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THE SUBJECTS ARE LISTED ALPHABETICALLY.

 

MILITARY COMMISSIONS ACT

"The Military Commissions Act [2006] introduces the notion of enemy into criminal law. It gives the President of the United States the power to so designate not only his own citizens, but also any nationals of countries with which the USA is not at war. A person may be prosecuted as an "illegal enemy combatant" not on the basis of proof, but simply because they have been labelled as such by the executive of the United States. Integrated in the law, the charge no longer refers only to a state of emergency, like the Military Order of 2001, but becomes permanent.
[The Military Commissions Act of 2009] no longer mentions 'illegal enemy combatants', but "hostile non-protected enemies". ... It no longer concerns only combatants, but also "persons who are engaged in conflict against the USA". The new definition also applies not only to people captured on or near a field of battle, but also to any individuals who act or even express solidarity with those opposing the US armed forces, or even simply the aggressive policies of the US governement.
...The National Defense Authorization Act signed by President Obama on the 31st December 2011 authorises the indefinite detention, without trial or indictment, of any US citizens designated as enemies by the executive. The individuals concerned are not only those who have been captured on the field of battle, but also those who have never left the United States or participated in any military action. The law concerns any person designated by the administration ... who takes part in hostile action against the United States", but also anyone who "substantially supports these organisations"."

Jean-Claude Paye, voltairenet.org

 

"Military Commissions Act of 2006:
* Strips the right of detainees to habeas corpus (the traditional right of detainees to challenge their detention);
* Gives the US President the power to detain indefinitely anyone-US or foreign nationals, from within the US, and from abroad-it deems to have provided material support to anti-US hostilities, and even use secret and coerced evidence (i.e. through use of torture) to try detainees who will be held in secret US military prisons;
* Gives US officials immunity from prosecution for torturing detainees that were captured before the end of 2005 by US military and CIA."

Anup Shah, 2006

 

"The Military Commissions Act of 2006 effectively suspended habeas corpus and freed up the executive branch to designate any American citizen an "enemy combatant" forfeiting all privileges accorded under the Bill of Rights."

Christopher Ketcham, 2008

 

"The unitary presidency has been granted the authority to order kidnapping, detention, and torture abroad under the Military Commissions Act of 2006. This act authorizes extraordinary rendition, which inevitably means foreign detention and torture of anyone the President determines to be an unlawful combatant."

William F. Pepper in his book "An Act of State: the Execution of Martin Luther King"

 

"The corporate media has ignored the fact that habeas corpus can now be suspended for anyone by order of the President. With the approval of Congress, the Military Commissions Act (MCA) of 2006, signed by Bush on October 17, 2006, allows for the suspension of habeas corpus for US citizens and non-citizens alike."

Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff, Project Censored. 2009

 

MILITARY INTERVENTION

"I spent 33 years 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 1916. 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.
In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested. I had a swell racket. I was rewarded with honors, medals, promotions .... I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do
was to operate a racket in three cities. The Marines operated on three continents."

retired General Smedley Butler, in a speech to an American Legion convention, 1931

 

"Military intervention to maintain the global status quo will become a constant feature of international relations, whether this is justified in terms of fighting drugs, fighting terrorism, containing "rogue states," opposing "Islamic fundamentalism," or containing China."

Walden Bello, 2001

MILITARY SPENDING

"So important did military spending and the military-industrial sector become during World War II and the Cold War that they have become fundamental to the U.S. economy, U.S. economic growth and above all U.S. technological development. Despite its often almost incredible wastefulness and corruption, this military spending has also been in some ways a kind of unacknowledged but rather successful state industrial development strategy in a country whose free market ideology meant that it could not formally adopt or admit to such a strategy."

David Edwards - Burning All Illusions

 

"The need for major states as enemies stems partly from the fact that only the perceived presence of enemy states can justify military spending at the level which the industries concerned have come to demand."

David Edwards - Burning All Illusions

 

"The money being spent on the [Iraq] war each week would be enough to wipe out illiteracy around the world and just a few days' funding would be enough to provide health insurance for US children who were not covered."

economist Joseph Stiglitz

 

"The Department of Defense's planned expenditures for the fiscal year 2008 are larger than all other nations' military budgets combined. The supplementary budget to pay for the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, not part of the official defence budget, is itself larger than the combined military budgets of Russia and China. Defence-related spending for fiscal 2008 will exceed $1 trillion for the first time in history. The US has become the largest single seller of arms and munitions to other nations on Earth. Leaving out President Bush's two on-going wars, defence spending has doubled since the mid-1990s. The defence budget for fiscal 2008 is the largest since the second world war."

Chalmers Johnson, 2008

 

"The combined total budgets of states, of the forty-eight states projected to be in deficit for 2010, is $689 billion. And when you compare that to our nation's military budget for 2010 - it's $704 billion - it's striking that the total state budgets, forty-eight states, is less than our nation's military expenditures."

Jo Comerford, executive director of the National Priorities Project, 2009

 

"We're 45 percent of world [military] spending. We spend more than the next fourteen countries combined."

Jo Comerford, executive director of the National Priorities Project, 2009

 

MONETARY SYSTEM

"All money is created in the form of debt to the privately owned banking cartel. Imagine if you could create money out of thin air. Imagine you have the credit cards of all the nations in your pocket. Your first impulse is to lend money to your nominees so they can buy most of the world's real wealth for you. Your second impulse is to establish a totalitarian system ("world government" globalization) to prevent any nation from challenging this system or defaulting on their "debt" to you. To make them accept "world government," you need to weaken them by having them fight among themselves, run up huge debts for armaments (which you will sell them), kill off the cream of their manhood, and become demoralized and decadent. You accomplish this through your ownership of politicians and the press and your control of MI-6, CIA who will carry out assassinations and acts of terror. This is the real history of the last 300 years."

Henry Makow

 

"Most nations do not have control over their own currencies. Instead privately owned, for-profit central banks - such as the Federal Reserve System in the US - create money out of nothing and then loan it at interest to their respective governments.
Not only do the central banks have the power to create money for free, they also have the power to set interest rates, to decide how much credit is issued, and to decide how much money is put into circulation.
With this power, central banks can - and do - orchestrate boom and bust cycles, enabling the super-wealthy owners of the banks to profit from investments during the booms, and buy up assets at bargain prices during the busts."

www.theglobalelite.org, 2013

 

" America is the largest debtor nation, and at the same time it is the world's creditor. "Creating money out of thin air", while at the same time imposing the U.S. dollar as a global currency constitutes the ultimate instrument of conquest and imperial domination.
The U.S. monetary system is supported by the most powerful military power on earth. The dollar is backed by U.S. military might, which constitutes a means for displacing national currencies and imposing the U.S. dollar. In this regard, the Federal Reserve's overwhelming powers of money creation constitute an essential lever of an imperial monetary agenda.
... The Western banking system controls a worldwide electronic banking network. The control of money creation at a world level constitutes the ultimate instrument of economic and social domination. The creation of fiat money provides a command over the real economies of countries worldwide. The ultimate lever of the U.S.-NATO imperial design is to override and destroy national currencies."

Michel Chossudovsky in the book "The Global Economic Crisis"

 

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning."

Henry Ford

 

"The few who can understand the [money] system will be either so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favours, that there will be no opposition from that class, while, on the other hand, that great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that Capital derives from the system, will bear its burden without complaint and, perhaps, without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests."

letter written from London by the Rothschilds to their New York agents introducing their banking method into America

 

"Throughout the Third World, currency devaluations ordered by the IMF have triggered hyperinflation and the collapse of national monetary systems."

