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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:56 am 
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Let the World Condemn Duterte
NYTimes, By THE EDITORIAL BOARD, APRIL 25, 2017

A Filipino lawyer formally asked the International Criminal Court on Monday to charge President Rodrigo Duterte and 11 officials with mass murder and crimes against humanity over the extrajudicial killings of thousands of people in the Philippines over the past three decades. The I.C.C. should promptly open a preliminary investigation into the killings.

The lawyer, Jude Josue Sabio, filed the complaint in his own name, but he also represents two men who have publicly said they were paid members of the death squad that Mr. Duterte set up in Davao City when he was the mayor... In all, Mr. Sabio said in the 77-page filing, more than 9,400 people have been killed, most of them poor young men, but also bystanders, children and political opponents.

Mr. Sabio is not the first to accuse Mr. Duterte of mass killings — so have Human Rights Watch, in 2009; Amnesty International, this January; and some brave Filipino politicians. The I.C.C. chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, declared last October that the court was “closely following” developments in the Philippines.

And if the findings of Mr. Sabio, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and politicians, or the confessions of the former death squad members, are not enough evidence, there are Mr. Duterte’s savage words. “Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now, there is three million drug addicts. I’d be happy to slaughter them,” he told reporters in one of his most outrageous statements (and misstating the figure for the Holocaust, which is six million).

This is a man who must be stopped.
(full article) https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/25/opinion/let-the-world-condemn-duterte.html

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Trump invites Duterte to Washington
SunStar, By Keith A. Calayag, Sunday, April 30, 2017

MANILLA - UNITED States President Donald Trump has invited President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said. "There was a mention of an invitation from President Trump to President Rodrigo Duterte to visit the White House," Abella, confirming US reports, said in a statement on Sunday. The spokesperson also confirmed that Duterte indeed spoke with Trump in a phone call on Saturday evening.
(full article) http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2017/04/30/trump-invites-duterte-washington-539284

So, guys... How about that Donald J Trump? Is he servicing the genitals of Hitler's ghost, or what? Maybe if they time things right, he and Duterte can circle-jerk together with Erdogan and a few other fascist motherf--kers in the Oval Office until they get it off, and then wipe themselves off on the US flag.

Where is your goddamned moral authority now?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:23 am 
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How is this connected with China's sea actions? I'm missing it.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:19 am 
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How is this connected with China's sea actions? I'm missing it.

Uh, well, you see, they all share this coastline or regional waters along the South China Sea and western Pacific Ocean, and, as it turns out, things are connected in this world o' ours. That was the take-home lesson of WWI. Everything is connected, often just out of sight or beneath the facade.

Here, let me cast some more light for you:

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Chinese warships dock in Davao City
ABS-CBN News, Posted at Apr 30 2017 04:12 PM

MANILA -- (UPDATED) Three Chinese warships docked in President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown of Davao City on Sunday. The ships were a Chinese frigate, a missile guided destroyer, and a replenishment ship... The ships will reportedly engage in goodwill games with the Philippines. A tour of the ships will also be offered although it is yet to be known who will be invited to the tour.

The flags of the Philippines and China were earlier seen raised at the bridge of China's guided missile destroyer Chang Chun (DDG 150). As of posting time, only Chinese media are allowed on board. It is also yet to be known whether Duterte, who usually spends his Sundays in Davao City, will visit the ships.

Bilateral ties between Manila and Beijing have seen an improvement as President Duterte continues to downplay the maritime dispute...
(full article) http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/04/30/17/chinese-warships-dock-in-davao-city

Now, in your opinion, should the United States enable and lend credibility to a genocidal mass-murderer in order to try to win them back from China, or should some things, values, and/or principles in fact be sacred in this world and how our foreign policy navigates it? Is the "enemy of our enemy" in fact our friend or the friend of civilization generally? And more pointedly, in a general worldwide sense, aren't some of these so-called "enemies" selected with a disingenuous, arbitrary, capricious, and hegemonic bent? Don't we create many of the conflicts that we later try to use as justification for our endless predilection for violent expressions of disdain for peace and diplomacy? Do we avoid strengthening institutions of international criminal justice against war criminals and perpetrators of crimes against humanity and the environment itself because we know that we ourselves are already seriously exposed and dug in to deep national commitment to exactly such evil wrongfulness?


