●Those, who do not understand the differences between Monetary Sovereignty and monetary non-sovereignty, do not understand economics.
●The more federal budgets are cut and taxes increased, the weaker an economy becomes. .
●Liberals think the purpose of government is to protect the poor and powerless from the rich and powerful. Conservatives think the purpose of government is to protect the rich and powerful from the poor and powerless.
●Austerity is the government’s method for widening the gap between rich and poor.
●Until the 99% understand the need for federal deficits, the upper 1% will rule.
●To survive long term, a monetarily non-sovereign government must have a positive balance of payments.
●Everything in economics devolves to motive, and the motive is the Gap.
In just one sentence, Jimmy Carter articulated the real problem in Gaza. He just didn’t realize it.
Former President Jimmy Carter: Gaza situation ‘intolerable’
JERUSALEM (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Saturday that eight months after a bloody war in the Gaza Strip the situation there remains “intolerable.”
Carter and his delegation were supposed to visit the isolated territory but earlier this week called it off citing unspecified security concerns.
Speaking to reporters in Jerusalem, Carter said he was still determined to work for a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza.
Those “unspecified security concerns” meant Carter felt he wasn’t safe in the very land he says should be an independent state.
This is the land that vows to destroy Israel, but at the same time, Carter wants Israel to grant it more land for rocket launches.
And here is the definitive Jimmy Carter statement about Gaza and Palestine:
“What we have seen and heard only strengthens our determination to work for peace,” he said. “The situation in Gaza is intolerable.
“Eight months after a devastating war, not one destroyed house has been rebuilt and people cannot live with the respect and dignity they deserve.”
Think about it. In eight months, Hamas has not rebuilt one house. Meanwhile, its work has been going forward furiously to build bigger, stronger, longer attack tunnels.
That is where all that concrete, Israel allow to enter, has gone — concrete Hamas said it would use for house-building, has been diverted for terrorist tunnels.
Is is any wonder the people of Gaza cannot live with respect and dignity? They live under a cruel and aggressive terrorist regime that cares nothing for peace, and cares nothing for the people of Gaza. In fact it uses its own civilians as human shields, when it fires its rockets.
Carter and the political innocents worldwide may wish for a “two-state solution.” They complain Israel does not allow it.
But this is not what Hamas wants. For Hamas, the sole goal is the destruction of Israel, regardless of the pain that effort causes its own people.
Not peace. Not the adorable “two-state solution,” so beloved in the imaginations of the naive left and on college campuses.
No, Hamas wants only the power that comes with telling its people that somehow, their salvation lies with the destruction of Israel, and the death of all Jews.
“Not one destroyed house has been rebuilt.”
Jimmy Carter, the perennial apologist for terrorism and critic of Israel, could not have explained it better.
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6 thoughts on “–Jimmy Carter unknowingly explains the real problem in Gaza — in one sentence”
The following article would be hilarious if it weren’t so sad.
Ah, the right-wing. You gotta love ’em.
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/06/palestine-gaza-israel-isis-radicalism-blockage-rafa-crossing.html?utm_source=Al-Monitor+Newsletter+%5BEnglish%5D&utm_campaign=262381e8e3-June_09_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_28264b27a0-262381e8e3-102491197 as a follow up to your recent writtings Roger, some people believe that Gaza is oppressed by outside influence,sea blockade, settlements, border closings. Gaza has a population density twice that of the Bronx, app. 13,500 people per sq. mile. How is it possible to sustain any tolerable living conditions with-out the basics, food water and medical care?
I guess you didn’t read the post before you dove right in.
The myth that Israel haters love to promulgate is that the Gazans are being starved to death by blockades.
Israel allows plenty of food, water, electricity and yes, even the above-mentioned cement, to enter.
The problem is that Hamas mistreats its own people. If Isreal treated Gazans as ruthlessly as Hamas treats Gazans, the situation there would be far worse than it is.
But Hamas takes the necessities for its fighters and politicians. And as for that cement, which was supposed to be used to rebuild houses: It’ s used for attack tunnels.
You really should read a few articles about Hamas’s brutality toward Gazans before you parrot the Israel-haters line.
And visualize what Israel would be if Hamas ever took over.
A review of possible War crimes by both sides in the 2014 Assault.
Rich, I published this to demonstrate the massive bullshit surrounding the entire “war.”
First, your own “both sides” comment was bullshit, because the article is a one-sided, propaganda piece by — get this — Ali Abunimah of Electronic Intifada. Gee, I wonder how fair minded Ali Abunimah is.
Second, if killing civilians in war was a war crime, which nation on earth is innocent? Please name the innocent nation.
Why has Israel, of all nations, been singled out? The Jews know the answer to that one.
Jew-hatred by fools has lasted 2,000 years, with no respite. I guess there is no shortage of fools and no shortage of hatred.
If the haters spent less time hating Jews, and abusing women, they might win a Nobel or two rather than remaining stuck in the fifth century.
Third, where is the war crimes investigation of all the suicide bombers sent by the Palestinians, which required Israel to build a wall?
Fourth, firing rockets indiscriminately at civilians is not a war crime? I guess if one is so stupid as to fire rockets that land in the desert, one couldn’t be guilty of a war crime.???
So now, that you have had your bullshit printed, do you feel happy?
See, it’s like this. Terrorist organizations can slaughter civilians at will, and the UN will not complain. That is what terrorist organizations do.
But if Israel, despite all its efforts, kills civilians along with terrorists, the UN is all atwitter, because it’s Israel.