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Old 12-09-2013, 09:23 AM   #31
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As far as I am aware the bombing campaign Mandela supported, was never meant to attack civilians but infrastructure. Mandela was a fighter long before he was a forgiver, but it was the fact that he fought and was then able to reconcile with his enemies that defined his legacy.

The Qaddafi thing was at a time when international relations were on the up with regards Libya. Qaddafi was moving away from the Arab nationalism stuff towards what he considered 'pan-africanism'. I think he was a founding member of the African Union. Plus he was handing out a lot of aid money to other African nations at the time. A number of years later we also had the meeting of Qaddafi and Blair in a desert tent.

One man's terrorist another man's freedom fighter and all that jazz.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:02 AM   #32
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One man's terrorist another man's freedom fighter and all that jazz.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend, so to speak.

In his case, and others fighting apartheid, anyone willing to support their cause was worth their praise. Although, that does create awkwardness regarding relations with other countries.
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