"The National Security Agency is the eyes and ears of the U.S. intelligence community, including the Shadow Government. It intercepts nearly all international telephone calls, faxes, and emails that travel by satellite or microwave link over any part of their journey. The same goes for cell phone calls (NSA maintains satellites devoted to intercepting cell phone calls), radio transmissions, and other electronic communications that cross international borders. Domestic communications can be, and have been, monitored with equal ease. NSA has the most advanced computers in the world, and their text and speech recognition software scans all intercepted communications for key words and phrases; if they detect any of these, then the entire communication is analyzed. Email encryption and telephone scrambling offer no security. NSA can easily crack such encryption, and it is reported that using encryption only arouses NSA's interest. In fact, it is safest today to assume that any communication you make via electronic means-by phone, fax, the internet, radio, etc.- may be intercepted and analyzed by the NSA."

Harry Helms


"The capability of the NSA (National Security Agency) any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything: telephone conversations, telegrams, it doesn't matter. There would be no place to hide... There would be no way to fight back because the most careful effort to combine together in resistance to the government, no matter how privately it was done, is within the reach of the government to know... I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency and all agencies that possess this technology, operate within the law and under proper supervision, so that we never cross over that abyss. That is the abyss from which there is no return."

Senator Frank Church (D-Idaho), investigating the National Security Agency, 1975


"The National Security Agency is largely civilians, and they're mostly the analysts and the people who design the sophisticated satellites and do a lot of the technical development work and break a lot of the codes and so forth. And the people on the front lines, the intercept operators, are almost all military, and some civilians who transition from the military into a private contractor."

James Bamford in his book "The Shadow Factory"


"The NSA (National Security Agency), a U.S. spy agency with a budget four times that of the CIA, has the technology to record every word transmitted by telephone, fax, or e-mail in any part of the world... The NSA's real mission is to maintain U.S. economic and political control over the planet, but national security and the struggle against terrorism are its formal covers."

Eduardo Galeano


"The NSA (National Security Agency) has a greater potential for gathering information than any police state has ever had. The FBI can merely dream of putting an agent behind every mailbox; the NSA literally has the capacity to intercept all communications."

Morton H. Halperin, Jerry J. Berman & Robert L. Borosage in their book "The Lawless State"


"The National Security Agency is the eyes and ears of the U.S. intelligence community... It intercepts nearly all international telephone calls, faxes, and emails that travel by satellite or microwave link over any part of their journey. The same goes for cell phone calls (NSA maintains satellites devoted to intercepting cell phone calls), radio transmissions, and other electronic communications that cross international borders. Domestic communications can be, and have been, monitored with equal ease. NSA has the most advanced computers in the world, and their text and speech recognition software scans all intercepted communications for key words and phrases; if they detect any of these, then the entire communication is analyzed. Email encryption and telephone scrambling offer no security. NSA can easily crack such encryption, and it is reported that using encryption only arouses NSA's interest. In fact, it is safest today to assume that any communication you make via electronic means-by phone, fax, the internet, radio, etc.- may be intercepted and analyzed by the NSA."

Harry Helms in his book "Inside the Shadow Government"


"NSA specializes in SIGINT, which is signals intelligence. And what that is is eavesdropping. And that's actually where the US gets most of its intelligence. It doesn't really get most of its intelligence from human spies, because they're fairly unreliable and they're very rare to find. But it gets most of its intelligence from eavesdropping on communications, whether it's telephone calls or email or faxes, computer transfers of information between computers, any kind of information like that, instant messages. It intercepts it. So NSA is the big ear.
And the way it works is, it picks up communications from satellites, it taps undersea and underground fiber-optic cables, it gets information any way it can, and then some of the information is encrypted, and it's responsible for breaking those codes and then sending the information that it gets from these intercepts to other agencies."

James Bamford in his book "The Shadow Factory"



"The US. National Security State refers to the Executive Office of the White House, the National Security Council (NSC), National Security Administration, Central Intelligence Agency, Pentagon, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and other such units that are engaged in surveillance, suppression, covert action, and forceful interventions abroad and at home."

Michael Parenti in his book "Against Empire"


"In the 1960s, '70s, and early '80s, U.S.-backed armed forces carried out military coups throughout Latin America, moving to obliterate leftist forces and extirpate leftist ideas. The militaries installed a new form of rule - the national security state."

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


"The National Security State or Doctrine, generally referrs to the ideology and institutions (CIA, Dept. of Defense) established by the National Security Act of 1947, an enduring legacy of then President Harry S. Truman, in support of his doctrine "to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures".
In his book "Brave New World Order" Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer identified seven characteristics of a National Security State:
The first characteristic of a National Security State is that the military is the highest authority. In a National Security State the military not only guarantees the security of the state against all internal and external enemies, it has enough power to determine the overall direction of the society. In a National Security State the military exerts important influence over political, economic, as well as military affairs.
A second defining feature of a National Security State is that political democracy and democratic elections are viewed with suspicion, contempt, or in terms of political expediency. National Security States often maintain an appearance of democracy. However, ultimate power rests with the military or within a broader National Security Establishment.
A third characteristic of a National Security State is that the military and related sectors wield substantial political and economic power. They do so in the context of an ideology which stresses that 'freedom" and "development" are possible only when capital is concentrated in the hands of elites.
A fourth feature of a National Security State is its obsession with enemies. There are enemies of the state everywhere. Defending against external and/or internal enemies becomes a leading preoccupation of the state, a distorting factor in the economy, and a major source of national identity and purpose.
A fifth ideological foundation of a National Security State is that the enemies of the state are cunning and ruthless. Therefore, any means used to destroy or control these enemies is justified.
A sixth characteristic of a National Security State is that it restricts public debate and limits popular participation through secrecy or intimidation. Authentic democracy depends on participation of the people. National Security States limit such participation in a number of ways: They sow fear and thereby narrow the range of public debate; they restrict and distort information; and they define policies in secret and implement those policies through covert channels and clandestine activities. The state justifies such actions through rhetorical pleas of "higher purpose" and vague appeals to "national security".
Finally, the church is expected to mobilize its financial, ideological, and theological resources in service to the National Security State."


"Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry... But now we can no longer risk emergency improvisation of national defense; we have been compelled to create a permanent armaments industry of vast proportions. Added to this, three and a half million men and women are directly engaged in the defense establishment.
... This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience.
... In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."

President Dwight Eisenhower's farewell speech, 1961


"The entire National Security doctrine centers on the existence of an "outside enemy", which is threatening the Homeland."

Michel Chossudovsky, 2005


"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


"The term "national security" has transformed American society for the worse. It has warped the morals and values of the American people. It has stultified conscience. It has altered the constitutional order. It has produced a democratically elected government that wields totalitarian powers.
We now live in a country whose government wields the legal authority to round up people, including citizens, and take them to concentration camps, detention centers, or military dungeons where the government can torture them, incarcerate them indefinitely, and even execute them as suspected terrorists.
We now live in a country whose government wields the legal authority to send its military and intelligence forces into any country anywhere in the world, kidnap people residing there, and transport them to a prison for the purpose of torture, indefinite detention, and even execution.
We now live in a country whose government wields the legal authority to sneak and peek into people's homes or businesses without warrants; to monitor their emails, telephone calls, and financial transactions; and to spy on the citizenry.
We now live in a country whose government wields the legal authority to support, with money and armaments, totalitarian regimes all over the world and to enter into partnerships with them for the purpose of torturing people whom the U.S. government has kidnapped. We now live in a country whose government wields the legal authority to assassinate anyone it wants, including American citizens, anywhere in the world, including here in the United States.
We now live in a country whose government wields the legal authority to impose sanctions and embargoes on any other nation and to severely punish the American people and foreign citizens and foreign companies who violate them.
We now live in a country whose government wields the legal authority to invade and occupy any country on earth, without a congressional declaration of war, for any purpose whatever, including regime change and the securing of resources.
And it's all justified under the rubric of "national security"."

