Minister Farrakhan's Official Statement On The U.S.-Sponsored, NATO-Led Assault On LibyaBy FinalCall.com News | Last updated: Jun 30, 2011 - 9:46:12 AM
THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN'S
UNITED NATIONS PRESS CONFERENCE
The U.S.-Sponsored, NATO-Led Assault
On Libya and Its Dire Consequences:
THE FINAL WARNING
Delivered at The Landmark View Room of the Millennium UN Plaza Hotel
One United Nations Plaza - Manhattan, New York
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
[Click here for Press Conference Video]
In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.
We give Him praise and thanks for His goodness and His mercy to the Human Family. That whenever any member of this Family strays from His Straight Path, and earns His displeasure, before He punishes, He always raises from among the people a prophet or a messenger to whom He gives Divine Revelation by means of which that people can be guided back to His favor. And we thank Him for these prophets and messengers of God: Moses and the Torah; Jesus and the Gospel; Muhammad and the Qur'an.
I am a student of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and I could never thank Allah enough for His intervention in our affairs in the Person of Master Fard Muhammad, The Great Mahdi, Who came among us and raised from among us the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, particularly to reform Black people in America. And to raise Black people in America, Black people throughout the world, and to warn America and the world of what is happening now, and will continue to get worse.
I am happy to see the press, but it is irrelevant to me if you print one word, or no words. I am here to make a Statement. And when I finish, if you wish to ask me questions, you are welcome.
I am here to discuss the current state of affairs in Libya and the actions taken by the United Nations with respect to Security Council Resolution 1973 (passed 17 of March 2011). I am addressing my remarks to the United Nations and all those who have joined to destroy Brother Leader Col. Muammar Gadhafi and the Libyan Jamahiriya.
What is the justification for such an action that was taken by the Security Council of the United Nations? If the Security Council passed Resolution 1973 to protect the civilian population of Libya from the so-called evil intentions of the leader of Libya, why then is NATO—now under the auspices of the Security Council—forgetting about the humanitarian concerns and now using Resolution 1973 as a pretext to assassinate Muammar Gadhafi and create regime change? And why is the UN fostering armed rebellion to create civil war, knowing that in a civil war the humanitarian concerns “go out of the window”?
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said: “Gadhafi's days are numbered….We are working…to plan for the inevitable: a post- Gadhafi Libya.” Russia says Gadhafi has lost the “moral right to lead Libya after attacking his own people.”
The actions of NATO, along with the United States, Canada, Qatar, and members of the Arab League, engaging in this errant behavior are creating conditions that will bring about the destruction of the United Nations and all of those engaged in this action. Blinded by arrogance and the sense of power of these nations, that “they can do what they will,” they cannot fathom the consequences of their actions.
You think you are on a good course in which all of you will benefit, but in the end all of you will see that you have signed that which will ultimately bring about your utter destruction.
What has Muammar Gadhafi done to deserve what this United Coalition of Demons is putting on him? They say that he has lost the moral right because he has “killed his own people,” but you have never proved that charge. Check the record of America, England, France, Canada, Qatar, Italy, the Arab League, and put it up against the record of Muammar Gadhafi and the Libyan Jamahiriya.
England, France, Italy, Germany, and the United States do not have a good humanitarian record. America, with the Trans- Atlantic Slave Trade, and 450 years of evil toward the Blacks; the decimation of the Indian population, and the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki—their record is clear. England and all of your Empire: You never had humanitarian concerns for the people of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and other places that you ruled. So are you better now than what you once were? I suggest not.
What are the real strategic interests that compel you to this behavior? Libya, under Muammar Gadhafi, pushed the British and the Americans out of Libya, closed their bases, and nationalized its oil. That angered Western powers, even as Mohammad Mossadegh of Iran angered the West when he nationalized Iranian oil. That action led to a CIA operation that planted the Shah on the throne as the ruler of Iran. Under his rule the people lost much of their Islamic identity, giving birth to Imam Ayatollah Khomeini and the Iranian Islamic Revolution.
England, France, Italy, Germany and America: Whenever you planted leaders, they were always those who put their personal wealth and gain over the best interests of their people. Thus, whenever you installed a dictator, whether it is in the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Asia, Africa, or the Middle East, you always knew that the legitimate interests of the people would cause some of the people to rise against their dictator, so your dictator had to use methods of repression, torture and destruction of life to preserve your dictator and to preserve your economic and strategic interests in that country.
Have you changed? Are you better than your predecessors? I think not.
So when a man like Muammar Gadhafi rises in a bloodless coup and replaces the former king, who was a friend of those who were sucking the lifeblood of Libya, and nationalizes the oil, we must ask the question: Who did his actions help, and who did his actions hurt? It hurt those who for the first time had to pay a fair price for the Libyan sweet crude, the sweetest [highest quality] oil in the world, which meant that the people of Libya could, from the sale of their oil, better their quality of life.
