Skip to comments.Jimmy Carter: At Least Hamas Isn't Corrupt [ Barf Alert ]
Posted on 01/29/2006 9:43:24 PM PST by george76
When asked by the media for his thoughts on the Hamas triumph in the Palestinian parliamentary elections, former President Jimmy Carter replied that while they have a terrorist past, at least they're not corrupt.
One of the complaints by many in the Middle East was the corruption within the Palestinian Authority and Yasser Arafat's Fatah Party.
Arafat himself squirreled away millions of dollars from aid packages that were intended to help the Palestinian people.
However, Carter's comment appears to dismiss the years of death and destruction perpetrated by Hamas on the Jewish State.
One of the first statements made by the leaders of Hamas rebuffed demands to disarm and change its charter. Part of Hamas' charter is the total destruction of Israel and the establishment of an Islamic nation.
Israelis are in shock over this development and they wonder how they will be able to negotiate with these newly empowered Islamic Jihadists in their midst.
It's one thing to fight terrorists living in the shadows, but quite another thing to deal with them when the are legally elected officials in a sovereign nation that borders the Israeli State.
Tehran sent its congratulations to the Palestinians, the Hamas movement, all Palestinians combatants, and the great Islamic [jihad].
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And the never double park.
and they dont jay walk.
Yeah, they wear their hate and antisocial behavior on their sleeve. Why lefties refuse to acknowledge this is beyond me...
At least Hamas isn't corrupt, I mean they only blow themselves up and murder civilians, that isn't so bad.
With the great prosperity Jimmy Carter lead America through, it's no wonder he's a respected American hero with an insightful view on American foreign policy.
(Also the Godfather of stagflation, disco, bell-bottoms, gas lines, mean rabbits, weak American foreign policy, etc.)
In the words of Comic Book Guy: "Worst. President. Ever."
At least Carter's not relevant.
I suppose if you have no morals, you wouldn't recognise corruption if it were staring you in the face.
Corruption is apparently the worst sin to the Left. "Batista was corrupt!" "The South Vietnamese government was corrupt!" And when the alternative is Castro and the North Vietnamese? Well, at least they aren't corrupt! They don't need to be corrupt, since they own everything including their citizens. Now, it's come down to just about open support of Hamas. Carter is a disgusting disgrace.
Can't we exile the peanut farmer to Hamastan, where he can merrily mix with terrorists and terrorist-enablers? The ancient Greeks had a sometimes valuable practice of forcing certain people into permanent exile - it would be find its best usage in the case of terrorist-enabler and leftist moron Jimmuh Carter.
Jimmy, we could say much the same of you, but it wouldn't be any more of a compliment to say it about you than to say it about Hamas.
Jimmah, you need to put a trap on the old pie hole. Your stupidity is GLARINGLY apparent.
Jimmy Carter describing the Nazis, "Sure the Nazis killed millions of people in their concentration camps, but at least they ran a well organized and effective government that dragged Germany out of its depression and gave people meaningful work."
In other news Jimmy Carter also praised China for its economic progress, dismissing China's woeful human rights record with a wave of his hand and an off hand comment about how at least China doesn't have any wasteful billionaires.
I will be ecstatic when Jimmy finally goes off to the old folks home, or more likely, the psychiatric ward, and is never heard from again. Hamas not corrupt? Puh-leeze!
That statement should be enough to remove him from all rational discussions, but it won't.
dementia is such a cruel thing to watch consume someone.
---at least they're not corrupt---
That's the good news?
The bad news is they are primitive, murdering ideologues that give humanity a bad name.
Past? Hamas recently reaffirmed its charter, which calls for the total destruction of Israel. This is a terrorist present.
.....at least they're not corrupt.
You mean they haven't yet had the opportunity to fatten their Swiss bank accounts with American/European taxpayer dollars? Give 'em a little time.
And anyway, didn't Jimmy wholeheatedly support the PLO for decades, a group he now accuses of corruption?
Jimmah's hatred for Israel dominates whatever few brains cells he has left.
Can anyone give me a link to the actual quote of what Carter said?
MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series -No. 1051: "Sheikh Al-Qaradhawi on Hamas Jerusalem Day Online: 'We are a Nation of Jihad and Martyrdom'; 'The Resistance in Palestine, Iraq, and Lebanon Must Go On'; 'We Stand Alongside Our Brothers in Hamas and Islamic Jihad'" (December 18, 2005)
FreeRepublic.com (http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3159944,00.html): "ARAB EMIRATES: HAMAS FOUNDER DIES" (SNIPPET: "Halil Quka, one of the founders of Hamas, died at the age of 58 in the United Arab Emirates. In the 1980s Quka was considered one of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders in Gaza, second only to Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. He was banished from Gaza in the mid-1980s.") (October 26, 2005)
WorldNetDaily.com: "HAMAS 'CAPABLE OF U.S. ATTACKS' Terrorism experts warning nation potentially at risk from militants" by Aaron Klein (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "JERUSALEM - Hamas has cells inside the United States that are technically capable of attacking the country, terrorism experts and senior security officials told WorldNetDaily.") (October 16, 2005)
ADNK.com (AKI): Tel Aviv - "MIDDLE EAST: FIRST HAMAS FEMALE BOMB MAKER CAUGHT, SAYS ISRAEL" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Israeli military has detained a Gaza Strip woman suspected of being the first female bomb-maker employed by the militant Palestinian group Hamas, an Israeli newspaper has reported. Samar Sabih, 22, was sent by Hamas' military wing in the Gaza Strip to the West Bank to train new explosive experts, Tel Aviv daily Haaretz said on Tuesday. Sabih was among a number of suspected militants in recent Israeli military raids, the report said.") (October 11, 2005)
INTELLIGENCE.org.il - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER at the Center for Special Studies (C.S.S.): "'HAMASTAN' - A PALESTINIAN RADICAL ISLAMIST STATE, RULED BY HAMAS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The socio-political makeup of Hamastan (a Palestinian radical Islamist state, ruled by Hamas), as described in interviews granted by Mahmoud al-Zahar, a senior Hamas figure in the Gaza Strip. An alternative to the Palestinian Authority, the agenda presented by Mahmoud al-Zahar is based on strict enforcement of radical Islamic codes in politics, society, and culture. Hamastan, according to Al-Zahar, will become an inseparable part of the global radical Islamic effort spearheaded by the Muslim Brotherhood.") (October 9, 2005)
JIHAD WATCH.org (HAARETZ): "ASSAD SAID TO HAVE GIVEN HAMAS, JIHAD GREEN LIGHT FOR TERRORISM" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Syrian President Bashar Assad earlier this month gave Hamas and Islamic Jihad representatives in Damascus a green light to carry out terror attacks and escalate fighting against Israel, Israel Radio said Wednesday, quoting a high-level Palestinian Authority intelligence dispatch, which was reportedly passed on to Egypt and Israel. Deputy Defense Minister Ze'ev Boim said Wednesday that Israel was aquainted with the dispatch.") (September 28, 2005)
MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 983: "COMMANDER OF HAMAS MILITARY WING WOMEN'S UNIT: 'Our Members Yearn for Martyrdom'" (September 9, 2005) (Read More...)
JNEWSWIRE.com: "HAMAS: CHRISTIAN ZIONISM IS OUR ENEMY" by Jerusalem Newswire Editiorial Staff (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The Hamas terrorist organization has singled out Christian supporters of Israel, putting them on notice that it views their actions as "criminal," making them enemies of the Palestinian Arabs.") (August 22, 2005)
MEMRI.org - Special Dispatch Series - No. 964: "AN INTERVIEW WITH HAMAS LEADER DR. MAHMOUD AL-ZAHAR" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The following are excerpts from an interview with Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar that appeared in Asharq Al-Awsat on August 18, 2005.") (August 19, 2005)
MEMRITV.org - Transcript - Clip No. 731: "HAMAS REPRESENTATIVE IN LEBANON OSAMA HAMDAN: THERE IS A BEGINNING OF EUROPEAN UNDERSTANDING TOWARDS ARMED RESISTANCE" (TRANSCRIPT SNIPPET: "The following are excerpts from an interview with Hamas representative in Lebanon Osama Hamdan, which aired on Al-Arabiya TV on June 24, 2005") (June 27, 2005)
ARUTZ SHEVA.com: "HAMAS BOMB-MAKER STAR OF SYRIAN PRODUCED TV SERIES A 12-part series on the life of the father of suicide bombings, Hamas bomb-maker Yihye Ayyash is set to be aired on the Lebanese-based Hizbullah satellite television station al-Manar." (April 18, 2005)
JIHAD WATCH.org (YNET): "PALESTINIAN GIRL HIDES GUN IN UNDIES" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The soldiers in the Balata refugee camp, a terrorist hotbed, found the gunman inside his house and ordered him to surrender his weapon. He refused, saying he didn't have it. After questioning, they found the man's sister had hidden it her underwear. Troops then arrested the Hamas terrorist. They also found a gun holster and bullets inside the building.") (April 16, 2005) (Read More...)
