Category Archives: Quotes

Quotes – Alphabet agencies that watch over you

“The surveillance capability at 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… There would be no place to hide. If this government ever became a tyranny, if a dictator ever took charge in this country, the technological capacity that the intelligence community has given the government could enable it to impose total tyranny, and 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. Such is the capability of this technology…
I don’t want to see this country ever go across the bridge. I know the capacity that is there to make tyranny total in America, and we must see to it that this agency [NSA] 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, 1975

“Surveillance machines are going to get smarter. They’re already starting to recognise people’s faces in the street, and systems that spot abnormal behavior will not be far behind… a sophisticated visual security system that predicts when a crime is about to be committed… Once connected to such intelligent systems, closed-circuit television (CCTV) will shift from being a mainly passive device for gathering evidence after a crime, to a tool for crime prevention… The system works by detecting any behaviors that deviate from the ‘normal’ range of human behavior: the computer recognises them as pattems. If anyone deviates from these patterns, the system sounds the alarm… it spots any abnormal behavior.”
– New Scientist, 1999

“By the “US. national security state” I mean 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

“FEMA became, under President Ronald Reagan, the agency responsible for preserving and refining the ‘Garden Plot’ strategies for surveillance and detention of domestic protest.”
– Peter Dale Scott

“We are rapidly entering the age of no privacy, where everyone is open to surveillance at all times; where there are no secrets from government.”
– US Supreme Court Justice William O.Douglas,

“War or the threat of war provides both atmosphere and the justification for a variety of government strategies – encroachment on civil liberties, manic surveillance of the population, a climate of fear and jingoism that makes mild dissent seem gross treachery – strategies designed to disarm and destroy internal opposition rather than the external enemy.”
– Paul O’Flynn

“The government claims that all surveillance and other activities ceased after the exposure of illegal domestic intervention by the FBI in the early 1970s, but this is a lie. Throughout the 1980s, Central America solidarity activists in the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador had their offices broken into and files stolen. In 1990, two environmental activists in Earth First!, Judi Ban and Darryl Cherney, were seriously injured when their car exploded from a pipe bomb believed to be planted by the FBI and police…
Every state uses domestic surveillance and repression against those who seek to challenge its policies and power. Even the most democratic governments create legal loopholes that allow them to suspend democratic rights when “national security” is threatened, i.e., when their power and the propertied interests they represent are called into question.”
– Sherry Wolf

“Too many people have been spied upon by too many government agencies and too much information has been collected. The government has often undertaken the secret surveillance of citizens on the basis of their political beliefs, even when those beliefs pose no threat of violence or illegal acts on behalf of a hostile foreign power …. Investigations have been based upon vague standards whose breadth made excessive collection inevitable. Unsavory and vicious tactics have been employed – including anonymous attempts to break up marriages, disrupt meetings, ostracize persons from their professions, and provoke target groups into rivalries that might result in deaths. Intelligence agencies have served the political and personal objectives of presidents and other high officials … Government officials – including those whose principal duty is to enforce the law – have violated or ignored the law over long periods of time and have advocated and defended their right to break the law.”
– Senator Frank Church, 1976

“One of the first booms for the homeland security industry was surveillance cameras, 4.2 million of which have been installed in Britain, one for every fourteen people, and 30 million in the U.S..”
– Naomi Klein

“American fascism is not just private, elite control over the legal system, nor private evasion of the rule of law. It’s a crisis-induced transition from a society with a deeply compromised legal system to a society where force and surveillance completely supplant that system.”
= Michael C. Ruppert

“To this day I do not understand why I was made the subject of the wiretapping, the bugging, or the surveillance, or whether the purpose was really to entrap me or perhaps someone inside the government who might be speaking to me. I am only sure that a monster has been allowed to grow up, and unless it is subject to regular control by impartial persons I think all of us will be the victims.”
= Washington DC columnist Joseph Kraft in his testimony to the United States Senate in 1974, about surveillance of him by the Nixon Administration

