Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Carter's Arab Funding

Dry Bones cartoon: Board Members of the Carter Center Resign Because of Lies in Jimmy's Anti-Israeli Book.
Text of their resignation letter is supplied by the folks at Stand With Us.

The Center's response, according to CNN:

"The center's initial response to the departures expressed appreciation for the members' efforts but did not address the concerns.'We are grateful to these Board of Councilors members for their years of service and support for The Carter Center in advancing peace and health around the world,' the center said." - more

But what about Carter's Arab Funders? There's this from

"Former president Jimmy Carter, who has recently emerged as one of the Jewish state's most vocal critics for its current West Bank anti-terror policy, has been the recipient of tens of millions of dollars from Arab sources." - more

And there's this from

"To understand what feeds former president Jimmy Carter's anti-Israeli frenzy, look at his early links to Arab business. Between 1976-1977, the Carter family peanut business received a bailout in the form of a $4.6 million, "poorly managed" and highly irregular loan from the National Bank of Georgia (NBG). According to a July 29, 1980 Jack Anderson expose in The Washington Post, the bank's biggest borrower was Mr. Carter, and its chairman at that time was Mr. Carter's confidant, and later his director of the Office of Management and Budget, Bert Lance." - more

Or as Melanie Philips puts it in "The Kept Creatures of the Arab World" :

"With such connections making them the kept creatures of the Arab world, it is therefore no surprise that they are intent on smoothing the path to Israel's destruction. What is startling, however, andunforgivablee, is that with few exceptions the media has not drawn attention to this information which wholly negates their claim to be taken seriously on these matters, and instead has presented them as dispassionate and well-intentioned observers." - more

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