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THE INFORMATION PRESENTED BELOW MAY ASSIST YOU IN BREAKING THROUGH THE MEDIA MATRIX TO FIND EXPLANATIONS - CLOSER TO THE TRUTH - THAT THE GLOBAL OLIGARCHY-CONTROLLED CORPORATE MEDIA TRY VERY HARD TO PREVENT YOU FROM KNOWING.

THE SUBJECTS ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY.

 

"9/11"
September 11, 2001 World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks

"For those Americans who accept the official interpretation of the event, "9/11" was a surprise attack on the US government and its people by Islamic terrorists.
For some Americans, "9/11" has a more complex meaning. This second group, while accepting the official interpretation of the attacks, thinks of "9/11" primarily as an event that was used opportunistically by the Bush administration to extend the American empire.
For a third group of Americans, the term "9/11" connotes an event with a more sinister dimension. These citizens believe that the Bush administration knew the attacks were coming and intentionally let them happen.
According to a fourth view of "9/11", the attacks were not merely foreknown by the Bush administration; they were orchestrated by it."

"9/11 and American Empire : Intellectuals Speak Out"
edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott

 

"There is persuasive evidence that the events of September 11, 2001 did not unfold as the Bush administration and the 9/11 Commission would have us believe... All three buildings that were destroyed in the World Trade Center were most probably destroyed by controlled demolition charges placed in the buildings before 9/11."

William Bill Christison, a 29-year CIA veteran

 

"Whether a person believes the official story of 9/11 which rests on unproven government assertions or believes the documented evidence provided by a large number of scientists, first responders, and structural engineers and architects, the result is the same. 9/11 was used to create an open-ended "war on terror" and a police state. It is extraordinary that so many Americans believe that "it can't happen here" when it already has."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"An extraordinarily high volume of "put options" were purchased in the three days before 9/11.
To buy put options for a particular company is to bet that its stock price will go down. These purchases were for two, and only two, airlines - United and American - the two airlines used in the attacks, and for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter which occupied 22 stories of the World Trade Center. The price of these shares did, of course, plummet after 9/11.
... What is at issue is precisely whether people other than al-Qaeda knew about the attacks in advance, perhaps because they had helped plan them."

9/11 and American Empire : Intellectuals Speak Out - Edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott

 

"I was not involved in the September 11 attacks nor did I have knowledge of the attacks. There exists a government within a government within the United States. That secret government must be asked as to who carried out the attacks."

Osama Bin Laden issued a statement after 9/11

 

"We have people contradicting the official story about the crash of Flight 93 in Shanksville., PA. These witnesses included police officers, a Fire Chief, an FBI agent, a reporter, a professional photographer, an EMT, and the county coroner. They all said there were no bodies in the wreckage. They said there were no airplane parts. No sign of passenger luggage or seats.
The official story about the crash of Flight 93 in Shanksville is a lie."

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

 

"We went to war against a guy [Osama Bin Laden] who had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11. It was a total pretext. It's inexplicable, and there you go to Cheney, there you go to Bush, there you go to the Jewish neo-cons who wanted to remake the world. To bring about a certain result."

journalist Carl Bernstein, speaking before a roundtable at MSNBC in 2012 about the Iraq War

 

"Osama bin Laden and "Al Qaeda" cannot be the organizers nor the performers of the September 11 attacks. They do not have the necessary organization, resources or leaders. Thus, a team of professionals had to be created and the Arab kamikazes are just extras to mask the operation.
The September 11 operation modified the course of events in the world in the direction chosen by transnational mafias and international oligarchs; that is, those who hope to control the planet's natural resources, the world information network and the financial flows. This operation also favored the US economic and political elite that also seeks world dominance."

General Leonid Ivashov, one of the most senior of Russian military figures, in a speech delivered in an international conference in Brussels in early 2006

 

"9/11 clearly, without any doubt, destroyed American liberty. Even if you are so brainwashed as to believe an obviously false story of the event, even if you believe that a few Saudi Arabians without government or intelligence service support outwitted all 16 US intelligence agencies, the National Security Council, all intelligence agencies of Washington's vassals abroad, outwitted Israel's Mossad, US Air Traffic Control, caused US Airport Security to fail four times in one hour on the same day, and prevented for the first time in history the US Air Force from sending fighters to intercept off course airliners, the fact remains the same: the US government used 9/11 to destroy the constitutional protections of US liberty."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"The United States has the remarkable ability to stage exercises simulating the exact events that are actually taking place, such as the bombing exercise in Boston, and the hijacking exercise on September 11, 2001. The United Kingdom must have this ability as well because they were running a drill simulating a bombing of London's subway stations at the exact same time that there was an actual bombing of London's subway system. What a coincidence."

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

 

"The truth about 9/11 is so horrific that if the American people actually were to learn that truth they would completely lose confidence in their system, because the truth of matter is that a faction of power in the United States - the neoconservative faction - orchestrated the events of September 11, 2001, as a New Pearl Harbor designed to launch their agenda of world domination and a rollback of freedom in the United States."

Dr. Kevin Barrett

 

"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."

Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda

 

"The high officials, media executives and military officers who are bound by law and ethics to serve the American people have become a textbook example of a grand conspiracy. To look at it from their point of view, they are historic actors who are beyond good and evil, who must stimulate the American people to a necessary geostrategic adventure by any means necessary. To them, the official account of the 9/11 'terror' attacks is what Plato once described as the 'noble lie,' a necessary falsehood told to a childlike public in order to direct it maturely."

Captain Eric H. May, former Army military intelligence officer

 

"I walked right up next to the building; firefighters were still trying to put out the blaze. I took a look at the huge gaping hole, but from my close-up inspection, there is no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon. The only pieces left that you can see are small enough that you can pick up in your hand. There are no large tail sections, wing sections, a fuselage, nothing like that anywhere around."

Jamie McIntyre, CNN Military Affairs Correspondent

 

"The reason why the public isn't being shown a video of a plane crashing into the Pentagon is the same reason no airplane pieces were found at the crash site. It would be really awkward for the government to have to explain why they sold the world a story about a hijacked commercial airliner slamming into the Pentagon when it never actually happened.
... The hole in the Pentagon was too small to be from a 757, and there would have been lateral damage to the building by the wings of the airplane, but there wasn't. The story about an airplane crashing into the Pentagon is a lie.
So, who made the decision to lie about this, why did they lie, what actually hit the Pentagon, and where are the people that were supposed to be on that airplane?
... [The damage to the Pentagon] is believed to be from a missile and not from a crashed airplane, which is a much more realistic explanation than a 757 flying at 800 km/h only 200 feet off the ground, which is an aeronautical impossibility, according to the experts."

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

 

"All three buildings of the World Trade Center were destroyed by carefully planned, orchestrated and executed controlled demolition."

Professor Lynn Margulis, Department of Geosciences, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

 

"I remember getting a call from the fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were going to be able to contain the fire, and I said, 'We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.' And they made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse."

Larry Silverstein, Owner, World Trade Center complex

 

"People say, 'The government couldn't carry out the September 11th attack, it's too big, they'd get caught!' They did get caught! They're just counting on you to be dumb and to go along with it."

Alex Jones


"World Trade Center 7 (WTC7) came down in a controlled demolition, which is a fact that the evidence proves. A controlled demolition for a building of that size cannot be rigged in eight hours. Therefore, the rigging of WTC7 happened before the attacks of 9/11, meaning there was advanced knowledge of the attacks."

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

 

"The 9/11 attacks were a global state terror operation permitted by the administration of the USA, which had foreknowledge of the operation, yet remained intentionally unresponsive in order to make war against Afghanistan and Iraq. To put it briefly, the 9/11 events were an instance of the strategy of tension enacted by political and economic powers in the USA to seek advantage for the oil and arms industries."

Judge Ferdinando Imposimato, Honorary President, Italian Supreme Court, and former legal consultant to the United Nations

 

"All the intelligence services of America and Europe know full well that the disastrous attack of 9/11 has been planned and realized from the Mossad, with the aid of the Zionist world in order to put under accusation the Arabic countries and in order to induce the Western Powers to take part in Iraq and Afghanistan."

Francesco Cossiga, former Italian President, who exposed Operation Gladio several decades ago

 

"Fires have never caused the total collapse of a steel-framed high-rise before or since 9/11. Did we witness an unprecedented event three separate times on September 11, 2001? The NIST reports, which attempted to support that unlikely conclusion, fail to persuade a growing number of architects, engineers, and scientists. Instead, the evidence points overwhelmingly to the conclusion that all three buildings were destroyed by controlled demolition. Given the far-reaching implications, it is morally imperative that this hypothesis is the subject of a truly scientific and impartial investigation by responsible authorities."

Steven Jones, former professor of Physics, Brigham Young University

 

"9/11 was all planned. This was a government-ordered operation. Bush personally signed the order. He personally authorized the attacks. He is guilty of treason and mass murder."

Stanley Hiltona, Senior Advisor to Senator Robert Dole, 2004

 

"9/11 was a "black operation" that was carried out by a splinter cell of the United States government and intelligence agencies, in conjunction with Israel's Mossad, and financed by Saudi Arabia, in order to destabilize the Middle East and remove potential challenges to Israel and Saudi Arabia's control of the region."

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

 

*There were stand-down orders on 9/11. The US Air force did not intervene. There was a cover-up of the WTC and Pentagon investigations. The WTC rubble was removed before it could be examined. The plane debris at the Pentagon is unaccounted for. There were reports of significant financial gains made as a result of 9/11, from insider trading in the days prior to 9/11. Mystery surrounds WTC Building 7, which collapsed or was "pulled" down in the afternoon of September 11, 2001."

Michel Chossudovsky in his book " America's War on Terrorism"

 

"The official explanation of the events of 9/11 is false and the evidence indicating an inside job is significant."

Catherine Austin Fitts, former Assistant Housing Secretary in the George H W Bush administration

 

"British intelligence reported [February 2002] that the Israeli Mossad ran the Arab hijacker cells that were later blamed by the U.S. government's 9/11 Commission for carrying out the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon in 2001.
... Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert personally interceded with New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to have released from prison five Urban Moving Systems employees, identified by the CIA and FBI agents as Mossad agents.
... The five Israelis were the only suspects arrested - anywhere in the United States on 9/11 - who were thought to have been involved in the 9/11 attacks.
... For Mossad, the successful 9/11 terrorist "false flag" operation was a success beyond expectations. The Bush administration, backed by the Blair government, attacked and occupied Iraq, deposing Saddam Hussein, and turned up pressure on Israel's other adversaries, including Iran, Syria, Pakistan, Hamas, and Lebanese Hezbollah.
... Then-Israeli Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu commented on the 9/11 attacks on U.S. television shortly after they occurred. Netanyahu said: "It is very good!" It now appears that Netanyahu, in his zeal, blew Mossad's cover as the masterminds of 9/11."

