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PSYCHOPATHS AND SOCIOPATHS

"In a country in which much of human culture has been rendered into machines for the manufacture of money, psychopaths are the ideal leaders. They are very focused. They are outcome oriented. They are frequently charming, and usually very bright and able. They can lay off thousands of people, or deny people health care, or have them waterboarded, and it does not disturb their sleep. They can be impressively confident. Psychopaths can be dynamic leaders of enterprises, but are handicapped by their lack of feelings for relationships.
Since they don't care how their actions affect people, they can rise to great height in enterprises dealing with power and money. They can manufacture bombs or run hospitals. Whatever the undertaking, it is all the same to them. It's just business."

David Schwartz

 

"The civilized have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their "vital interests" are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the "sanctity" of human life, or the "conscience" of the civilized world.

James Baldwin, Collected Essays

 

"In a hierarchical society in which competition is created instead of cooperation, sociopathic behavior is encouraged. The higher up in the system one goes, the more depraved and sociopathic one becomes."

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"Film Director Stanley Kubrick told me the world is run by pedophiles. He studied secret societies his whole life, he was fascinated by them, and he said the elite, the top secret societies, they are full of men with a certain predilection. They are tied together, sort of bonded, by pedophilia.
They all know each other's dark secrets. There is no way out for any of them. It's a lifetime bond. Even if one of them wanted to go straight, repent, so to speak, he can't. His peers will bring him down. They are in it until death, driving the world to ruin."

Nicole Kidman - "Stanley Kubrick Said Pedophiles Run The World", 2017

 

"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.
... If Prince Philip ever let himself be analyzed by a psychiatrist I'm sure he'd be diagnosed a psychopath."

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

 

"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

 

"If a private individual were to intentionally kill innocent children, most everyone would recognize that as the epitome of evil. Yet, rarely is there an U.S. op-ed or an editorial commenting on the evil of killing Iraqi children with the sanctions that the U.S. government enforced for more than 10 years.
... During the decade Iraqi children were dying, from U.S. sanctions year after year, there were few op-eds and editorials in the U.S. mainstream press pointing out the evil in killing innocent children. It's almost as if the deaths of those children were considered to be no big deal, especially since the killings were part of an ongoing sanctions policy, which has become a well-established part of U.S. foreign policy. The notion was that killing children by sanctions was different from lining them up against a wall and shooting them or exploding a bombing within their midst.
... The sanctions on Iraq in the 1990s continued killing Iraqi children all the way through 2003, when the U.S. military, using the 9/11 attacks to garner support, invaded Iraq to achieve the regime change that the sanctions - and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi children - had failed to achieve. That regime-change invasion has resulted in another million or so dead people, including children, not to mention the number injured, maimed, tortured, assassinated, executed, or exiled or who have had their homes or businesses destroyed."

Jacob G. Hornberger, 2017

 

"CEOs of most of the world's largest corporations daily make decisions that destroy the lives of many other human beings. Only about 1 to 3 percent of us are sociopaths - people who don't have normal human feelings and can easily go to sleep at night after having done horrific things. And of that 1 percent of sociopaths, there's probably only a fraction of a percent with a college education. And of that tiny fraction, there's an even tinier fraction that understands how business works, particularly within any specific industry. Thus there is such a shortage of people who can run modern monopolistic, destructive corporations that stockholders have to pay millions to get them to work. And being sociopaths, they gladly take the money without any thought to its social consequences."

Thom Hartmann

 

"Psychopaths get what they want by violating social norms and expectations without guilt or regret while their intelligence and social skills enable them to construct a facade of normalcy.
Doesn't that describe the way that politics and many politicians operate?
Psychopaths do well in politics. They are ideally suited to the ruthless, competitive, self-promoting and manipulative power games that dominate party politics.
No wonder so many people intuitively distrust politicians and don't bother to vote. Evasiveness, outright lies and dissimulation are the norm in politics. Like a chameleon's ability to change colour, they are a politician's survival camouflage."

Stuart Hertzog

 

"In a world of psychopaths, those who are not genetic psychopaths, are induced to behave like psychopaths simply to survive. When the rules are set up to make a society "adaptive" to psychopathy, it makes psychopaths of everyone."

Laura Knight-Jadczyk

 

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

Vladimir Putin

 

"We live in a society where a person is more likely to become part of the hierarchy if they engage in sociopathic behavior, if they step on others, if they cheat, if they manipulate, steal, even kill."

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"If you're very bright, know how to dress well, have the gift of the gab, you're raised in an affluent family background, then, you don't go in the bank and rob it, you get in the bank and become a director."

Robert Hare, in his book "Psychopath: Theory and Research", 1970

 

"We came. We saw. He died!"

Hilary Clinton in a TV interview about the barbaric sodomizing and murder of Libyan leaser Muammar Qaddafi

 

"Today, there are seemingly no bounds conceivable to what the already astonishingly wealthy will do in order to further magnify their holdings. No suffering of the struggling middle class let alone impoverished brown people inconveniently sitting on top of desirable resources somewhere abroad represents the slightest impediment to a greed which long ago ceased to have any passing relationship with utility. We are simply talking here about sociopaths people who cannot fathom a reason to alter their predatory behavior under any circumstances, even when the lives of millions are at stake, and even when another pile of millions of dollars in their investment portfolio does nothing to improve their condition because they are already so rich to begin with."

David Michael Green

 

"Imagine - if you can - not having a conscience, none at all, no feelings of guilt or remorse no matter what you do, no limiting sense of concern for the well-being of strangers, friends, or even family members. Imagine no struggles with shame, not a single one in your whole life, no matter what kind of selfish, lazy, harmful, or immoral action you had taken.
And pretend that the concept of responsibility is unknown to you, except as a burden others seem to accept without question, like gullible fools.
Now add to this strange fantasy the ability to conceal from other people that your psychological makeup is radically different from theirs. Since everyone simply assumes that conscience is universal among human beings, hiding the fact that you are conscience-free is nearly effortless.
You are not held back from any of your desires by guilt or shame, and you are never confronted by others for your cold-bloodedness. The ice water in your veins is so bizarre, so completely outside of their personal experience, that they seldom even guess at your condition.
In other words, you are completely free of internal restraints, and your unhampered liberty to do just as you please, with no pangs of conscience, is conveniently invisible to the world.
You can do anything at all, and still your strange advantage over the majority of people, who are kept in line by their consciences will most likely remain undiscovered."

Martha Stout, author of the book "The Sociopath Next Door", 2005

 

"Psychopaths naturally gravitate toward positions of power."

Mark M. Rich in his book "The Hidden Evil"

 

"The very traits sought by corporations and other powerful entities are the traits we have been conditioned to see as ideal... conning and manipulative become "persuasive" and "influential"; coldhearted behavior and lack of remorse become "action oriented" and the "ability to make hard decisions"; fearless and impulsive become "courageous" and "high-energy"; lack of emotions becomes "strong" and "controls emotions"."

Andrzej Lobaczewski in his book "Political Ponerology: A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes"

 

"As coworkers, and especially as bosses, psychopaths are domineering, intimidating, frightening, and dangerous. Quick to take credit for others' work and to hire and fire employees on a whim, they tolerate only praise, are extremely short-sighted, and genuinely lack the insight that makes a good leader."

