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Jesse Jackson: U.S. Is Racist Not to Wage War in Liberia
Newsmax.com ^ | 7-23-03 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 07/23/2003 2:23:41 PM PDT by Paul Atreides

Isn't it fascinating how the same people who so strongly opposed U.S. intervention in Iraq want the exact same thing to happen in Liberia? The charade took a hilarious turn today when Jesse "Shakedown" Jackson piped up.

The Bush administration's reluctance to send more troops to the West African nation proves that race remains "a significant factor," he grumbled today.

"We are turning our backs on Liberia," he said. "Liberia remains a killing field on the back burner."

So why doesn't he go crying to his precious U.N.? And why don't the likes of France and Germany cure the ills of Liberia and the rest of the world?

Jesse, Jesse: Wage peace, not war.


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Eat Rangel and get lost, Jesse!
1 posted on 07/23/2003 2:23:42 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Paul Atreides
He's a first-class Clymer
2 posted on 07/23/2003 2:26:30 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: Paul Atreides
Isn't it a bit odd that Jesse Jackson never visits those African places where the shooting and dying are going on? Why doesn't he get off his sorry ... and get over there and tell them to cut it out. He is an abject coward who only shows up when the shooting stops and when police outnumber troublemakers. To hell with the bastard.
3 posted on 07/23/2003 2:29:12 PM PDT by daddypatriot
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To: daddypatriot
err, actually wasn't he a booster and promoter of Chas. Taylor?
4 posted on 07/23/2003 2:32:14 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: Republicus2001
Yeah we're racist, we're racist. Everything we do is racist. After 35 or more years, Jesse's charges are just kind of losing their punch.
5 posted on 07/23/2003 2:36:23 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Paul Atreides
Stay out the bushes.
6 posted on 07/23/2003 2:36:53 PM PDT by journey7873
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To: Paul Atreides
”So why doesn't he go crying to his precious U.N.?”

And again the liberals, the French, the Germans, the UN all say the US must act. Just like the NK situation is a matter between the US and NK. No calls for a multi-lateral approach, no calls to draft a UN resolution. Clearly when there are no financial interests for these groups there is little sense of responsibility to help in the situation.

7 posted on 07/23/2003 2:36:54 PM PDT by SouthParkRepublican
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To: Republicus2001
I'd feel differently than I do about Jesse and the black leadership if they had come out for the victims of 911. They only care about the black part of the American population and only when it is convenient for them financially, IMO.
8 posted on 07/23/2003 2:40:16 PM PDT by Thebaddog (Fetch this!)
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To: Republicus2001
Yep, he sure was. When Clinton appointed him "ambassador at large" to Africa, one of his first actions was to prop up Charles Taylor, and "legitimize" him and his regime. A job for which, he reportedly was paid handsomely in diamonds.
9 posted on 07/23/2003 2:44:42 PM PDT by JRjr (hMMM?)
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To: Paul Atreides
A critical mass of those formerly quiescent spirochetes in Rebrend Jacksuhn's brain stem appears to have taken up new digs in his frontal lobes. Sometime soon he will start shrieking and drooling in public, just like Wangel [on the subject of the Uday/Qusay takedown, for example] has ever since they blew the attempted coup d' etat in Florida. That really crushed their bones, which is why so many of them are unhinged today and getting crazier all the time.
10 posted on 07/23/2003 2:44:49 PM PDT by Bedford Forrest (Roger, Contact, Judy, Out. Fox One. Splash one.)
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To: Paul Atreides; flicker; cherry_bomb88; FBD; jla
Jesse Bump!!
11 posted on 07/23/2003 2:45:16 PM PDT by sultan88 ("I keep a close watch on this heart of mine, I keep my eyes wide open all the time...")
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To: Paul Atreides
I think the Rev. Jackson should hurry to Liberia and straighten things out. He is well known for being able to go to faraway places to bring peace. Let us encourage him to go. But go unarmed and in peace and remember that guns kill.
12 posted on 07/23/2003 2:46:53 PM PDT by Temple Owl
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To: daddypatriot
It's a sure bet that Jesse sees a potential shakedown for some more mistress money in Libberia.
13 posted on 07/23/2003 2:47:04 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: Paul Atreides
Eat Rangel and get lost, Jesse!

Are you calling Jesse a CharlesRanglehole?

