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William Blum Quotes and Sayings

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A terrorist is someone who has a bomb,
but doesn't have an air force.
- William Blum

America's state religion, is patriotism,
a phenomenon which has convinced many of the citizenry
that "treason" is morally worse than murder or rape.
- William Blum

Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship.
- William Blum

Most terrorists are people deeply concerned by what they see as social,
political, or religious injustice and hypocrisy,
and the immediate grounds for their terrorism is often
retaliation for an action of the United States.
- William Blum

 

What our leaders and pundits never let slip is that the terrorists -
whatever else they might be -
might also be rational human beings;
which is to say that in their own minds they have a
rational justification for their actions.
- William Blum

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve
the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
- Margaret Thatcher

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The way the terrorist is trained to operate,
especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment
and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those
who would prevent the crime.
- John Ashcroft

These terrorist actions, prepared in cold blood,
against the people, the society and the institutions
of the United States are unprecedented in history.
- Ferenc Madl

The real terrorist threats are George W. Bush and his
band of brown-shirted thugs.
- Sandra Bernhard

There are more people living in Lower Manhattan now
than before the terrorist attacks.
That's faith for you.
There's such a strong spirit here.
- Daniel Libeskind

Our resolution urges all Latin American and Caribbean
countries to designate al Qaeda,
Hezbollah, Hamas, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad
as terrorist organizations.
- Tom Lantos

There is no question that Iraq is one of the main problems.
You'd have to be blind not to see what a magnet and
generating force it's become for terrorist groups.
- Otto Schily

If we had known that one of those terrorist attacks was coming,
could our government have electronically eavesdropped
on the attackers without a warrant?
- Pete du Pont

For the vast majority of places in America,
there is no way you can build a security system such
as we have here because of the high priority this rates
in terms of terrorist interests.
- Kit Bond

True terror is a language and a vision.
There is a deep narrative structure to terrorist acts,
and they infiltrate and alter consciousness in ways
that writers used to aspire to.
- Don DeLillo

American credibility in the war on terrorism depends
on a strong stand against all terrorist acts,
whether committed by foe or friend.
- Arlen Specter

Proliferation of nuclear weapons to terrorist organisations
is far more dangerous than proliferation of nuclear weapons to states,
even states like North Korea.
- John Bruton

Who defines terrorists? Today's terrorist is tomorrow's friend.
- Al Sharpton

Obviously this is the world descending into worse and
worse standards of targeting civilians both in state violence in Iraq,
Gaza and so on and the terrorist retaliation.
- Clare Short

The department was set up primarily to protect us from
another terrorist attack from Islamic terrorists,
and yet they talk about everything but that.
- Peter King

And the separatist terrorist organization,
PKK, had easy access to Turkey to, inside Turkey.
- Bulent Ecevit

Well, you know, they were - they were a terrorist group.
They - when I was kidnapped they published all of their
statements about their war that they declared on the United States.
- Patty Hearst

The free nations of the world will not be pushed around
by terrorist cowards whose goal is to spread fear and
destruction and destroy our liberty and way of life.
- Eliot Engel

If there is an exotic woman it's always a terrorist role.
- Persis Khambatta

It is a warning to all those who may think about becoming
involved with a terrorist network,
people who are willing to destroy their own lives are hard to deter.
- Otto Schily

Although we dealt decisively with all terrorist organizations,
we at the same time not only maintained,
preserved our democracy, but kept improving it.
- Bulent Ecevit

Some people are more terrorist than others.
- John Keegan

It's because we need to determine who in this country is poised,
positioned to commit terrorist acts.
- Robert Mueller

To make us a terrorist target in a region that is full
of terrorism is dumb and unforgiveable.
- John Hewson

Markets rebounded quickly from morning jitters after
the London Thursday terrorist bombing.
- Cliff Stearns

The backbone of our nation's domestic defense against
terrorist attacks will continue to be the men and women
in local law enforcement and emergency services.
- Saxby Chambliss

I think Charles Manson was a hair's breath away from just being a terrorist.
He wanted to start a war, too.
- Patty Hearst

America will be far safer if we reduce the chances
of a terrorist attack in one of our cities than if
we diminish the civil liberties of our own people.
- Nancy Pelosi

Let there be no mistake, Hamas is a ruthless terrorist organization.
- Lois Capps

Any government that supports, protects or harbours
terrorists is complicit in the murder of the innocent
and equally guilty of terrorist crimes.
- George W. Bush

A terrorist network that believes a nation so tested
will fold under pressure of a few horrific acts may capture its attention,
but will not achieve its submission.
- Virginia Foxx

Right now, American law bars the admission of aliens
suspected of terrorist activity -
but not of terrorist sympathies.
- Richard Perle