Andrzej Lobaczewski in his book "Political Ponerology: A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes"

"Military institutions are tailor-made for psychopathic killers. The 5% or so of human males who feel no remorse about killing their fellow human beings make the best soldiers. And the 95% who are extremely reluctant to kill make terrible soldiers - unless they are brainwashed with highly sophisticated modern techniques that turn them into functional psychopaths."

Andrzej Lobaczewski in his book "Political Ponerology: A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes"

 

"Serial killers ruin families. Corporate, political and religious psychopaths ruin economies and societies."

Robert Hare

 

"A small proportion of people who suffer from psychologically abnormal personalities have, throughout history, had an immeasurable detrimental impact on our societies, our politics and our world. Enabled by their ruthlessness to readily acquire positions of power, they have long dominated the psychologically normal majority of the world's population."

Ian Hughes

 

"The world is a place where there are no good guys in positions of power. The ruling class, in all cases, is driven by a voracious appetite for supremacy, wealth, and control.
... No one in leadership positions in Washington DC, on Wall Street, in corporate America, or in the mainstream media are good. The entire world is under the control of deceitful, cunning, egomaniacal, corruptible, psychopaths who will stop at nothing to fulfill their personal agendas."

www.theburningplatform.com, 2015

 

"One cannot engage in barbarous action without becoming a barbarian.""

J. William Fulbright, The Arrogance of Power

 

"The single most important quality needed to resist evil is moral autonomy. Moral autonomy is possible only through reflection, self-determination, and the courage not to cooperate. Moral autonomy is what the corporate state, with all its coded attacks on liberal institutions and "leftist" professors, have really set out to destroy."

Chris Hedges

 

"The political system that is in place is a pathological system that is at odds in a very profound way with the being or nature of most people. People of conscience are being ruled by people with no conscience. This fact is the primary injustice and is the basis for the other ills of society."

Henry See in his book "The Trick of the Psychopath's Trade"

 

"In a world of psychopaths, those who are not genetic psychopaths, are induced to behave like psychopaths simply to survive. When the rules are set up to make a society "adaptive" to psychopathy, it makes psychopaths of everyone."

Laura Knight-Jadczyk

 

"Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives."

John Lennon

 

"The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth."

H. L. Mencken

 

"We're living in a pathocracy. The asylum has been taken over by the inmates, and the craziest inmates are the ones who are in line to become the heads of the asylum."

Kevin Barrett, the editor of "Veterans Today", 2016

 

"Sometimes it seems impossible to escape the conclusion that the whole world is going insane with war and preparation for war. However, the situation is merely a manifestation of a psychopathic tendency in politics."

Jerry Russell and Richard Stanley

 

"Some powerful people make their living with the production of arms and sell them to one country for them to use against another country. The industry of death, the desire to have more money, the greed, harms us all. The economic system orbits around money and not men, women.
... Many powerful people don't want peace because they live off war."

Pope Francis, in 2015, met with pupils from Rome's primary schools

 

"Over 400 years ago, the Florentine statesman Niccolo Machiavelli engaged in a profound study of methods used by various rulers to attain power... The findings of Machiavelli and other students of power decree that to obtain power it is essential to ignore the moral laws of man and of God; that promises must be made only with the intention to deceive and to mislead others to sacrifice their own interests; that the most brutal atrocity must be committed as a matter of mere convenience; that friends or allies must be betrayed as matter of course as soon as they have served their purpose. But, it is also decreed that these atrocities must be kept hidden from the common people except only where they are of use to strike terror to the hearts of opponents; that there must be kept up a spurious aspect of benevolence and benefit for the greater number of the people, and even an aspect of humility to gain as much help as possible."

E. C. Knuth in his book "The Empire of the "City"

 

"Psychopaths learn to recognize each other in a crowd as early as childhood, and they develop an awareness of the existence of other individuals similar to them. They also become conscious of being different from the world of those other people surrounding them. They view us from a certain distance. They become experts in our weaknesses and sometimes effect heartless experiments. The suffering and injustice they cause inspire no guilt within them, since such reactions from others are simply a result of their being different and apply only to "those other people"."

Andrzej Lobaczewski in his book "Political Ponerology: A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes"

 

QUIGLEY, CARROLL
(1910-1977) historian, wrote "Tragedy and Hope" the seminal book on the international financial oligarchy

"The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching aim - nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. Each central bank... sought to dominate its government by its ability to control treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world.
... The American branch of this 'English Establishment exerted much of its influence through five American newspapers (the New York Times, the New York Herald Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, and the Boston Evening Transcript."

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

 

"During the past two centuries when the peoples of the world were gradually winning their political freedom from the dynastic monarchies, the major banking families of Europe and America were actually reversing the trend by setting up new dynasties of political control through the formation of international financial combines. These banking dynasties had learned that all governments must have sources of revenue from which to borrow in times of emergency. They had also learned that by providing such funds from their own private resources, they could make both kings and democratic leaders tremendously subservient to their will."

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

 

"The substantive financial powers of the world were in the hands of investment bankers (also called "international" or "merchant" bankers) who remained largely behind the scenes in their own unincorporated private banks. These formed a system of international cooperation and national dominance which was more private, more powerful, and more secret than that of their agents in the central banks. This dominance of investment bankers was based on their control over the flows of credit and investment funds in their own countries and throughout the world. They could dominate the financial and industrial systems of their own countries by their influence over the flow of current funds through bank loans, the discount rate, and the re-discounting of commercial debts; they could dominate governments by their control over current government loans and the play of the international exchanges. Almost all of this power was exercised by the personal influence and prestige of men who had demonstrated their ability in the past to bring off successful financial coupes to keep their word, to remain cool in a crisis, and to share their winning opportunities with their associates. In this system the Rothschilds had been preeminent during much of the nineteenth century, but, at the end of that century, they were being replaced by J. P. Morgan whose central office was in New York, although it was always operated as if it were in London."

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

 

"[John Ruskin became Professor of Fine Arts at Oxford University in 1870] Ruskin wrote to the Oxford undergraduates as members of the privileged, ruling class. He told them they were the possessors of a magnificent tradition of education, beauty, rule of law, freedom, decency, and self-discipline but that this tradition could not be saved, and did not deserve to be saved, unless it could be extended to the lower classes of 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.
... Ruskin's message had a sensational impact. His inaugural lecture was copied out in longhand by one undergraduate, Cecil Rhodes, who kept it with him for thirty years. [Cecil] Rhodes (1853-1902) feverishly exploited the diamond and gold fields of South Africa, rose to be prime minister of the Cape Colony (1890-96), contributed money to political parties, controlled parliamentary seats both in England and South Africa. Rhodes inspired devoted support for his goals in South Africa and in England. With financial support from Lord Rothschild and Alfred Beit, he was able to monopolize the gold mines of South Africa as De Beers Consolidated Mines and to build up a great gold mining enterprise as Consolidated Goldfields. In the middle of the 1890s Rhodes had a personal income of at least a million pounds sterling (then about five million dollars) which he 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 Ruskin had wanted."

