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“We never see the smoke and the fire, we never smell the blood, we never see the terror in the eyes of the children, whose nightmares will now feature screaming missiles from unseen terrorists, known only as Americans.”

— Martin Kelly

Revealing Quotes 1:
American State Terrorism

Revealing Quotes 2:
Corporate Capitalist Plutocracy
Revealing Quotes 3:
Mass-media Deception
Revealing Quotes 4:
Jewish Plutocracy, Jewish Power

cartoon by Andy Singer - 'Terrorism' versus 'Militarism'.  It has two panels - the first panel has the word 'illegal' above the picture and the word 'terrorism' below it.  The picture shows a building being blown up, with little human figures around the building being blown away by the explosion.  A masked man in the foreground is pressing a button on a remote control device which has detonated the bomb.  The second panel has the word 'legal' above the picture and the word 'militarism' below it.  It shows the exact same building being blown up with the same little human figures being blown away, but this time there are two U.S. Air Force jets flying above, dropping bombs on the people below. “The September 11 attacks were a monstrous calling card from a world gone horribly wrong. The message may have been written by Osama bin Laden (who knows?) and delivered by his couriers, but it could well have been signed by the ghosts of the victims of America’s old wars.

“The millions killed in Korea, Vietnam and Cambodia, the 17,500 killed when Israel — backed by the U.S. — invaded Lebanon in 1982, the 200,000 Iraqis killed in Operation Desert Storm, the thousands of Palestinians who have died fighting Israel’s occupation of the West Bank. And the millions who died, in Yugoslavia, Somalia, Haiti, Chile, Nicaragua, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Panama, at the hands of all the terrorists, dictators and genocidists who the American government supported, trained, bankrolled and supplied with arms.”

— Arundhati Roy
East Indian activist and fighter for women’s rights
Author of The God of Small Things

“[In 1962] the Joint Chiefs of Staff drew up and approved plans for what may be the most corrupt plan ever created by the U.S. government [up to that time]. In the name of anticommunism, they proposed 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.”   [codenamed Operation Northwoods]

— James Bamford
author of Body of Secrets:
Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency

“This [Israeli state terrorism] has to stop. I think it is a good idea for us all to drop everything and devote our lives to making this stop. I don’t think it’s an extremist thing to do anymore. I really want to dance around to Pat Benatar and have boyfriends and make comics for my co-workers. But I also want this to stop. Disbelief and horror is what I feel. Disappointment. I am disappointed that this is the base reality of our world and that we, in fact, participate in it. This is not at all what I asked for when I came into this world. This is not at all what the people here [in Palestine] asked for when they came into this world. This is not what they are asking for now. This is not the world you and Dad wanted me to come into when you decided to have me.”

— Rachel Corrie
in an email to her parents
before she was murdered
by an Israeli bulldozer operator.
See: An American Heroine, Murdered by Israelis

Israeli state terrorism is a direct extension of American state terrorism. It’s all paid for by your tax dollars, if you live in America.

“Every time we do something, you [Shimon Peres] tell me America will do this and will do that... I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.”

— Ariel Sharon
Israeli Prime Minister, homicidal psychopath
Knesset, Tel Aviv, October 3, 2001

“The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.”

— Ramsey Clark
former U.S. Attorney General

“Today’s [American] generals are nothing more than bureaucrats of mass slaughter, working their way up the Pentagon hierarchy, spending a term at the top issuing orders to destroy helpless populations, then retiring to well-paid positions on corporate boards or as ‘consultants’ to the TV networks covering the next American blitzkrieg.”

— David North and Martin McLaughlin
Editors, World Socialist Web Site - www.wsws.org
“The bombing of Iraq: A shameful chapter in American history”

“There was no war. No combat. There was only a deliberate, systematic genocide of a defenseless population while barely setting foot on Iraqi soil. When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in 1967, ‘The greatest purveyor of violence on earth is my own government’, he could not have dreamed in his worst nightmare what the U.S. did to Iraq.”

