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Jimmy Carter: Iran No Threat to Israel Now
AP ^ | 9/20/07 | David Gross

Posted on 09/20/2007 6:53:13 PM PDT by freedom44

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that it was almost inconceivable that Iran would "commit suicide" by launching missiles at Israel.

Speaking at Emory University, Carter, who brokered the 1979 Camp David peace accord between Israel and Egypt, said Israel's superior military power and distance from Iran likely are enough to discourage an actual attack.

"Iran is quite distant from Israel," said Carter, 83. "I think it would be almost inconceivable that Iran would commit suicide by launching one or two missiles of any kind against the nation of Israel."

Iran's deputy air force commander said Wednesday that Israel is within range of Iran's medium-range missiles and bombers and that Tehran would strike back if Israel "makes a silly mistake."

The White House said the comments almost sound geared toward provoking a fight and Israeli officials said they take the threats seriously.

Carter did not dismiss the idea that Iran might want to attack Israel, noting Iran's refusal to suspend uranium enrichment production despite two United Nations resolutions imposing sanctions on the country. Tehran insists its nuclear program is aimed at producing energy for civilian use but the U.S., its European allies and many others fear the program's real aim is to produce nuclear weapons.

"Obviously, we all hope we can do whatever we can to keep Iran from becoming a nuclear power," Carter said.

Carter said unease between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank is a far greater threat to Israel's security than Iran. He criticized the Bush administration for not doing enough to broker peace in the region.

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1 posted on 09/20/2007 6:53:14 PM PDT by freedom44
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To: freedom44

Well, there you go again.


2 posted on 09/20/2007 6:54:44 PM PDT by counterpunch (“I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush.” —Mitt Romney)
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To: freedom44

You mean the same Jimmy Carter who allowed the Ayatollah to rule Iran and spread radical Islam all over the world?


3 posted on 09/20/2007 6:55:35 PM PDT by rbosque ("To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society." - Teddy Roosevelt)
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To: freedom44
More wisdom from the man who gave us modern Iran. This twit could screw-up a one-car funeral and we are supposed to give credence to anything that he says?
4 posted on 09/20/2007 6:55:53 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: freedom44

I can’t tell you much in this World, but I can tell you that Jimmy Carter is an idiot.


5 posted on 09/20/2007 6:56:43 PM PDT by popdonnelly (No more no win wars.)
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To: freedom44

I actually voted for that POS twice.

This man represents the type of man that I used to want to be when I was a child, and the type of man that I do not want my sons to be now that I am a man.....

Gosh he is sickening.


6 posted on 09/20/2007 6:57:44 PM PDT by Radix (When I became a man, I put away childish things!)
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To: freedom44

Where’s the wabbit picture? No more posting about Carter without the wabbit!! LOL


7 posted on 09/20/2007 6:57:50 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: Army Air Corps

“This twit could screw-up a one-car funeral”

Jimmy’s going to be in a one car funeral ! Don’t get my hopes up now !!!


8 posted on 09/20/2007 6:57:50 PM PDT by Obie Wan
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To: freedom44
The man who presided over the disastrous Operation Eagle Claw in Iran is advising Israel about strategy.

If Israel were really as knowledgeable as Jimmuh they would've smashed up their plans over Syria instead of taking out those nuke stores /s

9 posted on 09/20/2007 6:57:53 PM PDT by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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To: freedom44

The lessons of history are not learned from peanut-brained men.


10 posted on 09/20/2007 6:58:07 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: freedom44
we all hope we can do whatever we can

Blather on, dude.

11 posted on 09/20/2007 6:59:37 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: freedom44

This is just the inane babbling of a doddering old fool.


12 posted on 09/20/2007 6:59:46 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: freedom44

Here is the google of images of Carter’s wabbit. (I am not good at posting pics yet)

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=Jimmy+Carter+%2B+rabbit&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi


13 posted on 09/20/2007 7:00:30 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: freedom44

Jimmy Jimmy Jimmy. Did it ever occur to you that Iran would not be so stupid as to launch missiles at Israel?

