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

    Just curious, has anyone touched on the fact that the president is going to Mandela's funeral, but he skipped Maggie's? If so, I apologize for bringing it up.

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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.
    He ended apartheid in South Africa. PPretty big accomplishment
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    Re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Mandela wasn't American, I see no reason why flags should be half mast.

    Is there any precedent for this? With a non-American I mean?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Mandela wasn't American, I see no reason why flags should be half mast.

    Is there any precedent for this? With a non-American I mean?
    Yes, for Winston Churchill and Pope John Paul II.

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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
    The ANC was allied with the Soviet Union, they were on the communist side of the Cold War.

    Now years later during the 1990's after the Cold War and after apartheid, Nelson Mandela supposedly said, we weren't really communist, we were just using the Soviet Union.

    May be Mandela and the ANC should have made that clear during the Cold War ? I think it would have made a big diffrence.
    That Mandela never attempted to govern as a Communist should tell you a great deal about his political motivations. Assistance was sought from those who could help with their resistance movement. If the United States had turned on South Africa we would have become the most powerful ally the ANC could have dreamed of and would have instantly acquired positive relations.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    This thread isn't about honoring “one of democracy's greatest leaders”; it's about honoring a murderous terrorist.
    You mean you wouldn't fight back? If you and your family were in the same position he and his were in, you'd sit down, shut up and just accept your position?
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    Re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Anyone'd be pretty small-minded and petty to object to marking the passing of Nelson Mandela.
    That, or too young to remember what apartheid was.
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    Re: Obama: Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff In Honor Of Nelson Mandela [W:382]

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Mandela wasn't American, I see no reason why flags should be half mast.


    Is there any precedent for this? With a non-American I mean?



    The President of the USA, Barack Obama, said that the flags would be flown at half-staff, that's good enough for me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    You mean you wouldn't fight back? If you and your family were in the same position he and his were in, you'd sit down, shut up and just accept your position?
    If by “fight back”, you mean torturing and murdering my neighbors, because I didn't think they were staunchly-enough on my side, then no, I would not “fight back” in such a manner.

    If you mean anything other than that, by “fight back”, then it has no relevance to Mr. Mandela and those with whom he associated.
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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
    He ended apartheid in South Africa. PPretty big accomplishment
    Whether that is true or not, he still made no significant contribution to America and thus our flag should not be lowered. Honor him or not all you wish. Hell, give him a Nobel prize. But we are not the world and our flag belongs to Americans.

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