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whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and
hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless
series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country
is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced
psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda
is replete with examples of empires mounting impressive military campaigns
on the cusp of their impending economic collapse.
is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.”
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...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 songs about us years from now."
ten days after 9/11, I went through the Pentagon and I saw Secretary
Rumsfeld and Deputy Secretary Wolfowitz. I went downstairs just to say
hello to some of the people on the Joint Staff who used to work for
me, and one of the generals called me in. He said, “Sir, you’ve
got to come in and talk to me a second.” I said, “Well,
you’re too busy.” He said, “No, no.” He says,
“We’ve made the decision we’re going to war with Iraq.”
This was on or about the 20th of September. I said, “We’re
going to war with Iraq? Why?” He said, “I don’t know.”
He said, “I guess they don’t know what else to do.”
So I said, “Well, did they find some information connecting Saddam
to al-Qaeda?” He said, “No, no. There’s nothing new
that way. They just made the decision to go to war with Iraq.”
He said, “I guess it’s like we don’t know what to
do about terrorists, but we’ve got a good military and we can
take down governments.” And he said, “I guess if the only
tool you have is a hammer, every problem has to look like a nail.”
"[A] terrorist, massive, casualty-producing event [will occur] somewhere in the Western world - it may be in the United States of America - that causes our population to question our own Constitution and to begin to militarize our country in order to avoid a repeat of another mass, casualty-producing event."
secretive Cabal running American foreign policy is undermining American
world is governed by very different personages from what is imaged by
those who are not behind the scenes."
I entered politics, I have chiefly had men's views confided to me privately.
Some of the biggest men in the United States , in the field of commerce
and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They
know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful,
so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not
speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it…"
"The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen....At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties."
am concerned for the security of our great nation; not so much because
of any threat from without, but because of the insideous forces working
we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy
..... It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources
into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines
military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political
"The Trilateral Commission is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power--Political, Monetary, Intellectual, and Ecclesiastical."
"There exists a shadowy Government with its own Air Force, its own Navy, its own fundraising mechanism, and the ability to pursue its own ideas of national interest, free from all checks and balances, and free from the law itself."
Lies to Justify the Invasion of Iraq
George W. Bush and Associates
"If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator."
in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and
over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."
The Punk Wisdom of Chief Bush Aid Karl Rove
aide said that guys like me were `in what we call the reality-based
community,' which he defined as people who `believe that solutions emerge
from your judicious study of discernible reality.' I nodded and murmured
something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off.
`That's not the way the world really works anymore.' He continued `We're
an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while
you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll
act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and
that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors ... and you,
all of you, will be left to just study what we do.'"
politicians operate within an Orwellian
nimbus where words don't mean what they normally mean, but Rovism posits
that there is no objective, verifiable reality at all. Reality is what
you say it is, ..."
(Rove) is way beyond anything Nixon
had at his disposal. He is closer to a behind-the-scenes Nixon operator
Chotiner, who could cut off an opponent at the knees so quickly
the person did not immediately realize he had been crippled. As I note
in the book, the first time I heard the name Karl Rove was when I was
asked if I knew anything about him by one of the Watergate
who was investigating campaign dirty
tricks. I didn't have any knowledge. But I recalled that question
when working on this book, and located a memorandum in the files of
the Watergate prosecutor's office that indicates they were asking others
as well about Rove. Based on my review of the files, it appears the
Watergate prosecutors were interested in Rove's activities in 1972,
but because they had bigger fish to fry they did not aggressively investigate
Rove told me about Valerie
Plame's identity on July 11, 2003. I called him because Ambassador
Wilson was in the news that week. I didn't know Ambassador Wilson
even had a wife until I talked to Karl Rove, and he said that she worked
at the Agency and worked on WMD."
Mass Media Control
"Hollywood and Washington have a symbiotic relationship. They both deal with illusions. Reality doesn't play often much of a part. I think I saw through the myth of the Cold War almost from the beginning. I was a Washington political kid from a political family. Roosevelt first had radio because he had this [imitating Roosevelt] GREAT SPEAKING VOICE everyone liked to hear. Truman proceeded to break every arrangement that Roosevelt had set up for a peaceful coexistance. And Truman thought it would be a good idea, why not just stay armed all the time. And then he devised the national security state. You have got to go up and swear allegiance to the United States or else you are a commie. I mean, we had imported fascism. We got Dwight Eisenhower, who said that we have this great military industrial complex. It is a dangerous thing, and he said this is going to change everything, and the way this country is governed. It will change us politically. Along comes Jack Kennedy. Wanted to make his mark. Believed in the Cold War, but he said that in this kind of politics it is the appearance of things that matters. I think everybody should take a sober look at the world about us. The national security state still exists. Only it isn't communism anymore, it is terrorism. This is the most serious thing that has happened in the history of the United States. Knowledge is power. We need an honest new system."
"Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have."
"The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media."
“PAO (Public Affairs Office) now has relationships with reporters from every major wire service, newspaper, news weekly and television network in the nation. This has helped us turn some "intelligence failure" stories into "intelligence success" stories, and it has contributed to the accuracy of countless others. In many instances, we have persuaded reporters to postpone, change, hold, or even scrap stories that could have adversely affected national security interests or jeopardized sources and methods.”
"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 forty 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. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries."
know in the not too distant future, a half dozen corporations are going
to control the media. We took this step (merger) to ensure we were one
Jeff Rense: It is all planned. No
accidents, and no coincidences. [Responding to "The
Plan -- according to U.S. General Wesley Clark (Ret.)"
Mossad-CIA and Jewish Affairs
"Perhaps it is possible to seperate Jewish interests from Israeli interests, but the trick is yet to be turned. What touches Israel touches global Jewry, and vice versa. Purists and theorticians may argue about the seperation of church and state, Jews and Israelis, Judaism and Zionism, but in the real world the connection is hard, fast, and seemingly invisible."
"It must be recognized, as it rarely is in histories of the Jews, that [the] expressed resentments and indictments against Jews were not entirely fictitious libels or maliciously revived and activated stereotypes simply disseminated by paranoid hate merchants from the grab bag of the anti-Semitic pre-modern past. There was just enough empiracle truth in these negative, overblown, and over-generated images to give them persuasive force."
don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and I really don't care.
It's not that important. It's not our priority."
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