Did it ever occur to you they will use their proxy armies, Hamas & Hezobollah to attack from the North and South and their proxy country they own, Syria, to attack from the East?

Carter always has been a moron.


14 posted on 09/20/2007 7:02:26 PM PDT by WBL 1952
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To: freedom44

15 posted on 09/20/2007 7:02:42 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Innocent until proven guilty; The Pendleton 8: We are not going down without a fight)
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To: freedom44

About as believeable as alemenjobie or whatever his name is.....


16 posted on 09/20/2007 7:03:05 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: penelopesire
ok..for those that don't know..I will attempt a pic here:
17 posted on 09/20/2007 7:03:07 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: penelopesire

YEA..I did it..there’s no stopping me now....(evil grin)


18 posted on 09/20/2007 7:04:18 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: freedom44
Ok so i think it is time to start the Iran death pool. I have Imanutjob on 9/24/2007 for $50. Who wants Cater and pick a date. Winner will be the “owner” of the moron that dies first
19 posted on 09/20/2007 7:04:18 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (in the halls of Valhalla...)
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To: freedom44
"I think it would be almost inconceivable that Iran would commit suicide by launching one or two missiles of any kind against the nation of Israel."

"You keep using that word...


20 posted on 09/20/2007 7:04:25 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Don't question faith. Don't answer lies.)
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To: freedom44

There Jimmah goes again. Proving once and for all that he is a complete ding-bat commie.


21 posted on 09/20/2007 7:05:13 PM PDT by right wing (The Drive-By Media Are Terrorists Too)
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To: freedom44
Will someone put that pathetic, traitorous POS out of our misery...

Hey, jimmmah - go home and tend the peanuts

22 posted on 09/20/2007 7:06:10 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." LINCOLN)
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To: shankbear

Oh, puhleese.......he was a blathering fool in his prime years ago when they held the hostages. NOW he’s old but he’s always been a blathering fool.


23 posted on 09/20/2007 7:06:23 PM PDT by tioga
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To: xsmommy; NeoCaveman; secret garden; Gabz

-the peanut farmer speaks - is anyone listening?


24 posted on 09/20/2007 7:07:32 PM PDT by tioga
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To: right wing
Here is an image by a freeper found on google...lol
25 posted on 09/20/2007 7:08:27 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: freedom44

Well, the old fart has shriveled up, he just refuses to blow away.


26 posted on 09/20/2007 7:08:46 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: freedom44

27 posted on 09/20/2007 7:09:09 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Not long ago he wrote an anti-Semitic book; now he is saying Israel has nothing to fear from the Iranian threat. So, we know that he is hoping that Israel will be hurt and that he is trying to put a veil over people’s eyes. He is not only no good (for anything), he never made sense.


28 posted on 09/20/2007 7:09:46 PM PDT by Hila
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To: penelopesire

Poor little rabbit - about the only thing jimmmah would be brave enough to attack

29 posted on 09/20/2007 7:10:28 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (",,,but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." LINCOLN)
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To: freedom44

And it was “almost inconceivable” that Iran’s new theocracy would “commit suicide” by attacking a sovereign, foreign embassy back in ‘79, too, Jimmeh?


30 posted on 09/20/2007 7:10:41 PM PDT by flowerplough (Not a sociopath, merely a delusional narcissist.)
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To: freedom44

Well, Billy *was* the brains of that family...


31 posted on 09/20/2007 7:11:21 PM PDT by Charles Martel (The Tree of Liberty thirsts.)
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To: finnman69

32 posted on 09/20/2007 7:12:47 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: freedom44

Jimmy and Dan Rather should get a room. They deserve each other.


33 posted on 09/20/2007 7:15:29 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: maine-iac7
OK.......last one for the night (just for you)
34 posted on 09/20/2007 7:18:00 PM PDT by penelopesire
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To: freedom44
When we are on the subject of who's a threat to whom, Jimmy Carter is a continuing, low-grade, bungling threat to the US as long as he draws breath.

