PLAINS, Ga. -- Former President Jimmy Carter called the weeklong political unrest and rioting in Egypt an “earth shaking event” and said that the country’s president, Hosni Mubarak, “will have to leave.”
Carter’s remarks came at Maranatha Baptist Church, where he regularly teaches a Sunday School class to visitors from across the country and globe.
“This is the most profound situation in the Middle East since I left office,” Carter said Sunday to the nearly 300 people packed into the small sanctuary about a half mile from downtown Plains.
Can I get an Amen! brothers and sisters!
I was beginning to wonder how long it would take for Carter to reemerge and interject himself into the conversation. The most profound situation since he left office? You don't say.
Many people alive today either weren't born or they are too young to remember Carter's meddling in the middle east under the auspices of bartering his infamous middle east peace treaty. Nothing was bartered and nothing was solved, aside from the fact that it cost then Egyptian president Anwar Sadat his life as his price for the agreement.
For those who may have never been told and for those who choose not to remember, Jimmy Carter is the man responsible for the last collapse in the middle east and he is responsible for giving birth to the Islamic militancy that has engulfed the region ever since.
Therefore, for Carter to sit back and pontificate to the media on anything concerning the present circumstances in Egypt is laughable at the least and arrogance at the worst. Jimmy Carter was America's first social anarchist president and while it has taken thirty years for the damage that he accomplished to fade into memory, we now have our second.
Barack Obama is at the center of responsibility for what has happened in Lebanon and Tunisia and now in Egypt. His lackadaisical methodology of non confrontational diplomacy with the Muslims of the middle east has emboldened them. Obama has bowed to Islam and conveyed the message for the last two years, that in essence, he is not concerned with the radicalism and fundamentalist militancy that has continued to grow since he took office.
So now America will once again pay for socialist ignorance and arrogance. And as Egypt slips ever so firmly into the militant alliance formed against America, so too will Israel slip ever closer to the war and conflagration that has been just over the horizon for years.
The time of America's protection of Israel and leadership in the middle east is over. We have enriched these tribal nations with our oil money and now we have given them our permission and approval to seek the level and balance that their religion both mandates and demands.
Before you can change the minds of men, you must first change the hearts of men. And as long as the worship of a so called prophet and the ritual practices of sixteen hundred years of murder and rape and oppression are allowed to flourish, nothing will change. There is no such thing as democracy in the middle east and there never has been where Islam is allowed to continue it's infection of the mind.
Turkey is probably the closest example to a self governing nation in that region and they are only so, because of their not being predominated by the 'religion of peace.' Lebanon was once also an island of separation from the Mohammedans, but over the last forty years the west has allowed that too to be consumed and destroyed by the clerics and guerrillas of Allah.
Nothing has changed and nothing will change this week in the middle east, other than Egypt will fall to Islamic militancy and the smiling man in the White house will be pleased with his accomplishments.
Meanwhile, our stock market will react negatively and continue to fall, the price of oil per barrel will continue to rise over $100 a barrel and the cost of food will go up. Mean while, the smiling man in the White House will continue to demonstrate his steadfast commitment to "a fundamental change that we all can believe in."
Believe it America....that change is happening....Jimmy Carter believes it. He is just sorry that he couldn't be the one to have done it sooner.