The following is a portion of THE HONORABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN’s “The Time and What Must Be Done” 2013 Lecture Series, Part 14. This message originally aired on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
In The Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful.
….Just to recap what we shared in Part 13: From the Holy Qur’an, the 45th Chapter, or Surah, called “The Kneeling,” in the section titled “The Doom,” verse 28, it reads: “And thou wilt see every nation kneeling down. Every nation will be called to its record. This day you are requited for what you did.” And the verse before that speaks of “The Hour,” “The Hour of The Doom.” And please keep this in your mind, that an “hour” has 60 minutes, and a “minute” has 60 seconds; and “The Hour” refers to “The Doom”—it is The Number of The Beast, for it is the number of a man, “six hundred threescore and six” (“666”).
We also examined America’s deceit and wicked practices under the guise of her “foreign policy,” as we will continue to examine in Part 14. So let us begin …
A writer by the name of Naomi Wolf, who wrote an article titled “Fascist America, in 10 easy steps,” stated that “the first step to fascism in America” is to “Invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy” and “Creating a terrifying threat—hydra-like, secretive, evil—is an old trick.” Ms. Wolf reminds us that the Reichstag fire of February 1933 “was swiftly followed in Nazi Germany by passage of the Enabling Act, which replaced constitutional law with an open-ended state of emergency.” “The Reichstag” is the German Congress, and Adolph Hitler’s followers secretly set it on fire and claimed that Germany was under a “terrorist threat.”
With that being stated, let us look at some of our Presidents, and what they have said and what they have done to cause the loss of life of hundreds and thousands, and tens of thousands, of American patriots who love their country—but have been constantly deceived by their leadership.
President William McKinley, the USS Maine: In 1898, the United States wanted control over Puerto Rico, The Philippines and Guam, so President William McKinley lied about an explosion on board the USS Maine anchored in Havana Harbor that killed 260 patriotic, innocent, servicemen. McKinley, and the media, said, “Spain did it!”—but they offered no evidence. Does this sound familiar? Because of that war, the United States gained control over Cuba, so that the island could be opened to the United Fruit Company, and the other American corporations. America, in that war, took Puerto Rico, The Philippines, and Guam.
President Woodrow Wilson, “World War I”: In 1913, when the Federal Reserve Act was signed by Congress, and signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, from 1913 to 2013 there have been 100 years of war.
And remember: In 1912, even up to December the 26th of 1913, the debt that America had was only $2 billion. One hundred years later, in this century of war, America is now nearly $17 trillion in debt—but when you add up Social Security entitlements, Medicare, Medicaid, pension funds, it’s nearly $60 trillion-$70 trillion.
So how did we get into “World War I”? From the book The Untold History of the United States, by Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, published by Simon & Schuster in 2012, in Chapter 1 it states: “…The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria by a Serbian fanatic on June 28, 1914, triggered a chain of events that, in August [of that year] plunged the world into the most brutal orgy of bloodshed and destruction humanity had yet seen. …” That war in 1914: Britain wanted America to get involved in that war. But, our President, Woodrow Wilson, got into his second term on the slogan that “he kept America out of war.” But in 1917, he committed America to the first “World War.” How did it happen? Well, in May of 1915, Germany sank the British liner Lusitania, leaving 1,200 dead, including 128 Americans. And despite initial disclaimers, the ship was in fact carrying a large cargo of arms to Great Britain.
Though Wilson had won re-election in 1916 on the slogan, “He kept us out of war,” he was increasingly coming to believe that if the United States didn’t join the war, it would be denied a role in shaping the post-war world. Germany’s resumption of submarine warfare in this area of the Atlantic, and blowing up the Lusitania: America claimed to be neutral—but America was sending arms to Britain to fight against Germany! So Germany torpedoed the Lusitania. And then, Woodrow Wilson’s real motive, of course, was his belief that only by entering the war could he be guaranteed a voice in negotiations. So on April 2, 1917, Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a “declaration of war,” saying that “the world must be made safe for democracy.” And right after World War I, Woodrow Wilson had a role to play in establishing “The League of Nations.”
