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Lakhdar Brahimi

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Afghanistan is a land-locked country.

Lakhdar Brahimi

What again I tell my people is that no matter how much you know, it's never enough. You will always discover, after the fact, that you've missed something.

Lakhdar Brahimi

My education took place in Algeria and briefly in Paris, France, but I didn't finish, I didn't graduate, because of the war of liberation.

Lakhdar Brahimi

A fly cannot go in unless it stops somewhere; therefore weapons, fuel, food, money will not go to Afghanistan unless the neighbors of Afghanistan are working, are cooperating, either being themselves the origin or the transit.

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Not much, I'm sorry to say, because my father passed away when I was very young. I was eleven, and my mother was a simple, uneducated peasant.

Lakhdar Brahimi

People now realize that globalization is not only for the multi-nationals and the circulation of money.

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Be modest, be respectful of others, try to understand.

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What we have learned from that struggle is the importance of freedom, the importance of mobilization, the importance of justice, equality, and so on.

Lakhdar Brahimi

In Rwanda that genocide happened because the international community and the Security Council refused to give, again, another 5000 troops which would have cost, I don't know, maybe fifty, a hundred, million dollars.

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I started studying law and political science and I left in 1956 - I had one year more to go - to join our struggle for independence.

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There is an element of luck, there is an element of trial and error, sometimes you fail, sometimes you succeed. It's not as beautifully simple as it may seem when we are talking about it.

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There again, that is a fundamental principle: no two situations are alike.

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In the globalized world that is ours, maybe we are moving towards a global village, but that global village brings in a lot of different people, a lot of different ideas, lots of different backgrounds, lots of different aspirations.

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For the past ten years the UN has been trying to help the Afghans end their wars against one another, but we have been unsuccessful.

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I think a failed state is the responsibility of the people who have made that state fail, and those are generally the people of that country.

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In Afghanistan, the first time around, from 1997 to 1999 when I gave up, that is where I had seen these foreign players do their worst.

Lakhdar Brahimi

There is an expression now that is commonly used about these so-called internal conflicts which are not really internal, because they have connections to the outside world.

Lakhdar Brahimi

The events of September 11 and what has happened since have made people understand that even a small, distant and far away country like Afghanistan cannot be left to break up into anarchy and chaos without consequences for the whole world.

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There is a story which is not being told strongly enough of the Afghan employees of the UN inside the country who are saving hundreds of thousands of lives everyday by their bravery and nobody talks of them.

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You are dealing with people who have taken the responsibility of killing their own because they think that they are right, they think that they are serving the interests of their people. They not going to give that up easily, just because you've shown up.

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When you go from one place to another, you go with experience, you don't go with prescriptions.

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Of course the UN brings in a lot of moral authority.

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On the contrary. You see, the British - if there is one foreign force that would have left mixed souvenirs in Afghanistan, it's the British.

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So, I think today, if you are talking about this blind international terrorism, that is an anger against humanity.

Lakhdar Brahimi

Several million people inside and outside Afghanistan are destitute and desperately in need of help.

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