14 posted on 07/23/2003 2:49:17 PM PDT by skeeter (Fac ut vivas)
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To: Bedford Forrest
More mental masturbation from the inconsequential one. Jesse better start concentrating on that pesky tax return and forget 'bout Africa. And by the way what about the black on black slavery thing in the Sudan or Chad or some other hole in the wall peasantville.
15 posted on 07/23/2003 2:51:34 PM PDT by ping jockey (It only takes $.13 to do the job correctly.)
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To: Republicus2001
As the president and Pentagon ponder whether to send U.S. troops to Liberia, many Americans will be surprised to learn that the crisis there was in part the creation of a U.S. political leader who claims to champion Africans' right to self-governance: Jesse Jackson.

As President Clinton's special envoy for Democracy and Human rights in Africa, starting in October 1997, Jackson became the administration's point man for Africa.

It was Jackson who legitimized both Liberian strongman Charles Taylor and his protégé, the machete-wielding militia leader in neighboring Sierra Leone, Cpl. Foday Sankoh. The two hacked to death several hundred thousand citizens of their respective countries.

Jackson's involvement in the diamond wars of Liberia and Sierra Leone arguably caused tens of thousands of African children to be murdered, because his political support for ruthless killers masquerading as political leaders encouraged them to continue their mayhem

http://www.freespeech.com/archives/000551.html

The tragic story of Liberia's long spiraling descent into the inferno requires many more pages than a newspaper column can permit. I devote an entire chapter to it in "Shakedown," my unauthorized Jackson biography. But here are some lowlights:

* In May 1999, Jackson "kidnapped" President Laurent Kabbah of Sierra Leone, according to Kabbah advisers I interviewed, and flew him to neighboring Lome, Togo, where Jackson forced him to sign a cease-fire with rebel leader Foday Sankoy.

* That July, under the terms of a powersharing agreement which Jackson helped negotiate and which Kabbah vigorously resisted, Sankoh was released from house arrest, made a vice president in a new national unity government and put in charge of Sierra Leone's diamond mines.


* Sankoh then began smuggling out thousands of diamonds, many of which he sent to Charles Taylor in Liberia in exchange for weapons. Jackson repeatedly raised the issue of the illicit diamond trade and the clandestine arms supplies with Taylor, who simply denied the charges. Jackson never pressed him further.

* Jackson stayed in contact with Sankoh, phoning him repeatedly with words of encouragement. Braced by this support and funded by the diamond trade, Sankoh built up his Revolutionary United Front (RUF) forces, ignoring Jackson's pleas to disarm and give peace a chance. New fighting broke out in January 2000 in the hinterland. Jackson's cease-fire lasted less than six months.

* By May 2000, the fighting in Sierra Leone took on crisis proportions, when Sankoh's fighters murdered U.N. peacekeepers and took 500 of them hostage. Meanwhile, Liberia, which has no diamonds, reported that it had exported $300 million worth of diamonds the previous year.

* Jackson made one final attempt to halt the bloodshed in mid-May 2000, but was warned by the U.S. embassy in Freetown not to set foot in Sierra Leone because of widespread popular anger over his role in rehabilitating Sankoh, a known mass murderer. One local journalist wrote bitterly that the U.S. civil rights leader was better known in Africa as a "killer's rights" leader.

* Jackson's final contributions to the "peace process" were vain attempts to cajol Taylor to "negotiate" an end to the hostage crisis, since Taylor was the godfather of the RUF and Sankoh's arms and diamond broker.

* Arriving in Monrovia, Liberia, at the peak of the crisis, Jackson declared, "President Taylor has been doing a commendable job negotiating for the release of the hostages. All the hostages should be freed, and freed now. There is no basis for delay, there is no basis for negotiations."

http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/162.htm
16 posted on 07/23/2003 2:53:00 PM PDT by Weimdog
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To: Paul Atreides
When is Je$$e Jackass going to enlist?
17 posted on 07/23/2003 2:55:03 PM PDT by Sparta (Check out my new blog, http://bayousage.blogspot.com)
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To: Paul Atreides
But, Jesse, this line just wont fly at an A.N.S.W.E.R. rally.
18 posted on 07/23/2003 2:56:04 PM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: Weimdog
The Bush administration's reluctance to send more troops to the West African nation proves that race remains "a significant factor," he grumbled today

OK, let's make Jesse happy and make sure we do this EQUALLY. Let's debate this for the next 14 months domestically, in the media, and at the UN before we FINALLY decide to take matters into our own hands and do something.
19 posted on 07/23/2003 2:59:05 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: skeeter
I'm telling Jesse to eat a big steaming pile of Rangel.
20 posted on 07/23/2003 2:59:27 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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To: ping jockey
I'm just surprised that it took so long for the racism charge to surface.
21 posted on 07/23/2003 3:01:00 PM PDT by Paul Atreides
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U.S. Is Racist Not to Wage War in Liberia

That is a tautalogical fallacy on Jesse Jackson's part. For him, the US is always racist.

