Skip to comments.Guns, clans, rogue Muslim rebels undermine south Philippine peace
Posted on 09/15/2013 11:52:24 AM PDT by Olog-hai
A week of violence in the southern Philippines has undercut hopes of lasting peace in the resource-rich region and exposed the government to criticism for underestimating rogue Muslim rebels who feel ignored by a landmark deal last year.
The agreement signed by President Benigno Aquino and the biggest Muslim rebel group last October was meant to pave the way for a revival of southernmost Mindanao island after 40 years of conflict, giving Muslims there more autonomy in the Catholic-majority country.
That deal, with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), remains on track, but the assault on the commercial hub of Zamboanga City by hundreds of armed rebels has underlined fears that the regions volatile mix of guns, clans and disgruntled rebel factions could yet derail the process.
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The common fate of all peace agreements with Muslims is radical rejection. Surrender and forced conversion might work.
I was in Zamboanga on a press trip 'way back in the 70's. Even then, the "Moros" were a big problem. We (writers) were guests of the Philippine government, and our "tour guides" were the largest Filipino guys I ever saw. Charming, but bodygaurds, really. I sat one night and talked politics with a local newsman who was amazed that I spoke about politics so openly. He could not do that. Also, newspersons in Manila were very jealous that we Americians were allowed to go to Zamboanga, because they could not go to the south. Apparently the government was keeping the lid on the "rebellion" there.
In Zamboanga, there were guards stationed in every hallway of every hotel. And when we went to dinner, it was not to local restaurants but to the Navy base, where I sat between the heads of the Army and the Navy in that region. After a couple of drinks (theirs, not mine) they revealed the ongoing dangers of attacks by the Moros, who basically never stopped. It's only worse now. Tourists are kidnapped and held captive, sometimes for years if they are lucky or beheaded if they are not.
So sad. The area is gorgeous, the beaches are beautiful, diving is superb. Locals could make an excellent living in the tourism biz, but they are held in the grip of poverty by the idiot insurgents.
I've never said one word here or anywhere else about the stupidity of muslims, but here I go. All over the world, their moronic insistence on following the old, sword-wielding ways of MOhammed is keeping them and the countries they live in at the edge of poverty. The people suffer, their children suffer, education suffers, healthcare suffers, women suffer, AND FOR WHAT?
Where are the benefits?
>Where are the benefits?
The islamorons think they get a stack of virgins when they kill innocents. Someone brainwashed them into believing that nonsense. Eliminate the teachers of evil and their followers, then reap a little peace.
My understanding is the communist Huk’s have aligned themselves with al Qaeda on the island of Luzon.
Sick and disgusting creeps
these are virgins who get “re-flowered” each time. Plus there are young boys... and you can drink and not get a hangover.
Recycled virgins? LOL There are only 21 virgins in all of Islam?