US Army Military Intelligence Groups (MIGs) … employed 798 army officers and 1,532 civilians including 67 black undercover agents. Of this total force, 1,576 were directly involved in domestic intelligence gathering, and of these “spies,” some 260 were civilians.
The MIG officers were responsible for eye-to-eye surveillance operations which included audio and visual recordings of people and events designated as targets. Dr King was a target and throughout the last year of his life was under surveillance by one or another MIG team.”
– William F. Pepper in his book An Act of State: the Execution of Martin Luther King

“In a future America, enhanced retinal recognition could be married to omnipresent security cameras as a part of the increasingly routine monitoring of public space. Military surveillance equipment, tempered to a technological cutting edge in counterinsurgency wars, might also one day be married to the swelling domestic databases of the NSA and FBI, sweeping the fiber-optic cables beneath our cities for any sign of subversion. And in the skies above, loitering aircraft and cruising drones could be checking our borders and peering down on American life…
However detached from the wars being fought in their name most Americans may seem, war itself never stays far from home for long. It’s already returning in the form of new security technologies that could one day make a digital surveillance state a reality, changing fundamentally the character of American democracy.”
– Alfred W. McCoy

Quotes – The Pentagon

“War is a racket.”
– Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler

“Our military organization today bears little relation to that known by any of my predecessors in peace time, or indeed by the fighting men of World War II or Korea.
Until the latest of our world conflicts, the United States had no armaments industry. American makers of ploughshares could, with time as required, make swords as well. 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…
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual-is felt in every city, every state house, and every office of the federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications…
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.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted; only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”
– President Dwight Eisenhower’s Farewell Address

“I spent 33 years in the Marines, most of my time being a high-class muscle man for big business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer for Capitalism… The general public shoulders the bill. This bill renders a horrible accounting. Newly placed gravestones, Mangled bodies. Shattered minds. Broken hearts and homes. Economic instability. Back-breaking taxation for generations and generations.”
– Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler, 1935

“Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the U.S. military machine to turn.”
– John Stockwell – former CIA official

“There is a Pentagon memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”
– General Wesley Clark, 2001

“We’re going to bomb them back into the stone Ages.”
– General Curtis E. LeMay – about the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War

“The Joint Chiefs of Staff drew up and approved plans [Operation Northwoods] for … launching a secret and bloody war of terrorism against their own country in order to trick the American public into supporting an ill-conceived war they intended to launch against Cuba.
Code named Operation Northwoods, the plan, which had the written approval of the Chairman [General Lyman Lemnitzer] and every member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called for innocent people to be shot on American streets; for boats carrying refugees fleeing Cuba to be sunk on the high seas; for a wave of violent terrorism to be launched in Washington, D.C., Miami, and elsewhere. People would be framed for bombings they did not commit; planes would be hijacked. Using phony evidence, all of it would be blamed on Castro, thus giving Lemnitzer and his cabal the excuse, as well as the public and international backing, they needed to launch their war.”
– James Bamford in his book “Body of Secrets”

“I ask you, what is the difference between 30 million people dead and 130 million people dead? With 30 million dead, the United States can survive.”
– Edward Teller, nuclear physicist and ‘father’ of the H-Bomb, describing how the United States could fight and “survive” a nuclear war

“Pentagon high-tech weapons can read a license plate on a car from a surveillance satellite; their night vision goggles can penetrate the dark; and their drones can incinerate an isolated village. But they are unable to provide potable water, schools or stability to the nations attacked.”
– Sara Flounders, 2009

“I want to scare the hell out of the rest of the world.”
– General Colin Powell, 1991

“The military-industrial complex lives very much like a vampire, draining the life’s blood from the productive sector and reducing the availability of capital investment where it’s really needed. Our foreign policy massively misallocates the distribution of wealth in our society and pumps funds into areas that are not productive, while starving those sectors that would benefit the civilian economy.”
– Justin Raimondo

