EMPIRE OF CHAOS

EVILDOERS

"In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations."

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

 

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."

Edmund Burke

 

"U.S. military forces were directly responsible for about 10 to 15 million deaths during the Korean and Vietnam Wars and the two Iraq Wars.
... The United States was also responsible for 14 million deaths in Afghanistan, Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor, Guatemala, Indonesia, Pakistan and Sudan.
... The United States most likely has been responsible since WWII for the deaths of between 20 and 30 million people in wars and conflicts scattered over the world."

James A. Lucas

 

"The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it."

Albert Einstein

 

"The Saudi/UAE/US-coalition has launched over 230,000 airstrikes in Yemen, killing civilians and targeting hospitals, schools, markets, and camps for the internally displaced.
Over 600,000 civilians have been killed or injured in Yemen since the Saudi/UAE/US-coalition began its attacks in 2015. The U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition's blockade on Yemen has also triggered an epidemic of disease and famine across the country."

Ahmed Abdul Kareem, 2018

 

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.

Ronald Reagan's CIA Director William Casey, 1981

 

 

EVILDOERS
(A PARTIAL LIST)

 

Harry Truman Edward Teller

"The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians."

President Harry Truman, August 9, 1945
[The atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of HIroshima with a population of 300,00 and Nagasaki with a population of 260,000, killed more than 300,000 civilians either immediatly or within months from burns, radiation poisoning and sickness and disease.]
 

 
"It is my opinion that the use of this barbarous weapon at Hiroshima and Nagasaki was of no material assistance in our war against Japan. The Japanese were already defeated and ready to surrender because of the effective sea blockade and the successful bombing with conventional weapons. The lethal possibilities of atomic warfare in the future are frightening. My own feeling was that in being the first to use it, we had adopted an ethical standard common to the barbarians of the Dark Ages. I was not taught to make war in that fashion, and wars cannot be won by destroying women and children."

Admiral William Leahy, top military aide to President Truman, in his war memoirs

 

"I ask you, what is the difference between 30 million people dead and 130 million people dead? With 30 million dead, the United States can survive."

Edward Teller, nuclear physicist and 'father' of the H-Bomb
describing how the "Star Wars"space-based weapons system might allow the United States to fight and "survive" a nuclear war

 

"We have used a horrible weapon to asphyxiate and cremate more than 100,000 men, women and children in a sort of super-lethal gas chamber - and all this in a war already won or which spokesman for our Air Forces tell us we could have readily won without the atomic bomb."

David Lawrence, founder and editor of U.S. News And World Report

 

"The major reason for dropping the bomb was a saber-rattling gesture to the Russians against whom we were already preparing the Cold War."

historian Harry Elmer Barnes, National Review, 1958

 

"We didn't need to do bomb HIroshima and Nagasaki, and we knew we didn't need to do it, and they knew that we knew we didn't need to do it; we used them as an experiment for two atomic bombs."

Brigadier General Carter Clarke, military intelligence officer,
in charge of preparing intercepted Japanese cables for President Truman and his advisors

 

Alan Dulles John Foster Dulles

"Do nothing to offend the dictators in Latin America ; they are the only people we can depend on."

Secretary of State John Foster Dulles

 

"Somehow we find it hard to sell our values, namely that the rich should plunder the poor."

Secretary of State John Foster Dulles

 

"In order to bring a nation to support the burdens of maintaining great military establishments, it is necessary to create an emotional state akin to war psychology. There must be the portrayal of external menace."

Secretary of State John Foster Dulles

 

"They've done studies of people in power, and they all have to be, to some extent, on the psychopathic spectrum. You have to be unfeeling to a certain extent to send people to their death in war and take the kind of actions that men and women in power routinely have to take. But with Allen Dulles, I think he went to the next step. His favorite word was whether you were "useful" to him or not. And this went for people he was sleeping with or people he was manipulating in espionage or so on. He was the kind of man that could cold-bloodedly, again and again, send people to their death, including people he was familiar with and supposedly fond of."

David Talbot, author of the book "The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government"

 

"Allen Dulles, the Director of the CIA under President Eisenhower, ordered the assassination of Congolese President Patrice Lumumba in August 1960. Before the CIA could act, Mobutu Sese Seko, Lumumba's private secretary, intervened militarily and removed Lumumba from power."

David Model

 

"I.G. Farben was most famous for putting the gas in gas chambers; it was the producer of Zyklon B and other gasses used on victims of the Holocaust. The Bush family hired Allen Dulles, the future head of the CIA, to hide the funds they were making from Nazi investments and the funds they were sending to Nazi Germany."

William Bowles

 

"The financing for Adolph Hitler's rise to power was handled through the Warburg-controlled Mendelsohn Bank of Amsterdam and later by the J. Henry Schroeder Bank. Chief legal counsel to the J. Henry Schroeder Bank was the firm of Sullivan and Cromwell whose senior partners included John Foster and Allen Dulles."

Gary Allen in his book "None Dare Call It Conspiracy"

 

"President Dwight Eisenhower, named Allen Dulles CIA Director. Dulles' forte was overthrowing governments and he was quite good at it. With coups in Iran (1953) and Guatemala (1954) under his belt, Dulles was riding high in the late Fifties and moved Cuba to the top of his to-do list."

Ray McGovern

 

"A central focus of the Averell Harriman security regime in Washington (1950-53) was the organization of covert operations, and "psychological warfare." Harriman, together with his lawyers and business partners, Allen Dulles and John Foster Dulles, wanted the government's secret services to conduct extensive propaganda campaigns and mass-psychology experiments within the U.S.A., and paramilitary campaigns abroad. This would supposedly ensure a stable world-wide environment favorable to Anglo-American financial and political interests."

Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin

 

"Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, Carmel Offie and Frank WIsner were the grand masters. If you were in a room with them, you were in a room ful of people that you had to believe would deservedly end up in hell."

James Angleton, CIA Chief of Counterintelligence

 

"CIA Director Allen Dulles had gone to see President Eisenhower as early as March 1960 seeking approval to develop a plan to overthrow Fidel Castro. The original idea for using Mafia figures to assist the CIA in this plan originated as early as 1960."

Phillip F. Nelson

 

"As the de facto head of the Warren Commission, CIA Director Allen Dulles was perfectly positioned to exculpate himself and any of his associates, were any commissioners or investigators or journalists tempted to question whether the JFK killing in Dallas might have been a CIA covert action."

Ray McGovern

 

"Allen Dulles created the CIA, assisted the Nazis, covered up the Kennedy assassination from his Warren Commission perch and struck a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood to create mind-controlled assassins. Brother John Foster Dulles presided over the phony Goldman Sachs trusts before the 1929 stock market crash and helped his brother overthrow governments in Iran and Guatemala."

Dean Henderson

 

"John Foster Dulles was an accomplished warmonger. In 1933, he and his brother Allen had rushed to Cologne to meet with Adolf Hitler and guaranteed him the funds to maintain the Nazi regime. The Dulles brothers were representing their clients, Kuhn Loeb Co., and the Rothschilds."

Eustace C. Mullins

 

"Max Warburg, brother of Kuhn-Loeb's Paul Warburg. ran a family financial powerhouse in Frankfort, Germany. The Warburg connection is reported to have helped the Axis powers financially. At the end of the war in 1919, the Treaty of Versailles meetings were attended by Rothschild connected men like Paul and Max Warburg, John Foster Dulles (of Kuhn-Loeb), Colonel [Edward Mandell] House, Thomas Lamont (of JP Morgan) and Allen Dulles (of Kuhn-Loeb). The harsh terms of the Treaty of Versailles totally set the stage for World War II."

David Smith

 

General Douglas MacArthur / General Curtis LeMay / General Lyman Lemnitzer / General Edward Lansdale

"Operation Northwoods was a JCS [Joint Chiefs of Staff] response to a request from Edward Lansdale, who in 1962 was chief of operations for the anti-Castro Cuba Project, also known as Operation Mongoose.
Lansdale had asked for brief but precise description of pretexts which would provide justification for US military intervention in Cuba. The JCS document, signed by JCS Chief Lyman Lemnitzer, obliged with a list of false-flag possibilities such as the following:
'We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign in the Miami area, in other Florida cities and even in Washington. The terror campaign could be pointed at refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans en route to Florida (real or simulated). We could foster attempts on lives of Cuban refugees in the United States even to the extent of wounding in instances to be widely publicized. Exploding a few plastic bombs in carefully chosen spots, the arrest of Cuban agents and the release of prepared documents substantiating Cuban involvement, also would be helpful in projecting the idea of an irresponsible government'."

Peter Dale Scott, 2016

 

"We're going to bomb them back to the Stone Age."

General Curtis LeMay - about the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War

 

"Code named Operation Northwoods, a plan which had the written approval of Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Chairman Lyman Lemnitzer and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro, thus giving JCS Chairman Lemnitzer and his cabal the excuse, as well as the public and international backing, they needed to launch their war."

James Bamford

 

"There is only one means of defeating an insurgent people who will not surrender, and that is extermination. There is only one way to control a territory that harbours resistance, and that is to turn it into a desert."

General Edward Lansdale

 

"In July 1961, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) Chief Lyman Lemnitzer had joined CIA Director Allen Dulles in supporting a plan for a nuclear surprise attack on the Soviet Union in late 1963, preceded by a period of heightened tensions.
The JCS estimated a preemptive strike would result in at least 40 million fatalities in the USSR."

Peter Dale Scott, 2016

 

"I would have dropped 30 or so atomic bombs strung across the neck of Manchuria. Then I would have introduced half a million Chinese Nationalist troops at the Yalu River and then spread behind us from the Sea of Japan to the Yellow Sea a five mile wide belt of radioactive cobalt. it has an active life of between 60 and 120 years. For at least 60 years there could have been no land invasion of Korea from the North. I am certain that the Russians would have done nothing about this strategy. My plan was a cinch."

General Douglas Macarthur

 

"Operation Northwoods involved an elaborate scheme using a remote-controlled drone aircraft and fake cockpit transmissions to make it appear as if Cuba had shot down a US civilian airliner filled with students on vacation. (After being widely reported in the media, this nonevent could have then been used as a pretext for going to war with Cuba.) Northwoods also proposed other common false-flag variations like provoking the enemy and then allowing them to successfully attack (known as a "stand down" false flag) and also creating an enemy, in the form of a terrorist group, and then using the subsequent "terror attacks" as a pretext for going to war.
Operation Northwoods was endorsed by the highest-ranking officer in the US armed forces chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Lyman Lemnitzer."

Joseph Plummer, 2014

 

Lyndon Johnson

"It is my belief that there was a conspiracy to kill JFK because there were those that disliked him and felt the only way to get rid of him was to assassinate him. These five conspirators, in my opinion, were Lyndon B. Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, the Mafia, the CIA and the Cubans in Florida."

JFK's secretary Evelyn Lincoln wrote a letter in October 1994, seven months before her death

 

"Lyndon Baines Johnson had John Fitzgerald Kennedy murdered in Dallas to become president himself and to avert the precipitous political and legal fall that was about to beset him.
... Lyndon Johnson would use power from his personal connections in Texas, from the underworld, and from the government - including elements of the CIA, organized crime, and right-wing Texas oilmen desperate to retain the oil-depletion allowance, which JFK wanted to repeal - to escape an untimely end in politics and to seize even greater power. Lyndon Baines Johnson was the driving force behind a conspiracy to murder John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963."

Roger Stone, 2013

 

"Fuck your Parliament and your Constitution. We pay a lot of good American dollars to the Greeks, Mr. Ambassador. If your Prime Minister gives me talk about Democracy, Parliament and Constitutions, he, his Parliament, and his Constitution may not last very long."

President Lyndon Johnson to the Greek Ambassador, 1970s

 

"Just get me elected, and then you can have your war in Vietnam."

President Lyndon Johnson to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, December 24, 1963

 

"The assassination of JFK was a multiple-part, carefully prepared and coordinated plan involving elements of the Mafia, the Cuban exile community, international professional assassins, and renegades from the intelligence community.
... The top level of Lyndon Johnson's secret "task force" would have to comprise only men who shared his hatred of the Kennedys enough to act on it, with full knowledge of the risks and implications of being caught. It was imperative that all the "renegades" picked for this assignment were the best and could be trusted to keep the secret.
... The order for JFK's assassination could only have come from his successor, Lyndon B. Johnson. No other possible candidate for the key man of the assassination-not Santos Trafficante, Carlos Marcello, or Sam Giancana; not H. L. Hunt or Clint Murchison; not James Angleton, Bill Harvey, or David Morales; not Curtis LeMay, Charles Willoughby, or John McCloy; not even J. Edgar Hoover, and certainly not Lee Harvey Oswald-had the motive, the means, the opportunity, the demonstrated pattern of previous criminal, even murderous, conduct and the overall demented resolve to see it through. Only one man met all of the criteria required for the murder of John F. Kennedy: Lyndon B. Johnson. He not only had the most to gain with Kennedy's assassination, he had the most lose if JFK had not been murdered.
... Lyndon B. Johnson's "accidental presidency" should be regarded for what it was: a coup d'etat; a deeply insidious subversion of the democratic process, the result of a criminal enterprise with other men who, deluded to think that their actions were patriotic, conspired to murder the thirty-fifth president of the United States, John F. Kennedy.
... Lyndon Johnson's psychological disease was as responsible for his political success in the early years as it was responsible for his self-destruction as president. It accounted for his single-minded obsessiveness in wanting more and more power, money, and glory and his turn to the criminal activities necessary to attain those goals. It contributed to his crude, vulgar, and obnoxious behavior to others and his condescending, belittling, and arrogant treatment of his subordinates. the worst, of course, was that it fueled his compulsion to become president at all costs, including the murder of John F. Kennedy because he was the only person standing in the way.

Phillip F. Nelson in his book "LBJ: The Mastermind of JFK's Assassinaton", 2010

 

"As a human being Lyndon Johnson was a miserable person - a bully, sadist, lout, and egotist. He had no sense of loyalty, and he enjoyed tormenting those who had done the most for him. He seemed to take a special delight in humiliating those who had cast in their lot with him. It may well be that this was the result of a form of self-loathing in which he concluded that there had to be something wrong with anyone who would associate with him."

George Reedy, Lyndon Johnson's former press secretary

 

"Lyndon Johnson was a monster. He was one of the few politicians with whom I found it uncomfortable to be in the same room. Johnson exuded a brutal lust for power which I found most disagreeable. When he said, "I never trust a man unless I have his pecker in my pocket", he really meant it. He boasted about acting on the principle, "Give me a man's balls, and his heart and mind will follow"."

Denis Healey, the Secretary of Defense in Britain in his memoirs

 

Richard Nixon Henry Kissinger

"Henry Kissinger wrote that the proposal to create an international court is a bad idea. Well, naturally it's a bad idea, because he would be one of the first people who would be up there on the witness stand trying to explain his support for death squads and repressive governments in Latin America, war crimes in Southeast Asia, and the apartheid South African government."

Howard Zinn

 

"Make the Chilean economy scream."

President Richard Nixon

 

"Those who vote for abortion will vote for it because they think that what's gonna be aborted generally are the little black bastards."

President Richard Nixon

 

"Why should we flagellate ourselves for what the Cambodians did to each other?"

Henry Kissinger
[Nixon and Kissinger carried out the illegal bombing of Cambodia from 1969 to1973, devastating the countryside and causing social and political upheaval that led to the rise of Pol Pot]

 

"In the United States, as you know, we are sympathetic with what you are trying to do here. We wish your government well."

Henry Kissinger to brutal Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, prior to the 1973 overthrow and death of Chilean President Salvador Allende

 

"Today Americans would be outraged if UN troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government."

Henry Kissinger speaking at the annual Bilderberger meeting, May 21, 1992

 

"Depopulation should be the highest priority of US foreign policy towards the Third World."