Wayne Madsen, 2017

 

"9/11 has allowed the government to use fear to get unlimited power. But when you get power, it doesn't mean you can quickly spring it on everybody, because that shocks and startles them. So you use the power a little bit at a time, and let the people get used to it, and in that way you never meet any opposition."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"The press is saying what they have been told to say... the stories about 9/11 are false... You take a look at the buildings falling down. They didn't fall down because airplanes hit them; they fell down because explosives went off, demolitions. Look at building 7. It didn't fall to its side; it didn't fall in this direction or that direction. Just like the two towers... What is it they do not want the public to know?"

Major General Albert Stubblebine,
retired Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command - speaking to a reporter in Germany about 9/11

 

"The factual arguments clearly establish the possibility of controlled demolition of the WTC buildings on September 11, 2001, yet, there is almost zero coverage in the corporate media in the US. This is top down corporate censorship pure and simple. Even if other scientists can be found to disagree with the study, the policy of ignoring the topic inside the corporate media is relatively absolute... Perhaps the mainstream science journalists left their critical thinking skills at home and gave the scientific method the day off. Or maybe the real conspiracy exists within the boardrooms of the corporate mainstream media."

Peter Phillips, Professor of Sociology at Sonoma State University

 

"Naive people think that if the US government's explanation of 9/11 was wrong, physicists and engineers would all speak up. Some have. However, for most physicists and engineers this would be an act of suicide. Physicists owe their careers to government grants, and their departments are critically dependent on government funding. A physicist who speaks up essentially ends his university career... An engineering firm that spoke out would never again be awarded a government contract. In addition, its patriotic, flag-waving customers would regard the firm as a terrorist apologist and cease to do business with it."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"All three buildings of the World Trade Center were destroyed by carefully planned, orchestrated and executed controlled demolition."

Professor Lynn Margulis, Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

 

"I have had a lot of experience looking at photographs. l don't know exactly what hit it the Pentagon but I do know from the photographs I have analyzed, it was not an airplane. For one thing, if you look at the hole that was made in the Pentagon, the nose penetrated far enough so that there should have been wing marks on the side of the building.
... Whenever there's a plane crash, things are strewn about. So where are the seats, the luggage? The wings, vertical stabilizers, and engines were never fully recovered. A number of parts to a 757 are pretty much indestructible, but not a single piece has ever been positively identified as originating with Flight 77.
... With all the evidence readily available at the Pentagon crash site, any unbiased, rational investigator could only conclude that a Boeing 757 did not fly into the Pentagon as alleged. In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific registration number of the aircraft - and in most cases the precise cause of the accident."

Major General Albert Stubblebine, retired Commanding General of the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command

 

"After 9/11, not a single employee at the FAA or NORAD got punished. In fact, all the major military men involved received promotions."

Jesse Ventura in the book "American Conspiracies"

 

"America's fate was sealed when the public and the anti-war movement bought the government's 9/11 conspiracy theory. The government's account of 9/11 is contradicted by much evidence. Nevertheless, this defining event of our time, which has launched the U.S. on interminable wars of aggression and a domestic police state, is a taboo topic for investigation in the media."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"When you are a patriot, you don't question the motivation of the CIA or the White House. You assume the bigger purpose is for a greater good. They pick good, loyal people like me.
... WTC 7 was a classic controlled demolition with explosives. We used super-fine military grade nanothermite composite materials as explosives. The hard part was getting thousands of pounds of explosives, fuses and ignition mechanisms into the building without causing too much concern. But almost every single office in the Building 7 was rented by the CIA, the Secret Service, or the military, which made it easier.
... When the building came down, it was such a rush. Everything went exactly to plan. It was so smooth. Everybody was evacuated. Nobody was hurt in WTC 7. We were celebrating. We kept watching replays of the demolition, we had the whiskey and cigars out, and then all of a sudden the strangest thing happened. We all started to worry that it looked a bit too smooth. We watched the tape again and again and again and we started to get paranoid. It looked like a controlled demolition. We thought shit, people are going to question this. And then we heard that people from the street were reporting that they heard the explosions during the afternoon. When we were told that the BBC botched their report and announced to the world that the building collapsed 20 minutes before it actually did At that point we really thought the gig was up.
... There were so many loose ends, so much evidence left behind. We thought the public would be all over it. We thought there would be a public uprising that the media couldn't ignore. They'd be funding investigations and demanding to know why they were being lied to. We thought they'd find chemical composites in the area that would prove Building 7 was blown up.
"We thought there would be a revolution. It would go all the way to the top, to President Bush. He'd be dragged out of the White House.
"But none of that happened. Almost nobody questioned anything. The media shot down anyone who dared question anything they were told.
... There could never be a real investigation of 9/11. The entire shadow government, as you call them now, are implicated.
... They will use the media to attack me. They are all on the payroll to suppress everything around 9/11."

retired CIA agent Malcom Howard, 2017
[worked for the CIA for 36 years as an operative]
[says he was involved in the "controlled demolition" of World Trade Center 7]

 

"1984"
a novel by George Orwell - written in 1949

"The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake, We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power... We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power."

George Orwell, in his book "1984"

 

"How does continuous war act to keep the Lows "stupefied by poverty" and thereby assure the maintenance of the social structure? The goal of the wars is to enable the economy to be kept going for the benefit of the High, its military, and its bureaucracy and control personnel (the Thought Police, etc.), but at the same time to assure that any excess production capacity is prevented from producing consumer goods for the lower classes. That excess capacity is instead directed to producing excess military goods which will ' ultimately rust away or be destroyed in warfare; that is, the excess capacity is deliberately wasted in order to turn it away from the production of goods which would result in added leisure or well-being for the lower classes. Those classes are instead continually forced into group activities expressing hatred toward the current enemy (any enemy) and dependency upon and love toward their benevolent rulers for protecting them from that enemy. They are thereby led to accept the consumer shortages, the poverty, and the other privations to which they are subjected. Their economic status is kept at the subsistence level, forcing their priorities to be focused on simply acquiring basic food, clothing, and shelter. They are thus denied either the time or the inclination to question the fairness or permanence of their societal condition, or to otherwise evolve into a threat to the established hierarchy."

George Orwell in his book "1984"

 

"Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating?... A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself."

George Orwell, in his book "1984"

 

"During the consolidation of power [of a state], sources of public information [are] suppressed, guaranteeing the future uniformity of public opinion on all matters of significance [to the new ruling elite]."

George Orwell in his book "1984"

 

"If leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by poverty would become literate and would learn to think for themselves; and when once they had done this, they would sooner or later realize that the privileged minority had no function, and they would sweep it away. In the long run, a hierarchical society was only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance."

George Orwell in his book "1984"

 

"A ruling group is a ruling group so long as it can nominate its successors. The Party is not concerned with perpetuating its blood but with perpetuating itself. Who wields power is not important, provided that the hierarchical structure remains always the same."

George Orwell in his book "1984"

 

"The real power, the power we have to fight for night and day, is not power over things, but over men ... [And] how does one man assert his power over another?" He answers his own question: "By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement. Everything else we shall destroy - everything."

George Orwell in his book "1984"

 

" If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever."

George Orwell in his book "1984"

 

"The two aims of the Party are to conquer the whole surface of the earth and to extinguish once and for all the possibility of independent thought.
The capitalists owned everything in the world, and everyone else was their slave. They owned all the land, all the houses, all the factories, and all the money. If anyone disobeyed them they could throw him into prison, or they could take his job away and starve him to death."

George Orwell in his book "1984"

 

"[In '1984' George] Orwell warned of a world where books were banned. {In 'Brave New World' Aldous] Huxley warned of a world where no one wanted to read books. Orwell warned of a state of permanent war and fear. Huxley warned of a culture diverted by mindless pleasure. Orwell warned of a state where every conversation and thought was monitored and dissent was brutally punished. Huxley warned of a state where a population, preoccupied by trivia and gossip, no longer cared about truth or information. Orwell saw us frightened into submission. Huxley saw us seduced into submission. But Huxley, we are discovering, was merely the prelude to Orwell. Huxley understood the process by which we would be complicit in our own enslavement. Orwell understood the enslavement. Now that the corporate coup is over, we stand naked and defenseless."

Chris Hedges

 

"Today, the power of government to control, far exceeds what Big Brother had in Orwell's imagination."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"'1984' is here. The only thing they have not yet done is to erase history. There are still people who remember things.
One week it is terrorism that dominates the headlines, the next week Putin and the next Korea. It is just like Hate Week in '1984', where the name of the country and the face of the leader changes halfway through a rally. They are doing it now and getting away with it."

Oliver Stone, 2017

 

1929 STOCK MARKET CRASH AND DEPRESSION

"In early 1929, the Federal Reserve board of governors called upon the member banks to reduce their loans on stock-exchange collateral, and took other actions with the publicly pronounced aim of reducing the amount of credit available for speculation. Yet, it had the reverse effect, as the available credit went more and more to speculation and decreasingly to productive business. On September 26, 1929, London was hit with a financial panic, and the Bank of England raised its bank rate, causing British money to leave Wall Street, and the over-inflated market commenced to sag, leading to a panic by mid-October.
The BIS [Bank of International Settlements] was established to remedy the decline of London as the world's financial center by providing a mechanism by which a world with three chief financial centers in London, New York, and Paris could still operate as one.
The BIS was founded by the central banks of Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Japan, and the United Kingdom along with three leading commercial banks from the United States, including J.P. Morgan & Company, First National Bank of New York, and First National Bank of Chicago."

Carroll Quigley, historian and Georgetown University professor, in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"On August 9, 1929 the pin was inserted into the bubble. On that date, the Federal Reserve raised its discount rate to six percent and simultaneously began to sell securities on the open market. Both actions acted to shrink bank reserves and therefore the money supply... The market reached its peak on September 19, then started its slide downward. On October 24 the slide became a torrent, and on October 29, the market collapsed.
While the uninformed were in the process of loosing their shirts, the insiders who had sold out before the crash were now to be found, with cash at the ready, on the buying side. Companies whose stock had dropped to a fraction of their value were still basically viable, but their ownership, in large measure, had been shifted from, to use Andrew Mellon's phrase, the "less competent people," who had been sucked into the speculative maelstrom created by the Fed's easy credit, to the financial elites, who had been made privy to the crash that was around the corner. Great fortunes were made or added to by the latter.
... Virtually all of the inner club was rescued from The Depression. There is no record of any member of the interlocking directorate between the Federal Reserve, the major New York banks, and their prime customers having been caught by surprise."

G. Edward Griffin in his book "The Creature from Jekyll Island""

 

"The depression [of 1929] was the calculated 'shearing' of the public by the World Money powers, triggered by the planned sudden shortage of supply of call money in the New York money market. The One World Government leaders and their ever close bankers have now acquired full control of the money and credit machinery of the U.S. via the creation of the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank."

Curtis Dall, FDR's son-in-law as quoted in his book "My Exploited Father-in-Law"

 

"Having built the Federal Reserve as a tool to consolidate and control wealth, the international bankers were now ready to make a major killing. Between 1923 and 1929, the Federal Reserve expanded (inflated) the money supply by sixty-two percent. Much of this new money was used to bid the stock market up to dizzying heights.
... On February 6, 1929... the Federal Reserve Board reversed its easy money policy and began raising the discount rate. The balloon which had been inflated constantly for nearly seven years was about to be exploded.
... The investing public, including most stock brokers and bankers, took a horrendous blow in the [1929] crash, but not the [international financial] "Insiders". They were either out of the market or had sold "short" so that they made enormous profits as the Dow Jones plummeted."

