex, 1 September 1986 -Pretoria Sterland movie complex 16 April 1988 – limpet mine killed ANC terrorist M O Maponya instead -Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court, 20 May 1987 -Roodepoort Standard Bank 3 June, 1988 Tellingly, not only did Mandela refuse to renounce violence, Amnesty refused to take his case stating “[the] movement recorded that it could not give the name of ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ to anyone associated with violence, even though as in ‘conventional warfare’ a degree of restraint may be exercised.” smith&weston

10:46pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Keva68 says...

But the fact still remains he helped bring down a system that persecuted people for the color of their skin.
Sometimes things may be justified for the greater good.
But the fact still remains he helped bring down a system that persecuted people for the color of their skin. Sometimes things may be justified for the greater good. Keva68

6:47pm Thu 12 Dec 13

rosered1 says...

Keva68 wrote:
But the fact still remains he helped bring down a system that persecuted people for the color of their skin.
Sometimes things may be justified for the greater good.
No that is incorrect. Being responsible for designating that a bomb should be planted between two parked cars at a bus stop immediately outside a supermarket is targeting no one except mothers shopping probably with youngsters in tow.
When this so called freedom fighter was arrested within his home area were 210,000 hand grenades, 48,000 anti-personnel mines, 1,500 time devices, 144 tons of ammonium nitrate, 21.6 tons of aluminium powder and a ton of black powder.
And you think that this is justified? Not for me.
[quote][p][bold]Keva68[/bold] wrote: But the fact still remains he helped bring down a system that persecuted people for the color of their skin. Sometimes things may be justified for the greater good.[/p][/quote]No that is incorrect. Being responsible for designating that a bomb should be planted between two parked cars at a bus stop immediately outside a supermarket is targeting no one except mothers shopping probably with youngsters in tow. When this so called freedom fighter was arrested within his home area were 210,000 hand grenades, 48,000 anti-personnel mines, 1,500 time devices, 144 tons of ammonium nitrate, 21.6 tons of aluminium powder and a ton of black powder. And you think that this is justified? Not for me. rosered1

7:10pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Sankey says...

He was no saint as others have said many died under the murderous MK the military wing of the ANC of which Mandela was leader. Not just bombs but the torturing and burning to death of victims by burning car tyres his wife winne was a psychopath. She will be at the eulogising the BBC is doing with our taxes including flying out to Johannesburg tonight for question time.

That said Mandela did unite South Africa on his release from prison which was his greatest achievement. He did not bring down apartheid which was foreign governments essentially via sanctions.

So it's a mixed report really but nothing justifies the excesses of the BBC at the moment which once again proves its left wing liberal credentials quite against its charter. Nothing new there then.
He was no saint as others have said many died under the murderous MK the military wing of the ANC of which Mandela was leader. Not just bombs but the torturing and burning to death of victims by burning car tyres his wife winne was a psychopath. She will be at the eulogising the BBC is doing with our taxes including flying out to Johannesburg tonight for question time. That said Mandela did unite South Africa on his release from prison which was his greatest achievement. He did not bring down apartheid which was foreign governments essentially via sanctions. So it's a mixed report really but nothing justifies the excesses of the BBC at the moment which once again proves its left wing liberal credentials quite against its charter. Nothing new there then. Sankey

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