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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, September 19, 2013 3:02 am

Quotations of the day

By The Associated Press

"We have evidence that the terrorist group has used sarin gas. Second, the Russian satellite, since the beginning of these allegations at the 21st of August - they said that they have information, through their satellite, that the rocket (was) launched from another area. So why ... ignore this point of view?" - Syrian President Bashar Assad in an interview denying his regime carried out the Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack outside Damascus that killed hundreds.


"It is earth-shattering. When military bases are no longer safe, where is safe if that even doesn't exist anymore?" - Col. Kathy Platoni in a statement after twice in less than four years, a person with permission to be there passed through the layers of protection at a U.S. base and opened fire, destroying the sense of security at the installations that embody the most powerful military in the world.


"He smoked the train. He went through the guard rail and just hammered the train, and then it was just mayhem." - Witness Mark Cogan after a double-decker bus collided with a passenger train in Canada's capital, ripping off the front of the bus and killing six people.