Onwards & Upwards The Singapore Navy!
I think it's not fair to judge one whole nation because of the crime they did in the past (especially when it's done by your anchestors).
And I hope there's a genuine solution for this situation that does not involve gunpowder.
Japan must never again be aggressive on foreign soil
LKY said it in a less diplomatic way:
Singapore's former premier Lee Kuan Yew - who is known for his cautious views on Japan - once said that allowing Japn a military role in regional affairs is like giving " liqueur chocolates to a reformed alcoholic."
Japan's Relations with Southeast Asia: The Fukuda Doctrine and Beyond - Google Books
why are we so focused on Japan? coz they're the one who did harm to us before? how come we're not so with other countries who did even worst than Japan did last WW2? The times have changed it's no longer one country could survive alone now even N Korea needs ally like China and Russia to survive and even them they still doing trading. Going to war is not cheap and what's the gain for Japan to counquer countries in Asia? Maybe if they get hostile to Middle east countires then yeah coz they will gain oil there like US doing now :-) Do you think what's happening in the middle east now are just happening without someone fueling them? ;-)
Now a days economy if far more important than couquering countries let's try to get pass that we're no longer in the same age/times as before (WW2). Now no countries can lift a finger whitout the whole world would know even N Korea closed to the whole world and yet thier moves are known even what wine and cellphone thier ruler is using and drinking :-)
Last edited by albertri; 12th February 2013 at 11:07 AM.
Yes... the German who fought in WWII are the children and/or grandchildren of those that fought during WWI... alot of them fought to wash away the shame of the Treaty of Versailles... they (those that fought WWII) were glad to revenge for their country... so, what are the Chinese in CHINA doing now ?? Taking 'revenge' also ?? How many died during China's invasion of Tibet ?? And is CHINA still not holding Tibetan territory as their own ?? How many Chinese died under Mao during the chaotic years of Mao's Great Leap Forward or The Cultural Revolution... Have the Chinese Govt admitted to their wrongdoing ?? Or have they house arrest writers talking about those horrible years... so, let NOT the pot, call the kettle black...
Btw... I'm a pure S'porean Chinese...
Treaty of Versailles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Battle of Chamdo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Great Leap Forward - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I would rather it be "Every Nation on Earth, must never again be aggressive on foreign soil"... and not just single out one or two country....
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Unlike the Germans, the Japanese has not fully admitted their mistakes and are generally unrepentent. Not only are they rewriting history, they are even into rewriting their past apology.
I am not so worried of Japan as I also mentioned they have nukes and nuke technology long before any Asian countries have them why they didn't use those technology to create nuke weapons? and use against China or other asian countries? So to me being critical with Japan is really just us being angry at them c'mon guys let get over of the past I am not saying to forget about what they did but let's move on...
Why worry too much about Japan and not worrying other countries like China and N Korea? These two countries may be more dangerous than Japan I wont even trust them driving ferrari in SIngapore roads what more giving them war toys :-)
Last edited by albertri; 12th February 2013 at 12:45 PM.
You will be very naive if you still habour the concept of the good guys and bad guys. Like those western cowboys and Indians shows. Friction.
UK, French, USA, just to name a few owns islands 1000 kilometers away from home. Worse, none of the inhabitants look anything like them or their forefathers.
Having said that, we must always remember the aggressors that kill many during the wars. History must not be forgotten and the generations that follow must remember them. Japan has done great harm during world war 2, the biggest crime is that they have yet to acknowledge it and ensure their generations will never repeat such crime. We must ensure their generation that has participated in this war are gone and the next generations learn the truth before we can relax.
What happen in world war 2 has nothing to do with the new Japanese generation. However, they must make to remember what their forefathers did. We don't know what is happening in Philippines. their politics, very often is different. what they say is never the truth but just to gain some political points.
While we should not interfere with other nation's affair, we want all Singaporeans to know what took place during world war 2.
They just pretend to forgive the japs.
Use the japs to delay first before they completely arm their tiny navy.
Pinoys easily forgive but do not forget.
Last edited by nikoneer; 13th February 2013 at 01:21 AM.
Sigh.... I think the BIGGEST POTENTIAL THREAT is NORTH KOREA....
If we all can live in peace with one another, it is the best......
Art is perception; Perception is art.
If ur primary school classmate slap you when young, you will still rem it when u r old. Not to mention having your love ones killed, tortured and insulted. China has reclaimed HK, Macau. Taiwan is almost there. What is stopping them from targeting Japan. They are just stroking and provoking the Jap. Any wrong move on the part of Jap will surely result in war. Phillipines openly backing Japan to rearm may have a catalytic effect on proceedings. Friend or foe, only they themselves know. My chinese friend even claim Singapore as part of China, cause our forefathers are from China.
The rise of China is indeed shaking things up in every way.
Last edited by ManWearPants; 14th February 2013 at 03:19 AM.
We should watch every country in the world and I have said before, there is no good or bad guys out there. They have their own agendas!Originally Posted by albertri
If you look back at history, You will know who you should be watchful of, no need to guess. However, being able to defend your own country is ultimate. National Service is our duty.