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Friday, 27 February 2009

Erzurum..

Salam..
Syukur pada Tuhan Maya telah selamat tiba di bumi Allah Turki..Erzurum to be exact..sebuah negeri di atas gunung...25 Februari 2009.

WHERE is ERZURUM??


Sneak peak through my window in the morning and night..

Monday, 16 February 2009

checklist!!

mari periksa senarai periksa ini..
advance and claim
nota serahan kerja untuk 4 bulan..gulp..blum buat..
elaun baju panas tak dapat ke? dapat..yeay!!
zakat
SM bagi gaji tak nih? tepon le tanye... gaji dapat. cuma elaun kritikal dipotong bila kursus lebih 28 hari
list kan BILLS ($$$) yang perlu buat monthly payment..
international bank in turkey..?? HSBC...yeay!!!
dokumen, original certificates
passport, visa, DUIT in EURO/USD (no..no..boycott)/Liras?
Ole-ole from malaysia
periuk belanga..se-te-ri-ka??
• telefon Malaysia Embassy, Ankara
winter clothing...
new pairs of jeans..ampon..sejuk!!
tudung? muni...akak nk bawak tudung feveret..ehehe
kamera, laptop, charger
notebook, books?
food
luggage bag
extra bag
kotak
toiletteries
medicines
Shoes??
• myself..definitely!!
malasnye nak kemas barang...!!!! nak bawak beg kecik je..

Sunday, 15 February 2009

kita memang istimewa


serba salah plak tentang posting sebelum ni..sebab kawan baik saya ramai sebenarnya..ada 4 orang kawan baik saya (4?? huhu..what about me??) mendirikan rumah tangga beberapa bulan ini, tetapi hanya yang satu itu (rozaina's) dapat saya hadiri..
jadi posting sebelum ini untuk kalian juga..yang juga saya sayangi dan ingati selalu...

*wink*

tak tahu la orang lain, tapi jika anda adalah pelajar sekolah Hira' anda pasti akan rasa kelainan.
KITA SEKOLAH BERSAMA UNTUK TEMPOH YANG LAMA...hehehe
kita membesar bersama, membuli satu sama lain..dan tidak kurang juga kita sama-sama membuli orang lain.. hahaha..mane ade buli-buli..kami budak baik..hihi..
sekolah kami boleh carry foward ke sekolah menengah, jadi ada di kalangan kami yang pernah sekolah bersama sejak darjah satu sehingga tingkatan 5 (11 tahun) kalau yang mula dari tadika Ihsan, maka genaplah 12 tahun..lame kan?? haa..tahu takpe..but as for me, i've been the for 6 years..and it was a bless.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

sempurnakan agama..hurm..

My dearest Rozaina,
My dearest Friend,
My dearest Mrs. Mohsi,

Jenuh kita layan perasaan sorang-sorang semalam..
17 tahun++ panjang juga usia persahabatan kita..dengan izin Allah, alhamdulillah..
one thing about childhood friend is that u have a friend with no condition..pureness of friendship.. syukur Allah pertemukan kita untuk sama-sama berkongsi kisah suka duka masing-masing..tidak kurang juga kisah2 kelakar and our own awkward moments..bertanya "ada ke awak rasa begini juga..??"

Gembira rasanya dapat hadir menyaksikan majlis indah awak dengan Mr. Mohsi. Cuaca juga seakan merestui majlis semalam. Sebak juga mengenangkan awak dah officially ada 'kawan baik' baru. kita harap awak tak lupa kawan baik yang ini..sob sob..

Cantik betul awak semalam (thanks to the bulu mata hehehe).
serius..lawa..adik awak dah tak kenal kakak..
Ya, Anuar Zain pun frust gak..sebab awak tak jemput dia datang kenduri..

dan betul kata awak, akhirnya hubungan kalian berdua dapat juga direalisasikan..kita sebagai jurudengar takde masalah tentang itu..segala cerita ceriti ceritu masih dalam poket kita..hehehe..what ever happens, you'll always have my back, remember that..

