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Black Extremists Blast Obama’s Decision to Weaken Qaddafi, With One Predicting Spaceships

By Leah Nelson on April 1, 2011 - 4:23 pm, Posted in Anti-Semitic, Anti-White

President Obama’s decision to intervene militarily in Libya to cripple dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s ability to combat rebels trying to topple his regime didn’t sit well with two American black nationalist leaders who consider the long-time strongman a friend and ally.

“Now you may laugh, but in a few days, something is going to wipe the smile and the laugh from your face,” Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam (NOI), warned Thursday during a rambling press conference at the group’s headquarters in Chicago. The uprisings in the Arab world coupled with the tsunami in Japan signify that divine spaceships waiting to avenge black suffering will soon arrive, Farrakhan said. “Brother Barack’s” decision to back the Libyan opposition against Qaddafi – who in 1972 lent NOI’s leadership $3 million to buy the headquarters from which Farrakhan broadcast his speech – is only going to hasten the UFOs’ arrival.

NOI theology has it that just before the biblical end of times, believers will be whisked away in small spaceships called “Baby Wheels” to a giant “Mother Wheel,” where they will live while other divine ships eradicate those who remain on earth with enormous bombs, explains Mattias Gardell in In the Name of Elijah Muhammad: Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.

Farrakhan prophesied that the time is near. “All of the governments are releasing their files on UFOs. America’s holding back, [but] other nations are informing their people of the reality of what is above their heads,” he said. “Who do you think then that you’re dealing with, if you’re the best in the world but you’re thousands of years behind the technology on those wheels? I’m here to tell you, you are dealing with God. You have no weapon that can handle what is already prepared to take you out.”

For over a month, Farrakhan, who described himself as a recognized “head of state” equal to other world leaders, has been warning Obama not to intervene against Libya’s government. Even so, in Thursday’s speech he stressed that responsibility for America’s involvement with the opposition does not rest entirely with the nation’s first black president (whom, he said, he loves like a brother).

“Now this man Barack, he had a good heart. We all fell in love with him during the campaign. Not the same man today. … The people that surrounded him, engulfed him,” Farrakhan told his audience. “The stupid mistake that we make is to think that the president is the supreme power. Never was. Money is the power in America. … All of you know what I’m talking about, Zionist control of the government of the United States of America,”

In a much less forgiving mood was Malik Zulu Shabazz, leader of the New Black Panther Party (NBPP), who often aligns himself with Farrakhan. The Southern Poverty Law Center lists both NOI and NBPP as hate groups.

Ripping into the president with shocking venom on March 23, Shabazz said in a presentation posted online, “Whatever Barack Obama is doing, he represents the white man. He represents the ideology of the white man, he represents the policies of the white man, he represents the CIA set up, sabotage, lie on a African leader and bomb that man like he George Bush. He represents the white man. And his wife should leave the nigger tonight. She should walk out and his beautiful daughters should walk out on this bamboozling, buck-dancing Tom,” Shabazz raged.

“Only thing you see in Libya is just a big case of police brutality. We see the way they [police] team up on us and run us down all the time,” he spat. “Sometimes it’s a nigger police chief that’s in the lead. This time it’s a nigger police chief in the lead named Barack Obama. But it makes no difference, the black man is on the run, named Qaddafi. We pray for his safety and that he survives.”

  • Fantomex

    Zac and Ruslan,

    Are you two always this full of crap? On did this come by accident?

  • Pickwick

    UFOs? Really? How’s that tinfoil kufi working out for you, Louis? Does anyone actually listen to this clown anymore?

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Amen to that, Zac.

  • Zac in VA

    Independent of any commentary about Libya, the NOI, or anyone else mentioned in the article, why is SPLC talking about this?
    Maybe they’ve gone downhill since I researched them for a school project (’03ish), but I thought they focused on violent domestic activity of extremist groups… a speech about Obama’s foreign policy generally doesn’t fall into that category of dangerous activity.
    Not sayin’ speeches can’t incite violence or what have you, but it’s just a little odd.
    And hey y’all, why doesn’t anyone here see both Gaddafi and NATO for the scum they are? I got Libyan citizens I know who are anything but right-wing calling him a dictator, and while the intervention really isn’t just about oil, it IS about NATO/US reestablishing hegemony over the Arab world, in the middle of a new Arab Spring.
    Counter-posing Gaddafi and Western imperialism is like demanding that I choose between Washington and Moscow (back in the Cold War, you dig?) – – neither of them support workers’ revolution, so why should I support either imperial power?
    Yeah, yeah, Gaddafi is hardly an emperor. The point still stands – there’s always a door #3.

  • George Sidoti

    Louis Farrakhan has always been a very entertaining fellow who has made many people laugh. Farrakhan’s sense of humor and “speeches” have provided laughter when a laugh was needed. Now it’s “spaceships”, huh… And, no doubt, the spaceships have little black men, not little green men, carrying a visa card in an effort to buy back Manhattan Island…

    There is a rumor that these little black men in spaceships will stop off at Bloomingdales, Best Buy and get booked on the David Letterman show. Louis Farrakhan would best serve his cause if he would call Moammar Ghaddifi (or however he spells his name) and let Ghaddifi know Aretha Franklin wants her hat back!

