A voice of warning to bring America back from the brink of warBy Ashahed M. Muhammad -Asst. Editor- | Last updated: Sep 10, 2013 - 12:43:45 PM
Because of the importance of his timely and critical message, which originally aired August 31, the Minister ordered the same message to be rebroadcast Saturday, September 7, and then again at all mosques and study groups across the Nation of Islam on Sunday, September 8. In addition, it was announced that Minister Farrakhan wrote a letter to the president, members of the U.S. Congress, the media and other important institutions, dealing with the volatile situation in Syria, and the gravity of the choice the country faces.
“I am pleading with you on behalf of a war weary American people and the suffering peoples of the World; and the needs of the American people will be further delayed in being satisfied, which will produce negative results on the inside of America creating the same kind of backlash and vitriol as we saw when the American people revolted against the war in Vietnam,” he wrote. Syria, a nation of over 22.4 million people, is bordered by Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south and Israel to the southwest. The nation’s embattled President Bashar al-Assad, in an interview with journalist Charlie Rose not only denied that his government was responsible for the August 21 chemical weapons usage just outside Damascus, but also said his nation was prepared to retaliate to defend herself from military incursions by the United States and any nations who would join them.
On September 8, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saudi Arabia would back a U.S.-led military strike, however, there is nothing like a “coalition of the willing” in this situation to speak of.
President Barack Obama continues to lobby Congress to support military action, and will discuss the topic as the legislative body reconvenes after a month long recess. In his weekly address, he continued to make the case for military action as a result of alleged Syrian violations of “international norms prohibiting the use of chemical weapons.” At Final Call press time, Pres. Obama was scheduled to address the American people regarding Syria from The White House on the evening of September 10. A possible deal with Syria to avert war was also on the table.
According to a CNN poll released Sept. 9, 72 percent of the American people believe air strikes by the U.S. would not achieve significant goals for the United States. Sixty-nine percent of Americans polled believe it is not “in the national interest of the United States to be involved in the conflict in Syria.”
Protests were held across the country over the Sept. 7 weekend, various anti-war groups are continuing to unite their voices in protest, and their numbers are growing.
Pope Francis on Sept. 5 pleaded with leaders gathered for the G-20 summit in Russia for dialogue, reconciliation and peace. Pope Francis actually wrote a letter to the G-20 participants urging them to oppose military intervention in Syria.
However, even as the protests grow, warmongering Zionist lobbying continues. The muscular pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) announced it would deploy activists to pressure Congress and others to back military strikes targeting Syria and 17 leading rabbis wrote a letter urging congressional lawmakers to back military strikes on Syria.