Category Archives: Ponerology

Quotes – U.S. Senator John McCain

“I hated my enemies even before they held me captive because hate sustained me in my devotion to their complete destruction and helped me overcome the virtuous human impulse to recoil in disgust from what had to be done by my hand.”
– Senator John McCain

“Get on with the business of killing our enemies as quickly as we can, and as ruthlessly as we must.”
– Senator John McCain, about the Taliban in Afghanistan

“I believe that the Iraqi people will greet us as liberators.”
– Senator John McCain

“John McCain fits perfectly as an authoritarian leader, possessing most, if not all, of these traits: dominating, opposes equality, desirous of personal power, amoral, intimidating and bullying, faintly hedonistic, vengeful, pitiless, exploitive, manipulative, dishonest, cheats to win, highly prejudiced (racist, sexist, homophobic), mean-spirited, militant, nationalistic, tells others what they want to hear, takes advantage of “suckers”, specializes in creating false images to sell self, may or may not be religious, usually politically and economically conservative/Republican”
– John Dean

Quotes – Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote, four years before birthing the TC with his godfather, David Rockefeller: “[The] nation state as a fundamental unit of man’s organized life has ceased to be the principal creative force. International banks and multinational corporations are acting and planning in terms that are far in advance of the political concepts of the nation state.”

“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

“People, governments and economies of all nations must serve the needs of multinational banks and corporations.”
– Zbigniew Brzezinski in Between Two Ages

“Years ago the publication of the book [Political Ponerology: A Science on the Nature of Evil Adjusted for Political Purposes] in the US was killed by Mr. Zbigniew Brzezinski in a very cunning way. What was his motivation, I may only guess. Was it his own private strategy, or did he act as an insider of the “great system” as he surely is? How many billions of dollars and how many human lives the lack of this science has cost the world.”
– Andrew Lobaczewski, author of the book Political Ponerology: a science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes

Quotes – U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger

“In the United States, as you know, we are sympathetic with what you are trying to do here … We wish your government well.”
– Henry Kissinger to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, prior to his 1973 overthrow (and death) of Chilean President Salvador Allende

“Today Americans would be outraged if UN 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 peoples 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 speaking at the annual Bilderberger meeting, May 21, 1992

“Control the food, and you control the people.”
– Henry Kissinger

“We don’t want a big story leaking out that we are trying to overthrow the government [of Chile].”
– Henry Kissinger to President Richard Nixon [transcript]

“Covert action should not be confused with missionary work.”
– Secretary of State Henry Kissinger

“The issues are much too important for the Chilean voters to be left to decide for themselves.”
– Henry Kissinger, Secretary of State under Richard Nixon

“Jimmy Carter is not the President of the United States. The Trilateral Commission is the President of the United States; I represent the Trilateral Commission.”
– Henry Kissinger’s declaration to the head of state of Canada

“Why should we flagellate ourselves for what the Cambodians did to each other?”
– Henry Kissinger

“Henry Kissinger produced, in April 1974, the classified National Security Council Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM 200), directed to Washington high officialdom, defining a program aimed at population reduction in Third World countries possessing needed raw materials, since growing populations with aspirations for a better standard of living give rise to high prices for such materials. Kissinger named 13 target countries for population control, including Brazil, India, Egypt, Mexico, Ethiopia, Columbia, and others.”
– F William Engdahl in his book “A Century of War”

Quotes – Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld

“There’s no debate in the world as to whether they [Iraqis] have these [nuclear] weapons. We all know that. A trained ape knows that.”
– Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Sept. 13, 2002

“I don’t believe anyone that I know in the administration ever said that Iraq had nuclear weapons.”
– Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, May 14, 2003

“Make the American people realize they are surrounded in the world by violent extremists.”
– Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, in an internal memo, 2007

Quotes – U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney

“I think [Vice President Dick] Cheney is insane. The neocons are insane. I don’t know of a sane one.”
– Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration and former editor of the Wall Street Journal. 2008

“The good Lord did not see fit simply to put oil under those countries friendly to the United States.”
– Vice-President Dick Cheney

