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The Massacre That Wasn't--III
Wall Street Journal ^
| April 22, 2002
| JAMES TARANTO
Posted on 04/24/2002 3:10:53 PM PDT by My Identity
Edited on 04/23/2004 12:04:25 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
Peanut farmer turned home builder Jimmy Carter takes to the pages of the New York Times to denounce Israel: "The legal requirement that American weapons are to be used by Israel only for defensive purposes [is] a premise certainly being violated in the recent destruction of Jenin and other villages." Jenin is no "village"; it is a city that had some 35,000 people (including "refugee camp" residents) at the last Palestinian census, in 1997. It's ludicrous to say Israel isn't defending itself when it goes after the organizations that are sending suicide-murderers to attack Jewish civilians.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: israel; jenin; massacre; palestine
Part III was missed. Posted for reference.
To: My Identity
To: My Identity
A CNN story offers one clue as to what may be behind the inflated initial claims of deaths at Jenin... U.N. official Sami Mshasha "said residents said that animals had been killed or buried in the rubble, adding to the foul smell
For once I agree with the UN. The only difference between a Palestinian and a dead animal is the smell.
To: My Identity
Great work, thanks!!
The details are key! And inspite of the picture that emerges, the "useful idiots" cling to their mythology.
To: My Identity
Jimmy Carter: "Useful Idiot" or "Traitor"?
"[Marshall Tito] is a man who believes in human rights.
[He is] a great and courageous leader [who] has led his people
and protected their freedom almost for the last 40 years."
-- Carter, while still in office, hailing Yugoslavia's communist dictator
"Our goals are the same: to have a just system of economics and
politics ... We believe in enhancing human rights."
-- Carter comparing himself to Romania's dictator Nicolae Ceausescu
"Our concept of human rights is preserved in [Communist] Poland."
-- Carter speaking to Stalinist Edward Gierek, Poland's First Secretary
"[I am] ashamed of what my country has done to your country."
-- Carter speaking to Haitian dictator Lt. Gen. Raoul Cedras
"I don't see that they [the North Koreans] are an outlaw nation."
-- Carter in North Korea, lauding Stalinist Kim Il Sung,
one of the most destructive and repressive dictators in history
"Ill-informed commentators in both countries have cast the other side
as a villain and have even forecast inevitable confrontation
between the two nations."
-- Carter making exquisite moral equivalence between the giant and
repressive Chinese Communist state and America
Carter gave away US oversight of the Panama Canal, "the most
important waterway in the world," says Adm. Thomas H. Moorer (ret),
which is now "packed with Chinese communists."
Sadat, appalled that Carter wanted the Soviets in on Middle East peace
negotiations, decided to directly offer peace to Israel's Begin. When
their plan was essentially worked out, they then called the White House,
because obviously, "they needed someone to pay the bill" (Bernard Lewis).
Not resting on his laurels, Carter demanded the Shah of Iran step down
and turn over power to the Ayatollah Khomeini, an Islamic madman. Carter
had the Pentagon tell the Shah's top military commanders - about 150 of
them - to acquiesce to the Ayatollah and not fight him. The Shah's
military listened to Carter. ALL OF THEM were murdered in one of the
Ayatollah's first acts. By allowing the Shah to fall, Carter created one
of the most militant anti-American dictatorships ever. Soon the new Iranian
government was ransacking our embassy and held hostage its staff for over
a year. More than 20,000 pro-Western Iranians were put before firing
squads. With the Shah gone, the whole region was destabilized. Iraq also
took advantage of the Shah's departure to invade Iran, a war that killed
more than 500,000 people. It also created the regional instabilities that
led to Iraqs later invasion of Kuwait and to Operation Desert Storm,
which cost the lives of hundreds of thousands more. But Carter meant well.
And yet, with the blood of perhaps a million people dripping from his hands,
Jimmy Carter continues to stalk the world in his sick quest to be given a
Nobel Peace Prize.
"Our people, who face Israeli bullets, have no weapons: only a few stones
remaining when our homes are destroyed by Israeli bulldozers."
-- from a speech written by Carter for Yassir Arafat
"[Arafat's] election [was] democratic, well organized, open and fair."
-- Carter describing the "rigged" 1996 Palestinian election
"[Arafat] may well see the suicide attacks as one of the few ways
to retaliate against his tormentors, to dramatize the suffering of
his people, or as a means for him, vicariously, to be a martyr."
-- Carter in an apologia for the Pali homicide-bombings
Since leaving office, Carter has:
- praised Syria's late Assad (killer of at least 20,000 in Hama)
- praised Ethiopian tyrant Mengistu (killer of many more than that)
- secured Saudi funding for Arafat after he sided with Iraq against the US
- wrote the UN Security Council after Iraq invaded Kuwait, urging them
to thwart President Bush's pre-Gulf War coalition (designed to reverse
that act of aggression) - an action some called "treason"
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