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Thu Oct 20, 2016, 06:00 PM

Do we care about our deteriorating relationship with the Philippines??

CNN is covering it, and it sounds pretty serious. Is it??

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Reply Do we care about our deteriorating relationship with the Philippines?? (Original post)
a kennedy Oct 2016 OP
TXCritter Oct 2016 #1
marybourg Oct 2016 #2
a kennedy Oct 2016 #6
MattP Oct 2016 #3
jberryhill Oct 2016 #4
DonCoquixote Oct 2016 #5
JI7 Oct 2016 #7
Historic NY Oct 2016 #8
a kennedy Oct 2016 #9

Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 06:04 PM

1. We're supposed to but...

 

Our bases in the Phillipines give us a major strategic advantage but, frankly, I'm tired of paying for them.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 06:04 PM

2. NPR has been reporting on it

for a couple of weeks. Their president is a Filipino version of Trump. He has publicly cursed at Obama.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 06:09 PM

6. Yah, I know, a real arsehole, but am wondering if it's just a blowhard's noise or

should we be really concerned??

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 06:05 PM

3. We signed a 10 year treaty in 2014 so what is this idiot talking about

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 06:07 PM

4. Deeply

 

However, they elected their version of Donald Trump.

Unsurprisingly, Paul Manafort's prior gigs include advising Ferdinand Marcos.

There's something which smells odd here.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 06:08 PM

5. of course we will

Especially as there are a lot of Filipinno Americans. BUT, let's fact facts, China is wanting the South China Sea, and it wants someone to be an ally, and it will reward that ally handsomely. Duerte is trying to be the first to play into the rising power of China. However, he may learn that his deal with the Dragon may end up in his country being a puppet of one of the few countries that is as cruel as we are. Let us shrug this one off, because if we try, we will be hated, and those few that manage to survive once the Dragon changes from wooing groom to always hungry eater of human flesh will know which way is better.

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Response to a kennedy (Original post)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 06:10 PM

7. it's the filipino people who will be most hurt. But they support the thug leader

So what can we do ?

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 20, 2016, 06:42 PM

9. Wow, lots to read there.......thanks I'll try to read and understand it all.

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