How did Muammar Gadhafi use the riches of Libya? He loves to put a tent in the desert, so you cannot say he used oil money, as some of your other friends, just to build huge palaces. Nor can you say—no matter how much wealth he has—that he does not consider the Libyan population.
Were you displeased with his use of Libyan oil money to take down dictators that England, France, America, Italy, and Germany put in place? Yes, you were angry with him, so he became almost No. 1 on the list of the West to be destroyed.
You say he did the Lockerbie bombing (1988); the bombing of a discothèque (Berlin, 1986). Well, none of us who are sane and civilized can “cotton to” any kind of action that destroys the lives of Libyan people, or innocent people. Does that compare in any way, however, with America, England, France, Germany, Italy, with your record of mass murder against regimes that you didn't like? Let's look at President Achmed Sukarno in Indonesia: He was the man who called all African and Asian nations, and nations of color, together in the Bandung Conference of 1955 to discuss the wickedness of the West against the poorer nations of the Earth. How many hundreds of thousands of lives were lost when Sukarno was overthrown in a CIA-sponsored coup? Estimates range from between 250,000 to 500,000 deaths!
Have you changed? Or are you the same as you were, but dressed in different garments?
Assassination plots against Fidel Castro of Cuba, Patrice Lumumba of the Congo, Ngo Din Diem of South Vietnam, Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier of Haiti... Are you a “new and better” France, a “new and better” England, a “new and better” Germany, a “new and better” Italy, and a “new and better” America, that you could sentence another man to death with your history written with the blood of Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, and the blood of your own Caucasian people? This is why the Bible refers to you as “the blood shedder.” Have you changed?
You have shed the blood of all life, without just cause. Are you the protector of the humanitarian rights of the Libyan people with a record like this? Have you changed? Are you better than you were? Let us see… If Muammar Gadhafi has lost his moral right to lead the Libyan people, let us see what is going on in your countries and ask you the same question: What is your humanitarian record with your own citizens?
How about you great imperial powers: What is your “humanitarian” record with your own citizens? Europe's unemployment is at a 12-year high; unemployment in France is near 10%; Italy and England are near 8%; and Britain has close to a million youth out of work. Spain's is 21% unemployment— that's 5 million jobless!
And what about crime? Britain's violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European Union; The U.N. itself found that the crime rate in England is worse than in America! And both make the crime rate in Libya almost non-existent, and are far worse than in Libya.
Libya ranks No. 61 in the world in their incarceration rate, while Russia is No. 2, and the United States is No. 1. Can you lecture Muammar Gadhafi on being a “mad man”? When, if the leader of a country is “mad,” would that not be reflected in the citizens of that country?
In the crime of rape, Sweden, Britain, Belgium, Norway, Israel, Denmark, Spain, France, Russia, Canada, Japan and Germany all lead Libya! If Muammar Gadhafi has “lost the moral right” to lead his people, what about you?
What about homelessness? The rate in Britain is nearing 8%; in France, they estimate that 200,000 people live on the streets. In America, there are nearly a million living under bridges, homeless.
We save America for last, since America started all this. You are the one that called for such action; you maneuvered this Resolution 1973 through the Security Council, and fought for it—and was the proudest when it passed. You are the one that called for Gadhafi to step down and leave his country, and you are the first to say that he has “lost the moral right” to lead Libya! And you are the first to call for his assassination.
Well, America, you are hemorrhaging jobs: Nearly 8 million jobs were lost in this latest Depression [recession]. America now have 15 million unemployed; and when you add to that the underemployed, it comes to nearly 20 million Americans.
Forty-four (44) million Americans now live below the poverty level, and that is rising. A full one-third of American families tasted poverty for at least a couple of months last year—that's 100 million Americans! And the number of households collecting emergency food aid is now nearing 6 million; approximately one in eight American people are using food stamps.
Almost 3 million U.S. properties went into foreclosure in 2010 alone—a record high. And the number of families in homeless shelters, or forced to live with extended family or friends, is nearing 1 million.
Fifty (50) million Americans have no health insurance, and that's 17% of the total U.S. population. Sixty-eight (68) adults die each day in the U.S. due to lack of health insurance!
And what about your veterans, America—those whom you send out to fight your unjust wars? How do they fare when they return home? The Pentagon says that one in five American soldiers is returning from the war zones with some form of traumatic brain injury; still others suffer emotional trauma.
About 130,000 veterans become homeless each year in the United States, and more than half are Black or Hispanic. The Veterans Administration (VA) estimates that 107,000 veterans are homeless on any given night. Suicide rates, divorce and drug dependency are alarmingly high, and worsening, among America's veterans.
Your infrastructure is even worse off than your citizens: A full one-quarter of the nation's bridges are structurally dangerous. Seven (7) billion gallons of clean water leak out of your crumbling pipes EVERY DAY; while billions of gallons of raw sewage pour into your lakes and rivers. According to your engineers, it will take $2.2 TRILLION to fix this problem!
Your record, America, stinks in the nostrils of God. You, who, in the name of “humanitarian efforts,” want to save the population of Libya? Save them from whom and from what?
