Quotes – U.S. President Ronald Reagan

“We have never interfered in the internal government of a country and have no intention of doing so, never have had any thought of that kind.”
– President Ronald Reagan
[during the Reagan presidency the U.S. intervened in Nicaragua, Grenada, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Libya, Lebanon, Bolivia, Iran]

“President Rios Montt is a man of great personal integrity and commitment who wants to improve the quality of life for all Guatemalans, and is getting a “bum rap” on human rights.”
– President Ronald Reagan – about Guatemalan dictator and mass-murderer Efrain Rios Montt

“As long as there is breath in my body, I will speak and work, strive and struggle, for the cause of the Nicaraguan freedom fighters [contras]…
[The contras are] the moral equivalent of our founding fathers.”
– President Ronald Reagan – about the U.S.-funded Contra mercenary army that terrorized Nicaraguans for more than a decade

“If it takes a bloodbath … let’s get it over with.”
– California Governor Ronald Reagan – about dealing with Vietnam war protesters

“From a pay phone at the Nutburger stand on Sunset Boulevard, Ronald Reagan places midnight calls to his brother Neil, an F.B.I. spy investigating the Hollywood Independent Citizen’s Committee of Arts, Sciences and Professions for Communist leanings. As one of the Bureau’s confidential informants, code number T-10, Reagan delivers the names of suspicious colleagues and identifies cliques in the Screen Actors Guild loyal to the Communist Party line. At J.Edgar Hoover’s request, he reels off the names of disloyal actors and actresses at a secret session of the House Un-American Activities Committee.”
– Michael K. Smith

“Ronald Reagan was most definitely a global empire builder, a servant of the corporatocracy. He would cater to the men who shuttled back and forth from corporate CEO offices to bank boards and into the halls of government. He would serve the men who appeared to serve him but who in fact ran the government. He would advocate what those men wanted: an America that controlled the world and all its resources, a world that answered to the commands of that America, a U.S. military that would enforce the rules as they were written by America, and an international trade and banking system that supported America as CEO of the global empire.”
– John Perkins

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