Farrakhan rebukes NATO, U.S. 'blood shedders' on Libya warBy Ashahed M. Muhammad -Asst. Editor- | Last updated: Jun 23, 2011 - 2:48:45 PM
United Nations Security Council, NATO war on Libya only leads to their doom, warns Nation of Islam minister
“I am happy to see the press, but it's irrelevant to me if you print one word, or no words. I'm here to make a statement. And when I finish, if you wish to ask me questions, you're welcome,” Minister Farrakhan told an international press contingent gathered at the Millennium United Nations Plaza Hotel June 15.
Minister Farrakhan's words were translated into Arabic and viewed internationally live via Internet webcast in several African nations, including Libya.
An overflow crowd viewed the press conference via closed circuit television in a separate room in the hotel.
During his remarks lasting a little over 45 minutes, the Minister announced to the world that God's period of grace and time for America to repent is over. The United Nations has also embarked on a destructive course by supporting deadly U.S. and Western-instigated aggression against Libya, he added.
“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 ultimately bring about the destruction of the United Nations and all those engaged in this action.
“I've got to say it, you know, 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,” said Min. Farrakhan.
“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.”
Obama administration criticized
The White house says U.S. participation in the NATO bombing is not actually war.
In a recently released report to Congress, the White House described the action in Libya as a mission to remove Col. Gadhafi from power. Ironically, when President Obama originally spoke March 28, he said U.S. action in Libya was humanitarian in nature, adding, “broadening our mission to include regime change would be a mistake. The task I assigned our forces—to protect the Libyan people from immediate danger, and to establish a No Fly Zone—carries with it a UN mandate and international support. It is also what the Libyan opposition asked us to do. If we tried to overthrow Gadhafi by force, our coalition would splinter.”
Minister Farrakhan chided the Obama administration and leading nations of the so-called NATO coalition for hypocrisy in their so-called “humanitarian concerns,” noting Col. Gadhafi angered the West by using his riches to benefit the people of Libya, other African governments and revolutionary movements that opposed Western hegemony.
Minister Farrakhan reiterated his position that there are underlying strategic interests compelling Western nations to follow their deadly course of action against Libya. He detailed well-documented Western operations that assassinated and overthrew leaders resistant to global expansionist desires and installed puppet leaders in colonized lands that would be pliant to Western wishes.
“Whenever you planted leaders, there 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 that 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.”
The Blood shedder
America, England, France, Germany and Italy all have histories drenched in the blood of victims who supported leaders opposed to their strategic desires.
“Let's look at President (Achmed) Sukarno in Indonesia. He was a 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 and weaker nations of the Earth. How many hundreds and thousands of lives when Sukarno was overthrown in a CIA-sponsored coup? Estimates range from between 250,000 to 500,000 deaths!” Minister Farrakhan continued. “Assassination plots against Fidel Castro, Patrice Lumumba, 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 in the blood of Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, and the blood of your own Caucasian people? This is why the Bible calls you the blood shedder.”
Minister Farrakhan asked, “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?”
Minister Farrakhan said the West lacks moral authority to condemn Col. Gadhafi and his leadership of Libya.
“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 into the millions, of homes for his people! No Libyan is homeless! No Libyan is living under a bridge!” said Min. Farrakhan.
Europe's unemployment is at a 12-year high, unemployment in France is near 10 percent, Italy and England are near 8 percent. Spain has 21 percent unemployment, according to research cited by Min. Farrakhan. Regarding crime, Britain's violent crime record is worse than any other country in the European Union. Libya ranks 61st worldwide in incarceration rates, while America by far has the highest number of those incarcerated in the world.
“Can you lecture Muammar Gadhafi, and call him a ‘mad man,' when if the leader of a country is ‘mad,' would not that 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 Libya has—if he has lost the moral right to lead his people, what about you? What about homelessness? The rate in Britain is nearing eight percent, in France, they estimate that 200,000 people live on the streets. In America, there are nearly a million living under bridges,” said Min. Farrakhan.
