*** "JUSTICE NOWHERE, POLICE EVERYWHERE."
(Slogan chanted by thousands of French lawyers and
judges in front of the Parliament and local legislatures to vent anger
at the approval of anti-crime package that they said would mean
"the death of presumption of innocence")
*** "ISRAEL IS a terrorist country. It is a
rogue country... because they kill the Palestinians. This is state
terrorism and we condemn state terrorism."
(Senior Palestinian official Farouk Kaddoumi calling
Israel a 'rogue country' at a news conference during his Islamabad
*** "Euro 170,000"
(Fine slapped by Helsinki police on the heir of
sausage empire, 27-year-old Jussi Salonoja, for driving double the legal
40 km/hr speed. Finnish law links traffic fines to violators' income)
*** "HIS WORDS are coated in sugar but in
reality they are poisonous in nature. To me there is no difference
between the BJP, Vishwa Hindu Parishad or Bajrang Dal. They are all
alike and work for the RSS."
(Chief of India's LJP party Ram Vilas Paswan terming
Prime Minister Vajpayee, a 'mere mask' of militant Hindu nationalist
party RSS. Paswan, who worked under Vajpayee as a cabinet minister for
nearly two-and-a-half years, also said that PM's BJP party and other
parties of the ruling alliance work for the RSS.
*** "I AM a person that writes history and
creates new chapters in history."
(Incumbent Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian asked
"if he could lose" March 20 election)
*** "PEOPLE WILL remember you after you are gone
not for your money or your power, but because of what you have left
(Head of Reliance Group empire of India, Mukesh
Ambani, showing his determination to keep his conglomerate growing. With
revenues of $ 16.8 billion last year Reliance accounted for 3.5 per cent
of India's GDP)
*** "CHRIST WAS much more radical than me. He
was really radical. No, I'm a mild dove next to Christ."
(Populist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez warning
his opponents of a clampdown for inciting violence to topple him by
*** "THE INTERNATIONAL community should slap
sanctions on Israel just like it did on South Africa. This is the only
way to compel Israel to come to its senses and end the occupation. All
other talk is hypocrisy, sheer nonsense."
(Leading Palestinian activist in Qatar, Mustapha Al
Barghouti, saying that only apartheid-era curbs can compel Israel to end
its occupation of Palestine)
*** "AN IMMORAL WAR was thus waged and the world
is a great deal less safe place than before."
(South African Archbishop and Nobel laureate Desmond
Tutu asking the US President George W. Bush and British Prime Minister
Tony Blair to apologise for waging "an immoral war" in Iraq on
flimsy security concerns which has made world more unsafe)
*** "AND ALL those idiots better not believe
we're wasting our time, because we really work at our job. This country
will never give up."
(Revolutionary Cuban President Fidel Castro accusing
US President George Bush of plotting to assassinate him and critcising
the Miami-based "Cuban-American mafia" warning it that his
country will go down fighting if US tries to invade it)
*** "THE MAIN reason for the strike is the
Supreme Court order banning strikes, but we are also protesting against
the privatisation and disinvestment of public sector companies."
(Representative of the Association of Indian Bank
Employees, Milind Nadkarni, defending nationwide strike of millions of
government, financial and industrial workers as a against a court ruling
*** "TWO PLUS two is not always four. It is not
always about numbers. Every thing boils down to whether or not the
parties carry the people's support."
(Chief Minister of Indian state of Andhra Pradesh,
Chandrababu Naidu, expressing confidence that people would vote him back
to power to continue his development agenda that includes
"developing the state like Singapore")