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Topic: Philippine Politics
Url: http://groups.google.com/group/the-free-thinkers-email/t/283cdf43c8866405

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From: Ian Robertson <iansrobert...@gmail.com>
Date: Oct 18 06:56AM +0800
Url: http://groups.google.com/group/the-free-thinkers-email/msg/360643efab5f8

Here's a pretty good overview of what is happening in Philippine 
politics. And an explanation of the western MSM demonising of the 
Philippine 'war on drugs' - which is highly effective, unlike the 
American war on drugs which is an abject failure but has MSM approval - 
of course).

Will “They” Really Try to Kill President Duterte?


Rodrigo Duterte, the outspoken President of the Philippines has by now, 
most likely, joined the concealed, prestigious and permanent hit list of 
the Empire.

The hit list is very long; it has already been long for several decades. 
One could easily lose count and get confused: how many personalities 
have been marked and secretly condemned to death? How many of them 
actually died?

It reads like a catalogue of illustrious world leaders: from Patrice 
Lumumba (Zaire), Mohammad Mosaddegh (Iran), Hugo Chavez (Venezuela), 
Sukarno (Indonesia), Juvénal Habyarimana (Rwanda), Salvador Allende 
(Chile) to Muammar Gaddafi (Libya), Al-Basheer (Sudan) and Fidel Castro 
(Cuba), to name just a very few.

Some were directly assassinated; others were ‘only’ toppled, while only 
a handful of ‘marked’ leaders actually managed to survive and to stay in 

There were several grave crimes committed by almost all of them, very 
similar crimes. They include: defending the vital interests of their 
nations and people, refusing to allow the unbridled plunder of natural 
resources by multinational corporations, and standing against the 
principles of imperialism. Simple criticism of the Empire has also been 
often punishable by death.

Mr. Duterte is committing all those horrid crimes, which have been 
mentioned above. He seems to be ‘guilty as charged’. He is denying 
nothing; he even appears to be proud of the charges that are being 
brought against him.

‘Is he bored with his life?’ some are asking. ‘Is he out of his mind? Is 
he ready to die?’

Is he a hero, a new Asian Hugo Chavez, or just an out of control populist?

He is definitely risking a lot, or maybe he is even risking absolutely 
everything. He is now committing the most unforgiveable sins in the eyes 
of the Western regime: he is openly insulting the Empire and its 
institutions (including the UN, NATO and the EU). He is even spitting in 
their faces!

‘To make it worse’, he is not only chatting; he is taking decisive 
actions! He is trying to help the poor in his country, he is flirting 
with the Communist Party and with the socialists, and on top of it he is 
basically asking both China and Russia for assistance.

The sparks are flying. Periodically such people and institutions like 
Obama, Pope, the US, the EU, and the UN get advised to go to hell, or 
are re-Christened as son-of-a-bitches or son-of-a-whores!

And the people of the Philippines absolutely love it. Duterte won 
elections with tiny margins, but his latest approval rating towers at an 
astounding 76%. Some would therefore argue that if ‘democracy’ is truly 
the ‘rule of the people’ (or at least it should be reflecting the will 
of the people), then all is exactly as it should be in the Philippines.


While Eduardo Climaco Tadem, Professorial Lecturer of Asian Studies

(University of the Philippines Diliman), is critical of Duterte’s 
‘un-presidential’ speech writing and for him “scoring negatively on the 
issue of civil and political human rights”, he is clearly impressed by 
his achievements in several other spheres. As he recently wrote to me in 
a letter:

“Positive initiatives on other fronts have been taken. The appointment 
of Communist Party cadres to cabinet positions for agrarian reform, 
social work and development, and anti-poverty programs is good. Other 
left wing and progressive personalities occupy other cabinet positions 
in labor, education, health, science, and environment. More important, 
positive initiatives have been taken on moving land distribution 
forward, ending labor contractualization, reaching out to and learning 
from Cuba’s health programs, and curtailing the environmentally 
destructive operations by big mining corporations. Moreover, peace 
negotiations with both the CPP and the MILF/MNLF have been revived with 
initial steps that are looking good.