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

 

"When the President signs this act [Federal Reserve Act of 1913], the invisible government by the money power - proven to exist by the Monetary Trust Investigation - will be legalized. The new law will create inflation whenever the trusts want inflation. From now on, depressions will be scientifically created."

Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr., Congressman (R-MN), (father of famous aviator), Senate, Nov. 1912

 

"The 1929 depression was not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence... The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so that they might emerge as the rulers of us all."

Congressman Louis McFadden, Chairman of the House Banking and Currency Committee, 1932

 

AFGHANISTAN

"Almost eight years after the Taliban regime was toppled, our hopes for a truly democratic and independent Afghanistan have been betrayed by the continued domination of fundamentalists and by a brutal occupation that ultimately serves only American strategic interests in the region.
... The government headed by Hamid Karzai is full of warlords and extremists who are brothers in creed of the Taliban.
... Today the situation of women is as bad as ever. Victims of abuse and rape find no justice because the judiciary is dominated by fundamentalists.
... Rather than democracy, what we have in Afghanistan are backroom deals among discredited warlords who are sworn enemies of democracy and justice.
... It is due to the wrong and devastating policies of the U.S. government and NATO countries that unfortunately today Afghanistan is a mafia state and ranked at the top of the most unstable and corrupt countries in the world."

Afghan peace activist Malalai Joya, Guardian/UK, 2009

 

"It's hard to overstate the magnitude of the failure of American reconstruction in Afghanistan. While the U.S. has occupied the country for seven years and counting, and efficiently set up a network of bases and prisons, it has yet to restore to Kabul, the capital, a mud brick city slightly more populous than Houston, a single one of the public services its citizens used to enjoy. When the Soviets occupied Afghanistan in the 1980s, they modernized the education system and built power plants, dams, factories, and apartment blocs, still the most coveted in the country."

Ann Jones, 2009

 

"One of our goals is to stabilize Afghanistan, so it can become a conduit and a hub between South and Central Asia so that energy can flow to the south."

Richard Boucher, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, 2007

 

"The silence of the Arab public in the wake of America's victories in Afghanistan proves that only fear will re-establish respect for the U.S."

former CIA director James Woolsey - following the US invasion of Afghanistan in October 2001

 

"If you look at the deployment of US forces in Afghanistan ... you'll see that the US forces are positioned to guard the pipeline route. It's what it's about. It's about money, it's about oil, it's not about democracy."

Craig Murray, former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, 2009

 

"The Carter [administration], which hoped a war in Afghanistan would be the USSR's Vietnam, began funding and arming the most right-wing fundamentalists, the ideological ancestors of the Taliban and Osama bin Laden.

Jay Janson, 2008

 

"There is ample evidence that, when it comes to the freedom of women, education levels, governmental services, relations among ethnic groups, and quality of life-all were infinitely better under the Afghan communists than under the Taliban or the present government of President Hamid Karzai."

Chalmers Johnson, 2008

 

"One of the hidden objectives of the war In Afghanistan was effectively to restore the CIA sponsored drug trade to its historical levels and exert direct control over the drug routes."

Michel Chossudovsky in his book " America's War on Terrorism"

 

AFRICA

"The West has a real stake in keeping Africa poor. People in Western countries have sincere feelings of charity and they have faith that aid works - but Western governments and multi-national corporations reap enormous benefits from the continued instability and destitution of African countries. The successful manipulation of cheap labor and agricultural products, smuggled resources, and arms trading relies on corrupt politicians, prolonged warfare, and an underdeveloped civil society that lacks the capacity to stand up for its rights. If there were peace and transparency in the Congo, it would be much more difficult-if not impossible-for foreign corporations to exploit the mineral resources; if there were no rebel groups or tribal conflicts, there would be no market for small arms."

Jenny Williams, worked with NGOs in Africa, 2006

 

"'Western powers' real concern is that African states will opt for Chinese deals to free themselves from the punitive conditions of IMF-World Bank loans and other forms of financial dependence on Europe and the United States."

Lena Weinstein, 2008

 

"The CIA had developed a program to assassinate Congolese President Patrice Lumumba, The program they developed, the operation, didn't work. They didn't follow through on it. It was to give poison to Lumumba. And they couldn't find a setting in which to get the poison to him successfully in a way that it wouldn't appear to be a CIA operation. And so, they gave up on it. They got cold feet. And instead, they handled it by the chief of station talking to Mobutu about the threat that Lumumba posed, and Mobutu going out and killing Lumumba, having his men kill Lumumba."

former CIA agent John Stockwell

 

"Paul Kagame is possibly the greatest mass murderer alive today. The fact that Paul Kagame 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

 

"Patrice Lumumba was the first elected Prime Minister and ascended to power in the Congo on June 30, 1960, the date of Congo' s independence from Belgium. Within ten weeks of being elected, Lumumba's government was deposed in a coup. He was subsequently imprisoned and assassinated on January 17, 1961 by Western powers (United States, Belgium, France, England and the United Nations) in cahoots with local leaders such as Moise Tshombe and Joseph Desire Mobutu (Mobutu Sese Seko)."

friendsofthecongo.org

 

"Angola ... earned more than $30 billion last year form oil exports, but according to the World Bank, 70 percent of the population lives on less than $2 a day and one in four children die before their fifth birthday."

Financial Times, 2008

 

"There's really four entities that are involved in keeping the Congo dependent, and one of those entities are international financial institutions, multinational institutions, such as the IMF and the World Bank... The International Monetary Fund had set up financial rules that pretty much restrict the Congolese government. At least they prevented the Congolese government from having the necessary resources to pay its soldiers. And as a result of the government not having the resources to pay its soldiers, the soldiers then feast on the population - by stealing, by raping.
... The World Bank ... went in after the conflict in 2002, established the mining laws, and the mining laws provided the legal framework for the multinational corporations to come in and establish contracts with the government. Now, even though the mining laws were in place and they required transparency and adherence to the OECD laws, the mining companies came in, and the contracts were opaque. They weren't transparent. And World Bank studies clearly document this, but they have refused to publish those studies which demonstrate how the mining contracts that's been established by multinational corporations are actually odious contracts and absolutely do not serve the interests of the Congolese people, but serve the interest of investors from the West."

Maurice Carney, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Friends of the Congo, 2008

 

"The genocide in Rwanda was one hundred percent the responsibility of the Americans.
The U.S. effort to prevent the effective deployment of a UN force for Rwanda succeeded, with the strong support of Britain."

former United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali, 1998

 

"In April 2005 Sudan's government announced it had found oil in South Darfur, a major geopolitical event which major US and European media "forgot" to mention when discussing the sudden new "Darfur conflict."
Washington, using US Secretary of State Colin Powell, an African-American, to deliver the message, began accusing the Khartoum regime of "genocide" in Darfur, though no independent proof was given. Only Washington and the NGO's close to it used the term "genocide" to describe Darfur. If they could get a popular acceptance of the charge of genocide, it opened the possibility for drastic "regime change" interventions by NATO and by Washington in Sudan's sovereign affairs. The Washington Darfur smear campaign soon enlisted Hollywood stars like George Clooney in this effort. Washington and NATO launched a campaign to argue for a de facto NATO occupation of the region.
In 2004, Chad's dictator Idriss Deby launched the initial strike that set off the conflict in Darfur, using members of his elite Presidential Guard who originate from the province. He provided all-terrain vehicles, arms and anti-aircraft guns to Darfur rebels fighting the Khartoum government in southwest Sudan. The US military support to Deby was the trigger for the Darfur bloodbath. Khartoum reacted and the ensuing tragic debacle was unleashed in full force.
... In 2011 a new "republic" was declared in southern Sudan titled The Republic of South Sudan. It (conveniently for the Pentagon) controlled a major part of Sudan's oil flows to China."

F. William Engdahl, 2014

 

"Where once there were poor but self-sufficient people with rich farmland and fisheries, there is now an unfolding ecological collapse of horrifying dimensions in which the land, air and water are increasingly unable to sustain human life, but the region's people have no place else to go. Twenty percent of Nigerian children die before the age of 5, according to the World Bank. Hundreds of billions of dollars worth of oil have been extracted from the Niger Delta, according to Amnesty International in 2005. But according to them, its inhabitants remain among the most deprived oil communities in the world - 70 per cent live on less than $1 a day."

Lena Weinstein, 2008

 

"The increased concentration of corporate farming and the dismantling of state programs that sustained the agricultural sector have driven small farmers out of business all over the planet, while making many of those who remain ever more dependent on expensive chemical pesticides, fertilizer, and seeds... The continent of Africa went from a net exporter of food in the late 1960s to a net importer today - thanks to the World Bank and the WTO riding roughshod through the continent in the same cavalry unit as the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The Bank's "structural adjustment programs" and the WTO's "tariff reductions" don't quite have the ring of war, pestilence, famine, and death, but they have been just as devastating."

John Feffer, 2008

 

"After I got home from Rwanda, and the years slowly revealed to me the extent of the cynical maneuvering by France, Belgium, the United States among others, I couldn't help but feel that we were a sort of diversion, even sacrificial lambs, that permitted statesmen to say that the world was doing something to stop the killing. In fact we were nothing more than camouflage.
... To my mind, their [Western powers] crimes had made them inhuman, turned them into machines made of flesh that imitated the motions of being human."

former Lieutenant-General Romeo Dallaire who commanded the UN peacekeping force in Rwanda in 1993-1994

 

"The [Paul] Kagame military machine - backed by the US, U.K., Canada, Germany and Israel - is one of Congo's greatest enemies. Kagame was one of the original 27 soldiers to launch the guerrilla war in Uganda, 1980, alongside now President-for-life Yoweri Museveni. Kagame soon became the head of Museveni's dreaded Internal Security Organization, and he was directly involved in tortures, massacres and other human rights atrocities during the Museveni regime's consolidation of power.
In October 1990 Kagame returned from training at the US Army base at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to lead the Ugandan People's Defense Forces (UPDF) illegal invasion of Rwanda. The US military and its partners backed the invasion, just as they backed the invasion of Congo in 1996."

Keith Harmon Snow, 2009

 

"As of 2006, Libya had the largest proven oil reserves in Africa, some 35%, larger even than Nigeria."

F. William Engdahl, 2014

 

"All during the length of my fight for the independence of my country, I have never doubted for a single instant the final triumph of the sacred cause to which my companions and myself have consecrated our lives. But what we wish for our country, its right to an honorable life, to a spotless dignity, to an independence without restrictions, Belgian colonialism and its Western allies - who have found direct and indirect support, deliberate and not deliberate among certain high officials of the United Nations, this organization in which we placed all our confidence when we called for their assistance - have not wished it.
... History will one day have its say, but it will not be the history that Brussels, Paris, Washington or the United Nations will teach, but that which they will teach in the countries emancipated from colonialism and its puppets. Africa will write its own history, and it will be, to the north and to the south of the Sahara, a history of glory and dignity."

