Jimmy Carter: The Only Way to Fix Gaza is by Giving Hamas Everything It Wants

Carter, prematurely surrendering in Gaza

Carter, prematurely surrendering in Gaza

Jimmy Carter just can’t seem to stop reminding everyone of why he was a one-term president. In an op-ed with Mary Robinson, the disgraced former leader drags out the same old line about dealing with Hamas.

The op-ed is entitled “How to Fix It”.

The solution involves lifting the blockade, paying Hamas salaries and generally giving the terrorist group everything it wants including diplomatic recognition.

Carter blames Israel (shocker) for the current conflict, accusing Israel of sabotaging the PLO-Hamas Unity agreement which he calls “a promising move toward peace in the region”.

It’s not surprising that Carter’s vision of peace in the region involves peace between the PLO and Hamas.

Even in Carter’s strange mental universe of attack rabbits, the war had nothing to do with the unity agreement and everything to do with Hamas’ deliberate attempts to provoke Israel by firing rockets and murdering three Israeli teens.

Carter skips over that by claiming that peace will only come from a PLO-Hamas agreement (what’s more likely to bring peace than a unity agreement between two terror groups?) and urges a lifting of the blockade and replacing Egyptian and Israeli border monitoring with the UN.

“The international community’s initial goal should be the full restoration of the free movement of people and goods to and from Gaza through Israel, Egypt, and the sea. Concurrently, the United States and EU should recognize that Hamas is not just a military but also a political force. Hamas cannot be wished away, nor will it cooperate in its own demise. Only by recognizing its legitimacy as a political actor — one that represents a substantial portion of the Palestinian people — can the West begin to provide the right incentives for Hamas to lay down its weapons.”

Carter presumes that Hamas wants to lay down its weapons. There is no evidence of that whatsoever.

Hamas is an acronym for “Islamic Resistance Movement”. The goal of terrorist groups is to take power, not put down their weapons. Hamas deals with dissent by shooting dissenters.

None of that suggests that weapons being put down is an endgame.

The PLO’s Palestinian Authority still hasn’t put down its weapons and it still jails and kills political opponents. But Carter claims that a unity agreement between two violent terrorist groups will bring peace to the Middle East.

Maybe he should stick to the rabbits.

  • Raymond_in_DC

    This move only reinforces Carter’s status as the worst ex-president ever. But he’s lost the position of worst president to the current office holder. One shudders to think where we’d be today had he won that second term.

    • gerry

      Strangely enough,they both are Democrats.Theran Jimmy,and Benghazi Barack.

      • pfbonney

        And both of them had US Ambassadors killed by radical Muslims.

        • Yaneu Stage

          that would be courtesy, that some people are saying that zionist officials have store bough bad actors to pose as Terrorist to kill innocent american journalists and citizens. It is no secret as some people are saying the zionist cia agents are responsible of starting most of all wars and conflicts around the world. Just as some people are say this is being done by the zionist to boost their trillion dollar profits for the manufacture and sales of The World’s number one industry of Weapons and Defense Industries of whom are raking up Mass trillion dollar profits over our children’s dead bodies, the zionists just murdered, stopping to laugh over the dead bodies of The Children they just slaughtered and murdered posing for pictures with the dead Children they just have murdered and I do declare listening ti many of International citizens in the world, most totally agree with Your definition of Terrorist and now known Extremist Terrorisms of illegal terrorist statehood!

      • Yaneu Stage

        Yeah overun by infiltrating zionist.

    • Wolfthatknowsall

      Certainly, the USSR would still exist, and eastern Europe would still be occupied by hundreds of thousands of Soviet troops …

    • mobuyus

      Jimmy is nuttier than a peanut-farm-shithouse.

      • Yaneu Stage

        You are so ver Intelligent it is shown by your very comment. Great Going! More peoples should speak out just like You! ☆

    • JuneUSA

      Just look at what Obama is doing in his second term and it will give you some idea. Getting children killed and giving money to terrorists. That is their legacy, which is what they are worried about. I hope the history books are honest.

  • edlancey

    “the right incentives for Hamas to lay down its weapons.”

    When they are dancing knee-deep in blood in Tel Aviv…

  • Pete

    If the PLO-Hamas Unity agreement which he calls “a promising move toward peace in the region”, what would the PLO-Hamas War have been?

