Invasion Quotes

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Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
“Every nation has the right to demand proper treatment and no country should violate the territory of any other country.”
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Patricia Highsmith
“But there were too many points at which the other self could invade the self he wanted to preserve, and there were too many forms of invasion: certain words, sounds, lights, actions his hands or feet performed, and if he did nothing at all, heard and saw nothing, the shouting of some triumphant inner voice that shocked him and cowed him.”
Patricia Highsmith, Strangers on a Train

Terry Pratchett
“Fortune favours the brave, sir," said Carrot cheerfully.

"Good. Good. Pleased to hear it, captain. What is her position vis a vis heavily armed, well prepared and excessively manned armies?"

"Oh, no–one's ever heard of Fortune favouring them, sir."

"According to General Tacticus, it's because they favour themselves," said Vimes. He opened the battered book. Bits of paper and string indicated his many bookmarks. "In fact, men, the general has this to say about ensuring against defeat when outnumbered, out–weaponed and outpositioned. It is..." he turned the page, "'Don't Have a Battle.'"

"Sounds like a clever man," said Jenkins. He pointed to the yellow horizon.

"See all that stuff in the air?" he said. "What do you think that is?"

"Mist?" said Vimes.

"Hah, yes. Klatchian mist! It's a sandstorm! The sand blows about all the time. Vicious stuff. If you want to sharpen your sword, just hold it up in the air."

"Oh."

"And it's just as well because otherwise you'd see Mount Gebra. And below it is what they call the Fist of Gebra. It's a town but there's a bloody great fort, walls thirty feet thick. 's like a big city all by itself. 's got room inside for thousands of armed men, war elephants, battle camels, everything. And if you saw that, you'd want me to turn round right now. Whats your famous general got to say about it, eh?"

"I think I saw something..." said Vimes. He flicked to another page. "Ah, yes, he says, 'After the first battle of Sto Lat, I formulated a policy which has stood me in good stead in other battles. It is this: if the enemy has an impregnable stronghold, see he stays there.'"

"That's a lot of help," said Jenkins.

Vimes slipped the book into a pocket.

"So, Constable Visit, there's a god on our side, is there?"

"Certainly, sir."

"But probably also a god on their side as well?"

"Very likely, sir. There's a god on every side."

"Let's hope they balance out, then.”
Terry Pratchett, Jingo

Adam Rex
“Captain Smek himself appeared on television for an official speech to humankind.
[...] 'Noble Savages of Earth,' he said. 'Long time we have tried to live together in peace.' (It had been five months.) 'Long time have the Boov suffered under the hostileness and intolerableness of you people. With sad hearts I now concede that Boov and humans will never to exist as one.'
I remember being really excited at this point. Could I possibly be hearing right? Were the Boov about to leave? I was so stupid.
'And so now I generously grant you Human Preserves - gifts of land that will be for humans forever, never to be taken away again, now.'
[...] So that's when we Americans were given Florida. One state for three hundred million people. There were going to be some serious lines for the bathrooms.”
Adam Rex, The True Meaning of Smekday

Amit Kalantri
“War is not just the shower of bullets and bombs from both sides, it is also the shower of blood and bones on both sides.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Thomas Pynchon
“No language meant no chance of co-opting them in to what their round and flaxen invaders were calling Salvation.”
Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow

Ljupka Cvetanova
“Poor people! No territory invasion can broaden their narrow minds.”
Ljupka Cvetanova, The New Land

Michael Montoure
“What do you tell someone who hasn't live through it all?

Try to explain what it's like, living under a pressure-front of madness crawling up out of the sea - the fairy folk nearly done with their centuries-long crossing of the Atlantic. Tell him about the watchtowers of the air, brought to earth by fire in New York. Tell him about New Orleans, all its magic and voudoun drawing the Fey like a magnet, the ocean rising up to meet it. By the time they burn like wildfire all across the country to Hollywood, the whole world will be dreaming their dreams.”
Michael Montoure, Slices

Daniel Silva
“...The barbarians are at the gates."

"The barbarians broke down the gates a long time ago... They're living among us now and devouring our children.”
Daniel Silva, The Secret Servant

Jared Taylor
“Needless to say, Mexico carefully controls its own borders. In 2005, it caught and deported nearly a quarter million illegals, mostly from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador.
Mexico thinks so little of our border, however, that its soldiers have made hundreds of incursions. In 2008, Edward Tuffy, head of the Border Patrol’s largest union called on President Bush to stop illegal crossings in which Mexican soldiers have threatened and even fired on US agents. On August 3 of that year, four Mexican soldiers crossed the clearly marked border and held a Border Patrol agent at gunpoint. “Time after time they have gotten away with these incursions,” said Mr. Tuffy, “and time after time our government has not taken a forceful stand against them.”
All political factions in Mexico are united in the view that the United States has no right to control its southern border. Felipe Calderon, who succeeded Mr. Fox, unswervingly maintained this policy. During his first state-of-the-nation address in 2007, he won a standing ovation by repeating the traditional government position: “Mexico does not end at its borders,” and, “Where there is a Mexican, there is Mexico.”
The view that Mexicans have a natural right to enter the United States explains the vitriol that met American discussions in 2006 about ways to stop illegal crossings, and an eventual congressional vote to build a wall along certain parts of the border. President Vicente Fox called the plan for a wall “disgraceful and shameful,” and promised that if it were ever built it would be torn down like the Berlin Wall.
Interior Minister Santiago Creel boasted that “there is no wall that can stop” Mexicans from crossing into the US.
Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez warned that “Mexico is not going to bear, it is not going to permit, and it will not allow a stupid thing like this wall.” He even said he would ask the United Nations to declare the American plan illegal.”
Jared Taylor, White Identity: Racial Consciousness in the 21st Century

