Those trying to make the case that Mandela wasn't Anti-Israel: His being an admirer of Terrorist Yassir Arafat is as Anti-Israel as it gets
Nelson Mandela was the Greatest man who ever lived ... & Islam means peace.
Even a guest on Government Radio (NPR) -from the New York Times- just conceded that Mandela was a member of the Communist Party.
When the best thing one can say about a leader is, "Well, things could've been a Lot worse", you're accepting someone Far worse than you should.
The need for Heroes is so deep, people are sometimes willing to accept villains in the role.
Mandela?! It's SUPERMANdela or you're a Scum Racist!!!! - Mandelaphiles
How do you destroy the left's "heroes"? Quote them.
Nelson Mandela was in prison for his ideas ...... that the ends justify brutal means.
Bad people are good people too! - seems to be the gist of Mandela's defenders. His terrorism -if it's at all acknowledged by them- is referred to as if it were merely some kind of youthful infraction. Tell that to his victims. The willingness by some to overlook his terrorism, in order to focus on some out of context "good" he did, is shocking to me.
Mandelaphiles: one can't be a terrorist, then become friends with terrorists and dictators and be a good man, no matter how much- and for whatever damn reason- you need to believe it.
We've gone from Heroes to "well, he wasn't a monster anymore" (he just hung out with them).
How do we deal w/his terrorist past?
We ignore it. But he needs to smile like his life depends on it. ppl eat that $#!+ up - Mendelaphiles
I was looking for a story where Nelson Mandela renounced violence…………………………………………………………………………………………………
Yeah, he was a terrorist, a communist, he never renounced violence & hung out with terrorists and dictators, but goddammit, he was a hero! -Mandelaphiles
Since Mandelaphiles can't say he wasn't a terrorist, they lie or justify it, w/the Worst of them smearing good people in order to exalt him.
If you're on the right and you've praised Mandela in nearly identical terms as Obama has, you better check yourself.
"He has a complex history" is a new way of saying some1 u admire has a terrorist past. Used to be murdering innocent ppl condemned you 4ever.
You can be friends with terrorists and dictators and still be a good person, even a Hero … & Islam means peace
Check out what Mandela had to say about his friends, Arafat and Castro.