By Syed M.Aslam
June 10 - 16, 2002
*** "THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH ASIA continue to pay
a very heavy price by the refusal of India to resolve the Kashmir
dispute in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions and the wishes
of the Kashmiri people."
(President Pervez Musharraf commenting on Indian
threats of war at the 16-nation Almaty conference)
*** "IF THERE IS A NUCLEAR EMERGENCY in your
area go indoors. Stay inside Switch on the radio/television and look
out for public announcements from your local authority ... Return
home, change/remove clothes ..."
(Nuclear drill posted on a local website by the
*** "THEY MAKE MERCENARIES of these people,
then put them in charge and expect a democratic government to emerge.
You can't build a democracy based on bribery."
(Unnamed Western aid official commenting on bribing
of the Afghan warlords by the US intelligence agency CIA to do the
dirty work including killing of suspected terrorists)
*** "BEFORE THE MATCH, I told them I would
like to bring some 10 guests, but they told me I could not do it ...
Who do they think they are?"
(Governor of Saitama prefecture of Japan, the site
of Japan's opening World Cup match, blasting football's world
governing body FIFA as 'rotten')
*** "ABOUT 60 PER CENT of the press is
controlled by Jews. Every three pages or so, you find Jewish
(A high-ranking member of Polish opposition party
'Self Defence of the Polish People', Rafal Majewski, expressing
concern about Jewish influence on Poland, particularly the threat
posed by Ashkenazi Jews living in Israel who regard Poland as a
*** "THE ONLY THING I'm certain of is that
everybody will be after my blood if we lose."
(Coach of French football squad expressing fears of
physical harm if the defending champions lost their crucial game
against Uruguay after suffering a shock defeat to Senegal in the
opening match in the World Cup tournament. France managed to draw the
match making it must for it to win the next match with Denmark to stay
in the game)
*** "FOOTBALL IS A GAME and people have to be
(Brazil's star football player Rivaldo's comment
after he was fined 10,000 Swiss francs for fake injury which helped
his team win the match against Turkey)
*** "DO YOU HAVE BLACKS TOO?"
(US President George W. Bush's alleged question to
a stunned Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso during his
visit to Washington in March 2001)
*** "MUHAMMAD, FATIMA AND OSAMA are Canadian
(Canada's frontline leader Alexa McDonough assuring
Muslims in her country of equal rights at a Muslim Conference in
*** "YOU HAVE TO induct new blood into the
(Unnamed Mafia source confirming launching of
recruitment drive in New York even if from outside the traditional
*** "SOME OF MY BUDDIES would not want to hear
me say this, but I hope we are here indefinitely. I love these
(US Army Sergeant Mike Dickinson, a recent convert
to Islam and the leader of a three psychological warfare specialists,
stationed in Afghanistan)
*** "HOW CAN THERE BE A PEACE movement when,
for most people in India, peace means a daily battle: for food, for
water, for shelter, for dignity?"
(Award winning Indian novelist Arundhati Roy
commenting on lack of interest in anti-nuke movements when for most
Indians the idea of peace means bare survival)
*** "WE'RE very happy with it. It's an easy
way of doing the job."
(An Australian sheep farmer welcoming the
commercial launching of special protein which let the wool fall off
sheep resulting in savings of immense monies and time)
*** "THEY (AMERICANS) ARE VIOLENT, but this
imposition of violence or expression of violence cannot help America
achieve its aims and succeed."
(Iran's supreme leader Ayotollah Ali Khamenei
accusing the US of massacring innocent people in Afghanistan and its
threatening rhetoric against his country)