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       U.S. Must Face the Truth ‑ 25 Quotes


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         U.S. Must Face the Truth: Know Who is The Terrorist

                  25 Classic Quotes on Western Hegemony

                                       by "TruthTeller"

         1."It's really not a number I'm terribly interested in."

            ‑General Colin Powell [When asked about the number of Iraqi people who

            were slaughtered by Americans in the 1991 "Desert Storm" terror campaign

            (200,000 people!)]

         2."I will never apologize for the United States of America ‑ I don't care what

            the facts are."

            ‑President George Bush 1988 [Bush was demonstrating his patriotism by

            excusing an act of cold‑blooded mass‑murder by the U.S. Navy. On July 3,

            1988 the U.S. Navy warship Vincennes shot down an Iranian commercial

            airliner. All 290 civilian people in the aircraft were killed. The plane was on a

            routine flight in a commercial corridor in Iranian airspace. The targeting of it

            by the U.S. Navy was blatantly illegal. That it was grossly immoral is also

            obvious. Except to a patriot.]

         3."To maintain this position of disparity (U.S. economic‑military

            supremacy)... we will have to dispense with all sentimentality and

            day‑dreaming.... We should cease to talk about vague and... unreal

            objectives such as human rights, the raising of the living standard and

            democratization. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in

            straight power concepts.... The less we are then hampered by idealistic

            slogans, the better."

            ‑George Kennan [Director of Policy Planning U.S. State Department 1948]

         4."If they turn on the radars we're going to blow up their goddamn SAMs

            (surface‑to‑air missiles). They know we own their country. We own their

            airspace... We dictate the way they live and talk. And that's what's great

            about America right now. It's a good thing, especially when there's a lot of

            oil out there we need."

            ‑U.S. Brig. General William Looney (Interview Washington Post, August 30,

            1999) [Referring, in reality, to the brutal mass‑murder of hundreds of civilian

            Iraqi men, women and children during 10,000 sorties by American/British

            war criminals in the first eight months of 1999]

         5."The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy."

            ‑Ramsey Clark [Former U.S. Attorney General under President Lyndon


         6."I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar soaked

            fingers out of the business of these [Third World] nations so full of

            depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own. And

            if unfortunately their revolution must be of the violent type because the

            'haves' refuse to share with the 'have‑nots' by any peaceful method, at least

            what they get will be their own, and not the American style, which they

            don't want and above all don't want crammed down their throats by


            ‑General David Sharp [Former United States Marine Commandant 1966]

         7."We have no honorable intentions in Vietnam. Our minimal expectation is

            to occupy it as an American colony and maintain social stability for our

            investments. This tells why American helicopters are being used against

            guerrillas in Colombia and Peru. Increasingly the role our nation has taken

            is the role of those who refuse to give up the privileges and pleasures that

            come from the immense profits of overseas investment."

            ‑Martin Luther King, Jr. ["A Time to Break the Silence" speech given at

            Riverside Church New York City April 4, 1967]

         8."Death squads have been created and used by the CIA around the world ‑

            particularly the Third World ‑ since the late 1940s, a fact ignored by the

            elite‑owned media."

            ‑Ralph McGehee [Former CIA analyst & Author] CIABASE; The Crisis of

            Democracy Deadly Deceits: My 25 years in the CIA

         9."The U.S.A. has supplied arms, security equipment and training to

            governments and armed groups that have committed torture, political

            killings and other human rights abuses in countries around the world."

            ‑Amnesty International ["United States of America ‑ Rights for All" October


       10."We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely

            controlled and dominated Governments in the world ‑ no longer a

            Government of free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and

            vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of small

            groups of dominant men."

            ‑Woodrow Wilson [U.S. President during World War I]

       11."We must become the owners, or at any rate the controllers at the source,

            of at least a proportion of the oil which we require."

            ‑ British Royal Commission, agreeing with Winston Churchill's policy towards

            Iraq, 1913

       12."What we want to have in existence, what we ought to have been creating

            in this time is some administration with Arab institutions which we can

            safely leave while pulling the strings ourselves; something that won't cost

            very much, which the Labour government can swallow consistent with its'

            principles, but under which our economic and political interests will be

            secure. [.....] If the French remain in Syria we shall have to avoid giving

            them the excuse of setting up a protectorate. If they go, or if we appear to

            be reactionary in Mesopotamia, there is always the risk that [King] Faisal

            will encourage the Americans to take over both, and it should be borne in

            mind that the Standard Oil company is very anxious to take over Iraq."

            ‑ Sir Arthur Hirtzel, Head of the British government's 'India Office Political

            Department.' 1919

       13."If war aims are stated which seem to be solely concerned with

            Anglo‑American imperialism, they will offer little to people in the rest of the

           world. The interests of other peoples should be stressed. This would have

            a better propaganda effect."

