Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wisdom, Part II

This week's quotables from the Middle East's finest political minds:

"Members of the Liberation and Development bloc avoid getting involved in debates with other politicians"  MP Ali Khreis

"the Israeli war machine has started to take new security and media faces in a bid to ignite civil strife in Lebanon through the machinations the enemy depends on after it became incompetent in the battlefield before the Resistance's might." Hizbollah MP Hasan Fadlallah

"But if we were dealing politely, we would tell him (Jamil Sayyed) that if someone steps on our foot we shall step on his neck,”  Unnamed Senior Police Officer quoted by Al-Diyar

“Monkeys are running the country.” Former head of Lebanon’s General Security Jamil Sayyed

 "I demand citizens not to obey the Police Intelligence Bureau because it is an armed gang" Generalissimo Michel Aoun

"We are carrying out an intellectual revolution against corruption," Generalissimo Michel Aoun

"[Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir] is our first and last religious reference," Suleiman Frangieh in reference to the man he thought was getting horny while meeting women activists.

Jumblatt called on his supporters to respect the State and the law "at least in our areas."

"Sayyed and Hizbullah abide by the law … We are very keen on the state..." Hizbollah sources to Al-Sharq Al-Awsat

"My farms rice crop has never been better because of the rains. Almost ready now, huge robust grain practically no canal water was required" Salmaan Taseer, governor of Pakistan's Punjab province on Twitter

"why are Palestinians making big fuss about settlements now when we've been building settlements since Oslo began in 1993"   Israeli government spokesman on Twitter

Finally, the deepest insight of the week:

"Hizbullah should abide by the rule of law otherwise we will reach lawlessness." Mustaqbal bloc MP Serge Toursarkissian


  1. Hahaha!! Great! You missed this one though:

    "In short, false witnesses: open sesame"
    - Nabih Berri

  2. Oh and this one:
    "But those politicians who think this way forgot that the Lebanese have learned from their past experience -- that they are one people that will not divide no matter what,"
    - Salim Hoss