BARBARIANS IN SUITS

 

THE GLOBAL ELITE ACT CULTURED AND REFINED, BUT THEIR POLICIES ARE SAVAGE AND UNCIVILIZED.

EXPLOITERS, PLUNDERERS, WARMONGERS AND MASS MURDERERS, THEIR GREED, ARROGANCE AND CRUELTY HAVE CAUSED UNTOLD MISERY.

WHILE CHAMPAGNE DRIPS FROM THEIR LIPS, THE BLOOD OF THOUSANDS DRIPS FROM THEIR HANDS.

THEY ARE BARBARIANS IN SUITS.

 

 

THE MONSTROUS WORK OF MODERN-DAY BARBARIANS

 

NANKING (CHINA)

 

AUSCHWITZ (POLAND)

 

HIROSHIMA (JAPAN)

 

VIETNAM
(
NAPALM)

 

LAOS
(
AGENT ORANGE)

 

CAMBODIA
(CLUSTER BOMB)

 

FALLUJAH, IRAQ
(
DEPLETED URANIUM)

 

AFGHANISTAN
(LANDMINE)

 

GAZA, PALESTINE

 

YEMEN

 

"One simply cannot engage in barbarous action without becoming a barbarian; one cannot defend human values by calculated and unprovoked violence without doing mortal damage to the values one is trying to defend."

U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright in his book "The Arrogance of Power"

 

"U.S. military forces were directly responsible for about 10 to 15 million deaths during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and the two Iraq Wars.
... The United States was also responsible for 14 million deaths in Afghanistan, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor, Guatemala, Indonesia, Pakistan and Sudan.
... The United States most likely has been responsible since WWII for the deaths of between 20 and 30 million people in wars and conflicts scattered over the world."

James A. Lucas

 

"Countries we seek to dominate, from Indonesia and Guatemala to Iraq and Afghanistan, are intimately familiar with these brutal mechanisms of control. But the reality of empire rarely reaches the American public. The few atrocities that come to light are dismissed as isolated aberrations. The public is assured what has been uncovered will be investigated and will not take place again. The goals of empire, we are told by a subservient media and our ruling elites, are virtuous and noble. And the vast killing machine grinds forward, feeding, as it has always done, the swollen bank accounts of defense contractors and corporations that exploit natural resources and cheap labor around the globe."

investigative journalist Allan Nairn

 

"They have pillaged the world. When the land has nothing left for men who ravage everything, they scour the sea. If an enemy is rich, they are greedy; if he is poor, they crave glory. Neither East nor West can sate their appetite. They are the only people on earth to covet wealth and poverty with equal craving. They plunder, they butcher, they ravish, and call it by the lying name of 'empire'. They make a desert and call it 'peace'."

Publius Cornelius Tacitus - a historian of the Roman Empire

 

"The barbarians are not waiting beyond the frontiers; they have already been governing America for quite some time."

Morris Berman

 

"What separates us from the psychopath is our conscience, and our conscience must become the voice of truth. True conscience raises us above the animal behaviour of the pathocrats."

Henry See

 

"U.S. military forces were directly responsible for about 10 to 15 million deaths during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and the two Iraq Wars.
... The United States was also responsible for 14 million deaths in Afghanistan, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor, Guatemala, Indonesia, Pakistan and Sudan.
... The United States most likely has been responsible since WWII for the deaths of between 20 and 30 million people in wars and conflicts scattered over the world."

James A. Lucas

 

" It has been true all through history, the way you get a small group of people to be very rich is by getting a lot of other people to be very poor."

Michael Parenti

 

"We have about 50% of the world's wealth but only 6.3 of its population... We cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships, which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and daydreaming; and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world benefaction... We should cease to talk about vague unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are hampered by idealistic slogans, the better."

George Kennan, secret State Department memo, February 1948

 

"The greatest threat to our world and its peace comes from those who want war, who prepare for it, and who, by holding out vague promises of future peace or by instilling fear of foreign aggression, try to make us accomplices to their plans."

Hermann Hesse

 

"How much proof do they want? There is every relation between congenital malformation and depleted uranium. Before 1991, we saw nothing like this at all. If there is no connection, why have these things not happened before? Most of these children have no family history of cancer. I have studied what happened in Hiroshima. It is almost exactly the same here; we have an increased percentage of congenital malformation, an increase of malignancy, leukaemia, brain tumours: the same."

Dr Ginan Hassen, pediatrician in Basra, Iraq, after the first Gulf War

 

"When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it."

Frédéric Bastiat

 

"Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating?... A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself."

from George Orwell's 1949 novel "1984"

 

"Well, we had all those planes sitting around and couldn't just let them stay there with nothing to do."

Deputy Chief of Mission in Laos Monteagle Stearns, when asked during Senate testimony about the bombing of Laos

 

"Why, of course, the people don't want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don't want war; neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship."

Hermann Goering - Nazi leader

 

 

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Sec. of State Henry Kissinger / VP Dick Cheney / Pres. Bill Clinton

 

PSYCHOPATHS, SOCIOPATHS AND NARCISSISTS

 

"Psychopaths have played a disproportionate role in the development of civilization, because they are hard-wired to lie, kill, injure, and generally inflict great suffering on other humans without feeling any remorse."

Kevin Barnett

 

"Within the highest circles of power and wealth, a lack of pity and remorse is practically a prerequisite to success, and only the psychopathic mentality can thrive."

Stefan H. Verstappen

 

"Serial killers ruin families. Corporate and political and religious psychopaths ruin economies and societies."

Robert Hare

 

"What the psychopath considers to be good, has nothing to do with truth, honor, decency or consideration for others. In this way, any violation of the rights of others, any foul, evil deed, can be perpetrated by a psychopath, and he will still sleep like a baby at night."

Laura Knight-Jadczyk

 

"A small proportion of people who suffer from psychologically abnormal personalities have, throughout history, had an immeasurable detrimental impact on our societies, our politics and our world. Enabled by their ruthlessness to readily acquire positions of power, they have long dominated the psychologically normal majority of the world's population."

Ian Hughes

 

"Civilization, as we know it, is largely the creation of psychopaths. All civilizations, our own included, have been based on slavery and warfare."

Stuart Hertzog

 

"Interpersonal traits of psychopaths include glibness, superficial charm, a grandiose sense of self-worth, pathological lying, and the manipulation of others. The affective traits include a lack of remorse and/or guilt, shallow affect, a lack of empathy, and failure to accept responsibility.
... If violent offenders are psychopathic, they are able to assault, rape, and murder without concern for legal, moral, or social consequences. This allows them to do what they want, whenever they want. Ironically, these same traits exist in men and women who are drawn to high-profile and powerful positions in society including political officeholders."

Jim Kouri

 

"Achieving power for the sake of having power is the nature of the psychopath."

Robert Hare

 

"The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power."

George Orwell in his book "1984"

 

"Psychopaths are naturally attracted to positions of power, and they will overwhelm anyone with a conscience, who plays by the rules and has good intentions. So you will have people with very dark interior lives, who are controlling channels of communication, controlling finance, controlling industry. And, they will promote their psychopathic "family" values. Psychopathic "values" now permeate all facets of our culture."

Stefan Verstappen

 

"Psychopaths seek positions of power and influence, and politics offers publicity, prestige, and other perks. It also provides positions of ultimate authority over military, industry, and entire populations. In a world where psychopaths are understandably viewed as morally repulsive, often finding themselves at home in the criminal world, politics offers an opportunity to create a new world, to be free from the moral and legal rules of society."

Harrison Koehli

 

"Psychopaths do well in politics. They are ideally suited to the ruthless, competitive, self-promoting and manipulative power games that dominate party politics."

Stuart Hertzog

 

"Many politicians share the traits of psychopaths who are not sensitive to altruistic appeals, such as sympathy for their victims or remorse or guilt over their crimes. They possess the personality traits of lying, narcissism, selfishness, and vanity. These are the people to whom we have entrusted our fate."

John Kozy

 

NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI
"THE PRINCE" (1513) - THE MODERN BARBARIAN'S HANDBOOK

 

"Over 400 years ago, the Florentine statesman Niccolo Machiavelli engaged in a profound study of methods used by various rulers to attain power... The findings of Machiavelli and other students of power decree that to obtain power it is essential to ignore the moral laws of man and of God; that promises must be made only with the intention to deceive and to mislead others to sacrifice their own interests; that the most brutal atrocity must be committed as a matter of mere convenience; that friends or allies must be betrayed as matter of course as soon as they have served their purpose. But, it is also decreed that these atrocities must be kept hidden from the common people except only where they are of use to strike terror to the hearts of opponents; that there must be kept up a spurious aspect of benevolence and benefit for the greater number of the people, and even an aspect of humility to gain as much help as possible."

E. C. Knuth in his book "The Empire of the "City"

 

"Niccolò Machiavelli was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. He was for many years an official in the Florentine Republic, with responsibilities in diplomatic and military affairs. He was a founder of modern political science, and more specifically political ethics. He wrote his masterpiece "The Prince" after the Medici had recovered power and he no longer held a position of responsibility in Florence. His moral and ethical beliefs led to the creation of the word machiavellianism which has since been used to describe one of the three dark triad personalities in psychology."

wikipedia

 

"Application of the doctrine of power holds that highminded words can be used by the powerful, the demagogue and the hypocrite, or the merely self-deluded, to arouse passion and prejudice and sentimentality for the wrong reasons in favor of disguised real aims, thus to deceive the people and to lead them by easy stages to sacrifice their own interests in the service of power."

Niccolo Machiavelli in his book "The Prince", 1513

 

"Since love and fear can hardly exist together, if we must choose between them, it is far safer to be feared than loved."

Niccolo Machiavelli in his book "The Prince", 1513

 

"Never attempt to win by force what can be won by deception."

Niccolo Machiavelli in his book "The Prince", 1513

 

"The new ruler must determine all the injuries that he will need to inflict. He must inflict them once and for all."

Niccolo Machiavelli in his book "The Prince", 1513

"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel. Every one sees what you appear to be, few really know what you are."

Niccolo Machiavelli in his book "The Prince", 1513

 

 

"Wealthy oligarchic circles have more in common with their elite counterparts in the U.S. and other core capitalist countries than their fellow countrymen at home. A de facto alliance exists between members of this global "nation" of the super-rich."

Ismael Hossein-Zadeh

 

"Ruling elites are deadly serious about seeing that any renovation of the international system is in their interest. They use a variety of carrot and stick tactics to maintain political and economic control - domestically and internationally. Control techniques will be more vicious or less, depending on a combination of factors involving the state of the economy and, more importantly, the state of popular opposition. The more threatening and persistent the moves to counter their plans and build alternative models, the more violent will be their tactics of repression."

Holly Sklar, Trilateralism

 

"The question is not how to get good people to rule; the question is how to stop the powerful from doing as much damage as they can to us."

Karl Popper

 

"The corporate-dominated economy and the transnational corporate state had consolidated its power over almost every aspect of public and private life, and under a formal globalization movement the transnational corporations were extending their tentacles all over the planet.
Footsoldiers like Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, the ever-dutiful Bush family, Helmut Kohl, and a list of Japanese leaders had diligently kept the faith. Working with the timeworn International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and ultimately with the new engine of globalization, the World Trade Organization, they ensured that the interests of capital were nowhere endangered by the needs of the world's three billion poor to eat, have shelter, clothing, sanitation, medical care, and education."

William F. Pepper in his book "An Act of State: the Execution of Martin Luther King"

 

"Modern democracies have been around for long enough for neo-liberal capitalists to learn how to subvert them. They have mastered the technique of infiltrating the instruments of democracy - the "independent" judiciary, the "free" press, the parliament - and molding them to their purpose. The project of corporate globalization has cracked the code. Free elections, a free press, and an independent judiciary mean little when the free market has reduced them to commodities on sale to the highest bidder."

Arundhati Roy in her book "An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire"

 

"The economy is designed to self-destruct... Many people simply cannot fathom that certain groups of men (globalists and central bankers) view money and economy in completely different terms than they do. The average American lives within a tiny box when it comes to the mechanics and motivations of finance. They think that their monetary desires and drives are exactly the same as a globalist's. But, what they don't realize is that the box they think in was built by globalists. This is why the actions of big banks and the decisions of our mostly corporate-establishment-run government seem so insane in the face of common sense. We try to rationalize their behavior as "idiocy", but the reality is that their goals are highly deliberate and so far outside what we have been taught to expect that some of us lack a point of reference."

Giordano Bruno, 2010

 

"The engine of capitalist expansion is now oiled by the profits of serious crime.
... It is a coherent system closely linked to the expansion of modern capitalism and based on an association of three partners: governments, transnational corporations, and mafias.
... Big business complicity and political laissez faire is the only way that large-scale organized crime can launder and recycle the fabulous proceeds of its activities. And the transnationals need the support of governments and the neutrality 0f the regulatory authorities in order to consolidate their positions, increase their profits, withstand or crush the competition, pull off the "deal of the century" and finance their illicit operations. Politicians are directly involved, and their ability to intervene depends on the backing and the funding that keep them in power.
... The only objective of the anti-corruption campaigns taken up by international organizations (World Bank, IMF, and OECD) is the "good governance" of a financial crime that is now an integral part of market globalizations under the leadership of the American democracy, the most corrupt on the planet."

Le Monde Diplomatique, 2000


"The control of the US, and of global politics, by the wealthiest families of the planet is exercised in a powerful, profound and clandestine manner. This control began in Europe and has a continuity that can be traced back to the time when the bankers discovered it was more profitable to give loans to governments than to needy individuals.
These banking families and their subservient beneficiaries have come to own most major businesses over the two centuries during which they have secretly and increasingly organised themselves as controllers of governments worldwide and as arbiters of war and peace."

Mujahid Kamran

 

"Thousands of dossiers have been produced describing in meticulous detail the death squads and torture and extrajudicial executions carried out by brutal regimes and pathological dictators around the world. When people with black or yellow or brown skin, with Islamic or Communist or nationalist credentials murder their prisoners or bomb their villagers, they are condemned - often quite selectively, to be sure - by the "civilized" world. And they should be condemned. But the American leaders who ordered the free fire zones in Vietnam and the Phoenix program, or directed the Contras against the Sandinistas, or were complicit in Saddam Hussein's gas warfare against the Kurds, or set up and operated Guantánamo, are not taken to court. They face no trials. On any human rights website you will find a growing number of prominent leaders indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Few are American or Western European or Israeli."

James Peck, 2010

 

"The two aims of the Party are to conquer the whole surface of the earth and to extinguish once and for all the possibility of independent thought.
The capitalists owned everything in the world, and everyone else was their slave. They owned all the land, all the houses, all the factories, and all the money. If anyone disobeyed them they could throw him into prison, or they could take his job away and starve him to death."

George Orwell in his book "1984"

 

"The global elite have consistently used a strategy of arming and funding both sides of armed conflicts. While opposing populations kill each other off, they make off with their natural resources. When they confront a government that cannot be bribed or provoked into civil or regional war, they fund brutal death squads, attempt military coups and intimidate them by giving weapons to undemocratic neighboring regimes. If all that doesn't work, they are declared a threat to national security and the US military, private contractors and NATO forces invade and occupy the country."

David Degraw in his book "Revolution or World War III"

 

"If you are not willing to lie, cheat, manipulate, steal and kill to get ahead, you are never going to be the president of the United States."

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"The modern pantheon of enemies are the banking consortium; the global Elite born and bred from mega-wealth; the academics and economists who disconnect ideas from reality; and the scientific and military minds who are so compartmentalized by design that they rarely know what sort of dictatorship to which they are making their contributions."

Michael Edwards

 

AMERICAN POLITICAL BARBARIANS
(a partial list)

 

"The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them."

Harold Pinter

"Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane."

Howard Zinn

 

"The cold war provided the perfect excuse for Western governments to plunder and exploit the Third World in the name of freedom; to rig its elections, bribe its politicians, appoint its tyrants and, by every sophisticated means of persuasion and interference, stunt the emergence of young democracies in the name of democracy."

John le Carre'

 

"The greatest purveyor of violence on earth is my own government."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

" Throughout the world, on any given day, a man, woman or child is likely to be displaced, tortured, killed or "disappeared", at the hands of governments or armed political groups. More often than not, the United States shares the blame."

Amnesty International

 

"There is basically a refusal on the part of American society to enforce the murder laws when the killings are done by presidents or generals, and where the victims are foreigners. Now, all big powers do this. But in the recent period, because the U.S. has been the dominant power, the U.S. has the biggest death toll. If you added all the operations up it would go into the several millions. Just to list the ones that I've personally seen and tried to expose and fight against: Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, South Africa, Palestine, East Timor, Indonesia, southern Thailand. I'm sure I'm leaving out a few. The U.S. has used the Pentagon, the CIA, occasionally the State Department to set up or back local forces, help them gather intelligence on dissidents, and help them provide the means to carry out systematic assassinations."

investigative journalist Allan Nairn

 

"The United States has entered the ranks of the failed states. One of the most remarkable manifestations of a failed state is that the criminals are all inside the government operating against the people, whereas in a normal state, the criminals are on the outside of the government, operating against it. So, we now have every manifestation of being a failed state, with the government in the hands of a few Wall Street gangsters."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"The State of the Union address is one of the largest collections of psychopaths ever organized under one roof. Every one of them is regularly engaged in the backstabbing political arena of bribes, usurpation of powers, slimy deals, Constitution shredding laws, pork-barrel appropriations for cronies, and contributors and the sanctioners of murder and mayhem around the world.
Then comes the president. With a well-practiced, straight face, he tells lie after lie as if he actually believed what he was saying were true; his cadence interrupted only by the applause from the gallery of psychopaths when he tells a really big one. They all know that none of the president's promises will come true - that it's all political subterfuge - but they give repeated standing ovations for his convoluted proclamations."

Hari Heath

 

"How dare Americans allow their government to cause such misery in the world."

Ramsey Clark, former United States Attorney General

 

" We protected the strong against the weak and we perfected the art of the public lie. We made enemies of decent reformers and friends of the most disgusting potentates. "

John Le Carre, from his novel 'The Secret Pilgrim'
[describing his view of the West during the Cold War]

 

"If Nuremberg were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged."

Noam Chomsky

 

"For the last fifty years we've been supporting right-wing governments, and that is a puzzlement to me. I don't understand what there is in the American character that almost automatically, even when we have a liberal President, we support fascist dictatorships or are tolerant towards them."

William Shirer

 

"What further bloodshed in Iraq do these barbarians of the 20th century need? I thought the Americans had changed since Vietnam, but no, they never change. They remain true to themselves."

Victor Filatov, a Russian journalist reporting for Sovetskaya Rossiya from post-war Baghdad

 

" The enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments of the dominant political mythology. "

Michael Parenti

 

"In politics the professional psychopath's ruthlessness and cunning gives them a distinct advantage over any non-psychopath rival. They make charismatic leaders, manipulating and brainwashing the naive, vulnerable, uneducated, or mentally weak. Mastery of lying allows them to make whatever outrageous campaign promises straight faced with, of course, no intention of keeping any of them. A life spent faking being human give them the ability to assume the roles of virtuous public servant, the perfect father, husband, advisor, mentor, and everyman. In addition when things get rough they have no inhibitions in playing dirty and readily resort to murder, assassination, persecution, war and genocide."

Stefan H. Verstappen

 

" The U.S. will not permit constructive programs in its own domains, so it must ensure that they are destroyed elsewhere to terminate " the threat of a good example".

Noam Chomsky

 

"We have about 50% of the world's wealth but only 6.3% of its population.... Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of disparity without positive detriment to our national security. To do so, we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and daydreaming, and our attention will have to be concentrated everywhere on our immediate national objectives. We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world benefaction.... We should cease to talk about vague and unreal objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standards, and democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better."

George Kennan, State Department memo, 1948

 

President Harry Truman

 

"The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians.
[HIroshima was a Japanese city with a population of 400,000. The atomic bomb killed more than 150,000 civilians.]

President Harry Truman, August 9, 1945

 

"Based on a detailed investigation of all the facts and supported by the testimony of the surviving Japanese leaders involved, it is the Survey's opinion that certainly prior to 31 December 1945, and in all probability prior to November 1945, Japan would have surrendered even if the atomic bombs had not been dropped, even if Russia had not entered the war, and even if no invasion had been planned or contemplated."

U.S. Strategic Bombing Survey [1945] - which interviewed 700 Japanese officials after WWII

 

"It wasn't necessary to hit them [Japanese] with that awful thing ... To use the atomic bomb, to kill and terrorize civilians, without even attempting negotiations, was a double crime."

General Dwight D. Eisenhower

 

"The truth is we are guilty. Our conscience as a nation must trouble us. We must confess our sin. We have used a horrible weapon to asphyxiate and cremate more than 100,000 men, women and children in a sort of super-lethal gas chamber - and all this in a war already won or which spokesman for our Air Forces tell us we could have readily won without the atomic bomb."

David Lawrence, founder and editor of U.S. News And World Report

 

"It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons.
... In being the first to use atomic weapons, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion, and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children."

Admiral William D. Leahy, Chief of Staff to Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman

 

"Since the late 1940s, the United States has been deliberately engaged in an imperial project, and anyone who would hold the office of the presidency has to be willing to serve that end. All presidents have to promote the national security state, both domestically and in American foreign policy, if they wish to attain and hold on to power."

Morris Berman

 

President Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961)

 

John Foster Dulles-Secretary of State (1953-1959) / Allen Dulles- Director of CIA (1953-1961)

 

"The Guatemalan Revolution of 1944-54 had overthrown the US backed dictator Jorge Ubico and brought a democratically elected government to power. [In 1951, the government of Jacobo Arbenz] began an ambitious agrarian reform program attempting to grant land to millions of landless peasants. This program threatened the land holdings of the United Fruit Company, who lobbied for a coup by portraying these reforms as communist. The CIA [under CIA director Allen Dulles and the Eisenhower Administration] engineered the overthrow of the democratically elected government ... and installed the military dictator Carlos Castillo Armas. A decades long civil war ensued in which some 200,000 people were killed, mostly by the US backed military."

wikipedia.org

 

"Dictatorships that have pro-American policies are OK if they are our s.o.b.'s."

Dwight Eisenhower, National Security Council meeting, 1954

 

"Convinced that [democratically-elected] Guatemalan President Jacobo Arbenz threatened U.S. national security because of his alleged Communist sympathies, President Dwight Eisenhower approved the first-ever clandestine military action in Latin America. The program aimed at not only deposing Arbenz in favor of a U.S.-selected leader, but also looked to send a clear warning to the Soviets that the American government would not tolerate the spread of communism in the Western Hemisphere.
The CIA established training camps for the opposition army in the bordering nations of Nicaragua and Honduras The CIA devised a massive propaganda campaign in Guatemala... CIA agents also conducted an intense psychological battle against the supporters of Arbenz. On June 18, 1954, after approximately one year of preparation, U.S.- backed troops invaded Guatemala. Arbenz resigned as president on and fled to Mexico. The U.S.-chosen leader of the military coup, Carlos Castillo Armas, assumed control of the government, thus ensuring the promotion of American interests in Guatemala."

www.coldwar.org

 

"A serious and explicit purpose of our foreign policy is the encouragement of a hospitable climate for private investment in foreign nations."

President Dwight Eisenhower, 1953

 

"In 1953, the CIA [under CIA director Allen Dulles and the Eisenhower Administration] worked with the United Kingdom to overthrow the democratically elected government of Iran led by Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh who had attempted to nationalize Iran's petroleum industry, threatening the profits of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, now known as BP. Britain pressed the U.S. to mount a joint operation to depose the prime minister and install a puppet regime. In 1951 the Iranian parliament voted to nationalize the petroleum fields of the country.
With help from British intelligence, the CIA planned, funded and implemented Operation Ajax. [Mossadegh was overthrown, the Shah returned from exile and his brutal dictatorship ruled Iran until the Iranian revolution of 1979."

wikipedia.org

 

"Somehow we find it hard to sell our values, namely that the rich should plunder the poor."

Secretary of State John Foster Dulles (Eisenhower Administration)

 

"Do nothing to offend the dictators in Latin America ; they are the only people we can depend on."

Secretary of State John Foster Dulles

 

"In order to bring a nation to support the burdens of maintaining great military establishments, it is necessary to create an emotional state akin to war psychology. There must be the portrayal of external menace."

Secretary of State John Foster Dulles

 

"In every society a minority always dominated. The question was how to do it. If the minority affronted the majority, it lost influence. If discretely exercised... the minority influence could be effective and desirable."

Secretary of State John Foster Dulles

 

"Allen Dulles, the Director of the CIA under President Eisenhower, ordered the assassination of Congolese President Patrice Lumumba in August 1960. Before the CIA could act, Mobutu Sese Seko, Lumumba's private secretary, intervened militarily and removed Lumumba from power."

David Model

 

"President Dwight Eisenhower, named Allen Dulles CIA Director. Dulles' forte was overthrowing governments and he was quite good at it. With coups in Iran (1953) and Guatemala (1954) under his belt, Dulles was riding high in the late Fifties and moved Cuba to the top of his to-do list."

Ray McGovern

 

"A central focus of the Averell Harriman security regime in Washington (1950-53) was the organization of covert operations, and "psychological warfare." Harriman, together with his lawyers and business partners, Allen Dulles and John Foster Dulles, wanted the government's secret services to conduct extensive propaganda campaigns and mass-psychology experiments within the U.S.A., and paramilitary campaigns abroad. This would supposedly ensure a stable world-wide environment favorable to Anglo-American financial and political interests."

Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin

 

"Allen Dulles created the CIA, assisted the Nazis, covered up the Kennedy assassination from his Warren Commission perch and struck a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood to create mind-controlled assassins. Brother John Foster Dulles presided over the phony Goldman Sachs trusts before the 1929 stock market crash and helped his brother overthrow governments in Iran and Guatemala."

Dean Henderson

 

"John Foster Dulles was an accomplished warmonger. In 1933, he and his brother Allen had rushed to Cologne to meet with Adolf Hitler and guaranteed him the funds to maintain the Nazi regime. The Dulles brothers were representing their clients, Kuhn Loeb Co., and the Rothschilds."

Eustace C. Mullins

 

President Lyndon Johnson

 

"I want people around me who would kiss my ass on a hot summer's day and say it smells like roses."

President Lyndon Johnson to Senator Hubert Humphrey

 

"Fuck your Parliament and your Constitution. We pay a lot of good American dollars to the Greeks, Mr. Ambassador. If your Prime Minister gives me talk about Democracy, Parliament and Constitutions, he, his Parliament, and his Constitution may not last very long."

President Lyndon Johnson to the Greek Ambassador, 1970s

 

"Our one desire - our one determination - is that the people of Southeast Asia be left in peace to work out their own destinies in their own way."

President Lyndon Johnson

 

"Just get me elected, and then you can have your war [Vietnam]."

President Lyndon Johnson to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, December 24, 1963

 

"I didn't just screw Ho Chi Minh. I cut his pecker off."

Lyndon B. Johnson, commenting to reporters on the first American airstrikes against North Vietnam, August 5, 1964

 

"We own half the trucks in the world. We own almost half of the radios in the world. We own a third of all the electricity... Now I would like to see them [Vietnamese] enjoy the blessings that we enjoy. But don't you help them exchange places with us, because I don't want to be where they are."

President Lyndon Johnson before a junior Chamber of Commerce audience, 1966

 

"As a human being Lyndon Johnson was a miserable person - a bully, sadist, lout, and egotist. He had no sense of loyalty, and he enjoyed tormenting those who had done the most for him. He seemed to take a special delight in humiliating those who had cast in their lot with him. It may well be that this was the result of a form of self-loathing in which he concluded that there had to be something wrong with anyone who would associate with him."

George Reedy, Lyndon Johnson's former press secretary

 

"Lyndon Johnson was a monster... He was one of the few politicians with whom I found it uncomfortable to be in the same room. Johnson exuded a brutal lust for power which I found most disagreeable. When he said, "I never trust a man unless I have his pecker in my pocket", he really meant it. He boasted about acting on the principle, "Give me a man's balls, and his heart and mind will follow"."

Denis Healey, the Secretary of Defense in Britain in his memoirs

 

President Richard Nixon

 

"When the President does it , that means that it is not illegal."

President Richard Nixon

 

"Make the Chilean economy scream."

President Richard Nixon

 

"Those who vote for abortion will vote for it because they think that what's gonna be aborted generally are the little black bastards."

President Richard Nixon

 

"The press is the enemy."

President Richard Nixon

 

"People react to fear, not love; they don't teach that in Sunday School, but it's true."

President Richard Nixon

 

"To Nixon and Kissinger, the threat of Chile under Salvador Allende had lain in its relatively democratic effort to radically transform its socioeconomic structure - to free itself from the economic domination of the United States by nationalizing key industries, and by mobilizing poor and progressive groups."

James Peck

 

"I can teach you about torture, but sooner or later you'll have to get involved. You'll have to lay on your hands and try it yourselves ... The precise pain, in the precise place, in the precise amount, for the desired effect.
... When you get what you want, and I always get it, it may be good to prolong the session a little to apply another softening-up, not to extract information now, but only as a political measure, to create a healthy fear of meddling in subversive activities."

Dan Mitrione, Head of the US Office of Public Safety (OPS) mission in Uruguay in 1981

 

"We've seen the US change its war doctrine, nuclear weapons are no longer to be used only in retaliation to an attack. They are now a preemptive first-strike force. This is clearly directed at Russia. The Ukraine is directed at Russia. So, the war has already started, it is underway. That's what Ukraine is about. It is the war against Russia."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"The U.S. government declassified documents showing that in the 1960's, the American Joint Chiefs of Staff signed off on a plan [Operation Northwoods] to blow up American airplanes, and also to commit terrorist acts on American soil, and then to blame it on the Cubans in order to justify an invasion of Cuba."

Washington's Blog, Global Research, 2010

 

"Not a nut or bolt shall reach Chile under Allende. Once Allende comes to power we shall do all within our power to condemn Chile and all Chileans to utmost deprivation and poverty."

U.S. Ambassador to Chile, three years before the coup against Chile's elected President Allende in 1973

 

President Ronald Reagan

 

"Ronald Reagan was most definitely a global empire builder, a servant of the corporatocracy. He would cater to the men who shuttled back and forth from corporate CEO offices to bank boards and into the halls of government. He would serve the men who appeared to serve him but who in fact ran the government - men like Vice President George H. W. Bush, Secretary of State George Shultz, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, Richard Cheney, Richard Helms, and Robert McNamara. He would advocate what those men wanted: an America that controlled the world and all its resources, a world that answered to the commands of that America, a U.S. military that would enforce the rules as they were written by America, and an international trade and banking system that supported America as CEO of the global empire."

John Perkins in his book "Confessions of Economic Hit Man"

 

"We have never interfered in the internal government of a country and have no intention of doing so, never have had any thought of that kind."

President Ronald Reagan
[during the Reagan presidency the U.S. intervened in Nicaragua, Grenada, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Libya, Lebanon, Bolivia, Iran]

 

"President Rios Montt is a man of great personal integrity and commitment who wants to improve the quality of life for all Guatemalans, and is getting a "bum rap" on human rights."

President Ronald Reagan - about Guatemalan dictator and mass-murderer Efrain Rios Montt

 

"As long as there is breath in my body, I will speak and work, strive and struggle, for the cause of the Nicaraguan freedom fighters [contras].
... The contras are the moral equivalent of our founding fathers."

President Ronald Reagan - about the U.S.-funded Contra mercenary army that terrorized Nicaraguans for more than a decade

 

"If it takes a bloodbath ... let's get it over with."

California Governor Ronald Reagan - about dealing with Vietnam war protesters

 

"We are going to have a war on terror which you can never win, and so you can always keep taking people's liberties away. The media is going to convince everybody that the war on terror is real. The ultimate goal is to get everybody in the world chipped with an RFID chip, and have all money be on the chips, and if anyone wants to protest what we do, we turn off the chip."