Henry Kissinger

 

"Henry Kissinger, together with his international political directorate known as Kissinger Associates, is the individual who stands at the intersection point of every one of these networks: the back-channel with the Soviet Union, the drug and terror networks from Italy to Ibero-America, and the highest levels of finance - including his directorship in American Express, the entity into which has merged a major portion of Dope, Inc. command structure."

from the book "DOPE, INC.: the international drug cartel, money-laundering, and state power", 1992

 

"Global depopulation and food control were to become US strategic policy under Henry Kissinger."

F. William Engdahl in his book "Seeds of Destuction"

 

"Control the food, and you control the people."

Henry Kissinger

 

"The propaganda system allows the U.S. Ieadership to commit crimes without limit and with no suggestion of misbehavior or criminality; in fact, major war criminals like Henry Kissinger appear regularly on TV to comment on the crimes of the derivative butchers."

Edward S. Herman. 1999

 

"We don't want a big story leaking out that we are trying to overthrow the government of Chile."

Henry Kissinger to President Richard Nixon [transcript]

 

"The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves."

Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under Richard Nixon

 

"It is Henry Kissinger's belief that by controlling food one can control people, and by controlling energy - especially oil - one can control nations and their financial systems. By placing food and oil under international control along with the world's monetary system, Kissinger is convinced a loosely knit world government can become a reality."

Washington columnist Paul Scott, 1976

 

"Jimmy Carter is not the President of the United States. The Trilateral Commission is the President of the United States; I represent the Trilateral Commission."

Henry Kissinger's declaration to the head of state of Canada

 

"You should tell the Khmer Rouge that we will be friends with them.
They are murderous thugs, but we won't let that stand in the way. We are prepared to improve relations with them."

Henry Kissinger speaking to a Thai Foreign Minister, 1975

 

"Henry Kissinger produced, in April 1974, the classified National Security Council Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM 200), directed to Washington high officialdom, defining a program aimed at population reduction in Third World countries possessing needed raw materials, since growing populations with aspirations for a better standard of living give rise to high prices for such materials. Kissinger named 13 target countries for population control, including Brazil, India, Egypt, Mexico, Ethiopia, Columbia, and others."

F William Engdahl
 

 
"Henry Kissinger is the greatest living war criminal in the world today, with the blood of millions of people in Vietnam and Cambodia and Laos and Chile and East Timor on his hands."

George Galloway

 

Zbigniew Brzezinski

"Zbigniew Brzezinski is a psychopath, and like many psychopaths, he is intelligent, calculating, and completely devoid of anything that resembles empathy, compassion or remorse. You cannot do the things that he does and still consider yourself to be a normal human being."

Charlie Robinson, in his book "The Octopus of Global Control", 2017

 

"The technetronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite, unrestrained by traditional values. Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities."

Zbigniew Brzezinski in his 1970 book "Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era"

 

"Zbigniew Brzezinski and Henry Kissinger et al, as well as the neo-con "thinkers", owe their positions and good living standards to the largesse of the elite. These thinkers and writers are on the payroll of the elite and work for them.
... These members of elite think tanks publish books as part of a strategy to give respectability to subsequent illegal, immoral and predatory actions that are to be taken at the behest of the elite."

Mujahid Kamran

 

"People, governments and economies of all nations must serve the needs of multinational banks and corporations."

Zbigniew Brzezinski in his book "Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era"

 

"The "nation-state as a fundamental unit of man's organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force: International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation-state."

Zbigniew Brzezinski in his book "Between Two Ages: America's Role in the Technetronic Era"

 

"For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia. Now a non-Eurasian power is preeminent in Eurasia-and America's global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian continent is sustained. To put it in a terminology that harkens back to the more brutal age of ancient empires, the three great imperatives of imperial geostrategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant and protected, and to keep the barbarians from coming together."

Carter National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote of the plans to control Eurasia

 

"Years ago the publication of my book "Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes" in the US was killed by Mr. Zbigniew Brzezinski in a very cunning way. What was his motivation, I may only guess. Was it his own private strategy, or did he act as an insider of the "great system" as he surely is? How many billions of dollars and how many human lives the lack of this science (political ponerology) has cost the world."

Andrew Lobaczewski, author of the book " Political Ponerology"

 

Ronad Reagan

"During the early '80s when the Reagan administration was backing them enthusiastically under the time of the dictator General Rios-Montt, the Guatemalan military would go into villages in the Mayan highlands in the northwest. They would decapitate people. They would crucify people."

investigative journalist Allan Nairn

 

"Ronald Reagan praised President Efram RIos Montt of Guatemala for being "totally dedicated to democracy" even as his armed forces were slaughtering tens of thousands of Guatemalans in counterinsurgency operations."

James Peck

 

"As the slaughter of the indigenous population by the Guatemalan military approached virtual genocide, Ronald Reagan and his officials, while lauding the assassins as forward-looking democrats, informed Congress that the US would provide arms "to reinforce the improvement in the human rights situation following the 1982 coup" that installed Rios Montt, perhaps the greatest killer of them all."

Noam Chomsky

 

"By July 1982, Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt had begun a new scorched-earth campaign called his "rifles and beans" policy. The slogan meant that pacified Indians would get "beans," while all others could expect to be the target of army "rifles." In October, he secretly gave carte blanche to the feared "Archivos" intelligence unit to expand "death squad" operations. Based at the Presidential Palace, the "Archivos" masterminded many of Guatemala's most notorious assassinations.
During a swing through Latin America, Ronald Reagan discounted the mounting reports of hundreds of Mayan villages being eradicated. On December 4, 1982, after meeting with dictator Rios Montt, Reagan hailed the general as "totally dedicated to democracy" and asserted that Rios Montt's government was "getting a bum rap".
... In February 1983, a secret CIA cable noted a rise in "suspect right-wing violence" with kidnappings of students and teachers. Bodies of victims were appearing in ditches and gullies. CIA sources traced these political murders to Rios Montt's order to the "Archivos" in October to "apprehend, hold, interrogate and dispose of suspected guerrillas as they saw fit".
Despite these grisly facts on the ground, the annual State Department human rights survey praised the supposedly improved human rights situation in Guatemala. "The overall conduct of the armed forces had improved by late in the year" 1982, the report stated."

Robert Parry

 

"President Rios-Montt is a man of great personal integrity and commitment who wants to improve the quality of life for all Guatemalans, and is getting a "bum rap" on human rights."

President Ronald Reagan - about Guatemalan dictator and mass-murderer Efrain Rios Montt

 

"We have never interfered in the internal government of a country and have no intention of doing so, never have had any thought of that kind."

President Ronald Reagan
[during the Reagan presidency the U.S. intervened in Nicaragua, Grenada, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Libya, Lebanon, Bolivia, Iran]

 

"If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with."

California Governor Ronald Reagan - about dealing with Vietnam war protesters

 

"The Reagan administration has not hesitated to twist through redefinition the meaning of human rights in order to downgrade the most basic right of all, the right of life. Its acquiescence in patterns of torture, murder and other forms of state terrorism comes close to condoning the kind of crimes against humanity condemned at the Nuremberg war crimes trials."

Charles Maechling

 

"As long as there is breath in my body, I will speak and work, strive and struggle, for the cause of the Nicaraguan freedom fighters [contras].
... The contras are the moral equivalent of our founding fathers."

President Ronald Reagan - about the U.S.-funded Contra mercenary army that terrorized Nicaraguans for more than a decade

 

"Ronald Reagan was most definitely a global empire builder, a servant of the corporatocracy. He would cater to the men who shuttled back and forth from corporate CEO offices to bank boards and into the halls of government. He would serve the men who appeared to serve him but who in fact ran the government. He would advocate what those men wanted: an America that controlled the world and all its resources, a world that answered to the commands of that America, a U.S. military that would enforce the rules as they were written by America, and an international trade and banking system that supported America as CEO of the global empire."

John Perkins

 

"The corporate-dominated economy and the transnational corporate state had consolidated its power over almost every aspect of public and private life, and under a formal globalization movement the transnational corporations were extending their tentacles all over the planet.
Footsoldiers like Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, the ever-dutiful Bush family, Helmut Kohl, and a list of Japanese leaders had diligently kept the faith. Working with the timeworn International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and ultimately with the new engine of globalization, the World Trade Organization, they ensured that the interests of capital were nowhere endangered by the needs of the world's three billion poor to eat, have shelter, clothing, sanitation, medical care, and education."

William F. Pepper in his book "An Act of State: the Execution of Martin Luther King"

 

George H W Bush

"If the American people knew the truth about what we Bushes have done to the nation, we would be chased down the street and lynched."

George H W Bush to reporter Sarah McClendon, Dec. 1992

 

"You have a survivability of command and control, survivability of industrial potential, protection of a percentage of your citizens, and you have a capability that inflicts more damage on the opposition than it can inflict on you."

Vice-President George H W Bush, on how to win a nuclear war, 1980

 

"The world once divided into two camps now recognizes one sole and preeminent power, the United States of America. And they regard this with no dread. For the world trusts us with power, and the world is right. They trust us to be fair, and restrained. They trust us to be on the side of decency. They trust us to do what's right."

President George H W Bush, 1992

 

"George H. W. Bush works for the bin Laden family business in Saudi Arabia through the Carlyle Group, an international consulting firm."

Gore Vidal in his book " Dreaming War"

 

"I will never apologize for the United States of America - I don't care what the facts are."

President George H W Bush

 

"We love your adherence to democratic principle."

Vice President George H W Bush to Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos

 

"You can say anything you want in a debate, and 80 million people hear it. If reporters then document that a candidate spoke untruthfully, so what? Maybe 200 people read it, or 2000 or 20,000."

George H W Bush's press secretary to reporters following the 1980 vice-presidential debate

 

"The corporate-dominated economy and the transnational corporate state had consolidated its power over almost every aspect of public and private life, and under a formal globalization movement the transnational corporations were extending their tentacles all over the planet.
Footsoldiers like Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, the ever-dutiful Bush family, Helmut Kohl, and a list of Japanese leaders had diligently kept the faith. Working with the timeworn International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and ultimately with the new engine of globalization, the World Trade Organization, they ensured that the interests of capital were nowhere endangered by the needs of the world's three billion poor to eat, have shelter, clothing, sanitation, medical care, and education."

William F. Pepper in his book "An Act of State: the Execution of Martin Luther King"

David Rockefeller

"Some believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as 'internationalists' and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure 'one world', if you will. If that's the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it."

David Rockefeller, in an address to a meeting of The Trilateral Commission, in June, 1991 

 

"The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining super-Capitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control.
... The Rockefellers and their allies have, for at least fifty years, been carefully following a plan to use their economic power to gain political control of first America, and then the rest of the world. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent."

Congressman Larry P. McDonald, November 1975

 

"The Rockefeller Foundation, working with John D. Rockefeller Ill's Population Council, the World Bank, the UN Development Program and the Ford Foundation, and others had been working with the WHO [World Health Organization] for 20 years to develop an anti-fertility vaccine using tetanus as well as with other vaccines."

F. William Engdahl

 

"It was a relatively simple matter for the American public to accept the "fact" that the Rockefellers were the preeminent power in this country. This myth was actually clothed in the apparel of power, the Rockefeller Oil Trust becoming the "military-industrial complex" which assumed political control of the nation; the Rockefeller Medical Monopoly attained control of the health care of the nation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, a web of affiliated tax exempt creations, effectively controlled the religious and educational life of the nation. The myth succeeded in its goal of camouflaging the hidden rulers, the Rothschilds."

Eustace Mullins, 2008

 

"For the first time in its history, Western Civilization is in danger of being destroyed internally by a corrupt, criminal ruling cabal which is centered around the Rockefeller interests, which include elements from the Morgan, Brown, Rothschild, Du Pont, Harriman, Kuhn-Loeb, and other groupings as well. This junta took control of the political, financial, and cultural life of America in the first two decades of the twentieth century."

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"The Rockefellers control Metropolitan Life, Equitable Life, Prudential and New York Life. Rockefeller banks control 25% of all assets of the 50 largest US commercial banks and 30% of all assets the 50 largest insurance companies. Companies under Rockefeller control include Exxon Mobil, Chevron Texaco, BP Amoco, Marathon Oil, Freeport McMoran, Quaker Oats, ASARCO, United, Delta, Northwest, ITT, International Harvester, Xerox, Boeing, Westinghouse, Hewlett-Packard, Honeywell, International Paper, Pfizer, Motorola, Monsanto, Union Carbide and General Foods. The Rockefellers own one-half of the U. S. pharmaceutical industry."

Dean Henderson in his book "Big Oil & Their Bankers In The Persian Gulf"

 

Bill Clinton Madeleine Albright

"We're not inflicting pain on these fuckers. When people kill us, they should be killed in greater numbers. I believe in killing people who try to hurt you. And I can't believe we're being pushed around by these two-bit pricks."

Bill Clinton in 1993, about Somalia - to George Stephanopoulos

 

"It was Bill Clinton's administration that deregulated derivatives, that deregulated telecom, and that put our country's only strong banking laws in the grave. He's the one who rammed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) through Congress and who taught the world that the way you respond to a recession is by paying off the federal deficit. Mass incarceration and the repeal of welfare, two of Clinton's other major achievements, are the pillars of the disciplinary state that has made life so miserable for Americans in the lower reaches of society. He would have put a huge dent in Social Security, too, had the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal not stopped him. If we take inequality as our measure, the Clinton administration looks not heroic but odious."

Thomas Frank
 

"We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons."

President Bill Clinton
[after the Columbine school shootings in Colorado, urging young people not to resort to violence, while he continued NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, and bombed Sudan and Afghanistan]

 

"Bill Clinton bombed Yugoslavia for seventy-eight days and nights in a row. His military and political policies destroyed one of the most progressive countries in Europe. And he called it humanitarian intervention. It's still regarded by almost all Americans as just that."

William Blum

 

"You know the one thing that is wrong in this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say.
... "We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary citizens."

President Bill Clinton

 

"The Clintons suffer from being snobs who like to hang around with rich people in spite of their populist pretensions. They are the ultimate social climbers, always willing to do one more thing to obtain acceptance from the 1% that really matters and ready to reap the rewards that they know come with it. Hillary claims that she and Bill were broke and in debt when they left the White House. They are now worth over $100 million and command as much as $800,000 for a single speaking engagement. Hillary's minimum paycheck to speak before a group is reported to be $200,000. Does anyone actually think that either Bill Clinton's sly smile or Hillary's shrill monotone is worth a speaking fee in the hundreds of thousands of dollars? Or are there expectations of other quid pro quos down the road for those who are coughing up the big money, to include something like $18 million from Goldman Sachs and other banksters who brought the nation to the brink of ruin in 2008?"

Philip Giraldi

 

"When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans... and so a lot of people say there's too much personal freedom. When personal freedom's being abused, you have to move to limit it."

President Bill Clinton, 1994

 

"The Clintons have used their Clinton Foundation for crass profiteering and influence peddling.
If the Justice Department and law enforcement agencies do their jobs, the foundation will be closed and its current and past trustees, who include Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton, will be indicted. That's because their so-called charitable enterprise has served as a vehicle to launder money and to enrich Clinton family friends."

Ken Silverstein

 

"Bill Clinton rammed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) through Congress.
... NAFTA was supposed to encourage U.S. exports to Mexico; the opposite is what happened, and in a huge way. NAFTA was supposed to increase employment in the U.S.; a study from 2010 counts almost 700,000 jobs lost in America thanks to the treaty. And, the agreement gave one class in America enormous leverage over the other: employers now routinely threaten to move their operations to Mexico if their workers organize. A surprisingly large number of them-far more than in the pre-NAFTA days-have actually made good on the threat.... In the decades before NAFTA, Mexico's economy often grew rapidly; since NAFTA was enacted, Mexico has experienced some of the feeblest growth of any country in Latin America, despite all the stuff it now makes and exports to the U.S. The country's poverty rate has not changed much at all while every other country in the region has made considerable progress. One reason for all this is the predictably destructive effect that free trade with American agribusiness has had on the fortunes of millions of Mexican family farmers."

