"It’s a little bit as though the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan declared himself the Holy Roman Emperor"
— Juan Cole, discussing ISIS
"And if you take down the central government in Iraq, you could easily end up seeing pieces of Iraq fly off"
"The official line for the Ukrainian story has been already scripted: Ukrainian desire to embrace Western and democratic ways is blocked by spy-master Putin who utilizes his guile and aggression in order to restore the Soviet Empire…. the wheels of the press keep on turning in the same rut… Why on earth does the western press want to emulate this universally ridiculed feature of the Soviets?"
— Vladimir Golstein, Western Media Coverage of the Ukraine Crisis Is as Distorted as Soviet Propaganda
"No one knows what the United States wants in this region, beyond the unacceptable ambition it has displayed since Communism’s collapse - and which now has exploded in its face - of shoving NATO membership and Western ostensibly-defensive /opportunistically-offensive missile installations right up to the Russian borders. This can only be understood in Moscow as a hostile policy."
— William Pfaff, The Worst Mess since the 1930’s
"The exotic tale of the bomb hidden in the desert is a true story, though. It’s just one that applies to another country. In an extraordinary feat of subterfuge, Israel managed to assemble an entire underground nuclear arsenal – now estimated at 80 warheads, on a par with India and Pakistan – and even tested a bomb nearly half a century ago, with a minimum of international outcry or even much public awareness of what it was doing."
— Julian Borger, The truth about Israel’s secret nuclear arsenal