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Reading between the Headlines

Intellicept3’s Weekly Newsletter Surveying

The Most Interesting Quotes Found in the News.

May 3 – 8, 2010 Issue #1

"I don't have to be invited to a prayer service to pray for the men and women who serve
this nation" - Franklin Graham

“Stalin committed mass crimes against the people. And despite the fact that he worked a
lot, despite the fact that under his leadership the country achieved successes, what was
done to his own people cannot be forgiven.” – Dmitry Medvedev

Gen. Petraeus describes Times Square terrorist as “lone wolf”

"We have no evidence of any Scud missiles in UNIFIL's area of operations" - Major
General Alberto Asarta Cuevas of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, or UNIFIL, as

On Iranian sanctions - “Unlike our expectations and hopes, the sanctions are not going to
be crippling… They’re not even going to be biting,” she said. “They’re going to be
moderate, watered down, diluted.” - Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gabriela Shalev

“We are committed to a full implementation of the 1995 NPT resolution on the Middle
East and we support all ongoing efforts to this end," Joint statement of The United
States, Russia, Britain, France and China

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“Dr. Aziz Dweik is the spokesman of the Palestinian Legislative Council, elected in
general, direct, free, equal and secret [ballot] elections. The European Parliamentary
Delegation for Relations with the Palestinian Legislative Council, of which I am a
member, is in agreement that it is one of our parliamentary responsibilities to speak with
representatives of Hamas in the Palestinian Legislative Council anywhere that we can
reach them geographically.” - Alexandra Thein, an FDP representative in the European

“The massive maneuvers, entitled Velayat-89, will display (Iran’s) defensive and
deterrent naval power,” and will convey the message of “peace and friendship” to
regional countries, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari

"Syria and Iran carry out weapons transfers on a constant and structured basis in way that
can't be described as simple smuggling – the transfers are official and well-organized," –
Head of Israeli Army Intelligence Research, Brigadier General Yossi Baidatz,

About the Mossad replacement in the UK - "We have had no approach from the Israelis
about a replacement. However we look to Israel to rebuild the trust we believe is required
for the full and open relationship we would like. We have asked for specific assurances
from Israel, which would clearly be a positive step towards rebuilding that trust. Any
Israeli request for the diplomat to be replaced would be considered against the context of
these UK requests." – UK Foreign Office,7340,L-3884596,00.html

On the sinking of the South Korean ship near North Korea - “no accident” and vowed
“clear and resolute measures” against those responsible. - President Lee Myung-bak of
South Korea

"We think it is in our national security interests to be as transparent as we can be about

the nuclear program of the United States," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

Iran speaking about the US’ declaration of nuclear arsenal - "Is possessing 5,000 atomic
weapons justified? How can you justify possessing such a number of weapons which
threaten world security?", - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast
"Iran is the only country represented in this hall that has been found by the IAEA
(International Atomic Energy Agency) board of governors to be currently in non-
compliance with its nuclear safeguard obligations," Hillary Clinton

We therefore face a stark, unattractive reality. There are only two options: Iran gets
nuclear weapons, or someone uses pre-emptive military force to break Iran's nuclear fuel
cycle and paralyze its program, at least temporarily. – former US Ambassador to the
United Nations, John Bolton

About nuclear weapons - "Its possession is disgusting and shameful." – Iranian

President Ahmadinejad

"The nuclear non-proliferation regime is under great stress and is fraying at the seams," -
Ellen Tauscher, under secretary of state for arms control

"Countries which possess nuclear arsenals but pay no heed to non-proliferation of

(nuclear) weapons should immediately join the NPT," - Iranian Foreign Ministry
spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast

"The US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, is not a particularly intelligent women, who
keeps repeating, like a parrot, President Peres' words and does not know what a Scud
missile looks like," former Iranian Ambassador to Syria Hussein Sheikh al-Islam,7340,L-3884076,00.html

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