Over the weekend, a small armada led by US carrier John C. Stennis, two destroyers, two cruisers and 7th Fleet flagship have sailed into the West Philippine Sea, aka South China Sea, as a show of force against China’s supposed militarization in the area.
An objective point of view sees that it is the United States that is militarizing the planet with its more than a thousand military bases outside of its own soil.
What is repulsing about this recent skirmishes is that even the Philippine military was not advised beforehand when the US maneuvers within our territory were made, and the subsequent USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) docking at Pier 15 at Manila South Harbor.
The Philippine military, in turn, is stupid enough to acknowledge that “while they had no detailed information on the deployment, he [AFP spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla] considered it a welcome development” [here].
China’s military would not have constructed airstrips in the Spratlys if not for the reentry of American military inside Philippine territory. This is not a question about whether our government wants a US intervention, or not. That question has been resolved in the early 90s when the Philippine Senate did not renew the treaty allowing US military bases in Subic and elsewhere.
Our country has been subjected to all forms of US pressure, e.g. diplomatic, economic and scientific. If you remember, the Philippine government was the last country to decide whether to join the China-led AIIB because of the US pressure. The decision to join the New Silk Road development bank came in, literally, at the last minute.
The Chinese government understands that the Philippines is in no position to resist the US bullying, so they have no recourse but to send a clear message to the intruders from thousands of miles away that China is more than ready to assert the sovereignty of Asians by constructing those airstrips in the Spratlys.
Another Peaceful Revolution in the Philippines
The emergence of an independent minded presidency of a self-professed leftist Rodrigo Duterte, who has made known his progressive position on the China-Spratly issue, is shaking Washington hierarchy.
As expected, the mainstream media based in Imperial Manila, that same effective tool of the US hegemony and instrumental in the first color revolution in 1986 that saw the departure of the strongman Ferdinand Marcos, are in full throttle in demonizing the Duterte Campaign.
However, the Manila Oligarchy’s main problem during this election season is: it is the people from the full spectrum of our society that are the ones campaigning for a Duterte presidency.
In fact, it’s the people who prodded him to run [Takbo in vernacular] in the first place.
That’s just one of many music compositions by local artists convincing him to run.
They are producing their own campaign materials as one of the precondition for the man to throw his hat on the campaign trail. He refuses to entertain big business donors conducting business with government.
Even the Westernized middle class are doing it, too., as much as the political clans from the countryside are also in it…
The business community is keeping an open mind about the man, at the very least, at this point in the campaign. But, if body language does matter, they did applaud when the forum host, Wallace, announced that the Commission of Elections have decided to dismiss all disqualification cases lodged against Duterte, a few hours before the forum below was held.
A Duterte administration promises to bring peace as he is the only executive known to talk and be listened to by both the communist NPA and the various Muslim secessionist groups in Mindanao.
Yes, the Oligarchy can manipulate paid surveys, and the Manila-based media networks that they own could malign Duterte’s penchant for cursing, but they could not manipulate independent surveys conducted by private and public universities showing at least 80% of the students voting for the strongman from Davao City, a city 3 times larger than Manila.
The level of corruption is staggering and the widening gap between the ultra rich and the poor is simply intolerable. The middle class is disappearing the same way as in the United States.
The world which came to the aid of the Philippines in the aftermath of the worst typhoon disaster ever in recorded history [read: HAARPed] needs to know that their donations cannot be accounted for properly by this government. It is suspected a major portion of the unreleased donations for the victims will be used to fund their manipulations of the upcoming presidential election.
At the start of the campaign, Duterte had already revealed that at least 3 police generals are involved in illegal drugs whom he commits to eradicating within the first 3-6 months of his presidency, which should also affect the Khazarians’ major source of income from the region.
Indeed, the Duterte Phenomenon has no precedence in our local politics. This is surely the closest thing to an armed revolution against widespread corruption and poverty even in the midst of having an impressive economic growth in the region.
The next Philippine administration will be talking to China to settle the conflict in the disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea through bilateral explorations.
As Duterte said, it is far better to share the Spratly resources 50/50 with China than the ongoing Malampaya Gas extraction by Shell Dutch Petroleum which only leaves 10% for the country.
