America has come to a crossroads. You must understand that power is linked,
in world politics, to oil. And as the greatest industrial nation on the
Earth, America has an insatiable appetite for oil. When coal was the number
one energy in the world, Great Britain ruled the world. She had the greatest
deposits of coal. But when the power to move engines moved from coal to oil,
England and America began vying for control of the places on this Earth that
Who are the rogue states that America says she does not like, and lets see
how oil is connected here. I want you to consider Libya in North Africa.
This little desert country where most of the people live along the coast has
the sweetest crude oil. There’s a song we sing: From the halls of Montezuma to
the shores of Tripoli. Where’s Tripoli? We will fight our country’s battles
on the land and on the sea.
[barbary pirates, i know] What are you doing over here? Did these people
bother you? No. They have oil. America had military bases here. For what?
Oil! They had a king named Idriss and Muammar Gadhafi, as a young man in a
bloodless coup, overthrew the king and then kicked the British out, the
Americans out, and nationalized the oil. Now he could raise the standard of
living of all the Libyans, and with money left over he could aid the
liberation struggle of people all over the world. America got very upset
with that. Youre messing with us, Gadhafi. Youre a terrorist.
Iraq has a lot of oil, and next door is Iran which has lots of oil. In Iran,
there was a man by the name of Mohammad Mossadegh and he nationalized the
oil. He wanted to use the oil to raise the standard of living of the Iranian
Whats wrong with that? Theres nothing wrong with that to our eyes, but
something was wrong with that to the eyes of the rich and the powerful. So
they organized a coup and overthrew him and placed a man on the throne called
the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. As that was their man in Iran, they
gave him weapons, modern planes, but he was a Muslim, but he was not deep in
the religion. So under him, the religion suffered. So the people that
wanted their religion to come back to purity started organizing. The leader
of that was Imam Khomeini.
Look at a map of the Middle Eastern part of the world. In Saudi Arabia, there
is a whole lot of oil. President [Franklin Delano] Roosevelt struck up a good
< relationship with the king, and Aramco [Corporation] had access to all this
oil. The kings lived well, they did well for their people, but there was no
democracy. America doesnt care anything about that, just keep pumping the oil.
Every one of us has somebody in our family that is a victim of drugs. Theres
something about a drug addictif its your son, if its your daughterthey become
artful liars. They can make up the fanciest stories just to get money to get
to the drug. If you dont give them the money, when you turn your back, your
fur coat is gone. When you turn your back this is gone, that is gone. They
become thieves and soon, if they get real bad, they become murderers.
America is an oil junkie. She doesnt care how she gets it, she must have it.
Did you know that they found the largest deposit of oil anywhere in the
world? Guess where they found it? In the southern Sudan. And what America is
trying to do is foster the revolution to break off the southern Sudan from
the Islamic regime in Khartoum so that America can have access to the oil.
But they say its them Moslems killing Christians, making slaves out of these
people in the South. America sent arms to Eritrea and Ethiopia and Uganda. So
all along the border of Sudan, war was started with the Sudan. But something
happened. Eritrea started using her weapons against Ethiopia, and vice versa.
So [Eritrea and Ethiopia] couldnt give the Sudan the trouble that America
You dont know these things because you dont travel. You dont know these
things because youre not interested. You dont know these things because
foreign policy is not for the common American. And that we have to change. I
believe that if the American people knew, foreign policy [would reflect] that
which is better for the American people.
Lets go to Nigeria. Theres some sweet oil here. Do you know what America
tried to do? They tried to separate the eastern region and call it Biafra,
which started a civil war in Nigeria, causing thousands upon thousands of
lives to be lost because of American foreign policy. Lets go back to
Afghanistan. Do you see this place called Baku? Oil has been coming out of
this area for years and years. But the Soviet Union had control of the oil in
Kazakhstan, in Uzbekistan and in Tajikistan. All this area the Soviet Union
Have you ever heard of Zbignew Brezinski? Zbignew got us in trouble. He was
the national security adviser under President Jimmy Carter. Guess what? Show
me Afghanistan. Did you know that in the city of Kabul, some 20 years ago,
the Muslims, women were in government, they were in school, they were in
medicine. But something was wrong with Afghanistan. Do you know what was
wrong? The government in Kabul leaned more toward the Soviet Union. They were
Muslims but they had a socialist leaning that America didnt like. So Zbignew
Brezinski and American policy sent money into Afghanistan to destabilize the
government in Kabul. When they brought up and paid for opposition to the
government in Kabul, Russia, the Soviet Union, sent their troops into
Afghanistan and the war began.
