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  • WikiLeaks: North Korea Shipped 19 Advanced Nuclear-Capable Missiles to Tehran

    11/29/2010 1:21:15 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 32 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 29, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Berlin and Moscow now within range of the vile, apocalyptic Iranian regime...Most defense experts had heard of individual advanced missile components supplied to Tehran by Pyongyang- but entire nuclear-capable North Korean missiles complete with their massive boosters are a bit of a shocker... and how did they get them there, anyway? Alas, the BM-25's were indeed serendipitously sent, and are already in Iran... where they are being studied, improved, while the technologies are applied to their space program and ongoing development of an ICBM that can reach the US mainland. They immediately increase the range Iran's arsenal to 2000 miles...
  • When You've Lost Jimmy Carter...The Final Indictment Of Barack Hussein Obama

    10/10/2014 9:44:17 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 10, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Leadership: The former president on whose watch Americans were taken hostage and the mullahs rose to power in Iran gets it right in condemning the current president's failed handling of Syria and the Islamic State. We've often referred to Jimmy Carter as our worst president. But considering the recent IBD/TIPP poll showed 53% of Americans labeling Barack Obama's presidency a failure in just its sixth year, the incumbent may soon claim the title. It's one thing to make mistakes out of gullibility, quite another to foul up the world out of gross incompetence. It is said that Carter's presidency literally...
  • At 90, Jimmy Carter hammers away in Oak Cliff for Habitat for Humanity [Hurl to the Max]

    10/08/2014 10:21:45 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 51 replies
    Dallas Morning (Lies) News ^ | 08 October 2014 11:06 PM | ROY APPLETON
    The guy wearing the red bandanna didn’t mess around. Measuring, cutting and hammering away, he made sure the siding was just right for the new house in Oak Cliff. Nothing like having a seasoned leader on the job. Former President Jimmy Carter didn’t let a little heat and his age (90) get in the way Wednesday morning at the house on Exeter Avenue.
  • Jimmy Carter: President Obama blew it on ISIL

    10/08/2014 7:02:07 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 47 replies
    Former President Jimmy Carter is criticizing President Barack Obama’s Middle East policy, saying he has shifting policies and waited too long to take action against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. In an interviewed published Tuesday in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the 39th president said the Obama administration, by not acting sooner, allowed ISIL to build up its strength. “[W]e waited too long. We let the Islamic State build up its money, capability and strength and weapons while it was still in Syria,” he said, using an alternate name for the terrorist group. “Then when [ISIL] moved into...
  • Book: Carter, Democrats Asked Soviets to Stop Reagan, Sway U.S. Elections

    10/16/2002 7:06:13 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 206 replies · 1,722+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/16/02 | Limbacher
    Remember the old conservative charge that many of the Democrats here in America were playing footsie with the Soviets? Some Republicans even said the Russians viewed the Democrats as their favorite party. Now bombshell revelations prove these accusations beyond a shadow of a doubt. Peter Schweizer, a Hoover Institution research fellow, has just written a new book, "Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism." This book may well well force historians to revise the history of the Cold War. Schweizer, after scouring once classified KGB, East German Stasi and Soviet Communist Party files,...
  • Carter: Netanyahu too eager for war with Iran

    03/07/2012 6:34:57 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6 March 2012 | David Eldridge
    Former President Jimmy Carter expressed concerns Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be too willing to go to war with Iran. “I don’t think that’s his first preference, but I think he’s much more eager to go to war with Iran than President Obama [is]. And I was glad to see President Obama discourage that immediate resumption of hostilities between Israel and its neighbors that the Israelis seem to be inclined to do,” the former president said in an interview with The Washington Times-affiliated “America’s Morning News” radio broadcast. Mr. Netanyahu is in Washington this week to meet...
  • A Failed Former President (Carter -- Iran history)

    09/14/2006 7:01:17 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies · 2,203+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | 11-18-05 | Ben Johnson
    The only thing more painful than listening to Jimmy Carter lecture President Bush on how to conduct a successful presidency was living through his disastrous attempt to turn his advice into reality. As I noted earlier this week, Carter has channeled his hatred of non-leftists, secular and religious, into a glut of slanders in his new bestseller, Our Endangered Values. He charges his opponents with, among other things, countenancing female circumcision, defending the murder of federal judges, torturing innocent Islamofascists, and forcing North Korea to manufacture nuclear weapons. Jimmy once again offers himself as the nation’s savior-by-acclamation, leading his errant...
  • Jimmy Hussein Carter. It's 1979 and Iran Hostage Crisis again. No hope. No change.

