Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Philippines: "Parochial Democracy" leader going to China


Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte
“For as long as I am there, do not treat us like a doormat because you’ll be sorry for it,” he added. “I will not speak with you. I can always go to China.”

I have to confess having a particular affection for Philippino people.  There is a huge Philippino population here in Vancouver and I came in contact with them when I was a front line child protection social worker.  No, they weren't clients [I worked in aboriginal services] they were foster parents, child care workers, nurses, day care workers and home makers.  Philippino people are extremely gentle and natural care providers and nurturers.

As a nation, the Philippines has been non violent to a fault.  I say, to a fault, deliberately because historically they have let the United States walk all over them.  Now it's almost a genetically embedded trait.  That's why I have to raise an eyebrow at the latest grandstanding public performance by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.  It does seem a mite contrived.  It's almost like he was told to thumb his nose at the American leadership, aka Barak Obama, and didn't quite know how to do it...what insults to choose?  What did he say to Obama now?  "Your mother wears army boots"? Well, actually Obama's mother probably DID wear army type boots when she worked as a CIA asset in the Indonesian jungle.  Probably "Your mother wears "CIA boots" would have been more accurate.

I still haven't decided who's behind Duterte's poking the eagle...the eagle itself (to give itself a chance to crack down on the Philippines, bring in martial law and purge the population of any genuine freedom seekers)....OR...perhaps it IS the Chinese....wanting to give Washington a taste of its own medicine....stirring up and then taking over former vassal states.  Here we have the latest from RT:

Duterte snubs Washington, looks forward to historic China visit

Relations are souring quickly between the Philippines and the United States, as President Rodrigo Duterte and 250 Filipino business executives head to China, a historic rival, later in October to discuss partnership prospects.

“China has repeatedly invited me. I have accepted the offer,” Duterte told reporters, announcing the visit, which is scheduled for October 19-21.
According to Reuters, Duterte’s China visit is already oversubscribed, with business and government officials all eager to discuss multi-sector economic cooperation with Beijing. There were initially supposed to be fewer industry professionals, but the number has gone up to 250, Trade Undersecretary Nora Terrado told Reuters, adding that the delegation’s unusual size is due to the fact that the meeting had only been agreed on a month ago.

Previously, Duterte dared the US to assassinate him with the CIA.  Well, leaving the country and travelling to China on a widely publicized junket...does seem to provide an opportunity for any would-be ill wishers to do a nasty...either to Duterte personally...or to attempt a "regime change" while he's out of the country.  It's almost if, if the US does nothing while Duterte is out of the country...is that evidence that the whole thing is a charade?

Duterte has made threats to end the use by the US of the Philippines as one big Pacific Ocean Naval Base. 

Plans for joint US-Philippines patrols and naval exercises in the disputed South China Sea have been put on hold, and 107 US troops operating drones surveilling Muslim militants will also have to leave the country soon, the Philippines Defense chief said.

President Rodrigo Duterte said he wants an ongoing US-Philippine amphibious beach landing drill to be the last in his six-year presidency, with plans to halt all the 28 military exercises carried out with US forces every year.

“This year would be the last,” Duterte pledged on Friday in Davao in the southern Philippines, AP reported.

The US is referring to Duterte's style of democracy as "parochial".  This is a significant clue.  The use of some CIA Thimpk Tank buzz word [parochial] to diminish a recalcitrant is traditionally a sign that they will soon move on to out-and-out de-humanization--"he gasses his own citizens"-style pre removal propaganda:

Experts say the Philippines president’s plans to limit the presence of US troops will thwart Washington’s intention to beef up US forces in Southeast Asia in order to counter China.

“President Duterte’s shoot-from-the-hip style of parochial democracy is deeply troubling,” Carl Thayer, an expert on the South China Sea, told AP. “If Duterte moves to curtail US rotational military presence from bases in the Philippines, this would undermine the US ability to deter China not only in defense of Philippines sovereignty, but regional security as well.”

So, the jury is still out on what's going on in the Philippines.  BUT.....when the US starts calling Duterte a "strongman" and his residence a "compound"...watch out!

7 comments:

Ed(itor) said...

The US has been messing with the Philippine islands and people for well over a century. There is lurid history there too.. some pay op games of very high order, some shenanigans with Japanese gold, the Marcos years... direct war. And the EMp[ire needs those islands as a base for its naval shift to the East.

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wallflower said...

Hey Greencrow,

I just want to share this to remind readers about the atrocities done by the US to Philippines...

http://www.worldfuturefund.org/wffmaster/Reading/war.crimes/US/U.S.Philippines.htm

And as one of the many links included in this history...the Soldiers Letters which are an account of war crimes.

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Soldiers_Letters

Disgust isn't the word anymore for crimes against sovereign peoples of sovereign lands. But that has been the "Way" since the beginning and I am hoping for drastic change yesterday. I loath the government/beast of the USA.

greencrow said...

Ed(itor)

Thanks for your comment on the Philippines and also for setting up the "Bloggers' Blog" I will be over there as soon as possible and I really do encourage my fellow bloggers to go there and post something (anything) about what drew them to truth blogging, what their personal mission is and any tips they've learned along the way. This can be a valuable resource and source of support.

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greencrow said...

Hi Wallflower

Thanks for the links. Yes, there is a lot of history of oppression re the US's occupation of the Philippines...one would almost have thought someone WANTED WWII because it got the US to occupy SO MANY countries that otherwise, it would not have been able to:

Germany
Japan
Philippines

etc., etc.

And it also occurs to me that the way to get a lot of Americans up in arms against China is to suggest that China's going to take the Philippines away.

wallflower said...

I just want to make a correction GC...

The occupation of Philippines by US started...

["The U.S. occupation of the Philippine Islands came about as a result of military operations against the Spanish Empire during the Spanish-American war of 1898-99. The seizure of the Philippines by the United States, however, was not unplanned. American eyes had been set on the Philippines since before the outbreak of war. To many prominent Americans, establishing a colony in the Philippines was a logical extension of the nation's "manifest destiny" to play a leading role on the world stage. An expanded American presence in Asia was also thought to have significant commercial advantages for the nation, since American companies could then participate directly in large Asian markets."]

greencrow said...

Yes, there is a very long history of the US taking over lands in the Pacific, including the Kingdom of Hawaii. As the saying goes...it's complicated.

tsisageya said...

It never fails to astound me how evil uses Jesus to legitimize itself. The good old USA being just one example. I could get started and be angry but I guess I'll try to hush now.