How many Libyans are living in poverty? What is the crime rate in Libyan society in comparison to you who condemn Muammar Gadhafi? How many homes has he built for his people? How many of his people live under bridges? No Libyan lives in poverty—not one! The crime rate in Libyan society is nothing in comparison to those of you who condemn him and his rule of Libya. He has built hundreds of thousands, and even millions of homes for his people! No Libyan is homeless; none of his people are living under bridges!
Why are you angry with him? What has he done to bring down on him the wrath of the West? The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said to me the three most hated of men are:
- A rich man who gives away his wealth to the poor;
- A wise man who shares his knowledge with the ignorant; and
- The man to whom the Holy Qur'an is revealed.
Why do you hate Gadhafi? Does he share the wealth of Libya with the poor? Well, if he does—and he does—doesn't that make you, America, look bad? You are the richest nation on the Earth and you've got 44 million people living in poverty. Bread lines, food lines, food stamps, children suffering in America— but you want to talk to him about “humanitarian” concerns?
Gadhafi believes that economic democracy can only be achieved when the GDP [Gross Domestic Product] of a country benefits all of its citizens, and when the country's wealth is disbursed to every single citizen. One journalist who lived in Libya wrote of the accomplishments Libya has made under the leadership of Muammar Gadhafi. This journalist is Brother Gerald A. Perrerira from Guyana, who also served in the Green March, an international battalion for the defense of the Libyan revolution, and was an executive member of the World Mathaba based in Tripoli.
The following is what Mr. Perreira wrote in his article titled “In the Theatre of the Absurd, Libya Now Takes Centre Stage.” Read it, and see if you can defeat the truth of what he has said!
- “…[Qadhafi] nationalised key sections of Libya's vast oil resources and used his influence within OPEC to negotiate fairer prices for oil producing countries.”
- “…Qadhafi used the oil revenue to benefit the Libyan people, building schools, universities, hospitals and much needed infrastructure.”
- He raised the literacy rate from 20 percent when he became the leader; and now it is 83 percent.
- “…Libya has one of the finest health care systems in the ‘Third World'. All people have access to doctors, hospitals, clinics and medicines, free of charge. If a Libyan needs surgery that is unavailable in Libya, funding is provided for the surgery to be carried out overseas.”
- He raised the life expectancy from 44 years, now to 75 years.
- “…basic food items were subsidized and electricity was made available throughout the country.”
- Brother Muammar Gadhafi has set up huge irrigation projects which were “established in order to support a drive towards agricultural development and food self-sufficiency.” He spent billions on the man-made river, where his engineers brought water up out of the desert; and now pipelines run from Benghazi and Tobruk almost to the door of Tunisia!
- “…Any Libyan who wanted to become a farmer was and still is given free use of land, a house, farm equipment, livestock and seed.”
- Brother Muammar Gadhafi vowed that his own parents, who lived in a tent in the desert, would not be housed until every Libyan was housed. He fulfilled that promise! “Under [the revolutionary leadership of Muammar] Qadhafi, Libya has now attained the highest standard of living in Africa.”
- “…money from Libya's oil revenue is directly deposited into the bank account of every Libyan.”
- Women have full access to education, employment; and he “has enabled women to serve in the armed forces…”
- This is most important! “…Qadhafi was the first and only leader in the Arab world to formally apologize for the Arab role in the trade in captured Africans.” Gadhafi acknowledged “…that the Black Africans were the true owners of Libya,” and “…proclaimed in his Green Book, ‘the Black race shall prevail throughout the world.'”
- Also, that imperialists fear a “united Africa, [which] would completely alter the balance of power globally. The well-documented fact is that if Africa stopped the flow of all resources and raw materials to the Western nations for just one week, the United States and Europe would grind to a halt.”
Mr. Perreira writes in another article, titled “Libya, Getting It Right: A Revolutionary Pan-African Perspective”:
- “Nelson Mandela”—the one whom you claim you love—“called Muammar Qaddafi “one of [the 20th] century's greatest freedom fighters, and insisted that the eventual collapse of the apartheid system owed much to Qaddafi and Libyan support...”
With no justification, real justification, you put Libya under sanctions for 10 years: He couldn't buy from this country or that country, so he was forced to turn inward.
And under sanctions, he has produced a country in which everything in it is paid for—it has no debt.
Then the “ultimate crime” of Muammar Gadhafi was to tie the Libyan dinar to gold. According to what we have read, he has more gold than any country in the world except China— even more than Russia—because he was using oil money to buy gold. The gold that Libya amassed shows that her country has been based on solid economic principles. But America, look at you: You are now drowning in $62 trillion of debt, if you include Social Security, Medicare and other entitlements. That amounts to $527,000 per household.
Well, now, media: What is your responsibility? If I know this; and if others know this: If men like former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, and women like former U.S. Congressperson Sister Cynthia McKinney, and others, speak out… If the Congress voted against giving this government more money to continue this wicked plot against Libya, then why don't the American people know this?