Thomas Frank

 
"The North American Free Trade Agreement [NAFTA] was peddled by the Clinton White House as an opportunity to raise the incomes and prosperity of the citizens of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. NAFTA would also, we were told, stanch Mexican immigration into the United States.
... But NAFTA, which took effect in 1994, had the effect of reversing every one of Clinton's rosy predictions. Once the Mexican government lifted price supports on corn and beans grown by Mexican farmers, those farmers had to compete against the huge agribusinesses in the United States. Many Mexican farmers were swiftly bankrupted. At least 2 million Mexican farmers have been driven off their land since 1994.
... NAFTA was great if you were a corporation. It was a disaster if you were a worker.
... Bill Clinton's welfare reform bill, signed on August 22, 1996, obliterated the nation's social safety net. It threw 6 million people, many of them single mothers, off the welfare rolls within three years. It dumped them onto the streets without child care, rent subsidies, or continued Medicaid coverage.
... Clinton slashed Medicare by $115 billion over a five-year period and cut $25 billion in Medicaid funding.
... The Clinton administration, led by Lawrence Summers, signed into law the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999, which ripped down the firewalls that had been established by the 1933 GlassSteagall Act. Glass-Steagall established the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. It set in place banking reforms to stop speculators from hijacking the financial system. With Glass-Steagall demolished, and the passage of NAFTA, the Democrats, led by Clinton, tumbled gleefully into bed with corporations and Wall Street speculators."

Chris Hedges

 

"The Clinton Foundation has received more than $1 billion over the years to purchase HIV/AIDS drugs for poor people in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere. However, a unit set up to receive the money-the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative, Inc., which was run by Ira Magaziner, a Clinton administration veteran with close ties to Hillary, clearly spent far, far less than it took in. In fact, the unit's accounting practices were so shoddy that its license was revoked by the state of Massachusetts."

Ken Silverstein

 

"As the first president of the new global era, Bill Clinton visited more than 70 countries, set up the WTO, boosted the international budget, maintained high levels of Pentagon spending, militarized the drug wars in South America, continued the military and economic assault on Iraq, laid the groundwork for "humanitarian" interventions, bombed the Sudan and Afghanistan, and carried out protracted aerial raids on Serbia. Enthused by prospects for total surveillance of the world, Clinton raised intelligence spending levels to more than 30 billion dollars, with increasing emphasis on the supersecret National Security Agency. The planned, systematic, and brutal destruction of the Serb infrastructure must be considered one of the great war crimes of the postwar years."

Carl Boggs

 

"In 1994, Bill Clinton called for and then sign his name to the most sweeping police-state bill that postwar America has seen. Among other things, the measure provided for the construction of countless new prisons, it established over a hundred new mandatory minimum sentences, it allowed prosecutors to charge thirteen-year-olds as adults in some cases, and it coerced the states into minimizing parole. It also increased the number of federal death penalties from three to sixty, including some for nonlethal offenses."

Thomas Frank

 

" I think this a very hard choice, but the price - we think the price is worth it."

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright - about US sanctions killing more than 500,000 Iraqi children

 

"As UN Ambassador and the Secretary of State in the Bill Clinton regime, Madeleine Albright was a fanatical advocate of the genocidal sanctions blockade that killed more than a million women, children and men in Iraq, and of the 1999 U.S./NATO bombing war against Yugoslavia."

Gloria La Riva

 

"If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see farther into the future."

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

 

"What's the point of having this superb military that you're always talking about if we can't use it?"

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

 

"We intentionally set the bar too high for the Serbs to comply. They need some bombing, and that's what they are going to get."

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright - about the bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999

 

"In 1999, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright played a key role in the war on Yugoslavia, engineering the failure of the negotiations that preceded the war. Albright presented the Yugoslav government with an "agreement" that would have allowed NATO to forces to occupy the entire country, with the unheard of provision that Yugoslavia would pay for the expenses of the occupation.
... When the Yugoslav government predictably rejected the ultimatum disguised as a "proposal," the bombing began and continued for three months.
Thousands of civilians were killed, wounded and made homeless. As was true in Iraq, the entire population was traumatized, with women and children most severely impacted.
Like the assault on Iraq, the attack on Yugoslavia was a war crime, a "crime against peace," the most serious of all violations of international law, a war of aggression against another state that poses no threat to the country launching the war."

Gloria La Riva

 

George W Bush Condoleeza Rice

"We're a peaceful nation. This is the calling of the United States of America, the most free nation in the world, a nation built on fundamental values, that rejects hate, rejects violence, rejects murderers, rejects evil. And we will not tire."

President George W Bush
[under the Bush Administration U.S. invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, bombed Somalia, used drones over Pakistan and Yemen, kidnapped Haitian President Aristide to Africa]

 

"God would tell me, 'George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan'. And I did, and then God would tell me, 'George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq...' And I did. And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, 'Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East."

President George W Bush

 

"Our nation stands alone right now in the world in terms of power, and that's why we've got to be humble and yet project strength in a way that promotes freedom.
We're a freedom-loving nation. And if we're an arrogant nation, they'll view us that way, but if we're a humble nation, they'll respect us.
I think the United States must be humble and must be proud and confident of our values, but humble in how we treat nations that are figuring out how to chart their own course."

George W. Bush, 2000
[under the Bush Administration U.S. invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, bombed Somalia, used drones over Pakistan and Yemen, kidnapped Haitian President Aristide to Africa]

 

"I glance at the newspaper headlines just to kind of get a flavor of what's moving. I rarely read the stories, I get briefed by people who probably read the news themselves, people on my staff who tell me what's happening in the world."

President George W Bush

 

"The Constitution is just a goddamn piece of paper."

President George W Bush

 

"We will probably never know how many innocent lives have been destroyed by America's eight years of officially sanctioned torture under George W. Bush, but we can at least see to it that the people who sanctioned it, and not just those who engaged in it - and that goes right up through the chain of command to the Commander in Chief and to the real power behind the throne, Dick Cheney - are put in the dock like the criminals at Nuremberg, to face the charge of war crimes. and crimes against humanity."

Dave Lindorff, 2009

 

"Everybody's got access to health care in America. You just go to an emergency room."

President George W Bush

 

"I don't know where Osama bin Laden is. You know, I just don't spend that much time on him... I truly am not that concerned about him."

President George W Bush

 

"All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: The United States will not ignore your oppression or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you."

President George W Bush

 

"We're a country of deep compassion. We care. One of the great things about America, one of the beauties of our country, is that when we see a young, innocent child blown up by an lED [improvised explosive device], we cry. We don't care what the child's religion may be, or where that child may live, we cry. It upsets us. The enemy knows that, and they're willing to kill to shake our confidence."

President George W. Bush, 2006

 

"If there is somebody captured, I expect those people to be treated humanely. If not, the people who mistreat the prisoners will be treated as war criminals."

President George W Bush

 

"We are doing everything we can to avoid war in Iraq."

President George W Bush

 

"The United States is committed to the worldwide elimination of torture and we are leading this fight by example. I call on all governments to join with the United States and the community of law-abiding nations in prohibiting, investigating, and prosecuting all acts of torture and in undertaking to prevent other cruel and unusual punishment."

President George W. Bush

 

"You need somebody in office who will tell the truth."

President George W Bush

 

"Has either George W. Bush or Tony Blair, I wonder, ever seen a child blown to bits, or witnessed the effect of a single cluster bomb dropped on an unprotected refugee camp? It isn't necessarily a qualification for generalship to have seen such dreadful things, and I don't wish either of them the experience. But it scares me all the same when I watch uncut, political faces shining with the light of combat, and hear preppy political voices steeling my heart for battle."

John le Carre'

 

"The State Department, along with the rest of the Administration, will be a strong voice for international legal norms, for living up to our treaty obligations, to recognizing that America's moral authority in international politics also rests on our ability to defend international laws and international treaties."

Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State in the George W. Bush Administration

 

"The United States does not transport and has not transported detainees from one country to another for the purpose of interrogations using torture."

Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State in the George W. Bush Administration

 

"The United States government does not authorize or condone torture of detainees."

Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State in the George W. Bush Administration

 

"I take my integrity very seriously, and I did not at any time make a statement that I knew to be false."

Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State in the George W. Bush Administration

 

"Condelleza Rice and Colin Powell are both dangerous people. What they did in Haiti is a good measure of it. They destroyed a democracy. They squelched loans that had been approved by the Inter-American Development Bank. They did everything behind the scenes, including arming the thugs that came to overrun the country. They're frauds."

Randall Robinson

 

Barack Obama Hillary Clinton

"In addition to the bloodshed and chaos which Barack Obama has inflicted upon the hapless souls of Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, Obama's Predator drones have killed as at least 1000 innocent people in Pakistan, Yemen, and Sudan; at least half of them elderly, women and children."

MS King, 2014
 
 
"The project of the next administration [Barack Obama] is to smash both Russia and China. People in Europe had better wake up. That silly romantic illusion that they have about Obama is going to be suicidal. Obama's foreign policy is to have a global showdown with Russia and China."

Webster Griffin Tarpley, 2008

 

"Just like every US president before him, Barack Obama became a murderer and a terrorist, because the US has a machine that spans the globe, that has the capacity to kill, and Obama has kept it set on kill. He could have flipped the switch and turned it off. The President has that power, but he chose not to do so."

journalist Allan Nairn, 2010

 

"Obama deported nearly three million people. That is the most deported by any president, ever.
... Over half of all immigrants deported under Obama had no criminal convictions. Many others were slung out for minor offences involving traffic violations or marijuana possession."

Piers Morgan, 2017

 

"U.S. military commanders consistently fail to make the most fundamental distinction between combatants and civilians that is at the heart of the laws of war.
They issue a wide variety of illegal orders that include "weapons free" (formerly "free fire") rules of engagement; orders to "kill all military age males"; air strikes on buildings where combatants have taken cover among large numbers of civilians; and brutal collective punishment of civilian populations."

Barack Obama in his Nobel speech, 2009
[Obama rapidly accelerated the use of drones in which more than 70% of those killed are civiiians]

 

"Barack Obama's embrace and vast expansion of drone strikes against militants and terrorists will be an enduring foreign policy legacy. Whereas President George W. Bush authorized approximately 50 drone strikes that killed 296 terrorists and 195 civilians in Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia, Obama has authorized 506 strikes that have killed 3,040 terrorists and 391 civilians. A technology developed and matured shortly before 9/11 to kill one individual, Osama bin Laden, became the default tactic for a range of counterinsurgency and counterterrorism missions outside of traditional battlefields.
More consequential than the growth in drone strikes, is the Obama administration's efforts to institutionalize and normalize the practice.
... There remain troubling, unanswered aspects of drone strikes, in particular how the policy of "signature strikes" - killing anonymous men who appear to be associated with terrorist or militant armies through observable behavior - comport with the bedrock principle of distinction founded in international humanitarian law. That the United States does not know who it targets with drones is made glaringly obvious from the fact that of eight U.S. citizens killed in U.S. drone strikes, only one was knowingly targeted: Anwar al-Awlaki. Indeed, a central component of Obama's drone warfare legacy will be the unfilled gap between how his administration has justified drone strikes and how they are conducted.
Ultimately, Obama succeeded in making Americans comfortable with drone strikes, as they are generally supported by the American public, and wildly popular in Congress. Americans will never know much more about these operations than what the Obama administration has selectively revealed, because, unlike the C.I.A. rendition program, drone strikes, which have killed 3,922 people, occurred under both Republican and Democratic presidents. "

Micah Zenko, 2106

 

"Empathy is at the heart of my moral code and it is how I understand the Golden Rule -- not simply as a call to sympathy or charity, but as something more demanding, a call to stand in somebody else's shoes and see through their eyes."

Barack Obama in his book "The Audacity of Hope"

 

"Barack Obama's decision to expand the drone war has led to the deaths of hundreds of civilians, a disturbing expansion of presidential power. The drone war is an indelible legacy - and shame - of his presidency."

James Downie, 2016

 

"Whatever mistakes we have made, the plain fact is this: The United States of America has helped underwrite global security for more than six decades with the blood of our citizens and the strength of our arms.
We have borne this burden not because we seek to impose our will. We have done so out of enlightened self-interest - because we seek a better future for our children and grandchildren, and we believe that their lives will be better if others' children and grandchildren can live in freedom and prosperity."

Barack Obama in his Nobel speech, 2009

 

"Barack Obama embraced the US drone programme, overseeing more strikes in his first year than George W. Bush carried out during his entire presidency. A total of 563 strikes, largely by drones, targeted Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen during Obama's two terms, compared to 57 strikes under Bush. Between 384 and 807 civilians were killed in those countries, according to reports logged by the Bureau.
The use of drones aligned with Obama's ambition to keep up the war against al Qaeda while extricating the US military from intractable, costly ground wars in the Middle East and Asia. But the targeted killing programme has drawn much criticism.
The Obama administration has insisted that drone strikes are so "exceptionally surgical and precise" that they pluck off terror suspects while not putting "innocent men, women and children in danger". This claim has been contested by numerous human rights groups,"

thebureauinvestigates.com, 2017

 

"I believe that all nations, strong and weak alike, must adhere to standards that govern the use of force. We have a moral and strategic interest in binding ourselves to certain rules of conduct. I believe that the United States must be a standard bearer in the conduct of war."

Barack Obama in his Nobel speech, 2009

 

"The Clintons have used their foundation [Clinton Foundation] for crass profiteering and influence peddling. If the Justice Department and law enforcement agencies do their jobs, the foundation will be closed and its current and past trustees, who include Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton, will be indicted. That's because their so-called charitable enterprise has served as a vehicle to launder money and to enrich Clinton family friends.
...The Clinton Foundation has received more than $1 billion over the years to purchase HIV/AIDS drugs for poor people in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere. However, a unit set up to receive the money - the Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative, Inc. - clearly spent far less than it took in. In fact, the unit's accounting practices were so shoddy that its license was revoked by the state of Massachusetts."

Ken Silverstein

 

 "The American people are tired of liars and people who pretend to be something they're not."

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

 

"I am delighted to be here in these new [Council on Foreign Relations] headquarters. I have been often to the mother ship in New York City, but it's good to have an outpost of the Council right here down the street from the State Department. We get a lot of advice from the Council, so this will mean I won't have as far to go to be told what we should be doing and how we should think about the future."

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's opening remarks during her speech to the Council on Foreign Relations , July 15, 2009

 

"We came. We saw. He died!"

Hilary Clinton in a TV interview - about the brutal sodomy and murder of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi

 

"The Clinton's are singular in terms of both their greed and their hubristic sense of entitlement. Bill has made at least $136.5 million, mostly from speaking engagements, between 2001 and 2012, and Hillary is now earning even more than he is per speech. The Clinton Foundation, administered separately from their private wealth, had assets totaling nearly $278 million at the end of 2013."

Philip Giraldi

 

THE NEOCONS
(a partial list)

Dick Cheney Donald Rumsfeld

Paul Wolfowitz Michael Ledeen John Bolton

William Kristol Richard Perle Douglas Feith

"Everybody hates the Neocons, not only a majority of the American people, but the entire planet. And yet that numerically small group of people has somehow managed to put everybody in danger, due to their ugly vindictiveness, infinite arrogance and ideology-induced short-sightedness. That this could ever have happened, and at a planetary scale, is a dramatic testimony to the moral and spiritual decay of our civilization.
There is a reason why the Neocons thrive in times of crisis: it allows them to hide behind the mayhem, especially when they are the ones who triggered the mayhem in the first place. This means that as long as the Neocons are anywhere near power they will never allow peace to break out, lest the spotlight be suddenly shined directly upon them. Chaos, wars, crises - this is their natural habitat. Eventually, of course, they will be stopped and they will be defeated, like all their predecessors in history. But think of the price mankind will have to pay."

The Saker, 2017

 

"The rapture evangelicals and the neocons are euphoric at the prospect of nuclear war."