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

 

"The efforts of financiers to separate ownership from control were aided by the great capital demands of modern industry. Such demands for capital made necessary the corporation form of business organization. This inevitably brings together the capital owned by a large number of persons to create an enterprise controlled by a small number of persons. The financiers did all they could to make the former number as large as possible and the latter number as small as possible. The result of this was that larger and larger aggregates of wealth fell into the control of smaller and smaller groups of men."

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

 

REAGAN, RONALD

"Under the Reagan administration, senior officials in the State Department had used the proceeds of illicit narcotics trade to finance the supply of weapons to the Nicaraguan Contras."

Michel Chossudovsky, 2005

 

"President Reagan ... was the butcher of my people, a pathological killer. But in the United States, they are accustomed not to recognize their killers."

former UN General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto from NIcaragua

 

"By the end of [Ronald] Reagan's second term the propaganda mills were spending $100 million a year on the manufacture and sale of their product - tort reform, school vouchers, less government, lower taxes, elimination of the labor unions, bigger military budgets, higher interest rates, reduced environmental regulation, privatization of social security, downsized Medicaid and Medicare, more prisons, better surveillance, stricter law enforcement."

Lewis H. Lapham in his book "Pretensions to Empire"

 

"Ronald Reagan, by the time he was elected president, could articulate few political ideas beyond his disdain for communism, taxes, and big government. But it was the very simplicity of those beliefs that made him the perfect pitchman."

William Kleinknecht in his book "The Man Who Sold the World:Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America"

 

"Ronald Reagan managed to legitimize a discourse of selfishness and insensitivity that has had profound social consequences."

Michael Lerner in his book "The Politics of Meaning"

 

"The president of the Screen Actors Guild, a Democrat named Ronald Reagan, cooperated [with the House Un-American Activities Committee] by providing the committee with the names of "security risks" in Hollywood."

Daniel Hellinger and Dennis R. Judd in their book "The Democratic Facade"

 

"Ronald Reagan must be the nicest president who ever destroyed a union, tried to cut school lunch milk rations from six to four ounces, and compelled families in need of public help to first dispose of household goods in excess of $1,000...If there is an authoritarian regime in the American future, Ronald Reagan is tailored to the image of a friendly fascist."

economist Robert Lekachman

 

"It took Ronald Reagan only a few short years to reverse decades of efforts by reformers to bring honesty and accountability to the federal government... The right-wing ideologues and former corporate executives who larded the top layers of government in the Reagan years made a mockery of his promises to reduce government waste while preserving programs for the "truly needy." They were not wired to think in terms of democracy and the common well-being of Americans. Like their patron, they worshipped at the altar of self-interest. They had grown used to rationalizing their greed as the sacred ground of free-market economics. In their view, men like themselves had built this country with their relentless acquisitiveness, and they saw no reason to change their ways once they were appointed to public office. They would simply use government as an extension of their business interests.
Their mind-numbing disregard for the people of this country is well documented, although it seems to have disappeared from the public discourse and it is inexplicably never mentioned as part of Reagan's legacy."

William Kleinknecht in his book "The Man Who Sold the World:Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America"

 

"Ronald Reagan enjoyed the most generous treatment by the press of any President in the postwar era."

Michael Deaver, aide to Ronald Reagan

 

"As President, Ronald Reagan acted on the work habits of a lifetime: he regarded his daily schedule as being something like a shooting script in which characters came and went, scenes were rehearsed and acted out, and the plot was advanced one day at a time, and not always in sequence. The Chief of Staff was a sort of producer, making certain that the star had what he needed to do his best; the staff was like the crew, invisible behind the lights, watching the performance their behind-the scenes efforts had made possible.... Reagan's performance was almost always flawless. If he was scheduled to receive a visitor at ten o'clock, he would finish whatever else he was doing at 9:58, clear off his desk, clear his mind of whatever had gone before, and prepare himself for the next scene."

Donald Regan, Ronald Reagan's Secretary of the Treasury, 1988

 

"First under Nixon and then, with utter mastery, under Ronald Reagan, Republicans adroitly changed their spots. Deliberately, as part of a well-executed strategy, they made themselves the party of the fears and resentments, though not of the social and economic well-being, of middle- and working-class white Southerners. They became what earlier the Dixiecrats and Democrats had been, the party of white supremacy."

TD Allman in his book "Rogue State"

 

"Ronald Reagan .. was most definitely a global empire builder, a servant of the corporatocracy... He would cater to the men who shuttled back and forth from corporate CEO offices to bank boards and into the halls of government. He would serve the men who appeared to serve him but who in fact ran the government - men like Vice President George H. W. Bush, Secretary of State George Shultz, Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, Richard Cheney, Richard Helms, and Robert McNamara. He would advocate what those men wanted: an America that controlled the world and all its resources, a world that answered to the commands of that America, a U.S. military that would enforce the rules as they were written by America, and an international trade and banking system that supported America as CEO of the global empire."

John Perkins in his book "Confessions of Economic Hit Man"

 

"As the supposedly anti-tax president, [Ronald] Reagan in fact increased taxes for a greater number of people (in peace time) than any other president in U.S. history. And he increased taxes not once, but twice (in 1982 and 1983). In a demonstration of class power, he drastically reduced taxes for the 20 percent of the population with the highest incomes, while raising taxes for the majority of the population."

Vincent Navarro, 2006

 

"Ronald Reagan's team created a faux reality for the American public. Civil wars in Central America between impoverished peasants and wealthy oligarchs became East-West showdowns. U.S.-backed insurgents in Nicaragua, Angola and Afghanistan were transformed from corrupt, brutal thugs into noble "freedom-fighters.""

Robert Parry, 2009

 

"Under Ronald Reagan, USAID and the World Bank set up very explicit programs, explicitly designed to destroy Haitian agriculture. They didn't cover it up. They gave an argument that Haiti shouldn't have an agricultural system, it should have assembly plants; women working to stitch baseballs in miserable conditions."

Noam Chomsky, 2010

 

"Ronald Reagan's constant attacks on the inefficiency of government, a rallying cry taken up by legions of conservative politicians across the country, became a self-fulfilling prophecy. The more money that was taken away from government programs, the more ineffective they became, and the more ineffective they became, the more ridiculous government bureaucrats came to be seen in the public eye. Gradually government, and the broader realm of public service, has come to seem disreputable, disdained by the best and brightest college students planning their careers. And the image of government has been dragged down even further by the behavior of politicians, who, imbued with the same exaltation of self-interest that is the essence of Reaganism, increasingly treat public office as a vehicle for their own enrichment."

William Kleinknecht in his book "The Man Who Sold the World:Ronald Reagan and the Betrayal of Main Street America"

 

"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

 

REGIME CHANGE
coups d'etat

"After World War II, in the name of containing Communism, the United States, mostly through the actions of local allies, executed or encouraged coups in, among other places, Guatemala, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and patronized a brutal mercenary war in Nicaragua ... By the end of the Cold War, Latin American security forces trained, funded, equipped, and incited by Washington had executed a reign of bloody terror - hundreds of thousands killed, an equal number tortured, millions driven into exile-from which the region has yet to fully recover."

