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Terrorism existed prior to 9/11 and will continue to be a global scourge. Policies aimed at addressing the terrorist threat should be commensurate with that threat and not be confused with counterinsurgency. This is an important first step to achieving a measured and balanced response to terror – not one that exaggerates the threat.—Sean M. Zeigler, RAND Corporation
Well I guess [some people are opponents] of a "constitutional monarchy" where the "King" has no executive power but is at best an exiled "Citizen" Loud Mouth who is proponent of a "Republic" in which the "President" has Absolute Power ... —D. Kadivar
The Trump administration is a show about nothing. —Conservative writer Kevin Williamson in National Review
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.—Mae West
Arab elites have to create some sound and fury over Jerusalem to satisfy their publics. But most of them today look to Israel as a protector and potential ally against Tehran....The leading Arab power, in other words, has concluded that maintaining the anti-Iranian alliance is more important than a settlement here or an East Jerusalem neighborhood there. The Trump administration’s Jerusalem decision, then, is attuned to the tectonic shifts taking place in the Middle East—Sohrab Ahmari
We also have the same view on the necessity for Iran to go back on its ballistic missile program and its hegemonic temptations,—Jean-Yves Le Drian at a news conference alongside his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel
But justice roll down like waters and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream- Amos 5:24—James Comey's twitter, after Flynn being charged
The JCPOA is no longer the only point of U.S. policy toward Iran; we are committed to addressing the totality of the Iranian threat. We ask our European partners to join us in standing up to all of Iran’s malign behavior. The Iranian regime is antithetical to Western principles in its totalitarian suppression of individual, political, and religious freedom. Neither the United States nor Europe wants another type of North Korea nuclear threat on its hands,—Rex Tillerson U.S. Secretary of State
One women said in an affidavit that one of her duties was “to keep a list of women I assumed he was having affairs with and call them at his request and, if necessary, have them flown in using Congressional resources.” —A staffer's description of her job duties for Dem. congressman Jon Conyers
Only a fool would believe that the enemy of his enemy is his friend.—just about everybody since time began!
We learned from Europe that appeasement doesn't work. We don't want the new Hitler in Iran to repeat what happened in Europe in the Middle East.—Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman
We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.—Ayn Rand
Pakistan is the latest in a series of countries to be burnt by the scourge of Iran's Ayatollahs anti-Baha'i hatred. —Tara Abhasakun
Engage people with what they expect; it is what they are able to discern and confirms their projections. It settles them into predictable patterns of response, occupying their minds while you wait for the extraordinary moment — that which they cannot anticipate. — Sun Tzu, The Art of War
To help keep customers connected to those affected by the earthquake, AT&T will automatically issue credits and waive charges for calls placed and texts sent by our customers from the U.S. to Iran and Iraq from November 13, 2017 to November 15, 2017. This includes calls and texts from AT&T Postpaid Wireless and AT&T PREPAID customers and calls from AT&T landline customers.—AT&T
In 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (1845-1923) took the first ever x-ray (of his wife's hand). One year later, in 1896, Fazlollah Noori, a prominent Ghajar era cleric, issued a fatvaa that educating girls/women is haram/forbidden. Now stop beating your head against the wall as to why 83 years later, there was an esslamic revolution in Iran!—CoP
We are neither soothsayers nor fortune-tellers. Nevertheless, this may prove to be the last war that transforms the region, changing its states, its borders, and perhaps its populations as well. The Arabs and Iranians will certainly survive such a cataclysm. But can Israel in its current form survive it too?—Abdel Bari Atwan- رأی الیوم
Tehran says dissident Ahmad Mowla-Nisi was "eliminated" in Holland where he was setting up an anti-regime satellite TV channel to be beamed to Iran with money from Saudi Arabia.—Amir Taheri
Why would Kim Jong-un insult me by calling me "old," when I would NEVER call him "short and fat?" Oh well, I try so hard to be his friend - and maybe someday that will happen!—@realDonaldTrump
Crown Prince bin Salman's father isn't just Saudi Arabia's monarch: King Salman is custodian of Islam's two holiest sites, and a palace coup in Riyadh could have ramifications beyond the kingdom's borders. And in this most Sunni of Sunni nations, the Crown Prince bin Salman wants the Saudis to lead a grand coalition against Shia Iran.—CNN's Nic Robertson on the Saudi Game of Thrones

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