Skip to comments.Jimmy Carter: Iran No Threat to Israel Now
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.
Well, there you go again.
You mean the same Jimmy Carter who allowed the Ayatollah to rule Iran and spread radical Islam all over the world?
I can’t tell you much in this World, but I can tell you that Jimmy Carter is an idiot.
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.
Where’s the wabbit picture? No more posting about Carter without the wabbit!! LOL
“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 !!!
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
The lessons of history are not learned from peanut-brained men.
Blather on, dude.
This is just the inane babbling of a doddering old fool.
Here is the google of images of Carter’s wabbit. (I am not good at posting pics yet)
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.
About as believeable as alemenjobie or whatever his name is.....
YEA..I did it..there’s no stopping me now....(evil grin)
"You keep using that word...
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