Skip to comments.Jimmy Carter -- Governor, President . . . Traitor?
Posted on 01/27/2005 6:32:40 PM PST by hope
|Omega Letter Christian Intelligence Digest|
Jimmy Carter -- Governor, President . . . Traitor?
Commentary on the News
Monday, January 24, 2005
- Omega Letter Editor
Although the United Nations have blocked most investigations that disclosed UN involvement in Oil-for-Food profits, the details are beginning to leak out, and so are some of the names of those who benefited from the world's largest con game.
The Oil-for-Food program allowed Iraq to sell a limited amount of oil under U.N. supervision. All proceeds were to go to provide food, medicine and other humanitarian items for the Iraqi people.
While the program was in progress, Saddam - again, with the aid of many others in the international community - insisted that the United States was not allowing enough oil to be sold through the program.
This week Samir A. Vincent, a naturalized U.S. citizen who came here from Iraq, pleaded guilty in an American court to charges that he received as much as $5 million to help Saddam steer "oil-for-food" money into the dictator's pockets. And Vincent said he helped lobby for the program's limits to be eased so Saddam could make even more money.
Congressional investigators estimate that Saddam made more than $21.3 billion in illegal revenue - about $7 billion skimmed from the Oil-for-Food program and more than $13 billion from illegal oil smuggling.
The $60 billion program began in 1996 to permit Iraq to sell limited amounts of oil under U.N. supervision to buy food and medicine for the Iraqi people, who were suffering under U.N. sanctions imposed after the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
In a statement to the court, Vincent said: "I hope my guilty plea and my agreement to assist the Department of Justice in investigating these matters will help not only the United States but also the Iraqi people as they struggle to rebuild their nation."
Vincent pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Manhattan Tuesday to being an illegal agent of Saddam in violation of U.N. sanctions on Iraq and related U.S. tax laws. He faces up to 28 years in prison. However, he "flipped" in hopes of a lighter sentence and, Attorney General John Ashcroft said, is cooperating with investigators.
As part of his plea, Vincent testified that in 1996, during negotiations over the "oil-for-food" program, he channeled payoffs to a U.N. official in exchange for favorable influence in the international body. Some of those names are, to say the least, startling.
Among them are former president Jimmy Carter, who met with Vincent and three Iraqi clerics at his home in Plains, Georgia, in September 1999.
The purpose of the meeting, according to a Carter spokesperson, was "to hear their views on the plight of children in Iraq and the impact of the U.N. sanctions on Iraq."
Before the visit, Carter was already on record as opposing sanctions against Iraq. According to the New York Sun, Vincent also allegedly reported on his meetings to Iraqi intelligence officials.
A Saddam-era Iraqi weekly once praised Carter for being 'in sympathy with the suffering Iraqi people' for speaking out against the 'stringent' sanctions imposed on Iraq by the UN at US insistence after the first Gulf War.
The paper claimed Carter had promised to send his wife Rosalynn and his son, Chip Carter, to Iraq to highlight the effect sanctions were having on Iraqi civilians, running the story alongside a photo of Carter and the three Iraqi clerics Carter met with at his home.
The Justice Department said that, as a lobbyist, Vincent met with a number of high-ranking US officials, but refused to identify most of them, citing a policy of withholding the names of people who are involved in a matter under investigation but not suspected of wrongdoing.
(Jimmy Carter's name was evidently NOT among those being withheld by the DoJ)
Jimmy Carter has used his status as a former president to interfere with US foreign policy regarding Iraq, going all the way back to the first Bush presidency.
In November 1990, two months after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, Carter wrote a letter to the heads of state of the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council.
Carter urged the countries to drop their support for Bush's proposed military solution, reversing his own 'Carter Doctrine' of the 1970's which stated;
"Any attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America, and such force will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force.")
Right up to Bush's Jan. 15 deadline for war, Carter continued his shadow foreign policy campaign. On Jan. 10, he wrote the leaders of Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Syria and asked them to oppose the impending military action.
"I am distressed by the inability of either the international community or the Arab world to find a diplomatic solution to the Gulf crisis," he wrote. "I urge you to call publicly for a delay in the use of force while Arab leaders seek a peaceful solution to the crisis. You may have to forego approval from the White House, but you will find the French, Soviets, and others fully supportive. Also, most Americans will welcome such a move."
(It is no small coincidence that the nations Carter cited just before the 2003 invasion as 'fully supportive' of efforts to drop sanctions and leave Saddam in office were the nations who were the beneficiaries of most of the stolen oil money.)
