Friday, April 18, 2008

Carter becomes "useful idiot" for Hamas and Terrorists

Carter, better known now as the “useful idiot,” bulls his way despite objections by the State Department, the White House, and many Democrat Congressmen. The “useful idiot” has now given Hamas legitimacy regardless of their record of brutal murders of innocent civilians, including US Citizens. Of course, the “useful idiot’ showed no understanding of terrorism during his term as “failed President” and the 444-day Hostage fiasco.

It seems that Carter knows some Israeli government folks who would meet with Hamas but has yet to name them. But then there are always those who would appease even the devil if they thought it would give them power. We can see that within our own Congress and in the Democrat candidates running for President, namely Barack Obama who, like Carter, has never heard of a terrorist he would not like to meet with and placate.

The “useful idiot” still has not learned that one does not make deals with terrorists and enemies of the US. Nevertheless he continues his quest for what? If he is seeking some kind of legacy as a peacemaker, then he has a long way to go, for his so-called peace with the ME lasted no longer than it took the ink to dry. Carter defended his decision to play the role of “useful idiot,” stating that the most important single foreign-policy goal of his life is to “bring peace to Israel and peace and justice to Israel’s neighbors.” His actions, however, and his 2006 book comparing Israel’s occupation of the Gaza Strip with South African apartheid, say otherwise.

So far, all Carter, the “useful, or perhaps useless idiot,” has accomplished amounts to emboldening the terrorists. The comments from them give proof that Carter is only useful to terrorists:

Hamas official Mushir Masri, in a fiery speech Friday to thousands of Hamas supporters in Gaza, said the meetings with Carter were proof that Hamas was not a terrorist group, but a national liberation movement.

Thank you, Jimmy, for once again proving that you have no idea who or what terrorists are. You failed to understand that in 1979, and you have only become a ‘’useful idiot’’ to terrorists once again.

"It confirms the failure of the U.S. and European policies of ignoring Hamas," he told the crowd. "It confirms that all the countries that assume Hamas is a terrorist group should reconsider."

Thank you, Jimmy, for once again proving that you believe that you know more than all the countries that have declared Hamas a terrorist group and showing that, just as with the Ayatollah in 1979, that you really don’t know what you are doing.

As long as terrorist groups see “useful idiots” as willing to placate and to compromise with them, they will only grow bolder. Carter and his glory-seeking have not only emboldened Hamas but the terrorists in Iraq as well. Al Queda has increased its attacks since news of Carter's fiasco was to begin. The terrorists see an ally not only in Carter but in Obama and will do all within their power to bring such weak-kneed individuals to power in the US. Carter and Obama, two pea(nuts) in a pod. Today Hamas had this to say: Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to the Hamas Prime Minister, said, "We like Mr. Obama, and we hope he will win the election. He has a vision to change America."

We need change in America, but not the kind of change that wins kind words from Hamas. These statements and others like them prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that neither Obama nor Carter have a clue when it comes to terrorism and how to deal with such.

The quote and award from the Patriot Post sums up my thoughts on Carter, the “useful idiot”.

This week’s ‘Alpha Jackass’ award

“I feel quite at ease in doing this. I think there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that, if Israel is ever going to find peace with justice concerning the relationship with their next-door neighbors, the Palestinians, that Hamas will have to be included in the process... I think it’s very important that at least someone meet with the Hamas leaders to express their views, to ascertain what flexibility they have, to try to induce them to stop all attacks against innocent civilians in Israel and to cooperate with the Fatah as a group that unites the Palestinians, maybe to get them to agree to a cease-fire—things of this kind... I’ve been meeting with Hamas leaders for years.” —Jimmy Carter

ADDENDUM: Hamas said it would carry out more attacks to break the blockade of Gaza, imposed after Hamas' violent takeover of the territory nearly a year ago. Saturday's bombing at Kerem Shalom was the fifth attack on Israelis at Gaza passages since last week.

Thank You Jimmy Carter for emboldening Hamas .


MORE ON THE "USEFUL IDIOT" “Was there any part of the globe, from the Caribbean to the Middle East, from Haiti to North Korea to the Balkans, where Jimmy Carter didn’t cozy up to dictators? Wherever he goes, tyrants smile. The long, dispiriting trail of former President Carter’s overseas travels has been marked by one diplomatic disaster after another. As for Jimmy Carter’s role as a monitor of free-and-fair elections, the low point must have come when he gave his blessings to Robert Mugabe’s takeover in Zimbabwe. Naturally, utter disaster followed. It hasn’t ceased there since. And now Mr. Carter is at it again, [paying] court to just about the bloodiest terrorist leader in the Middle East, which is no mean distinction in those violent parts. He [lent] his ex-presidential presence to terrorist chieftain Khaled Meshaal, who as head of Hamas hides out in Damascus under Syrian aegis. (Let others die for the cause in Gaza; its leader is quite comfortable, thank you.) The only proper greeting for someone like Mr. Meshaal would be, ‘You’re under arrest.’ Instead, saw Jimmy Carter pay his usual homage to those who champion violence. He calls this peace-seeking. Which raises the question, if this is promoting peace, what would encouraging violence be?” —Paul Greenberg


Carter says Secretary Rice "not telling truth"

By Matthew Bigg 1 hour, 37 minutes ago

ATLANTA (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday accused Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice of not telling the truth about warnings she said her department gave Carter not to speak to Hamas before a Middle East trip.

