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10. I was in the PI .. a GI in the PI as we said.. Clark AFB
Sun Apr 28, 2024, 09:47 PM
Apr 28

Quite proud of my service in bringing food to starving people isolated by huge couple of typhoons stalled off the coast in 72...

Got this summary on line...

The 1972 Philippine floods, also known as "The Great Philippine Floods of 1972", were the most destructive and extensive floods in the Philippines since 1867. The floods were caused by four consecutive typhoons, Edeng, Gloring, Isang, and Huaning, that hit parts of Luzon for about a month in July and August 1972. The floods affected 11 provinces, 10 cities, 152 towns, and 1,608 barrios, and left 653 people dead, 370,647 homeless, and over 2.4 million directly affected. The floods also caused over 7,000 hospitalizations for flood-related illnesses like bronchitis, influenza, gastroenteritis, and pneumonia.

I was there when Marcos arrested his opponents and made himself dictator..

I remember all the radio and TV stations were off the air except the ones owned by his family .. and they signed off each evening saying "Wishing you a peaceful evening in The New Society"

I think of this when I think of Trump. Same playbook as Trump.. Find a problem.. blow it up to massive proportions and hold yourself out as the only one who can solve it

Yes, it can happen here and plenty of Americans who call themselves Patriots would welcome a Trump dictatorship.. I am sure the Orange Jesus would say the dictatorship was just temporary..
Marcos said the same..He took over in 72. His rule lasted for 14 years..

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