Skip to comments.How to Fix It: Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor
Posted on 08/05/2014 5:38:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza's third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,600 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. Many in the world are heartbroken in the powerless certainty that more will die, that more are being killed every hour.
This tragedy results from the deliberate obstruction of a promising move toward peace in the region, when a reconciliation agreement among the Palestinian factions was announced in April. This was a major concession by Hamas, in opening Gaza to joint control under a technocratic government that did not include any Hamas members. The new government also pledged to adopt the three basic principles demanded by the Middle East Quartet comprised of the United Nations, the United States, the European Union, and Russia: nonviolence, recognition of Israel, and adherence to past agreements. Tragically, Israel rejected this opportunity for peace and has succeeded in preventing the new government's deployment in Gaza.
Two factors are necessary to make Palestinian unity possible.
First, there must be at least a partial lifting of the 7-year-old sanctions and blockade that isolate the 1.8 million people in Gaza.
There must also be an opportunity for the teachers, police, and welfare and health workers on the Hamas payroll to be paid.
These necessary requirements for a human standard of living continue to be denied. Instead, Israel blocked Qatar's offer to provide funds to pay civil servants' salaries, and access to and from Gaza has been further tightened by Egypt and Israel.
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When will this guy learn to shut up.
Carter jumps sharks for exercise now.
The first fool speaks again.
He now is the relegated to second fool status due to the O being a more articulate version of him.
And Carter fights a valiant , if futile, rear guard action to keep his long standing reputation as the worst American President in history
Jimmy Carter is such an idiot.He would think that your murderer should also be negotiated with.
Every Dictator’s Favorite Toilet Brush opens his cake hole and inserts foot once again.
Peanut poisoning of the brain...
Go home jimmah, you’re delusional...
Since Jimmuh wants to legitimize a terror organization, I think he should be sent to Iraq to negotiate with ISIS and let’s see how that works out for him ..... he truly ‘deserves’ the opportunity & as far as I’m concerned, they can keep him (send the wife along, too - she’d look just terrific in a burkah).
I think Jimmah is PO’d that his title as worst president ever is being taken away from him.
It’s the only real achievement he’s ever earned.
Carter’s heretofore standing as the worst president in history was tough to beat but the destructive Obama has bested him by a considerable distance, even with Carter’s “rating advantage” of having a consistent legacy of failure and only serving one term. /sarc
He is still as wrong on everything as I remember.
Imagine the horror if Carter and CNN had been around during World War II?
CNN would have their 'women journalists' interviewing mothers of dead children killed by American bombers... The subject would be "How Many MORE German Civilians AND CHILDREN are Killed than American Civilians AND CHILDREN?"
Carter would be defining the war based on pity party crying for the Germans because they had more bombed buildings.
It just occurred to me exactly what Jimmy is doing here!
You see, since Obama has easily surpassed peanut brain for worst President ever, Jimmy just realized that he will become even more irrelevant than the 30-day Presidency of William Harrison!
So, he needs to do something, apparently something stupid, but SOMETHING to remain off rock bottom of former US Presidents!
He's a pathfinder. After him, Democratic ex-presidents (assuming Obama does leave office on time) will run their mouths for 20 to 30 years after their term ends. Do you think that a Hillary, or a Lizzy Warren, or (had they been elected) Kerry or Al Gore would support their GOP successor, or at least keep a mostly respectful silence?
It's part of the spiral down in public conduct that we've been seeing since Carter.
As long as Obama remains in office and Bill Clinton doesn’t slash some whore’s face, Jimmy still holds unquestioned domain over the title of “Worst Ex-President”.
Why is that traitorous old bastard still stealing oxygen?
Jimmy Carter would be a perfect fit at the American Consulate in Mosul.
If all the Jews were kicked out of Israel, the Hamas thugs would still be the same murdering scum they’ve always been. They would continue to oppress their people while making war on western civilization.
Yeah...how about we go six months without a rocket attack?
Carter is such a quick study. Even the Gaza residents are ready to tear Hamas officials limb from limb, and here Carter tries to float the idea Hamas has finally arrived, and needs to be recognized as legitimate leaders.
I’m not sure where this guy buys his six-packs of stupid, but he’s obviously been drinking quite a bit of it.
Obama is a Moslem.