Nicholas Rockefeller to producer Aaron Russo - eleven months before the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks

 

"The American government could already be described as authoritarian... Due process of law and the right of habeas corpus, which for centuries have characterized the rule of law in democratic states, have been eliminated. At the discretion of the president, non-citizens and citizens alike may be classified as enemy combatants, picked up and held for an indeterminate period of time without access to counsel. A network of secret prisons and camps is being established both inside and outside of the United States. Paramilitary forces or private mercenary armies are being developed to make up for the inadequate number of the existing volunteer army. This is effectively resulting in the privatization of the US military."

William F. Pepper in his book "An Act of State: the Execution of Martin Luther King"

 

"What happened to Vietnamese society was largely the result of the war. It destroyed the old, traditional government and customs and practices. The war came close, politically if not physically, to doing what General Curtis LeMay once proposed - bombing them back to the Stone Age."

Senator William Fulbright speaking about the Vietnamese and the war in the former Indochina

 

"Dictators present themselves as guarantors of stability and order and of cooperation with the United States."

National Security Council (NSC), 1954

 

"Some of the character traits exhibited by serial killers or criminals may be observed in many within the political arena. They share the traits of psychopaths who are not sensitive to altruistic appeals, such as sympathy for their victims or remorse or guilt over their crimes. They possess the personality traits of lying, narcissism, selfishness, and vanity. These are the people to whom we have entrusted our fate."

Jim Kouri

 

President George H W Bush

 

"If the American people knew the truth about what we Bushes have done to the nation, we would be chased down the street and lynched."

George H W Bush to reporter Sarah McClendon, Dec. 1992

 

"You have a survivability of command and control, survivability of industrial potential, protection of a percentage of your citizens, and you have a capability that inflicts more damage on the opposition than it can inflict on you."

Vice-President George H W Bush, on how to win a nuclear war, 1980

 

"You can say anything you want in a debate, and 80 million people hear it. If reporters then document that a candidate spoke untruthfully, so what? Maybe 200 people read it, or 2000 or 20,000."

George H W Bush's press secretary to reporters following the 1980 vice-presidential debate

 

"The total result of the manipulation of society by the Establishment elite has been four major wars in sixty years, a crippling national debt, abandonment of the Constitution, suppression of freedom and opportunity, and creation of a vast credibility gulf between the man in the street and Washington, D.C. While the transparent device of two major parties trumpeting artificial differences, circus-like conventions, and the cliché of "bipartisan foreign policy" no longer carries credibility, and the financial elite itself recognizes that its policies lack public acceptance, it is obviously prepared to go it alone without even nominal public support."

Antony C. Sutton in his book "Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler", 1976

 

"I.G. Farben was most famous for putting the gas in gas chambers; it was the producer of Zyklon B and other gasses used on victims of the Holocaust... The Bush family hired Allen Dulles, the future head of the CIA, to hide the funds they were making from Nazi investments and the funds they were sending to Nazi Germany."

William Bowles

 

"The financing for Adolph Hitler's rise to power was handled through the Warburg-controlled Mendelsohn Bank of Amsterdam and later by the J. Henry Schroeder Bank... Chief legal counsel to the J. Henry Schroeder Bank was the firm of Sullivan and Cromwell whose senior partners included John Foster and Allen Dulles."

Gary Allen in his book "None Dare Call It Conspiracy"


President Bill Clinton

 

"As the first president of the new global era, Bill Clinton set up the WTO, boosted the international budget, maintained high levels of Pentagon spending, militarized the drug wars in South America, continued the military and economic assault on Iraq, laid the groundwork for "humanitarian" interventions, bombed the Sudan and Afghanistan, and carried out protracted aerial raids on Serbia. Enthused by prospects for total surveillance of the world, Clinton raised intelligence spending levels to more than 30 billion dollars, with increasing emphasis on the supersecret National Security Agency. The planned, systematic, and brutal destruction of the Serb infrastructure must be considered one of the great war crimes of the postwar years."

Carl Boggs

 

"President Bill Clinton saw in the earthquake of 2010 his opportunity to become the new US High Commissioner of Haiti. Within four months of the earthquake, he formed the Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti (CIRH): a strictly pay-to-play group of officials and rich businessmen from the MINUSTAH countries and others who agreed to contribute armed personnel from their countries or money in return for a piece of the action in Haiti. After some arm twisting and bribery, the Haitian parliament was forced to declare a state of emergency for 18 months during which Clinton and his CIRH gang could do as they pleased with regard to reconstruction, without risk of liability. One year and a half came and went, and when the Haitian Senate observed that nothing much had been accomplished, the state of emergency was not renewed, and the CIRH was alleged to be fraudulent."

Dady Chery, 2014

 

"We're not inflicting pain on these fuckers. When people kill us, they should be killed in greater numbers. I believe in killing people who try to hurt you. And I can't believe we're being pushed around by these two-bit pricks."

Bill Clinton in 1993, about Somalia - to George Stephanopoulos

 

"The US has not only a larger percentage of its citizens in prison than any other country on earth, but also the largest absolute number of prisoners. The US actually has more of its citizens in prison than "authoritarian" China which has a population four times larger than the US. The US, possibly the greatest human rights abuser in history, is constantly bringing human rights charges against China. Where are the human rights charges against Washington?"

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons."

President Bill Clinton
[after the Columbine school shootings in Colorado, urging young people not to resort to violence, while he continued NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, and bombed Sudan and Afghanistan]

 

"The Clintons have used their foundation [Clinton Foundation] for crass profiteering and influence peddling._ If the Justice Department and law enforcement agencies do their jobs, the foundation will be closed and its current and past trustees, who include Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton, will be indicted. That's because their so-called charitable enterprise has served as a vehicle to launder money and to enrich Clinton family friends.
...The Clinton Foundation has received more than $1 billion over the years to purchase HIV/AIDS drugs for poor people in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere. However, a unit set up to receive the money - the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative, Inc. - clearly spent far less than it took in. In fact, the unit's accounting practices were so shoddy that its license was revoked by the state of Massachusetts.
... Bill and Hillary Clinton have in tandem made enormous sums of money since Bill left the White House. According to the Washington Post, they netted at least $136.5 million between 2001 and 2012."

Ken Silverstein

 

"President Clinton decided that those who had given up looking for work, or those who wanted full-time jobs but could find only part-time employment, were no longer to be counted as unemployed. His trick disappeared some 5 million unemployed from the official unemployment rolls... Our actual unemployment rate, when you include those who have stopped looking for work and those who can find only poorly paid part-time jobs, is 15 percent."

Chris Hedges

 

"Has the government of the United States of America become a criminal enterprise? Is the nation ruled by psychopaths? How can the impoverishment of the people, the promotion of the military-industrial complex and endless wars and their genocidal killing, the degradation of the environment, the neglect of the collapsing infrastructure, and the support of corrupt and authoritarian governments abroad be explained?"

John Kozy

 

"In every competition in life, the cheaters are going to have an advantage. The people who act immorally, who have no regard for truth, are gong to have an advantage over those who play by the rules. The result is that those who achieve positions of power will be the most ruthless, the most sociopathic, the ones with no conscience."

Stefan Verstappen

 

"President Bill Clinton and other recent White House tenants condemned Haiti to a future of endemic poverty through a self-serving U.S. rice export policy."

a report from the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 2010

 

"Bill Clinton bombed Yugoslavia for seventy-eight days and nights in a row. His military and political policies destroyed one of the most progressive countries in Europe. And he called it humanitarian intervention."

William Blum

 

"President Bill Clinton and his cronies had begun to search for a way to continue their economic stranglehold on Haiti, and this would include a suitable Haitian President. They found their man in the musician Michel Martelly."

Dady Chery, 2014

 

President George W Bush

 

"George Bush and the Neocons can destroy Iraq and call it "bringing democracy" and actually feel good about it. Of course, they know they are lying. And they know that they will be morally condemned and attacked by the majority of human beings, if they do not conceal their drive for what they want behind a mask of some high sounding justification."

Laura Knight-Jadczyk

 

"Without the ability to empathize with others, people cannot feel that suffering, any more than a cat feels the suffering of a mouse when it toys with it prior to killing it. George W. Bush can order thousands of American troops into Iraq or Afghanistan where they will be killed or permanently maimed, and where they will kill thousands and destroy an entire country, can sanction the torturing of prisoners, and none of the suffering he is causing is real to him. There is no hardware in these people that can process these emotions. They are incapable at the physiological levels of doing so."

Henry See

 

"What is masquerading as government is a crime syndicate with a flag. The US Government is an instrument of organized crime."

Nikki Alexander

 

"How do I respond when I see that in some Islamic countries there is vitriolic hatred for America? I'll tell you how I respond. I'm amazed. I'm amazed that there's such misunderstanding of what our country is about that people would hate us. I, like most Americans, can't believe it because I know how good we are."

President George W. Bush, one month after 9/11

 

"At the end of this campaign in Iraq, al-Sadr must be gone. It is essential he be wiped out. Kick ass! If somebody tries to stop the march to democracy, we will seek them out and kill them! We must be tougher than hell... Our will is being tested, but we are resolute. We have a better way. Stay strong! Stay the course! Kill them! Be confident! Prevail! We are going to wipe them out! We are not blinking."

President George W. Bush, 2004

 

"Condellezza Rice and Colin Powell are both dangerous people. What they did in Haiti [2004 U.S.-backed coup that ousted democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide] is a good measure of it. They destroyed a democracy. They squelched loans that had been approved by the Inter-American Development Bank. They did everything behind the scenes, including arming the thugs that came to overrun the country. They're frauds."

Randall Robinson

"The United States has exercised a quite cynical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good. It's a brilliant, highly successful act of hypnosis. Brutal, indifferent, scornful and ruthless, but it is also very clever."

Harold Pinter, 2005

 

"Psychopaths and sociopaths flock to power. This is the trouble with any kind of power. It attracts people who want to use it and who get thrills from using it no matter what it does to other people. We have a nation run by sociopaths and psychopaths."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"Our leaders are cruel because only those willing to be inordinately cruel and remorseless can hold positions of leadership in the foreign policy establishment. People capable of expressing a full human measure of compassion and empathy toward faraway powerless strangers do not become president of the United States, or vice president, or secretary of state, or national security adviser."

William Blum

 

President Barack Obama

 

"The most extremist power any political leader can assert is the power to target his own citizens for execution without any charges or due process, far from any battlefield. The Obama administration has not only asserted exactly that power in theory, but has exercised it in practice."

Glenn Greenwald

 

"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine."

William Blum in his book "Rogue State"\\

 

"American government is corrupt. Those who have enough money can almost get anything they want from our government, whether it is tax breaks, or subsidies, or policies and laws changed, removed, or added.
... Today CEOs and wealthy businessmen are the ruling elite in the Western world, especially the United States. Their donations finance elections and even education, which they are constantly saying has to adapt itself to the needs of the market (that is, be molded to inculcate their views). It should come as no surprise therefore that the theories offered by economists rationalize the self-interest of big business and the wealthy. Overtly, of course, such theories claim to benefit society and the public's well-being. But covertly, they do just the opposite: they make the great mass of people poorer while making the rich fabulously richer."

Ravi Batra in his book "The New Golden Age"

 

"A large part of the United States' problem is that it believes it has the right and obligation to intervene everywhere, in whatever forms they choose, and that its interests are global. Interventionism - so the consensus goes - is the cost of its global interests and mission, because it has been convinced for almost a century that it was preordained to remedy the world's many wrongs - and to do so by whatever means it chooses."

Gabriel Kolko


"The US government creates terrorists by invading Muslim countries, wrecking infrastructure and killing vast numbers of civilians. The US creates terrorists by installing puppet governments to rule over Muslims and by using the puppet governments to murder and persecute citizens."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"A process of degeneration is well underway in the present day, led largely by the US and its coterie of allies among the NATO alliance and oil-rich Arab dictatorships. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen are but some of the evil fruit from the poison that is coursing through international relations. And yet, ludicrously, Washington accuses Vladimir Putin and Moscow of behaving like Hitler."

Finian Cunningham, 2015

 

"Most psychopathic serial killers and many professional politicians must mimic what they believe are appropriate responses to situations they face such as sadness, empathy, sympathy, and other human responses to outside stimuli. These traits exist in men and women who are drawn to high-profile and powerful positions in society including political officeholders."

Jim Kouri

 

"American leaders who are killing innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan don't care. To them Iraqis and Afghanis are non-persons. Not only is it immoral, but these same people who are indifferent to the suffering of civilians in Iraq, are also indifferent to the suffering of non-persons in America."

Fred Branfman

 

Samantha Power-UN Ambassador / Madeleine Albright-Sec. of State / Hillary Clinton-Sec. of State

 

" I think this a very hard choice, but we think the price is worth it."

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's reply, when asked about US sanctions on Iraq in the 1990s that killed more than 500,000 Iraqi children

 

"What's the point of having this superb military that you're always talking about if we can't use it?"

Madeline Albright

 

"If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see farther into the future."

Madeleine Albright

 

"As UN Ambassador and the Secretary of State in the Bill Clinton regime, Madeleine Albright was a fanatical advocate of the genocidal sanctions blockade that killed more than a million women, children and men in Iraq, and of the 1999 U.S./NATO bombing war against Yugoslavia."

Gloria La Riva

 

"The system that is in place is a pathological system that is at odds in a very profound way with the nature of most people. People of conscience are being ruled by people with no conscience. This fact is the primary injustice and is the basis for the other ills of society."

Henry See

 

"From 1945 to 2003, the United States attempted to overthrow more than 40 foreign governments, and to crush more than 30 populist-nationalist movements fighting against intolerable regimes. In the process, the US bombed some 25 countries, caused the end of life for several million people, and condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair."

William Blum

 

"In 1996, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was asked about the 500,000 deaths in Iraq, mostly of children, due to the embargo. She responded that she thought 'It was worth it', that is, those deaths were the necessary price to pay to bring down Saddam Hussein. That is unquestionably pathological logic, and yet how many Americans heard that response and thought nothing of it? Anyone who was not outraged by that statement has been infected with pathological thinking."

Henry See

 

"In 1999, Albright played a key role in the war on Yugoslavia, engineering the failure of the negotiations that preceded the war. Albright presented the Yugoslav government with an "agreement" that would have allowed NATO to forces to occupy the entire country, with the unheard of provision that Yugoslavia would pay for the expenses of the occupation!
After the talks broke off, a "top official" (Albright) told reporters in an off-the-record session: "We intentionally set the bar too high for the Serbs to comply. They need some bombing, and that's what they are going to get." When the Yugoslav government predictably rejected the ultimatum disguised as a "proposal," the bombing began and continued for three months.
Thousands of civilians were killed, wounded and made homeless. As was true in Iraq, the entire population was traumatized, with women and children most severely impacted.
Like the assault on Iraq, the attack on Yugoslavia was a war crime, a "crime against peace," the most serious of all violations of international law, a war of aggression against another state that poses no threat to the country launching the war."

Gloria La Riva

 

Zbigniew Brzezinski - National Security Advisor

 

"The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities."

Zbigniew Brzezinski in his 1970 book "Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era"

 

"People, governments and economies of all nations must serve the needs of multinational banks and corporations."

Zbigniew Brzezinski in his book "Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era"

 

"The "nation-state as a fundamental unit of man's organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force: International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation-state."

Zbigniew Brzezinski in his book "Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era"

 

"American leaders are perhaps not so much immoral as they are amoral. It's not that they take pleasure in causing so much death and suffering. It's that they just don't care. The same that could be said about a sociopath. As long as the death and suffering advance the agenda of the empire, as long as the right people and the right corporations gain wealth and power and privilege and prestige, as long as the death and suffering aren't happening to them or people close to them, then they just don't care about it happening to other people, including the American soldiers. American leaders would not be in the positions they hold if they were bothered by such things."

William Blum

 

"The United States has given frequent and enthusiastic support to the overthrow of democracy in favor of "investor friendly" regimes. The World Bank, IMF, and private banks have consistently lavished huge sums on terror regimes, following their displacement of democratic governments, and a number of quantitative studies have shown a systematic positive relationship between U.S. and IMF/World Bank aid to countries and their violations of human rights."

Edward S. Herman

 

Henry Kissinger - National Security Advisor/Secretary of State

 

"Today Americans would be outraged if UN troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government."

Henry Kissinger speaking at the annual Bilderberger meeting, May 21, 1992

 

"Control the food, and you control the people."

Henry Kissinger

 

"In the United States, as you know, we are sympathetic with what you are trying to do here ... We wish your government well."

Henry Kissinger to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, prior to his 1973 overthrow (and death) of Chilean President Salvador Allende

 

"Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the Third World."

Henry Kissinger

 

"Jimmy Carter is not the President of the United States. The Trilateral Commission is the President of the United States; I represent the Trilateral Commission."

Henry Kissinger's declaration to the head of state of Canada

 

"Why should we flagellate ourselves for what the Cambodians did to each other?"

Henry Kissinger
[who with Richard Nixon was responsible for the massive bombing of Cambodia in 1973, which killed three-quarters of a million peasants and disrupted Cambodian society, setting the stage for Pol Pot to come to power and ultimately kill another one-and-a-half million people]

 

"Control oil and you control nations."

Henry Kissinger

 

"We don't want a big story leaking out that we are trying to overthrow the government of Chile."

Henry Kissinger to President Richard Nixon [transcript]

 

"Covert action should not be confused with missionary work."

Henry Kissinger

 

"The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves."

Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under Richard Nixon

 

"Henry Kissinger produced, in April 1974, the classified National Security Council Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM 200), directed to Washington high officialdom, defining a program aimed at population reduction in Third World countries possessing needed raw materials, since growing populations with aspirations for a better standard of living give rise to high prices for such materials. Kissinger named 13 target countries for population control, including Brazil, India, Egypt, Mexico, Ethiopia, Columbia, and others."

F William Engdahl in his book "A Century of War"

 

"Most Americans find it impossible to believe that U.S. government officials would wantonly sacrifice the lives of its citizens [9/11-WTC massacre] to further their personal agendas. And, your government knows how you think only too well."

Laura Knight-Jadczyk

 

"Throughout the twentieth century and into the beginning of the twenty-first, the United States repeatedly used its military power, and that of its clandestine services, to overthrow governments that refused to protect American interests. Each time, it cloaked its intervention in the rhetoric of national security and liberation. In most cases, however, it acted mainly for economic reasons-specifically to establish, promote and defend the right of Americans to do business around the world without interference."

Stephen Kinzer

"American foreign-policy makers are exquisitely attuned to the rise of a government, or a movement that might take power, that will not lie down and happily become an American client state, that will not look upon the free market or the privatization of the world known as "globalization" as the highest good, that will not change its laws to favor foreign investment, that will not be unconcerned about the effects of foreign investment upon the welfare of its own people, that will not produce primarily for export, that will not easily tolerate the International Monetary Fund or the World Trade Organization inflicting a scorched-earth policy upon the country's social services or standard of living, that will not allow an American or NATO military installation upon its soil. Given the proper pretext, such bad examples have to be reduced to basket cases, or, where feasible, simply overthrown."

William Blum

 

Donald Rumsfeld / Dick Cheney

 

Michael Ledeen / Richard Perle

 

"The Plan is for the United States to rule the world. The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage. It calls for dominion over friends and enemies alike. It says not that the United States must be more powerful, or most powerful, but that it must be absolutely powerful."

Vice-President Dick Cheney - lecture at West Point, June 2002

 

"I think Vice President Dick Cheney is insane. The neocons are insane. I don't know of a sane one."

Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and former editor of the Wall Street Journal. 2008

 

"Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld were a part of the permanent, though hidden, national security apparatus of the United States, inhabitants of a world in which Presidents come and go, but America always keeps on fighting."

Peter Dale Scott

 

"Over the past seven decades, the Dulles brothers, the Cheney gang, the neocons and their ilk have hijacked that fundamental principle of American idealism and deployed our military and intelligence apparatus to serve the mercantile interests of large corporations and particularly, the petroleum companies and military contractors that have literally made a killing from these conflicts."

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

 

"Americans cannot escape a certain responsibility for what is done in our name around the world. In a democracy, even one as corrupted as ours, ultimate authority rests with the people. We empower the government with our votes, finance it with our taxes, bolster it with our silent acquiescence. If we are passive in the face of America's official actions overseas, we in effect endorse them."

Mark Hertzgaard

 

"American policymakers, setting themselves up as guardians of the world system, are more inclined than ever to simply disregard international laws and conventions if they get in the way of unrivaled military supremacy. Every instance of U.S. armed intervention during the 1980s and 1990s represents a flagrant violation of regional treaties and laws, not to mention the UN Charter itself, which explicitly prohibits military attacks against sovereign nations - for example, Grenada, Nicaragua, Haiti, Panama, Serbia, and Iraq. In any event, the U.S. has consistently shown its contempt for international bodies, agreements, and procedures that might conflict with its hegemonic aspirations."

Carl Boggs

 

"The "war on terror" is about creating real terrorists. The US government desperately needs real terrorists in order to justify its expansion of its wars against Muslim countries."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"No stages. This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq, then we take a look around and see how things stand. This is entirely the wrong way to go about it... If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war."

Richard Perle

 

"Just as it is sometimes necessary temporarily to resort to evil actions to achieve worthy objectives, so a period of dictatorship is sometimes the only hope for freedom.
... Paradoxically, preserving liberty may require the rule of a single leader - a dictator - willing to use those dreaded 'extraordinary measures', which few know how, or are willing, to employ."

Michael Ledeen

 

"We do not want stability in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and even Saudi Arabia; we want things to change. The real issue is not whether, but how to destabilize."

neocon Michal Ledeen

 

"One can only hope that we turn the region into a cauldron, and faster, please. If ever there were a region that richly deserved being cauldronized, it is the Middle East today. If we wage the war effectively, we will bring down the terror regimes in Iraq, Iran, and Syria, and either bring down the Saudi monarchy or force it to abandon its global assembly line to indoctrinate young terrorists."

Michael Ledeen

 

"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy: that is the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

John Kenneth Galbraith

 

"Neoconservatives used 9/11 to launch their plan for US world hegemony. Their plan fit with the interests of America's ruling oligarchies. Wars are good for the profits of the military/security complex, about which President Eisenhower warned us in vain a half century ago. American hegemony is good for the oil industry's control over resources and resource flows."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"A reasonable assessment of the events in the United States over the past 50 years or so gives ample evidence of the application of the ideas in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" in order to bring about the current Neoconservative administration [Bush/Cheney]. Anyone who wishes to understand what has happened in the U.S. needs to read the "Protocols" to understand that some group of deviant individuals took them to heart. The document, "Project For A New American Century" produced by the Neoconservatives reads as if it had been inspired by the same schizoidal worldview."

Andrew M. Lobaczewski in his book "Political Ponerology: a science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes"

 

"Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Stephen Hadley, Elliott Abrams, and Condoleezza Rice ran the 9/11 attacks.
It was called a stand down, a false flag operation in order to mobilize the American public under false pretenses... it was told to me by the general on the staff of Wolfowitz.
I taught stand down and false flag operations at the national war college, I've taught it with all my operatives so I knew exactly what was done to the American public."

Dr. Steve R. Pieczenik , Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Nixon, Ford and Carter

 

"The Neocons have been very clear about their ideology of American hegemony over the world. It's like Adolf Hitler all over again. Neoconservatives don't use the Nazi language. Instead, we're said to be the 'exceptional' people, the 'indispensable country.' They use these adjectives to elevate the United States above law, its own law and international law. So, it's alright if we commit war crimes with naked aggression. It's alright if we torture. It's alright if we kidnap people in foreign countries and take them to other foreign countries. This is all just part of America achieving hegemony. Notice the way we achieve it is not by argument or reason or persuasion or anything like that. It's by force."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business."

neoconservative Michael Ledeen

 

"I've always thought that underpopulated countries in Africa are vastly underpolluted.
... I think the economic logic behind dumping a load of toxic waste in the lowest wage country is impeccable and we should face up to it."

Lawrence Summers

 

"Neoconservative Jeane Kirkpatrick argued in 1979 that Third World revolutions are illegitimate, the products of Soviet expansion rather than of local historical forces opposed to repressive dictatorships. Kirkpatrick had solved the moral problem of the rollbackers: why it is fine to overthrow left-wing governments and make friends with rightist dictators. The Kirkpatrick Doctrine held that right-wing dictatorships can evolve into democratic governments while left-wing nations cannot. Under this doctrine - Marcos, Pinochet, and P.W. Botha were leading their countries down the path of democracy."

Thomas Bodenheimer and Robert Gould in their book "Rollback"

 

"The neoconservative ideology came to full power with the collapse of the Soviet Union. And this ideology says that history has chosen the US to prevail all over the world, that there is no alternative to the American political and economic system, and that this choice by history gives the US the responsibility to exercise hegemony over the entire world."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"Get on with the business of killing our enemies as quickly as we can, and as ruthlessly as we must."

Senator John McCain, about the Taliban in Afghanistan

 

"I hated my enemies even before they held me captive because hate sustained me in my devotion to their complete destruction and helped me overcome the virtuous human impulse to recoil in disgust from what had to be done by my hand."

Senator John McCain

 

"John McCain fits perfectly as an authoritarian leader, possessing most, if not all, of these traits:
dominating, opposes equality, desirous of personal power, amoral, intimidating and bullying, faintly hedonistic, vengeful, pitiless, exploitive, manipulative, dishonest, cheats to win, highly prejudiced (racist, sexist, homophobic), mean-spirited, militant, nationalistic, tells others what they want to hear, takes advantage of "suckers", specializes in creating false images to sell self,
may or may not be religious, usually politically and economically conservative/Republican"

John Dean

 


Jamie Dimon - banker

FINANCIAL BARBARIANS

"WaIl Street financed the German cartels in the mid-1920s which in turn proceeded to bring Hitler to power.
The financing for Hitler and his S.S. street thugs came in part from affiliates or subsidiaries of U.S. firms, including Henry Ford in 1922, payments by I. G. Farben and General Electric in 1933, followed by the Standard Oil of New Jersey and I.T.T. subsidiary payments to Heinrich Himmler up to 1944.
U.S. multi-nationals under the control of Wall Street profited handsomely from Hitler's military construction program in the 1930s and at least until 1942.
International bankers used political influence in the U. S. to cover up their wartime collaboration."

Antony C. Sutton in his book "Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler", 1976

 

"The Depression [1929] was not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence. The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here [United States] so that they might emerge as rulers of us all."

Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives' Banking and Currency Committee, 1932

"[The goal of a cabal of global financiers linked to J.P. Morgan and Company was] nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. Each central bank sought to dominate its government by its ability to control treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world."

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"J. P. Morgan, with the assistance and cooperation of a few of the interlocking corporations which reach all over the United States in their influence, controls every railroad in the United States. They control practically every public utility, they control literally thousands of corporations, they control all of the large insurance companies. Mr. President, we are gradually reaching a time, if we have not already reached that point, when the business of the country is controlled by men who can be named on the fingers of one hand, because those men control the money of the Nation, and that control is growing at a rapid rate."

US Senator Norris, in a speech, Congressional Record of November 30, 1941


"There is a special breed of international financiers whose success typically is built upon certain character traits. Those include cold objectivity, immunity to patriotism, and indifference to the human condition. That profile is the basis for proposing a theoretical strategy, called the Rothschild Formula, which motivates such men to propel governments into war for the profits they yield... As long as the mechanism of central banking exists, it will be to such men an irresistible temptation to convert debt into perpetual war and war into perpetual debt."

G. Edward Griffin in his book "The Creature from Jekyll Island"

 

"During a war you will never see the Vatican, City of London or Switzerland get attacked. On the grand chessboard these are considered neutral ground because it is where all the money flows. Without money to fund war, there is no war."

http://wideshut.co.uk

 

"World War I created astronomical debts in the nations that participated. These debts were held by the international bankers who organized and stage-managed the whole show from start to finish.
... Although the American people were clearly the losers in World War I, as were the people of the other participating nations, there was one group for which World War I was an unqualified success: The Big Bankers."

Des Griffin in his book "Descent Into Slavery?"

 

"On September 1, 1894, we will not renew our loans under any consideration. On September 1st we will demand our money. We will foreclose and become mortgagees in possession. We can take two-thirds of the farms west of the Mississippi, and thousands of them east of the Mississippi as well, at our own price."

American Bankers Association, 1891

 

"We must keep the people busy with political antagonisms... By dividing the electorate ... we'll be able to have them spend their energies at struggling amongst themselves on questions that, for us, have no importance whatsoever.
... Let us make use of the courts... When through the law's intervention, the common people shall have lost their homes, they will be more easy to control and more easy to govern, and they shall not be able to resist the strong hand of the Government acting in accordance with ... the control of the leaders of finance."

United States Bankers magazine, 1892

 

"Capital must protect itself in every way. Debts must be collected and loans and mortgages foreclosed as soon as possible. When through a process of law the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and more easily governed by the strong arm of the law applied by the central power of leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. This is well known among our principal men now engaged in forming an imperialism of capitalism to govern the world. By dividing the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd."

Civil Servants' Year Book: "The Organizer", 1934

 

"The small, but politically powerful, minority of financiers and industrialists is interested in various forms of economic imperialism. By a judicious use of their resources, the capitalists of highly industrialized countries stake out claims for themselves within nominally independent countries. Those claims are then represented as being the claims of the respective nations, and the quarrels between the various financial interests concerned become quarrels between states. The peace of the world has frequently been endangered, in order that oil magnates might grow a little richer."

Aldous Huxley, 1937

 

"I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half."

Jay Gould

 

"Wars should be directed so that the nations on both sides should be further in our debt."

Amschel Mayer Rothschild, 1774

 

"Central banks have utilized and promoted wars for their own profit, starting with the Rothschild involvement with the Napoleonic wars, and continuing up to the present day."

G. Edward Griffin in his book "The Creature from Jekyll Island"

 

"The federal income tax was instituted specifically to coerce taxpayers to pay the interest due to the banks on the federal debt."

Ellen Hodgson Brown in her book "Web of Debt"

 

"Psychopaths litter history with genocides and the destruction of entire nations and empires. Historical examples include such monsters as Stalin, Pol Pot, Ivan the Terrible, and Caligula. While there are many that make it to the pinnacle of the political stage there are also such historical figures as J.P. Morgan, Randolph Hearst, and Mayer Rothschild, professional psychopaths that reach the pinnacle of the financial stage where they cause no less misery and destruction as their political counterparts."

Stefan H. Verstappen

 

"What the income tax became, finally, was a siphon gradually inserted into the pocketbooks of the general public. Imposed to popular huzzas as a class tax, the income tax was gradually turned into a mass tax in a jiujitsu turnaround.
... The escape hatch for the insiders to avoid paying tax was ready. By the time the income tax Amendment had been approved by the states, the Rockefellers and Carnegie foundations were in full operation... These monopolists could now compound their wealth tax-free while competitors had to face a graduated income tax which made it difficult to amass capital.
... The conspirators now had created the mechanisms to run up the debt, to collect the debt, and to avoid the taxes required to pay the yearly interest on the debt. Then all that was needed was a reason to escalate the debt. Nothing runs up a national debt like a war. And World War I was being brewed in Europe."

Ferdinand Lundberg in his book "The Rich And The Super-Rich"

 

"Weapons of financial mass destruction deployed by Central Bankers and Disaster-Capitalists, under the guise of protecting the markets and improving the efficiency of the system, vacuum the wealth of the nations - the work people produce - into ever fewer hands.
... With all governments indebted to them and most ignorant of their existence, they foment chaos at will, incite or tranquillise populations as required, and maneuver legislation appropriate to their insatiable greed."

Niall Bradley

 

"Capital must protect itself in every way. Debts must be collected and loans and mortgages foreclosed as soon as possible. When through a process of law the common people have lost their homes, they will be more tractable and more easily governed by the strong arm of the law applied by the central power of leading financiers. People without homes will not quarrel with their leaders. This is well known among our principal men now engaged in forming an imperialism of capitalism to govern the world. By dividing the people we can get them to expend their energies in fighting over questions of no importance to us except as teachers of the common herd."