Jacob G. Hornberger, 2016


"Today, the United States spends more on military arms and other forms of "national security" than the rest of the world combined. U.S. Ieaders preside over a global military apparatus of a magnitude never before seen in human history. In 1993 it included almost a half-million troops stationed at over 395 major military bases and hundreds of minor installations in thirty-five foreign countries, and a fleet larger in total tonnage and firepower than all the other navies of the world combined, consisting of missile cruisers, nuclear submarines, nuclear aircraft carriers, destroyers, and spy ships that sail every ocean and make port on every continent. U.S. bomber squadrons and long-range missiles can reach any target, carrying enough explosive force to destroy entire continents with an overkill capacity of more than 8,000 strategic nuclear weapons and 22,000 tactical ones."

Michael Parenti in his book "Against Empire"


"The NSS [National Security State] is an instrument of class warfare, organized and designed to permit an elite, local and multinational, to operate without any constraint from democratic processes. This allows the bulk of the population to be treated as a mere cost of production."

Edward S. Herman


"The greatest purveyor of terror in the world today is the United States national security state."

Michael Parenti


"America cherishes her enemies. Without enemies, she is a nation without purpose and direction. The various components of the National Security State need enemies to justify their swollen budgets, to aggrandize their work, to protect their jobs, to give themselves a mission in the aftermath of the Soviet Union."

William Blum in his book "Rogue State"


"Ever since the United States' government was converted into a 'national-security state', it has been the Pentagon, the CIA, and the NSA that have run the government, just like in countries governed by military dictatorships.
... The federal government used to consist of three branches. But that quaint notion disintegrated when the federal government was converted to a 'national-security state' after World War II. Even though it was done without a constitutional amendment, that conversion effectively added a fourth branch of government to the federal government - the national-security branch, which consists of the NSA, the CIA, and the Pentagon.
The addition of that fourth branch fundamentally altered the original three-branch concept, especially because the fourth branch quickly became the most powerful branch. The reason is because ultimately government is force, and the fourth branch is where the most force was concentrated within the new, altered governmental structure.
In the United States' National Security State, the military, the CIA, and the NSA are in charge."

Jacob Hornberger, 2018


"After reading case after nauseating case of the atrocities committed in the name of national security, and after recognizing the United States' involvement in the creation of military, police, and paramilitary agencies responsible for these horrors in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia-seventeen Latin-American countries in all-one comes to the conclusion either that the Americans who helped to establish and run these military and police training programs were deranged or that they never considered the predictable results of their work-possibly didn't want to consider them."

Penny Lernoux in her book "Cry of the People"


"Our leaders are cruel because only those willing to be inordinately cruel and remorseless can hold positions of leadership in the foreign policy establishment.
... People capable of expressing a full human measure of compassion and empathy toward faraway powerless strangers ... do not become president of the United States, or vice president, or secretary of state, or national security adviser or secretary of the treasury. Nor do they want to."

William Blum in hsi book "Rogue State"


"Just as the United States trained Latin American military and police in methods of fighting against "populism" in their countries, by this means helping to produce a "favorable climate of investment" by bringing into power National Security States, so a large, well-trained, and ruthless police is needed in the home country as it pushes a right-wing agenda that is contrary to the interests of a vast majority."

Edward Herman, 2004


"The terrorism that was committed in the country [El Salvador] was overwhelmingly governmental terrorism, committed by the Salvadoran army, the National Guard, and their death squads and affiliated agencies. They were responsible for 95 percent of the deaths, the guerrillas for only five percent.
These were the same institutions that were the favorites of Washington - receiving its indoctrination and training and profiting from its largess. El Salvador received six billion dollars in aid from Washington in the period 1979 to 1992. This subsidy to the tiny country during the government repression and terrorism came to average out at $100,000 for each member of its armed forces. This subsidy allowed the government to pay for the terrorist activities committed by the security forces."

Frederick H. Gareau in his book "State Terrorism and United States"


"Nesting within the executive is that most virulent purveyor of state power: the national security state, an informal configuration of military and intelligence agencies, of which the CIA is a key unit.
The president operates effectively as head of the national security state as long as he stays within the parameters of its primary dedication which is the maximization of power on behalf of corporate interests and capitalist global hegemony."

Michael Parenti in his book "Against Empire"


"As the imperial presidency has accrued power, surrounding the imperial presidency has come to be this group of institutions called the National Security State. The CIA, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the other intelligence agencies. Now, these have grown since the end of World War Two into this mammoth enterprise."

Andrew Bacevich, 2008



"Our strategy must now refocus on precluding the emergence of any future global competitor... Our first objective is to prevent the emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere.
... The United States must account sufficiently for the interests of the advanced industrial nations to discourage them from challenging our leadership or seeking to overturn the established political and economic order... We must maintain the mechanisms for deterring potential competitors from even aspiring to a larger regional or global role.
Therefore it is of fundamental importance to preserve NATO as the primary channel for U.S. influence."

US Defense Planning Guidance, 1994-99


"The U.S.-NATO-Israel axis constitutes the most powerful military alliance in world history. America's allies are the NATO member states, NATO associate member States and partners under the Istanbul Initiative (including Israel), the Mediterranean Dialogue, the Partnership for Peace, and various other bilateral agreements (New Zealand, Australia, Colombia, Mongolia, Singapore). All in all, the U.S.-NATO-Israel military axis includes more than fifty countries."

Michel Chossudovsky in the book "The Global Economic Crisis"


"You make yourself ridiculous by thinking you can do anything. The world is divided in two. There are the communists on that side and on this side the free world. The Russians and the Americans, no one else. What are we. Americans. Behind me there is the government, behind the government is NATO, behind NATO is the U.S. You can't fight us, we are Americans."

inspector Basil Lambrou, speaking to prisoners before torturing them, during the US-supported Greek dictatorship in the 1960s


"The Clinton administration is revamping NATO and redefining its mission in order to make it an instrument of American world engagement as peacekeeper, peacemaker, and policeman."

William Pfaff, 1999


"The U.S.-NATO destruction of Yugoslavia established a precedent for military attack, cloaked in the disguise of democracy and human rights, against any sovereign country that might have the temerity to stand up to the encroachment of TNCs."

Social Justice magazine, 2000


"I didn't know the North Atlantic extended to Afghanistan. And the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is being turned into the French Foreign Legion for the White House."

Tony Benn, former member of British Partliament


"The NATO military alliance is a world encompassing threat. It is now conducting various forms of hybrid warfare against Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and most of Africa. They have destroyed directly or are largely responsible for the destruction of the USSR, Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and too many to name in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Destruction is the fate that each nation on earth can expect unless it pays homage and obeisance to NATO's neo-feudal overlords who promise protection in return for national servitude, and for the complete surrender of their people and natural resources to increase the rate of profit for the capital that controls the NATO military machine."

