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Well, heroism is a relative thing!

“To fight against your own people till you die is not heroism; it is cowardice. If you want to see someone who has fought until death against his own people, just look at Nazi Germany, just look at Hitler, at Mussolini, at Nicolae Ceausescu in Romania.”

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

 

Stopping a train by puffing!

“Today we have responded resolutely by introducing a set of new sanctions that prohibit all business with Iranian banks.”

British Foreign Secretary William Hague

 

Around Yemen in 90 days!

Yemen has been the scene of violent protests for months as his opponents demand he leave power after 33 years in office. Last week, Saleh told France 24 television that he would leave office “within 90 days” of an agreement with the council.

Cnn.com

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Pay your share and it will not suffer.

“Today’s vote by the member states of UNESCO to admit Palestine as member is regrettable, premature and undermines our shared goal of a comprehensive just and lasting peace in the Middle East, i believe it is the responsibility of all of us to make sure that UNESCO does not suffer unduly,” State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.

Duty or charity?

“Any recognition of Palestine as a Member State would not only jeopardize the hope for a resumption of direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, but (it) would endanger the United States’ contribution to UNESCO,” A letter signed by members of the U.S House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations.

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King Gandhi II!

“I don’t think there’s anybody in the region or outside who knows how to tackle the Syria issue. I’ve spoken to Bashar twice. I have sent the chief of the royal court to see him on several occasions. Not that we’ve got anything perfect, but you know, national dialogue and outreach – and they’re not really interested in what we have to say. So, we’re trying to keep the channels of communication open and watching with great concern how things are going to develop there”

 King Abdullah II. King of Jordan

 

Those lethal tomatoes!

“We are concerned about a campaign of regime-led incitement targeted personally at Ambassador Ford by the state-run media of the government of Syria and we are concerned about the security situation that that has created. I want to take this opportunity to call on the government of Syria to immediately end its smear campaign of malicious and deceitful propaganda against Ambassador Ford.”

US State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland

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Suited to whom?

“The current political system of the country is presidential, and the president is elected directly by the people. This is a good and effective system, but if one day, possibly in the distant future, it is felt that a parliamentary system is more suited for electing those responsible for the executive branch, then there would be no problems in making changes in the system.”

Ali Khamenei, Supreme Leader of Iran

Stop using it (The back)!!

Saudi Arabia’s 87-year-old, King Abdullah, arrived Sunday at a Riyadh hospital to undergo his third back surgery within a year.

Saudi Press Agency reported

 

1027=1

Israel early Sunday released the names of the first group of Palestinian prisoners to be freed in exchange for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, setting in motion a process that will allow the public to file objections to specific releases.

CNN

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We’ll see!
“I am shocked. We should not permit it. It was done by a tiny minority, but the crime is terrible, the violation of the holiness of a cemetery is against everything that we stand for, so both in public terms and religious terms, we shall take all the measures to get hold of these criminals and put an end to it.”
Israeli President Shimon Peres.

So innocent, so confused!
“Instead of going forward, we found ourselves scrambling for security; the incident had produced martyrs, both civilian and from the military.”
Hazen Beblawi, Egypt Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister.

The chief of Sex-police
Iran’s law enforcement agencies do not interfere with family relations and friendships but they will step in if laws are broken. If relations are made through deception we will immediately get involved since committing sexual violations calls for the highest punishment.
Iran Police Chief Esmail Ahmadi Moghaddam

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Just say ‘Iran’ for god’s sake!

“Group was incited by a foreign country that seeks to
extend its influence outside its circle and to undermine the security of the
homeland.”

The Interior Ministry source in KSA

 

A Goodwill Ambassador!

Robert Ford’s presence in Damascus applies far more pressure
than his symbolic withdrawal would have because Robert embodies American
solidarity with the Syrian people.”

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry.

 

 

Easier said than done

We cannot remain a mere spectator to the developments in
Syria there are serious deaths against unjustly treated, oppressed and
defenseless people. We cannot say ‘keep going’ to this … we have to fulfill
our human task.”

Erdogan Turkey’s Prime Minister

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Explain? How?

“These arrests prove yet again that President Ahmadinejad
and his intelligence apparatus have no tolerance for independent filmmakers and
journalists, If the president expects the international community to respect
his right to speak in New York, then he should be forced to explain why
filmmakers and media are subject to repression in Iran”

Aaron Rhodes, a spokesman for the International Campaign for
Human Rights in Iran

 

 

Adnan in wonderland!

“The national media is living a new era that has been established by the new media law, I am calling to change the typical mechanisms and methods of action and to develop the work environment and improve the quality of information through the rehabilitation and training of new staff to depend on the media as a strategy to go with reform process we are witnessing in Syria”

Adnan Mahmoud, Minister
of Information, Syria.

 

 

 

Why the hurry? We could wait 40 more
years!

“The government is currently working on a program
of political, economic, judicial, and administrative
reforms, the government is strengthening
the capacity of the national
economy in order to reach self-sufficiency.”

The Chairman of the Council of Ministers, Dr. Adel Safar