President Obama Attempts To Treat Israel Like Apartheid South Africa
President Obama has taken sides in the conflict between Hamas and Israel. By having the FAA ban flights into Ben Gurion Airport, he has taken sides in the conflict. The result of the ban was that US commercial carriers were canceling all flights to that destination. Israel was effectively isolated in a way that could significantly impact its economy and weaken its status in the | Read More »
So, That Fake Mandela Interpreter Was Also Charged With Rape, Kidnapping, and Murder
Well, this story just keeps getting better. We all know about the schizophrenic, hallucinating fake sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s funeral. Did you also know that he was once charged with theft, kidnapping, rape, and murder? According to The Hill: South African news broadcaster eNCA revealed Friday that the deaf interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial has in the past faced numerous criminal charges, including kidnapping, rape and murder. Thamsanqa Jantjie, whose | Read More »
Mandela Vs. Mugabe
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
(From “The Road Less Taken” by Robert Frost.)
I read that Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. You’d get that overall impression if you turned on the radio, the TV or the Internet anytime in the last two days. His resume, depending upon who does the editing and interpretation tells of a great man or evil communist. I’d choose Option C and suggest he was both. The real question would be “At what part of his life are you discussing the man?”
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Final Election Results From South Africa
The election results from South Africa are now complete. Highlights: o The ruling African National Congress (ANC) won decisively as expected – but at 65.9% of the total national vote did not reach a two-thirds majority. o The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has won an outright majority in the provincial election in Western Cape province, and will replace the ANC as the provincial government. o | Read More »
National Elections in South Africa Today
South Africa is holding its quinquennial national and provincial elections today. Of course, I care about this – because that’s a regular travel-and-business spot for me. But everyone should care at least a bit about this situation, since it will be rather pivotal for us in the years ahead. Here’s what to watch – and why you should care….