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74,853. During the Cold War NATO along with intelligence agencies armed and funded stay-behind armies to act as resistance in the event of a Soviet invasion. Inquires carried out by the Belgium and Italian parliaments established that Operation Gladio was behind several atrocities across Western Europe in the 1970s and 80s. Gladio teams carried out terrorist operations as part of a strategy of tension. The resulting fear was used to manipulate public perception, while the blame was put on political dissidents. (Gladio & Black Ops & False Flag Ops & NATO & Cold War) Adrian Connock and David Shayler, 9/11 and the BBC
94,741. The Cold War was is in fact a real war in which the survival of the free world is at stake. NSC 68, April 1950
94,746. It is not Russian military power which is threatening us, it is Russian political power. George Kennan, October 1947
3,688. People assumed that the nation that won the space race would win the Cold War. We defined that as being first to the moon. It was a time of more or less national hysteria. (Moon & Cold War) Dr Howard McCurdy, Space Historian American University
34,869. The CIA’s first enemy was to be the red menace from Russia. (CIA & Cold War) Secrets of the CIA
6,456. The CIA became convinced that the Russians had a new and powerful secret weapon. The CIA believed that the Russians knew how to control people’s mind. The CIA turned to its scientists and asked them to find a drug which could be used to control people’s minds. And in 1958 the CIA started a secret drug-testing program under the catchy but meaningless name of MK-Ultra. (Mind Control & CIA & Cold War & Empire US) ibid.
7,847. It’s not inconceivable that at the height of the Cold War the American military found in the UFO phenomenon a ready-made cover story for the many secret activities that they were involved in. (UFO & Cold War) Riddle of the Skies 1999
7,897. At the height of the Cold War both the Soviets and Americans were building experimental machines ... America’s Avrocar was one such experiment. (UFO & Cold War) The Truth Behind: UFOs
7,979. A US National Security Project codenamed Mogul sent high-altitude balloons aloft to spy on the Russians. These carried acoustic devices into the stratosphere to listen for Soviet nuclear tests. These were no weather balloons. (UFO & Cold War) Unsolved History: Roswell
20,771. Well we are at war. It’s a Cold War. But it will get worse and worse until every man, woman and child in this country will have to stand up and be counted. To say whether they are on the side of right and freedom or on the side of the Thomas Jordans of this country. (GBH Films & Brainwashing & Mind Control & Cold War) The Manchurian Candidate 1962 starring Frank Sinatra & Angela Lansbury & Janet Leigh & Laurence Harvey & Henry Silva & James Gregory & Leslie Parris & John McGiver et al, director John Frankenheimer, mother to son
23,546. Christ, I miss the Cold War. (Spy Films & Cold War) Casino Royale 2006 starring Daniel Craig & Judi Dench & Eva Green & Mads Mikkelsen & Giancarlo Giannini & Jesper Christensen & Caterina Murino & Ivana Milicevic & Issac de Bankole et al, director Martin Campbell, M
24,102. A balance of power – the trickiest, most difficult, dirtiest game of them all but the only one that preserves both sides. (Star Trek & Power & Cold War) Star Trek: A Private Little War s2e19, Kirk to McCoy
28,359. We’ve never come closer to bestowing absolute authority on the President.
It is now clear that we are facing an implacable enemy whose avowed objective is world domination ... Hitherto accepted norms of human conduct do not apply ... Longstanding American concepts of fair play must be reconsidered. We must learn to subvert, sabotage, and destroy our enemies by more sophisticated, more effective methods than those used against us. (United States & Cold War & Foreign Relations US) The Hoover Report 1954
28,363. There are, at the present time, two great nations in the world, which seem to tend towards the same end, although they started form different points; I allude to the Russians and the Americans ... Their starting point is different, and their courses are not the same; yet each of them seems to be marked out by the will of Heaven to sway the destinies of half the globe. (United States & Empire US & Cold War & Russia) Alexis de Tocqueville, De la Democratie en Amerique
28,939. It’s the Cold War and Americans are on red alert. Both sides stockpile weapons to defend themselves against possible attack. (United States & Cold War) America: The Story of the US: Superpower
29,609. We suffered then the passion of the time that America’s defense and security were at stake in Vietnam. But our obsession was the real threat. Vietnam pushed the Cold War morality to its extreme conclusion: exorbitant means to accomplish limited ends – anything goes. The wounds still run deep. (Vietnam & Cold War) Bill Moyers, The Secret Government: Constitution in Crisis
67,752. Looking back its stunning how easily the Cold War enticed us into surrendering popular control of government to the national security state. We’ve never come closer to bestowing absolute authority on the President. Setting up White House groups that secretly decide to fight dirty little wars is a direct assumption of the war powers expressly forbidden by the Constitution. ibid.
29,785. Nixon had done what none of his predecessors had been able to do: he had negotiated a treaty in which the two superpowers agree to slow an arms race that had been accelerating for more than a century. (Nixon & Cold War) The American Experience: The Presidents: Nixon II: The Triumph, PBS
31,533. It’s easy to forget that for five of the last eight decades Britain was at war. It was a war that framed all our lives. Welcome to Cold War Britain. This was a war between us – the democratic capitalist West – and them – the communist totalitarian East. (Great Britain & England & Cold War) Dominic Sandbrook, Strange Days – Cold War Britain I: Red Dawn, BBC 2013
31,534. We lived every day in shadow of Armageddon. (Great Britain & England & Cold War) ibid.
31,535. The defections of Burgess and MacLean came as a terrible shock. (Great Britain & England & Cold War & Spy) ibid.
31,536. The British bomb was all about our national virility. It was a kind of atomic Viagra. (Great Britain & England & Cold War & Bomb) ibid.
31,537. For almost fifty years Britain stood on the brink of Armageddon. (Great Britain & England & Cold War) Dominic Sandbrook, Strange Days – Cold War Britain II
31,538. And yet the world might end at the touch of a button. (Great Britain & England & Cold War) ibid.
31,539. The Russians used the explicit images to blackmail John Vassall ... Vassall went down for eighteen years. (Great Britain & England & Cold War & Spy) ibid.