Patrice Lumumba's last letter to his wife before his assassination, December 1960

 

"The United States and its allies and the UN did not intervene to stop the bloodshed in Rwanda in 1994. They supported Paul Kagame at all times. And as he was on the road to victory and wanted no outside interference, the United States and the rest of the "international community" obliged him, viewing the huge bloodbath as acceptable "collateral damage," with hypocritical apologies to follow. But this policy went beyond non-intervention - Kagame was supported logistically and diplomatically, and the United States and its allies deliberately forced the reduction of UN troops as the mass killings escalated."

Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, 2014

 

AGENDA 21

"The UN's Agenda 21 proposes a global regime that will monitor, oversee, and strictly regulate our planet's oceans, lakes, streams, rivers, aquifers, sea beds, coastlands, wetlands, forests, jungles, grasslands, farmland, deserts, tundra, and mountains. It even has a whole section on regulating and "protecting" the atmosphere. It proposes plans for cities, towns, suburbs, villages, and rural areas. It envisions a global scheme for healthcare, education, nutrition, agriculture, labor, production, and consumption - in short, everything; there is nothing on, in, over, or under the Earth that doesn't fall within the purview of some part of Agenda 21."

William Jasper in a report entitled "Your Hometown & the United Nations' Agenda 21", 2012

 

"Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty... reduced resource consumption... and set levels of mortality control. "

Professor Maurice King

 

"The creation of an international body for the Sustainability of Human Life on the Earth. This body must have the independence and power to facilitate agreement between all societal actors to support the protection of the Biosphere as the Common Interest of Humanity."

Earth Charter Principle 14 Global Sovereignty

 

"Sustainable development was a core philosophy behind the Programme of Action called "Agenda 21" at the 1992 United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development (UNCED).
... Sustainable development has continued to evolve as the protection of the world's resources, while its true agenda is to control the world's resources.
... Agenda 21 sets up the global infrastructure needed to manage, count, and control all of the world's assets. Included are the forests, fresh water, agricultural lands, deserts, pastures, rangelands, farmers' fields, oceans and inland waterways, marine environment, marine life, cities, housing, sewer and solid wastes, methods of production, air, pollution, biotechnology-every aspect of living-farming, production and manufacturing, research and medicine, etc., along with you and me. Today everything is sustainable: sustainable water, sustainable forests, sustainable markets, sustainable agriculture, etc.
... Thousands of environmental NGO's support and are helping to implement Agenda 21 worldwide. Two very powerful NGO's that were part of the birthing of sustainable development are the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)."

Joan Veon, 2004

 

"Mankind's problems can no longer be solved by national governments. What is needed is a World Government. This can best be achieved by strengthening the United Nations system. In some cases, this would mean changing the role of UN agencies from advice-giving to implementation. But some of the most important new institutions would be financial-a World Treasury and a World Central Bank. Just as each nation has a system of income redistribution, so there should be a corresponding 'World Financial Policy' to be implemented by the World Bank and the World Central Bank."

1994 United Nations Development Report entitled "Global Governance for the 21st Century", presented by Jan Tinbergen, the 1969 Nobel Prize for Economics

 

"A reasonable estimate for an industrialized world society at the present North American material standard of living would be 1 billion. At the more frugal European standard of living, 2 to 3 billion would be possible."

United Nations, Global Biodiversity Assessment

 

"The present vast overpopulation, now far beyond the world carrying capacity, cannot be answered by future reductions in the birth rate due to contraception, sterilization and abortion, but must be met in the present by the reduction of numbers presently existing. This must be done by whatever means necessary."

Initiative for the United Nations ECO-92 Earth Charter

 

"In order to stabilize world population, we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. It is a horrible thing to say, but it's just as bad not to say it."

Jacques Cousteau, UNESCO Courier

 

AIDS / HIV

"In 1969 the Senate Church Committee discovered that the US Defense Department (DOD) had requested a budget of tens of millions of taxpayer dollars for a program to speed development of new viruses which target and destroy the human immune system.
... Out of this research came the AIDS virus which was targeted at "undesirable elements" of the population. The first AIDS viruses were administered through a massive smallpox vaccine campaign in central and southern Africa by the World Health Organization in 1977. A year later ads appeared in major US newspapers soliciting "promiscuous gay male volunteers" to take part in a Hepatitis B vaccine study.
The program targeted male homosexuals age 20-40 in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis and San Francisco. It was administered by the US Centers for Disease Control which, under its earlier incarnation as the US Public Health Department in Atlanta, oversaw the Tuskegee syphilis experiments on African American males.
... A 1968 study by the Club of Rome advocated lowering the birth rate and increasing the death rate. Club founder Dr. Aurello Peccei made a top-secret recommendation to introduce a microbe that would attack the auto-immune system, then develop a vaccine as a prophylactic for the global elite."

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

 

"I don't think there is any doubt that AIDS is a man-made problem. The question is whether it was created accidentally or intentionally. I believe the AIDS virus was requested, predicted, produced, and deployed."

Dr. Robert Strecker, a practicing gastroenterologist with a Ph.D. in pharmacology, who was hired as a consultant to work on a health-care proposal for Security Pacific Bank


"There was a vaccination program for smallpox in Africa by the WHO [World Health Organization]. Some researchers believe that the Smallpox vaccination program in 1972 was used to introduce the [AIDS] virus into the population."

David Allen Rivera in his book "Final Warning: A History of the New World Order

 

"There is no question that HIV was introduced into the U.S. male homosexual population via the gay hepatitis B vaccine experiment that took place between 1978 and 1981... Not surprisingly, the government has refused to release data on the number of AIDS deaths that have occured in the large group of gay men who initially volunteered for the vaccine experiment."

Alan Cantwell, MD

 

"In 1978, more than 1,000 non-monogamous gay adult males received an experimental vaccination against Hepatitis B, which was sponsored by the National Institute of Health and the Center for Disease Control... In 1981, the Center for Disease Control reported that 6% of those receiving the Hepatitis vaccine were infected with AIDS, but in 1984, they admitted that it was actually 64%."

David Allen Rivera in his book "Final Warning: A History of the New World Order

 

AL QAEDA
ISLAMIC STATE / DEASH

"In the mid-1980s, Al Qaeda was a database located in computer and dedicated to the communications of the Islamic Conference's secretariat. It was but natural for Osama bin Laden to be connected to this network. He is a member of an important family in the banking and business world. When Osama bin Laden was an American agent in Afghanistan, the Al-Qaeda Intranet was a good communication system through coded or covert messages... The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al-Qaeda. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US and the lobbyists for the US war on terrorism are only interested in making money."

Pierre-Henry Bunel, a former agent for French military intelligence - in an araticle in "World Affairs", Apr-Jun 2004

 

"Al Qaeda is nothing more than a broad euphemistic umbrella classification used to group any Middle Eastern fighter under the sun as an enemy. The most diabolical aspect of this public relations stunt is that it enables Washington to label any group it feels necessary to attack to appear to be related to an improvable organized enemy while at the same time actually increasing its approval ratings by exploiting the basic primal fears of the American public."

Sarvat N. Hanif

 

"Al Qaeda has been supported and financed from its inception in the early 1980s by the CIA."

Michel Chossudovsky

 

"During the 1980s and early '90s, the CIA worked in partnership with BCCI [Bank of Credit and Commerce International] in what was, at the time, the agency's largest covert operation ever, pumping an estimated $10 billion into funding the Afghan Mujahideen. Through this operation, Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network was formed. Bin Laden had accounts in BCCI and ran CIA/BCCI-funded camps."

David Degraw

 

"The US has been working covertly with Saudi Arabia and British military intelligence for more than three decades to foster and fuel al-Qaeda extremists, beginning in Afghanistan to fight the Soviet Union from the late 1970s until 1990.
Since then, al-Qaeda has served as a protean ideological cover for imperialist predation in the Middle East and beyond. It has undergone many reinventions with mercurial name changes along the way. But the bottom line is that it is a Western/Saudi creation, which alternates between an enemy of convenience and a ruthless proxy for waging regime change."

Finian Cunningham

 

"Al-Qaeda was established under the authority of President Reagan on March 27, 1985, with National Security Directive 166. This established a broad cover organization that could engage in arms and financial transactions otherwise prohibited by US."

Gordon Duff

 

"As an organization and threat, al-Qaida barely exists. But as a name, al-Qaida and "terrorism" have become the west's handy universal term for armed groups fighting western influence, corruption or repression in Asia and Africa. Al-Qaida is nowhere - but everywhere.
If you're a rebel group seeking publicity, the fastest way is by pledging allegiance to the shadowy, nowhere al-Qaida.
... Back in the Cold War, almost all groups opposing western domination were called communists. Today, al-Qaida has replaced communism as a hot button name."

Eric Margolis

 

"The actions of Al-Qaeda have only served to promote the interests of the U.S. and Israel, which are clearly interested in "reshaping" the Middle East in such a way that they can more easily rape and plunder the region at will... In fact the CIA is using the terrorist actions of its proxy Al-Qaeda in order to give the U.S. an excuse to extend their power into and invade the Arab countries, first countries with rich plunder (oil) like Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and second any country which is a "threat" to Israel, or more exactly which Israel dislikes for whatever reason. The third objective for which the CIA is using its proxy Al-Qaeda is to engender fear and hate of Islam and Muslims worldwide. This corresponds to an old and tried ploy of colonizers: to slander and denigrate the target population so that it is acceptable and even called for to commit genocide against them."

John Kaminski

 

"Humans only truly unite when faced with a powerful external enemy. At this time a new enemy must be found, one either real or invented for the purpose."

Club of Rome, 1991

 

"Osama bin Laden ran MAK (Maktab al-Khidamat), an organization created by Pakistan's ISI at the behest of the CIA. It funneled money, weapons, and internationally recruited fighters into the war created in part by Jimmy Carter's National Security Adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski. Osama was closely tied to the Afghan warlord and ISI stooge Gulbuddin Hekmatyar who ran drugs for the CIA. In the 1980s, emissaries from the United States met with Osama. The CIA paid Osama to train the militant group Abu Sayyaf and others at his CIA-built camps in Afghanistan."

Kurt Nimmo

 

"Osama bin Laden and "Al Qaeda" cannot be the organizers nor the performers of the September 11 attacks. They do not have the necessary organization, resources or leaders. Thus, a team of professionals had to be created and the Arab kamikazes are just extras to mask the operation.
The September 11 operation modified the course of events in the world in the direction chosen by transnational mafias and international oligarchs; that is, those who hope to control the planet's natural resources, the world information network and the financial flows. This operation also favored the US economic and political elite that also seeks world dominance."

General Leonid Ivashov, senior Russian military officer,
in a speech delivered in an international conference in Brussels, 2006

 

"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US and the lobbyists for the US war on terrorism are only interested in making money."

former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook to the House of Commons

 

"Anyone who doesn't pretend Al Qaeda exists is ostracized. Neither is there now nor has there ever been such an organization. The Department of Justice invented it and the CIA, Mossad and other organizations are responsible for the terrorist acts falsely attributed to it.
... Osama bin Laden was never a terrorist, died in 2001, denied any complicity in 9/11 and was a CIA agent, both loved and respected by his American co-workers with whom I have spoken extensively. He never committed a single act, had no terror network and was the chosen trustee of all American Stinger missiles used against the Soviet Union. Technically, he is an American hero."