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 10:12 am 
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In this May 2, 2017, file photo, a U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, is installed at a golf course in Seongju, South Korea. Former President Park Geun-hye’s decision to allow the United States to base the state-of-the-art missile defense system in South Korea’s territory to cope with North Korean nuclear threats is a major irritant. There’s widespread opposition in South Korea to the THAAD deployment and loud protests from China, which also sees the system as a security threat. But challenging Washington over THAAD might be difficult for new President Moon Jae-in.

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DenverPost, By Hyung-jin Kim/AP, May 30, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea — Calling it a “very shocking” incident, South Korea’s new president on Tuesday demanded an investigation into why his office wasn’t told by defense officials about the arrival of several additional launchers for a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to cope with North Korea’s nuclear threat.

Before taking office on May 10, Moon Jae-in vowed to review the deployment of a system that has infuriated both North Korea and China, which consider its powerful radar a security threat. Many of Moon’s supporters don’t want the system, which U.S. President Donald Trump suggested Seoul should pay for.

On Tuesday, senior presidential adviser Yoon Young-chan said Moon has discovered that four additional launchers for the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, system have arrived in South Korea since the original two launchers were installed in April. Yoon said senior Defense Ministry officials didn’t report the arrival of the additional launchers when they gave Moon’s policy advisory committee a briefing last Thursday. “President Moon said it’s ‘very shocking’ after receiving a report” on the incident from his national security director, Yoon said at a news conference.

It’s unclear if Moon will go ahead with his campaign pledge to re-examine the THAAD deployment because a request for the withdrawal of the system’s components could severely undermine ties with Washington, Seoul’s most important ally, analysts say.
(full article) http://www.denverpost.com/2017/05/30/south-korea-us-missile-launchers/

It sounds as if South Korea has a state-within-a-state problem of a treasonous military challenging and undermining its democracy, too. It's interesting. This is exactly how Japan fell to aggressive expansionist militarism going after China in the 1930s. It started acting independent of its democracy, then subverted and enslaved it-- and that progression created all that followed. Of course, we've seen that these past seventeen years here in the United States, but it's been more strategic and only gone after nation-states it could get away with, more or less, disregarding profound local and regional tolls against humanity and civilization anyway-- so far.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:35 am 
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Philippines: Commission on Human Rights budget cut to almost nothing amid Duterte's drug crackdown
ABC.net.au, By Barney Porter, September 13, 2017

Philippines politicians allied with President Rodrigo Duterte have slashed the annual budget for the Commission on Human Rights from $17 million to just $25. The public body has clashed repeatedly with Mr Duterte over his violent campaign against illegal drugs, and human rights advocates say the move is aimed at supressing any dissent... Much of the Government's criticism of the commission has stemmed from its attempts to investigate deaths linked to the crackdown on illegal drugs unleashed by Mr Duterte in July last year.

The house speaker and a close ally of Mr Duterte, Pantaleon Alvarez, said the commission deserved a low budget for being what he termed a "useless" body, and for defending the rights of criminals. But Chito Gascon, the commission's chairman, said the measly budget was clearly an attempt to force his resignation... "We have a clear mandate to speak truth to power when it involves violations by state authorities on the rights of our power," Mr Gascon said.

Phelim Kine, deputy Asia director for Human Rights Watch, said the commission, founded in 1987 after the fall of the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship, was vital in the Philippines. "[It] has this very symbolic and very important agency that is tasked with protecting the civil and vocal rights of Filipinos, to ensure that the types of grotesque abuses that occurred under the Marcos' don't repeat," he said. "The fact that pro-Duterte lawmakers are looking to eviscerate it as a functioning body is extremely worrying, given the extent of this human rights calamity that Duterte has inflicted on the Philippines as part of this so-called war on drugs."

The Government is reportedly planning a cut of 75 per cent in spending next year on drug rehabilitation facilities, while also seeking a massive hike in funding for the anti-drug campaign... "It's unquestionable that amongst the 38 per cent of Filipinos who voted for President Duterte last year, that [there is] pretty solid support for him still," he said. "But there is a growing constituency amongst Filipinos who are absolutely appalled at how this murderous campaign has been inflicted on the Philippines, targeting the most vulnerable citizens of society... And lately we have seen this deliberate targeting of children, as young as 14 years old, so there is growing resentment that is worrying the Duterte Government..."
(full article) http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-13/duterte-slashes-commission-on-human-rights-annual-budget-to-$25/8941088


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:09 pm 
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Reuters, by Manuel Mogato, Roli Ng, September 21, 2017

MANILA (Reuters) - Thousands of Filipinos rallied on Thursday to denounce Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and warn of what they called an emerging dictatorship, in a major show of dissent against the controversial but hugely popular leader. Politicians, indigenous people, priests, businessmen, and left-wing activists held marches and church masses accusing Duterte of authoritarianism and protesting at policies including a ferocious war on drugs that has killed thousands.

