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But the Western countries that link their partnership
by Omar Bongo

But the Western countries that link their partnership
with the poorest countries with respect for democracy
also have to consider that they have obligations towards these countries.
- Omar Bongo

Instead of ideological objectives of a political nature,
today we are faced with ideological objectives of economic nature.
- Omar Bongo

Globalization, far from putting an end to power diplomacy between States,
has, on the contrary, intensified it.
- Omar Bongo

I am in favor of complete freedom of information and
of free access to the new communication tools,
in particular the Internet.
- Omar Bongo

 

But since independence, Gabon is one of the few countries
in Central Africa that enjoys peace and stability.
- Omar Bongo

If the Soviet Union and the United States have not
experienced direct military confrontations,
on the other hand, they supported, armed and trained Africans,
to fight other Africans.
- Omar Bongo

In brief, Western democracy, as other political models,
is not exportable to all regions of the world.
- Omar Bongo

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The world is now aware that the most unavoidable and
most dangerous weapon that exists is the blind decisiveness
of a man ready to sacrifice his life for an obscure cause.
- Omar Bongo

Economic sanctions rarely achieve the desired results.
- Omar Bongo

It is not right to associate the fight against international
terrorist networks with an imaginary crusade against Islam.
- Omar Bongo

It is important to stress: Africa is also a victim
of the September 11 attacks.
- Omar Bongo

The principle of responsibility and collective sanctions
is incompatible with the Western concept of justice.
- Omar Bongo

I'm not aiming for the Nobel Peace Prize!
- Omar Bongo

Do not forget that the Arab countries,
starting with Algeria and Egypt, are the ones that
have paid the heaviest toll because of Islamic terror.
- Omar Bongo

The introduction of political pluralism often quickly led to bad results.
- Omar Bongo

The shock caused by the September 11 events has also
lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity
between rich and poor countries,
on the misery of populations of the South.
- Omar Bongo

There is an idea of democracy produced by one-sided thinking.
- Omar Bongo

The free market economy is supposed to be the only
path leading to the happiness of humanity by promoting wealth and prosperity,
power and influence of nations.
- Omar Bongo

Information on the Internet must be as free as in the newspapers.
- Omar Bongo

Certainly, Africa accounts for only l % of world trade,
and we cannot assure our development on our own.
- Omar Bongo

In short, we have, among African countries,
a duty of solidarity.
- Omar Bongo

The resources of our continent attract,
more than ever, the interests of rich countries.
- Omar Bongo

Because the world is in economic recession,
which worsened since this drama happened,
and our country will bear the burden of all of these consequences.
- Omar Bongo

For about ten years now, the struggle for democracy
and the respect of human rights has been in the focus point -
if not a commodity -
of political groups aiming to rise to power.
- Omar Bongo

The birth of the African Union should encourage us
to reexamine relations between African States.
- Omar Bongo

Therefore, every country has to understand that fighting
against international terrorism is not for the sake of the United States,
but for the sake of themselves, and,
to a larger extent,
in the name of stability of international relations.
- Omar Bongo

My actions to promote peace, the mediation missions
which I carried out during many conflicts,
which very often occurred between brothers of the same country,
are not driven by any ulterior motives or any calculations
based on personal ambitions.
- Omar Bongo

In spite of our poverty and our economic dependence,
we do not have to give in, neither because we are sometimes
abandoned nor because of the wish of some nations to
impose their economic or political models.
- Omar Bongo

From the time of independences until the end of the Cold War,
in spite of the participation of a considerable number
of African states in the non-aligned movement,
everyone in fact chose to align with one or another of the two major blocks.
- Omar Bongo

But it is important to observe that when Europe or
the United Nations impose sanctions that are supposed
to be aimed against a certain regime,
usually generally millions of people end up being directly punished.
- Omar Bongo

It is up to African leaders to show their will and
political courage in order to assure that this new
pan-African institution becomes an efficient instrument
and not a place for endless discussions.
- Omar Bongo

The African Union has to act in order to put an end
to armed conflicts that undermine the continent,
to fight against the devastation caused by AIDS and
other contagious diseases,
to promote sustainable development of its member states.
- Omar Bongo

When they favor the access of other people to education and health care,
the countries of the North not only demonstrate generosity or solidarity,
but also implement the principles of respecting and promoting human rights.
- Omar Bongo

