Two Tough Guys: Trump And Duterte

Posted April 30th, 2017 by Iron Mike

The Propaganda Ministry is already screaming “Bloody Murder!”   Trump called Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and invited him for a White House visit.

The media is going nuts because when Duterte became President last June,  he issued a “hunting license” to his citizens,  – i.e. he said if they found a drug dealergo ahead and kill him.   And Filipinos were only too glad to do it!

Depends on who is reporting – but anywhere between 3,000 and 6,000 drug dealers have met a sudden demise in less than a year.

Civil rights advocates in the Philippines – and around the world are outraged, – appealing to the UN and the World Court….

But with an ongoing Muslim insurgency in the Southern Islands,  and the island nation being a treacherous place anyway,….there won’t be any “Social Justice Posse” storming ashore.

Trump wants to negotiate a deal – to either reopen our old bases at Subic Bay and Clark Field,…or establish new ones.  We need a strong point in the Western Pacific to counter the growing Chinese military and naval expansionism.

3 Responses to “Two Tough Guys: Trump And Duterte”

  1. Catherine

    It would be better for the Philippines if Duterte’s people published a “known dealers” list. The problem being, of course, that you can now bump off anyone and just stick a “drug dealer” sign on the corpse.

  2. Vic

    After the US pullout of Clark Air Base, I understand the place was looted down to the last nail. It will have to be completely rebuilt. anyway.

  3. Walter Knight

    I asked a friend who has family in the Philippines about the situation with drug dealers. He said his neighborhood had a known drug dealer, but the drug dealer got killed.