rozaina, kita ni suka perhati (tapi tak perasan orang perhati kita)..dan kita dapat lihat banyak benda..dan semuanya akan jadi kenangan manis kita..kita dapat lihat cara awak pandang suami awak dengan pandangan dan senyuman paling bermakna, kita nampak gugupnya suami awak nak akad nikah..hehe..kita ternampak atuk awak nanges bila ibu awak bisik kat dia 'sesuatu'..dia nanges sungguh2..sampai muaz ambik kan tisu..kita lihat sebaknya awak bila berpelukkan dengan ibu dan bapak, dengan Ira..saje kita dok jauh-jauh supaya tak join nanges same..huhu..everybody loves you...remember that..

jadi sekarang masuklah episod baru hidup awak..the journey has just begun..semoga kalian berdua sentiasa berada di bawah rahmat Allah, dimurahkan rezeki, bahagia dunia akhirat..semoga iman dan amal juga meningkat..kerana perkahwinan itu menyempurnakan agama..akhir kata..jangan lupa doakan kita yang masih lagi mencari-cari ni...ok..daa~~~

p/s: kita nak tanye, cage burung yg tergantung tu nape takde burung?? and 'bout ur mum suruh kite tgk pokok..takde hal la..ade gak sebab kite nk jenguk umah awak kan..hehehe..ni ha pokoknye...'pokok tom yam' hah??

Thursday, 12 February 2009

repost..miss u opah..

(September 2005)
opah ku namanya Raja'ah. ibu kepada ibuku..org selalu panggil die PanJa'ah. nie satu-satunya nenek yg aku ade.yang lain sume dah pergi menemui yg Maha Esa. umur opah dah 80 lebih.aku tatau umor yg tepat. bunga yg die pegang tu hadiah mase aku konvo baru nie..senyum nya sungguh menawan kan..?? dah takde gigi..huhuhu!!

tetapi opahku sebenarnye dah nyanyuk. orang indon bilang 'pikun'. dah 4-5 tahun jugak la opah dah nyanyuk. agaknya kalo aku tak btau, korang boleh agak tak die nyanyuk??

0650a.m
aku masuk ke biliknya untuk menggosok baju nak g keje.. alhamdulillah opah nak solat arini..dah lama sebenarnya opah tak solat..nyanyuk kan?? kak riza-penjaga opah- bagi opah pakai telekung, maka opah pun solat, kak riza pun solat. aku plak sibuk menggosok baju..

allahuakbar..bismillahirrahmanirrahim..(alfatihah), (Al-Quraisy)..selesai rakaat pertama, allahuakbar..bismillahirrahmanirrahim..(alfatihah), (Al-Ikhlas)..selesai rakaat kedua.. assalamualaikum warahmatullah..
maka opah pun berwirid kemudian berdoa..

tetiba setelah senyap seketika terdengar.."attahiyyatul mubarakatusshalawatutthoyyibatullillah..sehingga habis.
kemudia opah bagi salam. sekali lagi opah berwirid kemudian berdoa..
(aku yang sedang menggosok ketika itu, pandang opah kemudian pandang kak riza sambil bagi signal>>opah dah lupa tu..ulang tahiyyat akhir..) bila aku pandang opah sekali lagi, opah ulang lagi tahiyyat nye..berlarutan sampai 2 kali..aku pandang lagi kak riza..(aku bagi signal lagi>betul ke nie..sampai bile nak habis solat opah nie??)..
aku pulak sambung gosok tudung..by the time selesai gosok, opah pun selesai salamnye (yang ke-4). kali nie nie terus bukak telekung--dah panas kot..dengan itu, selesailah solat opah ku sayang..

terusik hati aku tengok sume tu..lucu sebenarnye tapi kesian kat die, pastu dok fikir, macam mane la kite kalo dah tua nanti..ade ke yg nak jaga..? nyanyuk ke ingat? mampukah nak berjalan? masih bolehkah nak beramal? Ya Allah, berikan kami kesudahan yang baik..dan jauhkan kami dari azab api neraka..

opah aku tu mase die OK, lain.. solatnye cukup, siap banyak yg extra..(tak mcm aku..extra seciput aje..malu..) takleh dok diam, ade je benda yg nak die buat, suka masak, pemurah, suka bersedekah, tapi tegas jugak orangnye..
sekarang..dah tanak solat-xlarat-(kate die.."aku solat dulu drpd kamu.." maksud die tu..aku dah rope ini,tuhan dah tak suruh solat la..kamu yg muda tu solat..), pastu asyik nak makan aje..sbb dia lupa..

