“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."
PAS’ extremism is a clear and present danger - Commander S THAYAPARAN (Retired) Royal Malaysian Navy
Thursday, December 01, 2022
Malaysiakini : Let me be very clear. PAS-led PN is attempting to do two things with the Jewish conspiracy and anti-DAP narrative.
first is to destabilise institutional processes which include voting
and the peaceful transfer of power, and the second is to disrupt
institutions like the royalty and the state security apparatus because
this is what theocratic political parties have done the world over to
supplant the will of the people and democratic norms.
is why PAS is on a rant that they were denied federal power because of
the machinations of Umno and that Umno is conspiring with proxies of the
Jewish state and DAP is out to Christianise Malaysia.
The latter is to cast doubt on the royal institutions which brokered
this deal. PAS and PN do this because they believe that the Malay
majority they have is enough to usurp the democratic process and
destabilise these institutions in their favour.
Keep in mind what
PAS is doing now, is exactly what someone like the old maverick did back
in the day when he challenged and curtailed the power of the royal
institution. The difference of course is, what PAS and PN want is the
royal institution to legitimise their theocracy.
I do not think
people understand how dangerous the situation is. Now while PN and PAS
may disavow their rhetoric as either being taken out of context or as in
PAS’ case, a complete indifference to laws because they understand that
they are shielded from them through historical precedent, what would
happen if there were followers who acted on these irrational beliefs?
someone who really believed that Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and the
DAP were actually proxies of the Jews? Or supposing someone truly
believed that Anwar and the DAP were going to destroy Islam in this
What did PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang say?
“The stink emanating from the rotting corpse (of DAP’s alleged
Islamophobia) cannot be hidden by its faeces-covered hands, although it
has a facade of a Muslim.”
What did PN chairperson Muhyiddin
Yassin say (which he claims was taken out of context)? “That is their
long-term strategy. We may not see it now, but we will witness it soon
if we are not careful.”
Destabilising democratic norms
there are three problems here. The first is lone wolf operatives who
believe this vile propaganda and for whatever reason act on them.
Lone-act terrorists are extremely effective in destabilising
democratic norms and the response from the establishment here in
Malaysia to such acts (although not violent ones) has been to coddle the
perpetrators and ask for “understanding”.
Remember the cow head protests and how then home minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that we should understand
their anger? “They are not going (to be let off) scot-free. But they
just feel victimised because they feel there is another valid
explanation and had no intention to cause racial (divisions).”
Or how about the vandals in Manjoi when then Perak menteri besar Ahmad Faizal Azumu reportedly
said he understood the sentiments of the NGO, as Kampung Manjoi is one
of the biggest Malay villages in Malaysia. However, he said they should
not have acted on their own, and should instead have lodged a complaint
with the authorities.
The second is the radicalised groups of
people who for whatever reason threatened violence because of the
propaganda of PN and PAS, and who believed that they would find a safe
haven in the PN political establishment or PN-led states.
would these groups look like? Well, we have for instance Jamal Md Yunos’
red shirts who threatened a riot in Petaling street which necessitated a
visit from the Chinese ambassador. "The ambassador was also happy to
see there are not only Chinese traders in Petaling Street, but also
traders of other races as well," said a statement from the Chinese embassy.
Jamal is a buffoon, we have to understand there are many racial and
religious groups who feel abandoned and threatened by Harapan’s
ascension to power and no doubt they will become even more radical by
the propaganda of PN.
Keep in mind after the Seafield temple fracas, Jaringan Melayu Malaysia president Azwanddin Hamzah, in 2018, threatened to attack the federal state security apparatus.
warning to them, immediately arrest the developer, arrest the lawyers.
If not, ladies and gentlemen, we will attack the Klang police station,"
he said at a rally urging justice for the late firefighter Muhammad Adib
So keep in mind what we are dealing with here are
either individuals or groups whose connective tissue is the propaganda
and enabling of the political establishment which in this case is
The third and final problem is the most dangerous.
What I am talking about are foreign operators who would use the
propaganda of PAS and PN, especially when it comes to the Jewish
conspiracy, to start insurgency cells in this country because some
people have become radicalised and are primed to carry out acts of
violence because they believe that Malaysia will become a vassal state
While I sincerely believe that the vast majority of
Malaysians even though differing in their political and religious
stances would not resort to violence, the danger here is that PAS and PN
are willfully creating an environment (for self-serving goals) in which
people may resort to violence because they truly believe in the
propaganda these political operatives spew.