Saving America for last, the Minister pointed out that nearly 15 million people in the U.S. are unemployed, 44 million Americans live below the poverty level, and in 2010, three million U.S. properties went into foreclosure. The ranks of Americans living in homeless shelters are growing. Fifty million Americans lack health insurance. Sadly, many of the veterans of America's misguided wars, many of whom are Black and Hispanic, return with traumatic brain injuries and emotional trauma with nearly 130,000 becoming homeless each year in the U.S., the Minister said.
As it relates to America's infrastructure, 25 percent of America's bridges are classified as structurally dangerous. Seven billion gallons of clean water leak out crumbling pipes every day, while billions of gallons of raw sewage pours into lakes and rivers. According to engineers, it will take $2.2 trillion to fix these problems with infrastructure, he added.
“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?”
Libya is not in debt, while financial analysts estimate America's debt is nearly $62 trillion and growing, said Minister Farrakhan.
Citing articles from writer Gerald A. Perreira and his personal knowledge of Col. Gadhafi's accomplishments, Min. Farrakhan said the Libyan leader has always worked for what is in the best interests of the Libyan people. Instead of building opulent palaces and staging ostentatious displays of wealth like Arab leaders who generate large amounts of wealth from oil profits, Col. Gadhafi built schools, universities, hospitals and upgraded the nation's infrastructure, the Minister said.
In Libya, all people have free access to doctors, hospitals, clinics and medicines. The life expectancy in Libya is 75 years.
The people of Libya receive food subsidies and any Libyan who wants to be a farmer is given free use of land, a house, farm equipment, livestock and seed and money from Libya's oil revenue is deposited directly into the bank accounts of the citizens of Libya, Minister Farrakhan continued.
“He spent billions on the man-made river, where he brought—his engineers brought water up out of the desert! And now pipelines run from Benghazi and Tobruk almost to the door of Tunisia!” said Min. Farrakhan. “This is most important! Gadhafi 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.”
The Minister said it is Col. Gadhafi's move to strengthen the African nations via the United States of Africa that threatened America's and Europe's power in the region. The West's desire for control of Africa and the arrogance of the United States was demonstrated by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's words to the African Union's members June 13 in Addis Ababa. During her speech, she directed the 53-African countries to call for Col. Gadhafi to step down, to suspend operations of Libyan embassies in their countries, to expel pro-Gadhafi diplomats and to place their support behind the opposition.
“NATO and America are trying to re-colonize Africa through AFRICOM. My question to African leaders is: Will you allow it? Out of 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 African people. Look at the arrogance of Hillary Clinton, the secretary of state, speaking in Addis Ababa, the capital of the African Union! 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!”
A final warning
Addressing the media, the Minister asked rhetorically, “If you know this, why don't the American people know this? It's because our media is controlled—management of the news—to support policies that are wicked,” the Minister continued. “You are no longer a free press and you are doing a great disservice to the American people and I am warning you—you will pay a price for this, because the American people can only be lied to for so long. But it is written in both the Bible and the Qur'an; in the Bible it says: ‘everything that is done in the dark will come to the light,' and in the Qur'an it 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 the United States of America.”
“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.”
President Obama is not in power, he is being directed by other forces, Minister Farrakhan said.
“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!” said the Minister.
“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 am acting in that capacity as I speak,” said Min. Farrakhan. “I warn The Wicked which I am doing today 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 and the full chastisement of Almighty God is going to come down on all of you,” Min. Farrakhan warned.
International representative of the Nation of Islam Abdul Akbar Muhammad announced that a copy of the press conference on DVD would be delivered to the UN representatives of each African country. The Minister also made public the contents of a June 14 letter he wrote to Col. Gadhafi. Minister Farrakhan said he would send a copy of the press conference to President Obama, the members of his administration as well as members of Congress.
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