Michel Chossudovsky in the book "The Global Economic Crisis"

 

"The real business [of the Bank of International Settlements (BIS)] gets done in "a sort of inner club made up of the half dozen or so powerful central bankers who find themselves more or less in the same monetary boat" - those from Germany, the United States, Switzerland, Italy, Japan and England... The prime value, which also seems to demarcate the inner club from the rest of the BIS members, is the firm belief that central banks should act independently of their home governments... A second and closely related belief of the inner club is that politicians should not be trusted to decide the fate of the international monetary system."

Edward Jay Epstein, 1983

 

"Terrorism, War & Bankruptcy are caused by the privatization of money, issued as a debt and compounded by interest"

Napoleon Bonaparte
[Napoleon cancelled debt and interest in France - hence the Battle of Waterloo with Britain.]

 

"In the United States, the "independent" banking system is known as the Federal Reserve System, a privately owned bank system interlocked with the Bilderbergers. In Europe, the independent banking system is run through the European Central Bank, whose monetary policies are put together by the leading members of the Bilderberg elite."

Daniel Estulin in his book "The Bilderberg Group"

 

"To allow the bankers to erect a monetary system on gold [gold standard] is to subject the producer to the money-broker and measure deferred payments by a yardstick that lengthens or shortens from year to year. The only safe and rational currency is a national currency based on the national credit, sponsored by the state, flexible, and controlled in the interests of the people as a whole."

Vernon Parrington summarized Greenbackers' position in the 1920s

 

"Sovereign nations do not have to borrow their money into existence., yet the United States has been deceived into doing this since 1913. The compounding interest on this debt is now growing exponentially, and cannot be sustained. Unfortunately, we cannot just pay down the national debt. All our money - except for coins - is created out of debt. Under this debt money system, to reduce the debt is to reduce the national money. The only solution is to restructure our monetary system to forbid government borrowing. Fortunately, this is nothing new. The U.S. and other nations have done it before.
The problem with the economy of every nation on earth has the same root - national debt - debt that is totally unnecessary... All nations can get out of debt and not incur any more debt. Any nation that did this would immediately stabilize their economic situation - that is, incur neither significant inflation, nor deflation - by design. Human societies run best on stability - a stable economic platform - one that can be predicted in the long term. Once the money power is taken away from the big banks and returned into the hands of we, the people, then economic common sense can return, and the nation's legislature can once again become responsive to the voting electorate instead of the bankers...In other words, what we need is a new human rights movement for the next generation based upon No More National Debt.
The economic problems that most people became aware of in the fall of 2008 are not reversing. Unemployment is still rising. Foreclosures are still rising. The world's economic death spiral into a deflationary depression must continue until the real problem is addressed. Our entire global economic system is at a tipping point."

Bill Still, No More National Debt

 

"The IMF, acting on behalf of Wall Street, calls the shots on the reform of national monetary systems. National currencies in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia are in large part controlled by Western financial institutions."

Michel Chossudovsky in the book "The Global Economic Crisis"

 

"The Federal Reserve was a privately-owned and controlled central banking system like the Bank of England. In creating it, Congress had ceded its constitutional authority over the nation's monetary system to the private financiers."

Richard C. Cook, 2007

 

"The U.S.-NATO military alliance supports the hegemony of both the U.S. dollar and the Euro. These two dominant global currency systems are intricately related. They are controlled and regulated by overlapping financial interests. The U.S.-Euro monetary arrangement and its imposition as a global currency system are protected by the Atlantic Alliance, which constitutes the military arm of the Western corporate establishment."

Michel Chossudovsky in the book "The Global Economic Crisis"

 

"Right after the Civil War there was considerable talk about reviving Lincoln's brief experiment with the Constitutional monetary system. Had not the European money-trust intervened, it would have no doubt become an established institution."

W. Cleon Skousen from the documentary "The Money Masters"

 

"The First World War changed the status of the United States ... from that of a debtor nation to the world's greatest creditor nation, a role filled formerly by England.
... One major aim of the backers of the Federal Reserve - displacing London as world money market - had been achieved.
The gold standard was still the basis of foreign exchange. The small group of international bankers - now led by New York banks - who owned the gold, controlled the monetary system of Western nations."

F. William Engdahl in his book "Gods of Money"

 

"The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) is where all of the world's central banks meet to analyze the global economy and determine what course of action they will take next to put more money in their pockets, since they control the amount of money in circulation and how much interest they are going to charge governments and banks for borrowing from them.
... When you understand that the BIS pulls the strings of the world's monetary system, you then understand that they have the ability to create a financial boom or bust in a country. If that country is not doing what the money lenders want, then all they have to do is sell its currency."

Joan Veon, 2003

 

"If the key to controlling a nation is to run its central bank, one can imagine the potential of a global central bank, able to dictate the world's credit and money supply. The roots for such a system were planted when the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank were formed at the Bretton Woods Conference of 1944. These UN agencies were both CFR [Council on Foreign Relations] creations."

James Perloff

 

"There should be no such thing as "sovereign debt." Currency (credit) is just a medium of exchange like a coupon. Governments can create as much as they need debt-free to make the economy hum. Markets will determine their value relative to other currencies. But the Illuminati bankers have created all currency in the form of a debt to them. Our society is wholly complicit in this fraud."

Henry Makow

 

"Following the American Civil War, right up to the end of the 19th Century, the United States Treasury recognized silver as well as gold as monetary metal. The monetary system was, in effect, a bi-metallic system. Silver existed in abundance in the Western United States.
However, the influential New York bank syndicate, headed in the 1890s by the House of Morgan, took the opposite position. They saw gold, especially in light of their close ties to leading London banks, as their best road to dominant power over the money supply of the United States. Supplies of monetary gold were controlled by a handful of New York banks and by the financial powers of the City of London - above all, by the banking group of Lord Rothschild.
The New York bankers wanted no competition from silver. Their banking allies in the City of London, the heart of the world gold standard at the time, wanted America exclusively on a gold standard where their influence would be vastly greater. London's New York banking allies - J.P. Morgan, along with Rothschild's US banking agent, August Belmont, and others in New York finance - shrewdly used their London banking associates to control American credit markets to their own exclusive advantage and to the distinct disadvantage of the general American public."

F. William Engdahl in his book "Gods of Money"

 

"Economic policy quite deliberately serves the interests of the financial elites, who in turn control the political process. Meaningful policies cannot be achieved without radically reforming the workings of the international banking system. What is required is an overhaul of the monetary system."

Michel Chossudovsky in the book "The Global Economic Crisis"

 

"Bank of International Settlements (BIS) regulations serve only the single purpose of strengthening the international private banking system, even at the peril of national economies. The IMF and the international banks regulated by the BIS are a team: the international banks lend recklessly to borrowers in emerging economies to create a foreign currency debt crisis, the IMF arrives as a carrier of monetary virus in the name of sound monetary policy, then the international banks come as vulture investors in the name of financial rescue to acquire national banks deemed capital inadequate and insolvent by the BIS."

economist Henry CK Lui

 

"The global monetary system is tightly controlled and coordinated at the top by the leaders of the central banks who work for the world's richest people.
... Instrumental in control of economics by the rich has been the debt-based monetary system, where credit is treated as the monopoly of private financial interests who in turn control governments, intelligence services and military establishments. Politicians are bought and sold, elected or removed, or aven assassinated for this purpose. The global monetary system is tightly controlled and coordinated at the top by the leaders of the central banks who work for the world's richest people.
... Within the U.S., [monetary reform] proposals have ranged from complete takeover of the Federal Reserve System by the federal government to the replacement of fractional reserve banking and the debt-based monetary system by one where the government spends money directly into existence as was done through the 19th century U.S. Greenbacks.
The Greenback system, which provided up to a third of the U.S. money supply through 1900, was highly successful. The bankers opposed it because it meant fewer loans and less profits."

