posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 11:33 PM
So the Mandela funeral will mean the biggest gathering of international heads of state outside of the UN since the burial of Pope John Paul II...
...US President Barack Obama and his entourage have again booked out the Radisson Blu hotel in Sandton so the American first family can attend
Nelson Mandela’s funeral on December 15.
The source said Obama’s security staff stripped and removed all fittings in the penthouse, including the carpet and pictures on the walls, then
moved to the bathroom where they replaced the toilet seats and bathtub.
“They also replaced our bulletproof window with their own.”
This week is going to be quite... interesting in and around the city where I live?
It's so sad when I read this, because it's costing taxpayers money to maintain garbage, but I have to laugh a bit as well. Maybe politicians wouldn't
need all of the expense and security if they were respected and loved rather than hated (or seriously disliked. I remember reading an article about
the Austrian President walking to work with one security guy and he could do that, he was loved, respected and admired.
I know it's only a drop in the bucket, but just think of how much money could be saved if Obama didn't need such a ridiculous security detail.
As far as mandela's funeral, pointless. I think they took him off the FBI's terrorist watch-list about 4 years ago. Funny thing, the only reason he
was let out of Robyn Island later rather than sooner, was because mandela would not denounce terrorism and violence as a means of promoting a
political agenda. PW Botha actually offered to release him a number of times in the 80's, if mandela would simply give his word that he (mandela)
would not participate in or promote political violence and terrorism.
So that's the funeral all them heads-o'-state are going to, for a terrorist. But then, wrong is right, terrorists are heroes and an honest working man
is a criminal (considering all the new laws). We live in bizzarro-world ;-)
Cheers - Dave
edit on 12/11.2013 by bobs_uruncle because: (no reason given)