Mandela was both.
Mandela was both.
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He helped stop apartheid in South Africa and fought for the freedom of blacks in the country.
Now, his actions to reach those means may not have always been the pest and in some cases may have been classified as terrorism. I believe his group was recognized as a terrorist organization for some time.
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But if a civil war would have broken out, Mandela probably would have found himself back in prison. The Soviet Union was no more so the ANC only had Cuba to look for with support and the Afrikaans controlled the most powerful military on the continent of Africa back then.
South Africa becoming another Zimbabwe ? I'm only going from what I hear South Africans saying, if the ANC moves any further to the left, South Africa will become another Zimbabwe. That hell hole is one real basket case.
Back in early 2001, before 9-11, the scuttlebutt was in the White House that regime change in Zimbabwe was on Bush's agenda. But 9-11 changed everything.
G.W. Bush had a hard-on for Africa, he did more for Africa than any other President. He also had a hard-on for Mexico. Strange guy, he must have partied heavy in Nuevo Laredo back during his cocain days.
All terrorists are freedom fighters and all freedom fighters are terrorists -- it's two sides of the same coin, all dependent on your viewpoint.
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The difference lies, not in the points of views of people who know absolutely nothing of the world, but in the techniques used.
Terrorists strike innocent civilians because they are civilians. Freedom fighters can involve themselves in non violent struggle, or choose means which attack military or governmental targets, in which case they are involved in guerilla war, not terrorism.
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