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Shabad writes: "Former President Carter says Hillary Clinton 'took very little action' as secretary of State to bring about peace."

The Clintons with former President Carter. (photo: Getty Images)
The Clintons with former President Carter. (photo: Getty Images)


Carter Dismisses Clinton's State Department Work

By Rebecca Shabad, The Hill

10 April 16

 

ormer President Carter says Hillary Clinton “took very little action” as secretary of State to bring about peace.

Carter, 89, made the remark about the former secretary of State and 2016 Democratic front-runner in a phone interview with Time magazine Wednesday night after he spoke at the Civil Rights Summit in Austin, Texas.

John Kerry has been successful as secretary of State, Carter said, because President Obama has been deeply involved in the foreign policy issues of his second term.

“In this occasion, when Secretary Clinton was Secretary of State, she took very little action to bring about peace. It was only John Kerry’s coming into office that reinitiated all these very important and crucial issues,” he said.

Kerry’s efforts in the Middle East are “notable,” said Carter, who added he has “great admiration” for him.

Carter said he emails Kerry “fairly often” about what his thoughts are on various issues, but declined to elaborate on what the messages have covered.

“He has had a very difficult time operating pretty much on his own,” Carter added.

Since he took over in early 2013 as America’s top diplomat, Kerry has made enormous strides in negotiating with the Israelis and Palestinians, and putting an interim nuclear deal with Iran into motion.

Asked if the United States should be friends and allies with Iran again, Carter said “Yes, I think we ought to.”

“If we can’t have full diplomatic relations, we can certainly work out an agreement whereby we can avoid armed conflict," said the former president. 


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+227 # John Escher 2016-04-10 12:30
This appraisal is good but doesn't go far enough in identifying bad decision-making in regard to The Ukraine, Iran, Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.

There may have been bad decision-making in regard to other countries as well.

Of course if you attack Hillary Clinton, Victoria Nuland and Samantha Powers for the course of action they took in The Ukraine you will be labeled as sexist. Man or female, however, it looks as if they instigated the Ukraine War.

Jimmy Carter is not the only one who pulls his punch when criticizing Clinton's record as Secretary of State. Bernie Sanders does it as well. If Sanders doesn't make it to president I may blame it on that.

The greatest qualification for the American presidency right now is that the person be an environmentalis t and a woman or man of peace.
 
 
+146 # CL38 2016-04-10 12:35
and judgement.
 
 
+141 # Anonymot 2016-04-10 17:15
Whether the disastrous decisions you list were initiated by Hillary or the CIA and rubber stamped by her, they have negatively affected the entire planet. We know that she is owned lock, stock, and barrel by the Deep State.

Our gentlemanly Bernie has perhaps waited too late to get real about it, specific about it, and condemning about it. Unfortunately, no one with a major public voice has come to his aid. Clinton was one of the worst Secretaries of State in history.

And her supporters have the voting public believing she is good because of her "foreign policy experience". It's hard to know whether to laugh or cry.
 
 
+52 # grandlakeguy 2016-04-10 17:43
Perhaps the Pope might come out and tell the world about what Hillary is all about and beg the American voters to support Bernie.
Could this be why Bernie is headed to the Vatican this week?
 
 
+35 # jimallyn 2016-04-10 19:55
Quoting grandlakeguy:
Could this be why Bernie is headed to the Vatican this week?

We can hope so, but I think it's unlikely that Pope Francis will come out and directly endorse Bernie Sanders. I think the best we can hope for is maybe a few strong hints.
 
 
+25 # Douglas Jack 2016-04-10 20:17
Pope Francis Invites Bernie Sanders to Vatican-- Is this an endorsement? 8Apr’16, http://www.opednews.com/articles/Pope-Francis-Invites-Berni-by-Press-Release-Bernie-Sanders-2016-Presidential-Candidate_Catholicism-Vatican-Pope_Pope-Francis_Vatican-160408-144.html#comment591835
 
 
+27 # tigerlillie 2016-04-10 21:42
I think that the Pope has made his position clear.
 
 
+3 # Vardoz 2016-04-11 12:33
The Pope has
 
 
-14 # Cassandra2012 2016-04-11 12:29
[quote name="John Escher"
Of course if you attack Hillary Clinton, Victoria Nuland and Samantha Powers for the course of action they took in The Ukraine you will be labeled as sexist. Man or female, however, it looks as if they instigated the Ukraine War.

