Sunday, January 31, 2010

stop-loss

stop-loss...



at first, i wonder does eveyrone know what is the exact definition for this compound word? or...err..is it really is a compound word? even though i have a little bit of the linguistics knowledge, truthfully...i do not know the definition of this word...

literally...i would interpret this word as "berhenti...dan kehilangan"...well, since i am a Malay, i have the tendency to translate any English words that are NOT common into my mother tongue because it is easy to do direct Malay translation rather than interpreting it as a word of Queens language..


later i asked my friend (Kak Norin) and my KP (Ketua Panitia aka Head of English Panel, Sir Musa):


i said...."hah...apa maksud stop-loss?"


"hah?..stop-loss? err..apa tue?" ---> Sir Musa's response.


"itu tajuk movie, betul kan?" that's Kak Norin's answer


yup..Kak Norin was right..indeed, it is a title of a movie...and INDEED, this movie does give a lot of information about the situation that is related to "STOP-LOSS"...and as i have watched the entire movie, now i know the concept of stop-loss...


indeed, my wild guess and direct translation of the word into the Malay language was partly correct...literally, it is related to "berhenti..dan kehilangan" because that is the situation of the people who were forced to be involved in the stop-loss " torture event"...the people who are involved in the stop-loss situation are lost indeed...they are suffering horrendous effects from many aspects of life especially the emotional development..they are having hallucination, where many of them are behaving abnormally, thinking that they are still in a war and some also had terrible nightmares...

according to the Wikipedia definition,

stop-loss policy in the US Military term is the involuntary extension of a service member's active duty under the enlistment of contract in order to retain them beyond their initial end of term of service (ETS) date.

in other words, it means the American soldiers are forced to go back to the war zone countries (e.g. Iraq & Afghanistan) after their official time as soldier in those countries are over...they came back home for a while and then, were forced to go back...truthfully, many of them disagreed with the order...they refused to go go back into the battlefield ground...

why do these people refused and there were some of them who rebelled against it? apart from the fact that living in the war zone countries is not something that normal people would enjoy, it is because they already know the truth...the bitter fact of reality is - there is NO WAR...the US government only 'created' the war because of their inferiority and insecurity...after the attack of September 11 (2001), they are afraid that their country will be attacked again...thus, they launched "war of terror" as a part of their effort to protect their people (so they said..)...

some of these soldiers volunteered to go to the battlefield in the first place, convincing themselves that they are actually defending their country and their people...but what is there to fight as there is no real war in the context of military?...at these places (Iraq, Afghanistan), there is only a man trying to protect his family from strangers, a mother struggling to keep her family together, and maybe there is only an innocent son trying to help his father taking care of the family from being hurt by those 'green aliens' in tanks...

now...where is their legal right to live as a normal human being if it is being jeopardised by these so-called "the peace maker?" who invaded their country, testing all new weapons on their land & killing the innocent lives of the country's future generation?

these people...these Muslims rebelled when they are being oprressed..when they cannot work to put food on their table, when their children have deal with 'blind' bullets everyday, when their family cannot sleep peacefully at nights...

as for me, these Americans are arrogant - they think so highly of themselves, they think that they are the GREATEST ONES...if they are truly THAT great and THAT strong, why would they fear of something that is not visible? Why should they be afraid of weak countries like Iran, Iraq & Afghanistan? what do these countries have? they only have the spirit of Jihad among its citizens, ready to die for their belief...they have no powerful weapons, no complicated f4 jet fighters or the B-series of nuclear bombs (e.g. B43, B61 & B83) and so on...but..in my opinion, the spirit of Jihad among the Muslims is the most powerful weapons of all...because it is this spirit that will ignite the flame of fighting towards the end, dying with honour & never give up...SYAHID...

so..stop-loss...is it worth it? some of the unlucky US armies, they refused the order thus, they have to run for their life...running away from their loved ones, from familiar faces as a way to keep alive..they have to give up everything about their former life...they change their identity, change their appearance etc...is it fair to do all these to them?

or the bigger question is...is it fair to have war when there is nothing to fight for? is it worth when the casualties are high and the loss are great...when most of the victims are all innocent?

the Muslims out there...please wake up....rise up to the challenge to help our sisters and brothers in need out there...

semoga suatu waktu nanti akan tertegak kembali sistem khalifah...semoga akan berakhirnya kekacuan dunia hari ini dan bersinar teranglah cahaya keimanan & Islam ke serata alam bumi ini...

i am just a weak, powerless, ordinary Muslim who really loves her religion & country but could do nothing much about it except praying for the bless of Allah SWT...may all of us be under HIS protection, berkah, rahmah & hidayah-Nya...amin...

reference: Stop-loss (2008 movie - starring Ryan Phillippe as Sergeant Brandon King with Channing Tatum as Sergeant Steve Shriver)

another good movie to watch is "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" (2008) - watch for knowledge purpose only and judge wisely..

2 comments:

Kejernihanku said...

Salam..thanks for visiting my blog..and jazakillah coz leaving your comment..I'm very appreciate for those who have intention to correct my mistake.

Saya nak tanye awak ni cikgu sekolah SBPI sabak bernam ke? since I noticed you are following mostly my ustaz ustazah and cikgu in SBPISB and as far as I concern you are the teacher as well..huhu..

If yes..i'm proudly declare i'm product of SBPISB..huhu..

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