Greg Grandin in his book "Empire's Workshop"

 

"I have first-hand information that the [United States] empire, through the U.S. Southern Command, made the coup d'etat in Honduras."

Bolivian President Evo Morales, July 2009

 

"The trigger for military coups [in Latin America] was less the elite fear of Soviet encroachment or guerrilla threats than fears of popular demands for social reform and democratic change."

J. Patrice McSherry in the book "Predatory States: Operation Condor and Covert War in Latin America"

 

"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, 2016

 

"It is unlikely the Honduras coup took place without the knowledge of the U.S. military, which has a base in that country... The coup is a message from Latin American and U.S. 'ultraconservatives' to keep leftist governments in line."

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa. July 2009

 

"The Americans who engineered countless military coups, death squads and massacres in Latin America never paid for their crimes - instead they got promoted and they're now running the 'War on Terror".

author Naomi Klein

 

"The democratically elected president [of Honduras Manuel] Zelaya, had called for a new constitution to replace the old one that was really set up by the oligarchy in favor of the very wealthy and the international companies. He also called for a 60 percent increase in the bottom wage rate, which had a huge impact on Dole and Chiquita, two of the biggest employers in that company. They, along with a number of companies that have sweatshops in Honduras, strongly objected, very much the same way that they had objected to Aristide in Haiti, when he did something similar, and called in the military. The general in charge of the military was a graduate of our School of the Americas, this, you know, school that's famous for creating dictators, and they overthrew Zelaya. It was a classic CIA-sponsored type of coup, very similar to what United Fruit had done in Guatemala in the early '50s. And, of course, United Fruit became Chiquita."

John Perkins, 2009

 

"The coups in Iran, Guatemala, South Vietnam, and Chile ... were not rogue operations. Presidents, cabinet secretaries, national security advisers, and CIA directors approved them ... The first thing all four of these coups have in common is that American leaders promoted them consciously, willfully, deliberately, and in strict accordance with the laws of the United States."

Stephen Kinzer in his book "Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Haiti to Iraq"

 

"Coups do not happen in Latin America without the support of those with power in the US."

Bill Quigley and Laura Raymond, 2010

 

" It was under Johnson that Washington began either to organize or patronize a cycle of coups starting in Brazil in 1964, continuing through Uruguay, Bolivia, and Chile, and ending in Argentina in 1976."

Greg Grandin in his book "Empire's Workshop"

 

"The coup against Aristide, then, must be understood not in isolation, but as the culmination of activities that really began the minute he was re-elected in 2000. Destabilization efforts by the U.S. government, active U.S. support for the creation of a so-called civil-society opposition, and eventually the invasion of Haiti by an armed band of criminals and murderers were all part of a process designed to ensure that Haiti would return fully to the fold of the U.S. empire and its minions in Haiti."

Bill Fletcher, Jr, 2004

 

"The United States... supported authoritarian regimes throughout Central and South America during and after the Cold War in defense of its economic and political interests.
In tiny Guatemala, the Central Intelligence Agency mounted a coup overthrowing the democratically elected government in 1954, and it backed subsequent rightwing governments against small leftist rebel groups for four decades. Roughly 200,000 civilians died.
In Chile, a CIA-supported coup helped put General Augusto Pinochet in power from 1973 to 1990.
In Peru, a fragile democratic government is still unraveling the agency's role in a decade of support for the now-deposed and disgraced president, Alberto K. Fujimori.
The United States had to invade Panama in 1989 to topple its narco-dictator, Manuel A. Noriega, who, for almost 20 years, was a valued informant for American intelligence."

John Perkins in his book "Confessions of Economic Hit Man"

 

"Jean-Bertrand Aristide's second term as President of Haiti would end the same way as had his first had, cut short in a U.S.-backed coup d'état. Aristide's opposition to neoliberalism, his defiant stance towards the U.S. and France, and his enduring popularity with Haiti's poor had made him a marked man from the very beginning of his term in February 2001."

Nik Barry-Shaw, 2008

"On June 28, 2009, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was awakened by gunfire. A coup was carried out by US-trained military officers, including graduates of the infamous US Army School of the Americas (WHINSEC) in Georgia. President Zelaya was illegally taken to Costa Rica.
Democracy in Honduras ended as a de facto government of the rich and powerful seized control. A sham election backed by the US confirmed the leadership of the coup powers. The US and powerful lobbyists continue to roam the hemisphere trying to convince other Latin American countries to normalize relations with the coup government."

Bill Quigley and Laura Raymond, 2010

 

"History is repeating itself in Haiti, as democracy is being destroyed for the second time in the past fifteen years. Amazingly, the main difference seems to be that this time it is being done openly and in broad daylight, with the support of the "international community" and the United Nations
... The US Agency for International Development and the International Republican Institute (the international arm of the Republican Party) had spent tens of millions of dollars to create and organize an opposition ... and to make Haiti under Aristide ungovernable.
... Taking advantage of Haiti's desperate poverty and dependence on foreign aid, it stopped international aid to the government, from the summer of 2000 until the 2004 coup."

Mark Weisbrot, 2005

 

"In March 1982, General Efrain Rios Montt seized power in Guatemala in a military coup. An avowed fundamentalist Christian, he immediately impressed Washington where President Reagan hailed Rios Montt as "a man of great personal integrity." But under Rios Montt, the slaughter in the countryside and selective assassinations in the cities only grew worse.
By July 1982, Rios Montt had begun a new scorched-earth campaign called his "rifles and beans" policy. The slogan meant that pacified Indians would get "beans," while all others could expect to be the target of army "rifles." In October, he secretly gave carte blanche to the feared "Archivos" intelligence unit to expand "death squad" operations. Based at the Presidential Palace, the "Archivos" masterminded many of Guatemala's most notorious assassinations.
The U.S. embassy was soon hearing more accounts of the army conducting Indian massacres. However, during a swing through Latin America, Reagan discounted the mounting reports of hundreds of Mayan villages being eradicated. On December 4, 1982, after meeting with dictator Rios Montt, Reagan hailed the general as "totally dedicated to democracy" and asserted that Rios Montt's government was "getting a bum rap."
On January 7, 1983, Reagan lifted the ban on military aid to Guatemala and authorized the sale of $6 million in military hardware. Approval covered spare parts for UH-1H helicopters and A-37 aircraft used in counterinsurgency operations. Radios, batteries and battery chargers were also in the package. State Department spokesman John Hughes said political violence in the cities had "declined dramatically" and that rural conditions had improved, too.
In February 1983, however, a secret CIA cable noted a rise in "suspect right-wing violence" with kidnappings of students and teachers. Bodies of victims were appearing in ditches and gullies. CIA sources traced these political murders to Rios Montt's order to the "Archivos" in October to "apprehend, hold, interrogate and dispose of suspected guerrillas as they saw fit."
Despite these grisly facts on the ground, the annual State Department human rights survey praised the supposedly improved human rights situation in Guatemala. "The overall conduct of the armed forces had improved by late in the year" 1982, the report stated."

Robert Parry in his book "Secrecy & Privilege"

"[President of Haiti Jean-Bertrand] Aristide did not resign. He was abducted by the United States in the commission of a coup."