From a moral point of view, there is no excuse for terrorist acts,
regardless of the motive or the situation under which they are carried out.
- Jurgen Habermas

We have to think outside the box, inside the Constitution,
find ways to do things that will elevate our security,
reduce the risk of the incidence of terrorist attack.
- John Ashcroft

These funds will ensure that ports will be able to
pay for adequate security measures to protect all Americans
against terrorist attacks from our seaports.
- Bobby Scott

And we need to maintain our foothold in the fight against
terrorism and terrorist groups and respond to any degradation
of Iraqi security or stability.
- Rick Larsen

The terrorist attacks of September 11th and the courageous
actions of our armed forces in Afghanistan and Iraq
remind us that friends of tyranny and enemies of freedom still exist.
- Carl Levin

Whoever stands by a just cause cannot possibly be called a terrorist.
- Yasser Arafat

In responding to a terrorist attack,
there are only two choices -
take the fight to the enemy or wait until they hit you again.
In my estimation, America chose the first.
- Kay Granger

It is only reasonable that our laws do not force our
country to provide safe harbor to those individuals
that are being sought out by their governments due to their terrorist ties.
- Bill Shuster

If I were a Palestinian of the right age,
I'd eventually join one of the terrorist organizations.
- Ehud Barak

As the head of security for an airline,
I can't ask my passengers to risk their lives and jump on a terrorist.
This is why we need air marshals on every flight.
- Isaac Yeffet

Simply killing everyone who is already a terrorist
today won't solve the problem.
- Brent Scowcroft

The elimination of the barbaric terrorist Abu Musab
al-Zarqawi is good news for the world.
- Spencer Bachus

We can't afford to see Afghanistan roll backwards into
a failed state that could become a base from which
terrorist campaigns can be launched anywhere in the world.
- Liam Fox

We have the responsibility to protect our people and
that's why we're building this fence.
We've suffered from 19,000 terrorist attacks during the last three years.
- Silvan Shalom

Nicaragua is fast becoming a terrorist country club.
- Edwin Meese

A terrorist nuclear detonation in a western city would
destroy all economic confidence.
- John Bruton

No matter how many plots we uncover and disrupt,
no matter how many terrorist organizations we degrade or destroy,
another individual or group will rise to take their place.
- Cofer Black

We are the most powerful nation on earth.
No external power, no terrorist organization,
can defeat us.
But we can defeat ourselves by getting caught in a quagmire.
- George Soros

We can no longer expect an Intelligence Community that
is mostly male and mostly white to be able to monitor
and infiltrate suspicious organizations or terrorist groups.
- Jane Harman

First responders will be on the frontlines if there
is a terrorist attack in our communities,
and we must provide them with the tools they need to do their difficult jobs.
- Ed Markey

The Palestinians are not willing to do anything,
they're not willing to make the strategic decision
to dismantle the infrastructure of terrorist organizations.
- Silvan Shalom

This war in Iraq is part of a larger effort to remove
this terrorist threat from the planet.
- Paul Cellucci

Collectively, we must do more than simply watch,
with resignation and a feeling of powerlessness,
reports on the evening news about the latest terrorist atrocity.
- Michael Jeffery

If we had a terrorist attack, the way the people respond
is going to determine whether that attack is just a
tragedy or whether that attack becomes an all-out disaster.
- Patrick J. Kennedy

A number of the major terrorist captures we have made,
the terrorist operations designed for the United States
that we have interrupted,
were enabled by the terrorist tracking program.
- Kit Bond

Syria is a terrorist state by any definition and is
so classified by the State Department.
I happen to think Iran is too.
Iraq, Iran, Syria, they're all involved.
- Alexander Haig

Guantanamo Bay houses enemy combatants ranging from
terrorist trainers and recruiters to bomb makers,
would-be suicide bombers, and terrorist financiers.
- Chris Chocola

Sept.
11 represented a terrorist attack aimed at destroying
everything that America stands for -
our freedoms and our way of life.
- John Whitehead

The terrorist uses surprise and stealth,
and the only way to defeat that is by having accurate and timely intelligence.
- Bill Nelson

Suicide bombers caused us more than 50 percent of our casualties.
The fence works.
There is a decline in the number of those terrorist
attacks against Israelis.
- Silvan Shalom

We will be safer from terrorist attack only when we
have earned the respect of all other nations instead of their fear,
respect for our values and not merely our weapons.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

We need to defeat al Queda and other terrorist organizations.
- Paul Cellucci

The anguish in London is a vivid reminder of why we
cannot relent in taking the steps necessary to defend
our homeland from the present terrorist threat.
- Mike Pence


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