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  • Presidential Malpractice

    09/12/2014 9:14:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Mona Charen
    NBC's Chuck Todd got a good deal of attention for warning that "(Obama's) on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the Democratic brand on foreign policy." As distasteful as it is to defend Jimmy Carter, this isn't fair to him. Carter, it's true, earned a reputation for weakness, but he wasn't blind to reality. Carter entered office urging the nation to get over its "inordinate fear of communism," and he did his best to alienate friends and coddle enemies. But when the Soviet Union's tanks rumbled into Kabul in 1979, he said, "The action of the Soviets made...
  • Book: Carter, Democrats Asked Soviets to Stop Reagan, Sway U.S. Elections.

    09/16/2003 1:36:00 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 130 replies · 723+ views
    www.newsmax.com ^ | Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002 | Carl Limbacher
    Remember the old conservative charge that many of the Democrats here in America were playing footsie with the Soviets? Some Republicans even said the Russians viewed the Democrats as their favorite party. Now bombshell revelations prove these accusations beyond a shadow of a doubt. Peter Schweizer, a Hoover Institution research fellow, has just written a new book, "Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism." This book may well force historians to revise the history of the Cold War. Schweizer, after scouring once-classified KGB, East German Stasi and Soviet Communist Party files, discovered incontrovertible...
  • Book: Carter, Democrats Asked Soviets to Stop Reagan, Sway U.S. Elections

    10/16/2002 7:06:13 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 206 replies · 1,722+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/16/02 | Limbacher
    Remember the old conservative charge that many of the Democrats here in America were playing footsie with the Soviets? Some Republicans even said the Russians viewed the Democrats as their favorite party. Now bombshell revelations prove these accusations beyond a shadow of a doubt. Peter Schweizer, a Hoover Institution research fellow, has just written a new book, "Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph Over Communism." This book may well well force historians to revise the history of the Cold War. Schweizer, after scouring once classified KGB, East German Stasi and Soviet Communist Party files,...
  • Reason Magazine: Rand Paul Is Right, Carter Was Thriftier Than Reagan

    04/25/2014 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    REASON ^ | 04/25/2014 | Nick Gillespie
    Mother Jones does love found footage, doesn't it? The progressive mag's airing of Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments at a fundraiser definitely hurt the former Massachusetts governor in his attempt to boot President Obama in 2012. Now Mojo is back with the vid above, which the mag must hope will discombobulate Republicans and help put the brakes on a libertarian-leaning senator whose anti-war and anti-NSA stances draw long looks from disaffected liberals and lefties."Rand Paul: Jimmy Carter was better on the budget than Ronald Reagan" is how the vid begins. It shows the Kentucky senator in a variety of settings...
  • Carter: Netanyahu too eager for war with Iran

    03/07/2012 6:34:57 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6 March 2012 | David Eldridge
    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...
  • A Failed Former President (Carter -- Iran history)

    09/14/2006 7:01:17 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 28 replies · 2,203+ views
    FrontPageMag ^ | 11-18-05 | Ben Johnson
    The only thing more painful than listening to Jimmy Carter lecture President Bush on how to conduct a successful presidency was living through his disastrous attempt to turn his advice into reality. As I noted earlier this week, Carter has channeled his hatred of non-leftists, secular and religious, into a glut of slanders in his new bestseller, Our Endangered Values. He charges his opponents with, among other things, countenancing female circumcision, defending the murder of federal judges, torturing innocent Islamofascists, and forcing North Korea to manufacture nuclear weapons. Jimmy once again offers himself as the nation’s savior-by-acclamation, leading his errant...
  • Jimmy Hussein Carter. It's 1979 and Iran Hostage Crisis again. No hope. No change.

    12/13/2011 8:13:56 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 9 replies
    (vanity)
    I am amazed how similar the trajectory of this administration, is beginning to mimic that of Jimmy Carter.
  • Withdrawal of support for the Shah of Iran: Carter's Nobel Legacy

    07/03/2004 2:31:22 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 16 replies · 730+ views
    American Daily ^ | 3/10/03 | Edward Daley
    In 1977, Jimmy Carter withdrew U.S. support for the Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. The Shah's regime engaged in the torture of it's (Communist) enemies, a practice which Carter vehemently opposed. However, that regime was the strongest ally of both the U.S. and Israel in the region, and although brutal, was certainly no more so than any number of far more fanatical, anti-American and anti-Semitic governments in the Middle East. Carter also ordered the CIA to cease funding to Iran's Mullahs, who had basically been accepting money in exchange for inhibiting anti-western sentiment in the region. Shortly afterward, the...
  • Still Paying for Carter's Mistakes

    04/20/2006 5:41:33 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 72 replies · 4,728+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | 4/20/2006 | Michael Reagan
    Everybody’s playing the blame game these days. The current target is Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who seems to be standing in for President Bush – the man who his enemies say is responsible for everything that’s gone wrong since the Biblical flood. (“Bush lied about the need to build an ark.”) South of our borders we have a nut job running oil-rich Venezuela and threatening to do all kinds of nasty things to us. In North Korea we have another nut job building nukes and rattling sabers, and in Iran there’s still another whacked-out leader threatening to blow Israel off...
  • What Are The Ramifications of Carter Contacting The KGB For Help In Defeating Reagan?

    09/25/2013 1:19:33 PM PDT · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Evidence Jimmy Carter Abandoned the Shah ^ | September 25, 2013 | Staff
    Source:Evidence Jimmy Carter Abandoned the ShahA recent article has provided some provocative information regarding former President Jimmy Carter and the Shah. While I had heard or read short articles regarding what is revealed here, the new piece by Alan Peters was an eye opener, and explained so much that I had suspected. I must admit, I used to be a Jimmy Carter supporter. I voted for him to be re-elected. I cringe when people always refer to the Hostage Rescue Attempt as "Ill Fated", "Catastrophic", "Jimmy Carter's Diaster", when Carter is to be commended for at least actually going through...
  • Legacy of the Shah haunts the Carter Administration

    07/11/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 8 replies
    FSM ^ | 7/11/2014 | Slater Bakhtavar
    Truth be told, it was principally the Republican party in the United States that saw the value of Mohammad Reza as an ally and treated him with warmth, respect, and friendship. Prominent Republican President Ronald Reagan, who held office from 1980 to 1988, spoke favorably of the Shah, calling him "a stalwart ally" and criticizing Jimmy Carter's attitudes towards him. Another Republican President, the well-known Richard Nixon, who sat from 1969 until 1974, openly praised the Shah. Hosting the Shah at a dinner at the White House, Nixon referenced a visit he had made to Iran in the aftermath of...
  • Jimmy Carter Blames Failed Iran Rescue Effort for Defeat to Reagan (& Unca Teddy Commiecare™ delay)

    09/19/2010 9:35:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/18/10
    Jimmy Carter Blames Failed Iran Rescue Effort for Defeat to ReaganPublished September 18, 2010 Associated Press Former President Jimmy Carter felt his efforts to rescue U.S. diplomats held hostage by Iran should have worked but were thwarted by a "strange series of mishaps," and the mission's failure played a major role in his 1980 re-election defeat, the Democrat writes in a new book assembled from diary entries. The Associated Press purchased a copy of the book, "White House Diary," on Friday, ahead of its release Monday. In it, he criticizes several presidents, including fellow Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama,...
  • JIMMY CARTER: 'I Could Have Wiped Iran Off The Map'

    10/01/2014 1:35:34 PM PDT · by illiac · 69 replies
    MSN ^ | 8/29/2014 | Hunter Wlaker
    Former President Jimmy Carter marked his 90th birthday Wednesday with a lengthy interview on CNBC Meets where he discussed his one term in office and the one thing he would have handled differently — the Iran Hostage Crisis. Carter suggested Operation Eagle Claw, a failed 1980 attempt to rescue the hostages taken by Iranian revolutionaries at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, could have been successful if he committed one more helicopter to the mission. "I think I would have been re-elected easily if I had been able to rescue our hostages from the Iranians," said Carter. "And everybody asks me...
  • Jimmy Carter says he would have defeated Reagan had he been more 'manly'

    10/01/2014 9:00:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 94 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 10-1-14 | Paul Bedard
    Former President Jimmy Carter claimed Wednesday that he would have been re-elected and beaten Ronald Reagan in 1980 if had been more “manly” in his dealings with Iran. Interviewed by the show "CNBC Meets," Carter repeated his belief that the failed mission to free American hostages held in Tehran killed his chances, but then added that had he gone to war, America would have rewarded him with a second term in 1980. “I could've been re-elected if I'd taken military action against Iran, shown that I was strong and resolute and, um, manly and so forth,” said the former president,...
  • Jimmy Carter: If I had gone to war with Iran, I would have beaten Reagan or something

    10/01/2014 7:41:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2014 | Matt Vespa
    Former President Jimmy Carter had some interesting things to say about his 1980 defeat to Ronald Reagan; he could have won if he was more ‘manly,’ or something. Carter admitted that the Iranian hostage crisis, which lasted 444 days, heavily contributed to his defeat. But added that if he had gone to war with Iran, he would have been re-elected (via Washington Examiner): Former President Jimmy Carter claimed Wednesday that he would have been re-elected and beaten Ronald Reagan in 1980 if had been more “manly” in his dealings with Iran.Interviewed by the show “CNBC Meets,” Carter repeated his...
  • Carter Administration’s Dilemma: Iran’s Theocracy

    05/28/2009 3:30:32 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 33 replies · 1,079+ views
    FSM ^ | 5/26/09 | Slater Bakhtavar
    “I did not know it then – perhaps I did not want to know – but it is clear to me now that the Americans wanted me out. Clearly this is what the human rights advocates in the State Department wanted … What was I to make of the Administration’s sudden decision to call former Under Secretary of State George Ball to the White House as an adviser on Iran? Ball was among those Americans who wanted to abandon me and ultimately my country.” – Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran These were the words uttered by the distraught...
  • Alan Dershowitz on Israel and Hamas

    10/04/2014 1:18:07 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | October 3, 2014 | Eugene Volokh
    Noted Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has a new book out, “Terror Tunnels: The Case for Israel’s Just War Against Hamas,” a collection of essays that forcefully defend Israel’s actions against Hamas, both from before the most recent fighting (Part I) and since (Part II). The book also includes a long debate (about 15 percent of the book) between Dershowitz and John Dugard, a sharp critic of Israel. Here’s an excerpt from Dershowitz’s conclusion to the book, which I think captures his argument well:
  • Dershowitz: Jimmy Carter, Bishop Tutu 'Mainstreaming' Anti-Semitism

    10/03/2014 5:33:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 30 Sep 2014 | Courtney Coren
    By supporting Hamas, President Jimmy Carter and Bishop Desmond Tutu are bringing about the death of more Palestinian civilians and Israeli soldiers alike, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said. "It's not only the UN, it's President Jimmy Carter who has blood on his hands," Dershowitz told JD Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV Tuesday. "He's the one who advised [the late Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser] Arafat not to accept the two-state solution that would have resulted in a Palestinian state," he explained. "It's Bishop Tutu who supports Hamas, which has a charter calling for the murder of every...
  • Desmond Tutu’s Push for Assisted Suicide in England Fuels Prejudice Against Elderly, Disabled

    07/14/2014 10:24:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/14/14 | Dr. Peter Saunders
    It is perhaps in the nature of celebrities to champion causes they perceive to be popular. Celebrity bishops are no exception and Desmond Tutu’s support for Lord Falconer’s Assisted Dying Bill is not surprising but deeply disappointing.Dignity in Dying, the former Voluntary Euthanasia Society, has assembled over 50 actors, sportsmen, entertainers, authors and other celebrities to add weight to their campaign – similar people to those advertisers draft in to provide endorsement for consumer products.The implication is that we should follow these celebrities and embrace their preferences.And there is no doubt that so-called ‘assisted dying’ resonates strongly with the spirit...
  • Desmond Tutu: I support assisted dying

    07/13/2014 3:06:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:06AM BST 13 Jul 2014 | Miranda Prynne
    Desmond Tutu has supported calls for a rethink on the Church of England’s stance on assisted dying claiming life should not be preserved “at any cost”. The retired Anglican archbishop said laws to stop people being allowed help to end their lives removed their “human right to dignity”. Tutu branded the treatment of Nelson Mandela, who was kept alive through a long and painful illness which saw him wheeled in and out of hospital and forced to take part in PR-driven photo shoots, an “affront to Madiba’s dignity”. He claimed he did not want his own life to be “prolonged...
  • Desmond Tutu has said he is “glad Nelson Mandela is dead” 20 years after South Africa’s…

    04/27/2014 3:21:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 27 April 2014 | Tomas Jivanda
    Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has said he is happy Nelson Mandela is dead—so he does not have to see what South Africa’s current leaders are doing to the country. Since Jacob Zuma became president, Tutu has become increasingly critical of the African National Congress (ANC), which has held power in South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994—first under the leadership of Mandela. “I didn’t think there would be a disillusionment so soon,” he told South Africa’s Sunday Times, before adding: “I’m glad that Madiba is dead. I’m glad that most of these people are no longer alive to...
  • Desmond Tutu challenges Maryland legislature's attempt to outlaw boycotts of Israel

    04/03/2014 11:44:11 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    imemc.org ^ | April 04, 2014 | Saed Bannoura
    Desmond Tutu is a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end apartheid in South Africa, and has long been a supporter of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which uses nonviolent means to challenge the Israeli occupation of Palestine and is the initiative being attacked by these bills. Tutu notes that these legislative initiatives are aimed “at punishing and intimidating those who speak their conscience and challenge the human rights violations endured by the Palestinian people.”
  • Tutu urges Uganda’s Museveni against anti-gay bill

    02/23/2014 10:08:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 23, 2014 10:46 AM EST | Ray Faure
    South Africa’s retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Sunday made an impassioned plea to Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign into law a harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill that calls for a life sentence for some same-sex relations. Tutu, a Nobel peace prize winner, said in a statement that Museveni a month ago had pledged not to allow the anti-gay legislation to become law in Uganda. But last week Museveni said he had reconsidered and would consult scientists on whether homosexuality is determined by genetics or by a person’s choice. Tutu said he is “disheartened” by Museveni’s new position because there is...
  • Desmond Tutu: Not invited to Mandela funeral

    12/14/2013 9:04:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2013 11:23 AM EST | Gregory Katz
    Another controversy hit South Africa’s long goodbye to anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela on Saturday when his fellow anti-apartheid foe Desmond Tutu said he had not been accredited as a clergyman at the funeral by the government so would not attend. Mac Maharaj, a spokesman for the South African president Jacob Zuma, insisted that Tutu is on the guest list and that he hopes a solution will be found so Tutu attends. The 82-year-old retired Anglican archbishop of Cape Town indicated he felt he had been snubbed by the current government, with which he has clashed several times in the past....
  • Archbishop Desmond Tutu's home in Cape Town robbed while at the Nelson Mandela memorial

    12/11/2013 5:02:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    News.Com.au ^ | 12/11/2013
    BURGLARS broke into the Cape Town home of South African peace icon Desmond Tutu when he was away speaking at Nelson Mandela's memorial. "I can confirm that there was a burglary last night," said Archbishop Tutu aide Roger Friedman. "We are not able to tell exactly what was stolen, the archbishop and his wife were not at home. The house was not pillaged." Archbishop Tutu had used the memorial to call on South Africans to follow Mandela's example. "I want to show the world we can come out here and celebrate the life of an icon." The timing of the...
  • Desmond Tutu home robbed; was at Mandela memorial

    12/11/2013 6:11:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 11, 2013 8:51 AM EST | Ray Faure
    Police in South Africa say retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s home was robbed while he was away to attend a memorial honoring Nelson Mandela. … The 82-year-old Tutu had his home robbed in August as he and his wife slept inside. Both were unhurt. …
  • Desmond Tutu's God Seems to be a 'Different Type' of God

    08/06/2013 8:27:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 8-6-13 | Janet Parshall
    No sincere follower of Jesus would ever wish hatred, violence or discrimination against anyone. But behaving in a way that honors God is not the same as declaring that God must somehow changed His mind on sin. Tutu is an ardent supporter of gay rights and said that he "would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven." "No," he said, "I would say sorry – I mean, I would much rather go to the other place. I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this." The former Archbishop may have been...
  • Troubling Remarks From Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu Require Clarification

    07/29/2013 5:08:13 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 7/28/2013 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Recent remarks by the retired Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu are not surprising for an Anglican prelate these days, but remain disturbing. Briefly put, the Archbishop says he would rather go to hell than go to a “homophobic heaven.”  Here’s some more complete report page of his remarks, in yesterdays Washington Times. South Africa’s iconic retired archbishop, Desmond Tutu, said on Friday that if he had his pick, he’d go to hell before heading to a heaven that condemned homosexuality as sin. “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this,” he...
  • Archbishop Tutu: Rather Go to Hell Than Go to a Homophobic Heaven

    07/28/2013 7:19:02 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 22 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Archbishop Tutu: Rather Go to Hell Than Go to a Homophobic Heaven South Africa’s retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who is engaged in international anti-“homophobia” UN campaign, says he will never worship a “homophobic God” By Julio Severo The former Archbishop of Cape Town, who has been considered the moral conscience of South Africa, spoke last week at the launch of a UN-backed campaign in South Africa to promote gay rights. Desmond Tutu “I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place,” Anglican Archbishop...
  • Desmond Tutu: I’d pick hell over an anti-gay heaven

    07/26/2013 6:14:18 PM PDT · by massmike · 93 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 07/26/2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    South Africa’s iconic retired archbishop, Desmond Tutu, said on Friday that if he had his pick, he’d go to hell before heading to a heaven that condemned homosexuality as sin. “I would not worship a God who is homophobic and that is how deeply I feel about this,” he said, by way of denouncing religions that discriminate against gays, in Agence France-Presse..
  • Archbishop Tutu 'would not worship a homophobic God' ("Would rather go to Hell")

    07/27/2013 2:36:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    BBC ^ | July 26, 2013
    South Africa's Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he will never worship a "homophobic God" and will rather go to hell. The retired archbishop was speaking at the launch of a UN-backed campaign in South Africa to promote gay rights. Despite sex-same relationships being legal in South Africa, it had some of the worst cases of homophobic violence, UN human rights chief Navi Pillay said. Archbishop Tutu, 81, is a long-standing campaigner for gay rights. 'Toilet brush attack' He retired as Archbishop of Cape Town in 1996, but has remained the moral conscience of the nation, correspondents say. Same-sex...
  • 'I'd rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God': Archbishop Desmond Tutu

    07/27/2013 5:30:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/27/2013 | ABIGAIL FRYMANN
    <p>The South African Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu says he will never worship a 'homophobic God' and would rather go to hell than find himself in a 'homophobic heaven'.</p> <p>The retired archbishop said the fight against homophobia in South Africa was similar to the campaign waged against racial apartheid in South Africa.</p>
  • Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God

    07/27/2013 11:15:05 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 78 replies
    News.Com.Au ^ | July 27, 2013 5:20AM | AAP
    <p>SOUTH African peace icon Desmond Tutu says he would rather go to hell than worship a homophobic God, likening the fight against gay prejudice to the anti-apartheid struggle.</p> <p>"I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say sorry, I mean I would much rather go to the other place," the retired archbishop said at the launch of a United Nations gay equality campaign in Cape Town yesterday.</p>
  • Troubled South Africa Debates Impact of White Rule

    04/13/2013 12:29:08 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 144 replies
    AP ^ | April 12, 2013 | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA
    Few South Africans have the moral stature of retired archbishop Desmond Tutu, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who campaigned against apartheid and now laments the crime and inequality that plague the nation two decades after it cast off racist white rule. "We can't pretend we have remained at the same heights and that's why I say please, for goodness' sake, recover the spirit that made us great," Tutu said. "Very simply, we are aware we've become one of the most violent societies. It's not what we were, even under apartheid."
  • (Islamic-Nazi alliance) Gaza flotilla sponsor publishes tweet blaming Jews for Holocaust

    10/04/2012 9:24:45 PM PDT · by Milagros · 18 replies
    NationalPost ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | T. hopper
    Gaza flotilla sponsor publishes tweet blaming Jews for Holocaust Tristin Hopper | Oct 4, 2012 2:35 AM ET | Last Updated: Oct 4, 2012 4:38 PM ET More from Tristin Hopper | @TristinHopper The Free Gaza Movement, a U.S.-based activist group known for provisioning ships to run the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza, was hit with charges of anti-Semitism on Wednesday after posting a tweet claiming that Jews were responsible for the Holocaust. “Zionists operated the concentration camps and helped murder millions of innocent Jews,” read a tweet posted Sunday to @freegazaorg, the official Twitter feed of the group, which includes...
  • Nobel Winner Desmond Tutu Calls For G. W. Bush & Tony Blair To Be Tried At The Hague For Iraq War

    09/02/2012 3:18:57 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 2, 2012
    Groan.Via BBC: Tony Blair and George W Bush should be taken to the International Criminal Court in The Hague over the Iraq war, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has said.Writing in the UK’s Observer newspaper, he accused the former leaders of lying about weapons of mass destruction.The Iraq military campaign had made the world more unstable “than any other conflict in history”, he said.Mr Blair responded by saying “this is the same argument we have had many times with nothing new to say”.Earlier this week, Archbishop Tutu, a veteran peace campaigner who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 in recognition of...
  • Desmond Tutu calls for axing ’Stars Earn Stripes’ ("glorifies war and armed violence")

    08/13/2012 7:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Nine Nobel Peace Prize winners are speaking out against a new NBC competition series they say treats military maneuvers like athletic events. Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the other Nobel laureates protested in an open letter that the show, "Stars Earn Stripes," glorifies war and armed violence. The series, which premiered on Monday night, pairs celebrities with inactive U.S. military personnel for simulated military challenges. Celebrity participants include boxing champion Laila Ali, Superman actor Dean Cain, Olympic gold medalist Picabo Street and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s husband, Todd Palin...
  • Says ANC Government Worse Than Apartheid Regime Over Dalai Lama Visa Flap [Cukoo Tutu, again...]

    10/11/2011 8:46:51 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies
    ibtimes ^ | October 5, 2011
    Desmond Tutu Says ANC Government Worse Than Apartheid Regime Over Dalai Lama Visa Flap - International Business TimesOctober 5, 2011 10:04 AM EDT Archbishop Desmond Tutu is outraged by the government of South Africa's refusal to stand up to China by failing to provide a visa for his friend, Tibetan spiritual leader, Dalai Lama.   Speaking to reporters in Cape Town, Tutu said the African National Congress-party dominated government of President Jacob Zuma is worse than the regimes under apartheid and that he prayed for the collapse of the ANC.   The Dalai Lama had been invited to Tutu's 80th...
  • State Department snubs the Elders ( Jimmy Carter and )

    05/17/2011 6:59:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    FOREIGN POLICY ^ | May 17, 2011 | Josh Rogin
    Former President Jimmy Carter and former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari were hoping to visit the State Department this week to brief officials on their recent trip to North Korea, but nobody at the State Department was available to meet with them. Carter and Ahtisaari, both Nobel Peace Prize laureates, had been eager to give their readout of their meetings in North Korea April 26 and 27 to U.S. officials and press their case for a resumption of food aid to the Hermit Kingdom. The two are members of the Elders, a group of senior figures who have been informally engaging...
  • Google grants $2.5 million to Nelson Mandela Foundation and Desmond Tutu Peace Center

    03/09/2011 7:58:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 3/9/11 | Nathan Olivarez-Giles
    Google said Tuesday that it is giving $2.5 million in the form of two equal grants to the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Desmond Tutu Peace Center to preserve, and get online, thousands of pages of historical documents relating to South Africa's movement from apartheid to democracy. Mandela "As one of the most influential leaders of our time, and the face of South Africa's incredible transition to democracy, Nelson Mandela's name is almost synonymous with efforts to create meaningful dialogue and promote social justice," wrote Google's Daniel Lederman and Julie Taylor in a blog post announcing the grants. With that...
  • ZOA: It's Troubling To See Jewish Leaders Defend Israel/U.S. Basher George Soros

    11/17/2010 5:19:31 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies
    IMRA ^ | 11-17-10
    ZOA: It's Troubling To See Jewish Leaders Defend Israel/U.S. Basher George Soros Against Glenn Beck's Criticism November 16, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Morton A. Klein Phone: 212-481-1500 http://www.zoa.org/sitedocuments/pressrelease_view.asp?pressreleaseID=1968 Soros: 1944 (Nazi occupation) “was happiest time of my life … adventure … fun” The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has expressed its concern over the strong criticism that a number of American Jewish leaders and other prominent Jews in recent days have directed at Fox broadcaster, Glenn Beck, for his criticism of Israel/U.S.-basher, financier George Soros, regarding his behavior in Nazi-occupied Budapest in 1944. In that year, George Soros’ father...
  • DailyKos Publishes Hateful Racist Genocidal Screed By Tim Wise

    11/03/2010 9:04:35 PM PDT · by WilliamHouston · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | November 3 2010 | Tim Wise
    <p>For all y’all rich folks, enjoy that champagne, or whatever fancy ass Scotch you drink.</p> <p>And for y’all a bit lower on the economic scale, enjoy your Pabst Blue Ribbon, or whatever shitty ass beer you favor.</p> <p>You need to drink up.</p> <p>And quickly.</p> <p>And heavily.</p>
  • Desmond Tutu Spews More Rancid Hatred

    08/28/2009 6:47:33 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 463+ views
    Forward/The Lid ^ | 8/28/09 | The Lid
    Around the world Desmond Tutu is thought of as a powerful peace maker and one of the people who helped bring down South African apartheid. All that is true, but there is one fatal flaw in the Tutu's Character, he hates Jews, and I don't mean he is anti-Israel (which he is) but he hates Jews. Here are some examples: People are scared in this country [the US], to say wrong is wrong because the Jewish lobby is powerful - very powerful. Well, so what? For goodness sake, this is God’s world! We live in a moral universe. The apartheid...
  • Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemency (Eric Holder - Thursday) Hussein & terrorists?

    01/14/2009 9:20:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies · 1,091+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | PETE YOST
    Obama pick faces questions over bombers' clemencyBy PETE YOST Associated Press Writer Originally published Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:05 PM WASHINGTON — New York police detective Anthony S. Senft's life changed forever when a bomb set by Puerto Rican separatists exploded, blowing him 15 feet in the air and blinding him in one eye. Now, he's angry that Eric Holder, who played a key role in awarding clemency to the bombers, is in line to be attorney general. Holder, as President Bill Clinton's deputy attorney general, worked closely with the Justice Department's pardon attorney to raise the possibility of...
  • Tutu accuses S Africa over Mugabe

    12/24/2008 3:31:08 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies · 560+ views
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, December 24, 2008 | unattributed
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu has accused South Africa of losing the moral high ground by failing to stand up to Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe. The Nobel peace-prize winner told the BBC that using force should be an option to get rid of Mr Mugabe. Archbishop Tutu also said he was saddened that his own country appeared not to be on the side of Zimbabweans... Archbishop Tutu said: "How much more suffering is going to make us say 'No we have given Mr Mugabe enough time?'" He also said South Africa had a leadership role as its president chairs the Southern African...
  • Nelson Mandela's Group of Global Elders a Who's Who of Pro-Abortion, Pro-Population Control Movement

    07/23/2007 3:28:42 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 1,356+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/23/07 | John Jalsevac
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, July 20, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - World famous opponent of South African apartheid, Nelson Mandela, celebrated his 89th birthday last Wednesday by announcing the formation of a Global council of elders, known simply as "The Elders."So far The Elders includes Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Mary Robinson, Jimmy Carter, Li Zhaoxing, Muhammad Yunus, Ela Bhatt, Graca Machel, and, of course, Nelson Mandela.  The group of high-profile international leaders is intended to be an independent body of "wise" men and women that will use their combined experience to solve any of the host of problems currently...
  • Archbishop Tutu's Nobel medal stolen

    06/11/2007 3:10:32 AM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 792+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11 June 2007
    THE Nobel medal won by Archbishop Desmond Tutu when he was awarded the Peace Prize was stolen in a burglary at his Soweto home at the weekend. Johannesburg police spokeswoman Superintendent Thembi Nkwashu said five suspects were arrested following the burglary of Archbishop Tutu's house in Orlando West in the city early yesterday. "Five suspects have been arrested. Several goods were stolen from the house. We have so far recovered two television sets, one DVD set, the Nobel Peace Prize won by Tutu, some jewellery and the vehicle used for the robbery," she said. The round gold medal is worth...
  • Tutu to head UN rights mission to Gaza

    11/29/2006 2:26:26 PM PST · by Risha · 19 replies · 372+ views
    jpost ^ | Nov. 29, 2006 | Jacob Slosberg
    Tutu to head UN rights mission to Gaza Jacob Slosberg and AP, THE JERUSALEM POST Nov. 29, 2006 South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who has in the past compared Israeli policies with those under apartheid, has been named to head a United Nations fact-finding mission to the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun, where an IDF artillery barrage killed 19 civilians earlier this month, UN officials said Wednesday. The Nobel Peace laureate will travel to Gaza to "assess the situation of victims, address the needs of survivors, and make recommendations on ways and means to protect Palestinian civilians against further...
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winners Take Aim at U.S.

    09/17/2006 8:04:11 PM PDT · by FlyVet · 89 replies · 2,029+ views
    AP ^ | 9/17/06 | CHASE SQUIRES
    Nobel Peace Prize Winners Take Aim at U.S. By CHASE SQUIRES, AP DENVER (Sept. 17) - Ten Nobel Peace Prize laureates chbishop called for world peace and took aim at U.S. policy makers, asking an enthusiastic crowd of 7,000 youth to demand that the United States pull back its military, spread its wealth and offer aid to developing countries. The Archbishop Desmond Tutu had stern words for the Bush administration. "Then how can you commit Guantanamo Bay? Take back your country," he said. Only the Dalai Lama, whose speech at the three-day PeaceJam convention at the University of Denver was...
  • BURMA: Time to Restore Human Rights and Democracy

    06/09/2005 7:11:40 AM PDT · by LwinAungSoe · 1 replies · 240+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 7, 2005 | Paul Fireman
    <p>Defeating apartheid would have been impossible without corporations world-wide mounting economic pressure to help release South Africa from the grip of a criminal regime. Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a leading voice in that fight for freedom, declared, "Tough sanctions, not constructive engagement, finally brought the release of Nelson Mandela and the dawn of a new era in my country." In 1993, when Archbishop Tutu looked to the brutality of the junta controlling Burma, he called it "the South Africa of the '90s." More than a decade has passed, but Western corporations are still playing key roles in boosting the Burmese economy that finances the junta's rule.</p>