An independent foreign policy has been announced and Duterte no longer 
kowtows to the US and Western powers, unlike previous presidents before 
him. He is also mending fences with China and taking a different and 
less belligerent track in resolving the territorial disputes in the 
South China Sea…”

That is all ‘bad’, extremely bad as far as Washington, London and Tokyo 
are concerned. Such behavior never goes unnoticed and unpunished!

The response of the Empire came almost immediately this time.

On September 20, 2016, the International Business Times reported:

“The Philippines government has claimed that a coup d’état is being 
masterminded against President Rodrigo Duterte and said the 
administration is cracking down on the suspected plotters. A government 
spokesperson said some Filipino-Americans in New York are planning to 
oust the abrasive leader.

Without revealing the names of the suspected plotters or their plans, 
the Philippines government Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said 
those conspiring against Duterte should “think twice… ‘I have received 
information from credible sources in the United States. Yes, we have 
names but I don’t want to mention it. We are looking [at] it seriously. 
We are investigating it,’” said the senior government official.

The coups, the assassination plots. Soft coups, hard coups: Brazil, 
Argentina, Bolivia, Venezuela, Syria, Ukraine, Libya, Paraguay, 
Honduras, and Sudan, half of Africa… All in just the few last years…and 
now the Philippines? Bravo, the Empire is accelerating! The work ethic 
of its cutthroats is clearly improving.


President Duterte has it all figured out. As mentioned above, he has 
already defined President Obama as a ‘son-of-a-bitch’, ‘son-of-a-whore’, 
and recently suggested that ‘he goes to hell’.

That is even tougher than what President Hugo Chavez used to say about 
George W Bush, also known as “Señor W”. And President Chavez, according 
to many Latin American analysts, ended up paying for his openness, 
antagonism towards the Empire and imperialism in general, with his own life.

The truth is that the Empire never forgives those who show it a mirror. 
It kills mercilessly for the tiniest signs of disobedience, 
rebelliousness. Its propaganda apparatus and its right hand – the mass 
media – then always manage to craft a suitable explanation and 
justification. And the public in both North America and Europe is fully 
complacent, indoctrinated and passive; it only defends its own narrow 
interests, never the victim, especially if the victim is from some 
far-away country inhabited by ‘un-people’.

The great Indonesian President Sukarno was overthrown and destroyed 
(among other things) for shouting publicly at the US ambassador: “To 
hell with your aid!” …And of course, for defending the interests of his 
people against the Empire. Patrice Lumumba was assassinated for daring 
to say that Africans have no reason to be grateful to the colonizers.

Duterte says much more. He is bitter and he has countless reasons to be. 
The United States murdered more than one million Philippine people, most 
of them at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th Century. In 
recent history, it has turned this once proud and promising nation into 
a doormat, into a humiliated semi-colony, fully dependent on 
Washington’s whims. Capitalist and totally pro-American, the Philippines 
has evolved, like Indonesia, into a ‘failed state’, a social disaster 
and an intellectual wasteland.


President Duterte has managed to put in place a determined cabinet of 
like-minded thinking intellectuals and bureaucrats.

As RT reported recently:

    /“Duterte’s foreign secretary, Perfecto Yasay, who has at times
    tried to downplay his boss’s comments, released a statement on
    Facebook titled “America has failed us” in which he says that, while
    there are many “countless things that we will be forever grateful to
    America for,” the US has never fully respected Philippine

    /“After proclaiming in July 4, 1946 that the Filipinos had been
    adequately trained for self-determination and governance, the United
    States held on to invisible chains that reined us in towards
    dependency and submission as little brown brothers not capable of
    true independence and freedom,” the FM said in the statement.”/

Such statements very rarely appear in the pages of Western mainstream 
media publications, where Duterte and his cabinet are uninterruptedly 
demonized and ridiculed.

This is how the latest headlines on the Philippines read:

‘Drug-dealing daughter of playboy baron Antony Moynihan is shot dead in 
the Philippines’ (Daily Mail).

