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73,431. International incidents should not govern foreign policy, but foreign policy, incidents. Napoleon Bonaparte
28,983. In the last half century United States’ administrations have overthrown fifty governments, many of them democracies. In the process thirty countries have been attacked and bombed with the loss of countless lives. (United States of America & US Empire & Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations) John Pilger, author Freedom Next Time
7,651. Because of the Wikileaks’ reports we can all read their private thoughts. (Internet & Secrecy & Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations & Whistleblower) Richard Bilton, Wikileaks: The Secret Life of a Superpower II, BBC 2012
7,652. It’s the detail that’s extraordinary. (Internet & Secrecy & Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations & Whistleblower) ibid.
7,653. Julian Assange, Bradley Manning: over half a million leaked documents. Tonight the whole story: Wikisecrets. (Internet & Secrecy & US Foreign Relations & Foreign Relations & Whistleblower & Miscarriages of Justice: Assange) Frontline: Wikisecrets, PBS 2011
7,654. Video of massacre: Assange edited the material into a short presentation with a provocative title: Collateral Murder Baghdad 12th of July 2007. (Internet & Secrecy & US Foreign Relations & Foreign Relations & Whistleblower & Miscarriages of Justice: Assange) ibid.
7,655. Manning had become an analyst at a time of increased intelligence sharing. (Internet & Secrecy & US Foreign Relations & Foreign Relations & Whistleblower & Miscarriages of Justice: Assange) ibid.
7,656. Was Assange a passive recipient or was he more involved? (Internet & Secrecy & US Foreign Relations US Foreign Relations & Whistleblower & Miscarriages of Justice: Assange) ibid.
7,657. In the weeks before Manning was arrested, Julian Assange was on the road promoting Wikileaks. (Internet & Secrecy & US Foreign Relations & Foreign Relations & Whistleblower & Miscarriages of Justice: Assange) ibid.
7,658. The release exposed candid, often embarrassing assessments. (Internet & Secrecy & US Foreign Relations & Foreign Relations & Whistleblower & Miscarriages of Justice: Assange) ibid.
28,350. Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations – entangling alliances with none. (United States of America & US Foreign Relations & Foreign Relations) Thomas Jefferson, inaugural address 4th March 1801
29,390. ’Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances, with any portion of the foreign world. (Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations) George Washington
29,391. The nation which indulges toward another an habitual hatred or an habitual fondness is in some degree a slave. It is a slave to its animosity or to its affection, either of which is sufficient to lead it astray from its duty and its interest. (Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations) George Washington
29,396. The purpose of foreign policy is not to provide an outlet for our own sentiments of hope or indignation, it is to shape real events in a real world. (Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations) John F Kennedy
29,670. No foreign policy – no matter how ingenious – has any chance of success if born in the minds of a few and carried in the hearts of none. (Vietnam & Kissinger & Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations) Henry Kissinger
29,400. An alternative policy offering real security would require ending the support of oppressive rulers in the Middle East and elsewhere, pursuing a more balanced approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, changing our oil-dependent energy policy, and replacing the drive for overwhelming global military dominance with policies for the peaceful prevention of atrocities and deadly conflict. (Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations) Friends Committee on National Legislation
29,403. NAFTA was merely the first draft of an economic constitution for North America. (Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations) Robert A Pastor, Foreign Affairs magazine January/February 2004
29,404. International agreements like NAFTA, GATT and APEC were just stepping stones in the formation of the NAU. The North American Union was officially born at Baylor University in Waco Texas on 23rd March 2005. The leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada told the press that they were only meeting to discuss trade. It soon leaked that a secret meeting had been held ... The three governments have refused to release the secret agreement to the people. (Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations) Alex Jones, Endgame
29,405. To craft a modern feudal society the globalists are implementing a standardised North American ID card to track, trace and control their serfs as they travel throughout the three regions of the NAU. (Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations & Identity) ibid.
29,408. The Security & Prosperity Partnership will deliver neither security nor prosperity. For the simple reason that it is not so far been democratic – most of the discussions have been taking place behind closed doors. (Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations) John Urquhart, Council of Canadians, interview CNN
29,409. The road to North American union is not a new development. Probably it kicked into high gear in about 1965 with the creation of the Council of the Americas. (Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations) Richard Syrett, host The Conspiracy Show AM740
29,412. The US is a signatory to nine multilateral treaties that it has either blatantly violated or gradually subverted. The Bush Administration is now outright rejecting a number of those treaties, and in doing so, places global security in jeopardy, as other nations feel entitled to do the same. The rejected treaties include: he Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), the Treaty Banning Antipersonnel Mines, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a protocol to create a compliance regime for the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, and the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM). The US is also not complying with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), the Chemical Weapons Commission (CWC), the BWC, and the UN framework Convention on Climate Change. (Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations) Project Censored 2005
32,906. The reason why France and Germany are so reviled is that the governments are taking the position of the overwhelming majority of the population. And that’s considered a crime. (Iraq & US Empire & US Foreign Relations & Foreign Relations) Professor Noam Chomsky, University of Colorado 5th April 2003
49,715. Over the years, there have been a series of concepts developed to justify the use of force in international affairs for a long period. It was possible to justify it on the pretext, which usually turned out to have very little substance, that the US was defending itself against the communist menace. By the 1980s, that was wearing pretty thin. (Communism & US Empire & US Foreign Relations & Foreign Relations) Noam Chomsky
73,434. I don’t think that experience is a very useful or convincing attribute for a sensible foreign policy. Henry Kissinger had a lot of experience. (Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations & Kissinger) Noam Chomsky
73,435. If it’s wrong when they do it, it’s wrong when we do it. (Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations & Wrong) Noam Chomsky
83,462. International affairs is very much run like the Mafia. The godfather does not accept disobedience, even from a small storekeeper who doesn't pay his protection money. You have to have obedience; otherwise, the idea can spread that you don’t have to listen to the orders, and it can spread to important places. (Obedience & Foreign Relations) Noam Chomsky
109,422. There’s been a huge mass of propaganda about the threat of Iran. Noam Chomsky, lecture Cambridge 6th March 2010, ‘Obama and US Foreign Policy’
109,423. The two countries that are regularly threatening the use of force – the United States and Israel. ibid.
109,424. India, Pakistan and Israel – those are the three states that have never signed the non-proliferation treaty. ibid.
109,425. The African states agreed after long debate and discussion to establish an African nuclear-weapons free zone – there’s only one hitch, the United States won’t go along. ibid.
31,313. The most important political question on which modern times have to decide is the policy that must now be pursued, in order to maintain the security of Western Europe, against the overgrown power of Russia. (Foreign Relations & UK Foreign Relations) John Mitchell, Thoughts on Tactics 1838
31,314. Muddle and meddle. (Foreign Relations & UK Foreign Relations) Edward Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, re Lord John Russell’s foreign policy, speech 4th February 1864
73,431. Here is my first principle of foreign policy: good government at home. (Foreign Relations & UK Foreign Relations) William E Gladstone
73,432. We need a foreign policy that distinguishes America’s friends from her enemies, and recognizes the true threats that we face. (Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations) Sarah Palin
73,433. The American’ foreign policy trauma of the sixties and seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions. (Foreign Relations & US Foreign Relations & Kissinger) Henry Kissinger