President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Pearl Harbor
“World War II”: “World War II” started in Europe on September 1, 1939. It is written that President Franklin D. Roosevelt met secretly with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Newfoundland, and the two leaders drew up the “Atlantic Charter.”
Churchill wanted Roosevelt to lead America into war, but America did not wish to get involved in that war. However, Roosevelt said to Churchill that he would “wage” war, but not declare it; and that he would become more and more provocative, and if the Germans did not like it, they could attack American forces.
Everything was to be done to force an incident that could lead to war.
(Is that what we’re seeing now? Is that what we’re hearing on our television stations now? Is North Korea being “forced into” a position to “strike first,” to give America the “excuse” to go to war? Let’s see, because as I stated before, America’s behavior is consistent!)
Japan invaded French-Indo China in 1941, seeking the resources and bases needed to fortify its position in the region. The United States responded by completely barring petroleum exports to Japan; its supplies dwindling. Japan’s leaders decided to secure oil from the Dutch East Indies, but they feared that the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor could interfere with their efforts. Well, my beloved brothers and sisters: Many great Americans warned us that the cryptographers had already decoded the messages sent by the Japanese to their submarines and their navy. And, in doing that, America knew what the Japanese were going to do; in fact, they wanted Japan to make that strike! In fact, they maneuvered Japan into such a strike. As a result of that, America entered “World War II” in December 1941.
At the end of that horrific war, “World War II,” they say a quarter of a million (250,000) American young men lost their lives, and over 50 million human beings were destroyed. Some have said, and it is evident, that Churchill wanted America to get into the war, and they felt that the allies could not win without America; and all our efforts to cause the Germans to declare war on us had failed. So the conditions we imposed on Japan to get out of China were so severe, that we knew that nation could not accept those terms!
President Lyndon B. Johnson/The Gulf of Tonkin Incident/“The Vietnam War”: The official story was that North Vietnamese torpedo boats launched an unprovoked attack against a U.S. destroyer navy ship on routine patrol in the Tonkin Gulf on August 2, 1964. And that the Communists followed up with a deliberate attack—two days later. None of this was true! President Lyndon B. Johnson used the fabricated incident to justify a momentous escalation in the war, ultimately leading to (1) Over 50,000 American deaths; (2) Millions of Vietnamese causalities, and (3) Many, many tens of thousands of Americans suffering the after-effects of war.
George H. W. Bush
President George H.W. Bush/Persian Gulf War: Former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, and her ambassador to Kuwait, gave Saddam Hussein the “o.k.” to go into the 19th Province of Iraq that is now called Kuwait, because it was said that Kuwait was extracting oil from wells that belong to Iraq. This was mentioned to the American Ambassador to Iraq, April Catherine Glaspie, and it was mentioned to the British! The American ambassador said, “It’s okay with us …”—but after Saddam Hussein went in, that’s when he was told: “You must get out.”
Margaret Thatcher influenced George H.W. Bush to get out of Kuwait; that the terms were “great,” and so war took place. And in Iraq, America dropped explosives filled with depleted uranium that is causing terrible side effects not only among the Iraqi people, but also side effects that are ill-affecting the American soldiers.
My dear brothers and sisters, this same idea or thought today is being used against Iran! These sanctions that make it difficult for Iran to do what Iran needs to do for her country and her people [are] trying to force Iran to make an attack in the Strait of Hormuz. But Iran is a follower of The Qur’an, and The Qur’an forbids a Muslim from being “the aggressor,” and it even says Allah hates “aggression.” So, Iran is not going to bow to those provocations…
But the question is, Will North Korea?
