“When you're left wounded on Afganistan's plains and
the women come out to cut up what remains, Just roll to your rifle
and blow out your brains,
And go to your God like a soldier”
General Douglas MacArthur"
“We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction.”
“It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.” “Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.
“The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and be the deepest wounds and scars of war.”
“May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't .” “The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
“Nobody ever defended, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
The Soldier stood and faced God
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining
Just as bright as his brass
"Step forward you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't
Because those of us who carry guns
Can't always be a saint."
I've had to work on Sundays
And at times my talk was tough,
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
But, I never took a penny
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep,
The Soldier squared his shoulders and said
And I never passed a cry for help
Though at times I shook with fear,
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fears.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, you Soldier,
You've borne your burden well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."
Trial of Muslim police officer and 15 others accused of child sex abuse delayed by a year
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Examiner UK : PC Amjad Ditta is one of a large group standing trial for alleged exploitation of teenage girls in Halifax. A trial relating to the alleged non-recent sexual exploitation of children in Halifax has been delayed by a year. Amjad
Hussain, also known as Amjad Ditta, is among 16 men charged in relation
to the alleged abuse of three teenage girls in Halifax between 2006 and
The charges include rape, supplying drugs, trafficking, conspiracy to pervert the course of justice and making threats to kill.
Ditta, 35, is a police constable based within West Yorkshire Police's protective services team but he is currently suspended from duty. He is accused of sexually touching one of the girls at a time when he was a serving police officer.
His co-accused are:
Mohammed Vaqaas Abbas, 30, who denies three counts of rape and three of supplying a class C drug
Nadeem Adalat, 34, who has pleaded not guilty to four charges of rape and four of supply of a class C drug
Sajid Adalat, 44, who denies rape
Adalat, 33, who denies two counts of rape, as well as single counts of
trafficking, supply of a class C drug and common assault
Christopher Eastwood, 45, who has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape and two counts of supply of a class C drug
Islam, 46, who denies six counts of rape, three of supplying a class A
drug, three of supplying a class C drug, two of sexual assault and one
of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice
Mohammed Rizwan Iqbal, 34, who denies a charge of rape
Ishtiaq Latif, 32, who has pleaded not guilty to sexual activity with a child
Asad Mahmood, 33, who denies two counts of rape, one of trafficking and one of common assault
Younis Mohammed, 34, who has pleaded not guilty to rape and causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent
Shahzad Nowaz, 40, who has denied rape, supply of a class C drug and making threats to kill
Shazad Nazir, 44, who has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape and two of supply of a class C drug
Sohail Zafar, 36, who has denied rape and supplying a class C drug
Nadeem Nassir, 39, who faces charges of rape, supplying a class C drug and making threats to kill
Mughal, 36, who faces six counts of rape, as well as single counts of
supply of a class C drug, supply of a class A drug and conspiracy to
pervert the course of justice