Why is the truth of what is going on in Libya purposely hidden from the American people? It is because our media is controlled—management of the news—to support policies that are wicked. This was done in the lead-up to the war in Iraq. If truth were given to the American people, then the American people would never have supported these policies.
You are no longer a “free press”; and you are doing a great disservice to the American people. And you will pay a price for this, because the American people can only be lied to for so long. It is written of in both the Bible and the Qur'an. In the Bible it states “everything that is done in the dark will come to light,” and the Qur'an says, “though it be the weight of an atom, hidden in a rock and buried in the earth, yet will Allah bring it forth”—so your days of lying are over! Your days of deceiving people all over the world are over! Truth will come out in the end, and it will cause a revolt in the American people against all these institutions which have misused and abused their loyalty and their love for their country, the United States of America.
And I am telling my Libyan brothers, whether they are in Benghazi or Tripoli: The Western world does not intend to give you justice! They will use you; and in the end, they will suck your blood! They have gathered like vultures, and they'll pick your flesh as soon as they finish picking his.
You don't like that Brother Gadhafi is more interested in the welfare of others, and does not hoard the wealth of Libya for Libyans alone. He began to show his people why they should be concerned for their neighbors, and the suffering of their fellow neighbors.
Whether it is in the Arab world or in Africa, or in other parts of the world, he made his people, through the Green Book, “international” in their thinking. In 1999, he decided to foster the ideas of Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt for a “United States of Africa.” This created great concern! Among who? America, England, France, Italy, Germany, Canada—all of you that have sucked the blood and continue to suck the blood of the poor and the weak of this Earth!
What was your concern about that? If there were a “United States of Africa” with one central bank, with a transportation system that tied all of these nations together, with one language that they would adopt as the official language of all 53 countries, with trade between the states, and with those outside of Africa; and their getting a decent price on the world market for their tremendous resources, then there would never be a poor African, an uneducated African, an African living in the bush when that African could now live in a decent home with a decent quality of life.
This is what Gadhafi was doing! And the moment he started fostering the African Union as a step toward a “United States of Africa,” Europe and America came up with NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development). Then that was not working, because the countries that you singled out for NEPAD, which were the strongest in Africa, you made them promises that you really never intended to deliver.
The Holy Qur'an warns about “the devil”; that, he is a liar. The devil had “no authority,” but he “promises.” You figure out who that is!
“And the devil will say, when the matter is decided: Surely Allah promised you a promise of truth, and I promised you, then failed you. And I had no authority over you, except that I called you and you obeyed me; so blame me not but blame yourselves. I cannot come to your help, nor can you come to my help. I deny your associating me with Allah before. Surely for the unjust is a painful chastisement.”
—Holy Qur'an, Chapter 14, verse 22
But America and Europe came up with another scheme that Muammar Gadhafi rejected: They wanted to separate the nations of North Africa, and unite them with the nations of Southern Europe into a new kind of configuration of nations. All of this to undermine and thwart his efforts to unite Africa; that Africa may come up into the world as an equal partner in world politics, world education, world economics, and world religion.
Muammar Gadhafi came up with the system that suits the Libyan and African people—not your parliamentary system; not your system of so-called democracy. You, with your arrogance, think that the people in the Middle East want your democracy, when the American people don't have it themselves? And what little they have, they are now losing it with the “Patriot Act,” and with the country being under “National Emergency” since 9/11.
You, America, are the one “throwing stones and hiding your hand” as though you are innocent of criminal activity! And the nerve of you to put people before the International Criminal Court! How many nations, America, have you seduced to sign a document that they will never bring an American before the ICC?
Is there some racism involved in who you put before the International Criminal Court, with a record like yours? With a record like those other nations? With a record like Israel's; for what the Israelis did in Gaza; what they did in Lebanon? Why don't you bring them before the Court?
Practically all of the cases that you have prosecuted are Africans. Why aren't any of you before the International Criminal Court? Is this why Muammar Gadhafi, when he came here to speak during the United Nations General Assembly (September 23, 2009), called the Security Council the “Terror Council”?
Since this Security Council and this United Nations was established in 1945, you said you wanted to bring peace in the world—but there have been 65 different wars since then! And now, many more wars are arising as we speak. Is this your work? Then why should we have a “United Nations” when it has failed to bring about what it said it would bring about in its charter?
So, has the United Nations lost its legitimate right to exist? In Ralph Bunche Park, across the street from the United Nations headquarters, there is a wall with the inscription from Isaiah the prophet (2:4) that reads:
“…and they shall beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruninghooks:
Nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more.”
Your hypocrisy is engraved in granite. So when you look at this inscription, and look at the actions of the United Nations, you tell me is that a worthy institution to continue!
The Preamble of the Charter of the United Nations claims that it was being formed “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.” But Brother Gadhafi stated in his address to the UN General Assembly, quote:
“Terrorism is not only the terrorism of Al-Qaida. The status quo is terrorism. As for now the Security Council is a feudal security; a feudal policy for permanent members. It protects them, and it uses it against us. Hence, it should not be called the ‘Security Council,' rather, the ‘Terror Council.' Since the Security Council was established in 1945, and until now, it has not provided security for us; rather, provided punishments and terror.”
