Zero Hedge has a great counterpoint to the outpouring of grief from American elected officials regarding the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela.
The website uncovered a 1990 article in The New York Times in which a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative reveals how Mandela was captured …
“We have turned Mandela over to the South African Security branch,” a senior agency operative was quoted as saying in the paper. “We gave them every detail, what he would be wearing, the time of day, just where he would be.”
The agent’s account was corroborated by intelligence officials in the South African government.
Why did the CIA take this action?
“The American intelligence agency was willing to assist in the apprehension of Mr. Mandela because it was concerned that a successful nationalist movement threatened a friendly South African Government,” the Times reported.
Closer to home, here’s a nice story on how S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s Facebook Nation is responding to Mandela’s death.