Randall Robinson, the founder and former director of TransAfrica, 2004

 

"It is firm and continuing policy that Allende be overthrown by a coup.... We are to continue to generate maximum pressure toward this end utilizing every appropriate resource. It is imperative that these actions be implemented clandestinely and securely so that United States Government and American hand be well hidden."

cable outlining CIA objectives in Chile to the station chief in Santiago

 

"In Indonesia in 1965 a group of young military officers attempted a coup against the U.S.-backed military establishment and murdered six of seven top military officers. The Agency seized this opportunity to overthrow Sukarno and to destroy the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI), which had three million members... Estimates of the number of deaths that occurred as a result of this CIA ... operation run from one-half million to more than one million people."

Ralph McGehee in his book "Deadly Deceits"

 

"At the time of the Rios Montt coup d'etat in March 1982, the Israeli press ... referred to the Montt coup as "the Israeli connection" because that group was "trained and equipped by Israel"
... Rios Montt himself told ABC News reporters that his coup had been successful because "many of our soldiers were trained by the Israelis."

Bishara Bahbah in her book "Israel and Latin America: The Military Connection"

 

The U.S. wants to overthrow President Hugo Chavez to put Venezuela in line with their other clients in Latin America and knock down the only government that offers an alternative foreign policy for the whole region. They don't want that alternative present.
That's why this coup was planned, directed, and financed by the Bush administration. It wasn't just the CIA. The assistant secretary of state for Western hemisphere affairs was involved - I'm talking about the Cuban terrorist exile Otto Reich. I'm talking about people like Elliot Abrams, who was in the Reagan administration and involved in justifying the killings in Central America, which amounted to 300,000 deaths. I'm talking about John Negroponte, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, who was involved with the death squads in Honduras.
You have thugs running U.S. policy in Latin America, who are capable not only of overthrowing a government but engaging in the kind of violent repression that was launched in those 24 hours of the coup against Hugo Chavez.

James Petras interview, 2002

 

"80 percent of the officers who carried out the 1964 coup against President Goulart [Brazil] had been trained by the United States."

Penny Lernoux in her book "Cry of the People"

 

"The moment of Arbenz's fall is the moment history stopped in Guatemala or took another course, the army withdrawing support for an elected government that had relied upon it, joining in a CIA-supported coup replacing democrat with dictator, and beginning forty years of military repression."

Kate Millett in her book "Politics of Cruelty"


"Documents clearly show knowledge of the detailed plans for the coup against Chávez, written by the CIA... financial and advisory agencies like the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the International Republican Institute (IRI), the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) financed all the groups, NGOs, trade unions, businesspeople, political parties and the media involved in the coup."

Eva Golinger, 2008

 

"In Guatemala, United Fruit supported the CIA-backed 1954 military coup against President Jacobo Arbenz, a reformer who had carried out a land reform package. Arbenz' overthrow led to more than thirty years of unrest and civil war in Guatemala."

Nikolas Kozloff, 2009

 

"On September 11, 1973, General Augusto Pinochet orchestrated a coup d'état, with the aid and participation of the CIA, against the Allende government of Chile, overthrowing it and installing Pinochet as dictator. The next day, an economic plan for the country was on the desks of the General Officers of the Armed Forces who performed government duties. The plan entailed "privatization, deregulation and cuts to social spending," written up by "U.S.-trained economists." These were the essential concepts in neoliberal thought, which, through the oil crises of the 1970s, would be forced upon the developing world through the World Bank and IMF."

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"The [U.S.] military acts in the interests of the corporate and financial elite, as those countries that do not submit to American economic hegemony are deemed enemies, and the military is ultimately sent in to implement "regime change." "

Andrew Gavin Marshall

 

"The coups in Iran, Guatemala, South Vietnam, and Chile were all "what the President ordered." They were not rogue operations. Presidents, cabinet secretaries, national security advisers, and CIA directors approved them, authorized by the 1947 law that created the CIA and assigned it "duties related to intelligence affecting the national security." The first thing all four of these coups have in common is that American leaders promoted them consciously, willfully, deliberately, and in strict accordance with the laws of the United States."

Stephen Kinzer in his book "Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Haiti to Iraq"

 

"Right wing [American] ideologues and shell NGOs based out of Washington played a critical role in the coup [in Honduras in 2009 ... and are hell bent on stopping the growing populist movements throughout Latin America from gaining more influence and power."

Bill Quigley and Laura Raymond

 

REPORT FROM IRON MOUNTAIN
(
published in 1967)

"Without war, no government has ever been able to obtain acquiescence in its 'legitimacy,' or right to rule its society... Obviously, if the war system were to be discarded, new political machinery would be needed at once to serve this vital subfunction. Until it is developed, the continuance of the war system must be assured, if for no other reason, among others, than to preserve whatever quality and degree of poverty a society requires as an incentive, as well as to maintain the stability of its internal organization of power."

from the book "Report from Iron Mountain"

 

"Whether the substitute [to war] is ritual in nature or functionally substantive, unless it provides a believable life-and-death threat it will not serve the socially organizing function of war."

from the book "Report from Iron Mountain"

 

"Economic surrogates for war must meet two principal criteria. They must be "wasteful," in the common sense of the word, and they must operate outside the normal supply-demand system. A corollary that should be obvious is that the magnitude of the waste must be sufficient to meet the needs of a particular society. An economy as advanced and complex as our own requires the planned average annual destruction of not less than 10 percent of gross national product."

from the book "Report from Iron Mountain"

 

"It may be that gross pollution of the environment can eventually replace the possibility of mass destruction by nuclear weapons as the principal apparent threat to the survival of the species. Poisoning of the air, and of the principal sources of food and water supply, is already well advanced, and at first glance would seem promising in this respect; it constitutes a threat that can be dealt with only through social organization and political power. But from present indications it will be a generation to a generation and a half before environmental pollution, however severe, will be sufficiently menacing, on a global scale, to offer a possible basis for a solution."

from the book "Report from Iron Mountain"

 

"The Report from Iron Mountain, was advertised as the result of a four-year study by a group of 15 American intellectuals, including the future editors of The Nation Victor Navasky and Richard Lingeman, novelist E.L Doctorov, and economist John Kenneth Galbraith.
... This 152-page report, reedited in 2002 by DIANE Publishing Company, discussed the long-term perspectives of the end of the epoch of wars, and the need for in- troducing substitutes to counter the risks caused by standing peace.
... At first the Report from Iron Mountain was supposedly classified by President Lyndon Johnson, but after a few years it was published in book form as a leak, and immediately became a bestseller.
... Although "fictional," the report probably was accurate in reflecting the opinions of the American intellectual and political elites of the time. Later on, many of the programs and institutions it called for became actual policy within the nation- al and international agenda.
... The Report from Iron Mountain proposed the creation of global police forces, the introduction of a modern form of slav- ery, eugenics, mass euthanasia, mass welfare, the invention of a new quasi-religious myth on planetary risks, and exaggerated environmental protection, including widespread government spending and controls.
... What followed were a string of events that led to an explosion of ecological movements including the current climatic hysteria.
... Soon after the report's publication in 1967, the U.S. Congress passed the National Environmental Protection Act (1969), and on Dec. 2, 1970, President Richard Nixon established the giant U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (by 2003 the EPA had 17,648 employees), the first environment ministry in the world.
... One of the most important recommendations of the "Report from Iron Mountain" was a need to concentrate public opinion on the contamination of the planetary environment, and on fictitious global enemies."

