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Shocker: Mandela’s Death Is All About Obama

From Breitbart:

WH Marks Mandela’s Death with Pic of Obama in Mandela’s Cell

by Ben Shapiro | 5 Dec 2013

On Thursday, in the aftermath of South African iconic leader Nelson Mandela’s death at age 95, President Obama’s White House account tweeted a tribute to Mandela – a picture of Obama in Mandela’s Robben Island prison cell, along with a quote from Obama about Mandela.

Even in paying tribute to a historic figure, President Obama couldn’t help but make it about him.

What a surprise, huh? And naturally, that is how the US news media is reporting this as well.

From the New York Times:

Obama’s Path Was Shaped by Mandela’s Story

President Obama Remembers Mandela: Mr. Obama spoke of an “influential, courageous and profoundly good” man, who was an inspiration and a model for many, including himself.

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR | December 5, 2013

WASHINGTON — Without Nelson Mandela, there might never have been a President Obama.

That is the strong impression conveyed from Mr. Obama, whose political and personal bonds to Mr. Mandela, the former South African president, transcended their single face-to-face meeting, which took place at a hotel here in 2005…

Which matches the number of times Mr. Obama met face to face with Kathleen Sebelius.

Mr. Obama’s first moment on the public stage was the start of a life and political career imbued with the kind of hope that Mr. Mandela personified…

[T]he trajectories of the two leaders, who broke political and social barriers in their own countries, were destined to be connected, even if mostly from afar…

Mr. Mandela and Mr. Obama served as the first black leaders of their nations and both were looked to by some as the vehicles for reconciliation between polarized electorates…

Let’s hope it’s worked better for South Africa than it has in the US.

Both won the Nobel Peace Prize, in part for their charisma and their ability to inspire and communicate…

As did Mr. Arafat.

But the American president regularly shied from direct comparisons with Mr. Mandela. Mr. Obama often noted privately and publicly that his sacrifices would never compare to Mr. Mandela’s…

Of course, we know Obama was just being modest.

As the night follows the day, the rest of our news media are following the White House and New York Times lead.

From the Washington Post: "Mandela’s cause shaped Obama’s political awakening."

And, from the Politico: "Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela: Inspiration."

After all, everything is first, last and always about Obama.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, December 6th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “Shocker: Mandela’s Death Is All About Obama”

  1. Astravogel says:

    And on another topic, this from CBS: “Sharpton, Other Civil Rights Leaders Launch Fight Against ‘Knockout Game’

    ‘Knockout Game’ Is ‘Vicious. It Is Ugly. It Must Be Stopped,’ Sharpton Says”

    Yeah, why, the other day, in Lansing, Michigan, a child involved in this “game” was actually shot
    by a concealed carry permit holder, who was waiting for his daughter to get off the school bus.
    He obviously did not understand the “game” and we can’t have that!

  2. heykev says:

    It’s always about him. As narcissist-in-chief he has proceeded to blemish the office by his continual lies. Even when not necessary he lies. An example of which is the recent revelation that he lived with “Uncle Omar” while attending college.

    He could have come clean and said he knew him. lived with him for a while…but typically, he lied about it. Makes you wonder how Jay Carney sleeps at night.

    Read more about Uncle Omar here:

    • canary says:

      On his new green card, Uncle Omar Obama said he earned a degree in philosophy from Boston University, but the University would not confirm it. He still seems to only be an expert on booze, like the rest of the family. I’ll bet he moon shines Obama beer.

  3. canary says:

    The Free American Press: The Real Mandela


    December 04, 2013 AFP

    • Truth about South African icon at odds with public portrayal

    By Pete Papaherakles

    … Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born in 1918 into the Thembu tribe’s royal family. He studied law at two prestigious universities and became involved in “anti-colonial politics,” joining the African National Congress (ANC).

    They point to the fact that Mandela was not imprisoned for opposing apartheid, or segregation, in Africa, but for being a communist terrorist murderer-bomber in service to the Soviet Union.

    The ANC’s guerrilla force, known as uMkhonto we Sizwe—MK, or “Spear of the Nation”—was founded in 1961 by Mandela and his advisor, the Lithuanian-born communist Jew Joe Slovo, born Yossel Mashel Slovo, who was officially named secretary general of the South African Communist Party in 1986.

    Slovo had been the planner of many of the ANC terrorist attacks, including the January 8, 1982 attack on the Koeberg nuclear power plant near Cape Town, the Church Street bombing on May 20, 1983, which killed 19 people, and the June 14, 1986 car-bombing of Magoo’s Bar in Durban, in which three people were killed and 73 injured.

    The prosecutor, Percy Yutar said at the trial that “production requirements for munitions were sufficient to blow up a city the size of Johannesburg.”

    Escaping the death sentence, Mandela was given life in prison.

    Apartheid was abolished in 1992 and the ANC was put into power in 1994 with Mandela as president.

    Slovo became his secretary of housing.

    Shortly thereafter, Mandela and Slovo, along with a group of ANC leaders, were filmed chanting a pledge to kill all whites in South Africa.

    Current South African President Jacob Zuma, also of the ANC, was also filmed as late as January 2012 singing a song called “Kill the Boer” in front of a crowd of thousands of blacks while they cheered and danced.

    The song advocates the murder of the descendents of the original white settlers of South Africa, with lyrics encouraging blacks to gun down the farmers with machine guns.

    Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie, also a longtime ANC activist, prefers a method called
    “necklacing,” where a gasoline-filled tire is placed around the neck of a victim and set ablaze.
    “With our boxes of matches and our necklaces we shall liberate this country,” she is infamous for saying.

