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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Yahoo! News

    President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered flags to fly at half-staff at the White House and public buildings, with the US in mourning over the death of "close friend" and anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela.

    Obama's proclamation, which also extended to the White House, US foreign missions, military posts, naval stations and military vessels, was valid through sunset on Monday.

    "Today, the United States has lost a close friend, South Africa has lost an incomparable liberator, and the world has lost an inspiration for freedom, justice, and human dignity -- Nelson Mandela is no longer with us, he belongs to the ages," he said in the document.

    "Through his fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed South Africa -- and moved the entire world.


    For a Communist? Antithesis to Freedom and Liberty?

    And nothing for Maggie Thatcher...nothing

    I truly want to vomit.
    So go vomit! You have no idea what this man accomplished!
    "Being President doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are"

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Forgive me but which ones say "I am a member of the Communist Party" or words to that effect?

    The first quote may be true - but it's a general truism that any political movement seeking self aggrandisement will ally itself with a short term political struggle. Our BNP (British National Party) allies itself with any populist cause every other day in the hope it will gain votes - but it's not Mandela saying "I am a communist."

    Quote 2 - Socialism is not the same as communism. Some say it's a halfway house and others disagree - but it's still not him saying "I am a communist."

    Quote 3 - is not Mandela saying "I am a Communist."

    Please try again.
    Just admit he was a Commie and get over it. You are way too invested in trying to proving he wasn't.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    [QUOTE=Mason66;1062634827]I know but if you ready the OP it says they were close friends or Mandela was close friends of the US, which of course he was not.[/QUOTE

    He's hero for the Left because he's a Commie. They just don't want to blow their cover. 8)

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I wasn't born in 1980. You don't need to have been living then to know what was going on or to know the history of the ANC and the numerous associated militant groups that operated in South Africa in the wider region. As for 'white washing' Mandela there was nothing to white wash. He was a saboteur, a political opponent, and a communist sympathizer.
    Also a traitor to his country and a terrorist.

    I think those twenty seven years in prison caused Nelson Mandela to open his eyes and publicly abandon violence. But did he reject consequentialisms entirely ? The end justifies the means ? Consequences for whom ?

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Again, what communist policies did he enact once he became president?
    Looks like he was in the closet as president. Kind of like ours. 8)

    He quit before the truth came out.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Looks like he was in the closet as president. Kind of like ours. 8)

    He quit before the truth came out.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    So go vomit! You have no idea what this man accomplished!
    His accomplishment were strictly regional. Not like he helped end the cold war or anything.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Just admit he was a Commie and get over it. You are way too invested in trying to proving he wasn't.
    Old Fidel is getting old and when he goes on to that journey to Hell, your going to have the same people on the DP claiming all the good Fidel did for Cuba and the world and they will deny that Fidel was a commie.

    Come to think of it, it was Fidel who helped arm the ANC.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Old Fidel is getting old and when he goes on to that journey to Hell, your going to have the same people on the DP claiming all the good Fidel did for Cuba and the world and they will deny that Fidel was a commie.

    Come to think of it, it was Fidel who helped arm the ANC.
    Least there are a few here on DP that aren't afraid to admit their ideology. The rest are pussies.

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    re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    His accomplishment were strictly regional. Not like he helped end the cold war or anything.
    The NAC and Nelson Mandela were part of the Cold War. They just happened to be on the Soviet Union's side.

    What was really behind ending apartheid in South Africa was the coming of the end of the Cold War.

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