Former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft later accused Carter of violating the Logan Act, the law that prohibits American citizens from conducting unofficial foreign policy.
In 1994, Carter travelled to North Korea to undermine negotiations with Kim Il Sung over his developing nuclear program. While there, Carter praised the 'Great Leader' as being intelligent, vigorous and well informed in the affairs of the world.
He declared Pyongyang to be a "....bustling city where shoppers pack the department stores" reminding him of the Wal-Mart in Americus, Georgia. He acclaimed the peaceful intentions of Kim's regime and stated "I don't see that they are an outlaw nation."
Again, Carter confused the foreign policy of the U.S. government with his own personal inclinations and conducted some free-lance diplomacy, this time on CNN.
After meeting with Kim Il Sung, Carter went live on CNN International, infuriating the Clinton administration.
His motive: Undermine the Clinton administration's efforts to impose U.N. sanctions on North Korea. Carter believed sanctions threatened the agreement he had worked out.
By speaking directly to the world about the prospects for peace, he knowingly encouraged countries like Russia and China, which were resisting a sanctions regime (and collecting fat checks from Saddam Hussein in return).
Carter did the same thing during his trip to Haiti later that year. During his mission as envoy there, he also defied orders from Secretary of State Warren Christopher.
Carter is recognized internationally as being so profoundly anti-American that he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, for no other reason than to give the Bush administration, 'a kick in the leg', admitted Nobel Chairman Gunnar Berge.
Deliberately undermining US foreign policy and giving aid and comfort to the enemy during wartime, was, at one time, considered treason.
Americans and Brits who worked as propagandists for the Axis, like Lord Haw Haw, Axis Sally and Tokyo Rose, were all convicted of treason following World War II.
But what was treason a generation ago is now sufficient cause to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize and become the toast of the international community for opposing the national interests of the country he once led.
That, in and of itself, is enough reason to heed the call of a new organization, called 'Move Forward America' which is sponsoring an ad campaign aimed at kicking the UN out of the United States as a subversive organization.
Excerpted from the Omega Letter Daily Intelligence Digest, Volume 40, Issue 22
You forget drooling senile idiot
too much throwing the traitor word around.......but naive, simpleton, no backbone, easily influenced, poor leader blah blah.....traitors do this crap on purpose to hurt us.......he actually believe's the sh** he does is right thus making him ignorant......but alas, no traitor
agreed....some people around here throw out the words "traitor and RINO" as if they were new play toys that just got for Xmas.......
Ex-presidents seem to get a free ride...they're all part of an exclusive club and the incumbent President never wants to go after any of them no matter what they do. But maybe Carter could be named as an "unindicted co-conspirator" in the case, like Nixon was during Watergate.
Bill Clinton -- Governor, President . . . Traitor?
Two peas in a pod.
Thanks, I think Carter was one of our worst presidents ever too, but cmon- he served the navy, served his state, served the nation, and now helps poor people with shelter from the cold and rain when he is not trying to foster democracy where he can.
Sure he belives too easily, and has shown some poor judgement, but he became the President of our country- which is a darn bit farther than the people calling him that filthy word are going to go.
If anything is going to hurt conservatives, its this lack of ability to measure a response....
Jimmy Carter Under Fire for Recruiting Soviets Against Reagan
Wes Vernon, NewsMax.com
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002
WASHINGTON Former President Jimmy Carter owes an explanation to the American people for his behavior during the Cold War, says the author of a new book.
"Reagans War reveals new information that Carter, as president and later as a private citizen, sought the help of an avowed foreign enemy of this country to undermine Reagans candidacy in 1980 and, even more shocking, tried to cripple President Reagans foreign policy in 1984.
The former Democrat president, who had been ousted by voters four years earlier, wanted the Soviets to help him put a Democrat back in the White House.
Speaking Tuesday at a seminar at the Institute of World Politics, the books author, Peter Schweizer, said Jimmy Carter owes a full explanation, and then depending on his answer, a decision could be made as to whether the former president "stepped over the line from pure dissent to giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
NewsMax.com CEO Christopher Ruddy has written that Carter "may well have committed treason by enlisting the help of the Soviet Union in the 1980 and 1984 presidential elections.
"Its a fair question for him [Carter] to give his account of what happened, and a response, which he has not done, the author told NewsMax.com. "Then, you know, depending on his reaction and response, there needs to be further discussion. The other thing potentially that perhaps ought to be asked [is] that Moscow release any files it has on the meetings.
"All we have right now, Schweizer added, "is based on these accounts by [former Soviet Ambassador] Dobrynin. And it begs the question: Is there any more material based on his [Carters] dealings with Moscow?
