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Christ was Socialist Donating Member (649 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:37 AM
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Classic Quote: American War Criminals and Murderous Leaders
Edited on Thu May-06-04 01:40 AM by Christ was Socialist
There seems to be a general feeling that america ahs done more good deeds than bad around the world. Talk about insularity. Here is a smallc compilation of quotes that makes me wish I was A Martian.

1- "It's really not a number I'm terribly interested in." -General
Powell slaughtered
by Americans in the 1991 "Desert Storm" terror campaign (200,000

2- "I will never apologize for the United States of America - I don't
what the facts are." -President George Bush 1988 demonstrating
his patriotism by excusing an act of cold-blooded mass-murder by the
Navy. On July 3, 1988 the U.S. Navy warship Vincennes shot down an
commercial airliner. All 290 civilian people in the aircraft were
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.
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
in straight power concepts.... The less we are then hampered by
slogans, the better." -George Kennan State Department 1948]

4- "If they turn on the radars we're going to blow up their goddamn
(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
about America right now. It's a good thing, especially when there's a
of oil out there we need." -U.S. Brig. General William Looney
Washington Post, August 30, 1999) mass-murder of hundreds of civilian Iraqi men, women and children
10,000 sorties by American/British war criminals in the first eight
of 1999]

5- "The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign
-Ramsey Clark

HO CHI MINH was a hero of the 20th century

6- "I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar
soaked fingers out of the business of these nations so
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
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
throats by Americans." -General David Sharp

7- "We have no honorable intentions in Vietnam. Our minimal expectation
to occupy it as an American colony and maintain social stability for
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[br />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
elite-owned media." -Ralph McGehee
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"[br />October 1998]

10- "We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most
controlled and dominated Governments in the world - no longer a
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

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." -
Royal Commission, agreeing with Winston Churchill's policy towards

12- "What we want to have in existence, what we ought to have been
creating in this time is some administration with Arab institutions
we can safely leave while pulling the strings ourselves; something that
won't cost very much, which the Labour government can swallow
with its' principles, but under which our economic and political
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,
if we appear to be reactionary in Mesopotamia, there is always the risk
that Faisal will encourage the Americans to take over both, and
should be borne in mind that the Standard Oil company is very anxious
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
of the world. The interests of other peoples should be stressed. This
would have a better propaganda effect." - Private memo from The Council
Foreign Relations to the US 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
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
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
resentment. Our real task in the coming period is to devise a pattern
relationships which will permit us to maintain this position of
We need not deceive ourselves that we can afford today the luxury of
altruism and world benefaction. We should cease to talk about such
and unreal objectives as human rights, the raising of living standards
democratisation. The day is not far off when we are going to have to
in straight power concepts. The less we are then hampered by idealistic
slogans, the better." - George Kennan, former Head of the US State
Department Policy Planning Staff, Document PPS23, 24th February 1948

16- "I came to America because of the great, great freedom which I
existed in this country. I made a mistake in selecting America as a
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 US Senate hearing, after bloody
aided Ba'th Party coup overthrew Iraqi Prime Minister Abdel Kassem,

18- "Strikes at population targets (per se) are likely not only to
a counterproductive wave of revulsion abroad and at home, but greatly
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
offer to do ?at the conference table?." - John McNaughton, US State
Department Vietnam policy, as quoted in ?The Mentality of the Backroom
Boys.? Article by Noam Chomsky, 1973

19- "The US 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
everything that's come before them, where we're involved, and it didn't
upset my breakfast at all." - Ronald Reagan, former US President,
in the triumph that was the US invasion of Grenada, 1983

22- Q. "Mr. President, have you approved of covert activity to
the present government of Nicaragua?" A. "Well, no, we're supporting
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 -
will not comment." - Ronald Reagan, former US President, Washington
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
happens." - Ronald Reagan, former US 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
highlighting the potential for levels of DU exposure to military
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, chemical toxicity causing
damage. <...> Short term effects of high doses can result in death,
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
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
Environment and Health Considerations', as included in Appenix D - US
Armaments, Munitions and Chemical Command report: 'Kinetic Energy
Penetrator Long Term Strategy Study, July 1990' These documents state
clearly and equivocally that the US army was well aware of the
and toxic dangers of Depleted Uranium ammunition long before the first
shots of the war were fired.

25- "We do not have any defence treaties with Kuwait, and there are no
special defence or security commitments to Kuwait." - Margaret
US State Department spokeswoman, 24th July 1990, nine days before
invasion of Kuwait

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