Skip to comments.Mandela’s sharp statements rarely cited in mainstream media
Posted on 12/07/2013 8:49:53 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
As the world remembers Nelson Mandelas legacy as South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon, he was also deeply skeptical of American power, the Iraq invasion, and was a key supporter of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
Here are seven quotes from the leader that are less likely to be published as his life is honored and his death commemorated in the mainstream media.
Prior to the US invasion of Iraq, Mandela slammed the actions of the US at a speech made at the International Womens Forum in Johannesburg, declaring that former President George W. Bushs primary motive was oil, while adding that Bush was undermining the UN.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They dont care for human beings, Mandela said.
Mandela did not hold back from making hard-hitting statements against the US, and repeatedly spoke out against the prospect of the country invading Iraq. As the US prepared its mass-action in 2002, Mandela told Newsweek:
If you look at those matters, you will come to the conclusion that the attitude of the United States of America is a threat to world peace.
Mandela was a long-time supporter of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and made a speech to reporters in 1999, in which he agreed to be a political mediator between Israel and its neighbors.
Israel should withdraw from all the areas which it won from the Arabs in 1967, and in particular Israel should withdraw completely from the Golan Heights, from south Lebanon and from the West Bank, Mandela stated, according to the Jewish Telegraph Agencys Suzanne Belling.
Mandela met with Fidel Castro in 1991, giving a speech alongside him entitled How Far We Slaves Have Come. The country was commemorating the 38th anniversary of the storming of the Moncada, and Mandela hailed Cubas special place in the heart of the people of Africa, its revolution, and how far the country had come.
From its earliest days, the Cuban Revolution has also been a source of inspiration to all freedom-loving people. We admire the sacrifices of the Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of the vicious imperialist-orchestrated campaign to destroy the impressive gain made in the Cuban Revolution .Long live the Cuban Revolution. Long live comrade Fidel Castro.
Mandela urged for the end to harsh UN sanctions imposed upon Libya in 1997, and pledged his support for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was a longtime supporter of his.
It is our duty to give support to the brother leader especially in regards to the sanctions which are not hitting just him, they are hitting the ordinary masses of the people our African brothers and sisters, Mandela said.
On the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, December 4. 1997, Mandela assembled a group as South Africans, our Palestinian guests and as humanists to express our solidarity with the people of Palestine. At the speech, he called for the metaphorical flames of solidarity, justice, and freedom to be kept burning.
The UN took a strong stand against apartheid; and over the years, an international consensus was built, which helped to bring an end to this iniquitous system. But we know too well that our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.
Like “Kill the white people”?
necklacing ... one word says it all.
The guys just sounds like a Democrat.
Well he is everything liberals love: A commie terror loving punkass. Communism: Responsible for 100 million deaths in the past 80 odd years, over 4 times what the Nazis killed - This is what this POS supported and here they are treating him like a conquering hero for “freedom”.
Yeah ... pass those quotes around.
His Xhosa ANC armed wing killed a lot of Zulu’s
Just another warlord.
Same goes for "dear leader" in our white house.
Let’s make this easy: Mandela was a voice for evil. He was an evil man. He hated the U.S, he hated Israel, he loved communism, terrorists, and evil dictators. He was himself a terrorist who murdered many innocent people. I expect the leftists to praise this jerk, but praise coming from conservatives makes me vomit.
And the media labeled Lady Thatcher “divisive”.
“They (the USA) don’t care for human beings.”
America’s president is rushing to pay homage.
The primary recipients of that treatment were blacks who weren't playing along with the ANC, primarily Zulus and their UmKhonto We Sizwe paramilitaries, and police informants and agents.
I regarded Mandela as a smelly old fool, a creepy, dictator-loving, terrorist-loving ape. “Oh, but he opposed apartheid!” Yeah, so did about 5 billion other people - where is my Nobel Prize?
In Liberalspeak, "divisive" = "conservative", "patriot", "white".
Sing it bruthuh! oh wait ....he’s what!??
This man killed women and children, BOTH black and white. Who cares about his words? Words are cheap.
Look at the facts of his life, both before and after prison, and make an honest judgement. Idi Amin he was not, but he certainly was no Martin Luther King either.
Let’s just call it like it is. Mandella was a revolutionary not so different from Che Guevara, with similar political views and the same flippant regard for human lives. The only reason we venerate him is because of white guilt. White guilt drives deserved disdain for the Apartheid government so far that we are willing to overlook any severe character flaws of their opponents. I am reminded of Peter King’s veneration of the IRA. He so hates the British being in Northern Ireland, that he’s willing to support car bombings and other atrocities.
Mandella was bankrolled by Gaddafi, and not the opera dress wearing sleeper we came to know before his demise, but the young dictator who blew up discos. He was a key ally of Palestinian terrorists who murdered Israeli children.
Try and wrap your head around this one.
The Obama admin has labeled the Founding Fathers as terrorists in military training manuals.
