Russia has launched military operation in Ukraine, martial law imposed – President of Ukraine – 24/02/2022

Our diplomats are informing the world about what is happening. Ukrainians will never give up their freedom and independence to anyone. Only we, all citizens of Ukraine, have been determining our future since 1991. But now the fate of not only our state is being decided, but also what life in Europe will be like.

Address by the President of the Russian Federation on Ukraine – 21/02/2022

It seems that the Communist Party leaders were convinced that they had created a solid system of government and that their policies had settled the ethnic issue for good. But falsification, misconception, and tampering with public opinion have a high cost. The virus of nationalist ambitions is still with us, and the mine laid at the initial stage to destroy state immunity to the disease of nationalism was ticking. As I have already said, the mine was the right of secession from the Soviet Union.

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy-1869

Instead of men endowed with divine authority and directly guided by the will of God, modern history has given us either heroes endowed with extraordinary, superhuman capacities, or simply men of very various kinds, from monarchs to journalists, who lead the masses. Instead of the former divinely appointed aims of the Jewish, Greek, or Roman nations, which ancient historians regarded as representing the progress of humanity, modern history has postulated its own aims—the welfare of the French, German, or English people, or, in its highest abstraction, the welfare and civilization of humanity in general, by which is usually meant that of the peoples occupying a small northwesterly portion of a large continent.

Ethics of War by Khwaja Kamal-ud-Din-1901

We fail to find any healthy principle of war in the Bible, The Israelite fighting aimed at the extinction of enemies, and sowed vengeance and rancour in human hearts. Since the Prince of Peace did not come for peace but for fire and sword, as he said himself, he asked his disciples to sell even their clothes in order to purchase weapons of war. His mind seems to have been agog with various other high-flown but contradictory ideas, but he could neither digest them nor reconcile them to each other.

Britain’s position on India at 2nd World War-Stafford Cripps’ Statement-reaction from Gandhi & Nehru-27.07.1942

We offered the representative Indian political leaders immediate office in the Viceroy’s Executive Council, a body of ministers like those who advise your President. Mr. Gandhi has demanded that we should walk out of India leaving the country, with its deep-rooted religious divisions, without any constitutional form of government and with no organized administration.

The World War-Adolf Hitler-1925

Quite aside from this, however, it shows the small capacity for thought of our so-called 'intelligentsia' when, particularly in these circles, it is not understood that a state of affairs which could not prevent the growth of a plague, such as Marxism happens to be, will certainly not be able to recover what has been lost.

Proclamation of the Young Turks 1908

Every citizen will enjoy complete liberty and equality, regardless of nationality or religion, and be submitted to the same obligations. All Ottomans, being equal before the law as regards rights and duties relative to the State, are eligible for government posts, according to their individual capacity and their education. Non-Muslims will be equally liable to the military law.

Prez G.W. Bush addresses US nation on Iraq invasion-19/03/2003

On my orders, coalition forces have begun striking selected targets of military importance to undermine Saddam Hussein's ability to wage war. These are opening stages of what will be a broad and concerted campaign. More than 35 countries are giving crucial support -- from the use of naval and air bases, to help with intelligence and logistics, to the deployment of combat units. Every nation in this coalition has chosen to bear the duty and share the honor of serving in our common defense.

The Art of War-Niccolo Machiavelli-1521

But because military institutions have become completely corrupt and far removed from the ancient ways, these sinister opinions have arisen which make the military hated and intercourse with those who train them avoided. And I, judging, by what I have seen and read, that it is not impossible to restore its ancient ways and return some form of past virtue to it, have decided not to let this leisure time of mine pass without doing something, to write what I know of the art of war, to the satisfaction of those who are lovers of the ancient deeds.

কুরুক্ষেত্রের যুদ্ধ কবে হইয়াছিল-বঙ্কিমচন্দ্র চট্টোপাধ্যায়-Time of the  great war of Mahabharata

ইহা কোন মতেই হইতে পারে না যে, ইহার পূর্বে কুরুক্ষেত্রের যুদ্ধ হইয়াছিল। বিষ্ণুপুরাণ হইতে যে খ্রীঃ পূঃ ১৪৩০ পাওয়া গিয়াছে, তাহাই ঠিক বোধ হয়। ভরসা করি, এই সকল প্রমাণের পর আর কেহই বলিবেন না যে, মহাভারতের যুদ্ধ দ্বাপরের শেষে, পাঁচ হাজার বৎসর পূর্বে হইয়াছিল। তাহা যদি হইত, তবে সৌর চৈত্রে উত্তরায়ণ হইত। চান্দ্র মাঘও কখনও সৌর চৈত্রে হইতে পারে না।