What do Winston Churchill and Pope John Paul II have in common with Nelson Mandela? ...see Maggie's Notebook below
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Source for the following : USA Today
S.C. sheriff refuses to lower flag for Mandela
by Eric Connor, The Greenville News
In South Carolina, the American flag that flies over the Pickens County Sheriff's Office will be raised high over the weekend despite an order by President Obama that flags be lowered to half-staff to honor the death of iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela.
Sheriff Rick Clark told GreenvilleOnline.com that he is ordering the flag be raised on Sunday because the honor of lowering flags to half-staff should be reserved for Americans.
"The flag at half-staff is for Americans' ultimate sacrifice for our country," Clark said. "We should never stray away from that."
The flag is currently flying at half-staff in honor of a law enforcement officer who was killed and will remain at half-staff tomorrow in honor of Pearl Harbor Day, Clark said.
But on Sunday the flag will be raised, Clark said.
On Thursday, Obama ordered that flags be flown at half-staff until sunset Monday.
The federal flag code "does not prescribe any penalties for non-compliance nor does it include enforcement provisions" and "functions simply as a guide to be voluntarily followed by civilians and civilian groups," according to a U.S. congressional memo.
And this from 14 January 1999: Open Letter to White House (link)
The truth is that Mandela was not imprisoned on Robben Island without reason – not even because he was merely an opponent of apartheid. He was there because he planned to overthrow a government and in the process, cause the violent deaths of thousands of innocent people (including blacks) – a crime which deserved the death penalty, and he must consider himself fortunate that the so-called apartheid-regime did not press for it. In his auto-biography Long Walk to Freedom, he admits inter alia that he gave the order to plant the Church Street bomb during the 80's, which killed 11 innocent people and injured many more.
And this from Soft Net
7 things Nelson Mandela believed that most people won't talk about
inspiration to all freedom-loving people. We admire the sacrifices of the Cuban people in maintaining their independence and sovereignty in the face of the vicious imperialist-orquestrated campaign to destroy the impressive gain made in the Cuban Revolution. … Long live the Cuban Revolution. Long live comrade Fidel Castro.”
Lowering Federal Flags for Nelson Mandela: Thumbing Noses at British Colonizers
What do Winston Churchill and Pope John Paul II have in common with Nelson Mandela? In U.S. history, presidents have given an order to lower our federal flags to half-mast in honor of the death of a foreigner only three times, Nelson Mandela’s death being one of the three, along with Winston Churchill and Pope John Paull II. The Obamas will travel to South Africa for the Mandela funeral. Churchill fortunately died long before BHO could deny this great American ally the honor. You know how he despises those colonizers, and didn’t Churchill thwart the Mau Mau rebellion against the Brit’s Kenyan rule? Yes, I believe he did. Grandpa Hussein Onyango Obama spent some time in a jail cell for supporting the tribe, or maybe he didn’t. History is murky on the details. Five of Grandpa’s friends aren’t convinced, because, you know “People make things up.” Obama released a statement about the death of Britain’s former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher on the day she died, but that’s all he did. Neither he nor any member of his administration crossed the pond to attend services.
“Here in the United States, we joined our British friends in mourning the passing of Baroness Margaret Thatcher, a great champion of freedom and liberty and of the alliance that we carry on today,” Obama said.The article linked above quotes NPR saying that the honor of lowering our flag is “generally reserved for those with whom the United States has a special relationship.” Obama’s “special” relationships generally have nothing to do with the welfare of the citizens of the United States. Reducing sanctions against Iran to below levels already set by the United Nations is just one example. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see at what mast our flag would fly if the Iranian Ayatollah died?
“Thank you for what you said about Margaret Thatcher,” Cameron responded. “It was a pleasure to welcome so many Americans to her remarkable funeral in the UK.”
Those Americans, however, did not include either the president or first lady. The Telegraph reported:
Significantly, however, those Americans who attended Lady Thatcher’s funeral in St Paul’s Cathedral did not include a single serving member of the Obama administration in Washington. As is so often the case with President Obama, his flowery, grandiose words frequently fail to match his actions. There is a name for this kind of approach – rank hypocrisy. Read more at BizPac Review
Read more on Obama’s comments on Mandela at CS Monitor
Speaking of Winston Churchill... Can we add this to the list of lies?
In April 1986, Winnie Mandela publicly endorsed "neck lacing," telling a Soweto mob, "With our necklaces we will liberate this country." Mrs. Mandela was also implicated in January 1989 in the abduction of three young bla...ck men and a boy from a Methodist Church shelter. Mrs. Mandela's bodyguards, known as the "Mandela United Football Club," snatched them and took them to Mrs. Mandela's home where they were beaten, whipped and subjected to other forms of torture. The object was to get them to say that the Methodist minister, who is white, had abused them sexually. Two of them did so but later recanted. A third escaped. The boy, 14-year-old Mokhetsi "Stempie" Seipei, did not give in and was beaten into unconsciousness. On January 7, 1989, his battered body was found in a field with his throat slit. Stempie was famous as an anti-apartheid activist, having been arrested for his activities when he was only 10.
This photo is called "Necklacing", Winnie's idea...look it all up, it's there...so you can hate me for pointing things out and bursting your bubble, but it is what it is...History people.
...and it just gets worst