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    LKY did not write the book.

    Some Caucasians wrote the book after interviewing him.

    The cover of the book is a discredit to him. LKY would not call himself "Grandmaster". That is a self-aggrandizement.

    Some country/organisation who is behind Graham Allison, Robert D. Blackwill and Ali Wyne is just using LKY to hit out at PRC.

    What was said in an interview by LKY can be quoted completely out of context. And mis-used for a different purpose.

    LKY's era is almost over. Regardless of whether what he said is wise or not, PRC is not keen to listen to him.

    PRC actually told LKY off once in the past - that he "is not family". Telling him to stay out of PRC-Taiwan cross strait matters.

    Because of Singapore's extreme small size, what our leaders say is almost irrelevant on the world stage. That's unfortunate.

    They may be very wise. But their words have no impact on the world stage. Singapore has no economic or military clout.

    USA is nice to a country, only if it (for example, Singapore) is clearly in their camp.

    Otherwise, they can engineer regime change (e.g. in Cambodia - Lon Nol - Sihanouk).

    But by and large, USA is benign and progressive compared to others (remember how Japan behaved when it occupied Singapore).

    All rich and powerful nations are belligerent. Not just USA and PRC.

    Great Britain, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Germany, USSR, France, Japan have had their glory days of imposing their will on other nations by military force, in the past.

    Small and weak nations like Singapore just have to play it safe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    LKY did not write the book.

    Some Caucasians wrote the book after interviewing him.

    The cover of the book is a discredit to him. LKY would not call himself "Grandmaster". That is a self-aggrandizement.

    Some country/organisation who is behind Graham Allison, Robert D. Blackwill and Ali Wyne is just using LKY to hit out at PRC.

    What was said in an interview by LKY can be quoted completely out of context. And mis-used for a different purpose.

    LKY's era is almost over. Regardless of whether what he said is wise or not, PRC is not keen to listen to him.

    PRC actually told LKY off once in the past - that he "is not family". Telling him to stay out of PRC-Taiwan cross strait matters.

    Because of Singapore's extreme small size, what our leaders say is almost irrelevant on the world stage. That's unfortunate.

    They may be very wise. But their words have no impact on the world stage. Singapore has no economic or military clout.

    USA is nice to a country, only if it (for example, Singapore) is clearly in their camp.

    Otherwise, they can engineer regime change (e.g. in Cambodia - Lon Nol - Sihanouk).

    But by and large, USA is benign and progressive compared to others (remember how Japan behaved when it occupied Singapore).

    All rich and powerful nations in their moment of glory, are belligerent. Not just USA and PRC.

    Great Britain, Spain, Portugal, Holland, Germany, USSR, France, Japan have had their glory days of imposing their will on other nations by military force, in the past.

    Small and weak nations like Singapore just have to play it safe.
    lol. have u read the book?
    it wasn't written by him. it's a collection of interviews in a Q&A format - clearly stated in the book.
    There's more to the book than just PRC; India, SEA, and the West are all discussed.

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    Default Re: Be wary of China - so says LKY

    This one, lah. TS, UncleFai is only referring to the part with comments on PRC.

    Last edited by ricohflex; 28th March 2013 at 09:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    This one, lah. TS, UncleFai is only referring to the part with comments on PRC.

    I just bought it... starting to read...

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    Default Re: Be wary of China - so says LKY

    Whether it is between nations or even individual, once any party gets too strong and unchallenged, they may go strays. I am sue eveyone of you have similar experiences with your life in the work environment or your social life. Afterall, we are all human.

    Therefore, there will some that will go that extreme, like what the Japanese did. While the Spanish, English, American, etc are more moderate when they exert their authorities on others. To be vary is being defensive and protect oneself. Whether it is China, India or Russia, we have to treat them with respect. Looking back at history, you know who you should look out for more. There is no good guys and hero out there to protect you without any own interest.

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    Sun Tzu : " Keep your friends close.... Keep your enemies closer"
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    Some other countries' leaders have dismissed him. Line of attack is always based on small size of Singapore.

    “Who is this ridiculous man who wastes my time? Running Singapore is like running Marseilles. I am running a whole country!”
    -Francois Mitterrand, President of France

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    “A little Emperor … of a tiny Middle Kingdom.”
    “All those who met the great man from the little country were lectured on how Malaysia should be run.”
    “Singapore is a tiny country. Don’t talk big.”
    - Mahathir Mohamed, Prime Minister of Malaysia
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    This book selling like hot cakes. I bought the last one from Raffles City MPH. Heard Robinsons MPH still have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Some other countries' leaders have dismissed him. Line of attack is always based on small size of Singapore.



    -Francois Mitterrand, President of France

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    - Mahathir Mohamed, Prime Minister of Malaysia
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    lol dr m. he can't even get KL right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    This book selling like hot cakes. I bought the last one from Raffles City MPH. Heard Robinsons MPH still have.
    i've been trying to borrow the book from library for a while and it's always on loan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Some other countries' leaders have dismissed him. Line of attack is always based on small size of Singapore.

    “Who is this ridiculous man who wastes my time? Running Singapore is like running Marseilles. I am running a whole country!”

    -Francois Mitterrand, President of France

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    “A little Emperor … of a tiny Middle Kingdom.”
    “All those who met the great man from the little country were lectured on how Malaysia should be run.”
    “Singapore is a tiny country. Don’t talk big.”
    - Mahathir Mohamed, Prime Minister of Malaysia
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    With responses like this, I shudder to imagine how they really think about and treat poorer and smaller countries in the 3rd world
    Last edited by ed9119; 2nd April 2013 at 10:04 AM.
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    well, looking at all the trouble their countries are in now...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ricohflex View Post
    Some other countries' leaders have dismissed him. Line of attack is always based on small size of Singapore.

    “Who is this ridiculous man who wastes my time? Running Singapore is like running Marseilles. I am running a whole country!”

    -Francois Mitterrand, President of France

    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    “A little Emperor … of a tiny Middle Kingdom.”
    “All those who met the great man from the little country were lectured on how Malaysia should be run.”
    “Singapore is a tiny country. Don’t talk big.”

    - Mahathir Mohamed, Prime Minister of Malaysia
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    Well, one got bitten on the backside by the Euro Crisis while the other got poke in the backside by his "PM-to-be"

    I get paid more shooting part time ...... damn, I should find more time to shoot part time

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