Its Finally happened, the Peanut President has lost his last grip on the real world. Yesterday during a lecture at Emory University Carter proclaimed that Iran is not yet a threat to Israel. Let’s double check if he is correct or if he has lost his last marble. Here are some of the things that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian President has said about Israel:
Our dear Imam (referring to Ayatollah Khomeini) said that the occupying regime must be wiped off the map and this was a very wise statement. We cannot compromise over the issue of Palestine. Is it possible to create a new front in the heart of an old front. This would be a defeat and whoever accepts the legitimacy of this regime has in fact, signed the defeat of the Islamic world. Our dear Imam targeted the heart of the world oppressor in his struggle, meaning the occupying regime. I have no doubt that the new wave that has started in Palestine, and we witness it in the Islamic world too, will eliminate this disgraceful stain from the Islamic world. But we must be aware of tricks. 12/05
“Israel can ultimately not continue its existence” 4/06
Just as the Soviet Union was wiped out and today does not exist, so will the Zionist regime soon be wiped out. 12/06
“God willing, in the near future we will witness the destruction of the corrupt occupier regime 6/07
Supporters of the “Zionist regime” will receive a response from Iran during the world Qods Day rallies on October 12, the IRNA news agency reported government spokesman, Gholam-Hossein Elham, Said Yesterday 9/19/07
I don’t know about you guys but those statements seem threatening to me, especially when you consider fact that Iran is trying to build nukes and its scientists had a little accident in July when trying to load chemical weapons on top of a scud missile. Just which one do you think Carter feels isn’t threatening the mustard gas or the nukes?
As far as I am concerned, Billy Carter’s less classy brother has lost his marbles.
Carter: Iran not yet a threat to IsraelTHE JERUSALEM POST Sep. 20, 2007Former President Jimmy Carter said that he does not think Iran poses an immediate threat to Israel, despite claims by Iranian officials that they have drawn up bombing plans if the Jewish state should attack. Speaking on Wednesday at Emory University, Carter, who brokered the 1979 Camp David peace accord between Israel and Egypt, said Israel’s superior military power and distance from Iran likely are enough to discourage an actual attack.”Iran is quite distant from Israel,” said Carter, 83. “I think it would be almost inconceivable that Iran would commit suicide by launching one or two missiles of any kind against the nation of Israel.” Iran’s deputy air force commander said Wednesday that Israel is within range of Iran’s medium-range missiles and bombers and that Teheran would strike back if Israel “makes a silly mistake.” The White House said the comments almost sound geared toward provoking a fight and Israeli officials said they take the threats seriously.
Responding to a question from an Emory student during a public forum, Carter did not dismiss the desire of the Iranian government to attack Israel, noting a nuclear program Iran’s leaders claim is to fuel nuclear reactors, not make weapons. “Obviously, we all hope we can do whatever we can to keep Iran from becoming a nuclear power,” Carter said. Carter said unease between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank is a far greater threat to the nation’s security than Iran. He criticized President George W. Bush’s administration for not doing enough to broker peace in the region. “Since President Clinton made his heroic effort at Camp David, there hasn’t been a single day of peace talks between the Palestinians and Israelis,” he said. Carter spoke roughly a year after he completed his book “Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid”.
Jewish groups and other critics condemned Carter for comparing Israeli actions in the Palestinian territories to the oppression under South Africa’s apartheid regime. Carter said he chose the title to be provocative, not inflammatory, and that he hoped to encourage debate over Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. In a new ‘afterword’ to editions of the book released this month, Carter criticizes the lack of “balanced debate” in the US about the Middle East and warns officials against being “seen as knee-jerk supporters of every action and policy” of Israel’s government.