Andrew Gavin Marshall in his book "The Global Economic Crisis"

 

"Today the U.S. presides over a more or less fully closed global monetary system based on the dollar. In practice this means that those countries within the system must exchange real value in the form of natural resources like oil and gas, manufactured items and commodities with the U.S. cartel in exchange for dollars, which are no more than an accounting entry created out of thin air.
... The Federal Reserve is a privately held business owned by the very interests that it nominally regulates. Thus the control of federal credit and the U.S. monetary system and the rich flow of insider information that results from that control are veiled from public view and are privately controlled in secret."


John Coleman in his book "Beyond The Conspiracy: Unmasking the Invisible World Government - The Committee of 300", 2007

 

"If Exxon pays Saudi Arabia $50 million, all that happens is that we debit Exxon and credit Saudi Arabia. The balance sheet of Citibank remains the same. And if they say they don't like American banks, they'll put it in Credit Suisse. All we do is charge Saudi Arabia and credit Credit Suisse. Our balance sheet remains the same. So when people run around waiting for the sky to fall there isn't any way that money can leave the system. It's a closed circuit."

Citibank Chairman Walter Wriston

 

MONEY, DEBT & CREDIT

"Sovereign nations do not have to borrow their money into existence., yet the United States has been deceived into doing this since 1913. The compounding interest on this debt is now growing exponentially, and cannot be sustained. Unfortunately, we cannot just pay down the national debt. All our money - except for coins - is created out of debt. Under this debt money system, to reduce the debt is to reduce the national money. The only solution is to restructure our monetary system to forbid government borrowing. Fortunately, this is nothing new. The U.S. and other nations have done it before.
The problem with the economy of every nation on earth has the same root - national debt - debt that is totally unnecessary... All nations can get out of debt and not incur any more debt. Any nation that did this would immediately stabilize their economic situation - that is, incur neither significant inflation, nor deflation - by design. Human societies run best on stability - a stable economic platform - one that can be predicted in the long term. Once the money power is taken away from the big banks and returned into the hands of we, the people, then economic common sense can return, and the nation's legislature can once again become responsive to the voting electorate instead of the bankers...In other words, what we need is a new human rights movement for the next generation based upon No More National Debt.
The economic problems that most people became aware of in the fall of 2008 are not reversing. Unemployment is still rising. Foreclosures are still rising. The world's economic death spiral into a deflationary depression must continue until the real problem is addressed. Our entire global economic system is at a tipping point."

Bill Still, No More National Debt

 

"I know of no severe depression, in any country or any time, that was not accompanied by a sharp decline in the stock of money, and equally of no sharp decline in the stock of money that was not accompanied by a severe depression."

Milton Friedman

 

"Instrumental in control of economics by the rich has been the debt-based monetary system, where credit is treated as the monopoly of private financial interests who in turn control governments, intelligence services and military establishments. Politicians are bought and sold, elected or removed, or even assassinated for this purpose. The global monetary system is tightly controlled and coordinated at the top by the leaders of the central banks who work for the world's richest people."

Andrew Gavin Marshall, Global Research

 

"Once the government reclaims the power to create money from the banks, it will no longer need to sell its bonds to investors. It will not even need to levy income taxes... Government-issued money would actually be less inflationary than the system we have now; and it is precisely because power and money corrupt, that money creation needs to be done by a public body, exercised in full view and with full accountability... What has allowed government to be corrupted today is that it is actually run by the money cartel. Big business holds all the cards, because its affiliated banks have monopolized the business of issuing and lending the national money supply, a function the Constitution delegated solely to Congress."

Ellen Brown, Web Of Debt

 

"Whoever controls the volume of money in any country is absolute master of all industry and commerce. And when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another by a few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate."

President James Garfield, 1881

 

"Central banking ... needs to expand its control over industry, nations and people through the expansion of debt, continually needing to bring more individuals, nations and industries under debt bondage. Debt is the source of all power and wealth for the central banking system - as they do not actually produce any tradable good, such as industry; nor do they provide any necessary service, such as government. Interest on debt is the source of income and authority for the central banking system, and thus, it needs to continually advance credit and expand debt."

Andrew Gavin Marshall, Global Research

 

"Central banking functions on the expansion and creation of money and debt, which is lent at interest, thus serving as the source of income for the central banking system."

Andrew Gavin Marshall, Global Research

 

"Since 97% of the money in the world is created from debt, any loans paid off decreases the amount of money in circulation. And when no further loans are given, the circulating money stock falls dramatically, adversely affecting businesses and the economy at large. This intentional reduction of the money supply leads to widespread business failures, high unemployment, foreclosures on property, and severe hardship within the community. On the other hand, great wealth is transferred from defaulting borrowers to the banksters."

Gabriel Donohoe

 

"When governments fall into the trap of accepting loans in foreign currencies, they become "debtor nations" subject to IMF and BIS [Bank for International Settlements] regulation. They are forced to divert their production to exports, just to earn the foreign currency necessary to pay the interest on their loan."

Andrew Gavin Marshall, Global Research

 

"A great industrial nation is controlled by it's system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the world."
President Woodrow Wilson

 

"The organizational structure for creating means of payment out of nothing, we call credit."

Carroll Quigley, historian and Georgetown University professor, in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"The Western banking system controls a worldwide electronic banking network. The control of money creation at a world level constitutes the ultimate instrument of economic and social domination. The creation of fiat money provides a command over the real economies of countries worldwide. The ultimate lever of the U.S.-NATO imperial design is to override and destroy national currencies."

Michel Chossudovsky

 

"One of the primary motivations for the [American] Revolution was the control of currency by a foreign imperial power, with the ability to control inflation and devaluation, essentially controlling the entire economic conditions of the colony from abroad. The Founding Fathers of the United States understood the necessity of controlling one's own currency if one was to preserve sovereignty and independence."

Andrew Gavin Marshall, Global Research

 

"The US is bankrupt. However, the US dollar remains the world reserve currency. This means that the US can print money to pay its bills. As long as the world accepts the dollar as world reserve currency, the US will be able to continue its wars."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"The U.S. bailout ... shows that countries do not need to borrow credit from foreign banks at all. The government could have created its own money and credit system rather than leaving foreign creditors to accrue interest charges that now represent a permanent and seemingly irreversible balance-of-payments drain. The United States has shown that any country can monetize its own credit, at least domestic credit."

Michael Hudson and Jeffrey Sommers, 2008

 

" America is the largest debtor nation, and at the same time it is the world's creditor. "Creating money out of thin air", while at the same time imposing the U.S. dollar as a global currency constitutes the ultimate instrument of conquest and imperial domination.
The U.S. monetary system is supported by the most powerful military power on earth. The dollar is backed by U.S. military might, which constitutes a means for displacing national currencies and imposing the U.S. dollar. In this regard, the Federal Reserve's overwhelming powers of money creation constitute an essential lever of an imperial monetary agenda.
... The Western banking system controls a worldwide electronic banking network. The control of money creation at a world level constitutes the ultimate instrument of economic and social domination. The creation of fiat money provides a command over the real economies of countries worldwide. The ultimate lever of the U.S.-NATO imperial design is to override and destroy national currencies."

