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Carter: Netanyahu too eager for war with Iran
The Washington Times ^ | 6 March 2012 | David Eldridge

Posted on 03/07/2012 6:34:57 AM PST by COBOL2Java

Former President Jimmy Carter expressed concerns Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be too willing to go to war with Iran.

“I don’t think that’s his first preference, but I think he’s much more eager to go to war with Iran than President Obama [is]. And I was glad to see President Obama discourage that immediate resumption of hostilities between Israel and its neighbors that the Israelis seem to be inclined to do,” the former president said in an interview with The Washington Times-affiliated “America’s Morning News” radio broadcast.

Mr. Netanyahu is in Washington this week to meet with Mr. Obama and other American leaders about the Iranian nuclear program, and Mr. Carter said “my hope is that President Obama will prevail and we can avoid war with Iran.”

“I think the economic sanctions would be adequate,” Mr. Carter added. “War with Iran can and should be avoided.”

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: carter

1 posted on 03/07/2012 6:35:09 AM PST by COBOL2Java
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To: COBOL2Java

Who cares what this idiot thinks!!!


2 posted on 03/07/2012 6:36:21 AM PST by ontap
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To: COBOL2Java
Carter: Netanyahu too eager for war with Iran

Well, at least he'd go to war with more than the 5 helicopters you did.

3 posted on 03/07/2012 6:36:58 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: COBOL2Java

Pretty easy to say when you don’t live on ground zero.


4 posted on 03/07/2012 6:37:10 AM PST by circlecity
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To: COBOL2Java

Me: Carter too eager for another Holocaust.


5 posted on 03/07/2012 6:38:29 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: COBOL2Java

Mr. Carter undermined the Shah, and was subsequently humiliated by the religious fanatics that took over.

We don’t need your advice. Actually, it would be more helpful if you just kept your mouth shut on anything relating to Iran.


6 posted on 03/07/2012 6:38:42 AM PST by RFEngineer
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To: COBOL2Java

Don’t forget that this comes form the lesser of the Carter brothers. Billy had a pair.


7 posted on 03/07/2012 6:39:11 AM PST by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Carter is nothing more than a drooling antisemite. Israel doesn’t need this cowards permission to attack Iran and I thank God for that.


8 posted on 03/07/2012 6:39:11 AM PST by mardi59 (I'm not looking for MTV, I'm looking for MVP. Newt 2012!)
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To: COBOL2Java
Mr. Carter said he has met recently with the Muslim Brotherhood’s political and religious leadership, and “they know it’s very important to Egypt to maintain peace with Israel.”

“They assured me personally — and they have made public statements accordingly — that they will honor the peace treaty that I helped to negotiate back in 1979 … and I don’t have any doubt that they will carry out their promise to me.”

Oh...well if they assured you then I'm sure it's fine. Muslims wouldn't dare lie to infidels like you Mr. Carter...

9 posted on 03/07/2012 6:39:23 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: RFEngineer
FIFY: "...Actually, it would be more helpful if you just kept your mouth shut on anything relating to Iran."
10 posted on 03/07/2012 6:40:17 AM PST by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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To: COBOL2Java
So THIS is what Obummer means when he tells Israel "we've got your back????? Looks like the only committment is how much Obummer "deeply cares".

Q You might not be beating the drums of war, but you did very publicly say, we’ve got Israel’s back. What does that mean?

THE PRESIDENT: What it means is, is that, historically, we have always cooperated with Israel with respect to the defense of Israel, just like we do with a whole range of other allies — just like we do with Great Britain, just like we do with Japan. And that broad statement I think is confirmed when you look at what we’ve done over the last three years on things like Iron Dome that prevents missiles from raining down on their small towns along border regions of Israel, that potentially land on schools or children or families. And we’re going to continue that unprecedented security — security commitment.

It was not a military doctrine that we were laying out for any particular military action. It was a restatement of our consistent position that the security of Israel is something I deeply care about, and that the deeds of my administration over the last three years confirms how deeply we care about it. That’s a commitment we’ve made.

11 posted on 03/07/2012 6:45:57 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: COBOL2Java

Geez! Life is soooooo unfair. Ronald Reagan lives out his post presidency slowly dying of Alzheimers while this idiot stays healthy as a horse and won’t close his stupid mouth!


12 posted on 03/07/2012 6:46:31 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: COBOL2Java

Give ole Jimma a hammer and tell him to go pound some nails somewhere.


13 posted on 03/07/2012 6:46:59 AM PST by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: RFEngineer
Yes, we can thank St. Jimmy the Good for midwifing the Iranian regime that threatens the world with nuclear holocaust.

And not to forget, both The Pig Kennedy and St. Jimmy went to the Soviet Embassy to ask for help in defeating Ronaldus Magnus.

14 posted on 03/07/2012 6:48:20 AM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Try to imagine what the world would be like today if this putz had dealt forcefully with the mullahs when he had the chance.


