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Jimmy Carter plans trip to Venezuela
American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2014 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 03/01/2014 6:54:36 PM PST by SeekAndFind

What could go wrong? A lot, if you consider the former peanut farmer and president’s last intervention in Venezuela.

Joshua Goodman of AP reports on Carter’s expressed interest in going to Caracas:

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is expressing concern about Venezuela's escalating political crisis and wants to meet with leaders on both sides in an upcoming trip.

Carter, a mediator of past political conflict in the deeply polarized South American nation, made the offer in private letters he sent this week to President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles.

Expressing "grave concern" about the loss of life in recent protests and the risk of more conflict ahead, Carter in the letter to Capriles said that for dialogue aimed at easing tensions to succeed both sides must "send signals of their willingness to alleviate the present state of tension."

For the opposition, that means making clear its commitment to act within constitutional limits and strongly reject violence, the Nobel peace laureate wrote. In turn the government must guarantee the right to peaceful protest and impartial justice for jailed protesters.

"It is difficult for elected officials from opposition parties to resolve differences when they feel threatened and persecuted," Carter wrote.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antisemite; henriquecapriles; horsesass; hugochavez; incompetence; incompetent; jimmycarter; leopoldolopez; nicolasmaduro; venezuela

1 posted on 03/01/2014 6:54:36 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I plan a trip to Plains....


2 posted on 03/01/2014 6:55:13 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SeekAndFind

I can’t wait to get my extra federal holiday.


3 posted on 03/01/2014 6:56:49 PM PST by wideawake
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To: SeekAndFind

All that execrable old b@st@rd will come back with is what a fine chap maduro is. Birds of a feather roost together.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 6:59:54 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why can’t just stay home?


5 posted on 03/01/2014 7:02:20 PM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I sure his reverse Midas touch is just what they need. Wasn't he involved in messing up this country once before?
6 posted on 03/01/2014 7:03:39 PM PST by oldbrowser (Civil service unions are the real government)
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To: SeekAndFind

Jimmy,just go pick your peanuts and stay away from politics.


7 posted on 03/01/2014 7:08:00 PM PST by plainshame
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To: SeekAndFind

I hope the opposition doesn’t fall for this crap. Dictator-lover has already told the opposition to shut up


8 posted on 03/01/2014 7:16:23 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Like flies to a pile of dung...


9 posted on 03/01/2014 7:17:30 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: SeekAndFind

both sides?

Only one side is killing, oppressing and torturing


10 posted on 03/01/2014 7:17:42 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Carter and Maduro in the same room.

They can have their own retard contest.

11 posted on 03/01/2014 7:20:45 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: SeekAndFind

Is he going to help Putin select a good location for a base?????????????


12 posted on 03/01/2014 7:40:25 PM PST by bandleader
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To: bandleader

Jimmy is Obama’s thin red line.


13 posted on 03/01/2014 7:43:39 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well he certainly has aged well, hasn’t he? /s


14 posted on 03/01/2014 8:20:58 PM PST by Mountain Mary ("Where Liberty Dwells, There Is My Country". Ben Franklin)
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To: SeekAndFind

where else would you expect a guy who adores commie dictators to go?


15 posted on 03/01/2014 8:31:44 PM PST by Optimist
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To: Dallas59
Why can’t just stay home?

Why can't he just stay THERE?

16 posted on 03/01/2014 8:36:48 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: TADSLOS

The pressure is off Jimmy since Obama got re-elected.


17 posted on 03/01/2014 8:48:47 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

His own country is going to hell in a hand basket, and he is dogooding in Venezuela? What a dolt!


18 posted on 03/01/2014 8:51:16 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

dobadding in VZ


19 posted on 03/01/2014 8:52:22 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who gives a flying $h*t?? This incompetent fool isn’t dead yet?


20 posted on 03/01/2014 8:54:48 PM PST by ResisTyr ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God " ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

> What could go wrong?

He might come back.


21 posted on 03/01/2014 9:02:51 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Carter, a mediator of past political conflict in the deeply polarized South American nation, made the offer in private letters he sent this week to President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Henrique Capriles.”

I guess this senile old bastard is still trying to salvage his disastrous presidency. I’m hoping he goes there and gets involved in some life threatening deal and somehow doesn’t make it back.


22 posted on 03/01/2014 9:04:41 PM PST by vette6387
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To: SeekAndFind

“It is difficult for elected officials from opposition parties to resolve differences when they feel threatened and persecuted,” Carter wrote.

Why yes Jimma, we here at the Tea Party have noticed
the threats and persecution directed towards us from
the current administation yet we are resolved to
stand firm in our defense of what we believe is right
and just.

Try not to look too much the fool on your trip, it
makes us appear weak. Ok?


23 posted on 03/01/2014 11:20:28 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Jimm-ay!

Time to go home, Jimm-ay!


24 posted on 03/01/2014 11:21:42 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Why would El Presidente Nicolas Maduro need this old fool — Jimmy Carter from Plains, GA — to help him murder Venezuelans? Maduro’s police and para-military thugs are perfectly capable of murdering their own countrymen.
25 posted on 03/02/2014 1:09:23 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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