Chan Chun Sing (right), like a military trained robotic attack guard dog, sees only enemies in our neighbours. He does not see friends or allies who can help us progress together economically. As a former top SAF guy, his glass is always half empty, when opportunistic businessmen and foreign investors, who are the economic backbone of Singapore, see it as half full.
Here is Chan's usual "they're out there to get us" mindset in his dehumanized SAF mind. Never mind there's really nothing worth we have to get us for in the first place.
Remember Navy's 'behind the scenes' work securing Singapore's imports: Chan Chun Sing
There's nothing wrong to be operationally alert and ready. But to create a situation where there's a bogeyman out to eat our children when there's none in the first place? What is this nonsense of "securing the sea lanes that deliver imported food and energy" is this deranged guy yakking about?
Servicemen from the Republic of Singapore Navy and two Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats surrounding an “intruder” during a media preview of the Navy Open House 2013. Senior Minister of State for Defence Chan Chun Sing opened this weekend's Navy Open House by reminding Singaporeans of their navy's "hard work behind the scenes" in securing the sea lanes that deliver imported food and energy that the country depends on. -- ST FILE PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
Senior Minister of State for Defence Chan Chun Sing opened this weekend's Navy Open House by reminding Singaporeans of their navy's "hard work behind the scenes" in securing the sea lanes that deliver imported food and energy that the country depends on.
He said on Saturday: "Everything that we eat, the air-con we turn on, the energy we use, comes from somewhere else in this world."
Mr Chan also stressed that despite the state-of-the-art technology on display during the open house, it is the servicemen and women who ensure that the navy does it job well.
"They are the people who make all these machines work," he said. "The machines do not define the capabilities of the SAF or the navy."
The sea lanes that allow ships to move in and out of Singapore is controlled by our neighbours, Malaysia and Indonesia. We are good as a land-locked country. If at all, if he means that the sea lanes have remained open and that's why we are able to progress, it means that our neighbours have either been extremely nice to us to allow passage, or they are the real heroes behind the scene keeping that passage passable so that we can benefit!
Why is Chan always singing the tune that there are people out there to harm us? Why the Big Baad Bogeyman scare that there are foreigners out to cut off the very sea lanes Chan purports we protect (ha ha ha) when it is our neighbours who are the ones who protect us so?
SAF trains its top men to see the enemy in our neighbours -
It is known that the SAF always trains its top men to believe that our neighbours are up to no good. It has become part and parcel of the SAF motto to train its top officers that the Big Baad Bogeyman is out to get us. This is repeated in one of the top SAF scholar's thesis, where the same stale news that we are under constant threat from our neighbours is repeated - War-happy SAF's shift from defence to engagement in wars of others. Here, we have Maj Lee Yi-jin's Master's thesis, where it implies Indonesia is out to get us. That's a mirror image of fellow top SAF scholar Chan's imagery, no?
SINGAPORE’S DEFENSE POLICY: ESSENTIAL OR EXCESSIVE?Saw how talking to one top SAF guy is like talking to all of 'em? Yep, they have been drilled and trained to be like robots. No need to think. Only repeat what has been drilled to them.
(by Maj Lee Yi-jin)
Page 29 - Cites the Period of Confrontation between Indonesia and Malaysia, when we were under the Federation as an example of "hostility from outside", implicating Singapore has enemies.
This citation is not very well applied and very much misquoted by many PAPpies. Indonesia had an issue with Malaysia because the merger of Singapore, Sabah, Sarawak and Peninsula Malaya was seen as an expansionist plan by Malaya's Tunku. Indonesia and Philippines were quite hostile to that move. The attacks by Indonesia against Singapore has to be seen in the context that it is actually one country against another country's plan for expansion. It is not honest to imply that Singapore, a majority Chinese non-Muslim populated country, was under attack from a majority Muslim country.
Rounding up -
As mentioned, there is nothing wrong to be militarily operational and ready. In fact, it is a must to be that. But SAF, being SAF, is living in paranoia. It believes that a Big Baad Bogeyman is out to usurp Singapore, so much so that everything it does, it sees our neighbours as enemies.
In reality, it is always better to have cordial friends as neighbours than to taunt and provoke them and project them as enemies. SAF is always seeing our glass as half empty, when in reality it is half full.
To end this article, here once again is Chan Chun Sing singing his scary tune, implying 200+ million of our neighbours are out to get us. Never mind we don't really have anything worth for them, or anyone for that matter, to make it their while to attack us.
Q and A from the video clip below:
Q: How was your experience working in Jakarta allowed you to understand the Malay Muslim community better?
2:10 min - In his closing statement, he reminds everyone of the scary, (shiver, shiver....) fact that Indonesia is reproducing at an astronomical rate. A rate of one Singapore (population size) per year. He then makes a subtle (and sly) implication that these Indonesians are in unison in idea, to usurp Singapore.
That's Chan Chun Sing. He sees only enemies and he does not see any friends. But you can't blame him. That's because the SAF trained him that way.