rindunye kat opah yg dulu..tapi die takkan kembali, maka harus sayangi opah yg ini.. opah yg comel,lucu,dan tidak kurang juga banyak menduga kesabaran, especially ummi..semoga ummi dapat jadi anak solehah kepada opah, dan aku dapat jadi anak solehah kepada ummi..
semoga Allah memberkati hidup ibu kepada ibuku kerana kerana dialah aku dapat seorang ibu yang UNIK+BEST..yg tak dapat diungkap oleh kata2.. AMEEN..

Monday, 9 February 2009

anda menyanyi atau bercakap??

Telefon, telefon berbunyi..
Telefon kami datang..
Telefon, telefon berbunyi
Ada haiwan dalam bahaya di sana
Linny,Tuck dan Ming-Ming juga
Wonder Pets datang membantu
Kami tak besar dan kami tak kuat
Bila bekerjasama semua jadi mudah
Yayyyy! Wonder Pets
Apa yang penting?? Kerjasama! Apa yang penting? Kerjasama!
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Pada suatu petang, seorang ibu dan anak berada di kedai gunting rambut..
Anak berdiri di sebelah ibu yang baru selesai sembahyang, lalu anak menyanyi..

Telefon, telefon berbunyi...
Telefon, telefon berbunyi...

Tiba-tiba ibu tunduk dan mencapai begnya, mencari telefon bimbitnya..kemudian berkata..
"Hurm..mana telefon ummi ni, telefon ummi bunyi ye...??"

huhu..IBUKU TIDAK KENAL WONDERPETS..

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

The Jihad Of Thalut Against Jalut

Try not to cry~a song by Sami Yusuf featuring Outlandish..
it has a very powerful lyrics, i even did some research to know more...

"'Ayn Jalut where David slew Goliath.."
have u heard this story before..?? have u heard a place called 'Ayn Jalut??
'Ayn Jalut is a place in Palestine where this historical event happened.
this story was also mentioned in our Holy Al-Quran in Surah Al Baqarah (2: 246-252).

i found this interesting article here. Happy reading!!!!

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Their Prophet said to them: "(Allah) hath appointed Thalut as king over you." They said: "How can he exercise authority over us when we are better fitted than he to exercise authority, and he is not even gifted, with wealth in abundance?" He said: "(Allah) hath Chosen him above you, and hath gifted him abundantly with knowledge and bodily prowess: Allah Granteth His authority to whom He pleaseth. Allah careth for all, and He knoweth all things.” [Qur’an 2:247]
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It cannot be denied that every man endowed with wealth and status are given trials. The ownership of wealth and power is a form of trial per se. Not a few men have become evil, greedy and lost their humane characters by owning them.

We know the story about Qarun, a slave to his own wealth, whose life was ended by being swallowed up in the earth down with his wealth.

We also know the story about Firaun, a very powerful king who had become oppressive and kafir because of his power. That is why Islam stresses so much on the danger of owning wealth and status. But at the same time it also presents us with clear representations, the stories about wealthy men and officials who were safe.

We also know the story about Prophet Sulaiman AS, as well as the story of Khalifah Umar bin Abdul Aziz, as a depiction of kings who were guided. Also Uthman bin Affan and Khadijah al-Kubra, as wealthy people who would be even wealthier in paradise afterwards because of spending their wealth in wise ways.

This story about King Thalut is another depiction given by the Qur’an in the subject of power ownership. This story in many ways also gives out a big contribution to the world’s moral.

It was said that this story also exists in the religious book of the Jews and Christians. There are surely differences though between the story of King Thalut in the Islamic version which is mentioned in the Qur’an and the story which was contained in the holy books of the people of Israel. The stories in their books later became known as the ‘Israelliyat’ (Jewish traditions transmitted by the converts amongst the Jews and later conveyed by the Companions and Followers (tâbiûn)).

The Leader’s Trepidation

Thereupon, Prophet Musa AS and his brother Prophet Harun AS, returned to their Lord leaving the People of Israel in a situation where they did not have a leader. Trials and humiliations had befallen upon the Jewish people continually thereafter.

