Carter forsakes Tibet, Darfer: Should Israel Pay-up?

Perhaps the Chinese have been stuffing Jimmy Carter’s pockets – most likely through donations to his foundation. [Recently we have seen how they stuff the pockets of another former prez – Clinton] Back in 1980, Jimmy Carter led the boycott of the Moscow Olympics in protest against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. But when asked if he supported a boycott over Chinese aggression in Tibet, <a href=”http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5iAFbTsPx174-gHXsXMee0tY8oo1AD9010TQG0″>he replied</a>:

“That was a totally different experience in 1980, when the Soviet Union had brutally invaded and killed thousands and thousands of people,” he said, rejecting the idea of boycotting the Beijing games to protest China’s crackdown in Tibet. He did not address whether just the opening ceremonies should be boycotted.

It is only totally different only if you are being paid by the Chinese. If you are a true humanitarian, and defender of people’s rights to self-determination, as Carter proclaims ot the world, you know that the results of China’s invasion of Tibet has been much, much worse than anything the Soviets did in Afghanistan.

China invaded Tibet on March 10, 1959. According to Tibetan sources, since then 87,000 people have been died. China has carried out a policy to destroy Tibetan culture through destroying Tibetan cultural/religious centers, transplanting millions of ethnic Chinese there, brutally repressing opposition, and forcing into exile the Tibetan leader.

Remember last year, Carter returned from Darfur proclaiming it was not a genocide by the Sudanese government, but a regional conflict. This is the standard line of the Muslim totalitarian regimes, who stuff millions into the coffers of the Carter Foundation. China is also under fire for major supporter of Sudan, and not doing enough to pressure the Sudanese.

Today, Carter roams around Israel, visits Sderot, gets rebuffed by Israel’s leaders, and ignored by the Shin Bet. Any goodwill created when they inked the Peace deal with Egypt nearly 30 years ago has evaporated. I just have one suggestion for the Israelis – pay up. For a mere 5 million of so, Carter could “re-examine” his views on the subject. He could “have a new understanding” and become more of an ally. We could get a ghost writer from the Shalem Center to whip together a new book too.

As it says in Pirkei Avot, “K’ne l’cha chaver”, “acquire for yourself a friend.” It will do Israel a lot more good to support Jimmy Carter with backsheesh, than to rebuff him.

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Posted on April 16, 2008, in Anti-Semitism, Cross-posted from Jewlicious.com, News and politics and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Carter accepts money — the symbol of capitalism, the instrument of oppression of the working class, the item which discriminates based on ability instead of need. He probably thinks that the only way to clean the evil money is to put it in his coffer.

    I just saw a Jackie Mason clip about Carter meeting with the head of Hamas.

    A Michigan congressman has proposed cutting all federal funding for ex-President Jimmy Carter’s Carter Center because of his current trip to meet with leaders of terrorist organizations…….
    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=61877

    Moadim L’Simcha

  2. Or, of course, tell Carter to go to the devil…as Israel did and as everyone should. The man is a laughingstock, albeit an evil one. To pay jizyah an evil creature such as this cannot possibly be what Pirkei Avot would mean. He should be humiliated, not rewarded. I an only hope your suggestion is tongue-in-cheek.

  3. you know what you're talking about?

    China invaded Tibet in 1959? Go read some serious history books. If not, at least consult convenient resources for lazy people such as the Wikipedia.

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