“Yes, we were victims of the dictatorship, but it was not only we—the victimized— but they, too, the ones who constructed the victims. The triumphant battalion was born in fear and through fear. And by implanting terror it terrorized itself as well. Triumph and defeat were decided in the torture chamber in a war that almost never was a war; in this way, stripped of belligerence and swollen with horror and violence, this war both sealed our destruction and undid all values and principles of civility.” – Flávio Tavares. .“Politics, at its core, involves arguments over the meaning of events, and such acts of interpretation tell agents ‘‘who they are’’ and ‘‘what they want.’’” -Wesley W. Widmaier, Mark Blyth, and Leonard Seabrooke. .“The government has now lost four times in a litigation that has gone on almost nine months. It lost the preliminary injunction in May. It lost a motion for reconsideration shortly thereafter. It lost the permanent injunction. It lost its request last week for a stay. We won’t stop fighting this, but it is deeply disturbing that the Obama administration, rather than protecting our civil liberties and democracy, insists on further eroding them by expanding the power of the military to seize U.S. citizens and control our streets.” – Chris Hedges. .“My frustration with self-professed liberals is that they’re entranced with the rhetoric of Obama and utterly ignore the facts, utterly ignore what he has done. And as you mentioned earlier, I think what we are seeing is in essence a rewriting of the legal code to criminalize any form of legitimate dissent. And that’s because the corporate state, corporate power, understands very well what’s coming both in terms of the environmental crisis and the economic crisis. And they want the legal mechanisms to shut it down.” – Chris Hedges. .
“If 9/11 was actually the result of the failure of the national security state to deter an attack, the government’s refusal to conduct a real investigation is an even greater failure. It has fallen to concerned and qualified individuals to perform the investigative role abandoned by government. The presentations at the Toronto Hearings, along with the evaluations of the Panel, are now available, as is the documentary film, “Explosive Evidence–Experts Speak Out,” provided by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.The government’s agents and apologists try to deflect attention from disturbing facts by redefining factual evidence revealed by experts as the product of “a conspiracy culture.” If people despite their brainwashing and lack of scientific education are able to absorb the information made available to them, perhaps both the US Constitution and peace could be restored. Only informed people can restrain Washington and avert the crazed hegemonic US government from destroying the world in war.” .
“The 9/11 attacks were a global state terror operation permitted by the administration of the USA, which had foreknowledge of the operation yet remained intentionally unresponsive in order to make war against Afghanistan and Iraq. To put it briefly, the 9/11 events were an instance of the strategy of tension enacted by political and economic powers in the USA to seek advantages for the oil and arms industries.Italy too was a victim of the “strategia della tensione” of the CIA, enacted in Italy from the time of the Portella della Ginestra massacre in Sicily in 1947 until 1993.There is much evidence of this strategy, both circumstantial and scientific.” .
“It’s not the fear of Iranian nuclear weapons that makes the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff so reluctant to get involved in a war with Iran. Those weapons don’t exist, and the whole justification for the war would be to make sure that they never do.The problem is that there’s nothing the U.S. can do to Iran, short of nuking the place, that would really force Tehran to kneel and beg for mercy. It can bomb Iran’s nuclear sites and military installations to its heart’s content, but everything it destroys can be rebuilt in a few years. And there is no way that the United States could actually invade Iran.” .