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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

NeoCons and Israelis Attack Carter, Abbas is Bush Junior

I always thought Jimmy Carter was a less than spectacular President. In his defense, I don't think anyone would have been able to do a good job at the time.
Carter is, without doubt, our nations best expert on the Middle East. He was pissed after the elections in the occupied territories because Bushco, the NeoCons, and the Israeli hardliners refused to recognize the outcome of a democratic election.
I didn't like it either, but that's how the Palestinian people voted.
Now, the obvious outcome has transpired, Palestinian civil war. Carter is speaking out, and the Administration has immediately set to work to discredit Carter as being "out of touch" in the Middle East.

Jimmy Carter says U.S. aims to split Palestinians
19 Jun 2007 16:36:40 GMT
Source:Alertnet & Reuters

Israeli-Palestinian conflict
More By Jonathan Saul

DUBLIN, June 19 (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said on Tuesday Washington's support for the Palestinian Fatah group and the blocking of aid to Gaza were part of a mistaken policy aimed at dividing Palestinians.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah dismissed Hamas from the government last week and formed a new cabinet in the occupied West Bank after gunmen from the Islamist group took over the Gaza Strip.

Abbas violated the results of a monitored election and Palestinian authority law by doing this. He is becoming a wonderful NeoCon.
In a bid to shore up Abbas, the United States and the European Union pledged on Monday to lift a 15-month old embargo on the Palestinians imposed after Hamas won elections and rejected their calls to recognise Israel and renounce violence.

My, they moved fast, like they were expecting this to happen.
Carter, on a visit to Dublin, said the United States and Israel had done "everything they could to prevent accommodation between Hamas and Fatah".
Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas has said he still considers a 3-month-old unity coalition, in which he is prime minister, as the legitimate Palestinian government and accuses Abbas of participating in a U.S.-led plot to overthrow him.

The criminal traitors in the White House and a small group of Israeli Likud racists just put Haniyeh and Hamas on the moral high ground. Shows how much they understand. Once again, they make the terrorists stronger.
Fatah has rejected a Hamas overture for "dialogue" and banned all contacts with the group.
"This effort to divide Palestine into two peoples now, I think it is a step in the wrong direction," Carter said.

"There is no effort being made outside to bring the two together."


U.S. President George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met in Washington on Tuesday and pledged to work together to strengthen Abbas against Hamas Islamists.

Carter, who was president from 1977-1981 and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his charitable work, has been highly critical of Bush's Middle East policies. In May he described Bush's presidency as "the worst in history".
"This departure on human rights is completely incompatible with all the predecessors in the White House," he said.

Actually, I disagree with this statement with only one word---CHINA.
"It's excused inadequately by the aftermath of 9/11 that the terrorism threat is so great that we can abandon our basic American principles on human rights," he said. "I strongly disagree with that(emphasis added)."

That last passage alone puts Carter in direct conflict with the traitors in D.C.
I have been watching the "think tank" gang, Benjamin Netanyahu(former Likud P.M.), and the whole Bush/NeoCon machine lash out at Carter. Carter knows more about what's going on over there than all of those crooks combined.
I'm not Jewish, but I did grow up in a half Jew, half protestant household. I don't know any American Jews who think Israel should be getting such a blank check from the U.S. Most of my family have become more and more uncomfortable with the behavior of Israel at the expense of the U.S. They are a strange group of Jews, they think that they are Americans first, Jews second.
There are also a lot of Jews, here and in Israel, that remember the man who brought Israel the greatest wave of peace and security in its' history, Jimmy Carter.
Keep that in mind as you hear all of the Carter bashing in the days ahead.
If I can stick up for Old Jimmy, you can too.

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