They were always defeated in every battle that had taken place between them and the other nations of the world. Their reputations were affected and their honors gradually died away.

The People of Isreal is a nation with a long history of glory. Often times they had became the chosen race or people because Allah SWT had frequently sent His chosen messengers to them. In fact they were a people who are mentioned the most for their stories in the Qur’an.

Nevertheless, their history is a history which contains for the most part records of insubordination and infidelity towards the teachings of the messengers, thus there grew a kind of pride in their hearts. This case can be directly related to the sirah of our Prophet, Muhammad SAW, where in their denial of this supreme human being, one of the reasons was because of their egos which did not acknowledge prophets not from amongst their people. We all know that the Prophet was sent by Allah SWT amongst the Arab society, not the people of Israel.

The state of humiliation and defeat that they were experiencing made the people of Israel grieved. Like what we have been told in the Qur’an in the surah Al-Baqarah verse 246, a group from the Bani (Tribe) Israel approached their prophet to ask for a king. It was not specifically mentioned who the prophet was, but what's certain was that the prophet had a different task from that of the Prophet Musa’s role. This means that the prophet was not a Rasul (Messenger or a prophet who is given a new Shari'at [Divine Law]) like Prophet Musa AS.

“Raise for us a leader so that we can fight in the way of Allah,” they said to the prophet.

It might be that you are obligated to fight later, but you do not fight,” the prophet answered doubting the commitments of the dignitaries from the Bani Israel.

“Why don’t we want to fight in the way of Allah, whereas we are exiled from our villages and separated from our children,” they replied to convince the prophet.

It appeared that they were truly desperate for a leader. Nobody can unite them in battles to confront their enemies except for a true king. The king who they were hoping for was actually a king who would be wise. A king who would know how to lead, whose every behavior displayed the conducts of a true leader. With a king like that, they were confident that they could rise up from the humiliations.

The prophet then prayed to Allah so that a genuine king would be raised from amongst the people who were akin to strayed baby chicks looking for the mother hen. Then Allah SWT revealed to him a sign and made Thalut, an ordinary young man, to become a king.

The dignitaries of the Bani Israel were shocked. The Thalut whom they knew was a poor man who had no wealth he could be proud of, and he was not from the normal circles of people. A very shocking decision and out of their expectations. They spontaneously rejected it!

“How can he become our king, whereas we more qualified and have more rights to become a king and he does not have much wealth,” they said, like what can be found in the Qur’an.

The prophet was even so shocked at their reactions. Weren’t they the one who asked for a sign and a king to be raised? When the directive came, they were also the one who became the opponent of that directive.

Thalut Became A King

However, the prophet did not lose his patience. He explained politely that Thalut was a sign from Allah hence he was the most entitled. According to him, Thalut was a king bestowed with superior knowledge (‘ilm) and iman. Moreover, Thalut have a strong physical built. The two particular strengths which fused into one body made Thalut a very suitable candidate to become a leader who would be bearing the heavy task ahead.

It was narrated in the tradition that Thalut had a perfect physique. Quraish Shihab mentioned that the word ‘Thalut’ came from the word 'Thawil', meaning long and tall. It was because Thalut was a young man who possessed a very good body form.

The prophet then added that the sign that Thalut would be a king was the return of Tabut to the people of Israel. Tabut was a chest which contained the relics left by Prophet Musa AS and Prophet Harun AS. The Bani Israel always brought the chest to every battle they had. It was once an object of everybody’s struggle.

The sign was portrayed in the Qur’an,: “And (further) their Prophet said to them: "A Sign of his authority is that there shall come to you the Ark of the covenant, with (an assurance) therein of security from your Lord, and the relics left by the family of Moses and the family of Aaron, carried by angels. In this is a symbol for you if ye indeed have faith."[Qur’an 2:248]

The Tabut was very important for the Bani Israel. It was said that, ten of the Prophet Musa’s decree for his people which was better known as the famous Ten Commandments were contained inside the Tabut.

This had caused enough discomforts in the hearts of the dignitaries of the Bani Israel, yet they had no choice but to accept it while waiting for evidences on the truthfulness of what the Prophet had said. It was precisely that what happened, there were no battles and fighting whatsoever but the Tabut had returned to them miraculously. Like what we are told in the Qur’an, it was the angels who had brought the Tabut back to the people of Israel, though it was not recounted in detail.

