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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:02 PM

 

Nelson Mandela removed from US terror list - The Telegraph/UK (2008)

I posted this on another thread about Nelson Mandela and thought it worthy of its own.

Terra! Terra! Terra!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/southafrica/2233256/Nelson-Mandela-removed-from-US-terror-list.html

George W Bush signed the bill in time for the Nobel Peace Prize winner's 90th birthday on July 18. Ronald Reagan had originally placed the ANC on the list in the 1980s .

When a similar bill passed the House of Representatives last month, Barbara Lee, a California Democrat who co-sponsored it, said she was "especially pleased we are taking this important step to finally right this inexcusable wrong."

In April, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urged a Senate committee to remove the restrictions on the ANC party, calling it a "rather embarrassing matter that I still have to waive in my own counterpart, the foreign minister of South Africa, not to mention the great leader Nelson Mandela."

Prior to the removal of his name from the watch list Mr Mandela had to get special certification from the US secretary of state that he is not a terrorist in order to visit the country.

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Reply Nelson Mandela removed from US terror list - The Telegraph/UK (2008) (Original post)
Tierra_y_Libertad Jun 2013 OP
Dawson Leery Jun 2013 #1
HiPointDem Jun 2013 #2
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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:05 PM

1. Ronnie boy played to fears of the white conservatives.

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:19 PM

2. shows the merit of those lists.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:29 PM

3. Exactly

Lessons for those so trusting of the government's judgement today...

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