Christopher Black, 2017


"Israel is expected to eventually join the European Union. The E.U.'s enlargement is tied into the process of NATO expansion. Israel and the E.U. will both manage, from an economic and political standpoint, the western outer periphery of the "Arc of Instability" under the framework of a Mediterranean Union.
The Mediterranean Union is tied to "energy security." It is a process towards the economic domination of the Mediterranean by the European Union.The balkanization of Lebanon and Syria serve the interests of Western energy corporations, amongst a host of other interests. The envisioned redrawn borders for the Middle East that are tied to the Mediterranean Union and the Project for the "New Middle East" are designed to secure energy corridors, "pacify" the region's population, and ultimately set the stage for the economic colonization of the new weaker states.
Israeli security concerns through the Yinon Plan would be integrated into the equation, but only because of the regional security role Tel Aviv serves for the U.S. and the European Union.
This process of dividing and economically absorbing is similar to the pattern imposed in the former Yugoslavia by the Franco-German entente and the Anglo-American alliance through the E.U. and NATO.
Brute force is being used as the muscle behind neo-liberal economic policies. NATO is playing a major role in enforcing the establishment of the Mediterranean Union and the creation of the "New Middle East.""

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, 2008


"The wars in Yugoslavia throughout the 1990s served as a justification for the continued existence of NATO in the world, and to expand American imperial interests in Eastern Europe.
... The war [Yugoslavia]-1990s] created a raison d'être for the continued existence of NATO in a post-Cold War world, as it desperately tried to justify its continued existence and desire for expansion."

Andrew Gavin Marshall, 2009


"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


"A close look at the map of Eurasia began to suggest what was at stake for Washington in Eurasia. The goal was not only the strategic encirclement of Russia through a series of NATO bases... All of this had the overarching goal of enabling NATO to control energy routes and networks between Russia and the EU."

F. William Engdahl in his book "Full Spectrum Dominance"


"The U.S.-NATO military agenda serves to endorse a powerful business elite which relentlessly overshadows and undermines the functions of civilian government."

Michel Chossudovsky and Andrew Gavin Marshall in the book "The Global Economic Crisis"


"[The] North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and affilated and allied military blocs [are expandng] into and throughout Europe, the Mediterranean, the Caucasus, Central and South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific, Africa, the so-called Greater Middle East and beyond.
NATO is the first attempt in history to establish an aggressive global military formation, one which currently includes a third of the nations of the world either as members or partners, has members and partners on five continents and has conducted active operations on four, with the potential to expand its reach into the remaining two where it has not yet officially intruded itself."

Rick Rozoff


"NATO is the armed fist not only of the United States and its allies, but of the capitalists of those nations who are prepared to strike against any country, capitalist or socialist, that stands in their way of obtaining profit."

Christopher Black, 2017


"The main heroin supply routes from the NATO-dominated Afghanistan [are a] land heroin route through Turkey, Bulgaria, Kosovo or Bosnia, [and a] maritime heroin route via Mediterranean trade lines to the island of Corsica.
... How many tons of heroin were intercepted on merchant vessels in Mediterranean during more than ten years of the operation Active Endeavour? ... Not a single gram... In 2003-2009 155 merchant vessels were boarded and checked by NATO inspection teams. They did not find anything.
... Why is NATO is wasting stupendous resources on a purposeless operation [Operation Active Endeavor]? The answer is evident: both NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Active Endeavour are perfectly complying with their real mission: to ensure total control over production, transportation and distribution of illegal drugs.", April1 , 2012


"The drug activities of the US - and the US-led NATO - are tightly linked with the NATO expansion and the creation of US military bases in the protectorates established along the drug-trafficking and pipeline routes."

by Elena Ponomareva



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

The Saker, 2017


"At the turn of the millennium, the neocon faction was searching for new opportunities for conflict and violence. When those opportunities arrived, the neocons rejoiced and rushed into their favorite enterprise of sending other people's children into useless wars."

Corey Robin, assistant professor of political science at Brooklyn College in the City University of New York


"I think the level of casualties is secondary. All the great scholars who have studied American character have come to the conclusion that we are a warlike people and that we love war. What we hate is not casualties but losing."

Michael Ledeen, American Enterprise Institute, 2003


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

Philip Giraldi, 2017


"If we come to Baghdad, Damascus and Tehran as liberators, we can expect overwhelming popular support."

Michael Ledeen, American Enterprise Institute, 2003


"Support the overthrow of the terrorist mullahs of Iran. End the terrorist regime of Syria. Regard Saudi Arabia and France not as friends but as rivals-maybe enemies. Withdraw support from the United Nations if it does not reform. Tighten immigration at home. Radically reorganize the CIA and FBI. Squeeze China and blockade North Korea to press that member of the axis of evil to abandon its nuclear program. Abandon the illusion that a Palestinian state will contribute in any important way to U.S. security."

David Frum and Richard Perle in their book "An End to Evil: How to Win the War on Terror"

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

neoconservative Michael Ledeen


"This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq, then we take a look around and see how things stand. This is entirely the wrong way to go about it... If we just let our vision of the world go forth, and we embrace it entirely, and we don't try to piece together clever diplomacy, but just wage a total war . . . our children will sing great songs about us years from now."

neoconservative Richard Perle


"Empirical studies reveal that authoritarians are frequently enemies of freedom, antidemocratic, anti-equality, highly prejudiced, mean-spirited, power hungry, Machiavellian, and amoral. They are also often conservatives without conscience.
The factor that makes rightwingers faster than most people to attack others, and that seems to keep them living in an "attack mode," is their remarkable self-righteousness. They are so sure they are not only right, but holy and pure, that they are bursting with indignation and a desire to smite down their enemies."

John Dean in his book "Conservatives Without Conscience"


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

neoconservative Michael Ledeen


market fundamentalism, privatization, austerity, structural adjustment

"Neo-liberal globalization has failed to deliver on all fronts of economic life - growth, equality and stability. Despite this, we are constantly told how neo-liberal globalization has brought unprecedented benefits.
... Growth failure has been particularly noticeable in Latin America and Africa, where neo-liberal programmes were implemented more thoroughly than in Asia. In the 1960s and the 1970s, per capita income in Latin America was growing at 3.1% per year, slightly faster than the developing country average... Since the 1980s, however, when the continent embraced neo-liberalism, Latin America has been growing at less than one-third of the rate of the 1960s-1970s.
... As for Africa, its per capita income grew relatively slowly even in the 1960s and the 1970s (1-2% a year). But since the 1980s, the region has seen a fall in living standards. This record is a damning indictment of the neoliberal orthodoxy, because most of the African economies have been practically run by the IMF and the World Bank over the past quarter of a century.
... As a result of neo-liberal policies, income inequality has increased in most countries ... but growth has actually slowed down significantly."

Ha-Joon Chang in his book "Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism"


"The U.S. presides over a reconstituted Empire, made possible by its controlling presence in world production and finance, its vast military power, its leading role in the spread of information technology, and its capacity to disseminate the neoliberal "American model" with its emphasis on privatization, deregulation, technology, and consumerism. Using that awesome leverage, the U.S. reasserts its dominion over weaker (i.e., virtually all) nations, over international structures, and of course over nature as it pursues its mania for growth and profits."