‘The lying wonders’ of 9/11 and the
World Trade Center ‘attacks’
Now here we are, in the modern era, with President George W. Bush, “9/11,” and “The World Trade Center destroyed”: Of course, the story that was told was that it was “Muslims.” I held a press conference on September 16, 2001 live from Mosque Maryam in Chicago, Illinois, and I warned President George W. Bush to be careful of how he responded to such an act of the destruction of nearly 3,000 lives. But remember! At Pearl Harbor we lost nearly 3,000 again, and the navy was almost completely destroyed to get America into war.
What I’m trying to say to us is: Our lives mean little when those in high places see “a bigger gain” through war.
Well, a few days after “9/11,” and the press conference, I mentioned that this was the beginning of “a war against Islam.” Now, there are scientists today who say that Muslims had nothing to do with the destruction of the World Trade Towers. We had some of these great scientists to visit the Nation of Islam at our Saviours’ Day Convention in 2012, when, during the plenary session titled “9/11: What Really Happened, and Why?” these scientists gave irrefutable truth and facts that would make “a brass monkey” sit up and take notice!
Let us look at some of “The Questions” around the bombing of the World Trade Center:
Right before 9/11, unusually high levels of “put options” were placed on the stocks of American and United Airlines, and corporate tenants of the World Trade Center. These are market bets that give the better a profit if stock goes down. According to Bloomberg Business News in 2001, this would be one of the most extraordinary coincidences in the history of mankind—if it was, in fact, a “coincidence.”
How was the FBI able to release a list and photos of the hijackers within hours? Why have at least five of the 19 alleged hijackers turned up alive and well, living in Saudi Arabia? How could these alleged hijackers have known that multiple classified air defense drills were planned for the morning of 9/11, leaving only two fighter jets available to protect the entire northeastern United States? Why was Attorney General (John) Ashcroft warned to stop using commercial airlines prior to 9/11? How come the hole in the Pentagon was 18 feet across—but the wingspan of a 757 jetliner is 146 feet?
Hmm … Things to consider, wouldn’t you think?
How come a little single-engine Piper PA-28 plane that crashed into the IRS office in Austin, Texas, on February 18, 2010, did more damage to that building than a 757 jetliner did to the Pentagon? How does a pilot, Andrew Joseph Stack, who failed his lessons on a one-engine propeller plane, pull off maneuvers only a highly trained airline pilot could do—a 270-degree turn at 500 miles an hour, descending 7,000 feet in 2 1/2 minutes into a direct hit? Well, all of this makes us wonder: Was this another “lying wonder” that is spoken of by Paul in the Book of 2 Thessalonians, Chapter 2, verse 8-9: “And then shall that Wicked One be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders…”?
The U.S.S. Maine was a “lying wonder”—people wondered “How did we get into that war, World War I”? It was through the lies told! World War II, lies told. Vietnam, lies told. And present-day, in the lead-up to the war with Iraq and Afghanistan: All of the members of the Bush government told lies! Condoleezza Rice, you lied! Colin Powell lied; Cheney and Rumsfeld lied. Bush lied. What was the lie? That Iraq, and Saddam Hussein, had “weapons of mass destruction.” So America bombed; the Operation was called “Shock and Awe.”
But did they find “weapons of mass destruction”? No. Another lie… And thousands of Americans were hurt, or killed; and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were destroyed.
In Pennsylvania, Flight 93: Why was there no visible airplane debris where Flight 93 supposedly crashed in Pennsylvania? Only a smoking hole in the ground—no bodies, no seats, no wings, no luggage!
What about the World Trade Center? Six months before the 9/11 attacks, the World Trade Center was purchased by the Silverstein Group for $3.2 billion—even though those buildings were covered in asbestos, an obvious health hazard, and in need of demolition. But Larry Silverstein took out insurance coverage on the property, which fortuitously covered “acts of terrorism”! The result was a potential payout of $4.6 billion, which was paid out. And the result of court ruling, Silverstein made a huge profit off of the 9/11 attacks. At least one security guard at the World Trade Center reported the abrupt removal of explosive-sniffing dogs five days prior to 9/11.
