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Carter kisses more tyrant butt: "Darfur not genocide"

Only last week, Jimmy Carter got into a shouting match with his government security detail when they wouldn't let him go where he wanted in Dafur. It seemed at the time he didn't understand the guard wasn't acting on his own, but under orders of the government.

So now he serves up some propaganda for the dictatorial regime by declaring "There is a legal definition of genocide and Darfur does not meet that legal standard. The atrocities were horrible but I don't think it qualifies to be called genocide." Ken McCracken has more at Say Anything, including a detailed map of the region and the relevant text from the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

Muslim militias, often with evident government aid, have been destroying villages, murdering, raping, and "ethnically cleansing" large sections of the area of non-Muslim tribesmen. 200,000 have been killed or died as a result, and the refugee camps are teeming with those who fled their homes. Attempting to downgrade this catastrophe is unconscionable.

Jimmy Carter continues to demonstrate his remarkable (for a former American President) preference for dictators over their victims.


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So now he serves u... (Below threshold)
marc:
So now he serves up some propaganda for the dictatorial regime by declaring "There is a legal definition of genocide and Darfur does not meet that legal standard.
Well good... that should be the end of the moonbats, lunatics and some far leftists that ask "we're in Iraq, why not Dafur?"

It's not genocide, just some minor skirmish between far branches of the same tree.

Move along then, no dead bodies to see there.

Ah yes, the mantra of the l... (Below threshold)
Clay:

Ah yes, the mantra of the left: "Move along, folks. Nothing to see here."

I'm in Germany this week and you oughta hear these lefties piling on our former president. They have no mercy for this useful idiot. According to the conversation this morning, there's a special place in hell for Jimmah.

Armenia, my Armenia.... (Below threshold)
kim:

Armenia, my Armenia.
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Not historians, not legisla... (Below threshold)
kim:

Not historians, not legislators, not carpenters, but former peanut subsidy satraps.
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It's absolutely inexcusable... (Below threshold)

It's absolutely inexcusable. The UN has clearly defined genocide and in 1948 pledged to punish it. But the UN only wants to say touchy-feely things without having to actually do anything about what they say. Jimmah tells us that the events in Darfur do not meet the definition of genocide.

Let's see:

The convention defines genocide as any act committed with the idea of destroying in whole or in part a national, ethnic, racial or religious group. This includes such acts as:

1 Killing members of the group
2 Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group
3 Deliberately inflicting conditions calculated to physically destroy the group (the whole group or even part of the group)
4 Forcefully transferring children of the group to another group

1, 2, 3 and 4 - check, check, check and check.

What definitions does Mr. Carter propose are not being met?

And Marc has an excellent point. If this is not genocide, then why the constant harping from the reactionary left?

Oyster:And Mar... (Below threshold)
marc:

Oyster:

And Marc has an excellent point. If this is not genocide, then why the constant harping from the reactionary left?

Um, because they like harping. And carping and shi**ing their pants over anything, but do little else but soil themselves.

But remember... it's all about the oil, with the U.N.'s help.

(funny, I've heard "its all about the oil" somewhere else but can't place it)

I think his brain has turne... (Below threshold)
tj:

I think his brain has turned into peanut butter

And jelly.=========<... (Below threshold)
kim:

And jelly.
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"Jimmy Carter continues ... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

"Jimmy Carter continues to demonstrate his remarkable (for a former American President) preference for dictators over their victims."

But wholly unremarkable, and in fact rather typical for a far leftist neo-comm like Carter.

Ooh, I like 'Neocomm'.<br /... (Below threshold)
kim:

Ooh, I like 'Neocomm'.
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Muslim militias, often w... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Muslim militias, often with evident government aid, have been destroying villages, murdering, raping, and "ethnically cleansing" large sections of the area of non-Muslim tribesmen.

Are you serious? You think the Darfur conflict is Muslims ethnically cleansing non-Muslims? Could someone send Jim a book, or a newspaper, or just explain the difference between "Arab" and "Muslim?" He's looking like an idiot, again.

