Quotations in the News

AP News
Posted: Oct 18, 2014 4:23 AM

"It's the regional office in Africa that's the front line. And they didn't do anything. That office is really not competent." — Dr. Peter Piot, the co-discoverer of the Ebola virus, after an internal report revealed the World Health Organization bungled efforts to halt the spread of the virus in West Africa.


"To be struck twice by two different cyclones is unusual, to say the least." — Max Mayfield, a former director of the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami, after Hurricane Gonzalo pummeled Bermuda, the second time in a week it was hit by a powerful storm.


"The possession of these aircrafts will have a minimal military impact — however, they will provide a significant psychological boost to IS, especially if IS can find a way to periodically employ them against military or civilian targets." — Richard Brennan, an Iraq expert at RAND Corporation, after Syrian activists say the Islamic State militant group captured some MiG fighter jets.