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Richard Engel quotes: The Sahara is Africa's great divide. The Sahara is Africa's great divide.
Richard Engel quotes: Traditionally, all the kings of Saudi Arabia have been sons of the founder of Saudi Arabia, and they've gone from one son to the next. Traditionally, all the kings of Saudi Arabia have been sons of the founder of Saudi Arabia, and they've gone from one son to the next.
Richard Engel quotes: Israel sees the world just beyond its borders collapsing. Israel sees the world just beyond its borders collapsing.
Richard Engel quotes: ISIS controls a territory roughly the size of Maryland where 8 million people live. If it's attacked and toppled, who will fill the void? ISIS controls a territory roughly the size of Maryland where 8 million people live. If it's attacked and toppled, who will fill the void?
Richard Engel quotes: Any information about U.S. special operations forces is highly sensitive. Any information about U.S. special operations forces is highly sensitive.
Richard Engel quotes: Afghanistan was always a backwater in the Islamic world. Afghanistan was always a backwater in the Islamic world.
Richard Engel quotes: Everything changed with the First World War. The Middle East was reorganized, redefined, and the seeds were planted for a century of bloodshed. Everything changed with the First World War. The Middle East was reorganized, redefined, and the seeds were planted for a century of bloodshed.
Richard Engel quotes: We should have a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the military, of their sacrifices, of their failures. We should have a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the military, of their sacrifices, of their failures.
Richard Engel quotes: Many in the U.S. military believe ISIS needs to be immediately, and repeatedly, smashed by American drones and warplanes. Many in the U.S. military believe ISIS needs to be immediately, and repeatedly, smashed by American drones and warplanes.
Richard Engel quotes: What is the Obama Doctrine? It seems to be one of disengagement, to try to ignore the hot, religious, dry, poor countries from Algeria to Pakistan. What is the Obama Doctrine? It seems to be one of disengagement, to try to ignore the hot, religious, dry, poor countries from Algeria to Pakistan.
Richard Engel quotes: The Taliban may pine for a pre-industrial society, but most Afghans do not. The Taliban may pine for a pre-industrial society, but most Afghans do not.
Richard Engel quotes: Not surprisingly, in most Sunni regions there has little appetite for free U.S.-sponsored elections. Not surprisingly, in most Sunni regions there has little appetite for free U.S.-sponsored elections.
Richard Engel quotes: War can be fun for certain people. It's a magnet for sadists, losers, and angry dreamers. War can be fun for certain people. It's a magnet for sadists, losers, and angry dreamers.
Richard Engel quotes: The Muslim Brotherhood is much more hardline than Turkish Islamists. The Muslim Brotherhood is much more hardline than Turkish Islamists.
Richard Engel quotes: Israel is becoming a fortress. Fences along the borders with Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria. Israel is becoming a fortress. Fences along the borders with Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria.
Richard Engel quotes: Putin believes Russia is back, and he may be right. Putin believes Russia is back, and he may be right.
Richard Engel quotes: To be effective, demonstrators must pick the right square and make it the center of their activities. To be effective, demonstrators must pick the right square and make it the center of their activities.
Richard Engel quotes: There weren't many weapons in Egypt in the 1990s. Police controls on guns were very strict back then. That is no longer the case in Egypt today. There weren't many weapons in Egypt in the 1990s. Police controls on guns were very strict back then. That is no longer the case in Egypt today.
Richard Engel quotes: Many governments are quick to condemn Assad, but a dwindling number of them would celebrate a rebel victory in Damascus. Many governments are quick to condemn Assad, but a dwindling number of them would celebrate a rebel victory in Damascus.
Richard Engel quotes: I have seen heroics - soldiers saving other soldiers' lives - and horrors. I have seen heroics - soldiers saving other soldiers' lives - and horrors.
Richard Engel quotes: I don't think I'm invincible. I don't think I'm invincible.
Richard Engel quotes: I now saw war as a constant, akin to wildfires. They break out unless you work actively to prevent them. I now saw war as a constant, akin to wildfires. They break out unless you work actively to prevent them.