War Full Of Trials

The evidences on the accuracy of Thalut was naturally valid. Nobody could refute the honor that Allah SWT had given to this slave of His who would be leading the Bani Israel at that time. The first plan that Thalut had to perform was to reclaim the honor of the Bani Israel. Through a formal order, Thalut declared war against Jalut, an oppressive king who had defeated the Bani Israel. So he made ready his forces without any delay.

The pattern of Thalut’s leadership displayed himself as a respected leader. He prepared his forces with wisdom and full of discipline. His venerable characters further strengthened the enthusiasm of the Bani Israel to go to battles.

However, Thalut was a king who did not just want a temporary admiration. Due to the very grueling battle they would be tackling ahead, he needed warriors with high and pure commitments in his forces. Furthermore, his forces had hardly been tried and tested. Everything still seemed blur to him at that time.

The appointed day finally arrived. Thalut’s forces set off leaving their territory. The huge number in the forces were likened to the 'thick dust flying in the air', it was said. After travelling for quite some distances, Thalut called out to his forces, "Verily, Allah will test you at the stream: if any drinks of its water, He goes not with my army: Only those who taste not of it go with me: A mere sip out of the hand is excused.” Thalut said loudly like what have been recounted in the Qur’an in surah Al-Baqarah, verse 249.

Not long afterwards, the expedition stumbled upon a river. According to tradition, it was said that the river was Jordan River. Naturally Thalut’s party was in thirst. The first test was given by Allah SWT to them and it was due to this test that Thalut’s forces became less in number.

Some of the members of the expedition who did not have strong fighting spirits, drank the water from the river until they had got rid of their thirsts. However, the remaining fraction of the expedition still held on with the spirit of 'wanting to obey Thalut’s order'. The group that had passed the first test was the one who continued the journey.

Finally, Thalut’s forces come upon the forces of Jalut. It was soon discovered that the strength of Jalut’s forces was far more superior. This had caused fear and trembling to come over the men of Thalut and all their bones shook. But the strength of their Iman helped them to withhold and abstain from retreat. But still a portion of the forces who have thin iman could not hide their fear and right away decided to flee.

“There is no power within us to fight Jalut and his war party. We can’t afford to fight them. Therefore we are making up our mind not to participate in the battle against Jalut’s forces,” the members of Thalut’s forces with weak iman said.

The situation felt so intolerable for Thalut. If he was not the chosen person, he could have probably left the battle field himself. According to some narrations, those from his forces who remained loyal only numbered 300 of them. They were the ones whose flame of Jihad had been ignited and whose iman was ‘thick’.

Tthey intensified their spirit with confidence, “…"How oft, by Allah's will, Hath a small force vanquished a big one? Allah is with those who steadfastly persevere." [Qur’an 2:249]

Yes, how many small forces but with quality had been able to defeat much bigger forces. The battle between Rasulullah SAW and the Quraish kafirs at the hill of Badr had become its prove some centuries later.

Daud and Jalut

Nothing seemed blur anymore now. The 300 people were his true warriors who were clearly upon the jihad in the way of Allah SWT. They gallantly fought the thousands from Jalut’s forces. They only have two choices: victory and obtaining success or shaheed and straight way fly towards Allah’s paradise which was full of infinite bliss. There were no doubts in their steps, no more skepticism in their hearts.

Amongst the forces of Thalut, there was a youth who had a noble akhlaq (the practice of virtue, morality and manners). He was David, before he was taken up as a Rasul of the Bani Israel: David attacked Jalut valiantly and it the end, he succeeded in killing the cruel king. The success of David in killing Jalut had become a sign of victory they had been waiting for. The forces of Jalut then ran away helter skelter. This historical story had become very famous and it is widely known by the title David and Goliath. David was Daud as a protagonist who defeated Goliath or Jalut the evil.

Thus the story was ended in the Qur’an. David soon became a Rasul and inherited the rule of Thalut and was filled by Allah SWT with hikmah (wisdom) and noble teachings.

