Rest in peace, Nelson Mandela.
I know of Mandela, he's still a great man. I wish him all the best in wherever he is now, be it just being eaten by worms, Valhalla, or Heaven.
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but in some cases targets specifically civilians, will never have any respect in my heart dead or alive regardless the means.
I hope I will never be "flawed" as him.
Yes Mandela was a communist and supported armed struggle. But every time the US defined terrorism they had to change the definition since they ended up doing what they defined as terrorism. US presidents owned slaves. I have no doubt many original "revolutionaries" killed civilians/subjects. Even in the modern era many innocent civilians were killed in Iraq for example when ther was no evidence at all ( and I mean this was verified before and after the invasion) that Saddam had WMD or that he had training camps for Al Khyda etc. Yet the US invaded and even after that barraged whole cities . The US and British used chemical Weapons in Falluja for example. And the French Belgians Russians Chinese and other colonial imperialists all did similar. they put their personal profit ahead of human rights.
So who is anyone to cast stones at Mandela who served 27 years in a prison because he believed that blacks should have equal rights?