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“Here I come to save the day!” Jimmy Carter offers to visit Venezuela
Townhall.com ^ | March 1, 2014 | Humberto Fontova

Posted on 03/01/2014 11:54:21 AM PST by Kaslin

Last week Jimmy Carter fired off letters to Venezuela’s fraudulent President Nicolas Maduro and to Venezuela’s defrauded Presidential candidate Enrique Capriles expressing “grave concern” regarding the political turmoil and bloodshed convulsing their nation. From his pulpit at Emory University’s Carter Center, the former U.S. president calls for “dialogue” among the embattled Venezuelan parties and offers to visit the troubled nation--but not as a formal “mediator.”

The news of Carter’s proposed Venezuela visit was only hours old when alarmed Venezuelan anti-socialists sent out an SOS: “Please, desist from your trip,” reads an open letter from Venezuelan blogger/journalist Daniel Duquenal. “You have absolutely no credibility in Venezuela…You have cursed us enough as it is. I can assure you that half of the country has no respect nor credibility for you and the other half (the Castroites) thinks you are a mere fool that they can use and discard as needed.”

Venezuelan continues as a veritable battleground between hundreds of thousands of protestors and thousands of Cuban-trained government police and national guardsmen. Fifteen protestors have been shot dead, hundreds arrested and thousands injured. “I feel as if this were a war zone,” said one resident of the far-western city of San Cristobal, long known for it’ anti-Chavista activism.

Desperate to cow that area’s rebellious residents Maduro even sent some his regime’s Russian-built Sukhoi warplanes to buzz (but not yet bomb) the area. “It doesn’t matter if it takes a month, two months, three months. We have to get rid of this government.” Said one desperate protestor.

This is a very unequal battle. The protestors have overwhelming numbers on their side, but the Cuba-puppet regime has the guns, the planes, the tanks, the truncheons and the tear gas. Better still (for the Venezuelan regime) the hands-on tutelage of their repressive apparatus comes courtesy of a regime (Castro’s) that jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin’s during the Great Terror, and murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitler‘s murdered Germans during his first six. No “security specialists” in the Western Hemisphere can boast anything close to these credentials on their CV.

So like anyone else with stellar credentials Castro’s military and police advisors demand top price for their services. Last year Venezuelan subsidies to Cuba totaled $10 billion. That’s more than double what the Soviets used to send. No, Castro’s KGB-trained murderers and torturers will not work for peanuts.

Alas, Castro’s “security” assistance to Maduro’s regime has lately been revealed as more than strictly “advisory.” Venezuelan social media (the only type still functioning freely in this Cuban satrapy) is leaking out some tragi-comedies: “You’re not Venezuelan!” yells a demonstrator to a heavily armed national Guardsman. “Then sing the Venezuelan national anthem!” and of course the man in the Venezuelan Guardsman’s uniform cannot.

Jimmy Carter has a long and illustrious history of “mediation” in disputed Venezuelan elections, dating back to 1998. In every case his mediation served to legitimize the electoral fraud of Venezuela’s Castroites and socialists. In fact the international legitimacy of Maduro’s fraudulent presidency owes much to Carter himself.

“The voting part” of it was ‘free and fair,” declared Jimmy Carter after Maduro “won” the elections of April, 2013 shortly after Hugo’ Chavez death. “Venezuela probably has the most excellent voting system that I have ever known,” he concluded. Maybe if Jimmy Carter spent less time watching Wayne’s World and more time listening to the Venezuelan opposition he’d know that election was blatantly stolen by Maduro.

Jimmy Carter’s relationship with Venezuela’s current colonial overlords may explain his solicitude for the welfare of the Maduro regime. To wit:

“We greeted each other as old friends,” gushed Jimmy Carter regarding his most recent meeting with Fidel Castro in April 2011.

“In 2002, we received him warmly,” reciprocated Fidel. “Now, I reiterated to him our respect and esteem."

“Jimmy Carter was the best of all U.S. Presidents,” gushed Fidel’s brother Raul while seeing his American guest off personally and jovially after those ultra-amiable meetings.

