Monday, May 08, 2006
Gritz on a Roll
Jimmy Carter: Punishing the innocent is a crime
International Herald Tribune
SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2006
ATLANTA Hamas and the Palestinians
Innocent Palestinian people are being treated like animals, with the presumption that they are guilty of some crime. Because they voted for candidates who are members of Hamas, the United States government has become the driving force behind an apparently effective scheme of depriving the general public of income, access to the outside world and the necessities of life.
It's Not INCOME you ASS its Charity paid for by the American Tax payer. The Palestinians chose TERROR as the course of their government and you want us to pay for it. LOL
Overwhelmingly, these are school teachers, nurses, social workers, police officers, farm families, shopkeepers, and their employees and families who are just hoping for a better life. By straping bombs to their children to kill Jews Public opinion polls conducted after the January parliamentary election show that 80 percent of Palestinians still want a peace agreement with Israel based on the international road map premises. Polls may have said that but the election results proved the opposit Although Fatah party members refused to join Hamas in a coalition government, nearly 70 percent of Palestinians continue to support Fatah's leader, Mahmoud Abbas, as their president. And the area is breaking into a civil war one terror group against another.
It is almost a miracle that the Palestinians have been able to orchestrate three elections during the past 10 years, all of which have been honest, fair, strongly contested, without violence and with the results accepted by winners and losers. BULLSHIT Among the 62 elections that have been monitored by us at the Carter Center, these are among the best in portraying the will of the people. Yes in support of terror to kill the Jews and support Iran
One clear reason for the surprising Hamas victory for legislative seats was that the voters were in despair about prospects for peace. With American acquiescence, the Israelis had avoided any substantive peace talks for more than five years, regardless of who had been chosen to represent the Palestinian side as interlocutor. Yeah its the Americans fault NOT the fault of the terrorists who continue to blow up women and children.
The day after his party lost the election, Abbas told me that his own struggling government could not sustain itself financially with their daily lives and economy so severely disrupted, and access from Palestine to Israel and the outside world almost totally restricted. Not to mention the fact that over the past ten years they have taken the Billions of dollars of charity that they recieved and spent it on TERROR and filled their politicians Swiss Bank accounts, instead of building industry for their people. They were already $900 million in debt and had no way to meet the payroll for the following month. The additional restraints imposed on the new government are a planned and deliberate catastrophe for the citizens of the occupied territories, in hopes that Hamas will yield to the economic pressure. Instead you Jimmy want us to pay them for chosing terror as their governments OPEN policy.
With all their faults, Hamas leaders have continued to honor a temporary cease-fire, or hudna, during the past 18 months, and their spokesman told me that this "can be extended for two, 10 or even 50 years if the Israelis will reciprocate." BULLSHIT yeah reciprocate by marching into the Sea. Although Hamas leaders have refused to recognize the state of Israel while their territory is being occupied, (Hama was a Neighborhood in Jordan that the Arabs blew up and killed everyone in. Where are the Jews occupying Hamass Territory?)Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh has expressed approval for peace talks between Abbas and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel. He added that if these negotiations result in an agreement that can be accepted by Palestinians, then the Hamas position regarding Israel would be changed.
Regardless of these intricate and long-term political interrelationships, it is unconscionable for Israel, the United States and others under their influence to continue punishing the innocent and already persecuted people of Palestine. No one is doing any such thing the Palistinians made their choice and now they must live with it. The Israelis are withholding approximately $55 million a month in taxes and customs duties that, without dispute, belong to the Palestinians. Although some Arab nations have allocated funds for humanitarian purposes to alleviate human suffering, the U.S. government is threatening the financial existence of any Jordanian or other bank that dares to transfer this assistance into Palestine. Because they have an OPEN POLICY of supporting TERROR you ASSHOLE!
There is no way to predict what will happen in Palestine, but it would be a tragedy for the international community to abandon the hope that a peaceful coexistence of two states in the Holy Land is possible. Like Egypt and all other Arab nations before the Camp David Accords of 1978, and the Palestine Liberation Organization before the Oslo peace agreement of 1993, Hamas has so far refused to recognize the sovereign state of Israel as legitimate, with a right to live in peace. Yet we are supposed to give them our money This is a matter of great concern to all of us, and the international community needs to probe for an acceptable way out of this quagmire. There is no doubt that Israelis and Palestinians both want a durable two-state solution, BULLSHIT the Hamass/Palestinian PUBLIC POLICY is DEATH to ALL Jews but depriving the people of Palestine of their basic human rights just to punish their elected leaders is not a path to peace. It is the path that the Palistinians have made of their own accord, and their continuence of violence and terror is also the choice that they have endorced through their elections. Choices have consequences the cutting off of funds that will be used to support a TERRORIST REGIME is one of those consequences.
(Former President Jimmy Carter is founder of the Carter Center, a nonprofit organization working for peace and health worldwide. ) ( Former President Jimmy Carter is an ASSHOLE who was a lousy President and who continues to prove how much of an ASS he is every time he opens his mouth)