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Closest U.S. Ally in Asia Caves to Muslim Radicals After Massacre- Grants Amnesty
http://freepatriot.org ^ | january 26, 2014 | kevin lake

Posted on 01/27/2014 6:02:49 AM PST by lowbridge

On September 9, 2013, a radical Islamic extremist group known as the Moro National Liberation Front, whose territory is on the northern portion of the Southern most Island in the Philippines, Mindanao, stormed the municipal capital in the city of Zamoanga and raised their flag at city hall. They were proclaiming ownership of the city, which they’d decided, themselves, that they would now own back on August 12 of 2013.

As you might imagine, the Philippine Government did not take kindly to the radicals proclaiming the city to be theirs and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) were sent in. What resulted was a standoff which lasted 19 days and saw the displacement of more than 100,000 civilians who were driven from their homes, neighborhood by neighborhood, as the terrorists marched through reeking havoc, and the deaths of several civilians and terrorists. An already struggling third world economy within the city was brought to a standstill and the airport was closed.

In the end, the terrorists were allowed to retreat, though some were taken into custody, and the AFP and PNP went their separate ways, and the citizens returned to a further disabled city, both physically and prosperity wise.

This is not new for the Mindanao region of the Philippines. Several radical Islamic groups possess territory on the astoundingly beautiful island inhabited by some of the friendliest people in the world. However, due to the radical Islamic presence, the portion of the country suffers more corruption, poverty and conflict than the rest of the country, which is saying a lot as the entire country suffers enough from these issues.

Many would say that the main problem is the Philippine Government’s seeming desire to negotiate with the terrorists more so than to simply eradicate

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: islam; philippines

1 posted on 01/27/2014 6:02:49 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Time to resurrect Black Jack Pershing.


2 posted on 01/27/2014 6:09:43 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: lowbridge

Time to resurrect Black Jack Pershing.


3 posted on 01/27/2014 6:11:46 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: AlexW; WVKayaker; Mark17; LadyDoc

ping


4 posted on 01/27/2014 6:12:21 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: lowbridge

Been nice knowing you, Philippines.


5 posted on 01/27/2014 6:13:47 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mouton

Nice call!..It was the hopped up Moros, that led the US Army to develop the .45 handgun..nothing else at the time had stopping power..


6 posted on 01/27/2014 6:16:30 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: lowbridge
"Reeking havoc"?

smelly havoc?

no, wreaking havoc.

spellcheck is our friend.

CC

7 posted on 01/27/2014 6:18:07 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: Mouton; AlexW; WVKayaker; Mark17
The Phillipines is no different in many ways than any other nation, and unique in many more.

How strong could abbu sayeff be if the Philippines was armed ?

THAT, I think is the problem

Abbu Sayeff works (as all cowardly, satanic muzzies do) by using fear to control and dominate their prospective victims

There is a GREAT national pride among the Filipino's and I personally believe an armed citizenry would be an advantage to diseminating corruption and quelling uprisings.

8 posted on 01/27/2014 6:18:25 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: dfwgator

Don’t count ‘em out.


9 posted on 01/27/2014 6:19:14 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: Celtic Conservative

Could have been worse. At least he got a homonym. It could have been “wrecking havoc”. ;->


10 posted on 01/27/2014 6:32:50 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Celtic Conservative

“reeking”

Spell czech is knot yore friend!


11 posted on 01/27/2014 6:42:41 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: knarf

Thanks Knarf. How did you like those pictures I e mailed to you? See you in awhile bro.


12 posted on 01/27/2014 6:47:07 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: lowbridge

When you are the “friendliest people in the world”, you make yourselves a target for the radicals who know that they will have an easy go of it. That’s exactly why we need the right to bear arms ourselves and not to have those rights taken away.

I just can’t understand the mindwarp the anti-gunners are in when they think that “we all can just get along if we’ll just give up our guns”. There are evil people out there who will exert their power and control over us if they’re not held in check. And today, those who would do so are the ones in charge of our government.


13 posted on 01/27/2014 6:48:38 AM PST by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: Celtic Conservative

spellcheck is our friend
= = = = = = = = = = = = = =

ONLY if you proofread...

I ‘sware(sic)’ it has changed a There to Their or vice versa on me BUT then again it didn’t correct sware so....

