(JQWorld News --- Dateline 1938)
Former U.S. President: America Should Stop Favoring German Rivals Over Nazis
The United States and its allies must end their policy of favoring rival political parties over the Nazis, or they will doom the German people to deepening conflict between the rival movements, the former American president said Tuesday.
While addressing a conference of "human rights" officials, the former U.S. president said the current administration's refusal to accept the 1933 victory of Adolf Hitler was "criminal."
The former American president said that, besides winning a fair and democratic mandate that should have entitled it to lead the German government, the Nazis had proven themselves to be far more organized in their political and military showdowns with rival parties.
The Nazis routed rivals in their violent takeover of key regions last week. The split prompted the Nazis' rivals to dissolve the power-sharing government with them.
The former U.S. president said the consensus of the current American administration and its allies to reopen direct aid to the new government, but to deny the same to the Nazis, represented an "effort to divide Germans into two peoples."
He went on to say that the election was "orderly and fair," and the Nazis triumphed, in part, because they were "shrewd in selecting candidates," whereas their divided, corrupt rivals ran multiple candidates for single seats.
Far from encouraging the Nazis' move into parliamentary politics, the former U.S. president accused the current American administration of having sought to subvert the outcome by shunning the Nazis and helping its rivals to keep the reins of political and military power.
"That action was criminal," he said in a news conference after his speech.
What would have been the public reaction in America to a U.S. president having made such colossally stupid, freedom-subverting, tyranny-endorsing statements back then?
Well, statements identical to these are being made today, by a real former U.S. president, about America's current situation with another group --- Hamas --- that has declared (and demonstrated) its intention to murder its way to global domination.
(Read about Hamas here, here, here, here; and of its embryonic relationship to America's most prominent Islamic "civil rights" organization, CAIR, here and here)
(Associated Press, June 19, 2007)
Carter: America And Its Allies Should Stop Favoring Fatah Over Hamas
The United States, Israel and the European Union must end their policy of favoring Fatah over Hamas, or they will doom the Palestinian people to deepening conflict between the rival movements, former US President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday.
Carter, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was addressing a conference of Irish human rights officials, said the Bush administration's refusal to accept the 2006 election victory of Hamas was "criminal."
Carter said Hamas, besides winning a fair and democratic mandate that should have entitled it to lead the Palestinian government, had proven itself to be far more organized in its political and military showdowns with the Fatah movement of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Hamas fighters routed Fatah in their violent takeover of the Gaza Strip last week. The split prompted Abbas to dissolve the power-sharing government with his rivals in Hamas and set up a Fatah-led administration to govern the West Bank.
Carter said the American-Israeli-European consensus to reopen direct aid to the new government in the West Bank, but to deny the same to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, represented an "effort to divide Palestinians into two peoples."
While seeking to boycott the Hamas leadership because of its refusal to renounce violence and recognize Israel, Europe and the US have continued to send humanitarian aid to Gaza through the United Nations and other organizations.
During his speech to Ireland's eighth annual Forum on Human Rights, the 83-year-old former president said monitors from his Carter Center observed the 2006 election in which Hamas won 42 percent of the popular vote and a majority of parliamentary seats.
Carter said that election was "orderly and fair" and Hamas triumphed, in part, because it was "shrewd in selecting candidates," whereas a divided, corrupt Fatah ran multiple candidates for single seats.
Far from encouraging Hamas's move into parliamentary politics, Carter said the US and Israel, with European Union acquiescence, has sought to subvert the outcome by shunning Hamas and helping Abbas to keep the reins of political and military power.
"That action was criminal," he said in a news conference after his speech.
Hamastan: The Deadly Flower Of “Democracy”
JQWorld musing: Are psychiatric benefits included in the retirement health care plans for former U.S. presidents who have clearly gone insane? Just curious.
(JQWorld clarification: Before I get pummeled with emails, yes, I realize that Fatah is no benevolent Jeffersonian party, and that it has its roots in the same jihadist ideology and terror that Hamas does. But whereas Fatah has recognized Israel's right to exist, and is at least attempting to make steps towards peace with Israel, Hamas is about the closest thing we have today, along with al Quada, etc., to modern-day religious Nazis.)
A link for the daring:
UPDATE JUNE 22: IRANIAN MULLA-OCRACY ENDORSES AND ECHOES DHIMMI (JIMMY) CARTER'S PRO-HAMAS RANT
Wow, who could have possibly seen this one coming? Oh, right --- any liberty-loving realist with more than two functioning brain cells. Hat tip LGF, HERE.
UPDATE JUNE 21: NY TIMES PUBLISHES A SLICK EDITORIAL FROM HAMAS:
Carter's favorite jihadist terror troup gets a slot on the editorial pages of the world's most influential newspaper, as covered by LGF --- HERE. See previous instances of NY Times dhimmitude, here.
The WashingtonTimes weighs in:
"Munich 1934, Gaza City 2007." Excerpt:
The bloody anti-Fatah putsch staged by Hamas last week constitutes a strategic black eye for the United States and another sign of the ability of the Tehran-Damascus Axis to project power with absolute ruthlessness and brutal precision throughout the Middle East.[...]
The Hamas thugs who invaded what had been Mr. Abbas's office in Gaza City on Friday were certainly under no illusions about who the big international superpower loser was in last week's Gaza bloodbath. The newspapers have been blanketed with pictures of armed, masked men putting their feet up on desks and lounging on sofas as they make mock telephone calls to Miss Rice's office in Washington.
In response to this debacle, Washington and the Europeans are discussing a a resumption of aid to the Palestinian Authority and ending the economic embargo imposed after Hamas won legislative elections last year. Mr. Olmert, a politician whose popularity is barely above zero, is under considerable pressure from Washington to help Mr. Abbas.
But to what end? Congress needs to take a hard look at U.S. policy toward Mr. Abbas and the PA. Given the corruption that has long been endemic, how do we know that money going to Mr. Abbas will be usefully spent? How do we know it won't "trickle down" to the al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades — a terrorist arm of Mr. Abbas's Fatah that has worked with Tehran and its allies in the past and remains one of the dominant terrorist gangs in the Abbas-controlled West Bank? It's time for some serious congressional oversight hearings about the continued usefulness of U.S. assistance to Mr. Abbas.
As for Hamas, its behavior towards Fatah bears resemblance to the way in which Adolf Hitler did away with rival gangsters who were no longer useful to him. Ernst Rohm had been with Hitler from the beginning and his Brownshirts (the SA) had been instrumental in his rise to power. But once Hitler assumed power in January 1933, Rohm and Company became a liability. The SA acted like gangsters, extorting money from businesses, beating up and occasionally murdering German civilians. And Rohm's insistence that the SA absorb or replace the German Army alienated the German High Command and industrialists who had helped bring Hitler to power.
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