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Jimmy Carter… please step away from the crack pipe

October 12, 2007

I was raised to respect my elders. So it saddens me to feel compelled to write in negative terms of 83–year-old former President, James Earl Carter.

The past couple of weeks have convinced me that the former Chief Executive is either a crack head or he suffers from delusions… or maybe both.

On the 3rd of Oct, AP ran an article titled “Carter Gets Into Shouting Match in Sudan.” When Mr. Carter was told by Sudanese police that he couldn’t go any further into a town, he lost his temper. He snapped at the police “we’re going to anyway!” and “you don’t have the power to stop me.”

The U.N. officials travelling with him assured Mr. Carter that the Sudanese police did indeed have the power to stop him.

His Secret Service detail urged him to get back into the car and leave.

You may have once been the most powerful man in the world, but that time is long gone, Mr. Carter. When in another country, it is proper to respect local laws and customs, lest you start an international incident or you land in jail, or worse…

Yesterday I was not amused when I read that Mr. Carter told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that the United States tortures prisoners in violation of international law. “I don’t think it, I know it” he charged.

Mr. Carter, if you have 1st hand knowledge and can prove that statement, I urge you to go to the U.N. and urge the world body to begin war crimes tribunal proceedings against your country and its current leaders, both military and civilian.  

However, if you can’t back that up with facts that will survive the scrutiny of a war crimes tribunal, then decency demands that you retract that statement.

Since we all know that you can’t do the former and won’t do the latter, I offer a toast in your honor.


Until next time,

14 Comments leave one →
  1. October 12, 2007 1:21 am

    Dear Mr Carter, It would be nice if you and the rest of the Democrats would have the best interests of the United States Of America at heart, but I fear that you and the rest of your Socialist/Communist friends will not be happy until you manage to bring the country down! Howerer, there are too many people like me that will make sure you Socialist Rat Bastards will never achieve your goal.
    You nearly did the economy in while you were the discrace of the President that you were, but you were even so bad at that, that it didn’t happen! You did manage to have scores of Americans held hostage, drive the interest rates to all time highs (20 %+) and numereous other fuck-ups credited to your “peanut brain”, to many to mention. So quit betraying your country, undermining your President and the military, go back to Georgia, lock yourself in a room and LUST after your pal HILLARY ! If you’ve got facts and proof to back them up re; our use of TORTURE, they present them. Other wise, shut the fuck up!

  2. Bettejo Dux permalink
    October 12, 2007 1:32 am

    I will believe Jimmy Carter anytime, anywhere, for any reason, before I will believe you. I think you may be very surprised at what Jimmy can, and will, do. Go goose step somewhere else SSibal!

  3. Bettejo Dux permalink
    October 12, 2007 1:32 am

    Scared to accept this, Sisibal!

  4. chosun1 permalink*
    October 12, 2007 1:47 am

    Dear Bettejo Dux,
    Scared? I don’t think so. Your willingness to believe Mr. Carter “anytime, anywhere for any reason” does not deserve fear, only pity. As for your “goose step” remark, I really think you should read your own comment about what and whom you’re willing to believe before making statements like that. You don’t know me. You only disagree with the content of my latest post. You’re entitled to your opinion, even when it is dead wrong. You really should get out once in a while, see a bit more of the world and do some thinking for yourself.