Civil Servants' Year Book: "The Organizer", 1934

 

"Unfettered and unregulated capitalism is a brutal force that exploits human beings and the natural world until exhaustion or collapse."

Chris Hedges

 

David Rockefeller - banker

 

"We are on the verge of global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."

David Rockefeller - statement to the United Nations Business Council, 1994

 

"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supra-national sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."

David Rockefeller - Council on Foreign Relations, June 1991

 

"I spent 33 years in the Marines, most of my time being a high-class muscle man for big business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for Capitalism... The general public shoulders the bill. This bill renders a horrible accounting. Newly placed gravestones, Mangled bodies. Shattered minds. Broken hearts and homes. Economic instability. Back-breaking taxation for generations and generations."

Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler, 1935

 

"The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank [HSBC] and related companies finance the opium trade. In this, they are acting as designated agents of the British monarchy, through the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
The world illegal drug traffic is controlled by a single group of men whose intimate ties of ownership, family, and political collaboration go back 200 years."

www.bibliotecapleyades.net "How the Drug Empire Works"

 

"George Soros is part of a circle ... linked to the financial side of the Israeli Mossad, and to the family of Lord Jacob Rothschild.
Understandably, Soros and the Rothschild interests prefer to keep their connection hidden far from public view, so as to obscure the powerful friends Soros can claim in the City of London, the British Foreign Office, Israel, and the U.S. financial establishment."

Executive Intelligence Review Special Report, 1997

 

"Plummeting stock prices [in 1929] ruined small investors, but not the top "insiders" on Wall Street. Paul Warburg had issued a tip in March of 1929 that the Crash was coming. Before it did, John D. Rockefeller, Bernard Baruch, Joseph P. Kennedy, and other money barons got out of the market.
... Early withdrawal from the market not only preserved the fortunes of these men: it also enabled them to return later and buy up whole companies for a song."

James Perloff in his book "The Shadows of Power"

 

"World War I created astronomical debts in the nations that participated. These debts were held by the international bankers who organized and stage-managed the whole show from start to finish.
... In the fall of 1929 it was time for the international bankers to push the button that set in motion the machinery that resulted in World War II. After they, their agents and friends had sold out at the crest of an artificially inflated stock market boom, the international bankers pulled the rug out from under the whole system and sent the United States plunging into what became known as the Great Depression."

Des Griffin in his book "Descent Into Slavery?

 

George Soros - hedge fund chairman / financial speculator

 

"George Soros's relation to the secretive international Rothschild finance circle represents no ordinary or casual banking connection. It goes a long way toward explaining the extraordinary success of a mere private speculator, and Soros's uncanny ability to "gamble right" so many times in such high-risk markets.
Soros has access to the "insider track" in some of the most important government and private channels in the world."

Executive Intelligence Review Special Report, 1997

 

"In the fall of 1929 it was time for the international bankers to push the button that set in motion the machinery that resulted in World War II. After they, their agents and friends had sold out at the crest of an artificially inflated stock market boom, the international bankers pulled the rug out from under the whole system and sent the United States plunging into what became known as the Great Depression."

Des Griffin in his book "Descent Into Slavery?"

 

"On August 9, 1929 the pin was inserted into the bubble. On that date, the Federal Reserve raised its discount rate to six percent and simultaneously began to sell securities on the open market. Both actions acted to shrink bank reserves and therefore the money supply... The market reached its peak on September 19, then started its slide downward. On October 24 the slide became a torrent, and on October 29, the market collapsed.
While the uninformed were in the process of loosing their shirts, the insiders who had sold out before the crash were now to be found, with cash at the ready, on the buying side. Companies whose stock had dropped to a fraction of their value were still basically viable, but their ownership, in large measure, had been shifted from, to use Andrew Mellon's phrase, the "less competent people," who had been sucked into the speculative maelstrom created by the Fed's easy credit, to the financial elites, who had been made privy to the crash that was around the corner. Great fortunes were made or added to by the latter.
... Virtually all of the inner club was rescued from The Depression. There is no record of any member of the interlocking directorate between the Federal Reserve, the major New York banks, and their prime customers having been caught by surprise."

G. Edward Griffin in his book "The Creature from Jekyll Island""

 

"The depression [of 1929] was the calculated 'shearing' of the public by the World Money powers, triggered by the planned sudden shortage of supply of call money in the New York money market. The One World Government leaders and their ever close bankers have now acquired full control of the money and credit machinery of the U.S. via the creation of the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank."

Curtis Dall, FDR's son-in-law as quoted in his book "My Exploited Father-in-Law"

 

"Capital must protect itself in every possible way, both by combination and legislation. Debts must be collected, mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible. When, through the process of law, the common people lose their homes, they will become more docile and more easily governed through the strong arm of government applied by a central power of wealth under leading financiers. These truths are well known among our principal men who are now engaged in forming an imperialism to govern the world. By dividing the voter through the political party system, we can get them to expend their energies in fighting for questions of no importance. It is thus by discreet action we can secure for ourselves that which has been so well planned and so successfully accomplished."

American's Banker Association, 1924

 

Lloyd Blankfein - banker

 

"Our global banking system is a global cartel, a "super-entity" in which the world's major banks all own each other and own the controlling shares in the world's largest multinational corporations.
... This is the real "free market," a highly profitable global banking cartel, functioning as a worldwide financial Mafia."

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"Two classes benefit by war - The militarists and the moneylenders... The cause of militarism is never patriotism, it is usually commercialism. The warmongers urging military preparedness in America are Wall Street bankers."

Henry Ford, 1915

 

"I.G. Farben was most famous for putting the gas in gas chambers; it was the producer of Zyklon B and other gasses used on victims of the Holocaust... The Bush family hired Allen Dulles, the future head of the CIA, to hide the funds they were making from Nazi investments and the funds they were sending to Nazi Germany."

William Bowles

 

"The financing for Adolph Hitler's rise to power was handled through the Warburg-controlled Mendelsohn Bank of Amsterdam and later by the J. Henry Schroeder Bank... Chief legal counsel to the J. Henry Schroeder Bank was the firm of Sullivan and Cromwell whose senior partners included John Foster and Allen Dulles."

Gary Allen in his book "None Dare Call It Conspiracy"

 

"We must find new lands from which we can easily obtain raw materials and at the same time exploit the cheap slave labor that is available from the natives of the colonies. The colonies would also provide a dumping ground for the surplus goods produced in our factories."

Cecil Rhodes

 

"A global financial cabal engineered a fraudulent housing and debt bubble [2008], illegally shifted vast amounts of capital out of the US; and used 'privatization' as a form of piracy -- a pretext to move government assets to private investors at below-market prices and then shift private liabilities back to government at no cost to the private liability holder... Clearly, there was a global financial coup d'etat underway."

Catherine Austin Fitts

 

"The big bankers of the world, who practice the terrorism of money, are more powerful than kings and field marshals, even more than the Pope of Rome himself. They never dirty their hands. They kill no one: they limit themselves to applauding the show.
Their officials, international technocrats, rule our countries: they are neither presidents nor ministers, they have not been elected, but they decide the level of salaries and public expenditure, investments and divestments, prices, taxes, interest rates, subsidies, when the sun rises and how frequently it rains."

Eduardo Galeano

 

"The lesson is clear: if you are a thief, steal by the billions or trillions, and then no one can do anything about it. If you are in the drug trade: handle only billions (or hundreds of billions) in drug money, and then you will get away with it. If you don't want to pay taxes, be a member of the top 0.001% of the world's super-rich and hide your billions in offshore tax-free accounts. If you want more, create a global economic crisis, demand to be saved by the state to the tune of tens of trillions of dollars, and then, tell the state to punish their populations into poverty in order to pay for your mistakes.
In other words, if you want to indulge your criminal fantasies, lie and steal, profit from death and drugs, dominate and demand, be king and command, become the highly-functioning socially-acceptable sociopath you always knew you could be... think big. Think bank. Serial killers, bank robbers and drug dealers go to jail; bankers get bailouts and get an unlimited insurance policy called "too big to fail."

Jurriaan Maessen

 

"While wars and revolutions have been useful to international bankers in gaining or increasing control over governments, the key to such control has always been control of money. You can control a government if you have it in your debt; a creditor is in a position to demand the privileges of monopoly from the sovereign. Money-seeking governments have granted monopolies in state banking, natural resources, oil concessions and transportation. However, the monopoly which the international financiers most covet is control over a nation's money."

Gary Allen in his book "None Dare Call It Conspiracy"

 

"Drug profits are secured through the ability of the drug cartels to launder and transfer billions of dollars through the US banking system. The scale and scope of the US banking-drug cartel alliance surpasses any other economic activity of the US private banking system."

James Petras

 

"By early 2000, the process of global financial deregulation was in many regards a fait accompli. Wall Street routinely invaded country after country. The domestic banking system was put on the auction block and reorganized under the surveillance of external creditors. National financial institutions were systematically destabilized and driven out of business; mass unemployment and poverty are the invariable results."

Michel Chossudovsky

 

"The global banking cartel, centered at the IMF, World Bank and Federal Reserve, have paid off politicians and dictators the world over [Including Washington]. In country after country, they have looted national economies at the expense of local populations, consolidating wealth in unprecedented fashion - the top economic one-tenth of one percent is currently holding over $40 trillion in investible wealth, not counting an equally significant amount of wealth hidden in offshore accounts."

David DeGraw, 2011

"Money laundering, according to IMF estimates for the 1990s, was between 590 billion and 1.5 trillion dollars a year. The proceeds of the drug trade are deposited in the banking system. Drug money is laundered in the numerous offshore banking havens in Switzerland, Luxembourg, the British Channel Islands, the Cayman Islands and some 50 other locations around the globe. It is here that criminal syndicates involved in the drug trade and the representatives of the world's largest commercial banks interact. Dirty money is deposited in these offshore havens, which are controlled by major Western banks and financial institutions which have a vested interest in maintaining and sustaining the drug trade."

Michel Chossudovsky

 

"A competent war on drugs must begin with a war against the banking institutions and bankers who 'launder' Dope, Inc.'s ill-gotten gains...Shut down the drug money-laundering by the major Anglo-American banks, and the dope cartel would choke to death on its own profits... Dope, Inc.'s vulnerable flank is the international network of banks and other financial institutions that 'launder' the cartel's $558 billion per year in gross revenue... Action by government against the drug bankers could rapidly shut down Dope, Inc.."

DOPE, INC., Executive Intelligence Review, 1992

 

"Money laundering is simply everywhere. On the grand scale, it's endemic to banking... Money laundering is not some distant fantasy. It's actually how you handle the profits of extortion, tax evasion, criminal conspiracy and huge quantities of drug money, how you get that into the white sector... We pay vast sums of money to agencies that are supposed to stop money laundering. It doesn't happen."

author John le Carre

 

FOUNDATIONS AND THINK TANKS

 

"The trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, at a 1911 meeting, discussed the question: 'Is there any means known to man more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people?' At the end of a year they came to the conclusion that there was no more effective means to that end known to man. So, they raised question number two, and the question was, 'How do we involve the United States in a war?"

Norman Dodd, the Research Director of the 1954 House of Representatives' Special Committee to Investigate Tax Exempt Foundations (the Reece Committee)

 

"The Carnegie Endowment supported U.S. entry into the war {WW I], not for any patriotic purpose, but so that the war would provide an excuse for, if not necessitate, Andrew Carnegie's goal of British-American regional government."

William H Mcllhany II, from an article "Tax Exempt Foundations", 1980

 

"For generations, small farmers have been able to save and swap seeds. This vital practice enables farmers to keep a wide range of seeds which helps maintain biodiversity and helps them to adapt to climate change and protect from plant disease. However, this system of seed saving is under threat by corporations who want to take more control over seeds. Big seed companies are keen to grow their market share of commercial seeds in Africa and alongside philanthropic organizations like the Gates Foundation and aid donors, they are discussing new ways to increase their market penetration of commercial seeds and displacing farmers own seed systems."

Heidi Chow, food sovereignty campaigner with Global Justice Now

 

"The US and UK governments' relentless backing for the global spread of genetically modified seeds was in fact the implementation of a decades long policy of the Rockefeller Foundation since the 1930's, when it funded Nazi eugenics research... As some of these circles saw it, war as a means of population reduction was costly and not that efficient.
... The Rockefeller Foundation, working with John D. Rockefeller Ill's Population Council, the World Bank, the UN Development Program and the Ford Foundation, and others, had been working with the WHO (World Health Organization) for 20 years to develop an anti-fertility vaccine using tetanus, as well as with other vaccines."

F. William Engdahl in his book "Seeds of Destuction"

 

"The folks at the Rockefeller Foundation were deadly serious about wanting to solve the world hunger problem through the worldwide proliferation of GMO seeds and crops... They were out to limit population by going after the human reproductive process itself."

F. William Engdahl in his book "Seeds of Destuction"

 

"The Round Table Group wanted to control the people by having the government tax people and deposit the peoples money in a central bank. The Group would take control of the bank and therefore have control of the money. The Group would take control of the State Department and formulate government policy, which would determine how the money was spent. The Group would control the CIA which would gather information about people, and script and produce psycho-political operations focused at the people to influence them to act in accord with Round Table Group State Department policy decisions. The Group would work to consolidate all the nations of the world into a single nation, with a single central bank under their control, and a single International Security System. Some of the first legislation of the Wilson Administration was the institution of the graduated income tax (1913) and the creation of a central bank called the Federal Reserve. An inheritance tax was also instituted. These tax laws were used to rationalize the need for legislation that allowed the establishment of tax-exempt foundations. The tax-exempt foundations became the link between the Group member's private corporations and the university system. The Group would control the universities by controlling the sources of their funding. The funding was money sheltered from taxes that was channeled in ways which would help achieve Round Table Group aims."

Colonel Edward Mandell House

 

CORPORATE HEGEMONY

"A corporation cannot be ethical; its only responsibility is to turn a profit."

Milton Friedman

 

"There seems to be nothing to prevent the transnational corporations taking possession of the planet and subjecting humanity to the dictatorship of capital."

Christian la Brie in an artilce in Le Monde Diplomatique

 

"Weapons producers make money regardless of whether the Pentagon wins or loses its wars - and making money is their only objective."

Gabriel Kolko

 

"The relationship between globalization and militarism should be seen as two sides of the same coin. On one side, globalization promotes the conditions that lead to unrest, inequality, conflict, and, ultimately, war. On the other side, globalization fuels the means to wage war by protecting and promoting the military industries needed to produce sophisticated weaponry. This weaponry, in turn, is used or is threatened to be used to protect the investments of transnational corporations and their shareholders."

Steven Staples

 

"The Gates Foundation has been working with the US government and agribusiness giants like Monsanto to corporatize Africa's genetic riches for the benefit of outsiders."

Phil Bereano, food sovereignty campaigner with AGRA Watch and an Emeritus Professor at the University of Washington

 

"Multi-billion-dollar multinational corporations view the exploitation of the world's sick and dying as a sacred duty to their shareholders."

John le Carre', 2001

 

"The corporation is not a person and it does not live. It is a lifeless bundle of legally protected financial rights and relationships brilliantly designed to serve money and its imperatives. It is money that flows in its veins, not blood. The corporation has neither soul nor conscience."

David Korten in his book "The Post-Corporate World"

 

"The real motives behind most of U.S foreign policy as measured by the kinds of countries U.S. Ieaders support and the kinds of countries or political movements they try to destroy is to keep the world safe for the Fortune 500. To make sure that the transnational corporations and international global finance capital continues to control the land, labor, resources, and markets of most of the world, and ultimately, all of the world on terms that are extremely favorable to them. The goal is to destroy, to obliterate, to thwart any social movement or national leader who is trying for an alternative way of using the land, the labor, the natural resources, the markets, the capital of his or her country."

Michael Parenti

 

"The governments of the world are restructuring their economies, and the global economy as a whole, into a corporatist structure. Thus, this new international economic system being constructed is one representative of economic fascism. The governments now work directly for the banks, democracy is in decline everywhere, and the militarization of domestic society into creating "Homeland Security states" is underway and accelerating."

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"The corporate-dominated economy and the transnational corporate state had consolidated its power over almost every aspect of public and private life, and under a formal globalization movement the transnational corporations were extending their tentacles all over the planet.
Footsoldiers like Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, the ever-dutiful Bush family, Helmut Kohl, and a list of Japanese leaders had diligently kept the faith. Working with the timeworn International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and ultimately with the new engine of globalization, the World Trade Organization, they ensured that the interests of capital were nowhere endangered by the needs of the world's three billion poor to eat, have shelter, clothing, sanitation, medical care, and education."

William F. Pepper in his book "An Act of State: the Execution of Martin Luther King"

 

"Power is an addiction its abusers can neither comprehend nor arrest. They are programmed towards ruthless, hegemonic domination of the 'other'... The 'free market' really means freedom for the few to steal everything from the many. The game is rigged so that the people lose either way."

Niall Bradley

 

"What would have happened if millions of American and British people, struggling with coupons and lines at the gas stations, had learned that in 1942 Standard Oil of New Jersey [part of the Rockefeller empire] managers shipped the enemy's fuel through neutral Switzerland and that the enemy was shipping Allied fuel? Suppose the public had discovered that the Chase Bank in Nazi-occupied Paris after Pearl Harbor was doing millions of dollars' worth of business with the enemy with the full knowledge of the head office in Manhattan [the Rockefeller family among others? Or that Ford trucks were being built for the German occupation troops in France with authorization from Dearbom, Michigan? Or that Colonel Sosthenes Behn, the head of the international American telephone conglomerate ITT, flew from New York to Madrid to Berne during the war to help improve Hitler's communications systems and improve the robot bombs that devastated London? Or that ITT built the FockeWulfs that dropped bombs on British and American troops? Or that crucial balI bearings were shipped to Nazi-associated customers in Latin America with the collusion of the vice-chairman of the U.S. War Production Board in partnership with Goering's cousin in Philadelphia when American forces were desperately short of them? Or that such arrangements were known about in Washington and either sanctioned or deliberately ignored?"

Charles Higham, researcher, about U.S. - Nazi collaboration during WWII

"Henry Ford and Edsel Ford respectively contributed money to Hitler and profited from German wartime production. Standard Oil of New Jersey, General Electric, General Motors, and I.T.T ... made financial or technical contributions which comprise prima facie evidence of "participating in planning or carrying out Nazi enterprises."

Antony C. Sutton in his book "Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler", 1976

 

"Several of the greatest American corporate leaders were in league with Nazi corporations before and after Pearl Harbor, including I.G. Farben, the colossal Nazi industrial trust that created Auschwitz."

Charles Higham in his book "Trading with the Enemy"

 

"The thoroughly documented evidence regarding the heavy involvement of leading American banking and industrial interests in the rise of Hitler's Third Reich is a matter of public record."

Des Griffin in his book "Descent Into Slavery?"

 

"The contribution made by American capitalism to German war preparations before 1940, can only be described as phenomenal. It was certainly crucial to German military preparations. Evidence suggests that not only was an influential sector of American business aware of the nature of Nazism, but for its own purposes aided Nazism whenever possible - with full knowledge that the probable outcome would be war involving Europe and the United States."

Antony C. Sutton in his book "Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler"

 

"A number of financial and industrial figures of World War II and several members of the government served the cause of money before the cause of patriotism. While aiding the United States' war effort, they also aided Nazi Germany's."

Charles Higham in his book "Trading with the Enemy"

 

CORPORATE BARBARIANS

David Koch

 

"The billionaire Koch Brothers spent close to $400 million on their conservative network for the 2012 election."

www.philly.com, 2014

 

"There is only one way to make all wealth-producing activity dependent on corrupt privilege and beholden to corrupt power. That is to turn all wealth-producing activity into monopoly enterprise. And that is the reason we have a monopoly system today. It is the economy deliberately created by the party oligarchs in the interests of oligarchic power.
... It is just because monopoly is absolutely dependent on special privilege that the party oligarchs first created and today sustain monopoly, for all the wealth in the country that derives from monopoly wealth is privileged wealth, wealth allied to those who can dispense and protect special privilege."

Walter Karp in his book "Indispensable Enemies"

 

"CEOs of most of the world's largest corporations daily make decisions that destroy the lives of many other human beings. Only about 1 to 3 percent of us are sociopaths - people who don't have normal human feelings and can easily go to sleep at night after having done horrific things. And of that 1 percent of sociopaths, there's probably only a fraction of a percent with a college education. And of that tiny fraction, there's an even tinier fraction that understands how business works, particularly within any specific industry. Thus there is such a shortage of people who can run modern monopolistic, destructive corporations that stockholders have to pay millions to get them to work. And being sociopaths, they gladly take the money without any thought to its social consequences."

Thom Hartman

 

"The major objective of foreign policy is the acquisition of markets and economic power for a small group of giant multi-nationals under the virtual control of a few banking investment houses and controlling families."

Antony C. Sutton in his book "Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler"

 

"The rules of big business: Get a monopoly; let Society work for you. So long as we see all international revolutionaries and all international capitalists as implacable enemies of one another, then we miss a crucial point - a partnership between international monopoly capitalism and international revolutionary socialism is for their mutual benefit."

Frederick C. Howe, in his book "Confessions of a Monopolist", 1906

 

"John D. Rockefeller was a Machiavellian who boasted that he hated competition. Whenever he could, Rockefeller used the government to promote his own interests and to hinder his competitors. Monopoly capitalism is impossible unless you have a government with the power to strangle would-be competitors.
The easiest way to control or eliminate competitors is not to best them in the marketplace, but to use the power of government to exclude them from the marketplace. If you wish to control commerce, banking, transportation, and natural resources on a national level, you must control! the federal government. If you and your clique wish to establish worldwide monopolies, you must control World Government."

Gary Allen in his book "The Rockefeller File"

 

"Without the monopoly concentration of mass media, there can be no modern propaganda. For propaganda to thrive, the media must remain concentrated, news agencies and services must be limited, the press must be under central command, and radio, film, and television monopolies must pervade."

Nancy Snow

 

EUROPEAN POLITICAL BARBARIANS
(a partial list)

 

Nicolas Sarkozy-France / Tony Blair-Britain / Winston Churchill-Britain

 

"Are people in the West, particularly in Europe are they pretending that they don't know what is happening in Syria, Venezuela, Thailand and now, particularly, in Ukraine? Or have they simply turned into a cynical assembly of brainwashed degenerates?
People in Europe and in the United States - whose governments and companies rule the world - their level of understanding, their political awareness is way below those in Africa, Latin America and Asia, those very people who are being constantly robbed and sacrificed.
To know and to understand that would make many Europeans and North Americans uncomfortable That would mean having to take responsibility; to be co-responsible for the crimes committed by Western governments and multi-nationals. It would mean, god forbid, to take action.
In Yugoslavia, the West destroyed an entire country, a great country, one of the founding members of the Non-Aligned Movement.
In Africa, an entire continent screams in pain. Pretty close to ten million people, have been slaughtered in the Democratic Republic of Congo alone since 1995, by Uganda, and Rwanda, on behalf of Western geopolitical interests. DRC has uranium, Coltan, and diamonds Its people do not matter.
Are the citizens of Europe and North America ignorant of the fact that their governments and companies are fighting undeclared wars and committing acts of terrorism all over the world?
And they have for decades, with total impunity, it is perfectly well documented and it takes tremendous discipline to overlook it."

Andre Vltchek, 2014

 

"Tony Blair's contribution to the betterment of mankind, has included joining the United States in the Afghanistan invasion and between 1997 and 2003, in the silent cull of an average of six thousand Iraqi children a month [sanctions], instructing Britain's UN officials to veto everything from vaccines to ventolin, insulin to incubators and intubators, paper to pencils, female hygiene appliances, to aids for children at the schools for the blind and deaf. A further million Iraqis have died since the invasion, almost certainly an underestimate.
... Tony Blair has profiteered as a result of the Iraq War in which so many hundreds of thousands of people died. in the league of shame, Tony Blair is arguably the worst of them all."

Peter Osborne, 2010

 

"Tony Blair is a glorified salesman, selling the same snake oil to different customers.
First, he is [in Israel] to provide a façade of Western concern about mending the Middle East. He suggests that the West is committed to action even as it fails to intervene and the situation of the Palestinians generally, and those in Gaza in particular, deteriorates rapidly. He sells us the continuing dispossession of the Palestinians in a bottle labelled "peace".
He is also here as a sort of European proconsul to advise the Americans on how to repackage their policies. The US has become aware that it has lost all credibility with the rest of the world on this issue. Blair's job is to redesign the bottle labelled "US honest broker" so that we will be prepared to buy the product again.
His next task is to try to wheedle out of Israel any minor concession he can secure on behalf of the Palestinians and persuade Tel Aviv to cooperate in selling an empty bottle labelled "hope" as a breakthrough in the peace process.
And finally, he is here to create the impression that his chief task is to defend the interests of the Palestinians. To this end, he collects the three bottles, puts them in some pretty wrapping paper and writes on the label 'Palestinian state'."

Jonathan Cook, 2010

 

"The corruption and inhumanity under Margaret Thatcher knew no borders. When she came to power in 1979, Thatcher demanded a total ban on exports of milk to Vietnam. The American invasion had left a third of Vietnamese children malnourished. I witnessed many distressing sights, including infants going blind from a lack of vitamins. "I cannot tolerate this," said an anguished doctor in a Saigon paediatric hospital, as we looked at a dying boy. Oxfam and Save the Children had made clear to the British government the gravity of the emergency. An embargo led by the US had forced up the local price of a kilo of milk up to ten times that of a kilo of meat. Many children could have been restored with milk. Thatcher's ban held."

John Pilger

 

"According to the "American Almanac," a network called the "Club of the Isles" is an informal association of predominantly European-based royal households including the Queen of England. The "Club of the Isles "commands an estimated $10 trillion in assets. It controls such corporate giants as Royal Dutch Shell, Imperial Chemical Industries, Lloyds of London, Unilever, Lonrho, Rio Tinto Zinc, and Anglo American DeBeers. It dominates the world supply of petroleum, gold, diamonds, and many other vital raw materials. These assets serve its geopolitical agenda.
Its goal is to reduce the human population from over 5 billion people to below one billion people within the next two to three generation, in the interest of retaining their own global power and the feudal system upon which it is based."

Henry Makow

 

"Europe is saturated with corporations aided by scavengers like George Soros and crypto-banks like Goldman Sachs whose only reason for existence is to steal as much as possible and to return us to the penury, peonage and slavery."

T. P. Wilkinson

 

"At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, the West was occupying almost the entire planet.
It was plundering all that it controlled. It destroyed cultures, raped women, robbed all that it could get its hands on.
The wealth that allowed Europe to build lavish palaces, theatres, museums, public buildings came from, and is still coming from the blood of oppressed people, from their hard labor for a pittance, from their sweat, from their humiliation.
The majority of people of what is now Latin America vanished. Their religions were destroyed and so were their languages. The Inca people had to obliterate their temples, and from those stones, enormous Christian cathedrals were erected. And they were decorated with gold and silver, dug by once free but now enslaved Incas. In Cusco and Potosi, Quito and Cuenca, everywhere.
Slaves poured out from Africa to Latin America and to North America, as well as to the Caribbean. Entire states in Africa, entire families were ruined, destroyed, uprooted. Human beings were treated like animals, while literary salons in London and Paris were enjoying refined music and perfumes.
... The Christian religion, that outrageous machinery of terror has been part of this for centuries, walking hand in hand with the Conquistadors and Crusaders. Periodically it took the lead in the massacres. The Church had been greedier than monarchies, and it was power hungry, oppressive and brutal.
Christianity, that symbol of Western civilization, brought torture and slavery; it blessed the men and the deeds that murdered millions."

Andre Vltchek, 2014

 

"Has either Blair or Bush, I wonder, ever seen a child blown to bits, or witnessed the effect of a single cluster bomb dropped on an unprotected refugee camp? It isn't necessarily a qualification for generalship to have seen such dreadful things, and I don't wish either of them the experience. But it scares me all the same when I watch uncut, political faces shining with the light of combat, and hear preppy political voices steeling my heart for battle."

John le Carre'

 

"In Cambodia, Margaret Thatcher left a trail of blood, secretly. In 1980, she demanded that the defunct Pol Pot regime - the killers of 1.7 million people - retain its "right" to represent their victims at the UN. Her policy was vengeance on Cambodia's liberator, Vietnam. The British representative was instructed to vote with Pol Pot at the World Health Organisation, thereby preventing it from providing help to where it was needed more than anywhere on earth."

John Pilger

 

"You will not read about the Club of the Isles in any textbook or popular magazine. It is unincorporated and it has no membership lists. Yet, as an informal association of predominantly European-based royal households and princely families, the Club of the Isles commands an estimated $10 trillion in assets. It lords over such corporate giants as Royal Dutch Shell, Imperial Chemical Industries, Lloyds of London, Unilever, Lonrho, Rio Tinto Zinc, and Anglo American DeBeers. It dominates the world supply of petroleum, gold, diamonds, and many other vital raw materials; and deploys these assets not merely in the pursuit of wealth, but as resources at the disposal of its geopolitical agenda. Its goal: to reduce the human population from its current level of over 5 billion people to below 1 billion people within the next two to three generations in the interest of retaining their own global power and the feudal system upon which that power is based."

The New Federalist, 1994

 

"I am strongly in favor of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes. The moral effect should be good and it would spread a lively terror."

Winston Churchill, 1920, advocating the use of chemical weapons on the Arabs involved in the Iraqi revolution against British rule

 

"I do not want suggestions as to how we can disable the German economy and the machinery of war, what I want are suggestions as to how we can roast the German refugees on their escape from Breslau."

Winston Churchill

 

"I propose that 100,000 degenerate Britons should be forcibly sterilized and others put in labour camps to halt the decline of the British race."

Winston Churchill, as British Home Secretary

 

"I do not admit that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly wise race, has come in and taken their place."

Winston Churchill, addressing the Peel Commission on why Britain was justified in deciding the fate of Palestine, 1937

 

"Mahatma Gandhi ought to be lain bound hand and foot at the gates of Delhi, and then trampled on by an enormous elephant with the new Viceroy seated on its back. Gandhi-ism and everything it stands for will have to be grappled with and crushed."

Winston Churchill about Mahatma Gandhi when he launched his campaign of peaceful resistance against British rule in India

 

"Food relief would do no good. Indians breed like rabbits and will outstrip any available food supply.

Winston Churchill in 1944 explaining his refusal to send food aid to India
[In 1943 a famine broke out in Bengal, caused by the imperial policies of the British. Up to 3 million people starved to death]

 

"On the subject of India, Winston Churchill is not quite sane. I didn't see much difference between his outlook and Hitler's."

British Secretary of State to India

 

"Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered the saturation bombing of Dresden, Germany, where, on February 13 1945, more than 500,000 German civilians and refugees, mostly women and children, were slaughtered in one day by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Force (USAAF), who dropped over 700,000 phosphorus bombs on the city.
... Instead of being charged with being responsible for ordering one of the most horrific war crimes of recent history, in which up to half a million people died screaming in his firestorms, Churchill emerged from the war as a hero. An unwavering supporter of the British monarchy throughout his life, he was made a knight of the Order of the Garter, Britain's highest order of knighthoods, by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953."

Michael Dickinson

 

"In the Middle East, the British bombed and gassed 'the 'lesser races', divided nations, manipulated and enslaved them.
'Divide and rule' led to horrific consequences later, like the 'Partition' of India and Pakistan, or genocide in what is now Bangladesh.
In Asia, just about everything was occupied, plundered and raped, including such enormous areas as the sub-Continent, China and the archipelago that is now known as Indonesia.
All was neatly divided. French Indochina, British India, and Dutch Indonesia.
Western Empires fought over vast foreign lands and no Europeans protested against the genocides that were committed by their rulers. Some countries like France 'successfully' exterminated a hundred percent of the people on some islands in the Caribbean."

