May 28th, 2008 05:15 EST
Jimmy Carter: Israel has 150 Nuclear Weapons
Jimmy Carter was a failed president, his administration invokes images of hostages and gasoline lines, and brings up feelings of malaise and despair.
But the former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has enjoyed a successful second career as a peace ambassador. He has traveled to hot spots around the world to conduct negotiations, oversee elections and establish relief efforts.
Warring parties know Jimmy Carter is an honest broker, who has peace in mind and not the interests of the United States.
However, when it comes to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Carter invariably sides with the Palestinians and even hobnobs with Hamas terrorist leaders.
"In his book, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, published in November 2006, Carter states that Israel`s continued control and colonization of Palestinian land have been the primary obstacles to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Holy Land."
Quotation from Wikipedia
The primary obstacle to a comprehensive peace agreement in the Holy Land is the Palestinians addiction to terrorism as a means of achieving their goals.
There is no Israeli military presence or Israeli roadblock in Gaza; Hamas enjoys complete control of that strip of land. Have the Palestinians in Gaza used their freedom to build an infrastructure, create a viable economy or seek to establish peace with Israel? In one word: NO! They expend all their resources into warring with Israel, every day they launch rockets into Israel.
It came as no surprise to me that Jimmy Carter has "outed" Israel as a nuclear power:
"Israel has `150 or more` nuclear weapons, former US president Jimmy Carter said at a press conference over the weekend, a spokesman for the literary festival at which he was speaking confirmed.
Asked how a future US president should deal with the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran, the 83-year-old said: `The US has more than 12,000 nuclear weapons, the Soviet Union (sic) has about the same; Great Britain and France have several hundred, and Israel has 150 or more.`"
Quotation from AFP
The 83-year-old president is showing signs of senility: It`s Russia not the Soviet Union, and who the hell still refers to England as "Great Britain?" The sun set on the British empire generations ago, and there`s little great about the former world power.
Jimmy Carter is no friend of Israel, and I`m sure he doesn`t have any insider information about the extent of Israel`s nuclear arsenal.
By stating that Israel has more than one hundred nuclear weapons, he is emboldening the Iranians in their quest to build nuclear weapons. The President of Iran can point to Carter`s statement and argue that his nation needs nuclear weapons as protection from Israel.
Maybe it`s time that Jimmy Carter retire as a peace ambassador and return to his original career as a peanut farmer.