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Words Of Peace Amid The Winds Of War?

By Final Call News | Last updated: May 23, 2017 - 1:02:21 PM

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President Trump with Israel Prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, May 22. Photo: MGN Online

President Trump delivered important words to the world and Saudi Arabia when he said that the United States was not in the oil-rich nation to tell others how to live.

America has certainly forfeited any right to try to pass judgement on others given her human rights violations at home among her slaves, the children of her once slaves and her evil done around the world.

When Mr. Trump recently visited Saudi Arabia and then Israel on his first trip abroad, he spoke of peace and ending terrorism in the region. In Israel, he expressed hope that the Zionist state might find itself in a better position with its neighbors and ultimately find a lasting peace.

In between his declarations about the importance of respect for others, there was another, dangerous message—the targeting of Iran. His words of peace and security were also countered by a multi-billion dollar arms deal with the Saudis that seems likely to set off a new arms race between the two regional powers. It certainly does not reduce tensions.

None of this is good for the Middle East and not good for Saudi Arabia, nor Iran.

The American president proclaimed in his May 21 address in Saudi Arabia that “no discussion of stamping out this threat would be complete without mentioning the government that gives terrorists all three—safe harbor, financial backing, and the social standing needed for recruitment. It is a regime that is responsible for so much instability in the region. I am speaking of course of Iran,” charged Mr. Trump.

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“Until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace, all nations of conscience must work together to isolate Iran, deny it funding for terrorism, and pray for the day when the Iranian people have the just and righteous government they deserve,” added Mr. Trump.

He also insisted his words were not aimed at a religion nor a sect—but they clearly were. What Mr. Trump was doing in Riyadh was trying to rally the Sunni nations against their Shia brothers to the benefit and protection of Israel. The U.S. president was focusing these countries on Iran and building a case for an assault on the Islamic republic. And while Israel may not like the arms deal with Saudi, no nation in the region can compete militarily with the Jewish state because she has nuclear weapons.

 The president’s words came on the heels of the reelection of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose government negotiated a deal with the U.S. and other nations regarding the peaceful use of nuclear technology with the Obama administration. That deal and previous overtures to the Iranians have been ridiculed and derided as weakness by conservatives and Trump supporters.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani

And while President Obama’s visit to Egypt in 2009 was blasted as part of an apology tour, the Trump trip to Saudi will be ruled a great victory—especially with a $110 billion arms deal attached and the demonization of Iran center stage.

But America had better beware of sowing the seeds of war and spreading weapons of destruction.

More war in the region is a horrible thing and a war with Iran will be a catastrophe. There is already widespread death and destruction and a refugee problem spreading beyond the Middle East into Europe and America bringing additional problems with it.

America has had a strident voice, warning the U.S. government and its leaders as well as Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Muslim World.

“Before the Honorable Elijah Muhammad departed from us, we sat at his table. He ran down what is about to go down. That is war. And he said, America, look you should do everything you can to hold off this war because every day that you hold it off is a day good for you,” said Minister Louis Farrakhan May 9 during an interview on the Cliff Kelley Show at radio station WVON 1690 in Chicago. The Minister was talking about America going to war against Iran, triggering a final global conflict as well as the rise of the Black world and leaders who do not fear the world’s only superpower.

America should try to delay this dreadful day, not rush ahead, as the country is doing now, in particular, through conflict with North Korea and global sabre rattling, warned Min. Farrakhan.

“You (America) have no power today to stop God from dealing with you the way the prophets said he would. I’m only representing my teacher, a Warner from God. You can take it or let it alone. But I will speak the truth I don’t give a skip who doesn’t like it because I’m not trying to be your friend. I’m trying to warn you, that I may be the friend of God,” he said.

“You can’t prevent World War III. You don’t have any juice. In fact, World War III will free you,” said Min. Farrakhan in answering a follow up question from the program host. “Your time has come. If I never speak again on any radio or if God silences me tonight I would have told you the truth and I will go to my grave knowing that I and my teacher will be the winner in the end. Every knee is going to bow and every tongue is going to bear witness that there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger. Take it or let it alone.”

Min. Farrakhan has repeatedly urged Saudi Arabia and Iran to find a path to peace to avoid igniting a war that is prophesized to engulf the world.

All of his words have great value and importance but good guidance can only benefit the one who accepts and follows the guidance. The choice is America’s to make and the choice is for Saudi Arabia and Iran to make. We pray Allah (God) that perhaps these parties will heed a voice of truth in a time of trouble. Allah (God) always sends a Warner before His final punishment and the warning is mercy—if it is accepted in time.

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