Jimmy Carter is not the only one who pulls his punch when criticizing Clinton's record as Secretary of State. Bernie Sanders does it as well. If
The greatest qualification for the American presidency right now is that the person be an environmentalis t and a woman or man of peace.

"Man" or "female" ?? --- do you mean 'male or female', or perhaps ' man or woman? ' or does this betray an underlying tone-deaf attitude?
 
 
+3 # John Escher 2016-04-13 08:45
Quoting Cassandra2012:
[quote name="John Escher"

"Man" or "female" ?? --- do you mean 'male or female', or perhaps ' man or woman? ' or does this betray an underlying tone-deaf attitude?


Oh, so sorry, I had you confused with Philomela (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassandra). Yes, I do mean "male or female," "man or woman," "shemale and feman." How could I be tone-deaf in the presence of a woman whose tongue Tereus ripped out, or maybe snakes got her tongue in the night or, gads!, Apollo spat in your mouth.
 
 
+9 # CelticNavigator 2016-04-11 15:33
No, I am not a fan of Hillary by a damned sight. But let us not lose sight of these figures:

2015 US State Department Budget: $65.9 billion

2015 Pentagon Budget (conservatively ): $598.5 billion

Until WW II, the position of US Secretary of War was a temporary position, activated only in emergencies.
 
 
+12 # babaregi 2016-04-10 13:04
What does the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan have to say about Hillary?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu41CPQw0hg
 
 
-30 # Interested Observer 2016-04-10 16:32
You used the words honorable and Farrakhan in the same sentence? Was that intentional sarcasm or merely a formal oxymoron?
 
 
+26 # babaregi 2016-04-10 16:38
Quoting Interested Observer:
You used the words honorable and Farrakhan in the same sentence? Was that intentional sarcasm or merely a formal oxymoron?


Well Gee whiz; that's his title. I thought you SJW's are supposed to be open-minded and not judge a person by their skin color or choice of religion; my bad!

I got it; he doesn't play the victim card waiting for you White Knights to come to the rescue for his tribe so you don't know what to do with a guy like him. He is into taking responsible action and being accountable for results.

He hasn't held up any liquor stores recently so I guess he's not thuggish enough for you to consider him legit enough to consider the points he makes about modern day America.

See, he's a dangerous negro and you can't handle that.
 
 
-19 # bigkahuna671 2016-04-10 17:04
Sorry, I agree with Interested Observer. That word should never be used when describing Louis Farrakhan, a man who has never acted with any honor in his public life.
 
 
+18 # Aliazer 2016-04-10 20:15
You may not agree with Farrakhan, but when compared to the thousands of shills, criminals and traitors plying both in Washington and other places of our country, Mr. Farrakhan does well for his people, tells them the truth, while being a highly honorable man as well!!!!
 
 
+7 # Interested Observer 2016-04-10 21:49
We are talking about Louis Farrakhan, not a class of people.

His comment on the assassination of Malcolm X:

"We don't give a damn about no white man law if you attack what we love. And frankly, it ain't none of your business. What do you got to say about it? Did you teach Malcolm? Did you make Malcolm? Did you clean up Malcolm? Did you put Malcolm out before the world? Was Malcolm your traitor or ours? And if we dealt with him like a nation deals with a traitor, what the hell business is it of yours? You just shut your mouth, and stay out of it. Because in the future, we gonna become a nation. And a nation gotta be able to deal with traitors and cutthroats and turncoats. The white man deals with his. The Jews deal with theirs."

Farrakhan does not get a pass on color or religion.

If the leader of a white supremacist group or "militia" spoke like that you would call it domestic terrorism.
 