Andre Vltchek, 2014

 

"Mussolini's regime more or less capitulated in favour of restoration of an anti-communist government supported by the Mafia and US secret services (Mussolini was bankrolled by British intelligence services prior to seizing power). However, Franco and Salazar were firmly supported by and supportive of US/ UK corporate interests. The democratisation of Greece after the war would have been a serious blow to US interests."

T. P. Wilkinson

 

"The City of London dominates the worlds speculative markets. A tightly interlocking group of corporations, involved in raw materials extraction, finance, insurance, transportation, and food production, controls the lion's share of the world market, and exerts virtual "choke point" control over world industry."

historian Jeffrey Steinberg

 

"Europeans 'do not know' what horrors they have been spreading all over the globe. Westerners in general do not know. They are conditioned not to know. They have eliminated almost all 'comparative thinking' in their own continent, and simultaneously in their colonies.
People do not know how to compare, anymore. The media and scholars are discouraged from comparing crimes and brutality. It is obvious why. No continent, no culture, committed such monstrous crimes, performed such horrible and unforgiveable deeds, as Western 'cultures' and 'civilizations'. They committed them and they are still busy committing them."

Andre Vltchek, 2014

 

"Since 2011, France has played a key role in destabilizing North Africa and the Middle East. In 2011, it participated in the US-led NATO assault on Libya, as well as sending troops to other African nations including the Ivory Coast and Mali. France also currently maintains troops in Sahara, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Central African Republic, and Sahel in Africa, as well as troops still participating in the ongoing occupation of Afghanistan."

Tony Cartalucci, 2016

 

"European royal families constitute a financier oligarchy; they are the power behind the Windsor throne. They view themselves as the heirs to the Venetian oligarchy, which infiltrated and subverted England from the period 1509-1715, and established a new, more virulent, Anglo-Dutch-Swiss strain of the oligarchic system of imperial Babylon, Persia, Rome, and Byzantium."

historian Jeffrey Steinberg

 

POLITICAL BARBARIANS OF THE AMERICAS
(a partial list)

 


Efrain Rios Montt-Guatemala / "Papa Doc" Duvalier-Haiti

Augusto Pinochet-Chile / Alvaro Uribe-Colombia / Jorge Videla-Argentina

 

"Colombian President Alvaro Uribe's role is to be the empire's Trojan Horse and he knows that if he opposes that duty his fate will be no different than that of another Latin American figure, also a president, Manuel Antonio Noriega, who having completed the mission that the White House had set out for him was arrested in 1989 after a devastating U.S. invasion of Panama and was condemned to 40 years in prison for his connection with the Medellin cartel. When Noriega ceased to be useful to the interests of the imperialists, he quickly went from being president to a prisoner in a maximum security cell in the United States. This is the mirror into which Uribe looks day and night, and explains his permanent irritation, his lies, and his desperation to be re-elected as president of Colombia, while at the same time converting that nation into a U.S. protectorate and himself into a sort of proconsul-for-life of the empire, at the ready to caste a shadow over an entire continent so as to avoid the same fate as his Panamanian counterpart."

Professor Atilio Borón, 2009

 

"In 2008 alone, forty-one trade unionists have been killed. Since Colombian President Alvaro Uribe took office six years ago [2002], 454 trade unionists have been killed. Last year, thirty-nine were killed, which was more than all the other countries in the world combined."

Mario Murillo, Professor of communications at Hofstra University

 

"The British human rights group Justice for Colombia has just published a study concerning Anglo-American backing for the Colombian regime of Álvaro Uribe, which is responsible for more than 90 percent of all cases of torture. The principal torturers, the "security forces," are trained by the Americans and the British. The British Foreign Office replies that it is "improving the human rights record of the military and combating drug trafficking." The study finds not a shred of evidence to support this. Colombian officers with barbaric records, such as those implicated in the murder of a trade union leader, are welcomed to Britain for "seminars"."

John Pilger

 

"Alvaro Uribe, the president of Colombia, doesn't want peace, because he receives so much military aid from the United States and so much protection for the oil fields, that he really doesn't want peace."

John Perkins, 2008

 

"Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's forces executed or "disappeared" 3,197 people. Tens of thousands were tortured, hundreds of thousands were forced into exile. Pinochet destroyed the constitution, the parliament, the political parties, the trade unions, and the free universities."

Saul Landau, 2000

 

"The reports tell how the Chilean military -- trained and financed by the United States -- tortured people with electric shock, particularly on the genitals; forced victims to witness the torture of friends and relatives (including children); raped women in the presence of other family members; burned sex organs with acid or scalding water; placed rats in women's vaginas and into the mouths of other prisoners; mutilated, punctured, and cut off various parts of the body, including genitalia, eyes, and tongue; injected air into women's breasts and into veins (causing slow, painful death); shoved bayonets and clubs into the vagina or anus, causing rupture and death."

reports from victims and survivors of Augusto Pinochet's coup in Chile in 1973

 

"Under the code name, Operation Condor, from 1976 on, intelligence agencies for the military dictators in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, and Paraguay waged a "dirty war" against dissident citizens claimed to be "terrorists." This meant nonviolent social reformers and socialists, plus a much smaller group actually using violence as a tactic. The terror inflicted by the dictatorships dwarfed any rural or urban violence they sought to control."

Michael Collins

 

"Imagine how different our world be today if Augusto Pinochet, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, and "Baby Doc" Duvalier had all been hauled before an international court, convicted of human rights crimes, and punished for them, instead of allowed, as they were and have been, to live out their lives in peace? How can we possibly know that such consistent justice would have had no effect upon Slobodan Milosovic, Saddam Hussein, or the genocidiaires of Rwanda? It is at least arguable that one or more of them would have thought twice about committing their crimes if they had seen their predecessors in infamy behind bars."

William Schulz

 

"A reign of terror has converted South America into a giant concentration camp with some thirty thousand political prisoners, and thousands more murdered or exiled.
In previous times of military dictatorship, there was at least somewhere to hide. Argentines could find safety in Uruguay; Bolivians and Brazilians could flee to Chile.
But now, when all these countries are marching in step, with a central pool of computerized data on political exiles and open collaboration among the region's secret police, repression is standardized and ubiquitous."

Penny Lernoux

 

"During the US-supported Duvalier family reign, an estimated 30,000 people were killed-with many more tortured or terrorized."

Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon

 

"A relatively few Americans knew what wealthy white Haitians were doing to poor Haitians through their black surrogates in the years between 1957 and the coup of February 29, 2004. With the unpublicized support of the bourgeoisie, François (Papa Doc) Duvalier and his dreaded macoutes killed an estimated 50,000 poor blacks during his rule. His son, Jean-Claude, took up where his father left off. Even after Jean-Claude's expulsion from the country in February 1986, the slaughter of the pro-democracy black poor continued unabated."

Randall Robinson, 2007

 

"Overt human rights abuses are not mainly visible on a daily basis. However, the Duvalier years were especially bad. Tens of thousands of people died or disappeared. Hundreds of thousands more felt forced to flee their homeland and seek a safer life elsewhere. Nearly everyone in the country felt the terror of the Duvaliers and their Tonton Macoute."

Bob Corbett, 1999

 

"Haitian dictator Baby Doc Duvalier alone diverted at least $500 million in public funds to his private accounts, and that 45 percent of Haiti's debt in recent decades was accumulated during the corrupt reign of the Duvaliers."

Amy Goodman

 

"While President Videla governs, kill!"

General Benjamin Menendez, commander of the Army III Corps in Cordoba, Argentina and its notorious concentration camps
[from Penny Lernoux's book "Cry of the People" ]

 

"As the slaughter of the indigenous population by the Guatemalan military approached virtual genocide, Ronald Reagan and his officials, while lauding the assassins as forward-looking democrats, informed Congress that the US would provide arms "to reinforce the improvement in the human rights situation following the 1982 coup" that installed Rios Montt, perhaps the greatest killer of them all."

Noam Chomsky

 

"By July 1982, Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt had begun a new scorched-earth campaign called his "rifles and beans" policy. The slogan meant that pacified Indians would get "beans," while all others could expect to be the target of army "rifles." In October, he secretly gave carte blanche to the feared "Archivos" intelligence unit to expand "death squad" operations. Based at the Presidential Palace, the "Archivos" masterminded many of Guatemala's most notorious assassinations.
During a swing through Latin America, Ronald Reagan discounted the mounting reports of hundreds of Mayan villages being eradicated. On December 4, 1982, after meeting with dictator Rios Montt, Reagan hailed the general as "totally dedicated to democracy" and asserted that Rios Montt's government was "getting a bum rap".
... In February 1983, a secret CIA cable noted a rise in "suspect right-wing violence" with kidnappings of students and teachers. Bodies of victims were appearing in ditches and gullies. CIA sources traced these political murders to Rios Montt's order to the "Archivos" in October to "apprehend, hold, interrogate and dispose of suspected guerrillas as they saw fit".
Despite these grisly facts on the ground, the annual State Department human rights survey praised the supposedly improved human rights situation in Guatemala. "The overall conduct of the armed forces had improved by late in the year" 1982, the report stated."

Robert Parry

 

"During the early '80s, when the Reagan administration was enthusiastically backing them under the rule of the dictator General Rios Montt, the Guatemalan military would go into villages in the Mayan highlands in the northwest... They would decapitate people. They would crucify people. They would use the tactics that ISIS today puts on video that are now shocking the world."

Allan Nairn

 

"Argentina in the late 1970s was a land of sheer, open terror. Nothing in Latin America, not even Pinochet's Chile, could equal the levels of violence that followed the military coup of March 1976. Indeed, the only regime to create a state of fear approximating that in Argentina was Hitler's Germany.

Penny Lernoux

 

"Ronald Reagan praised President Efram RIos Montt of Guatemala for being "totally dedicated to democracy" even as his armed forces were slaughtering tens of thousands of Guatemalans in counterinsurgency operations."

James Peck

 

THE PAPACY

"During World War II, the Nazi puppet government in Croatia, the Ustasha, under the leadership of Ante Pavelic, committed genocide against 500,000 Serbs, Jews, and Roma, roughly an eighth of the population... Pavelic was received in a private papal audience in May 1941 just after becoming dictator of Croatia.
... After receiving the papal blessing, Ante Pavelic and his Ustasha lieutenants unleashed an unspeakable genocide in their new country. But Pius XII refused to cut his ties with Catholic Croatia and in 1943 once again imparted the papal blessing on Pavelic, who by that time was a genocidal killer.
... Under Pavelic's policy of "kill a third, deport a third, and convert a third," the Catholic Ustashas executed, tortured, starved, buried alive and burned to death Orthodox Serbs, Jews, Roma and members of the resistance between 1941 and 1945.
... Priests and monks, usually Franciscans, took a leading part in the massacres. Nearly half of the 22 concentration camps in Croatia were headed by Roman Catholic clergy. Nine concentration camps were just for children."

Betty Clermont

 

"The Vatican rules over approximately 2bn of the worlds 6.2bn people. The colossal wealth of the Vatican includes enormous investments with the Rothschilds in Britain, France, USA, with giant oil & weapons corporations like Shell & General Electric. The Vatican solid gold bullion, worth billions is stored with the Rothschild controlled Bank of England & the US Federal Reserve Bank.
The Catholic Church is the biggest financial power, wealth accumulator and property owner in existence, possessing more material wealth than any bank, corporation, giant trust or government anywhere on the globe."

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"The Ustascha organization (a Croatian fascist organization, headed by Ante Pavelic) removed funds from Yugoslavia estimated to total 350 million Swiss francs. The funds were largely in the form of gold coins.
Of the funds brought from the former Independent Croat State where Jews and Serbs were plundered to support the Ustascha organization in exile, an estimated 150 million Swiss francs were impounded by British authorities at the Austro-Swiss frontier; the balance of approximately 200 million Swiss francs was originally held in the Vatican for safe-keeping. A considerable portion of this latter amount may have been sent to Spain and Argentina through the Vatican's "pipeline", but it is possible that the gold remains in its original repository in the Vatican."

Emerson Bigelow, a U.S. Treasury agent in Rome, wrote a report to the U.S. Treasury Department, October 16, 1946

 

"Pope Ratzinger brought the Inquisition back, and he didn't do it alone. His boss, John Paul II gave him carte blanche to do it.
... They destroyed liberation theology which was the most vibrant and justice-oriented movement on the planet, after the civil rights movement, and they replaced the heroic bishops, like Oscar Romero of El Salvador, with an Opus Dei bishop. They did this all over South America. Opus Dei is a fascist right-wing movement that supports or participates in authoritarian or right-wing governments.

Matthew Fox , a former Catholic priest, expelled from the Catholic church by Pope Benedict for teaching 'liberation theology

 

"The EU Commission and the Council of Europe's MONEYVAL inspectors ... are seemingly oblivious to the accusation before the International Criminal Court at The Hague of Vatican "crimes against humanity." They sustain the pretense of Vatican decency and respectability because they want the Pope's banking empire to continue servicing their "dark money" - a financial system so effective that the Pope was just moved up from 7th to 5th on Forbe's list of the 'Most Powerful People in the World'."

Betty Clermont

 

"Between 1095-1291 AD the Popes launched 7 blood baths called the Christian Crusades, torturing, murdering, beheading & mass murdering hundreds of thousands of Muslims & Jews in the name of God. The Pope's brutal solders were called Knights Templar or Knights of the Temple of Solomon & evolved into today's secretive brotherhood called the Freemasons.
Between 1450-1700 AD the Catholic Church followed up their holy terror with the inquisition. Based on rumours of practicing witchcraft, the Catholic Church hunted down, tortured & burned-alive 10_s of 1000_s of innocent women at the stake.
During WWII the Vatican was criticized for supporting Hitler & his Nazi regime. To this day, the Vatican is still under investigation for plundering Nazi gold from the Swiss bank accounts of Jewish holocaust victims."

http://lightworkersxm.wordpress.com

 

"The Vatican's secretive Opus Dei "saintly Mafia" was behind the ascent of Polish Cardinal Karol Wojtyla to the Papacy. Wojtyla became Pope John Paul II and launched an Opus Dei/ Vatican offensive to roll back Latin American liberation theology movement... During the 1940's he was a chemical salesman for Nazi combine I. G. Farben. Wojtyla sold the Nazis the cyanide they used at their Auschwitz death camps."

Dean Henderson, 2005

 

"Popes enriched themselves and built vast empires on the profits made with the sweat and blood of kidnapped men, women and children loaded on ships, stacked like sardines and reduced to slavery on plantations of coffee, sugar, cotton, cocoa, all over the Americas... millions of human beings ... kidnapped, terrorized, thrown to sharks in the middle of the Atlantic ocean. ... It has been estimated that the population of Africa in the mid-19th century would have been 50 million instead of 25 million had this catastrophe not taken place."

Reverend William E. Alberts, 2010

 

"The worst concentration camp in Croatia - and third largest concentration camp in Europe - was Jasenovic, infamous for its barbarism, where men, women and children were interned, tortured and executed. Run by the Franciscan priest, Fr. Miroslav Filipovic, thousands were victims of "mass shootings, clubbings and decapitation."
Pope Pius XII could not plead ignorance to these atrocities. A report published by the U.S. State Department in June of 1998 unequivocally states that the Vatican was aware of the situation in Croatia."

Betty Clermont

 

"In 1982, President Ronald Reagan met with Pope John Paul II... At the meeting the two agreed to launch a clandestine program to tear Eastern Europe away from the Soviets. Poland, the Pope's country of origin, would be the key. Catholic priests, the AFL-CIO, the National Endowment for Democracy, the Vatican Bank and CIA would all be deployed."

Dean Henderson, 2005

 

ZIONIST BARBARIANS
BARBARIANS IN YARMULKES

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu / Israeli Prime Minister David Ben Gurion

"We shall try to spirit the penniless population [the Palestinians] across the border by procuring employment in the transit countries, while denying iany employment in our own country."

Theodor Herzl, founder of Zionism

 

"I do believe that it might be feasible to secure the good-will of America, Great Britain and France towards the promotion of a large influx, and settlement of our people in Palestine ... further it might be possible to obtain from the Powers the formal assurance to our people that they shall obtain autonomy in Palestine as soon as their numbers become large enough to justify this."

Jacob Schiff of Kuhn-Loeb & Co. wrote a letter dealing with the Zionist question, September (1917)

 

"A voluntary reconciliation with the Arabs is out of the question either now or in the future. If you wish to colonize a land in which people are already living, you must provide a garrison for the land, or find some rich man or benefactor who will provide a garrison on your behalf. Or else, give up your colonization, for without an armed force which will render physically impossible any attempt to destroy or prevent this colonization, colonization is impossible, not difficult, not dangerous, but impossible.
... Zionism is a colonization adventure and therefore it stands or falls by the question of armed force. It is important to speak Hebrew, but, unfortunately, it is even more important to be able to shoot - or else I am through with playing at colonizing."

Vladimir Jabotinsky, founder of Revisionist Zionism (precursor of Likud Party}

 

"We will establish ourselves in Palestine whether you like it or not...You can hasten our arrival or you can equally retard it. It is however better for you to help us so as to avoid our constructive powers being turned into a destructive power which will overthrow the world."

Chaim Weizmann, Published in "Judische Rundschau," No. 4, 1920

 

"The Arabs will have to go, but one needs an opportune moment for making it happen, such as a war."

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, in a 1937 letter to his son

 

"I favor partition of the country because when we become a strong power after the establishment of the state, we will abolish partition and spread throughout all of Palestine."

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, 1938

 

"I am for compulsory transfer; I do not see anything immoral in it."

Israeli Prime MInister David Ben-Gurion, June 1938

 

"We should prepare to go on the offensive. Our aim is to smash Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is Lebanon, for the Moslem regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine. We shall establish a Christian state there, and then we will smash the Arab Legion, eliminate Trans-Jordan; Syria will fall to us. We then bomb and move on and take Port Said, Alexandria and Sinai."

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, 1948

 

"We must do everything to ensure they the Palestinian refugees never do return."

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, in his diary, 18 July 1948

 

"Why should the Arabs make peace? If I were an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural. We have taken their country. Sure, God promised it to me, but what does it matter to them? Our God is not theirs. We come from Israel, it is true, but two thousand years ago, and what is it to them? There have been anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, and Auschwitz but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen their country."

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to Nahum Goldman, President of the World Zionist Organization, 1956

 

"A partial Jewish state is not the end, bur only the beginning. The establishment of such a Jewish state will serve as a means in our historical effort to redeem the country in its entirety.... We shall organize a modern defense force... and then I am certain that we will not be prevented from settling in other parts of the country, either by mutual agreement with our Arab neighbors or by some other means.... We will expel the Arabs and take their place... with the force at our disposal."

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, in a 1937 letter to his son

 

"Between ourselves it must be clear that there is no room for both peoples together in this country. We shall not achieve our goal if the Arabs are in this small country. There is no other way than to transfer the Arabs from here to neighboring countries - all of them. Not one village, not one tribe should be left."

Joseph Weitz, head of the Jewish Agency's Colonization Department in 1940

 

"Political Zionism is an agency of Big Business. It is being used by Jewish and Christian financiers in the United States and Great Britain, to make Jews believe that Palestine will be ruled by a descendant of King David who will ultimately rule the world. What delusion! It will lead to war between Arabs and Jews and eventually to war between Muslims and non-Muslims. That will be the turning point of history."

Henry H. Klein, 1947

 

"Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, intimidated and terrorized, fled in panic, and still others were driven out by the Jewish army, which, under the leadership of David Ben-Gurion, planned and executed the expulsion in the wake of the UN Partition Plan."

Israeli historian Simha Flapan

 

"By what means has America (and the entire West) been brought to the state that no public man aspires to office, or editor feels secure at his desk, until he has brought out his prayer-mat and prostrated himself to Zion? How have presidents and prime ministers been led to compete for the approval of this faction like bridesmaids for the bride's bouquet? Why do leading men suffer themselves to be paraded at hundred-dollar-a-plate banquets for Zion, or to be herded on to Zionist platforms to receive "plaques" for services rendered?"
The power of money and the prospect of votes have demonstrably been potent lures, but in my judgment by far the strongest weapon is this power to control published information; to lay stress on what a faction wants and to exclude from it all that the faction dislikes, and so to be able to give any selected person a "good" or a "bad" press.

Douglas Reed in his book "The Controversy of Zion" [published in the 1950s]

 

"For the most part, Israel is the subcontractor for American arms to the 'Third World.' There is no terrible regime - Colombia, Guatemala, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile during the time of the colonels, Burma, Taiwan, Zaire, Liberia, Congo, Sierra Leone - there is not one that does not have a major military connection to Israel. Israel is a key member of the American empire."

Jeff Halper

 

""It is like what was done by the Nazis to us during the Shoa [the Judeocide of WW II].
... What we are doing in the occupied territories [since 1967] has aroused the Palestinians. I understand them. If somebody had done the same things to us, we would have reacted exactly like them."

Israeli national singer Yafa Yarkoni, comparing the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) with the Nazis, April 2002

 

"Everybody has to move, run and grab as many [Palestinian] hilltops as they can to enlarge the [Jewish] settlements because everything we take now will stay ours... Everything we don't grab will go to them."

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, 1998

 

"It is the duty of Israel leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonization or Jewish state without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands."

Ariel Sharon, 1998

 

"We, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it."

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 2001

 

"Tell me, do the evil men of this world have a bad time? They hunt and catch whatever they feel like eating. They don't suffer from indigestion and are not punished by Heaven. I want Israel to join that club. Maybe the world will then at last begin to fear us instead of feeling sorry. Maybe they will start to tremble, to fear our madness instead of admiring our nobility. Let them tremble; let them call us a mad state. Let them understand that we are a savage country, dangerous to our surroundings, not normal, that we might go wild, that we might start World War Three just like that, or that we might one day go crazy and burn all the oil fields in the Middle East. Even if you'll prove to me that the present war is a dirty immoral war, I don't care. We shall start another war, kill and destroy more and more. And do you know why it is all worth it? Because it seems that this war has made us more unpopular among the civilized world. We'll hear no more of that nonsense about the unique Jewish morality. No more talk about a unique people being a light upon the nations. No more uniqueness and no more sweetness and light. Good riddance."

former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

 

"Israel controls the United States Senate. Around 80 percent [of the Senate] are completely in support of Israel; anything Israel wants it gets. Jewish influence in the House of Representatives is even greater."

Senator William Fulbright

 

"Israel's goal in the Middle East has been to gin up as much conflict and chaos as possible, keeping its Islamic enemies divided, making it impossible for any credible challenge to arise among its Arab neighbors, and aiming the main blow at Tehran, while paying lip service to the awfulness of ISIS and al-Qaeda. Their quarrel isn't really with the Arabs, anyway, it's with the Persians, whom they fear and loathe, and whose destruction has been their number one objective since the days of Ariel Sharon."

Justin Raimondo, 2014

 

"Zionism was willing to sacrifice the whole of European Jewry for a Zionist State. Everything was done to create a state of Israel and that was only possible through a world war. Wall Street and Jewish large bankers aided the war effort on both sides."

Joseph Burg, The Toronto Star,1988

 

"The control the Jews have over the news media and the barrage which the Jews have built up on congressmen... I am very much concerned over the fact that the Jewish influence here is completely dominating the scene and making it almost impossible to get Congress to do anything they don't approve of. The Israeli Embassy is practically dictating to the Congress through influential Jewish people in the country."

Secretary of State John Foster Dulles

 

"American Zionists from left to right adopted unanimously, at their last annual convention held in Atlantic City in October 1944, the demand for a free and democratic Jewish commonwealth... which shall embrace the whole of Palestine, undivided and undiminished."

Hannah Arendt, 1945

 

"Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our time is the emergence in the newly created State of Israel of the Freedom Party (Herut), a political party closely akin in its organization, method, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties."

Albert Einstein, Hanna Arendt and other prominent Jewish Americans, writing in The New York Times, protesting the visit to America of Menachem Begin, December 1948

 

"I have always said, I always say, I am proud of everything I have done in my past. I do not disown a single step .... I am proud of what I have done and I do not owe an accounting to anyone."

Yitzhak Shamir - leader of the Stern Gang terrorist group in Palestine, 1991

 

"When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will be scurry around like drugged roaches in a bottle."

Rafael Eitan, Israel's military chief of the staff during the 1982 invasion of Lebanon

 

"Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories."

Benyamin Netanyahu, 1989

 

"We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq... [these events] swung American public opinion in our favor."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 2008

 

"It's very good [bombing of World Trade Center, NYC, 2001]... it will generate immediate sympathy ... [and] strengthen the bond between our two peoples."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 2011

 

"The charge that criticism of Israel is implicitly anti-Semitic is regarded in Israel and the United States as Israel's trump card. If it has been played more insistently and aggressively in recent years, that is because it is now the only card left. The habit of tarring any foreign criticism with the brush of anti-Semitism is deeply ingrained in Israeli political instincts: Ariel Sharon used it with characteristic excess but he was only the latest in a long line of Israeli leaders to exploit the claim. David Ben-Gurion and Golda Meir did no different. But Jews outside of Israel pay a high price for this tactic. Not only does it inhibit their own criticisms of Israel for fear of appearing to associate with bad company, but it encourages others to look upon Jews everywhere as de facto collaborators in Israel's misbehavior. When Israel breaks international law in the occupied territories, when Israel publicly humiliates the subject populations whose land it has seized -- but then responds to its critics with loud cries of "anti-Semitism" -- it is in effect saying that these acts are not Israeli acts, they are Jewish acts: The occupation is not an Israeli occupation, it is a Jewish occupation, and if you don't like these things it is because you don't like Jews. In many parts of the world this is in danger of becoming a self-fulfilling assertion: Israel's reckless behavior and insistent identification of all criticism with anti-Semitism is now the leading source of anti-Jewish sentiment in Western Europe and much of Asia."

Tony Judt, 2006

 

"Zionist acts of terror, carried out mainly by members of two major groups, the Irgun and Stern Gang, included the 1946 bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which killed ninety-one people - forty-one Arabs, twenty-eight British, and seventeen Jews; the 1947 hanging of two British soldiers and booby trapping of their bodies; the 1948 bombing of the Arab-owned Semiramis Hotel in Jerusalem, which killed twenty-two Arabs, including women and children; the 1948 massacre of 254 Arab men, women, and children villagers of Deir Yassin; the massacre of scores of civilians at the village of Dawayima in 1948; and the 1948 assassination of UN Special Representative Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden.
... Menachem Begin led the Irgun, and Yitzhak Shamir was one of the leaders of the Stern Gang. Both men later became prime ministers of Israel."

former U.S. Congressman Paul Findley

 

"A controversial bill that officially defines Israel as the "Nation-State of the Jewish People" was approved by the Israeli cabinet.
Finally Israel has acknowledged its true Jewish nature. Instead of pretending to be a 'Jewish Democracy" - a contradiction in terms, the Jewish State admits that it is a theocracy guided by Jewish racial supremacist ideology.
The bill, which is intended to become part of Israel's Basic Laws, recognises Israel's Jewish character, institutionalises Jewish law as an inspiration for legislation and delists Arabic as an official second language. As if until now Arabic had been equal to Hebrew.
According to some Israeli critics, the new Israeli bill would weaken the wording of Israel's declaration of independence, which states that the new state would "be based on the principles of liberty, justice and freedom expressed by the prophets of Israel [and] affirm complete social and political equality for all its citizens, regardless of religion, race or gender."
Israel has always been the Jewish State, it has never been a liberal place nor has it been committed to justice or equality. The deepest truth is that universal humanism and ethical culture is foreign to Judaic thinking that is tribal and legalistic."

Gilad Atzmon, 2014

 

"Israeli psychopaths can steal Palestine, murder Palestinians, and justify it with the Bible, and feel good about it. Of course, they know they are lying. And they know that they will be morally condemned and attacked by the majority of human beings, if they do not conceal their drive for what they want behind a mask of some high sounding justification.""

Laura Knight-Jadczyk

 

"Israel appears to have a special place in the world today. It can ignore international law and not worry that it will be called to account. It can unleash brutal attacks on the Palestinians and yet it is always portrayed as the victim - a typical psychopathic tactic. Attacks against Jews across the globe are catalogued and denounced while the same acts committed against Arabs and Moslems are acceptable - another psychopathic trait. "

Henry See

 

"Israel is now allied with Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Persian Gulf states, which are, in turn, supporting Sunni militants in Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. Sometimes directly, sometimes indirectly, this Israel-Saudi bloc sustains Al-Qaeda and, to a somewhat lesser degree, the Islamic State."

Robert Parry, 2015

 

"Following the War [World War I] Britain and France carved up the Middle East... Britain obtaining protectorate status over Palestine (Israel) and the important oil-producing areas, especially Iraq. Their protectorate over Palestine set the stage for their planned later creation in that area of a Jewish homeland, which intent was proclaimed to British Zionists in a letter from Britain's Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Walter Lord Rothschild, representing the English Federation of Zionists. The letter became known as the Balfour Declaration, which was not implemented until after World War II. The British intent was to project their control into the oil-laden Middle East by creating a Jewish-dominated Palestine, beholden to Britain for survival, and surrounded by a pack of squabbling, balkanized Arab states."

F William Engdahl in his book "A Century of War"

 

"Israel controls the United States Senate."

Senator William Fulbright, 1967

 

"Sir Edmond Rothschild began his personal campaign to create a Jewish homeland in Palestine in order to create a release valve for Jewish émigrés to promote them emigrating to Palestine, and out of Western Europe.
As the pre-eminent Zionist in Britain, Sir Edmond Rothschild 's proposal for the creation of a Jewish homeland in Palestine served major economic interests of the Rothschilds and of the British Empire, in that several years prior, Rothschild bought the Suez Canal for the British, and it was the primary transport route for Russian oil. Palestine, thus, would be a vital landmass as a protectorate for British and Rothschild imperial-economic interests."

Patricia Goldstone in her book "Aaronsohn's Maps"

 

"The purpose of Zionism is to help colonize the Middle East, subvert Islam, and control the oil fields. For this reason Israel continues to receive blank checks. This is why the founding of Israel took precedence over the welfare of the Jewish people.
People complain that Israel controls the U.S.. But, Israel is just an instrument of the central bankers who control both."

Henry Makow

 

"Political Zionism is an agency of Big Business. It is being used by Jewish and Christian financiers in the United States and Great Britain, to make Jews believe that Palestine will be ruled by a descendant of King David who will ultimately rule the world. What delusion! It will lead to war between Arabs and Jews and eventually to war between Muslims and non-Muslims. That will be the turning point of history."

Henry H. Klein, 1947

 

"In the 1860s, the British-Israelite movement was initiated from within Freemasonry.
Its goal was to establish a Jewish-Masonic state in the Turkish province of Palestine... Initially, British Jewish Masonic families like the Rothschilds and Montefiores provided the capital to build the infrastructure for the anticipated wave of immigration. However, luring the Jews to Israel was proving difficult.
They liked European life too much to abandon it. So Europe was to be turned into a nightmare for the Jews."

Barry Chamish

 

"There cannot be the slightest doubt that a state of mind very much like that of Israel now prevails among American Jews. There is a fanatical certainty abroad that there is only one truth and that Israel is the sole custodian of it. No distinction is made between the Jews of the world and Israel, and not even between the Israeli government and Israel. Israeli statesmen and their policies are assumed to be inviolate and above criticism. There is a frightening intolerance of opinions differing from those of the majority, a complete disregard of reason, and a yielding to the emotions of a stampeding herd."

William Zukerman, Jewish Newsletter, 1955

 

"Israel has courted and befriended such brutal despots as General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte of Chile, Roberto D'Aubuisson of El Salvador, General Romeo Lucas Garcia of Guatemala, Jean-Claude Duvalier of Haiti, Anastasio Somoza Debayle of Nicaragua, and General Aifredo Stroessner of Paraguay."