“The [Persian] Gulf will be a primary focus of U.S. international energy policy… American efforts to obtain increased supplies of foreign oil will also require the threat of or the use of force to dissuade hostile forces from attempting to obstruct the flow of petroleum to the United States. This, in turn, will require an enhanced U.S. capacity to operate militarily in areas of likely fighting over oil.”
– Vice-President Dick Cheney

“The war on terrorism is different than the Gulf War was, in the sense that it may never end.”
– Vice-President Dick Cheney

“There is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.”
– Vice-President Dick Cheney

“We know Saddam has been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons, and we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons.”
– Vice-President Dick Cheney

“The Plan is for the United States to rule the world. The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage. It calls for dominion over friends and enemies alike. It says not that the United States must be more powerful, or most powerful, but that it must be absolutely powerful.”
– Vice-President Dick Cheney – lecture at West Point, June 2002

Quotes – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

“The State Department, along with the rest of the Administration, will be a strong voice for international legal norms, for living up to our treaty obligations, to recognizing that America’s moral authority in international politics also rests on our ability to defend international laws and international treaties.”
– Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of State in the George W. Bush Administration

“The United States does not transport and has not transported detainees from one country to another for the purpose of interrogations using torture.”
– Condoleezza Rice

“The United States government does not authorize or condone torture of detainees.”
– Condoleezza Rice

“I take my integrity very seriously, and I did not at any time make a statement that I knew to be false.”
– Condoleezza Rice

“We don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud.”
– Condoleezza Rice, Sept. 8, 2002

“Condelleza Rice and Colin Powell are both dangerous people. What they did in Haiti is a good measure of it. They destroyed a democracy. They squelched loans that had been approved by the Inter-American Development Bank. They did everything behind the scenes, including arming the thugs that came to overrun the country. They’re frauds.”
– Randall Robinson

“Pathological lying and manipulation are not restricted to psychopaths. What makes psychopaths different from all others is the remarkable ease with which they lie, the pervasiveness of their deception, and the callousness with which they carry it out. ”
– Robert D, Hare

Quotes – Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

” I think this a very hard choice, but the price – we think the price is worth it.”
– about US sanctions killing more than 500,000 Iraqi children

“I am very proud of what we are doing. We are the greatest nation in the world.”
– about sanctions on Iraq

“What’s the point of having this superb military that you’re always talking about if we can’t use it?”

“If we have to use force, it is because we are America. We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see farther into the future.”

Quotes – U.S. President George W Bush

“We’re a peaceful nation… This is the calling of the United States of America, the most free nation in the world, a nation built on fundamental values, that rejects hate, rejects violence, rejects murderers, rejects evil. And we will not tire.”
– President George W Bush
[under the Bush Administration U.S. invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, bombed Somalia, used drones over Pakistan and Yemen, kidnapped Haitian President Aristide to Africa]

“God would tell me, ‘George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan’. And I did, and then God would tell me, ‘George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq…’ And I did. And now, again, I feel God’s words coming to me, ‘Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.”
– President George W Bush

“Our nation stands alone right now in the world in terms of power, and that’s why we’ve got to be humble and yet project strength in a way that promotes freedom.
We’re a freedom-loving nation. And if we’re an arrogant nation, they’ll view us that way, but if we’re a humble nation, they’ll respect us.
I think the United States must be humble and must be proud and confident of our values, but humble in how we treat nations that are figuring out how to chart their own course.”
– George W. Bush, 2000
[under the Bush Administration U.S. invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, bombed Somalia, used drones over Pakistan and Yemen, kidnapped Haitian President Aristide to Africa]

“This is an impressive crowd. The “haves” and the “have-mores”. Some people call you the “elite”. I call you my base.”
– President George W Bush

“I glance at the newspaper headlines just to kind of get a flavor of what’s moving. I rarely read the stories, I get briefed by people who probably read the news themselves … people on my staff who tell me what’s happening in the world.”
– President George W Bush

“The Constitution is just a goddamn piece of paper.”
– President George W Bush

“Everybody’s got access to health care in America. You just go to an emergency room.”
– President George W Bush

“I don’t know where he [Osama bin Laden] is. You know, I just don’t spend that much time on him… I truly am not that concerned about him.”
– President George W Bush

“All who live in tyranny and hopelessness can know: The United States will not ignore your oppression or excuse your oppressors. When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you.”
– President George W Bush