Carl Boggs in the book "Masters of War"


"The newly "installed" Macapagal Arroyo quickly instituted a neo-liberal program of privatizations, drastic cuts for public education and public hospitals, and onerous value-added taxes that impacted the poor and lower middle-class. By 2005 the Philippine total external and internal debt ballooned to over $100 billion dollars and yearly debt servicing exceeded 30 percent of the budget. Even 8 million overseas Filipino workers (including a significant section of the educated professionals) sending home $12.5 billion of remittances in 2005 could not begin to cover debt servicing. The Philippines bears the dubious distinction of being the only country in Asia to have seen a drop in per capita GDP during and since the heady years of the "Asian Tiger" boom."

James Petras and Robin Eastman-Abaya in an araticle "Philippines: The Killing Fields of Asia"


"The state is being taken over by the banks, the state is being privatized."

Michel Chossudovsky


"The new privatization movement is an explicit effort to turn public resources, services, and functions - for centuries operated by governments - over to corporations.
... The new privatization would redistribute not only wealth but public authority as well. The powers to educate, jail, rehabilitate, heal, care for the poor, and manage nature itself are all being turned over to corporations. And as these functions are sold off, government itself is transformed, if not dismantled, into a creature of private enterprise."

Charles Derber in his book "Corporation Nation"


"The Neoliberal Project got into high gear in 1995, with the establishment of the World Trade Organization, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). The WTO promptly launched a systematic campaign to increase the power of corporations, by means of 'free trade' treaties that are binding on all members of the WTO, including of course the EU. The overall effect of the Neoliberal Project has been to lower living standards, undermine national sovereignty, destabilise national finances, and in general to destroy everything that the Bretton Woods system was designed to protect.
In the so-called 'third world', particularly in sub-Sahara Africa, the ravages of the Neoliberal Project have been extended still further by the actions of the IMF and by other means. Governments are encouraged, or forced, to take on debts that they have no ability to repay. When the governments then turn to the IMF for relief, additional loans are granted, but they are encumbered by draconian conditions. Governments are forced to cut social services, and are required to sell off national assets, such as water rights, at bargain basement prices to corporations. It becomes illegal, to give an example of what draconian means, for people to capture rainwater, as that is deemed to be stealing from the corporations that have bought the nation's water rights. By such means poverty has been systematically created wherever the IMF has managed to dig in its claws.", 2013


"The erosion of water rights is now a global phenomenon. Since the early 1990s, ambitious, World Bank-driven privatization programs have emerged in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Malaysia, and Nigeria. The Bank has also introduced privatization of water systems in India. In Chile, it has imposed a loan condition to guarantee a 33 percent profit margin to [a] French company."

Vandana Shiva in her book "Water Wars"


"Privatization has made matters so much worse that in many countries today privatization is jokingly referred to as "briberization'."

Joseph Stiglitz in his book "Globalization and Discontents"


"Just about every part of the neoliberal package is anti-democratic. The big pressure of the last 10 years or so is about privatization of services. What are services? Well, services are anything that human beings could be interested in. Education, health, water, whatever. Well, if you privatize services, that is, put them in the hands of totalitarian institutions that are unaccountable to the public, then you can have a democracy and it won't have any decisions to make. Because they've all been taken out of its hands."

Noam Chomsky


"We are in the process of seeing the corporatization of our highways, the corporatization of our water systems, and still people on our side use the word "privatization." They use the word "white-collar crime," instead of using the word "corporate crime." They use the word "private sector" instead of "corporate sector.""

Ralph Nader, 2007


"The only thing left that hasn't already been privatized and outsourced is -- and this is pre-Bush administration -- is the army, is the police, are the fire departments. And these core state functions are really seen as the last great privatization free-for-all. It's already entered healthcare. It's already entered water. It's already entered electricity, the media. So this is the last frontier."

Naomi Klein author of the book "Shock Doctrine" , 2007


"Colonialism left a mixed legacy in the developing world... In some regions, such as Africa, the exploitation - the extraction of natural resources and the rape of the environment was obvious. Elsewhere it was more subtle. In many parts of the world, global institutions such as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank came to be seen as instruments of post-colonial control. These institutions pushed market fundamentalism ("neoliberalism," it was often called), a notion idealized by Americans as "free and unfettered markets." They pressed for financial-sector deregulation, privatization, and trade liberalization.
The World Bank and the I.M.F. said they were doing all this for the benefit of the developing world. They were backed up by teams of free-market economists, many from that cathedral of free-market economics, the University of Chicago. In the end, the programs of "the Chicago boys" didn't bring the promised results. Incomes stagnated. Where there was growth, the wealth went to those at the top...
Not surprisingly, people in developing countries became less and less convinced that Western help was motivated by altruism. They suspected that the free-market rhetoric-"the Washington consensus," as it is known in shorthand - was just a cover for the old commercial interests. Suspicions were reinforced by the West's own hypocrisy. Europe and America didn't open up their own markets to the agricultural produce of the Third World, which was often all these poor countries had to offer. They forced developing countries to eliminate subsidies aimed at creating new industries, even as they provided massive subsidies to their own farmers.
Free-market ideology turned out to be an excuse for new forms of exploitation. "Privatization" meant that foreigners could buy mines and oil fields in developing countries at low prices. It meant they could reap large profits from monopolies and quasi-monopolies, such as in telecommunications. "Liberalization" meant that they could get high returns on their loans - and when loans went bad, the I.M.F. forced the socialization of the losses, meaning that the screws were put on entire populations to pay the banks back. It meant, too, that foreign firms could wipe out nascent industries, suppressing the development of entrepreneurial talent. While capital flowed freely, labor did not."

Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2009


"Neoliberal measures were enacted a generation ago-after the long post­World War Two boom and the onset of crisis in the 1970s-to restore capitalist profitability. Those policies involved something called supply-side economics, which included tax cuts for the rich, economic deregulation and privatization, cuts in social welfare, union-busting, and wage-cutting. These policies led to a tremendous buildup of debt. Monetarism subsumed fiscal policy, and cheap credit came to be seen as the solution to economic downturns. These policies have now produced an economic disaster-first for working people, but now for the capitalist system itself."

Joel Geier, 2008


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

Naomi Klein in her book "The Shock Doctrine:The Rise of Disaster Capitalism"


"We are on the verge of global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."

David Rockefeller's statement to the United Nations Business Council, 1994


"The World Order program for the future, as drawn up by the foundations, is as follows : Small
wars from 1985 to 1990. Global war from 1990-2000. The gradual annihilation of the populations of the United States, Canada and Western Europe. The reduction of world population from the present 4.85 billion to 1 billion, the number it had attained in 1800, solving the disastrous pollution of air and water and the exhaustion of natural resources."

Eustace Mullins, "The World Order", 1985


"The global financial elite of the Ford, Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations are making the plans [for a one world government]. The real name of the game is 1984. We will have systematic population reduction, forced sterilization or anything else which the planners deem necessary to establish absolute control in their humanitarian utopia. But to enforce these plans, you must have an all-powerful world government. You can't do this if individual nations have sovereignty. And before you can facilitate the Great Merger, you must first centralize control within each nation, destroy the local police and remove the guns from the hands of the citizenry. You must replace our once free Constitutional Republic with an all-powerful central government."

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


"Ever since the days of Henry Ford, the Economic Elite have needed a thriving US middle class to increase growth and profits, but now, in the global economy, they view the US middle class as obsolete. They increasingly look globally for profits and they would rather pay cheap labor in countries like China and India."

David DeGraw


"The global elite who meet every year at Davos, Switzerland have little need for national loyalty. They view national boundries as obstacles, that thankfully are vanishing, and they see national governments as residues from the past, whose only useful function is to facilitate the elites global operations."