    Mr Carter, who was in the wrong?

  • Pete

    “What’s more likely to bring peace than a unity agreement between two terror groups?”

    Mr Carter is onto something here.

    If Al Nusrah and ISIS kiss and make up, there will be peace in Syria!

    But only if Abu Bakr al Baghdadi gives Abu Muhammad al Julani a little tongue when they kiss.

  • gerry

    jimmy the loser Carter,quite a reference and an authority.The guy whose Embassy in Theran was invaded,a first.The guy who used to complain that the Russians used to treat him as a joke(sound familiar).Hamas must be in dire strait.In fact beside Qatar and Iran and of course the dynamic duo of Obama and Hanoi John,they have no friends.

  • http://banliberals.com/ Ban Liberals

    Now here’s a guy who I wish would take a swift journey to meet 72 virgins.

  • Alisia S

    I’m surprised Jimmy (the peanut) Carter isn’t a resident “expert” consultant for CNN.

    • Gee

      Al Jazeerza uses him for that role.

  • Gee

    The Peanut is afraid of rabbits. Terrorists he loves.

  • DVult

    This guy has a one track mind and that track leads in the wrong direction.

  • bruce lorraine

    Jimmy, that’s an excellent idea. Give Hamas everything it wants, pay the Jizya and become subservient to Islam. That makes about as much sense as what our current assclown in the White house is doing with his outreach to islam.

  • Habbgun

    Really bad, really obscure television reference but the caption to the picture should be “You’ve all done very well!”

  • AYMERICK

    To all the
    warmongers in this forum. Didn’t America kill enough millions of people since
    the second world war. Stupid wars like Irak,Libye,giving weapons to ISIS in
    Syria and much more. How stupid can you be. European people are sick and tired of
    America. Only the politicians don’t follow but there is some hope in Germany
    and in certain other countries. Carter is a peace loving man with brains and
    that’s not what the warmongers in America want .

    • Webb

      Looks like we didn’t kill enough before WWII. Where were you?

    • nobullhere

      And you don’t have any brains.

  • Servo1969

    He really hates Jews.

    Or at least Israelis.

    Where does that come from?

  • DaCoachK

    Carter is the worst president I have lived through, though Obama is certainly gaining ground. He is THE ABSOLUTE worst “Ex” president I’ve witnessed. What is with the Left-Wing-Kooks elected to that office that they can’t shut their damn mouths when out of office. Look at Bubba Clinton. He too has trouble with that mouth of his, always trying to stay relevant.

  • nobullhere

    Memo to Jimmy: Hamas wants Israel to be wiped off the face of the earth.

  • ebonystone

    So now Jimmy the Peanut, who was always reminding us of his Christian faith, supports the murder of 5 million or Israelis. Jimmy, you give Christians a bad name.

  • De Doc

    I wish that dude would just learn to enjoy his retirement the normal way and stop trying to make up for his dismal performance as C-in-C. You had your chance already!

  • Erudite Mavin

    Some of what I remember living through the Carter nightmare years
    Carter shoved out the Shah of Iran, an American ally.

    Ayatollah Khomeini, a Radical Islamic cleric exiled to Iraq, was preparing Iran for revolution so here we are today thanks to Carter and his love of the Radicals.

    During Carter’s adm.

    The Iran hostage crisis, was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States.

    Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days (November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981), after a group of Iranian students, belonging to the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam’s Line, who were supporting the Iranian Revolution, took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran.
    The list can go on and on.
    Carter, the major enabler of why there is a Radical Islamic Iran and funding the other radical groups in their wars in the Middle East and Africa.
    With a look the other way, Bill Clinton continued the enabling and Obama has stepped it up further yet.

    • uleaveuswithnoalternative

      The man Obama and all of Europe is currently negotiating with, the
      President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, was one of the architects of the Iranian hostage crisis.
      He was also head of Iran’s nuclear program for a number of years.

      • Erudite Mavin

        Iran is driving these various wars and have one goal, destroy the people and countries who are not like them.
        The Left and Libertarians who think if we are nice, they will be nice is also the extended problem, enabling the radicals

  • JR Kipling

    Liberalism is a mental disease. It sees hallucinations, It hears voices. Like schizophrenia it gets worse as the years go on.

