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Farrakhan delivers warning against Syria military strike

Nation of Islam leader sends letter to congressional representatives on errant U.S. policy

9/9/2013, 3:49 p.m.
Minister Louis Farrakhan

CHICAGO – The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan continued his efforts to warn the president, the country’s leaders and the public by urging Congress to reject pressure to launch military strikes against Syria after disputed charges of chemical weapons use by the Syrian government against civilians. The letter was to be sent to U.S. lawmakers today. In addition, a special message about the Syria crisis and its potentially catastrophic impact on America, the Middle East and the world is airing at www.noi.org/SyriaWar. It is part of the Minister’s weekly 52-week lecture series, “The Time and What Must Be Done,” which runs Saturdays at 6 p.m. Central.

“I am deeply concerned that a larger war will materialize and America will be forced to put American soldiers in harm’s way to accomplish their desired results. What is the real purpose of this intervention? What do we plan to do in the event the regime falls and the leadership in Syria falls into the hands of those who are not necessarily friends of America and another civil war takes places over who will be the political power in Syria. If Russia and others intervene a possible wider conflict could engulf the entire Middle East,” said Min. Farrakhan on Sept. 6.

“I am pleading with you on behalf of a war-weary American people and the suffering peoples of the World; and the needs of the American people will be further delayed in being satisfied, which will produce negative results on the inside of America, creating the same kind of backlash and vitriol as we saw when the American people revolted against the war in Vietnam,” he warned.

The special message online includes extensive information about the danger of potential conflict with Syria, reasons why America should tread carefully, questions about the validity of insistence the sarin attack was carried out by Syrian government forces, and the dire consequences of another U.S. War.