            ‑ Private memo from The Council of Foreign Relations to the U.S. State

            Department, 1941

       14."Our strategic and security interests throughout the world will be best

            safeguarded by the establishment in suitable spots of 'Police Stations', fully

            equipped to deal with emergencies within a large radius. Kuwait is one

            such spot from which Iraq, South Persia, Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf

            could be controlled. It will be worthwhile to go to considerable trouble and

            expense to establish and man a 'Police Station' there."

            ‑ British Foreign Office, policy memo, 1947

       15."We have about 60% of the world's wealth but only 6.3% of its' population.

            In this situation we cannot fail to be the object of envy and resentment. Our

            real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern of relationships which

            will permit us to maintain this position of disparity. We need not deceive

            ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of altruism and world

            benefaction. We should cease to talk about such vague and unreal

            objectives as human rights, the raising of living standards and

            democratisation. The day is not far off when we are going to have to deal in

            straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic

            slogans, the better."

            ‑ George Kennan, former Head of the U.S. State Department Policy

            Planning Staff, Document PPS23, 24th February 1948

       16."I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I heard

            existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a land of

            freedom, a mistake I cannot repair in the balance of my lifetime."

            ‑Albert Einstein, 1947

       17."The target suffered a terminal illness before a firing squad in Baghdad."

            ‑ CIA officer testifying to U.S. Senate hearing, after bloody CIA aided Ba'th

            Party coup overthrew Iraqi Prime Minister Abdel Kassem, 1963

       18."Strikes at population targets (per se) are likely not only to create a

            counterproductive wave of revulsion abroad and at home, but greatly to

            increase the risk of enlarging the war with China and the Soviet Union.

            Destruction of locks and dams, however ‑ if handled right ‑ might offer

            promise. It should be studied. Such destruction does not kill or drown

            people. By shallow‑flooding the rice, it leads after time to widespread

            starvation (more than a million) unless food is provided ‑ which we could

            offer to do 'at the conference table'."

            ‑ John McNaughton, U.S. State Department Vietnam policy, as quoted in

            'The Mentality of the Backroom Boys.' Article by Noam Chomsky, 1973

       19."The U.S. must carry out some act somewhere in the world which shows its

            determination to continue to be a world power."

            ‑ Henry Kissinger, post‑Vietnam blues, as quoted in The Washington Post,

            April 1975

       20."It would not have been possible for a political party to be more committed

            to a national home for the Jews in Palestine than was Labour."

            ‑ Harold Wilson, former British Labour Party Prime Minister, 1981

       21."One hundred nations in the UN have not agreed with us on just about

            everything that's come before them, where we're involved, and it didn't

            upset my breakfast at all."

            ‑ Ronald Reagan, former U.S. President, basking in the triumph that was the

            U.S. invasion of Grenada, 1983

       22.Q. "Mr. President, have you approved of covert activity to destablise the

            present government of Nicaragua?"

            A. "Well, no, we're supporting them, the ‑ oh, wait a minute, wait a minute,

            I'm sorry, I was thinking of El Salvador, because of the previous, when you

            said Nicaragua. Here again, this is something upon which the national

            security interests, I just ‑ I will not comment."

            ‑ Ronald Reagan, former U.S. President, Washington press conference,

            February 13th, 1983, as quoted by John Pilger in 'Heroes'

       23."After seeing 'RAMBO' last night, I know what to do the next time this


            ‑ Ronald Reagan, former U.S. President, as reported by Daily Express, July

            2nd, 1985

       24."Aerosol DU (Depleted Uranium) exposures to soldiers on the battlefield

            could be significant with potential radiological and toxicological effects. [...]

            Under combat conditions, the most exposed individuals are probably

            ground troops that re‑enter a battlefield following the exchange of

            armour‑piercing munitions. [...] We are simply highlighting the potential for

            levels of DU exposure to military personnel during combat that would be

            unacceptable during peacetime operations. [...DU is..]... a low level alpha

            radiation emitter which is linked to cancer when exposures are internal,

            [and] chemical toxicity causing kidney damage. [...] Short term effects of

            high doses can result in death, while long term effects of low doses have

            been linked to cancer. [...] Our conclusion regarding the health and

            environmental acceptability of DU penetrators assume both controlled use

            and the presence of excellent health physics management practices.

            Combat conditions will lead to the uncontrolled release of DU. [...] The

            conditions of the battlefield, and the long term health risks to natives and

            combat veterans may become issues in the acceptability of the continued

            use of DU kinetic penetrators for military applications."

            ‑ Excerpts from the July 1990 Science and Applications International

            Corporation report: ' Kinetic Energy Penetrator Environment and Health

            Considerations', as included in Appenix D ‑ U.S. Army Armaments, Munitions

            and Chemical Command report: 'Kinetic Energy Penetrator Long Term

            Strategy Study, July 1990' These documents state clearly and equivocally

            that the U.S. army was well aware of the radioactive and toxic dangers of

           Depleted Uranium ammunition long before the first shots of the war were


       25."We do not have any defense treaties with Kuwait, and there are no special

            defense or security commitments to Kuwait."

            ‑ Margaret Tutweiller, U.S. State Department spokeswoman, 24th July 1990,

            nine days before Iraq's invasion of Kuwait References


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