‘The president of Philippines has been accused of feeding a man alive to 
a crocodile’ (The Journal.ie via Yahoo UK & Ireland News)

‘Special Report – in Duterte’s war on drugs, local residents help draw 
up hit list’ (Reuters)

‘Duterte killed justice official, hitman tells Philippine senate’ (AFP)

Nothing about the fight for social justice! Nothing about the battle 
against Western imperialism.

The war on drugs…

Yes, many people in the Philippines are genuinely concerned that the 
‘bodies are piling’ and the approach of this government could be defined 
as too heavy-handed, even intolerable.

But the situation is not that simple. This is not Europe. This is Asia 
with its own culture dynamics and problems. In Philippines, the crime 
rate has reached grotesque heights, unseen almost anywhere else in Asia 
Pacific. Much of the criminality is related to drugs. And people are 
genuinely fed-up. They demand decisive action.

For many years, Mr. Duterte used to serve as the Mayor of Davao, a city 
on the island of Mindanao. Davao used to be synonymous with delinquency; 
a tough place to live and many say, almost impossible place to govern.

Mr Duterte is honest. He openly admits that he could not have lasted 
long as a mayor of Davao, if he ‘was following the 10 Commandments’. 
Perhaps no one could.

He is extremely sensitive to criticism of his human rights record. 
Whether it comes from the UN or EU or the US, his reply is mostly 
defiant and consistent: “Fuck you!”

And that is what usually gets reported in the West.

But what is omitted is that Rodrigo Duterte usually continues, explaining:

You tell me about human rights? What about those millions you are 
killing all over the world, including recently in Iraq, Libya and Syria? 
What about the Filipino people that you had slayed? And what about your 
own people, African-Americans who are being slaughtered by police, every 

He does not hide his deep allergy towards Western hypocrisy. For 
centuries, the United States and Europe have been killing millions, 
plundering entire continents, and then they reserve the right to judge, 
criticize and boss around others. Directly, or through institutions they 
control, like the United Nations. Again, his reply is clearly 
Sukarno-esque: “To hell with you! To hell with your aid!”

But you will not read this on the pages of the The New York Times or The 
Economist. There it is all about the ‘war on drugs’, about the ‘innocent 
victims’ and of course about the ‘strongman’ Duterte.


The situation is evolving rapidly.

Recently, President Duterte ordered a halt to a military drill, dubbed 
as the ‘Philippines Amphibious Landing Exercise’ (Phiblex). It began on 
4th October and was scheduled to run for more than one week. Around 
1,400 Americans and 500 Filipino troops are involved in the war games, 
some dangerously close to the waters near the disputed islands in South 
China Sea.

According to several leading Filipino intellectuals, the US has been 
using the Philippines for its aggressive imperialist ambitions in the 
region, consistently antagonizing and provoking China.

Duterte’s government is determined to move much closer to China and away 
from the West. It is very likely that the Philippines and China will be 
able to resolve all disagreements in the foreseeable future. That is, if 
the US will be out, kept permanently at bay.

To demonstrate its goodwill towards China, and to show its new 
independent course, Manila is also planning to cancel all 28 annual 
military exercises with the United States.

President Duterte knows perfectly well what is at stake. To mark his 100 
days in office, he has given several fiery speeches, acknowledging that 
the West may try to remove him from the office, even kill him:

“You want to oust me? You want to use the CIA? Go ahead… Be my guest. I 
don’t give a shit! I’ll be ousted? Fine. (If so) it’s part of my 
destiny. Destiny carries so many things. If I die, that’s part of my 
destiny. Presidents get assassinated.”

They do. They often do get assassinated.

But recently, one after another, countries all over the world are 
joining the anti-imperialist coalition. Some are prevailing; others get 
destabilized (like Brazil), economically devastated (like Venezuela) or 
fully destroyed (like Syria). All defiant nations, from Russia to China, 
the DPRK and Iran are demonized by Western propaganda and its mass media.

But it seems that the world has had enough. The Empire is crumbling; it 
is panicking. It is killing more and more, but it is not winning.

Are Filipinos joining this alliance? After only 100 days in the office, 
it seems that President Duterte has made up his mind: No more servitude! 
No coming back!

