"Why should me and other so-called negroes go 10,000 miles, away from home here in America to drop bombs and bullets on other innocent, brown people who's never bothered us?"
Muhammad Ali refused the draft to go into Vietnam in 1967 and it cost him his World Heavyweight Champion title, 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He said that if the Vietnamese came over and attacked this country, he would be the first one to defend it.
So why is the journalist going on about sending National Servicemen to fight the war in the Middle East ("Get national servicemen to volunteer for overseas missions", TODAY, Tuesday 25 Nov)? Just because Tony Blair was a willing poodle for George Bush Jr, should our young men risk their lives for some politician's ego trip? The irony is that the United States had fought to introduce democracy to countries like Iraq - and some say they have failed miserably - when our own elected officials are adamant that "Western democracy" is not meant for us. Why then go to war?
Sure the generals would like some war stories to tell their grand children, and grassroots leaders - is that why the ex-general is now in Acheh? Patton loved to be called "old blood and guts", but the grunt slogging in the mud was right to point out: "Oh yeah, our blood, his guts". The writer must have missed his medication when he penned that "Singapore can be confident that national servicemen will step forward and volunteer to serve on the SAF's fourth journey to the Middle East."
The real battle worth fighting for is within our homeland. It's not just defending our jobs and livelihood from the foreigners brought onshore by the pro-alien party. It's also about taking back what rightfully belongs to us in the first place, starting with the balance in our Central Provident Fund.
The tsunami of 2004 happened ten years ago. Aceh is not part of sinkapore. Why do TCJ needs to go Aceh to see the reconstruction? He should has minded his ministry and ensure jobs for all sinkies lah. If the defence ministry wants to get involve with middle east security issues, they should have recruit gurkhas or professional army to send there. Don't drag our young conscripts into other countries conflicts.ReplyDelete
He's just running away from the tsunami of a Singaporean threatened by 7 foreign gangsters in his own office. Even after Mohd Bin Japar reported the case to MOM, we hear nothing from MOM and presumably nothing was done and the 7 Pinoys are still working comfortably in Cold Storage.Delete
Talking about the Gurhkas. Maybe, the idea was to build up a pseudo mercenary force so that out-of-job Singaporean males may have another Job Opportunity if driving taxi is not their cup of tea !ReplyDelete
what / whose companies are doing the reconstructions?ReplyDelete
Natural disaster is one way for a windfall but unpredictable, hence the need for war. tear down to build up to tear down to build up. that is how to generate growth in the 'construction' biz. manufacturing have the 'planned obsolesce'. the relentless need for companies to see growth is unsustainable no matter what they tell you. earth's resources are finite. to think you can get infinite from finite is delusional and destructive to all.
Give an idiot a hammer and everything he sees is a nail.ReplyDelete
True or not?
Vote more generals into parliament, and everything they see is a war.
True or not?
PAP's Major General (Ret) Chan Chun Sing:ReplyDelete
“We must not concede the space - physical or cyber.
We will have to learn from the 1960 generation of PAP pioneers
- to fight to get our message across at every corner
- every street corner, every cyberspace corner, be it in the mass media or social media.
We will have to do battle everywhere as necessary."
In America every politician and office holder proudly declares that he will defend American interests with their lives or their careers will be cut short. In today's Singapore our leaders are almost ashamed to declare that they will defend Singapore's and Singaporeans' interests. Instead we are castigated for being xenophobic, that we should integrate with the foreign hordes, that Singaporeans commit more crimes than foreigners, that we should not harass even the rude ones, and that Singapore belongs to everyone. So what is this rubbish Minister Chan Chun Sing spouting about a common future?ReplyDelete
this wil be the time where 2 or 3 or nth parties are needed in the system, and then hope very hard that at least one of them is on your side !ReplyDelete
The First Party that the SAF has to deal with SHALL BE THE PEOPLE OF SINGAPORE OR COLLECTIVELY KNOWN AS SINGAPOREANS.ReplyDelete
LET'S SEE IF THE GENERALS WILL NOT CHABUT(RUN AWAY) WHEN IT HAPPENS.
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori....ReplyDelete
Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori :Delete
The line can be roughly translated into English as: "It is sweet and fitting to die for your country."
So who is going to to Middle East to die first?
- our "locals" the Pinoys?
- our PAP Ministers?
- or the Singaporean dafties?
That Minister V's son.......Delete
“I want you to remember, that no poor dumb bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it, by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.”Delete
― George S. Patton Jr.
A man has to be alert all the time if he expects to keep on breathing. If not, some German son-of-a-bitch will sneak up behind him and beat him to death with a sock full of shit. There are four hundred neatly marked graves in Sicily, all because one man went to sleep on the job—but they are German graves, because we caught the bastard asleep before his officer did.Delete
Getting talented foreigners to undertake the responsibility should be the correct measure, if going by present policies of the MIWs. Why do our local boys have to be the sacrificial lamb? Get the tiongs, pinoys, nehs, white trash to do the part for us, pay them accordingly.ReplyDelete
We can't even protect Singapore's "very long coast lines" from an escaping terrorist Mas Selamat.ReplyDelete
We can't even protect Singapore's train depots from vandals.
We can't even defend our tourists and citizens from cheating shops in Sim Lim Square.
Do we seriously think PAP's Singapore can protect innocents in the Middle East?
Why dun assholes who question, hee & haw or whine others to do the self sacrificing when they themselve are NOT doing it first!ReplyDelete
Lead with action before whining.
Action first without useless mouthing of platitudes and Bullshiet words of wisdom.
Crazy self serving short term thinking bastards.
Exactly what I thought. Why doesn't this journalist go cover the fighting there. Asking someone else's son to volunteer.Delete
Because the Minister's son wants to die for his country.Delete
Because we are not a professional army, unlike the US. Most of our soldiers are forced to do NS - they don't have a choice.
Yes, send the volunteers and those who signed on and get fat salaries - like those ministers who are generals and admirals. Lead with action and example before you start whining.
Easy to write like People's Daily, just google one of those old pieces from People's Daily of the 1970s (no even the PD has changed style and subtlety), google-translate and click "Send for political approval". Its other people's sons, other people's blood, other people's money, all there for them to help themselves to. No accountability, need to say more? We'll see when the first crescent and stars flag box gets flown back on a RSAF C130 filled with a body.ReplyDelete
/// Anonymous11/26/2014 3:51 PMReplyDelete
Why dun assholes who question, hee & haw or whine others to do the self sacrificing when they themselve are NOT doing it first!
Lead with action before whining. ///
You referring to Minister Ng Eng Hen? Committing Singapore drafted soldiers without their consent? Yes, agreed - lead with action. Send all the ministers there first. Lead by example.
Those asking the Ministers and their children to do combat elsewhere and locally certainly do not know them.ReplyDelete
Many children and grandchildren of Sin Rulers are probably domicile and studying abroad. Their education overseas is probably one reason to best justify them having assets such as big properties and other luxuries abroad.
At the FIRST SIGN OF TROUBLE, THESE FOLKS AND THEIR FAMILIES WILL LEAVE SIN.
DID YOU READ SPECULATION AND RUMOUR OF OUR RULERS OWNING $50 million Mansion in France and private jets parking at Tengah and Seletar Airbase?
If only those blogger and commenter provided pictures of the Mansion and the Private Jets, there will be no doubt and no need to second guess about the veracity of the informations.