I do know that I have referred to GHW Bush and his push for NWO and my completed text would read GHW Bush was an early backer of NOW (which also may be true) BUT I never would have written that, so that leaves me to believe that Spell Check was ‘doing its thing’.


14 posted on 01/27/2014 6:53:39 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --Because you have your head up your arse doesn't mean you have to have a crappy outlook.)
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To: Mark17
Nice .. I remember my visit from 2010 and dream/fantasize daily ... these days

I'm hoping for a year, but America is gearing up (IMO) to put a hammer down on outgoing ex patriation. (just my opinion)

15 posted on 01/27/2014 7:03:04 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: ken5050
The first step in that process was to withdraw from issue the .38 caliber (double action?) revolvers then in use and replace them with Colt Single-Action Army 1873 .45's that had been in storage. My understanding is that the Moros would tie strips of cloth very tightly around their arms as legs, almost to the point of cutting off circulation, like a tourniquet, before battle. That way, if they were hit in the arm or leg, they wouldn't bleed out. It would take a hit to the central nervous system to take them completely out of action. Modern non-Genevea-approved bullets are far more effective, but for defense of self and family I'm still more comfortable with a round that starts with a "4" rather than a "3" (which would include the 9mm).

Having been born a few years after that insurrection (in spite of what my children believe), I have only read accounts of the action.

16 posted on 01/27/2014 8:13:14 AM PST by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: Pecos
Correct about tying the strips of cloth.but I'm pretty sure they also use some type of drug..mild hallucinogenic..possibly something like kat..

There were confirmed reports of US troops injured/killed by machete wielding Moros AFTER they'd been shot several times..hence the .45

17 posted on 01/27/2014 8:19:03 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: ken5050
Agree with your post. Sometimes, I am guilty of thinnking that IK've written down a point (like yours on the Moros still being combat-effective after multiple .38 rounds), and then pass right over the ommission when I'm proof-reading. I'm sure there's some reason for that, other than age. ;-)
18 posted on 01/27/2014 9:12:04 AM PST by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: lowbridge

So much cowardice in response to outrageous Muslim atrocities being perpetrated world wide.


19 posted on 01/27/2014 9:44:09 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: xrmusn

Well, when posting from my kindle “autocorrect” is my mortal enemy! some of the things it comes up with boggles the mind. If you want a good laugh, go to the icanhascheezburger website and lookup the “autocowrecks” page. Good stuff there.

CC


20 posted on 01/27/2014 11:02:03 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: knarf

In my five years here I have yet to see a Muslim. I am sure that there is a mosque in Cebu city, just as in many US cities, but one must realize that the Philippines is extremely Roman Catholic.
The problem with the western Mindanao area is that the government allowed an autonomous Muslim region to be established. They will continue to be a problem there, until
the government decides that enough is enough.


21 posted on 01/27/2014 2:32:15 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Pecos

Lack of alcohol in the optic system, perhaps?


22 posted on 01/27/2014 2:35:24 PM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: knarf
I'm hoping for a year, but America is gearing up (IMO) to put a hammer down on outgoing ex patriation. (just my opinion)

So, you think we might do like the Soviet Union did in East Germany, put up a fence, not to keep people out , but to keep people in. Communism in America, is coming on even faster than I thought.

23 posted on 01/27/2014 3:04:47 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17
It's just an opinion.

I'm personally involved with A situation that lends credence to that opinion.

24 posted on 01/27/2014 3:58:44 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

I see. Maybe this is something we need to talk about in person, not e mail, not by phone and not here. See you next year bro. It really IS turning into the Soviet Union. It took about 70 years for the Russians to throw off communism. Sorry to say, but you and I will not live long enough to see Americans throw off communism. Meanwhile, my honey is getting her pig farm going, for obvious reasons.


25 posted on 01/27/2014 4:23:06 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17
Amen.

Stardate Jan 28 ... woke up at 0430 ... it is minus 2 right now.

Mama has a new house and my Liza just got pictures of "her carabao"

There ain't NUTHIN' like a joyous Filipina.

26 posted on 01/28/2014 1:52:19 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: B4Ranch
Some people might use that excuse, but long, long ago I made the decision that alcohol ruined my aim as well as my spelling, typographical error count, and anything else requiring brain power in excess of that exhibited by rocks. Like everything else I do, I take full responsibility for my actions - errors and all.
27 posted on 01/28/2014 3:30:00 AM PST by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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