Edited by Syed M.
Nov 06 - 12, 2000
*** "FOR THE U.S. CONGRESS, which is more
Zionist than the Zionists, Israel is the victim; the Palestinian people
the tormentor; the Israeli settlers are angels; while Palestinian
children are murderers."
(Syria's ruling Baath party accusing the US
presidential candidates and its whole establishment, in power or
opposition, for supporting Israel to cover up its crimes and financing
*** "WE ARE FED UP with being treated like
black marketeers . . . We have allowed our sovereignty to be limited far
too long. It is time to dust off the treaties that link us to
(The hereditary head of tiny but rich French
principality of Monaco, Prince Rainier III, threatening of break away
over money-laundering accusations)
*** "I CAN'T BELIEVE how easy it is to
join the register . . . she explained to me the process and if I can
help save somebody's life that easily, then count me in."
(British pop icon Robbie Williams offering to donate
his bone marrow to save the life of a fan needing a transplant)
*** "WITH THIS TAX CUT, we return some 30
million Swiss francs to our taxpayers, because it is not our objective
to hoard up money."
(Officials of Swiss town of Freienbach announcing
return of unused taxes due to its inability about what to do with all
*** "WE WANT THE 'DOT CON' artists to know
that we're building a consumer protection coalition that spans the
(Director of US Federal Trade Commission's bureau of
consumer protection, Jodie Bernstein, highlighting efforts to boost
global cooperation against fraud on the Internet)
*** "THE UNITED STATES is an accomplice in
the crimes of Israel, just as anyone else who aids Israel, directly or
indirectly . . . Zionist regime is not invincible."
(Iran's supreme leader Ayotollah Ali Khamenei
speaking to an assembly of hundreds of country's leaders which was also
attended by ambassadors of Islamic countries)
*** "IT'S THAILAND'S VERSION of voodoo
(Director General of Thailand's Economic Affairs
Department, Kobsak Chutikul, commenting on prime minister Chuan
Leekpai's promise to farmers a three-year debt moratorium, loans to each
of country's 80,000 villages to create employment and a tax cut — all
without running the budget deficit)
*** "CHERNOBYL OF THE SEAS."
(Fabrizio Fabbri, the head of environmental watch group Green
Peace in Italy, commenting on the sinking of Italian tanker off France's
Atlantic Coast carrying 6,000 tonnes of toxic chemicals)
*** "'I WANT TO SHOCK AND DISTURB' the complacent
city-bred folks whose only interest is in commercially-oriented leisure and
whose only craving is for any feel-good avenues of entertainment."
(Indian film director Mahesh Bhatt talking at the premiere of
his documentary film on the horror and tragedy of the victims of last year's
cyclone in Orissa)
*** "IT IS HARD FOR ME to believe that in the year
2000 I am walking into court to defend my daughter against charges of witchcraft
brought by her own school."
(Father of 15 year Oklahoma high school student suspended by
her school for casting a magic spell which caused a teacher to become sick)
*** "MAKE ME CM or get lost, enough is enough . .
. It will be better for us to sit in opposition."
(Chief of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Shibu Soren threatening
breaking ties with National Democratic Alliance if it refused his claim for the
chief ministership of Indian state of Jharkhand)
*** "ONLY THOSE WHO DREAD competition and those
whose minds function in the narrow grooves of moribund nationalism will object
to Minister Swaraj's statement . . ."
(Leading Indian newspaper, The Times of India, commenting on
the new Information and Broadcasting Minister Sushma Swaraj's proposal for
foreign investment in newspapers)
*** "THE QUNITESSENTIAL corporate senator who has
never met a weapons system he didn't like."
(Presidential candidate of US Green Party Ralph Nader
dismissing Senator Joseph Lieberman, the Jewish vice presidential running mate
of his Democratic rival Al Gore)