    (Mandela was in solitary confinement at the time of the necklacing torture-murders. An estimated 3,000 victims died by necklacing.)

    Since 1994, 68,000 whites have been brutally tortured and murdered by blacks in South Africa, in ways too gruesome to describe, including almost 4,000 Boers whose farms were confiscated by savage murderers, a combined area of over 25,000 square miles.

    Audio_IconRSAFP PODCAST: The Horror of South Africa Today

    Contrary to popular belief, the vast majority of blacks in South Africa aren’t natives, but came by the millions from neighboring countries only after the white Boers created a country with a thriving economy, education opportunities and medical benefits.

    Under white rule, blacks in South Africa enjoyed better living conditions than any other African country, where blacks kill each other in tribal warfare.

    entire see more
    – See more at: http://americanfreepress.net/?p=11873#sthash.oysOoKvT.AErpm7md.dpuf
    (podcast) The Horror of South Africa Today

    “In 1994, the same year Mandela took power, the Hutu tribe killed 800,000 Tutsis in Rwanda.

    Similar tribal genocides have taken place in Congo, Somalia, Ethiopia, Chad, Mali, Zimbabwe, Angola and many more African countries.

    Since Mandela took over, South Africa has become a Third World country.”

    Time for Bill Gates to move to South Africa and roll of his sleeves and build those solar toilets and electricity fueled by human waste.

    So far the Mandela who took to visiting with American Hollywood Stars for his bio, snubbing Michelle and Obama on separate trips the only reform Mandela can speak of is lip service and appearances to keep from going back to prison. Did he ever meet with Bill Ayers?

    • captstubby says:

      more fun facts;

      “Reagan saw sanctions as harmful to the poorest South Africans: millions of blacks living in dire poverty. He also feared that the apartheid regime could be replaced by a Marxist/totalitarian one allied with the Soviet Union and Cuba and that communism would spread throughout the continent. South Africa’s blacks were denied rights under apartheid, but communism would mean no freedom of speech, press, assembly, religion, conscience, emigration, travel or even property for anyone. Moreover, in communist nations such as Cambodia and Ethi­o­pia, people had been slaughtered and starved on mass scales. Nearly a dozen nations had become part of the Soviet orbit in the immediate years before Reagan became president. He didn’t want South Africa to undergo the same catastrophe.”

      How effective are economic sanctions as a mean of control of state behavior?
      Journal of Academy of Business and Economics Publisher: International Academy of Business and Economics
      May, 2011 Volume: 11 Issue: 3

      It has been argued that it is very difficult to measure the effectiveness of economic sanctions and that is due to the continual ambiguity of the rationales and objectives behind their use, even in cases where the real objective behind economic sanctions is visible, it is still hard to determine the extent to which the sanctions contributed to the desired outcomes

      It is said that United States sanctions in the catchall category of other major policy changes, include measures against South Africa for its apartheid policies …while it was concluded that these sanctions were also distinctly unsuccessful this conclusion further demonstrates some of the limitations of other measures of success and although the sanctions have not contributed significantly to a positive policy results, they have been significant for other reasons.

      For example, economic sanctions against South Africa made that country pay an economic price for its apartheid policy , and even the pre-1985 economic sanctions cost South Africa over 270 million dollars per year and more recently south Africa has encountered serious financial problems as a result of credit restrictions that were imposed by several private banks for a variety of reasons and then by U.S and other governments .
      Also in the case of South Africa it is argued that economic sanctions imposed against South Africa led this country to develop weapons manufacturing capabilities both conventional and nuclear, which has remained a cause of concern (1997). Lastly, and most important among all undesired consequences of economic sanctions is their humanitarian impact on the non-governmental population of the target country, particularly their impact on food, medical and other humanitarian basic needs of the population .
      “while the case of South Africa is a question of whether sanctions can be considered effective in vindicating human rights when they inflict considerable harm on those they ostensibly seek to benefit.
      A more poignant situation arises, however, when the foreign policy objective that triggers the use of sanctions is itself a human rights objective, as, for example, in the case of South Africa. Throughout the period of broad-scale sanctions against South Africa, beginning in 1985, continuous concern was expressed over the disproportionate impact of sanctions upon the oppressed black South African population. Was it appropriate, for example, to impose sanctions against South Africa that resulted in exacerbated near-term economic privation of blacks in the interests of the long-term objective of moving South Africa beyond its policy of apartheid? Despite the difficulty of this question, the firm, though anguished, answer of many in the black South African community was that this hardship was part of the price that had to paid to achieve the end to apartheid and vindication of human rights in South Africa.”
      The Human Rights Brief is a publication of The Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Washington College of Law, American University.



    • canary says:

      Interesting Capstubby, Bill Clinton bragged he and Mandela were good personal friends.

      Clinton said Mandela called him all the time to shoot the breeze and always asked to talk to Chelsea. Bill said he shared his personal and family problem’s such as anger and frustration and Mandela was very helpful.

      Bill Clinton told he believed Mandela pursued the friendship in hope he could get a big favor from Clinton.

      Obama and Mandela were most alike in both liked meeting celebrities and movie stars. One rerun after another.

  4. canary says:

    HeyKev, Uncle Omar has progressed from his chicken frying and DUI days to running a liquor store and swatting reporters away.

    So, that would mean an illegal can sell Alcohol and Tobacco etc. in the US.

  5. USSFreedom says:

    No longer illegal. A sympathic judge surmised it would serve no purpose to expell him from the shores of the United States of America even though he ignored a deportation order many years ago. The judge by no means wanted an inquiry into his financial records by the IRS. All of O’s relatives hold a “Get out of jail free card.”

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