Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Carter Visits Hamas; Claims Israel Treats Palestinians Like Animals

Former President Jimmy Carter was in Gaza today and met with Ismail Haniyeh, the Prime Minister in the Hamas controlled territory.

Carter remarked, "My primary feeling today is one of grief and despair and an element of anger when I see the destruction perpetrated against innocent people. Tragically, the international community too often ignores the cries for help and the citizens of Palestine are treated more like animals than like human beings."

So in Carter's eyes Israel just bombs Gaza for the fun of it. While he acknowledged there were rocket attacks against Israel he did not hold Hamas for allowing that transgression under its watches much less name those perpetrated those attacks. I guess the rockets just launched themselves.

As for the notion that Israel treats Palestinians like animals it is the Palestinians in Gaza who chose to be governed by Hamas. Their biggest accomplishment in office is having legalized crucifixion.

I am sure the liberal media will focus its attention on Haniyeh telling Carter he accepts a Palestinian state based on the borders of June 4, 1967. Well, I'm sure Haniyeh was telling Carter what he wanted to hear. After all, this is the same Ismail Haniyeh who told students in Iran in December 2006 that Hamas would never recognize the State of Israel and would fight for "liberation of Jerusalem."

At least when Carter met with Hamas last year when President Bush was still in office there was no chance this would become official U.S. policy.

Now all bets are off. G-d help us.

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