Paul Findley, 1993

 

 

SAUDI ARABIAN BARBARIANS
BARBARIANS IN KEFFIYEHS

Saudi Prince Bandar / Saudi King Salman

"Saudi Arabia is governed by a family dictatorship which tolerates no opposition and severely punishes human rights advocates and political dissidents. Hundreds of billions in oil revenues are controlled by the royal despotism. The ruling elite relies on the purchase of Western arms and US military bases for protection. The ruling elite finances the most fanatical, retrograde, misogynist version of Islam, "Wahhabi" a sect of Sunni Islam.
... Faced with internal dissent from repressed subjects and religious minorities, the Saudi dictatorship perceives threats and dangers from all sides... In response it has turned toward financing, training and arming an international network of Islamic terrorists who are directed toward attacking, invading and destroying regimes opposed to the Saudi clerical-dictatorial regime.
... The mastermind of the Saudi terror network is Bandar bin Sultan, who has longstanding and deep ties to high level US political, military and intelligence officials.
...Bandar channelled $32 million dollars to the Nicaragua Contra's engaged in a terror campaign to overthrow the revolutionary Sandinista government in Nicaragua. During his tenure as ambassador he was actively engaged in protecting Saudi royalty with ties to the 9/11/01 bombing of the Triple Towers and the Pentagon. Suspicion that Bandar and his allies in the Royal family had prior knowledge of the bombings by Saudi terrorists (11 of the 19), is suggested by the sudden flight of Saudi Royalty following the terrorist act.
... Bandar bin Sultan has transformed Saudi Arabia into a major regional center of a vast terror network, an active financial backer of right-wing military dictatorships (Egypt) and client regimes (Yemen) and military intervenor in the Gulf region (Bahrain). Bandar has financed and armed a vast array of clandestine terror operations, utilizing Islamic affiliates of Al Qaeda, the Saudi controlled Wahhabi sect as well as numerous other Sunni armed groups. Bandar is a "pragmatic" terrorist operator: repressing Al Qaeda adversaries in Saudi Arabia and financing Al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
... While Saudi Arabia has a longstanding enmity toward Israel, Bandar has developed a "covert understanding" and working relationship with the Netanyahu regime, around their common enmity toward Iran.
... Prince Bandar has poured billions of dollars to bolster the right-wing pro-Islamic regimes in Tunisia and Morocco, ensuring that the mass pro-democracy movements would be repressed, marginalized and demobilized. Islamic extremists receiving Saudi financial support are encouraged to back the "moderate" Islamists in government by assassinating secular democratic leaders and socialist trade union leaders in opposition.
... Saudi financial backed Islamist terrorists and Al Qaeda affiliates against Libyan President Gadhafi. Bandar-funded Islamic extremists in Libya were bankrolled to extend their military operations to Syria, where the Saudi regime was organizing a vast military operation to overthrow the Assad regime.
... In Egypt, Bandar financially backed the military coup and dictatorship of General Sisi. He secured a like-minded dictatorial regime in a key Arab country.
... Prince Bandar's terror network is most evident in his long-term large scale financing, arming, training and transport of tens of thousands of Islamic terrorist "volunteers" from the US, Europe, the Middle East, the Caucuses, North Africa and elsewhere.
... In co-ordination with France and the US, Prince Bandar became the principle director of a military and diplomatic offensive against Syria, Hezbollah and Iran. For Bandar, an Islamic takeover in Syria would lead to an Islamic Syrian invasion in support of Al Qaeda in Lebanon to defeat Hezbollah in hopes of isolating Iran.
... Saudi signed off on a billion dollar arms agreement during French President Hollande's visit, in exchange for greater sanctions on Iran. Bandar also expressed support for Israel's use of Zionist power to influence the Congress, to sabotage US negotiations with Iran.
... Prince Bandar met with Russian President Putin to convince him to drop his support for Syria, offering a carrot or a stick: a multi-billion dollar arms sale for compliance and a threat to unleash Chechen terrorists to undermine the Sochi Olympics.
... Prince Bandar has turned Turkish President Erdogan from a NATO ally supporting 'moderate' armed opponents to Bashar Assad, into embracing the Saudi backed 'Islamic State of Iraq and Syria", a terrorist Al Qaeda affiliate.
... Prince Bandar has strengthened ties with the armed Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, arming and financing their armed resistance against the US.
... Prince Bandar is probably supporting and arming Uighur Muslim terrorists in western China, and Chechens and Caucasian Islamic terrorists in Russia.
... Prince Bandar has embarked on an extraordinary transformation of Saudi foreign policy and enhanced its global influence. Like Israel, when a reactionary ruler comes to power and overturns the democratic order, Saudi arrives on the scene with bags of dollars to buttress the regime. Whenever an Islamic terror network emerges to subvert a nationalist, secular or Shia regime, it can count on Saudi funds and arms."

James Petras, 2014

 

"The Saudis deny any role in 9/11, but the CIA in one memo reportedly found "incontrovertible evidence" that Saudi government officials - not just wealthy Saudi hardliners, but high-level diplomats and intelligence officers employed by the kingdom - helped the hijackers both financially and logistically. The intelligence files cited in the report directly implicate the Saudi embassy in Washington and consulate in Los Angeles in the attacks, making 9/11 not just an act of terrorism, but an act of war."

www.salon.com, 2014

 

"Has there ever been a more vile regime than the gang of bloated potentates that rules over Saudi Arabia? Responsible for fomenting chaos and carnage beyond their own borders, while at home brutalising their own people ... The Saudis have utter and complete disregard for anything resembling human rights.
The scale of the brutality and barbarism that is a regular occurrence in this oil-rich kingdom is reflected in the number of public executions by beheading that are carried out there.
... Women in Saudi Arabia, along with minorities regardless of gender, are regarded as chattel, with little if any rights that most would consider compatible with a civilised society. It is a medieval system, underpinned by the most extreme interpretation of Islam, Wahhabism, which is playing a key role in spreading religious fundamentalism throughout the Middle East. "

John Wight, 2015

 

"The White House did not want the public to be aware of the degree of Saudi involvement in supporting the 9/11 terrorists. There has been a long-term special relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia, and that relationship has probably reached a new high under the George W. Bush administration, in part because of the long and close family relationship that the Bushes have had with the Saudi royal family."

Senator Bob Graham, 2004

 

"Over the past decade, the Israelis and the Saudis have built a powerful alliance, a relationship that has operated mostly behind the curtains. They combined their assets to create what amounted to a new superpower in the Middle East."

Robert Parry, 2015

 

"Scores of Yemeni civilians, including children, have been killed in a massive bombing campaign led by Saudi Arabia and co-ordinated by the United States. The bombing coalition of 10 countries include Egypt, North Sudan, Morocco and the Persian Gulf Arab states of Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain.
... That a defenceless, impoverished country such as Yemen can be openly bombed by hundreds of US-supplied F-15 fighter jets - and for that criminality to be widely endorsed - is a sure sign that the world is once again sliding into the abyss of rampant criminality and the possibility of a more catastrophic all-out war."

Finian Cunningham, 2015

 

"Western governments traditionally play down the connection between Saudi Arabia and its Wahhabist faith, on the one hand, and jihadism, whether of the variety espoused by Osama bin Laden and al-Qa'ida or by Islamic State (IS). There is nothing conspiratorial or secret about these links: 15 out of 19 of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudis, as was Bin Laden and most of the private donors who funded the operation."

Patrick Cockburn, 2014

 

"Money from Saudi Arabia has flooded into the coffers of groups such as Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS), enabling them to sustain and consolidate their presence as they set about turning the region into a graveyard for anyone who does not subscribe to their poisonous ideology."

John Wight, 2015

 

"ISIS (Islamic State) needed money, weapons, logistics, propaganda facilities, and international connections to reach the relatively high level of organization and lethality they seem to have achieved in such a short period of time. Where did they get these assets?
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the rest of the oil-rich Gulf states have been backing ISIS all the way."

Justin Raimondo, 2014

 

"While on the surface, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Persian Gulf states repudiate violent extremism, some of their oil-rich princes and intelligence services have provided covert support to Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State to advance the cause of breaking the "Shiite crescent" - from Tehran through Baghdad and Damascus to Beirut.
In seeking to smash this "Shiite crescent," these Sunni-ruled states have been joined by Israel, which has taken the position that Iran and its Shiite allies are more dangerous than the Sunni extremists, thus transforming Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State into the "lesser evils"."

Robert Parry, 2015

 

"Saudi Arabia remains a critical financial support base for al-Qa'ida, the Taliban, and other terrorist groups."

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote in December 2009 in a cable released by Wikileaks

 

"The Congressional Joint Inquiry into 9/11 attacks had raised suspicion that the Saudi government and various representatives of Saudi interests had supported some of the hijackers - and might have supported all of them. My own personal conclusion was that the evidence of official Saudi support for at least two of the terrorists in San Diego was, as one CIA agent said, 'incontrovertible'."

Senator Bob Graham, 2004

 

"In his book 'Intelligence Matters', Senator Bob Graham asserts that the White House blocked investigations into Saudi Arabian government support for the 9/11 plot, in part because of the Bush family's close ties to the Saudi royal family and wealthy Saudis like the bin Ladens."

www.salon.com, 2014

 

"Saudi Arabia remains a close strategic ally and economic partner of western governments, whose failure to seriously confront or challenge it over its serial human rights abuses, smacks of immorality and hypocrisy.
... Public beheadings, human rights abuses, the funding of terrorism, arms deals, bribes, connections with the British Royal Family and leading US political figures is all too real."

John Wight, 2015

 

ORGANIZATIONS OF THE GLOBAL ELITE

"The United Nations is a dictatorship from which nothing good comes, because they find a million ways to prevent anything from happening.
... Within the Security Council, there are five countries that have veto power. But without a doubt, the most influential country in the United Nations is the United States. And it's really amazing the most warmongering country in the history of mankind is put there in charge to make sure that there is peace.
... The United Nations Charter tells you how you can proceed to reform it. They say you have to call a general conference and how you have to call it and the approval that you have to have from the Security Council. But at the end, when all is said and done, when you have decided what reforms you want to make, they have a veto power over it. So it's a farce. It's a fraud.
... The United Nations is beyond reform. It's beyond patchwork. It's the most important organization in the world to help save the human species and Mother Earth, but it has to be reinvented."

former UN General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto

 

"That the policy of genocide in Iraq was initiated and legitimized through the United Nations is an instructive indication of the extent to which the UN has become a tool of Western, and particularly Anglo-American power."

Nafeez Ahmed

 

"The World Trade Organization, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and other financial institutions virtually write economic policy and parliamentary legislation. With a deadly combination of arrogance and ruthlessness, they take their sledgehammers to fragile, interdependent, historically complex societies and devastate them, all under the fluttering banner of 'reform'."

Arundhati Roy

 

"The real axis of evil is composed of the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund."

George Katsiaficas in the book "Masters of War"

 

"The IMF, the World Bank and the WTO (World Trade Organisation) are largely controlled by the rich countries so these institutions devise and implement policies that those countries want."

Ha-Joon Chang in his book "Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism"

 

"The World Bank, the IMF, and the WTO consider the ideal country to be one in which all assets and resources are owned by foreign corporations producing for export to generate foreign exchange to repay international debts. Their favored country has no public services. Power, water, education, health care, social security, and financial services are all owned and operated by foreign corporations for profit on a fee for service basis. Food and other goods for domestic consumption are all imported from abroad and paid for with money borrowed from foreign banks."

David Korten


"The World Bank, IMF, and private banks have consistently lavished huge sums on terror regimes, following their displacement of democratic governments, and a number of quantitative studies have shown a systematic positive relationship between U.S. and IMF / World Bank aid to countries and their violations of human rights."

Edward S. Herman

 

"When the IMF and the World Bank force a country to cut wages, lay off workers, produce for export instead of their own people, and sell off public property to cronies for less than its vallue, that's called "economic reform."

Robert Naiman, 1999

 

"The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which represents most of the major banks in the Western world, produced a proposal [1980s] that basically demanded that developing countries sacrifice government spending on health, education, and welfare in order to service the debt and that they increase the export of commodity or luxury goods to earn more money."

Helen Caldicott in her book " If You Love this Planet"

 

"The aim of Washington's IMF "market reforms" in the former Soviet Union was brutally simple: destroy the economic ties that bound Moscow to each part of the Soviet Union .... IMF shock therapy was intended to create weak, unstable economies on the periphery of Russia, dependent on Western capital and on dollar inflows for their survival -- a form of neocolonialism .... The Russians were to get the standard Third World treatment... IMF conditionalities and a plunge into poverty for the population. A tiny elite were allowed to become fabulously rich in dollar terms, and manipulable by Wall Street bankers and investors."

William Engdahl in his book" A Century of War"

 

"When the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund lend money to debtor countries, the money comes with strings attached. These strings come in the form of policy prescriptions called 'structural adjustment policies.' These policies require debtor governments to open their economies to penetration by foreign corporations, allowing access to the country's workers and environment at bargain basement prices. Structural adjustment policies mean across-the-board privatization of public utilities and publicly owned industries. They mean the slashing of government budgets, leading to cutbacks in spending on health care and education. And, as their imposition in country after country in Latin America, Africa, and Asia has shown, they lead to deeper inequality and environmental destruction."

Global Exchange

 

"Since the 1980s, it is mainly the Structural Adjustment Programs (SAPs) of the World Bank and the IMF that act as the enforcers of neoliberalism. These programs are levied against the countries of the South which can be extorted due to their debts. Meanwhile, numerous military interventions and wars help to take possession of the assets that still remain, secure resources, install neoliberalism as the global economic politics, crush resistance movements, and facilitate the lucrative business of reconstruction."

Claudia von Werlhof

"The Clinton administration is revamping NATO and redefining its mission in order to make it an instrument of American world engagement as peacekeeper, peacemaker, and policeman."

William Pfaff

 

"The former Italian Prime Minister, an Italian judge, and the former head of Italian counterintelligence admit that NATO, with the help of the Pentagon and CIA, carried out terror bombings in Italy and other European countries in the 1950s and blamed the communists, in order to rally people's support for their governments in Europe in their fight against communism."

www.washingtonsblog.com, 2010

 

"ISIS constitutes NATO's mercenary expeditionary force, ravaging its enemies by proxy from Libya in North Africa to Lebanon and Syria in the Levant, to Iraq and even to the borders of Iran. Its seemingly inexhaustible supply of weapons, cash, and fighters can only be explained by multinational state sponsorship and safe havens provided by NATO."

Tony Cartalucci, 2014

 

"The drug activities of the US - and the US-led NATO - are tightly linked with the NATO expansion and the creation of US military bases in the protectorates established along the drug-trafficking and pipeline routes. The best example is the supervised state of Kosovo used by drug lords to relay narcotics from Afghanistan to Europe via the Balkan route. The Albanian drug mafia's throughput is estimated at four to six tons of heroin of the Afghan origin monthly, the annual revenues being as high as $2 billion. According to the UN, Europe which is the key market for Afghan opiates absorbs up to 150 tons of heroin annually, with 35-50 tons going to Russia. The Albanian mafia is responsible for 75% of heroin supplies to West Europe and 50% - to the US."

Elena Ponomareva

 

THE DEEP STATE

"There is another government - a "Deep State" - concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions, ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose.
... The term 'Deep State' describes a system composed of high-level elements within the intelligence services, military, security, judiciary, top-level finance and industry. and organized crime.
... It is effectively able to govern the United States without reference to the consent of the governed as expressed through the formal political process."

congressional analyst Mike Lofgren

 

"The "deep state" refers to a parallel secret government, organized by the intelligence and security apparatus, financed by drugs, and engaging in illicit violence, to protect the interests of the military against threats from intellectuals and the constitutional government.
... It is the interface in America between the public, the constitutionally established state, and the deep forces of wealth, power, and violence outside the government."

Peter Dale Scott

 

"The Deep State is the National Security State, which enables the American Empire, a vast structure that incorporates hard and soft power - military, diplomatic, intelligence, finance, commercial, energy, media, higher education - in a system of global domination and influence."

Charles Hugh Smith

 

"Israel had a vital interest in eliminating President John Kennedy. The President was determined to prevent Israel from achieving its goal of a nuclear arsenal, and wrote Prime Minister David ben Gurion that "this Government's commitment to and support of Israel could be seriously jeopardized" if he didn't comply with his demand of immediate international inspection of the Dimona complex. Ben Gurion retired on the day he received Kennedy's letter, dated June 15, 1963, which may be interpreted as a dive into the deep underworld of secret operations. Kennedy was also committed to the right of return for the nearly 800,000 Palestinian refugees expelled from their neighborhoods and villages in 1947-48, that is, for the implementation of 1948 UN Resolution 194. For these two reasons at least, the Zionists wished Kennedy dead."

Laurent Guyenot

 

"After World War II, the use of terrorism was an element of US policy with respect to Italy. US policy was not just to infiltrate and monitor extremist groups, but also to instigate acts of violence. A similar strategy was also carried out in other European countries. Thus, although a bomb attack in 1972 was first blamed on the Red Brigades, it later transpired that the attack had been carried out by Ordine Nuovo's Vinunzo Vinciguerra. While Vinciguerra described himself in court as genuinely fascist, he argued that Ordine Nuovo no longer was: it had been turned into a covert military arm of the 'state'. Here, in using the term 'state', Vinciguerra is speaking of the 'security state' - the 'deep state' or parallel state that is prepared to use extra-legal violence to force the general population to trade democratic freedoms for security and protection, establishing a political order that limits the range of democratic discourse and the rule of law."

Ola Tunander

 

"CIA Director Leon Panetta advised Obama that "no Democratic president can go against military advice. So just do it. Do what they say".
... The forces dominating both political parties are now so powerful, so affluent, and above all so invested in the profits from war-making, that a president is farther than ever from challenging this power."

Peter Dale Scott

 

"The corporatocracy is a useful global tool of the Deep State, but its lobbying of the visible government is mostly signal noise to the Deep State. The only sectors that matter are the defense, energy, agriculture and international financial sectors that supply the Imperial Project and project power."

Charles Hugh Smith

 

"In our country there are two states: There is one deep state and one other state - the legal state. This 'deep state' allegedly detonates bombs under cover of being terrorists to justify emergency measures. The state that should be the real is the spare one, the one that should be spare is the real one."

former Turkish Prime Minister and President Suleyman Demirel, 2005

 

"Wall Street may be the ultimate owner of the Deep State and its strategies, if for no other reason than that it has the money to reward government operatives with a second career that is lucrative beyond the dreams of avarice - certainly beyond the dreams of a salaried government employee."

congressional analyst Mike Lofgren

 

"The deep state is alleged to be a group of influential anti-democratic coalitions within the political system, composed of high-level elements within the intelligence services (domestic and foreign). The notion of deep state is similar to that of a "state within the state". For those who believe in its existence, the political agenda of the deep state involves an allegiance to nationalism, corporatism, and state interests. Violence and other means of pressure have historically been employed in a largely covert manner to manipulate political and economic elites and ensure that the needs of specific interests are met within the seemingly democratic framework of the political landscape.
The outlook and behavior of the elites who constitute the deep state, and work to uphold national interests, are shaped by an entrenched belief that the country is always "on the brink"."

Wikipedia (excerpted)

 

"Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld were a part of the permanent, though hidden, national security apparatus of the United States, inhabitants of a world in which Presidents come and go, but America always keeps on fighting."

Peter Dale Scott

 

"The Deep State arose in World War II, as the mechanisms of electoral governance had failed to prepare the nation for global war. The goal of winning the war relegated the conventional electoral government to rubber-stamping Deep State decisions and policies.
After the war, the need to stabilize the Cold War actually extended the Deep State. Now, the global war on terror (GWOT) is the justification."

Charles Hugh Smith

 

"The deep state is the state structure that decides when and when not to use illegal measures to keep order. It is this 'state' that is the actual 'sovereign', the entity that is able to establish order and the rule of law through operations outside the law."

Ola Tunander

 

"The deep state - a shadowy network involving the military and intelligence apparatus as well as the state bureaucracy - is the ultimate arbiter of power."

David Philips [wrote for the Council of Foreign Relations]

 

"Oliver North supervised the sale of arms to Iran by using his resources as the National Security Council action officer for COG [Continuity Of Government] planning, under cover of a "National Program Office" that was overseen by then Vice-President George H. W. Bush. North and his superiors could thus use the COG emergency network for the arms sales to Iran that had to be concealed from other parts of the Washington bureaucracy as well as the public.
... North's actions in Iran-Contra were not known to any of his superiors other than CIA chief William Casey, and probably George Bush. The point is that a very small group had access to a high-level secret network outside government review, in order to implement a program in opposition to government policy.
It is certain that the COG emergency network program continued to be secretly developed for decades, at a cost of billions, and overseen by a team including Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. It is relevant that the two men's presence on the committee spanned three administrations - those of Reagan, Bush I, and Clinton - even though at one point under Clinton neither man held a position inside the U.S. government. Such continuity was essential for a group so secret that few records existed of its activities. And on 9/11 COG plans were officially implemented for the first time, by Vice President Cheney and Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, the two men who had planned them for so many years."

Peter Dale Scott

 

"The Deep State does not consist of the entire government. It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies: the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Justice Department. I also include the Department of the Treasury because of its jurisdiction over financial flows, its enforcement of international sanctions and its organic symbiosis with Wall Street. All these agencies are coordinated by the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council. Certain key areas of the judiciary belong to the Deep State, such as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, whose actions are mysterious even to most members of Congress. Also included are a handful of vital federal trial courts, such as the Eastern District of Virginia and the Southern District of Manhattan, where sensitive proceedings in national security cases are conducted. The final government component (and possibly last in precedence among the formal branches of government established by the Constitution) is a kind of rump Congress consisting of the congressional leadership and some (but not all) of the members of the defense and intelligence committees. The rest of Congress, normally so fractious and partisan, is mostly only intermittently aware of the Deep State and when required usually submits to a few well-chosen words from the State's emissaries."

congressional analyst Mike Lofgren

 

"One key feature of the Deep State is that it makes decisions behind closed doors and the surface government simply ratifies or approves the decisions. A second key feature is that the Deep State decision-makers have access to an entire world of secret intelligence."

Charles Hugh Smith

 

"Neoliberalism is a new form of hybrid global financial authoritarianism. It is connected to the Deep State and marked by its savage willingness in the name of accumulation, privatization, deregulation, dispossession and power to make disposable a wide range of groups extending from low income youth and poor minorities to elements of the middle class that have lost jobs, social protections and hope This is a revolution in which the welfare state is being liquidated, along with the collective provisions that supported it. It is a revolution in which economics drives politics."

Henry Giroux

 

"In the world of democracies, the 'sovereign' - the 'deep state' - always implements its game of fear and protection covertly and its very existence is always denied in public.
... The dual state is the hidden autocratic security force parallel to the democratic state."

Ola Tunander

 

"One factor linking Dallas, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and 9/11, has been the involvement of personnel involved in America's highest-level emergency planning, known since the 1950s as Continuity of Government (COG).
This planning group is one part of the American deep state, along with agencies like the CIA and NSA, the private groups like Booz Allen Hamilton to which more than half of the US intelligence budget is outsourced, and finally the powerful banks and corporations whose views are well represented in the CIA and NSA."

Peter Dale Scott

 

"The Deep State does not consist only of government agencies.
... There are now 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances -- a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government... Since 9/11, 33 facilities for top-secret intelligence have been built or are under construction... Seventy percent of the intelligence community's budget goes to paying contracts.
... These contractors now set the political and social tone of Washington, just as they are increasingly setting the direction of the country, but they are doing it quietly, their doings unrecorded in the Congressional Record or the Federal Register, and are rarely subject to congressional hearings."

congressional analyst Mike Lofgren

 

"What the Deep State cares about are the U.S. dollar, water, energy, minerals and access to those commodities.
... There is simply no way the Deep State is going to support policies that would fatally weaken the dollar.
... We can safely predict that the Deep State will do whatever is necessary to maintain the dollar's reserve status and purchasing power."

Charles Hugh Smith

 

OPERATION GLADIO
NATO'S STAY-BEHIND ARMIES, STATE TERRORISM AND THE UNDERMINING OF DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE

"Operation GLADIO was a clandestine Cold War operation, run by European secret services, collaborating with NATO, the CIA and Britain's MI6 and Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) against a possible Soviet invasion, internal communist takeovers, or the political left gaining power.
The network included France, Germany, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Luxemburg, as well as politically neutral European countries Austria, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland.
Named "Gladio" (Latin for double-edged sword), NATO's armies remained secret until August 1990, when then Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti confirmed Italy's participation in testimony before a Senate subcommittee investigating terrorism.
... A 2000 Italian parliamentary investigation concluded that GLADIO operatives linked to the structures of United States intelligence were involved in bombings, massacres, and other terrorist attacks as part of a campaign against the political left."

Stephen Lendman

 

"A former Italian Prime Minister, an Italian judge, and the former head of Italian counterintelligence admit that NATO, with the help of the Pentagon and CIA, carried out terror bombings in Italy and other European countries in the 1950s and blamed the communists, in order to rally people's support for their governments in Europe in their fight against communism. These false flags included:
* The murder of the Turkish Prime Minister (1960)
* Bombings in Portugal (1966)
* The Piazza Fontana massacre in Italy (1969)
* Terror attacks in Turkey (1971)
* The Peteano bombing in Italy (1972)
* Shootings in Brescia, Italy and a bombing on an Italian train (1974)
* Shootings in Istanbul, Turkey (1977)
* The Atocha massacre in Madrid, Spain (1977)
* The abduction and murder of the Italian Prime Minister (1978)
* The bombing of the Bologna railway station in Italy (1980)
* Shooting and killing 28 shoppers in Brabant county, Belgium (1985)"

Washington's Blog, March 19, 2015

 

"In Italy, a number of 'coup attempts' [Operation Gladio in Europe after WWII] took place (in 1964, 1970, 1973 and 1974), though all were called off at critical moments once the government had been reminded of the existence of the 'security state': the real 'sovereign'. In these cases, various liaison officers, generals and fascist leaders exerted an effective veto on government policy by informing the prime minister that a coup had been set in progress, warning that he would have to suffer the consequences if he did not back down on his policy."

Ola Tunander

 

"There exists in Italy a secret force parallel to the armed forces, composed of civilians and military men, in an anti-Soviet capacity that is, to organize a resistance on Italian soil against a Russian armyA secret organization, a super-organization with a network of communications, arms and explosives, and men trained to use themA super-organization which, lacking a Soviet military invasion which might not happen, took up the task, on NATO's behalf, of preventing a slip to the left in the political balance of the country. This they did, with the assistance of the official secret services and the political and military forces."

Gladio operative Vincenzo Vinciguerra revealed Gladio's existence during his 1984 trial for the bombing of the Bologna train station in 1980

 

"The United States, operating partly through NATO, sponsored and funded so-called stay-behind paramilitary groups in Italy and other NATO countries (Operation Gladio)."

Peter Dale Scott

 

"Operation Gladio is the codename for a secret NATO operation set up by Washington after WWII as a result of fear that the Red Army would overrun Western Europe. Originally Gladio consisted of hidden arms caches and an organization to conduct guerrilla war against the Soviet occupying army.
Instead of a Soviet Invasion, the threat that emerged was the popularity of the Communist Party in France and especially Italy. Washington was fearful that communist parties would win enough votes to form a government and that Washington's Western European Empire would be breached as these communist governments aligned with Moscow.
... Consequently, Gladio was turned against the European communist parties. The Italian intelligence service together with the CIA began bombing public places in Italy, such as the Bologna train station in which 285 people were killed, maimed, and otherwise wounded.
... The bombings were blamed on communist terrorist groups, such as the Red Brigades and the Baader-Meinhof gang."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"In the 1970s (up to 1980), only 5 to 10 per cent of the Swedish population believed in a direct Soviet threat. In 1983, however, after a series of submarines turned up within densely populated Swedish archipelagos, 42 per cent of the population viewed the Soviet Union as a direct threat; and the percentage of people viewing the Soviet Union as unfriendly went from 27 per cent to 83 per cent over the same period. Thus, in collaboration with trusted individuals within Sweden, US forces seem to have been able to change the mindset of the population and the government almost overnight. Members of the Swedish 'security state', or 'deep state', acted in collaboration with their US counterparts to deceive the Swedish government and public. These PSYOPs - psychological or 'perception management' operations - were run outside the law."

Ola Tunander

 

"Terrorist attacks on Italian civilians after World War II by NATO's stay-behind armies were supposed to force the Italian public, to turn to the state to ask for greater security. This is the political logic that lies behind all the massacres and the bombings which remain unpunished.
... You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game. The reason was quite simple. They were supposed to force these people, the Italian public to turn to the State to ask for greater security."

right wing terrorist Vincenzo Vinciguerra - about NATO's "Operation Gladio" attacks on Italian civilians after World War II [1984]

 

"After the Cold War had ended, then Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti confirmed to the Italian Senate in August 1990 that Italy had had a secret stay-behind army, codenamed Gladio - the sword. A document dated 1 June 1959 from the Italian military secret service, SIFAR, revealed that SIFAR had been running the secret army with the support of NATO and in close collaboration with the US secret service, the CIA."

Swiss historian Daniele Ganser in his 2004 book "NATO's Secret Armies"

 

"The Gladio system has operated for four decades under various names. It has operated clandestinely, and we are entitled to attribute to it all the destabilization, all the provocation and all the terrorism that have occurred in our countries over these four decades."

Greek parliamentarian Vassilis Ephremidis

 

"In early 1970s, Italian and US intelligence and secret service agents [Operation Gladio] were able to assume vital positions at the highest levels of Italy's Red Brigades. In 1974, the left-wing leadership of the Red Brigades had been arrested, facilitating the 'takeover' of the organisation by the US and Italian services. This resulted in the launch of a range of professional military operations, a period of 'blind terror' and a radical increase in the number of attacks being carried out within Italy."

Ola Tunander

 

"Members of Operation Gladio were supposed to attack civilians, women, children, innocent people outside the political area, for one simple reason: to force the Italian public to turn to the State, to turn to the regime, and ask for greater security. It was precisely the role of the RIght in Italy. It placed itself at the service of the State which created a strategy aptly called the "Strategy of Tension", in so far as they had to get people to accept that at any moment over a period of thirty years, from1960 to the mid-1980s, a state of emergency could be declared so people would willingly trade part of their freedom for the security of being able to walk the streets, to go on trains or enter a bank. This is the political logic behind all the bombings of civilians. The perpetrators remain unpunished because the State cannot condemn itseslf."

Operation Gladio participant in Italy, on BBC, discussing the "Strategy of Tension"
from the documentary film "Counter-Intelligence"

 

"Operation Gladio was a secret NATO strategy implemented after WWII that advocated an alliance between the mafia, CIA, Vatican and Knights of Malta."

Dean Henderson

 

"You were supposed to attack civilians, women, children, innocent people outside the political arena, for one simple reason-to force the Italian public to turn to the state, turn to the regime and ask for greater security. This is the political logic behind all the bombings. They remain unpunished because the State cannot condemn itself."

Gladio operative Vincenzo Vinciguerra revealed Gladio's existence during his 1984 trial for the bombing of the Bologna train station in 1980

 

"After World War II, the US created and maintained special intelligence ties and clandestine ties with individuals all over Europe. These local 'US elites' were more tuned to US interests and were often able to influence local state policies, and even to veto or manipulate policies and individuals in conflict with US interests. Such elites formed part of what we have called the 'security state' - the 'sovereign' - 'the deep state' - which included informal groups and their network of extra-legal executives.
One such 'entirely informal group' was the Cercle Pinay, which brought together Atlanticist ultra-right-wing political leaders, industrialists and intelligence chiefs. Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti named other participants: US State Secretary Henry Kissinger, US Vice President Nelson Rockefeller, David Rockefeller from Chase Manhattan Bank, German CSU leader Franz Josef Strauss, Andreotti himself and Italian industrialist Carlo Pesenti."

