Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

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.”

(snip)

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: carter; jimmycarter; terrorism; terrorists
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-25 last
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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

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)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

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
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-25 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson