Failed ex-president predictably sides with Hamas

Can't Jimmy Carter just go away and leave the world in peace?

His boring, hectoring, nonsensical, morally equivalent diatribes against Israel are as predictable as they are idiotic. Here's our most inept ex-president in history writing today in the New York Times where he first declaims over Hamas terrorism and then justifies it by saying launching rockets is the only thing Hamas could have done:

Palestinian leaders from Gaza were noncommittal on all issues, claiming that rockets were the only way to respond to their imprisonment and to dramatize their humanitarian plight. The top Hamas leaders in Damascus, however, agreed to consider a cease-fire in Gaza only, provided Israel would not attack Gaza and would permit normal humanitarian supplies to be delivered to Palestinian citizens.

After extended discussions with those from Gaza, these Hamas leaders also agreed to accept any peace agreement that might be negotiated between the Israelis and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who also heads the PLO, provided it was approved by a majority vote of Palestinians in a referendum or by an elected unity government.

Since we were only observers, and not negotiators, we relayed this information to the Egyptians, and they pursued the cease-fire proposal. After about a month, the Egyptians and Hamas informed us that all military action by both sides and all rocket firing would stop on June 19, for a period of six months, and that humanitarian supplies would be restored to the normal level that had existed before Israel's withdrawal in 2005 (about 700 trucks daily).

We were unable to confirm this in Jerusalem because of Israel's unwillingness to admit to any negotiations with Hamas, but rocket firing was soon stopped and there was an increase in supplies of food, water, medicine and fuel. Yet the increase was to an average of about 20 percent of normal levels. And this fragile truce was partially broken on Nov. 4, when Israel launched an attack in Gaza to destroy a defensive tunnel being dug by Hamas inside the wall that encloses Gaza.

A "DEFENSIVE" TUNNEL?? Can anyone really be that naive? Any tunnel dug that would allow Hamas terrorists "out" was for the purpose of infiltration and attack. To call Israel's proactive attempt to stop Hamas from killing its citizens a breaking of the "cease fire" - a cease fire that existed only in the minds of fools like Carter - is ridiculous. 

What Carter refuses to say in the op-ed is the reason why Israel blocked entrances to Gaza and built a wall. It's as if Israel's actions are being judged in a vacuum while anything Hamas does can be excused.

The sanctimonious Carter should go back to building shoddy houses. At least his idiocy could only threaten the families who lived in his slum-like dwellings and not the existence of Israel.




Can't Jimmy Carter just go away and leave the world in peace?

His boring, hectoring, nonsensical, morally equivalent diatribes against Israel are as predictable as they are idiotic. Here's our most inept ex-president in history writing today in the New York Times where he first declaims over Hamas terrorism and then justifies it by saying launching rockets is the only thing Hamas could have done:

Palestinian leaders from Gaza were noncommittal on all issues, claiming that rockets were the only way to respond to their imprisonment and to dramatize their humanitarian plight. The top Hamas leaders in Damascus, however, agreed to consider a cease-fire in Gaza only, provided Israel would not attack Gaza and would permit normal humanitarian supplies to be delivered to Palestinian citizens.

After extended discussions with those from Gaza, these Hamas leaders also agreed to accept any peace agreement that might be negotiated between the Israelis and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who also heads the PLO, provided it was approved by a majority vote of Palestinians in a referendum or by an elected unity government.

Since we were only observers, and not negotiators, we relayed this information to the Egyptians, and they pursued the cease-fire proposal. After about a month, the Egyptians and Hamas informed us that all military action by both sides and all rocket firing would stop on June 19, for a period of six months, and that humanitarian supplies would be restored to the normal level that had existed before Israel's withdrawal in 2005 (about 700 trucks daily).

We were unable to confirm this in Jerusalem because of Israel's unwillingness to admit to any negotiations with Hamas, but rocket firing was soon stopped and there was an increase in supplies of food, water, medicine and fuel. Yet the increase was to an average of about 20 percent of normal levels. And this fragile truce was partially broken on Nov. 4, when Israel launched an attack in Gaza to destroy a defensive tunnel being dug by Hamas inside the wall that encloses Gaza.

A "DEFENSIVE" TUNNEL?? Can anyone really be that naive? Any tunnel dug that would allow Hamas terrorists "out" was for the purpose of infiltration and attack. To call Israel's proactive attempt to stop Hamas from killing its citizens a breaking of the "cease fire" - a cease fire that existed only in the minds of fools like Carter - is ridiculous. 

What Carter refuses to say in the op-ed is the reason why Israel blocked entrances to Gaza and built a wall. It's as if Israel's actions are being judged in a vacuum while anything Hamas does can be excused.

The sanctimonious Carter should go back to building shoddy houses. At least his idiocy could only threaten the families who lived in his slum-like dwellings and not the existence of Israel.