  5. gary engen permalink
    October 12, 2007 4:54 am

    I always hesitate to go ad hominem on anyone, but…. your asinine diatribe suffers no rational base, SSibal. Tho it does, nonetheless, reveal much about you. It is very obvious by your unfounded, even goofy remarks that you are not only arrogant, but ignorant as well. Your so-called facts are wrong. Your lame attempt to correlate Democrats with Communists prompts me to confirm Bettejo Dux apt perception of you and then to point out that your SSslip is showing.
    You don’t have a clue to what is going on in the Sudan. If you did, you’d be the one to shut up… out of utter embarrassment and shame.
    Unlike you, who presumes much, but actually understands little, I have seen behind the curtain, the veil, many times and can and will say that things actually not even remotely as you think they be.
    You also clearly know nothing abut the former Iranian hostage crisis nor the manipulation at the time by Reagan’s team of said circumstance to delay the hostage’s release so as to discredit Carter and enhance Reagan’s celebratory acceptance of the mantel, (such has since been confessed to by the operatives, so if you bothered to read the papers you’d have known that) and like most fools, you were probably very impressed with Reagan and his blatantly lazy, muddled thought processes. Of record, I sent many friends emails back when Reagan was in office, citing the inarguably clear and classic signs of dementia he was manifesting at the time, (our current King George isn’t the first ‘Emperor’ with no clothes) and I even stated back then… that he apparently was suffering from Alzheimer’s and that the only thing that could possibly keep us from crashing on the rocks with such a bad actor with gross mental deficiencies standing at the helm of state, was that the neocons, both in the cabinet and his closest advisors, were all reading the same charts as per the approximate course the conservatives had decided to take. By the way, Reagan didn’t destroy the Soviet Empire, they did it to themselves by overreaching and spending way, way too much of their GNP on military adventures… just like BushFerBrains is doing to America right now with over $772,000,000 being expended daily on his moronic, horribly ill-advised venture into Iraq. I know exactly what the war is really about and exactly who promoted it and exactly why. I know who sold the WMD to Hussein, (you can find his picture if you Google for Hussein and Donald/I’mTryingToDuckButIt’sTooLate/ Rumsfeld as they shake hands over one of the arms deals back when George’s father was the Prez). I know who went into Kazakhstan, (see Afghanistan region on a map and think real hard SSibal, it’ll all start to come in to focus for you), to the oil fields of Kashagan, which contain about as much oil as was discovered in the largest field, the Ghawar field in Saudi Arabia. That fellow represented Exon in a failed effort to gain the Kazakhstan rulers cooperation to re-direct the oil instead from pipelines then and now flowing the oil to the Black Sea to a formerly agreed upon corridor thru Afghani territory as negotiate by George Senior’s oil buds so as to benefit them instead of the Russians, (see Taliban meeting at George W’s ranch shortly before 9/11 and press reports back then where the fundamentalist/heroin trafficking/wife beating former “admired friends” of both George’s announced that they were reneging on giving the George’s oil associates a right away thru Afghanistan after all. See C-SPAN, (it was recorded) reporter approach General Tommie Franks just after his and the U. S. troops and equipment arrived in the staging area Uzbekistan, which is strategically located above and to the east of Afghanistan, where in General Franks is asked the following question, “General Franks, why have you come here?” and without hesitation, the general responded, “Why to protect the oil of course!”. Odd… the American people were told that the general and his troops were going to march into Afghanistan and get Bin Laden and take out the Taliban in the process because, “..they are implicated in the terrorist attacks in New York”. Something else that your little pea-sized brain didn’t pick up on, SSibel, the U.S. and Uzbekistan had been in an alliance to get control for the western oil companies, (read: the two George’s business associates), of the pipeline route thru Afghanistan for several years before 9/11. Didn’t you realize back during the Russian campaign to gain the Afghanistan war that the U.S. thru the C.I.A. funded Bin Laden adn his so-called freedom fighter’s so as to oppsoe Russia’s efforts to so gain the route? The U.S. financed Bin Laden and it was done to stop Russia from putting a pipeline across Afghanistan so they could load tankers in the Persian Gulf and sail them past the Straits of Hormoz and sell the oil to western countries to generate substantial revenues for Russia. What does this have to do with Carter? He wouldn’t play ball with George Sr.’s oil crowd. Jimmy carter, God Bless him, thought that the American people should be the benefactors of any incursion, if one were actually necessary, into Asian territories and not some assholes that could care less wether we Americans lived or died. SSibel, unlike you, someone who audaciously pops off behind the cloak of semi-credibility afforded to anybody that portends to be a substantive blogger these days, I actually know a thing or two. I am 63 years old now and my first experiences with egomaniacal jerks that run the oil industry and through it, way too big a part of our lives, was when I decided that I was tired of their bullshit and I ran for Chair of the Democratic Party in the State of Alaska, (this back in the heady Alaska pipeline days). I was 25 years old at that time and a political neophyte, yet within three month’s of such stated determination, I was in the position. Not realizing that I ahd jsut bit off more than anyone woud ever want to chew, thereafter I saw first hand how ugly, how overwhelmingly corrupt the oil companies really are. They quietly bought controlling interests in most of the newspapers in the state after they discovered oil in Prudhoe Bay. They even took over the state employees union thru a front person, the daughter of the chief lobbyist for the consortium of oil companies that agreed to build and finance the pipeline, (Alyeska). A friend of mine, U.S. Congressman Nick Begich and the then Speaker of The U.S. House of Representatives, Hale Boggs, came to the state to stump for Nick’s reelection and in that they were known to be seen as a serious threat to Alyeska by way of their stand against many aspects of the oil companies venture, the two high-level representatives of our government…. our government…. went to such lengths as not announcing their itinerary as they then flew from one town in the next in the vast state. They even chose to use different private planes for each leg of the journey… but these precautions did not protect them. They were lost just north of Juneau in what was claimed to have been a mysterious accident, (neither they nor their pane were ever found). Recently, thru the Freedom of Information Act, documents that were formerly in the possession of J. Edgar Hoover, as now read, clearly indicate that Hoover was aware of the downed plane’s location, (he had received information from ham radio operators that provided for effective triangulation of the radio signals coming from the wreckage), but intentionally did not release the information to the 10,000+ search group comprised of several branches of the military nor to state of Alaska personal either. Also recently discovered are tapes where Nixon discussed how he wanted to “do something about Boggs. He’s crazy, we have to stop this guy” and how he, Nixon, thought he could rely on Hoover to help.
    The people that are really in power will do whatever they think they have to… anything and everything they think they have to… to keep their control over the rest of us.
    Jimmy wasn’t a part of their club, nor was Bill Clinton.

    Do you know who bought the known-to-be dry wells, (i.e. worthless wells), from George W’s failed wildcatting business?
    The Bin Laden corporation.

