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What we’ve been undergoing to a large extent is a form of psychological abuse, actually, by very narcissistic, hegemonic governments and officials for a very long time. It’s a form of gas lighting where actually our own faith in our ability to judge a situation, and to some extent even our own identity, has been eroded and damaged to the point where we’re effectively accepting their version of reality.—Vanessa Beeley
Life is the wave's deep whisper on the shore of a great sea beyond.—Henry Abbey
We can no longer allow the nuclear agreement with Iran to dictate U.S. policy throughout the Middle East, and this bill is an important first step in finally holding Iran accountable for their non-nuclear destabilizing activities,—U.S. Senator Bob Corker
“I have three expressions: left eye, right eye and none moving at all”.—Sir Roger Moore ( 1928-2017)
The speech was interesting in many ways, including his tough line on the Saudis and their allies not doing enough to confront their extremists, urging them to drive the extremists out. But the most consequential part of it may be his line that Iran must be isolated until it has a different regime that deals with the world differently. Just when Iranians voted overwhelmingly for openness and engagement with world, Trump clenched his fist and responded by calling for Iran's isolation. —Trita Parsi
"Trump got one major point right. We infantilize the Arabs; he's right to focus on reality -- only Arabs/Muslims can fix their own house" —Aaron David Miller
Donald Trump is manifestly the most ill-informed, under-prepared, ethically challenged and psychologically ill-equipped president in US history—Former Foreign Minister of Australia , Gareth Evans
Iran elections are designed to produce maximum drama and minimum change.—Karim Sadjadpour
Today is an important victory for me and the UN human rights system, but by no means erases seven years of detention without charge... while my children grew up. That is not something I can forgive or forget,—Julian Assange, after charges against him were dropped
We humans are more concerned with having than with being.—Luc Besson's "Lucy"
I’m sorry to disappoint the would-be heirs of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, but Trump isn’t Nixon. He most certainly isn’t Hitler, the comparison implied by Snyder’s best-selling booklet “On Tyranny.’’ He’s Trump. And what we have to contend with is not tyranny but trumpery. Trump didn’t fire Comey in a desperate bid to keep the net from closing around him but rather because the president’s men failed to restrain their boss from impulsive self-immolation.—Niall Ferguson author of "Kissinger: The Idealist"
Prisoners, including women and teenagers, were loaded onto forklift trucks and hanged from cranes and beams in groups of five or six at half-hourly intervals all day long. Others were killed by firing squad. Those not executed were subjected to torture. The victims were intellectuals, students, left-wingers, members of the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (MEK), other opposition parties..... Many had originally been sentenced for non-violent offences.....—The Economist - describing the mass execution of political prisoners in Iran in 1988.
The more we learn, the more we realize Trump fired Comey because he's a vindictive, paranoid, SOB.—Conservative blogger Jay Caruso
President Donald Trump is acting in accordance with his competence, in accordance with his law. We had nothing to do with it.—Vladimir Putin
The current regime in Iran doesn’t make it easy to collect documents and materials, that’s why it’s important for our program to obtain and preserve as many pieces of history as we can. Our plan is to digitize everything we have acquired and make it available to all future scholars.—Abbas Milani
You get the politicians you deserve—Barack Obama
It is the ultimate test of the character of this country confronting our chamber today. Not the power we give the strong, but the strength with which we embrace the weak. —Rep. Joe Kennedy on Health Care Bill
The only people he (Trump) hasn't hired from Goldman Sachs are Goldman and Sachs.— Bill Maher
Most respectfully, the Giuliani and Mukasey affidavits appear surprisingly disingenuous in failing to mention the central role of Iran in the indictment, and indeed, failing to mention Iran at all in their affidavits.—U.S. District Judge Richard Berman
“It is not acceptable for a state [Iran] that has contributed to the division [between the West Bank and Gaza] to talk about Palestine and its people.”—Nabil Abu Rudeinah, Paletinian Authority President Abbas’s spokesman

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