— Ramsey Clark
“Fire and Ice: The Devastation of Iraq by War and Sanctions”

“If ‘terrorism’ means ‘intimidation by violence or the threat of violence,’ and if we allow the definition to include violence by states and agents of states, then it is these, not isolated individuals or small groups, that are the important terrorists in the world.

“If terrorist violence is measured by the extent of politically motivated torture and murder, ...it is in the U.S.-sponsored and protected ‘authoritarian’ states — the real terror network — that these forms of violence have reached a high crescendo in recent decades.”

— Edward S. Herman
The Real Terror Network

“I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all members of the military profession I never had an original thought until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of the higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service.”

— General Smedley Butler
USMC (Ret.)

“I would like to talk on behalf of all those veterans and say that several months ago in Detroit we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged, and many very highly decorated, veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia. These were not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command. ...

“They told stories that at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam, in addition to the normal ravage of war and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country.”

— John Kerry
Navy lieutenant, leader of Vietnam Veterans Against the War
in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
April 23, 1971

“We’re going to become guilty, in my judgement, of being the greatest threat to the peace of the world. It’s an ugly reality, and we Americans don’t like to face up to it. I hate to think of the chapter of American history that’s going to be written in the future in connection with our outlawry in Southeast Asia.”

— Senator Wayne Morse
One of only two members of Congress, with Ernest Gruening of Alaska,
to vote against the fraudulent “Gulf of Tonkin Resolution” in 1964,
which escalated the Vietnam Genocide

“There can be no compromise with war; it cannot be reformed or controlled; cannot be disciplined into decency or codified into common sense; for war is the slaughter of human beings, temporarily regarded as enemies, on as large a scale as possible.”

— Jeannette Rankin
One of only 56 members of Congress
who voted against WWI;
The only member of Congress
to vote against the next genocidal war in 1941

“I sat there in agony thinking about all that had led me to this private hell. My idealism, my patriotism, my ambition, my plans to be a good intelligence officer to help my country fight the communist scourge — what in the hell had happened? Why did we have to bomb the people we were trying to save? Why were we napalming young children? Why did the CIA, my employer for 16 years, report lies instead of the truth?

“I hated my part in the charade of murder and horror. My efforts were contributing to the deaths, to the burning alive of children — especially the children. The photographs of young Vietnamese children burned by napalm destroyed me.”

— Ralph McGehee
former CIA intelligence analyst
Deadly Deceits: My 25 Years in the CIA

“Until we go through it ourselves, until our people cower in the shelters of New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles and elsewhere while the buildings collapse overhead and burst into flames, and dead bodies hurtle about and, when it is over for the day or the night, emerge in the rubble to find some of their dear ones mangled, their homes gone, their hospitals, churches, schools demolished — only after that gruesome experience will we realize what we are inflicting on the people of Indochina...”

— William Shirer

“What would you think of a man who not only kept an arsenal in his home, but was collecting at enormous financial sacrifice a second arsenal to protect the first one? What would you say if this man so frightened his neighbors that they in turn were collecting weapons to protect themselves from him?

“What if this man spent ten times as much money on his expensive weapons as he did on the education of his children?

“What if one of his children criticized his hobby and he called that child a traitor and a bum and disowned him? And he took another child who obeyed him faithfully and armed that child and sent it out into the world to attack neighbors?

“What would you say about a man who introduces poisons into the water he drinks and the air he breathes?

“What if this man not only is feuding with the people on his block but involves himself in the quarrels of others in distant parts of the city and even in the suburbs?

“Such a man would clearly be a paranoid schizophrenic... with homicidal tendencies.”

— Robert Anton Wilson
The Illuminatus!

“If they turn on the radars we’re going to blow up their goddamn SAMs [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 great about America right now. It’s a good thing, especially when there’s a lot of oil out there we need.”

— U.S. Brig. General William Looney
Washington Post, August 30, 1999
referring, in reality, to the brutal mass-murder
of hundreds of civilian Iraqi men, women and children
during 10,000 sorties by American/British war criminals
in the first eight months of 1999

“Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that The State has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied.”

