Thursday, November 01, 2012

Memorable quote

"We should reexamine our assessment and should not withdraw our troops from Hungary and Budapest. We should take the initiative in restoring order in Hungary. If we depart from Hungary, it will give a great boost to the Americans, English, and French—the imperialists. They will perceive it as weakness on our part and will go onto the offensive... To Egypt they will then add Hungary. We have no other choice."

Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev's remark on October 29, 1956, after Israeli, British and French forces attack Egypt starting the Suez Crisis. At this point, it was decided to use force to put down the Hungarian Revolution.