(January 14, 1741 – June 14, 1801) was a general during the American Revolutionary War. He began the war in the Continental Army but later defected to the British Army. While a general on the American side, he obtained command of the fort at West Point, New York, and plotted to surrender it to the British forces. After the plot was exposed in September 1780, he was commissioned into the British Army as a brigadier general.
Born in Connecticut, Arnold was a merchant operating ships on the Atlantic Ocean when the war broke out in 1775. After joining the growing army outside Boston, he distinguished himself through acts of cunning and bravery. His actions included the Capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775, defensive and delaying tactics despite losing the Battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain in 1776, the Battle of Ridgefield, Connecticut (after which he was promoted to major general), operations in relief of the Siege of Fort Stanwix, and key actions during the pivotal Battles of Saratoga in 1777, in which he suffered leg injuries that ended his combat career for several years.
Despite Arnold’s successes, he was passed over for promotion by the Continental Congress while other officers claimed credit for some of his accomplishments. Adversaries in military and political circles brought charges of corruption or other malfeasance, but most often he was acquitted in formal inquiries. Congress investigated his accounts and found he was indebted to Congress after spending much of his own money on the war effort. Frustrated and bitter, Arnold decided to change sides in 1779, and opened secret negotiations with the British. In July 1780, he sought and obtained command of West Point in order to surrender it to the British. Arnold’s scheme was exposed when American forces captured British Major John André carrying papers that revealed the plot. Upon learning of André’s capture, Arnold fled down the Hudson River to the British sloop-of-war Vulture, narrowly avoiding capture by the forces of George Washington, who had been alerted to the plot.
Arnold received a commission as a brigadier general in the British Army, an annual pension of £360, and a lump sum of over £6,000. He led British forces on raids in Virginia, and against New London and Groton, Connecticut, before the war effectively ended with the American victory at Yorktown. In the winter of 1782, Arnold moved to London with his second wife, Margaret “Peggy” Shippen Arnold. He was well received by King George III and the Tories but frowned upon by the Whigs. In 1787, he entered into mercantile business with his sons Richard and Henry in Saint John, New Brunswick, but returned to London to settle permanently in 1791, where he died ten years later.
Because of the way he changed sides, his name quickly became a byword in the United States for treason or betrayal. His conflicting legacy is recalled in the ambiguous nature of some of the memorials that have been placed in his honor. –Wiki
(October 1, 1924-) Like Arnold, Carter has been working both sides against the middle his entire deceptive life. Arnold used “cunning and bravery”, while Carter is a coward and has exercised mostly “corruption” and “malfeasance” while being a bedfellow with radical oil rich Muslims and other Persian and Arab groups to undo the United States of America from within. Yet both have put this country at risk with their treasonous acts. If Arnold were still alive, I’m sure he and Jimmy would be snuggle buddies.
Why has Carter been working against the USA?
Because Carter was a failure as president and has been trying to feel the power again and get even with his critics via deals with our enemies ever since Reagan unseated his worthless, seditious, cowardly, traitorous ass from the White House. He’s a perfect liberal. A kid who never grew up. A psycho. He wants revenge and has been selling the USA down the river in backwater deals since he first hit Washington.
Where’s the Drone with his name on it? I suppose the intelligence community is playing it safe and figuring Carter will go tits up any day. Let’s hope so.
Boy, if everyone could have the power to get revenge for being worthless the way Carter has, we’d be in an impossible mess. Wait, I forgot about Obama. Never mind. As it is, Carter has damaged us more than we’ll ever know.
The upside is that like Arnold, Carter’s monuments and statues (if any) will likely be relegated to the deep six. What a fitting tribute for this worthless former Naval officer and fluke POTUS. My gut aches for the Secret Service agents posted to protect Carter. What a shitty detail. I just want them to know that I’ll be the first to piss on Carter’s grave.
It won’t be long now. He’s 87.
Carter will be the second in our long American history to be relegated to the Benedict Arnold Club. This time it isn’t the British, it’s the radical Muslims.
He’s tried to keep his name clean via Arab oil money injected into his Habitat for Humanity, but what he’s really doing is helping radical Muslims create a habitat for Muslim world rule with us as the infidels paying the jizzya tax, if they don’t cut our heads off first. And he shits all over Jews every chance he gets.
The day Carter dies, the world will instantaneously become a safer place.
With all that Arab oil that’s been pumped up his six o’clock all these years, Hell’s going be a real inferno after he arrives. He and the devil can sit around and light their farts for eternity, a pastime that will be about as productive as anything Carter ever did during his life.
His ticket to Hell awaits him; let’s hope he checks in early. –Lance