15 posted on 03/07/2012 6:49:26 AM PST by Malone LaVeigh
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To: COBOL2Java

After Carter failed against Iran in 1979, he should never be allowed to ever criticise anyone on Iran. Reagan proved how much of a wuss he is. Netanyahu is doing the same.


16 posted on 03/07/2012 6:49:58 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: ontap

If it were in his power to do so, Jimmy Carter would physically help Iran, throw Jews into the ovens. The man is a disgrace and no friend of Israel or the Jews.


17 posted on 03/07/2012 6:50:02 AM PST by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Dear Jimmy, STFU ! We voted you out of office in 1980, the best thing to do is go back building houses and keeping your mouth shut.


18 posted on 03/07/2012 6:54:28 AM PST by CORedneck
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To: COBOL2Java

“Former President Jimmy Carter expressed concerns Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be too willing to go to war with Iran”

Well we all know Jimmah wasn’t.


19 posted on 03/07/2012 6:55:44 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Jmouse007

Hard to believe (in normal circumstances, but I agree with you about Carter here) he being a Christian would have this type of hatred or anti semitism towards the jews. Does he not know Jesus?


20 posted on 03/07/2012 6:59:28 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: COBOL2Java

Jimmy Carter: Go chase a rabbit.


21 posted on 03/07/2012 7:01:59 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: COBOL2Java

When this freakin’ zombie is finally pushing daisies, I’m going to travel to his grave and piss on it. Oh my.... that was insensitive of me to say...


22 posted on 03/07/2012 7:05:42 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: COBOL2Java
Yeah that Netanyahu always calling for the annihilation of Iran and wanting to push them into the sea and wipe them off the map.....

No wait.....

23 posted on 03/07/2012 7:10:56 AM PST by Manic_Episode (Politics is fake. I think it's owned by Vince Mcmahon)
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To: COBOL2Java

That pathetic old coot is still alive?

And Andrew Breitbart is dead?

One wonders.


24 posted on 03/07/2012 7:12:35 AM PST by altura
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To: COBOL2Java

and carter has wet dreams on the crushing of this country.


25 posted on 03/07/2012 7:19:44 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: MissMagnolia

That Obama always keeping secrets from the people,
I didn’t know we had developed “Iron Dome” and
shared it with the Israelis.


26 posted on 03/07/2012 7:30:51 AM 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: COBOL2Java

What a pathetic, insulting creep. I seriously doubt that Bibi is eager for any war. He knows what it means first hand. However, sometimes adult decision have to be made. Carter does not understand that.


27 posted on 03/07/2012 7:32:42 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: stars & stripes forever




28 posted on 03/07/2012 7:37:32 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: COBOL2Java

Here is the tactical problem:

Iran is well aware of Israel’s (rightful) intentions and America’s weapons, and have up-armored every critical process in their nuclear weapons program.

Tunneling is something that Iran has always done better than any country in the world, throughout history, it’s an engineering fact.

Israel’s goal is to attack, not to necessarily succeed. A show of strength at a minimum.

America has a different challenge, we cannot participate in an attack that doesn’t win. If our bunker-busters don’t work, we lose the credibility of that weapon system.

The world will then know that anyone, N Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, Myanmar, Pakistan, etc can hide evil underground.

Our military planners doubt the bunker-busters will work.

De-mystifying ground penetration bombs ends their diplomatic and strategic use.

OK, everyone will know how deep to dig.

And...Iran will learn from any failed attack that it cannot be stopped by Israel or America. They will bray like a pack of mules at the world...and be believed.

I believe that Iran wants to be attacked.


29 posted on 03/07/2012 7:48:35 AM PST by gandalftb (11th MEU, 2/4 Echo, TRAP Force)
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To: pgkdan

Even in the clutches of Alzheimers, Ronald Reagan never said anything stupid.

Unlike the insufferable Jimmah, who never forgave Reagan for dethroning him in 1980 and who has hated America ever since. Israel is Jimmah’s proxy object of hate, as a small nation and firm ally of the U.S.

The muzzies hate the `Great Satan’ (us) and the `Little Satan’ (Jews & Israel) and Jimmah takes his cues from his beloved muzzies.


30 posted on 03/07/2012 7:51:44 AM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: elcid1970
Unlike the insufferable Jimmah, who never forgave Reagan for dethroning him in 1980 and who has hated America ever since. Israel is Jimmah’s proxy object of hate, as a small nation and firm ally of the U.S.

Congratulations! I think you've hit the nail on the head!

31 posted on 03/07/2012 7:54:40 AM PST by pgkdan (Rick Santorum 2012. Conservative's last, best chance!)
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To: Rappini

It would do more good if he would pound his own head with that hammer.


32 posted on 03/07/2012 8:08:08 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: COBOL2Java

Sadly, about the time we are done with this fool, Obama will be starting his own decades of ex-presidential dissin’ America


33 posted on 03/07/2012 8:12:17 AM PST by null and void (Day 1142 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: COBOL2Java

Jimmeh must be feeling insecure that Barry may just err and make a decision that will shove Jimmeh back into the Worst US President Ever slot.


