Hafez al-Assad Quotes (3 quotes)
“Strike the enemy's settlements, turn them into dust, pave the Arab roads with the skulls of Jews.”
Michael B. Oren, Six Days of War [Oxford University Press, 2002], p293
“Death a thousand times to the hired Muslim Brothers, Death a thousand times to the Muslim Brothers, the criminal Brothers, the corrupt Brothers.”
Robert Fisk (16 September 2010). Robert Fisk: Freedom, democracy and human rights in Syria. THE INDEPENDENT.
“The dearest ambition of a slave is not liberty but to have a slave of his own.”
―Richard Francis Burton
The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night (1885) When it was the Three Hundred and Sixtieth Night, footnote
“I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.”
A Portrait of Elizabeth I, in the words of the Queen and her contemporaries (1980 edition), Barnes & Noble
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Born: October 6, 1930 (age 86)
Occupation: Statesman, politician
Bio: Hafez al-Assad was a Syrian statesman, politician and general serving as Prime Minister between 1970 and 1971 and then President of Syria between 1971 and 2000. He also served as Secretary of the Syrian Regional Command of the Arab Socialist Ba'ath Party and General Secretary of the National Command of the Ba'ath Party from 1970 to 2000 and Minister of Defence from 1966 to 1972.