Zbigniew Jaworowski, 2009

 

"However unlikely some of the possible alternate enemies may seem, we must emphasize that one must be found, of credible quality and magnitude, if a transition to peace is ever to come about without social disintegration.... It is more probable, in our judgment, that such a threat will have to be invented, rather than developed from unknown conditions."

from the book "Report from Iron Mountain"

 

"Substitute institutions ... have been proposed for consideration as replacements for the nonmilitary functions of war.
... a) An omnipresent, virtually omnipotent international police force. b) An established and recognized extraterrestrial menace. c) Massive global environmental pollution. d) Fictitious alternate enemies.
... a) Programs generally derived from the Peace Corps model. b) A modern, sophisticated form of slavery...
... a) Intensified environmental pollution. b) New religions or combination mythologies. c) Socially oriented blood games. d) Combination forms.
... A comprehensive program of applied eugenics."

from the book "Report from Iron Mountain"

 

"However unlikely some of the possible alternate enemies ... may seem, we must emphasize that one must be found, of credible quality and magnitude, if a transition to peace is ever to come about without social disintegration... It is more probable, in our judgment, that such a threat will have to be invented, rather than developed from unknown conditions."

from the book "Report from Iron Mountain"

 

"The permanent possibility of war is the foundation for stable government; it supplies the basis for general acceptance of political authority. It has enabled societies to maintain necessary class distinctions, and it has ensured the subordination of the citizen to the state."

"Report from Iron Mountain", reviewed by Alan Jones in his book "How The World Really Works"

 

"[The Report from Iron Mountain] was commissioned and executed, not by ivory tower dreamers and theoreticians, but by people who are in charge. It is the brainchild of the CFR [Council on Foreign Relations]. Furthermore, it should be obvious that the stratagems outlined in the report are already being implemented. All one has to do is hold the report in one hand and the daily newspaper in the other to realize that every major trend in American life is conforming to the recommendations of the report. So many things that otherwise are incomprehensible suddenly become perfectly clear: foreign aid, wasteful spending, the destruction of American industry, a job corps, gun control, a national police force, the apparent demise of Soviet power, a UN army, disarmament, a world bank, a world money, the surrender of national independence through treaties, and the ecology hysteria. The Report From Iron Mountain has already created our present. It is now shaping our future."

G. Edward Griffin's in his book "The Creature from Jekyll Island" reviewing the book "The Report from Iron Mountain"

 

"A possible surrogate for the control of potential enemies of society is the reintroduction, in some form consistent with modern technology and political processes, of slavery.... It is entirely possible that the development of a sophisticated form of slavery may be an absolute prerequisite for social control in a world at peace. As a practical matter, conversion of the code of military discipline to a euphemized form of enslavement would entail surprisingly little revision; the logical first step would be the adoption of some form of "universal" military service."

Report from Iron Mountain, 1967

 

RESERVE CURRENCY

"The US dollar is the world's main reserve currency. While less privileged nations are periodically constrained by shortages of foreign exchange, the USA can borrow in its own currency - it can print money to acquire real resources, and live beyond its means for a long time.
... The ability to pay foreign debts in its own currency - which it can print - helped America fight and pay for the Vietnam war; it helped President George W. Bush cut taxes and rack up huge deficits. And when the time comes one day to pay for the mess, you can shift a lot of the burden of adjustment onto other states.
Countries use dollars for their reserves because dollar markets are large and liquid, and the dollar is trusted to be relatively stable. Oil is priced in dollars. People trade in dollars... Today two-thirds of the world's official foreign exchange reserve are held in dollars. Dollars make the world go round."

Nicholas Shaxson in his book "Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World"

 

"Prior to the Vietnam War the world operated under the Bretton Woods monetary system, a post-World War II arrangement that pegged all currencies to the dollar and made only the dollar convertible to gold, thereby ensuring the dollar's reserve currency status. During the 1950s, the system seemed invulnerable as U.S. gold reserves exceeded foreign liabilities by threefold. By 1970, however, as the U.S. inflated its money supply to fund the Southeast Asian conflict, the monetary position of the U.S. reversed, with foreign liabilities exceeding gold reserves fivefold. When France demanded gold for dollars at the statutory rate of $35/oz., President Nixon shut the gold window for good. As a result, currencies went from a fixed to a floating (and pegged) rate system in 1973."

Ann Berg, 2008

 

"The US is bankrupt. However, the US dollar remains the world reserve currency. This means that the US can print money to pay its bills. As long as the world accepts the dollar as world reserve currency, the US will be able to continue its wars."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"Not only are China and Japan the two largest holders of U.S. dollar reserves, but for the first time in history, the world's main reserve currency belongs to a debtor nation - and one indebted to its rivals."

Parag Khanna in the book "The Second World"

 

"When the world went off the gold standard, a reserve currency had to be provided by some large-currency country to service global trade. But leaving its currency out there for international purposes meant that the country would have to continually buy more than it sold, running large deficits until it eventually went broke. The U.S. has fueled the world economy for the last 50 years, but now it is going broke. The U.S. can settle its debts and get its own house in order, but that would cause world trade to contract. A substitute global reserve currency is needed to fuel the global economy while the U.S. solves its debt problems, and that new currency is to be the IMF's SDRs (Special Drawing Rights)."

economist Robert Triffin in the 1960s

 

"The US dollar is the world's reserve currency. It comprises the reserves of foreign central banks... The day the dollar loses its reserve currency role, the US government cannot pay its bills in its own currency. The result will be a dramatic reduction in US living standards."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2008

 

"Recent signs from the Council on Foreign Relations are that the U.S. will accept that the dollar can no longer reign supreme as the world's sole reserve currency and that it must give way to the Euro and the Chinese Yuan in sharing this role."

Richard C. Cook, 2008

 

"In the second decade of the 21st century, America's Zionist wars against Islam will expand. America's wars in behalf of Israel's territorial expansion will complete the bankruptcy of America. The Treasury's bonds to finance the US government's enormous deficits will lack for buyers. Therefore, the bonds will be monetized by the Federal Reserve. The result will be rising rates of inflation. The inflation will destroy the dollar as world reserve currency, and the US will no longer be able to pay for its imports. Shortages will appear, including food and gasoline, and "Superpower America" will find itself pressed to the wall as a third world country unable to pay its debts."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2009

 

"So long as the US dollar remains the reserve currency of trade and in central bank reserves worldwide, then the United States essentially can export its inflation to the rest of the world. In effect, the dollar surplus lands have no choice with their surplus dollars, but to buy U.S. Treasury debt ­ to finance America's wars around the world. Those are in a sense being financed by the dollar accumulations in the central banks of Asia and elsewhere around the world."

F. William Engdahl, 2011

 

"When a global currency is introduced, only then do I expect a sort of collapse of the US dollar versus this global currency. In this way, the world can carry on while the former global reserve currency called the US dollar will be free to depreciate to a level where solvency is regained and the now unpayable US debt is inflated away to the point where it can be repaid in depreciated dollars. US citizens will experience a continued decay as the US becomes to resemble more and more, a third world country."