 
+12 # Douglas Jack 2016-04-11 06:11
Interested, Louis Farrakhan is rightly speaking of white terrorism. The day that;
- US, Canadian, Australian, New Zealanders, British, NATO & Israeli whites start talking about war-reparations to the people of the countries which they have violently invaded & enslaved.
- we throw out our colonially worshipping history text books & adopt ethnohistory.
- we adopt & honour the laws, customs & constitutions of the rightfully sovereign 1st Nations here in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, New-Zealand & everywhere including Celtic heritage.
Only then can we rightfully ask Louis F. to tone down his rhetoric.
Get to know your & everyone's 'indigenous' (Latin 'self-generatin g') heritage so we can pass on to our children & grand-children, a sustainable abundant & peaceful future. Yes beyond what you have been indoctrinated, our indigenous ancestors before the genocide & pressures of colonization, lived in very long periods of peace. www.indigenecommunity.info
 
 
-1 # Interested Observer 2016-04-11 12:49
I think we can dismiss a racist cult leader with blood on his hands at any time we like without conditions. He is a broken clock right twice a day in this discussion, at best. He has nothing to contribute as to Hillary Clinton, or the facts of American empire and history, that we have not already obtained from better sources and better, if less colorfully, expressed.
 
 
+5 # Douglas Jack 2016-04-11 16:03
Interested Observer, Louis Farrakhan does express a call to violence, which reflects verbally the same violence, which mainstream oligarch ruled society are complicit-in submissively & actively living, earning, spending & fighting. We take for granted institutional, economic, state-violence on a scale, which is murdering & destabilizing the collective livelihood structures of 10s of millions of people yearly. Systematic economic warfare of extractive exploitive monetary-capita lism kills 100 times more. More than a million 'unnecessary' deaths per year are attributable to western hell-raising wars. Hillary as an oligarch servant plays a commanding role abroad & a submissive role to her chosen oligarch masters. Westerner colonial state-terrorist nations are responsible for 6.5 million deaths in Afghanistan, 10 million deaths in Iraq, many 100s of 1000s of deaths each in the once relatively peaceful countries of Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Ukraine, Central & South America etc. Yet some how you are fixated upon amateurs who kill in the 100s & usually with the guns we have placed in their hands to destabilize particular nations.

In order to address our professional state-terrorism , we do need voices like Louis. Most people are more influenced by his 'poetry' than by many other superficial left or right-wing voices. Louis, like that broken clock stuck on those beautiful chimes, an important part of a collective solution, can't move on until we do as a culture.
 
 
+37 # Anonymot 2016-04-10 17:58
I almost had a knee-jerk reaction like Interested Observer did. I concede that I never thought I would agree with Farrakhan on anything, but oops, I was wrong. Not only does he nail her clearly to her bad judgment and the results, but he gets very clear and specific which is not his usual.

And after that there follows a long, devastating video that lays out one after another of her lifetime scandals with great clarity and devastating effect. It was put together by Judicial Watch who I don't know so I googled them. They are a conservative biased group, but like with the Farrakhan video, I can but say they have laid out the reality of the Clintons.

Cut & paste babaregi's

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu41CPQw0hg

and send it to everyone who votes.
 
 
-5 # Interested Observer 2016-04-11 12:50
"I never thought I would agree with Farrakhan on anything.." A broken clock is right twice per day.
 
 
+3 # babaregi 2016-04-12 11:10
Quoting Interested Observer:
"I never thought I would agree with Farrakhan on anything.." A broken clock is right twice per day.


Too bad for you he's not broken yet and is telling the truth about Hillary (to his own people) and is right more than twice a day!

No, the kind of black leader you likely approve of and are hoping and looking for is someone like Martin Luther King Jr. There's your broken clock, courtesy of the power establishment (which Hillary serves).
 
 
+15 # banichi 2016-04-10 20:44
On Youtube following your link above there is another and more specific interview with Farrakhan where he makes a disturbing amount of sense about how Clinton has been responsible for more 'regime change' actions. It is well worth watching. I don't know about all of what Farrakhan says in other videos, but this is pretty interesting. I will see if I can present the link here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7SKLlIj64o&nohtml5=False

If you can watch this interview segment - part of a 2-hour interview with Alex Jones, I think - without prejudice, you might find it to be both disturbing and enlightening. I have seen some of the same conclusions written about other places by other people. Farrakhan is not alone in what he says.
 
 
+136 # Blackjack 2016-04-10 15:24
Carter has always been a man of truth and a proponent of peace.
 
