“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."
Why, for the UN, Is One Mosque Massacre So Much Worse than Countless Church Massacres? By Raymond Ibrahim
Saturday, June 04, 2022
On Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019, Muslim terrorists bombed three
churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka; 359 people were killed and more
than 500 wounded. Pictured: The wreckage of St. Sebastian's Church in
Negombo, Sri Lanka, on April 21, 2019, following the bomb attack. (Photo
by Stringer/Getty Images)
[I]f one non-Muslim attack on
a mosque is enough for the UN to institutionalize a special day for
Islam, what about the countless, often worse, Muslim attacks on
non-Muslim places of worship? Why have they not elicited a similar
response from the UN?
The above list, it should be noted, is hardly comprehensive;
there have been many similar attacks on churches — in Egypt alone. But
because there were few, if any, fatalities, they received little or no
coverage in the Western press.
This dismissal is especially true for those remote — and,
apparently, in the views of Western media, "unimportant" — regions, such
as Nigeria, where Christians are being purged hourly in a
Muslim-produced genocide. Thus, after noting that Muslims have
eliminated 60,000 Christians between just 2009 and 2021, an August 2021
report states that, during that same time frame, Muslims also destroyed
or torched 17,500 churches and 2,000 Christian schools. How many
undocumented souls perished in those largely unreported terror attacks?
Therefore, the original question: If one non-Muslim attack
on a mosque, which claimed 51 Muslim lives, was enough for the UN to
establish an "international day to combat Islamophobia," why have so
many Muslim attacks on churches, which have claimed thousands of
Christian lives, not been enough for the UN to establish an
"international day to combat Christianophobia"?
The UN, it seems, would have us ignore and brush aside all these
ongoing massacres of Christian church worshippers as unfortunate
byproducts of misplaced "Muslim grievances" — and instead fixate on this
one singular, if admittedly horrendous, incident.
For the UN, evidently, one incident constitutes a "pattern" — one
in dire need of recognition and response. The response is to silence,
ignore or attack all those who expose the heavily documented real
pattern of abuse and violence against non-Muslims — which, make no
mistake, is precisely what "combatting Islamophobia" is all about.