“The most aggressive nation on the planet after World War II has been the United States ­ not the Soviet Union ­ with more than 100 military or covert interventions in other countries.”
– Ivan Eland

“Sociopaths can kill without experiencing anguish; thus, people who have no conscience make excellent, unambivalent warriors. And nearly all societies make war… Sociopaths are fearless and superior warriors, snipers, undercover assassins, special operatives, vigilantes, and hand-to-hand specialists, because they experience no horror while killing (or while ordering killing) and no guilt after the deed is done… A person who can look another person in the eye and calmly shoot him dead is unusual, and in war, valuable.”
– Martha Stout

“A professional soldier understands that war means killing people, war means maiming people, war means families left without fathers and mothers.”
– General Norman Schwarzkopf, senior Commander of Persian Gulf War, 1991

“Had the United States and the United Kingdom gone on alone to capture Baghdad, under the provisions of the Geneva and Hague conventions we would have been considered occupying powers and therefore would have been responsible for all the costs of maintaining or restoring government, education and other services for the people of Iraq.”
– General Norman Schwarzkopf, senior Commander of Persian Gulf War, 1991

“Military institutions are tailor-made for psychopathic killers. The 5% or so of human males who feel no remorse about killing their fellow human beings make the best soldiers. And the 95% who are extremely reluctant to kill make terrible soldiers – unless they are brainwashed with highly sophisticated modern techniques that turn them into functional psychopaths… Wars are ritualized mass murders by psychopaths of non-psychopaths.”
– Stuart Hertzog

“The covert operators that I ran with would blow up a 747 with 300 people to kill one person. They are total sociopaths with no conscience whatsoever.”
– former Pentagon Investigator Gene Wheaton

“Population reduction and genetically engineered crops were clearly part of a broad strategy: the drastic reduction of the world’s population. It was in fact a sophisticated form of what the Pentagon termed biological warfare, promulgated under the name of “solving the world hunger problem.”
– F. William Engdahl in his book Seeds of Destuction

“While the military is a natural home for the psychopathic killer variety, politicians and bureaucrats, the deceitful and conniving version of psychopathy, have created ample room for themselves in the halls of government. Psychopaths love power-power that can be captured or drained from others.”
– Hari Heath

“Psychology can provide the military with techniques to make killers out of nonkillers, and the military is using these procedures… Because its essence is killing, war is the ultimate contest between conscience and authority. Our seventh sense demands that we not take life, and when authority overrules conscience and a soldier is induced to kill in combat, he is very likely to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder immediately and for the remainder of his life.”
– Martha Stout

Quotes – The oh-so-secret national security state

“One of the characteristics of tyranny is the monitoring and surveillance of citizens. Done primarily as a means of control, this has existed in every authoritarian state, not to mention totalitarian dictatorship, which seeks total control of the population. The defense is almost always based on national security grounds.”
– William F. Pepper in his book An Act of State: the Execution of Martin Luther King

“Nesting within the executive is that most virulent purveyor of state power: the national security state, an informal configuration that usually includes the Executive Office of the White House, special White House planning committees, the sixteen intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, Joint Chiefs of Staff, director of national intelligence, National Security Council, and other such units engaged in surveillance, suppression, covert action, and forceful interventions abroad and at home. 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 to advance the interests of corporate investors and protect the overall global capital accumulation process.”
– Michael Parenti

“A nearly seamless political transition to fascism is well underway in the United States. The mass media, the electoral machinery, and both major political parties are under corporate control… The Constitution and its Bill of Rights are being rendered meaningless by plans for perpetual war, by presidential signing statements and the theory of the unitary executive, extraordinary rendition, government surveillance programs and the like. Programs based on democratic principles like the public schools, Social Security, and Medicare are being starved to death… Blackwater is the growing private military force of the ruling class, protecting them in Baghdad and patrolling the streets of New Orleans for them now. Because there are too many sons and daughters of the working class in the US military it can not be trusted by the bourgeoisie when the order is given to attack the American people. Likely the two militaries will one day face each other in combat.”
– Malcolm Martin