 
+64 # NAVYVET 2016-04-10 18:49
Welllll, I admired Jimmy Carter and my Dad, a lifelong LaFollette Progressive, said he was the best president of his lifetime--and since Dad was born in 1899 that's saying a lot! However, he was NOT perfect. No one is, and Carter was a career military officer (Navy, like me). Perhaps that predisposed him to trust some advisors he should have treated with skepticism, but he made some seriously bad blunders overseas, especially the Middle East, and supported a shady Georgian, Bert Lance, who was a friend and no doubt a supporter of his. Carter has made up for these snafus by promoting renewable energy while in office, speaking frankly to the nation, and most of all by his post-presidency activities on behalf of peace, justice, and helping the disadvantaged. I agree with my Dad--so far, he's the best of my 80-year lifetime. Now I'm working for Bernie Sanders, who could be best of all!
 
 
+13 # economagic 2016-04-11 07:07
Best in the past 80 years -- I don't know: we're talking US oligarchs and their servants here. Best among an abysmally bad lot, perhaps. But he has more than redeemed himself after leaving office, which cannot be said of any of the others, several of whom have returned to their careers of plunder and dehumanization.
 
 
+6 # Johnny 2016-04-11 09:39
Not always. While he was president the U.S. created and armed Al Qaeda to overthrow the secular government of Afghanistan. The fundamentalists decided to overthrow the government when it allowed women to attend the university.
 
 
-108 # Shades of gray matter 2016-04-10 15:42
Does he think HRC should have brought the SHIITE Houthis & Sunni Daesh together for a diplomatic luncheon in Yemen? Why didn't he offer to serve as host/mediator? Hillary wasn't at all interested in Peace, but what "peace" is Jimmy Earl TALKING ABOUT? He should provide specifics, or STFU. Head choppers aren't too very interested in peace.
 
 
+43 # Anonymot 2016-04-10 17:04
My Dear, you're getting dumber & dumber. If Hillary hadbrought Sunnis and Shiites together she would have talked about driver's licenses for women, her one theme in conversations with Moslem leaders.

I realize you're one of Hillbilly's girls and there are specific things to criticize about progressives from Bernie and Carter on down to us lumpkens, but be specific. Throwing racist and Hill-haters around is not impressive.
 
 
+53 # Douglas Jack 2016-04-10 17:22
Thanks Jimmy Carter for speaking out for peace & a living planet. Your words are essential.

Shades, If The Clinton-Bush-Ob ama predator-admini strations with HRC's leading SOS & other roles hadn't created-finance d-trained-armed -&-supplied AlCIAda/Daesh in their proxy war against Russia, then greater-Israel' s terrorist colonial Oded-Yinon-Plan aka US Project-for-a-N ew-American-Cen tury aka New-World-Order with the killing & destruction of 20 million middle-east & African lives lost would not be able to further propagandize suppliants against Shiite & Sunni

Timeline of CIA Attrocities, Steve Kangas http://www.huppi.com/kangaroo/CIAtimeline.html
“We’re going to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran..” Video Amy Goodman with General Wesley Clark, Democracy Now, 2007, Global Research’15, http://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

If Hillary hadn't played this key role as part of the deep state in destabilizing "Ukraine, Iran, Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan & Libya." None of these disasters happened by accident. if you stick around & read RSN articles from authors such as Robert Parry, then you can begin to unpack Hillary Clinton's war role.

Public collusion & conspicuous consumption such as Hillary's many mansions feed war monsters. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/relational-economy/7-nuclear-war-detached-housing
 
 
+24 # Billy Bob 2016-04-10 21:22
I KNEW it wouldn't take long for you Hillarybots to start attacking Jimmy Carter.

Have you no shame?!?
 
 
-8 # rocback 2016-04-11 09:02
You keep attacking Hillary instead of the GOP. You will get what you deserve if it keeps up. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
 
 
+14 # Johnny 2016-04-11 09:45
Quoting rocback:
You keep attacking Hillary instead of the GOP. You will get what you deserve if it keeps up. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

There is no difference between Hillary and the GOP. Both claim we cannot fund education and health care for our children because they want to fund endless wars against all the world.
 
 
+10 # Billy Bob 2016-04-11 17:14
Spare us the lectures.

It's primary season.

When it's general election time, you can try to win us back, or you can reunify with us, if Sanders is the candidate.

Until then, stop trying to shut us up.
 
 
+97 # jdd 2016-04-10 15:45
Keep talking Jimmy.
 
 
+112 # Old Uncle Dave 2016-04-10 16:25
re:" when Secretary Clinton was Secretary of State, she took very little action to bring about peace."