Brothers and sisters: No steel-framed building before or since 9/11 has ever collapsed due to fire. The World Trade Center buildings were designed to withstand the impact of airliners. The melting point of steel is about 2,700 degrees Fahrenheit. And the temperature of jet fuel fires does not exceed 1,800 degrees.
Why were two distinct spikes, one for each Tower, seen in seismic records before the towers collapsed?
How could the World Trade Center towers collapse in free-fall speed—only 11 seconds for World Trade Center One, and 9 seconds for World Trade Center Two—speeds that approximate that of a ball dropped from a similar height with no air resistance?
Why did so many people, including New York Fire Department Personnel, report hearing many explosions at street level prior to the Towers falling?
And by the way: Who were those men on top of a van with a tripod camera across the Hudson River, filming the Towers before the first plane hit? How did they know to be there? And why were they celebrating? The police arrested them, and let them go into Israeli custody. Why?
“Building 7”: This was the 47-story skyscraper that was part of the World Trade Center complex that collapsed on 9/11. Why did this skyscraper, which was not struck by a plane, collapse in 6.5 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on September 11th in the exact manner of a controlled demolition? And why was U.S. military explosive thermate found in the dust of the World Trade Center?
America is now at war with ‘Islam’
Here are some more recent examples of “lying wonders”: Four-star U.S. army general Wesley Clark said that 10 years before 9/11, Paul Wolfowitz, the Neo-Con architect of Bush’s war on Iraq, told General Clark of plans to “clean out The Middle East,” and take over those Muslim nations. Just 10 days after 9/11, Clarke was shown a Pentagon memo that describes how they planned to “take out seven countries in five years,” starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran.
“Five years” and “seven countries”… This woman, Naomi Wolf, who said that it would be a “hydra-like scheme”: This “hydra” is a multi-headed monster in mythology that Hercules fought against. But the strange thing about this “monster” is that every time Hercules cut off a head, the head would grow back.
America, now, is at war with Islam, make no mistake about it! Every time they kill a leader of Islam, another one rises! Why? You can’t kill, or destroy, Islam! Because Islam is The Nature of God, and it is The Nature in which He has created this Universe! Remember, when Jesus came into Jerusalem, riding the ass and the colt; and the Jewish Sanhedrin said, “If we don’t stop this man now, the whole world will go after him.” Is this why it led to his ultimate crucifixion?
Is this what you all thought when you saw my call of a million Black men, and nearly two million showed up? Was your thought that you “have to stop Farrakhan and The Nation of Islam now” before the whole world goes after us?
We traveled the world, and you saw my acceptance in Africa, Asia, and in the Islamic world; in The Caribbean, in Central America and South America—you saw this! And in the Islamic world, even in the Holy City of Mecca when we made Umrah, or “The Lesser Pilgrimage,” during the last 10 nights of Ramadan: The Saudi government put a police escort for me and those with me; and they escorted us from Jeddah to the Prophet’s mosque in Medinah, and from Medinah to Mecca. And at The Ka’abah in Mecca, young people broke down barriers to come and touch me—not out of “hatred,” but out of love! Is this what you fear?
What is it about Islam that you fear? And what is “Islam”? The Honorable Elijah Muhammad taught us, and all Islamic scholars bear witness, that “Islam” is entire submission to do The Will of God. Did not Moses submit his will to God? Did not Abraham, The Father of The Righteous, submit his will to God? Did not Jesus say, “Not my will, but Thy will”?
The Muslims in America are the most peaceful and productive; they have contributed much to the development of this society in medicine, in science, in engineering, in research and development. But the FBI has been infiltrating mosques and creating conditions to entrap Muslims; and then you say, through your media, that you have “stopped terrorists.”
This is all a part of your aim of “invoking a terrifying internal and external enemy.”