    Do you know who George Sr. was having breakfast with the day of 9/11?
    George Sr.

    Do you know who bought George W’s ball team from him for a conspicuously over the moon sum? George Sr’s oil associates.

    That’s the world we live in SSibel and it’s obviously one that you are blissfully ignorant of.

    If you really want to do something that will positively impact on your fellow man, grab a hammer and go join Jimmy and help him and others build homes thru Habitat for Humanity.

    In case you elect to not show it, I will see that my response to your blog-based silly and unjustified insults to re. former President Jimmy Carter shows up elsewhere.

    Support Our Troops, Impeach The Commander.

    Gary Engen

  6. methos35bc permalink
    October 12, 2007 8:29 am

    It would seem that PeaNUT farmer Carter forgot to mention that the 90’s under Pres Clinton weren’t as carefree as he “remembers”. However, I DO remember the 1st attempt to bring down the World Trade Center by foreign and domestic terrorists. How bout the bombing od 2 US Embassies by terrorists?! Anyone remember a boat with the name USS Cole on the side? If carter wants to talk of the torture claims under the Bush administration against foreign terrorists, perhaps he should mention the horror and torture that the children trapped inside the Waco, Tx compound went through while it burned down around them. He could also mention the horror that Randy Weaver’s children went through when Clinton’s FBI sniper killed Mrs. Weaver for nothing more than holding her infant in her arms…THAT’S torture!

  7. chosun1 permalink*
    October 12, 2007 11:09 am

    Gary – I made no attempt to attempt to correlate Democrats with Communists. My comments were aimed squarely at the recent behavior of former President Carter.

    Why is it that the first thing you felt compelled to do was to resort to the use of labels? Then you dive into a lengthy rant of talking points that have nothing to do with the subject of the post you are commenting on.

    Inferring to someone who disagrees with your views as a Nazi is a sure sign that you feel inadequate to participate in rational discourse.

    I remember all too well the Iran hostage crisis. I know family members of one of the hostages. I also remember how effective former President Carter was in winning their release. But I didn’t comment on that.

    I remember all too well that former President Carter went to North Korea and proclaimed that he had made an agreement with Kim Jong Il over the DPRK’s fledgling nuclear program — very Chamberlain-esque. And — he had no authority to make any deals. I seem to recall that former President Clinton was more than just a little irritated over Mr. Carter’s actions in that matter. But I didn’t comment on that.

    And yes Gary, I do watch what happens in the Sudan, and it sickens me to no end that the rest of the world just sits by and watches (with blind eyes) the genocide there. But I wasn’t commenting on that, either — perhaps another time.

    I could go on about what I was not commenting on, but hopefully by now you understand that the subject of my post is former President Carter’s recent behavior. If you disagree with my assessment of his behavior, comment on that. Tell me why his actions of late are rational.

    I write about things that I want to write at a specific moment in time. I don’t regurgitate a political party’s talking points, as some of those whose comments appear here do. And I’d appreciate it if you’d remember that.

  8. October 12, 2007 5:31 pm

    Chosun1, you are too kind and patient to a fault when it comes to ranting moonbats.

    I knew in scrolling through Gary’s diatribe that he was a socialist butt-kissing lackey of the looney left.

    How did I know? Because he took so long to try and make a point.

    If you note the length of speeches by communist dictators and other leftoid a**hole presidents of third world countries you will see that they go on..and on…and on…and on…and on…and on…and on…and on…and on…and on…and on…and on…and on…and on…and on…and on…


  9. Rodney Byrd permalink
    October 13, 2007 4:31 am

    If you took your head out of your ass long enough then you could see that we torture people. Of course you have to know the true definition of torture not what Queen George and King Dick say it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. October 13, 2007 5:56 am

    it is sad and pathetic to read of the former president’s rants. he is obviously senile, old man. in kindness we should protect his memory and keep his actions silent.

  11. chosun1 permalink*
    October 13, 2007 7:06 am

    Rodney, I’ll offer the same advice for you that I offered Mr. Carter… if you have 1st hand knowledge of torture on the part of the U.S. government (other than how they tax us to death) take that knowledge to the U.N. and urge them to convene a war crimes tribunal. If you’re unable or unwilling to do that, then retract the statement, or STFU.

  12. chosun1 permalink*
    October 13, 2007 7:10 am

    Eve, it would be much easier to do as you suggest if he would not appear delusional in front of the press, or a television audience. I’d truly prefer to read about his laudible efforts with Habitat for Humanity or another charitible organization.

  13. October 13, 2007 7:32 am

    Wow. One thing is for sure; write a political post and you’re sure to find a lot of vitriol in the comment section. Remember, Chosun-1, you’re either with them or against them 😉

  14. October 14, 2007 9:34 pm

    Nomad, there is a lot of vitriol spewing on this side of the planet. My post wasn’t political in nature – just commenting on the behavior of our former Commander-in-Chief. I think it’s safe to say that I stepped on someone’s “personal jesus” (did I say that?). 😉

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