What is the difference between all of the above & Nelson Mandela I ask myself...
well bob, not a whole lot. let me make this real simple. terrorist / murderer...... someone, people, organization, that kills unarmed citizens to instill terror among the population. ok, can we agree on that...........i'll go out on a limb, and answer yes for you.
so that would include some factions of the IRA, PLO, and definitely the isreali gov't, as nobody should control the basics of another nation/palistine, and cause such death and misery, as identified by the UN, and resolution after resolution is ignored, and nothing happens, though soon changing, hopefully.
now you keep bringing George into it, he was a soldier, and after a declaration of independence and war was delivered to England, after all negotiations failed, and civilian protesters were gunned down, unarmed, then yes, a fight for independence ensued. just as every other colony of the Empire did, before and after. did he go thru the neighborhoods killing every unarmed loyalist from town to town, i don't think so. though sure it may have happened occasionally. you're comparing apples to oranges. did they go after the royal family like the IRA, I don't think so.
add to the list of war criminals and scum deserving a death sentence, though not charged yet, cheney/bush/blair/obama...........IMHO, but obviously, all too powerful.
is that definitive enough for you. if you kill unarmed citizens, arm, finance, endorse, then you are a terrorist, murderer, and deserve the death sentence for war crimes against humanity. mandela definitely fits that description, and the world would of been a better place if he was never born. the ANC wasn't a terrorist organization until he got involved. even got cast out a bit and had to start a splinter military group, before taking over the reins of the ANC and becoming a full terrorist group. had more people killed from jail than when out, and more blacks than white. I think I'm correct in these observations, though may be wrong, fine details, as I really don't give a F about SA. BUT feel free to call me a liar.
and he was a corrupt politician to, and invested very wisely, 27 yr in prison, one term president, and died with 1.7 million net assets, after a couple divorces. not bad, and Winnie did good also, if getting half, and even got 6 months suspended sentence for kidnapping, and they just dug up 2 bodies...........hmm...........corrupt, no no no, I'm a liar.
oh yea.............have a nice day.