    12/13/2011 8:13:56 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    (vanity)
    I am amazed how similar the trajectory of this administration, is beginning to mimic that of Jimmy Carter.
  • What Are The Ramifications of Carter Contacting The KGB For Help In Defeating Reagan?

    09/25/2013 1:19:33 PM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Evidence Jimmy Carter Abandoned the Shah ^ | September 25, 2013 | Staff
    Source:Evidence Jimmy Carter Abandoned the ShahA recent article has provided some provocative information regarding former President Jimmy Carter and the Shah. While I had heard or read short articles regarding what is revealed here, the new piece by Alan Peters was an eye opener, and explained so much that I had suspected. I must admit, I used to be a Jimmy Carter supporter. I voted for him to be re-elected. I cringe when people always refer to the Hostage Rescue Attempt as "Ill Fated", "Catastrophic", "Jimmy Carter's Diaster", when Carter is to be commended for at least actually going through...
  • Jimmy Carter Blames Failed Iran Rescue Effort for Defeat to Reagan (& Unca Teddy Commiecare™ delay)

    09/19/2010 9:35:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/18/10
    Jimmy Carter Blames Failed Iran Rescue Effort for Defeat to ReaganPublished September 18, 2010 Associated Press Former President Jimmy Carter felt his efforts to rescue U.S. diplomats held hostage by Iran should have worked but were thwarted by a "strange series of mishaps," and the mission's failure played a major role in his 1980 re-election defeat, the Democrat writes in a new book assembled from diary entries. The Associated Press purchased a copy of the book, "White House Diary," on Friday, ahead of its release Monday. In it, he criticizes several presidents, including fellow Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama,...
  • JIMMY CARTER: 'I Could Have Wiped Iran Off The Map'

    10/01/2014 1:35:34 PM PDT · by illiac · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/29/2014 | Hunter Wlaker
    Former President Jimmy Carter marked his 90th birthday Wednesday with a lengthy interview on CNBC Meets where he discussed his one term in office and the one thing he would have handled differently — the Iran Hostage Crisis. Carter suggested Operation Eagle Claw, a failed 1980 attempt to rescue the hostages taken by Iranian revolutionaries at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, could have been successful if he committed one more helicopter to the mission. "I think I would have been re-elected easily if I had been able to rescue our hostages from the Iranians," said Carter. "And everybody asks me...
  • Jimmy Carter says he would have defeated Reagan had he been more 'manly'

    10/01/2014 9:00:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 94 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-1-14 | Paul Bedard
    Former President Jimmy Carter claimed Wednesday that he would have been re-elected and beaten Ronald Reagan in 1980 if had been more “manly” in his dealings with Iran. Interviewed by the show "CNBC Meets," Carter repeated his belief that the failed mission to free American hostages held in Tehran killed his chances, but then added that had he gone to war, America would have rewarded him with a second term in 1980. “I could've been re-elected if I'd taken military action against Iran, shown that I was strong and resolute and, um, manly and so forth,” said the former president,...
  • Carter Administration’s Dilemma: Iran’s Theocracy

    05/28/2009 3:30:32 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 33 replies · 1,079+ views
    FSM ^ | 5/26/09 | Slater Bakhtavar
    “I did not know it then – perhaps I did not want to know – but it is clear to me now that the Americans wanted me out. Clearly this is what the human rights advocates in the State Department wanted … What was I to make of the Administration’s sudden decision to call former Under Secretary of State George Ball to the White House as an adviser on Iran? Ball was among those Americans who wanted to abandon me and ultimately my country.” – Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran These were the words uttered by the distraught...
  • Haiti's Brutal Former Dictator Jean-Claude-Duvalier Is Dead At 63

    10/04/2014 10:43:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/04/2014 | Evans Sanon
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Jean-Claude-Duvalier, the self-proclaimed "president for life" of Haiti whose corrupt and brutal regime sparked a popular uprising that sent him into a 25-year exile, died Saturday of a heart attack, his attorney said. Reynold George said the 63-year-old ex-leader died at his home. Duvalier, looking somewhat frail, made a surprise return to Haiti in 2011, allowing victims of his regime to pursue legal claims against him and prompting some old allies to rally around him. Neither side gained much support, and the once-feared dictator known as "Baby Doc" spent his late years in relative obscurity in...
  • Alan Dershowitz on Israel and Hamas