Paul Craig Roberts - Reagan Administration Assistant Treasury Secretary and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal

 

"A reasonable assessment of the events in the United States over the past 50 years or so gives ample evidence of the application of the ideas in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion" in order to bring about the current Neoconservative administration [Bush/Cheney]. Anyone who wishes to understand what has happened in the U.S. needs to read the "Protocols" to understand that some group of deviant individuals took them to heart. The document, "Project For A New American Century" produced by the Neoconservatives reads as if it had been inspired by the same schizoidal worldview."

Andrew M. Lobaczewski in his book "Political Ponerology: a science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes"

 

"Neoconservatives are crazed psychopaths willing to destroy Earth in behalf of American hegemony."

zerohedge.com

 

"Neocons as a group were founded by Jews and are largely Jewish, hence their universal attachment to the state of Israel. They first rose into prominence when they obtained a number of national security positions during the Reagan Administration and their ascendancy was completed when they staffed senior positions in the Pentagon and White House under George W. Bush."

Philip Giraldi, 2017

 

"In the fall of 2000, a year before 9/11, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld signed on to a major study, Rebuilding America's Defenses, by the lobbying group Project for the New American Century (PNAC). The study called for a major increase in the defense budget, the removal of Saddam Hussein from Iraq, and the maintenance of U.S. troops in the Gulf area even after Saddam's disappearance.
The PNAC study was a blueprint for the George W. Bush foreign policy that has been and still is being implemented. It also reflected support from the private sector for the blueprint of full-spectrum dominance."

Peter Dale Scott

 

"Donald Rumsfeld, George Bush's former defense secretary, who demanded an invasion of Iraq in 2001 and personally approved torture techniques in Iraq and at Guantanamo Bay, no longer travels. Rumsfeld has twice been indicted for war crimes in Germany."

John Pilger, 2009

 

"Killing in the name of democracy is what Neocons call 'moral intervention'."

Gilad Atzmon

 

"The lesson the neo-cons learned from the Iraq war is not that it was disastrous. It was only disastrous for the dead and maimed Iraqis, our own dead and maimed servicemen, and those whose country was returned to medievalism. It was a great success for the neo-cons, they made loads of money on armaments and oil. The lesson the neo-cons learned was not to give the public in the West any time to mount and organise opposition. Hence the destruction of Libya was predicated on an entirely false "we have 48 hours to prevent the massacre of the population of Benghazi" narrative. Similarly this latest orchestrated Syria "crisis" is being followed through into military action at a blistering pace, as the four horsemen sweep by, scything down reason and justice on the way."

Craig Murray, 2018

 

"The neoconservatives represent the greatest danger ever faced by the United States and the world. Humanity has no greater enemy."

Paul Craig Roberts - Reagan Administration Assistant Treasury Secretary and former associate editor of the Wall Street Journal

 

"The [neocon] Project for a New American Century (PNAC) plan was regime change throughout the Middle East, starting with Baghdad, Damascus, Tehran, and rolling on through the Middle East, ultimately even probably rolling on to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The PNAC philosophy would use hard power, military power, principally, to initiate this and even continue it if they found it was necessary to do so. That keeps the military-industrial complex alive, it keeps Halliburton alive, it keeps Lockheed alive, it keeps the entire complex the United States had developed after the demise of the Soviet Union, that I call the national security state, alive and well."

Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell

 

"Just as it is sometimes necessary temporarily to resort to evil actions to achieve worthy objectives, so a period of dictatorship is sometimes the only hope for freedom.
... Paradoxically, preserving liberty may require the rule of a single leader - a dictator - willing to use those dreaded 'extraordinary measures', which few know how, or are willing, to employ."

Michael Ledeen

 

"One can only hope that we turn the region into a cauldron, and faster, please. If ever there were a region that richly deserved being cauldronized, it is the Middle East today. If we wage the war effectively, we will bring down the terror regimes in Iraq, Iran, and Syria, and either bring down the Saudi monarchy or force it to abandon its global assembly line to indoctrinate young terrorists."

Michael Ledeen

 

"We do not want stability in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and even Saudi Arabia; we want things to change. The real issue is not whether, but how to destabilize."

Michal Ledeen, Wall Street Journal in 2002

 

"Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world we mean business."

Michael Ledeen

 

"No stages. This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq, then we take a look around and see how things stand. This is entirely the wrong way to go about it... If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war ... our children will sing great songs about us years from now."

Richard Perle

 

"The 2003 Iraq invasion ended quickly with few civilian casualties and with little damage to Iraq's cities, towns or infrastructure. It ended without the Arab world rising up against us, as the war's critics feared, without the quagmire they predicted, without the heavy losses in house-to-house fighting they warned us to expect."

Richard Perle

 

"Democracies will not sacrifice to protect their security in the absence of a sense of danger. And every time we create the impression that we and the Soviets are cooperating and moderating the competition, we diminish that sense of apprehension."

Richard Perle

 

"No country in the world upholds the Geneva Conventions on the laws of armed conflict more steadfastly than does the United States."

Douglas Feith

 

"Defense Department officials don't lie to the public. The Defense Department doesn't do covert action, period."

Douglas Feith

 

"Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power. First the US must show the leadership necessary to establish and protect a new order that holds the promise of convincing potential competitors that they need not aspire to a greater role or pursue a more aggressive posture to protect their legitimate interests."

Paul Wolfowitz in the "Defense Planning Guidance"

 

"We had virtually no economic options with Iraq, because the country floats on a sea of oil."

Paul Wolfowitz

 

"I don't want to make a prediction, but you're going to find Iraqis out cheering American troops."

Paul Wolfowitz

 

"In the Middle East and Southwest Asia, our overall objective is to remain the predominant outside power in the region and preserve U.S. and Western access to the region's oil."

Paul Wolfowitz

 

"I'm not concerned about weapons of mass destruction. I didn't come to Iraq in a search for weapons of mass destruction."

Paul Wolfowitz

 

"We are treating the Iraqi prisoners extremely well. In fact I think they get good food and shelter and they're free from the horrible commanders they used to work for. I think most of them are much happier, frankly."

Paul Wolfowitz
 
"The Geneva Convention is very clear on the rules for treating prisoners. They're not supposed to be tortured or abused; they're not supposed to be intimidated; they're not supposed to be made public displays of humiliation or insult, and we're going to be in a position to hold those Iraqi officials who are mistreating our prisoners accountable, and they've got to stop."

Paul Wolfowitz

 

"Make the American people realize they are surrounded in the world by violent extremists."

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, in an internal memo, 2007

 

"There's no debate in the world as to whether they Iraqis have these nuclear weapons. We all know that. A trained ape knows that."

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Sept. 13, 2002

 

"I don't believe anyone that I know in the administration ever said that Iraq had nuclear weapons."

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, May 14, 2003

 

"There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us."

Vice-President Dick Cheney

 

"We know Saddam has been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons, and we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons."

Vice-President Dick Cheney

 

"The Plan is for the United States to rule the world. The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage. It calls for dominion over friends and enemies alike. It says not that the United States must be more powerful, or most powerful, but that it must be absolutely powerful."

Vice-President Dick Cheney - lecture at West Point, June 2002

 

"The good Lord did not see fit simply to put oil under those countries friendly to the United States."

Vice-President Dick Cheney

 

"The Persian Gulf will be a primary focus of U.S. international energy policy. American efforts to obtain increased supplies of foreign oil will also require the threat of or the use of force to dissuade hostile forces from attempting to obstruct the flow of petroleum to the United States. This, in turn, will require an enhanced U.S. capacity to operate militarily in areas of likely fighting over oil."

Vice-President Dick Cheney

 

"The war on terrorism is different than the Gulf War was, in the sense that it may never end."

Vice-President Dick Cheney

 

John McCain

"John McCain fits perfectly as an authoritarian leader, possessing most, if not all, of these traits:
dominating, opposes equality, desirous of personal power, amoral, intimidating and bullying, faintly hedonistic, vengeful, pitiless, exploitive, manipulative, dishonest, cheats to win, highly prejudiced (racist, sexist, homophobic), mean-spirited, militant, nationalistic, tells others what they want to hear, takes advantage of "suckers", specializes in creating false images to sell self, may or may not be religious, usually politically and economically conservative/Republican".

John Dean

 

"I hated my enemies even before they held me captive because hate sustained me in my devotion to their complete destruction and helped me overcome the virtuous human impulse to recoil in disgust from what had to be done by my hand."

Senator John McCain

 

"Get on with the business of killing our enemies as quickly as we can, and as ruthlessly as we must."

Senator John McCain, about the Taliban in Afghanistan

 

"I believe that the Iraqi people will greet us as liberators."

Senator John McCain

 

"Like that old Beach Boys song 'Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran'."

Senator John McCain, Murrels Inlet, South Carolina, 2007

 

"Mr. John McCain fought in Vietnam. I think that he has enough blood of peaceful citizens on his hands. It must be impossible for him to live without these disgusting scenes anymore. Mr McCain was captured and they kept him not just in prison, but in a pit for several years, Anyone in his place would go crazy."

Russian President Vladimir Putin

 

George Soros

"George Soros is merely the visible face of a vast network of private financial interests, controlled by the leading aristocratic and royal families of Europe. A secret cross-linked vast holding of private financial interests, tied to the told aristocratic oligarchy of Western Europe, was developed. It was in many ways modeled on the 17th-century British or Dutch East India Company models."

F. William Engdahl

 

"George Soros proposed shutting down the entire military-industrial base of the former Soviet Union in order to sell its energy and raw material inputs cheaply abroad. Since his proposal that Russia unload its raw materials and energy, Russian raw materials ranging from gold to aluminum have been looted, along with energy resources."

Executive Intelligence Review Special Report, 1997

 

"George Soros' Open Society is training legions of young people around the world to be the sort of journalists that benefit Open Society and the Western special interests it represents.
Open Society is a massive, global organisation serving Western interests and imposing Western networks and influence upon the entire planet. From education to law enforcement, from legal matters to the media and even elections, Open Society represents a modern-day version of the administrative networks that served as the socioeconomic circulatory and regulatory system of the British Empire.
The very idea of a centralised network such as Open Society or its counterparts [US NED (National Endowment for Democracy), USAID, UK DFID, and others] exerting influence in foreign nations regarding education, elections, the media and political opposition would be unthinkable were it Russia or China exerting such influence in the West."

The New Atlas, 2016

 

"George Soros is part of a circle. linked to the financial side of the Israeli Mossad, and to the family of Jacob Lord Rothschild.
Understandably, Soros and the Rothschild interests prefer to keep their connection hidden far from public view, so as to obscure the powerful friends Soros can claim in the City of London, the British Foreign Office, Israel, and the U.S. financial establishment.
... It goes a long way toward explaining the extraordinary success of a mere private speculator, and Soros's uncanny ability to "gamble right" so many times in such high-risk markets."

F. William Engdahl

 

"George Soros became a staunch advocate of the policy of "shock therapy," which was approved by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her close associate George H W Bush, after the Berlin Wall had fallen."

Executive Intelligence Review Special Report, 1997

 

"The Club of the Isles provides capital for George Soros' Quantum Fund NV - which made substantial financial gains in 1998-99 following the collapse of currencies of Thailand, Indonesia and Russia. Soros was a major shareholder at George W. Bush's Harken Energy. The Club of Isles is led by the Rothschilds and includes Queen Elizabeth II and other wealthy European aristocrats and Nobility."

Dean Henderson, 2011

 

"George Soros is not only one of the world's leading megaspeculators; throughout his entire life he has served as an "errand boy" for the Anglo-American monetarist establishment, running looting operations against the nations of Eastern Europe, as well as attacks against the sovereignty of nations.
... Through his Open Society Foundations, George Soros positioned himself, long before communism fell, as the man who, on behalf of Anglo-American banking interests and the IMF, tried to put into place the mechanism for the economic and political "transition" to occur in the Eastern European countries.
Soros became a staunch advocate of the policy of "shock therapy," which was approved by British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her close associate George HW Bush, after the Berlin Wall had fallen."

Executive Intelligence Review Special Report, 1997

 

"Open Society's monopoly over the world's NGOs is as alarming as it is inappropriate. In Thailand alone, virtually every opposition NGO in the country is co-funded by the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and Soros' Open Society."

The New Atlas, 2016

 

"George Soros is not only one of the world's leading mega-speculators; throughout his entire life he has served as an "errand boy" for the Anglo-American monetarist establishment, running looting operations against the nations of Eastern Europe, as well as attacks against the sovereignty of nations... Through his Open Society Foundations, George Soros positioned himself, long before communism fell, as the man who, on behalf of Anglo-American banking interests and the IMF, tried to put into place the mechanism for the economic and political "transition" to occur in the Eastern European countries."

Executive Intelligence Review Special Report, 1997

 

Bill Gates Charles Koch
 
"If you want to see how super-wealthy citizens and private corporations are using private money and secretive tactics to gain and consolidate their power and influence, pushing agendas that often prey on middle- and working-class Americans, look no further than the Koch Party
The Koch brothers are longtime libertarian industrialists who made billions in oil and gas. But their profit-centered agenda goes far beyond attacking environmental regulations, and attacking oil-and-gas competitors like wind energy.
What makes the Koch Party so pernicious is that it does not even try to be a public political party. It is imbued with the Libertarian ethos of living by its own rules, for its own economic and political benefit, regardless of the consequences for everyday Americans and the nation's supposedly democratic and constitutionally created institutions.
Simply put, the Koch Party is not what democracy looks like; it's what rule by a corporate economic elite looks like."

www.alternet.org

 

"Charles Koch who is worth over $43 billion says that eliminating the minimum wage is a solution to America's poverty woes.
... The Charles Koch Foundation launched a $200,000 media blitz in Wichita, Kansas, Koch's home state, saying that the minimum wage is the major obstacle to economic growth in America."

'The Daily Take' - Thom Hartmann, 2013

 

"The billionaire Koch brothers who habitually rail against government's unfair burden on the wealthy, have almost doubled their net worth to a combined $68 billion. On March 10, 2010, Forbes listed the net worth of Charles and David Koch at $17.5 billion each. This year, Forbes says the Koch brothers are individually worth $34 billion."

Pam Martens, 2013

 

"It is no secret that the Koch brothers and others of the super-rich seem to have undertaken a final push to consolidate control through the conversion of a marginally democratic to an essentially fascist state; extreme right-wing, authoritarian, and demagogic. This kind of government is ideal for control of a populace by the moneyed elite. To carry this out requires the employment of many 'kept' politicians to excite and misdirect scared and angry ? and ignorant ? voters. Lest the citizenry realize who stole their money and storm their castles with torches, the rapacious elite need politicians who will carry out the work of re-directing anger at teachers, or labor unions, or the poor."

David Schwartz

 

"The world today has 6.8 billion people. That's headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent."

Bill Gates at a TED2010 Conference

 

"Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are major funders of global population reduction programs, as is Ted Turner, whose UN Foundation was created to funnel $1 billion into various birth reduction programs in the developing world.
The programs in Africa and elsewhere are masked as philanthropy and providing health services for poor Africans. In reality they involve involuntary population sterilization via vaccination and other medicines that make women of child-bearing age infertile."

F. William Engdahl, 2010

 

"The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is committing 10 billion dollars over the next ten years to make it the most aggressive decade ever to roll out new vaccines to poor nations around the world. The commitment will also effectively create widespread fertility problems across vaccinated populations.
The Foundation has been focused on reducing the population of poorer countries through the promotion of killer drugs such as Depo-Provera. The foundation is partnering with the British government to raise $4 billion to finance their birth control plan by 2020. This is under the guise of family planning. The foundation is also known to fund an NGO committed to children vaccination known as GAVI. This vaccine has been used on children in Malawi, India and Pakistan. In Malawi, these kids were vaccinated at gunpoint in 2011. Non-polio paralysis struck some of the kids that were vaccinated."

Dave Mihalovic, 2013

 

"The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is heavily focused on promoting GMOs in Africa via its financing of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)."

Colin Todhunter, 2013

 

"The World Health Organization, the World Bank, the UN environmental department, the UN Population Fund, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are closing in on all of humanity with mass-scale vaccination programmes and genetically engineered food."