— Arthur Miller

“I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar soaked fingers out of the business of these [Third World] nations so full 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 peaceful 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 their throats by Americans.”

— General David Sharp
former United States Marine Commandant

“We have no honorable intentions in Vietnam. Our minimal expectation is to occupy it as an American colony and maintain social stability for our 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 Riverside Church
New York City
April 4, 1967

“The trouble is that when American dollars earn only six percent over here, they get restless and go overseas to get 100 percent. The flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.

“I wouldn’t go to war again as I have done to defend some lousy investment of the bankers. We should fight only for the defense of our home and the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.

There isn’t a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It had its ‘finger men’ to point out enemies, its ‘muscle men’ to destroy enemies, its ‘brain men’ to plan war preparations and a ‘Big Boss’ — supernationalistic capitalism.

“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.

“I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenue in. I helped in the rape of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street.

“War is a racket.”

— General Smedley D. Butler
former U.S. Marine Commandant
in Common Sense
November 1935

“They tell us that we live in a great free republic; that our institutions are democratic; that we are a free and self-governing people. That is too much, even for a joke. ... Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder... And that is war in a nutshell. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles.”

— Eugene Victor Debs
early 20th century socialist leader
quoted in A People's History of the United States p. 358

“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 the elite-owned media.”

— Ralph McGehee
former CIA analyst
CIABASE; The Crisis of Democracy
also author of Deadly Deceits: My 25 years in the CIA

“In American spy parlance, it’s called ‘blowback’ — the unintended consequences of covert activity kept secret from the U.S. public. The covert recruitment of a Nazi spy network to wage a shadow war against the Soviet Union was the CIA’s ‘original sin’ and it ultimately backfired against the United States.”

— Martin A. Lee
author of The Beast Reawakens

“The enormous gap between what US leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one of the great propaganda accomplishments of the dominant political mythology.”

— Michael Parenti
political scientist, author of
To Kill A Nation: The Attack on Yugoslavia
Inventing Reality: The Politics of News Media

“Patriotism, like religion, meets people’s need for something greater to which their individual lives can be anchored... America’s state religion, [is] patriotism, a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry that ‘treason’ is morally worse than murder or rape.”

— William Blum
author of Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower ; and
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II

“I will never apologize for the United States of America — I don’t care what the facts are.”

— President George Bush

Bush was demonstrating his patriotism by excusing an act of cold-blooded mass-murder by the U.S. Navy. On July 3, 1988 the U.S. Navy warship Vincennes shot down an Iranian commercial airliner. All 290 civilian people in the aircraft were killed. 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. That it was grossly immoral is also obvious. Except to a patriot.

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action!

“It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.”

— Albert Einstein

“It’s really not a number I’m terribly interested in.”

— General Colin Powell
War Criminal
when asked about the number of Iraqi people
who were slaughtered by Americans
in the 1991 “Desert Storm” terror campaign:
200,000 Iraqi men, women and children

“Our leaders are cruel because only those willing to be inordinately cruel and remorseless can hold positions of leadership in the foreign policy establishment... People capable of expressing a full human measure of compassion and empathy toward faraway powerless strangers...do not become president of the United States, or vice president, or secretary of state, or national security adviser or secretary of the treasury. Nor do they want to.”

— William Blum
author of Rogue State: A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower ; and
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II

“The greatest purveyor of violence on earth is my own government.”

— Martin Luther King Jr.
April 4, 1967
exactly one year before he was murdered
by the U.S. government

“What occurred in Oklahoma City was no different than what Americans rain on the heads of others all the time, and subsequently, my mindset was and is one of clinical detachment. The bombing of the Murrah building was not personal, no more than when Air Force, Army, Navy or Marine personnel bomb or launch cruise missiles against government installations and their personnel.”

— Timothy McVeigh
trained by the United States Army

“The fact that some elements [of the U.S. military/government] may appear to be potentially ‘out of control’ can be beneficial to creating and reinforcing fears and doubts within the minds of an adversary’s decision makers...