    10/04/2014 1:18:07 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 3, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Noted Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has a new book out, “Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel’s Just War Against Hamas,” a collection of essays that forcefully defend Israel’s actions against Hamas, both from before the most recent fighting (Part I) and since (Part II). The book also includes a long debate (about 15 percent of the book) between Dershowitz and John Dugard, a sharp critic of Israel. Here’s an excerpt from Dershowitz’s conclusion to the book, which I think captures his argument well:
  • Dershowitz: Jimmy Carter, Bishop Tutu 'Mainstreaming' Anti-Semitism

    10/03/2014 5:33:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 30 Sep 2014 | Courtney Coren
    By supporting Hamas, President Jimmy Carter and Bishop Desmond Tutu are bringing about the death of more Palestinian civilians and Israeli soldiers alike, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said. "It's not only the UN, it's President Jimmy Carter who has blood on his hands," Dershowitz told JD Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV Tuesday. "He's the one who advised [the late Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser] Arafat not to accept the two-state solution that would have resulted in a Palestinian state," he explained. "It's Bishop Tutu who supports Hamas, which has a charter calling for the murder of every...
  • Jimmy Carter: If I had gone to war with Iran, I would have beaten Reagan or something

    10/01/2014 7:41:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2014 | Matt Vespa
    Former President Jimmy Carter had some interesting things to say about his 1980 defeat to Ronald Reagan; he could have won if he was more ‘manly,’ or something. Carter admitted that the Iranian hostage crisis, which lasted 444 days, heavily contributed to his defeat. But added that if he had gone to war with Iran, he would have been re-elected (via Washington Examiner): Former President Jimmy Carter claimed Wednesday that he would have been re-elected and beaten Ronald Reagan in 1980 if had been more “manly” in his dealings with Iran.Interviewed by the show “CNBC Meets,” Carter repeated his...
  • Presidential Malpractice

    09/12/2014 9:14:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Mona Charen
    NBC's Chuck Todd got a good deal of attention for warning that "(Obama's) on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the Democratic brand on foreign policy." As distasteful as it is to defend Jimmy Carter, this isn't fair to him. Carter, it's true, earned a reputation for weakness, but he wasn't blind to reality. Carter entered office urging the nation to get over its "inordinate fear of communism," and he did his best to alienate friends and coddle enemies. But when the Soviet Union's tanks rumbled into Kabul in 1979, he said, "The action of the Soviets made...
  • Four Years Hence And It’s Still The Same As It’s Ever Been

    09/01/2014 7:02:34 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-1-2014 | MOTUS
    I was Inspired by Bijou’s posting of Doktor Zoom’s tweet yesterday:So because I’m feeling lazy this Labor Day, and because it’s been nearly 4 years to the day that I originally posted “Once in a Lifetime”  I decided to repost this classic from my vault. Be sure to turn the music player on, it’s way more fun that way: “Once in a Lifetime”Originally posted August 30, 2010. I think you’ll remember the occasion: This is so-ooo embarrassing. Here I am, thinking that the strange dress that looks like it’s already been caught in the rain was my biggest problem. So...
  • Jimmy Carter Tells Islamic Conference: “Principles of Allah” Are Key to Peace

    08/31/2014 8:14:00 AM PDT · by NCjim · 124 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 31, 2014
    Former President Jimmy Carter told attendees at the Islamic Society of North America that “the principles of Allah” are the key to peace in the Middle East. Carter spoke to the group on Saturday.
  • JIMMY CARTER TO HEADLINE FUNDRAISER FOR HAMAS FRONT GROUP

    08/28/2014 6:42:26 AM PDT · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Breibart ^ | August 27, 2014 | Thomas Rose
    Former President Jimmy Carter is the featured keynote speaker at this weekend’s Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention at Detroit’s Cobo Hall. The Justice Department recently implicated ISNA, which claims to be America’s largest Muslim organization, as the lead conduit in a scheme to illegally pass on $12 million to Hamas, the Palestinian terror group established to annihilate the State of Israel. Hamas is officially designated a terrorist group by the US government. The Justice Department officially designated ISNA as an un-indicted co-conspirator as part of its successful 2007 trial of those accused of coordinating fundraising efforts for Hamas...
  • President Jimmy Carter to be keynote speaker at Muslim convention in Detroit

