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29,113. We discussed the need to prepare for a full range of asymmetric threats, including terrorism, cyber-attacks, advanced conventional weapons, cruise missiles, ballistic missiles, and certainly weapons of mass destruction. (United States & Neo-Conservative & Empire US & Project or the New American Century & War on Terror) Donald Rumsfeld
48,493. This is not about oil, and anyone who thinks that is badly misunderstanding the situation. (Oil & War on Terror & Empire US) Donald Rumsfeld
29,131. This document asserts as the guiding policy of the United States the right to use military force against any country it believes to be, or believes at some point may become a threat to American interests. No other country in modern history has asserted such a sweeping claim to world domination. (United States & Neo-Conservative & Empire US & Project for the New American Century & War on Terror) David North, re National Security Strategy of United States of America September 2002
29,148. United States of America is a threat to world peace. Because what [America] is saying is that if you are afraid of a veto in the Security Council, you can go outside and take action and violate the sovereignty of other countries. That is the message they are sending to the world. That must be condemned in the strongest terms. (United States & Empire US & Foreign Relations US & War on Terror) Nelson Mandela
29,149. The systematic brutality, the widespread atrocities, the ruthless suppression of independent thought in Stalinist Russia were well known in the West while American state crimes were merely superficially recorded, let alone documented. But you wouldn’t know it. It never happened. Nothing ever happened. Even while it was happening it wasn’t happening. It didn’t matter. It was of no interest. (United States & Terror & War on Terror & Empire US & Foreign Relations US) Harold Pinter, accepting Nobel Prize for Literature
29,150. We don’t really give a damn what anybody thinks. We rub everyone’s face in it. We’re Americans and you’re not. We’re talking the Roman Empire here. We do anything we wanna do. Anywhere we wanna do it. And you’re either with us or against us. (United States & War on Terror & Empire US & Foreign Relations US) Charles Lewis, Center for Public Integrity, Washington
29,158. September 11th was the jumpstart for what is now an accelerated agenda by the ruthless elite: it was a staged war pretext no different from the sinking of the Lusitania, the provoking of Pearl Harbor and the Gulf of Tonkin lie. In fact if 9/11 wasn’t a planned war pretext, it would be the exception to the rule. It has been used to launch two unprovoked illegal wars – one against Iraq and one against Afghanistan. However, 9/11 was a pretext for another war as well: the War against You. The Patriot Act, Homeland Security, The Military Tribunals Act and other legislations are all completely and entirely designed to destroy your civil liberties and limit your ability to fight back against what is coming. Currently in the United States unannounced to most brainwashed Americans your home can be searched without a warrant without you being home, you can in turn be arrested with no charges revealed to you, detained indefinitely with no access to a lawyer, and legally tortured all under the suspicion that you might be a terrorist ... Let’s recognise how history repeats itself. (United States & War on Terror & False Flag Ops & Civil Rights & Empire US & Foreign Relations US & 9/11) Zeitgeist
29,170. The problem with America is not that we go around broading around the world imposing ourselves, the problem with America in the last ten to fifteen years since the end of the cold war, certainly in the last six years, is that we’re too slow to get involved in conflicts. (United States & Terror & War on Terror & Empire US & Foreign Relations US) William Kristol, editor The Weekly Standard
29,186. The United States does not target civilians. I think the number of civilians you’re talking about is questionable. I don’t accept your assertion that we’ve killed thousands of innocent people. (United States & Terror & War on Terror & Empire US & Foreign Relations US) Douglas Feith, Under Secretary of Defense, interview John Pilger
29,187. The struggle between Jefferson’s and Hamilton’s vision for how America comes to terms with its wars is waged every day in the hearts and minds of these cadets. (United States & Terror & War on Terror & Empire US & Foreign Relations US) The American Future: A History by Simon Schama
29,188. For a while the flag-draped coffins from Iraq and Afghanistan were hidden from the American people. (United States & Terror & War on Terror & Empire US & Foreign Relations US & Iraq & Afghanistan) ibid.
29,272. MacArthur repeatedly and Truman separately threatened to use the bomb. (United States & Empire US) Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States V: The 50s: Eisenhower, The Bomb and the Third World
29,273. Some 3-4 million Koreans lay dead. (United States & Empire US & Korea) ibid.
29,274. Military spending would cover more than 50% of the US budget for the rest of the 1950s. (United States & Military & Empire US) ibid.
29,275. Anti-communism was good for business. (United States & Empire US) ibid.
29,276. Behind the scenes the real power was being exercised by director J Edgar Hoover ... Hoover often played up the phoney threat of a surprise Soviet attack on the US. (United States & Empire US & Hoover) ibid.
29,277. The CIA had now come into its own and in the next year organised the overthrow of Guatemala’s popular leader Jacobo Arbenz. (United States & Empire US & CIA & Guatemala & Terrorism & Coup) ibid.
29,278. By the mid-1950s the reputation of the United States in the third world reached rock bottom as it allied itself to some of the world’s most reactionary regimes. (United States & Empire US & Foreign Relations US) ibid.
29,279. Mobutu ruled for three decades as a billionaire dictator and as the CIA's most trusted ally in Africa. (United States & Congo & Empire US) ibid.
29,280. Under the Ike the US arsenal expanded from a little more than 1,000 to over 22,000 nuclear weapons. (United States & Empire US & Nuclear) ibid.
29,281. Eisenhower repeatedly failed to seize the opportunities that emerged ... The beloved Dwight Eisenhower put the world on a glide-path towards annihilation and the most gargantuan expansion of military power in history. And left the world a far more dangerous place. (United States & Empire US & Nuclear) ibid.
29,287. Brazil: the new regime tortured 50,000 people. (United States & Brazil & Empire US) Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States VII: Johnson, Nixon and Vietnam: Reversal of Fortune
29,288. Georgios Papadopoulos Prime Minister of Greece 1967-1973: captain in a Nazi security battalion ... the first CIA agent to become the premiere of a European country. (United States & Greece & Empire US) ibid.
29,289. Covert militaries against North Vietnam ... and bombing border villages. (United States & Empire US & Vietnam) ibid.
29,290. It would take years for the American people to discover the false origins of the Vietnam War. In August of 1964 Johnson and McNamara used a fabricated incident in North Vietnam’s Bay of Tonkin. (United States & Empire US & Vietnam & False Flag Ops) ibid.
29,291. Following the election Johnson began a steady process of escalation ... Napalm, cluster bombs and white phosphorus which burns from the skin straight through to the bone. (United States & Empire US & Vietnam) ibid.
29,295. Sounding more like a gangsta than a statesman Kissinger conveyed the order to bomb. (United States & Empire US & Terrorism) ibid.
29,296. Chile had survived as a model democracy since 1932; they would not survive Nixon and Kissinger. (United States & Empire US & Chile) ibid.
29,297. No appreciation of the suffering of the Vietnamese. (United States & Empire US & Vietnam) ibid.
29,298. The American war against the poor of the Earth ... the collateral damage. (United States & Empire US & Poor & Terrorism) ibid.