“That the U.S. may become irrational and vindictive if its vital interests are attacked should be a part of the national persona we project to all adversaries... It hurts to portray ourselves as too fully rational and cool-headed...”

— U.S. Strategic Command
Essentials of Post-Cold War Deterrence

(The U.S. Strategic Command, or STRATCOM, is the military entity responsible for formulating U.S. nuclear policy.)

“Never before in modern history has a country dominated the earth so totally as the United States does today. America is now the Schwarzenegger of international politics: showing off muscles, obtrusive, intimidating. The Americans, in the absence of limits put to them by anybody or anything, act as if they own a kind of blank check in their McWorld.”

Der Spiegel
Germany’s leading newsmagazine

“The hidden hand of the market will never work without a hidden fist — McDonald’s cannot flourish without McDonnel Douglas, the designer of the F-15.”

— Thomas L. Friedman
New York Times columnist
“A Manifesto for the Fast World”
New York Times Magazine
March 28, 1999

“One of the great attractions of patriotism — it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what’s more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.”

— Aldous Huxley
British writer

“The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.”

— George Orwell
author of 1984

“Around the world, the message received is that, whoever wins [the U.S. election], expect only more of the same — national narcissism disguised as altruism, corporate appeasement, and the arbitrary use of U.S. military and economic might.”

— Greg Guma
Toward Freedom magazine

“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”
October 1998

“The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.”

— Stanley Kubrick

“... the United States has given frequent and enthusiastic support to the overthrow of democracy in favor of ‘investor friendly’ regimes.

“The World Bank, IMF, and private banks have consistently lavished huge sums on terror regimes, following their displacement of democratic governments, and a number of quantitative studies have shown a systematic positive relationship between U.S. and IMF/World Bank aid to countries and their violations of human rights.”

— Edward S. Herman
economist, U.S. media and foreign policy critic
author of The Real Terror Network

“We first crush people to the earth, and then claim the right of trampling on them forever, because they are prostrate.”

— Lydia Maria Child

“History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

“All that is necessary for the forces of evil to prevail in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.”

— Edmund Burke
British statesman

“There is no war on crime. There is no war on drugs, no war on terrorism. There is only the ongoing effort by the federal government to collect as much information on as many people as possible.”

— Jim Redden
author of
Snitch Culture: How Citizens Are Turned Into the Eyes and Ears of the State

American Nuclear Terrorism

“The use of the atomic bomb, with its indiscriminate killing of women and children, revolts my soul.”

— President Herbert Hoover

“The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.”

— General Omar Bradley

“We have had our last chance. If we do not devise some greater and more equitable system, Armageddon will be at our door.”

— General Douglas MacArthur
September 2, 1945

“Through the release of atomic energy, our generation has brought into the world the most revolutionary force since prehistoric man’s discovery of fire. This basic force of the universe cannot be fitted into the outmoded concept of narrow nationalisms.

“For there is no secret and there is no defense; there is no possibility of control except through the aroused understanding and insistence of the peoples of the world.”

— Albert Einstein

“To maintain this position of disparity [U.S. military-economic 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 deal in straight power concepts.... The less we are then hampered by idealistic slogans, the better.”

— George Kennan
Director of Policy Planning
U.S. State Department

“The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.”

— Albert Einstein

“The United States spends more on arms annually, $275 billion presently, than the rest of the Security Council combined. U.S. arms expenditures are approximately 25 times the gross national product of Iraq. The U.S. has in its stockpiles more nuclear bombs, chemical and biological weapons, more aircraft, rockets and delivery systems in number and sophistication than the rest of the world combined. Included are twenty commissioned Trident II nuclear submarines any one of which could destroy Europe.”

— Ramsey Clark
former U.S. Attorney General
Letter to the U.N., November 1998

“Today, the United States spends more on military arms and other forms of ‘national security’ than the rest of the world combined. U.S. leaders preside over a global military apparatus of a magnitude never before seen in human history.

