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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
    I was well aware of who Nelson Mandela was by 1971. Most Americans had no knowledge who Mandela was until the mid 1980's and all they knew about him was that he was sitting in a prison in some country they couldn't even find on a map.

    1962 Mandela (on the left) illegally left South Africa for military training in Morocco not Algeria as the revisionist claim by the ALF which was aligned with the Soviet Union and was armed by the Soviet Union.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    So how many days of honoring is he worth?
    This sort of becomes the crux of the problem for many Americans; nearly all other countries and peoples have recognised him but he isn't as important as the forthcoming superbowl or who's doing what with who in Hollywood.

    The American govt for 40 years called him a terrorist and ignored his people's plight and I really don't expect his statesmanship to be recognised in the US in the same way as it is in other parts of the world. They certainly didn't recognise the evils of apartheid.

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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
    This sort of becomes the crux of the problem for many Americans; nearly all other countries and peoples have recognised him but he isn't as important as the forthcoming superbowl or who's doing what with who in Hollywood.

    The American govt for 40 years called him a terrorist and ignored his people's plight and I really don't expect his statesmanship to be recognised in the US in the same way as it is in other parts of the world. They certainly didn't recognise the evils of apartheid.

    Mornin IC You can't really say there were none here that didn't recognize such.....moreover. Has any come up with.....how much honoring must be done?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Two times that I can find in the history of the American flag. And it is a hollow and meaningless gesture in this case because Mandela had ZERO connection to America, made NO contribution to America. And no, again, those TWO foreign folk so honored weren't honored for their significant global impact but their impact upon America.

    Heck why not give him employee of the month awards from all American businesses while we're at it?

    But, but ...I just heard Obama say he and Michelle were beneficiaries of Mandela's struggle.

    Was he lying a g a i n?

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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
    But, but ...I just heard Obama say he and Michelle were beneficiaries of Mandela's struggle.

    Was he lying a g a i n?
    Hi WCH,

    I watched the whole speech, i thought he did a good job overall. One thing that stood out for me was how much America is still clearly respected amongst other Countries Leaders. (I know people worry about that sometimes, i've seen posts here where people feel that the US may not be as respected as they were in the past). Personally i don't believe that to be true.

    I actually got a little emotional at the end when Obama got a standing ovation from so many of the other Countries Leaders. Not because i'm a blind Obama fan because i'm not, he's not perfect. It was great to see the US get the acknowledgement it deserves. They do a lot of good in the world. If i was an American i would be very proud of the acknowledgement your President received. That's a reflection on your Country as a whole, they weren't just applauding Obama they were applauding each and every one of you.

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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
    But, but ...I just heard Obama say he and Michelle were beneficiaries of Mandela's struggle.

    Was he lying a g a i n?
    Didn't Obama say he would die for something this morning? What was that again?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Hi WCH,

    I watched the whole speech, i thought he did a good job overall. One thing that stood out for me was how much America is still clearly respected amongst other Countries Leaders. (I know people worry about that sometimes, i've seen posts here where people feel that the US may not be as respected as they were in the past). Personally i don't believe that to be true.

    I actually got a little emotional at the end when Obama got a standing ovation from so many of the other Countries Leaders. Not because i'm a blind Obama fan because i'm not, he's not perfect. It was great to see the US get the acknowledgement it deserves. They do a lot of good in the world. If i was an American i would be very proud of the acknowledgement your President received. That's a reflection on your Country as a whole, they weren't just applauding Obama they were applauding each and every one of you.
    All I heard was the same rhetoric from him we've heard all along. Yet, conditions here in this country do not reflect his words. Many of his positions are destroying the lives of many here.

    I'm glad other countries still look to America as a beacon of democracy but, I do not respect this president in the least.... no matter how much his voice reverberates over the load speakers.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Didn't Obama say he would die for something this morning? What was that again?
    I didn't catch that one. [I seriously doubt he meant it]

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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
    I didn't catch that one. [I seriously doubt he meant it]

    Well WCH......now how did we manage to miss this Opportunity. Here we have 90 World leaders with most of them representing and standing for Democracy all in one place. I expected that #1 would fail in his required duties......I will expect you to find him. You Know, what to do.

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

    In my opinion, the American flag at the federal order level should only be for very notable Americans. Politicizing it and for foreign leaders trivializes it. LBJ started this practice - and it's a bad one.

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