“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 : His administration is a mix of confusion, U-turns, dithering and panic. It does not look like he's in control.
the other hand, the convicted felon, Najib Abdul Razak, is trying his
best to become relevant. He probably has more column inches than Ismail
Sabri and makes more suggestions about running the country than the PM.
Of course, Najib is desperate to delay an early arrival at Sungei Buloh,
so he will do his best to cultivate an image that only he can provide
Malaysian rakyat is more obtuse than we think if they reckon Najib's
return to power will provide economic stability and prosperity.
Ismail Sabri wants to be a true hero, he needs to do only one thing:
Throw Najib in jail, now! Stop pussyfooting and stop the charade of
"justice must be seen to be done".
Najib stole from
the Malaysian rakyat, and has been convicted and sentenced for his role
in the SRC International scandal. He is teasing the nation and he knows
that the longer he delays his admission to Sungei Buloh, the more
confused and weary we become.
Waiting for him to
enter prison is like the cancer patient awaiting treatment. After
several postponements, the cancer will have spread and nothing can be
done to save the patient.
Najib has been tried and
sentenced. To the ordinary man in the street, many think that it is an
error of judgment that he was not jailed immediately. They believe that
he can always lodge his appeal from prison. They are fearful of the
damage that he has now inflicted on society.
There is a distinct decline in morals and ethics in public life, when kings and CEOs
give Najib faces. These so-called learned and enlightened individuals
treat Najib as if he has done no wrong. This is a stain on our society.
Is this how they want the world to view the Malay? Someone who lacks
integrity, is devoid of principle and has no value?
is a disgrace to decent law-abiding Malaysians. He has a corroding
influence on society. The palace advisors are at fault for giving the
wrong advice to the king. Are they blind? Their failure has incurred the
wrath of the rakyat. Najib is a common thief who has robbed our
children of their futures. The advisors are guilty of a dereliction of
From the time Mahiaddin Yassin staged his Sheraton Coup, he has failed to "Save Malaysia" despite his promise.
Today, the Sultan of Johor is furious that his state is treated like an "anak tiri" (step-child) despite Ismail's insistence that no one will be forgotten in "Keluarga Malaysia".
Twenty-eight months since Sheraton, the country is falling apart.
Three months ago, one simple image
showed Malaysians a taste of what's to come. It's a photograph of the
victory line-up at the Umno-Baru headquarters in Johor, when the results
of the state election were announced.
before the photo was taken, the Umno-Baru president, Ahmad Zahid
Hamidi, was frantically searching for one person among the crowd.
he spotted him, he grabbed the PM, Ismail Sabri, by the elbow and edged
him out of the way, before yanking the convicted felon, Najib, to the
front of the stage.
Now, three months later, PN and
Bersatu MPs anxiously concede in private that as much as Ismail Sabri's
supporters don't want to have to admit it, Najib will return as PM
because Ismail is so weak.
Despite Ismail's dysfunctional administration, there is a pathetic lack of a functioning opposition.
all the hype about giving the youth the chance to shape the future of
the nation, Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim refuses to vacate his
position - and is still clinging on to hope that he will occupy the PM's
The hope and promise of May 2018 ended with everyone, Harapan MPs included, hanging on to power. They failed to deliver.
Under normal circumstances, with a very weak government, the Opposition should be able to take over, but not this time.
There is an ugly mood in the air because Ismail Sabri has failed the nation.
rumblings of discontent are growing louder. Sabah, Sarawak, and now
Johor have threatened secession. It won't be long before others follow
Many of us suspected that the day would come, when PAS, Jakim and the Perlis mufti would openly defy the royal houses. We didn't think it would be over a dance festival.
irony is that all this while, PAS and Umno-Baru said that only they
could protect Malay rights and defend Islam. Today, they are directly
responsible for denigrating Islam in the eyes of many people, including
the Muslims, as well as causing deep divisions among the rakyat.
The buck stops with the prime minister! Get a grip, IsmailSabri, or go!