“In 1993 it included almost a half-million troops stationed at over 395 major military bases and hundreds of minor installations in thirty-five foreign countries, and a fleet larger in total tonnage and firepower than all the other navies of the world combined, consisting of missile cruisers, nuclear submarines, nuclear aircraft carriers, destroyers, and spy ships that sail every ocean and make port on every continent. U.S. bomber squadrons and long-range missiles can reach any target, carrying enough explosive force to destroy entire continents with an overkill capacity of more than 8,000 strategic nuclear weapons and 22,000 tactical ones.”

— Michael Parenti
Against Empire

“You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.”

— Albert Einstein

American Military Objective
for the 21st Century:
Murder More Civilian People

“Inaugurated this week, ‘Yodaville’ is the first urban bombing range for the U.S. military... The Marines hope their ‘town’ 35 miles southeast of Yuma will help the military develop more efficient and safer ways to attack villages, towns and cities from the air...

“Military experts predict that cities, where up to 70 percent of the world’s population will live, will be the likely battlefields of the next century.”

San Diego Union Tribune
June 18, 1999

“For the future, mounted forces (tanks) must be ready to operate in urban settings... To meet the challenges that urban areas pose, the army must develop doctrine, training, organizations, materiel, and soldier-leaders. At Fort Knox, a facility is arising to fill these gaps. This new facility, a test bed for Force XXI, will integrate heavy weapons and mounted forces in urban operations... it will provide an unequaled opportunity for joint training across the spectrum of conventional and special forces... The site will be large and sophisticated. Plans include a 26-acre spread located on Fort Knox’s northern training area... Its features will represent typical residential, municipal, and business districts found in cities.”

— Robert S. Cameron, Ph.D.
from the article:
“It Takes a Village to Prepare for Urban Combat...
And Fort Knox is Getting One.”

This open declaration of intent to slaughter civilians is on the official website of Fort Knox, which bills itself as the “Home of Mounted Warfare”.

See also:

US military trains for urban warfare

United States Marine Corps Emblems

“Clearly someone at the Pentagon has an affection for reptiles...”

This page provides a look at some very strange Marine Corps emblems. These, together with a photograph of an “urban warrior” outfit, illustrate that the U.S. military is training its soldiers to engage in violent operations within densely populated urban environments.

“To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire, and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.”

— Tacitus
Roman historian
c. 55-120 A.D.

The No Gun Ri Massacre

“American soldiers played with our lives like boys playing with flies.”

— Chun Choon-ja
survivor of the No Gun Ri massacre, Korea 1950
she was 12-years-old at the time

“The hell with all those people! Let’s get rid of all of ’em!"

— Capt. Melbourne C. Chandler
heavy-weapons company commander
after speaking by radio with superior officers

“We just annihilated them.”

— Norman Tinkler
ex-machine gunner

“It was just wholesale slaughter.”

— Herman W. Patterson

“People pulled dead bodies around them for protection. Mothers wrapped their children with blankets and hugged them with their backs toward the entrances.

“My mother died on the second day of shooting.”

— Chung Koo-ho
survivor of the No Gun Ri massacre

“On summer nights when the breeze is blowing, I can still hear their cries, the little kids screaming.”

— Edward L. Daily
U.S. Army machine-gunner at No Gun Ri

See also:
The No Gun Ri Massacre


“They call it ‘The Night of the Witches’, those horrible hours that began at precisely 1 a.m. April 18, when NATO bombs and missiles rained in force on this Serbian city [Pancevo]. Within seconds, they demolished a refinery, a fertilizer plant and an American-built petrochemical complex that released a toxic cloud so dense and potentially lethal that its effects can be felt here even today — and will be, perhaps, for decades.”

Los Angeles Times
“Yugoslav City Battling Toxic Enemies”
July 6, 1999

“According to the log he (Professor Mico Martinovic) maintained, NATO bombed the chemical complex at Pancevo on 23 days, hitting it with at least 56 bombs or missiles.”

