"We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world—no longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and the duress of small groups of dominant men."
-- Woodrow Wilson, 1913
"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... Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals so that security and liberty may prosper together."
-- Dwight D Eisenhower, 1961
"We could blow up a US ship in Guantanamo Bay and blame Cuba. We could blow up a drone (unmanned) vessel anywhere in the Cuban waters... The US could follow up with an air/sea rescue operation covered by US fighters to "evacuate" remaining members of the non-existent crew. Casualty lists In US newspapers would cause a helpful wave of national indignation... We could develop a Communist Cuban terror campaign... pointed at Cuban refugees seeking haven in the United States. We could sink a boatload of Cubans enroute to Florida (real or simulated)."
-- Operation Northwoods, signed by the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1962
"He's the one who told me, eleven months before 9/11 ever happened, that there was going to be an event... and out of that event we were going to invade Afghanistan, to run pipelines from the Caspian Sea, we were gonna invade Iraq, you know, to take over the oil fields and establish a base in the middle east... And sure enough, later 9/11 happened, and I remember he was telling me how we were going to see soldiers looking in caves for people in Afghanistan and Pakistan and all these places, and there's gonna be this "war on terror", in which there's no real enemy, and the whole thing is a giant hoax, you know, but it's a way for the government to take over the American people."
-- Aaron Russo, film producer and political activist, speaking about Nick Rockefeller, 2007
"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."
-- Herman Goering, second in command of the Third Reich, at the Nuremberg trials, 1946
“I have been told by reporters that they will not report their own insights or contrary evaluations of the official 9/11 story, because to question the government story about 9/11 is to question the very foundations of our entire modern belief system regarding our government, our country, and our way of life. To be charged with questioning these foundations is far more serious than being labelled a disgruntled conspiracy nut or anti-government traitor, or even being sidelined or marginalized within an academic, government service, or literary career. To question the official 9/11 story is simply and fundamentally revolutionary.”
-- Karen Kwiatkowski, Air Force Colonel, Pentagon official, 2006
"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit attrocities"
"To the living we owe respect, but to the dead we owe only the truth."