Plains, GA USA (GPA) – Former US President Jimmy Carter has told The New Yor Times that he would go to North Korea to aid negotiations if asked by the Trump Regime.
In an interview published by The New York Times (NYT) on Sunday, former President Jimmy Carter told Times reporter Maureen Dowd that he would be willing to travel to Pyongyang. Carter has a history of participating in negotiations like this with North Korea.In 1994, Carter financed his own trip to Pyongyang to speak with then-leader Kim Jong Il. Despite being asked not to go by the]
In 1994, Carter financed his own trip to Pyongyang to speak with then-leader Kim Jong Il. Despite being asked not to go by Bill Clinton, Carter still managed to play a role in negotiating the October ’94 Agreed Framework between the US and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea).
Unlike in 1994, however, we now have a situation in which the US regime is constantly threatening the DPRK which obviously has to respond to these messages being blast worldwide. It’s this constant blustering that Dowd says scares leaders in Washington, whose feelings are shared by Carter, telling Dowd “I’m afraid.”
Although Carter did say he is scared, he still carried the same line as the Trump regime when it comes to the DPRK’s leader Kim Jong Un calling him more “unpredictable” than his father. Carter also peddled the same line as the CIA did this weekend, basically hyping fears of the reach of the DPRK’s nuclear weapons and their potential to strike the US mainland.
Carter says he has been speaking with Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster. McMaster sat next to Carter at the funeral of their mutual friend, Carter’s own national security adviser, a founding member of the Taliban, and war criminal Zbigniew Brzezinski. McMaster and the former president have spoken several times since then, where Carter has apparently “told McMaster that I was available if they ever need me.”
Despite these awful statements, Carter also spoke some truth during the interview, stating some obvious things that US leaders never admit such as “The United States has been the dominant character in the whole world and now we’re not anymore,” and “we’re not going to be.” Carter also acknowledged “Russia’s coming back and India and China are coming forward,” which Washington might know, but they’ll never admit.
Carter also challenged another narrative put forth by the western media and the Trump regime saying both “greatly overestimate China’s influence on North Korea.” Carter noted that Kim Jong Un, unlike his father, had never even been to China as far as the public knows and Pyongyang and Beijing seem to have “no relationship,” compared to that China had with Kim Jong Il.
The interview also contained criticism of the last US President, Barack Obama and his foreign policy on several fronts. Carter expressed dismay that Obama didn’t try to engage more with the DPRK before tensions reached this level, and he also took shots the Obama regime’s support for the Saudi-led destruction of Yemen.
When asked about Hillary Clinton, Carter said both he and his wife Rosie both voted for Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary. Dowd also asked Carter about Obama’s high dollar post-presidency speeches, which Carter said he “didn’t care” about, and his thoughts on the Clinton Foundation, to which Carter only responded “Rosie and I put money in the Carter Center. We never take any out.”
It’s unknown if the Trump regime will take Carter up on this offer, especially since the President already undercuts his subordinates, such as Rex Tillerson, who are currently making actual attempts at diplomacy with the DPRK. It’s unlikely that Trump will accept Carter’s offer if he reads this interview however since it contains honest criticism of the changing role of the US on the global stage, something the Trump regime is doing their best to ignore.
James Carey is an organizer based in Detroit, Michigan, founder of Geopolitics Alert, and an experienced analyst on Middle Eastern affairs with a particular focus on Turkey. He also covers topics ranging from Latin America and Asia to Europe. You can also hear James in his weekly podcast; The Left is Dead which he co-hosts with investigative journalist Jake Anderson.