Has the United Nations lost its legitimate right to exist? Shouldn't this institution be done away with, or completely reformed, since it failed to fulfill what it claimed it would fulfill; and now is promoting war—not dialogue that leads to peace? But who has the courage? Who has the strength? You are weak, and cowardly! And you deserve what you get!
America is ruled by “special interests”—not by the needs, rights and interests of the American people! And you dare to say that the Arab world that is rising wants your democracy? No! They want liberty! They want justice! They want equity! They want a government that serves the needs, rights, and interests of the people! That's what they want, and this is why Muammar Gadhafi said, “This is not Egypt, this is not Tunisia, this is not Bahrain,” this is not that, because he has looked out for the rights and interests of the Libyan people!
That does not mean to say that there's no dissatisfaction in Libya; and whether that dissatisfaction is legitimate or not! But if there is dissatisfaction, then let the Libyan people come together and sort out their problems as intelligent, civilized people should do. But it is your intervention that prevents them from doing so.
The American people want the same, and they are angry with their government. So, let me ask this question: Since you said Gadhafi is an “illegitimate” leader, what is the polling of the American people toward their leadership? What is the polling of the American people toward Congress? What is the polling of the American people toward the Supreme Court? What is the polling of the American people toward the Executive Branch and its leader, the president of the United States?
- 50% of Americans “disapprove” of Obama's job performance
Does this mean now that he is illegitimate? Is this why many Americans are saying that he will be a one-term president?
- 39% of the American people “disapprove” of the way the Supreme Court is handling its job;
- 70% of the American people “disapprove” of Congress; and
- 61% of the American people believe the country is “on the wrong track”
According to reports, only 2% of the Libyan people support this so-called rebellion against their government. Now, you mean to tell me that half of your people don't want you, and you dare to say that this man is “illegitimate”? What makes him illegitimate, and what makes you legitimate? Is it the whiteness of your skin and your former power as a colonial master? Is it your military might? Well, let me tell you what's about to happen to all of you.
I didn't come here just to have a “press conference.” I came here to PREACH THE DOOM of this institution!
You say he's “illegitimate”; he “kills his own people.” What's your record, America? Why are American soldiers dying in Iraq, in Afghanistan? Because the former president lied and said that Saddam Hussein had “weapons of mass destruction”; that he was an “enemy”; that he was going to be “a threat to the security of America”; that he may be connected to Al-Qaeda. So you sent these soldiers to die on the basis of a lie, and then washed your hands of responsibility for killing them!
How many so-called Libyans can you prove that Gadhafi killed? And how many Americans do we have on the record that your lie has caused their death; and the wounding of some, and hundreds of thousands that may never again regain their correct mental state?
But you are not the first to do that: American presidents have been lying all along, killing your own people for acquisition of other people's territories and wealth and oil.
TELL ME THAT I DON'T HAVE THE RECORD OF YOUR WICKEDNESS: Zbigniew Brzezinski estimates that in the 20th Century, “no less than 167 million lives were deliberately extinguished in politically-motivated carnage.” Other estimates range as high as 203 million.
Yet you say that you have humanitarian concerns in the front of your mind for the lives of the Libyan people?
Now let me talk to Russia and China: If you didn't like Resolution 1973, why did you abstain from voting? None of this would have happened if you had used your veto. So at first you were condemning this; now, you have joined the voices of the West asking Gadhafi to step down, and claiming that he no longer has the moral right to lead the Libyan people. And you said that if he steps down, you will be his protector? That's a joke!
Has the West promised you, Russia, and China, some of the wealth they intend to steal from Libya? What has the wealth promised, China and Russia, that you would go along with them?
And I say to my brothers and sisters in Benghazi: Don't think that they are not planning to use you to steal what's under your foot! Their actions are not for your benefit, but for the benefit of the Europeans that you will have to praise if you come to power. Their game is always the same. They have never changed, and they have not changed now. The snake may have shed the “old skin,” but the “new skin” this snake is wearing is the same—it just looks “fresh” and “new.”
China and Russia, no matter how you appear, you are the real culprits in this because you could have stopped this. If you thought it was wrong, you had the right to bring it back before the Security Council. And you still have power to bring it back before the United Nations, because you are strong members of the Security Council and you both have the right of veto. The poor African Union: They are, today, debating. Will you listen to the African Union, who has a legitimate right to ask you to stop the bombing of Libya? Will you listen? I doubt it; but if you, China or Russia, brought it back before the Security Council, they would have to listen. But you've joined the rest of them, so now you must share in their fate, and join the suffering along with them.
All of you are building up your arsenals, China, Russia. This is written because The Great War is on the horizon, and none of these nations will escape. This is the day when every warmonger will be set down. Your own materials of war will bring about your destruction. The die is already set.
There is only one Nation on this Earth that is not arming itself for this dangerous time, and that is the Nation of Islam in America under The Guidance of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, THE EXPECTED AND PROMISED MESSIAH.