Chicago Tribune
“Serbs Allege NATO Raids Caused Toxic Catastrophe”
July 8, 1999

“Following the Pancevo incidents, a cloud of smoke some 15 kilometres [over 9 miles] in length lasted for ten days.”

The Regional Environmental Center
for Central and Eastern Europe

“Assessment of the Environmental Impact of Military Activities During the Yugoslavia Conflict”
June 1999

“[T]he ground in and around Pancevo is saturated with ammonia, mercury, naptha, acids, dioxins and other toxins that leaked and burned out of the factories that night...”

Los Angeles Times
“Yugoslav City Battling Toxic Enemies”
July 6, 1999

“Come back, my friend, in 10 years. Then you will find half the people of Pancevo are dead, just like the fish.”

— Dragomir Djuric
Serbian fisherman in Pancevo
Chicago Tribune
July 8, 1999

See also:
American/NATO Terrorism of the Yugoslavian People

American state terrorism is an old tradition

“The use of terror is deeply ingrained in our [national] character. Back in 1818, John Quincy Adams hailed the ‘salutary efficacy’ of terror in dealing with ‘mingled hordes of lawless Indians and negroes.’ He wrote that to justify Andrew Jackson’s rampages in Florida which virtually annihilated the native population and left the Spanish province under US control, much impressing Thomas Jefferson and others with his wisdom.”

— Noam Chomsky
What Uncle Sam Really Wants

“I did not know how much was ended. When I look back now from this high hill of my old age, I can see the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered all along the crooked gulch as plain as I saw them with eyes still young. And I can see that something else died there in the bloody mud, and was buried in the blizzard. A people’s dream died there. It was a beautiful dream...”

— Black Elk
Oglala Holy Man
on the aftermath of the Massacre at Wounded Knee

The massacre at Wounded Knee, South Dakota took place in December, 1890. Soldiers of the United States Army Seventh Cavalry used gattling guns to slaughter 300 helpless Lakota children, men and women.

“...I have seen that we do not intend to free, but to subjugate the people of the Philippines. We have gone to conquer, not to redeem... And so I am an anti-imperialist. I am opposed to having the [American] eagle put its talons on any other land.”

— Mark Twain
October 15, 1900
The New York Herald
condemning the genocide of the Philippine people
which began in 1899 and lasted to 1902

“We have pacified some thousands of the [Philippine] islanders and buried them; destroyed their fields; burned their villages, and turned their widows and orphans out-of-doors; furnished heartbreak by exile to some dozens of disagreeable patriots; subjugated the remaining ten millions by Benevolent Assimilation, which is the pious new name of the musket; we have acquired property in the three hundred concubines and other slaves of our business partner, the Sultan of Sulu, and hoisted our protecting flag over that swag.

“And so, by these Providences of God — and the phrase is the government’s, not mine — we are a World Power.”

— Mark Twain

“America was born in blood. America suckled on blood. America gorged on blood and grew into a giant, and America will drown in blood.”

— Thomas W. Chittum
Vietnam veteran
in his book Civil War Two

“I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

— Albert Einstein

“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it... Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not murder hate. In fact, violence merely increases hate.... Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Conventional wisdom would have one believe that it is insane to resist this, the mightiest of empires... But what history really shows is that today’s empire is tomorrow’s ashes, that nothing lasts forever, and that to not resist is to acquiesce in your own oppression.

“The greatest form of sanity that anyone can exercise is to resist that force that is trying to repress, oppress, and fight down the human spirit.”

— Mumia Abu-Jamal
World-renowned journalist
political prisoner in America

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it ... always.”

— Mahatma Gandhi

Revealing Quotes 2: Corporate Capitalist Plutocracy

Revealing Quotes 3: Mass-Media Deception

Revealing Quotes 4: Jewish Plutocracy, Jewish Power

See also:

Saint Augustine on America, NATO...