Ola Tunander

 

""Operation Gladio" was a NATO plan to use "stay-behind" paramilitary armies to counter a potential Soviet invasion and occupation of Europe.
"Operation Gladio" was not a name for the overall program, which involved 12 NATO member nations (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain and Turkey) and four neutral countries (Austria, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland), but specifically its most famous incarnation in Italy.
The operation was not inherently a NATO one. It was first coordinated in 1948 by a trans-Atlantic body based in France known as the "Western Union Clandestine Committee." After the creation of NATO in 1949 the body was folded into the organization's Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) under the revised name of the Clandestine Planning Committee.
Although the individual stay-behind programs were organized in Europe, the scope of their operations were not limited to Europe and strayed far from any supposed mandate to prepare for a Soviet invasion. "Gladio" operations included and include everything from drug running and money laundering to terror attacks and political assassinations."

James Corbett

 

"Daniele Glaser in his book" Nato's Secret Armies" wrote that Giulio Andreotti, the then Italian Prime Minister admitted on August 3, 1990 that a secret army had existed in his country since the end of the Second World War, known as "Gladio;" that it had been created by the CIA and MI6 and that it was coordinated by the unorthodox warfare section of NATO.
Glaser thereby confirmed one of the most long-running rumors in post-war Italy. Many people, including investigating magistrates, had long suspected that Gladio was not only part of a network of secret armies created by the Americans across Western Europe to fight in the resistance to a putative Soviet occupation, but also that these networks had become involved in influencing the outcome of elections, even to the extent of forming sinister alliances with terrorist organizations."

John Coleman

 

"[Those responsible for planning and coordination of Operation Gladio] were the officers responsible for the secret structures of Great Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg, the Netherlands and Italy. These representatives of the secret structures met every year in one of the capitals At the stay-behind meetings representatives of the CIA were always present."

Italian General Gerardo Serravalie - commanded Italy's Gladio's participation in the first half of the 1970s

 

"After the murder of Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro in 1978, his wife recounted how a senior US official had threatened to use 'groups on the fringes' of the official services to kill her husband 'if he did not abandon his policy' of a 'historical compromise' with the left. The 'Red Brigade' kidnapping of Moro in March 1978 took place on the very day on which his 'compromise' was to go to the vote in the Italian parliament. Later, it was discovered that an apartment and printing press used by the 'Red Brigades' belonged to Italy's military intelligence."

Ola Tunander

 

"Under Operation GLADIO, the Pentagon together with the CIA, MI6 and NATO, set up and operated stay-behind armies as an instrument to manipulate and control the democracies of Western Europe - unknown to European populations and parliaments. This strategy lead to terror and fear. The stay-behind network, in the absence of a Soviet invasion, functioned as a straightjacket for the democracies of Western Europe. In some operations, the secret stay-behind soldiers together with the secret military services, monitored left-wing politicians and spread anti-Communist propaganda. In more violent operations the secret war led to bloodshed. Tragically the secret warriors linked up with right-wing terrorists, a combination that led - in some countries including at least Belgium, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Greece and Turkey - to massacres, torture, coup d'etats and other violent acts. Most of these state-sponsored terrorist operations enjoyed the encouragement and protection of selected highly placed government and military officials in Europe and in the United States The stay-behind network had served as a tool to spread fear amongst the population in the absence of an invasion. The secret armies in some cases functioned as an almost perfect manipulation system that transported the fears of high-ranking military officers in the Pentagon and NATO to the populations in Western Europe. European citizens, as the strategists in the Pentagon saw it, due to their limited vision were unable to perceive the real and present danger of Communism, and therefore they had to be manipulated. By killing innocent citizens on market squares or in supermarkets and blaming the crime on the Communists the secret armies together with right-wing terrorists effectively translated the fears of Pentagon strategists into very real fears of European citizens."

Swiss historian Daniele Ganser in his 2004 book "NATO's Secret Armies"

 

"Those massacres those bombs, those military actions [terrorist attacks on Italian civilians after World War II by NATO's stay-behind armies] had been organized or promoted or supported by men inside Italian state institutions and, as had been discovered more recently, by men linked to the structures of United States intelligence [CIA]."

the Italian Senate in 2000

 

"The top echelon of the Red Brigades was run by Western intelligence. Until 1974, the 'sovereign' could rely on the assassination squads of Aginter Press, but when it began using the Red Brigades it needed special forces support. The killing of Aldo Moro was a special forces operation, involving the use of ammunition from special forces supplies."

Ola Tunander

 

"The strategic doctrine employed by the Gladio operations was known as the "strategy of tension." This doctrine involves the creation, encouragement or exacerbation of political, religious, ethnic or other forms of conflict in order to incite fear in a population and manipulate public opinion."

James Corbett

 

"From late 1960s, fascist activists in Italy started to dress as left-wingers. They masqueraded as Maoists and anarchists while conducting 'false flag' terrorist operations, particularly a bombing campaign, in collaboration with US intelligence in order to manipulate public opinion and limit the range of the democratic discourse. In the early and mid-1980s, attacks similar to those that had taken place in Italy were also conducted in Belgium, including the random shooting of 28 people in supermarkets outside Brussels in 1983-85. A 'left-wing' terrorist group known as the Cellules Communistes Combattantes (CCC) was accused of having carried out these operations. Later, however, it transpired that the attacks had been conducted by fascist and Nazi groups, with US support."

Ola Tunander

 

GLADIO B
THE BATTLE FOR EURASIA

"Operation Gladio B is a classified ongoing expansion of the original Operation Gladio in which NATO countries created an anti-communist paramilitary terrorist network which carried out false flag operations throughout western Europe during the cold war. Instead, it is now expanded internationally and working with Al Qaeda and other groups that feature in the war on terror narrative. It has a designated office at the Pentagon."

www.wikispooks.com

 

"A Jordanian official reported ISIS leaders being trained by U.S. Intelligence at a CIA base in Jordan which were then used for [false flag] destabilization operations in Syria and later in Iraq. Nabil Na'eem, the founder of the Islamic Democratic Jihad Party and former top al-Qaeda commander, told the Beirut-based pan-Arab TV station al-Maydeen all current al-Qaeda affiliates, including ISIS, work for the CIA. "Key members of ISIS were trained by US CIA and Special Forces command at a secret camp in Jordan in 2012, according to informed Jordanian officials."

investigative journalist F. William Engdahl

 

"It is primarily Central Asia's strategic geopolitical location - truly at the continent's center - and the broadly undesirable course of events that could emerge if the region were to drift toward instability, that constitute the primary American interest Thus, given the potential for untoward developments in the region for Western interests, modest hands-on American influence in the region is desirable."

Graham Fuller - a former CIA station chief in Kabul, Afghanistan

 

"Gladio B network includes the intersection between Muslim extremists, drug runners, terrorists and money launderers with the upper levels of the US State Department, Pentagon and NATO."

James Corbett

 

"The existence of Gladio B was revealed by FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds. She revealed regular meetings between senior US intelligence agents and current leader of Al Qaeda Ayman al-Zawahiri at the U.S. embassy in Azerbaijan and Baku starting in 1997 and continuing right up to the 9/11 attacks. In addition to al-Zawahiri, members of the bin Laden family (including Osama Bin Laden) and other mujahideen were transported by NATO aircraft to Central Asia and the Balkans to participate in false flag "destabilization operations". Other operatives were also flown, on US Intelligence orders, to Turkey, to train and prepare to participate in these operations, in locations where some of the 9/11 hijackers were also being trained. Additionally, Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri worked with the U.S. government for 3 months after 9/11 to coordinate false flag destabilization operations in the Caucus region. A Turkish and Israeli run network paid top intelligence officials to steal nuclear weapon secrets that were sold on the international black market to countries like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. These and other allegations were confirmed by tthe Sunday Times [London] after speaking to Pentagon and MI6 sources, and by obtaining a document signed by an FBI official confirming the operation's existence. However, apparently due to pressure from political intelligence committees, it the document itself was never published."

www.wikispooks.com

 

"Gladio B is projecting U.S. power in the former Soviet sphere of influence to access previously untapped strategic energy and mineral reserves for U.S. and European companies; pushing back Russian and Chinese power; and expanding the scope of lucrative criminal activities, particularly illegal arms and drugs trafficking."

FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds

 

"There are vital strategic interests for the US and its allies in the Central Asia-Caucasus that make it a prime target for covert operations.
"Strategy of tension" operations [in the Central Asia-Caucasus region] have been conducted in the past by people we know were linked to NATO's covert army;
There are a number of influential people operating in and around the region and in close cooperation with the Turkish deep state, American intelligence, the Pentagon and NATO who seem to be involved with ongoing operations today related to the fostering of religious sectarianism in the region."

James Corbett

 

"In July 2014, it was reported that the Islamic State was created by the CIA/MI6/Mossad, likely apart of NATO's Gladio B and that Israel is using it as a front organization to protect its borders from surrounding enemies."

www.wikispooks.com

 

"Most Americans have never heard of Sibel Edmonds, and if the U.S. government has its way, they never will. The former FBI translator turned whistleblower tells a chilling story of corruption at Washington's highest levels - sale of nuclear secrets, shielding of terrorist suspects, illegal arms transfers, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, espionage Edmonds's account is full of dates, places, and names A treasonous plot to embed moles in American military and nuclear installations and pass sensitive intelligence to Israeli, Pakistani, and Turkish sources was facilitated by figures in the upper echelons of the State and Defense Departments. Her charges could be easily confirmed or dismissed if classified government documents were made available to investigators."

ex CIA agent Phil Giraldi, 2008

 

"For the past 11 years I have been emphasizing that my State Secrets Privilege & Gag Orders had to do with the FBI files (covering period 1996-2002 February) on covert-terrorist operations in Caucasus and Central Asia [Gladio B] backed, managed and armed by US actors. These US-NATO directed operations in the region involved Osama Bin-Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri.
The FBI documents contained damning evidence collected between 1996-2002 tying these terror operations directly to U.S. persons in the State Department, CIA and Pentagon. Also, the State Department got Congress to grant huge amounts of funds to "front' NGOs and businesses to funnel money to the terrorist cells in this region."

FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds

 

"Similar to the original Operation Gladio in which NATO countries worked with Neo Nazi/Fascist paramilitary organizations in Western Europe and were led by recruited Nazi war criminals, Operation Gladio B has continued into Ukraine. Confirmed by U.S. Intelligence Officials and working with Ukrainian Nationalist and Neo Nazi Far-Right militia including the Ukranian National Assembly, Right Sektor, and the Svoboda party lead by people's deputy of Ukraine Oleh Tyahnybok. The groups are suspected of playing a decisive role in the false flag sniper attacks in which they could be seen shooting both supporting demonstrators and policemen causing destabilization that led to the collapse of elected Ukrainian government."

www.wikispooks.com

 

CORPORATE MEDIA
SEE NO REALITY; HEAR NO FACTS; SPEAK NO TRUTH; HAVE NO CREDIBILITY

SERVING THEIR PAYMASTERS:
ELITE RULE, CORPORATE HEGEMONY, FINANCE REIGNS SUPREME, SURVEILLANCE STATE, PERMANENT WAR

"As the new corporations began taking over the press, something called "professional journalism" was invented. To attract big advertisers, the new corporate press had to appear respectable, pillars of the establishment - objective, impartial, balanced. In order to be professional, journalists had to ensure that news and opinion were dominated by official sources, and that has not changed. Go through the New York Times on any day, and check the sources of the main political stories - domestic and foreign - you'll find they're dominated by government and other established interests. That is the essence of professional journalism. "

John Pilger

 

"Pravda and Izvestia in the former Soviet Union would have been hard-pressed to surpass the American media in their subservience to the official agenda. They have abandoned the notion of objectivity or even the idea of providing a public space where problems are discussed and debated. It's a scandal that reveals the existence of a system of propaganda, not of serious media so essential in a democratic society."

Edward Herman

 

"We hear about the occasions when there are differences between the mainstream media and the government. What we don't hear about are the 95 percent of occasions where the mainstream media faithfully propagate disinformation stories which are often planted by the CIA."

Michael Parenti

 

"The powers behind this New World Order system are those of the global banks and financial institutions, the military-industrial complex, the oil and energy giants, the biotech and pharmaceutical conglomerates and the powerful media and communications giants, which fabricate the news and overtly influence the course of world events by blatantly distorting the facts."

Michel Chossudovsky

 

"Mainstream journalists in the United States often function more like a fourth branch of government than a feisty fourth estate. If anything, the patterns of media bias that characterize sycophantic reporting in "peacetime" are amplified during a war or a national security crisis.
Since the tragic events of September 11, the separation between press and state has dwindled nearly to the vanishing point."

Martin A. Lee

 

"The factual arguments clearly establish the possibility of controlled demolition of the WTC buildings on September 11, 2001, yet, there is almost zero coverage in the corporate media in the US. This is top down corporate censorship pure and simple. Even if other scientists can be found to disagree with the study, the policy of ignoring the topic inside the corporate media is relatively absolute... Perhaps the mainstream science journalists left their critical thinking skills at home and gave the scientific method the day off. Or maybe the real conspiracy exists within the boardrooms of the corporate mainstream media."

Peter Phillips

 

"The limitations of professional journalism, the influence of owners, the linkages of media institutions to the power structure of society, and the internalized presuppositions, have led to what can only be characterized as a palpable double standard in coverage of the U.S. role in the world.
... The U.S. news media, including our most respected newspapers like the New York Times, turn a blind eye to U.S. violations of core international law, having no qualms about playing up the violations of adversaries. It would be nearly impossible for the coverage to be more unprincipled."

John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney

 

"The CIA developed covert relationships with about 50 American journalists or employees of U.S. media organizations. According to one CIA operative, "You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month." The agency arranged for the publication of books to be read in America, and for at least one of these works to be reviewed favorably in the New York Times."

Peter Dale Scott

 

"The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR} control or own major newspapers, magazines, radio and television networks and the most powerful companies in the book publishing business.

Admiral Chester Ward, former member of the Council on Foreign Relatons

 

"The story of an attempted takeover of executive power in the United States [the plot to overthrow Franklin Roosevelt] was suppressed, not only by parties directly interested, but also by several institutions usually regarded as protectors of constitutional liberty and freedom of inquiry. Among the groups suppressing information were (1) the Congress of the United States, (2) the press, notably Time [magazine] and The New York Times, and (3) the White House itself. It is also notable that no academic inquiry has been conducted into what is surely one of the more ominous events in recent American history."

Antony C. Sutton in his book "Wall Street and FDR"

 

"By far the most valuable associations, according to CIA officials have been with the New York Times, CBS and Time Inc... Over the years, the [CBS] network provided cover for CIA employees, including at least one well-known foreign correspondent and several stringers... A high-level CIA official with a prodigious memory says that the New York Times provided cover for about ten CIA operatives between 1950 and 1966."

Carl Bernstein



"Most newspapers are part of huge conglomerates, and the policy that comes down is that you don't rock any boats. You can't make the government upset because the value of the company is the broadcast licenses, and the government will not renew them, and we can't make our corporate owners mad because they will fire us, and we can't make the advertisers mad or they will pull their advertising. So the media can't say anything that will upset the power structure. And that's what has happened to the press."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"The major news media serve at the pleasure of a commercial oligarchy that pays them, and pays them handsomely, for their pretense of speaking truth to power... The prominent figures in our contemporary Washington press corps regard themselves as government functionaries, enabling and codependent."

Lewis H. Lapham

 

"The New York Times is the house organ of the Establishment. It is committed, both editorially and in its presentation of the news, to the interests of an Establishment: continuity, security and legitimacy. Therefore they generally support business and finance, the American version of empire, the government and the president, until, and unless, some excess is so egregious that it poses a threat to continuity, security or legitimacy."

Larry Beinhart

 

"The main media bias is in favor of the thieves who stole our country and economy, and own the mainstream media companies. The omnipresent mainstream media is the greatest weapon of oppression humanity has ever known."

David DeGraw

 

"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supra-national sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries."

David Rockefeller - Council on Foreign Relations, June 1991

 

"The media are a pitiful lot. They don't give us any history, they don't give us any analysis, they don't tell us anything. They don't raise the most basic questions: Who has the most weapons of mass destruction in the world by far? Who has used weapons of mass destruction more than any other nation? Who has killed more people in this world with weapons of mass destruction than any other nation? The answer: the United States."

Howard Zinn

 

"The war in Iraq is the most important liberal, revolutionary U S. democracy-building project since the Marshall Plan ... it is one of the noblest things this country has ever attempted abroad."

Thomas Friedman, New York Times, 2003

 

"The war in Iraq is one of the noblest endeavors the United States, or any great power, has ever undertaken."

David Brooks, New York Times, 2007

 

"The American media does not serve the truth. It serves the government and the interest groups that empower the government. The function of the "mainstream media" is to sell products and to brainwash the audience for the government and interest groups. By subscribing to it, Americans support their own brainwashing."

Paul Craig Roberts


"The mainsteam media's view of the world is much the same as the view from the State Department and the Pentagon."

Michael Parenti



"Perhaps the most basic reason Americans should read Noam Chomsky's work today, is simply to understand the real world in which they live, that which is obscured by their leaders and the U.S. mass media."

Fred Branfman

 

"The involvement of the Rockefellers with the media has multiple implications. One is that the Rockefeller gang's plans for monopolistic World Government are never, but never, discussed in the machines of mass disinformation. The media decides what the issues will be in the country."

Gary Allen in his book "The Rockefeller File"

 

"One of the best kept secrets is the degree to which a handful of giant conglomerates, all belonging to the secret Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, NATO, the Club of Rome, and the Trilateral Commission, control the world's flow of information. They determine what we see on television, hear on the radio and read in newspapers, magazines, books, or on the Internet."

Daniel Estulin

 

"There is an Establishment history, an official history, which dominates history textbooks, trade publishing, the media and library shelves. The official line always assumes that events such as wars, revolutions, scandals, assassinations, are more or less random unconnected events. By definition events can never be the result of a conspiracy, they can never result from premeditated planned group action.
... Woe betide any book or author that falls outside the official guidelines. Foundation support is not there. Publishers get cold feet. Distribution is hit and miss, or non-existent."

Antony Sutton in his book "America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull and Bones"

 

"In March, 1915, the J.P. Morgan interests, the steel, shipbuilding, and powder interest, and their subsidiary organizations, got together 12 men high up in the newspaper world and employed them to select the most influential newspapers in the United States and sufficient number of them to control generally the policy of the daily pressThey found it was only necessary to purchase the control of 25 of the greatest papers. An agreement was reached; the policy of the papers was bought, to be paid for by the month; an editor was furnished for each paper to properly supervise and edit information regarding the questions of preparedness, militarism, financial policies, and other things of national and international nature considered vital to the interests of the purchasers."

Congressman Oscar Callaway (TX), Congressional Record of February 9, 1917

 

"Reporters will not report their own insights or contrary evaluations of the official 9/11 story, because to question the government story about 9/11 is to question the very foundations of our entire modern belief system regarding our government, our country, and our way of life. To be charged with questioning these foundations is far more serious than being labeled a disgruntled conspiracy nut or an anti-government traitor, or even being sidelined or marginalized within an academic, government-service, or literary career. To question the official 9/11 story is simply and fundamentally revolutionary."

David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott

 

"Media in the United States convey a remarkably uniform view of the world, and it has been a politically specific one: anticommunist, pro-corporate, and nationalist."

Daniel Hellinger and Dennis R. Judd



"We need to go into the heart of their world [Palestinians] and beat their brains out."

Thomas L. Friedman

 

"How the press loves to brag bout its freedom. Yes, the press may be free to lie and distort and suppress and deceive and malign, but is it free to tell the truth? Many have reason to believe that the truth is dead as far as the mass media concerned."

Willis Carto

 

"The people who own and control the mainstream media are never going to risk their salaries to explore the unanswered questions of 9-11 or the money trails of JP Morgan Chase Bank, GoldmanSachs, Citibank, Haliburton, Blackwater and Homeland Security, or the Rothschilds, or the Rockefellers or the secrecy of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission, Skull and Bones, the Bushes and the Carlyle Group or our Federal Reserve System and it's 12 private Federal Reserve Banks or the IMF or the World Bank."

Chris Pratt from his movie "Deception"

 

"The owners of the Washington Post long ago acknowledged that the Post is the government's voice to the people. In 1981, Katherine Graham, who owns the Post and Newsweek announced that her editors would 'cooperate with the national security interests'. National security in this context means 'CIA'."

John Stockwell - former CIA official


"Establishment journalists and media stars are not on the outside of the establishment, they are members of the establishment. They work for the largest corporations. They live in Washington. Socio-economically, their colleagues and partners and family members are people within the government, within the establishment. And what they want to do is to protect and defend the establishment, more than anything else. To protect the idea that the establishment is functioning properly. And so, their interest is to minimize the public anger and the public rage."

Glenn Greenwald

 

"Newscasters who want to keep their careers afloat learn the fine art of evasion. With great skill they skirt around the most important points of a story. With much finesse, they say a lot about very little, serving up heaps of junk news filled with so many empty calories and so few nutrients. Thus do they avoid offending those who wield politico-economic power."

Project Censored, 2004

 

"One of the best kept secrets is the degree to which a handful of giant conglomerates, all belonging to the secret Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, NATO, the Club of Rome, and the Trilateral Commission, control the world's flow of information. They determine what we see on television, hear on the radio and read in newspapers, magazines, books, or on the Internet."

Daniel Estulin

"The rules of mainstream journalism are simple: The Republicans and Democrats establish the acceptable boundaries of debate. When those groups agree - which is often - there is simply no debate. That's why there is such appalling silence around issues of war and peace."

Amy Goodman

 

"Big media in the United States effectively represent the interests of corporate America."

David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott

 

"Selling fear to the American people has become a mainstay of the press and of both political parties in this country."

David McGowan

 

"The mainstream media is a conglomerate of collective corporate thought, designed to make you ignorant and unaware of the realities of the world, of the important issues, and to hide in the shadows the sacredly guarded truths of power. Our mainstream media - the large newspapers, radio and TV news stations - are dominated by billion dollar corporations, whose boards of directors reflect the 'who's who' of the corporate, political, and financial elite, with former government officials, industrialists, and bankers controlling the dispersal of information and the perspectives we are given."

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"A nation in which 87 percent of eighteen- to twenty-four year olds (according to a 2002 National Geographic Society/Roper Poll survey) cannot locate Iran or Iraq on a world map and 11 percent cannot locate the United States, is not merely "intellectually sluggish." It would be more accurate to call it moronic, capable of being fooled into believing anything."

Morris Berman

 

"Blow up a different power station in Iraq every week, so no one knows when the lights will go off or who's in charge.
... The U.S. has to make clear to Iraq and U.S. allies that... America will use force, without negotiation, hesitation, or UN approval."

"Twelve days of surgical bombing was never going to turn Serbia around... Let's see what 12 weeks of less than surgical bombing does. Give war a chance.
... It should be lights out in Belgrade (Yugoslavia): Every power grid, water pipe, bridge, road and war-related factory has to be targeted."

"The Iraq War might be over in a week, it might be over in a month, it might be over in six months, but what's the rush?"

Thomas L. Friedman, 2004

 

"If you feed the children three square meals a day during the school year, how can you expect them to feed themselves in the summer? Wanton little waifs and serfs dependent on the State. Pure and simple."

"Holocaust? Ninety million Indians? Only four million left? They all have casinos - what's to complain about?"

"The only way to reduce the number of nuclear weapons is to use them."

"Let the unskilled jobs that take absolutely no knowledge whatsoever to do - let stupid and unskilled Mexicans do that work."

Rush Limbaugh, 1993

 

PERPETUAL WAR
ENEMIES = CORPORATE PROFITS

"The primary aim of modern warfare is to use up the products of the machine without raising the general standard of living... The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labor. The two aims ... are to conquer the whole surface of the earth and to extinguish once and for all the possibility of independent thought."

George Orwell in his book "1984"

 

"War is largely a matter of money. Bankers lend money to foreign countries and when they cannot repay, the President sends Marines to get it."

General Smedley Butler, 1931

 

"The precedence of a society's war-making potential over its other characteristics is not the result of the 'threat' presumed to exist at any one time from other societies. This is the reverse of the basic situation: 'threats' against the 'national interest' are usually created or accelerated to meet the changing needs of the war system.
... Wars are not 'caused' by international conflicts of interest... War-making societies require - and thus bring about - such conflicts. The capacity of a nation to make war expresses the greatest social power it can exercise; war-making, active or contemplated, is a matter of life and death on the greatest scale subject to social control. It should therefore hardly be surprising that the military institutions in each society claim its highest priorities."

from "Report from Iron Mountain"

 

"Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the U.S. military machine to turn."

John Stockwell, former CIA official

 

"Approximately 60,000 military personnel were used as human subjects in the 1940s to test two chemical agents, mustard gas and lewisite [blister gas]. Most of these subjects were not informed of the nature of the experiments and never received medical follow-up after their participation in the research. Additionally, some of these human subjects were threatened with imprisonment at Fort Leavenworth if they discussed these experiments with anyone, including their wives, parents, and family doctors. For decades, the Pentagon denied that the research had taken place, resulting in decades of suffering for many veterans who became ill after the secret testing."

a report of the US Congress in 1994

 

"We now live in a state of permanent war - a global arms industry, apparently the largest single international business, must have its products used up so more can be sold. There must be profits for the capitalists and jobs for the proles... Are we not still in Caligula's Rome?"

David Watson, 2000

 

"The preparation for war is useful to the holders of centralized political power. When things go badly at home, when popular discontent becomes inconveniently articulate, it is always possible, in a world where war-making remains an almost sacred habit, to shift the people's attention away from domestic to foreign and military affairs. A flood of xenophobic or imperialistic propaganda is released by the government-controlled instruments of persuasion, a "strong policy" is adopted toward some foreign power, an appeal for "national unity" (in other words, unquestioning obedience to the ruling oligarchy) is launched, and at once it becomes unpatriotic for anybody to voice even the most justifiable complaints against mismanagement or oppression. It is difficult to see how any highly centralized government could afford to dispense with militarism and the threat of foreign war."

Aldous Huxley in his book " Science, Liberty and Peace", 1946

 

"Military intervention to maintain the global status quo will become a constant feature of international relations, whether this is justified in terms of fighting drugs, fighting terrorism, containing "rogue states," opposing "Islamic fundamentalism," or containing China"

Walden Bello

 

"The military function of the war system serves simply to defend or advance the "national interest" by means of organized violence. It is often necessary for a national military establishment to create a need for its unique powers... And a healthy military apparatus requires regular 'exercise', by whatever rationale seems expedient, to prevent its atrophy."

from "Report from Iron Mountain"

 

"The easiest way to gain control of a population is to carry out acts of terror. The public will clamor for such laws if their personal security is threatened."

Josef Stalin

"Washington is recreating the Cold War that it had with the Soviet Union. This is a very profitable way to supply the US military-security complex with the taxpayers' money. And in some ways it is safer than a war, because the war in Afghanistan didn't go well, the war in Iraq didn't go well. But if you can have a Cold War and you don't actually fight, you can keep it going for years, just like the Cold War with the Soviet Union. And the Cold War built the military-security complex in the US."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

U.S. foreign interventions since World War II

"Iran (1953); Guatemala(1954); Thailand (1957); Laos (1958-60); the Congo (1960); Turkey (1960, 1971 & 1980); Ecuador (1961 & 1963); South Vietnam (1963); Brazil (1964); the Dominican Republic (1963); Argentina (1963); Honduras (1963 & 2009); Iraq (1963 & 2003); Bolivia (1964, 1971 & 1980); Indonesia (1965); Ghana (1966); Greece (1967); Panama (1968 & 1989); Cambodia (1970); Chile (1973); Bangladesh (1975); Pakistan (1977); Grenada (1983); Mauritania (1984); Guinea (1984); Burkina Faso (1987); Paraguay (1989); Haiti (1991 & 2004); Russia (1993); Uganda (1996). This list does not include a roughly equal number of failed coups, nor coups in Africa and elsewhere in which a U.S. role is suspected but unproven.
[The list does not include U.S. interventions Iraq (2001 and 2003), Afghanistan (2003) , Libya (2011), Yemen (2012), Syria (2014), Ukraine (2014).]"

William Blum in his book "Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions since World War II"

 

"War means blind obedience, unthinking stupidity, brutish callousness, wanton destruction, and irresponsible murder."

Alexander Berkman

 

"The essential act of war is destruction, not necessarily of human lives, but of the products of human labour. War is a way of shattering to pieces, or pouring into the stratosphere, or sinking in the depths of the sea, materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the long run, too intelligent. Even when weapons of war are not actually destroyed, their manufacture is still a convenient way of expending labour power without producing anything that can be consumed.
... War accomplishes the necessary destruction, but accomplishes it in a psychologically acceptable way. In principle it would be quite simple to waste the surplus labour of the world by building temples and pyramids, by digging holes and filling them up again, or even by producing vast quantities of goods and then setting fire to them. But this would provide only the economic and not the emotional basis for a hierarchical society."

George Orwell in his book "1984"

 

"The coups in Iran, Guatemala, South Vietnam, and Chile were not rogue operations. Presidents, cabinet secretaries, national security advisers, and CIA directors approved them. The thing all four of these coups have in common is that American leaders promoted them consciously, willfully, deliberately, and in strict accordance with the laws of the United States."

Stephen Kinzer in his book "Overthrow"

 

"There is nothing puzzling ... about America's gratuitously aggressive foreign policy or about the oligarchs' successful efforts to drag the Republic into five wars. What an aggressive foreign policy accomplishes by slow degrees, a state of war accomplishes in a trice. Overnight [war] kills reform, overnight it transforms insurgents into traitors and the Republic into an imperiled realm. Overnight it strangles free politics, distracts and overawes the citizenry. Overnight it blasts public hope."

Walter Karp

 

"The Americans who engineered countless military coups, death squads and massacres in Latin America never paid for their crimes - instead they got promoted and they're now running the 'War on Terror".

Naomi Klein

 

"How does continuous war act to keep the Lows "stupefied by poverty" and thereby assure the maintenance of the social structure? The goal of the wars is to enable the economy to be kept going for the benefit of the High, its military, and its bureaucracy and control personnel (the Thought Police, etc.), but at the same time to assure that any excess production capacity is prevented from producing consumer goods for the lower classes. That excess capacity is instead directed to producing excess military goods which will ' ultimately rust away or be destroyed in warfare; that is, the excess capacity is deliberately wasted in order to turn it away from the production of goods which would result in added leisure or well-being for the lower classes. Those classes are instead continually forced into group activities expressing hatred toward the current enemy (any enemy) and dependency upon and love toward their benevolent rulers for protecting them from that enemy. They are thereby led to accept the consumer shortages, the poverty, and the other privations to which they are subjected. Their economic status is kept at the subsistence level, forcing their priorities to be focused on simply acquiring basic food, clothing, and shelter. They are thus denied either the time or the inclination to question the fairness or permanence of their societal condition, or to otherwise evolve into a threat to the established hierarchy."

from George Orwell's 1949 novel "1984"

 

"There are factions in many governments that crave a state of endless war because that is when power is least constrained and profit most abundant."

www.washingtonsblog.com

 

"The United States has attacked, directly or indirectly, some 44 countries throughout the world since August 1945, a number of them many times. The avowed objective of these military interventions has been to effect "regime change". The cloaks of "human rights" and of "democracy" were invariably evoked to justify what were unilateral and illegal acts."

Professor Eric Waddell, 2007

 

"Without war, no government has ever been able to obtain acquiescence in its 'legitimacy,' or right to rule its society... Obviously, if the war system were to be discarded, new political machinery would be needed at once to serve this vital subfunction. Until it is developed, the continuance of the war system must be assured, if for no other reason, among others, than to preserve whatever quality and degree of poverty a society requires as an incentive, as well as to maintain the stability of its internal organization of power."

