The recently concluded Palestinian-Israeli peace conference at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., doesn’t lay a foundation for lasting peace in a troubled and dangerous region of the world, but may be in fact leading a march toward war–the War of Armageddon.
After nearly seven years in office and doing nothing for the peace process, while it cosigned the most egregious violations to the human rights and dignity of the Palestinian people in the 60 years since the state of Israel was created by their forced removal from land occupied for thousands of years, President George W. Bush says he wants the two sides to meet every two weeks, and by so doing, conclude a permanent peace treaty within the next 12 months.
In addition to the brazen exclusion from any part in the talks of Hamas–the Islamic Resistance Party, which literally won control of the Palestinian Parliament in free and fair, “democratic” elections last year–Israel and its ally America emasculated Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. All the agenda items important to his people were excluded, before they even sat down with him at the negotiating table.
In addition, so-called neo conservatives in the U.S. known for their extremist, war-mongering beliefs and important groups inside Israel believe that the “Greater Land of Israel” (which includes land not yet even annexed or settled by Israelis) is land promised to the Jewish people by Almighty God Himself. There are also Christian fundamentalists in this country who believe that Almighty God promised to gather dispersed Jews from around the world and place them in the Land of Canaan.
There are also what might be described as “security hawks” in both countries who cite “national security” or “homeland security” as reasons why, even if a compromise is made with the Palestinians one day in the future, it can’t be done right away and Israel must continue to occupy Arab land for Israeli and U.S. security.
By placing their faith in the power of Israeli armed strength, backed by the might of the United States, these warhawks believe that the West–the Judeo-Christian West, the Caucasian West, the Capitalist West, the West which was built on slave labor and the profits from slave labor and land stolen from the indigenous people in North and South America–can “win” any and all wars, including the war of Armageddon.
They are sadly mistaken. No matter how hard they try, this country and its allies cannot win another war. The United States, still formally at “war” with North Korea since 1951, has not won a war outright since World War II. Not in Vietnam. Not in Iraq. Not in Afghanistan.
The same scriptures the Zionist Jews and Christians believe sanction their confiscation and occupation of Palestinian land to become the “Greater Land of Israel,” also warns them and us. “Be not deceived,” it says in the Book of Mark, “for God is not mocked. Whatsoever a man soweth the same shall he also reap.” That is also true for nations. As Jesus said, “those who live by the sword will die by the sword.” And he also said: “If you sow the wind, you will reap the whirlwind.”
What have America and her client Israel sown and what will America and Israel reap?
America “has said to the world that she’s a model of virtue and moral turpitude or correctness,” the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan advised during his lecture series “One Nation Under God. Armageddon: How Strong is the Foundation.”
“She has declared to the world that she’s the moral champion and that she has the right to sit down dictators and leaders that are not according to her liking. She has said, in her own eyes, that she’s a God beside God and has developed the power to destroy the six billion people that live on our planet 100 to 300 times over.”
For its part, Israel has instituted a most offensive system of discrimination against the Arab population repressed under its military boot. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu–both Nobel Peace Prize winners–describe the Israeli treatment of the Palestinians as “apartheid.”
For example: Israel maintains 562 military checkpoints in Palestinian territory it occupies. There are also 610 flying checkpoints that make the daily lives of Arab Christians and Muslims miserable, according to Palestinian officials as well as human rights observers from all over the world. Israel doesn’t allow the Arab people freedom of movement. She prevents freedom of economy. She prevents accessibility to health and education. And Israel is continuing to build its so-called “homeland security wall,” which independent observers describe as an “apartheid wall,” three times the length of the despised Berlin Wall that will destroy the integrity of the Palestinian territories. Palestinian areas will look like the dreaded Bantustans where the Black majority was forced to live in much of apartheid South Africa.
God is not mocked.
“God hath numbered your kingdom and finished it,” Min. Farrakhan said in his lecture, quoting from the Bible. “ ‘Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting.’ See, this wasn’t the International Criminal Court. This wasn’t the World Court. This is God’s universal balance of justice and He had weighed Babylon, ‘your kingdom has been numbered and is finished. You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting.’ A voice came up in that Mystery Babylon saying, ‘Repent! For the Kingdom of God is at hand!’ America has to repent.
“Well, repent for what? Repent for what she’s done to the Native Americans. Repent for the transatlantic slave trade. Repent for how she coveted Mexico and lied and made war on Mexico to take away from Mexico, Texas, New Mexico, California, Arizona, all the way up into Utah.
“So, because the earth has earned the chastisement, Jesus said there would be wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes in diverse places, famine, pestilence and this is just the beginning of sorrows,” Min. Farrakhan continued.
Despite the charade of a “peace process” inaugurated at the Annapolis conference we see Jerusalem, which would be the capital of both Israel and the new Palestinian state, instead encompassed by armies. We see Israelis and Americans mouthing platitudes, the words of peace, while they in fact really desire to hasten the failure of the peace process. They want a military solution, a military confrontation, in which they mistakenly believe they will prevail.
The War of Armageddon has already begun, Min. Farrakhan has warned us. The proper question, Min. Farrakhan reminds us, was asked more than 50 years ago by the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad who offered his followers a choice between slavery, suffering and death for Black men, women and children, or Islam which offers Freedom, Justice and Equality. The question was not which side will “win” the war of Armageddon, but which side will “survive” the war.
Rather than following the American and Israeli model of continued oppression and refusal to repent and atone for our sins, rather than following the American and Israeli model which hastens the War of Armageddon, we would be well advised to strengthen our foundation in truth, and pray that we “survive” the war American and Israeli peace-conference-tricknology only hastens upon us.