Neighborhood Bully: American Militarism
interview with Ramsey Clark

true American flag - swastika and stripes - symbol of American state terrorism

The Weapons of American State Terrorism


Chemical & Biological Weapons

Cluster Bombs

Depleted Uranium

Domestic Oppression

Fuel-Air Bombs

Nuclear Bombs




Rogue State:
A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower
by William Blum

Body of Secrets:
Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency
by James Bamford

In 1962, U.S. military leaders had a top-secret plan for committing terrorist attacks on Americans in Miami and Washington D.C., while blaming Cuba. Codenamed “Operation Northwoods”, the plan was intended to provide the propaganda necessary to create popular support for an invasion of Cuba.

Killing Hope:
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since WWII
by William Blum

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New:
International Terrorism in the Real World
by Noam Chomsky

The Fire This Time:
U.S. War Crimes in the Gulf
by Ramsey Clark

Desert Slaughter:
The Imperialist War Against Iraq
by the Workers League

To Kill A Nation:
The Attack on Yugoslavia
by Michael Parenti

The Phoenix Program
by Douglas Valentine

What Uncle Sam Really Wants
by Noam Chomsky

Western State Terrorism
Alexander George, editor; essays by Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Gerry O’Sullivan and others

The Culture of Terrorism
by Noam Chomsky

Terrorizing the Neighborhood:
American Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era
by Noam Chomsky
Pressure Drop Press, 1991

The Real Terror Network:
Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
by Edward S. Herman

Apocalypse 1945:
The Destruction of Dresden
by David Irving

Derailing Democracy:
The America the Media Don’t Want You to See
by David McGowan

Against Empire
by Michael Parenti

The Sword and the Dollar:
Imperialism, Revolution and the Arms Race
by Michael Parenti

Censored 2000:
The Year’s Top 25 Censored Stories
by Peter Phillips & Project Censored

Bloody Hell:
The Price Soldiers Pay
by Daniel Hallock

Hidden Agenda:
U.S./NATO Takeover of Yugoslavia
by Ramsey Clark, Nadja Tesich, Michel Chossudovsky, Slobodan Milosevic, numerous authors

NATO in the Balkans:
Voices of Opposition
by Ramsey Clark, Nadja Tesich, Sean Gervasi, Sara Flounders, Thomas Deichmann, Gary Wilson and Richard Becker

Eyewitness Sudan:
The War of the Future
Video, produced by Ellen Andors

Deadly Deceits:
My 25 years in the CIA
by Ralph W. McGehee

The Continuing Terror Against Libya
by Fan Yew Teng

The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
by Gar Alperovitz

A People’s History of the United States:
1492 — Present
by Howard Zinn

The Genocidal Democracy
by Javier Giraldo

Inventing Reality:
The Politics of News Media
by Michael Parenti

War, Lies & Videotape:
How media monopoly stifles truth
edited by Lenora Foerstel; multiple authors

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— Jim Olson
owner of Humboldt Internet
September 26, 2001

On September 14, 2001, three days after the WTC attack, the owner of the humboldt1.com ISP summarily deleted the original American Terrorism website. When informed that he was suppressing online free speech, he offered the helpful advice above.

Launched: May, 2000  —  Torpedoed: September 14, 2001   R.I.P.

To spare my vocal chords I offer this remaining mirror site:


http://www.AmericanStateTerrorism.com/ (Germany)
AWOL: October 24, 2003 – no response to email inquiries

http://americanterrorism.afedwards.com/ (U.K.)
Missing In Action: May 27, 2002
entire afedwards.com site vanished, email inquiries bounced back

Efficient FTP access terminated for all free sites: April 1, 2002

Axed by Angelfire.com: December 13, 2001 (see note below)

Torpedoed by Tripod.com: October 18, 2001 (see note below)

“Lycos [Tripod and Angelfire]... reserves the right to terminate any user’s access to the Lycos Network...for any reason or for no reason at all, in Lycos’ sole discretion, without prior notice, or any notice.”

...or without any discretion, or, after September 11, 2001, for a hypocrite, patriot-idiot, police-state censorship reason.

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