We don't need your weapons. We will win because Allah, The God and The Power, is on our side.
Our Brother Barack Obama got into office on the idea of change; he came in with a heart to make America better. But what has happened? He looks like he's continuing the policies of George W. Bush, which are the policies of the “Neo- Conservatives” (Neo-Cons) and “The Project for A New American Century.”
I say to my brother: Be careful, my dear President Obama. Be careful about the assassination of Muammar Gadhafi, and others in the Muslim world.
Could it be that while you and your staff are planning the death of Muammar Gadhafi, could it also be that members of your own Democratic party are plotting to betray you? Could it be that right now while you are planning for your second term that there are those in your party that don't want you for a second term?
And definitely, the Republicans want you to be a one-term president? So, like Abraham Lincoln, who, because of the Civil War did not think he would do well, yet he won a second term; but this so angered the opposition, that it was then his own re-election inspired his assassination. Could that be going on right now under your own nose?
Think, dear Brother, before you act, because the Bible puts it clearly: “God is not mocked. As a man soweth, the same shall he also reap.” And as Obadiah the prophet said: “As thou has done, so shall it be done unto you.”
I am a Warner, from the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, and I am warning the United States, Russia, China, Germany, Qatar, and even my beloved holy city of Mecca—I'm warning you all because the judgment of this world is at hand.
Allah (God) is using The Forces of Nature to bring down Wrath all over the world. And calamities are going to increase in such a measure—famine, pestilence, war, disease—that nations are going to have to fight for their own existence, and this will bring about the end of all the warmongers on our planet. And a New Civilization and a New World will be coming in.
You may think it's “your move,” but the Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that The God that is on scene today is so Wise, He turns men's minds to thinking and doing as He pleases. Because He—and He alone—is Maliki Yaum-i-deen: He is Master of this Day of Requital (Judgment) in which we are now living.
So the moves that you now make, that make you think you are “safe” and “secure”: Keep looking at The Chess Board. Soon, you will see your pieces coming off the table; your governments will soon be laying in ruin. And some of you who have plotted against the peoples of the world will be seen on the back of pick-up trucks driving through the streets of America, and the American people throwing stones and raw garbage at you. This is what you are facing!
And it is written in the Qur'an that the “mother town” should be warned. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said that the “mother-town” is Mecca itself!
“And thus have We revealed to thee an Arabic Quran, that thou mayest warn the mother-town and those around it, and give warning of the day of Gathering, wherein is no doubt. A party will be in the Garden and (another) party in the burning Fire.”
—Holy Qur'an, Chapter 42, verse 7
Well, what is wrong in Mecca that it needs to be warned? And who will do the warning? So all of you are facing The Wrath of The God that you talk about, but you don't know Him! But you will very shortly know Him well.
You will soon be very well acquainted with Him, because He wants to make Himself known by what He does in America! No foreign power will deal this country! America will be dealt with by God Himself, and His use of The Forces of Nature! This is the end of the United Nations as you know it. This is the end of your conspiracies against the weak and poor of the world, because there is a Superior Power that is The Master of The Chess Board.
NATO and America are trying to re-colonize Africa through AFRICOM. My question to African leaders is: Will you allow it? Out of the fear of the so-called power of the West, will you bow down and carry out their will which is against your best interest and the interest of African people worldwide?
If African leaders don't stand up today then you will find yourself facing the wrath of the fast-awakening of your people. Look at the arrogance of Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State, when speaking to the African Union on June 13, 2011 in Addis Ababa—the capital of the African Union! She stated:
“I know it is true over many years, Gadhafi played a major role in providing financial support for many African nations and institutions, including the African Union, but it has become clearer by the day he has lost his legitimacy to rule, and we are long past time when he can or should remain in power.”
That's some gall; to go right to us, and tell us, like children, what she wants us to do! See, this is your arrogance, and your hypocrisy, that will end your world! What you're saying, Mrs. Clinton, is for yourself. Your legitimacy is gone. And maybe you, and those like you, have lost your legitimacy; and you soon will not be in power.
She further stated:
“I urge all African states to call for a genuine cease-fire and to call for Gadhafi to step aside,” she said. “I also urge you to suspend the operations of Gadhafi's embassies in your countries, to expel pro-Gadhafi diplomats, and to increase contact and support for the [rebel] Transitional National Council...”
America, that has done nothing for Africa! You dare send this woman there to talk to Africans like they are your children? Let me tell you something, Africa: If you accept that, you deserve what you get!
In closing, in the Book of Ezekiel, 3rd Chapter, the Son of Man is instructed to warn The Wicked, and let The Wicked know that if they don't turn from their wicked ways, they will surely die. But if the Son of Man fears The Wicked, and will not warn them, they will die in their wickedness; but their blood will be required at his hand.
I, Louis Farrakhan, am acting in that capacity as I speak.
I am instructed to warn The Wicked; and let The Wicked know that if they don't turn from their wicked ways “they will surely they will die.” But if I fear the wicked, and will not warn them, they will surely die in their wickedness, but their blood will be required at my hands.