Jurriaan Maessen, 2012

 

"The primary focus of the multi-billion dollar Gates Foundation is vaccinations, especially in Africa and other underdeveloped countries. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is a founding member of the GAVI Alliance (Global Alliance for Vaccinations and Immunization) in partnership with the World Bank, WHO and the vaccine industry. The goal of GAVI is to vaccinate every newborn child in the developing world.
... The problem is that the vaccine industry has been repeatedly caught dumping dangerous vaccines onto unwitting Third World populations when they cannot get rid of the vaccines in the West.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, along with David Rockefeller's Rockefeller Foundation, the creators of the GMO biotechnology, are also financing a project called The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) headed by former UN chief, Kofi Annan.
Monsanto, DuPont, Dow, Syngenta and other major GMO agribusiness giants are reported at the heart of AGRA, using it as a back-door to spread their patented GMO seeds across Africa under the deceptive label, 'bio-technology,' a euphemism for genetically engineered patented seeds."

F. William Engdahl, 2010

 

"In December 2012, in the small village of Gouro, Chad, Africa, situated on the edge of the Sahara Desert, five hundred children were locked into their school, threatened that if they did not agree to being force-vaccinated with a meningitis A vaccine, they would receive no further education.
These children were vaccinated without their parents' knowledge. This vaccine was an unlicensed product still going through the third and fourth phases of testing.
Within hours, one hundred and six children began to suffer from headaches, vomiting, severe uncontrollable convulsions and paralysis. The children had to wait one full week for a doctor to arrive while the team of vaccinators proceeded to vaccinate others in the village.
When the doctor finally came, he could do nothing for the children. The team of vaccinators, upon seeing what had happened, fled the village in fear.
After being shuttled around like cattle, many of these sick, weak children were finally dumped back in their village without a diagnosis and each family was given an unconfirmed sum of £1000 by the government. No forms were signed and no documentation was seen. They were informed that their children had not suffered a vaccine injury.
However, if this were true, why would their government award each family £1000 in what has been described as hush money?
The groups involved with this project were PATH, WHO, UNICEF, and the Gates Foundation. During investigations, it was discovered that the whole project was being run by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation."

www.vactruth.com, 2014

 

"Dynastic families establish 'philanthropic foundations' to serve a dual purpose of justifying their wealth and influence (by being perceived as 'giving back'), but which, in actuality, provide concentrations of wealth managed for the purpose of 'strategic giving': to undertake social engineering projects with an ultimate objective of maintaining social control. While appearing to be 'charitable' institutions, the major foundations are predominantly interested in the process of long-term social engineering. Notably among such foundations are the Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Institute, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, among many others."

Andrew Gavin Marshall, 2014

 

"There was a claim in the Indian medical press [April 2012] that some 47,500 children had been paralyzed as a direct result of the polio vaccination campaign that had swept through their populous country. India's National Polio Surveillance Project found that a sharp rise in the cases of non-polio paralysis correlated with areas where doses of oral polio vaccine were also increased.
... The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UN's World Health Organization knew that oral polio vaccines caused paralysis.
... After years of controversy in the United States, the use of oral polio vaccine (OPV) was discontinued in 2000 due to its proven link with vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV), and in the UK circa 2004.
The use of an injected and inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) replaced its usage in the Western world, while oral polio vaccine continues to be used in the developing world."

Aaron Dykes, 2013

 

"Why would anyone who knows the facts about vaccines, especially pro-vaccine groups like The Bill & Malinda Gates Foundation, go around the globe distributing the oral polio vaccine? Hasn't 47,500 NPAFP (non-polio-acute-flaccid-paralysis) cases in India made the point that vaccines, especially the oral polio vaccine, are not to be trusted to not produce a paralyzing disease by whatever name medicine wants to call it? Brazil, Nigeria, and Pakistan have experienced oral polio vaccine campaigns and also have had NPAFP outbreaks."

Catherine J. Frompovich, 2013

 

MILTON FRIEDMAN , GEORGE SOROS, JEFFREY SACHS, "THE CHICAGO BOYS" AND SHOCK THERAPY

Milton Friedman

"The human cost of the US-imposed Russian shock therapy brought by George Soros, Jeffrey Sachs, Larry Summers, and a stable of CIA-linked financial and legal operators, was beyond belief. Between 1991 and 1997, the Russian GDP - the value of all goods and services that Russia produces-collapsed by 83 percent. Farm production had declined by a staggering 63 percent as state support for large farms ended. Investment into the economy decreased by 92 percent. More than 70,000 factories were closed down. That led to Russia's producing 88 percent fewer tractors, 76 percent fewer washing machines, 77 percent less cotton fabric, 78 percent fewer TVs, and on and on. In a country that had been without unemployment under the Soviet era, thirteen million people lost their jobs under Yeltsin's "free market" Russia. Those who still had work had their wages cut in half. The average life span for men had been shortened by six years, down to the same level as in India, Egypt, or Bolivia. Alcoholism became epidemic as depression spread among the population. It was a shock therapy indeed, the kind of shock a country experiences only in a major war."

F. William Engdahl, in his book Manifest Destiny, 2018

 

"It was the Chicago Boys in Chile who pioneered this process of democracy-proofing capitalism, or building what they called "new democracy.
In Chile, before handing over power to an elected government after seventeen years of junta rule, the Chicago Boys rigged the constitution and the courts so it was legally next to impossible to reverse their revolutionary laws."

Naomi Klein, in her book The Shock Doctrine, 2007

 

"Washington imposed severe economic "shock therapy" on Yugoslavia-via the IMF and the interference into internal Yugoslav opposition groups using US-backed NGOs like the NED and the Soros Open Society Foundation.
The stage was set for a gruesome series of regional, ethnic wars that would last a decade and result in the deaths of more than 133,000 people, with some estimates of over 200,000 dead.
The CIA stepped into this chaotic and highly volatile situation, along with US military special forces, to fuel the wars, using its battle-hardened veteran Islamic Mujahideen cadre from the CIA's Soviet-Afghan War to incite further chaos among the Islamic populations of Bosnia-Herzegovina, and later in Kosovo, to finish off the Yugoslav Republic."

F. William Engdahl, in his book Manifest Destiny, 2018

 

"The entire thirty-year history of he Chicago School experiment has been one of mass corruption and corporatist collusion between security states and large corporations, from Chile's piranhas, to Argentina's crony privatizations, to Russia's oligarchs, to Enron's energy shell game, to Iraq's "free fraud zone." The point of shock therapy is to open up a window for enormous profits to be made very quickly-not despite the lawlessness but precisely because of it."

Naomi Klein, in her book The Shock Doctrine, 2007

 

"A network of CIA-linked Western bankers, corrupt KGB generals, and their protégé, Boris Yeltsin, set the stage for the wholesale theft of Russian Federation state assets. It was called shock therapy, and it was brought to Russia by George Soros and Soros's hired hand, Harvard economist Jeffrey Sachs."

F. William Engdahl, in his book Manifest Destiny, 2018

 

"In practice, the Communist state [of the USSR] was simply replaced with a corporatist one: the beneficiaries of the boom were confined to a small club of Russians, many of them former Communist Party apparatchiks, and a handful of Western mutual fund managers who made dizzying returns investing in newly privatized Russian companies. A clique of nouveaux billionaires, many of whom were to become part of the group universally known as 'the oligarchs' for their imperial levels of wealth and power, teamed up with Yeltsin's 'Chicago Boys' [Milton Friedman and Jeffrey Sachs, et al] and stripped the country of nearly everything of value, moving the enormous profits offshore at a rate of $2 billion a month. Before shock therapy, Russia had no millionaires; by 2003, the number of Russian billionaires had risen to seventeen.
... Between 1992, the first full year of shock therapy, and 2006, Russia's population shrank by 6.6 million.
... In the absence of major famine, plague or battle, never have so many lost so much in such a short period of time. By 1998, more than 80 percent of Russian farms had gone bankrupt, and roughly seventy thousand state factories had closed, creating an epidemic of unemployment. In 1989, before shock therapy, 2 million people in the Russian Federation were living in poverty, on less than $4 a day. By the time the shock therapists had administered their "bitter medicine" in the mid-nineties, 74 million Russians were living below the poverty line, according to the World Bank. That means that Russia's "economic reforms" can claim credit for the impoverishment of 72 million people in only eight years. By 1996, 25 percent of Russians - almost 37 million people-lived in poverty described as "desperate."

Naomi Klein, in her book The Shock Doctrine, 2007

 

"The aim of Washington's IMF "market reforms" in the former Soviet Union was brutally simple: destroy the economic ties that bound Moscow to each part of the Soviet Union .... IMF shock therapy was intended to create weak, unstable economies on the periphery of Russia, dependent on Western capital and on dollar inflows for their survival -- a form of neocolonialism .... The Russians were to get the standard Third World treatment... IMF conditionalities and a plunge into poverty for the population. A tiny elite were allowed to become fabulously rich in dollar terms, and manipulable by Wall Street bankers and investors."

F. William Engdahl

 

"Barely a few weeks after the military coup in Chile on September 11, 1973, overthrowing the elected government of President Salvador Allende, the military Junta headed by General Augusto Pinochet ordered a hike in the price of bread from 11 to 40 escudos, a hefty overnight increase of 264%. This economic shock treatment had been designed by a group of economists called the "Chicago Boys" [Chicago trained economists and disciples of Milton Friedman].
... While food prices had skyrocketed, wages had been frozen to ensure "economic stability and stave off inflationary pressures." From one day to the next, an entire country was precipitated into abysmal poverty: in less than a year the price of bread in Chile increased thirty-six times and eighty-five percent of the Chilean population had been driven below the poverty line.
... Through the tampering of prices, wages and interest rates, people's lives had been destroyed; an entire national economy had been destabilized.
... The military takeover in Argentina [1976] was a "carbon copy" of the CIA-led coup in Chile. Behind the massacres and human rights violations, "free market" reforms had ... been prescribed ... under the supervision of Argentina's New York creditors.
... The experience of Chile and Argentina under the "Chicago Boys" was a dress rehearsal of things to come. In due course, the economic bullets of the free market system were hitting country after country. Since the onslaught of the debt crisis of the 1980s, the same IMF economic medicine has routinely been applied in more than 150 developing countries."

Michel Chossudovsky, 2003

 

"Economists like Jeffrey Sachs, financed by meta-plunderer George Soros, advised Yeltsin. The disastrous policies of Yeltsin's economic team, then led by Yegor Gaidar, implemented wholesale privatization of state assets at dirt-cheap prices to Western investors like Soros. They made drastic state budget reduction, cuts in living standards, elimination of old age pensions of the population. All was done in the name of "free market reform." After that trauma, beginning with Putin's first Presidency in 1999 Russia slowly began a painful recovery not because of the Gaidar-Harvard shock therapy, but rather despite it, a tribute to the determination of the Russian people."

F. William Engdahl, 2016

 

"Chile under Augusto Pinochet and the Chicago Boys was not a capitalist state featuring a liberated market but a corporatist one. Corporatism, or "corporativism," originally referred to Mussolini's model of a police state run as an alliance of the three major power sources in society-government, businesses and trade unions-all collaborating to guarantee order in the name of nationalism. What Chile pioneered under Pinochet was an evolution of corporatism: a mutually supporting alliance between a police state and large corporations, joining forces to wage all-out war on the third power sector - the workers - thereby drastically increasing the alliance's share of the national wealth."

Naomi Klein, in her book The Shock Doctrine, 2007

 

"A network of CIA-linked Western bankers, corrupt KGB generals, and their protégé, Boris Yeltsin, set the stage for the wholesale theft of Russian Federation state assets. It was called shock therapy, and it was brought to Russia by George Soros and Soros's hired hand, Harvard economist Jeffrey Sachs."

F William Engdahl, 2015

 

FOREIGN LEADERS WHO HAVE EXHIBITED EXCEPTIONALLY EVIL BEHAVIOR
(a partial list)

EUROPEAN LEADERS

Tony Blair Margaret Thatcher Nicolas Sarkozy Winston Churchill

"I do not understand the squeamishness about the use of gas. I am strongly in favor of using poisoned gas against uncivilized tribes. The moral effect should be good, and it would spread a lively terror."

Winston Churchill, 1920
[advocating the use of chemical weapons on the Arabs involved in the Iraqi revolution against British rule] 

 

"I propose that 100,000 degenerate Britons should be forcibly sterilized and others put in labour camps to halt the decline of the British race."

Winston Churchill, as British Home Secretary

 

"I do not admit that a great wrong has been done to the Red Indians of America or the black people of Australia. I do not admit that a wrong has been done to these people by the fact that a stronger race, a higher-grade race, a more worldly-wise race has come in and taken their place."

Winston Churchill
[addressing the Peel Commission on why Britain was justified in deciding the fate of Palestine, 1937]

 

"I do not want suggestions as to how we can disable the German economy and the machinery of war, what I want are suggestions as to how we can roast the German refugees on their escape from Breslau."

Winston Churchill

 

"Two-fifths of the Cuban insurgents are negroes. These men would, in the event of success, demand a predominant share of the government of the country. The result being another black republic [the first one having been Haiti]."

Winston Churchill about Cuba during the Spanish-American War, 1890s

 

"Mahatma Gandhi ought to be lain bound hand and foot at the gates of Delhi, and then trampled on by an enormous elephant with the new Viceroy seated on its back. Gandhi-ism and everything it stands for will have to be grappled with and crushed."

Winston Churchill
[about Mahatma Gandhi when he launched his campaign of peaceful resistance against British rule in India]

 

"Food relief would do no good. Indians breed like rabbits and will outstrip any available food supply.

Winston Churchill, 1944 - explaining his refusal to send food aid to India
[In 1943 a famine broke out in Bengal, caused by the imperial policies of the British. Up to 3 million people starved to death]

 

"Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered the saturation bombing of Dresden, Germany, where, on February 13 1945, more than 500,000 German civilians and refugees, mostly women and children, were slaughtered in one day by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the United States Army Air Force (USAAF), who dropped over 700,000 phosphorus bombs on the city.
... Instead of being charged with being responsible for ordering one of the most horrific war crimes of recent history, in which up to half a million people died screaming in his firestorms, Churchill emerged from the war as a hero. An unwavering supporter of the British monarchy throughout his life, he was made a knight of the Order of the Garter, Britain's highest order of knighthoods, by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953."

Michael Dickinson

 

"On the subject of India, Winston Churchill is not quite sane. I didn't see much difference between his outlook and Hitler's."

British Secretary of State to India

 

"The corruption and inhumanity under Margaret Thatcher knew no borders. When she came to power in 1979, Thatcher demanded a total ban on exports of milk to Vietnam. The American invasion had left a third of Vietnamese children malnourished. I witnessed many distressing sights, including infants going blind from a lack of vitamins. "I cannot tolerate this," said an anguished doctor in a Saigon paediatric hospital, as we looked at a dying boy. Oxfam and Save the Children had made clear to the British government the gravity of the emergency. An embargo led by the US had forced up the local price of a kilo of milk up to ten times that of a kilo of meat. Many children could have been restored with milk. Thatcher's ban held."

John Pilger

 

"Winston Churchill's WWI plan for a naval assault against the Ottoman Empire threw as many ANZAC troops as possible against the shores of Turkey, a disaster that cost his side over 300,000 lives.
... Like all bullies, Churchill despised anyone weaker than him, while sucking up to any potentate more vicious and iron-hearted. He was never interested in a fair fight, with anybody, a tendency he took to mystifying extremes in his war planning. And nowhere was this more clear than in his prewar sympathies toward the worst fascists imaginable. Churchill admired Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler.
... The subsequent myth-making undertaken by Churchill-of him, alone, as the sole man standing up to fascism in the dark interwar period-is not merely a lie, hatched later to launder his image. It obscures his sympathies to the same forces who would later kill so many of his constituents, to say nothing of the tens of millions slaughtered across the continent and during the Holocaust.
... In Ireland, Churchill dispatched the death squad known as the "Black and Tans" to brutalize restive civilians; in Palestine, he did much the same to recalcitrant Arabs; in Iraq, he urged the use of poison gas on the population; in Iran, he successfully plotted to overthrow Iran's democratic leader with American connivance; and in India and Bangladesh, in 1943, he helped starve 3 million to death, blaming this "beastly people" for "breeding like rabbits."

