There is one key reason why the United States is militarily involved in the Philippines – natural resources.
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This is one of the “Best of TomDispatch: Chalmers Johnson on Garrisoning the Planet,” reposted on the said site last month, Aug. 9, 2015. A note to its readers said: … Every now and then, in the quieter days of summer, it feels good and appropriate to feature old friends no longer with us. In…
“When it comes to modernization, we got a big zero.”
“The special operation in Mamasapano, Magindanao is a U.S. operation from the start.”
Progressive groups lambasted President Aquino, who, in a nationally-televised message, passed the blame to the head of the elite police commando unit for the deadly Mamasapano clash.
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Two names have become inextricably linked – Jennifer Laude and US Marine Pvt. 1st Class Joseph Scott Pemberton – on that fateful day of Oct. 11. Jennifer was found dead in a hotel in Olongapo City, Zambales, her head submerged in a toilet and her body bore torture marks. Jennifer…
Deployment of overseas US military bases globally particularly in PH “is intended to provide protection and defense of US’ economic life blood in Asia-Pacific Region.” Bayan-USA
“Years of the United States’ domination of our economy, influence in politics and culture, and military intervention, have proved that friendship isn’t the sane word to describe the US-PH relationship. Slavery is much more precise.” – League of Filipino Students
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U.S. military aid goes to wildly abusive regimes.
“The Aquino government is reducing the issue of USS grounding in Tubbataha as a mere financial compensation issue, disregarding the clear violations of Philippine sovereignty.” –Kalikasan-PNE
“In allowing the US military to interfere in Philippine internal affairs, the Aquino regime is paving the way for US interventionism on a larger scale in the future.”