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Anti-U.S. Protesters in Manila Burn Effigy of President Obama
International Business Times ^ | Apr 28, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 04/28/2014 8:58:48 PM PDT by bkopto

To protest the greater access offered by the Philippine government to the U.S. under a 10-year agreement signed on Monday, militant groups in Manila burned the effigy of visiting U.S. President Barack Obama in an afternoon rally.

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg and Philippine Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin inked the agreement at a military camp before Mr Obama arrived in the afternoon from Malaysia, the third leg of his four-nation Asian trip.

Under the Enhanced Defence Cooperation Agreement, which militant groups are against, Manila grants American troops temporary access to some Philippine military camps and would permit them to preposition fighter jets and vessels.

Goldberg said the deal will promote peace and security in the region and allow the two nations which had been allies to respond faster to disasters and other emergencies.

The U.S. used to control vast tracts of land in Subic and Clark in Pampanga province that served as U.S. military bases for decades. In 1991, the Philippine Senate voted to shutter the two bases, but nature hastened the closure when Mount Pinatubo erupted in June that year and made the American troops hastily leave the two camps.

The signing of the 10-year agreement - instead of a treaty which requires parliament's assent - is the highlight of Mr Obama's first visit to the Philippines. His visit is timely since Manila's military power is being tested by China asserting that some parts of the country belong to the Asian giant.

In a joint press conference of the two presidents who are in their early 50s, Mr Obama said the agreement is not meant to counter or control China since Washington has a constructive relationship with Beijing.

However, the second-term Democrat president also said, "Our goal is to make sure international rules and norms are respected and that includes in the area of international disputes," quoted by the Voice of America.


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1 posted on 04/28/2014 8:58:48 PM PDT by bkopto
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Those protesters are racists. They don’t worship the exalted one.


2 posted on 04/28/2014 9:07:25 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: bkopto

Bunch of racist acting stoopidly....... I Love it


3 posted on 04/28/2014 9:08:00 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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4 posted on 04/28/2014 9:08:15 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: bkopto

I believe the protesters think Bath House is not enough of a commie, hence the protest.


5 posted on 04/28/2014 9:09:25 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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6 posted on 04/28/2014 9:11:06 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: bkopto

But I thought after he went all over the globe apologizing for the United States, bowing to their kings, and castrating our military the rest of the world would love the US and especially Obama. No?


7 posted on 04/28/2014 9:12:30 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: bkopto

Wow, he looks like Satan in hell. What an incredibly realistic effigy.


8 posted on 04/28/2014 9:13:33 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: bkopto

How can this be everyone loves the o.


9 posted on 04/28/2014 9:13:36 PM PDT by funfan
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To: bkopto

But they told us that all the other countries would love Obama - it was that cowboy Bush that they couldn’t stand./s


10 posted on 04/28/2014 9:14:26 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Wow, he looks like Satan in hell. What an incredibly realistic effigy.

Not really, did you notice that they made him look like a Black Man? Wrong on both counts!

11 posted on 04/28/2014 9:17:24 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: bkopto

There’s GOT to be some way to show these people some support!


12 posted on 04/28/2014 9:18:45 PM PDT by Vesparado (The American people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard --- HL Mencken)
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To: bkopto

What are they so upset about, they can come over here for free and go to college if they want, come on over the gate is open for all.


13 posted on 04/28/2014 9:19:04 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: bkopto

Shouldn’t these people be labeled PRO-America protesters? How is mocking Obama anti American? heh


14 posted on 04/28/2014 9:19:48 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: bkopto

Can we do that in DC near the White Hut?


15 posted on 04/28/2014 9:24:26 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

They sure got the demonic red eyes down as well, so that’s really racist, and his round cigar-smoker mouth is hyper-homophobic (and even hydrophobic) and for which the Flips should be heartily ashamed, tut tut tut.
But his charcoal hue is really the truly distressing part of the whole sordid matter—O, what a world where ruffians can go about and say Ni!, and so forth and so on, woe, woe ... So shame shame, tut tut, you know your names you wascally wacist Tagalog bad boys!


16 posted on 04/28/2014 9:29:24 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: bkopto

not a bad idea to reassert our presence in the PI. The more likely dissenters are of the moose family.


17 posted on 04/28/2014 9:32:49 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Bulwyf

“Shouldn’t these people be labeled PRO-America protesters?”
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Yes, Filipinos love America, but that love does not transfer to Obozo.
The Philippines probably has the highest percentage of OFWs as any country in the world. They are good workers throughout the US and the middle east in particular.


18 posted on 04/28/2014 9:39:36 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Blue Collar Christian

What are you, blind? CLEARLY the burning effigy was to honor him as the bringer of light he is.

Not sure how you missed that. You probably bitterly cling to something...


19 posted on 04/28/2014 9:40:01 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: bkopto
What do they have to be upset about? He's not their president!
20 posted on 04/28/2014 9:42:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: bkopto

which movie made them mad?


21 posted on 04/28/2014 9:45:00 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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Filed Under:

NEWS YOU WON’T BE SEEING on ABC/CBS/NBC/MSNBC/E!/NPR/WashPost/Nytimes/Huffpo


22 posted on 04/28/2014 9:45:43 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: funfan

If he’d only he’d break out those Roman columns again....


23 posted on 04/28/2014 9:56:26 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: bkopto

Hay man don’t be mean muggin me like that.


24 posted on 04/28/2014 10:02:39 PM PDT by Slambat
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Vatican Canonizes Two Dead White Guys, Ignores Obama

http://thepeoplescube.com/peoples-blog/racism-vatican-canonizes-two-dead-white-males-ignores-obama-t13892.html


25 posted on 04/28/2014 10:04:17 PM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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To: bkopto
I believe the protesters think Bath House is not enough of a commie, hence the protest.

I see that some of the protestors are wearing Pro life/anti abortion shirts, and also I see some pro life signs.

26 posted on 04/28/2014 10:09:17 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: bkopto

Just as likely they’re upset over the US backed push to get them to legalize abortion and allow Planned Parenthood operate there. The majority of folks I talk to there aren’t real pleased with US pressure on them to become as morally foul as the US has become.


27 posted on 04/28/2014 10:09:42 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yer right, I gotta move on and start payin’ attention.


28 posted on 04/28/2014 10:29:39 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

Well the world loves us, the seas fell the sick were cured and the blind can see. I mean to think that anyone on the planet would do anything but praise his holy name us just...well it doesn’t bear thinking about!

We are the change we were waiting for and stuff.


29 posted on 04/28/2014 11:38:20 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: bkopto

MSM will ignore this. But if it was Bush, it would be lead story and front page news.


30 posted on 04/29/2014 4:29:42 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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