No, more than a human rights crime. It is "one of the greatest human rights crimes now existing on Earth" says Carter. Think the Myanmar junta, the Sudanese government, and now the Israeli/US/EU (Blair) coalition, and yes, that would be us.
Following up on his first expose of Israeli war crimes in Gaza, the deadly siege, blockade, and collective punishment Israel has imposed on the Hamas controlled territory and its 1.5 million residents, Jimmy Carter spoke out again, this time in Wales, essentially turning up the volume on his previous Cairo message and more.
This report came through the French news agency, Agence France-Presse (AFP), and was picked up by Yahoo News.
As Hillary continues to vow to stay in the race, the pressure and calls for her to withdraw increase.
President and Superdelegate Jimmy Carter, while hinting at an Obama endorsement, told Sky News that he expects the remaining super delegates to endorse right after the last primary and "at that point [June 3], it'll be time for her to give it up."
"I'm a superdelegate ... I think a lot of the superdelegates will make a decision quite, announced quite rapidly, after the final primary on June 3," he told Sky News.
"I have not yet announced publicly, but I think at that point it will be time for her to give it up," Carter said
On May 8, 2008, Jimmy Carter wrote this short piece for Comment is Free, an internet site run by the London newspaper, The Guardian.
What is interesting about this article is that one cannot find a similar American publication of Carter's declaration about the human rights crimes going on in Gaza. Part of the problem may be that the Gaza seige is fully supported, even paid for by the United States under the Bush administration. The main issue, however, is censorship in which any news detrimental to Israel's government fails to find its way into the front pages of America's mainstream newspapers, even when terms like "human rights crime" are applied.