Samuel Huntington


"The time of homogeneous nation states is over. The belief that countries can stand alone is a lie and an illusion."

Herman Van Rompuy, former president of the European Union


"All countries are basically social arrangements, accommodations to changing circumstances. No matter how permanent and even sacred they may seem at any one time, in fact they are all artificial and temporary. Through the ages, there has been an overall trend toward larger units claiming sovereignty and, paradoxically, a gradual diminution of how much true sovereignty any one country actually has... Nationhood as we know it will be obsolete; all states will recognize a single, global authority."

Strobe Talbott, Deputy Secretary of State in the Clinton administration


"Government debt paves the way for government control. Consider: Debt leads to taxation to pay interest. Taxation leads to more economic control over the people by the same government that ran up the debt in the first place. It's hardly extreme to conclude that escalating debt is part of a plan, such as a plan to establish a new world order."

John F. McManus


"This new and complete Revolution we contemplate can be defined in a very few words. It is outright world socialism; scientifically planned and directed... The term 'Internationalism' has been popularized in recent years to cover an interlocking financial, political, and economic world force for the purpose of establishing a World Government."

British writer H G Wells (1866-1946)


"The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining super capitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control. Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent."

Congressman Lawrence] P. McDonald, 1976
[He was killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was shot down by Soviets]


"The New World Order is a world that has supranational authority to regulate the world commerce and industry.; an international organization that would control the production and consumption of oil; an international currency that would replace the dollar; a World Development Fund that would make funds available to free and Communist nations alike; and an international police force to enforce the edicts of the New World Order."

former German Chancellor Willy Brandt


"We are at present working discreetly with all our might to wrest this mysterious force called sovereignty out of the clutches of the local nation states of the world. All the time we are denying with our lips what we are doing with our hands."

Professor Arnold Toynbee, in a June 1931 speech before the Institute for the Study of International Affairs in Copenhagen*


"The New World Order under the UN will reduce everything to one common denominator. The system will be made up of a single currency, single centrally financed government, single tax system, single language, single political system, single world court of justice, single state religion...Each person will have a registered number, without which he will not be allowed to buy or sell; and there will be one universal world church. Anyone who refuses to take part in the universal system will have no right to exist."

Dr. Kurk E. Koch


"The Rockefellers learned nearly a century ago that there are two standard ways for one of their companies to absorb another corporation. If the firm to be acquired is much smaller, a "takeover" is the simplest procedure. But if the competitor is more your equal, a "merger" must be arranged.
... Recognizing this political fact of life the master planners devised the strategy of a merger - a Great Merger- among nations.
But before such a merger can be consummated, and the United States becomes just another province in a New World Order, there must at least be the semblance of parity among the senior partners in the deal. How does one make the nations of the world more nearly equal? The Insiders determined that a two-prong approach was needed; use American money and know-how to build up your competitors, while at the same time use every devious strategy you can devise to weaken and impoverish this country. The goal is not to bankrupt the United States. Rather, it is to reduce our productive might, and therefore our standard of living, to the meager subsistence level of the socialized nations of the world.
Only a fascist-socialist dictatorship would have the power to accomplish such a "redistribution." Notice that the plan is not to bring the standard of living in less developed countries up to our level, but to bring ours down to meet theirs coming up.
You may be assured, however, that the Rockefellers and their allies are not talking about reducing their own quality of life. It is your standard of living which must be sacrificed on the altar of the New World Order.
The Rockefeller game plan is to use population, energy, food, and financial controls as a method of people control which will lead, steadily and deliberately, into the Great Merger."

Gary Allen in his book "The Rockefeller File"


"Under the New World Order, the demarcation between "organized capital" and "organized crime" is blurred. The restructuring of global trade and finance tends to favor the concurrent "globalization" of the criminal economy, which is intricately tied into the corporate establishment. In turn, the state apparatus is criminalized."

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


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

Zbigniew Brzezinski, in his book "Technotronic Era"


"Some dilution or leveling off of the sovereignty system as it prevails in the world today must take place to the immediate disadvantage of those nations which now possess the preponderance of power... The establishment of a common money... would deprive our government of exclusive control over a national money... The United States must be prepared to make sacrifices afterward in setting up a world politico-economic order which would level off inequalities of economic opportunity with respect to nations."

John Foster Dulles, 1939


"A threat confronts liberal democracy. More directly linked to the impact of technology, it involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled and directed society. Such a society would be dominated by an elite whose claim to political power would rest on allegedly superior scientific know-how. Unhindered by the restraints of traditional liberal values, this elite would not hesitate to achieve its political ends by using the latest modern techniques for influencing public behavior and keeping society under close surveillance and control. Persisting social crisis, the emergence of a charismatic personality, and the exploitation of mass media to obtain public confidence would be the steppingstones in the piecemeal transformation of the United States into a highly controlled society.

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


"We are fast moving towards a totalitarian system in which the institutions of war, police repression and economic policy interface with one another... The corporate media is an instrument of this totalitarian system."

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


"The [global financial] elites who wish to set up their world dictatorship recognize their main enemy to be the great middle class of the United States, which, being made up of individuals who have acquired a little education, property, and independence, will fight strenuously to keep them. The strategy of the elites is to squeeze the middle class to death by creating or exacerbating the major problems facing the society, including class warfare, crime, education, moral decay, etc., and then creating in response spurious governmental programs to "cure" the problems that they just created."

W. Cleon Skousen in his book "The Naked Capitalist", 1970 - a review of Carroll Quigley's 1966 book "Tragedy and Hope"

"In the US, Canada and Great Britain, and also in most countries of the European Union, the legal fabric of society has been overhauled. Based on the repeal of the Rule of Law, the foundations of an authoritarian state apparatus have emerged with little or no organized opposition from the mainstay of civil society."

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


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

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


"The World Trade Organization is the third pillar of the New World Order, along with the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund."

A description of the WTO in a full-page ad in the New York Times


"Yearly the World Economic Forum (WEF)/Davos brings together the world's most powerful CEO's along with governmental policy decision-makers.
... The World Economic Forum is a facilitator for the goals and objectives of the United Nations - which is world government.
The Reform of the UN recommends a world military state in which the UN has a rapid deployment force, the Security Council is enlarged with power to enforce sanctions, member states provide additional troops for disbursement to the UN at any time, the UN is given a legal mechanism to enforce the International Criminal Court Statutes, a global police force is set up for peacekeeping and a peacebuilding commission is established to help countries avoid the state of collapse and sliding into war by transitioning them from war to peace.
The Reform of the UN is built around a new radical concept of "collective Security." Collective security rests on three basic pillars: (1) Today's threats recognize no national boundaries, (2) are connected and must be addressed at the global and regional levels as well as the national levels and (2) no state, no matter how powerful, can by its own efforts alone make itself invulnerable to today's threats. Any event or process that leads to large-scale death or lessening of life changes and undermines States as the basic unit of the international system is a threat to international security.
International security is based on: (1) economic and social threats such as poverty, infectious diseases and environmental degradation, (2) inter-state conflict, (3) Internal conflict such as civil war and genocide, (4) nuclear, radiological, chemical and biological weapons, (5) terrorism and (6) transnational Crime. In other words, the world will intervene for humanitarian purposes as well as for natural disasters.
There is a merger between government and business. Partnership is a key building component in this new world that we find ourselves in. The United Nations formed the Global Compact in Davos in 1999 which basically asks the corporations of the world to partner with the UN in building schools, roads, sewers and clean water for the peoples in developing countries. This concept is a far cry from the "old fashioned" form of government that we knew. When you add collective security to global taxation, you find that we really are in a "New World Order"."

