Nelson Mandela actually didn't have a great relationship with United States. He wasn't taken off the official U.S. government terrorist list until 2008, research shows. In fact the United States government, which for decades was a fast friend of apartheid, and a loyal supporter of that regime, as were the Israelis, designated as terrorist whoever and whatever the white apartheid South African regime designated as terrorist, according to the Real News Network research. And that included all of the resistance, all of the leaders of Mandela's African National Congress, and the Congress of South African Trade Unions. For a country that now claims to have been Mandela and South Africa's greatest friend, the United States forgot to take Mandela's name off the terrorist list until 2008. Until then he was officially a terrorist to the United States even as he was the president of South Africa.
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