Anti-war, defend Libya protest scheduled for Friday

Nayaba Arinde | 7/6/2011, 5:25 p.m.

"Shame on you, President Obama. Your first visit to Harlem since being elected is for a bourgeois fundraiser for the Democratic Party and you don't even have the courtesy to walk the streets of Harlem to meet the masses who put you in office. I hope Black people remember this when [Obama] comes back seeking our vote again."

Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan unleashed a verbal reprimand and warning that pulled absolutely no punches. Addressing Obama on Chicago radio station WVON, the oft-times controversial minister stated, "Go into Libya if you want to. The Libyans do not want foreign occupation on their land. And when you make that kind of move, if you're not careful, you'll unite the Libyan people against you! Again, Gaddafi wasn't sitting in any tent, twiddling his thumbs over these last 10 years! This man has been investing in African development. This man has been moving throughout Africa. This man has friends all over the world! He may not be your friend--but if you take him out and kill him like he's some 'rotten fella' that wants to kill his own people...

"What did you, American government, do in Waco? What did you do when your people rose up? Did you talk 'em out of it? NO! They had weapons; you bombed them! What did you do in Philadelphia with the MOVE movement? Did you talk them out of their home or did you bomb them? We didn't hear any 'outcry' from you religious hypocrites that 'love' the lives of human beings! You're a liar! And a hypocrite!"

In the interim, the Associated Press dissected much of Obama's Monday night televised speech, questioning the validity of several "facts."

As Obama addressed his nationwide audience at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., on Monday, he proclaimed, "Our most effective alliance, NATO, has taken command of the enforcement of the arms embargo and no-fly zone."

The AP determined, "In transferring command and control to NATO, the U.S. is turning the reins over to an organization dominated by the U.S., both militarily and politically. In essence, the U.S. runs the show that is taking over running the show."

"Obama told us on Monday night that NATO is taking over from the U.S. in Libya. But the U.S. is NATO," said Barron, blasting America's intrusion into an internal struggle in Libya, which was denounced by the African Union while most of the Arab League did not back it.

"Even the African Union advised Obama to get out of Libya," Barron continued. "This is about oil, natural gas and Israel. This is so they can establish an AFRICOM in Africa, which is an American-run, CIA-, Defense Department- and Pentagon-facilitated military organization. And they are going to use a Black president to do it."

On the Chicago radio show interview, which has gone viral, Farrakhan stressed, "Listen to this hypocrisy, American people! 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? You looked the other way when the Israeli Defense Force went into Lebanon thinking that they were going to have an 'easy' victory, then you had to come out with your tail between your legs?