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Conquest is not in our principles; it is inconsistent with our government. Thomas Jefferson
If there is one principle more deeply rooted in the mind of every American, it is that we should have nothing to do with conquest. Thomas Jefferson
The New World Order is a more palatable name for the Anglo-American world empire. It’s the planetary domination of London, New York, Washington over the rest of the world ... The US/British world empire is what you are going to get. Webster Tarpley
They were holding a financial gun to the heads of third world governments. Propping up dictators and furthering the interests of Yankee imperialism. Niall Ferguson, Ascent of Money: Chimerica, PBS 2008
Americans need to educate themselves, from elementary school onward, about what their country has done abroad. And they need to play a more active role in ensuring that what the United States does abroad is not merely in keeping with a foreign policy elite’s sense of realpolitik but also with the American public’s own sense of American values. Mohsin Hamid
For the last fifty years we’ve been supporting right-wing governments, and that is a puzzlement to me ... I don’t understand what there is in the American character ... that almost automatically, even when we have a liberal President, we support fascist dictatorships or are tolerant towards them. William Shirer
Another operation to provide guns for the Contras that was also against the law. In this operation Americans and Israelis provided arms to the Contras and then the same smuggled drugs into the United States. US News report, cited Invisible Empire
I am not one of those weak-spirited, sappy Americans who want to be liked by all the people around them. I don’t care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do. The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. My affections, being concentrated over a few people, are not spread all over Hell in a vile attempt to placate sulky, worthless shits. William S Burroughs
The CIA brought hundreds of Hitler’s ex-Intelligence officers back to the USA after the War. At secret bases they were retrained as CIA spies, then sent back to Germany to spy on the Russians. Secrets of the CIA
In 1953 in fact the CIA secretly sponsored its first full-scale coup in Iran, and as a result the USA kept control of one of the largest oil producers in the world. ibid.
In 1951 Prime Minister Mosaddegh became Iran’s first democratically elected leader. His first act in power was to nationalise Iran’s oil industry, and his second was to begin talks with Iran’s Soviet neighbour. ibid.
In February 1979 the Iranian people staged the first ever Islamic revolution, which not only changed the face of Iran but changed the face of the entire Middle East. And the CIA had no idea that any of this was going to happen. ibid.
The CIA’s actions in Cuba were designed to spark a popular revolution against Fidel who had come to power via a revolution himself – a revolution against American power in Cuba. ibid.
The CIA’s first enemy was to be the red menace from Russia. ibid.
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 M K Ultra. ibid.
By 1970 the CIA had perfected the art of overthrowing democratically elected leaders: Iran, Congo and Indonesia had already fallen victim to CIA plots to depose and replace their prime ministers. ibid.
Indonesia was strategically important. It had a huge population. And the CIA believed their prime minister, Sukarno, was going to open up the country to communism. The CIA made a bizarre decision. They tried to blacken prime-minister Sukarno’s name by making the world’s first celebrity porn film. They hired a Sukarno lookalike and filmed him enjoying the company of a young lady who wasn’t his wife. But the CIA failed to realise that Sukarno was already a famed womaniser, and this movie had no impact at all on his popularity. So when this amusing attempt to get rid of him failed, the CIA turned to something a lot less funny – black operations. ibid.
Sukarno was driven from power. After the coup the CIA worked together with the generals to ensure every single communist in Indonesia was killed. ibid.
On February 24th 1994 Aldrich Ames a CIA Soviet expert who’d worked at the CIA for nearly thirty years, was arrested with a suitcase stuffed full with cash and a plane ticket to Russia in his pocket. ibid.
In 1980 Ronald Reagan sent the CIA into Afghanistan. Their secret mission was to fund, train and arm the Mujahideen, a band of Islamic Afghani fighters. They were at war with the Soviet-backed People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan. The CIA was told to crush the Soviet force by any means possible. ibid.
Laos had enormous strategic importance in the fight for Vietnam. The Vietnamese communists from the north had been using a secret trail which ran through Laos to direct troops, weapons and supplies to fight the US troops in the south of Vietnam. The Americans couldn’t invade Laos, so the CIA was called in and ordered to take care of the problem. ibid.
A huge quantity of the heroin produced by the tribesmen was delivered straight into the hands of the American GIs stationed in Vietnam. ibid.
If we had to play by the normal economic rules, we would have a normal sized military, not a massive global military which is larger than the next twenty nations combined, which is what we have right now. So if the dollar loses its status as the world reserve currency, that is the pillar that underpins American supremacy, then the military pillar, which is the other pillar of American supremacy, will fall away as well. William Clark, author Petrodollar Warfare
Control oil and you control nations; control food and you control the people. Henry Kissinger
I don’t see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its people. The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves. Henry Kissinger
What are we to make of these accusations? Henry Kissinger is the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and the most famous American diplomat in history. Yet armed with recent evidence critics claimed that some of his past actions amounted to Crimes against Humanity. In a new climate of international justice a re-examination of Kissinger’s career may be in order. The Trials of Henry Kissinger 2002, director Eugene Jarecki
Kissinger’s critics charge that his world view blinded him to the human cost of the Cold War. Recently released documents reveal episodes in Indo-China, Indonesia and Chile when Kissinger may have needlessly sacrificed human lives to pursue strategic goals. ibid.
Less than a month into Nixon’s Presidency he and Kissinger began planning an attack against North Vietnamese sanctuaries in neighbouring Cambodia. ibid.
Under the US constitution, bombing Cambodia was an act of war and it would require the approval of the US Congress. In February 1969 in a secret meeting on Air Force 1 Kissinger and his aide Alexander Haig met with Air Force Colonel Ray Sitton to plan for the secret bombing of Cambodia ... Under Kissinger’s supervision the US flew 3,600 secret missions over Cambodia in 14 months, dropping 110,000 tons of bombs. ibid.
Nixon decided to invade Cambodia to send a message to North Vietnam. ibid.
The Khmer Rouge drew strength from the chaos of the country. When they seized power in 1975 they forced populations of entire cities back to the countryside. Then they began a policy of exterminating their enemies in execution grounds that came to be known as Killing Fields. By 1979 another three million Cambodians had lost their lives. ibid.