'Carter Won't Forget' Soviet Assistance
Schweizers book, which is going straight to the top of the best-seller list, reveals that during the 1980 campaign when Reagan was gaining in the polls, Carter "dispatched [pro-Soviet industrialist] Armand Hammer to the Soviet Embassy for a secret meeting with Ambassador Dobrynin to ask for Soviet help with Jewish emigration and other potential vote-getting issues for a sitting president. The Soviets were promised that "Carter wont forget that service if he is re-elected.
Schweizer reports that when Reagan was running for re-election in 1984, Carter himself visited Ambassador Dobrynin warning there "would not be a single agreement on arms control, especially on nuclear arms, as long as Reagan was in power.
Carter wanted the Soviet Union to help the Democrats regain the presidency. History shows his prophecy about no hope for a nuclear arms agreement to be wrong. It was a part of Reagan's success in ending the Cold War on Americas terms.
Asking Carter to explain to Americans this part of his stewardship is most "reasonable, in Schweizers view. When he asked the former president about this, all the author got was "No comment.
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 force historians to revise the history of the Cold War.
Schweizer, after scouring once-classified KGB, East German Stasi and Soviet Communist Party files, discovered incontrovertible evidence that the Soviets not only played footsie with high-ranking Democrats, they also worked behind the scenes to influence American elections.
In "Reagan's War," Schweizer shows how the Democrats worked with Moscow to try to undermine Reagan before and after he became president.
Jimmy Carter's Dirty Tricks
Soviet diplomatic accounts and material from the archives show that in January 1984, former President Jimmy Carter dropped by Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin's residence for a private meeting.
Carter expressed his concern about and opposition to Reagan's defense buildup. He boldly told Dobrynin that Moscow would be better off with someone else in the White House. If Reagan won, he warned, "There would not be a single agreement on arms control, especially on nuclear arms, as long as Reagan remained in power."
Using the Russians to influence the presidential election was nothing new for Carter.
Schweizer reveals Russian documents that show that in the waning days of the 1980 campaign, the Carter White House dispatched businessman Armand Hammer to the Soviet Embassy.
Hammer was a longtime Soviet-phile, and he explained to the Soviet ambassador that Carter was "clearly alarmed" at the prospect of losing to Reagan.
Hammer pleaded with the Russians for help. He asked if the Kremlin could expand Jewish emigration to bolster Carter's standing in the polls.
'Carter Won't Forget That Service'
"Carter won't forget that service if he is elected," Hammer told Dobrynin.
Carter was not the only Democrat to make clear to the Russians where their loyalty lay. As the election neared in 1984, Dobrynin recalls meetings with Speaker of the House Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill.
O'Neill told Dobrynin that no effort should be spared to prevent "that demagogue Reagan" from being re-elected.
Jimmy Carter and the 40 Ayatollahs
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2002
By Middle East standards the Shah of Iran was a progressive democrat. In the eyes of President Jimmy Carter and certain foreign policy factions in the State Department and various think tanks, the Shah represented the heart of darkness.
In an article in May 2002, NewsMax's Chris Ruddy pointed out:
"Remember Carter's human rights program, where he demanded the Shah of Iran step down and turn over power to the Ayatollah Khomeini? "No matter that Khomeini was a madman. Carter had the U.S. Pentagon tell the Shah's top military commanders about 150 of them to acquiesce to the Ayatollah and not fight him.
"The Shah's military listened to Carter. All of them were murdered in one of the Ayatollah's first acts.
"By allowing the Shah to fall, Carter created one of the most militant anti-American dictatorships ever."
[See: Jimmy Carter's Trail of Disaster.]
As has been reported in NewsMax previously, Carter still receives a great deal of money from the Arab world for his Carter Center in Atlanta.
Good post. Thanks!
Makes you wonder what Carter looks like when he's posing with Castro or that Stalinist midget in North Korea, huh?
Keep reading the posts I left here, Jimmy Carter is a TRAITOR!!
The most despicable figure in American politics in two different centuries. I'll bet he's dashing off a letter to the Oscars right about now, chastising them for not nominating Fahrenheit 9/11.
Your reply deserves a BTTT.
Here's to getting the truth out about Jimmy Carter.
Yawn. Reagan posed with Gorby when he thought it would help. I already said Carter was a lousy CinC and POTUS in general. I stand by what I said- you throw that filthy word around so lightly, and it's you who comes into question.
spare me, calling a traitor a traitor makes ME a traitor??
I think you ran out of ex-lax...
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