Skip to comments.“Here I come to save the day!” Jimmy Carter offers to visit Venezuela
Posted on 03/01/2014 11:54:21 AM PST by Kaslin
Last week Jimmy Carter fired off letters to Venezuelas fraudulent President Nicolas Maduro and to Venezuelas defrauded Presidential candidate Enrique Capriles expressing grave concern regarding the political turmoil and bloodshed convulsing their nation. From his pulpit at Emory Universitys 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 Carters 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 areas rebellious residents Maduro even sent some his regimes Russian-built Sukhoi warplanes to buzz (but not yet bomb) the area. It doesnt 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 (Castros) that jailed political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalins during the Great Terror, and murdered more Cubans in his first three years in power than Hitlers 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 Castros military and police advisors demand top price for their services. Last year Venezuelan subsidies to Cuba totaled $10 billion. Thats more than double what the Soviets used to send. No, Castros KGB-trained murderers and torturers will not work for peanuts.
Alas, Castros security assistance to Maduros 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: Youre 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 Guardsmans 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 Venezuelas Castroites and socialists. In fact the international legitimacy of Maduros 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 Waynes World and more time listening to the Venezuelan opposition hed know that election was blatantly stolen by Maduro.
Jimmy Carters relationship with Venezuelas 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 Fidels brother Raul while seeing his American guest off personally and jovially after those ultra-amiable meetings.
But Jimmy Carters 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 Castros 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 Commands 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 Americas majority political party insulted the judicial system of the nation that elected him President while hosted by a regime that imported its judicial systemlock, stock and barrelfrom the heirs of Joe Stalin.
Please, keep him.
Maybe he can build some crappy houses while he’s down there....
Don’t we really need him in the Crimea?
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.
I hope Senile Dementia Man goes, and I hope they keep him.
Send him down there and then provide him with the support that was given to Christopher Stevens.
Captain Liverspots can’t leave for his eternal reward fast enough.
Yeah he is. He "confirmed" Chavez had won legitimately when overseeing the election.
Carter went into North Korea in 1994/5 to “save the day” by preventing them from developing nukes.
How did that work out?
I guess Pee Wee Herman wasn’t available.
It would be kind of fun to see TV footage of Jimmah hanging from a Venezuelan lamp post.
Isn’t jimmuh like 140 years old? Can’t he ever just go away?
The great Carter colonization in the name of decolonizing the US.
On ly if they promise to keep him and keep him gaggedup.
No.. he’ll only bolster the socialists. He needs to keep to his peanut picking self..
We should use random gmail selection to pick our next president. Guaranteed we couldn’t do worse than our way.
Go, Jimmuh, go. And disappear into the streets of Caracas and never return.
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.
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.
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...
A bag of peanuts and a case of Billy Beer should turn the tide.
Oh, Jimmah — So many dictators to schmooze — so little time — tick, tick, tick — your time is a-comin’........
We should use random gmail selection to pick our next president. Guaranteed we couldnt do worse than our way.
The last 4 Democrat Presidents
Notice a pattern?
Notice a pattern?
Yes, they are growing 30% more openly communist and anti Israel with each president.
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.
Still can’t believe he was EVER able to marry off that ugly ass daughter of his!!!
Whose a$$ do you think he’s going to kiss? Marxist a$$ or normal peoples’ a$$?
Perhaps we can send him over to Ukraine.
Mighty Mouse theme song:
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.
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.