This is war!

First and foremost, I would like to offer my condolences to the families of those security personnel who were killed in the Standoff between our forces and the Sulu invaders in Sabah.

They have fought bravely as front line forces to maintain security and protect our sovereignty.

They were pawns in the front line , obeying orders from higher up and they did their  utmost for the country  by sacrificing their lives. I salute them.

As a fellow Malaysian, I  pay full respect to these fallen heroes , as well as those who were injured  and  those who were in active duty there.

Many friends have asked me to comment on the initial  handling of this standoff. I wish to reserve my comment at this moment, since our front line security forces are now risking their lives actively engaging the invaders. Any adverse or critical comment at this moment may affect morale and it would not be fair to these security personnel who are just following orders and doing their duties.

Nevertheless, I would like to quote General Douglas McArthur who in his speech to Congress in 1951, said this : ( the whole speech is about the Korean War and I would like to state that history had proven his view about China wrong, but what I quote here from part of his speech  is relevant to our situation)

” I know war as few other men now living know it, and nothing to me is more revolting………Men since the beginning of time have sought peace. Various methods through the ages have been attempted to devise an international process to prevent or settle disputes between nations………

 But once war is forced upon us, there is no other alternative than to apply every available means to bring it to a swift end.

 War’s very object is victory, not prolonged indecision.

 In war there is no substitute for victory.”

What the Sulu invaders have done is more than threatening national security. They have invaded our territory, and they have killed our personnel. It is now a matter of threat to our sovereignty, and as such, we should now apply every available means to bring it to a swift end.

This is now war. The Sulu invaders have forced war upon us. And as Malaysians we must rally behind our forces.

This also means that  we have to deploy whatever resources that we have to end this;  our navy to patrol and seal off the narrow straits separating Sabah from the Sulu Archipelago, the army to use its might and heavy weaponry at its disposal to drive off these invaders, and air force for surveillance and bombing if necessary.

We can no longer rely just on the police who is actually not  equipped to fight a war.

In war, as General McArthur has said, there is no substitute for a swift victory.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. King Crusher
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 13:49:44

    Time to send in the scorpene submarines.

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  2. Wave33
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 13:57:43

    The whole situation was badly handled. Our security forces died because of incompetence of IGP and Home Minister. Both of them have proven themselves as idiots on many pass occassions. They are clowns for far too many times. Now UMNO want to switch the blame to Tian Chua, to divert from whom are accountable. Apparently, Anwar seems to be involved. What the…??@@#%%!!

    “Nasi sudah jadi Bubur”. It is now for a swift victory, blitzkrieg.

    This is what I would have done BEFORE the blood was spilled.

    I would not like this to continue with “an eye for an eye”, it will never end or comes to an conclusion. Malaysian of the new generations have long forgotten about May 13th. Malaysian was harmonious before the 22 years of regime control. It is now sub-contract to Perkasa to bring back memories and fear of May 13th. Because of incompetemce of IGP and Home Minister, we have blood in our hand, this conflict will not end for many generations to come.

    The mistakes were sending the polis force whom are will equip to ambush traffic offenders and beating peaceful demonstrators. They forget the intruders are HEAVILY armed and are not here as a tourist. The polis came with less armament compare to the intruders. Hello… they have RPG and mortar. When the intruders intelligence were told or saw what the polis had, it only motivates the intruders to stay on. They loves a good fight and they have had the experience. Hence, the IGP and Home Minister actually are the motivators for the intruders because their superior power initially. Come to think of it.

    My objective is to chase the intruders out, not to capture them, so the incident would be quickly forgotten. Prisoners only prolong the issue. How to do it? “Shell shock” is the method.

    First, the intruders are told to leave immediately, opening path is given to the shore and safe passage, not a siege. A siege will not give the intruders much choice. By having a siege on the intruders, the polis is just asking for it. Signage to help them to depart with boats waiting.

    Second, bring in the heaviest arsenal that we have. Tanks, not amoured carrier and not machine gun mounted on jeeps. Helicopter gunships in numbers and war planes flying at low altitude. A display like Hari Malaysia. Move all these heavy arsenal close up for the intruders to see.

    What would all those intruders have in their mind, now? I guess half of them already pee in their pants. Escape now back to the sea with a safe passage and go home to have dinner with your wife and children and take care of your elders. Or stay on to face a death sentence on foreign soil that is not even your home. I bet these psychological game will make them think, just to fight another day, cause we did not ask them to surrender.

    Next time, if they ever thought of coming to Sabah soil, they will be coming with tanks and warplanes to match, or else, don’t bother to invade. So, have any nation try to invade United States? If you do, it is like digging your own grave.

    The polis did the same to the peaceful demonstrators, coming in full riot gear with chemical-laced water cannon, tear gas, shield and guns. This created some fear, and some demonstrators stayed home others did not. If the polis is like Bobby in Britian, millions would be on the street and Perkasa would died of stampede.