Jimmeh has always been an anti-Semitic phony. Bob
He [Carter] recognized Arafat as a legitimate political leader. How has that worked thus far?
So, Hamasians, go ahead and pay them. Use the surplus from your inventiveness, creativity, effort, and productivity to create money, and pay them.
Carter used to be a non-threatening incompetent boob of a president.
Now he’s showing how the path of leftism always leads to a very dark and evil place.
“When will this guy learn to shut up.”
When he’s lying horizontal in a box in the Capitol Rotunda.
Two little letters is all jimmy’s comment deserves. That would be LOL! I know it’s three letters but in my world it is really only two different.
Went through what it took to be an engineering officer on the first Nuc sub so you would think he isn’t stupid, so how come he’s such a dunce?
Part of bio from Naval History and Heritage command http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq60-14.htm
When Admiral Hyman G. Rickover (then a captain) started his program to create nuclear powered submarines, Carter wanted to join the program and was interviewed by Rickover. On 1 June 1952, Carter was promoted to Lieutenant. Selected by Rickover, Carter was detached on 16 October 1952 from K-1 for duty with the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, Division of Reactor Development in Schenectady, New York. From 3 November 1952 to 1 March 1953, he served on temporary duty with the Naval Reactors Branch, U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, DC to assist “in the design and development of nuclear propulsion plants for naval vessels.”
From 1 March to 8 October, Carter was preparing to become the engineering officer for the nuclear power plant to be placed in USS Seawolf (SSN 575), one of the first submarines to operate on atomic power. He assisted in setting up training for the enlisted men who would serve on Seawolf. During this time his father became very sick and died in July 1953. After his father’s death in 1953, Carter resigned from the Navy to return to Georgia to manage the family interests. Carter was honorably discharged on 9 October 1953 at Headquarters, Third Naval District in New York City. On 7 December 1961, he transferred to the retired reserve with the rank of Lieutenant at his own request.
That can’t happen quick enough for me...God forgive me.
Satan’s pathetic little “ angel” — trying to do more damage. He stays bought, that’s for sure:
I am with you on this one.
When will Carter learn to recognize a group of people who would blow him up after building a tunnel into his basement?
Jimmy “Jew Hater” Carter spewing more idiocy.
RE: When will Carter learn to recognize a group of people who would blow him up after building a tunnel into his basement?
The man will be 90 years old this year. If he hasn’t learned anything by now, he’ll never learn.
By his own words Hamas isn’t a legitimate government. The “unity government “ of which it is a part was supposed to recognize Israel’s right to exist...while Hamas never has and never will, thus demonstrating it’s utter lack of trustworthiness. Israelis would have to be much more stupid than even Carter to accept this, since they live there and know this first hand.
Carter was a Jew-hating, Leftist, moron way back when. It is sad to know that not only hasn’t he changed, but he’s gotten worse. I look forward to his eulogy, so that he can meet his Maker and answer for his words and deeds.
One might not thought it possible, but Jimmah you're actually becoming more stupid as you age and beclowning yourself.
FUJimmyCarter, you antisemitic Islamist toadie.
Read my tagline by the way...
Time to finally commit this babbling idiot.
Carter’s wife was focused on mental health as her “issue” when first lady. Now we know why.
Arafat was the leader of an organization (the Palestine Liberaion Organization [the PLO]) that had traits like the Democrat party, only on the West Bank and Gaza.
When the going got tough, it just let the PLO die out and other names take prominence. Today we have Hezbollah and Hamas.
The Democrats got nailed for their treachery so bad that the term Liberal had to fade away and Progressive took it’s place.
Problems with the border, just rename the INS to ICE and or whatever the fancy of the day is.
Carter as you know, is a major dingbat. He is the poster child for the White Bread boy that is a danger to himself and anyone in his vicinity, just lurching through life making one ignorant mistake after another.
Guys like him are adopted by power structures because they know they can manipulate them. Carter made it to governor and president. Gore, Kerry, even Obama are examples of idiots that get a power structure behind them, and screw up things massively.
Gore was the poster boy for global warming. Kerry was the poster boy for evil US armed forces. He’s now screwing up international relations around the world. Good luck patching up the damage. And then Obama the destroyer. These pawns do their dirty work. Then they lumber off into the future, making statements so idiotic that even those who used to support them marvel at the stupidity.