Richard Engel quotes: The truth was, there was never a connection between Iraq and Osama Bin Laden. There were no weapons of mass destruction, either. The truth was, there was never a connection between Iraq and Osama Bin Laden. There were no weapons of mass destruction, either.
Richard Engel quotes: Afghanistan and Iraq were lumped together in what was called a 'global war on terrorism.' Afghanistan and Iraq were lumped together in what was called a 'global war on terrorism.'
Richard Engel quotes: If democracy brings an undemocratic group to power, is that a victory for democracy? If democracy brings an undemocratic group to power, is that a victory for democracy?
Richard Engel quotes: The people of Gaza are trapped. Israel has sealed the border, and they have no way to leave the Gaza Strip to do business. The people of Gaza are trapped. Israel has sealed the border, and they have no way to leave the Gaza Strip to do business.
Richard Engel quotes: Some Iraqi troops aren't willing to fight for their government. But many Shiites appear willing to fight for their religious leaders. Some Iraqi troops aren't willing to fight for their government. But many Shiites appear willing to fight for their religious leaders.
Richard Engel quotes: Every country where the the United States maintains troops has a status of forces agreement. Every country where the the United States maintains troops has a status of forces agreement.
Richard Engel quotes: War does horrible things to human beings, to societies. It brings out the best, but most often the worst, in our human nature. War does horrible things to human beings, to societies. It brings out the best, but most often the worst, in our human nature.
Richard Engel quotes: Hamas is a Palestinian political party with an aggressive militant wing. Hamas is a Palestinian political party with an aggressive militant wing.
Richard Engel quotes: Every war has revolutionary justice. Every war has revolutionary justice.
Richard Engel quotes: It's probably time to end the global war on terrorism. It's probably time to end the global war on terrorism.
Richard Engel quotes: The Taliban mostly attacks international and Afghan security forces. They rarely carry out attacks in markets. The Taliban mostly attacks international and Afghan security forces. They rarely carry out attacks in markets.
Richard Engel quotes: We're all bloggers and punks and rebels with cameras. There is absolutely no respect for career journalists anymore. We're all bloggers and punks and rebels with cameras. There is absolutely no respect for career journalists anymore.
Richard Engel quotes: I don't look for good-news stories or bad-news stories. I don't look for good-news stories or bad-news stories.
Richard Engel quotes: Hamas has long been Israel's enemy, but in the wake of the Arab Spring, the group is empowered like never before. Hamas has long been Israel's enemy, but in the wake of the Arab Spring, the group is empowered like never before.
Richard Engel quotes: I had some training on how to cope with hostage-taking. I had some training on how to cope with hostage-taking.
Richard Engel quotes: I'm basically a pacifist. I'm basically a pacifist.
Richard Engel quotes: Iraq was home of the Abbasid Caliphate, a golden age when the Muslim world was at the forefront of math, science and medicine. Iraq was home of the Abbasid Caliphate, a golden age when the Muslim world was at the forefront of math, science and medicine.
Richard Engel quotes: When students and liberals initially occupied Tahrir Square, it looked like it might be a passing thing. When students and liberals initially occupied Tahrir Square, it looked like it might be a passing thing.
Richard Engel quotes: For many foreign fighters, the jihad in Iraq and Syria is a commuter war. For many foreign fighters, the jihad in Iraq and Syria is a commuter war.
Richard Engel quotes: ISIS is in many ways a creation of the Syrian regime. ISIS is in many ways a creation of the Syrian regime.
Richard Engel quotes: President Bashar Assad's regime is in the unique position of being targeted both by Israel and supporters of al Qaeda. President Bashar Assad's regime is in the unique position of being targeted both by Israel and supporters of al Qaeda.
Richard Engel quotes: There is no Afghan Awakening Movement. There is no Afghan Awakening Movement.
Richard Engel quotes: I think war should be illegal. I think war should be illegal.
Richard Engel quotes: Once you start bombing in Syria, when you start looking for targets, there will be a lot. Once you start bombing in Syria, when you start looking for targets, there will be a lot.