"I Know What North Korea Wants" - President Carter Warns "US Oligarchy Refuses To Do It"

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Former US President Jimmy Carter repeated his assertion that the US works more like an "oligarchy than a democracy," while also lambasting Trump's "hopeless" approach to the increasing tensions with North Korea.

The former president was speaking at a ‘Conversation with the Carters’ event at his Carter Center in Atlanta on Tuesday. AP reports that he said money in politics is what makes the US more like an oligarchy – run by a small group of rich people – rather than a democracy, repeating an allegation he has vociferously uttered for a few years.

“[Money in politics] violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system.


Now it’s just an oligarchy with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for President or being elected President. And the same thing applies to governors, and U.S. Senators and congress members.


So, now we’ve just seen a subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors, who want and expect, and sometimes get, favors for themselves after the election is over."

Carter was referring to the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling to allow corporations to give unlimited campaign donations to political candidates, which he has previously said was “the most stupid decision” the court had made.

But then the former President went to town on Trump and North Korea...

Carter said, 

“The first thing I would do is treat the North Koreans with respect.”


“I know what the North Koreans want,” he said.


 “What they want is a firm treaty guaranteeing North Korea that the US will not attack them or hurt them in any way, unless they attack one of their neighbors.” Carter said,


 “But the United States has refused to do that.”

Carter said he would send his top person to Pyongyang immediately, adding:

“If I didn’t go myself.” The former president visited North Korea three times between 1994 and 2011.


"Until we're willing to talk to them and treat them with respect as human beings, which they are, then I don't think we'll make any progress," he said.

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putaipan's picture

i've posted some dumb shit toiht. so i'm gonna refrain....


but otherwise- go jimmay! and-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=los9WulxBjM  still less than 200000 views!


Common_Law's picture

I thought they just wanted food? Their un relief contract/deal is up soon. Which is when they always start making more noise.

wildbad's picture

oh, so now brezinski's stooge has all of the answers?

he had his chance. he invited the trilateralists into the white house and is in a great position to know WHY the US et al operate more like "an oligarchy".

he had his chance in NK three dictators ago and did nothing. he held open the door to the globalist giveaway of power to china.

shut your manipulated peanut farmer mouth you traitorous scumbag.

Mr Hankey's picture

All presidents are Brzsky  stooges He could invite , say,truck drivers to the White House  ,great PR,but dont control the levers of power.

Tarzan's picture

Jimmy is right, he too was just a puppet of the Oligarchs.  What he said is true... But does he speak the Truth?


A British man comes to America for a visit.  He spends a couple days at an American friends home.  One evening, while out with his friend, he meets another British man on holiday in America, and during small talk he mentions that he loves his stay, but that after three days, his American host has not once offered him a cup of morning tea, how rude of him, as he sips his coffee each morning....

What he didn't mention was that he's the lone Brit who hates Tea, and his American host is well aware of this. 

Did he lie to the his fellow Brit, was his statement not true?

That which is true can be a lie, when details are hidden..... 

Truth is illusive!

VinceFostersGhost's picture



Carter......second worse President......EVA!

eforce's picture

Reagan being the worst for banning full autos?

smithcreek's picture

All Iran wanted was respect, right Jimmy?  How'd that work out for you?  He may be right on some of the problems, but this old fool has no answers.

.300WinMag's picture

Get your facts straight - it is. on tape. Chuck Rangle illegally gaveled it down as having passed when it did not. It was a screw job from the onset.

jcaz's picture

Right, Jimmy- because all of this started 9 months ago......

Funny- where were your views during the last eight years?

Funn3r's picture

You lie - no true Brit hates tea. Americans would understand this if they had ever had any tea, which they have not. For the avoidance of doubt those weird things dangling on a string in hot water are not Tea.

Mr Hankey's picture

More truth than any modern president spoke openly.

yogibear's picture

Zbigniew Brzezinski's daughter turned out to be a libtard icon.

She seems to be on meds.

eatapeach's picture

A lot of people don't like him because he wrote a book about Israeli apartheid.

Mr Hankey's picture

& scathing public speeches before he was prez.Lousy politician = decent man.

esum's picture


drstrangelove73's picture

The weakest president of the modern era speaks!(excepting Obama,of course)He is 100% correct on the oligarchy part(sobering to hear a living president acknowledge what the establishment will not)but James Earl shows again why he was a candidate for the Neville Chamberlain award every year of his single term presidency.Quisling had nothing on him...

Mr Hankey's picture

Get your facts right.Carter said exactly what he thought before,during & after his admin.He commissioned the Iranian hostage rescue that the military bungled.A legit use of the military & of course,they fuck it up .

HardAssets's picture


Except the Tri-lats (Rockefeller) put the peanut farmer in the WH, not the other way around.

As for Kim, he likely knows the value of a piece of paper from DC.

Muslimania's picture

Jimmah the Dhimmah...POS moron peanut farmer said he had a degree in "nucular physics" and couldn't even pronounce the word correctly! What a fucking FARCE.

Shutup Jimmah... you are only showing the world your ass again!

Mr Hankey's picture

Deep State policy since 194evr

Buck Johnson's picture

That has always been the problem with the US, they don't treat anybody with respect and they expect everyone else to treat us with it.  Ask yourself why won't we sign a treaty to not attack NK unless they attack their neighbors?  It's because we don't want to be boxed into a situation that makes us look like the bad guy for one and two we have always wanted regime change and it would essentially be saying to NK that we sued for peace and it isn't.