“If there is somebody captured, I expect those people to be treated humanely. If not, the people who mistreat the prisoners will be treated as war criminals.”
– President George W Bush

“We are doing everything we can to avoid war in Iraq.”
– President George W Bush

“The United States is committed to the worldwide elimination of torture and we are leading this fight by example. I call on all governments to join with the United States and the community of law-abiding nations in prohibiting, investigating, and prosecuting all acts of torture and in undertaking to prevent other cruel and unusual punishment.”
– President George W. Bush

“You need somebody in office who will tell the truth.”
– President George W Bush

Quotes – U.S. President Bill Clinton

“We must teach our children to resolve their conflicts with words, not weapons.”
– President Bill Clinton
[after the Columbine school shootings in Colorado, urging young people not to resort to violence, while he continued NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, bombed Sudan and Afghanistan]

“You know the one thing that is wrong in this country? Everyone gets a chance to have their fair say.”
– President Bill Clinton

“We can’t be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary citizens.”
– President Bill Clinton

“When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans… and so a lot of people say there’s too much personal freedom. When personal freedom’s being abused, you have to move to limit it.”
– President Bill Clinton, 1994

“We’re not inflicting pain on these fuckers. When people kill us, they should be killed in greater numbers. I believe in killing people who try to hurt you. And I can’t believe we’re being pushed around by these two-bit pricks.”
– Bill Clinton in 1993, about Somalia – to George Stephanopoulos

“As the first president of the new global era, Bill Clinton visited more than 70 countries, set up the WTO, boosted the international budget, maintained high levels of Pentagon spending, militarized the drug wars in South America, continued the military and economic assault on Iraq, laid the groundwork for “humanitarian” interventions, bombed the Sudan and Afghanistan, and carried out protracted aerial raids on Serbia. Enthused by prospects for total surveillance of the world, Clinton raised intelligence spending levels to more than 30 billion dollars, with increasing emphasis on the supersecret National Security Agency. The planned, systematic, and brutal destruction of the Serb infrastructure must be considered one of the great war crimes of the postwar years.”
– Carl Boggs

“Bill Clinton, and most other contemporary Democrats, did not and will not do what is best for us or the world we live in. We don’t pay their bills – the top 10 percent do, and it is their will that will always be done. So is there a difference between Democrats and Republicans? Sure. The Democrats say one thing and then do another-quietly holding hands behind the scenes with the bastards who make this world a meaner place. The Republicans just come right out and give the bastards a corner office in the West Wing. That’s the difference.”
– Michael Moore

Quotes – U.S. President George HW Bush

“The world once divided into two camps now recognizes one sole and preeminent power, the United States of America. And they regard this with no dread. For the world trusts us with power, and the world is right. They trust us to be fair, and restrained. They trust us to be on the side of decency. They trust us to do what’s right.”
– President George H W Bush, 1992

“What is at stake is more than one small country, it is a big idea – a new world order…to achieve the universal aspirations of mankind…based on shared principles and the rule of law…The illumination of a thousand points of light…The winds of change are with us now.”
– President George H W Bush

“I will never apologize for the United States of America – I don’t care what the facts are.”
– President George H W Bush

“I can tell you this: If I’m ever in a position to call the shots, I’m not going to rush to send somebody else’s kids into a war.”
– President George H W Bush [U.S. invaded Panama and Iraq during the Bush Administration]

“It is quite clear that one of the major challenges of the 1970s will be to curb the world’s fertility.”
– President George H W Bush

“You have a survivability of command and control, survivability of industrial potential, protection of a percentage of your citizens, and you have a capability that inflicts more damage on the opposition than it can inflict on you.”
– Vice-President George H W Bush, on how to win a nuclear war, 1980

“We love your adherence to democratic principle.”
– Vice President George H W Bush to Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos

“If the American people knew the truth about what we Bushes have done to the nation, we would be chased down the street and lynched.”
– George H W Bush to reporter Sarah McClendon, Dec. 1992

“You can say anything you want in a debate, and 80 million people hear it. If reporters then document that a candidate spoke untruthfully, so what? Maybe 200 people read it, or 2000 or 20,000.”
– George H W Bush’s press secretary to reporters following the 1980 vice-presidential debate