And I am telling you: If you don't turn from your wicked ways, then you still will die—but I have preserved my soul, because I've gotten your blood off my hands.
I want to announce to you that the Period of Grace that God has given for America and this Western world to repent is over. The full Chastisement of Almighty God is going to come down on all of you.
I am speaking like this inside America, with no arms and no army. I warned you 15 years ago on October 16, 1996, on the first anniversary of the Million Man March, in front of the United Nations before over 40,000 people. There, We called the nations to atonement for murder, violence and war, but the United Nations has not atoned, for murder is on the increase; violence is on the increase; war is on the increase, and the sale of weapons of war, and the making of even more horrible weapons of war, is on the increase.
So, you're in it now; you cannot escape. The die is set. The Judgment of God is here. He is using The Forces of Nature. That which you depend on for your existence, He is turning it against you.
I warned you then, and now this is The Final Warning.
You did not heed it, so this, absolutely, is your end.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan Answers
Questions From The Press
NELLIE HESTER BAILEY OF BLACK AGENDA REPORT: Minister Farrakhan, my name is Nellie Hester Bailey. I am from WHCR Radio 90.3 FM in Harlem and Black Agenda Report, an internet radio program. Sir, despite NATO's being in violation of UN Resolution 1973, and the U.S. Congress cutting off funding for the war, NATO appears to be determined to carry out the murder of Muammar Gadhafi. What will that impact, if in fact it occurs—what is that impact on Libya, on the Region, and the upcoming presidential election; specifically the re-election of President Obama?
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan (HMLF): [Please refer to the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan's statement on President Barack Obama appearing earlier in this text for the first part of his response to this question].
[Continuing]…Now, if they are successful in killing Brother Gadhafi, this is not going to be “the end”—this is the beginning of horrors, as you will see. Gadhafi wasn't in some tent twiddling his thumbs. He was working for the good of the African people. The African people will rise.
I'm sorry America; I've got to say [this], because I heard it from the mouth of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad: Europe is finished. All of you that love war, you'll be drowned in your own blood, as it is written, “Those of you who love to shed the blood of others, Allah will make you drunk with your own blood as with sweet wine.”
Europe is headed for war as we speak—yes, England, France, Italy, Germany. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad told me that at the right time to tell you that Europe is The Graveyard of the future. And all of you that ran to Europe, to your former colonial masters, it is written that everyone will have to “go to their own, and find refuge under their own vine and fig tree.” And as Europe is trying push out the Africans, push out the Pakistanis, you would be wise to prepare yourself to get out of there, or die there, because the future for Europe, and America, is bleak; very, very bleak. China, and Russia: Oh, you all will be in war! You like it, so Allah is going to give to you. You'll have war soon. Mark my words…
Not “my words,” The Words of a Man Who was Taught by God; and you will face every word that He spoke. And you'll remember what you heard today, that a man—a real man of God—was in your midst! And every word that I speak you will face it. Thank you.
MASOOD HAIDER OF THE DAILY DAWN OF PAKISTAN: Good afternoon sir. My name is Masood Haider; I represent [The] Daily Dawn of Pakistan. Minister, I would like to know since you have issued a virtual indictment of United Nations; and also, you have suggest that there could be a way to stop the NATO attacks into Libya, what is it that you envision? In place of the United Nations, what is it that can be created, that can replace it?
HMLF: Are you a Muslim?
MASOOD HAIDER: What? Yes sir.
HMLF: Are you a Muslim?
MASOOD HAIDER: Yes sir.
HMLF: Good. Well—
MASOOD HAIDER: And the other thing I want to know: How do you envision that there could be another Resolution that can be brought about, and stop this war in Libya?
HMLF: Well, I'm not familiar with all your “twists and turns” of the United Nations, but Russia and China have great strength. And they could bring this thing back before the United Nations, and argue that NATO and America have exceeded what UN Resolution 1973 authorized them to do. And take another vote, and stop this. They could do that!
Now, [in response to your question] “What will replace the United Nations?” This is a sham! So, I asked you a question if you believe in Allah, if you're a Muslim, because it is written that Allah Himself is going to set up a Kingdom on this Earth of Peace and Justice. So all that's happening is to remove all of this fictitious dream of a few that rule the many; that they will “continue their rule.” Their time is up!
I'm going to say it again, loud and clear: YOUR TIME TO RULE IS UP! AND YOUR RULE WILL END IN WAR! AND AMERICA'S POWER WILL BE BROKEN IN WAR! These are the words of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad that I am entrusted with to speak.
Now mark those words down, and watch: I've given you Tomorrow's Headlines today.
DOSHON FARAD OF NEW YORK'S AMSTERDAM NEWS: Brother Minister, my name is Doshon Farad representing The Amsterdam News. I would like to know: Do you feel that President Obama is being motivated by unseen forces to attack Libya?