When the war started, Osama bin Laden was in Arabia growing up. He loves
Islam, he loves Muslims, he sees the Soviet Union taking over Afghanistan and
theres war in Afghanistan to get the Soviet Union out, and America says, Were
going to back those Muslim mujahideen. So American money and American weapons
trained them and they drove the Soviet Union out after ten years of war,
which left Afghanistan in ruins. Then they looked to America to help them,
but America backed out and left them in that condition and a civil war broke
out in Afghanistan. The country is already in ruins, now a civil war. Then
you have the Taliban that comes to power. And they want a pure Islamic state.
I read a book written by two Frenchman called, Osama bin Laden: The Forbidden
Truth. And they said that early on in the Bush administration he was
negotiating with the Taliban and he said [the Taliban] were a source of
stability. Why was he negotiating? Let me tell you. All of this, Kazakhstan,
Uzbekistan, this is oil. And guess what? A company called Unical owns 75
percent of the oil up here. And what they wanted was a pipeline to come down
through Afghanistan into Pakistan into the Arabian Sea, the Indian Ocean, as
an outlet for the oil of that area. The Taliban didnt agree.
Back in July, an American representative met with the Taliban, sometimes in
the UN, sometimes right in Peshawar, in Pakistan. The representative said
either you accept a carpet of gold or we will bury you under a carpet of
bombs. This was in July. Then came September 11, and now its Osama bin Laden.
The government didnt know anything about any terrorists the day before. But
on September 11, 12, and 13, they have 19 faces in the paper saying these are
the guys. When did you learn that? How did you learn that? Something is wrong
with this picture. Muslims and Arabs got all the blame and they went
immediately to the Congress beating the drums of war.
Do you want to know why people in the world hate America? You dont understand
the dirt that goes on in your name. And thats why the American people have to
be awakened. Am I upsetting? Im not trying to upset you. But now that theyve
destroyed the Taliban, Mr. Hamid Karzai, whom America set up, he now will get
the carpet of gold and lets see if that pipeline wont come through
Afghanistan. Its all about oil and power.
Therefore, the hatred for the American government and its policiesnot for the
American peopleis not subsiding, but increasing. If the United States attacks
Iraq, that hatred will only be worse and the cycle of violence that is now
seen in acts that are called terrorist acts will only increase.
We should be asking President Bush and the Congress, appealing to the
fairness of the American people, that before one American soldier should be
put in harms way, or one bomb dropped on Iraq, that there should and there
must be congressional hearings. That this proposed war be debated, and that
those who desire war with Iraq, put before the American people the reasons
that justify such action and allow the scholars and scientists who disagree
with the Administrations position to testify that the American people may
hear both sides of this question, and then prevail upon our representatives
in Congress to represent the will of the majority of the American people, and
not the will of any lobby, no matter how strong that lobby may be.
It would be just and appropriate if the Congress of the United States would
invite representatives of the Iraqi government to come before Congress of the
United States and defend themselves and their position.
In closing, no nation, no matter how powerful it may be, can sustain its
power if its evil outweighs its good and it exceeds the limits in the doing
of injustice. There is a force in nature that God has placed in this universe
that will move against an individual, a nation or a world when it exceeds the
limit and becomes unjust in its behavior. Such was the case of Pharaoh. Such
was the case of Rome and Babylon, Sodom and Gomorrah, Ancient Nineveh. We
must not allow such to be the case for the greatest and only remaining
superpower, the United States of America.
[ March 04, 2003, 08:11 PM: Message edited by: david mancuso ]