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Old 09-14-2016, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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Aren't those things exactly what China wants? If yes, do you think China is behind all this?

All the artificial islands in South China Sea aren't as good as 2 naval bases in the Philippines for China.
China? China just may want the Philippines to spend it's entire military budget trying to support 40 year old fighter jets with no targets while rebels within the nation weakens it to the point where fishermen in the South China Sea world be left on their own
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Old 09-14-2016, 10:02 PM
 
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Aren't those things exactly what China wants? If yes, do you think China is behind all this?

All the artificial islands in South China Sea aren't as good as 2 naval bases in the Philippines for China.
We'll just have to stay tuned to see what duterte will say/do when China decides to annex the Makati Financial District.
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Old 09-15-2016, 05:40 AM
 
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Tenacious Photographers Expose Philippine President's Brutal Drug War To The World | Huffington Post

Duterte Ordered Killings, Hitman Tells Philippine Senate Hearing | Huffington Post
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:04 PM
 
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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in quotes - BBC News

"I would kill my own children if they took drugs"
Duterte: From 'Punisher' to Philippines president - BBC News
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Are only hard drugs users getting killed or also soft drugs users?
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Old 09-15-2016, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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Are only hard drugs users getting killed or also soft drugs users?
With potential penalties of life for weed there is no legal incentive to stop there or at ecstasy and not move on to meth if you have the market
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Old 09-15-2016, 03:31 PM
 
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If he needs to kill people so much that are involved in drugs why not start with the corrupt police officers that keep the business alive instead of the users?
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Old 09-18-2016, 11:19 AM
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this thread needs to be moved to the Asia forum.

Last edited by JL; 09-18-2016 at 11:32 AM..
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Old 09-27-2016, 09:29 AM
 
Location: United Kingdom
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Looks like Duterte could be starting a pivot to China/Russia:

Duterte says he wants U.S. special forces out of southern Philippines | Reuters
Duterte Signals Shift in U.S.-Philippine Military Alliance - WSJ

"President seeks defense equipment from Russia and China, tells military to focus on combating drugs and insurgencies."
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Aren't those things exactly what China wants? If yes, do you think China is behind all this?

All the artificial islands in South China Sea aren't as good as 2 naval bases in the Philippines for China.
Here we go.

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Old 09-27-2016, 06:47 PM
 
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Duterte never actually said that civilians should take vigilante action against drug dealers. In a speech to top level police officials he stated that suspected drug dealers should be arrested and processed through normal judicial channels and incarcerated if found guilty. He did say that if suspected offenders resisted with weapons the police had every right to defend themselves with deadly force if necessary.


Still it may be possible that some rogue policemen took justice into their own hands. You have to remember that there are many cartel type drug rings operating throughout the Philippines and some of the killings may have been drug dealers protecting their territory from other drug dealers just like what has been seen in places like Columbia and Mexico.
B.S. He is a backtracker on his words, then. I saw a web page where squatters are being paid to perform hits on drug dealers for a 20,000 pesos payoff. Sure, dats a lotta money for a squatter!

That is a sign is a two faced person that can't be trusted on his word.
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