Minister Farrakhan's Full Press Conference on US, NATO attack on Libya:
Minister Farrakhan exposed the U.S. and NATO's criminal War Libya and Africa during a June 15, 2011 Press Conference at the UN Plaza Hotel. Also presenting were former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, Human Rights Activist Viola Plummer and International Activist Cynthia McKinney.
Posted June 16, 2011, Source: Information Clearing House
Minister Farrakhan Praises Libyan Leader and Lambasts UN-US-NATO Coalition
16, 2011 "Tripoli Post" -- At a press conference on Wednesday near the
United Nations headquarters in New York, Minister Louis Farrakhan,
leader of the Nation of Islam expressed support for Libyan leader
Muammar Al Qathafi and condemned the NATO-led bombing of Libya,
UN-sanctioned military strikes and operations against the North African
Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark also addressed the press and called for an end to the strikes and the war on Libya.
Minister Louis Farrakhan lambasted the U.N., the U.S., and the "coalition of demons" that he said makes up NATO. He accused them of trying to assassinate Muammar Al Qathafi, the third time they have tried to do it, he said, and promote regime change in Libya.
He drew comparisons between what the Libyan people have achieved under the Al Qathafi government and the shortcomings in most of the nations now trying to oust the Libyan leader, particularly the US, Britain, France and Italy where unemployment is high and, unlike the Libyan people, many are homeless.
Farrakhan said the United Nations and its 15-member Security Council, who he referred to as "the terror council," have no legitimate right to exist for passing the resolution that has allowed NATO to take military action in Libya.
The Muslim clergyman said he was at the conference to discuss the current state of affairs in Libya, and the actions taken by the UN with respect to the UN Resolution 1973. He said he was addressing his remarks to the United Nations and all those who have joined in destroying the Libyan leader, Muammar Al Qathafi and the Libyan Jamahiriyah.
Requesting justification for such an action by the UN Security Council, against Al Qathafi, he asked that if the resolution was taken to protect the civilian population of Libya from the so-called evil intentions of the leader in Libya, why then is NATO, under the auspices of the Security Council forgetting about humanitarian concerns and now using Resolution 1973 as a pretext to assassinate Muammar Al Qathafi and create regime change.
He went on to ask the UN why it is fostering, through NATO, armed rebellion to create civil war, knowing that in a civil war, the humanitarian concerns go out the window.
He said the actions of NATO, along with the US, Qatar, Canada, Britain, France and Italy and members of the Arab League engaging in the errant behavior are creating conditions that will ultimately bring about the destruction of the UN and all those engaged in this action, blinded by arrogance and the sense of power of these nations that they can do what they will.
Minister Farrakhan praised Muammar Al Qathafi's leadership of Libya and the revolution, that was achieved in a bloodless coup 41 years ago, when he replaced the former king who was a friend of those who were sucking the blood of Libya and nationalises oil, one must ask the question of who did his actions help, and who did his actions hurt?
He said this hurt those who for the first time had to pay a fair price for Libya sweet crude, the highest quality oil in the world, which meant that the people of Libya could, from the sale of their oil, better their quality of life.