“The two greatest visions of a future dystopia were George Orwell’s 1984 and Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. The debate, between those who watched our descent towards corporate totalitarianism, was who was right. Would we be, as Orwell wrote, dominated by a repressive surveillance and security state that used crude and violent forms of control? Or would we be, as Huxley envisioned, entranced by entertainment and spectacle, captivated by technology and seduced by profligate consumption to embrace our own oppression? It turns out Orwell and Huxley were both right. Huxley saw the first stage of our enslavement. Orwell saw the second.”
– Chris Hedges

“While U.S. combat forces prepare to draw-down in Iraq, military intelligence units are coming home to apply their combat-tempered surveillance skills to our expanding homeland security state, while preparing to counter any future domestic civil disturbances here.”
– Alfred W. McCoy

“The middle classes will vanish and poverty will reign supreme, while the rich become immeasurably richer and more powerful. Naturally, people will rise up, take to the streets, protest, demonstrate, riot, even rebel and revolt. As sure as the people will resist, the state will repress with police, the military and the ‘Homeland Security State’ apparatus of surveillance and control. Make no mistake: this is the ‘Thirdworldization’ of the West: the ‘Post-Industrial Revolution’.”
– Andrew Gavin Marshall

Quotes about “too big to fail”

“The American banking oligarchy consists of six megabanks – Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo… They have assets equivalent to 60 percent of our gross national product. And to put this in perspective, in the mid-1990s, these six banks or their predecessors had less than 20 percent.”
“Six Banks Control 60% of Gross National Product: Is the U.S. at the Mercy of an Unstoppable Oligarchy?”
– James Kwak interviewed by Bill Moyers

“A huge chunk of international banking and related financial operations have been created solely to manage dirty money.”
– from the book “DOPE, INC.”

“A global financial cabal engineered a fraudulent housing and debt bubble [2008], illegally shifted vast amounts of capital out of the US; and used ‘privatization’ as a form of piracy – a pretext to move government assets to private investors at below-market prices and then shift private liabilities back to government at no cost to the private liability holder… Clearly, there was a global financial coup d’etat underway.”
– Catherine Austin Fitts

“The relationship between the banking system and the mafia started in the 1960s and ’70s. In the ’60s and ’70s, the mafia basically handled cash in large amounts, although not as large as today because international crime was much smaller. It was mostly Italian, North American, and with some other affiliations, but it was limited in size.”
– former UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime Antonio Maria Costa, 2012

“The merger between banks and drug groups materialized as a result of two-way traffic. World-class banks seek out money globally and offer to drug lords the services in the form of whitewashing cash and investing it in legal sectors of the economy. The drug cartels, in turn, regard the banking sector as a priority investment niche.”
– Valentin Katasonov

“In Britain, the MI6 drug money is laundered through the Bank of England, Barclays Bank and other household name companies. The drug money is passed from account to account until its origins are lost in a huge web of transactions.”
– James Casbolt

“The British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, with the British Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) at the top, is considered the number-one money-laundering center for the heroin trade … Illegal drugs are the biggest business in the Far East-and close to being the biggest business in the world – but in Hong Kong, drugs do not merely dominate the economy: They are the economy.”
– from the book Dope, Inc.