Dan O'Sullivan, 2018

 

"In the Middle East, the British bombed and gassed 'the 'lesser races', divided nations, manipulated and enslaved them.
'Divide and rule' led to horrific consequences later, like the 'Partition' of India and Pakistan, or genocide in what is now Bangladesh.
In Asia, just about everything was occupied, plundered and raped, including such enormous areas as the sub-Continent, China and the archipelago that is now known as Indonesia.
All was neatly divided. French Indochina, British India, and Dutch Indonesia.
Western Empires fought over vast foreign lands and no Europeans protested against the genocides that were committed by their rulers. Some countries like France 'successfully' exterminated a hundred percent of the people on some islands in the Caribbean."

Andre Vltchek, 2014

 

"Who is society? There is no such thing! There are individual men and women; there are families?"

British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, 1987

 

"In his arms-to-Iraq enquiry, Lord Richard Scott heard evidence that an entire tier of the Thatcher government, from senior civil servants to ministers, had lied and broken the law in selling weapons to Saddam Hussein. These were her "boys". Thumb through old copies of the Baghdad Observer, and there are pictures of her boys, mostly cabinet ministers, on the front page sitting with Saddam on his famous white couch."

John Pilger

 

"The corporate-dominated economy and the transnational corporate state had consolidated its power over almost every aspect of public and private life, and under a formal globalization movement the transnational corporations were extending their tentacles all over the planet.
Footsoldiers like Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan, the ever-dutiful Bush family, Helmut Kohl, and a list of Japanese leaders had diligently kept the faith. Working with the timeworn International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and ultimately with the new engine of globalization, the World Trade Organization, they ensured that the interests of capital were nowhere endangered by the needs of the world's three billion poor to eat, have shelter, clothing, sanitation, medical care, and education."

William F. Pepper in his book "An Act of State: the Execution of Martin Luther King"

 

"In Cambodia, Margaret Thatcher left a trail of blood, secretly. In 1980, she demanded that the defunct Pol Pot regime - the killers of 1.7 million people - retain its "right" to represent their victims at the UN. Her policy was vengeance on Cambodia's liberator, Vietnam. The British representative was instructed to vote with Pol Pot at the World Health Organisation, thereby preventing it from providing help to where it was needed more than anywhere on earth."

John Pilger

 

"Tony Blair's contribution to the betterment of mankind, has included joining the United States in the Afghanistan invasion and between 1997 and 2003, in the silent cull of an average of six thousand Iraqi children a month [sanctions], instructing Britain's UN officials to veto everything from vaccines to ventolin, insulin to incubators and intubators, paper to pencils, female hygiene appliances, to aids for children at the schools for the blind and deaf. A further million Iraqis have died since the invasion, almost certainly an underestimate.
... Tony Blair has profiteered as a result of the Iraq War in which so many hundreds of thousands of people died. in the league of shame, Tony Blair is arguably the worst of them all."

Peter Osborne, 2010

 
"Tony Blair is a glorified salesman, selling the same snake oil to different customers.
First, he is [in Israel] to provide a façade of Western concern about mending the Middle East. He suggests that the West is committed to action even as it fails to intervene and the situation of the Palestinians generally, and those in Gaza in particular, deteriorates rapidly. He sells us the continuing dispossession of the Palestinians in a bottle labelled "peace".
He is also here as a sort of European proconsul to advise the Americans on how to repackage their policies. The US has become aware that it has lost all credibility with the rest of the world on this issue. Blair's job is to redesign the bottle labelled "US honest broker" so that we will be prepared to buy the product again.
His next task is to try to wheedle out of Israel any minor concession he can secure on behalf of the Palestinians and persuade Tel Aviv to cooperate in selling an empty bottle labelled "hope" as a breakthrough in the peace process.
And finally, he is here to create the impression that his chief task is to defend the interests of the Palestinians. To this end, he collects the three bottles, puts them in some pretty wrapping paper and writes on the label 'Palestinian state'."

Jonathan Cook, 2010

 

"How many people do you have to kill before you qualify to be described as a mass murderer and a war criminal? One hundred thousand? More than enough, I would have thought. Therefore it is just that George W. Bush and Tony Blair be arraigned before the International Criminal Court of Justice. But Bush has been clever. He has not ratified the International Criminal Court of Justice. Therefore if any American soldier or for that matter politician finds himself in the dock Bush has warned that he will send in the marines. But Tony Blair has ratified the Court and is therefore available for prosecution. We can let the Court have his address if they're interested. It is Number 10, Downing Street, London."

Harold Pinter's Noble Lecture, December 7, 2005

 

"Has either Blair or Bush, I wonder, ever seen a child blown to bits, or witnessed the effect of a single cluster bomb dropped on an unprotected refugee camp? It isn't necessarily a qualification for generalship to have seen such dreadful things, and I don't wish either of them the experience. But it scares me all the same when I watch uncut, political faces shining with the light of combat, and hear preppy political voices steeling my heart for battle."

John le Carre'

 

"London Times (May 1, 2005) reported the contents of a leaked memo [the Downing Street Memo] recording the minutes of a July 23, 2002, meeting between Tony and his inner circle of advisers seven months before the US-led invasion -of Iraq.
Bush wanted to remove Saddam, through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD [weapons of mass destruction]. But the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the / policy." The memo also stated, "It seemed clear that Bush / had made up his mind to take military action, even if the timing was not yet decided. But the case was thin. Saddam was not threatening his neighbours, and his WMD capability was less than that of Libya, North Korea or Iran." Nevertheless, "If the political context were right, people would support regime change," explained Blair. And, according to the London Times, "a separate secret briefing for the meeting said Britain and America had to 'create' conditions to justify a war."

Elliot D. Cohen and Bruce W. Fraser

 

"Tony Blair gave Kazakhstan's autocratic president advice on how to manage his image after the slaughter of unarmed civilians protesting against his regime.
In a letter to Nursultan Nazarbayev, obtained by The Telegraph, Mr Blair told the Kazakh president that the deaths of 14 protesters "tragic though they were, should not obscure the enormous progress" his country had made.
Mr Blair, who is paid millions of pounds a year to give advice to Mr Nazarbayev, goes on to suggest key passages to insert into a speech the president was giving at the University of Cambridge, to defend the action.
Mr Blair is paid through his private consultancy, Tony Blair Associates (TBA), which he set up after leaving Downing Street in 2007. TBA is understood to deploy a number of consultants in key ministries in Kazakhstan."

Michael Krieger, 2014

 

"We now know that the wretched Blair has multiplied his personal fortune many times over by trading off the connections he made while in Downing Street. Shockingly, he fought a long battle to conceal the source of his new-found wealth, and only this month did it finally become public that one of his largest clients was a South Korean oil company, the UI Energy Corporation, with extensive interests in Iraq. He has also made £1million from advising the Kuwaiti royal family. It can be fairly claimed that Blair has profiteered as a result of the Iraq War in which so many hundreds of thousands of people died. In the league of shame, Tony Blair is arguably the worst of them all."

Peter Osborne, 2010

 

"Tony Blair's contribution to the betterment of mankind, has included joining the United States in the Afghanistan invasion and between 1997 and 2003, in the silent cull of an average of six thousand Iraqi children a month [sanctions], instructing Britain's UN officials to veto everything from vaccines to ventolin, insulin to incubators and intubators, paper to pencils, female hygiene appliances, to aids for children at the schools for the blind and deaf ."

Felicity Arbuthnot, 2010

 

"Proof exists that France's former President Nicolas Sarkozy took more than ¤50m from the late Libyan dictator, Muammar Gaddafi.
The claim was made just before Christmas (2012) by a Lebanese-born businessman who has been a fixer for dealings between France and the Middle East for 20 years.
Expanding on claims already made by one of Mr Gaddafi's sons and a French investigative website, the businessman told an investigative judge that he could show him written proof that Mr Sarkozy's first presidential campaign in 2006-7 was financed by Tripoli. The payments continued after Mr Sarkozy became President."

Independent.co.uk, 2013

 

"Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is under investigation for his involvement in a drug deal worth over $54 million. Investigators discovered that he was connected to possible drug traffickers, and regularly used a private airplane that was caught attempting to transport large amounts of cocaine internationally."

John Vibes, 2015

 

"It's a contradiction for French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Bill Clinton to appear in Haiti without abject apologies for the terrible crimes that France and the U.S. under Clinton, particularly, have carried out against Haiti. But they don't do it. The head of Toyota has to go to Congress and apologize for hours because some people were killed by Toyota cars, but does Clinton have to go and apologize for what he did to Haiti? He dealt a death blow. Does Sarkozy have to apologize for the fact that Haiti was France's richest colony and a source of a lot of France's wealth and they destroyed the country and then posed an indemnity as a price for liberating themselves, which the country was never able to get out of?"

Noam Chomsky

 

"Libya's former leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was killed by a French secret service agent, acting on the direct orders of France's ex-President Nicholas Sarkozy.
Sarkozy who was president of France from 2007 to 2012, sent secret service agents to infiltrate local gangs that were trying to locate Gaddafi as his regime collapsed in the wake of the Arab Spring. An agent then shot Gaddafi in the head.
The killing was sanctioned to prevent Gaddafi being interrogated or standing trial and revealing the true nature of his dealings with Sarkozy, as well as other western leaders.
Before NATO launched a UN-sanctioned bombing campaign, aimed at ousting Gaddafi in 2011, the Libyan dictator appeared to have strong ties with several European leaders, including Italy's Silvio Berlusconi and Britain's Tony Blair.
Sarkozy, however, was rocked by a scandal in March 2012 when it emerged that Gaddafi had given 50 million euros ($67 million) to his presidential campaign."

middleeasteye.net, 2018

 

"Since 2011, France has played a key role in destabilizing North Africa and the Middle East. In 2011, it participated in the US-led NATO assault on Libya, as well as sending troops to other African nations including the Ivory Coast and Mali. France also currently maintains troops in Sahara, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Central African Republic, and Sahel in Africa, as well as troops still participating in the ongoing occupation of Afghanistan."

Tony Cartalucci, 2016

 

 ""Christian " Europeans executed perhaps as many as half a million "witches" from the 14th century until 1650. 85% of the victims were women.
"Christian" Europeans committed genocide against millions of native American Indians from the 15th century all the way up to the middle of the 19th. Estimates range from 15 to 50 million.
"Christian" Europeans gave us the freedom-crushing 20th century political ideology called "Fascism". This monstrous authoritarian and racist movement led to as many as 40 million deaths including six million Jews in the well-documented "holocaust" and 26 million Soviet citizens.
"Christian" Europeans - in this case the Brits- attempted genocide against the citizens of India, killing perhaps as many as 20-40 million people. The legendary racist Winston Churchill alone was responsible for six million Indian deaths during WWII.
"Christian" Europeans started the slave trade from Africa to America. 10 million may have died as a direct result of the Atlantic slave trade. Those who survived the perilous journey were sold into abject slavery at the hands of "Christian" Europeans living in America's old South.
"Christian" Europeans enthusiastically waged war and terrorism against non-believers in six Crusades throughout the Middle-East over a 200 year period. Because few records were kept of the battle fatalities no one knows the exact figure of victims. Some say one million; others 7 million."

Paul Kindlon

 

ISRAEL & ZIONISM

David Ben-Gurion Benjamin Netanyahu Ariel Sharon

Manachem Begin Yitzhak Shamir

"Zionist acts of terror, carried out mainly by members of two major groups, the Irgun and Stern Gang, included the 1946 bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which killed ninety-one people - forty-one Arabs, twenty-eight British, and seventeen Jews; the 1947 hanging of two British soldiers and booby trapping of their bodies; the 1948 bombing of the Arab-owned Semiramis Hotel in Jerusalem, which killed twenty-two Arabs, including women and children; the 1948 massacre of 254 Arab men, women, and children villagers of Deir Yassin; the massacre of scores of civilians at the village of Dawayima in 1948; and the 1948 assassination of UN Special Representative Count Folke Bernadotte of Sweden.
... Menachem Begin led the Irgun, and Yitzhak Shamir was one of the leaders of the Stern Gang. Both men later became prime ministers of Israel."

Paul Findley

 

"A partial Jewish state is not the end but only the beginning. The establishment of such a Jewish state will serve as a means in our historical effort to redeem the country in its entirety. We shall organize a modern defense force. and then I am certain that we will not be prevented from settling in other parts of the country, either by mutual agreement with our Arab neighbors or by some other means. We will expel the Arabs and take their place with the force at our disposal."

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, in a 1937 letter to his son

 

"The Arabs will have to go, but one needs an opportune moment for making it happen, such as a war."

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, in a 1937 letter to his son

 

"I favor partition of the country because when we become a strong power after the establishment of the state, we will abolish partition and spread throughout all of Palestine."

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, 1938

 

"I am for compulsory transfer; I do not see anything immoral in it."

Israeli Prime MInister David Ben-Gurion, June 1938

 

"We should prepare to go on the offensive. Our aim is to smash Lebanon, Trans-Jordan, and Syria. The weak point is Lebanon, for the Moslem regime is artificial and easy for us to undermine. We shall establish a Christian state there, and then we will smash the Arab Legion, eliminate Trans-Jordan; Syria will fall to us. We then bomb and move on and take Port Said, Alexandria and Sinai."

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, 1948

 

"We must do everything to ensure they the Palestinian refugees never do return."

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, in his diary, 18 July 1948

 

"Why should the Arabs make peace? If I were an Arab leader I would never make terms with Israel. That is natural. We have taken their country. Sure, God promised it to me, but what does it matter to them? Our God is not theirs. We come from Israel, it is true, but two thousand years ago, and what is it to them? There have been anti-Semitism, the Nazis, Hitler, and Auschwitz but was that their fault? They only see one thing: we have come here and stolen their country."

Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion to Nahum Goldman, President of the World Zionist Organization, 1956

 

"Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, intimidated and terrorized, fled in panic, and still others were driven out by the Jewish army, which, under the leadership of David Ben-Gurion, planned and executed the expulsion in the wake of the UN Partition Plan."

Israeli historian Simha Flapan

 

"Our race is the Master Race. We are divine gods on this planet. We are as different from the inferior races as they are from insects. In fact, compared to our race, other races are beasts and animals, cattle at best. Other races are considered as human excrement. Our destiny is to rule over the inferior races. Our earthly kingdom will be ruled by our leader with a rod of iron. The masses will lick our feet and serve us as our slaves"

Israeli prime Minister Menachem Begin in a speech to the Knesset [Israeli Parliament]

 

"Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our time is the emergence in the newly created State of Israel of the Freedom Party (Herut), a political party closely akin in its organization, method, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties."
Albert Einstein, Hanna Arendt and other prominent Jewish Americans, writing in The New York Times, protesting the visit to America of

Menachem Begin, December 1948
 
"Everybody has to move, run and grab as many Palestinian hilltops as they can to enlarge the [Jewish] settlements because everything we take now will stay ours. Everything we don't grab will go to them."

Ariel Sharon, 1998

 

"Tell me, do the evil men of this world have a bad time? They hunt and catch whatever they feel like eating. They don't suffer from indigestion and are not punished by Heaven. I want Israel to join that club. Maybe the world will then at last begin to fear us instead of feeling sorry. Maybe they will start to tremble, to fear our madness instead of admiring our nobility. Let them tremble; let them call us a mad state. Let them understand that we are a savage country, dangerous to our surroundings, not normal, that we might go wild, that we might start World War Three just like that, or that we might one day go crazy and burn all the oil fields in the Middle East. Even if you'll prove to me that the present war is a dirty immoral war, I don't care. We shall start another war, kill and destroy more and more. And do you know why it is all worth it? Because it seems that this war has made us more unpopular among the civilized world. We'll hear no more of that nonsense about the unique Jewish morality. No more talk about a unique people being a light upon the nations. No more uniqueness and no more sweetness and light. Good riddance."

former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon

 

"It is the duty of Israel leaders to explain to public opinion, clearly and courageously, a certain number of facts that are forgotten with time. The first of these is that there is no Zionism, colonization or Jewish state without the eviction of the Arabs and the expropriation of their lands."

