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.
“It is not the task of the University to offer what society asks for, but to give what society needs.”
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“The Great Spirit is everywhere; he hears whatever is in our minds and our hearts, and it is not necessary to speak to Him in a loud voice.”
The Sacred Pipe (1953)
As quoted in "Life and Literature: Over two thousand extracts from ancient and modern writers, and classified in alphabetical order" by J. Purver Richardson, 1910
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Born: October 6, 1930 (age 88)
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.
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