Rich Shapero
“Some things take hold of you. Invade you. Own you. You want to be free of them, but you never will be.”
Rich Shapero, Rin, Tongue and Dorner

“У обочины, среди живописных кусточков, стояли два креста — простые, деревянные, с надетыми на них немецкими касками. На холмиках были положены и цветы, но они давно сгнили и высохли. Вот, наверное, где-то в Германии матери плачут или остались дети. Отцы не приедут с чемоданами, полными барахла и велосипедных звонков. Стоило переться в такую даль, чтоб в конце концов гнить под ржавеющей каской? И есть ли вообще в мире что-нибудь такое, ради чего стоит гнить под ржавеющей каской? Столетия идут за столетиями, и убитые гниют то за одно, то за другое, а потом оказывается, что все то было напрасно, а нужно, оказывается, гнить совсем за третье... [130]”
Анатолий Кузнецов, Babi Yar: A Document in the Form of a Novel

Raymond Dean White
“You can keep your paper promises
and all your worldly treasures.
But you cannot buy peace of mind
or escape from the headstone garden.

Lyrics from "Headstone Garden" by the Troubled Land Band at the Independence Day celebration 12 years after the impact that destroyed civilization.”
Raymond Dean White, After the Dying Time

Viktor Orbán
“Africa wants to kick down our door, and Brussels is not defending us. Europe is under invasion already, and they are simply wringing their hands.”
Viktor Orbán

Viktor Orbán
“Those who do no halt mass migration are lost: slowly but surely they are consumed.”
Viktor Orbán

Viktor Orbán
“When a crowd rushes into your house without declaring its intention, it is, by definition, an invasion.”
Viktor Orbán

Pragya Tiwari
“Beyond this i-don’t-care-and-give-a-damn attitude is an enchanting human being. You are scared of this man. He is invading your senses, and you do not like it…You do not want hassle, and he is hassle and danger!”
Pragya Tiwari, Outlet from Loneliness

“What souls they have, we will save. Whatever it is they use for brains we will educate it -' she smiled the self-satisfied smile the other sisters most likely hated though they should be scared to say it, '- whether they like it or not.”
Claire G. Coleman, Terra Nullius

Nitya Prakash
“The way she undresses my fear with the slightest touch of her voice. It is the greatest invasion of my heart that I shall never resist.”
Nitya Prakash

“Holy wars, aerial raids and bombardments, military invasions and terrorism are but crimes seeking a reason to be. - On Wars”
Lamine Pearlheart, Walking the Soul

Louis Yako
“But many people don’t realize that the domestic and the foreign policies are actually intertwined. If your government needs to spend billions on waging wars, guess where are they going to get it from? Yes, from your schools, health systems, and other essential public services and institutions.”
Louis Yako

Louis Yako
“The few powerful Western elites…benefit from wars twice: first, by destroying other countries and stealing their resources under different pretexts. Second, by bringing millions of refugees to Western countries and using them as cheap labor. This is where the strong connection between the military-industrial-complex and the refugee-industrial-complex precisely lies.”
Louis Yako

Louis Yako
“Many expats I know love so-called Third World countries. Many do not mind settling and getting married there while the locals in those countries are escaping in all directions. The reason is simple: expats are treated better than local citizens in such countries, and even better than in their own so-called industrialized countries in the 'developed' world.”
Louis Yako, Bullets in Envelopes: Iraqi Academics in Exile

Louis Yako
“I thought about how in every ‘Third World’ country that gets ‘liberated’ from its dictators, the first things that go up are luxury hotels and residential areas for Western expats and gated communities from which to administer the newly formed governments in places like Baghdad’s Green Zone.”
Louis Yako, Bullets in Envelopes: Iraqi Academics in Exile

Louis Yako
“The journey of this book started as a project to tell the story of exiled and displaced Iraqi academics in post-occupation Iraq. As I finished writing it, I found that, in telling their stories, these academics ended up telling a very important story about Iraq itself. With their firsthand, intelligent, and analytical voices, I find the testimonies captured in this book indispensable for understanding the effects of the U.S. occupation on Iraq. Moreover, these testimonies speak volumes about why what was done to Iraq should never happen again in another country.”
Louis Yako, Bullets in Envelopes: Iraqi Academics in Exile

Louis Yako
“[T]he current system in place evaluates us less as citizens and more as customers or consumers. This is applicable even in foreign policies in the sense that the US foreign policy supports or attacks other countries not based on their values and methods of governance but based on whether these nations allow or block America’s corporate interests on their territories. This perhaps explains why the US supports some of the most undemocratic regimes (customers) and destroys and bombs other secular and diverse nations that do not allow mega malls, McDonald’s, Pepsi, Coca Cola, Amazon, you name it, to plunder their lands and populations.”
Louis Yako

Louis Yako
“As we were leaving the camp, I wondered whether refugee and IDP camps are a sign of compassion towards displaced people, or are they signs of how far humans have gone in causing harm to each other?”
Louis Yako

Louis Yako
“The unimaginable atrocities inflicted on this city [Mosul] by a group of mercenaries known as ISIL should undoubtedly be considered one of the most horrendous crimes of the twenty-first century.”
Louis Yako

Christy Lefteri
“Something which, once made, can never be destroyed, once destroyed, can never be repaired.”
Christy Lefteri, A Watermelon, a Fish and a Bible

Kamaran Ihsan Salih
“When the invaders invade you if you defend they consider you as terrorists and criminals.”
Kamaran Ihsan Salih

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