Bombers And Baskets

Journalist: “Monsieur Ben M’Hidi, don’t you think it’s a bit cowardly to use women’s baskets and handbags to carry explosive devices that kill so many innocent people?”

Ben M’Hidi: “And doesn’t it seem to you even more cowardly to drop napalm bombs on defenseless villages, so that there are a thousand times more innocent victims? Of course, if we had your airplanes it would be a lot easier for us. Give us your bombers, and you can have our baskets.”

Dialogue from The Battle of Algiers, dir. Gillo Pontecorvo (1965).

[Via: Lawrence of Cyberia]

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