Farrakhan addresses attack on Libya, warns of catastrophe headed for AmericaBy Richard B. Muhammad Editor | Last updated: Mar 31, 2011 - 9:38:03 PM
The Minister called the news conference to address this upcoming major catastrophe, U.S. policy in the Middle East and military attacks on Libya. He again condemned U.S. and Western military action against Libya and warned the president about politically-motivated “tricks” from interest groups and advisors that could lead to Mr. Obama's disgrace and ruin.
The bombing of Libya has ended hope in Africa and in the Middle East that President Obama would usher in a different type of U.S. policy and hurt the president's popularity, he said. Satanic advisers have shifted the president away from a moral position and into a dangerous one, he warned.
Col. Gadhafi has been hated by America for his revolutionary ideology and stand against imperialistic exploitation of poor nations, the Minister said.
While Americans are losing their homes and have no health care, Libyans have been given free health care, free education and free housing, Min. Farrakhan noted. Oil money was also used to build hospitals and a major water project stretching from the Sahara Desert almost to Tunisia, he added. While Libya was the poorest country in the world in the 1950s, its current income is double that of Egypt and the highest in Africa, said Min. Farrakhan.
Libya's revolutionary leader has spent billions in Africa and helped oppressed peoples accross the world, he said.
The western image of Col. Gadhafi doesn't fit what I know about him and his history, he continued.
The Libyan leader who has supported the Nation of Islam with loans for purchasing its headquarters, starting the POWER economic program and opened doors to relations with African leaders is not a mad dog or the ugly person depicted by America, he said.
America has supported dictators around the world and already has CIA agents in Libya according to media reports, noted Min. Farrakhan.
The United States will suffer grave loss and massive death as God's chastisement strikes the country and steadily increases, Min. Farrakhan said. The losses and divine chastisement are God's punishment of America for evils done to Blacks in America, who are his chosen people today, said the Nation of Islam leader.
"My teacher was not only a messenger but a warner to you (Blacks) and America and the nations of the earth. He knew what was coming and put it in Muhammad Speaks and in the minds of his ministers," said Min. Farrakhan.
Mr. Muhammad taught that America would suffer four great judgments from God--the judgments of rain, hail, snow and earthquake, the Minister said.
Elijah Muhammad was a Moses speaking to a modern pharaoh saying let Black people go and I am his Aaron, said Min. Farrakhan. I am a man you will have to deal with and you cannot deal with me as you have ordinary Negroes and you won't be able to kill me, he said.
"I love Muammar Gadhafi and I love our president. It grieves me to see my brother president set a policy that would remove this man, not just from office, but from the earth," Min. Farrakhan said.