Mandella, who was actually a terrorist and did monstrous things to women and children, gets the flags lowered in his honor.
Forgive me, but why are we lowering the flags? Mandella never did anything for America, in fact he often insulted our country, so why are we lowering the flags?
If you want to honor Mandella for the good things he did do, bring about the end of Apartheid, avoid the Zimbabwe model, pardon the Apartheid leaders, then fine. Just don’t whitewash the other things he did, and don’t lower the flags for someone who really had nothing to do with America.
Heck, I think Gandhi was a legitimately great guy. Should we lower the flag on his birthday perhaps?
Both Thatcher and Mandella were divisive.
Thatcher was divisive because the left hated having their goodies taken away.
Mandella was divisive because he divided several people from their libs when he bombed shopping centers.
and white farmers. But the practice shows, regardless of race, a lack of morality.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They dont care for human beings, Mandela said.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
But what about Robert Mugabe who presided over the genocidal slaughter of white farmers in Zimbabwe ( formerly Rhodesia.)?
What is disturbing to me is conservatives praising this piece of human excrement, I am at a loss for words
MANDELA GOLDEN CAGE
From 1980s Obama was moved to Victor Verster prison in Paarl where he lived in a house built for prison staff. There he had a white assistant who cooked his meals, cleaned house and acted as his secretary.
MANDELA DIES AND THE HYPE CONTINUES
DC Clothesline ^ | 12/7/2013 | Staff
The announcement that Nelson Mandela is dead has been greeted with great sadness by many but in reality many who are aware of the crimes he committed feel differently. He has virtually been elevated to the status of saint but in reality he was a self confessed Communist who was responsible for the death and mutilation of hundreds of innocent people.
In his book, Long Walk to Freedom, Peace Laureate, Mandela writes that as a leading member of the ANCs executive committee, he had personally signed off approval of at least sixteen bombings, most of which were aimed at soft civilian targets.
Much is made of his 27 year incarceration but the South African Government did not give him the death sentence for terrorism and murder and he was offered an early release if he would denounce violence. He refused. In fact Nelson Mandela was not incarcerated on Robben Island for 27 years as is often reported. He was there for his part in the bombing of innocent people for 18 years and in March 1982 he was moved to Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town (along with other ANC leaders Walter Sisulu, Andrew Mlangeni, Ahmed Kathrada and Raymond Mhlaba) where he was taken on frequent trips to see his attorneys and members of parliament.
From there in the 1980s he was moved to Victor Verster prison in Paarl where he lived in a house built for prison staff. There he had a white assistant who cooked his meals, cleaned house and acted as his secretary.
94 year old Mandela fell ill earlier in the year and still in critical condition, was sent home in an ambulance in September. There was ongoing speculation that he was being kept alive on life support. A variety of reasons for the postponing of the announcement were being bandied about but recent reports show that roads around his traditional home which is in a remote rural area have been dramatically upgraded. Even some of the gravel roads have been extensively repaired and re-topped. Together with the new roads, bridges and electricity, there are also new petrol stations and hotels.
Clearly the funeral of this very popular statesman will attract dignitaries from each and every country in the world. Up to now, the home town of Nelson Mandela could not have handled a state funeral of this magnitude. On Thursday 28 November the head of the SANDF cancelled all leave of all military personnel for the December period. No reason has been given.
Many whites in South Africa have greeted the news of his death with apprehension because for years there have been rumblings about the rise in the level of violence towards whites that will mark the death of Mandela. As it stands, whites are being murdered at an alarming rate and most murders are accompanied by prolonged, brutal torture including the use of clothes irons and boiling water. In October this year there were 30 brutal hate murders egged on by the ANC President Jacob Zuma who continues to sing publically about murdering whites.
Whites also suffer under stringent ANC Black Empowerment laws that make it difficult for them to find work and this has given rise to well over 700,000 impoverished whites now living in squatters camps. The laws even prevent private companies from giving aid to white squatters and orphanages that take white children have subsidies cut.
The huge publicity that the announcement of his death and the funeral will bring may help to draw attention away from the current Presidents present woes. Zuma is under investigation for spending billions of Rands of taxpayer funds on his personal home. To try and contain some of the bad publicity the ANC recently outlawed the publication of pictures of Zumas home.
No doubt he will be relieved that the world will be gushing over Mandela and he can safely play host to dignitaries who will not be asking embarrassing questions.
Those statements are very similar to ones made by MLK, the left’s other black candidate for sainthood.
I agree; it’s stunning.
The only person who has responded appropriately, IMO, is Sarah Palin, who has kept silent.
When apartheid was eliminated, some ignorant people thought S.African blacks would swiftly rise to the level of whites. The fact is since blacks have assumed power in S. Africa, it's gone steadily downhill. The more whites leave for fear of being dispossessed or murdered, the more S.Africa will descend into a morass like all other black-run countries. The whole African blacks getting their freedom thing is a joke. They are totally unable to run a modern, civilized country without the help of whites.