Cheat-Seeking Missles

Friday, December 22, 2006

Jimmy Carter's Arab Money Train

They say that you can't know someone until you've walked a mile in their shoes -- or in Jimmy Carter's case, until they've bought you a thousand dollar pair of shoes or two.

Having read a lot about Carter's new book, Palestine: Peace not Apartheid, all the imponderables fell into place upon reading Rachel Ehrenfeld's op/ed in todays WashTimes about all the millions of dollars of Arab money that have been stuffed into Carter's pockets over the years.

It all started 30 years ago, a scant two years before Carter was sworn in as our worst president, when his 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," which was in kahoots with the "bank that would bribe God," the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI).

BCCI's motto?
BCCI's origins were primarily ideological. [Founder Agha Hasan] Abedi wanted the bank to reflect the supra-national Muslim credo and "the best bridge to help the world of Islam, and the best way to fight the evil influence of the Zionists."
Ehrenfeld goes on through the decades to detail the continuous river of petrodollars that have kept the Carters in luxury and presidential libraries. I lost count at $6.7 million plus "hundreds of millions" of Gulf donations to Carter's presidential library.

Carter's response? I'm not sure, but it could be something along the lines of "Rachel Ehrenfeld? That sounds like a Jew name."

"Non-linear" historical photo:
Related Tags: ,