Which is it Mr.Carter? Are you having a senior moment or just flat out lying? It seems that this article published April 11, 2008 shows that not only did the White House advise you not to meet with Hamas leaders but also the State Department. If your memory is that bad Mr. Carter then you had better stay at home. You might go and forget where you came from… But then again, maybe that wouldn’t be a bad idea.

White House urges Carter not to meet Hamas leader

Published: April 11, 2008, 08:33

Washington: The White House has urged former president Jimmy Carter to cancel plans to meet with the leader of Hamas, the US State Department said.

Carter is to meet next week Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal who lives in exile in Syria. His spokeswoman neither confirmed nor denied whether the meeting would take place.

On Thursday, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack counselled Carter against talks with Hamas officials.


fredgregory said...

Words fail me. What a dumbass.

You said it all !!

Ticker said...

Fred his claim to be doing this and not attempting to influence a foreign government is a sham. He is in direct violation of the Logan Act.

The Logan Act is a United States federal law that forbids unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. It was passed in 1799 and last amended in 1994. Violation of the Logan Act is a felony, punishable under federal law with imprisonment of up to three years.

No one has ever been prosecuted under the act. Perhaps it is time.

Ticker said...

Read the language and see where he is in direct violation.

§ 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.

Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.

1 Stat. 613, January 30, 1799, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953 (2004).

Anonymous said...

You know Tic, I voted for Carter and then couldn't wait to vote against him. His Presidency ended my hero worship of "John Kennedy Democrats".
I find him such an enigma. Here is a man who truly is a rocket scientist and yet embraces this craven attitude toward the most heinous organizations in the world. Is it naivety that causes this? Surely not. Has he no concept of the lessons of history, or does he have a "Jehovah-complex" that makes him think he can rewrite preordained outcomes?
Maybe there is reincarnation and he is Neville Chamberlain who is destined to take the wrong tact time after time. Maybe Billy got all the common sense. Who knows?
I still can't help but feel that he believes in his heart, that no matter how many disastrous mistakes he makes, he is doing the "right" thing. I don't know whether to be mad at him, or pity him. I lean toward the latter.

Ticker said...

The Jehovah-complex. Yes G-hogg you have pretty much summed it up. In the psychology field we refer to that as the Messiah complex. He feels that he alone can save the world. The nut in Iran has the same complex but he wishes to speed up the end and bring the return of the 13th Imaman which will bring peace to the world. Both are very dangerous individuals.

Bubba said...

"You know Tic, I voted for Carter and then couldn't wait to vote against him. His Presidency ended my hero worship of 'John Kennedy Democrats'."


I voted for McGovern in 72, Carter in 76. I learned my lesson.

Never again will I be that stupid.

I quit Liberalism cold turkey, and never looked back.

Maggie M. Thornton said...

AF, you left a comment on my cross-post at Faultline - UN Continues to Corrupt Itself - A Chavez Connection.

I would love to quote you on a follow-up piece about S.2433, along with credit to you. This is the portion I would use:

With the permission of AF Ticker, I have quoted him here:

"Senator Obama wants to tie the U.S. into spending millions, if not billions, on Global Poverty. His Senate Bill S-2433, along with the already passed House version, never mentions the money involved, and for good reason. They don’t want anyone to know how much the money would be. The attempt at hiding the money in this Bill is ingenious to say the least. However, it is outright prevaricate, for it certainly took some maneuvering and underhanded thinking on the part of Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) in his HR 1302 and by Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) in his S2433 to come up with the idea.

The claim that there is no money provided for in this Bill is partially true in that it never directly mentions the money needed to fund this act. However, if one reads the U.N. Millennium Development Goals as set forth by Jeffery Sachs, it is easy to find out where the money is hidden.

AF's comments got my attention.

So, I'm here to ask permission to use your name and comment.

You probably are not familiar with my writing and leanings. I'm solidly conservative. I'm a member of CAHL, etc.

You can feel free to email: maggiesnotebook at cox dot net

You made some wonderful points in your comments.

Maggie's Notebook

Brenda Bowers said...

Carter's accomplishments are many: no other ex-president has managed to blunder as many times as he has. BB

fredgregory said...

I recall former Speaker Jim Wright may have violated the Logan Central America and never was sanctioned

WomanHonorThyself said...

useful idiot indeed Ticker!..and a dangerous one at that!