June 10, 2009, - 12:38 pm
English Language EXCLUSIVE: Jimmy Carter Meets w/ Fadlallah, Hezbo Spiritual Leader Who Ordered Bombing of U.S. Marines; Hezbo Defeat Only Temporary
By Debbie Schlussel
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You’ve probably read all of the stories celebrating that the Hezbollah-Michel Aoun coalition in Lebanon lost (relatively speaking) in the recent Lebanese elections. But the celebrations are unfounded, as the loss is only temporary. Hezbollah’s power in Lebanon (along with its population numbers) continues to grow, and it controls the Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabbih Berri, as well as several Lebanese government cabinet positions and government ministries.
But what you didn’t hear about is that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter–who previously met with and feted top HAMAS officials–just met with Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, the spiritual leader of Hezbollah. Carter’s son, James, accompanied him, and the meeting took place in Beirut. (Carter was in Lebanon ostensibly as an “impartial” election monitor and observer. But he was hardly impartial.)
Jimmy Carter Meets w/ Fadlallah Who Ordered Mass Murder of Americans
At the time that I write this, Carter’s meeting with Fadlallah was reported only on the Arabic language March 14th Coalition website–the site of the coalition of Christians, Druze, and Sunni Muslims who were victorious in the Lebanese elections.
As a former American President, Carter’s meeting with Fadlallah is far more of an outrage than his meeting with HAMAS, because he could argue (falsely) that HAMAS hasn’t attacked America or targeted Americans (even though HAMAS did, in fact, kill Americans). With Hezbollah, it’s a different story, and especially Fadlallah. As I’ve noted time and again on this site, Fadlallah is not only Hezbollah’s top guy (as opposed to Hassan Nasrallah, whose leadership is only temporary and at the will of Iran). Fadlallah is the man who personally ordered and okayed the bombing mass murders of over 300 U.S. Marines and officials, with the attacks on the Marine barracks and U.S. Embassy in 1983. The fatwah for this was issued by him.
That a former U.S. President would meet with and shake the hands of a man who ordered the mass murder of U.S. servicemen (while they slept) and officials is disgusting. But nothing is beyond the pale with Jimmy Carter. If it’s anti-American, anti-Semitic, or pan-terrorist, he does it. And this encapsulates all three in one fell swoop.
Frankly, this is an act of treason. Hezbollah is a designated terrorist group and Fadlallah is a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, both such designations from the U.S. government. Jimmy Carter is going out of his way to give aid and comfort to the enemy.
Moreover, as I’ve noted many times on this site, Fadlallah heads the Al-Mabarrat Association “charity,” which raises funds for Hezbollah “martyrs” (terrorists).
Al Mabarrat’s Website Features Hezbollah Spiritual Leader Fadlallah
(Screenshots thanks to David Lunde)
And all of this is even aside from Hezbollah’s other global attacks on others, including the mid-90s attack by Hezbollah on the Jewish community center and Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires, which killed about 200 people combined.
**** UPDATE: Don’t assume for a second that Jimmy Carter’s meeting with Hezbollah’s top official is being done totally in a vacuum. I wouldn’t be surprised if this meeting was arranged in conjunction with Carter’s friend, President Barack Hussein Obama, in some entreaty to recognize Hezbollah as a legitimate political party.
As I noted several times on this site, President Bush did the same thing, sending Congressman Darrell Issa a/k/a Jihad Darrell to meet with his Hezbollah buddies, and the Bush Administration floated the idea of recognizing Hezbollah in a front page NYTimes story.
But this meeting with Fadlallah is about as bad as you can get when it comes to living Lebanese terrorists who’ve murdered Americans (fortunately, Imad Mughniyeh is dead, so Carter can’t meet with him, too).