Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan is predicting trouble ahead for President Obama -- maybe even assassination -- and is continuing his attacks on Jews.
Farrakhan delivered a nearly four-hour speech to 20,000 followers Sunday at the annual Saviours' Day event in Chicago. Among many things, he said the "white right" was conspiring to make Obama a one-term president, and pointed to his stalled efforts to introduce health care legislation as proof. He said those opponents and lobbyists were trapping him into a future war with Iran that could lead to mass destruction.
He claimed, "the white right is trying to set Barack up to be assassinated."
He said Obama is surounded by too many Jews. Naming Obama advisers Timothy Geithner, Henry Paulson and Larry Summers, Farrakhan said: "Who does he have around him? The people from Goldman Sachs."
He continued, "The Zionists are in control of the Congress."
Farrakhan spent much of the fiery speech recounting a 1985 vision he had in Mexico. Farrakhan has often described how he believes he was invited aboard an unidentified flying object he calls "the wheel" where he said he heard the late Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad speak to him.
"The word 'prophet' is too cheap a word. I am a light in the midst of darkness," Farrakhan said.
He said that experience led him to inklings about future events, including impending trouble for Obama.
He also said Obama should be doing more to help his fellow black people."Your people are suffering. You can't ease their plight, but you can use your bully pulpit. Speak for the poor. Speak for the weak."
Farrakhan has been a strong supporter of Obama, even as the President distanced himself from the controversial minister for his anti-Semitic rhetoric.
Farrakhan continued his praise of Obama Sunday, and said the nation's first black president was manipulated into disavowing Farrakhan. He would not say if he and Obama had ever met on the issue.
"They all want to know did I ever meet with him and what did I say or what he say," Farrakhan said in the speech. "I ain't going there."