Craig Harris, 2008

 

"The Greenback may be the premier world reserve currency now, but that can and likely will change very quickly over the next couple years. The Dollar is a device that has outlived its usefulness as far as global bankers are concerned. The IMF has on several occasions made it clear that they eventually intend for the SDR (Special Drawing Rights) to replace the Dollar as the world reserve currency, and they have openly admitted that it will one day be established as a global currency."

Giordano Bruno, 2010

 

RHODES, CECIL

"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. And what does not seem to be known to anyone is that this secret society was created by Rhodes and principal trustee, Lord Miler, and continues to exist to this day.
... In this secret society Rhodes was to be leader ... 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 Miler as the Round Table organization)."

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 of the Anglo-Saxon race but one Empire."

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

 

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

 

ROCKEFELLER OIL AND BANKING DYNASTY

"In 2000, J.P. Morgan merged with Chase Manhattan, leading to the integration of J.P. Morgan, Chase, Chemical and Manufacturers Hanover into a single financial entity. Bear Stearns was acquired in 2008 by J.P. Morgan Chase following its collapse. This banking empire controlled by the Rockefeller family has assets of more than 1.6 trillion dollars."

Michel Chossudovsky

 

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

David Rockefeller in his autobiography "Memoirs"

 

"In the 1960's economist Peter Dooley identified fifteen major financial groups in the US. The Rockefeller/Morgan group dwarfed the other fourteen. It controlled five of six of the mega-banks [Bank of America was controlled by the Rothschilds]"

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

 

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

F. William Engdahl

 

"The entire Rockefeller empire was financed by the Rothschilds."

Eustice Mullins in his book "World Order"

 

"The Rockefellers and Rothschilds have been partners ever since the 1880s."

David Allen Rivera in his book "Final Warning: A History of the New World Order, 2010

 

"David Rockefeller is the most conspicuous representative today of the ruling class, a multinational fraternity of men who shape the global economy and manage the flow of its capital ... Private citizen David Rockefeller is accorded privileges of a head of state ... He is untouched by customs or passport offices and hardly pauses for traffic lights."

journalist Bill Moyers in a TV documentary "The Secret Government", 1980

 

"John D. Rockefeller was a Machiavellian who boasted that he hated competition. Whenever he could, Rockefeller used the government to promote his own interests and to hinder his competitors. Monopoly capitalism is impossible unless you have a government with the power to strangle would-be competitors.
The easiest way to control or eliminate competitors is not to best them in the marketplace, but to use the power of government to exclude them from the marketplace. If you wish to control commerce, banking, transportation, and natural resources on a national level, you must control! the federal government. If you and your clique wish to establish worldwide monopolies, you must control World Government."


Gary Allen in his book "The Rockefeller File"

 

"Eugenics was the racist pseudoscience determined to wipe away all human beings deemed 'unfit,' preserving only those who conformed to a Nordic stereotype.
... Eugenics would have been so much bizarre parlor talk had it not been for extensive financing by corporate philanthropies, specifically the Carnegie Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Harriman railroad fortune... The Rockefeller Foundation helped found the German eugenics program and even funded the program that Josef Mengele worked in before he went to Auschwitz."

Edwin Black, 2003

 

ROTHSCHILD BANKING DYNASTY

"Today the Rothschild's control a far-flung financial empire, which includes majority stakes in most world central banks. The Edmond de Rothschild clan owns the Banque Privee SA in Lugano, Switzerland and the Rothschild Bank AG of Zurich. The family of Jacob Lord Rothschild owns the powerful Rothschild Italia in Milan. They are founding members of the exclusive $10 trillion Club of the Isles - which controls corporate giants Royal Dutch Shell, Imperial Chemical Industries, Lloyds of London, Unilever, Barclays, Lonrho, Rio Tinto Zinc, BHP Billiton and Anglo American DeBeers. It dominates the world supply of petroleum, gold, diamonds, and many other vital raw materials.
The Club of the Isles provides capital for George Soros' Quantum Fund NV - which made substantial financial gains in 1998-99 following the collapse of currencies of Thailand, Indonesia and Russia. Soros was a major shareholder at George W. Bush's Harken Energy. The Club of Isles is led by the Rothschilds and includes Queen Elizabeth II and other wealthy European aristocrats and Nobility."

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

 

"The Rothschilds control the Bank of England, the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the IMF, the World Bank and the Bank of International Settlements. Also they own most of the gold in the world as well as the London Gold Exchange, which sets the price of gold every day. It is said the family owns over half the wealth of the planet-estimated by Credit Suisse to be $231 trillion-and is controlled by Evelyn Rothschild, the current head of the family."

Pete Papaherakles, americanfrepress.net, Feb. 10, 2012

 

"The Rothschilds have conquered the World more thoroughly, more cunningly, and much more lastingly than all the Caesars before."

Frederic Morton

 

"If you will look back at every war in Europe during the Nineteenth Century, you will see that they always ended with the establishment of a 'balance of power.' With every reshuffling there was a balance of power in a new grouping around the House of Rothschild in England, France, or Austria. They grouped nations so that if any king got out of line a war would break out and the war would be decided by which way the financing went. Researching the debt positions of the warring nations will usually indicate who was to be punished."

Professor Stuart Crane
[from the book "None Dare Call It Conspiracy" by Gary Allen]

 

"The House of Rothschild financed the Prussian War, the Crimean War and the British attempt to seize the Suez Canal from the French. Nathan Rothschild made a huge financial bet on Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, while also funding the Duke of Wellington's peninsular campaign against Napoleon. Both the Mexican War and the Civil War were gold mines for the family."

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

 

"There is but one power in Europe and that is Rothschild."

19th century French commentator

 

"The name "Rothschild" cannot be found in the publication's list of the 500 wealthiest people on Earth because the family's wealth has been distributed amongst hundreds of heirs throughout the years. Although it is difficult to estimate exactly how much this powerful family is worth due to their renowned secrecy and the scale of their operations, the net worth has been estimated at anywhere between $US1 trillion and $US100 trillion.
The Rothschilds are thought to control the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Bank of International Settlements. They own most of the world's gold and the London Gold Exchange."

www.australiannationalreview.com, 2014

 

"Near the end of the 19th century, the Rothschild bank, was the biggest concentration of financial capital in the world."

Andrew Gavin Marshall, Global Research

 

"The Rothschilds are the richest people in Europe."

Austrian Prince Mettemich's secretary wrote of the Rothschilds, 1818

 

"The Rothschild family combined with the Dutch House of Orange to found Bank of Amsterdam in the early 1600's as the world's first central bank. In 1694 British King William III teamed up with the Rothschild's to launch the Bank of England."

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

 

"The Rothschilds and members of the European aristocracy, who purchased the stocks in the Bank of England around 1700, rank at the number one position in the dynastic families of the New World Order hierarchy. At the next level come families subservient to Rothschilds et al, their "courtiers" as he calls them: the Morgans, the Rockefellers and the Harrimans. And then at the third level are families which are courtiers of the families at level two."