HMLF: There is no doubt! When Brother [Obama] went into office, look at the sweetness, of that man, in his heart. Everybody that wanted “change in America,” just about, fell in love with this man! And that is what he actually wanted to do! But look who he is surrounded with: He brought around him, in economics, “the crowd from Goldman Sachs”—what does that mean?! He's not an “economist,” he's a lawyer by profession; so he trusted economists, and they… I would say they “persuaded” him to get a bail out.
Did the “bail out” bail us out, or did it bail out Wall Street? So no! He's surrounded by the people that are Zionist-controlled; or, Zionists. In fact, when he was elected, a Jewish man in Chicago said that as Clinton was the “first Black president,” Obama is the “first Jewish president.”
Now you can take it, or leave it! He was not elected to serve a “Black Agenda,” or to do good for us! He was voted in to be the “Black face” on a “White Agenda”—and he's not escaping it! He's caught up in it, and will pay the consequences for it.
SARA FLOUNDERS, DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL ACTION CENTER: Thank you for taking the time to record U.S. crimes. My name is Sara Flounders from the International Action Center, and if you could please comment more on the role of AFRICOM in, really, the “re-colonization” and plans for new wars in Africa.
HMLF: I guess just as America planted Israel in the Middle East… And there has not been any peace in the Middle East ever since Israel was established; now she's planting AFRICOM in Africa not for the purpose of “helping Africa.”
See, The Enemy always comes in with so-called “good intentions.” That's how he deceives you: He speaks the “right word”—but his actions do not follow the good that's in his words. And AFRICOM is definitely a “plant” in Africa, using a “Black face” to start this; to make it “acceptable.” This is why they use Colin Powell to say to the UN that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. They use a Black man that had a good track record, so you could trust his word! But he sat the CIA behind him, because he was not sure that their intelligence was right. And America, instead of following truth, and making policy according to truth, she twisted the truth to follow her policy.
And so, my dear young lady: I don't see… I really don't see the United Nations being able to settle anything, because now the whole world sees her for what she really is. And imagine all the little nations looking at her, seeing what she's doing!
Now, some are going to cow-down in fear; because America's and Europe's powers are so great, they fear that they can be wiped out, like they feel Brother Gadhafi's going to be wiped out. Suppose he survives? I mean, look: It's going 90 days, now! He survived! I saw him playing chess…it's a new picture!
Well, I mentioned “The Chess Board,” see? Suppose he survives? What then? What about the future of Europe and its dependence on that crude oil? Will he sell it to them? See, he's got a good heart, really!
I sat with my Brother some years ago, and I said, “Brother Gadhafi, do not trust these people!” I said, “They want to get close to you, to destroy your Revolution, and to destroy you.” He patted me on my thigh—never said a word! But I said, “I'm warning you Brother. This is their intention.” When he opened the door, they came in; and they came in to destroy him.
[Speaking to the gentleman who asked the second question] And since you are from Pakistan, Brother: You know, the West is very afraid of Pakistan's nuclear capability. They love a weak man in power. [Former Pakistan President] Nawaz Sharif, who was elected by the people, was a stronger man; and he was overthrown, and [current President Pervez] Musharraf was brought in. And Musharraf appeared to be “too strong,” too! So you have who you have, and you have what you have. So Pakistan better rise up…
And remember that this is not your friend! They're not a friend of Islam! And any pretext that will give them the chance to go in and try to take all your nuclear capabilities, this is what they're after! And they only need any pretext.
So, be careful Pakistan. You're a great nation, but remember: Satan is always busy seducing The Righteous.
I hope I helped in answering your question.
DONALD WINKFIELD OF BLACK STAR NEWS: Thank you, Minister. My name is Donald Winkfield; I'm with the Black Star News. You already have given Obama to not to go into Libya, and they went in anyway. What should the African people be doing today, right now, to stand up in the streets to stop this White House; to “cease and desist” from going any further attacks into Libya?
HMLF: Thank you. Since we're coming up on a new election season, and my sister is organizing a huge rally in Harlem…
See, we have to “stir” African people; and they have to know what is going on that is damaging to African interest! And if we rise as a people, particularly in an election season! And let our Brother know: “You can't count on our vote if this is what you're gonna do! We put you in power to be a good man! And you have allowed these Satanic Minds to hook you in!”—so the Book of Revelation said he's like a “frog in the mouth of a dragon.”
You hear the frog, “beep-beep, beep-beep,” but it ain't the Frog—it's The Dragon talking through The Frog! He's not in power! He acts in power, but the powers are behind him, and you ought to know it! Any Black man that stands up for White concerns is backed by powers that you don't see—but he feels it! And that's why he acts and reacts the way he does.
You better wake up, Black people, and not be deceived by the fact a Black man is in the White House. It's great that he's there, if what he does there helps us all. Now, he's done something for Gays; he's done something for Unions; he's done something this one, something for that one… Let's see what he does for Black people and for Africa—not sending Hillary Clinton to Addis Ababa to tell Africans what to do! The nerve of her! Well, he may have “OK'd” it. But who sent her? You all better wake up.
Thank you. As-Salaam Alaikum.