“Our global banking system is a global cartel, a “super-entity” in which the world’s major banks all own each other and own the controlling shares in the world’s largest multinational corporations.
… This is the real ‘free market’, a highly profitable global banking cartel, functioning as a worldwide financial Mafia.”
– Andrew Gavin Marshall

“Goldman Sachs’ influence extends beyond the ability of its analysts and traders to drive stock or bond prices up and down, as they do daily with the reports they write and the decisions they make to buy or sell securities… It creates new financial instruments that shape the global marketplace, it can make or break the CEOs and government ministers who regularly pass through its doors looking for capital and for “buy” recommendations linked to their decisions, and it serves as the hub of an international network of deal makers.”
– David Rothkopf

“There is a special breed of international financiers whose success typically is built upon certain character traits. Those include cold objectivity, immunity to patriotism, and indifference to the human condition. That profile is the basis for proposing a theoretical strategy, called the Rothschild Formula, which motivates such men to propel governments into war for the profits they yield… As long as the mechanism of central banking exists, it will be to such men an irresistible temptation to convert debt into perpetual war and war into perpetual debt.”
– G Edward Griffin in his book The Creature from Jekyll Island

“The merger between banks and the drug-supplying groups began roughly four centuries ago. In Great Britain, the alliance comprised the British East India Company to which the government issued an exclusive license for opium trade in India and other British colonies and the first British banks including the Bank of England, Barings Bank, and the Rothschild London Bank.”
– Valentin Katasonov

“Weapons of financial mass destruction deployed by Central Bankers and Disaster-Capitalists, under the guise of protecting the markets and improving the efficiency of the system, vacuum the wealth of the nations – the work people produce – into ever fewer hands…
With all governments indebted to them and most ignorant of their existence, they foment chaos at will, incite or tranquillise populations as required, and maneuver legislation appropriate to their insatiable greed.”
– Niall Bradley

“The banks – hard to believe in a time when we’re facing a banking crisis that many of the banks created – are still the most powerful lobby on Capitol Hill. And they frankly own the place.”
– Senator Dick Durbin

“The United States has entered the ranks of the failed states. One of the most remarkable manifestations of a failed state is that the criminals are all inside the government operating against the people, whereas in a normal state, the criminals are on the outside of the government, operating against it. So, we now have every manifestation of being a failed state, with the government in the hands of a few Wall Street gangsters.”
– Paul Craig Roberts

“Bank CEOs represent their shareholders, they’re appointed by the board of directors to make money for their shareholders. And the way they think that they can best make money is to shape the regulatory rules around housing around derivatives,.. everything we used to have that kept the financial sector under control has all been washed away, one way or another, by their efforts. They make money in the boom. And when bad things happen, they shove all the downside onto the taxpayer.”
– Simon Johnson, former Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund

“The financial and political crises which have rocked the United States and Europe since 2008 occurred because people with dangerous personality disorders were able to rise to positions of power within financial institutions and effectively bankrupt much of the western world…
Once in positions of authority, these individuals simply did what comes naturally to them. They pursued their own self-interest with no regard for the consequences of their actions.”
– Ian Hughes

“If you’re very bright, know how to dress well; you have, say, the gift of the gab; you’re raised in an affluent family background; [then] you don’t go in the bank and rob it, you get in the bank and become a director.”
– Robert Hare in his 1970 book Psychopath: Theory and Research

“Bank CEOs have no fear for the government … and they have no not an ounce of gratitude to the American people, who saved them, their jobs, and the way they run the world.”
– Simon Johnson, former Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund

“There is a transnational ruling class, a “Superclass”, that agrees on establishing a world government. 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, would require industrialization and development in Africa, and certain places in Asia and Latin America. The goal of the Superclass 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.
The global economic crisis serves these ends, as whatever remaining wealth the middle class holds is in the process of being eliminated, 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

Quotes – Rothschild

“We are ruled, though it may be difficult to imagine, by a small dynastic power structure, largely consisting of powerful banking families, such as the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, and others. They emerged in controlling the financial system, extended their influence over the political system, the educational system, and, through the major foundations, have become the dominant social powers of our world, creating think tanks and other institutions which shape and change the course of society and modern human history.”
– Andrew Gavin Marshall