But Jimmy Carter’s affection for the Castros amounts to more than smiles, handshakes and love notes. On his most recent Cuban visit he appeared on Cuban TV to denounce the U.S. justice system and plead for the release of Cuban terrorist/spies (The Cuban Five) --a conviction by U.S. Federal juries upheld all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, by the way. The charges against Castro’s spies included

•Gathering intelligence against the Boca Chica Air Naval Station in Key West, the McDill Air Force Base in Tampa and the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command in Homestead, Fla.

•Compiling the names, home addresses and medical files of the U.S. Southern Command’s top officers, along with those of hundreds of officers stationed at Boca Chica.

•Infiltrating the headquarters of the U.S. Southern Command.

•Sending letter bombs to Cuban-Americans.

•Spying on McDill Air Force Base, the U.S. armed forces’ worldwide headquarters for fighting “low-intensity” conflicts.

•Locating entry points into Florida for smuggling explosives.

"I believe that there is no reason to keep the Cuban Five imprisoned,” declared Jimmy Carter while being interviewed by a Communist apparatchik on Cuban TV. “I had the opportunity to meet the families of the five Cuban patriots (italics mine), with their wives and with their mothers.....I'm well aware of the shortcomings of the U.S. judicial system (but apparently NOT the Cuban!) but hope that President Obama will grant their pardon. He knows my opinion on this matter, that the trial of the Cuban Five was very dubious, that many norms were violated.”

The man hailed as the “Elder Statesman” of America’s majority political party insulted the judicial system of the nation that elected him President while hosted by a regime that imported its judicial system—lock, stock and barrel—from the heirs of Joe Stalin.


TOPICS: Cuba; Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: castroregime; hugochavez; jimmycarter; leopoldolopez; nicolasmaduro; peanutfarmerfromga; venezuela

1 posted on 03/01/2014 11:54:21 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Please, keep him.


2 posted on 03/01/2014 11:54:44 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Maybe he can build some crappy houses while he’s down there....


3 posted on 03/01/2014 11:55:44 AM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: Kaslin

Don’t we really need him in the Crimea?


4 posted on 03/01/2014 11:57:58 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Kaslin

Swine.

The people of Venezuela should tar and feather the old coot.

He’s a big part of the reason they’re enslaved by the Cubano-commies that run their socialist dystopia.


5 posted on 03/01/2014 11:58:24 AM PST by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Kaslin

I hope Senile Dementia Man goes, and I hope they keep him.


6 posted on 03/01/2014 11:58:51 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Kaslin
<>“Here I come to save the day!” Jimmy Carter offers to visit Venezuela

Send him down there and then provide him with the support that was given to Christopher Stevens.

7 posted on 03/01/2014 11:59:10 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: Kaslin

Captain Liverspots can’t leave for his eternal reward fast enough.


8 posted on 03/01/2014 12:01:37 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: Westbrook
He’s a big part of the reason they’re enslaved by the Cubano-commies that run their socialist dystopia.

Yeah he is. He "confirmed" Chavez had won legitimately when overseeing the election.

9 posted on 03/01/2014 12:01:46 PM PST by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: Kaslin

Carter went into North Korea in 1994/5 to “save the day” by preventing them from developing nukes.

How did that work out?


10 posted on 03/01/2014 12:09:47 PM PST by rbg81
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To: Kaslin

I guess Pee Wee Herman wasn’t available.


11 posted on 03/01/2014 12:12:06 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Kaslin

It would be kind of fun to see TV footage of Jimmah hanging from a Venezuelan lamp post.


12 posted on 03/01/2014 12:14:28 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Isn’t jimmuh like 140 years old? Can’t he ever just go away?


13 posted on 03/01/2014 12:19:48 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: Kaslin
You must go to Venezuela and save the revolution.
14 posted on 03/01/2014 12:27:24 PM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Kaslin

The great Carter colonization in the name of decolonizing the US.


15 posted on 03/01/2014 12:27:51 PM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Kaslin

On ly if they promise to keep him and keep him gaggedup.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 12:30:23 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Kaslin

No.. he’ll only bolster the socialists. He needs to keep to his peanut picking self..


