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  1. Palestinians mourn the death of Mandela who was a champion for their rights and freedoms. On Friday afternoon dozens across the West Bank were injured and one detained as Israeli forces opened fire with tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protests against the Israeli occupation and in commemoration of Nelson Mandela’s death. PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi said “Palestine was not a question of solidarity or advocacy, but was [a cause] that he internalized and participated in as one of us. The linkage between South Africa and Palestine that Mandela spelled out was one of shared principles and struggles, primarily for self-determination, freedom, and human dignity.”

    • That’s classic Gareth. Palestinians+freedom+dignity, etc. That’s got to be one of the best oxymorons ever published in the Echo. They just named their football teams after certified terrorists, for ****’s sake.
      Is that the freedom you’re talking about–the freedom to kill and maim innocents? Be they Israelis or not, murder is murder.
      The core of the political system in Palestine, as in all Islamist countries, will not rest or temper their terrorism until Israel is wiped off the face of the earth. That is their sworn duty. You’re just full of bs, Gareth. Plain & simple.

  2. And so dies another icon of the Left!

    Let’s put aside Mandela’s secular sainthood for a moment, shelve the singing and dancing, and look at his legacy of death before 27 years of incarceration.

    In his book, ”Long Walk to Freedom”, Peace Laurette Mandela writes that as a leading member of the ANC’s executive committee, he had “personally signed off” in approving many acts of terrorism resulting in many deaths.

    Mungo’s “hero” consistently refused to renounce violence even after he was released.
    … Gotta wonder what the ‘new age’ political obituary team have got lined up for Mugabe’s transformation to sainthood.

    • Yo Jon–don’t take the left winger’s comments you’re getting to heart. Keep in mind that they all probably have at least one proudly worn Che Guevara T shirt in their closets. Yeah ,Che-one of Mandela’s most treasured idols.The blood soaked, murderous Dr. Che, hero to the Left and purveyor of misery to millions of still suffering Cubans. “The end justifies the means” was his doctrine, which he followed with religious fervor. .
      The political left lives is a soft and comfortable little NIMBY bubble here. As with all Leftists, any ideology outside their own is subject to ill founded ridiculing of the most perverse variety. Be warned not to question their philosophy too deeply on these pages, otherwise you’ll likely find yourself “erased”, like in any good ‘ol
      lefty run system.

  3. So Jon tell me how do you deal with a system that is clearly wrong and that uses lethal force against its own citizens who participate in peaceful demonstration. Can you put your hand or your heart and say that the apartheid system in South Africa was right. Easy if you were white but intolerable if you were black. As a black citizen no matter what your achievements, education or position was you were very much a second or third class citizen because of your colour and only because of your colour. In the end when all reasonable endeavours have been exhausted you must resort to stronger measures. During Nazi occupation in Europe there were incidences of peaceful demonstrations and strikes and the response was ruthless oppression, arrests, torture and summary executions. So Jon with that in mind would you do it any differently. Keep in mind that SA fought on the side of the Allies in WW2 and they distinguished themselves but they were only an inch away from backing the other side.


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