Joan Veon, 2005


"The name of the game is the creation of world banks, regional currencies, multinational trusts, giant foundations, land expropriations, and massive transfers of natural resources - the cartelization of the world's natural resources - which will ultimately evolve into transfers of national sovereignty."

Larry Abraham with Franklin Sanders in their book "The Greening: The Environmentalists' Drive for Global Power"


"The rules of big business: Get a monopoly; let Society work for you. So long as we see all international revolutionaries and all international capitalists as implacable enemies of one another, then we miss a crucial point....a partnership between international monopoly capitalism and international revolutionary socialism is for their mutual benefit."

Frederick C. Howe, in his book "Confessions of a Monopolis", 1906


"Behind the veil of legitimacy and humanitarian concerns can be found the same powerful people and organizations such as the Open Society Institute of George Soros, the Ford Foundation, the United States Institute of Peace, the National Endowment for Democracy and many more, financing and using a maze of well known NGO's such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, the International Crisis Group, etc., as well as more obscure entities.
With the help of these various groups it is possible not only to shape but to create the news, the agenda and public opinion to further aims which are, in short, the control of the world, its natural resources and the furtherance of the uniform ideal of a perfect world polity made in America."

Gilles d'Aymery, 2001


"The middle class is targeted for elimination because most of the world has no middle class, and to fully integrate and internationalize a middle class, this would require industrialization and development in places such as Africa, and certain places in Asia and Latin America, and would represent a massive threat to the Superclass, as it would be a valve through which much of their wealth and power would escape them. Their goal is not to lose their wealth and power to a transnational middle class, but rather to extinguish the notion of a middle class, and transnationalize a lower, uneducated, labor oriented class, through which they will secure ultimate wealth and power."

Andrew Gavin Marshall, Global Research


"The standard of living of the average American has to decline .... I don't think you can escape that."

former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, 1979


"Whatever remaining wealth the middle class holds is in the process of being eliminated [by the economic crisis] and as the crisis progresses, the middle classes of the world will suffer, while a great percentage of lower classes of the world, poverty-stricken even prior to the crisis, will suffer the greatest, most probably leading to a massive reduction in population levels, particularly in the "underdeveloped" or "Third World" states."

Andrew Gavin Marshall, Global Research


"The Western military and security apparatus endorses and supports dominant economic and financial interests - i.e. the build-up, as well as the exercise, of military might enforces "free trade... NATO coordinates its military operations with the World Bank and the IMF's policy interventions, and vice versa. Consistently, the security and defense bodies of the Western military alliance, together with the various civilian governmental and intergovernmental bureaucracies (e.g. IMF, World Bank, WTO) share a common understanding, ideological consensus and commitment to the New World Order."

Michel Chossudovsky in his book "The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order"


"The British Empire was built by colonizing other countries, seizing their natural resources, and shipping them to England to feed the British industrialists' factories. In the wake of the "red coats" invasions, local cultures were often trampled and replaced by a "more progressive" British way of life.
The Wall Street-dominated NWO Empire is being built by colonizing other countries with foreign loans or investments. When the fish is firmly on the hook, the NWO financial terrorists pull the plug, leaving the unsuspecting victim high and dry. And begging to be rescued. In comes the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Its bailout recipes - privatization, trade liberalization and other austerity reforms - amount to seizing the target countries' natural and other resources, and turning them over to the NWO elites just as surely as the British Empire did by using cruder methods."

Bob Djurdjevic writing in the paleoconservative journal Chronicles, 1998


"We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a New World Order. A world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations. When we are successful, and we will be, we have a real chance at this New World Order. An order in which a credible United Nations can use its peace-keeping role to fulfil the promise and vision of the UN's founders."

President George H. Bush, 1990


"The warfare being waged by the members of the World Order against the peoples and institutions of every nation has now reached the point of critical mass. Their determination to gradually weaken and destroy all the institutions of all societies, governments, and religions, in order to wreak their will on the helpless peoples of the world, is meeting more and more opposition. At the same time, because of the common goals and close interlocking of its principal agents, the foundations, the members of the World Order incur increasing danger of being recognized and exposed. The parasite must maintain his disguise, if he is to carry out his mission."

Eustace Mullins, "The World Order", 1985


"All the New World Order is, is powerful offshore corporations and banks that combine forces to bring in tyranny on a society-wide basis. All the New World Order is, is private corporations paying off your government to sign treaties with them, granting them government power to create monopolies and cartels, to control the free market and society."

Alex Jones, 2010


Washington Post / Wall Street Journal

"[I] never saw a foreign intervention that the [New York] Times did not support, never saw a fare increase or a rent increase or a utility rate increase that it did not endorse, never saw it take the side of labor in a strike or lockout, or advocate a raise for underpaid workers. And don't let me get started on universal health care and Social Security. So why do people think the Times is liberal?"

veteran New York Times reporter John Hess


"The New York Times is the house organ of the Establishment. It is committed, both editorially and in its presentation of the news, to the interests of an Establishment: continuity, security and legitimacy. Therefore they generally support business and finance, the American version of empire, the government and the president, until, and unless, some excess is so egregious that it poses a threat to continuity, security or legitimacy."

Larry Beinhart


"The owners of the Washington Post long ago acknowledged that the Post is the government's voice to the people. In 1981, Katherine Graham, who owns the Post and Newsweek announced that her editors would "cooperate with the national security interests. "National security in this context means "CIA."

former CIA agent John Stockwell


"The CIA's most important print media asset has been the New York Times, which provided press credentials and cover for more than a dozen CIA operatives during the Cold War."

Martin A. Lee and Norman Solomon in their book "Unreliable Sources"


"The New York Times has been a British intelligence mouthpiece in the U.S. since the time that MI6 boss, Sir William Stephenson, occupied the RCA building in New York (1940)."

John Coleman in his book "Conspirators' Hierarchy: The Story of the Committee of 300"


"More than any other publications, the Washington Post and the New York Times exert tremendous impact on American political life. Every day these newspapers contain more comprehensive coverage than any other U.S. media. While enjoying reputations for hard-hitting journalism, both papers are integral to the prevailing political power structure."

Martin A. Lee and Norman Solomon in their book "Unreliable Sources"


"The limitations of professional journalism, the influence of owners, the linkages of media institutions to the power structure of society, and the internalized presuppositions, have led to what can only be characterized as a palpable double standard in coverage of the U.S. role in the world.
... The U.S. news media, including our most respected newspapers like the New York Times, turn a blind eye to U.S. violations of core international law, having no qualms about playing up the violations of adversaries. It would be nearly impossible for the coverage to be more unprincipled."

John Nichols and Robert W. McChesney in their book "Tragedy & Farce"


"[The] New York Times} should be called 'American Officials Say'. Then you can just scrap all the reporting and have the Pentagon talking directly."

Robert Fisk, 2006


"The Washington Post is the court circular. What has the emperor done today?"

Gore Vidal, 2006


"New York Times columnist Tom Friedman parrots the propaganda of Big Money, using his column to legitimize some of the worst, most working-class-persecuting policies this country has seen in the last century... Friedman's perspective comes from the bubble he lives in ... he feels totally at ease shilling for Big Money and attacking workers because from the comfortable confines of the Washington suburbs he lives in and the elite cocktail parties he attends, what Friedman says seems mainstream to him."