17 posted on 03/01/2014 12:33:05 PM PST by tje
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To: Kaslin

We should use random gmail selection to pick our next president. Guaranteed we couldn’t do worse than our way.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 12:43:16 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Kaslin

Go, Jimmuh, go. And disappear into the streets of Caracas and never return.


19 posted on 03/01/2014 12:50:56 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Kaslin

One of the last times this doofus visited Venezuela, to make sure Chavez won his election, he was run out of a restaurant by a mob of outraged citizens. He deserves no better this time around.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 12:52:33 PM PST by DPMD
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To: Kaslin

Did this disgrace to the Republic bring his own toilet paper? Did he share with his neighbors as instructed by the bible? I doubt it.


21 posted on 03/01/2014 12:53:27 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Richard Lives Yet!)
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To: Kaslin
Last week Jimmy Carter fired off letters to Venezuela’s

Even though he is former POTUS, I would think he needs to inform the State Dept of getting involved in international affairs of other nations...

My bet is Obama asked him via a backdoor request...to help keep his socialist comrade in power...

Nothing would surprise me at all...

22 posted on 03/01/2014 12:55:36 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Kaslin

A bag of peanuts and a case of Billy Beer should turn the tide.


23 posted on 03/01/2014 12:56:55 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, Jimmah — So many dictators to schmooze — so little time — tick, tick, tick — your time is a-comin’........


24 posted on 03/01/2014 12:56:58 PM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Kaslin
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25 posted on 03/01/2014 1:14:22 PM PST by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To the rescue!



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26 posted on 03/01/2014 1:22:02 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Yaelle

We should use random gmail selection to pick our next president. Guaranteed we couldn’t do worse than our way.


The last 4 Democrat Presidents

LBJ

Jimmy Carter

Bill Clinton

Obama

Notice a pattern?


27 posted on 03/01/2014 1:32:41 PM PST by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

Notice a pattern?


Yes, they are growing 30% more openly communist and anti Israel with each president.


28 posted on 03/01/2014 1:33:57 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Kaslin

When leftists do personal diplomacy to other countries, the results are often terrible for those struggling against the tyranny that the leftists support.

When communist Angela Davis was big in leftist circles, she announced her intention to visit eastern Europe, then under the heel of the Soviet Union. The Russians, for their part, broadcast endlessly about how important she was and how she had done so much for “political prisoners” in the United States.

Not too long before, the Soviet Union had invaded Czechoslovakia, and killed many people before replacing their liberal government with a harsh communist one. So some Czech dissidents approached Davis to beg her to speak on behalf of all the Czech political prisoners abused by the Russians.

She looked at them coldly, before responding, “There are no political prisoners in Czechoslovakia. Those criminals who are in prison are there for violating the criminal law.”

And those who even had the temerity to speak to her were shortly thereafter arrested and imprisoned.

But this is a good example of how leftists behave overseas, be it Jimmy Carter assuring everyone that the elections of tyrants were fair; or Cynthia McKinney embracing the tyrant of Zimbabwe and wishing the US was like that; or Jesse Jackson, just generally being a jerk; or even that jackass who recently went to North Korea.


29 posted on 03/01/2014 1:39:14 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Kaslin

Still can’t believe he was EVER able to marry off that ugly ass daughter of his!!!


30 posted on 03/01/2014 1:42:58 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Kaslin

Whose a$$ do you think he’s going to kiss? Marxist a$$ or normal peoples’ a$$?


31 posted on 03/01/2014 1:57:16 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: Kaslin

Perhaps we can send him over to Ukraine.


32 posted on 03/01/2014 2:07:17 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Kaslin

Mighty Mouse theme song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsPa8QgGGkc#t=21


33 posted on 03/01/2014 4:17:21 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

LOL


34 posted on 03/01/2014 5:17:55 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Kaslin

He is just plain dumb. He gets older, but stays just plain dumb. He’s the man who foolishly brought the ayatollahs into power and it’s been downhill for the world ever since.


35 posted on 03/02/2014 12:41:59 AM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Kaslin

Venezuelans: If you listen to Jimmy Carter you’re doomed. Carter never met a totalitarian dictator he didn’t like. The man is a total POS.


36 posted on 03/02/2014 2:11:25 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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