“Rothschild-controlled Barings Bank bankrolled the Chinese opium and African slave trades. It financed the Louisiana Purchase. The House of Rothschild financed the Prussian War, the Crimean War and the British attempt to seize the Suez Canal from the French. Nathan Rothschild made a huge financial bet on Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, while also funding the Duke of Wellington’s peninsular campaign against Napoleon. Both the Mexican War and the Civil War were gold mines for the family.”
– Dean Henderson in his book Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf

“Seven men in Wall Street now control a great share of the fundamental industry and resources of the United States… These powerful men were themselves answerable to a foreign power which had been steadfastly seeking to extend its control over the young republic of the United States since its very inception. This power was the financial power of England, centered in the London Branch of the House of Rothschild. The fact was that in 1910, the United States was for all practical purposes being ruled from England, and so it is today [1911].”
– “The Seven Men” an article by John Moody – McClure’s Magazine, August 1911

Quotes – Rockefeller

“Some believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as “internationalists” and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure – one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
– David Rockefeller in his “Memoirs”

“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 – statement to the United Nations Business Council, 1994

“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. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supra-national sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”
– David Rockefeller – Council on Foreign Relations, June 1991

“We are going to have a war on terror which you can never win, and so you can always keep taking people’s liberties away. The media is going to convince everybody that the war on terror is real. The ultimate goal is to get everybody in the world chipped with an RFID chip, and have all money be on the chips, and if anyone wants to protest what we do, we turn off the chip.”
– Nicholas Rockefeller to producer Aaron Russo – eleven months before the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks

“The Rockefeller Foundation, working with John D. Rockefeller Ill’s Population Council, the World Bank, the UN Development Program and the Ford Foundation, and others, had been working with the WHO (World Health Organization) for 20 years to develop an anti-fertility vaccine using tetanus, as well as with other vaccines.”
– F. William Engdahl in his book “Seeds of Destuction”

Quotes – Robber barons

“I have been insane on the subject of moneymaking all my life.”
– Cornelius Vanderbilt

“You have undertaken to cheat me. I won’t sue you, for the law is too slow. I’ll ruin you.”
– Cornelius Vanderbilt

“I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half.”
– Jay Gould

“Give tax breaks to large corporations, so that money can trickle down to the general public, in the form of extra jobs.”
– Andrew Mellon

“The lesson is clear: if you are a thief, steal by the billions or trillions, and then no one can do anything about it. If you are in the drug trade: handle only billions (or hundreds of billions) in drug money, and then you will get away with it. If you don’t want to pay taxes, be a member of the top 0.001% of the world’s super-rich and hide your billions in offshore tax-free accounts. If you want more, create a global economic crisis, demand to be saved by the state to the tune of tens of trillions of dollars, and then, tell the state to punish their populations into poverty in order to pay for your mistakes.
In other words, if you want to indulge your criminal fantasies, lie and steal, profit from death and drugs, dominate and demand, be king and command, become the highly-functioning socially-acceptable sociopath you always knew you could be… think big. Think bank. Serial killers, bank robbers and drug dealers go to jail; bankers get bailouts and get an unlimited insurance policy called “too big to fail.”
– Jurriaan Maessen, Global Research

“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

“Within the highest circles of power and wealth, a lack of pity and remorse is practically a prerequisite to success, and only the psychopathic mentality can thrive.”
– Stefan H. Verstappen

Quotes – Bankers

“The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching aim – nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was to be the Bank for International Settlements [BIS] in Basel, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the world’s central banks which were themselves private corporations … Each central bank sought to dominate its government by its ability to control Treasury loans, to manipulate foreign exchanges, to influence the level of economic activity in the country, and to influence cooperative politicians by subsequent economic rewards in the business world.”
– Carroll Quigley in his book Tragedy and Hope

“Communism and socialism are themselves forms of monopoly. The only difference is that in this case, the monopoly is operated by the government. But what if an international banker, through loans to the state, manipulation of a central bank, campaign contributions, or bribes, is able to achieve dominion over a government? In that case, he would find socialism welcome, for it would serve him as an instrument to control society.”
– James Perloff in his book The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline

“The Depression [1929] was not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence. The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here [United States] so that they might emerge as rulers of us all.”
– Louis T. McFadden, Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Banking and Currency Committee, 1932

“I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire. The man who controls Britain’s money supply controls the British Empire and I control the British money supply.”
– Nathan Mayer Rothschild

“Either the application for the renewal of the charter [of the Bank of the United States] is granted or the United States will find itself involved in a most disastrous war.
… Teach these impudent Americans a lesson. Bring them back to colonial status.”
– Nathan Rothschild, who controlled the Bank of England, said this after the U.S. government under President Andrew Jackson refused to renew the charter of the privately owned and controlled Bank of the United States.

“We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.”
– international banker James Warburg testifying before the U.S. Senate Feb. 7, 1950

“John D. Rockefeller J. P. Morgan, and other kingpins of the Money Trust were powerful monopolists. A monopolist seeks to eliminate competition. In fact, Rockefeller once said: “Competition is a sin.” These men were not free enterprise advocates.”
– James Perloff in his book The Shadows of Power

“During the past two centuries when the peoples of the world were gradually winning their political freedom from the dynastic monarchies, the major banking families of Europe and America were actually reversing the trend by setting up new dynasties of political control through the formation of international financial combines. These banking dynasties had learned that all governments must have sources of revenue from which to borrow in times of emergency. They had also learned that by providing such funds from their own private resources, they could make both kings and democratic leaders tremendously subservient to their will.”
– Carroll Quigley in Tragedy and Hope

“Psychopaths litter history with genocides and the destruction of entire nations and empires. Historical examples include such monsters as Stalin, Pol Pot, Ivan the Terrible, and Caligula. While there are many that make it to the pinnacle of the political stage there are also such historical figures as J.P. Morgan, Randolph Hearst, and Mayer Rothschild, professional psychopaths that reach the pinnacle of the financial stage where they cause no less misery and destruction as their political counterparts.”
– Stefan H. Verstappen

Quotes – FBI Director J.Edgar Hoover

“Justice is incidental to law and order.”
– J.Edgar Hoover – Director of the FBI 1924-1972

“That fellow [J. Edgar Hoover] was a master blackmailer. The moment he would get something on a senator he’d send one of the errand boys up and advise the senator that we’re in the course of an investigation and by chance happened to come up with this data on your daughter. But we wanted you to know this-we realize you’d want to know it. But don’t have any concern, no one will ever learn about it. Well, Jesus, what does that tell the senator? From that time on, the senator’s right in his pocket.”
– William Sullivan, number three in the FBI under J. Edgar Hoover to Los Angeles Times, 1973

“Martin Luther King is the most notorious liar in the country.”
– J.Edgar Hoover

“Never once did I hear anybody, including myself, raise the question: ‘Is this course of action which we have agreed upon lawful, is it legal, is it ethical or moral? … We never gave any thought to this line of reasoning… The one thing we were concerned about was this: Will this course of action work, will it get us what we want?… As far as legality is concerned, morals or ethics, [it] was never raised… I think this suggests really in government that we are amoral. In government … the general atmosphere is one of amorality.”
– William Sullivan, third in the FBI under Hoover to Los Angeles Times, 1973

Quotes – Director of the CIA Allen Dulles

“Allen Dulles, the Director of the CIA under President Eisenhower, ordered the assassination of [Congolese President Patrice] Lumumba in August 1960. Before the CIA could act, Mobutu Sese Seko, Lumumba’s private secretary, intervened militarily and removed Lumumba from power.”
– David Model

“I.G. Farben was most famous for putting the gas in gas chambers; it was the producer of Zyklon B and other gasses used on victims of the Holocaust… [The Bush family] hired Allen Dulles, the future head of the CIA, to hide the funds they were making from Nazi investments and the funds they were sending to Nazi Germany.”
– William Bowles