People who bring about peace aren't given millions of dollars from Boeing.
 
 
-46 # Shades of gray matter 2016-04-10 17:10
Hillary's role in assembling the complex coalition that got the Iran Peace Deal Rolling? I'm no HRC fan, but Carter, God love him, needed to be SPECIFIC. Peace between Sunni ISIS and SHIITE Iran? Jimmy can do better than this, much better.
 
 
+37 # Texas Aggie 2016-04-10 20:33
You do realize that Hillary had a significant role in creating the conditions that brought about Daesh, don't you? Starting and supporting a war just for the fun of it doesn't count as the kind of experience you want for a president. Exhibit A - Libya, Exhibit B - Ukraine, Exhibit C - Honduras, Exhibit D - the various invasions by the Israelis in Gaza.
 
 
-61 # Shades of gray matter 2016-04-10 17:11
And so can RSN. There was no there there in the Carter piece, just a cowardly snipe.
 
 
+57 # oakes721 2016-04-10 17:12
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Global climate chaos now requires immediate actions to halt the War-As-Usual policies of yet another hawk in the white house castle. Wars in and of themselves being fought for more greenhouse pollution-makin g fossil fuels, are among the worst environmental disasters on the planet, devastating the Earth itself while spoiling the Air we breathe and the Water we drink, making huge areas of the planet unlivable due to the depleted uranium in ammunition ~ all for the profits of a few major campaign donors.
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If an American economy exists only by the abuse of deadly force, then perhaps Hillary is our man. But if we finally decide to declare PEACE on the world, she lacks any and every qualification to lift such a banner.
 
 
+61 # PABLO DIABLO 2016-04-10 17:50
Hillary is a war criminal. Disasters in Honduras, Libya, Ukraine, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, etc., etc.
Bernie may be our last chance. VOTE and get your friends to VOTE.
 
 
+30 # lorenbliss 2016-04-10 21:09
I agree; I think Sanders truly is our last chance -- not only as a nation, but as a species. But because I do not underestimate the forces arrayed against him -- and against us, We the People -- I also know only a miracle can save us.
 
 
+13 # newell 2016-04-11 07:27
There are no miracles. There is only us. There are no saviors. Bernie will/would be a great president. He is already a great leader. He is with us but he is not us. If we are really concerned with a plutocracy that is driving the planet over the environmental cliff, a dystopian culture of too many humans and too much consumerism---- there is only a political revolution--the re is only us.
 
 
+38 # angelfish 2016-04-10 18:26
President Carter is right! Hillary is a Hawk like her ReTHUGlican Mentors. Bernie will assure that HIS Secretary of State works hard at bringing about Peaceful Solutions for this Nation's International problems. What the ReTHUGlicans have wrought in the Middle East is Prosecutable and I can't understand why NONE of them have been hauled before the World Court to answer for their Crimes against, not only THIS country and the Middle East but Humanity itself!
 
 
+23 # reiverpacific 2016-04-10 20:19
In the spirit of balance and "nobody's perfect" -and I admire and respect Mr Carter as much as anybody, he DID form a strong friendship and alliance with the brutal dictator Shah Reza Pahlavi and his murderous SAVAK, who was brought out of exile in Paris after the US/UK overthrow of popularly-elect ed leftist president Mohammed Mossadegu.
I've yet to hear Mr Carter comment on that li'l bit of CIA skulduggery.
I'm glad he's for establishing (peaceful?) ties with Iran, a much more civilized, well-educated and aware nation in many ways. Yes, yes I know, they still have the death penalty and dictatorial Mullahs -as has the US with its largest global prison population, equally brutal NSA, CIA, Corporate-Milit ary cabal and even more brutal, feudalist and totalitarian "allies" in the Middle East.
 
 
+9 # economagic 2016-04-11 07:24
Fair and balanced! (My reply to NAVYVET above.)

It seems like few people here or anywhere really recognize the extent to which life on Planet Earth is now imperiled, and that few of those who do have any clear conception of a way forward.

(Sorry, I just got back from a weekend with as dense an assemblage of the latter as I've seen in four years, and even there I wouldn't venture a guess on the percentages. Hint: The power to commit violence, both at the individual level and that of nation states, MAY play a necessary part, but not nearly as large a part as learning other ways of resolving conflict at all levels. If your mother told you it was going to be easy -- or fair -- she lied.)
 