More than any other in Western Europe,
Britain remains a country where a traveler has to think
twice before indulging in the ordinary food of ordinary people.
- Joseph Lelyveld

What do I think of Western civilization?
I think it would be a very good idea.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Eugene is located in western Oregon,
approximately 278 billion miles from anything.
- Dave Barry

Every western I did and will do; I will do it for the
never ending young kid inside of me.
- Franco Nero

We do not support the man.
We do not support the individual.
We support the idea of independent revolution in the Western Hemisphere,
free from American intervention.
- Lee Harvey Oswald

What most people didn't realize in the Western countries
is that here its not a question of having supporters,
its a question of getting these votes to the polling stations.
- Imran Khan

We used the Western style to express our own themes and stories.
But don't forget that our heritage includes The Thousand and One Nights.
- Naguib Mahfouz

For the whole of Western Europe, I know the business community quite good.
- Anatoly Chubais

I, for one, begin with intent.
There is no question that, Saddam Hussein had intent
to do harm to the Western alliance and to the United States of America.
- Tommy Franks

We'll surely stop the work of all western Christian and eastern religions,
and also Islam.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

I like the Western genre, I think it's uniquely American.
- Keith Carradine

As the first Member of Congress from western Washington
to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in over 50 years,
I am proud to represent the needs of our agriculture community.
- Rick Larsen

Violence is hidden within democratic structures because
they are not radically democratic -
Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism.
- Edward Bond

Western countries in particular can today no longer
be separated from Muslim societies,
because they have them within themselves.
They are themselves internally globalized.
- Ulrich Beck

The domination of western values, beliefs and way of
life has angered many from the east and in developing countries.
- Silvia Cartwright

I mix Indian instruments with Western instruments all the time.
- Satyajit Ray

You know, face painting in non-Western cultures is a sign of collectivism,
is a sign of one representing the community,
it's not unique at all.
- Joseph Jarman

Has it struck you that the music which is regarded
as the most sublime in western civilization,
which is the music of Bach, is called baroque?
- Pierre Schaeffer

We have become the charnel house of the Western World.
- William Kunstler

I would love to do a Western again if Westerns came back into fashion.
- Bruce Boxleitner

When I was three years old I was taken with my family
to a little town in Western Minnesota,
where I lived a more or less vapid and ordinary life until I was ten.
- Mary MacLane

It's a cyclical thing.
When they make one, everyone loves them.
Different genres come around in succession.
People always welcome the western.
It's America's genre.
- Robert Duvall

Western man is schizophrenic.
- J. B. Priestley

Every aspect of Western culture needs a new code of ethics -
a rational ethics -
as a precondition of rebirth.
- Ayn Rand

I had been raised on country and western in Missouri.
But gospel was great.
- Steve Cropper

Well, I'm about to do another western,
a pilot for HBO this fall.
- Walter Hill

So I learnt a few country western songs,
I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff,
which nobody else did that, I don't know why.
- John Fahey

I'm just ah, actually developing a tv show for HBO,
and I'm directing a film this summer,
and actually I'm doing some live shows out in western Canada.
- Bruce McCulloch

The next war...
may well bury Western civilization forever.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Part of the western movement is this desire that we,
Americans, have to keep pressing on.
- Beau Bridges

Japan is an important ally of ours.
Japan and the United States of the Western industrialized capacity,
60 percent of the GNP, two countries.
That's a statement in and of itself.
- Dan Quayle

I think what we need is a more welcoming mode from
the people who put on a hundred million country-western shows on television.
How about a monthly jazz show?
- Sonny Rollins

But the weakness comes from these Westernised co-opted
Muslim leaders who just want to look good in the eyes
of the West and Western media.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

Essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition
into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it,
without anything just repeated patterns,
musical patterns.
- Terry Riley

Nor should we exclude the possibility that Islamic
terrorism may begin to make common cause with Western
political extremists of the far Left and far Right.
- Richard Perle

In the long winter evenings he talked to Ma about the Western country.
In the West the land was level, and there were no trees.
The grass grew thick and high.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

I'm not Ang Lee who knows so much about western market
and the taste of western audiences.
- Zhang Yimou

On December 5, 1941, Chicago led a task force built
around the carrier Lexington to Midway Island,
at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands,
about 1,000 miles from Pearl Harbor.
- Jack Adams


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