Mujahid Kamran, 2017

 

"The few who can understand the money system will be either so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favours, that there will be no opposition from that class, while, on the other hand, that great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that Capital derives from the system, will bear its burden without complaint and, perhaps, without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests."

letter written from London by the Rothschilds to their New York agents introducing their banking method into America

 

"The Rothschild Formula is to propel governments into war for the profits they yield."

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

 

"The Rothschild's sit at the apex of the Eight Families banking cartel. The family accumulated its vast wealth issuing war bonds to Black Nobility for centuries, including the British Windsors, the French Bourbons, the German von Thurn und Taxis, the Italian Savoys and the Austrian and Spanish Hapsburgs."

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

 

"In the early 19th century, the House of Rothschild controlled a fortune estimated to be well over $300,000,000, a phenomenal sum around that time."

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

 

"The trillionaire masters of the universe [Rothschild and Rockefeller] remain hidden whilst Forbes magazine poses lower ranking billionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett as the richest men in the World."

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"The Rothschild's and the Warburgs are main stockholders of the German Bundesbank. The Rothschilds' control Japan's biggest banking house Nomura Securities."

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

 

"When the Rothschilds-instigated First World War ended, the victorious Illuminati bankers plundered a prostrate Germany and then proceeded to plan for another World War because two of their goals could not be achieved: the League of Nations did not succeed because the people of the U.S. did not want it and the state of Israel was still a dream. So the Rothschilds decided to establish new think tanks that would provide the deceptive arguments to lead mankind to the abyss again and again. They established the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA) and its American arm the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)."

Mujahid Kamran, 2017

 

"It is believed that the Rothschilds hold 53% of the stock of the U.S. Federal Reserve."

David Allen Rivera in his book "Final Warning: A History of the New World Order, 2010

 

"The Rothschild's exert political control through the secretive Business Roundtable, which they created in 1909 with the help of Lord Alfred Milner and South African industrialist Cecil Rhodes."

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

 

"The power of the Rothschild family was evidenced on September 24, 2002, when a helicopter touched down on the lawn of Waddedson Manor, their ancestral home in Buckinghamshire, England. Out of the helicopter strode Warren Buffet and Arnold Schwarzenegger, at that time a candidate for the Governorship of California. Also in attendance at this two day meeting of the World's most powerful businessmen and financiers hosted by Jacob Rothschild were James Wolfensohn, president of the World Bank and Nicky Oppenheimer, chairman of De Beers. Arnold went on to secure the governorship of one of the biggest economies on the planet a year later. That he was initiated into the ruling class in the Rothschilds' English country manor suggests that the centre of gravity of the three hundred trillion dollar cartel is in the U.K. and Europe not the U.S."

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"I care not what puppet  is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire. The man who controls Britain's money supply controls the  British Empire and I control the British money supply." 

Nathan Mayer Rothschild

 

"By the middle of the 19th century, the Rothschilds were the richest family in the world, perhaps in all of history. Their five international banking houses comprised one of the first multinational corporations."

Patricia Goldstone in her book "Aaronsohn's Maps"

 

"The House of Rothschild made its money in the great crashes of history and the great wars of history, the very periods when others lost their money."

E. C. Knuth in his book "The Empire of the "City": The Secret History of British Financial Power

 

"Seven men in Wall Street now control a great share of the fundamental industry and resources of the United States. These powerful men were themselves answerable to a foreign power which had been steadfastly seeking to extend its control over the young republic of the United States since its very inception. This power was the financial power of England, centered in the London Branch of the House of Rothschild. The fact was that in 1910, the United States was for all practical purposes being ruled from England, and so it is today [1911]."

"The Seven Men" an article by John Moody - McClure's Magazine, August 1911

 

"In 1810, the Rothschilds began to push for a country for the Jews, so they created a new brand of Judaism called Reform Judaism which would establish a new Jewish country, which is now Israel. Only the Rothschilds could do that because to create a worldwide movement costs a lot of money."

Eustace Mullins, 2008

 

"Rothschild-controlled Barings Bank bankrolled the Chinese opium and African slave trades. It financed the Louisiana Purchase. The House of Rothschild financed the Prussian War, the Crimean War and the British attempt to seize the Suez Canal from the French. Nathan Rothschild made a huge financial bet on Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, while also funding the Duke of Wellington's peninsular campaign against Napoleon. Both the Mexican War and the Civil War were gold mines for the family."

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

 

"James Rothschild's wealth had reached the 600 million mark. Only one man in France possessed more. That was the King, whose wealth was 800 million. The aggregate wealth of all the bankers in France was 150 million less than that of James Rothschild. This naturally gave him untold powers, even to the extent of unseating governments whenever he chose to do so."

David Druck in his book "Baron Edmond de Rothschild"
[James de Rothschild (1792-1868) was the youngest son of Rothschild dynasty founder Mayer Amshel Rothschild (1744-1812)]
[Edmond de Rothschild (1845-1934) was the youngest son of James de Rothschild]

 

"The division of the United States into federations of equal force [The North & The South] was decided long before the Civil War. These bankers were afraid that the United States would upset their financial domination over the world. The voice of the Rothschilds prevailed."

German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck

 

"There has been a well-founded notion since America's inception that the European Rothschild-led Illuminati bankers have sought to bring America to its knees and return it to the fold of the Crown of England."

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

 

"It was a relatively simple matter for the American public to accept the "fact" that the Rockefellers were the preeminent power in this country. This myth was actually clothed in the apparel of power, the Rockefeller Oil Trust becoming the "military-industrial complex" which assumed political control of the nation; the Rockefeller Medical Monopoly attained control of the health care of the nation, and the Rockefeller Foundation, a web of affiliated tax exempt creations, effectively controlled the religious and educational life of the nation. The myth succeeded in its goal of camouflaging the hidden rulers, the Rothschilds.
... The principal accomplishments of the Rockefeller drive for power, the rebate scheme for monopoly, the chartering of the foundations to gain power over American citizens, the creation of the central bank, the Federal Reserve System, the backing of the World communist revolution and the creation of the Medical Monopoly, all came from the Rothschilds."

Eustace Mullins, 2008

 

"Perhaps the largest repository for Rothschild wealth today is Rothschilds Continuation Holdings AG - a secretive Swiss-based bank holding company. By the late 1990s scions of the Rothschild global empire were Barons Guy and Elie de Rothschild in France and Lord Jacob and Sir Evelyn Rothschild in Britain. Evelyn was chairman of the Economist and a director at DeBeers and IBM UK."

Dean Henderson, The Federal Reserve Cartel: Freemasons and The House of Rothschild, Global Research, June 2011

 

"Retired management consultant Gaylon Ross Sr, author of "Who's Who of the Global Elite", has been tipped from a private source that the combined wealth of the Rockefeller family in 1998 was approx (US) $11 trillion and the Rothschilds (U.S.) $100 trillion."

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"The Rothschild cabal have infiltrated your government, your media, your banking institutions. They are no longer content with committing atrocities in the Middle East, they are now doing it on their own soil (Europe), desperate to complete the plan for a one world government, world army, complete with a world central bank."

Russian President Vadimir Putin - to a Kremlin tour group, 2017

 

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