And jimmy carter wonders wh... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

And jimmy carter wonders why he only lasted one term he is a complete moron

You think the ... (Below threshold)
macofromoc:


You think the Darfur conflict is Muslims ethnically cleansing non-Muslims? Could someone send Jim a book, or a newspaper

Let's not call all those dead bodies genocide or anything. Sounds so ugly. Nice call Jimmah Mantis.

Thanks for you're input, th... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Thanks for you're input, thought police. Calling something a genocide doesn't mean jack shit if you aren't willing to do anything about it. Call it whatever you want, the people still die.

Thanks for you'... (Below threshold)
macofromoc:

Thanks for you're input, thought police

How very Liberal of me -- my mistake

"Calling something a genoci... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

"Calling something a genocide doesn't mean jack shit if you aren't willing to do anything about it. Call it whatever you want, the people still die".

Hmmmm, maybe you should call your pals at the UN and ask why their not doing anything significant to help. Oh yeah, their "military wing" is tied up raping young girls elsewhere in Africa and the management is busy with "oil for food" program oversight and going to all those dinners.

Sorry Mantis, I guess you were probably refering to the US not helping. Let's get Biden on the phone and move those troops from Iraq to Darfur.

Mantis: the last dumb ass ... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Mantis: the last dumb ass alive who still consider Jimmah Carter a President of heroic standing. Ugh, what a twit.

Would Jimmah declare it "ge... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

Would Jimmah declare it "genocide" if they were being attacked by bunnies?... Maybe have the U.N. send oars?

Jack of all nuance, master ... (Below threshold)
kim:

Jack of all nuance, master of none. mantis is trying, laboriously, to explain that not all Muslim are Arab. Give him a Gold Star, but don't let him write the test.
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kim, sometimes I want to sh... (Below threshold)
Veeshir:

kim, sometimes I want to shake you and ask you what the heck you're talking about.
Other times, I think I want to marry you.
Often, sometimes and other times are the same times.
I do enjoy your cryptic comments though, they keep me on my toes.

"Ooh, I like 'Neocomm'."... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

"Ooh, I like 'Neocomm'."

Thanks Kim. I think its an appropriate term for the modern American lefts. They are communists at heart, but a "kinder and gentler" type of communist. Instead of violent revolutions with military and police forces that the traditional, old school communists favor, they prefer a slower takeover using propaganda, indoctrination, and judicial fiat. That's why the fields of journalism, education, and law are full of leftists.

Hey, thanks for the linkage... (Below threshold)

Hey, thanks for the linkage Jim, I appreciate it.

In the immortal words of Co... (Below threshold)
LenS:

In the immortal words of Comic Book Shop Owner -- "Worst .. President .. Ever"

That's so weird because las... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

That's so weird because last week, Carter was saying just the opposite:

In an AP interview, Carter said the Sudanese government was responsible for the "crime against humanity" in Darfur, accusing government-backed Arab militias known as the janjaweed of "ethnic cleansing" in black villages.

What could he be bartering for?

"Eric Reeves at The New Republic slams Carter for turning a blind eye to genocide, saying that Carter is engaged in "some ghastly quid pro quo he hopes to arrange with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir,"

I heard that the LEGION OF ... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

I heard that the LEGION OF SUPER HEROS rejected the PEANUT EATER KID too darn rediclous

Great link, LaM. What has ... (Below threshold)
kim:

Great link, LaM. What has possessed Carter?

I love you, too, Veeshir. No, I'm serious.
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Awww shucks kim. A... (Below threshold)
Veeshir:

Awww shucks kim.

Anyway, Jay, here's the Cox and Forkum cartoon I was talking about on another Carter thread. If you do another Carter/sucking up to dictator post, you should at least link it.

It's from May/2002 and their archives only go back to 2003 so I had to find it elsewhere.

Errr, Jim.I knew tha... (Below threshold)
Veeshir:

Errr, Jim.
I knew that.

Veeshir ~ Regarding, "If yo... (Below threshold)

Veeshir ~ Regarding, "If you do another Carter/sucking up to dictator post" . . .

I doubt you will have long to wait, given his recent history.

Poor Jimmah - so many dictators' asses to kiss, so little time . . .




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