Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that he urged Hamas leaders during a high-profile meeting here to take steps necessary to become accepted by the leading Western nations.... Ismail Haniya, the leader of the Hamas government in Gaza, and Mr. Carter held a joint news conference at which an American flag was displayed alongside a Palestinian national flag behind the speakers. There were no green Hamas flags in sight.THIS INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMACY IS ILLEGAL; IT VIOLATES THE LOGAN ACT:
It was Mr. Haniya’s most public appearance since Israel ended its devastating three-week military campaign against Hamas in Gaza in January, an offensive that Israel said was intended to halt rocket fire by Gaza militants against southern Israel....
Israel, the United States and the European Union classify Hamas as a terrorist organization. They have set three conditions for dealing with Hamas, saying it must renounce all violence, recognize Israel’s right to exist and accept all previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements. Hamas has so far refused to comply.
Hamas leaders have said they will never recognize Israel, and will offer only a long-term truce, not a full-fledged peace treaty, in return for a Palestinian state.
Mr. Carter, 84, emphasized that he was in Gaza as a private citizen, not as a representative of his government. But he said he would write a report on his visit to the region for the Obama administration on his return.In a three-hour meeting with Hamas government officials and senior representatives of the group, Mr. Carter told them to find a mechanism that would allow Hamas to meet the conditions set by international players, according to Ahmed Yousef, the Hamas deputy foreign minister who attended the meeting.
In a brief interview before the meeting, Mr. Carter said that in order to break the Israeli-Palestinian stalemate, “first of all Hamas has to be accepted by the international community as a legitimate player in the future, and that is what I am trying to do today.”
Mr. Carter also called for Palestinian unity and elections, and for an end to the economic blockade of Gaza.
The Logan Act, codified at 18 U.S.C. § 953, states:CARTER HIMSELF HAS NO INJURIES, NOR IS HE A LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE OF ANYINE WHO DID HAVE INJURIES.
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
HE IS VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW. ON BEHALF OF ISLAMO-TERRORISTS.
HE SHOULD BE ARRESTED, TRIED, CONVICTED AND THROWN IN JAIL.
WHERE HE COULD ROT TO DEATH AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED.
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IN 1979, CARTER GAVE THE AYATOLLAHS IRAN.
NOW, 30 YEARS LATER, OBAMA - THE ONLY PRESIDENT WORSE THAN CARTER - IS HELPING THE AYATOLLAHS KEEP IT.
OBAMA IS TRYING TO MAKE HIS TIMIDITY AND HIS PREDILECTION FOR APPEASEMENT SEEM LIKE NUANCED MODERATION, BUT EVEN IF IT WAS IT WOULD BE MISPLACED.
REMEMBER - TO PARAPHRASE GOLDWATER: MODERATION IN DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS NO VIRTUE.