34 posted on 03/07/2012 8:14:06 AM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: COBOL2Java

Netanyahu too eager for war with Iran.

Carter too eager for peace with the devil.


35 posted on 03/07/2012 8:16:24 AM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: ontap

Yeah! Who is Jimmy Carter? The most irrelevant ex-Pres we have had. Who can’t seem to understand that he is no longer in office.


36 posted on 03/07/2012 8:29:20 AM PST by dvan (Send Them Home!)
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To: ontap

Yeah! Who is Jimmy Carter? The most irrelevant ex-Pres we have had. Who can’t seem to understand that he is no longer in office.


37 posted on 03/07/2012 8:29:29 AM PST by dvan (Send Them Home!)
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To: COBOL2Java
“I don’t think that’s his first preference, but I think he’s much more eager to go to war with Iran than President Obama [is]."

Just goes to show a blind nut will find a squirrel once in a while....

38 posted on 03/07/2012 8:38:56 AM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: ontap

Carter just doesn’t like Jews that defend themselves. He prefers to Warsaw syndrome.


39 posted on 03/07/2012 9:04:09 AM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: COBOL2Java

Dear useless, inflamed pimple on the smelly, wrinkled butt of world politics:

1. I should have thought that the message you received from the American public in early November, 1980 was loud and clear: STFU and go away, for good.

2. Netanyahu is not “eager” for a war involving his small nation - none of their leaders every are. Unlike you, they’ve all seen combat, and they’ve all lost friends and family. They are only eager to see their country be safe, and bend over backwards to AVOID conflict. In this particular case, waiting until the Iranians shoot off a missile will be too late - not that you give a rat’s ass. Since you got this one so very wrong (which any sane and thinking human being would expect from you), STFU and go away, for good.

3. Since YOU are the one who allowed the Ayatollahs to come to power by undermining our (admittedly imperfect) ally the Shah, and since you therefore bear COMPLETE responsibility for everything their miserable, despicable, brutal regime has done or will do in the future, and since you continue to insist that you were right in your foreign policy, NO ONE is interested in what you have to say - except to do the opposite. That goes at least double for the Israelis, if they have any sense. Refer to #1, above, for the appropriate advice (I’ll save you the time: STFU and go away, for good).

4. Since you wrote a book about Israel being an “apartheid” nation when, in fact, it is the only decent nation within about 1,000 miles, why would or should Netanyahu EVER listen to you? Again, STFU and go away, for good.

5. You do not, thankfully, have access to the latest intelligence about Iran and about the intentions and capabilities of their regime. Therefore, you don’t really know much more than me (and quite probably less, given that what little you had in the way of a mind is all shriveled up due to your advanced age), and you should (wait for it...wait for it...here it comes...) STFU and go away, for good.


40 posted on 03/07/2012 9:16:30 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Carter: Netanyahu too eager for war with Iran as he arose from his knees after his meeting with a terrorist leader.


41 posted on 03/07/2012 9:22:46 AM PST by chiefqc
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To: gandalftb

One bunker buster, even if of the larger variety, may not work to destroy a given facility.

So what.

We have lots of planes and lots of bunker busters. Drop one, wait about 10 seconds, and drop another in the rather large hole it just made. Rinse, wash and repeat as necessary until the target is destroyed, and then move to the next, and the next, etc., until you’ve accomplished your goal. You can dig a VERY deep hole that way. This only requires air superiority to ensure that our planes can hang around for a while; given our capabilities vs. those of the ayatollohs, I don’t think that this presents much of a problem.

Alternatively, just seal off the entrance/exit holes from the bunkers. We’ve got excellent satellite intelligence, we probably know where at least 90% of them are at this point. You don’t have to destroy the equipment in its entirety, you just have to deny them they use of it. With a bunch of dead scientists and technicians, and with the months to years it’d take them to dig out the various sites and begin the enrichment process again, I’d say that the goal will be attained.

As General George S. Patton, Jr. said, “Fixed fortifications are monuments to the stupidity of Man.”
Have some faith in the smarts and abilities of our military, will you?


42 posted on 03/07/2012 9:29:40 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: COBOL2Java

The irony is just dripping...


43 posted on 03/07/2012 9:32:45 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (New Tagline under construction, please watch your step.)
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To: COBOL2Java

If there’s one thing you’d think even Jimmuh would know enough to keep his damfool mouth shut about, it would be Iran.

But Jimmuh’s so far gone he doesn’t even have enough self-awareness to do that.


44 posted on 03/07/2012 9:48:52 AM PST by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: mardi59
Carter is nothing more than a drooling antisemite.

BINGO

45 posted on 03/07/2012 9:55:22 AM PST by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex¬óburied stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Ha!


46 posted on 03/07/2012 11:41:31 AM PST by hummingbird (BREITBART --> SPARTACUS. We must ALL become BREIBART. Be alert.)
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