(FinalCall.com) – Change may have been the mantra of Barack Obama the presidential candidate but his presidency is looking more and more like Bush III–as in a continuation of the ill-fated tenure of predecessor George W. Bush.
You remember G.W., the tough talking Texan with his finger on the trigger and a gaggle of advisors who argued that military forays into Iraq and Afghanistan would end with U.S. soldiers greeted as heroes and the remaking of the Middle East?
G.W.’s neo-con advisors turned out to be wrong in a deadly way–a way that has resulted in the deaths of thousands of soldiers, multiple tours of duty, little understanding of what “victory” in Iraq or Afghanistan would look like, and the squandering of billions of tax dollars.
The current president may be a reluctant warrior but it is tough to be a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the leader of the American empire at the same time. As the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan noted in a March 25 address at Jackson State University, the president’s motives may be noble but not everyone involved in the operation feels the same way.
In remarks the evening of March 28, the president talked about American values and the unique opportunity for collective action to stop Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi. The U.S. cannot be the world’s policeman but America cannot be afraid to act, said Mr. Obama. The U.S. is turning the mission over to NATO, said Mr. Obama. He did not mention that two American commanders in NATO will outrank the NATO officer who oversees the operation.
Despite the president’s words, it is hard to see the UN resolution that opened the door for the attacks as more than major league arm-twisting. Rockets blasted away and amid a cry to protect civilians in Libya, while 400,000 people have fled violence and war raging in Ivory Coast, fears of a possible bloody crackdown linger in Syria and U.S.-allies Yemen and Bahrain have committed the same acts that supposedly compelled American intervention.
It is also impossible to call the United Nations an impartial arbiter when the American president has said Col. Gadhafi must go and France has already recognized the so-called rebel forces as the “legitimate” government in the North African nation. Meanwhile America and France are the leading actors in a “ceasefire” that seems designed to destroy forces loyal to Col. Gadhafi and allow rebels to acquire military victories. The coalition forces had logged over 1,600 bombing runs March 28 as the president made his case to the nation and the world. The bombs, of course, targeted one side.
The Libyan government early on asked for monitors that would ensure that both sides would adhere to the ceasefire. Their overture was rejected apparently because there was never a desire for an end to hostilities. What was apparently desired was an opportunity for one side, the Gadhafi side, to be hit hard and to have its ability to defend itself–let alone make offensive moves–crippled.
This slaughter may play well to segments of the American public and those gleefully rubbing their hands at the prospect of gaining control of Libya’s oil again, but it doesn’t play well everywhere. When the secretary-general of the United Nations visited Egypt March 21 and tried to visit Tahir Square, which was the site of demonstrations that resulted in the departure of longtime U.S. ally Hosni Mubarak, a crowd tried to attack him.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon was jostled about by the jeering and rock-throwing crowd, which included pro-Gadhafi demonstrators, to such a degree that his security personnel hustled him out the area and reached for their weapons.
As the top UN official was pushed about, the crowd also shouted, “Down, down USA!”–which speaks volumes about how many in the Arab world see the world body that was supposedly founded to promote peace and end war.
African nations–alongside voices in Turkey, China, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua–are singing a growing chorus of concern and condemnation of the attacks.
This show of unreality would be comedic, if it weren’t so tragic. Usual war hawks (or chicken hawks who love to send others to war) on the right are balking at the same type of intervention they applauded under G.W., while Democrats find themselves justifying war on a third front as the economic prospects for ordinary Americans–especially Black and poor people–don’t seem to be getting better fast.
In warnings that echo from his Saviours’ Day 2011 address in Rosemont, Ill., in late February to an early March radio interview in Chicago and a recent speech in Mississippi, Min. Farrakhan has provided the president and the country with sound guidance and a poignant warning. Be careful of how America treads on Libya and beware that the tactics used to respond to dissatisfaction in Libya do not comeback to haunt the world’s greatest democracy, the Minister has said. There is legitimate dissatisfaction in every nation on earth, Min. Farrakhan has noted.
There is also much reason to question U.S. motives: “Is it that American government is ‘so concerned’ over the blood that is being shed in Libya, but you looked the other way when the Israeli Defense Force was bombing the innocent people of Gaza, unarmed men, women and children?” asked Min. Farrakhan March 10 on the Cliff Kelley Show. “You looked the other way when the Israeli Defense Force went into Lebanon … Don’t tell me, and wise Black people or White people, that you’re interested in Black suffering! Where were you in Rwanda? Where are you in the Congo? Why did you go to Darfur? Because oil is there! … You don’t want to ‘save’ the Libyan people–that’s your noble motive to hide your wicked agenda!”
Despite the guidance provided by the Minister, the American administration appears to be determined to stay the course–which is another step toward the ultimate downfall of this great nation. The downfall won’t come from radical Muslims, domestic terror attacks or an Islamic Fifth Column. The downfall of the country will come from raging internal anger and opposition from Caucasian people–who are armed and dangerous–and from the wrath of God Himself.
“America, in trying to hold her place as the greatest power among the nations of earth, is one of the most troubled countries on earth today,” writes the Hon. Elijah Muhammad in a distillation of prophecy and divine wisdom contained in “The Fall of America,” published in 1973.
“America brought all of her troubles upon herself. She alone is to be charged with being the cause of the troubled world and people today,” he continued. The U.S. strong arming of the United Nations and propping up Arab regimes and despots around the earth has brought the world to the brink of Armageddon, can America escape the seeds of divine destruction that she has sown?