    08/23/2014 7:07:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    Toledo Blade ^ | 8/23/2014 | TK BARGER
    The Islamic Society of North America or ISNA, the nation's largest Muslim group, will hold its 51st annual convention in Detroit's Cobo Center Friday through Sept. 1, and will feature former President Jimmy Carter as the keynote speaker. ... A “secret special guest” is also on the bill. The convention‘‍s opening session Friday will include words from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, the national leader of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), the first Muslim member of Congress,
  • Carter: 'Nutcases' are stopping climate action (funny)

    08/13/2014 9:08:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 13, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Former President Carter says climate skeptics are the "biggest handicap" for the U.S. when it comes to acting on global warming. “I would say the biggest handicap we have right now is some nutcases in our country that don’t believe in global warming,” Carter said Tuesday during the American Renewable Energy Day summit in Aspen, Colo. “I think they are going to change their position because of pressure from individuals, because the evidence of the ravages of global warming is already there," he added. The 39th president expressed frustration with the administration and Congress on their lack of efforts to...
  • Jason Carter’s delicate dance on his grandfather’s Hamas position

    08/11/2014 7:43:11 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 12 replies
    AJC.com ^ | Monday, August 11th, 2014 | Greg Bluestein
    You could almost hear the groans from Democrat Jason Carter’s camp last week when his grandfather, former President Jimmy Carter, co-authored an op-ed arguing that Hamas should be recognized as a legitimate political actor. Gov. Nathan Deal has since tried to tie his November opponent to his grandpa’s views of Hamas, the militant faction which the U.S. considers a terrorist group. Others, including some Democratic supporters, have questioned why Carter didn’t come out strongly against his grandfather’s position. Carter’s strategists don’t want the campaign to answer for his grandfather every time he says something controversial. They also recognize Deal and...
  • Jimmy Carter leads the Democrat charge for anti-Semitism

    08/06/2014 6:13:15 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 8/6/14 | Allen West
    As you all know, I am Georgia-born and raised and very proud of that. I love my home state and it’s the place where my parents were laid to rest. However, there is one thing that causes me utmost embarrassment from my home state: former President Jimmy Carter. And his recent incoherent ranting about Hamas and Israel further proves that sentiment. Jimmy Carter is an anti-Semite. As reported by Fox News, “Former President Jimmy Carter once again is getting way out in front of the U.S. government on the Middle East, co-authoring an op-ed in which he calls for Washington...
  • Jimmy Carter pushes US to recognize Hamas, slams Israel in op-ed

    08/05/2014 3:01:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 05, 2014
    Former President Jimmy Carter once again is getting way out in front of the U.S. government on the Middle East, co-authoring an op-ed in which he calls for Washington to recognize designated terror group Hamas as a legitimate “political actor”—while blasting Israel for its military campaign in the Gaza Strip. The scathing column on ForeignPolicy.com was written by Carter and Ireland’s former president Mary Robinson. The article called the current conflict a “humanitarian catastrophe,” and while acknowledging Hamas’ “indiscriminate targeting” of Israelis, focused its criticism on Israel. …
  • Jimmy Carter: Hamas is a legitimate political actor (Calls for investigation of Israel)

    08/06/2014 2:32:11 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 29 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/06/2014 | JPost.com Staff
    Former US President Jimmy Carter, in an analysis he wrote for Foreign Policy (FP), stated that "Hamas cannot be wished away, nor will it cooperate in its own demise. Only by recognizing its legitimacy as a political actor - one that represents a substantial portion of the Palestinian people - can the West begin to provide the right incentives for Hamas to lay down its weapons." In the article, Carter praised Hamas for making a "major concession" in April when it entered into a reconciliation agreement with the Palestinian Authority's President Mahmoud Abbas. In the reconciliation agreement, Hamas gave up...
  • Hamas Propagandist Jimmy Carter Calls For Israel To Surrender To Terrorists

    08/06/2014 3:40:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 8/5/2014 | Ben Barrack
    Before deconstructing Jimmy Carter’s pro-Hamas screed in Foreign Policy, it’s worth putting into context exactly who he’s defending. In 1978, Carter proudly brokered the Camp David Peace Accords that granted the Sinai Peninsula to Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood vehemently rejected the treaty, ultimately assassinating Egyptian President Anwar Sadat for signing it AND for abandoning efforts to form a Palestinian state.(video at link)Before his death, Sadat issued several warnings about the Muslim Brotherhood, saying that the “most dangerous thing about them are the ideas that they put into the minds of the youth and also for the other political parties that...
  • President Carter Aligns Himself With Terrorists