Dave Sirota, 2006


"The New York Times is the closest thing in the country to an official ministry of information and propaganda that's leading the way for all the others. It functions to serve the interests of wealth and power."

Noam Chomsky


"The New York Times owes its long-term success, economic and otherwise, to being close to the government, to being sort of the semiofficial government newspaper and giving the administration line to the public fairly unfiltered."

Rick Macarthur, 2007


"The New York Times' primary mission is to be the lead instrument of state propaganda making it the closest thing we have in the country to an official ministry of information and propaganda.
The New York Times always plays the lead media role keeping the world safe for wealth and power."

Stephen Lendman,, 2007


"Go through the New York Times on any day, and check the sources of the main political stories-domestic and foreign - you'll find they're dominated by government and other established interests."

John Pilger, 2007


"We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time magazine, and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years.
It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years."

David Rockefeller to the Council on Foreign Relations. June 1991


"William Kristol and Thomas Friedman, have been rewarded for their treachery to America by the New York Times, which pays these men, who have never been right about anything, to pontificate from columns on its pages."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2008


"Americans had to turn to the "alternative" media to gain any real perspective on the War Party's outrageously obvious lies about Iraq, which were being repeated on the front page of the New York Times and taken as gospel truth by the arbiters of the conventional wisdom."

Justin Raimondo, 2008


"It is a fact that most editors and newsmen on the staffs of Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, etc., and most editors, reporters, and commentators at NBC, CBS, and ABC take their news and editorial cues from the New York Times. Technically, it is a great newspaper; but it reports much of the news in conformity with its editorial policies."

Alice Widener, columnist for Barron's


"A problem that has been facing American mainstream journalism for a long time has mainly to do with access. They want to get their calls returned by the big guys at Goldman Sachs. So they develop a relationship in which the journalists themselves become insiders. Too often, consequently, they do little else than rewrite the press releases they are handed.
This has cost America a lot. Mainstream journalists of The New York Times and elsewhere were complicit insiders both in the lead-up to the Iraq war and in the lead-up to the financial meltdown."

Arianna Huffington, 2009


"Thomas Friedman ... utilized his position as a columnist for the most influential newspaper in the United States [New York Times] to promote baseless claims that Iraq constituted a threat to the United States and to legitimize military attacks against that country. He functioned as a dishonest and cynical propagandist for war, and bears no small degree of moral responsibility for the carnage that has followed the invasion of March 2003."

David North, 2005


"Even at its best The New York Times never really breaks the mold by bringing in someone who rejects the entire American imperial and interventionist enterprise."

Philip Giraldi, 2009


"The New York Times and the Washington Post are decidedly sliding into the neocon camp, where the likes of the Wall Street Journal have long resided.
For the Post, this may already be an old story, given its enthusiastic cheerleading for the Iraq War. The Times, however, was a somewhat different story.
... That is now changing as the [New York] Times - behind executive editor Bill Keller and editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal - tosses aside all pretense of objectivity in the cause of seeking "regime change" in Iran, today's top priority for the neoconservatives.
... Not only in the New York Times opinion section but in its news columns ... Iran's alleged interest in acquiring a nuclear weapon is trumpeted incessantly (despite its denial of such a desire), while rogue nuclear states in the region (such as Israel, Pakistan and India) are given a pass."

Robert Parry, 2010


"The New York Times is a war-mongering newspaper because its government is an aggressive imperial power that makes war on a continuing basis and the Times is an establishment institution that reliably follows the party line brought forth when the warfare state moves into action.
... Between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2009, the New York Times had 276 articles featuring Iran's nuclear program, 3 on Israel's, a 92-1 ratio of attention. The intensity has been maintained, and the "threat" has been featured both in the editorial page and news articles. The leopard doesn't change its spots, and the New York Times continues its long-standing role as a war-monger."

Edward Herman, 2010


"The CIA developed covert relationships with about 50 American journalists or employees of U.S. media organizations. According to one CIA operative, "You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month." The agency arranged for the publication of books to be read in America, and for at least one of these works to be reviewed favorably in the New York Times."

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


"The story of an attempted takeover of executive power in the United States [the plot to overthrow Franklin Roosevelt] was suppressed, not only by parties directly interested, but also by several institutions usually regarded as protectors of constitutional liberty and freedom of inquiry. Among the groups suppressing information were ... the press, notably Time [magazine] and The New York Times... It is also notable that no academic inquiry has been conducted into what is surely one of the more ominous events in recent American history."

Antony C. Sutton in his book "Wall Street and FDR"


"The neoconservative press functions as propaganda ministry for hegemonic American empire, and the "liberal" New York Times serves the same master... Conservatives rant about the "liberal media" as if it were a vast subversive force, but they owe their beloved wars and coverups of the Bush regimes' crimes to the New York Times."

Paul Craig Roberts, 2010


"By far the most valuable ... associations, according to CIA officials have been with the New York Times, CBS and Time Inc... Over the years, the [CBS] network provided cover for CIA employees, including at least one well-known foreign correspondent and several stringers... A high-level CIA official with a prodigious memory says that the New York Times provided cover for about ten CIA operatives between 1950 and 1966."

journalist Carl Bernstein in a Rolling Stone article "The CIA and the Media", 1977


"The CIA's relationship to the US media is amply documented. The New York Times continues to entertain a close relationship not only with US intelligence, but also with the Pentagon and more recently with the Department of Homeland Security."

Michel Chossudovsky, 2010


the absurdity of some "un-peaceful" recipients


"What the Bilderberg group intends is a global army at the disposal of the United Nations, which is to become the world government to which all nations will be subservient.
... A UN army must be able to act immediately, anywhere in the world, without the delay involved in each country making its own decision whether to participate, based on parochial considerations."

Henry Kissinger at a Bilderberg meeting, Spotlight Reprint, August 1991


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

Henry Kissinger


"The coming war will be so severe that only one superpower can win, and that's us... Oh, how I dreamed of this delightful moment. From the ashes we shall build a new society, there will remain only one superpower, and it will be the global government that wins. Do not forget that the United States has the best weapon, which no other country has, and we will introduce those weapons to the world when the time is right."

Henry Kissinger, 2012


"If you control oil, you control entire nations; if you control food, you control the people; if you control money, you control the entire world."

Henry Kissinger, 1970s


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

Henry Kissinger in an address to the Bilderberg Conference at Evian, France, May 21, 1992


"If we can't control Latin America, how can we dominate the world?"

Henry Kissinger, 1970s


"The US must carry out some act somewhere in the world which shows its determination to continue to be a world power."

Henry Kissinger, Washington Post, April 1975


"The illegal we do immediately, the unconstitutional takes a little longer."

Henry Kissinger


I refuse to believe that a little fourthrate power like North Vietnam does not have a breaking point.

Henry Kissinger



"Zionist acts of terror, carried out mainly by members of two major groups, the Irgun and Stern Gang, included the 1946 bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which killed ninety-one people, and the 1948 massacre of 254 Arab men, women, and children villagers of Deir Yassin.
... Menachem Begin led the Irgun, and Yitzhak Shamir was one of the leaders of the Stern Gang. Both men later became prime ministers of Israel."

former U.S. Congressman Paul Findley


"Zionists created a number of terrorist groups to fight against both the Palestinians and the British. Terrorist and future Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin later bragged that Zionists had brought terrorism both to the Middle East and to the world at large."