INTELLIGENCE.org.il - Special Information Bulletin - INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM INFORMATION CENTER AT THE CENTER FOR SPECIAL STUDIES (C.S.S.): "SYRIAN REGIME - PALESTINIAN TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS" (ARTICLE SNIPPET: ""The Tunnels of Hell," a movie produced by Hamas' information department and which appeared in a Hamas forum on the Internet on March 24, 2005. The movie praises and glorifies the explosive-packed tunnels.") (April 4, 2005)
WorldNetDaily.com: "DOCUMENTS SHOW ARAFAT PAID FOR DISCO BOMBING Sent Thank-You Note to Family of Terrorist Who Killed 21, Injured 120" by Aaron Klein (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "The attack on the Dolphinarium was one of the most brutal massacres of the Palestinian intifadah, killing 21 people, mostly teens, on a Friday night in June 2001. More than 120 people were injured in the powerful blast carried out by Hamas terrorist Hassan Khutari.") (September 15, 2004)
IACSP.com: "ABDULLAH ASSAM: THE MAN BEFORE BIN LADEN" by Steve Emerson (ARTICLE SNIPPET: "Those who met Azzam were dazzled by his spellbinding oratorical skills, his capabilities as a military strategist, his religious leadership, and his interminable energy. Azzam helped bring about the mobilization of the Muslim Brotherhood movement more than any other leader. Today, the military wing of Hamas in the West Bank is called the Abdellah Azzam Brigades.")
---Within a year of Mr. Reagan's inauguration, everything changed for the better, like night into day!!---
Like night and day! I hear you. Camp Red Cloud here.
RE: Your picture...
Given his proclivity toward despots, I'm surprised he's only SHAKING HANDS with ol' Yessir!
We should make him relevant and expose the nut in our campaign commercials. Use Carter, Kerry, Clinton, Dean, Boxer, Durbin with their anti-american comments and support for terrorists and just put it out there for the americans to see. We should just do some IN YOUR FACE ads . I'm so tired of the press covering up for these idiots, I really think our candidates should simply run against the Democratic Party!
True, all the people they've killed should have been happy that at least they weren't being murdered by those corrupt Fatah terrorists. Uncorrupt Hamas terrorists kill you with more moral justification which will make it feel better for you to be dead.
terrorist past? As in they don't do that anymore?
His brain is officially peanut butter.
Sure, I see his point:
Nothing at all corrupt about mass murder, terrorism, arms trading, charity scams...
"That looks like the most happiest moment of Carter's destructive life."
"I bet he never washed his hand after that..."
Carter is relevant because he created some of the WORST of our problems today! Remember in 1979 when our people were held hostage for over 400 days by Khomeini and his Iranian thugs? This gave them the impression that the USA was a "paper tiger" which wouldn't even defend its own citizens when held prisoner in its own embassy. By the way, they were only released after Reagan was elected because they knew he wouldn't go on playing that shameful game. And, towards the end, when Carter staged his abortive rescue attempt we couldn't even field three operational helicopters because the defense budget had been decimated by Carter and his fellow Dems. We also had endless gas lines and "stagflation". Carter was an embarrassment to all Americans and the worst president of the 20th century. Yes, the WORST!! He even made Warren Harding look like a pretty good chief executive! and his hangers-on are still around denouncing Bush and the war in Iraq -- like that has-been failure Zbigniew Brzynski. (I'm sure that's misspelled but I've been trying to suppress his memory!)
Weren't these guys taking money from Saddam Hussein when one of their buddies blew himself up?
I'm really not sure how you could call them NOT corrupt.
I don't understand the problem here - wasn't Arafat a Palestinian too, helping himself? :-)
But you are right about one good thing he accomplished-- giving us eight years of Ronald Reagan:
In addition to the high interest rates, I remember the gas lines - unbelievable!
I'd like to say something nice about James Earl Carter now.
I'd like to
I really would
Sorry can't think of anything.
I see those keywords "worstpresidentever" and the like. As the Iranian crisis continues, it's hard to argue against that.
Wait a minute ... didn't he say that we had to work with Arafat since he was the "legitimate" leader of the Palestinians?
Didn't Arafat get a Nobel Peace Prize?
Didn't Carter say, "In 1993, the Norwegians proved in Oslo that Rabin could deal directly with Yasser Arafat as the Palestinians' leader. On both sides, this was an unprecedented recognition of the other's legitimacy."?
Why does Carter now speak ill of Arafat now that he's dead and heap praise on terrorists?
Could it be that Carter is a lunatic?
"Sorry LT Kerry.....Jimmy says he can't make it for Cambodia opp this Christmas......also said he was uspet at the idea of handing out death cards"
Klinton is/was a rapist who gave China hi-tech info, and took campaign $$$ from them, but he always ate his brocoli.
And least it is forgotten, Hamas is much more than just another Fatah. Hamas is an Islamist organization. It has goals beyond Israel and is the enemy of Western Civilization. Hamas is in a rapid and virulent growth stage.
The Israelis were, not long ago, taking out their leadership, including Yasin and Rantisi, may they rest in piss. That policy has not been rescinded or renounced as far as I know. And just recently, Mofaz said they would take out terrorists even if they were government ministers.
Jimma don't like it.
He proved to the world he was a total idiot and then become the energizer bunny stuck on stupid. Lil really screwed up.
At least we know Clinton was out for himself and said what was the best self serving quip, but it seems like Carter actually believes his tripe.
A dumbed down voting machine is to blame. I'm fed up with the useful idiots
Jimmy really is the worst President, ever.
Trust Jimmuh to provide his own unique perspective that is full of cr#p.