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Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America.
As long as people believe in absurdities they will continue to commit atrocities.
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
As human beings we have the most extraordinary capacity for evil. We can perpetrate some of the most horrendous atrocities.
No matter how inured you get to atrocities, you're still always stunned and shocked by how cruel and wasteful Homo sapiens can be.
In the late 1990s, some of the worst terrorist atrocities in the world were what the Turkish government itself called state terror, namely massive atrocities, 80 percent of the arms coming from the United States, millions of refugees, tens of thousands of people killed, hideous repression, that's international terror, and we can go on and on.
Religious tolerance is something we should all practice; however, there have been more persecution and atrocities committed in the name of religion and religious freedom than anything else.
Once we know of atrocities we cannot remain silent, and knowledge inevitably leads to an urge to protect the innocent.
Every generation witnesses atrocities. People in power try to fulfill prophecy.
Why should American atrocities be merely unsettling, but a trip to Hanoi unconscionable?
The idea of a federal betting parlor on atrocities and terrorism is ridiculous and it's grotesque.
The whole structure of African government, as far back as we know, was based on tyranny. One guy ran the show. Chiefs like Chaka and Mzilikazi committed terrible atrocities. That is the tradition from which modern African rulers spring. It won't change easily overnight.
If I have committed any culinary atrocities, please forgive me.
We know that often holding those who have carried out mass atrocities accountable is at times our best tool to prevent future atrocities.
So many people witness atrocities and can't take their eyes away from them, but that doesn't mean they're good.
It's one thing to say don't commit atrocities on the battlefield. It's another thing to say don't get caught doing atrocities.
As a Jew I cannot sit idle while genocidal atrocities continue to unfold in Darfur, Sudan.
Atrocities are human nature - they don't have political beliefs, color, creed or anything like that. They just happen, it's human.
The problem is that the Iraqi people are facing atrocities from both sides - Zarqawi and also the American troops at times. The Zarqawi groups uses car bombs, the Americans use other bombs. You also know what they do in the prisons.
Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
In my worst moments, I think the biggest effect of 'Eats, Shoots & Leaves' was to kill the happiness of people who had previously skipped through life, unaware of all the atrocities lurking in the world around them.
The United Nations has become a largely irrelevant, if not positively destructive institution, and the just-released U.N. report on the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan, proves the point.
It's true that humanity has seen a succession of crises, wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset by advances in technology and cultural exchanges.
We receive reports now on a daily basis from our own people on the ground in Darfur on widespread atrocities and grave violations of human rights against the civilian population.
The intrusions of the white race and the non- compliance with treaty obligations have been followed by atrocities that could alone satisfy a savage and revengeful spirit.
Nelson A. Miles
I think today that it is essential that the Rwandan tribunal continues to prosecute efficiently. And if the U.N. fails to do that, it is sending entirely the wrong message to people who are in the position to complete these atrocities again.
It's easy to forget history or give it a cliff notes. The cliff notes of history. But mainly, so much of what happens in 'Eyes on the Prize' happened in Jackson, Mississippi. Jackson, Mississippi isn't really known for any other touchstone to the movement, other than Medgar Evers being killed. There were sit-ins and riots and atrocities.
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