Aug 9

9 Most Insane Quotes from Military Dictators

Thursday, August 9, 2018 12:01 AM

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Benito Mussolini: 1922-1943

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U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Quote: “Let us have a dagger between our teeth, a bomb in our hands, and an infinite scorn in our hearts.”

Joseph Stalin: 1925-1953

Portrait of Joseph Stalin

Portrait of Joseph Stalin

Quote: “It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”

 

Adolf Hitler: 1933-1945

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Quote: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”

Mao Zedong: 1949-1976

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

Quote: “Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.”

Francois Duvalier: 1957-1971

Francois Duvalier

Francois Duvalier

Quote: “God and the people are the source of all power. I have twice been given the power. I have taken it, and damn it, I will keep it forever.”

Idi Amin Dada: 1971-1979

Archives New Zealand

Archives New Zealand

Quote: “There is freedom of speech, but I cannot guarantee freedom after speech.”

Robert Mugabe: 1987-2017

Dutch National Archives

Dutch National Archives

Quote: “I have died many times – that’s where I have beaten Christ. Christ died once and resurrected once.”

Omar al-Bashir: 1993-current

12th AU Summit Omar al-Bashir

12th AU Summit Omar al-Bashir

Quote: “Yes, there have been villages burned, but not to the extent you are talking about. People have been killed because there is war. It is not in the Sudanese culture or people of Darfur to rape. It doesn’t exist. We don’t have it.”

Kim Jong-un: 2011-current

Kim Jong-un Portrait

Kim Jong-un Portrait

Quote: “The entire United States is within range of our nuclear weapons; a nuclear button is always on my desk. This is reality, not a threat.”