by Naba’a Muhammad and Brian E. Muhammad
The Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad, patriarch of the Nation of Islam, teaches that no individual nor nation can escape the law of justice today. We are living in the day of God’s Judgement and a time when the consequences of deeds, individual and national deeds, cannot be averted except through repentance, atonement, and justice.
“Every human being wants full and complete freedom, and anything that deprives us of that which God desires for us, puts itself in a position opposite God,” said the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, the top student of the Hon. Elijah Muhammad, who has spoken widely on the conditions of individuals and nations.
“Ultimately every oppressed people, every enslaved people, every people not free finds the way to become free. Everyone who takes the road of The Oppressor, The Enslaver, The Exploiter is ultimately set down,” warned Min. Farrakhan, in a recent Final Call article.
So how will America fare as tension and conflict rise, simmer, subside and rise again? At some point the proverbial pot cooking unjust U.S. foreign policy and meddling in other nations must boil over. That does not portend well for the United States.
The Biden administration now faces these serious matters and the pot is simmering once again: The U.S. recently dropped bombs on Iraq and Syria aimed at Iranian-backed forces in those countries, and retaliatory rockets were fired back at U.S. forces in Iraq. But there is also new leadership in Iran, which has been suffering and chafing under U.S. sanctions. Many feel so-called moderates have lost face in the Islamic Republic.
Meanwhile, in Afghanistan, the U.S. is pulling out after the longest war in its history and turned over Bagram Air Base July 2 to the Afghan government. But insecurity is rising in the country as the Taliban, once America’s sworn enemy, is moving to gain power and territory in the embattled nation. What will that mean for America’s role and place in the region, not to mention any hope for peace and security?
Right now it appears there is little hope things will get better and the U.S. has little to show for two decades in Afghanistan after 9/11 and prior to that siding with the “mujahideen,” Islamic warriors in the battle to defeat the Soviet Union. The Soviets pulled out in May 1988 and the U.S. left soon after abandoning Afghanistan, reneging on promises to help rebuild the country, and stoking a backlash against the U.S. and birthing an anti-Western movement personified by Osama bin Laden, once a U.S. ally against the Soviet Union who became an open enemy to America.
Twenty years of civil war also followed leading to the rise of the Taliban and it appears the Taliban has not forgotten any of that history.
Speaking to the BBC in a piece published online July 5, the Taliban made a clear statement: Get out of our country. Any foreign troops left after Sept. 11 will be seen as occupiers, said an official. And occupiers have not fared well in the often embattled country. It could mean trouble as “1,000 mainly U.S. troops could remain on the ground to protect diplomatic missions and Kabul’s international airport,” observed the BBC.
Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen told the BBC “seizing” Kabul, the capital city, was “not Taliban policy.” “We are against the foreign military forces, not diplomats, NGOs and workers and NGOs functioning and embassies functioning—that is something our people need. We will not pose any threat to them,” he said.
President Biden pledged to pull out of Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the anniversary of the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York. After attacking Iraq based on lies, the U.S. went to war with the Taliban saying the group was giving safe haven to ex-comrade Bin Laden, who the U.S. named as the mastermind of the New York assault.
There is also evidence that the U.S. was more interested in Afghan oil than any war on terror.
“Intelligence analysts Charles Brisard and Guillume Dasquie have released an explosive book that claims that the USA’s primary interest in the Afghan war is oil, not terrorism; the U.S. president, they claim, had obstructed investigation into the Taliban’s terrorist activities,” said RevolutionaryDemocracy.com, reprinting an article published in December 2001.
“A book written by the two French intelligence analysts is certain to embarrass President George W. Bush and his administration. The book, ‘Bin Laden, La Vérité Interdite’ (Bin Laden, the Forbidden Truth), released recently, claims that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Deputy Director John O’Neill resigned in July of 2001 in protest over Bush’s obstruction of an investigation into Taliban’s terrorist activities. The authors claim that Bush resorted to this obstruction under the influence of the United States’ oil companies.