“By Allah's will they routed them; and David slew Goliath; and Allah gave him power and wisdom and taught him whatever (else) He willed. And did not Allah Check one set of people by means of another, the earth would indeed be full of mischief: But Allah is full of bounty to all the worlds. These are the Signs of Allah. we rehearse them to thee in truth: verily Thou art one of the apostles.” [Qur’an 2:251-252]

We could relate to the above story in the context of today. When every religion claims that a messiah would come to deliver themselves and raise them up from oppressions and humiliations like what Thalut did to the Bani Israel. In today's world it is blindingly obvious who are from the people of Thalut and who are from Jalut’s side. The oppression of the Muslims are so prevalent in todays world, in Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, the Philippines, etc. It was the Muslims who were exiled and refugees in their own homeland. Many were separated from their families. Those of the 300 men who remained loyal to Thalut are the Mujahideen of today, what’s left of the original huge number of Muslims in the world today. Not the moderates, secular, or liberals (forget about the munafiqs)... these are the poeple who have completely failed at the earliest test. It is the Mujahideen of today who are the warriors with high and pure commitments, whose flame of jihad had been ignited and whose iman was ‘thick’. In their unrelenting istiqomah (steadfastness) they would soon defeat the Goliath of today under the leadership of a forthcoming Imam. Insha Allah.

Explaining war in Gaza to children

this is a know-how thingy..
i was forwarded with this article few weeks back.
it is a simple story to make things easy to explain, it has its own pro & cons. u can read the comments here..

By Nury Vittachi

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Chapter one

Once upon a time, there was a family called Pal.

They lived in a property which was hot and dusty, but they liked it, and had lived there for more than 2,000 years.

Then one day, they had some visitors. "We are the Izzy family," said the head of the new arrivals. "And we're moving in."

"What?" said the Pal family. "You can't do that."

"Yes, we can," said Mr Izzy. "THEY said we could." The newcomers pointed to some heavily armed "minders" who were accompanying them. Their names were Usa and Uk.

"Hi," said the biggest one. "I am here to tell you that Izzy and his family have suffered terrible trauma. They need a new home."

"I sympathize," said Mr Pal. "But this is our home, and it's very small. Why don't you give them space in your homes?"

"They want to live here, because their ancestors lived here," said Usa.

"But that's not fair," the Pal family objected.

There was an impasse. The wider community was called to adjudicate.
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Chapter two

The Izzy family said the issue could be boiled down to one simple question: "The Izzy family has a right to exist, yes or no?"

The giant Usa agreed enthusiastically: "Yes, we declare that the Izzy family definitely has the right to exist."

"Hang on," said a member of the Pal family. "The issue is not whether the Izzy family has a right to exist. It's whether they have the right to exist ON OUR PROPERTY."

Usa looked deeply shocked. "Outrageous! You're saying the Izzy family do not have the right to exist, so that automatically makes you a group of genocidal terrorists. Now you're in trouble."

The Pal family members were at a loss about what to do. They realized that they needed a powerful friend, too.

They took the matter to court. The chief judge was a man named Yuen, sometimes spelt UN. Yuen talked to many members of the community, including Ms Asia, Mr France and so on. They all agreed the situation was fundamentally unfair. Judge Yuen passed several edicts to make the situation fairer.

But the Izzy family ignored these edicts, and were fully supported by Usa.
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Chapter three
The Izzy family got bigger and stronger and tougher and richer. The Pal family got poorer and poorer. Years of unfairness and abuse resulted in the inevitable.

One desperate, tormented member of the Pal family, a man named Hamas, couldn't take it any more. He went off the rails and started to fight back.

In retaliation, the Izzy family unleashed a massive wave of violence.

"Please stop," said the Pal family, after 900 members of their family had been killed.

Judge Yuen and most members of the international community called for the invasion to stop.

But the most powerful member, Usa, told the Izzy family to continue the slaughter, explaining that the horrible injuries to the Pal family were all their own fault. "The Izzy family has a right to exist," Usa said. "And it has the right to defend itself."

And they all lived miserably ever after.
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Epilogue
It's a sad story, isn't it? There's just one way this tale can have a different ending.

The new US administration needs to remember the words of Abraham Lincoln, forgotten by the old US administration: "There's only way to destroy your enemy: make him your friend."