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Quotations in the News

March 18, 2014

“Comrade Obama, what should those who have neither accounts nor property abroad do? Have you not thought about it? I think the decree of the President of the United States was written by some joker.” — Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin in a Twitter posting after the U.S. and its European allies imposed harsh sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian officials for their support of Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine.


“There is a raised eyebrow, like Spock on ‘Star Trek’ — you just sit there and go, ‘Why would anybody do that?’” — John Gadzinski, a 737 captain, after reports that the pilots of the missing Malaysian Airlines jet turned off the transponder because it was transmitting incorrect data.


“I failed her as a leader and as a mentor and caused harm to her emotional state.” — Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair after pleading guilty to lesser charges and admitting to improper relationships with three subordinates, including a female captain who had leveled the most serious accusations against him.

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