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Richard Engel Quotes

There werent many weapons in Egypt in the 1990s. Police controls on guns were very strict back then. That is no longer the case in Egypt today.
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Every child is taught if you try to please everyone, you end up upsetting everyone.

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Insurgencies are easy to make and hard to stop. Only a few ingredients need to combine to create an insurgency; like oxygen and fire, they're very common and mix all too often. The recipe is, simply, a legitimate grievance against a state, a state that refuses to compromise, a quorum of angry people, and access to weapons.

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'Shabiha' is a difficult word to translate into English. It comes from the word Syrians used to describe the luxury Mercedes favored by the Assad family's operatives that the enforcers of the regime used to move money, smuggle weapons and intimidate opponents.

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I think it's really important to start thinking about infrastructure as essential national security.

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Every war has its demons.

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The dangers of an Afghan collapse are many: Afghan deaths, a loss of American prestige, a loss of NATO prestige, a moral blow to U.S. troops and veterans, a Taliban resurgence, huge setbacks for women, and greater power for Pakistan and Pakistani extremists.

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Foreign aid projects have pumped billions of dollars into the Afghan economy.

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9/11 was a terrible, horrific, tragic day.

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If democracy brings an undemocratic group to power, is that a victory for democracy?

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The Muslim Brotherhood is much more hardline than Turkish Islamists.

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President George W. Bush, in his now-rare public appearances and interviews, still refuses to acknowledge he did anything to help Iran. But it doesn't really matter what he thinks.

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Every country where the the United States maintains troops has a status of forces agreement.

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Hamas is a Palestinian political party with an aggressive militant wing.

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It's probably time to end the global war on terrorism.

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Under Islamic law, adoption is difficult.

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A nuclear program has arguably worked as a deterrent for North Korea and other states - would Moammar Gadhafi have been deposed and summarily killed if Libya had had nuclear weapons? Iranians might not think so.

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If you're in part of rebel-controlled Syria, and suddenly your house blows up or a building next to you blows up, it would be convenient for rebels to say, 'It was the Americans.'

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