    08/08/2014 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Michael Brown
    Former President Jimmy Carter, who once accused Israel of being an “apartheid state” worse than South Africa, has gone even further, rebuking the Jewish State for the way it has waged war with Hamas while actually siding with the terrorists. Writing together with former Irish president Mary Robinson in Foreign Policy magazine, Mr. Carter stated that, “There is no humane or legal justification for the way the Israeli Defense Forces are conducting this war,” calling on Israel and the West to recognize Hamas’s “legitimacy as a political actor.” Mr. Carter claims that Hamas, by recently joining together with the Palestinian...
  • Jimmy Carter thinks Hamas Should be Legitimized

    08/07/2014 11:25:42 PM PDT · by ConvictionsofFaith · 19 replies
    News Ninja ^ | August 7, 2014 | Alyssa Lafage
    It’s hard to wrap ones head around the idea that giving more power to a terrorist regime would somehow lead to temperance and peace, yet that’s exactly the advice being given by former president Jimmy Carter when it comes to how the world treats Hamas. He had this to say: "…the United States and EU should recognize that Hamas is not just a military but also a political force. Hamas cannot be wished away, nor will it cooperate in its own demise." Only by recognizing its legitimacy as a political actor — one that represents a substantial portion of the...
  • 'Death to Israel, America' Should Warrant Death Sentence

    08/07/2014 11:21:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2014 | John Ransom
    Your first mistake is that you didn’t bring a MAN with you. The second is that you didn’t come in the dark and bring your masks to hide behind.-- Mark Twain, Huckleberry Finn Jimmy Carter made me do it. I couldn’t help myself, and neither could you. The peacenik Democrat, (1st) Nobel Prize winner, Nuclear Know-Nothing and general Know-it-All reminded me today why I became a conservative in the first place. “Former president Jimmy Carter called on the West to recognize the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hamas as a legitimate ‘political actor’, that represents the bulk of the Palestinian population,” said...
  • Carter and Robinson: The Hamas Jihad’s Useful Idiots

    08/07/2014 6:26:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 7,2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson have jointly penned a characteristically appalling op-ed in Foreign Policy magazine assigning primary blame to Israel for the war in the Middle East. The key to ending the violence, they contend, is for the United States and the European Union to recognize the Hamas terrorist organization as a legitimate “political force.” Equally laughable is Carter and Robinson’s contention that, by its agreement to the unity government, Hamas should be vicariously understood as assenting to the “technocratic” government’s agreement to the three Quartet conditions: “nonviolence, recognition of Israel, and adherence to past agreements.” In reality, as...
  • Jimmy Carter: The Only Way to Fix Gaza is by Giving Hamas Everything It Wants

    08/06/2014 9:24:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/05/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Jimmy Carter just can’t seem to stop reminding everyone of why he was a one-term president. In an op-ed with Mary Robinson, the disgraced former leader drags out the same old line about dealing with Hamas. The op-ed is entitled “How to Fix It”. The solution involves lifting the blockade, paying Hamas salaries and generally giving the terrorist group everything it wants including diplomatic recognition. Carter blames Israel (shocker) for the current conflict, accusing Israel of sabotaging the PLO-Hamas Unity agreement which he calls “a promising move toward peace in the region”. It’s not surprising that Carter’s vision of peace...
  • Jimmy Carter: Hamas a 'Legitimate Political Actor'

    08/05/2014 12:12:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8/5/2014 | JERYL BIER
    Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jimmy Carter takes to ForeignPolicy.com to argue that the key to ending the current war in Gaza is "recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor." Writing along with fellow "Elder" Mary Robinson (part of an "international group of elder statesmen"), the former president pins the blame for the current conflict on Israel's refusal to appreciate a "major concession" made by Hamas in April and to recognize the new Palestinian government formed by the Hamas-Fatah "reconciliation": This tragedy results from the deliberate obstruction of a promising move toward peace in the region, when a reconciliation agreement among...
  • Jimmy Carter speaks - How To Fix It

    08/05/2014 11:41:16 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 26 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | August 4 , 2014 | Jimmy Carter
    Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor. [snip] There is no humane or legal justification for the way the Israeli Defense Forces are conducting this war.
  • How to Fix It: Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor

    08/05/2014 5:38:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 08/05/2014 | Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson
    Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza's third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,600 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. Many in the world are heartbroken in the powerless certainty that more will die, that more are being killed every hour. This tragedy results from the deliberate obstruction of a promising move toward peace in the region, when a reconciliation agreement among the Palestinian factions was announced in April. This was a major concession by Hamas, in opening Gaza to joint control under a technocratic...
  • THE WORST PRESIDENT?