Is he going to survive? Is he going to stay on his course?

How tough is he, really? One has to have nerves of steel to confront the 
Empire! One has to have at least nine lives to survive the countless 
intricate assassination plots, elaborate propaganda schemes, and 
trickeries. Is he ready for all this? It appears that he is.

The elites of his country have fully sold out to the West; the same as 
those of Indonesia and to a great extent, Thailand and Malaysia.

It will be an uphill struggle. It already is.

But the majority of his nation is behind him. For the first time in 
modern history, Filipino people may have a chance to take control over 
their own destiny, in their own hands.

And if the West does not like what is pouring out from Manila? President 
Duterte doesn’t care. He has declared that he has already prepared 
plenty of counter-questions. And if the West cannot answer them:

“If they are unable to answer, son of a whore, go home, you animal. I 
will kick you now. Do not piss me off. It cannot be that they are 
brighter than me, believe me!”

Most likely, they are not; they are not brighter than him. But they are 
definitely more ruthless, more brutal.

What are they accusing him of? Of a ‘war on drugs’, that has taken 
around 3,000 lives?

How many lives has the West (or those ‘son-of-whores’, as many would 
call it these days in the Philippines) taken after the end of WWII, all 
over the world? Is it 40 or 50 million? Depends how it is calculated: 
‘directly’ or ‘indirectly’.

The Empire will almost certainly try to murder President Duterte, most 
likely soon, very soon.

In order to survive, to keep on going, to keep fighting, to defend his 
battered and exploited country, he will most definitely have to 

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From: Scott <scotth...@gmail.com>
Date: Oct 18 06:32AM +0700
Url: http://groups.google.com/group/the-free-thinkers-email/msg/362532d75abc5

What a ridiculous rant.

Socialism is the biggest killer of humankind ever. The word "progressive"
means "regressive".

Killing people because of drugs doesn't work.

Stopping bowing to Yankistani drug laws, legalising drugs and treating the
issues that cause their misuse and abuse does work.

The rant wasn't quite racist but as the only game in town is White
Genocide, it helps serve the self loathing narrative of most Westerners and
commentators generally.


Life may not be the party we hoped for … but while we are here we might as
well dance!

If you wish to chat directly to me then I use Threema ID:CNESX2WX or WickR
ID: duckandshovel

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From: Evan Jones <evanj.ba...@gmail.com>
Date: Oct 18 12:17PM +0700
Url: http://groups.google.com/group/the-free-thinkers-email/msg/37525346e233b

Scott points out that killing people because of drugs doesn't work.
Portugal solved her drug problem by legalizing them.

Former Thai PM Shinawatra used drugs as an excuse to kill off 3,000 Thais
that he didn't like. Some say he ran his narcotics business.

Duterte's defiance of his colonial masters will prove to be very bad for
his health.

Topic: A Peculiar Coincidence - Craig Murray
Url: http://groups.google.com/group/the-free-thinkers-email/t/af93237b7bf98855

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From: Ian Robertson <iansrobert...@gmail.com>
Date: Oct 18 07:13AM +0800
Url: http://groups.google.com/group/the-free-thinkers-email/msg/3614bad43fe40

Today, Swedish prosecutors were meant to question Julian Assange in the 
Ecuadorean Embassy, something for which the Assange legal team has been 
pressing for years. They believe that once this step has been taken, 
prosecutors will no longer be able to keep from the scrutiny of Swedish 
courts the fact that there is no viable evidence whatsoever to back up 
which have been made.

Frustratingly, Swedish prosecutors cancelled the interview last week, 
with no explanation given. Anyone would think they do not wish the 
investigation to progress…

Then this same day Assange’s internet access is cut, WikiLeaks say by a 
state actor. To add to this string of coincidence, at the same time 
Russia Today has itsbank accounts 
frozen<http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37677020>by the Royal Bank 
of Scotland, again without explanation

This series of events are all aimed at those who seek to counter the 
neo-con narrative pumped out by the state and corporate media. It could 
be coincidence, but it looks like co-ordinated clampdown to me.