 
+1 # newell 2016-04-11 07:31
However much I dislike criticizing Jimmy Carter, I have to agree.
 
 
+2 # Salus Populi 2016-04-12 10:07
Commenting is not required, but it is Carter's actions, as president [in the sphere of foreign policy], that need to be scrutinized. Since he served between Nixon/Ford and Reagan/Bush, his administration is often looked back on fondly as a brief hiatus in the truly awful records of those tyrannical regimes.

However, he was vetted as governor of Georgia by the Trilateral Commission, an organization co-founded and chaired by that great champion of human rights [Not!] David Rockefeller, a tripartite supranational organization whose mission was to roll back the "excess of democracy" represented by the various people's movements of the sixties.

Carter appointed eighteen of his top-level advisers from the membership roll of the TC, including his national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, a scheming Cold Warrior who believed in global hegemony for the U.S., and has continued to be close to and advise Democratic presidents ever since.

It was Brzezinski who talked Carter into signing off on a presidential finding on July 3, 1979 -- six months *before* the Russians sent their troops into Afghanistan -- that authorized training of the feudal Afghan Mujahedin, who were horrified by the secular left government's [and the previous 1964 Constitution's] emancipation of women, who were considered chattel by those worthy fanatics.

[1st of 3]
 
 
+2 # Salus Populi 2016-04-12 10:23
[2nd of 3]

The ostensible purpose of the secret intervention was to support [if not foment] the rebellion of the clerics; the real purpose, as Brzezinski wrote at the time and bragged of in the late nineties, was to provoke the USSR into sending its troops into the country, and thus give the Russians "their own Vietnam," which was duly accomplished, to Brzezinski's immense satisfaction and later braggadocio.

Meanwhile, following the 1979 revolution in Iran, Carter followed the advice of Henry Kissinger and admitted the Shah to the U.S. for "humanitarian" reasons, namely cancer treatment.

The result in Iran was the hostage crisis; Carter then let himself be talked into flying in a military hostage rescue mission, rather than negotiating; this operation, which was partly coordinated by Oliver North [and possibly sabotaged by him, on behalf of the CIA-connected cabal that wanted to push the U.S. much further into right-wing terrorism, tyranny and open imperial domination], proved a disaster, and his Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance, resigned over the debacle.

This also led to the treasonous activities of the Reagan/Bush/Cas ey campaign, who secretly obtained an agreement by the Iranian Mullahs to hold the hostages until Reagan won the election and took office [the so-called "October Surprise" -- the hostages were freed literally minutes after Reagan's inauguration], in return for supplying the Iranians with military supplies through an Israeli cutout.
 
 
0 # Douglas Jack 2016-04-12 11:31
Salus Populi, Thanks for these concise statements of fact. Jimmy has come out with some all-be-they 'vague' statements about deep-state control, but he still isn't speaking with the clarity of Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, Julian Assange, Daniel Ellsberg, the Berrigan brothers nor Dwight Eisenhower. One can sense Jimmy's nervousness, like he is looking over his shoulder while he speaks.

Perhaps Carter would have to go to Russia or China permanently as a political refugee & then be able to tell all about who the oligarchs are who control the deep Israeli US, Canadian, British, NATO, Autralian, New Zealand colonial Finance-Media-E ducation-Milita ry-Industrial-L egislative-Comp lex empires.

Carter's problem is that he partially 50% believes in the colonial empire he served. Jimmy is immeasurably better than Hillary who believes at 99%. Bernie Sanders seems to believe in the empire at about 25%. All problematic as far as true peace & any chance to restore a living sustainable biosphere on the earth. goes. indoctrination in Semite religions (Christian, Jewish, Islam) for the false 'bravery' of colonialism, inhabiting 'new' lands or 'space' ("Where no man has gone before") all while refusing to address the problems & disasters, which we create in our native lands & defiling invading the people & heritage of the lands which we invade. Jimmy & other puppets could be of immeasurable service to humanity. https://sites.google.com/site/indigenecommunity/home/2-mutual-aid
 
 
+1 # Salus Populi 2016-04-12 13:08
[3rd of 3]

Carter, however, although informed of the secret meetings and their outcome, chose not to act, thus encouraging the fascist plotting that has characterized the polity ever since.

