Edited by Syed M.
Oct 30 - Nov 05, 2000
*** "THIS CHOICE is one of refusing to
submit to any political or military pressures. It's the choice of
independence in word and action."
(Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz
blasting the US for siding with Israel and rejecting US pressure
demanding a moderate stance from Saudi Arabia and other Arab states
against Israeli atrocities against defenseless Palestinians)
*** "*** "SHE IS RESIGNING ONLY
because she reckons she has nothing to gain from staying in
(Daily Le Figaro Paris commenting on the resignation
of French employment minister Martine Aubry, the most powerful woman in
national politics, to campaign for mayor of Lille. She enjoys high
ratings in poll and is widely touted as a possible future prime
*** "THE MIDDLE EAST BURNS, and the
president is flying around at taxpayer expense to campaign."
(Republican candidate Rick Lazio criticising
President Bill Clinton campaigning for his wife Hillary Clinton, his
Democratic rival for the New York Senate seat)
*** " THE FEUDAL LORDS are busy with all
their might to pressure the likely candidates . . . to leave it open for
their sponsored men to contest the elections. This must not be allowed
at any cost."
(Chief Executive General Pervez Musharraf directing
provincial governments to keep close watch on scheming feudal lords to
resist devolution of power and to retain their political influence in
local bodies elections)
*** "I EXPECTED THIS FROM HIM. It's not
the first time he's said something like this . . . To accept it, or not
to accept it — let him go to hell."
(Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's rebuttal to
Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak's 'time-out' to reassess the peace
*** "WHAT HE'S SAYING is just give me
everything I want . . . Well, we can't do all of that. This is a two-way
street. We are a co-equal branch."
(Senate Republican leader Trent Lott on the demand
made by President Clinton, a Democrat, to finish the $ 1.8 trillion
*** "I'M ALWAYS CHECKING THESE DAYS."
(Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush
tapping the microphone during his appearance on a late night show
referring to an obscenity uttered by him and picked by an open mike
about a journalist six weeks ago)
*** "I EVEN KIDNAPPED my own cousin, asked
my wife to claim the widow allowance, threw leaflets into the Uttar
Pradesh assembly . . . Even though I was arrested, the revenue records
remained the same."
(Lal Behari recalling his 18-year fight to prove he's
alive. Pronounced dead in official records he also established the
'Uttar Pradesh Association of the Dead' representing at least 100
another people in the Indian province facing the same predicament)
*** "THE POLLS WILL BE HELD to mislead the
international community that everything is right in Kashmir . . . The
elections will be held under the shadow of the gun and no Kashmiri will
(All Party Hurriyat Conference, an alliance of some
two dozen pro-independence political parties in Indian occupied Kashmir,
calling for the boycott of first village-level elections in two decades)
*** "SOUTH ASIAN STATES are engaged in a
mental cold war . . . Poverty in the region is pervasive and if that is
not addressed properly, then our efforts will be shattered."
(Ex secretary-general of SAARC — the South Asian
Association for Regional Cooperation — Ibrahim Hussain Zaki speaking
at international conference on regional cooperation in South Asia held
*** "YES, SAMUEL HAS MET with the
president, has participated in cabinet meetings."
(An administration spokesman confirming that
13-year-old boy is serving as an adviser to Guatemalan President Alfonso
Portillo on youth issues such as education and environment)