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Topic: Infonomics & The Governance of China [was: WW3 FOR DUMMIES ]
Url: http://groups.google.com/group/the-free-thinkers-email/t/1da81b19aa65f0d7

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From: Evan Jones <evanj.ba...@gmail.com>
Date: Oct 17 04:46PM +0700
Url: http://groups.google.com/group/the-free-thinkers-email/msg/3354483a8ae72

> You stated:
> The high standard's of Brown's insights are similar to those of Alexis de 
> Toqeville.

> Question - 'Why are 'Brown's' insights considered 'high'? based on what?

Well, I could point out the avagenon Indo speaking Batam expat and ask
you whether you think his insights about are high or useful or
worthwhile. And you would agree that while the opinion of the average
Batam expat may be amusing or funny, his views are unlikely to be
entirely useful, or worth much.

> Why is anyone's assessment considered 'Higher' than the next ? what's the
> criteria?

My criteria. Brown travels, reads, talks, asks questions, thinks,
reaches considered conclusions, some of which you and  I may not agree
with but which are worthy of respect.

> ludicrous..(as he no doubt travels from one 5 star hotel to another) so - I
> revert to my opening question, if you'd be kind enough to elaborate &
> clarify

Yes, I agree that travelling from one 5 star hotel to another,
drinking in expat pubs, reading English language newspapers and
socializing with highly paid foreign bankers is unlikely to yield much
in the way of insights to conditions on the ground.

(You should have seen the IMF officials in Jakarta during Krismon in
'98, driving around in black limos with flags on the bonnet, hanging
out in only the best hotels. While 40 million Indos lost their farms,
jobs, homes and all their money.)

Brown lives with the locals, talks to them and at the same time, he
reads the literature of the nation's mandarins. Apart from 44 days,
his book about travelling China by public transport in 2013, he is
writing a book about the ideas of Xi Jinping; an ambitious project

I admit that putting Brown on par with de Toqeville is a bit
audacious. Have a listen to some of his podcasts and tell me what you



PS It is disappointing that nobody took me up on my offer of a copy of
Xi Jingping's Governance of China.

Currently in Batam
Indonesian Mobile:     +62 811 777 994
"A lie becomes the truth when:
the media report it, the academics teach it, and the historians record
it." Harland Wolf, Bangkok 2016.

Topic: The 1947-1949 white European Khazar takeover of native Palestinian lands
Url: http://groups.google.com/group/the-free-thinkers-email/t/d18f6f024cf98d32

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From: Evan Jones <evanj.ba...@gmail.com>
Date: Oct 17 03:03PM +0700
Url: http://groups.google.com/group/the-free-thinkers-email/msg/32f9d100ffbb0

Gregg wrote:
>I finally found the time to respond to Evan. Once again Evan failed to answer 
>my question.

>Was it too hard for you Evan?
Oh Boy! You sure threw a curly one there, Gregg!
Your question is indeed a hard one, as it is an illogical oxymoron.

What was the question? Oh yes!
Q: > Could you explain how Israel won its war of Independence?

A:  Zionism has purposely never clearly defined where the proposed
borders for Israel will be. For the simple reason that the Zionist
program of imperial conquest is far from finished. It is not in the
interests of Netanyahu's Likhudniks to reveal their actual goals at
this time. Israel's "War of Independence" is still far from being won.
The final location of Israel is therefore still unknown.

HOWEVER, we do know roughly where the borders are meant to be, as we
know the land of Eretz Yisrael is intended to cover most of Syria,
Iraq, plus big parts of Egypt and  Saudi Arabia.
The Book of Bereishit 15:18 "In the same day the LORD made a covenant
with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the
river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates"

Fighting for the territory of Eretz Yisrael has continued since 1947
and has accelerated since Israeli passport holding Neocon's took over
managing American foreign policy, post 9/11.  Active bombing and wars
for Isreal's greater War of Independence continues today, conducted
via it's vassal proxy armies, the Americans, the Saudis  and ISIS on
the territory of Iraq, Syria and Yemen.

One day, we will be able to say who won. But not yet.

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