Michel Chossudovsky in the book "The Global Economic Crisis"

 

MONEY LAUNDERING

TAX HAVENS, SECRECY JURISDICTIONS AND MONEY LAUNDERING CENTERS

TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF GLOBAL ELITE TREASURE ARE HIDDEN FROM VIEW
INDIVIDUALS AND CORPORATIONS AVOID PAYING TAXES
DRUG MONEY IS LAUNDERED THROUGH LARGE INTERNATIONAL BANKS
FUNDING OF GOVERNMENT COVERT OPERATIONS IS OBSCURED

 

CITY OF LONDON
"City of London" is the secrecy jurisdiction of choice for the global mega-wealthy

WALL STREET (NEW YORK CITY)

NEVADA
DELAWARE
WYOMING
SOUTH DAKOTA

HONG KONG
MACAO

THE VATICAN

COUNTRIES
UNITED STATES
BRITAIN
PANAMA
SINGAPORE
MALAYSIA
JAPAN
CHINA
BELIZE
ISRAEL
LEBANON
TURKEY
CYPRUS
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (DUBAI)
BAHRAIN
SWITZERLAND
GERMANY
LUXEMBOURG
MONACO
ANDORRA
LIECHTENSTEIN
NETHERLANDS
IRELAND
MAURITIUS
SEYCHELLES
NUE
SAMOA
MARSHALL ISLANDS

ISLANDS UNDER BRITISH INFLUENCE
British offshore tax havens funnel money into "City of London" financial institutions and real estate from around the world

BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
BAHAMAS
CAYMAN ISLAND
ANGUILLA
ISLE OF MAN
GUERNSEY
JERSEY
GIBRALTAR
MONSERRAT
BERMUDA
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA
BARBADOS
DOMINICA
GRENADA
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS
ST. LUCIA
ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES
TURKS AND CAICOS

ISLANDS UNDER NETHERLANDS INFLUENCE
ARUBA
BONAIRE
CURAÇAO
ST. MAARTEN
NETHERLAND ANTILLES

MONEY LAUNDERING BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
HSBC
BANK OF AMERICA
JP MORGAN CHASE
CITIBANK
WELLS FARGO
WESTERN UNION
AMERICAN EXPRESS
CREDIT SUISSE
UBS
STANDARD CHARTERED
BARCLAYS
AND MANY OTHER INTERNATIONAL BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

 

"New York and London... have become the world's two biggest laundries of criminal and drug money, and offshore tax havens. Not the Cayman Islands, not the Isle of Man or Jersey. The big laundering is right through the City of London and Wall Street."

Martin Woods, bank money laundering investigator, Observer newspaper, 2011

 

"In Britain, the MI-6 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.
The drug money comes out 'cleaner' but not totally clean. Diamonds are then bought with this money from the diamond business families like the Oppenheimers. These diamonds are then sold and the drug money is clean."

James Casbolt, former MI-6 Agent

 

"A large share of the multibillion dollar revenues of narcotics are deposited in the Western banking system. Most of the large international banks together with their affiliates in the offshore banking havens launder large amounts of narco-dollars."

Michel Chossudovsky in the book "The Global Economic Crisis"

 

"Banks act as clearing houses and money launderers of billions of dollars derived from drug money. The main "big name banks" are:

· The Bank of England
· The Federal Reserve Banks
· Bank of International Settlements
· The World Bank
· The Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank
· American Express

American Express Bank Travelers checks are a convenient method of recycling drug dollars. Each of these banks is affiliated with and/or controls hundreds of thousands of large and small banks throughout the world."

John Coleman in his book "The Committee of 300"

 

"The City of London is the money-laundering centre of the world's drug trade. In addition, due to incredibly lax financial laws by the British government, the London property market is built largely on the laundered money of crime from all over the world involving hidden tax havens, most of which are British."

Graham Vanbergen

 

"Drugs smugglers, terrorists and other criminals use exactly the same offshore mechanisms and subterfuges - shell banks, trusts, dummy corporations - that corporations use."

Nicholas Shaxson in his book "Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World"

 

"The drug "industry" is ... under the control of a single world network.
... The drug-related illegal economy is the biggest business in the world.
... The British monarchy organized most of the Far East to conform to the drug traffic.
... The Anglo-Dutch "offshore" banking system and related precious metals and gems trade were designed around illegal money.
... The world drug traffic is a top-down operation under the immediate control of the British and allied monarchies. "

www.bibliotecapleyades.net - How the Drug Empire Works


"Nothing has changed in the opium-heroin-cocaine trade. It is still run by the same "upper class" families in Britain and the United States. It is still a fabulously profitable trade where what seem to be big losses through seizures by the authorities are written off in paneled boardrooms in New York, Hong Kong and London over port and cigars as merely the cost of doing business."

John Coleman in his book "Conspirators' Hierarchy: The Story of the Committee of 300"

 

"Vast quantities of gold are absorbed into the Asian drug trade - an inestimable percentage of the 400 to 600 tons of the metal that pass through the orient in a year, mainly through Hong Kong, and mainly through subsidiaries of the HongShang [HSBC]. The trade could not run without it and other precious, portable, untraceable substances-like diamonds."

www.bibliotecapleyades.net "How the Drug Empire Works"

 

"No government has ever touched the system which allowed [the drug trade to develop]. At best, a few accounts here and there have been seized. To this day, money-laundering is not even a criminal offense in 8 out of the 15 industrial nations. In the United States, the center of the problem, government action, is a joke: No top management has ever been charged or prosecuted for criminal money-laundering activity."

DOPE, INC.: the international drug cartel, money-laundering, and state power, 1992

 

"[It has been estimated that] 80 percent of the profits from drug trafficking ends up in the banks of the wealthy countries or their branches in the underdeveloped countries."

Peter Dale Scott, 2003

 

"Gold is so important to the entire drug trafficking business that the metal's price is pegged to the price of raw opium in the Golden Triangle highlands. The escalation of the gold price has been so steady that all the numbers regarding the size of the opium trade may be gross underestimates."

www.bibliotecapleyades.net "How the Drug Empire Works"

 

"British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies make up around 25 per cent of the world's tax havens.
Tax havens include Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands to name just a few and each is inextricably linked to the City of London's crime offices.
The consequence of its operations is that money laundering is now at such levels and so widespread that the authorities have recently admitted defeat in its battle of attrition by stating openly it has been completely overwhelmed and lost control."

Graham Vanbergen

 

"Switzerland remains one the world's biggest repositories for dirty money. In 2009 it hosted about $2.1 trillion in offshore accounts owned by non-residents, about half from Europe. This had been $3.1 trillion in 2007 before the global financial crisis."

Nicholas Shaxson in his book "Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World"

 

"U.S.-based accounts at Citigroup Inc., Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of America Corp., were used to channel tens of millions of dollars' worth of global drug money that was sent to shady Colombian currency brokerages."

Angelo Young, 2014

 

"Drug profits are secured through the ability of the drug cartels to launder and transfer billions of dollars through the US banking system. The scale and scope of the US banking-drug cartel alliance surpasses any other economic activity of the US private banking system."

James Petras

 

"Hong Kong was set up by the British, literally from bare rock, as a center for the drug trade, and remains to this day purely British, and purely a center for the drug trade."

Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin in their book "George Bush : The Unauthorized Biography"

"The retail proceeds of the total drug traffic in the United States are partly recycled into the drug operation in the United States itself, with large "off-take" by each level of the crime machine. The net profits, in cash, are laundered through hotels, restaurants, gambling casinos, and sports events.
... After the cash is laundered through these nominally legitimate channels, it is transferred to offshore banking operations or their equivalent. Then, the funds take several trips around the world over the telex machines of offshore banks, passing through at least a half dozen, and usually more, different bank accounts and corporate fronts, from the Caymans to Liechtenstein, from Liechtenstein to the Bahamas, from the Bahamas to a "nonresident corporation" in Canada, from Canada to Panama, and so forth.
At various points in the process, the funds will purchase diamonds, gold, paintings, or similar portable valuables. At a further point, the valuables will be translated back into cash, eliminating even the trace of a bank transfer. "

www.bibliotecapleyades.net "How the Drug Empire Works"

 

"The City of London, with its own borders and police force, sits within the Isles of Britain as an international hub, the tax haven of all tax havens. The banks use offshore business organisations to escape regulation and the grip these organisations have over an ever weakened and corrupt political class is utterly astounding. The Conservative party is literally bankrolled by bankers and hedge funds. Half of the wealthiest hedge fund managers in the land pay millions each year to the Tories. This is neoliberalism out of control."

Graham Vanbergen

 

"Narco-dollars are channeled into "private banking" accounts in numerous offshore banking havens controlled by the large Western banks and financial institutions. The major Wall Street and European banks and stock brokerage firms launder billions of dollars resulting from the trade in narcotics."

"The Destabilization of Haiti" an article by Michel Chossudovsky

 

"Swiss banks are notorious depots for dirty money."

www.bibliotecapleyades.net "How the Drug Empire Works"

 

"Laundered proceeds of drug trafficking, racketeering, corruption, and terrorism tag along with other forms of dirty money to which the United States and Europe lend a welcoming hand."

Nicholas Shaxson in his book "Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World"

 

"A large share of the multibillion dollar revenues of narcotics are deposited in the Western banking system. Most of the large international banks together with their affiliates in the offshore banking havens launder large amounts of narco-dollars."

Michel Chossudovsky in the book "The Global Economic Crisis"

 

"Most of the dirty money arising from the U.S. drug trade and related illegal activities ends up in the Bahamas."

www.bibliotecapleyades.net "How the Drug Empire Works"

 

"Money laundering is simply everywhere. On the grand scale, it's endemic to banking. You have to bear in mind that when Lehman Brothers wasn't going to function anymore and the big banks weren't lending to one another, back at that terrible time, $352 billion of illegal money were then tacitly released upon the market, and that was about the only money people were lending to one another. So, money laundering is not some distant fantasy. It's actually how you handle the profits of extortion, tax evasion, criminal conspiracy and huge quantities of drug money, how you get that into the white sector. And what we are gradually learning from these little exposés that come to light is that there is almost no way of denying people, in the end, the profits of their crime, which is a tragedy. And it's also a frightful annoyance, because we pay vast sums of money across the way here to agencies that are supposed to stop money laundering. It doesn't happen."

John le Carre , 2010

 

"Hong Kong was set up by the British, literally from bare rock, as a center for the drug trade, and remains to this day purely British, and purely a center for the drug trade... Britain (and its China allies) run every phase of international drug traffic... Hong Kong and related Far East operations are the chokepoint in the entire traffic, where dirty money is a way of life."

www.bibliotecapleyades.net "How the Drug Empire Works"

 

"The large international banks that finance the drug trade, get it and launder it, using it to prop up their bankrupt international financial system."

DOPE, INC.: the international drug cartel, money-laundering, and state power, 1992

 

"The United States is the world leader in global money laundering. According to the Department of Justice, the US launders between $500 billion - $1 trillion annually."

"Narco-Dollars For Beginners" an article by Catherine Austin Fitts

 

"If 700 billion dollars a year in illegal drug money is moved and laundered through the American and world economy, that money benefits financial markets and especially Wall Street. That's the reason for maintaining the illegal drug trade."

Daniel Estulin in hius book "Shadow Masters"

 

"A competent war on drugs must begin with a war against the banking institutions and bankers who 'launder' Dope, Inc.'s ill-gotten gains...Shut down the drug money-laundering by the major Anglo-American banks, and the dope cartel would choke to death on its own profits... Dope, Inc.'s vulnerable flank is the international network of banks and other financial institutions that 'launder' the cartel's $558 billion per year in gross revenue... Action by governments against the drug bankers could rapidly shut down Dope, Inc."

DOPE, INC.: the international drug cartel, money-laundering, and state power, 1992

 

"Money laundering, according to IMF estimates for the 1990s, was between 590 billion and 1.5 trillion dollars a year, representing 2-5 percent of global GDP.
The proceeds of the drug trade are deposited in the banking system. Drug money is laundered in the numerous offshore banking havens in Switzerland, Luxembourg, the British Channel Islands, the Cayman Islands and some 50 other locations around the globe. It is here that criminal syndicates involved in the drug trade and the representatives of the world's largest commercial banks interact. Dirty money is deposited in these offshore havens, which are controlled by major Western banks and financial institutions. The latter, therefore, have a vested interest in maintaining and sustaining the drug trade.
... Once the money has been laundered, it can be recycled into bona fide investments not only in real estate, hotels, etc, but also in other areas such as the services economy and manufacturing. Dirty and covert money is also funneled into various financial instruments including speculative stock exchange transactions (derivatives), primary commodities, stocks and government bonds."

Michel Chossudovsky in his book " America's War on Terrorism"

 

MONOPOLY CAPITALISM

"If you wanted to control the nation's manufacturing, commerce, finance, transportation and natural resources, you would need only to control the apex, the power pinnacle, of an all-powerful socialist government. Then you would have a monopoly and could squeeze out all your competitors. If you wanted a national monopoly, you must control a national socialist government. If you want a worldwide monopoly, you must control a world socialist government.
That is what the game is all about. "Communism" is not a movement of the downtrodden masses but is a movement created, manipulated and used by power-seeking billionaires in order to gain control over the world ... first by establishing socialist governments in the various nations and then consolidating them all through a "Great Merger," into an all-powerful world, socialist super-state."

Gary Allen in his book "None Dare Call It Conspiracy"

 

"[The philosophy of Wall Street financiers was] anything but laissez-faire competition, which was the last system they envisaged. Socialism, communism, fascism or their variants were acceptable. The ideal for these financiers was "cooperation," forced if necessary. Individualism was out, and competition was immoral... compulsory cooperation was their golden road to a legal monopoly. Under the guise of public service, social objectives, and assorted do-goodism it is fundamentally "Let society go to work for Wall Street."

Antony C. Sutton in his book "Wall Street and FDR"

 

"The rules of big business: Get a monopoly; let Society work for you. So long as we see all international revolutionaries and all international capitalists as implacable enemies of one another, then we miss a crucial point - a partnership between international monopoly capitalism and international revolutionary socialism is for their mutual benefit."

Frederick C. Howe, in his book "Confessions of a Monopolist", 1906

 

"Capitalist competition naturally evolved into monopoly capitalism, as the winners of the free-market took over their competitors' businesses and machinery. The free market soon became the private property of the mega-corporations."

