Read the caption above, i personally didn’t know that.
I knew the Conservatives detested him but i never thought the CIA were involved.
Before Nelson Mandela was given the accolades and praises he rightly deserved, he was seen as just another “terrorist” by the so-called world powers. The same government who invited him for tea and biscuits in his post prison life were adamant that he should remain in prison for the rest of his life.
It is quite funny the way things turned around isn’t it?
‘The ANC is a typical terrorist organisation … Anyone who thinks it is going to run the government in South Africa is living in cloud-cuckoo land’ – Margaret Thatcher, 1987
‘Nelson Mandela should be shot’ – Teddy Taylor MP, mid-1980s
In 1990, when Mr Mandela declined to meet Mrs Thatcher on a trip to London, Conservative MP Terry Dicks asked: “How much longer will the Prime Minister allow herself to be kicked in the face by this black terrorist?”
Sometimes in life, not everybody will see eye to eye with you or your opinions. Greatness is achieved when you can convince your enemy to become your loving friend.