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Posted on 08/20/2015 10:51:06 AM PDT by Dave346
After former President Jimmy Carter criticized the government of Israel during a Thursday press conference for having no desire for a two-state solution with the Palestinians, MSNBC Hardball host and former Carter speechwriter Chris Matthews hailed his old boss: ...he stuck it to [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu. Why not?...He might as well stick it to the guys whove caused him trouble, as hes seen it, especially Netanyahu. Why not stick it to Netanyahu? He deserves it.
Matthews added: So I think Carter is still that guy, that gutsy guy who knows how to stick it to guys hes quite ready to that to. So hes still there. He's all there...
Minutes later, Matthews continued praising Carters willingness to denounce Israel:
I think Carter has taken a lot of hits for his position on Israel, and yet his heart is clear on that....His animosity towards Netanyahu is real. And sometimes you wonder whether the people who have offered tough love to Israel are better guides to its future than some of the people who claim to be its best protectors.
Matthews then blasted opponents of the Iran nuclear deal: "And you watch this whole fight over the Iranian nuclear deal and you wonder, are the people pushing for the deal, maybe theyre better friends of Israel than the ones opposing it because you have to be very discerning in watching that."
Here are excerpts of MSNBCs live August 20 coverage of Carters press conference regarding his recent cancer diagnosis:
MATTHEWS: That's him. I'm telling you, it's going to be definitive, its going to be remarkable and it's going to be honest as hell because Jimmy Carter never tells you a lie.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
Thank you, Jimmy, for helping us move past being sympathetic to you over your cancer. Please go ahead and die now, thanks.
Jesus is about to take Jimmy Carter’s wheel via Cancer.
If Matthews were alive in 1943 his quotes might resemble these:
“This way to the showers.”
“Do you have any gold or silver fillings?”
“You’ll get you clothes back in a couple of minutes.”
“Be a good Jew and stay in line. After the shower you will see your family.”
He’s one of those Irish-American anti-semites. My family were different in this way but I’ve run across this stuff before.
Partisan Media Shill Alert!
Honest as H*LL? H*LL is a likely destination for the one of the 5 worst presidents in US History and Jimmie better start getting right with the Lord very, very soon.
Hard for me to get the bottom order right - so many deserving choices - Buchanan, Wilson, Carter, Obola, the brothers Johnson Andrew and Lyndon, both commie Roosevelt’s Ted (first progressive R) and Frank (hard core leftist who wanted to be king).
And it doesn’t seem like his eternal destination will have any more peace than the Middle East.
35 Years Ago: An Iranian Revolution Thanks to Jimmy Carter
Feb. 11, 2014 10:00am
Dr. Michael D. Evans
Dr. Mike D. Evans, a New York Times bestselling author, has for decades served as a key liaison between millions of evangelical Christians and Israel. His most recent novel, The Locket was released in early 2013.
President Jimmy Carter was the last Liberal Left president to attempt with the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini what President Barack Obama is now attempting to do with Iranian President Hasan Rouhani: negotiate.
Rouhani, a Shia cleric, has learned his lessons well from Khomeini.
When Carter entered the political fray in 1976, America was still riding the liberal wave of anti-Vietnam War emotion. Carter was persuaded that the Shah was not fit to rule Iran. In his anti-war pacifism, Carter never got it that Khomeini, a cleric exiled to Iraq, was preparing Iran for revolution. His weapon of choice was not the sword but the media. Using tape cassettes smuggled by Iranian pilgrims returning from the holy city of Najaf, he fueled disdain for what he called gharbzadegi (the plague of Western culture).
In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader’s office on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech to members of the paramilitary Basij force at the Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque in Tehran, Iran. Khamenei says pressure from economic sanctions will never force the country into unwelcome concessions as nuclear negotiators resumed talks with world powers. Khamenei also blasted U.S. government policies, including threats of military action, but said Iran has “no animosity’” toward the American people and seeks “friendly” relations. (AP Photo/Office of the Supreme Leader)
In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leaders office on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech to members of the paramilitary Basij force at the Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque in Tehran, Iran. Khamenei says pressure from economic sanctions will never force the country into unwelcome concessions as nuclear negotiators resumed talks with world powers. Khamenei also blasted U.S. government policies, including threats of military action, but said Iran has no animosity toward the American people and seeks friendly relations. (AP Photo/Office of the Supreme Leader)
Carter pressured the Shah to make what he termed human rights concessions by releasing political prisoners and relaxing press censorship. Khomeini could never have succeeded without Carter. The Islamic Revolution would have been stillborn.
Under Carters predecessor, Richard Nixon, the U.S. had enacted what became known as the Twin Pillar Doctrine. His approach was to establish American military substitutes in various regions, especially in Iran and Saudi Arabia, to deter the Soviet Union and provide protection for U.S. interests. Iran received such a designation and was thus guaranteed access to U.S. arms in abundance.
Carter perceived Khomeini as a religious holy man in a grassroots revolution than the founding father of modern terrorism. Carters ambassador to the United Nations, Andrew Young, said Khomeini will eventually be hailed as a saint. Carters Iranian ambassador, William Sullivan, said, Khomeini is a Gandhi-like figure. Carter adviser James Bill proclaimed on Feb. 12, 1979, that Khomeini was not a mad mujahid, but a man of impeccable integrity and honesty.
Just as Carter administration officials pursued a relationship with Khomeini, so did Barack Obama state during his first election campaign that he wanted to sit down without preconditions for talks with Irans president and leaders from other rogue states.
