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International incidents should not govern foreign policy, but foreign policy, incidents. Napoleon Bonaparte
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. John Pilger, author Freedom Next Time
Because of the Wikileaks’ reports we can all read their private thoughts. Richard Bilton, Wikileaks: The Secret Life of a Superpower II, BBC 2012
It’s the detail that’s extraordinary. ibid.
Julian Assange, Bradley Manning: over half a million leaked documents. Tonight the whole story: Wikisecrets. Frontline: Wikisecrets, PBS 2011
Video of massacre: Assange edited the material into a short presentation with a provocative title: Collateral Murder Baghdad 12th of July 2007. ibid.
Manning had become an analyst at a time of increased intelligence sharing sharing. ibid.
Was Assange a passive recipient or was he more involved? ibid.
In the weeks before Manning was arrested, Julian Assange was on the road promoting Wikileaks. ibid.
The release exposed candid, often embarrassing assessments. ibid.
Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations – entangling alliances with none. Thomas Jefferson, inaugural address 4th March 1801
’Tis our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances, with any portion of the foreign world. George Washington
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. George Washington
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. John F Kennedy
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. Henry Kissinger
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. Friends Committee on National Legislation
NAFTA was merely the first draft of an economic constitution for North America. Robert A Pastor, Foreign Affairs magazine January/February 2004
2International 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. Alex Jones, Endgame
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. ibid.
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. John Urquhart, Council of Canadians, interview CNN
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. Richard Syrett, host The Conspiracy Show AM740
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. Project Censored 2005
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. Noam Chomsky, University of Colorado 5th April 2003
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. Noam Chomsky
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. Noam Chomsky
If it’s wrong when they do it, it’s wrong when we do it. Noam Chomsky
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. Noam Chomsky
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’
The two countries that are regularly threatening the use of force – the United States and Israel. ibid.
India, Pakistan and Israel – those are the three states that have never signed the non-proliferation treaty. ibid.