“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."
Get a grip, Najib! A cold shower is no hardship By Mariam Mokhtar
Friday, September 09, 2022
Malaysiakini : The CPAP consists of a mask that is worn over the nose or the nose
and mouth. The machine pushes air through the nose and mouth to keep the
airway from collapsing whilst the person is asleep.
When I first
spotted the CPAP mask in a relative's bedroom, draped over the
headboard, I thought it was an aid to enhance performance whilst doing
It was not until the relative explained
that her husband's snores kept the whole house awake at night that I
discovered the purpose of the CPAP mask.
One way of reducing sleep
apnoea is to lose weight. With prison food and regular exercise,
Najib's obesity should be reduced, but then the source said that in
Kajang, five meals a day were given to the inmates.
A friend, who was a former inmate at a prison (not Kajang) during the late eighties, said, "Five meals a day? That's luxury."
Four days earlier, Nizar had waxed lyrical about Najib being the Mandela of Malaysia. Instead of attracting support for Najib, he only succeeded in making a fool of himself.
is extraordinary how ill-informed Nizar is about Mandela. The least he
could have done was to brush up on his general knowledge about the
world's most famous political prisoner or employ better speech writers
who don't indulge in fiction.
Najib is no Mandela. The South African freedom fighter who opposed
apartheid did hard labour breaking rocks into gravel, and spent 27 years
Najib supports Ketuanan Melayu (Malay supremacy). You may probably disagree, but we practise a form of apartheid in Malaysia.
is doubtful that the pampered Najib is as strong mentally and
physically as Mandela. Najib could not even last one week before he was whisked to a hospital
with "gastrointestinal problems", a condition that his daughter claims
was often exacerbated by stress. More pulling at heartstrings.
stress is self-induced. He was unwilling to accept that he did wrong
and that he must serve 12 years in jail. He is stressed because of his
self-denial and his repeated efforts to be set free. He has not
apologised to the rakyat for his many crimes.
Mandela was given a
sledgehammer to pound away at rocks. The physical labour took a toll on
his health. As for Najib, the most intense physical exertion he has done
was to climb into his SUV and be whisked from Kajang to court or to the
Kuala Lumpur General Hospital. Or to turn the pages of his books.
In the UtusanMalaysia article, the source said that Najib had to bathe with cold water, and there was only a single fan installed in his cell.
Many people in Malaysia only have cold water to bathe or shower. In some deprived areas, they lack a decent water supply,
so brown water comes out of their taps. In some extremely deprived
areas, river water is the people's only source of water. Najib should be
glad he has a water supply, albeit cold water.
The source said
that the fan was installed to keep Najib cool. So, is the source trying
to say that the fan was ineffective because Najib developed a heat rash
on his neck? What's next? Will air conditioning be provided?
a fan and supplying Najib with the electrical extension for his CPAP
mask just prove that Najib is being given special treatment in Kajang.
the prison authorities and Najib forgotten the reason why prisons were
created? The prison protects us, the rakyat, from the criminal, by
stopping him from committing more crimes. It acts as a deterrent by
depriving the convict of his freedom and the other liberties which the
rest of society enjoys.
Najib has amassed more money than he could
ever spend, and although he once said, "cash is king", all that money
could not even buy him respect.