Throwing a monkey wrench against this positive development is all the US Navy can do at this time. Recall, that the Philippine government did not request officially for this ongoing US intervention. This is purely a unilateral action on the part of the United States.
Make no mistake about it, we are in no time giving up our sovereign right on the islands.
A couple of months ago, an approximately 10,000-strong non-political youth movement, “Kalayaan, Atin Ito,” wanted to establish a camp on the Kalayaan Islands [Freedom Islands of the Spratlys] as a symbolic expression of indignation towards the ongoing Chinese constructions.
Subsequently, only 50 of the volunteers were permitted by the government to do so for navigational safety concerns. They stayed on the island for two weeks with the Chinese Coast Guard doing nothing beyond helicopter flybys.
This non-aggressive response is in deep contrast to the Chinese reactions against US intrusions in the area.
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But, there won’t be any long-term battle in the area because the US Strike Group provoking at China’s doorstep will be wiped out in an instant. If that happens, China and Russia will then disable US mainland power grid with an EMP attack, and the unnecessary occupation of foreign forces into US soil will follow to avert a full blown nuclear exchange.
Such a scenario will surely put the Americans to shame for being the “land of the brave and home of the free” only in their American Dream. Therefore, American patriots need to stop this warmongering and bullying by the West against peaceful nations everywhere right now.
Asians are Saying Enough of Western Hegemony
Elsewhere in Asia, Indonesia was also hit by an 8.3 magnitude earthquake [although the intensity was watered down by USGS eventually] because the country is not allowing the further exploitation of their resources by a Western company that is also hosting a covert military base inside the area covered by the expiring mining concession.
To add to the West frustrations, Indonesia is also talking to Russia about the possibility of the latter to supply 10 highly maneuverable S-35 Sukhoi fighter planes to augment the capability of the Indonesian military [here] on top of the Chinese infrastructure investments earlier announced.
The combined progressive developments and non-conformist decisions in Southeast Asia, and the recent suspension of the US military base construction in Okinawa Japan by the Japanese PM himself, are making Washington warmongers restless.
The settlement plan was agreed with the Okinawa prefectural government and concerned landfill work, which needed to take place in order for the US military base to be built.”
Again, nobody else wants war, and the BRICS Alliance abhors the aggressive foreign policy of the West which is mostly evident in the sheer size of its military budget, not because the BRICS are wary of it but they know that the average Americans are struggling to make ends meet.
“One set of international military spending figures comes from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), a think tank. The institute maintains an online database of military expenditures since 1988 for more than 170 countries. By their calculation, the United States spends more than the next seven countries combined.
In 2014, the most recent year available, the United States led the world in military spending at $610 billion, marking 34 percent of the world total, SIPRI found.
U.S. expenditures were nearly three times higher than China, the second-highest nation with an estimated $216 billion in military spending. Russia was in third place at $84.5 billion.
But counting together military spending from the eight countries after the United States comes out to $646.4 billion, surpassing the United States’ $610. Omitting No. 9 on the list, Japan, the calculation comes out to about $601 billion.”
Just imagine if that amount is invested in the repair of grossly dilapidated infrastructures, home construction subsidies, or in industries that once propelled the American nation to greatness.
“… almost every category of U.S. infrastructure is in a dangerous or obsolete state — roads and bridges, power generation and transmission, water treatment and delivery, ports and air traffic control. There is no partisan divide on what is needed: a national initiative to modernize our 50- to 100-year-old infrastructure.
… On a single night in January 2014, 578,424 people were experiencing homelessness — meaning they were sleeping outside or in an emergency shelter or transitional housing program. From 2013 to 2014, a period of ongoing recovery from the Great Recession, overall homelessness decreased by 2.3 percent and homelessness decreased among every major subpopulation: unsheltered persons (10 percent), families (2.7 percent), chronically homeless individuals (2.5 percent), and veterans (10.5 percent)”
So, it is really high time that the Sheeples in the West move their asses up and denounce in the strongest terms possible to bring all troops home and make lasting peace possible everywhere on the planet.
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