Appa Ali Apsa... you have slain the being named Priest. You have immobilized members of the Green Lantern Corps. You have snatched innocents from their home planets and trapped them on Oa and visited violence upon them. What do you say Appa Ali Apsa? Appa? What do you say? Appa?
You should feel privileged that we allow you here. By remaining among these creatures, you make their work easier. If you wish to protest-- then you may leave them behind to fend for themselves. Now, what is your decision, John Stewart?
Our sensor-tachyon-indicator shows us that the Anachronids have passed into our space!... Yes... Life-forms which move much faster than the speed of light! As you know, anything at that speed interferes with the orderly flow of time! A few of them hardly matter... But there are thousands! This means that unless steps are taken, the very fabric of time will sunder... The past will melt into the present... destroying both! If two individuals with the mass of humans were to travel in a path opposite that of the Anachronids, temporal balance would be maintained! There are but two in the cosmos capable of such super-speed-- Yourself and the one known as The Flash!