Ariel Sharon, 1998

 

"We, the Jewish people control America, and the Americans know it."

Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 2001

 

"The inclination of the more right-wing Zionist factions in Israel was toward assassination, terrorism, and other forms of essentially criminal behavior... In 1943 Yitzhak Shamir had arranged the assassination of his factional rival, a year after the two men had escaped together from imprisonment for a bank robbery in which bystanders had been killed, and he claimed he had acted to avert the planned assassination of David Ben-Gurion, the top Zionist leader and Israel's future founding-premier. Shamir and his faction certainly continued this sort of behavior into the 1940s, successfully assassinating Lord Moyne, the British Minister for the Middle East, and Count Folke Bernadotte, the UN Peace Negotiator, though they failed in their other attempts to kill American President Harry Truman and British Foreign Minister Ernest Bevin, and their plans to assassinate Winston Churchill apparently never moved past the discussion stage. His group also pioneered the use of terrorist car-bombs and other explosive attacks against innocent civilian targets, all long before any Arabs or Muslims had ever thought of using similar tactics; and Begin's larger and more "moderate" Zionist faction did much the same. Given that background, it was hardly surprising that Shamir later served as director of assassinations at the Israeli Mossad during 1955-1965, so if the Mossad did indeed play a major role in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, he was very likely involved."

Ron Unz, 2018

 

"Israel's goal in the Middle East has been to gin up as much conflict and chaos as possible, keeping its Islamic enemies divided, making it impossible for any credible challenge to arise among its Arab neighbors, and aiming the main blow at Tehran, while paying lip service to the awfulness of ISIS and al-Qaeda. Their quarrel isn't really with the Arabs, anyway, it's with the Persians, whom they fear and loathe, and whose destruction has been their number one objective since the days of Ariel Sharon."

Justin Raimondo, 2014

 

"I have always said, I always say, I am proud of everything I have done in my past. I do not disown a single step .... I am proud of what I have done and I do not owe an accounting to anyone."

Yitzhak Shamir - leader of the Stern Gang terrorist group in Palestine, 1991

 

"We are benefiting from one thing, and that is the attack on the Twin Towers and Pentagon, and the American struggle in Iraq. These events swung American public opinion in our favor."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 2008

 

"It's very good [bombing of World Trade Center, NYC, 2001]. it will generate immediate sympathy and strengthen the bond between our two peoples."

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, 2011

 

"Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories."

Benyamin Netanyahu, 1989

 

"Ariel Sharon advocated the slaughter of millions of Israel's enemies, and the vast expansion of Israeli territory by conquest of neighboring lands and expulsion of their populations, along with the free use of nuclear weapons if they or anyone else too strongly resisted such efforts. In his bold opinion, the Israelis and Jews in general were just too soft and meek, and needed to regain their place in the world by once again becoming a conquering people, probably hated but definitely feared. To him, the large recent massacre of Palestinian women and children at Sabra and Shatila was of no consequence whatsoever, and the most unfortunate aspect of the incident was that the killers had been Israel's Christian Phalangist allies rather than Israeli soldiers themselves.
... Sharon's purported utterances seem to have had little negative impact upon his subsequent political career, and after spending some time in the political wilderness after the Lebanon disaster, he eventually served five years as Prime Minister during 2001-2006."

Ron Unz, 2018

 

"The ironclad agreement between Israel and Washington to war against Muslim peoples is far stronger than the connection between the American public and the American government. No matter how many war crimes Israel commits. No matter how many women and children Israel murders. No many how many Palestinians Israel drives from their homes, villages, and lands. If truth could be told, the true axis-of-evil is the United States and Israel."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2009

 

"A controversial bill that officially defines Israel as the "Nation-State of the Jewish People" was approved by the Israeli cabinet.
Finally Israel has acknowledged its true Jewish nature. Instead of pretending to be a 'Jewish Democracy" - a contradiction in terms, the Jewish State admits that it is a theocracy guided by Jewish racial supremacist ideology.
The bill, which is intended to become part of Israel's Basic Laws, recognises Israel's Jewish character, institutionalises Jewish law as an inspiration for legislation and delists Arabic as an official second language. As if until now Arabic had been equal to Hebrew.
According to some Israeli critics, the new Israeli bill would weaken the wording of Israel's declaration of independence, which states that the new state would "be based on the principles of liberty, justice and freedom expressed by the prophets of Israel [and] affirm complete social and political equality for all its citizens, regardless of religion, race or gender."
Israel has always been the Jewish State, it has never been a liberal place nor has it been committed to justice or equality. The deepest truth is that universal humanism and ethical culture is foreign to Judaic thinking that is tribal and legalistic."

Gilad Atzmon, 2014

 

SAUDI ARABIA & PERSIAN GULF STATES

Mohammed bin Salman Bandar bin Sultan

"Has there ever been a more vile regime than the gang of bloated potentates that rules over Saudi Arabia? Responsible for fomenting chaos and carnage beyond their own borders, while at home brutalising their own people ... The Saudis have utter and complete disregard for anything resembling human rights.
The scale of the brutality and barbarism that is a regular occurrence in this oil-rich kingdom is reflected in the number of public executions by beheading that are carried out there.
... Women in Saudi Arabia, along with minorities regardless of gender, are regarded as chattel, with little if any rights that most would consider compatible with a civilised society. It is a medieval system, underpinned by the most extreme interpretation of Islam, Wahhabism, which is playing a key role in spreading religious fundamentalism throughout the Middle East."

John Wight, 2015

 

"Saudi Arabia is governed by a family dictatorship which tolerates no opposition and severely punishes human rights advocates and political dissidents. Hundreds of billions in oil revenues are controlled by the royal despotism. The ruling elite relies on the purchase of Western arms and US military bases for protection. The ruling elite finances the most fanatical, retrograde, misogynist version of Islam, "Wahhabi" a sect of Sunni Islam.
... Faced with internal dissent from repressed subjects and religious minorities, the Saudi dictatorship perceives threats and dangers from all sides... In response it has turned toward financing, training and arming an international network of Islamic terrorists who are directed toward attacking, invading and destroying regimes opposed to the Saudi clerical-dictatorial regime.
... The mastermind of the Saudi terror network is Bandar bin Sultan, who has longstanding and deep ties to high level US political, military and intelligence officials.
... Bandar channelled $32 million dollars to the Nicaragua Contra's engaged in a terror campaign to overthrow the revolutionary Sandinista government in Nicaragua. During his tenure as ambassador he was actively engaged in protecting Saudi royalty with ties to the 9/11/01 bombing of the Triple Towers and the Pentagon. Suspicion that Bandar and his allies in the Royal family had prior knowledge of the bombings by Saudi terrorists (11 of the 19), is suggested by the sudden flight of Saudi Royalty following the terrorist act.
... Bandar bin Sultan has transformed Saudi Arabia into a major regional center of a vast terror network, an active financial backer of right-wing military dictatorships (Egypt) and client regimes (Yemen) and military intervenor in the Gulf region (Bahrain). Bandar has financed and armed a vast array of clandestine terror operations, utilizing Islamic affiliates of Al Qaeda, the Saudi controlled Wahhabi sect as well as numerous other Sunni armed groups. Bandar is a "pragmatic" terrorist operator: repressing Al Qaeda adversaries in Saudi Arabia and financing Al Qaeda terrorists in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
... While Saudi Arabia has a longstanding enmity toward Israel, Bandar has developed a "covert understanding" and working relationship with the Netanyahu regime, around their common enmity toward Iran.
... Prince Bandar has poured billions of dollars to bolster the right-wing pro-Islamic regimes in Tunisia and Morocco, ensuring that the mass pro-democracy movements would be repressed, marginalized and demobilized. Islamic extremists receiving Saudi financial support are encouraged to back the "moderate" Islamists in government by assassinating secular democratic leaders and socialist trade union leaders in opposition.
... Saudi financial backed Islamist terrorists and Al Qaeda affiliates against Libyan President Gadhafi. Bandar-funded Islamic extremists in Libya were bankrolled to extend their military operations to Syria, where the Saudi regime was organizing a vast military operation to overthrow the Assad regime.
... In Egypt, Bandar financially backed the military coup and dictatorship of General Sisi. He secured a like-minded dictatorial regime in a key Arab country.
... Prince Bandar's terror network is most evident in his long-term large scale financing, arming, training and transport of tens of thousands of Islamic terrorist "volunteers" from the US, Europe, the Middle East, the Caucuses, North Africa and elsewhere.
... In co-ordination with France and the US, Prince Bandar became the principle director of a military and diplomatic offensive against Syria, Hezbollah and Iran. For Bandar, an Islamic takeover in Syria would lead to an Islamic Syrian invasion in support of Al Qaeda in Lebanon to defeat Hezbollah in hopes of isolating Iran.
... Saudi signed off on a billion dollar arms agreement during French President Hollande's visit, in exchange for greater sanctions on Iran. Bandar also expressed support for Israel's use of Zionist power to influence the Congress, to sabotage US negotiations with Iran.
... Prince Bandar met with Russian President Putin to convince him to drop his support for Syria, offering a carrot or a stick: a multi-billion dollar arms sale for compliance and a threat to unleash Chechen terrorists to undermine the Sochi Olympics.
... Prince Bandar has turned Turkish President Erdogan from a NATO ally supporting 'moderate' armed opponents to Bashar Assad, into embracing the Saudi backed 'Islamic State of Iraq and Syria", a terrorist Al Qaeda affiliate.
... Prince Bandar has strengthened ties with the armed Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan, arming and financing their armed resistance against the US.
... Prince Bandar is probably supporting and arming Uighur Muslim terrorists in western China, and Chechens and Caucasian Islamic terrorists in Russia.
... Prince Bandar has embarked on an extraordinary transformation of Saudi foreign policy and enhanced its global influence. Like Israel, when a reactionary ruler comes to power and overturns the democratic order, Saudi arrives on the scene with bags of dollars to buttress the regime. Whenever an Islamic terror network emerges to subvert a nationalist, secular or Shia regime, it can count on Saudi funds and arms."

James Petras, 2014

 

"Saudi Prince Bandar has been accused of coordinating an international ring of terrorism in his role as Saudi intelligence chief. From Egypt to Libya, and in Syria, evidence suggests that Bandar Bush has led a network of terrorists around the globe, with U.S. support."

Kevin Ryan, 2015

 

"Superficially, the story behind 9/11 attacks is that a group of Muslim fundamentalists hijacked planes and crashed them into the WTC and Pentagon. However, a deeper look shows these hijackers to be puppets manipulated by a series of intelligence agencies, and these intelligence agencies are then connected to the global criminal syndicate centered upon the Bush family and the Saudi leadership.
... The hijackers were funded by Saudi and Pakistani intelligence. The wife of Saudi Prince Bandar sent checks totaling $130,000 to Saudi agents that was then funneled to the hijackers. But beyond the funding, the hijackers required operational support in order to be able to pull off the hijackings. All along the way, the hijackers had their hands held by either Saudi or Pakistani operatives.
... The rulers of Saudi Arabia are very conservative. They are among the very richest people on the planet. Saudi Arabia is a very close ally to the U.S. The Saudi ambassador to the U.S. from 1983 - 2005 was Prince Bandar bin Sultan. Prince Bandar was so close to George H.W. Bush that he was often described as a member of the former president's family and was given the nickname Bandar Bush.
... The Saudi rulers would never have risked such a foolhardy attack without the prior knowledge, consent and support of President Bush, Vice President Cheney and the people around them. Attacking America was the one thing that could have displaced the rulers of Saudi Arabia from their extremely cushy spot awash in oil, cash, palaces, power, and women. The Saudi rulers would have needed great assurances that their complicity in these attacks would not have been allowed to blow back at them. A further examination of evidence surrounding the 9/11 attacks will show that 9/11 was a Bush Syndicate plot in which the Saudis were complicit rather than a Saudi plot in which the Bush Syndicate was complicit. "

Mark Gorton, 2013

 

"The House of Saud, is waging a genocidal war of aggression that has already destroyed entire swathes of Yemeni cultural heritage and decimated entire communities, particularly in the northern, traditionally Ansarullah (Houthi) held areas such as Saada and Hajjah. This was by design. By now, we can see clearly how this was yet another ethnic cleansing programme being endorsed, fuelled and defended by the United States and her allies in the UK, EU, Israel, and the neighbouring Gulf States, the majority of whom participated in this dirty war.
This is yet another war being fought over resources whose primary victims are the innocent people of Yemen, and above all the children of Yemen whose sunken eyes, distended, starving bellies and bird-like limbs are a stark reminder of the cruelty of the corporatist-imperialist elite."

Vanessa Beeley, 2016

 

"The Saudi/US-coalition has launched over 230,000 airstrikes in Yemen, killing civilians and targeting hospitals, schools, markets, and camps for the internally displaced.
Over 600,000 civilians have been killed or injured in Yemen since the Saudi/US-coalition began its attacks in 2015. The U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition's blockade on Yemen has also triggered an epidemic of disease and famine across the country."

Ahmed Abdul Kareem, 2018

 

"Scores of Yemeni civilians, including children, have been killed in a massive bombing campaign led by Saudi Arabia and co-ordinated by the United States. The bombing coalition of 10 countries include Egypt, North Sudan, Morocco and the Persian Gulf Arab states of Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bahrain.
... That a defenceless, impoverished country such as Yemen can be openly bombed by hundreds of US-supplied F-15 fighter jets - and for that criminality to be widely endorsed - is a sure sign that the world is once again sliding into the abyss of rampant criminality and the possibility of a more catastrophic all-out war."

Finian Cunningham, 2015

 

"Western governments traditionally play down the connection between Saudi Arabia and its Wahhabist faith, on the one hand, and jihadism, whether of the variety espoused by Osama bin Laden and al-Qa'ida or by Islamic State (IS). There is nothing conspiratorial or secret about these links: 15 out of 19 of the 9/11 hijackers were Saudis, as was Bin Laden and most of the private donors who funded the operation."

Patrick Cockburn, 2014

 

"Money from Saudi Arabia has flooded into the coffers of groups such as Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS), enabling them to sustain and consolidate their presence as they set about turning the region into a graveyard for anyone who does not subscribe to their poisonous ideology."

John Wight, 2015

 

"ISIS (Islamic State) needed money, weapons, logistics, propaganda facilities, and international connections to reach the relatively high level of organization and lethality they seem to have achieved in such a short period of time. Where did they get these assets?
Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the rest of the oil-rich Gulf states have been backing ISIS all the way."

Justin Raimondo, 2014

 

"While on the surface, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Persian Gulf states repudiate violent extremism, some of their oil-rich princes and intelligence services have provided covert support to Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State to advance the cause of breaking the "Shiite crescent" - from Tehran through Baghdad and Damascus to Beirut."

Robert Parry, 2015

 

"Saudi Arabia remains a close strategic ally and economic partner of western governments, whose failure to seriously confront or challenge it over its serial human rights abuses, smacks of immorality and hypocrisy.
... Public beheadings, human rights abuses, the funding of terrorism, arms deals, bribes, connections with the British Royal Family and leading US political figures is all too real."

John Wight, 2015
 

HAITI

Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier (1957-1971) Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier (1971-1986)

"During the US-supported Duvalier family reign, an estimated 30,000 people were killed - with many more tortured or terrorized."