Signs saying “Stop The Killings” and “No To Martial Rule” reflected fears that Duterte would one day deliver on his threat to declare nationwide military rule like that imposed by late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. The rallies marked the 45th anniversary of the start of that era, remembered by many Filipinos as brutal and oppressive. Effigies of Duterte were burned, including one which bore both his face and that of late Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

A protester with a toy gun played dead on the ground in a reenactment of one of a spree of drug-related killings that activists say are executions staged by police. Anti-Duterte Senator Risa Hontiveros said democracy was under threat by a “Dutertatorship” with a “policy of killing”. Vice President Leni Robredo, who was not Duterte’s running mate, said Filipinos should recognize signs of “rising tyranny”.

Marcos declared martial law in 1972 and held power for 14 years until his removal in a bloodless, army-backed “people’s power” uprising. He abolished democratic institutions and was accused of killing, torturing and “disappearing” thousands of opponents. Duterte has expressed admiration for Marcos. His critics are alarmed by his autocratic rhetoric and a vicious disdain for his detractors.
(full article) http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-quake/mexico-rescuers-in-race-to-find-trapped-survivors-48-hours-after-quake-idUSKCN1BW0YK

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Duterte Says Son Will Be Killed if Involved With Drugs
By Alexa Lardieri, Staff Writer, Sept. 21, 2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he would have his son killed if accusations of drug trafficking against him proved true, and that he also would protect the police who would kill his son from prosecution...

Duterte's son, Paolo Duterte, denied trafficking allegations made against him in front of a senate inquiry earlier this month. The younger Duterte reportedly has been accused of being a member of a Chinese triad gang and assisting in the smuggling of a large shipment of crystal methamphetamine from China.

"I said before my order was: 'If I have children who are into drugs, kill them so people will not have anything to say,'" Duterte said Wednesday... "So I told [Paolo]: 'My order is to kill you if you are caught. And I will protect the police who kill you, if it is true.'"
(full article) https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-09-21/philippine-president-rodrigo-duterte-says-son-will-be-killed-if-involved-with-drugs

This dude has some fascinating psychology.


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SFGate/AP, Monday, October 9, 2017

MANILA — A mission of international parliamentarians and civil society leaders on Monday urged President Rodrigo Duterte’s government to halt what it says is the extremely alarming number of drug suspects being killed in the campaign against illegal drugs and the administration’s aggressive efforts to silence its critics.

European parliamentarians in the group warned that the Philippines risks losing a preferential trade deal that allows 6,200 of its products to enter the European Union duty free if it fails to immediately stop the killings and political persecution of critics. The General System of Preference deal is under review and an EU report is expected in January.

“If the human rights standards are not upheld, then there may be consequences in the Philippines’ inclusion in the special trading instrument of the EU,” said German parliamentarian Arne Lietz. He called for an immediate stop to the killings, the release of detained government critics and an investigation into the thousands of drug suspects killed.

“The killings of persons accused, without evidence or trial, of involvement in the drug trade continue unabated even in recent days,” said a statement issued by the mission members from Europe, the United States and Australia. “Yet the Philippine government continues to deny it to the international community.”

Swedish parliamentarian Emilia Toyra said the gross human rights violations appear to be encouraged by Duterte himself.

Police statistics show that more than 3,900 suspected drug dealers and users have been killed in antidrug operations since Duterte took office last year. Another 2,000 homicide cases are suspected to be drug-related, while nearly 10,000 other homicide cases are under investigation.
(full article) http://www.sfgate.com/world/article/Lawmakers-call-for-end-to-deadly-antidrug-sweep-12264223.php


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The four month-long siege of Marawi, Philippines, has cost 1,000 lives, and seen 400,000 people displaced

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(The) Philippines military ... has been bogged down in a gruelling four-month battle to retake the southern city of Marawi. What began as a surprise takeover by militants that Manila said would be easily defeated, quickly descended into house-to-house fighting against a deceptively well-planned Islamist insurgency. The insurgents have withstood a relentless US-backed bombing campaign, raising awkward questions about the Philippines' ability to defend itself from an increasingly assertive Islamist presence in its violence-plagued south.

