8 12 2013  Nelson Mandela meets with Palestinian Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat, right, on Sunday, May 20, 1990 in Cairo. (Photo via

“The time comes in the life of any nation when there remain only two choices – submit or fight.That time has now come to South Africa. We shall not submit and we have no choice but to hit back by all means in our power in defence of our people, our future, and our freedom” – Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela was a leader of the African National Congress, the ANC, the liberation movement that was repeatedly condemned by the US and UK as a “terrorist organization”.

Indeed, it was the American CIA and NSA that tracked Mandela and whose efforts made it possible for the South African Apartheid regime to arrest and imprison him.

Mandela himself played a leading role in setting up the ANC’s militant guerrilla wing.  He not only traveled abroad to gather support and funds, he even personally got FLN guerrilla training in Algeria after the French were expelled in the ghastly Algerian colonial war.

Mandela always supported the PLO and the Palestinian struggle even when repeatedly warned by American and Jewish leaders that because the ANC was so strongly supporting the Palestinians they would not help and support the ANC, even after Apartheid had been ended.   Consequently it was not until 2008, believe it or not, that the ANC was finally removed from the American terrorist watch list!