Gordon Duff, 2012

 

"The "war on terror" is a hoax that fronts for American control of oil pipelines, the profits of the military-security complex, the assault on civil liberty by fomenters of a police state, and Israel's territorial expansion.
There were no al Qaeda in Iraq until the Americans brought them there by invading and overthrowing Saddam Hussein, who kept al Qaeda out of Iraq. The Taliban is not a terrorist organization, but a movement attempting to unify Afghanistan under Muslim law. The only Americans threatened by the Taliban are the Americans Bush sent to Afghanistan to kill Taliban and to impose a puppet state on the Afghan people."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"During the 1980s and early '90s, the CIA worked in partnership with BCCI [Bank of Credit and Commerce International] in what was, at the time, the agency's largest covert operation ever, pumping an estimated $10 billion into funding the Afghan Mujahideen. Through this operation, Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network was formed. Bin Laden had accounts in BCCI and ran CIA/BCCI-funded camps."

David Degraw

 

"The Elder Bush [George H. W. Bush] has been a paid consultant to the Bin Laden Group, helping them with his CIA links. Bush helped create Osama bin Laden as an American CIA bought and paid for alleged "terrorist", originally dubbed a "freedom fighter" to wear out the Soviets in their prolonged war, 1979-1989, in Afghanistan. The monopoly press falsely states that Osama is on the outs with his family, yet his family reportedly funnels tens of millions of dollars to Osama through banks such as Algemene Bank Nederland, now called ABN-AMRO, in part through their American flagship, Chicago-based La Salle National Bank."

Sherman H. Skolnick, 2001

 

"The US intelligence community used the term "al-Qaeda" for the first time only after the 1998 embassy bombings. Al-Qaeda was used as a 'convenient label for a group that had no formal name'. Prior to the 1998 bombings, US officials were concerned about Osama bin Laden and the financial backing he appeared to provide to Islamic terror groups - but they rarely, if ever, mentioned anything called 'al-Qaeda."

Adam Dolnik

 

"During the Cold War, Washington officials of course couldn't say that they were intervening to block social change, so they called it fighting communism, fighting a communist conspiracy, and of course fighting for freedom and democracy. Just like now the White House can't say that it invaded Iraq to expand the empire, or for the oil, or for the corporations, or for Israel, so it says it's fighting terrorism. The word "communist" was used exceptionally loosely during the Cold War, just as the word "terrorist" is used these days; or "al-Qaeda"-almost every individual or group that Washington wants to stigmatize is charged with being a member of al-Qaeda, as if there's a precise and meaningful distinction between people retaliating against American imperialism while being a member of al-Qaeda and people retaliating against American imperialism while not being a member of al-Qaeda; as if al-Qaeda gives out membership cards to fit into your wallet, as if there are chapters of al-Qaeda that put out a weekly newsletter, and hold a potluck on the first Monday of each month. U.S. policies keep creating new anti-American terrorists, whom Washington calls al-Qaeda, which justifies continuing the same policies to fight the new al-Qaeda terrorists."

William Blum

 

AMERICAN DEMOCRACY AND SOCIETY

"I wouldn't call it fascism exactly, but a political system nominally controlled by an irresponsible, dumbed down electorate who are manipulated by dishonest, cynical, controlled mass media that dispense the propaganda of a corrupt political establishment can hardly be described as democracy either"

columnist Edward Zehr

 

"American democracy serves the interests of the United States ruling elite - stability and prosperity. Stability means control of the population. The West is stable because the population is under control by the social engineering process that came with the development of our modern democracy - the propaganda system, the public relations system, the education system, and the consumer society.

The consumer society is a system of social engineering. In a consumer society, people are concerned not about the world, not about life, not about freedom and democracy. They are concerned about buying things. So, that keeps them distracted, and it ultimately keeps them stupid, and essentially useless, except for serving the function of continuing to consume until they die."

Andrew Gavin Marshall, 2013

 

"The United States has entered the ranks of the failed states. One of the most remarkable manifestations of a failed state is that the criminals are all inside the government operating against the people, whereas in a normal state, the criminals are on the outside of the government, operating against it. So, we now have every manifestation of being a failed state, with the government in the hands of a few Wall Street gangsters."

Paul Craig Roberts


"Americans are wonderfully courteous to strangers, yet indiscriminately shoot kids in schools. They believe they are masters of the world, yet know nothing about what goes on outside their shores. They are people who believe the world stretches from California to Boston and everything outside is the bit they have to bomb to keep the price of oil down. Only one in five Americans hold a passport and the only foreign stories that make their news are floods, famine, and wars, because it makes them feel good to be an American. Feeling good to be American is what they live for. "

Brian Reade, columnist for London Mirror newspaper

 

"The general public are viewed as no more than ignorant and meddlesome outsiders, a bewildered herd. And it's the responsible men who have to make decisions and to protect society from the trampling and rage of the bewildered herd. Now since it's a democracy they - the herd, that is - are permitted occasionally to lend their weight to one or another member of the responsible class. That's called an election."

Noam Chomsky

 

"My guess is that, like it or not, or want it or not, we are going to go to war because that is the only solution Bush and his people can see. The dire prospect that opens, therefore, is that America is going to become a mega-banana republic where the army will have more and more importance in our lives .... And before it is all over, democracy, noble and delicate as it is, may give way .... Indeed, democracy is the special condition ... we will be called upon to defend in the coming years. That will be enormously difficult because the combination of the corporation, the military and the complete investiture of the flag with mass spectator sports has set up a pre-fascistic atmosphere in America already."

Norman Mailer

 

"The American government could already be described as authoritarian... Due process of law and the right of habeas corpus, which for centuries have characterized the rule of law in democratic states, have been eliminated. At the discretion of the president, non-citizens and citizens alike may be classified as enemy combatants, picked up and held for an indeterminate period of time without access to counsel. A network of secret prisons and camps is being established both inside and outside of the United States. Paramilitary forces or private mercenary armies are being developed to make up for the inadequate numbers of the existing volunteer army. This is effectively resulting in the privatization of the US military."

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

 

"Many Americans, whether consciously or unconsciously, actually pride themselves on their ignorance. It reflects their break with the overly complicated intellectual tradition of "old Europe". It's also a source of satisfaction that they have a president [George W. Bush] who's no smarter than they are. They could be happy under totalitarianism, might well come to prefer it, and may be helping to advance it in the United States."

William Blum in his book "Freeing the World to Death"

 

"American government is corrupt. Those who have enough money can almost get anything they want from our government, whether it is tax breaks, or subsidies, or policies and laws changed, removed, or added.
... Money controls U.S. politics as never before. As a result, the tax burden has gradually shifted from the wealthy onto the backs of the poor and the middle class.
From 1950 to 1980, the top-bracket income tax rate ranged from 70 to 90 percent, while the Social Security tax imposed on lower incomes varied from 4 to 9 percent. By 2005 the top income tax rate was down to 35 percent, but the Social Security tax had jumped to 15.3 percent. Such are the tangible benefits that moneyed donors receive from politicians.
... Today CEOs and wealthy businessmen are the ruling elite in the Western world, especially the United States. Their donations finance elections and even education, which they are constantly saying has to adapt itself to the needs of the market (that is, be molded to inculcate their views. It should come as no surprise therefore that the theories offered by economists rationalize the self-interest of big business and the wealthy. Overtly, of course, such theories claim to benefit society and the public's well-being. But covertly, they do just the opposite: they make the great mass of people poorer while making the rich fabulously richer."

Ravi Batra in his book "The New Golden Age", 2007

 

"Americans don't understand that terrorists cannot take away habeas corpus, the Bill of Rights, or the Constitution. Terrorists are not anything like the threat that we face to the Bill of Rights and the Constitution from our own government in the name of fighting terrorism."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"The Defense Authorization Act [2007] gives the Executive the power to move National Guard units anywhere in the country, without regard for the wishes of the state governors, and to declare martial law. This declaration would authorize the detention of dissenting citizens who could then be picked up and held incommunicado for an indefinite period, without access to counsel or the courts. This is nothing short of a militarization of the Republic.
Enabled by the Defense Authorization Act, the president can now declare martial law, transfer military technology to militarized domestic police forces, and detain dissenting citizens virtually at will. These detainees could be held in camps that are now being constructed and refurbished by Kellogg Brown and Root, ostensibly for illegal immigrants.
... The unitary presidency has been granted the authority to order kidnapping, detention, and torture abroad under the Military Commissions Act of 2006. This act authorizes extraordinary rendition, which inevitably means foreign detention and torture of anyone the President determines to be an unlawful combatant."

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

 

"Our manufacturing base has been dismantled. Speculators and swindlers have looted the U.S. Treasury and stolen billions from small shareholders who had set aside money for retirement or college. Civil liberties, including habeas corpus and protection from warrantless wiretapping, have been taken away. Basic services, including public education and health care, have been handed over to the corporations to exploit for profit. The few who raise voices of dissent, who refuse to engage in the corporate happy talk, are derided by the corporate establishment as freaks."

Chris Hedges

 

"The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilege reserved to the 20% of the population that holds 93% of the wealth, the happy few who run the corporations and the banks, own and operate the news and entertainment media, compose the laws and govern the universities, control the philanthropic foundations, the policy institutes, the casinos, and the sports arenas.
... Ronald Reagan's new Morning in America brought with it in the early 1980s the second coming of a gilded age more swinish than the first, and as the country continues to divide ever more obviously into a nation of the rich and a nation of the poor, the fictions of unity and democratic intent lose their capacity to command belief."

Lewis H. Lapham

 

"American electoral politics had become a caricature of its former vital self: a process in which money (mostly corporate) first bought both political parties and then graciously allowed the public to choose between them."

Peter Dale Scott in his book "The Road to 9/11"

 

"If you are not willing to lie, cheat, manipulate, steal and kill to get ahead, you are never going to be the president of the United States."

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"In theory, the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 adopted in the wake of the US civil war, prevents the military from intervening in civilian police and judicial functions. This law has been central to the functioning of constitutional government.
While the Posse Comitatus Act is still on the books, in practice the legislation is no longer effective in preventing the militarization of civilian institutions.
Both the legislation inherited from the Clinton administration and the post 9/11 PATRIOT Acts I and II have blurred the line between military and civilian roles. They allow the military to intervene in judicial and law enforcement activities even in the absence of an emergency situation."

Michel Chossudovsky in his book " America's War on Terrorism"

 

"What is masquerading as government is a crime syndicate with a flag. The US Government is an instrument of organized crime, alternatively described as the Octopus, the Washington Consensus, the Shadow Government, Wall Street, the Round Table (Bilderbergs, Trilaterals, Council on Foreign Relations, Royal Institute of International Affairs), and the New World Order."

Nikki Alexander, 2009

 

"President Barack Obama realizes that he is only the president in a country where the industrial-military complex decides what has to be done, and you cannot go beyond the parameters of what they decide. It would be dangerous."