Fighting broke out on May 23 during what the Philippine army said was an operation to catch Hapilon, wanted for years as leader of the Abu Sayyaf kidnap-for-ransom group and later as the declared regional leader of the so-called Islamic State. The raid against Hapilon failed and pushed the (group) into action. They swiftly seized key buildings and took hostages, forcing thousands to flee as troops surrounded the city.

But as the weeks passed it was clear the militants had planned for a lengthy and suicidal siege, hiding arms caches across the city linked by a network of tunnels and passages between buildings... Sustained aerial and artillery bombardments, aided by Australian and US reconnaissance aircraft and intelligence, failed to dislodge the fighters.

Throughout the conflict hundreds of hostages escaped or were freed as the fighting progressed, bringing with them harrowing testimony of their treatment at the hands of brutal captors... Authorities said the hostages' roles included carrying the gunmen's food and ammunition, serving as stretcher-bearers for their wounded, collecting munitions, acting as human shields and even being forced to fight.

Slowly, street by street and house by house, the militants were pushed back into an increasingly small patch of the pulverised city. While authorities have made several previous announcements on the imminent end of the conflict, observers believe this time an end to the battle is drawing to a conclusion. But the costs have been steep. One of the most important Muslim-majority cities in the south lies in ruins, its population traumatised and dispossessed. According to authorities, some 822 militants, 162 government forces and 47 civilians have been killed in the fighting -- and dozens of insurgents remain in the battle area.
(full article) https://sg.news.yahoo.com/battle-marawi-bitter-siege-left-city-ruins-085558370.html

Gee, it's like someone had one script, only one script, and they kept applying it.

So, let us suppose one has this population they want to genocide. They can't just do it, of course, it just isn't allowed by the civilized world. So what is a psychopath to do? Well, they could hire a mercenary army of operatives to operate under a false banner to accomplish their goals using irregular forces. Of course, if I recall, that is in and of itself a war crime, so it's not a secret you would divulge easily.

Now these guys are supposed to be freedom fighters for Muslim ideology or something. But just like DAESH, everyone hates their guts. They are literally friends to nobody. Almost like they're a mercenary invading army for a monied interest that is committing genocide, piracy, or both.

So they move in. And then you have this carefully-orchestred ballet between the "legitimate" authorities and this farcical merceny pirate genocidal army that you've raised. Isn't this clever, because notice that they are simultaneously disparaging the Muslim communities that you genocidally hate, but also the name of the Goddess Isis, because, after all, you also totally psychotically hate anything resembling maternalistic spirituality with a burning zeal that stands tall even among world-class evils.

And you run things like you're destroying the civilization in your crosshairs because of course that's all this was ever about. You wanted to wipe out a group. You don't care if it's Marawi, Mosul, or Santa Rosa, because you're completely evil and completely nuts. Literally, a psychotic genocidal exploitative male desert cult. And see, here's the thing. The modern world is convinced you're like some virus when you do this, because, it's literally world-destroying crap the sort of which seems to come from some external organism with its own alien prerogatives.

So, behold, you commit another atrocity. And this sucker, I'm convinced, is directly connected to nation-states and other groups. There's gonna need to be some sort of general recognition and accounting performed here in the name of peace and international justice, is there not? Of course you were never going to get away with this, and so, what could you possibly have ever been thinking, you nutty psychos? Do you literally intend to kill us all under some strategic hammer? How's this work, exactly, because wouldn't we obviously stop you in the name of The Good unless you kill us all? So, history itself would suggest you plan to do that, and you expect to accomplish it by pulling down some doom upon the host you virally infected, e.g.: The United States, in order to achive your dark goals. It's like the perfect crime, except it's so profoundly unoriginal that everyone recognizes it from afar.

So, you'll probably want to cause it to be triggered, I suppose then by the Trump/Pence administration you helped to appoint? Some nuclear retaliation from a credible nuclear power, perhaps a nationwide EMP blackout strike in the dead of winter or something sordid like that? Preferentially, you'd leave the land itself intact for later low-cost despoilment, though then again, maybe you envision some new world deserts.


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