“Bush stymied the intelligence agency’s investigation on terrorism, even as it bargained with the Taliban on handing over of Osama bin Laden in exchange for political recognition and economic aid. ‘The main obstacles to investigate Islamic terrorism were U.S. oil corporate interests, and the role played by Saudi Arabia in it,’ O’Neill reportedly told the authors. According to Brisard and Dasquie, the main objective of the U.S. government in Afghanistan prior to Black Tuesday (September 11th) was aimed at consolidating the Taliban regime, in order to obtain access to the oil and gas reserves in Central Asia.
“Prior to the September 11th attack, the U.S. Government had an extremely benevolent attitude and understanding of the Taliban regime. The Taliban was perceived ‘as a source of stability in Central Asia that would enable the construction of an oil pipeline across Central Asia’ from the rich oilfields in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, through Afghanistan and Pakistan to the Indian Ocean.
This would secure for the USA another huge captive and alternate oil resource centre. … ‘At one moment during the negotiations,’ U.S. representatives told the Taliban, ‘either you accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we bury you under a carpet of bombs’, Brisard said in an interview in Paris.”
Twenty years later, billions spent on military conflict and thousands of lives lost, Afghanistan remains little more than a graveyard for U.S. servicemen and a hotbed of significant anti-American hostility. U.S. troops may be out of the country, with the exception of the small airport and embassy-guarding force, by mid-July.
General Austin Miller, America’s top general in Afghanistan, cautioned ongoing violence could spiral into civil war. “Civil war is certainly a path that can be visualized,” Gen. Miller told The New York Times in an interview. The four-star general added, “That should be a concern for the world.”
Meanwhile clashing isn’t over in the Zionist State of Israel, and hostility is growing between the U.S., China and Russia. America doesn’t have a single pot of conflict brewing; she has multiple pots boiling as President Biden tries to refurbish her image on the world stage. But what happens after allies doubt America’s competency and consistency and smaller nations grow more weary and less scared of a global bully?
“What the United States fails to understand is that the balance of power in the world has shifted,” said Dr. Wilmer Leon, political scientist and commentator. The Washington, D.C.-based analyst said that the arrogance of America’s wicked foreign policy has also forced a realignment of nonaligned nations.
Iran versus the Great Satan
America, Iran, and several nations are embroiled in negotiations trying to return to a 2015 agreement unilaterally broken by former President Donald Trump. Though rounds of The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) talk on the nuclear issue recently ended, the idea was to bring back the agreement under which Iran would agree to some monitoring as she pursued the use of nuclear power for peaceful purposes. No love was gained, but perhaps more lost between the adversaries. Israel has vowed to oppose virtually any Iranian nuclear capacity.
Iranian elections brought Ebrahim Raisi, a onetime judiciary chief, to power as the new president-elect. He formally takes office in August. But speaking June 21 in his first press conference, Mr. Raisi expressed no intention to meet with President Biden and cancelled any talks with the West over Tehran’s ballistic missile program and support for regional militias.
One day after Mr. Raisi’s remarks, the U.S Justice Department announced the seizure of 33 websites owned by two unnamed U.S. companies. The sites included the Iranian English news channel Press TV, the Arabic-language channel Al-Alam and the Yemeni Houthi-run Al-Masirah satellite news channel.
Justice Dept officials charged the websites were illegally used by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union and three websites were operated by Kata’ib Hizballah, in violation of U.S. sanctions. The U.S. says IRTVU is “owned or controlled” by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force and prohibited from obtaining services, including website and domain services in America without a license from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control.
In Iraq, forces allied with Shia Iran say their mission is fighting ISIS and they also oppose the U.S. presence in the country. The U.S. military has over 2,500 troops on Iraqi territory, spread across 12 military installations.
The Iraqi government denounced the July 21 U.S. bombings as a “blatant and unacceptable violation of Iraqi sovereignty,” national security, and international law. In an urgent June 29 meeting of the Iraqi National Security Council, officials emphatically rejected turning Iraq into an “arena for proxy wars” or using its lands and skies to attack its neighbors.
U.S. military officials have become weary over an increase of drone strikes targeting U.S. military bases in Iraq. Popular protests and intensified discord between America and Iran pushed Iraqi lawmakers to pass a non-binding measure to expel all foreign forces—including American and Iranian troops—from Iraq. Initially the Trump administration balked at complying, but eventually began wit hdrawals.