  • wileyvet

    “Hamas cannot be wished away, nor will it cooperate in its own demise. ” That’s why Israel has to destroy it and force its demise, Jimmy! And it wasn’t you that enabled Camp David, it was Menachem Begin that was the maestro. You senile old fool, go choke on a peanut.

  • Babylonandon

    While I would agree that Jeeemy Catah is certainly the winner for Most Incompetent Ex-President … I don’t think he was the worst President ever. 3rd Place is his now for sure.

    I still think the current officeholder is vying with Woodrow Wilson for 1st place. WW was evil in the same way as BHO … and he was real competent at being really evil. It was only by the Grace of God that ill health stopped him from being able to achieve his goals AND killed him off before he could do any further damage.

    • pfbonney

      Woodrow Wilson single-handedly brought back the KKK from its near demise.

      Democrats. The party that “loves” minorities.

  • Doug Bruce

    Who knew Billy was the brighter one??

  • uleaveuswithnoalternative

    Ironic, that the man who was one of the architects of the Iranian hostage crisis during Carter’s term in office, is now the President of Iran, the man who Obama and the EU are currently negotiating with over Iran’s nuclear program.
    We are all screwed.

  • JuneUSA

    If he and Obama can’t figure out that Hamas is a children killing evil terrorist organization, they are too stupid to be worth listening to. They are supporting terrorists and patting themselves on the back and strutting around acting like they are supreme beings, while getting people killed by terrorists. Hamas is evil. Do not let Obama give them any more of our money. He needs to resign and Jimmy needs to go home and quit spewing his stupidity.

  • Samantha

    Nothing new and no surprises here, considering that Saudi Arabia paid for the Carter’s Library and considering that Carter receive, up to today, a salary from Saudi Arabia.

  • pfbonney

    “[Carter's] solution involves lifting the blockade, paying Hamas salaries and generally giving the terrorist group everything it wants including diplomatic recognition.”

    Israel has already unintentionally called the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO)’s bluff when it tried giving the PLO whatever it wanted to secure the peace. Yassir Arafat responded by pulling a no-show on the day the agreement would be signed. What, on Earth, makes Carter think that Hamas is any different? All these groups are out to completely destroy Israel, killing as many Jews in the process as possible.

    As Ronald Reagan would say, in response to Jimmy Carter’s “solution” (FINAL solution?), “There he goes again!”.

  • lemondrop1

    thank God he’s not important anymore. it’s obvious he is Anti Semitic. maybe he can work as consultant for CNN or Al Jezera,

  • chelmer

    Never mind….

  • *Sharpshooter

    There’s noting you can’t fix with duct tape and a hammer.

    Unfortunately, sometimes it seems that hammer needs to be upside the head.

  • Yaneu Stage

    One thing, President Carter Was involved with Palestinians Years before There Was a Gift given By a Distinguished Saudi Gentleman, for helping to Promote Peace in The World and to Build Bridges between Our Governments and Citizens. The Whole World and almost Every World Citizens Have seen The Truth now. People are sharing and Teaching none another the honest Truths as also most everyone can see for themselves, no translation needed. Mr. Jimmy Carter is One of The Most Intelligent Persons walking This Planet today as Well as His Family Members. Jimmy Carter is as Sharp as a tack in His Distinquished and Honorable Years. He can certainly circles most people’s intelligence Levels about a Million times or so before they even have a Clues. You want to Spin anything, Why do You feel Like You have to talk down about anyone with disrespect for a Person You Just Disagree with. Some People have very valid reasons as to talk down upon on, let’s see, Like Commiting Baby Genocide and Mass Genocide on a Captured People on their very Own HOMELAND That has beenbarmed ROBBED BY EVIL MURDERING THIEVES, I DO DECLARE. THERE IS NOT ONE SO CALLEDTERRORIST ATTACK(S) COULD EVER BE JUSTIFIED FOR UNLEASHING THE WORLD’S FOURTH LARGEST MILITARY ON CAPTUREDD CIVILIANS WITH CHILDREN SPECIFICALLY TARGETED AND KILLED THAT IS BEING PROVEN BY LIVE FEED VIDEOS, PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SATELLITE TRANSMISSIONS AND EVEN PRIVATELY OWNED DRONES.