First the CIA create Al Qaeda. Now....

"Suspicions run deep in Iraq that C.I.A. and ISIS are united" -New York Times, September 20, 2014

The 2.3 Trillion Dollar Motive

“According to some estimates, we cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions.”  -Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, the day before a plane allegedly crashed into the Pentagon’s accounting department


No Evidence of a Plane

"There's no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon.” -Jamie McIntyre, CNN, September 11, 2001


Orders to Not Shoot Down the "Plane" Headed to the Pentagon

"…During the time that the airplane was coming to the Pentagon. There was a young man who had come in and said to the vice president, 'The plane is 50 miles out. The plane is 30 miles out.' And when it got down to, 'The plane is 10 miles out,' the young man also said to the vice president, 'Do the orders still stand?' And the vice president turned and whipped his neck around and said, 'Of course the orders still stand. Have you heard anything to the contrary?”  -Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta’s testimony to the 9/11 Commission

Altering the Autopsy Report

“Gerald R. Ford changed the Warren Commission's main sentence on the place where a bullet entered President John F. Kennedy's body when he was killed in Dallas.
“Mr. Ford's change strengthened the commission's conclusion that a single bullet passed through Kennedy and wounded Gov. John B. Connally - a crucial element in the commission's finding that Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole gunman.”  -New York Times, 1997

Conspiracy to Kill Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“A jury in a civil suit brought by the family of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. decided today that a retired Memphis cafe owner was part of a conspiracy in the 1968 killing of Dr. King.
”The jury's decision means it did not believe that James Earl Ray, who was convicted of the crime, fired the shot that killed Dr. King.”  -New York Times, 1999


Deliberately Destroyed

“For the third time today, it's reminiscent of those pictures we've all seen... when a building was deliberately destroyed by well-placed dynamite to knock it down." -Dan Rather, CBS News. September 11, 2001

Prior Knowledge of a Crime

“The 47 storey Salomon Brothers building (WTC 7) near the World Trade Centre has also collapsed.”
-BBC News, 23 minutes before the collapse, September 11, 2001

No Idea What Caused This

“We have no idea what caused this... anybody who’s ever watched a building being demolished on purpose knows... you have to get at the under infrastructure of a building and bring it down.”  -Peter Jennings, ABC News, September 11, 2001


American Pastime

“By our readiness to allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at whim… we have created an atmosphere in which violence and hatred have become popular pastimes.”  -Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Well Regulated Security?

“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state...”  -The Second Amendment, U.S. Constitution

Suppressing the Vote

"I don't want everybody to vote…  our leverage in the elections goes up as the voting populace goes down."  -Paul Weyrich, conservative activist, co-founder of the Heritage Foundation

The End of Democracy

"The end of democracy and the defeat of the American revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of the lending institutions and moneyed incorporations"  -Thomas Jefferson

Taking Oaths That Supercede the Oath of Office

“Ronald Reagan raised taxes 11 times in his administration - I was there.”  -GOP Senator Alan Simpson

"Less Government, More Freedom" 2

“Abortion is a moral right—which should be left to the sole discretion of the woman involved”  -Ayn Rand

Determining the News

“A handful of us determine what will be on the evening news broadcasts… And those [news stories] available to us already have been culled and re-culled by persons far outside our control.”  -Walter Cronkite

"Right To Work"

"Only a fool would try to deprive working men and working women of their right to join the union of their choice."  -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Commanding Worship

“We establish no religion in this country. We command no worship. We mandate no belief, nor will we ever. Church and state are and must remain separate.”  -Ronald Reagan

Stealing From the Hungry

“Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and not clothed.”  -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Hostile to Liberty

“Overgrown military establishments are, under any form of government, inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.”  -George Washington

All of Us

"This country will not be a good place for any of us to live in unless we make it a good place for all of us to live in."  -Theodore Roosevelt

"Less Government, More Freedom"

“The freedom to marry has long been recognized as one of the vital personal rights essential to the orderly pursuit of happiness by free men. Marriage is one of the "basic civil rights of man," fundamental to our very existence and survival.”  -U.S. Supreme Court, 1967

Leaving the People in Ignorance

“The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to the kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance.”  -Thomas Jefferson

This Government Knew

“This government knew a whole lot more about these terrorists, before September 11, than it has ever admitted."  -Senator Max Cleland, 9/11 Commission

Set Up

“The Commission was set up to fail.”  -Lee Hamilton, 9/11 Commission Co-Chairman

Abolishing Social Security

“Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again”  -President Dwight D. Eisenhower

Controlling the Public

“Those who manipulate the organized habits and opinions of the masses constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country... We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of… It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”  -Edward Bernays, consultant to CBS, GE, Proctor and Gamble

Labor vs. Capital

“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”  -Abraham Lincoln, 1861

Loving Our Oppressors

"The press is so powerful in its image-making role, it can make a criminal look like he's the victim and make the victim look like he's the criminal... If you aren't careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppressing."  -Malcolm X, 1964

Subverting the Power of the People

“[Political parties] are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”  -George Washington, 1796

Control of Our Currency

"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless"  -Thomas Jefferson

Political Evil

“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.”  -John Adams, 1789

No Questions

“If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none.”  -Ray Bradbury, 1953, from “Fahrenheit 451”

Disastrous, Misplaced Power

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted."  -Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

Foreign Alliances

“It is our true policy to steer clear of permanent alliances with any portion of the foreign world.”  -George Washington

The War Is Not Meant To Be Won

 "The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance... The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact."  -George Orwell, 1949, from "1984"

Inevitable Revolution

 “A revolution is coming - a revolution which will be peaceful if we are wise enough; compassionate if we care enough; successful if we are fortunate enough - but a revolution which is coming whether we will it or not. We can affect its character; we cannot alter its inevitability.”  -Robert F. Kennedy, 1966

Endangered Liberties

 “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.”  -Thomas Jefferson

The Danger of Increased Security

"There is little value in ensuring the survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning”  -John F. Kennedy

Using the News to Deceive

 "With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power... They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution."  -Vice President Henry A. Wallace, 1944