Shamus Cooke

 

"John D. Rockefeller was a Machiavellian who boasted that he hated competition. Whenever he could, Rockefeller used the government to promote his own interests and to hinder his competitors. Monopoly capitalism is impossible unless you have a government with the power to strangle would-be competitors.
The easiest way to control or eliminate competitors is not to best them in the marketplace, but to use the power of government to exclude them from the marketplace. If you wish to control commerce, banking, transportation, and natural resources on a national level, you must control! the federal government. If you and your clique wish to establish worldwide monopolies, you must control World Government."

Gary Allen in his book "The Rockefeller File"

 

"There is a partnership between international monopoly capitalism and international revolutionary socialism for their mutual benefit."

Antony C. Sutton in his book "Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution"

 

"It is through the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) that the international bankers and the global intelligence community mingle. The bankers and the spooks share a common goal of keeping the world safe for global monopoly capitalism and often intelligence operatives are recruited from the banking houses where their loyalties to the banking elite have been thoroughly tested."

Dean Henderson in his book "Big Oil & Their Bankers In The Persian Gulf"

 

"[The Nazi state is] a dictatorship of monopoly capitalism. Its 'fascism' is that of business enterprise organized on a monopoly basis, and in full command of all the military, police, legal and propaganda power of the state."

economist Robert Brady

 

"The Mellons, Carnegies, Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Dukes, Astors, Dorrances, Reynoidses, Stilimans, Bakers, Pynes, Cuilmans, Watsons, Dukes, Kleinwarts, DuPonts, Warburgs, Phippses, Graces, Guggenheims, Milners, Drexels, Winthrops, Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Harkuesses and other super rich families generally get along quite well with Communists, who supposedly want to take away the wealth of these men and give it to the people. However, this is only double talk designed to bolster the superstructure of delusion that Communists are the enemies of all Capitalists. But Communists, like the super rich families, are not the enemies of monopoly capitalism: they are the foes of free enterprise."

David Hill, a high ranking Mason, in his unpublished manuscript, he says this about the Illuminati

 

"The IMF and World Bank are the chief pushers of the whole scheme of structural adjustments that are designed to further open up the Third World economies for penetration and plunder by private monopoly corporations."

Cebu Declaration, Philippine-Asia Jubilee Campaign Against the Debt, May 18, 1999, Cebu City, Philippines

 

"Masquerading as the advocate of human rights and liberal democracy, the global economic and political order being imposed in the name of globalization and free markets seeks to establish a virtual monopoly of multinational corporations that are destructive to people and the physical environment."

Social Justice magazine, 2000

 

"Most dominant media firms exist because of government-granted and government-enforced monopoly broadcasting licenses, telecommunication franchises, and rights to content (a.k.a. copyright). Competitive markets in the classic sense are rare."

Robert W. McChesney in his book "The Problem of the Media"

 

"Without the monopoly concentration of mass media, there can be no modern propaganda. For propaganda to thrive, the media must remain concentrated, news agencies and services must be limited, the press must be under central command, and radio, film, and television monopolies must pervade."

Nancy Snow

 

"There is only one way to make all wealth-producing activity dependent on corrupt privilege and beholden to corrupt power. That is to turn all wealth-producing activity into monopoly enterprise. And that is the reason we have a monopoly system today. It is the economy deliberately created by the party oligarchs in the interests of oligarchic power.
... It is just because monopoly is absolutely dependent on special privilege that the party oligarchs first created and today sustain monopoly, for all the wealth in the country that derives from monopoly wealth is privileged wealth, wealth allied to those who can dispense and protect special privilege."

Walter Karp in his book "Indispensable Enemies"

 

"Essential to controlling a government is the establishment of a central bank with a monopoly on the country's supply of money and credit."

James Perloff in his book "The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline"

 

"Get a monopoly; let society work for you; and remember that the best of all business is politics, for a legislative grant, franchise, subsidy or tax exemption is worth more than a Kimberly or Comstock lode, since it does not require any labor, either mental or physical, for its exploitation."

Frederick C Howe, in his book Confessions of a Monopolist, 1906

 

MORGAN, J.P.

"{The goal of a cabal of global financiers linked to J.P. Morgan and Company was] 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. 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"

 

"J. P. Morgan, with the assistance and cooperation of a few of the interlocking corporations which reach all over the United States in their influence, controls every railroad in the United States. They control practically every public utility, they control literally thousands of corporations, they control all of the large insurance companies. Mr. President, we are gradually reaching a time, if we have not already reached that point, when the business of the country is controlled by men who can be named on the fingers of one hand, because those men control the money of the Nation, and that control is growing at a rapid rate."

US Senator Norris, in a speech, Congressional Record of November 30, 1941

 

"Because of its dominant position in Wall Street, the [J. P.] Morgan firm came also to dominate other Wall Street powers, such as Carnegie, Whitney, Vanderbilt, Brown-Harriman, or Dillon-Reed. Close alliances were made with Rockefeller, Mellon, and Duke interests but not nearly so intimate ones with the great industrial powers like du Pont and Ford. [Because] ... of the great influence of this "Wall Street" alignment, an influence great enough to merit the name of the "American Establishment," this group could ... control the Federal government and, in consequence, had to adjust to a good many government actions ... [which they had secretly supported ]. The chief of these were in taxation law, beginning with the graduated income tax in 1913, but culminating, above all else, in the inheritance tax. These tax laws drove the great private fortunes dominated by Wall Street into tax-exempt foundations, which became a major link in the Establishment network between Wall Street, the Ivy League, and the Federal government."

Carroll Quigley, historian and Georgetown University professor, in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"More than fifty years ago the [J. P.] Morgan firm decided to infiltrate the Left-wing political movements in the United States. This was relatively easy to do, since these groups were starved for funds and eager for a voice to reach the people. Wall Street supplied both. The purpose was not to destroy, dominate, or take over but was really threefold: (1) to keep informed about the thinking of Left-wing or liberal groups; (2) to provide them with a mouthpiece so that they could 'blow off steam,' and (3) to have a final veto on their publicity and possibly on their actions, if they ever went 'radical.' There was nothing really new about this decision, since other financiers had talked about and even attempted it earlier."

Carroll Quigley, historian and Georgetown University professor, in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

"President Theodore Roosevelt was a political steward of the J.P. Morgan interests which dominated Wall Street."

Webster Griffin Tarpley and Anton Chaitkin in theri book "George Bush : The Unauthorized Biography"

 

"Sixty or more years ago, public life in the West was dominated by the influence of "Wall Street."... This group, which in the United States, was completely dominated by J. P. Morgan and Company from the 1880's to the 1930's was cosmopolitan, Anglophile, internationalist, Ivy League, eastern seaboard, high Episcopalian, and European-culture conscious. Their connection with the Ivy League colleges rested on the fact that the large endowments of these institutions required constant consultation with the financiers of Wall Street and was reflected in the fact that these endowments, even in 1930, were largely in bonds rather than in real estate or common stocks. As a consequence of these influences, as late as the 1930's, J. P. Morgan and his associates were the most significant figures in policy making at Harvard, Columbia, and to a lesser extent Yale, while the Whitneys were significant at Yale, and the Prudential Insurance Company dominated Princeton."

Carroll Quigley, historian and Georgetown University professor, in his book "Tragedy and Hope"

 

MONSANTO

"Monsanto should not have to vouchsafe the safety of biotech food. Our interest is in selling as much of it as possible. Assuring its safety is the FDA's job."

