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Ex-President Carter wants sanctions weakened on terrorist groups
The Hill ^ | June 20, 2013 | Julian Pecquet

Posted on 06/20/2013 6:41:28 AM PDT by maggief

Former President Jimmy Carter is spearheading an effort to convince the U.S. to weaken sanctions on terrorist groups so that peace organizations can legally work with them.

In a petition to Secretary of State John Kerry delivered Thursday, Carter and other foreign policy experts ask Kerry to exempt peace groups from policies that make it a crime to offer negotiation training and humanitarian law classes to terror groups.

“The Secretary of State can, and should, exempt peacebuilding activities from this counterproductive application of the law,” says the petition. “Doing so would open the door for professional peacebuilders to fully engage in helping to end armed conflicts and suffering around the world, while making the U.S. safer.”

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The petition is signed by more than two dozen groups and former officials, including Mercy Corps; Andrew Natsios, former administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development under President George W. Bush; retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering; and Anne-Marie Slaughter, the Director of Policy Planning at the State Department from 2009-2011.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: carter; jimmycarter; terrorism; terrorists

1 posted on 06/20/2013 6:41:28 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Jimmah, don’t you get it, the muzzie nut jobs want us all dead.


2 posted on 06/20/2013 6:45:21 AM PDT by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: maggief

Still screwing things up after all these years....


3 posted on 06/20/2013 6:45:35 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: maggief
We have Breitbart for 43 years.

Meanwhile this puts - this toxic buffoon - goes on and on.

4 posted on 06/20/2013 6:45:45 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Puts=putz


5 posted on 06/20/2013 6:46:31 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: maggief

....Still scared s*#tless of rabbits.


6 posted on 06/20/2013 6:47:01 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: maggief
President Carter......the guy who went to war with 6 helicopters.

'Nuff said.

7 posted on 06/20/2013 6:48:12 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: maggief

It is amazing that he got to be this old and still doesn’t have any common sense.


8 posted on 06/20/2013 6:48:22 AM PDT by rocksblues (The Obama administration the most unlawful, corrupt administration in US history.)
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To: Vaquero
Still crazy
After all these years
Oooooooh
Still crazy
After all these years...
9 posted on 06/20/2013 6:49:18 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: rocksblues
Carter's brain should be donated to medical science either now or after he passes away so that modern medicine can figure out, how a relatively young man in the mid-1970’s already showed signs of the advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease which only grew worse with age and still, some people paid attention to what he had to say...

In a quirk of history, another (current) President managed to outdo him in sheer naivete, foolish policies and idiocy.

10 posted on 06/20/2013 6:53:50 AM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: maggief
Heard it was a rumor but must be ... jimmi took himself out of the peanut business and thinks raising chickens is a better alternative.
11 posted on 06/20/2013 6:54:37 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: maggief

@$$holes don’t change their stripes.


12 posted on 06/20/2013 6:56:07 AM PDT by kenmcg (scapegoat)
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To: maggief
“Sometimes when I look at all my children, I say to myself, "Lillian, you should have stayed a virgin." Lillian Carter.

More true today than ever before.

13 posted on 06/20/2013 6:56:42 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: maggief

Oh when, just when is this worthless POS going to take a dirt nap?


14 posted on 06/20/2013 6:56:48 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: maggief

Jimmy Carter: “Love your enemies and hate your friends and family”


15 posted on 06/20/2013 6:57:33 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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To: maggief

“The organization told The Hill that in the past efforts to build bridges with the Taliban in Afghanistan, Hamas in the Palestinian territories and leftist guerillas in Colombia have all been stymied.”

My heart bleeds...


16 posted on 06/20/2013 7:00:22 AM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: maggief

Oh, Lord, here we go again. That old buzzard needs to just sit in front of a window in a rocking chair and leave the rest of the world alone.


17 posted on 06/20/2013 7:13:56 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: maggief

Well, can’t he just sign an ex-executive order or sumpin?


18 posted on 06/20/2013 7:17:37 AM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: maggief

Maybe Jim-bob should run for office. Otherwise, I don’t care what he “wants”.


19 posted on 06/20/2013 7:38:22 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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To: maggief

Jimmy! You don’t need to have this decriminalized. Just take it upon yourself - go to the most violent terrorist camp and do a sensativity training class. Just do it. You da man.


20 posted on 06/20/2013 7:52:13 AM PDT by mom.mom
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To: maggief
Isn’t it about time Castro out lived him?
21 posted on 06/20/2013 7:54:29 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: maggief

And this is the guy who broke Herbert Hoover’s old record for living longest after his term ended, huh?


22 posted on 06/20/2013 7:57:00 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Innovative

They have been stymied, primarily, because those groups of crazies keep killing people. Amazing how that works.


23 posted on 06/20/2013 8:06:52 AM PDT by Pecos (If more sane people carried guns, fewer crazies would get off a second shot.)
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To: maggief

Jimmy Carter was a bad president and a bad ex-president. He just had PR skills.

He carried empty suitcases to look like a normal person carrying his own luggage. (for those in rio linda, he was faking)

He CURRENTLY will say one thing in spanish bashing the USA and another thing in english praising the USA.

His carter center was and is set up to be a “shadow” state department pushing his left wing agenda.


24 posted on 06/20/2013 9:14:30 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: duckman

He’s trying to pay them back for their decades of financial support.


25 posted on 06/20/2013 10:27:00 AM PDT by DPMD
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