    07/13/2014 5:27:06 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 7/12/2014 | David M. Shribman
    Wow. A reputable poll shows that the public believes Barack Obama is the worst president since World War II. Worse than Richard M. Nixon, driven from the presidency by Watergate? Much. Worse than Jimmy Carter, for decades the very symbol of the feckless chief executive? Loads. Worse than George W. Bush, still a lightning rod on the left and a symbol of disappointment on the right? Definitely. These startling poll results set loose the predictable reaction: A flurry of told-you-so nods on the right and a fusillade of this-tells-us-nothing assertions on the left. For once, they're both right. Obama is...
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski Blames Netanyahu for Conflict with Hamas

    07/11/2014 2:39:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 07/11/2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO Friday's Morning Joe program featured a discussion about the ongoing Israel and Hamas conflict. Joe Scarborough spoke with Zbigniew Brzezinkski the National Security Adviser for Jimmy Carter, famous for helping to create the Taliban, inventing anti-Israel conspiracy theories, and spewing anti-Semitic rhetoric. For viewers who are anti-Israel Brzezinski did not disappoint. He blamed the present conflict on Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu; a right-winger who is "determined to prompt, to precipitate a direct military collision with Gaza." Brzezinski also presented Hamas as a terrorist group that has moderated. It was a tough interview for...
  • Legacy of the Shah haunts the Carter Administration

    07/11/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 8 replies
    FSM ^ | 7/11/2014 | Slater Bakhtavar
    Truth be told, it was principally the Republican party in the United States that saw the value of Mohammad Reza as an ally and treated him with warmth, respect, and friendship. Prominent Republican President Ronald Reagan, who held office from 1980 to 1988, spoke favorably of the Shah, calling him "a stalwart ally" and criticizing Jimmy Carter's attitudes towards him. Another Republican President, the well-known Richard Nixon, who sat from 1969 until 1974, openly praised the Shah. Hosting the Shah at a dinner at the White House, Nixon referenced a visit he had made to Iran in the aftermath of...
  • Same-sex marriage ban in its final moments (Florida)

    07/05/2014 3:33:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ^ | July 5, 2014 | Randy Schultz
    Here's a safe prediction: Florida's same-sex marriage ban is going down. The end could come soon if a Miami-Dade County judge sides with six couples who claim that the ban is unconstitutional. On Wednesday their attorney asked Judge Sarah Zabel to award the plaintiffs summary judgment, meaning they would win without a trial because the facts are clear. Zabel will rule in a few weeks. Based on what has happened in the year since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, however, the six couples should be optimistic. Nearly two dozen consecutive judicial rulings have gone...
  • Iraq Agonistes

    06/24/2014 5:41:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    "The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid 'dens of crime' that Dickens loved to paint. It is not even done in concentration camps and labor camps. In those we see (evil's) final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices."--C.S. Lewis, "The Screwtape Letters" Call it déjŕ vu, the feeling that we've been here before, that events in the news are happening again, only with a...
  • Our Future Is 1979

    06/03/2014 7:29:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/03/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The final acts of the Obama foreign policy will play out in the next two years. Unfortunately, bad things happen when the world concludes that the American president has become weakened, distracted, or diffident about foreign policy. As Richard Nixon became increasingly paralyzed by Watergate in late 1973, the enemies of Israel felt that it was an opportune time to launch their so-called Yom Kippur War. The next year, the negotiated armistice in the Vietnam War collapsed, and the North Vietnamese seized the Mekong Delta and prepared for a final offensive against South Vietnam. In 1979, after two full years...
  • EPIC FAIL: Now JIMMY CARTER is calling Obama an incompetent loser

    05/27/2014 12:28:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 119 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/26/14 | Eric Owens
    t’s been a disastrous couple of weeks for President Barack Obama. His signature legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, is a slow-motion train wreck. His poll numbers have tanked. Now, things have gotten so bad for Obama that former president Jimmy Carter has called President Obama incompetent in the family-friendly pages of Parade magazine. “He’s done the best he could under the circumstances,” Carter said of Obama in an interviewed published on Thursday. “His major accomplishment was Obamacare, and the implementation of it now is questionable at best.” (RELATED: Jimmy Carter: America no longer has a functioning democracy)...
  • Carter: Obama couldn't stop Russia

