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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. Donald Rumsfeld
This is not about oil, and anyone who thinks that is badly misunderstanding the situation. Donald Rumsfeld
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. David North, re National Security Strategy of United States of America, September 2002
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. Nelson Mandela
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. Harold Pinter, accepting Nobel Prize for Literature
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. Charles Lewis, Center for Public Integrity, Washington
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. Zeitgeist, 2007
The problem with America is not that we go 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. William Kristol, editor The Weekly Standard
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. Douglas Feith, Under Secretary of Defense, interview John Pilger
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. The American Future: A History by Simon Schama, BBC 2008
For a while the flag-draped coffins from Iraq and Afghanistan were hidden from the American people. ibid.
MacArthur repeatedly and Truman separately threatened to use the bomb. Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States V: The 50s: Eisenhower, The Bomb and the Third World, Showtime 2012
Some 3-4 million Koreans lay dead. ibid.
Military spending would cover more than 50% of the US budget for the rest of the 1950s. ibid.
Anti-communism was good for business. ibid.
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. ibid.
The CIA had now come into its own and in the next year organised the overthrow of Guatemala’s popular leader Jacobo Arbenz. ibid.
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. ibid.
Mobutu ruled for three decades as a billionaire dictator and as the CIA's most trusted ally in Africa. ibid.
Under the Ike the US arsenal expanded from a little more than 1,000 to over 22,000 nuclear weapons. ibid.
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. ibid.
Brazil: The new regime tortured 50,000 people. Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States VII: Johnson, Nixon and Vietnam: Reversal of Fortune
Georgios Papadopoulos, Prime Minister of Greece 1967-1973: captain in a Nazi security battalion ... The first CIA agent to become the premier of a European country. ibid.
Covert militaries against North Vietnam ... and bombing border villages. ibid.
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. ibid.
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. ibid.
Sounding more like a gangster than a statesman Kissinger conveyed the order to bomb. ibid.
Chile had survived as a model democracy since 1932; they would not survive Nixon and Kissinger. ibid.
No appreciation of the suffering of the Vietnamese. ibid.
The American war against the poor of the Earth ... the collateral damage. ibid.
Reagan left behind a bloody trail of death and destruction. Oliver Stone’s Untold History of the United States VIII: Reagan, Gorbachev and Third World: Rise of the Right
The 15,000 Contra army employing kidnapping, torture, rape and murder targeted health clinics, schools, agricultural co-operatives, bridges and power stations. ibid.
He [Reagan] went so far as to call the Contras ‘the moral equivalents of our founding fathers’. ibid.
He [Reagan] spent enormous sums on the military while cutting social programs to the poor. He reduced taxes on the wealthy. ibid.
In December 1989 Bush and his administration launched its invasion of Panama [Operation Just Cause] ... On the CIA payroll since the 1960s – [Manuel] Noriega – assisting the Medellin drug cartel. Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States IX: Bush and Clinton – American Triumphalism – New World Order
The Reagan administration had cozied up during the Iran war to Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, turning a blind eye to his repeated use of chemical weapons, sometimes against his own people. Made in part from US-supplied chemicals. ibid.
‘They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators, and left the children to die on the cold floor’ ... It was a masterful performance ... The young witness [Nayirah] had never been at the hospital ... The US bombing of Baghdad had begun. ibid.
A new era in American geopolitics. It would take the country deeper into a rabbit hole it had never been before ... Bush: he called it a New World Order. ibid.