Phil Angel, Director of Corporate Communications for Monsanto

 

"Monsanto does now control the agricultural and trade policy of Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Bolivia, and soon of Uruguay, and its power greatly exceeds that of the national governments. It's the company that decides what seeds and what chemical products will be used in those countries, what crops will be suppressed, and in the end what people will eat and at what price. The recalcitrant are taken to court, because the patents are the final link in the totalitarian chain."

Tomás Palau - a sociologist who specializes in agrarian questions, 2007

"[GMO] contamination benefits only multinational corporations like Monsanto. Once everything is contaminated, the company will be able to take control of the most widely grown grain in the world and collect royalties as in Argentina and Brazil."

Aldo Gonzalez one of the leaders of the Union of Organizations of the Sierra Juarez of Oaxaca, 2006

 

"]Monsanto's] Roundup [herbicide] tends to make the earth sterile."

Marie-Monique Robin in the book "The World According to Monsanto"

 

"[Monsanto] is seeking to control the food produced in the world. To do that, it has to get its hands on the seeds in the locations where they are used by farmers. First it appropriates the seeds, then the processing of grains, then the supermarkets, and in the end it controls the entire food chain. The seeds are the first link in the chain: whoever controls seeds controls the food supply and thereby controls mankind."

Walter Pengue, an Argentine agronomist and one of the world's best known specialists on the impacts of transgenic soybeans

 

"Monsanto had assured the public that their Agent Orange, the defoliant used during the Vietnam War, was safe for humans. It wasn't. Thousands of veterans and tens of thousand of Vietnamese who suffered a wide range of maladies, including cancer, neurological disorders, and birth defects, blame Monsanto.
Monsanto had also declared their electrical insulator poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) as safe. They weren't. Outlawed in 1978, they have been linked to cancer and birth defects, and are considered a major environmental hazard."

Jeffrey M. Smith in his book "Seeds of Deception", 2003

 

"[In Vietnam] between 1962 and 1971, an estimated 20 million gallons of defoliants were sprayed on 8 million acres of forests and crops. More than three thousand villages were contaminated, and 60 percent of the defoliants used were agent Orange."

Marie-Monique Robin in the book "The World According to Monsanto

 

MOSSAD (Israel)
see INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES

 

NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2013 (NDAA)

"THE FY13 NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act of 2013] codifies indefinite military detention without charge or trial into law for the first time in American history. The NDAA's dangerous detention provisions would authorize the president - and all future presidents - to order the military to pick up and indefinitely imprison people captured anywhere in the world, far from any battlefield.
... Military detention of American citizens or others within the United States is unconstitutional and illegal, including under the NDAA. In addition, the breadth of the NDAA's detention authority violates international law because it is not limited to people captured in the context of an actual armed conflict as required by the laws of war."

American Civil Liberities Union (ACLU)

 

"Section 1021 of the NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act of 2013] allows for the 'indefinite detention of American citizens without due process at the discretion of the President.' Section 1021 has been challenged as a violation of constitutional principles and the United States Bill of Rights. The indefinite detention clause has been broadly denounced nationally and internationally."

www.polymic.com

 

"National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) contains highly controversial provisions that empower the Armed Forces to engage in civilian law enforcement and to selectively suspend due process and habeas corpus, as well as other rights guaranteed by the 5th and 6th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, for terror suspects apprehended on U.S. soil... For the first time since the Internal Security Act of 1950 and the dark days of the McCarthy era that followed, our government has codified the power of indefinite detention into law.
This pernicious law poses one of the greatest threats to civil liberties in our nation's history. Under Section 1021 of the NDAA, foreign nationals who are alleged to have committed or merely "suspected" of sympathizing with or providing any level of support to groups the U.S. designates as terrorist organization or an affiliate or associated force may be imprisoned without charge or trial "until the end of hostilities." The law affirms the executive branch's authority granted under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and broadens the definition and scope of "covered persons." But because the "war on terror" is a war on a tactic, not on a state, it has no parameters or timetable. Consequently, this law can be used by authorities to detain forever anyone the government considers a threat to national security and stability - potentially even demonstrators and protesters exercising their First Amendment rights."

Brian Troutman

 

"National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA) gives authority to the president to order the military to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without official charge or trial on the mere suspicion of being a terrorist or linked to a terrorist organization."

Jenn Morrill

 

"The dangers in the NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act ] are its alarmingly vague, undefined criteria for who can be indefinitely detained by the US government without trial. It is now no longer limited to members of al Qaeda or the Taliban, but anyone accused of "substantially supporting" such groups or "associated forces." How closely associated? And what constitutes "substantial" support? What if it was discovered that someone who committed a terrorist act was once involved with a charity? Or supported a political candidate? Are all donors of that charity or supporters of that candidate now suspect, and subject to indefinite detainment? Is that charity now an associated force?

Congressman Ron Paul

 

NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE (NDI)
see NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY (NED)

 

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY (NED)
UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (USAID)
INTERNATIONAL REPUBLICAN INSTITUTE (IRI)
NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTE (NDI)

"A lot of what we [National Endowment for Democracy (NED)] do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA. In effect, the CIA has been laundering money through NED."

Allen Weinstein, one of NED's original founders

 

"A lot of what we [National Endowment for Democracy] do today was done covertly 25 years ago by the CIA."

F. William Engdahl

 

"NGOs are Washington's means of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries, such as funding and organizing "color revolutions" in Georgia and Ukraine. The National Endowment for Democracy [NED] is a principle funder of political opposition and protest groups in countries with governments to which Washington is opposed. Despite its original purpose, the National Endowment for Democracy has been converted into an agent for US hegemony."

Paul Craig Roberts

 

"In 1983 Congress created the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) ... The NED distributed grants to organizations headed by the Republican and Democratic parties, the AFL-CIO, the Chamber of Commerce, and various women's and youth organizations; the idea was for private institutions to help their counterparts abroad... These nongovernmental groups often worked in coordination with the State Department, the CIA, and local U.S. embassies."


James Peck in is book "Ideal Illusions: How the U.S. Government Co-opted Human Rights"

 

"The National Endowment for Democracy, created 15 years ago to do in the open what the CIA has done surreptitiously for decades, spends $30 million a year to support things like political parties, labor unions, dissident movements and the news media in dozens of countries."

journalist John M. Broder, New York Times, 1997

 

"The National Endowment for Democracy, an agency created by the Reagan administration in 1983 to promote political action and psychological warfare against states opposing US foreign policy, is Washington's foremost non-military tool for effecting regime change.
... The idea was that the NED would do overtly what the CIA had been doing covertly for decades, and thus eliminate the stigma associated with CIA covert activities.
... NED receives virtually all its financing from the US government, but it likes to refer to itself as an NGO (non-governmental organization) because this helps to maintain a certain credibility abroad that an official US government agency would not have."

William Blum

 

"The NED [National Endowment for Democracy], along with Freedom House, has been at the center of all major US State Department-financed 'color revolutions' in the world since 2000 when it was used to topple Milosevic in Serbia. The NED was created during the Reagan Administration to function as a de facto CIA, privatized so as to allow more freedom of action."

F. William Engdahl

 

"At a time when the reputation of the CIA was tainted from its covert activities, Congress created the NED to overtly perform many of the same political functions such as funding political parties, labour unions, newspapers and other opposition groups. Although Congress enacted a law in 1984 prohibiting the NED from financing candidates for public office, the loopholes in the legislation provided an opportunity for NED to contribute to the building of the National Opposition Union (UNO), the main opposition party in Nicaragua."

