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Am I the only person in the entire U.S. that is pissed off because Obama ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half staff for Nelson Mandela? I thought that was an honor that reserved only for Americans. I do not want to get into an argument about whether Mandela was a good guy or not. He was from a country half way around the world from where I live that had no positive or negative affect on me at all. Not to mention, he was a leftist and good friends with several of our enemies - Castro, Quadaffi (spelling: Kadafi? Qadafi? Cadaffey? Jacuzzi?), the Soviet Union, etc.

If the South Africans are saddened by his death, they have my condolences. Send the U.S. Ambassador to South Africa to his funeral with a fruit basket or a big box of the Whittman's chocolates from Walgreens. But how did Mandela's life affect Americans enough that he warrants our good flag being flown at half staff?
 

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I agree that flying the flag half staff is an honor that should only be reserved for Americans. When Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was killed he did not order the flag flown at half staff. That man was an American hero! Obama is the biggest disgrace this country has ever seen in any politician! The mere sight of the man makes my stomach turn.
 

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Mandela was a communist and the regime honors communists. Let me get this straight, South Africa was ruled by white men for years and the country was populated by a majority of black people. I guess they call them African-Africans or some such stupid PC name, I don't know. Anyway Mandela didn't like it so he became leader. Before Mandela became a leader slums existed where the black people lived and prosperity existed else where in S. Africa. African-Africans then gained positions of power in the S. African government and slums and poverty now exist pretty much everywhere in S. Africa.

Inor my good man, I agree with you.
 

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Am I the only person in the entire U.S. that is pissed off because Obama ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half staff for Nelson Mandela? I thought that was an honor that reserved only for Americans. I do not want to get into an argument about whether Mandela was a good guy or not. He was from a country half way around the world from where I live that had no positive or negative affect on me at all. Not to mention, he was a leftist and good friends with several of our enemies - Castro, Quadaffi (spelling: Kadafi? Qadafi? Cadaffey? Jacuzzi?), the Soviet Union, etc.

If the South Africans are saddened by his death, they have my condolences. Send the U.S. Ambassador to South Africa to his funeral with a fruit basket or a big box of the Whittman's chocolates from Walgreens. But how did Mandela's life affect Americans enough that he warrants our good flag being flown at half staff?
I agree 100%..
 
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Quite honestly, . . . I would not lower my flag for either of them.

I did for Chris. I just hope some day his true killers are brought to justice.

May God bless,
Dwight
 

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The lowering the flag for other than Americans is not unique to this instance. The flag was lowered for Pope John Paul and Yitzach Rabin. Whether Nelson Mandela deserves this honor you can question but the bestowing of the honor on someone who is not American is not without precedent.
 

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Quite honestly, . . . I would not lower my flag for either of them.

I did for Chris. I just hope some day his true killers are brought to justice.

May God bless,
Dwight
I doubt it, the President and Secretary of State are immune from prosecution for the most part.
 

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I agree, the flag should only be flown at half staff for Americans. I am not at all surprised that he ordered them lowered for Mandela but it disgusts me anyway. My personal feeling is that lowering the flag for non-Americans cheapens the act for those that give their lives for their country. Lowering the flag to half staff is done as a sign of respect and reverence for those that served this country so why are we lowering it for Mandela? I'm glad this was brought up, I was wondering if I was the only one that was irked by this.

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I'm not surprised in the least coming from a Democratic leftist President. It is a disgrace not only on who he has flown the flag half mast for but even more for who he hasn't. Also December 7, Pearl Harbor day passed without a single word from the president. This president is a disgrace.

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Why do people even think Mandela had a positive impact?
Yes, he was oppressed for his race and he overcame that, blah blah blah, whatever...
But he was a terrorist. Before he was friggin president, he was a TERRORIST! He served in prison for killing innocent people in an act of terrorism.
 

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Why do people even think Mandela had a positive impact?
Yes, he was oppressed for his race and he overcame that, blah blah blah, whatever...
But he was a terrorist. Before he was friggin president, he was a TERRORIST! He served in prison for killing innocent people in an act of terrorism.
Come on Jess.. Don't confuse people with the facts. ;)
 
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