Alison Weir


"Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and his Likud Party believed in a "Greater Israel" and were determined not to trade any more land conquered in the Six-Day War of 1967 for promises of peace with Palestinians and other Arabs."

Robert Parry


2007 - AL GORE

"Politicians have come to see global warming as a way to raise revenue by rationing CO2 production with schemes such as the 'cap and trade' legislation now in Congress. The taxes assessed for producing CO2 could be huge. But global warming as proclaimed by Al Gore and Co., is a hoax."

John Takeuchi, meteorologist


"Today there are two major factions within the Western political power establishment internationally. They cooperate and share broad elitist goals, but differ fundamentally on how to reach these goals. Foremost is their goal of sharply controlling global economic growth and population growth.
The first faction is best described as the Rockefeller Faction. It has a global power base and is today best represented by the Bush family faction which got their start as hired hands for the powerful Rockefeller machine. The Rockefeller faction has for more than a century based its power and influence on control of oil and on use of the military to secure that control.
The second faction might be called the Soft Power Faction. Their preferred path to global population control and lowering of the growth rates in China and elsewhere is through promoting the fraud of global warming and imminent climate catastrophe. Al Gore is linked to this faction. They see globalist institutions, especially the United Nations, as the best vehicle to advance their agenda of global austerity. Others in the circle include billionaire speculator George Soros, parts of the British Royal family and representatives of European "old money"."

F. William Engdahl, 2008


"Al Gore stands to benefit to the tune of billions of dollars if the carbon tax proposals he is pushing come to fruition in the United States.
... The former Vice President is poised to become the world's first "carbon billionaire," profiteering from government policies he supports that would direct billions of dollars to the business ventures he has invested in.
... Since he left office, Gore's personal net worth has skyrocketed on the back of his advocacy for global warming issues and the financial dividends this has reaped.
... The Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the world's pre-eminent carbon credit trading market, has direct ties to Al Gore and Maurice Strong, two figures intimately involved with a long standing movement to use the theory of man made global warming as a mechanism for profit and social engineering. Gore's investment company, Generation Investment Management, which sells carbon offset opportunities, is the largest shareholder of CCX."

Paul Joseph Watson, 2009


"When it comes to future climate, no one knows what they're talking about. No one. Not the IPCC nor its scientists, not the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, not the NRDC or National Geographic, not the U.S. congressional House leadership, and certainly not Mr. Albert Gore."

Jonathan DuHamel, geologist


"There are thousands of scientists all over the world who disagree fundamentally with what Al Gore is saying... The 1930s were the hottest decade... It was warmer in the Middle Ages... There has been no significant warming in the last decade, and even the actual figures are relevant because none of their wonderful climate models predicted this. They're predicting what it's going to be in 100 years time based on climate models and they can't predict 10 years from now."

Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer


"I am a specialist in diseases transmitted by mosquitoes... Al Gore's film, 'An Inconvenient Truth' claims that Nairobi [Kenya] was established in a healthy place "above the mosquito line" but is now infested with mosquitoes - naturally, because of global warming. Gore's claim is deceitful on four counts. Nairobi was dangerously infested when it was founded; it was founded for a railway, not for health reasons; it is now fairly clear of malaria; and it has not become warmer. Pseudoscience will damage your health and your wealth just as surely as malaria."

Paul Reiter, scientist, Pasteur Institute


"When it comes to future climate, no one knows what they're talking about. No one. Not the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) nor its scientists, not the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, not the NRDC or National Geographic, not the U.S. congressional House leadership, not me, not you, and certainly not Mr. Albert Gore."

Patrick Frank, chemist


"I am convinced that the current alarm over carbon dioxide is mistaken. Fears about man-made global warming are unwarranted and are not based on good science I had the privilege of being fired by Al Gore, since I refused to go along with his alarmism... I have spent a long research career studying physics that is closely related to the greenhouse effect... Fears about man-made global warming are unwarranted and are not based on good science. The earth's climate is changing now, as it always has. There is no evidence that the changes differ in any qualitative way from those of the past."

Will Harper, Princeton University physicist, former Director of Energy Research at the Department of Energy



"Each of Barack Obama's relentless military interventions, including Libya , Somalia , Yemen , Iraq , Afghanistan and especially Syria, were characterized by the deliberate and total destruction of the means of normal civilized social existence for defenseless civilians - the bombing of homes, factories, markets, weddings, funerals, schools, hospitals - leading to the deaths of many thousands and the uprooting of millions into desperate flight.
... Barack Obama's bombs, arms and mercenaries drove hundreds of thousands of families into the streets, into the mountains and onto rickety, overloaded boats on the seas.
... Barack Obama destroyed the entire nation of Libya, shredded its institutions and infrastructure, bombed its cities and villages, even deliberately sending a deadly missile into the home sheltering a half dozen of President Muammar Gadaffi's small grandchildren and finally ended up with the public death by torture of the Libyan president."

James Petras


"Barack Obama oversaw the largest exportation of homicidal weapons to the Middle East ever undertaken by a single US president. Saudi Arabia wasted no time in using its U.S. military provisions to lay Yemen to waste. Together with Obama's use of drones in Yemen, the result has been a horrific civil war in which many civilians have been killed and many civilian structures destroyed.
... Obama managed to drop more than 26 thousand bombs in 2016, after having dropped more than 23 thousand in 2015.
... While Barack Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, can be properly credited with the destruction of Afghanistan and Iraq, Obama managed to contribute significantly to the destruction of Libya, Yemen, and Syria, while attacking the people of Somalia as well.
... The incineration of military-age men, in Middle East countries, using missiles launched from drones has become so frequent and commonplace that the killing machine set in motion by President Obama is now effectively on autopilot.
... Once upon a time, acts of war were to be approved by the congress. Now even agencies such as the CIA are permitted to use weapons of war to kill anyone whom they deem to be worthy of death. All of this came about because Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Barack Obama wanted to be able to prosecute wars without appearing to prosecute wars."

JD Heyes


"Barack Obama has continued most of the worst of the policies of the Bush administration.
The Patriot Act has been renewed. Government secrecy has been taken to new levels. Obama has conducted a war on whistleblowers who seek to improve the government. The US military is active in more countries."

Mark Gorton


"The National Defense Authorization Act signed by President Obama on the 31st December 2011 authorises the indefinite detention, without trial or indictment, of any US citizens designated as enemies by the executive. The individuals concerned are not only those who have been captured on the field of battle, but also those who have never left the United States or participated in any military action. The law concerns any person designated by the administration ... who takes part in hostile action against the United States", but also anyone who "substantially supports these organisations"."

Jean-Claude Paye


"President Barack Obama said: "Some nations may be able to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. The United States of America is different. And as president, I refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action."
This from the Great Moral Leader who every day murders civilians in Afghanistan and Pakistan and Yemen and Somalia and Libya and who turns a blind eye when "the great democracy in the Middle East," Israel, murders more Palestinians."

Paul Craig Roberts


"During his brief period in the Senate, Barack Obama voted to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He voted for the Patriot Act. He refused to support a bill for single-payer health care. He supported the death penalty. He promised to close Guantanamo as a priority and has not. Instead, he has excused the perpetrators of torture, reinstated the infamous military commissions, kept the Bush gulag (Guantanamo) intact and opposed habeus corpus."

John Pilger