10flippers's picture

game theory says this is wrong. if you know 100% that NK is going to nuke japan for example you have to nuke them first. That is the nuclear weapon game

tion's picture

Meh, how can you hope to win if you don't even know the game being played. 

He is correct in what they want. The bullshit is beginning to bore me, I may need to escalate my shitpot stirring. More public Summer of Terror truthiness and rogue trading with the Norkos may need to happen soon, to harvest maximum REEEs. Neocons and lies have tied hands, needs some chaos thrown in.

Mr 9x19's picture

the problem would stop by doing 2 things :


  1. remove usa from south korea, stoping all military drills with SK.
  2. make such treatee of non agression in upper described termes.

this would ease the dialogue.

but, you know, it's usa... they not going to do any move weakening the already dead body...

see venezuela, you'll see how retards are deep state.

quadraspleen's picture

Game theory is why the world’s in such a fucking mess.

It’s not a game

Peanut Butter Engineer's picture

Where the fuck did your warmongering ass crawl out from? Can we put you first in line to die as cannon fodder?

Mr Hankey's picture

I know 100% that I need to nuke you first.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Jesus fucking Christ.

Korean war has nothing to do with Korea. Korea could have 10 nuclear bombs and the US could care less. Pakistan nuclear weapons are much more destabilizing.

Korea war has to do with China, meaning, leverage at the Eurasia growth. If the US business and finance is limited or blocked, China will be destroyed in 5 hours, more likely in 5 minutes.


new game's picture

nk is china. simple shit maynard. now start the thought process and deduct an outcome...


Mr Hankey's picture

6 to 4? 'Muricans some stupid shit -stabbing motherfuckers.You can't fix stupid, but slapping the shit out of it will make you feel better.

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

president carter....


the one who started the beef with iran


hey!? what about those declassified CIA docs confirming the US overthrowed the iranian government in 1954?!


where are all you protesters????+


not a single fucking word about it....you little fucking hypocrites...............spit in your fucking face................


erasing history...page after another....the criminals going uncontested..............


The american? completely fucking fucked in the brain...fried brain.......nothing left........

subversion's picture

...and here's a great video from the 70s....one of Jimmy's men doing their job:



SuperChicken1138's picture

not a fan of President Carter,  nor the CIA. but i am a fan of Americans, myself being one. you sound tuff tuff tuff. i see that you can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk. i spent 24 years working a man's job.....true story, Jesus strike me dead. the last fool that tried to spit in my face ended up going to the hospital so they could try and reattach part of his upper lip. blood was everywhere, he kept screaming that he couldn't breath the whole time. sheeesh.  and let me tell ya, there are guys a lot tougher then me over here. if your ever feeling froggy, go ahead and jump son. come get some.            

Mr Hankey's picture

Isn't it hard to defend in your depends,baby- burner? He was braver than you ever were,rice-dick.You ever punch out a politico  or kill a judge?Naah,you just tuff little people.

SuperChicken1138's picture

yer funny, i didn't say i was tough........but i did have to go to federal court in relation to, let's say someone died who others believe shouldn't have died. albeit i didn't end up in jail my name is kinda no good in some circles. shhhhh, keep it quite. oh, and don't make fun of people in depends they can fight just as good as anyone else and are probably poo throwers also. oh,and transvestites to. don't think a dude that wears a dress wont hand you your ass.       

Mr 9x19's picture

no glory in being fan of something anihilating humans relations over the globe for a century.

i really not see the point of being proud of that.

you should be ashamed and fight your government, instead of acting cocky reporting your exploits breaking others faces in whatever conflits.

you are very lame person.

SuperChicken1138's picture

in your opinion.

i am ashamed of how my gov does business and i didn't imply different. if i'm thumbs down on the cia,  one can infer the gov too.

if you think that replying to a tort of violence from a troll is being cocky then you and i have a different definition of cocky. you might let others spit in your face. me, not to much.     


bluez's picture

It becomes clearer and clearer that actually the CIA/mafia/druglords (the real one) totally runs the government and all the big companies.

They own Bartertown.

Mr Hankey's picture

The spitting-in-the-face thing is such a tired trope. &that trope just happens to pop in ,right now.More Rambos than truck drivers.I call bullshit. 

Txpl9421's picture

Yout timeline is off by a couple of decades.

While we overthrew the Iranian government, Carter's part in the 70's had more to do with lining his pockets.

Geopolitics has much more to do with personal interests, not national ones.

Deep In Vocal Euphoria's picture

One criminal after another.............this is who the americans vote for........


criminals....all of them......the american tax payer funding the illegal operations overseas.......ascessory to the crime........criminals.

SoDamnMad's picture

Hey , let's take the US out of the 1980 Olympic games to protest the Russians going into Afghanistan. Like the US really does anything to support it's Olympic athletes who fund their own training.  I didn't see the world being so stupid to politicize the Olympics when we went into half the countries in the middle east.

armageddon addahere's picture

The way you talk you would think they had a choice. When has America had a candidate who was not a crook or worse? When was an election anything but trying to choose the lesser of two evils?

new game's picture

ron paul? but then again he was not given a fair chance, so therefor it really is hopeless to think we can have an honest fair prez and congress that can restore 50-100 years of bad leadership and laws...

we will run the route til ruin/war/reset...

just when does the cliff ride meet gravity?

soooon it seems...