David Model in his book "Lying for Empire"

 

"The National Endowment for Democracy ... seemed to be present in every major US coup or regime change operation since the 1980s. Also prominent ... was the Open Society Foundation run by George Soros, and the Washington-based Freedom House which had been set up in the 1940s as a NATO propaganda organization."

F. William Engdahl in his book "Full Spectrum Dominance"

 

"The main IRI [International Republican Institute] project in Haiti involved the overthrow of the country's democratically elected President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 2004. A former Roman Catholic priest, Aristide rose to power in the wake of the brutal Duvalier family dictatorship and was immensely popular with the poverty-stricken and oppressed masses of Haiti. Aristide was overthrown in 1991 (supposedly with the financial support from the outgoing elder Bush administration) but returned to power in 1994 with the help of the Clinton administration. Aristide was re-elected by a landslide vote in 2000 but once again ousted in a 2004 coup.
In the years immediately preceding the most recent overthrow of President Aristide, the IRI sponsored several "political training" clinics for Haitian leaders in the Dominican Republic and Miami. Though the IRI claims to be an unbiased group that provides funding across the political spectrum, recent research has exposed the fact that the IRI leaders specifically chose virulently anti-Aristide Haitians, including members of the business elite and former military and paramilitary personnel to attend these clinics. The IRI also generously funded the anti-Aristide resistance efforts, the main benefactor of its practices being the Haitian opposition group known as the Democratic Convergence, a unified collection of the previously splintered anti-Aristide factions."

Sarah Hamburger, 2008

 

"Documents clearly show knowledge of the detailed plans for the coup against Chávez, written by the CIA... financial and advisory agencies like the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the International Republican Institute (IRI), the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) financed all the groups, NGOs, trade unions, businesspeople, political parties and the media involved in the coup."

Eva Golinger, 2008

 

"The U.S. Pentagon, working covertly through the USAID under the Department of State, had been diverting millions of dollars of USAID funds earmarked for 'gorilla conservation' in the Virunga National Park in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and using it instead to explore the vast oil and mineral riches located in the same area.
... When skeptics investigated, they found that USAID money officially paid to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and Conservation lnternational, were being misused.
... The USAID was apparently covering up for the diversion of US taxpayer dollars from gorilla conservation to minerals exploration and providing arms to various organizations in Congo's Kivu.
... There was reason to believe that the USAID funds were being merely laundered via the conservation NGOs to create a massive arms buildup in the region."

F. William Engdahl in his book "Full Spectrum Dominance"

 

"The Bush administration had interfered in Venezuela by providing opposition groups with considerable donations through the IRI [International Republican Institute]"

Sarah Hamburger, 2008

 

"Through USAID and NED, and their "partner NGOs" and contractors, such as Freedom House, International Republican Institute, National Democratic Institute, Pan-American Development Foundation and Development Alternatives, Inc., hundreds of political groups, parties and programs are presently being funded in Venezuela to promote regime change against the Chávez government."

Eva Golinger

 

"The tragedy of Burma is that its population is being used as a human stage prop in a drama scripted in Washington by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the George Soros Open Society Institute, Freedom House and Gene Sharp's Albert Einstein Institution."

F. William Engdahl

 

"National Endowment for Democracy (NED) was one of the few Western organizations, along with the Soros Foundation and some European foundations, to make grants in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and to work with local NGO's and independent media throughout the country. During the cold war, such internal intervention in a foreign country would have been labeled a CIA destabilization. In Washington newspeak, it was called, 'the fostering of democracy.' The result, for the living standard of Serbs, Kosovans, Bosnians, Croats and others, was disastrous."

NED director Paul McCarthy, 1998

"The International Republican Institute [IRI] is affiliated with the Republican Party and funded, in part, by the nonprofit National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which Congress partially funds "to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts."

Nicole Lee, executive director of TransAfrica Forum, 2009

 

"Failing in its attempt to pressure Sudan to break its ties with China, Washington turned its human rights and other guns on Khartoum directly. They launched a massive campaign to save Darfur.
... Washington and its NGOs ... charge[ed] Khartoum with genocide, as a pretext for bringing UN/NATO troops into the oil fields of Darfur and southern Sudan. Oil, not human misery, was behind Washington's new interest in Darfur.
... US military objectives in Darfur - and the Horn of Africa more widely - were being served by US and NATO backing for African Union (AU) troops in Darfur."

F. William Engdahl in his book "Full Spectrum Dominance"

 

"The International Republican Institute (IRI) and National Democratic Institute (NDI), both agencies created to filter funding from USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) to political parties abroad in order to promote US agenda, not only funded those groups involved in the Honduran coup, but now are "observing" the elections."

Eva Golinger, 2009

 

"The NED was a US Government-funded 'private' entity whose activities were designed to support US foreign policy objectives. The idea was to accomplish what the CIA had done during the Cold War, but under the cover of a seemingly innocent NGO."

F. William Engdahl in his book "Full Spectrum Dominance"

 

"NED [National Endowment for Democracy] is involved all over the world in selectively supporting parties that are engaged in what amounts to regime change, making it something like a privatized though largely government-funded version of the old CIA. Most of the countries where it is active have left-wing governments or regimes that the US disapproves of.
... NED [National Endowment for Democracy] has had an impact in Eastern Europe, acting as a driving force behind many of the pastel hued revolutions that have rocked the region in the past ten years. When the Russians and others complain about outsiders interfering in the politics of their neighbors, they are frequently referring to NED.
... NED [National Endowment for Democracy] and its affiliates were active in Georgia's rose revolution, which helped bring to power the decidedly undemocratic Mikhail Saakashvili that almost led to a shooting war between the United States and Russia. Their hand was also evident in the orange revolution in the Ukraine, which also did little beyond dividing the country into pro-Western and pro-Russian camps.
... NED [National Endowment for Democracy] was involved in the "twitter revolution" demonstrations in Moldava that took place during the first week of April [2009]. Thousands of mostly student demonstrators filled the streets to protest against the Communist party victory in national elections, an election that the Communists were expected to win and in which there was no evident fraud. The students were out in numbers summoned by "twitters" over iPhones conveniently supplied by the US government.

Philip Geraldi, 2009

 

"Unrest in Tibet in March 2010 and Xinjiang in July 2009 ... were the covert work of a US-financed NGO called National Endowment for Democracy (NED)."

F. William Engdahl, 2010

 

"The funding of political groups in Venezuela, and others throughout Latin America that promote US agenda, has increased since the April 2002 coup against President Chávez. Through two principal Department of State agencies, USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), the US government has channeled more than $50 million to opposition groups in Venezuela since 2002. The USAID/NED budget to fund groups in Venezuela in 2010 is nearly $15 million, doubled from last year's $7 million. This is a state policy of Washington, which the Obama Administration plans to amp up. They call it "democracy promotion", but it's really democracy subversion and destabilization... Through USAID and NED, and their "partner NGOs" and contractors, such as Freedom House, International Republican Institute, National Democratic Institute, Pan-American Development Foundation and Development Alternatives, Inc., hundreds of political groups, parties and programs are presently being funded in Venezuela to promote regime change against the Chávez government."

Eva Golinger interviewed by Mike Whitney, 2009

 

"The US State Department admits to supporting the activities of the NED [National Endowment for Democracy] in Myanmar. The NED is a US government-funded "private" entity whose activities are designed to support US foreign policy objectives, doing today what the CIA did during the Cold War... the NED funds [George] Soros' Open Society Institute in fostering regime change in Myanmar. "

F. William Engdahl

 

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