Report from Iron Mountain, 1967

"The global elite have consistently used a strategy of arming and funding both sides of armed conflicts. While opposing populations kill each other off, they make off with their natural resources. When they confront a government that cannot be bribed or provoked into civil or regional war, they fund brutal death squads, attempt military coups and intimidate them by giving weapons to undemocratic neighboring regimes. If all that doesn't work, they are declared a threat to national security and the US military, private contractors and NATO forces invade and occupy the country."

David Degraw in his book "Revolution or World War III"

 

"Since 1953, most U.S. coups have involved using local senior military officers to deliver the final blow to remove the elected or ruling leader. The officers have then been rewarded with presidencies, dictatorships or other senior positions in new U.S.-backed regimes. The U.S. military cultivates military-to-military relationships to identify and groom future coup leaders."

www.blacklistednews.com, 2014

 

"US policy is to buy off, overthrow, or make war on leaders of other countries who represent their peoples' interests instead of American interests."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2010

 

"So important did military spending and the military-industrial sector become during World War II and the Cold War that they have become fundamental to the U.S. economy, U.S. economic growth and above all U.S. technological development. Despite its often almost incredible wastefulness and corruption, this military spending has also been in some ways a kind of unacknowledged but rather successful state industrial development strategy."

David Edwards

 

"We've got to smash somebody's ass quickly. There has to be a total victory somewhere. We must have a brute demonstration of power."

Secretary of State Colin Powell , 2004

 

"The U.S. military acts in the interests of the corporate and financial elite, as those countries that do not submit to American economic hegemony are deemed enemies, and the military is ultimately sent in to implement 'regime change'. "

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"For the world as a whole, the CIA has now become the bogey that communism has been for America... The roles of America and Russia have been reversed in the world's eyes. Today America has become the nightmare."

Arnold Toynbee, British historian, 1971

 

"After World War II, in the name of containing Communism, the United States, mostly through the actions of local allies, executed or encouraged coups in, among other places, Guatemala, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and patronized a brutal mercenary war in Nicaragua ... By the end of the Cold War, Latin American security forces trained, funded, equipped, and incited by Washington had executed a reign of bloody terror - hundreds of thousands killed, an equal number tortured, millions driven into exile-from which the region has yet to fully recover."

Greg Grandin in his book "Empire's Workshop"

 

"Over the last decades the US initiated two-thirds of all military conflicts worldwide. Call to memory, how it all turned out in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.
Using social and economic difficulties, various ethnical and religious conflicts and under the pretext of spreading democracy, Western political spin masters add populist slogans to the fire of public discontent, provoking mass disturbances. As a result, a lawful government is taken down, chaos, abuse of power and lawlessness spread, people die, and in some cases a regime favorable to the West is brought into power. Of course, terrorists feel comfortable in such conditions."

Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov

 

"America's history since the demise of the Soviet Union is one of truly breathtaking lies: on Panama, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Venezuela, Libya and North Korea. Its record of overthrown governments, black-op and false flag operations, and the garrisoning of the planet with some thousand military bases, is conveniently left out of consideration."

Karel Van Wolferen

 

"Without war, no government bas ever been able to obtain acquiescence in its 'legitimacy', or right to rule its society. The possibility of war provides the sense of external necessity without which no government can long remain in power."

from "Report from Iron Mountain"

 

STATE TERRORISM, FALSE FLAGS, AND MANUFACTURED ENEMIES

"The Joint Chiefs of Staff drew up and approved plans for ... launching a secret and bloody war of terrorism against their own country in order to trick the American public into supporting an ill-conceived war they intended to launch against Cuba.
Code named Operation Northwoods, the plan, which had the written approval of the Chairman [General Lyman Lemnitzer] and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro, thus giving Lemnitzer and his cabal the excuse, as well as the public and international backing, they needed to launch their war."
[Operation Northwoods was rejected by President Kennedy.]

James Bamford in his book "Body of Secrets"

 

"The former Italian Prime Minister, an Italian judge, and the former head of Italian counterintelligence admit that NATO, with the help of the Pentagon and CIA, carried out terror bombings in Italy and other European countries in the 1950s and blamed the communists, in order to rally people's support for their governments in Europe in their fight against communism."

www.washingtonsblog.com, 2010

 

"If the real authorship of state-sponsored terrorism is to be successfully concealed, then a collection of scapegoats is the first ingredient required. These may be defined as the patsies, or alternatively as fall-guys, scapegoats, useful idiots, stooges or dupes. It is necessary that they be of low mental ability and great gullibility, since their mission is to be part of false-flag groups which pretend to be working for a cause, while in reality they are under the control of a private network inside the US government.
... 9/11 was an example of state-sponsored, false-flag, synthetic terrorism. The 9/11 events were organized and directed by a rogue network of high government and military officials of the United States, with a certain participation by the intelligence agencies of Britain and Israel, and with a more general backup from the intelligence agencies of the other Echelon states Australia, New Zealand, Canada."

Webster Griffin Tarpley in his book "9/11 Synthetic Terror - made in the USA"

"The easiest way to carry out a false flag attack is by setting up a military exercise that simulates the very attack you want to carry out . This is exactly how government perpetrators in the US and UK handled the 9/11 and 7/7 "terror" attacks, which were in reality government attacks blamed on "terrorists"."

Captain Eric H. May, former Army military intelligence and public affairs officer, 2008

 

"For many Americans, the idea that we are living in a country whose own leaders planned and carried out the attacks of 9/11 is simply too horrible to entertain. Unfortunately, however, there is strong evidence in support of this view."

9/11 and American Empire : Intellectuals Speak Out
edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott

 

"Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, Stephen Hadley, Elliott Abrams, and Condoleezza Rice ran the 9/11 attacks.
It was called a stand down, a false flag operation in order to mobilize the American public under false pretenses... it was told to me by the general on the staff of Wolfowitz.
I taught stand down and false flag operations at the national war college, I've taught it with all my operatives so I knew exactly what was done to the American public."

Dr. Steve R. Pieczenik , Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Nixon, Ford and Carter

 

"The owner of all three [World Trade Center] buildings was Larry Silverstein, who had recently doubled the insurance value of the Twin Towers. He stated in a PBS interview that he and the New York Fire Department agreed to a controlled demolition of WTC 7. Since skyscrapers are not normally wired for demolition -- unless someone intends to demolish them -- Silverstein's statement is an admission that 9/11 was an inside job."

Captain Eric H. May, former Army military intelligence and public affairs officer, 2008

 

"The U.S. government declassified documents showing that in the 1960's, the American Joint Chiefs of Staff signed off on a plan [Operation Northwoods] to blow up American airplanes, and also to commit terrorist acts on American soil, and then to blame it on the Cubans in order to justify an invasion of Cuba."

Washington's Blog, Global Research, 2010

 

"For those Americans who accept the official interpretation of the event, 9/11 was a surprise attack on the US government and its people by Islamic terrorists.
For some Americans, "9/11" has a more complex meaning. This second group, while accepting the official interpretation of the attacks, thinks of 9/11 primarily as an event that was used opportunistically by the Bush administration to extend the American empire.
For a third group of Americans, the term "9/11" connotes an event with a more sinister dimension. These citizens believe that the Bush administration knew the attacks were coming and intentionally let them happen.
According to a fourth view of 9/11, the attacks were not merely foreknown by the Bush administration; they were orchestrated by it."

"9/11 and American Empire : Intellectuals Speak Out"
edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott

 

*There were stand-down orders on 9/11. The US Air force did not intervene. There was a cover-up of the WTC and Pentagon investigations. The WTC rubble was removed before it could be examined. The plane debris at the Pentagon is unaccounted for. There were reports of significant financial gains made as a result of 9/11, from insider trading in the days prior to 9/11. Mystery surrounds WTC Building 7, which collapsed or was "pulled" down in the afternoon of September 11, 2001."

Michel Chossudovsky in his book " America's War on Terrorism"

 

"The factual arguments clearly establish the possibility of controlled demolition of the WTC buildings on September 11, 2001, yet, there is almost zero coverage in the corporate media in the US. This is top down corporate censorship pure and simple. Even if other scientists can be found to disagree with the study, the policy of ignoring the topic inside the corporate media is relatively absolute... Perhaps the mainstream science journalists left their critical thinking skills at home and gave the scientific method the day off. Or maybe the real conspiracy exists within the boardrooms of the corporate mainstream media."

Peter Phillips, Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University

 

"All three buildings of the World Trade Center were destroyed by carefully planned, orchestrated and executed controlled demolition."

Professor Lynn Margulis, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

 

"I have had a lot of experience looking at photographs. l don't know exactly what hit it the Pentagon but I do know from the photographs I have analyzed, it was not an airplane. For one thing, if you look at the hole that was made in the Pentagon, the nose penetrated far enough so that there should have been wing marks on the side of the building.
... Whenever there's a plane crash, things are strewn about. So where are the seats, the luggage? The wings, vertical stabilizers, and engines were never fully recovered. A number of parts to a 757 are pretty much indestructible, but not a single piece has ever been positively identified as originating with Flight 77.
... With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site, any unbiased, rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing 757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific registration number of the aircraft - and in most cases the precise cause of the accident."

Major General Albert Stubblebine, retired Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command

 

"The high officials, media executives and military officers who are bound by law and ethics to serve the American people have become a textbook example of a grand conspiracy. To look at it from their point of view, they are historic actors who are beyond good and evil, who must stimulate the American people to a necessary geostrategic adventure by any means necessary. To them, the official account of the 9/11 "terror" attacks is what Plato once described as the "noble lie," a necessary falsehood told to a childlike public in order to direct it maturely. The simple fact is that 9/11 has justified an attempt to seize and control the ultimate geostrategic resource: oil."

Captain Eric H. May, a former Army military intelligence and public affairs officer, 2008

 

"The war on terror as seen by Washington and a complaisant US media is the ultimate money and power machine, requiring a huge military and intelligence commitment that is endless and not confined to any part of the world. As terror has no capital city or national identity the war against it cannot end through capture and surrender. As it is a secret war, it can be waged using unconventional methods, without regard for the deaths of civilians who are seen as 'sheltering' the terrorists, guaranteeing that the blood of the innocent will produce new generations raised hating America. The bleeding will continue forever and everywhere as long as there are terrorists, justifying government intrusion into the lives of the citizens at home and huge and unsustainable budgets to wage the war worldwide. It is George Orwell's dark vision of '1984' turned into reality. Tyranny and bankruptcy will be the war on terror's legacy."

Philip Giraldi, 2009

 

"During the Cold War, Washington officials of course couldn't say that they were intervening to block social change, so they called it fighting communism, fighting a communist conspiracy, and of course fighting for freedom and democracy. Just like now the White House can't say that it invaded Iraq to expand the empire, or for the oil, or for the corporations, or for Israel, so it says it's fighting terrorism. The word "communist" was used exceptionally loosely during the Cold War, just as the word "terrorist" is used these days; or "al-Qaeda"-almost every individual or group that Washington wants to stigmatize is charged with being a member of al-Qaeda, as if there's a precise and meaningful distinction between people retaliating against American imperialism while being a member of al-Qaeda and people retaliating against American imperialism while not being a member of al-Qaeda; as if al-Qaeda gives out membership cards to fit into your wallet, as if there are chapters of al-Qaeda that put out a weekly newsletter, and hold a potluck on the first Monday of each month. U.S. policies keep creating new anti-American terrorists, whom Washington calls al-Qaeda, which justifies continuing the same policies to fight the new al-Qaeda terrorists."

William Blum

 

"If you were a US leader, or an official of the National Security State, or a beneficiary of the private military and surveillance industries, why would you possibly want the war on terror to end? That would be the worst thing that could happen. It's that war that generates limitless power, impenetrable secrecy, an unquestioning citizenry, and massive profit."

www.washingtonsblog.com, 2014

 

"Terrorism has become a sort of screen created since the end of the Cold War by policymakers in Washington ... It is fabricated to keep the population afraid and insecure, and to justify what the United States wishes to do globally."

Edward Said

 

"What we see happening on the part of what they are calling ISIS or ISIL is a reforming of borders. Parts of Syria and Iraq are becoming, if the Islamists succeed, a new state.
One of the reasons that the breakup of Iraq and Syria was not seen as a threat to Israel, was that the Israeli and the neoconservative strategists reasoned "if we break up these states and they are fighting internally, there won't be any organized government to get in Israel's way".
In place of Iraq, there will be these warring factions. In place of Syria, warring factions, just like in Libya today. And a state that has no central government is no threat to Israel. And, therefore, we favor this destruction of the political entities of these countries, because it releases us from any sort of organized government's opposition to Israel's theft of Palestine."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"In the US's so-called War on Terror, by far the greatest and most systematic terrorization of civilians, is in fact perpetrated by the US state itself. Unarmed citizens are murdered across the world as 'collateral damage', 'illegal enemy combatants' or other license of impunity. The US state conceives itself as above international law along with ally Israel, but this reality is taboo to report and so too all the killing and terrorization of civilians. One can truly say that "the historical record demonstrates the US is provably guilty of continual lawless mass murder of civilians across the world", but the truth is unthinkable within the ruling ideological regime."

John McMurtry

 

"The US has been working covertly with Saudi Arabia and British military intelligence for more than three decades to foster and fuel al-Qaeda extremists, beginning in Afghanistan to fight the Soviet Union from the late 1970s until 1990.
Since then, al-Qaeda has served as a protean ideological cover for imperialist predation in the Middle East and beyond. It has undergone many reinventions with mercurial name changes along the way. But the bottom line is that it is a Western/Saudi creation, which alternates between an enemy of convenience and a ruthless proxy for waging regime change."

Finian Cunningham

 

"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US and the lobbyists for the US war on terrorism are only interested in making money."

former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook to the House of Commons

 

"The actions of Al-Qaeda have only served to promote the interests of the U.S. and Israel, which are clearly interested in "reshaping" the Middle East in such a way that they can more easily rape and plunder the region at will. In fact, the CIA is using the terrorist actions of its proxy Al-Qaeda in order to give the U.S. an excuse to extend their power into and invade the Arab countries, first countries with rich plunder (oil) like Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and second any country which is a "threat" to Israel, or more exactly which Israel dislikes for whatever reason. The third objective for which the CIA is using its proxy Al-Qaeda is to engender fear and hate of Islam and Muslims worldwide. This corresponds to an old and tried ploy of colonizers: to slander and denigrate the target population so that it is acceptable and even called for to commit genocide against them."

John Kaminski

 

"Terrorism has become a sort of screen created since the end of the Cold War by policymakers in Washington. It is fabricated to keep the population afraid and insecure, and to justify what the United States wishes to do globally."

Edward Said

 

"In 1962, the American Joint Chiefs of Staff signed off on a plan to blow up American airplanes, and also to commit terrorist acts on American soil, and then to blame it on the Cubans in order to justify an invasion of Cuba.
... The NSA admits that it lied about what really happened in the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964 manipulating data to make it look like North Vietnamese boats fired on a U.S. ship so as to create a false justification for the Vietnam war.
... A U.S. Congressional committee admitted that - as part of its "Cointelpro" campaign - the FBI had used many provocateurs in the 1950s through 1970s to carry out violent acts and falsely blame them on political activists.
... The United States Army's 1994 publication "Special Forces Foreign Internal Defense Tactics Techniques and Procedures for Special Forces" - updated in 2004 - recommends employing terrorists and using false flag operations to destabilize leftist regimes in Latin America. False flag terrorist attacks were carried out in Latin America and other regions as part of the CIA's "Dirty Wars".
... Although the FBI now admits that the 2001 anthrax attacks were carried out by one or more U.S. government scientists, a senior FBI official says that the FBI was actually told to blame the Anthrax attacks on Al Qaeda by White House officials (remember what the anthrax letters looked like). Government officials also confirm that the white House tried to link the anthrax to Iraq as a justification for regime change in that country."

Washington's Blog, 2015

 

"In the US's so-called War on Terror, by far the greatest and most systematic terrorization of civilians is in fact perpetrated by the US state itself. Unarmed citizens are murdered across the world as 'collateral damage', 'illegal enemy combatants' or other license of impunity. The US state conceives itself as above international law along with ally Israel, but this reality is taboo to report and so too all the killing and terrorization of civilians. One can truly say that "the historical record demonstrates the US is provably guilty of continual lawless mass murder of civilians across the world", but the truth is unthinkable within the ruling ideological regime."

John McMurtry

 

"Since 2003, Anglo-American power has secretly and openly coordinated direct and indirect support for Islamist terrorist groups linked to al-Qaeda across the Middle East and North Africa. This ill-conceived patchwork geostrategy is a legacy of the persistent influence of neoconservative ideology, motivated by longstanding but often contradictory ambitions to dominate regional oil resources, defend an expansionist Israel, and in pursuit of these, re-draw the map of the Middle East."

Nafeez Ahmed

 

DOPE, INC
DRUG TRAFFICKING, MONEY-LAUNDERING AND TOO-BIG-TO-FAIL BANKS

"A huge chunk of international banking and related financial operations have been created solely to manage dirty money.
... The Anglo-Dutch banking operations control illegal drug and related trade.
... The Anglo-Dutch oligarchy's banking operations have the following qualifications:
They have run the drug trade for a century and a half.
They dominate those banking centers closed off to law enforcement agencies.
Almost all such "offshore," unregulated banking centers are under the direct political control of the British and Dutch monarchies and their allies.
They dominate all banking at the heart of the narcotics traffic; the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, created in 1864 to finance the drug trade, is exemplary.
They control world trade in gold and diamonds, a necessary aspect of "hard commodity" exchange for drugs.
They subsume the full array of connections to organized crime, the pro-drug legislative lobby in the USA, and all other elements of distribution, protection, and legal support."

www.bibliotecapleyades.net "How the Drug Empire Works"

 

"The American habit of training, arming, and financing its drug-trafficking allies in order to help secure oil resources abroad has been a major factor in the huge increase in global illicit drug trafficking since World War II."

Peter Dale Scott, 2003

 

"Drug profits are secured through the ability of the drug cartels to launder and transfer billions of dollars through the US banking system. The scale and scope of the US banking-drug cartel alliance surpasses any other economic activity of the US private banking system."

James Petras

 

"The narcotics industry generates some $500 billion in annual sales worldwide, twice the value of Saudi Arabia's oil exports."

Nicholas Shaxson in his book "Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World"

 

"The $500 billion international narcotics trade today is second only to the world oil trade. Total world trade volume is $1.7 trillion... The question that emerges is: "How is it possible that $500 billion and up in dirty money, crisscrossing international borders, can remain outside the control of the law?" Only one possible answer can be admitted: A huge chunk of international banking and related financial operations has been created solely to manage dirty money."

DOPE, INC.: the international drug cartel, money-laundering, and state power, 1992

 

"Money laundering, according to IMF estimates for the 1990s, was between 590 billion and 1.5 trillion dollars a year. The proceeds of the drug trade are deposited in the banking system. Drug money is laundered in the numerous offshore banking havens in Switzerland, Luxembourg, the British Channel Islands, the Cayman Islands and some 50 other locations around the globe. It is here that criminal syndicates involved in the drug trade and the representatives of the world's largest commercial banks interact. Dirty money is deposited in these offshore havens, which are controlled by major Western banks and financial institutions which have a vested interest in maintaining and sustaining the drug trade."

Michel Chossudovsky

"To the oligarchs and plutocrats of the Committee of 300, drugs have a two-fold purpose, firstly to bring in colossal sums of money and secondly, to eventually turn a major part of the population into mindless drug zombies who will be easier to control than people who don't need drugs. Punishment for rebellion will mean withholding of supplies of heroin, cocaine, marijuana, etc. For this it is necessary to legalize drugs so that a monopoly system, which has been readied for introduction once severe economic conditions cause drug usage to proliferate as hundreds of thousands of permanently jobless workers turn to drugs for solace.
In one of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA) top secret papers, the scenario is laid out as follows: 'Having been failed by Christianity, and with unemployment on every hand, those who have been without jobs for five years or more will turn away from the church and seek solace in drugs. That is when full control of the drug trade must be completed in order that the governments of all countries who are under our jurisdiction will have a monopoly which we will control through supply.... Drug bars will take care of the unruly and the discontent, would be revolutionaries will be turned into harmless addicts with no will of their own'."

John Coleman in his book "Conspirators' Hierarchy: The Story of the Committee of 300"

 

"The British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, with the British Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) at the top, is considered the number-one money-laundering center for the heroin trade ... Illegal drugs are the biggest business in the Far East-and close to being the biggest business in the world - but in Hong Kong, drugs do not merely dominate the economy: They are the economy."

from the book "DOPE, INC."

 

"The relationship between the banking system and the mafia started in the 1960s and '70s. In the '60s and '70s, the mafia basically handled cash in large amounts, although not as large as today because international crime was much smaller. It was mostly Italian, North American, and with some other affiliations, but it was limited in size."

former UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Antonio Maria Costa, 2012

 

"The merger between banks and drug groups materialized as a result of two-way traffic. World-class banks seek out money globally and offer to drug lords the services in the form of whitewashing cash and investing it in legal sectors of the economy. The drug cartels, in turn, regard the banking sector as a priority investment niche."

Valentin Katasonov

 

"Drugs smugglers, terrorists and other criminals use exactly the same offshore mechanisms and subterfuges - shell banks, trusts, dummy corporations - that corporations use."

Nicholas Shaxson in his book "Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World"

 

"Swiss banks are notorious depots for dirty money."

www.bibliotecapleyades.net "How the Drug Empire Works"

 

"Money laundering, according to IMF estimates for the 1990s, was between 590 billion and 1.5 trillion dollars a year. The proceeds of the drug trade are deposited in the banking system. Drug money is laundered in the numerous offshore banking havens in Switzerland, Luxembourg, the British Channel Islands, the Cayman Islands and some 50 other locations around the globe. It is here that criminal syndicates involved in the drug trade and the representatives of the world's largest commercial banks interact. Dirty money is deposited in these offshore havens, which are controlled by major Western banks and financial institutions which have a vested interest in maintaining and sustaining the drug trade."

Michel Chossudovsky in his book "America's War on Terrorism"

 

"Money laundering is simply everywhere. On the grand scale, it's endemic to banking... Money laundering is not some distant fantasy. It's actually how you handle the profits of extortion, tax evasion, criminal conspiracy and huge quantities of drug money, how you get that into the white sector... We pay vast sums of money to agencies that are supposed to stop money laundering. It doesn't happen."

author John le Carre

 

"The British pre-eminence makes the world picture of offshore banking and dirty money more comprehensible. If the world offshore banking sector appears to run as a single operation under British monarchy control, that is because the same group of people who run it also run the opium traffic whose proceeds this banking sector was created to handle."

www.bibliotecapleyades.net - How the Drug Empire Works

 

"Switzerland remains one the world's biggest repositories for dirty money. In 2009 it hosted about $2.1 trillion in offshore accounts owned by non-residents, about half from Europe. This had been $3.1 trillion in 2007 before the global financial crisis."

Nicholas Shaxson in his book "Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World"

 

"In the half century since the Korean War the United States has been involved in four major wars in the Third World: in Vietnam (1961-1975), in the Persian Gulf (1990-1991), in Colombia (1991-present), and in Afghanistan (2001-2002).' All four wars were fought in or near significant oil-producing areas. All four involved reliance on proxies who were also major international drug traffickers. The American habit of training, arming, and financing its drug-trafficking allies in order to help secure oil resources abroad has been a major factor in the huge increase in global illicit drug trafficking since World War II."

Peter Dale Scott, 2003

"New York and London have become the world's two biggest laundries of criminal and drug money, and offshore tax havens. Not the Cayman Islands, not the Isle of Man or Jersey. The big laundering is right through the City of London and Wall Street."

Martin Woods, bank money laundering investigator, to the Observer newspaper in 2011

 

"The drug "industry" is ... under the control of a single world network.
... The drug-related illegal economy is the biggest business in the world.
... The British monarchy organized most of the Far East to conform to the drug traffic.
... The Anglo-Dutch "offshore" banking system and related precious metals and gems trade were designed around illegal money.
... The world drug traffic is a top-down operation under the immediate control of the British and allied monarchies."

www.bibliotecapleyades.net "How the Drug Empire Works"

 

"Drug money is an inherent part of the American and world economy. The amount of profit generated annually by the drug trade is somewhere around $700 billion. This figure includes heroin, opium, morphine, marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine and hallucinogens.
... The International Drug Trade is the most highly organized, top-down political machinery in the world, enjoying the protection of every political entity Britain and the US have created through these vast invisible earnings.

Daniel Estulin in his book "Shadow Masters"

 

"From Colombia to Miami, from the Golden Triangle to the Golden Gate, from Hong Kong to New York, from Bogota to Frankfurt, the drug trade, and more especially the heroin trade, is big business and it is run from the top down by some of the most "untouchable" families in the world... It is not a street corner business, and it takes a great deal of money and expertise to keep it flowing smoothly.
... It is, in fact, the largest single enterprise in the world today, transcending all others. That it is protected from the top down is borne out by the fact that, like international terrorism, it cannot be stamped out which should indicate to a reasonable person that some of this biggest names in royal circles, the oligarchy, the plutocracy are running it, even if it is done through intermediaries."

John Coleman in his book "Conspirators' Hierarchy: The Story of the Committee of 300"

 

"The mafia and the CIA are the same group at the upper levels. In Britain, the MI-6 drug money is laundered through the Bank of England, Barclays Bank and other household name companies. The drug money is passed from account to account until its origins are lost in a huge web of transactions.
The drug money comes out 'cleaner' but not totally clean. Diamonds are then bought with this money from the corrupt diamond business families like the Oppenheimers.
These diamonds are then sold and the drug money is clean."

James Casbolt

 

"The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank [HSBC] and related companies finance the opium trade. In this, they are acting as designated agents of the British monarchy, through the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
The world illegal drug traffic is controlled by a single group of men whose intimate ties of ownership, family, and political collaboration go back 200 years."

www.bibliotecapleyades.net "How the Drug Empire Works"

 

"Nothing has changed in the opium-heroin-cocaine trade. It is still run by the same "upper class" families in Britain and the United States. It is still a fabulously profitable trade where what seem to be big losses through seizures by the authorities are written off in paneled boardrooms in New York, Hong Kong and London over port and cigars as merely the cost of doing business."

John Coleman in his book "Conspirators' Hierarchy: The Story of the Committee of 300"

 

"Hong Kong was set up by the British, literally from bare rock, as a center for the drug trade, and remains to this day purely British, and purely a center for the drug trade. "

Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin in their book "George Bush : The Unauthorized Biography"

 

"The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank [HSBC] and related companies finance the opium trade. In this, they are acting as designated agents of the British monarchy, through the Royal Institute of International Affairs."

www.bibliotecapleyades.net - How the Drug Empire Works

 

"The real reason that the drug problem is not eradicated is because it is being run by the highest families in the entire world as part of a coordinated gigantic money-making machine.
... The plutocracy controlling British banks held the purse strings and then, as now, put up a most respectable facade to cover their true business. No one ever caught them with dirtied hands. They always had front men, even as they do today, willing to take the blame if things went awry. Then as now the connections with the drug trade were tenuous at best. No one was ever able to lay a finger on the respectable and "noble" banking families of Britain."

John Coleman in his book "Conspirators' Hierarchy: The Story of the Committee of 300"

 

"In my 30-year history in the Drug Enforcement Administration and related agencies, the major targets of my investigations almost invariably turned out to be working for the CIA."

Dennis Dayle, a forms DEA agent in the Middle East

 

WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

"Coming to grips with ... U.S./CIA activities in broad numbers and figuring out how many people have been killed in the jungles of Laos or the hills of Nicaragua is very difficult. But, adding them up as best we can, we come up with a figure of six million people killed-and this is a minimum figure. Included are: one million killed in the Korean War, two million killed in the Vietnam War, 800,000 killed in Indonesia, one million in Cambodia, 20,000 killed in Angola ... and 22,000 killed in Nicaragua. These people would not have died if U.S. tax dollars had not been spent by the CIA to inflame tensions, finance covert political and military activities and destabilize societies."

John Stockwell, former CIA official

 

"We are in the process of destroying an entire nation. It is as simple and terrifying as that. It is illegal and immoral."

Denis Halliday, former UN humanitarian coordinator - on effect of US sanctions on Iraqi people

 

"The United States has employed biological weapons for 200 years, from smallpox in the blankets of Native Americans to spreading plagues in Cuba; from chemical weapons like mustard gas to cripple and kill in World War I to Agent Orange to defoliate Vietnam-and to create a generation of deformed children. It is the only nation that has dropped nuclear bombs and one that now makes, uses, and sells depleted uranium weapons."

Ellen Ray and William H. Schaap, 1999

 

"U.S. bombing of Cambodia had already been underway for several years in secret under the Johnson and Nixon administrations, but President Nixon openly began bombing in preparation for a land assault on Cambodia.
... Immense damage was done to the villages and cities of Cambodia, causing refugees and internal displacement of the population. This unstable situation enabled the Khmer Rouge, a small political party led by Pol Pot, to assume power.
... The Khmer Rouge's role in the deaths of millions in Cambodia ... was made possible by the the U.S. bombing of that nation which destabilized it by death , injuries, hunger and dislocation of its people.
... So the U.S. bears responsibility not only for the deaths from the bombings but also for those resulting from the activities of the Khmer Rouge - a total of about 2.5 million people. Even when Vietnam latrer invaded Cambodia in 1979 the CIA was still supporting the Khmer Rouge."

James A. Lucas

 

"Wherever the US government says it is promoting democracy and freedom, there has been destruction, impoverishment, sectarianism, fighting, and death."

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

 

"Do American leaders really believe the utterances that emanate from their mouths? When the words "god" and "prayer" are regularly invoked in their talks, while American Hellfire missiles are sent screaming into a city center or a village marketplace teeming with life ...when they carry on endlessly about democracy and freedom, while American soldiers are smashing down doors, dragging off the men, humiliating the women, traumatizing the children... when they proclaim the liberation of a people and the bringing forth of a better life, while vast quantities of American depleted uranium are exploding into a fine vapor which will poison the air, the soil, the blood, and the genes forever."

author William Blum

 

"United States military forces have killed more innocent foreign civilians than the forces of any other country since the end of World War II, an uncomfortable truth for a nation whose people overwhelmingly consider themselves liberators, even as their government has supported countless brutal dictatorships around the world and overthrown democratically elected governments viewed as undesirable by Washington and elite American interests, mostly of the corporate variety."

Brett Wilkins

 

"The Socialist Federation of Yugoslavia, formed after World War II.
... In 45 years the Socialist Federation of Yugoslavia developed from an impoverished, underdeveloped, feuding region into a stable country with an industrial base, full literacy and health care for the whole population.
In 78 days [1991] the Pentagon dropped 35,000 cluster bombs, used thousands of rounds of radioactive depleted-uranium rounds, along with bunker busters and cruise missiles. The bombing destroyed more than 480 schools, 33 hospitals, numerous health clinics, 60 bridges, along with industrial, chemical and heating plants, and the electrical grid."

Sara Flounders, International Action Center

 

"U.S. aid has tended to flow disproportionately to Latin American governments which torture their citizens."

Lars Schoultz

 

"[The ongoing war on terror] has, directly or indirectly, killed around 1 million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan.
The figure is approximately 10 times greater than that of which the public, experts and decision makers are aware, and this is only a conservative estimate. The total number of deaths in the three countries could also be in excess of 2 million."

from the 2015 report from International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) titled "Body Count: Casualty Figures after 10 Years of the 'War on Terror"

 

"How much proof do they want? There is every relation between congenital malformation and depleted uranium. Before 1991, we saw nothing like this at all. If there is no connection, why have these things not happened before? Most of these children have no family history of cancer. I have studied what happened in Hiroshima. It is almost exactly the same here; we have an increased percentage of congenital malformation, an increase of malignancy, leukaemia, brain tumours: the same."

