[Following scenario is quoted from Pg 58, A Scenario of War with Malaysia.]
The early morning calm is suddenly shattered by the deafening screams of low-flying jets.
Seconds later, Kuantan air base is rocked by multiple explosions, followed by "secondaries" as Malaysia's air assets in aircraft shelters and revetments are obliterated.
Klaxons blaring, pilots are scrambled to whichever aircraft that are still air-worthy, but it's useless. The runways had been cratered.
In the ensuing confusion, reports start streaming in. It seems that this is not an isolated case.
Butterworth checks in and reports that its entire complement of F/A-18D Hornets are now smoking, twisted hulks out on the tarmac.
And the entire Third Division which has overall command over Johor and Malacca had also been annihilated.
The National Power Grid had not been spared, plunging the entire country in darkness, adding to the chaos and confusion.
Reports also indicated that the Ministry of Defence building in Jalan Padang Tembak, Kuala Lumpur, had been hit by at least six GBU-31 1,000-pound JDAMs (Joint Direct Attack Munitions).
Even the KLCC had been struck with such ferocity that only the Maxis Tower was left standing.
On Bukit Nanas, only a blackened stump is left of what used to be the Kuala Lumpur Tower.
Down in Johor and Malacca, the situation is much worse. A torrent of armoured vehicles, including tanks, are hogging all the roads linking Johor Baru to Muar and Kota Tinggi, disgorging armed soldiers who took over all the towns.
Senai airport, captured in a pre-dawn attack was being used by the helicopters and planes taking part in the on-going offensive.
On the North-South Expressway, main battle tanks and armoured fighting vehicles together with towed artillery with fighter jets and attack helicopters providing close support were going north, destination unknown.
Reports of troops landing from helicopters were coming in from all over Johor, from Mersing to Muar.
By noon, Johoreans find themselves under Singapore military rule.
If you think the scenario described above are wild imaginings of The Malay Mail writers, think again.
The scenario, in less graphic form, was written by a British scholar, Tim Huxley, in his book Defending the Lion City: The Armed Forces of Singapore.