Jeff Cohen and Norman Solomon

 

"A relatively few Americans knew what wealthy white Haitians were doing to poor Haitians through their black surrogates in the years between 1957 and the coup of February 29, 2004. With the unpublicized support of the bourgeoisie, François (Papa Doc) Duvalier and his dreaded macoutes killed an estimated 50,000 poor blacks during his rule. His son, Jean-Claude, took up where his father left off. Even after Jean-Claude's expulsion from the country in February 1986, the slaughter of the pro-democracy black poor continued unabated."

Randall Robinson, 2007

 

"Overt human rights abuses are not mainly visible on a daily basis. However, the Duvalier years were especially bad. Tens of thousands of people died or disappeared. Hundreds of thousands more felt forced to flee their homeland and seek a safer life elsewhere. Nearly everyone in the country felt the terror of the Duvaliers and their Tonton Macoute."

Bob Corbett, 1999

 

"Haitian dictator Baby Doc Duvalier alone diverted at least $500 million in public funds to his private accounts, and that 45 percent of Haiti's debt in recent decades was accumulated during the corrupt reign of the Duvaliers."

Amy Goodman 

 

"There is no way Baby Doc could have returned to Haiti without connivance/permission by Barack Obama and Nicolas Sarkozy. Obviously, they plan to reinstall him as Dictator and Front-Man. And Obama/Sarkozy have denied the right of President Aristide to return."

law professor Francis Boyle, 2011

 

RWANDA

Paul Kagame

"Between 1990 and 1994, the RPA [Rwandan Patriot Army] under Paul Kagame waged a systematic, pre-planned, secretive but highly organized terrorist war aimed at eliminating the largest number of Rwandan people possible - bodies were hacked to pieces and incinerated en masse. From 1994, once the RPA violently seized power, a terror regime was created, and developed, and a criminal structure parallel to the state was set up to pursue pre-determined kidnappings; torturing and raping of women and young girls; terrorist attacks (both directly and by simulating that the same had been perpetrated by the enemy); illegal detention of thousands of civilians; selective murdering; systematic elimination of corpses either by mass incineration or by throwing them into lakes and rivers; indiscriminate attacks against civilians based on pre-determined ethnic categories for the elimination of the predominant ethnic group; and also to carry out acts of war in Rwanda and Congo.
... The Kagame government, with its foreign backers, has pursued an identical strategy in Congo as they did in Rwanda in 1990-1994. The goal is to destabilize the region, manufacture chaos, sue for peace while pursuing war, and use the UN 'peacekeeping' mission to aid the predatory agenda. The final solution is to permanently criminalize the Hutu majority, entrench economic and political relations between the Kivus and Rwanda, and between Ituri and Uganda, and balkanize Congo."

Keith Harmon Snow, 2009

 

"Paul Kagame, the hero of the official story of Rwanda's genocide, was almost certainly the biggest war criminal to have emerged from those horrifying events. Kagame led the Tutsis' main militia, the RPF. He almost certainly ordered the shooting down of the Rwandan president's plane, the trigger for a civil war that quickly escalated into a genocide; on the best estimates, his RPF was responsible for killing 80% of the 1 million who died inside Rwanda, making the Hutus, not the Tutsis, the chief victims; and his subsequent decision to extend the civil war into neighbouring Congo, where many Hutu civilians had fled to escape the RPF, led to the deaths of up to 5 million more."

Jonathan Cook, 2014

 

"The perpetrator of the Rwandan genocide is Paul Kagame the President of Rwanda.
Western governments and media have covered up his crimes and praise him as a great humanitarian who has healed Rwanda and is totally supported by the people. The truth is that Kagame has proved himself a worse totalitarian that Hitler, Stalin, and Poll Pot combined. He has turned Rwanda into a fear-ridden psychological prison."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2016

 

"On April 6, 1994 the Hutu presidents of Rwanda and Burundi, Juvenal Habyarimana and Cyprien Ntaryamira, and General Nsabimana, the Rwandan Army Chief of Staff, as well as several other dignitaries and a French flight crew were murdered when the plane they were on was shot down over Kigali airport by anti-aircraft missiles fired by members of the Tutsi-led Rwanda Patriotic Front, or RPF, with the assistance of the governments of several countries. Paul Kagame, the leader of the RPF junta now in control of Rwanda, and who was seen with US Army soldiers at his headquarters two days before the event, gave the final order for the shoot down, but he did so with the assistance or complicity of the governments of the United States of America, Britain, Belgium, Canada, and Uganda. It was the United States and its allies, hoping to gain total control of the resources of Central Africa through their proxies in the Tutsi RPF, that provided the military support for the RPF invasion of Rwanda from Uganda beginning in 1990, flowing that support through Uganda."

geopolitics.co, 2018

 

"The genocide in Rwanda was one hundred percent the responsibility of the Americans."

former United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 1998

 

"Paul Kagame is possibly the greatest mass murderer alive today. The fact that Paul Kagame - as King Leopold II of Belgium once did (1865-1909) continues to live and work freely in the world, unthreatened by "international justice", celebrated as the Abe Lincoln of his war-torn domain in central Africa, and highly regarded and honored in the United States, Britain, and Canada, shows us unambiguously that when the events in Rwanda 1994 are at issue, things as fragile as truth and historical clarity are only able to survive as exiles from these powers."

Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, 2014

 

"Sergeant Aloys Ruyenzi said that Paul Kagame stated: 'as soon as President Habyarimana leaves the Arusha meeting and his aircraft is approaching, fire on him. This war will not end until President Habyarimana is dead'."

French anti-terrorism Judge Jean-Louis Bruguière's report

 

"In October 1996 Rwanda's Paul Kagame, who was trained in intelligence at Fort Leavenworth in the United States, invaded the Congo with the help of the Clinton Administration and Uganda. By May 1997 the invading forces had removed Mobutu Sese Seko and installed the new more compliant dictator, Laurent Kabila.
Relations between Kabila and Kagame quickly soured, however, and Kabila expelled the Rwandans and Ugandans from the Congo in July 1998.
However, the Rwandans and Ugandans reinvaded in August establishing an occupation force in eastern Congo. Angola, Zimbabwe and Namibia sent their armies to support Kabila and Burundi joined the Rwandans and Ugandans. Thus began 'Africa's First World War' involving seven armies and lasting until 2003.
It eventually killed six million people - most of them civilians - and further devastated a country crushed by more than a century of Western domination, with Rwanda and Uganda establishing themselves as conduits for illegally taking strategic minerals out of the Congo.

Robert J. Burrowes , 2018

 

"In a letter from Paul Kagame dated August of 1994, he refers to a meeting with Ugandan president Museveni in which the "plan for Zaire" was discussed. Those two agreed that the Hutus were in the way of the "plan" but Kagame stated that they were working with the Belgian, American and British intelligence services to execute the "plan" and the problem would be solved, The world has since seen what this 'plan" involved: the invasions of Zaire, the extermination of hundreds of thousands of Hutu refugees, the killings of millions of Congolese in the wars that followed, and the shattering of Congo into fragments to be easily exploited by western mining companies.
... "Not a single member of the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) or their western allies has been charged for their responsibility for these crimes, and Paul Kagame, who ordered the killings, is hosted with smiles by leaders from Canada to France to China. The prosecutors who decided to protect these war criminals, and who, by withholding evidence of what really happened, obstructed justice, conspired to frame those standing accused before the tribunal, turned international justice into a travesty, and gave these criminals immunity from prosecution and encouragement to commit more crimes, have moved on to lucrative positions."

geopolitics.co, 2018

 

"Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, Kofi Annan and many others have helped to whitewash Paul Kagame's crimes against humanity and provide a veneer of legitimacy to his current oppressive rule. Anyone who has threatened to blow the lid, like Carla del Ponte, the chief prosecutor at the UN's international tribunal on Rwanda, has been forced out."

Jonathan Cook, 2014

 

"The numbers of victims of the continuing Kagame-led assault on the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) have been immense. A UN report of October 2002 cited an estimate that more than 3.5 million excess deaths had occurred in the DRC between August 1998 and September 2002, and that these deaths were a direct result of the occupation by Rwanda and Uganda. A mortality study published in January 2009 estimated the excess death toll in DRC since 1998 to be 5.4 million."

Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, 2014

 

"Paul Kagame's toll of victims, first in Rwanda and then in Zaire-DRC, runs into the millions, and exceeds that of Idi Amin by a factor of at least five. And yet, in one of the miracles of modern propaganda, Kagame became a savior-modernizer-moral giant for the U.S., U.K., and Canadian establishment o admire and exploit.This favorable portrayal of Kagame flows from the fact that he served U.S. and other powerful interests in clearing out adversarial regimes that were under strong French influence (Habyarimana's and Mobutu's), assuring U.S. dominance in the African Great Lakes region, and easier access to its resources."

Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, 2014

 

"On April 6, 1994, the president of Rwanda, Juvénal Habyarimana, and his Burundian counterpart, Cyprien Ntaryamira, were assassinated [their jet was blown out of the sky above Rwanda].
Following the assassination of the two African heads of state, the United States and Britain, knowing fully well that violence, death, and destruction would ensue, prevented the United Nations from intervening in Rwanda so as to advance their own strategic interests in Central Africa.
For the British-American tandem, strategic imperial interests prevailed over human life, especially when those human lives were African. In the name of strategic imperial interests, hundreds of thousands of Rwandan Hutus and Tutsis were sacrificed.
The Rwandan state did not collapse on its own and the vacuum of chaos and massacre did not occur all by itself. The new imperialism reinstalled a regime controlled by the Tutsi minority through which it would be able to impose a new domination of the region. It also engendered a convenient disorder that facilitated a more brazen exploitation of Africa's natural resources than has ever before been foisted on the continent."

Robin Philpot, 2013

 

"Re-education camps. Networks of spies on the streets. Routine surveillance of the entire population. The crushing of the independent media and all political opposition. A ruler who changes the constitution to extend his power after ruling for two decades. It sounds like North Korea, or the totalitarian days of China under Mao. But this is the African nation of Rwanda under Paul Kagame."

Geoffrey York, 2017

 

CHILE

Augusto Pinochet

"On September 11, 1973, a military coup ended a century of democratic tradition in Chile and started the long reign of General Augusto Pinochet. Repression was organized on a large scale; torture, concentration camps, censorship, imprisonment without trial, and summary executions became common practices. Thousands of people "disappeared," masses of exiles and refugees left their countries running for their lives."

Isabel Allende

 

"Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet executed or "disappeared" 3,197 people. Tens of thousands were tortured, hundreds of thousands were forced into exile. Pinochet destroyed the constitution, the parliament, the political parties, the trade unions, and the free universities."

Saul Landau, 2000

 

"Barely a few weeks after the military coup in Chile on September 11, 1973, overthrowing the elected government of President Salvador Allende, the military Junta headed by General Augusto Pinochet ordered a hike in the price of bread from 11 to 40 escudos, a hefty overnight increase of 264%. This economic shock treatment had been designed by a group of economists called the "Chicago Boys" [Chicago trained economists and disciples of Milton Friedman].
... While food prices had skyrocketed, wages had been frozen to ensure "economic stability and stave off inflationary pressures." From one day to the next, an entire country was precipitated into abysmal poverty: in less than a year the price of bread in Chile increased thirty-six times and eighty-five percent of the Chilean population had been driven below the poverty line.
... Through the tampering of prices, wages and interest rates, people's lives had been destroyed; an entire national economy had been destabilized.
... The military takeover in Argentina [1976] was a "carbon copy" of the CIA-led coup in Chile. Behind the massacres and human rights violations, "free market" reforms had ... been prescribed ... under the supervision of Argentina's New York creditors.
... The experience of Chile and Argentina under the "Chicago Boys" was a dress rehearsal of things to come. In due course, the economic bullets of the free market system were hitting country after country. Since the onslaught of the debt crisis of the 1980s, the same IMF economic medicine has routinely been applied in more than 150 developing countries."

Michel Chossudovsky, 2003

 

CAMBODIA

Pol Pot

"In 1975 Cambodia fell to the Khmer Rouge whose leader Pol Pot launched a genocide that rivaled the earlier purges of Hitler and Stalin. The Khmer Rouge, with vigorous support from the CIA, killed 1.5 million Cambodians."

Dean Henderson

 

"Although the Khmer Rouge are fully responsible for the atrocities which they committed in Cambodia, the United States must at least accept some responsibility for creating the conditions that provided the Khmer Rouge with the opportunity to rise to power."

David Model

 

"The Cambodian Communist Party or Khmer Rouge, a revolutionary movement led by Pol Pot, gained power in Cambodia after the terrible destruction and disorganization brought about by the US destabilization campaign in Cambodia from 1969 to 1973 with its intensive, secret and illegal bombing. Between 1975 and 1978 the Pol Pot regime turned all its efforts to constructing a purified Khmer rural society. It forced the urban population to move to the countryside and executed at least 200,000 people, many of them deemed to be contaminated with imperialism or Vietnamese blood or culture. Intellectuals, professionals, civil servants and cultural leaders were systematically eliminated. Forced labor on construction and agricultural schemes, starvation and disease killed another 1.5 million Cambodians. About one Cambodian in five was exterminated. The Government's ruthless hold on power continued until it was driven from office by the Vietnamese invasion of 1979."

Terrorism, No-Nonsense guide

 

"The Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot, butchered more than a million people in Cambodia. The Communist Khmer Rouge were eventually ousted by Vietnamese troops, whereupon the Reagan administration quietly shifted its support to Pol Pot's army-a cynical and outrageous foreign policy maneuver that provoked little comment in the U.S. media at the time. "

Martin A. Lee and Norman Solomon

 

"US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger supervised the carpet bombing of Cambodia in the early 1970s which killed more than half-a-million civilians and paved the way for the Khmer Rouge victory two years later. Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan all supported the regime after it was driven from power in 1992."

Wayne Ellwood, 2005

 

"The word "hypocrisy" barely begins to cover the Carter administration's support for Pol Pot's insurgents as they fought the Vietnamese invasion in 1979, followed by support for the Khmer Rouge's retention of Cambodia's UN seat - even as [the US] denounced Khmer Rouge genocide.
... It was easy enough for human rights leaders to denounce the crimes of the Khmer Rouge. What was far harder was acknowledging American responsibility for what had happened. And yet already at the time of the American invasion and bombing of Cambodia in 1970, witnesses of the flight of peasants to Phnom Penh to escape the B-52s and the shattering of their traditional livelihoods were warning of the horrors such brutalization might bring in its wake. In the end, this was another awful chapter in the very old story of how savage warfare not only destroys a society but also opens the way for the rise of a small, fanatical, brutal leadership capable of horrific atrocities rationalized by ideology."

James Peck, 2010

 

"U.S. bombing of Cambodia had already been underway for several years in secret under the Johnson and Nixon administrations, but President Nixon openly began bombing in preparation for a land assault on Cambodia.
... Immense damage was done to the villages and cities of Cambodia, causing refugees and internal displacement of the population. This unstable situation enabled the Khmer Rouge, a small political party led by Pol Pot, to assume power.
... The Khmer Rouge's role in the deaths of millions in Cambodia was made possible by the the U.S. bombing of that nation which destabilized it by death , injuries, hunger and dislocation of its people.
... So the U.S. bears responsibility not only for the deaths from the bombings but also for those resulting from the activities of the Khmer Rouge - a total of about 2.5 million people. Even when Vietnam latrer invaded Cambodia in 1979 the CIA was still supporting the Khmer Rouge."

James A. Lucas, 2016

 

"The United States supported Pol Pot (who died in April 1998) and the Khmer Rouge for several years after they were ousted from power by the Vietnamese in 1979. This support began under Jimmy Carter and his national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and continued under Ronald Reagan."

William Blum, 2015

 

"To bring about depopulation of large cities according to the trial run carried out by the Pol Pot regime in Cambodia. It is interesting to note that Pol Pot's genocidal plans were drawn up in the US by one of the Club of Rome's research foundations, and overseen by Thomas Enders, a high-ranking State Department official. It is also interesting that the committee is currently seeking to reinstate the Pol Pot butchers in Cambodia."

John Coleman, in his book The Committee of 300

 

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