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How can they have the arrogance to dictate to us where we should go or which countries should be our friends? Gadhafi is my friend. He supported us when we were alone and when those who tried to prevent my visit here today were our enemies. They have no morals. We cannot accept that a state assumes the role of the world's policeman.
Nelson Mandela, 1997Blum, William (2003), "Rogue State", Spearhead 2003, ISBN 1 84277 221 X pb

I have seen no evidence in my 24 years in Congress of one instance where because of American military involvement with another military that the Americans have stopped that foreign army from carrying out itrodties against their own people. No evidence, none.
Senator Tom Harkin (D.-Iowa), 1999 Blum, William (2003), "Rogue State", Spearhead 2003, ISBN 1 84277 221 X pb, p. 61

Det finns definitivt ett mycket stort imageproblem. De politiska problemen i Sudan kan vara besvärliga för företagen.
Jens Olandert, diplomatiskt sändebud från Sverige i Sudan, om svenska företags exportboom till SudanDagens ETC #8/2006

Throughout the world, on any given day, a man, woman or child is likely to he displaced, tortured, killed or "disappeared", at the hands of governments or armed political groups. More often than not, the United States shares the blame.
Amnesty International, 1996Blum, William (2003), "Rogue State", Spearhead 2003, ISBN 1 84277 221 X pb

We have turned Mandela over to the South ican security branch. We gave them every detail, what he would be wearing, the time of day, just where he would be. They have picked him up. It is one of our greatest coups.
Paul Eckel, senior CIA operative, just hours after the arrest of Nelson Mandela in 1962, according to an unidentified, retired US intelligence officer speaking out in the Atlanta Journal 1990 Blum, William (2003), "Rogue State", Spearhead 2003, ISBN 1 84277 221 X pb, p. 216

If we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy

Vi anser det beklagligt att människor dog, kanske i onödan, men det ändrar inte det faktum att för att Chevron ska kunna göra affärer i nittio länder runtom i världen är vi tvungna att samarbeta med regeringar av många olika slag.
Mike Libbey, talesman för oljebolaget Chevron, efter att helikopterburna soldater skjutit två försvarslösa, protesterande Awoyebor till döds och skadat ytterligare trettio. Deras enda krav var att få ett formellt möte med bolaget om dess oljeutvinning.Naomi Klein: "No logo", Ordfront förlag 2001, s 459

Nu börjar det. De kommer att arrestera oss alla och avrätta oss. Allt för Shells skull.
Författaren Ken Saro-Wiwa den 10 maj 1994. Han avrättades av den nigerianska regimen den 10 november 1995.Naomi Klein: "No logo", Ordfront förlag 2001, s 423

[Even] where armed domestic opposition is negligible or nonexistent, U.S. forces are teaching armies how to track down opponents, surprise them in helicopter attacks, kill them with more proficiency, or, in some cases, how to lead house-to-house raids in 'close quarters combat' designed for cities.
Washington Post, in 1998, on US military aid and training to Third World regimes Blum, William (2003), "Rogue State", Spearhead 2003, ISBN 1 84277 221 X pb, p. 162

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

As human rights conditions deteriorate, factors affecting the "climate of investment," like the tax laws and labor repression, improve from the viewpoint of the multinational corporation. This suggests an important line of causation -- military dictatorships tend to improve the investment climate...
The multinational corporate community and the U.S. government are very sensitive to this factor. Military dictators enter into a tacit joint venture arrangement with Free World leaders: They will keep the masses quiet, maintain an open door to multinational investment, and provide bases and otherwise serve as loyal clients. In exchange, they will be aided and protected against their own people, and allowed to loot public property.

Edward Herman

I asked Talbot whether America could have intervened the e night of the coup, to prevent the death of democracy in Greece. He denied that they could have done anything about it. Then Margaret asked a critical question: What if the coup had been a Communist or a Leftist coup? Talbot answered without hesitation. Then, of course, they would have intervened, and they would have crushed the coup.
Andreas Papandreou, about a visit he and his wife Margaret had with American ambassador Phillips Talbot eight months after the military coup in April 1967Blum, William (2003), "Rogue State", Spearhead 2003, ISBN 1 84277 221 X pb, p. 144

The USA 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 1998Amnesty 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

For the last fifty years we've been supporting right-wing governments, and that is a puzzlement to me... I don't understand what there is in the American character... that almost automatically, even when we have a liberal President, we support fascist dictatorships or are tolerant towards them.
William Shirer

Talibanerna är den aktör som har störst potential att åstadkomma fred.
Wall Street Journal efter talibanernas maktövertagande 1996Aftonbladet 020204

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 bjudande plikterna inom internationell geostrategi är att förebygga samarbete och upprätthålla vasallernas säkerhetspolitiska beroende, att hålla de tributskyldiga eftergivna och skyddade, och att hindra barbarerna från att förenas.
Zbigniew BrezinskiNorrsikensflamman 020221

[The exports include] thumbscrews and cattle prods, just routine items for the police.
US Commerce Department spokesman on a regulation allowing the export of various products abroad Petras, Ross & Petras, Kathryn: "The 776 stupidest things ever said", Doubleday 1993,  ISBN 0-385-41928-7

[Mobuto was] our best friend in Africa
President George Bush, about of Mobutu Sese Seko, dictator of ZaireWashington Post, May 21, 1997, column by Nora Boustany / Blum, William (2003), "Rogue State", Spearhead 2003, ISBN 1 84277 221 X pb, p. 138

Shells operationer fortfarande omöjliga såvida inte hänsynslösa militära aktioner genomförs för att friktionsfria ekonomiska aktiviteter ska kunna inledas ...
Rekommendation: förstörelseoperationer under MOSOP-möten och andra sammankomster som gör konstant militär närvaro motiverad. Undanröjande av måltavlor i olika grupper och ledarkadrer, i synnerhet högröstade individer i olika grupper.

Ur ett PM från chefen för den nigerianska arméns River State Internal Security Force 1994. MOSOP organiserar Ogonifolket för sina rättigheter gentemot Shell.Naomi Klein: "No logo", Ordfront förlag 2001, s 422f

USA:s regering har levererat vapen och säkerhetsutrustning till länder runt hela världen med regeringar och väpnade grupper som har utfört tortyr, politiska mord och andra brott mot de mänskliga rättigheterna. Man har utbildat militärer som har begått brott mot de mänskliga rättigheterna.
Amnesty International 1998