Terrorism Quotes (1694 Quotes)



    The president is constantly talking about how tough he is on terrorism, yet he's willing to outsource one of our most vulnerable areas, the ports, to a country with known ties to terrorism.


    Northern Command's mission to protect the homeland against foreign threats is separate and distinct from its mission to provide support to civil agencies in the event of a terrorist attack of catastrophic proportions, ... So part of the confusion you're seeing is the natural shaking-out process as the Defense Department stands up a new command and adopts a new mission that most generals assumed with great reluctance in the first place, given that their forces and budgets were already stretched thin. In that sense, Admiral Keating's comments were probably less about someone gunning to take the lead, and more a reflection of how much support Northern Command will likely be asked to provide in the event of a real catastrophe.



    The president's very right about one thing: When you have a disaster of that scale, whether it be natural or a terrorist attack, there's only one part of our entire government, state or local, that is equipped to handle it, and that's the U.S. military.

    The United States condemns the terrorist bombings in Bali that claimed innocent lives and injured many more. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, and we wish a speedy recovery to those injured,

    The public's evaluation of the job George W. Bush is doing as president changed dramatically as a result of the horrific attacks of September 11 and his response in leading the country on a campaign against terrorism.

    Unfortunately, in the Palestinian Authority, we see many good intentions, ... But, in the meanwhile, there have been no actual actions taken to genuinely curtail and foil terrorism.


    I think that Spanish people are showing again their strength, their solidarity, and the common effort in order to overcome the atrocities of pain and terrorism,

    Terrorism remains the No. 1 problem in the United States today. It is not a matter of attaching blame, it is a matter of correcting any errors so that we don't have a repetition of 911. If there is intelligence available, it ought to be shared.


    He has allowed his opponents to fill the vacuum, and now he's fighting back and articulating his philosophy in the broader war on terrorism. Perhaps it's because the 2006 elections are coming up, but he's clearly decided to do things differently and change the debate.

    You can call it the watch list, you can call it the select list, you can call it the no-fly list. It's still a list that is prohibiting his freedoms as an American citizen without any reason for that. He is not a fugitive, he is not a terrorist. And yet, he's on a list that he doesn't belong. That shouldn't happen in America. This is not the way we live our lives.

    We'll take every means within our disposal to intercept those terrorist attacks, ... But if that will happen I will hold not just the terrorists themselves, but the Palestinian Authority who released them responsible for the events.

    As today's indictment makes clear, the Department of Justice will prosecute those who jeopardize the nation's security by mishandling classified, sensitive information important to the war on terrorism,

    We do not know how long it will take to defeat the scourge of terrorism or how many Americans will give their lives for the cause. But we do know one thing with absolute certainty The passengers and crew of Flight 93 won the first battle,

    Many people don't agree with that kind of condition, ... We will not condone terrorism, but at the same time we are not with the American government.

    I do not believe there is any terrorism activity. I think that more than likely they could have been stolen property that was dumped. I don't believe they're part, or will be part, of any terrorist investigation.


    China is willing to discuss at the United Nations Security Council any proposals against terrorism. All activities should abide by international law, especially the U.N. charter.


    First, his job approval ratings have been trending down for many months, a trend that has accelerated in recent weeks as the war on terrorism has been supplanted in the public's mind by corporate scandals, stock market declines, and a growing sense of economic insecurity.


    As of today, the organizers of the conference had asked for entry visas for six Iraqi political exponents notorious for positions which are radical, extremist and not unequivocally hostile to terrorism,

    This realignment offers a sweeping gain of additional armed law enforcement officials who will be able to provide a 'surge capacity' during increased threat periods or in the event of a terrorist attack.

    This country has gone in a short period from a haven for terrorists to a coalition ally in the war against terrorism, ... Freedom is clearly taking root in this country, and Afghanistan is on a path to become a model for freedom and moderation in the Muslim world.

    If you don't have the president repeatedly telling his staff that he wants this job done, then the natural bureaucratic barriers ally to slow and eventually block progress.... If you were serious about this, if you really thought that the No. 1 threat was a terrorist getting hold of a nuclear weapon and hitting the United States with it ... you would vastly accelerate the effort to eliminate that material before the terrorists could get it.

    Obviously this is the world descending into worse and worse standards of targeting civilians both in state violence in Iraq, Gaza and so on and the terrorist retaliation.

    I must say, they are disturbed by the way the investigation is being conducted, by the fact that up to this point there are no objective data on the course of the investigation of the terrorist attack, about the circumstances that allowed the terrorist attack to become possible at all,

    Where did they go Where did they look They went to Iraq, ... None of this should come as a surprise to any of us. Terrorism has been a tool used by Saddam Hussein for decades.


    These are very difficult times for America and it is a credit to him that he was willing to serve his fellow Americans to defend against terrorism. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

    And we declare that any such action intended to cause death or serious bodily harm to civilians or non-combatants, when the purpose of such an act, by its nature or context, is to intimidate a population or to compel a government or an international organization to carry out or to abstain from any act, cannot be justified on any grounds and constitutes an act of terrorism.





    Whoever is behind this cowardly act is considered by the government first of all as a terrorist. They are not going to deter us from the path that we have started towards, bringing peace and stability to the country.

    Terrorists are seeking to derail the peace efforts in the Middle East, and all parties must step forward to combat terrorism. The Palestinian Authority needs to act to dismantle terrorist organizations and to stop attacks from happening in the first place.

    I'm saying those things here and now out of a belief in the State of Israel's immense power and the immeasurable courage of its soldiers, military leaders, and security forces to hit any enemy and defeat any terrorist. Out of this sense of strength we must act with all our power in order to create hope for a different life for our young generation and that of our Palestinian neighbors.

    Terrorist activity is continually recurring in various parts of the world, sowing death and destruction and plunging many of our brothers and sisters into grief and despair.


    Nothing indicates we are at high risk for terrorism, but to think there is no risk would be shortsighted. The only way to do it is to reach out to emergency responders.


    The emphasis should be on prevention and wellness and healthy living, ... But now we have to integrate how do we deal with these new threats of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction and have the appropriate health infrastructure in place to keep our communities safe.


    New York City is not going to be cowed by the terrorists, ... Make no mistake about that. We're not going to spare any expense in protecting us, but also, the people of New York City know that giving in to terrorism is exactly the wrong thing to do.

    We'd like to see a consistent, concerted and continuous effort on the part of the Palestinian Authority against the infrastructure of terrorism, but so far we haven't seen it, ... If it happens, we'll be able to move on all fronts with the peace process. If it doesn't, this is theoretical talk.



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