    The polis came so lightly armed in Sabah against the heavily armed and battle weary (experience) intruders. It is like inviting a shootout. I thought UMNO is excellent in intimidation? UMNO has FAILED Malaysian when it matter the most of their excellent skill of intimidation.

    It would certainly scare the shit out of the intruders.

    ABU!

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  3. Wave33
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 14:20:48

    Please let me add on, on another history, Britain really taught Argentina kau kau, don’t play play in Falklands War.

    But Falklands War, there was too much blood shed. I sadden me to see the sinking of Argentine cruiser Belgrano, the cruiser had no chance, even against the ‘unsinkable’ Scorpene.

    Blood has spilled, there are still hatred towards Britain on a lost of a brother, father, grandfather and son from the Argentinian. In Sabah, we need not come to this. UMNO should have made it bloodless and forgotten, in their best skill of intimidation. But… I think UMNO is only good in bully, nothing else.

    My condolences to the families of those whom paid with their lives to protect Malaysia.

    May they rest in peace.

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  4. CYC
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 14:54:05

    To me, the militants are our “invited” intruders. In the first instance, who legalised some of these Sulu and Moro people to stay on in Sabah? Secondly, who provide arm training to Moro liberation movement? This is what the Chinese said “catch the worm and put into your anus” And now, our main stream media is playing wayang kulit by portraying Anwar and any oppositions that they could think of as the black cat and link them with this chaotic situation in Sabah. But they conveniently forgotten there just too many loopholes and majority of UMNO big shot have links too with the intruders.

    Apart from that, Kerismudin and IGP are just two cartoon figures who failed miserably in handling the situation. Perhaps, they have become the laughing stock in the international arena.

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  5. HY
    Mar 05, 2013 @ 17:56:17

    我想从华人角度叙说我的观点,就用中文吧。

    经过多年的洗脑和努力塑造一个假想敌的状况下,在政府,军人和大部分人民眼中,我们的敌人只有一个模型:共产党。我们很难想象到有手足情谊同文同种同宗教的弟兄会向我们开枪。这就是种族加宗教政治的悲哀。

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  6. Onwards Malaysia
    Mar 06, 2013 @ 20:33:47

    Rather Puzzling, why army never come in early??
    Even now, police is front line, army second line, WHY??

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  7. A true Malaysian
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 00:31:07

    On hindsight, whatever decision that this current government made, political element is involved. This particular case inclusive, more so GE13 is just around the corner. I don’t need to state the obvious. Readers of this forum are highly intelligent.

    This explains why no swift and decisive decisions were made. Intrusion and not invasion, so and so in opposition were involved. As a result, unnecessary lives were lost.

    The line of command in military should be redrawn. Military should be independent of the government. They should not take orders from PM, who mostly are not with military training (unlike LHL, certain ministers of Singapore). In our case, playing politics is what they are good at.

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  8. Simple Sense
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 03:16:52

    We lack much information to really form good opinion on this.
    First, people do not just landed with fire arms on our land. There must be agenda they represent, and intention they have.
    Second, where do these people get their fire arms and may be military training. If you and I give a try in this, take up a gun and do the same, we may be dead in no time.
    Third, it appears these people may not be strangers to this part of the region, they might have come and go in the past as they please, we just do not know.
    Fourth, how much backing they have remains an unknown. Who are their sponsors. No one can take aim a a country in a military way without external sponsors. You and I cant do this at all.
    Finally, the piece meal news we read in the newspaper remains piece meal and incomplete. Take note that every military events always have follow up with political resolution. otherwise, it will keep dragging on, unless one side killed everyone on the other side!

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  9. Li Li Fa
    Mar 07, 2013 @ 18:35:38

    Malaysians have been fed with censored news on the Lahad Datu (LD) incident. They do not know everything, but know of some news though. The little news they have had received is enough to raise concern and awareness of Malaysians on the sovereign of our country.

    Instruders have come into LD and thus invaded this land under the wind with armed swiftness. But reaction to the incident was lackadasical from the concerned top leadership of the country. The hot potato was passed from one hand to the other. Now the whole incident had been tainted with bloodshed, and guerilla warfare.

    The peoples’ grave concern should be extended to the people of LD, and the authorities should ensure the people of LD, Sabah should be protected from any form of threats, harm and violence from these foreign intruders. I am sure the people of LD are now in a state of deep shock, depression and mental misery. There are many innocent people and children who must be protected and rescued from this dreaded threat.

    With the GE13 approaching, will this LD incident be swiftly and amicably settled so that our nation enter a new phase of awakening.

    Praying for peace and harmony in Malaysia, especially LD, Sabah, I hope all Malaysians will be given the truth of the situation from time to time, because we are all concerned people of the nation.

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  10. Wave33
    Mar 18, 2013 @ 21:09:15

    Finally today, the army sent in the mechanise division, the heavy war machine.

    It is too late now, life are lost, revenge is strong in the air. It has made the Sulus to take on a guerrilla warfare. They can come and go as they wish, because they have MyKad, don’t play play.

    Hmm… Malaysian killing Malaysian?

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