Congressman Billybob

Latest article, "Lend Me Your Ears, I'll Bore You to Tears"

35 posted on 09/20/2007 7:31:12 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (2008 IS HERE, NOW. www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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To: freedom44

Sounds like Jimmah is in late-stage dementia.


36 posted on 09/20/2007 7:34:33 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: tioga

I absolutely stand corrected. True. He was always a dipwad doofass. Southern fried commie lite.


37 posted on 09/20/2007 7:36:23 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: freedom44

Hey massa Jimmy..........go live in Israel for good and then tell us that.


38 posted on 09/20/2007 7:37:23 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Radix

I actually voted for that POS twice.


I guess I understand the first time. But about the second time...WHAT THE HELL WAS WRONG WITH YOU???!!!

Just asking.


39 posted on 09/20/2007 7:38:37 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: freedom44

Jimmy needs to be medicated.


40 posted on 09/20/2007 7:39:35 PM PDT by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END Welfare)
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To: freedom44

Jimmy needs to be medicated.


41 posted on 09/20/2007 7:39:44 PM PDT by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END Welfare)
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To: freedom44

Jimmy needs to be medicated.


42 posted on 09/20/2007 7:39:46 PM PDT by television is just wrong (deport all illegal aliens NOW. Put all AMERICANS TO WORK FIRST. END Welfare)
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To: freedom44
"Iran is quite distant from Israel," said Carter, 83. "I think it would be almost inconceivable that Iran would commit suicide by launching one or two missiles of any kind against the nation of Israel."

Carter is such a twisted freak; the man is losing whatever brain cells he may once have possessed. The phenomenon of Muslims committing suicide to murder as many 'infidels' as possible has been played out so many times that even Jimmy Carter should get the message by now.

43 posted on 09/20/2007 7:41:45 PM PDT by BillyAqua
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To: freedom44

So Jimma’, you want to wait until there’s a mushroom cloud over Tel Aviv and then say Iran is a threat to Israel?

Or will you say Iran is just extracting revenge for the Palestinians rage that has been pent up over the last 6 decades?


44 posted on 09/20/2007 7:44:32 PM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: AD from SpringBay
As opposed to when he was President?

All he ever did when campaigning was display that fool grin and folks ate up the "jus' plain folks" swampwater he was selling;maybe the radiation in sub power plants does affect some people's brain!?

45 posted on 09/20/2007 7:44:54 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a creditcard?)
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To: freedom44

Carter is nuts. He must be growing something more on his farm than goobers.


46 posted on 09/20/2007 7:48:11 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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To: freedom44
I pray Carter will realize, before he dies, the damage he did and continues to do to the World’s security and stability.
47 posted on 09/20/2007 7:50:56 PM PDT by WesternPacific
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To: Radix
Hey, you were young and not so seasoned, politically. Don't be too hard on yourself. ^;)

Seriously, Jimmah is right that it would be inconceivable for Iran to commit suicide by sending missiles Israels way. Totally irrational to even consider. They would have to be insane, etc., etc., etc.

One of their threats, or one of the advancements in their nuke technology will one day cross the line. When that happens, stand back and watch the reports on CNN (snerk). Israel or the US, and I'm betting Israel, will one day reach the tipping point, and the Iranian BS will cease in short order.

It would only take a couple of weeks after an effective air campaign before the food and fuel are gone. Hungry, angry citizens, historically, have done pretty violent things to get rid of their oppressors. I'm betting the Iranians will, too.

Regime change? You betcha!

48 posted on 09/20/2007 7:54:39 PM PDT by Don Carlos (No 8 Do)
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To: freedom44

WILL SOMEONE PLEASE AUDIT THIS BIGOT!


49 posted on 09/20/2007 7:55:46 PM PDT by Walkingfeather (u)
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To: WesternPacific

Your prayers were answered a long time ago, he realizes it and continues.


50 posted on 09/20/2007 7:56:59 PM PDT by Walkingfeather (u)
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