“The financing for Adolph Hitler’s rise to power was handled through the Warburg-controlled Mendelsohn Bank of Amsterdam and later by the J. Henry Schroeder Bank… Chief legal counsel to the J. Henry Schroeder Bank was the firm of Sullivan and Cromwell whose senior partners included John Foster and Allen Dulles.”
– Gary Allen in his book None Dare Call It Conspiracy

“[President] Dwight Eisenhower, named Allen Dulles CIA Director. Dulles’ forte was overthrowing governments and he was quite good at it. With coups in Iran (1953) and Guatemala (1954) under his belt, Dulles was riding high in the late Fifties and moved Cuba to the top of his to-do list.”
– Ray McGovern

“The CIA overlords of the [Bay of Pigs – Cuba] invasion, Director Allen Dulles and Deputy Richard Bissell had their own plan on how to bring the United States into the conflict… What they expected was that the invaders would establish a beachhead… and appeal for aid from the United States.”
– journalist Daniel Schorr told National Public Radio, March 2001

“As the de facto head of the Warren Commission, [CIA Director Allen] Dulles was perfectly positioned to exculpate himself and any of his associates, were any commissioners or investigators or journalists tempted to question whether the [JFK] killing in Dallas might have been a CIA covert action.”
– Ray McGovern

“CIA Director Allen Dulles and his brother Secretary of State John Foster Dulles] were in touch with the power elite, and a mere President [Eisenhower] influenced them not at all.”
– L. Fletcher Prouty

“In the case of Vietnam, the course followed by the U.S. government was established by two international Wall Street lawyers, John Foster Dulles and Allen Welch Dulles, among other, more invisible powers.”
– L. Fletcher Prouty

“A central focus of the [Averell] Harriman security regime in Washington (1950-53) was the organization of covert operations, and “psychological warfare.” Harriman, together with his lawyers and business partners, Allen Dulles and John Foster Dulles, wanted the government’s secret services to conduct extensive propaganda campaigns and mass-psychology experiments within the U.S.A., and paramilitary campaigns abroad. This would supposedly ensure a stable world-wide environment favorable to Anglo-American financial and political interests.”
– Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin

“Allen Dulles, Richard Helms, Carmel Offie and Frank WIsner were the grand masters. If you were in a room with them you were in a roomful of people that you had to believe would deservedly end up in hell.”
– James Angleton, CIA Chief of Counterintelligence

“[CIA Director] Allen Dulles had gone to see President Eisenhower as early as March 1960 seeking approval to develop a plan to overthrow [Fidel] Castro. The original idea for using Mafia figures to assist the CIA in this plan originated as early as 1960.”
– Phillip F. Nelson

“Allen Dulles created the CIA, assisted the Nazis, covered up the Kennedy hit from his Warren Commission perch and struck a deal with the Muslim Brotherhood to create mind-controlled assassins. Brother John Foster Dulles presided over the phony Goldman Sachs trusts before the 1929 stock market crash and helped his brother overthrow governments in Iran and Guatemala.”
– Dean Henderson

“John Foster Dulles was an accomplished warmonger. In 1933, he and his brother Allen had rushed to Cologne to meet with Adolf Hitler and guaranteed him the funds to maintain the Nazi regime. The Dulles brothers were representing their clients, Kuhn Loeb Co., and the Rothschilds.”
– Eustace C. Mullins

“Max Warburg, brother of Kuhn-Loeb’s Paul Warburg. ran a family financial powerhouse in Frankfort, Germany… The Warburg connection is reported to have helped the Axis powers financially. At the end of the war in 1919, the Treaty of Versailles meetings were attended by Rothschild connected men like Paul and Max Warburg, John Foster Dulles (of Kuhn-Loeb), Colonel [Edward Mandell] House, Thomas Lamont (of JP Morgan) and Allen Dulles (of Kuhn-Loeb). The harsh terms of the Treaty of Versailles totally set the stage for World War II.”
– David Smith