While he laudably appointed Pat Derian to be a human rights specialist in the administration, and she saved the lives of many Argentine prisoners of the military junta down there, including the acclaimed author Jacobo Timmerman ["Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number"], Carter also authorized supply and resupply of the Indonesian army as it consolidated its occupation of the former Portuguese colony of East Timor.

The aircraft and incendiary weapons given to the Indonesian Armed Forces, ABRI, enabled the troops to turn the large-scale massacres into full scale genocide after 1977. Around thirty per cent of the entire East Timorese population was killed from 1975 to 1979.

Carter's ambassador to the United Nations, Daniel Moynihan, ensured that the UN would be blocked from any meaningful intervention beyond pro forma condemnation.

Finally, it was in 1980, on Carter's watch, that both the murder of Archbishop Romero in a church as he said Mass and the rape, beating and murder of four American nuns [as well as the torture, murder and mutilation of 10,000 Salvadoran peasants], both in El Salvador, took place; the U.S., throughout Carter's term, provided massive military aid to the death squad-infested government of that country.
 
 
+32 # lfeuille 2016-04-10 20:52
Very understated. Not only did she not do anything to bring about peace, she did quit a bit to bring about war.
 
 
-7 # Cassandra2012 2016-04-11 12:36
Quoting lfeuille:
Very understated. Not only did she not do anything to bring about peace, she did quit a bit to bring about war.


All by herself? Hmm, she seems to have had magical powers not usually accruing to other secretaries of state, except perhaps Kissinger.... and even he was made to kneel and pray with Nixon!
 
 
+19 # Lucretius 2016-04-10 21:33
Good article. Very timely and important to highlight the differences between the 2 candidates on the Dem ticket.
 
 
+29 # tigerlillie 2016-04-10 21:35
Well that hit the nail square on the head.
Peace is not HRCs goal.
 
 
+10 # lorenbliss 2016-04-10 22:05
I am convinced she is a closet Christian Fundamentalist -- note her clandestine collaboration with other Christian Fundamentalists documented by Jeff Sharlet in "The Family: the Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power" (Harper: 2008). Thus the evidence indicates she believes in Armageddon, the End Times and all the other implicitly suicidal elements in Abrahamic dogma. This in turn suggests her warmongering is deliberate rather than a product of incompetence and is in fact intended to bring on the end of the human species and the destruction of Mother Earth precisely as described in the "Bible" chapter entitled "Revelation."
 
 
+6 # reiverpacific 2016-04-11 10:12
Quoting lorenbliss:
I am convinced she is a closet Christian Fundamentalist -- note her clandestine collaboration with other Christian Fundamentalists documented by Jeff Sharlet in "The Family: the Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power" (Harper: 2008). Thus the evidence indicates she believes in Armageddon, the End Times and all the other implicitly suicidal elements in Abrahamic dogma. This in turn suggests her warmongering is deliberate rather than a product of incompetence and is in fact intended to bring on the end of the human species and the destruction of Mother Earth precisely as described in the "Bible" chapter entitled "Revelation."


HRC is an enthusiast attendee of "Prayer Breakfasts" (what about THAT defying the constitution) and a good friend of many of the 'C' Street "Family", a lodging house for Christian Senators and Congress-critte rs, mostly Republicans who get cut-rate lodging in this DC suburb which is registered as a Church to avoid paying taxes.
 
 
+14 # elkingo 2016-04-10 23:40
I suppose these are new definitions of these terms,but anybody for Hillary or any Republican is mentally ill, anybody for Bernie is sane.
This pivots on the issue of physical global survival. Get it? Think about it.
 
 
+22 # treespeaker 2016-04-10 23:53
Bernie Sanders is a man of peace, he is the only one of ALL (repubs included) candidates that will not get us into any unnecessary wars. Bernie Sanders for President.
 
 
+9 # economagic 2016-04-11 07:27
It is important to realize that Bernie Sanders is not Saint Francis, by any stretch. At best we can hope that he might be able to tone down some of the Big Dick posturing at home and abroad.
 
 
-16 # Shades of gray matter 2016-04-11 00:13
I know as much bad stuff about HRC as anyone I read on this Site. I know Bernie's positives. I still have not heard one peep about what peace Hillary should have achieved as Obama's secretary that she did not achieve. Still waiting.
Still waiting.
 
