Nevertheless, four of Alaska's leading politicos decided to express their condolences upon the death of Mandela. From Senator Lisa Murkowski's Facebook page:
"RIP, Nelson Mandela. Today the world has lost an icon, a truly inspirational leader who was the personification of patience, positivity and perseverance. Despite facing the longest of odds and the most difficult and exhausting of obstacles, he was able to find a path to freedom and equality. His aspirational vision was without bounds; that he reached so many of his goals will be a legacy for millions for generations. He said 'It always seems impossible until it is done'. That is truly a message for all of us facing adversity or challenges in our lives of all sizes".
From Senator Mark Begich's Facebook page:
"Today the world grieves the loss of Nelson Mandela. His vision for equality for all people and his passion for peace and forgiveness will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace".
From Congressman Don Young's Facebook page:
"Nelson Mandela will be remembered for more than his anti-apartheid leadership and as a defender of human rights, but for his humility and caring compassion for South Africa and the world. Today, I join in mourning his death and recognizing his life and legacy".
From Governor Sean Parnell's Facebook page:
"Nelson Mandela will live in our hearts and memories; he was truly a change agent in the world. Although his contributions will be missed, we can all individually reflect in our own lives the respect and dignity he showed others".
The record may show that once he became President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela did disavow terrorism and promote racial reconciliation. Perhaps his moderation prevented an overt race war from being launched against whites, despite a low-level campaign against Boer farmers which has cost over 3,000 lives since 1994. Genocide Watch claims that an average of 50 people on average are murdered in South-Africa per day, of which at least 20 of them are whites; they also claim that 95 percent of the whites murdered are killed by blacks. On Sen. Murkowski's Facebook page, Tom Smalley provides a short list of some of the more outrageous acts of terror by the ANC:
Nelson Mandela was the head of UmKhonto we Sizwe (MK), the terrorist wing of the ANC and South African Communist Party. He had pleaded guilty to 156 acts of public violence including mobilizing terrorist bombing campaigns, which planted bombs in public places, including the Johannesburg railway station. Many innocent people, including women and children, were killed. Source: The State v. Nelson Mandela et al, Supreme Court of South Africa, Transvaal Provincial Division, 1963-1964, Indictment.
THE ANC'S VICTIMS WERE MOSTLY CIVILIANS:
1981 – 2 car bombs at Durban showrooms
1983 – Church Street Bomb (killed 19, wounded 217)
1984 – Durban car bomb (killed 5, wounded 27)
1985-1987 – At least 150 landmines on farm roads (killed 125)
1985 – Amanzimtoti Sanlam shopping centre bomb Dec 23 (killed 2 white women and 3 white children)
1986 – Magoo’s Bar bomb (killed 3, wounded 69)
1986 – Newcastle Court bomb (wounded 24)
1987 – Johannesburg Court bomb (killed 3, wounded 10)
1987 – Wits command centre car bomb (killed 1, wounded 68)
1988 – Johannesburg video arcade (killed 1 unborn baby, wounded 10)
1988 – Roodepoort bank bomb (killed 4, wounded 18)
1988 – Pretoria Police housing unit, 2 bombs (wounded 3)
1988 – Magistrate’s Court bomb (killed 3)
1988 – Benoni Wimpy Bar bomb (killed 1, wounded 56)
1988 – Witbank shopping centre bomb (killed 2, wounded 42)
1988 – Ellis Park Rugby Stadium car bomb (killed 2, wounded 37)
Late 1980s – numerous Wimpy Restaurant bombs (killed many, wounded many)
The ANC also made explosives disguised as children's toys. Apartheid was wrong, but Mandela was a violent, Marxist, terrorist.