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Amin Diaries | 10 Popular quotes by Idi Amin – The Daily Monitor

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Posted February 2, 2015 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Amin Diaries ~ 3,152 views

     

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Idi Amin Dada was the third President of Uganda, ruling from 1971 to 1979. On this day (2nd Feb 1971) in History.
Amin declared himself president of Uganda.

Below are his favourite quotes

1. “I am not a politician but a professional
soldier. I am, therefore, a man of few
words and I have been brief through my
professional career.”

2. If we knew the meaning to
everything that is happening to
us, then there would be no
meaning.

3. In any country there must be
people who have to die. They
are the sacrifices any nation has
to make to achieve law and
order.

4. I am the hero of Africa

5. My mission is to lead the country
out of a bad situation of
corruption, depression and
slavery. After I rid the country of
these vices, I will then organize
and supervise a general election
of a genuinely democratic civilian
government.

6. Politics is like boxing — you try to
knock out your opponents.

7. I’m a good Muslim and I’m only
interested in Islam

8. I myself consider myself the most
powerful figure in the world

9. Although some people felt Adolf
Hitler was bad, he was a great
man and a real conqueror whose
name would never be forgotten

10. You cannot run faster than a
bullet

Other quotes

“I am not a politician but a professional soldier. I am, therefore, a man of few words and I have been brief through my professional career.”

Idi Amin, president of Uganda, from his first speech to the Ugandan nation in January 1971.

“Germany is the place where when Hitler was the prime minister and supreme commander, he burned over six million Jews. This is because Hitler and all German people knew that Israelis are not people who are working in the interest of the world and that is why they burned the Israelis alive with gas in the soil of Germany.”
Idi Amin, president of Uganda, part of a telegram sent to Kurt Waldheim, UN Secretary-General, and Golda Meir, Israeli premier, on 12 September 1972.

“I am the hero of Africa.”

Idi Amin, president of Uganda, as quoted in Newsweek 12 March 1973.

“Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking. I never had any formal education — not even nursery school certificate. But, sometimes I know more than Ph.D.’s because as a military man I know how to act, I am a man of action.”
Idi Amin, president of Uganda, as quoted in Thomas and Margaret Melady’s Idi Amin Dada: Hitler in Africa, Kansas City, 1977.

“I do not want to be controlled by any superpower. I myself consider myself the most powerful figure in the world, and that is why I do not let any superpower control me.”
Idi Amin, president of Uganda, as quoted in Thomas and Margaret Melady’s Idi Amin Dada: Hitler in Africa, Kansas City, 1977.

“His Excellency President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea, and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular.”
The titles that Idi Amin, president of Uganda, gave himself, as reported in “A Clown Drenched in Brutality”, Sunday Times, 27 July 2003.


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One Comment


  1.  
    Al Lee

    sometimes we must be cautious about those who write about Africa and Africans, they really do not bother to understand our history and culture. bottom line is why are you quoting Thomas and Margaret Melady’s Idi Amin Dada: Hitler in Africa – did they do anything to help those who were suffering? I think the answer to that is NO. Amin acknowledged his lack of education. He was trained by the British and they obviously used him to overthrow former President Obote. He was a tool, hitler was supposed to be an educated man, he killed thousands of his own kind, many Jews but he also killed many blacks, he hated black people. Apparently few ever refer to that piece of history because again, no one came to our aid. hitler even refused to recognize Jessie Owens a black man, he walked out rather than acknowledge his win as an athlete. I’m not condoning the wrongs of the past but we need to write our own history. Not allow those who lived on the hill surrounded by guns, and guards and who did nothing to help those who begged for a plane to even fly over. If we forget, then history will not speak truth.





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