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Old December 7 2013, 12:52 AM   #26
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Re: Nelson Mandela has died

Well according to this blog entry it links an article states that Mandela did not fully denounce armed guerrilla struggle and shocked Irish media people at a dinner meeting by stating this:

"My position, my position... my position is that you don't hand over your weapons until you get what you want... " (In reaction to the IRA dithering over disarming themselves in April 2000)

The editors around the table were stopped in their tracks.
Belfast Telegraph

EDIT - While I think the blog poster opened a can of worms when comparing the IRA with the ANC or even the PLA, I agree that the mass media sycophancy (with hypocritical corporate and political slugs piling in) is off putting.
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