He should realize how much he marginalizes himself by ALWAYS coming out against Republicans or against the US when it is run by Republicans. He can't help but make tautalogical arguments from that.

22 posted on 07/23/2003 3:02:42 PM PDT by krb (the statement on the other side of this tagline is false)
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To: Republicus2001
Yes, he was.

From anyone else, calling this kind of attention to one's own malfeasances would be idiotic, but Jesse knows the media won't call him on this stuff.

23 posted on 07/23/2003 3:06:44 PM PDT by The Hon. Galahad Threepwood
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To: Paul Atreides
The first time a US soldier kills a Liberian, Jesse will say it is a racist war.
24 posted on 07/23/2003 3:07:55 PM PDT by Salman
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To: Paul Atreides
Why isn't JJ calling for war in Rhodesia (aka Zimbabwe) to defend the white farmers being persecuted because of their race? Could it be that Jackass Jackson is the worst sort of racist there is - one who exploits race hatred for profit?
25 posted on 07/23/2003 3:22:32 PM PDT by LexBaird (Tag. You're it!)
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To: Paul Atreides
Did I miss Jesse's principled demand for US involvement in Rwanda?
26 posted on 07/23/2003 3:27:03 PM PDT by Buck W.
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Jesse Jackson: U.S. Is Racist Not to Wage War in Liberia

I can not believe it took the scum bag this long to bring it up. Get lost Jesse.

27 posted on 07/23/2003 3:41:21 PM PDT by Mark17
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To: zencycler
OK, let's make Jesse happy and make sure we do this EQUALLY. Let's debate this for the next 14 months domestically, in the media, and at the UN before we FINALLY decide to take matters into our own hands and do something.

14 months? Make it 12 years. The War on Terror should be winding down about then and we want to give Liberia the same chances Iraq had.

28 posted on 07/23/2003 4:11:29 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Under advice from my lawyer I will now be known as Mostly Harmless Teddy Bear)
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To: Mark17
I am suprised that self righteous bastard isn't going there himself with his rainbow/push cronies. I wish he'd jump on a sword.
29 posted on 07/23/2003 4:16:42 PM PDT by mrmeyer
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To: Thebaddog
chances are prob 15.8% of the 9/11 victims WERE afro-americans
30 posted on 07/23/2003 4:18:42 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: skeeter
isn't that what a Clymer is for - the Rangel?
31 posted on 07/23/2003 4:20:54 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: Weimdog
the U.S. civil rights leader was better known in Africa as a "killer's rights" leader.
ping
32 posted on 07/23/2003 4:24:00 PM PDT by Republicus2001
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To: LexBaird
Of course Jesse is a racist,a racist of the worst kind,he profits from it.

Jesse Jackson is in the "race business" and it has given him a very nice,tax free life.

We should all be so lucky!
33 posted on 07/23/2003 4:30:56 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Paul Atreides
Go suck an egg.
34 posted on 07/23/2003 6:13:48 PM PDT by Mfkmmof4
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To: Paul Atreides
No-one's keeping you from enlisting, Jesse. Go for it.
35 posted on 07/23/2003 6:14:57 PM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Temple Owl
"I think the Rev. Jackson should hurry to Liberia and straighten things out. He is well known for being able to go to faraway places to bring peace. Let us encourage him to go. But go unarmed and in peace and remember that guns kill."

I think your sentiment is beautiful. The only thing I would add is that we should reassure the adulterous Rrrrevrund Zhaquessuhhhhhhn that all Africa needs is a few rhyming plattitudes.


36 posted on 07/24/2003 6:09:39 AM PDT by blanknoone
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To: Paul Atreides
bttt
37 posted on 07/24/2003 7:16:42 AM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: mrmeyer
I wish he'd jump on a sword.

LOL, now, now, be nice. He really is a useless person isn't he?