 
+14 # Ken Halt 2016-04-11 01:35
shades: A person or nation may not be able to achieve peace, it is enough to sincerely strive for it. By their actions shall ye know them.
 
 
+7 # newell 2016-04-11 07:45
Peace between the earth and humans? Not a conventional goal for a Secretary of State--but the priority, requiring empathy and vision. Her friends on Wall Street have convinced her climate change and the 6th mass extinction are under control. Even Al Gore, the Clinton's VP for 8 years, does not endorse her, especially her lack of earthly vision.
 
 
+4 # Johnny 2016-04-11 09:59
Quoting Shades of gray matter:
I know as much bad stuff about HRC as anyone I read on this Site. I know Bernie's positives. I still have not heard one peep about what peace Hillary should have achieved as Obama's secretary that she did not achieve. Still waiting.
Still waiting.

Quoting Shades of gray matter:
I know as much bad stuff about HRC as anyone I read on this Site. I know Bernie's positives. I still have not heard one peep about what peace Hillary should have achieved as Obama's secretary that she did not achieve. Still waiting.
Still waiting.
For example, she could have followed the other nations of the Americas in refusing to recognize the military dictatorship in Honduras that overthrew the elected government, but she ramrodded through recognition by the U.S. and U.S. funding of the bloodthirsty dictatorship that is slaughtering environmentalis ts there today. Or, for example, she could have refused to destroy Libya and install a chaos of genocidal religious lunatics. Satisfied, Shades?
 
 
-1 # Joe Blow 2016-04-11 15:25
I would be interested in how President Carter or anyone else could defend this statement -- "Since he took over in early 2013 as America’s top diplomat, Kerry has made enormous strides in negotiating with the Israelis and Palestinians, and putting an interim nuclear deal with Iran into motion." -- given that Kerry, for all his efforts, never even managed to get Netanyahu and Abbas in the same room together.

Zero strides made on Israeli Palestinian peace

The last time that there were face to face peace negotiations was in 2010 at Clinton's State Department.
 
 
+7 # JayaVII 2016-04-11 16:02
Those negotiations went nowhere. Israel has no intention of making concessions or taking part in any genuine negotiations. There is no peace process at all at this point, and it is not Kerry's fault. The Israeli government is not interested in peace, if it involves meaningful concessions. They think they can win it all, which is actually in practice a genocidal strategic goal. It's as simple as that.
 
 
-4 # Shades of gray matter 2016-04-12 07:40
I am constantly amazed at the things Obama's secretary forced him to do. Was she his Dick Cheney? Is he a wimp?
 
 
+3 # Billy Bob 2016-04-12 11:17
Does Clinton bear any responsibility for her own actions?

Doesn't it seem like you're having to try harder and harder, every day, to keep changing the subject?
 
 
+5 # Salus Populi 2016-04-12 14:08
She didn't "force" him to do anything, obviously; after all, this is the president who has reliably been reported to have said that one thing he is good at is "killing people," and meets every Tuesday afternoon to decide whom to target for killing that week.

That said, it is uncontroversial that he was very hesitant to get involved in Libya, where the UK and France were plotting the overthrow of Colonel Qaddafi, and that it was Hillary who finally persuaded him to do so, and who laughingly celebrated the torture and murder of that former head of state. It did indeed bring "peace" to Libya: as Tacitus had it, the "peace of the graveyard."
 
 
+6 # PABLO DIABLO 2016-04-12 12:36
Hillary can't make money off of peace.
 
 
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+4 # Rpaige 2016-04-13 06:47
I find it peculiar that Hilary Clinton get accused of making bad decisions on foreign policy, when her decisions are congruent with her interests. The Clintons are heavily invested in the privatization of prisons as well as security firms like Black Water. Hillary Clinton's attempt to get the Clintons back into the White House is merely an attempt to continue to line their pockets with money earned from legislation that disproportionat ely locks up Blacks and Hispanics for crimes that whites get a slap on the hand for, and promoting war over peaceful alternatives. Look at how she has voted for US involvement in Syria, Libya, Yemen etc. Improving America's status in the world and making changes domestically that uphold the articles of the Constitution are FAR from Hillary's interests.
 

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