    03/24/2014 2:22:07 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 24,2014 | Rebecca Shabad
    Former President Jimmy Carter said President Obama couldn’t have done anything to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin from annexing Crimea. “I think that was a foregone conclusion,” Carter said on MSNBC. “He was going to do it regardless of the consequences. I think now, that’s far enough.” In comments Monday on "Morning Joe," Carter compared Obama's response to his own decisions at the White House in 1979, when he decided to boycott Moscow's Summer Olympics after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan.
  • Former US President Carter ‘concerned’ over Egypt

    05/17/2014 9:11:09 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 17, 2014 11:23 AM EDT | Mariam Rizk
    Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is warning Egypt that its transition to democracy after years of political turmoil is faltering ahead of presidential elections later this month. His Carter Center won’t be sending observers for Egypt’s May 26-27 election, which many believe retired Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi handily will win following the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last year that he led. However, the center will be sending a small team of experts. In a statement Friday, the center warned that “Egypt’s political transition has stalled and stands on the precipice of total reversal.” The center said Morsi’s overthrow...
  • Jimmy Carter hails Palestinian unity deal as opportunity for Israel to forge peace

    05/13/2014 5:50:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    "It would be impossible to implement any peace agreement between Israel and just one portion of the Palestinians,” the former president wrote in the "Washington Post." The Palestinian unity agreement between Hamas and Fatah offers Israel an opportunity to move the peace process forward since any future agreement would incorporate all of the West Bank and Gaza, former president Jimmy Carter argues in an op-ed he wrote for The Washington Post on Tuesday. “This reconciliation of Palestinian factions and formation of a national unity government is necessary because it would be impossible to implement any peace agreement between Israel and...
  • Rand Paul Doesna t Know Much about Reagana s Budgets

    04/29/2014 12:45:39 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Patrick Brennan
    Ramesh and Reason’s Nick Gillespie have been going back and forth over Rand Paul’s claim (from a number of years ago) that Jimmy Carter was a more fiscally conservative president than Ronald Reagan. Mother Jones collected a series of appearances over the years in which the Kentuckian argues that Reagan’s budget performance, compared with Carter’s, is evidence Republicans don’t really mean it when they claim the mantle of fiscal conservatism. Gillespie argues that Reagan’s deficits means he wasn’t a fiscal conservative, while Ramesh argues (and Nick seems to agree to some extent) that probably a better measure is rate of increases in spending...
  • John Kerry’s Jewish Best Friends

    04/29/2014 8:57:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | Caroline Glick
    Anti-Semitism is not a simple bigotry. It is a complex neurosis. It involves assigning malign intent to Jews where none exists on the one hand, and rejecting reason as a basis for understanding the world and operating within it on the other hand. John Kerry’s recent use of the term “Apartheid” in reference to Israel’s future was an anti-Semitic act. In remarks before the Trilateral Commission a few days after PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas signed a unity deal with the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror groups, Kerry said that if Israel doesn’t cut a deal with the Palestinians soon, it...
  • Kerry: 'Partisan Politics' Motivates Critics of My 'Apartheid' Comment

    04/29/2014 9:32:16 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/29/14 | John Nolte
    <p>A quick glance at this morning's news coverage makes clear that the media is more than a little eager to let Secretary of State John Kerry off the hook for accusing Israel of devolving into an "apartheid state" if it doesn't make peace with the Palestinians. The media is also going to let Kerry get away with claiming that those who criticized his reprehensible remark are motivated only by "partisan politics."</p>
  • The need for loud, swift action in response to John Kerry’s libelous statements about Israel

    04/28/2014 1:53:48 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 34 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-28-2014 | Bookworm
    Today is Yom Hashoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — a day on which Jews and all civilized people around the globe commemorate the 6 million who died at the hands of virulent antisemites. Israel takes this day very seriously. For those unclear on the whole Israel concept (Obama, Kerry, and State Department, I’m speaking to you), Israel is the only liberal democracy within the Middle East. It’s the only nation in that region that allows all people to worship freely, that accords full rights to women, and that protects all minorities, including sexual and racial minorities, from discrimination, even while...