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Yuri Orlov quotes

View Quote Remember Yuri, take sides
View Quote There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That's one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is: How do we arm the other 11?
View Quote The first and most important rule of gun-running is, never get shot with your own merchandise.
View Quote They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
View Quote Of all the weapons in the vast soviet arsenal nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947, more commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the worlds most popular assault rifle, a weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple nine pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood, it doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It will fire whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy even a child could use it, and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the Cold War, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, and suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars.
View Quote The second rule of gun-running is always ensure you have a foolproof way of getting paid, preferably in advance, preferably to an offshore account.
View Quote I sell guns to every army but the Salvation Army.
View Quote I even shipped cargo to Afghanistan when they were fighting my fellow Soviets. I never sold to Osama Bin Laden. Not on any moral grounds, but because back then he was always bouncing cheques.
View Quote There are two tragedies in life. One is not getting what you want. The other is getting it.
View Quote Where there's a will, there's a weapon.
View Quote I sell to leftists, and rightists. I sell to pacifists, but they're not the most regular customers.
View Quote The problem with dating dream girls is that they have a tendency to become real.
View Quote Funny how you always resort to your native tongue in times of anger. And in times of ecstasy.
View Quote The first time you sell a gun is a lot like the first time you have sex. You have absolutely no idea what you're doing, but it is exciting...and one way or another it's over way too fast.
View Quote Some of the most successful relationships are based on lies and deceit. Since that's where they usually end up anyway, it's a logical place to start.
View Quote I had a flair for languages. But I soon discovered that what talks best is dollars, dinars, drachmas, rubles, rupis and pounds ****ing sterling.
View Quote The reason I'll be released is the same reason you think I'll be convicted. I do rub shoulders with some of the most vile, sadistic men calling themselves leaders today. But some of these men are the enemies of your enemies. And while the biggest arms dealer in the world is your boss--the President of the United States, who ships more merchandise in a day than I do in a year--sometimes it's embarrassing to have his fingerprints on the guns. Sometimes he needs a freelancer like me to supply forces he can't be seen supplying. So. You call me evil, but unfortunately for you, I'm a necessary evil.
View Quote Say what you like about warlords and dictators; they always pay their bills on time.
View Quote There's no problem with living a double life. It's the triple and quadruple lives that get you in the end.
View Quote I don't put a gun to anybody's hand and make them shoot. I admit, the shooting war is better for business, but I prefer people to fire my guns and miss, just as long as they keep firing.
View Quote [To one of Agent Valentine's colleagues] Ahh...the new MP5. Would you like a silencer for that?
View Quote Interpol Agent Jack Valentine couldn't be bought. At least, not with money. For Jack, glory was the prize.
View Quote Selling guns is like selling vacuum cleaners; you make calls, pound the pavement, take orders. I was an equal-opportunity merchant of death; I supplied to every army but the Salvation Army. I sold Israeli-made Uzis to Muslims...I delivered Communist-made bullets to fascists...I even shipped cargo to Afghanistan while they were fighting my fellow Soviets. I never sold to Osama bin Laden—not on any moral grounds; back then, he was always bouncing checks.
View Quote You know who's going to inherit the earth? Arms dealers. Because everyone else is too busy killing each other. That's the secret to survival. Never go to war, especially with yourself.
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