Dr Ginan Hassen, pediatrician in Basra, Iraq, after the first Gulf War

 

"When I visited Auschwitz I was horrified. And when I visited Iraq, I thought to myself, 'What will we tell our children in fifty years when they ask what we did when the people in Iraq were dying."

Mairead McGuire

 

"The unexploded ordnance [UXO] is the legacy of intensive American bombing of Laos from 1964 to 1973, when the United States dropped two million tons of bombs on the country - more than twelve times the amount of bombs dropped on Japan during World War II. Laos is, per capita, the most heavily bombed country on Earth.
From 1964 to 1973, the United States flew 580,000 bombing missions over Laos. The ostensible targets were Vietnamese communist troops and Pathet Lao forces. In practice, however, the targets were anything that moved, as eyewitness and refugee testimonies indicate.
A third of the bombs dropped on Laos failed to explode on impact, thus becoming UXO. Some of the most harmful munitions were cluster bombs, which were dropped inside casings meant to open in mid-air and spread the "bomblets" over a wide area. About 80 million cluster bombs didn't detonate; less than one percent of all UXO has been cleared.
Unlike 116 other countries, the United States refuses to sign the Convention on Cluster Munitions - which would ban the "use, production, transfer, and stockpiling of cluster munitions." It has even pressured its allies to reject the prohibition and to sit out the treaty negotiations.
Since 9/11, the United States has used cluster bombs in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Yemen. The US has also exported cluster bombs to numerous countries, including Israel (which used them in its assault on Lebanon in 2006) and Saudi Arabia (which used them to attack Yemen in 2015)."

Brett S. Morris

 

"We drove tens of thousands of people into becoming refugees [in Laos]. We inflicted we don't know how many dead. There's no counting. We incinerated we atomized human remains in this air war."

historian Alfred McCoy explained in a 2008 documentary "The Secret War"

 

"Why should we worry about the death squads? They're bumping off the commies, our enemies. I'd give them more power. Hell, I'd give them some cartridges if I could, and everyone else would too...Why should we criticize them? The death squad - I'm for it."

Fred Sherwood, the former president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Guatemala, September 1980

 

"The U.S. record of war crimes has been, from the nineteenth century to the present, a largely invisible one, with no government, no political leaders, no military officials, no lower-level operatives held accountable for criminal actions. Anyone challenging this mythology is quickly marginalized, branded a traitor or Communist or terrorist or simply a lunatic beyond the pale of reasonable discussion."

Carl Boggs

 

"After the start of the Iraq war, rates of cancer, leukemia and birth defects rose dramatically in Najaf. The areas affected by American attacks saw the biggest increases. We believe it's because of the' illegal' weapons like depleted uranium that were used by the Americans. When you visit the hospital here you see that cancer is more common than the flu."

Iraqi physian Dr. Sundus Nsaif

 

"Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the Third World."

Henry Kissinger

 

"U.S. military forces were directly responsible for about 10 to 15 million deaths during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and the two Iraq Wars.
... The United States was also responsible for 14 million deaths in Afghanistan, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor, Guatemala, Indonesia, Pakistan and Sudan.
... The United States most likely has been responsible since WWII for the deaths of between 20 and 30 million people in wars and conflicts scattered over the world."

James A. Lucas

 

"Well, we had all those planes sitting around and couldn't just let them stay there with nothing to do."

Deputy Chief of Mission Monteagle Stearns when asked about the bombing of Laos during Senate testimony

 

"A recently published report "Body Count: Casualty Figures After 10 Years of the 'War on Terror'" has revealed that the US invasion and occupation of Iraq was responsible for the deaths of approximately 1 million Iraqis, which is 5 percent of the total population of the country. The report also tallies hundreds of thousands of casualties in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
... The report, produced as a collaborative effort between Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), Physicians for Global Survival and the Nobel Prize-winning International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, shows that at least 1.3 million lives were lost in the three countries it surveyed, from the onset of wars following September 11, 2001.
The report notes, however, that its numbers are a conservative estimate, and that the total number of people killed in the three countries "could also be in excess of 2 million, whereas a figure below 1 million is extremely unlikely.
Initiatives such as these only count deaths which are considered civilians directly killed through war-related violence. So not only are combatants not included in the statistics but also everyone who died from indirect fallouts of the war, such as lack of basic health care, hunger or contaminated drinking water. In most wars, that kind of victim exceeds the number of those directly killed. Without detailed on-site surveys, it is hard to reliably determine either whether a dead person had been a civilian or combatant, or the exact cause of death.
The report states that, in addition to the deaths in Iraq, an estimated 220,000 people have been killed in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan as a result of US foreign policy."

Dahr Jamail, 2015

 

"Consider the US-led deadly civil wars and coup d'etats in Venezuela and Ukraine as well as Libya and Syria. They mass terrorize and destroy societies into defenseless dependency so that their resources, lands and markets are "free" for transnational corporate exploitation."

John McMurtry

 

" We routinely had Latin American students at the School of the Americas (SOA) who were known human rights abusers, and it didn't make any difference to us."

instructor at the School of the Americas

 

" The CIA had been running thousands of operations over the years... there have been about 3,000 major covert operations and over 10,000 minor operations... all designed to disrupt, destabilize, or modify the activities of other countries... But they are all illegal and they all disrupt the normal functioning, often the democratic functioning, of other societies. They raise serious questions about the moral responsibility of the United States in the international society of nations. "

John Stockwell, former CIA official

 

"As far back as the 1850s, Frederick Douglass, looking at the vibrant press in the United States, asked how it could coexist with one of the most cruel systems of slavery the world had ever known. Why was a people so moral about some issues able to live face-to-face with such evil? And why did segregation last for another century after slavery? The issue was not the absence of a free press or of the free flow of ideas or of criticism. How and why blatant injustices are accepted and lived with as part of the commonweal is, as the American abolitionist John Brown warned, the key question of human rights."

James Peck, 2010

 

"The CIA intervened in Chile's 1958 and 1964 elections. In 1970 a socialist candidate, Salvador Allende, was elected president. The CIA wanted to incite a military coup to prevent his inauguration, but the Chilean army's chief of staff, General Rene Schneider, opposed this action. The CIA then planned, along with some people in the Chilean military, to assassinate Schneider. This plot failed and Allende took office.
President Nixon was not to be dissuaded and he ordered the CIA to create a coup climate: "Make the economy scream," he said. What followed were guerilla warfare, arson, bombing, sabotage and terror. ITT and other U.S. corporations with Chilean holdings sponsored demonstrations and strikes.
Finally, on September 11, 1973 Allende died either by suicide or by assassination. At that time Henry Kissinger, U.S. Secretary of State, said the following regarding Chile: "I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist because of the irresponsibility of its own people."
During 17 years of terror under Allende's successor, General Augusto Pinochet, an estimated thousands of Chileans were killed and many others were tortured or "disappeared."

James A. Lucas

 

"The immense toll on Southeast Asia, including the estimated death of at least two million Vietnamese non-combatant civilians, and the long-term health and environmental impacts of herbicides such as Agent Orange, are still not fully recognized by the majority of the American people."

American physician Robert M. Gould
[in the foreword to the 2015 report from International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) titled "Body Count: Casualty Figures after 10 Years of the 'War on Terror"]

 

"For over 40 years, Washington had quietly supported Yugoslavia, and the Tito model of mixed socialism, as a buffer against the Soviet Union. As Moscow's empire began to fall apart, Washington had no more use for a buffer - especially a nationalist buffer which was economically successful, one that might convince neighboring states in eastern Europe that a middle way, other than IMF shock therapy, was possible. The Yugoslav model had to be dismantled, for this reason alone, in the eyes of top Washington strategists. The fact that Yugoslavia also lay on a critical path to the potential oil riches of central Asia merely added to the argument."

William Engdahl in his book" A Century of War"

"The real policy is to break up countries in the Middle East, and leave them in turmoil with warring factions like Libya and Syria today. And, the same in Iraq.
What Washington learned was that to defeat and occupy these countries is impossible. But, we can leave them at each others throats. And, we do that by destroying the secular government.
Iraq had a secular government, Syria has a secular government, So we go in there and destroy the secular government, and all of the sects fight and destroy one another from then on. Then these countries are no longer able to keep us from dominating the area."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"Genocide certainly is a valid word in my view, when you have a situation where we see thousands of deaths per month, a possible total of I million to 1.5 million over the last nine years. If that is not genocide, then I don't know quite what is."

Denis Halliday, former UN humanitarian coordinator - on effect of US sanctions on Iraqi people

 

"Since the Bush-Cheney Administration took office in January 2001, controlling the major oil and natural gas fields of the world had been the primary, though undeclared, priority of US foreign policy... Not only the invasion of Iraq, but also the toppling of the Taliban in Afghanistan, had nothing to do with 'democracy,' and everything to do with pipeline control across Central Asia and the militarization of the Middle East."

F. William Engdahl

 

"The Middle East is center of the world's energy resources... That's been an axiom of U.S. foreign policy, that it must control Middle East energy resources. It is not a matter of access. The issue has always been control. Control is the source of strategic power."

Noam Chomsky

 

"The 2006 Lancet study, considered the most meticulous investigation of Iraqi deaths conducted at the time, estimated that 655,000 Iraqis had died between March 2003 and June 2006."

Brett Wilkins

 

"The achievements of past struggles and the aspirations of an entire nation are [being] undone and erased.... No Agent Orange or steel pellet bombs, no napalm, no toxic chemicals: a new phase of economic and social (rather than physical) destruction has unfolded. The seemingly neutral and scientific tools of macro-economic policy constitute a non-violent instrument of recolonization and impoverishment." Michel Chossudovsky, economist "The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them"

Harold Pinter

 

" The agony and moral anguish that ought to accompany an act of mass killing - the Gulf War against Iraq in 1991 - seemed wholly absent from American culture."

Ruth Rosen

"The CIA had developed a program to assassinate the President of Zaire [later Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)] Patrice Lumumba. The operation, didn't work. It was to give poison to Lumumba. And they couldn't find a setting in which to get the poison to him successfully in a way that it wouldn't appear to be a CIA operation. Instead, the CIA chief of station in Zaire talked to Lumumba aide and Belgian security police informer Joseph Mobutu about the threat that Lumumba posed, and Mobutu had his men kill Lumumba."

former CIA agent John Stockwell

 

"When the full and true story of Jean-Bertrand Aristide is finally told, it will portray a noble and humble man who gave of himself honorably to serve the interests of all the people of Haiti. His only failure was his inability to overcome the brutal and corrupt power of the U.S. and its determination to see him fail. "

Stephen Lendman

 

"The armed insurrection which contributed to unseating President Aristide on February 29, 2004, was the result of a carefully staged military-intelligence operation. The rebel paramilitary army crossed the border from the Dominican Republic in early February. It constitutes a well armed, trained, and equipped paramilitary unit integrated by former members of FRAPH, the "plain clothes" death squadrons, involved in mass killings of civilians and political assassinations during the CIA-sponsored 1991 military coup, which led to the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Aristide. During the military government (1991-1994), FRAPH was (unofficially) under the jurisdiction of the Armed Forces. According to a 1996 U.N. Human Rights Commission report, FRAPH had been supported by the CIA."

Michael Chossudovsky

 

"Cheap labor has always been at the heart of U.S. -Haitian relations, ever since the Haitian Revolution in 1804. It was actually a slave rebellion, the first and still the only successful one in modern history. The U.S. sided with French colonialism as the U.S. economy was based on slavery at the time and Haiti represented the first "dangerous example."

Ricky Baldwin

 

"After World War II, in the name of containing Communism, the United States, mostly through the actions of local allies, executed or encouraged coups in, among other places, Guatemala, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and patronized a brutal mercenary war in Nicaragua ... By the end of the Cold War, Latin American security forces trained, funded, equipped, and incited by Washington had executed a reign of bloody terror - hundreds of thousands killed, an equal number tortured, millions driven into exile-from which the region has yet to fully recover."

Greg Grandin in his book "Empire's Workshop"

 

"The United States supported authoritarian regimes throughout Central and South America during and after the Cold War in defense of its economic and political interests.
In tiny Guatemala, the Central Intelligence Agency mounted a coup overthrowing the democratically elected government in 1954, and it backed subsequent rightwing governments against small leftist rebel groups for four decades. Roughly 200,000 civilians died."

John Perkins in his book "Confessions of Economic Hit Man"

 

"A brutally repressive regime in Chile was essential to America's interests because there was no civilian political option for it to turn to, and Washington had no hesitation in immediately endorsing the new order and aiding it, revealing again its two-decades-long preference for dictators and repressive regimes in the hemisphere. Chile also proved once more that the United States could never gracefully accept the verdict of democratic politics in any nation, where anti-Yankee sentiment was overwhelming for fear of seeing not only its local investments lost but also encouraging anti-United States economic legislation elsewhere in the hemisphere."

Gabriel Kolko in his book "Confronting the Third World"

 

"The long-suffering people of Haiti suffered a catastrophic blow in February, 2004 when U.S. Marines kidnapped and deposed democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.
The U.S., supported by Canada and France, forced him into exile, forbade him from even returning to the hemisphere, and reestablished a despotic interim puppet government backed and enforced by so-called UN peacekeepers and a brutal Haitian National Police...
Why did the U.S. plan and carry out this act of savage banditry against a leader beloved by his people and last reelected in 2000 with 92% of the vote? It was because he cared about the 80% or more desperately poor and disadvantaged Haitians and was committed to improving their lives. He was determined to serve their interests rather than those of his dominant northern neighbor. That policy of any nation, especially less developed ones, is always unacceptable to the predatory neoliberal agenda of all U.S. administrations, the giant transnational corporations whose interests they serve, and in Haiti, their elite junior business partners. The Bush administration, in league with these dominant business interests, intends to return this nation of 8.5 million people, the poorest in the Americas, to its pre-Aristide status of virtual serfdom. To do it they destroyed Haiti's freedom and first ever democracy in its history and turned the country into a killing field."

Stephen Lendman

 

"To Nixon and Kissinger, the threat of Chile under Salvador Allende had lain in its relatively democratic effort to radically transform its socioeconomic structure - to free itself from the economic domination of the United States by nationalizing key industries, and by mobilizing poor and progressive groups."

James Peck

 

"The "final solution" to the Communist problem in Indonesia was certainly one of the most barbaric acts of inhumanity in a century that has seen a great deal of it; it surely ranks as a war crime of the same type as those the Nazis perpetrated. No single American action in the period after 1945 was as bloodthirsty as its role in Indonesia, for it tried to initiate the massacre, and it did everything in its power to encourage General Suharto, to see that the physical liquidation of the PKI [Indonesian Communist Party] was carried through to its culmination.
Not a single one of its officials in Washington or Jakarta questioned the policy on either ethical or political grounds.
... A State Department estimate in 1965 placed the figure at roughly 300,000 killed... Other estimates range up to I million dead, and official Indonesian data released a decade later gave 450,000 to 500,000 as the number killed."

Gabriel Kolko

 

"The coup against Aristide, then, must be understood not in isolation, but as the culmination of activities that really began the minute he was re-elected in 2000. Destabilization efforts by the U.S. government, active U.S. support for the creation of a so-called civil-society opposition, and eventually the invasion of Haiti by an armed band of criminals and murderers were all part of a process designed to ensure that Haiti would return fully to the fold of the U.S. empire and its minions in Haiti."

Bill Fletcher, Jr, 2004

 

"On September 11, 1973, General Augusto Pinochet orchestrated a coup d'état, with the aid and participation of the CIA, against the Allende government of Chile, overthrowing it and installing Pinochet as dictator. The next day, an economic plan for the country was on the desks of the General Officers of the Armed Forces who performed government duties. The plan entailed privatization, deregulation and cuts to social spending, written up by U.S.-trained economists. These were the essential concepts in neoliberal thought, which, through the oil crises of the 1970s, would be forced upon the developing world through the World Bank and IMF."

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"What the United States has done to Cambodia is greater evil than we have done to any country in the world..."

California Congressman Pete McClosky in the 1970s

 

" It may be necessary to kill half the Filippinos in order that the remaining half of the population may be advanced to a higher plane of lfe."

US Field Commander, General Shafter, during US invasion of Philippines in 1899

 

"What happened to Vietnamese society was largely the result of the war. It destroyed the old, traditional government and customs and practices. The war came close, politically if not physically, to doing what General Curtis LeMay once proposed - bombing them back to the Stone Age."

Senator William Fulbright speaking about the Vietnamese and the war in the former Indochina

 

"The free-fire zones in Vietnam, the destruction of crops and forests, the search-and-destroy missions, the forcible removal of civilian populations, the terror bombing of undefended villages, the Phoenix program - all these outrages were decried by some political leaders and opinion page commentators as a betrayal of American ideals."

James Peck

 

"The US can detain, kidnap and imprison without trial or indictment any US citizen or other citizen anywhere by designating them enemies to the US. This arbitrary power has most infamously instituted US presidential right to kill individuals and those around them at will by robot killer drones - all crimes against humanity and war crimes under international law, but taboo to report in the mass media or question in international security meetings themselves."

John McMurtry

 

" Suharto was given a green light by the United States to do what we did in East Timor. We sent the Indonesian generals everything they needed to fight a major war against somebody who doesn't have any guns. "

CIA desk officer in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1975

 

"A report was commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID to develop models for the commercialization of seed production in Africa, especially "early generation seed," and to identify ways in which the African governmental sectors could facilitate private involvement in African seed systems. The study was conducted in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia on maize, rice, sorghum, cowpea, common beans, cassava and sweet potato."

www.commondreams.or, 2015

 

"For generations, small farmers have been able to save and swap seeds. This vital practice enables farmers to keep a wide range of seeds which helps maintain biodiversity and helps them to adapt to climate change and protect from plant disease. However, this system of seed saving is under threat by corporations who want to take more control over seeds. Big seed companies are keen to grow their market share of commercial seeds in Africa and alongside philanthropic organizations like the Gates Foundation and aid donors, they are discussing new ways to increase their market penetration of commercial seeds and displacing farmers own seed systems."

Heidi Chow, food sovereignty campaigner with Global Justice Now

 

"The long record of the US state and its oligarch allies destroying societies across the world is unspeakable in the mass media because they themselves are financed and advertised in by the same transnational corporations that demand the resources and territories of societies everywhere."

John McMurtry

 

"At the time of the American invasion and bombing of Cambodia in 1970, witnesses of the flight of peasants to Phnom Penh to escape the B-52s and the shattering of their traditional livelihoods were warning of the horrors such brutalization might bring in its wake. In the end, this was another awful chapter in the very old story of how savage warfare not only destroys a society but also opens the way for the rise of a small, fanatical, brutal leadership [Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge] capable of horrific atrocities rationalized by ideology."

James Peck

 

"In Indonesia in 1965 a group of young military officers attempted a coup against the U.S.-backed military establishment and murdered six of seven top military officers. The Agency seized this opportunity to overthrow Sukarno and to destroy the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI), which had three million members... Estimates of the number of deaths that occurred as a result of this CIA ... operation run from one-half million to more than one million people."

Ralph McGehee in his book "Deadly Deceits"

 

KILLING HOPE FOR THE POOR AND VULNERABLE

"By the 1980s, U.S. policymakers were rejecting the view that a more prosperous, economically independent Third World would serve the interests of U.S. capitalism. And once there no longer was a competing socialist world to which Third World leaders might threaten to turn, the United States felt freer than ever to undo any kind of autonomous development in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. One rollback weapon is the debt. In order to meet payments and receive new credits from the US-dominated World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), Third World governments have had to agree to merciless "structural adjustment programs," including reductions in social programs, cuts in wages, the elimination of import controls, the removal of restrictions on foreign investments, the privatization of state enterprises, and the elimination of domestic food production in favor of high profit export crops."

Michael Parenti

 

"Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the Third World."

Henry Kissinger

 

"There is a huge tacit conspiracy between the U.S. government, its agencies and its multinational corporations, on the one hand, and local business and military cliques in the Third World, on the other, to assume complete control of these countries and "develop" them on a joint venture basis. The military leaders of the Third World were carefully nurtured by the U.S. security establishment to serve as the "enforcers" of this joint venture partnership, and they have been duly supplied with machine guns and the latest data on methods of interrogation of subversives."

Edward S. Herman

 

"The Constitution itself does not include economic, social, and cultural rights. It includes no mandate to have the basic needs of people satisfied.
... Neither the Courts nor the Congress are at this stage prepared to say the equal protection of the laws means an equal right to a job, means equality in housing, means equality in medical care, means equality in prison and penal conditions, means equality in nonpolitical and non-legal areas"

James Peck

 

"The Gates Foundation has been working with the US government and agribusiness giants like Monsanto to corporatize Africa's genetic riches for the benefit of outsiders."

Phil Bereano, food sovereignty campaigner with AGRA Watch and an Emeritus Professor at the University of Washington

 

"We live amidst massive inequality. We don't really care that most people have little power to alter the conditions of their lives. We refuse to acknowledge that the earth is dying and that we are killing it. Our unthinking celebration of individual achievement and upward mobility works to damage the life-giving ties of kinship and the bonds of community. We pretend not to understand the linkages between our comfortable standard of living and the dictatorships we impose and protect through an international military presence."

Jerry Fresia in his book "Toward an American Revolution"

 

"We are not hated because we practice democracy, value freedom, or uphold human rights. We are hated because our government denies these things to people in Third World countries whose resources are coveted by our multinational corporations. That hatred we have sown has come back to haunt us in the form of terrorism."

Robert Bowman, Vietnam Veteran, 1998

 

"By 1998, more than 80 percent of Russian farms had gone bankrupt, and roughly seventy thousand state factories had closed, creating an epidemic of unemployment. In 1989, before shock therapy, 2 million people in the Russian Federation were living in poverty, on less than $4 a day. By the time the shock therapists had administered their 'bitter medicine' in the mid-nineties, 74 million Russians were living below the poverty line, according to the World Bank. That means that Russia's 'economic reforms' can claim credit for the impoverishment of 72 million people in only eight years. By 1996, 25 percent of Russians - almost 37 million people-lived in poverty described as 'desperate'."

Naomi Klein in her book "The Shock Doctrine"

 

"America, like Britain before her, is now the great defender of the Status Quo. She has committed herself against revolution and radical change in the underdeveloped world because independent governments would destroy the world economic and political system, which assures the United States its disproportionate share of economic and political power... America's preeminent wealth depends upon keeping things in the underdeveloped world much as they are, allowing change and modernization to proceed only in a controlled, orderly, and nonthreatening way."

Richard Barnet in his book "Intervention and Revolution"

 

"The cold war provided the perfect excuse for Western governments to plunder and exploit the Third World in the name of freedom; to rig its elections, bribe its politicians, appoint its tyrants and, by every sophisticated means of persuasion and interference, stunt the emergence of young democracies in the name of democracy."

John le Carre', 2001

 

"I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar soaked fingers out of the business of these Third World nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own. And if unfortunately their revolution must be of the violent type because the "haves" refuse to share with the "have-nots" by any peaceful method, at least what they get will be their own, and not the American style, which they don't want and above all don't want crammed down their throats by Americans."

General David Sharp [Former United States Marine Commandant 1966]

 

"The advanced capitalist economies of North America and Europe are desperately trying to maintain their hegemony and economic survival by means of austerity programs which shift the burden of the depression from the wealthy financiers and speculators who created it to the poor and working class who must pay for it... The Western imperial powers seek to destroy the social safety net and drive their populations into further destitution and desperation. This is the crisis of advanced, post-industrial capitalism - an economic system which must expand the divide between rich and poor, create extremes of wealth and poverty and generally perpetuate itself on the misery and poverty of the lower classes."

Eric Draitser

 

"Economic goals and raw materials requirements would eventually force the U.S. to confront virtually all of the hemisphere's political forces committed to lifting the area out of the political and economic miasma that had so distorted its social development.
...The United States was impervious to the immense human costs to the people of the hemisphere; far more crucial, it so welcomed and aided dictators in such an overt fashion as to intensify profoundly a general hatred toward it."

Gabriel Kolko

 

"The immiseration of the majority is an integral part of the Free World package for the Third World, the unsavory aspects of the package -- the terror, the direct spoilation of people and resources, and western complicity -- must be rationalized and, as far as possible, kept under the rug."

Edward S. Herman

 

"Structural adjustment imposed by the World Bank and IMF have brought disaster to the working poor of as many as 100 countries, forced to open their markets to a flood of cheap imports while the rich refuse to abandon their subsidies, quotas and high tariffs. The result is brutal suppression of wages and living standards and elimination of social programs."

Noam Chomsky in his book "Year 501"

 

"Human rights leaders have never found a war against the social development and economic well-being of a nation a violation of human rights."

James Peck

 

"There is no known case in which globalization has led to prosperity in any Third World country, and none of the world's twenty-four reasonably developed capitalist nations, regardless of their ideological explanations, got where they are by following any of the prescriptions contained in globalization doctrine."

Chalmers Johnson in his book "Sorrows of Empire"

 

"Never before in history have the poor financed the rich on such a scale and paid so dearly for their servitude. During the 1980s, the Third World sent to the West $220 billion more than was sent to them in any form. At the current rates of interest, it is a mathematical impossibility for most countries to pay off their debt. Many had to agree to 'structural adjustment' by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). This has often meant the end of uncertain protection for the old, young and sick and 'wage restraint' in countries where the difference between wage and peonage is slight."

John Pilger

 

"Economic hit men (EHMs) are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. They funnel money from the World Bank, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign "aid" organizations into the coffers of huge corporations and the pockets of a few wealthy families who control the planet's natural resources. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder. They play a game as old as empire, but one that has taken on new and terrifying dimensions during this time of globalization."

John Perkins in his book "Confessions of Economic Hit Man"

 

"The United States supports right-wing dictatorships in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East ... because these are the rulers who have tied their personal political destiny to the fortunes of the American corporations in their countries... Revolutionary or nationalist leaders have radically different political constituencies and interests. For them creating "a good investment climate" for the United States and developing their own country are fundamentally conflicting goals. Therefore, the United States has a strong economic interest in keeping such men from coming to power or arranging for their removal if they do."

Richard Barnet in his book "Intervention and Revolution"

 

"The first step in having a Central Bank established in a country is to get them to accept an outrageous loans, which puts the country in debt of the Central Bank. If the country does not accept the loan, the leader of this particular country will be assassinated and a [more pliable] leader will be put into the position, and if the assassination does not work, the country will be invaded and have a Central Bank established with force."

www.godlikeproductions.com, 10/23/11

 

"Every time weaker nations have attempted to reallocate their resources and undertake land reform to feed starving populations, powerful interests emanating from the rich world and its multilateral bodies have thwarted their efforts."

Susan George

 

"Human rights will have little future as a process of justice unless the leaders of democratic societies are also charged with crimes."

James Peck

 

"If leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by poverty would become literate and would learn to think for themselves; and when once they had done this, they would sooner or later realize that the privileged minority had no function, and they would sweep it away. In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance."

from George Orwell's 1949 novel "1984"

 

"The corporate-dominated economy and the transnational corporate state had consolidated its power over almost every aspect of public and private life, and under a formal globalization movement the transnational corporations were extending their tentacles all over the planet.
Footsoldiers like Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, the ever-dutiful Bush family, Helmut Kohl, and a list of Japanese leaders had diligently kept the faith. Working with the timeworn International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and ultimately with the new engine of globalization, the World Trade Organization, they ensured that the interests of capital were nowhere endangered by the needs of the world's three billion poor to eat, have shelter, clothing, sanitation, medical care, and education."

William F. Pepper in his book "An Act of State: the Execution of Martin Luther King"

 

"There is a current of human rights that judges a society by how well it treats the poor and the weak. It challenges power by asking why, in large areas of the world where civil liberties and the "rule of law" do hold sway, so little is done to meet the most basic economic, medical, and educational needs of the population."

James Peck

 

 

PREPARE FOR A
PLUTOCRAT-CONTROLLED NEOLIBERAL ECONOMIC ORDER
AND GLOBAL AUTHORITARIANISM

Things are moving rapidly. Inequality in America is extreme. Authoritarianism is increasing. Before we realize it, America's democratic experiment will have ended in failure, and possibly chaos. Societies with extreme inequality have always come to ignoble ends. The question is whether America will end with a whimper, or with a bang.


American hubris has resulted in global economic chaos and strategic confrontation. We are no longer the only superpower. Both Russia and China, once great empires, want a second chance at global prosperity and respect. As the U.S. is forced by circumstances to abandon its role as the sole global policeman and economic powerhouse, others are ready to take its place. But, dying empires are known to flail about and fight viciously to preserve their former hegemony. And, it looks like the United States will not go quietly into the night.


U. S. power was at its peak following World War II. America ruled the globe economically and militarily. It's influence was ubiquitous and its soft power seemingly unlimited. But, arrogance and greed have turned the United States into a pariah. We are feared for our power, but no longer respected for our institutions. Inequality, injustice, corruption, and our projection of violence, have turned much of the world against us.


Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st century, the United States rhetorically lauded the benefits of democracy, while undermining democratically-elected governments everywhere. U.S.-sponsored coups and "color revolutions" dressed-up as spontaneous popular uprisings, have shown that democratic governments are not well-suited to withstand 21st century 'realpolitik'.


Developing countries, which once looked to the United States as a model for political and economic development, are re-evaluating whether democracy is their best political choice. As the economic and political might of Russia and China grow, so does their influence.

And, as the United States repeatedly demonstrates how easily it can manipulate elections and exploit popular unrest, while hypocritically preaching about democracy, developing countries may conclude that authoritarian government may be their best survival option.


The result: democracy will be left in the dustbin of history.


On the economic front, a new feudalism is emerging. As work is made contingent and part-time, employee benefits are cut, operations are moved offshore, unemployment increases, well-paying manufacturing jobs become minimum-wage service jobs, family debt grows, inequality increases and opportunities disappear, the United States is beginning to look more like a mal-developed country in the global South, than an economic giant, while American workers, once the envy of the world, struggle to compete with workers in the third world.


21st century neoliberal capitalism is producing chaos, globally. Unabashed greed, absence of effective regulation of business activity, and the growth of global casino capitalism have caused untold damage. Austerity, privatization, extreme financial risk-taking, endemic fraud and market manipulation have combined to produce a perfect economic storm. Regulators have stopped regulating, plutocrats continue to accumulate wealth, and politicians grab what they can. Nobody trusts anybody, banks won't lend, unemployment is high and rising, personal debt is staggering, and hardship and immiseration are growing, while the .01% spends with abandon and economic inequality has achieved heights not seen since the Gilded Age of the late 19th century.


Business and political elites have shown a willingness to undermine and severely damage their own country's economy, in order to weaken a populist government that refuses to support neoliberal economic policies that enrich the wealthy. As the economy is covertly sabotaged, the population, unaware that the source of their misery is the business elite, blame the populist leaders, and remove them from office. The result is that neoliberal governments replace populist governments, anti-worker policies are adopted and accelerated, the elites grow richer, and the working class suffers even more.


In Asia, China's growing economic power is transforming global finance. The Chinese yuan may soon take its place as an international reserve currency, joining the dollar - or even replacing it. The global impact of the dollar's reserve currency displacement would be enormous.


Banks have started restricting cash withdrawals. It is now difficult to take out more than a few thousand dollars in cash from some banks. Soon it may be nearly impossible to withdraw cash from bank accounts.


Some countries are considering becoming cashless societies, where money will no longer be accepted and all monetary transactions will be digital. The result will be the end of financial privacy. Governments will then have total control over the economic lives of their citizens.


In the new "normal" financial environment, banks will prosper by taxing the deposits of savers (rather than paying interest on deposits) or by taking some of the savings of their customers (bail-ins) as needed to enhance their balance sheets.


As the economic noose tightens, political turmoil, popular unrest and even global conflict may result.


Kleptocratic elites in concert with corrupt political and business leaders, will not be the solution to the probem - they will be the problem.


Every person will have to fend for himself or herself, and for their loved ones, in a more chaotic, less fair, less democratic, more authoritarian world.


The time to prepare is now.

 

 

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