“When you're left wounded on Afganistan's plains and
the women come out to cut up what remains, Just roll to your rifle
and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier”
General Douglas MacArthur"
“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”
“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.” “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and be the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't .” “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
“Nobody ever defended, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as bright as his brass
"Step forward you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint."
I've had to work on Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
The Soldier squared his shoulders and said
And I never passed a cry for help
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, you Soldier,
You've borne your burden well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."
Malaysiakini : "Haram bagi umat Islam menyerah kuasa kepada bangsa lain yang
bukan Islam, sehingga menjadi hina laksana menyerah rumah kepada
penumpang, kemudian melarikan diri tanpa bumi tanah air tempat
berpijak." – PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang
COMMENT | During a dinner organised by Chinese plutocrats, Bersatu big cheese and former prime minister Muhyiddin Yassin attempted to assuage Chinese fears of PAS in a PN government.
Keep in mind that this Malay uber alles government, birthed by treachery, was all in the service of Malay/Muslim preoccupations.
All this is a matter of public record. The Sheraton traitors made it
very clear that it was unacceptable working with the “Chinese” DAP when
we now know that the DAP was doing everything in its power to keep
Pakatan Harapan chugging along.
The fact that someone like
Muhyiddin who enjoyed cordial relationships with DAP political
operatives could deliberately wreck Harapan and disavow his comrades all
in the service of creating a Malay uber alles government is indicative
of the kind of political operative he is.
Corruption is okay
The fact that he was
betrayed by the coterie he now claims are corrupt and untrustworthy
points to the kind of politics that this establishment plays.
knew the truth of the matter was that the DAP threat wasn’t an issue
with the Harapan government, which was why he offered an olive branch to
the opposition hoping to save his post.
Muhyiddin knows that what
he is claiming of PAS is complete bunkum. When he claims that PAS
understands that they need to consider non-Muslim/non-Malay when they
are in power, he knows it is a complete lie.
This is why Muhyiddin
is attempting to hide PAS in the shadows. After all, if PAS was not
such a threat to our multicultural, political and social ecosystem, why
is it that Gerakan and Bersatu did not want to invite PAS to this
Chinese plutocrat organised shindig?
I mean the PAS president is a member of your coalition, right? Why doesn’t he speak for PAS?
doesn’t he say that his party “…. understand that they have to consider
the Chinese, Malays, Indians, Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus - they have to
take care of all of them"?
Why is it that the Bersatu president has to express all these political bromides as Hadi's proxy?
Could it be, because we know what Hadi really thinks of the Chinese, Indians, Buddhists and Hindus?
Let me refresh the former prime minister’s memory. Hadi said: "Islam has to be the leader and ruler, those who are not of Islam must be followers (pak turut). Let's not place religion and politics in separate corners.”
Umno thanking its lucky stars
keep in mind that when Bersatu talks about how being in government
tempers the religiosity of PAS, this is demonstrably false.
we have to refer to the words of Hadi when he said: "Don't ask PAS to
cooperate with you, when you will not make any change towards
(prioritising) Islam, that is wrong.
“As long as the power of
Islamic governance isn't upheld, then those who rule would not care
about sin and reward, would rob the people's wealth and so on.”
all this talk of PN wanting to be pro-business, making lots of profit
and all these other economic feel-good rhetoric, runs into the reality
that PAS will always attempt to hamper such endeavours if they think
they can get some sort of religious mileage out of obstructing.
Don’t believe me, remember what Hadi said: “Islam places the economy
as one of life’s pillars but in the last place. This is so because of
the Islamic concept that mankind is created to serve, carry out its
teachings, go forth with what has been entrusted on earth and the
Indeed if there was any merit to having PAS in the
government, Muhyiddin would have listed out the achievements of those
ministers or deputy ministers.
Instead what the former prime minister does is go on about “potong, potong“
which merely means that non-Malays should be grateful that PAS is
extreme but not as extreme as it could be. This is not a selling point
But wait, Johor Umno deputy chief has already listed out the achievements of PAS here.
Nur Jazlan Mohamed said the Islamic party, which is contesting 15
seats, is bereft of ideas and all they talk about is polygamy and
promoting ridiculous practices like saying husbands can beat their wives
All PAS does in any coalition is create more problems for political operatives seeking the middle ground.
Umno, which is just as ready to use religion as PAS, can do so without
the baggage of having PAS going off message with its extreme religious
This is why Umno must be thanking its lucky stars that it is having a cold marriage with PAS, whatever that means.
PAS defines the religious discourse in this country and no other
coalition wants to offer a different narrative, rational people should
deny PAS as much political leverage as they can.
does not think it needs the Chinese community's vote otherwise they
would be a semblance of reaching out to the community.
again, PAS and Hadi would have objections to the dance show these
plutocrats put up, which merely points to the hypocrisy of Bersatu and
not any kind of moral standing of PAS, que, Khairuddin Aman Razali of
PAS, who objected to the dance and "...stressed that it needed to be
made so that the community can evaluate PN principles that are clearly
related to Islam”.