Jan 17, 2000
*** "THATS FIGHTING words . . . Dont talk
to me being unmusical because I can beat you up on that one."
(US singer Barry Manilow calling the British press brutal
over coverage of his performances as unmusical)
*** "IF SOMEONE travels without a valid ticket they
have to pay a penalty. She accepted the fine with good grace."
(Thameslink, a British train company, which fined the wife of prime
minister Tony Blair, Cherie, for travelling without ticket)
*** "UNDER THIS resolution, American and Britain are
seeking to loot Iraqs wealth and finance . . . by sending their oil companies to
(Iraqi foreign minister Mohammed Saeed Al Sahhaf denouncing the UN
Security Council reslution that could ease Gulf War sanctions if Baghdad cooperated with a
new weapons inspection team)
*** "IF THE Israelis do not want to dissolve, let them
go and found a state in Alaska . . . and I will be the first to visit them and offer them
(Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi offering advice to Israelis during
debate with Arab intellectuals which was broadcast live on Libyan and Dubai television)
*** "WELL, IVE always been a broad,
now its a great honour to be a dame."
(Acting legend Elizabeth Taylor reacting to receive the title
Dame, the distaff equivalent of knight, bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth
*** "THERE ISNT going to be a human race in
(Ian Angell, professor at London School of Economics, doubting that
humanity will survive another millennium in his forthcoming book on future)
*** "THERE WERE no gas chambers at Auschwitz; I will
not change my opinion."
(UK historian David Irving saying there is no evidence that six million
Jews were slaughtered by the Nazis at Auschwitz, the fake Nazi death camp)
*** "WE HAVE begun to see how those who wish to be in
power solicit support from our enemies to further their interests. These foreigners are
ready to help in the hope that those they support would repay by allowig them to control
the country . . . Let the people suffer, the economy deteriorate and foreign powers
colonise a country as long as democracy is practised."
(Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Muhammads Eid-ul-Fitrs
message warning of attempts to recolonise the country)
*** "THIS WILL ensure our kids stay healthy, teach
them the taste of proper French food, and help keep our small farmers in business."
(Andre Trigano, Mayor of small town of Pamiers which became the first
in France to ban franchise and mass-produced meals in its sole school canteen)
*** "I AM tired of people discovering who
I am. Im me. And I am no longer prepared to accept being seriously introduced as
simply someones son. Im an individual, not a social souvenir."
(John Brandon, the son of Australias greatest cricketer Sir
Donald Bradman, in a newspaper article prior to he changed his name to Bradsen in 1972. He
reclaimed his family name recently after living under an alias for almost three decades to
avoid what he called media and public attention)
*** "WHEN AND if the CTBT comes into force, every
state will be bound to refrain from conducting any nuclear tests. If the treaty comes into
force and another state conducts a test, Pakistan will have the option to do so
irrespective of whether it has signed the treaty or not."
(Pakistani foreign minister Abdul Sattar calling for an understanding
of the CTBT and the need for a debate over signing the Treaty)
*** "PAKISTAN CALLS upon the international community
and human rights organisations to pressurise India to end its policy of brazen repression
and honour the legitimate rights of the people of Kashmir, including their inalienable
right to self-determination."
(A statement issued by Pakistans foreign ministry condemning
arson committed by Indian security forces in held Kashmir. Over 80 shops were gutted in
Edited by Syed M. Aslam