“We … will avenge the blood of our righteous martyrs against the perpetrators of this heinous crime and with Allah’s help we will make the enemy taste the bitterness of revenge,” vowed militia groups in Iraq.
Israel: Mischief maker in the mix
Another central source of trouble and instigator is Israel. America and England with the blessing of the United Nations stole Palestinian land to give to European Jews in 1948. America has subsidized the occupation with nearly $4 billion a year in U.S. taxpayer money. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said the arrangement will be and now for 73 years has been bathed in blood.
“America and England deposited their little brother, Israel, on foreign soil, Palestine, which is Arab land,” wrote Elijah Muhammad in warnings published in his book, “The Fall of America.”
Supporting injustice, depriving and exiling Arabs of their own land is “costing America the power and authority she once exercised in the East,” said Mr. Muhammad. “She is on her way out of the near East. This means bloodshed and plenty of it,” he added. “We are in a troubled world … a world that is erupting.”
The undemocratic, racist behavior of Zionist rule over Palestinians and Israeli Arabs is problematic at home and abroad. But Israel remains the sole nuclear power in the Middle East and is the main advocate for an American led anti-Iran coalition lusting for military intervention. How far the U.S. allows Israel to lead her could help determine what will spark the prophesized global conflagration known in the Bible as the War of Armageddon.
China and Big-Power competition
America is the biggest economy and world power, but the Defense Dept. says China poses the greatest long-term challenge to the United States. It pointed to China’s military modernization as the U.S. military’s “number one pacing challenge.”
In addition to China, the U.S. military faces potential threats from Russia, North Korea, Iran and violent groups in the Middle East, Africa, and South and Central Asia who see America as an enemy.
America’s main problem, however, may not be external, but her internal division, disorder and divine judgment. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad said America is number one on God’s list to be destroyed. “He talked about the four beasts: America, England, Germany and Italy,” said Min. Farrakhan. “These are four White nations that have acted with great wickedness against the darker people of the world.”
The United States has overthrown governments creating power vacuums. The U.S. has instigated unrest in places like Syria, Venezuela, Bolivia and is chest bumping with Iran, Cuba, China, and Russia.
American “maximum pressure” campaigns of sanctions and regime change as “weapons of economic warfare” against China, Cuba, Iran, and Venezuela backfired. They forced China to align with Iran and Russia, and Iran with Venezuela, in trade and defense pacts. “All this in response to what the United States is doing to them,” explained Dr. Leon.
American gangsterism and arrogant blindness
America has used its military might to gangster its way through the world. Is her arrogance leading to a blind march to war? “It’s not blind,” said Dr. Leon. “It’s intentional. Its blind as far as the average American is concerned,” he added. Dr. Leon argues “decision makers” and “policy makers,” are making intentional moves with provoking conflict serving as big business. Conflict serves the U.S. military industrial complex. With the Biden administration 2022 defense budget request of $715 billion, war-making is a major industry.
America is the leading arms dealer globally. Over the last five years, America expanded its global share of arms exports to 37 percent, said the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks arms sales.
Numbers from April revealed America supplied major arms to 96 nations, far more than any other supplier. Nearly half (47 percent) of arms went to the Middle East. Saudi Arabia accounted for 24 percent of total U.S. arms exports.
“Their interest is in selling weapons,” said Dr. Leon.
The second highest arms exporter is Russia with France and Germany respectively, third and fourth. Analysts say international arms transfers are close to their highest level since the end of the Cold War.
Preparation for war is perpetual for the United States. After excessive Israeli airstrikes in May killed nearly 300 Palestinians, Washington approved the possible sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel.
Reuters reported congressional sources said U.S. lawmakers were not expected to object to the deal despite the bloodshed. But this country will ultimately have to face a divine reckoning for her evil and her love of war and love of intervening in the affairs of others. She will eventually face a final conflict.
“After this, America will never rise to be an independent nation again. She won’t have the power that she had last year, meaning that every year from then her power would be diminished,” Minister Farrakhan stated in a lecture titled the “Divine Destruction of America, Can She Avert it?”