*** "ALL THE OFFICERS and men of the KPA (Korean
People's Army) should prepare themselves to be human bombs and fighters
ready to blow up themselves in order to defend the headquarters of the
(Chilling response by North Korean Defence Minister
Kim Il-Chol if a war breaks out amid an escalating crisis on the
*** "ALL NATIONS must reject such use of
animals, whether for warfare or for chemical and biological tests."
(Spokesman of animal rights group, People for Ethical
Treatment of Animals, condemning the Indian Navy's proposal to use
dolphins to plant mines on enemy ships and submarines)
*** "GET Rid Of Them All."
(Massive banner hung outside presidential palace in
Buenos Aires, Argentina blaming the politicians for economic downturn)
*** "MEN WHO CONSUMED fish two times a month or
more had almost half the risk of stroke as compared with men who never
(Dr. Alberto Ascherio, the author of a study
conducted by Harvard School of Public Health, which shows that eating
fish as infrequently as once or twice a month reduces stroke risk)
*** "IN A SITUATION where there is no longer
justification for the inspectors to stay in our country, our government
has decided to send them out."
(North Korean state news agency quoting a letter from
the government to the UN nuclear inspectors of the International Atomic
Energy Agency expelling them out from the country)
*** "IF THE UNITED STATES actually attacks Iraq,
prices could almost shoot up to $ 100 a barrel."
(Analysts warning of dramatic upheaval in oil markets
if the US attacks Iraq)
*** "2,661.38 Points"
(Record 100-Index logged by Karachi Stock Exchange on
Friday 27. The all-time-high broke the previous record of 2,661.31
points on March 22, 1994)
*** "BULGARIANS REMEMBER a time not so long ago
when they could rely on their health and education systems, and when
their holidays were guaranteed. Thirteen years after the fall of
communism this is no longer the case, and Bulgarians have become angry,
radical and unhappy with their lot."
(Political analyst Kolio Kolev at Sofia's Mediana
Institute saying that Bulgarians regrets giving up communism and feel
swindled by capitalism remaining one of the poorest EU candidate
*** "I DON'T HAVE any anti-American sentiment,
but I won't kowtow to the Americans, either."
(Roh Moo-Hyun, the victorious North Korean
presidential candidate of the ruling party, denouncing Washington's
postions as 'hardline' during his election campaign)
*** "THE PICTURE THAT EMERGES is of a
brass-knuckled quest for information, often in concert with allies of
dubious human rights reputation, in which the traditional lines between
right and wrong, legal and inhumane, are evolving and blurred."
(US influential newspaper The Washinton Post
criticizing the CIA interrogations of terror suspects as inhumane)
*** "WE ARE ALLIES in the war against terrorism.
We do not belong to this list... They may not understand."
(Pakistan's Ambassador to the US Ashraf Jehangir Qazi
asking Washington to remove its name from the lit of nations whose
citizens are being considered a security risk requiring visitors to
register with the Immigration and Naturalization Service. He said that
it would be difficult for his government to explain to its people why an
ally should be placed on the list)
*** "$ 3,000"
(Christmas gift given by homeless people in New York
to a police officer who refused to obey his sergeant to arrest a
homeless man found sleeping in parking garage in sub-zero temperature.
The homeless raised the money from recycling cans and bottle as well as
panhandling change and welfare cheques)
*** "BECAUSE I WAS AN IDIOT."
(Mario Vargas Llosa, regarded as one the greatest
living Latin American novelist, half-joking explanation for running for
the presidency in his native Peru in 1990)
*** "I'M NOT SATISFIED with the direction we are
being led today and I'm considering what I think could be my
contribution toward a new direction for America."
(Democratic Senator and former Governor of Florida,
Bob Graham, voicing concerns at the Bush administration's handling of
national economy saying that he is seriously considering running for the
presidency in 2004)