38 posted on 07/24/2003 8:01:07 AM PDT by Mark17
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To: Paul Atreides
So why doesn't Jesse Jackson show his leadership? Go to Liberia and ask Taylor to step down.
39 posted on 07/24/2003 8:03:12 AM PDT by Calpernia (Runs with scissors.....)
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To: mhking
Jesse Jackson ping
40 posted on 07/24/2003 8:03:29 AM PDT by Calpernia (Runs with scissors.....)
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To: Thebaddog
>>>>black leadership

make that 'self proclaimed' black leadership. Real leaders don't intentionally keeps others down to profit off of their demise. That is a dictator.

Jesse Jackson and company hate the real black leaders. They could never follow in their footsteps.
41 posted on 07/24/2003 8:07:02 AM PDT by Calpernia (Runs with scissors.....)
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To: The Hon. Galahad Threepwood
Awesome link Honorable Threepwood!

Web exclusive 11/12/01
Dirty diamonds

By Michael Barone


What do Jesse Jackson, Pat Robertson, and al Qaeda have in common?

The answer is: They all have been associated with the bloody Liberian dictator Charles Taylor.

The al Qaeda connection is the one that has most recently come to light. In a November 2 Washington Post article, Douglas Farah reported that "the terrorist network led by Osama bin Laden has reaped millions of dollars in the past three years from the illicit sale of diamonds mined by rebels in Sierra Leone." Al Qaeda has been buying the diamonds at below-market rates in Africa and selling them for higher prices in Europe. Diamonds are easy to transport and smuggle, and diamond transactions are hard to trace; al Qaeda evidently increased its purchases in July, presumably in anticipation of its bank accounts being frozen. The diamonds are mined in Sierra Leone by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels, who famously hacked off the arms and legs of hundreds of people and built up an army of boys. Since 1998, the diamonds have been sold for cash in Liberia to al Qaeda agents by the RUF's diamond dealer, alleged to be a Libyan-trained Senegalese rebel. There is big money here: A United Nations panel estimated RUF diamond sales in 1999 at $75 million. Farah writes that Taylor receives a commission on each sale in Liberia; Taylor has repeatedly denied this.

BUMP!!!!
42 posted on 07/24/2003 8:10:59 AM PDT by Calpernia (Runs with scissors.....)
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To: rdb3; Khepera; elwoodp; MAKnight; condolinda; mafree; Trueblackman; FRlurker; Teacher317; ...
Black conservative ping

If you want on (or off) of my black conservative ping list, please let me know via FREEPmail. (And no, you don't have to be black to be on the list!)

Extra warning: this is a high-volume ping list.

43 posted on 07/24/2003 8:36:28 AM PDT by mhking
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To: Paul Atreides
What about Congo, Sudan, Zimabwe, Sierra Leone, Ivory Coast and all the other imploding African hell holes that are killing fields? Why is Liberia the flavor of the month?
44 posted on 07/24/2003 8:39:18 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Paul Atreides
I believe the proper playground taunt here is "takes one to know one".

Jesse Jackson calling anything racist is like Democrats calling Republicans Fascists (oops, attacking a sacred myth!)
45 posted on 07/24/2003 8:41:06 AM PDT by bigghurtt (http://bigghurtt.com)
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To: mewzilla
If he enelists, I'm predicting an accident in the field. (many of the Black soldiers I know can't stand him)
46 posted on 07/24/2003 8:43:55 AM PDT by bigghurtt (http://bigghurtt.com)
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To: Travis McGee
It's politics. And Bush walked right into it.
47 posted on 07/24/2003 9:34:07 AM PDT by tru_degenerate ('I have not always been right, but I have always been sincere.' - WEB Du Bois)
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To: Travis McGee
"Why is Liberia the flavor of the month? "

Because American's are imperialists that are out to establish colonies, and Liberia is one of our early colonies. /sarcasm\


48 posted on 07/24/2003 2:47:54 PM PDT by Susannah (Over 200 people murdered in L. A.County-first 5 mos. of 2003 & NONE were fighting Iraq!!)
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To: krb
That is a tautalogical fallacy on Jesse Jackson's part. For him, the US is always racist.

Jesse Jackson is a tautological fallacy.

49 posted on 07/28/2003 6:10:30 PM PDT by ShorelineMike (Two wrongs don't make a right ... but ten thousand wrongs make the NAACP.)
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To: Sparta
"When is Je$$e Jackass going to enlist?"

Ya beat me to it.

50 posted on 07/28/2003 6:15:03 PM PDT by the Deejay
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