Farah Pahlavi, wife of the former Shah, told me during an interview in her home:
My husband said to me that if Jimmy Carter keeps this up, ultimately Khomeini will come back and with him will come an Islamic revolution. The Russians will invade Afghanistan, Iraq will go to war against Iran, and who knows what horror will come upon the world.
During the same interview, the empress talked about Cartershuman rights issue:
What happened to those who cared so much for human rights? How come when the Shah left, the Iranian people didnt have any rights anymore? What happened to the women? There is oppression which exists in the name of religion in Iran. What happened to those who cared?
Asadollah Alam, appointed prime minister by the Shah in July 1962, was Pahlavis personal confidant. Alam and the Shah had been classmates at the exclusive Swiss boarding school, InstitutLe Rosey. He remained in office through major industrial and social reforms implemented by the Shah, sometimes referred to as the White Revolution. Alam wrote of the Shahs concerns over Carters election in his diary: Who knows what sort of calamity he [Carter] may unleash on the world?
In an interview with President Valery Giscard dEstaing, the former president of France during the time of Americas first crisis with Iran, I was told that in 1979 he met with Carter in Guadalupe for a summit, as did Helmut Schmidt of Germany and James Callahan of Great Britain. Carter told this group of men that the U.S. was going to support Khomeini instead of the Shah of Iran. In essence, Mr. dEstaing said he realized the U.S. was trading its strongest pro-Western Persian Gulf ally in favor of a terrorist Muslim cleric.
I was horrified, said dEstaing. The only way I can describe Jimmy Carter is that he was a bastard of conscience.
Army Demonstration...The Iranian Islamic Republic Army demonstrates in solidarity with people in the street during the Iranian revolution. They are carrying posters of the Ayatollah Khomeini, the Iranian religious and political leader. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Army Demonstration The Iranian Islamic Republic Army demonstrates in solidarity with people in the street during the Iranian revolution. They are carrying posters of the Ayatollah Khomeini, the Iranian religious and political leader. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
Congress took on the task of human rights in 1961 as a direct result of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. and the Nixon administrations foreign policy debacles. A law was passed that established official prerequisites for the limitation or rejection of assistance for a nation or nations that repeatedly deny basic civil liberties for people. The law was an attempt to dissociate theU.S. from the unethical and abusive actions of beneficiaries of foreign assistance. Aid would no longer be dependent on a seeming pro-American stance; it would be given to those nations which valued human rights and self-determination.
What made pursuing a human rights agenda even more attractive to Carters foreign policy team was a congressional amendment to the Act in 1976 that made the president responsible for the determination of which countries were guilty of abusing the human rights of its citizens.
The escape clause giving the president more decision-making latitude lay in the words extraordinary circumstances exist which necessitate a continuation of security assistance for such country. This allowed a sitting president leeway to determine what aid to which countries was in the national interest of the U.S. Such wording made it possible for Carter to launch his campaign against the Shah of Iran while simply ignoring other abusive regimes such as the one in Indonesia and ultimately being instrumental in the Shahs ouster.
With the election of Jimmy Carter and his stance against the Shah, the U.S. was suddenly deprived of level heads that would have provided access to Persian Gulf oil. A relationship that for decades had been friendly had become adversarial. A deviously clever, manipulative fanatic was suddenly in control of all decision-making in Iran, an old man who had no desire to negotiate with his sworn enemythe Great Satan.
As the Iranians relentlessly pursued the Shahs assets, purported to be stashed in American banks, Khomeinis negotiators demanded a total of $24 billion dollars be transferred to a bank in Algeria. Just days before Carter was to leave office, Iran capitulated and agreed to Carters demands to pay off loans owned to U.S. banks. In marathon sessions new drafts were produced, new documents drawn, and the Bank of England was approved as the repository of escrow funds. Shortly after 4 a.m. on Inauguration Day, Jan. 20, 1981, the Carter administration relinquished $7.977 billion to the Iranians. According to one source, the transfer required 14 banks and the participation of five nations acting concurrently.
Since the talk of lessening sanctions on the Islamic republic, former President Carter has been surprisingly silent. Could it be that even he realizes the danger of a nuclear Iran?
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Netanyahu is trying to save his nation and millions of lives.
You and the terrorists known as Palestinians want to see the extermination of people who are Jewish.
Another reason why I could care less what afflicts and happens to that worthless democrat traitor. He’s been wasting perfectly good oxygen for far too long.
For a number of years after he cried in the Oval Office about being thrown out of office, the people of Plains would not talk to him, or acknowledge him and he became a recluse. Everyone knows a loser. Let us free up a couple of SS agents.
Matthews is all about ‘sticking it to people’...probably wishes someone would stick it to him; yes I went there!
Get a clue, Jummah! God gave the entire land to Israel, FOREVER. To agree on a two state arrangement would be crass disobedience and ingratitude on Netanyahu and Israel’s part.
And when Christ comes back to rule on Earth, His headquarters, in The New Jerusalem, will be centered over the Middle East.
that gutsy guy..... WHO LEFT AMERICANS IN IRAN FOR 444 DAYS
May Jimmah’s gravestone be a urinal.
That's four quoted "stick its" in one night. That's a lot, even for Chris Matthews, right?
Let me get this straight... A feeble old former (completely inept) president “took it to” a former, highly-decorated and patriotic Sayeret officer? Only in your very “damp” dreams Chris!
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