Former UN General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto

 

"Oppression is designed to compel obedience and submission to authority. Those who voluntarily put themselves in that state - by believing that their institutions of authority are just and good and should be followed rather than subverted - render oppression redundant, unnecessary. Of course people who think and behave this way encounter no oppression. That's their reward for good, submissive behavior. They are left alone by institutions of power because they comport with the desired behavior of complacency and obedience without further compulsion. But the fact that good, obedient citizens do not themselves perceive oppression does not mean that oppression does not exist."

Glenn Greenwald

 

"9/11 clearly, without any doubt, destroyed American liberty. Even if you are so brainwashed as to believe an obviously false story of the event, even if you believe that a few Saudi Arabians without government or intelligence service support outwitted all 16 US intelligence agencies, the National Security Council, all intelligence agencies of Washington's vassals abroad, outwitted Israel's Mossad, US Air Traffic Control, caused US Airport Security to fail four times in one hour on the same day, and prevented for the first time in history the US Air Force from sending fighters to intercept off course airliners, the fact remains the same: the US government used 9/11 to destroy the constitutional protections of US liberty."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"A nation [US] in which 87 percent of eighteen- to twenty-four year olds (according to a 2002 National Geographic Society/Roper Poll survey) cannot locate Iran or Iraq on a world map and 11 percent cannot locate the United States, is not merely "intellectually sluggish." It would be more accurate to call it moronic, capable of being fooled into believing anything."

Morris Berman in his book "The Twilight of American Culture"

 

"The privatization of public services and functions manifests the steady evolution of corporate power into a political form, into an integral, even dominant partner with the state. It marks the transformation of American politics and its political culture from a system in which democratic practices and values were, if not defining, at least major contributing elements, to one where the remaining democratic elements of the state and its populist programs are being systematically dismantled."

Sheldon Wolin

 

"To keep liberty is a task. People need to be schooled in it. And, Americans aren't."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

AMERICAN EMPIRE

"The Roman Empire produced few exportable goods. Material innovation, whether through entrepreneurialism or technological advancement, all but ended long before the final dissolution of the Empire. Meanwhile the costs of military defense and the pomp of Emperors continued. Financial needs continued to increase, but the means of meeting them steadily eroded. In the end due to economic failure, even the armor of soldiers deteriorated and the weaponry of soldiers became so obsolete to the extent that the enemies of the Empire had better armor and weapons as well as larger forces. The decrepit social order offered so little to its subjects that many saw the barbarian invasion as liberation from onerous obligations to the ruling class."

Alfred Toynbee

 

"According to the Defense Department's 2007 Base Structure Report, we maintain 823 military facilities in 39 foreign countries, and another 86 facilities in seven U.S. territories."

Paul Waldman, 2008

 

"Because the United States does not look like a militarized country, it's hard for Americans to grasp that Washington is a war capital, that the United States is a war state, that it garrisons much of the planet, and that the norm for us is to be at war somewhere at any moment."

Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch, 2009

 

"The West is habituated to the idea that the world is its world; that the international community is its community; that international institutions are its institutions; that the world currency - namely the dollar - is its currency; that universal values are its values; that world history is its history; and that the world's language - namely English - is its language. The assumption has been that the adjective 'Western' naturally and implicitly belongs in front of each important noun. That will no longer be the case."

Martin Jacques in his book "When China Rules the World"

 

"Business people manipulate political and social movements, including terrorists and counterterrorists, through instruments like the CIA, so they can make more money. The police keep resistant poor and black neighborhoods in lockdown. The FBI manipulates lost, insecure, and even intellectually disabled individuals into attempting acts of terrorism, which they then jump in to prevent. The CIA conducts false flag operations all over the world to enhance public fear of terrorists, even as they arm and train them in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere to overthrow elected governments."

Douglas Valentine, 2017

 

"The UN plays a very important role. But if we don't like it, we always have the option of following our own national security interests, which I assure you we will do if we don't like what's going on."

Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in an interview in 1998

 

"Since the end of world War II the United States has:
* endeavored to overthrow more than 50 foreign governments, most of which were democratically elected;'
* grossly interfered in democratic elections in at least 30 countries
* attempted to assassinate more than 50 foreign leaders
* dropped bombs on the people of more than 30 countries
* attempted to suppress a populist or nationalist movement in 20 countries.
Since 1945, the United States has carried out one or more of the above-listed actions, on one or more occasions, in seventy-one countries (more than one-third of the countries of the world), in the process of which the US has ended the lives of several million people, condemned many millions more to a life of agony and despair and has been responsible for the torture of countless thousands."

William Blum

 

"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 - West Point lecture, June 2002

 

"A process of degeneration is well underway in the present day, led largely by the US and its coterie of allies among the NATO alliance and oil-rich Arab dictatorships. Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen are but some of the evil fruit from the poison that is coursing through international relations."

Finian Cunningham , 2015

 

"While securing corporate control over extensive oil reserves and pipeline routes along the Eurasian corridor on behalf of the AngloAmerican oil giants, Washington's ultimate objective is to eventually destabilize and then colonize both China and Russia. This means the takeover of their national financial systems and the control over monetary policy, leading eventually to the imposition of the US dollar as the national currency."

Michel Chossudovsky, 2005

 

"It would be some time before I fully realized that the United States sees little need for diplomacy. Power is enough. Only the weak rely on diplomacy The Roman Empire had no need for diplomacy. Nor does the United States."

Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1992 to December 1996

 

"For the world as a whole, the CIA has now become the bogey that communism has been for America. Wherever there is trouble, violence, suffering, tragedy, the rest of us are now quick to suspect the CIA had a hand in it. Our phobia about the CIA is, no doubt, as fantastically excessive as America's phobia about world communism; but in this case, too, there is just enough convincing guidance to make the phobia genuine. In fact, the roles of America and Russia have been reversed in the world's eyes. Today America has become the nightmare."

Arnold Toynbee, the British historian, quoted in the New York Times of May 7, 1971

 

"We first fought in the name of religion, then Communism, and now in the name of drugs and terrorism. Our excuses for global domination always change."

Serj Tankian

 

"U.S. and Western imperialism is the root cause of the "refugee crisis". Everyday men, women, and children are killed by U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, U.S. and Western-backed militias in Afghanistan, Syria, and Somalia, European and North American mining and oil conglomerates in Central and Western Africa, or are starved to death in Yemen by the U.S.-backed Arab blockade of the country. Until the genocidal aims of U.S. imperialism, with the support of Canada, Australia, the European Union, and regional allies, are defeated, the "war on terror" will continue to make life too unbearable for working people in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East to remain in their home countries."

T.J. Petrowski, 2015

 

"The America of wealth and privilege is hooked on war, without regular and ever-stronger doses of war it can no longer function properly, that is, yield the desired profits. The President has already pointed his finger at those whose turn will soon come, namely, the "axis of evil" countries: Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, North Korea, and of course that old thorn in the side of America, Cuba. Welcome to the 21st century. Welcome to the brave new era of permanent war."

Jacques R. Pauwels, 2003

 

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

Madeline Albright, Secretary of State under Bill Clinton

 

"By one estimate, as many as four million Muslims have died or been killed as a result of the ongoing conflicts that Washington has either initiated or been party to since 2001.
There are, in addition, millions of displaced persons who have lost their homes and livelihoods, many of whom are among the human wave currently engulfing Europe. There are currently an estimated 2,590,000 refugees who have fled their homes from Afghanistan, 370,000 from Iraq, 3,880,000 million from Syria, and 1,100,000 from Somalia. The United Nations Refugee Agency is expecting at least 130,000 refugees from Yemen as fighting in that country accelerates. Between 600,000 and one million Libyans are living precariously in neighboring Tunisia.
... Significantly, the countries that have generated most of the refugees are all places where the United States has invaded, overthrown governments, supported insurgencies, or intervened in a civil war."

Philip Giraldi, 2015

 

"The U.S., with $37.8 billion in arms sales ... controlled 68.4% of the global arms market in 2008... with 70% of the market, the U.S. actually has what, in any other field, would qualify as a monopoly position."

Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch, 2009

 

"In the wars in Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan and Syria, America has destroyed any significant progress those nations had made in education, healthcare, infrastructure such as water treatment and electricity, postal services, courts. By degrading the standards of living for people in perceived "hostile" nations, America's ruling elite empowers itself, while claiming that it has ensured the safety and prestige of the American people. Sometimes it is even able to convince the public that its criminal actions are "humanitarian" and designed to liberate the people in nations it destroys."

Douglas Valentine, 2017

 

"The US government has not publicly identified - nor even estimated - the number of Iraqis, Afghanis, Libyans and Syrians it has killed, or caused to be killed, during its invasions, occupations, and CIA-led insurgencies. Neither is anyone in the media publicly counting the number of Muslims the US has killed, crippled, rendered homeless, starved, driven into poverty and despair, and/or condemned to disease and insanity.
... US leaders have sought to keep the ugliness of these wars - the mangled bodies, the burned-off faces, the squalid refugee camps, the abused captives -out of the press and away from the public's consciousness, in order to preserve the pretense of moral superiority that defines American "exceptionalism."

Guy Debord

 

"The "Anglo-American axis" in defense and foreign policy is the driving force behind the military operations in Central Asia and Middle East. This rapprochement between London and Washington is consistent with the integration of British and American business interests in the areas of banking, oil and the defense industry."

Michel Chossudovsky in his book " America's War on Terrorism"

 

"Yes, over 100 people died in Paris (November 2015). While thousands are dying in Yemen, every month... While 17,000 already vanished in Iran - victims of West-sponsored terrorism... While hundreds of thousands have been dying in Libya and Syria... While millions have been dying in Somalia and Iraq... While some 10 millions already died in a looted and raped DRC (the Democratic Republic of Congo) ... All of them victims of Western assaults and banditry or of Western-sponsored terrorism directly."

Andre Vltchek, 2015

 

"Washington is responsible for the destruction of Yugoslavia and Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, and part of Syria. Washington has enabled Saudi Arabia's attack on Yemen, Ukraine's attack on its former Russian provinces, and Israel's destruction of Palestine and the Palestinian people."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2016

 

"America is the most destructive nation in history. We have overthrown more than 50 foreign governments, we have attempted to assassinate or have assassinated more than 50 foreign leaders, we have bombed more than 35 countries, we have interfered in the elections of dozens of countries."

William Blum

 

"Beijing believes the United States enjoys more rights because of its wealth, power, and history - not because of its greater virtue, empathy, or understanding of others. It argues that an individualizing of human rights pervades the Western human rights stance largely because of such affluence; that basic subsistence, national independence, economic and cultural transformation are often simply taken for granted."

James Peck in his book "Ideal Illusions: How the U.S. Government Co-opted Human Rights"

 

ANGLOPHILE NETWORK

"There does exist, and has existed for a generation, an international Anglophile network which operates, to some extent, in the way the radical right believes the communists act. In fact, this network which we may identify as the Round Table Groups, has no aversion to cooperating with the Communists, or any other groups, and frequently does so."

