„I tell you, freedom and human rights in America are doomed. The U. S. government will lead the American people in — and the West in general — into an unbearable hell and a choking life.“

Al-Jazeera interview, (21 October 2001), as reported in "Bin Laden's sole post-September 11 TV interview aired" CNN (31 January 2002) http://articles.cnn.com/2002-01-31/us/gen.binladen.interview_1_al-jazeera-qatar-based-network-bin-laden?_s=PM:US.
2000s, 2002

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Gründer und Anführer der terroristischen Gruppe al-Qaida 1957 - 2011

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„For generation accustomed to thinking of the United States as the world's leading industrial power, something was lost when the U. S, became the world's largest debtor.“

—  Allen B. Rosenstein American systems engineers 1920 - 2018

Allen B. Rosenstein (1989) " Competitiveness and Incoherent National Policy http://www.allenbrosenstein.com/pdf/competitiveness-incoherent.pdf", National Academy of Public Administration, Keynote Speech, 1989.

„We [the U. S. ] think nothing…of attempting to inflict upon other peoples forms of government ill-tailored to their needs.“

—  Ralph Peters American military officer, writer, pundit 1952

Quelle: 2000s, Beyond Terror: Strategy in a Changing World (2002), p. 218

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„Aimee Teegarden: Recent polls have shown a fifth of Americans can't locate the U. S. on a world map. Why do you think this is?
Caitlin Upton: I personally believe that U. S. Americans are unable to do so because, uh, some people out there in our nation don't have maps and, uh, I believe that our education, like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and I believe that they should—our education over here in the U. S. should help the U. S., uh, or, should help South Africa and should help the Iraq, and the Asian countries, so we will be able to build up our future, for our children.“

—  Caitlin Upton American model 1989

2007 Miss Teen USA Pageant, 24 August 2007<sup> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj3iNxZ8Dww</sup>
The Yale Book of Quotations designated the response the second most memorable quote of 2007<sup> http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/12/19/us-quotes-odd-idUSN1959512020071219</sup>
Upton won the 2007 World Stupidity Award for the Stupidest Statement of the Year<sup> https://web.archive.org/web/20090106013000/http://www.stupidityawards.com/Stupidest_Statement_of_the_Year.html</sup>

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„George Carlin is in hell. Deal with it. You will soon join him there. America is doomed. We will picket George Carlin's funeral..Amen!“

—  Fred Phelps American pastor and activist 1929 - 2014

2000s, George Carlin In Hell (2008)
Kontext: George Carlin is now in hell, and it is not relevant that George Carlin boasted that he does not believe in hell when he lived on Earth. Be assured, Carlin believes in hell now... George Carlin, the filthy blasphemer, the obscene potty-mouth skeptic, agnostic and profane atheist, who had nothing but disdain for the God and the Bible all the days of his tragic life, is now at this minute and forever writhing and screaming in exquisite pain, pleading for mercy from that God he flipped off while performing for HBO lucre... When Carlin died, June 22nd, he split hell wide open... Hell from below was moved beneath thee at thy coming, it stirreth up the dead for thee. Are thou as weak as we George Carlin?! The worm is spread under thee and the worm covers thee. George Carlin is in hell. Deal with it. You will soon join him there. America is doomed. We will picket George Carlin's funeral.. Amen!

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„Average Americans have little or no influence over the making of U. S. government policy. … Wealthy Americans wield a lot of influence. By investing money in politics, they can turn economic power into political power.“

—  Benjamin Page Professor of Decision Making 1939

Benjamin I. Page and Martin Gilens, Democracy in America?: What Has Gone Wrong and What We Can Do About It (University of Chicago Press: 2017), p. 90

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„The motivation for war is simple. The U. S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U. S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich.“

—  Michael Moore American filmmaker, author, social critic, and liberal activist 1954

As quoted in Koch: Moore's propaganda film cheapens debate, polarizes nation, Ed, Koch, World Tribune, 29 June 2004 http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2004/guest_koch_6_28.html,
2004

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„I WANT NOTHING I WANT NOTHING I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO. TELL ZELLINSKY TO DO THE RIGHT THING. THIS IS THE FINAL WORD FROM THE PRES. OF THE U. S.“

—  Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946

Remarks on a notepad, White House lawn, November 20 https://www.vox.com/2019/11/20/20974383/trump-big-sharpie-notes-on-impeachment-testimony, after Ambassador Gordon Sondland's testimony.
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„Since the U. S. had previously seemed to be a protector of the right to self-determination, Iranians felt terribly betrayed when the CIA overthrew the democratically elected constitutional government headed by Mosaddeq and installed the Shah. Then, with increasing visibility and high-handedness, both “American government and business interests acted the role of the exploiter and corrupter.”“

—  Richard A. Horsley Biblical scholar 1939

They treated Iran as an economic gold mine. The U.S. Embassy served mainly as a kind of brokerage firm, arranging lucrative deals and contracts for American corporations. Hundreds of American entrepreneurs and businesses made many millions in Iran in the 1970s, and not just by extracting the country's oil. Economic exploitation was aggravated by cultural imperialism. "For the bulk of the population the foreign orientation of everything around them--television, architecture, film, clothing, social attitudes, educational goals, and economic development aims--seemed to resemble a strange, alien growth on the society that was sapping it of all its former values and worth."
Quelle: William Beeman, "Images of the Great Satan: Representations of the United States in the Iranian Revolution," Religion and Politics in Iran, pp. 202-203.
Quelle: ibid., pp. 209-210
Quelle: Religion and Empire: People, Power, and the Life of the Spirit (2003), pp. 68-69

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