    Louis Farrakhan….Hahahahahahahaha

  • Charles D Austin

    It is such a surprise to hear this kind of superstitious non-sense coming out of the mouths of Mr. Farakhan and Mr. Shabazz. They had workd for such a long time to bring the NOI into the mainstream of American political thought and action. Now they sound like that crazy illiterate from Austin- Alex Jones and the Black Helicopters he’s been screaming about all these years on local television.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Yeah hippie, you’re an expert on the civil uprising in Libya, even when the politicians behind this war can’t even enunciate what the rebels want. I totally believe that.

    Till then, HUMAN SHIELDS and COLLATERAL DAMAGE!! It’s good for NATO, it must be good for others.

  • somehippie

    Wow the ignorance on some of these posts is staggering. Gaddafi apologists should go back to the deep dark corners of the internet where they belong. The fact is, the Libyan situation is like that in many other dictatorships whose people are finally rising up, the only difference is that those of who can help people who ask us for help, actually are doing so, unlike in Iran, Zimbabwe etc where we just let people die. Also, anyone who thinks this is about oil is a fool, there are NO plans to get oil out of that country. If we wanted the oil that badly we’d just cut a deal with Gaddafi and it’d be done.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Actually Al Jazeera has been accused of being Western-biased, so they get it from both sides.

    As for the civilian deaths in Libya, they’re just “human shields” or collateral damage. If NATO can make this claim repeatedly for MORE THAN 10 YEARS, surely Libya can do the same.

    Oh wait, I’m sorry, I did some checking and found that only rich countries run by white people get to excuse civilian deaths as human shields or collateral damage.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    “Reports of the mass-murder of protesters has been corroborated by many news agencies and NGOs, including Human Rights Watch, a group nobody can accuse of being puppets for the West. The International Criminal Court is launching an investigation.”

    Human Rights Watch continually condemns countries like Canada for alleged violations. In fact it is admitted that pretty much every country in the world routinely violates Human Rights according to the UN Declaration. Conclusion? “Human Rights” as a concept is fundamentally flawed, and we cannot speak of human rights until all humans enjoy true equality.

    Also while Russia Today has its biases, it is no worse than the BBC, CNN, Fox, and so on.

  • Reynardine

    If you are looking for evidence of slaughter, just try the exhaustive accounts on Al Jazeera, which has never been accused of being pro- Western

  • Ian

    A. D. M. and Casey,

    “Russia Today” is not exactly a credible source around these parts.

    Reports of the mass-murder of protesters has been corroborated by many news agencies and NGOs, including Human Rights Watch, a group nobody can accuse of being puppets for the West. The International Criminal Court is launching an investigation.

  • A.D.M.

    Mistakes: “Russian intelligence satellites have shown there are no slaughters in Libya.” I meant to say “no.” Also, “I’m not saying Qaddafi is a saint…” I meant to say “no” there.

  • Mitch Beales

    Ruslan I’m surprised you missed this opportunity to point out that “black” makes no more sense than “white.” We’re pretty much all different shades of brown and classifying people by race has no scientific basis whether it’s done by Stormfront or the NBPP.

  • Casey Burnstein
  • A.D.M.

    Majji, what proof do you have that Qaddafi is slaughtering people? Any actual pictures? Russian intelligence satellites have shown there are slaughters in Libya. If you’re talking about the military fighting the so-called “rebels,” who are really a thousand guys in Toyota pickup trucks, then Qaddafi should defend himself. I’m saying Qaddafi is a saint, but the Libyan situation has a lot more covert stuff going on by the Western powers who want oil.

  • majii

    There is one thing that neither Farrakhan nor Shabazz realize, and that is that most of us African Americans don’t listen to, or value, what they have to say. IMO, they’re siding with Qaddafi because they share a common religious ideology. They are willing to excuse Qaddafi’s atrocities against his own people, the fact that the people have few civil rights, and that he has been in power more than 40 years, in the name of Islam. This tells me that they’re not men who respect inalienable rights, and that they believe that in some cases genocide is permissible.

  • Ruslan Amirkhanov

    Qaddafi isn’t black, but as far as I know he has really pushed the Libya as an “African” as opposed to “Middle Eastern” or “Arab” country. The negative side of this was a lot of messing around with Chad and even supporting Idi Amin in his war against Tanzania. Amin’s pathetic army simply stole the trucks the Libyans had brought with them, and drove back to the capital.

  • Difluoroethene

    Since when has Qaddafi been black? Very little is known about his background (because he’s so secretive), but some Libyan historians believe that his father was Italian and his mother was Jewish.

    If that’s true, it makes no sense for Shabazz to be saying the things that he is. But then again, very little Shabazz says makes sense.