Carroll Quigley, historian and Georgetown University professor, in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"Time may dispel many pleasing illusions and destroy many noble dreams, but it shall never shake my belief that the wound caused by the wholly unlooked-for and undesired separation of the mother from her child is not to bleed forever. Let men say what they will, therefore, I say that as surely as the sun in the heavens once shown upon Britain and America united, so surely is it one morning to rise, shine upon, and greet again the reunited state, the British-American union, forever. Let men say what they will, therefore, I say that as surely as the sun in the heavens once shown upon Britain and America united, so surely is it one morning to rise, shine upon, and greet again the reunited state, the British-American union."

Andrew Carnegie, 1893

 

"There grew up in the twentieth century a power structure between London and New York which penetrated deeply into university life, the press, and the practice of foreign policy. In England the center was the Round Table Group, while in the United States it was J. P. Morgan and Company or its local branches in Boston, Philadelphia, and Cleveland."

Carroll Quigley, historian and Georgetown University professor, in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"Why should we not join ... a secret society with but one object: the furtherance of the British Empire, for the bringing of the whole uncivilized world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for the making the Anglo-Saxon race but one Empire."

Cecil Rhodes attached to his will a "Confession of Faith"

 

"Unlike the 17th Century battles fought on American soil to give us our independence from Great Britain, the final battle of brilliant maneuvers and institutions began in 1903 to delicately orchestrate the gradual reintegration of the United States with Great Britain. The military genius of the plan would be for American armies to unite with Britain in the name of world peace. The second wave would be on an international level to bring order to a disorderly global market while merging financial and regulatory authorities. It was the money of one man that started the ball rolling.
Cecil John Rhodes, a British aristocrat who died in 1902, funded the merger by leaving his gold and diamond fortune as a means to bring America back under British rule, believing the British was the finest race in the world. Those agreeing with his mission included many wealthy American industrialists who, in 1903, pledged allegiance to the British Crown when they founded The Pilgrim Society. This powerful society still meets today as a secret membership.
It is the men of the Pilgrim Society who determined that the best way to re-unite the countries was to get America to come in on the side of the British during WWI, continuing through with World War II.
Rhode's fortune also helped to fund the creation of the Royal Institute for International Affairs-RIIA in England, which is a key think-tank creating ideas and procedures in how best to merge our countries. The US counterpart is our Council on Foreign Relations."

Joan Veon, 2008

 

"John Ruskin spoke to the Oxford undergraduates [1871] as members of the privileged, ruling class. He told them that they were the possessors of a magnificent tradition of education, beauty, rule of law, freedom, decency, and self-discipline but that tradition could not be saved, and did not deserve to be saved, unless it could be extended to the lower classes in England itself and to the non-English masses throughout the world. If this precious tradition were not extended to these two great majorities, the minority of upper-class Englishmen would ultimately be submerged by these majorities and the tradition lost. To prevent this, the tradition must be extended to the masses and to the empire.
... John Ruskin's inaugural lecture at Oxford University was copied out in longhand by one undergraduate, Cecil Rhodes, who kept it with him for thirty years."

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope", 1966

 

"Among John Ruskin's most devoted disciples at Oxford were a group of intimate friends including Arnold Toynbee, Alfred Milner... These were so moved by Ruskin that they devoted the rest of their lives to carrying out his ideas. A similar group of Cambridge men ... were also aroused by Ruskin's message and devoted their lives to extension of the British Empire.
.... This association was formally established on February 5, 1891, when Cecil Rhodes and William Thomas Stead organized a secret society of which Rhodes had been dreaming for sixteen years. In this secret society Rhodes was to be leader, Stead, Brett (Lord Esher), and Alfred Milner were to form an executive committee; Arthur (Lord) Balfour, (Sir) Harry Johnston, Lord Rothschild, Albert (Lord) Grey, and others were listed as potential members of a 'Circle of Initiates'; while there was to be an outer circle known as the 'Association of Helpers' (later organized by Milner as the Round Table organization).
... The Rhodes Scholarships, established by the terms of Cecil Rhodes's seventh will, are known to everyone. What is not so widely known is that Rhodes in five previous wills left his fortune to form a secret society which was to devote itself to the preservation and expansion of the British Empire.
And what does not seem to be known to anyone is that this secret society was created by Rhodes and his principal trustee, Lord Milner, and continues to exist to this day [as the Round Table Groups: in the United States - Council of Foreign Relations,Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg Group and in the British Commonwealth nations - Milner's Kindergarden, Royal Institute of Internatonal Affairs (RIIA)/ Chatham House]."

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope", 1966

 

"Lord Alfred Milner led the covert movement (Rhodes' secret society) after Cecil Rhodes died in 1902. He was the second most powerful man in the British government after 1916 (during the last two years of the Great War [WWI])."

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope", 1966

 

"Lord Alfred Milner, wealthy Englishman and front man for the Rothschilds, served as paymaster for the international bankers during the Bolshevik Revolution. Milner later headed secret society known as The Round Table which was dedicated to establishing a world government whereby a clique of super-rich financiers would control the world under the guise of Socialism. The American subsidiary of this conspiracy is called the Council on Foreign Relations and was started by, and is still controlled by international bankers.
... The "secret society" was organized on the conspiratorial pattern of circles ... the central part of the "secret society" was established by March, 1891, using Rhodes' money. The organization was run for Rothschild by Lord Alfred Milner... The Round Table worked behind the scenes at the highest levels of British government, influencing foreign policy and England's involvement and conduct of WWI."

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

 

"There were groups founded in many countries representing the same interests of the secret Milner Group [a secret society formed by Cecil Rhodes], and they came to be known as the Round Table Groups, preeminent among them were the Royal Institute of international Affairs (Chatham House), the Council on Foreign Relations in the United States, and parallel groups in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India."

Carroll Quigley

 

"Cecil Rhodes and [Alfred] Milner sought to unite the world, and above all the English-speaking world in a federal structure around Britain. Both felt that this goal could best be achieved by a secret band of men united to one another by devotion to the common cause and by personal loyalty to one another. Both felt that this band should pursue its goal by secret political and economic influence behind the scenes and by the control of journalistic, educational, and propaganda agencies."

Carroll Quigley in his book "The Anglo-American Establishment"

 

"The so-called Bolshevik Revolution was financed entirely with money from Lord Alfred Milner and Kuhn Loeb acting as a conduit for the Rockefellers through their puppet, President Woodrow Wilson."

John Coleman in his book "The Committee of 300: The Conspirator's Hierarchy"

 

[Cecil] Rhodes and [Alfred] Milner and an elite circle of Empire strategists founded a secret society in 1910 whose purpose was to revitalize a flagging British imperial spirit. The society, many of whose members were graduates of All Souls College at Oxford University, would secretly steer the strategic policies of the British Empire up until the end of the Second World War. They called their group the Round Table. a reference to King Arthur's medieval table surrounded by his select knights."

F. William Engdahl in his book "Gods of Money"

 

"Alfred Milner (the British High Commissioner of South Africa) inherited Cecil Rhodes' wealth. He assumed leadership of [Rhodes'] secret society, controlled the Rhodes Scholarship fund, and brought thousands of young men to Oxford University to learn the importance of world government."

Frank Aydelotte, in his book The Vision of Cecil Rhodes,1946

 

"Lord Alfred Milner led the covert movement (Cecil Rhodes' secret society) after Cecil Rhodes died in 1902. He was the second most powerful man in the British government after 1916."

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope", 1966

 

"No country that values its safety should allow what the Milner Group accomplished in Britain ? that is, that a small number of men should be able to wield such power in administration and politics, should be given almost complete control over the publication of the documents relating to their actions, should be able to exercise such influence over the avenues of information that create public opinion, and should be able to monopolise so completely the writing and teaching of the history of their own period."

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope", 1966

 

"JFK [John Kennedy] , Malcolm [X], Martin [Luther King], and [RFK [Robert Kennedy] were four proponents of change who were murdered by shadowy intelligence agencies using intermediaries and scapegoats under the cover of 'plausible deniability'."

James Douglass in his book book "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters"

 

"Why should we not join a secret society with but one object: the furtherance of the British Empire, for the bringing of the whole uncivilized world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for the making of the Anglo-Saxon race but one Empire."

Cecil Rhodes' "Confession of Faith" attached to his will

 

"The goals which Cecil Rhodes and Alfred Milner sought and the methods by which they hoped to achieve them were so similar by 1902 that the two are almost indistinguishable. Both sought to unite the world, and above all the English-speaking world, in a federal structure around Britain. Both felt that this goal could best be achieved by a secret band of men united to one another by devotion to the common cause and by personal loyalty to one another. Both felt that this band should pursue its goal by secret political and economic influence behind the scenes and by the control of journalistic, educational, and propaganda agencies."

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"In 1888 Cecil Rhodes made his third will leaving everything to Lord Nathan Mayer Rothschild, with an accompanying letter setting up a 'secret society'. The central part of the 'secret society' was established by March, 1891, using Rhodes' money. The organization - The Round Table - worked behind the scenes at the highest levels of British government, influencing foreign policy."

Frank Aydelotte in his book "American Rhodes Scholarships"

 

"The Rhodes Scholarships, established by the terms of Cecil Rhodes' seventh will, are known to everyone. What is not so widely known is that Rhodes in five previous wills left his fortune to form a secret society, which was to devote itself to the preservation and expansion of the British Empire... Funding of this organization later came from groups associated with J.P. Morgan, and the Rockefeller and Whitney families."

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"Cecil Rhodes exploited the diamond and goldfields of South Africa, rose to be prime minister of the Cape Colony, contributed money to political parties, controlled parliamentary seats in both England and in South Africa, and sought to win a strip of British territory across Africa from the Cape of Good Hope to Egypt, and to join these two extremes together with a telegraph line and ultimately with a Cape-to-Cairo Railway. Rhodes inspired devoted support for his goals from others in South Africa and in England. With financial support from Lord Rothschild and Alfred Beit, he was able to monopolize the diamond mines of South Africa as De Beers Consolidated Mines and to build up a great gold mining enterprise as Consolidated Gold Fields.
... In the middle 1890's Cecil Rhodes had a personal income of at least a million pounds sterling a year (then about five million dollars) which was spent so freely for his mysterious purposes that he was usually overdrawn on his account. These purposes centered on his desire to federate the English-speaking people and to bring all the habitable portions of the world under their control. For this purpose Rhodes left part of his great fortune to found the Rhodes Scholarships at Oxford in order to spread the English ruling class tradition throughout the English-speaking world as John Ruskin had wanted."

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"Cecil Rhodes secret society has been called by various names. During the frst decade or so it was called 'the secret society of Cecil Rhodes,' or 'the dream of Cecil Rhodes.' In the second and third decades of its existence it was known as 'Milner's Kindergarten' (1901-1910) and as 'the Round Table Group' (1910-1920). Since 1920 it has been called by various names, depending on which phase of its activities was being examined. It has been called 'The Times crowd,' 'the Rhodes crowd,' the 'Chatham House crowd,' 'The All Souls group,' and 'the Cliveden set.'

Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope", 1966

 

"[In 1901, Cecil Rhodes chose Alfred Milner as his successor within a secret society of which the purpose was] the extension of British rule throughout the world, the perfecting of a system of emigration from the United Kingdom and of colonization by British subjects of all lands wherein the means of livelihood are attainable by energy, labor, and enterprise... [with] the ultimate recovery of the United States of America as an integral part of a British Empire, the consolidation of the whole Empire, the inauguration of a system of Colonial Representation in the Imperial Parliament which may tend to weld together the disjointed members of the Empire, and finally the foundation of so great a power as to hereafter render wars impossible and promote the best interests of humanity."

Carroll Quigley, in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"Cecil Rhodes' secret society incited the Boer War and spawned the Milner Group (1902), the Milner Group spawned the Round Table Group (1909), the Round Table Group incited World War I and spawned the Royal Institute of International Affairs (1919) and the Council on Foreign Relations (1921), and the CFR and the RIIA spawned the Bilderberg Group in 1954, and the Trilateral Commission in 1973."

Stanley Monteith

 

"An association was formally established on February 5, 1891, when Cecil Rhodes and Thomas Stead organized a secret society of which Rhodes had been dreaming for sixteen years. In this secret society Rhodes was to be leader, Stead, Brett, and Alfred Milner were to form an executive committee; Arthur (Lord) Balfour, (Sir) Harry Johnston, Lord Rothschild, Albert (Lord) Grey, and others were listed as potential members of a 'Circle of Initiates'; while there was to be an outer circle known as the 'Association of Helpers' (later organized by Milner as the Round Table organization)."

Carroll Quigley, in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"The present century owes much of its record of horrors to the influential Anglophile American families which came to dominate and employ the Skull and Bones Society [Yale University] as a political recruiting agency, particularly the Harrimans, Whitneys, Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and their lawyers, the Lords and Tafts and Bundys.
The politically aggressive Guaranty Trust Company, run almost entirely by Skull and Bones initiates, was a financial vehicle of these families in the early 1900s. Guaranty Trust's support for the Bolshevik and Nazi revolutions overlapped the more intense endeavors in these fields by the Harrimans, George Walker and Prescott Bush [in New York], and in Berlin.
Skull and Bones was dominated from 1913 onward by the circles of Averell Harriman."

Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin in their book "George Bush : The Unauthorized Biography"

 

"[Montagu] Norman [the Governor of the Bank of England] had a devoted colleague in Benjamin Strong, the first governor of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York... In the 1920's, they were determined to use the financial power of Britain and of the United States to force all the major countries of the world to go on the gold standard and to operate it through central banks free from all political control, with all questions of international finance to be settled by agreements by such central banks without interference from governments."

Carroll Quigley, historian and Georgetown University professor, in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

ASSASSINATIONS
see JOHN KENNEDY
see MARTIN LUTHER KING

"JFK [John Kennedy] , Malcolm [X], Martin [Luther King], and [RFK [Robert Kennedy] were four proponents of change who were murdered by shadowy intelligence agencies using intermediaries and scapegoats under the cover of "plausible deniability"."

James W. Douglass in his book "JFK and the Unspeakable"

 

"Who were the assassins deployed to carry out the "triangulated firing" on President Kennedy in Dallas on November 22? ... The assassins - seven expert riflemen in all - were part of a special team of the most expert killers in the world that had been put together in 1943 at the combined initiative of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and SOE Commander Sir William Stephenson. Members of that team would be implicated in the assassinations of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy."

DOPE, INC., Executive Intelligence Review, 1992

 

"By the end of 1962, the national security establishment in Washington D.C., which had quickly come to know JFK as a skeptic during 1961, had come to view him as a heretic; and by November of 1963, the month he was assassinated, they no doubt considered him an apostate, for he no longer supported most of the so-called "orthodox" views of the Cold War priesthood.
... The national security establishment wanted to turn the Cold War against the USSR into a hot war, so that the U.S. could inflict punishing and fatal blows upon its Communist adversaries on the battlefield. It was this desire for hot war by so many within the national security establishment - their belief that conventional proxy wars with the Soviet Bloc were an urgent necessity, and that nuclear war with the USSR was probably inevitable - to which President Kennedy was so adamantly opposed. And it was JFK's profound determination to avoid nuclear war by miscalculation, and to avoid combat with conventional arms unless it was truly necessary, that separated him from almost everyone else in his administration from 1961 throughout 1963."

Douglas P. Horne, 2014

 

"Mr. Lane [the attorney representing E. Howard Hunt] was asking us [the jury] to do something very difficult. He was asking us to believe John Kennedy had been killed by our own government. Yet when we examined the evidence closely, we were compelled to conclude that the CIA had indeed killed President Kennedy."

juror Leslie Armstrong told The Spotlight newspaper in their November 11, 1991 issue [E. Howard Hunt vs. The Spotlight newspaper]

 

"Our collective denial of the obvious, in the setting up of Lee Harvey Oswald and his transparent silencing by Ruby, made possible the Dallas cover-up of the JFK assassination. The success of the cover-up was the indispensable foundation for the subsequent murders of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy by the same forces at work in our government - and in ourselves. Hope for change in the world was targeted and killed four times over. The cover-up of all four murders, each leading into the next, was based, first of all, on denial - not the government's but our own."

James Douglass in his book book "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters"

 

"Israel's Mossad was a primary (and critical) behind the scenes player in the conspiracy that ended the life of JFK. Through its own vast resources and through its international contacts in the intelligence community and in organized crime, Israel had the means, it had the opportunity, and it had the motive to play a major frontline role in the crime of the century -and it did."

Michael Collins Piper in his book "Final Judgment"

 

"The Royal Family had evidence that Princess Diana was planning to divorce Charles. She knew too many Royal secrets. She had a huge grudge and she was going to go public with all sorts of wild claims. My boss told me she had to die - he'd received orders directly from Prince Philip - and we had to make it look like an accident. I'd never killed a woman before, much less a princess, but I obeyed orders. I did it for Queen and country."

John Hopkins, retired British MI5 agent - confesses on his deathbed to murdering Princess Diana, 2017

 

"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 in his book "The Man Who Killed Kennedy - The Case Against LBJ", 2013

 

" Princess Diana was about to go on the world's stage and tell a very shocking truth.
I know this truth and I am prepared to let the world know too.
That person sitting in Buckingham palace isn't some innocent wrinkly old monkey. She's evil incarnate. The whole rotten family needs to be abolished."

Russian President Vladimir Putin - during a Christmas luncheon at the Kremlin, 2015

 

"The Kennedy years saw a continual conflict between the military and intelligence circles and the civilian leadership of John Kennedy. His brief term as President was marked by a constant struggle to prevent the military and intelligence services of America ­ particularly the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the CIA ­ from starting wars with Cuba, Vietnam and the Soviet Union. The Cuban Missile Crisis was resolved only after Robert Kennedy, JFK's brother and the Attorney General, convinced the Russians that Kennedy was at risk of being overthrown in a military coup, which would result in a direct nuclear war against the USSR."

Andrew Gavin Marshall, Global Research , 2011

 

"John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert ... were hated viscerally by their enemies... Their political enemies on the right felt that their risk-taking aggressiveness was reckless and their idealism was putting the country at risk of being overcome by its Communist enemies. Their enemies in the Mafia, who felt they had been ambushed by John and Robert, after having helped their father get them elected in 1960, thought they had been used and abused by them. The oilmen of Texas had given at least partial support for the Democratic ticket because of Johnson's presence, but then felt they were being double-crossed as well."

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

 

"One of the primary necessary measures in an assassination plot is the process of removing or otherwise breaching the intended victim's blanket of security. No one has to direct an assassination-it happens. The active role is played secretly by permitting it to happen This is the single greatest clue-who has the power to call off or reduce the usual security precautions that are always in effect whenever a president travels?"

retired Air Force pilot Fletcher Prouty

 

"New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison had decided-based on the entirety of everything that he had learned from a wide variety of sources-that the most likely masterminds of the JFK assassination were operatives of Israel's intelligence service, the Mossad."

Michael Collins Piper

 

"John and Robert Kennedy had become notorious in the ranks of big business. JFK's strategy of withdrawing defense contracts and RFK's aggressive investigating tactics toward men of power were seen as unforgivable sins by the corporate world. As a result of the president's uncompromising stand against the steel industry - and implicitly any corporation that chose to defy his authority - a bitter gap opened up between Kennedy and big business, whose most powerful elements coincided with the military-industrial complex."

James W. Douglass in his book "JFK and the Unspeakable"

 

AXIS OF EVIL
United States, United Kingdom and Israel (plus Saudi Arabia, France, Australia and Canada)

"The USA and its partners the UK and Israel have become the new Axis of Evil, a new evil empire."

Preston James and Mike Harris, 2015

 

"If we are honest about who is actually murdering and abusing people, it is the US, Israel, and the UK. There's your "axis of evil."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2008

 

"Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, an investor in the Rupert Murdoch's neocon and fanatical pro-Israel News Corporation, has indicated that there exists an alliance of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, and Kuwait. This unholy alliance that is using ISIL as its vanguard is also seeking to redraw the borders of the Middle East pursuant to the Yinon and Clean Break plans. This true "axis of evil" threatens Iran and Egypt in the short term and, in the long run, Russia and China."

Wayne Madsen, 2014

 

"The hidden agenda behind George W. Bush's declaration of an "axis of evil" (Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Libya and Syria) is to provide various justifications for direct military interventions by the US in different parts of the world."

Michel Chossudovsky, 2005

 

"Al Qaeda and ISIS/ISIL/Daish were all allowed to exist and fed by secret Israeli and US government policy at the behest of those few individuals that really run things and control the whole Israeli/American/UK defense complex."

Preston James and Mike Harris, 2015

 

"The America of wealth and privilege is hooked on war, without regular and ever-stronger doses of war it can no longer function properly, that is, yield the desired profits. Right now, this addiction, this craving is being satisfied by means of a conflict against Iraq, which also happens to be dear to the hearts of the oil barons. However, does anybody believe that the warmongering will stop once Saddam' scalp will join the Taliban turbans in the trophy display case of George W. Bush? The President has already pointed his finger at those whose turn will soon come, namely, the "axis of evil" countries: Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, North Korea, and of course that old thorn in the side of America, Cuba. Welcome to the 21st century, welcome to George W. Bush's brave new era of permanent war."

Jacques R. Pauwels, 2003

 

"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

 

"Saudi Arabia and Israel have a shared agenda to shape the Middle East to their liking even if it means using violence and terrorism to bring the region to the brink of war.
... The United States and Israel want the Middle East dominated by Arab dictators, who can control the Sunni faithful through petrol dollars and the Saudi royal's promotion and financing of Wahabism, an extreme form of Islam."

Richard Walker, 2013

 

"France has joined with Israel and with Saudi Arabia in quashing the true Arab spring, deciding who does and does not stay in power in Syria or Libya and finally in scuttling any chance for a nuclear power agreement with Iran. The Saudis and the French are equal opportunity crooks. The Saudis will give the French the right to build nuclear power plants there, the French sell the Saudis armaments and voila, a deal between two devils."

Margaret Kimberley, 2013

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