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(CNBC)   Philippine President, after noticing increasing Chinese encroachment, decides that maybe working with the U.S. military is a good idea after all   (cnbc.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Philippines, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, termination of a key defense pact, South China Sea, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, United States, Philippine forces, large-scale combat exercises  
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2021-07-30 11:26:49 AM  
Given the choice of the US who will stink up the place occasionally or going it alone with China, who would happily turn the Philippines into their biatch, the US is likely the better choice. Tough-guy capitulation is always an amusing act to watch, though.
 
2021-07-30 3:41:24 PM  
They didn't like the "everything up to and within six inches of Philippine shoreline is ours" stance?
 
2021-07-30 3:43:40 PM  
I'd tell him to F off, but the will of the Phillipine people is of more importance.

What to they say?
 
2021-07-30 3:45:35 PM  
And in a year or two when the Philippines can get decent deal from China. The country will swing back towards China on some other aspect. It's called playing both sides.
 
2021-07-30 3:54:27 PM  
Chinese ships among Phillipino fishing trawlers...
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2021-07-30 3:55:55 PM  
Mark Shields said it best-- big countries act like gangsters, while small countries act like whores. Usually, that saddens me, but this time China is the gangster, not us. We are just protecting an old ally. Also great to see tough-talk jerk-off President Duterte reverse himself faster than a stuntman.
 
2021-07-30 3:58:54 PM  
We shall return.
 
2021-07-30 3:59:43 PM  
China has weaponized their civilian fleet and acting like its all normal. Anyone sinking those ships would be accused of attacking poor defenseless civilian fishermen and killing civilians which would give 110% casus belli for China's military to declare war on you.

They'll use the same crap when they invade Taiwan.
 
2021-07-30 4:00:27 PM  
Field testing showed that his plan of throwing drug users out of helicopters failed to sink a single Chinese ship.
 
2021-07-30 4:05:40 PM  
The guy has been in China's pocket for years.
 
2021-07-30 4:12:32 PM  
Didn't they throw us out before? Geez, you take over someone's country, they get all pissy and throw you out, then someone else tries to take over their country, and suddenly it's handies on the beach time for us.
 
2021-07-30 4:12:36 PM  
If it wouldn't result in China ultimately forcing The Philippines into bankruptcy and becoming its de facto rulers and gaining a HUGE strategic position, I'd tell Duterte to piss off.  You murdering, incompetent dictator--why don't you get a taste of what a murdering, COMPETENT dictator can do to you.
 
2021-07-30 4:15:15 PM  
just keep sending me those baller mangoes and stop being fascist
 
2021-07-30 4:19:41 PM  
I miss Olongapo City. The main street (Magsaysay Dr) was shoulder to shoulder bars on both sides of the street and every other bar had a band. The playing was spot on, but the Filipino accented singing was ...comical...to say the least.

US Navy 1974-1978. During the Marcos years.
 
2021-07-30 4:26:40 PM  
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Do I have to return again?
 
2021-07-30 4:29:43 PM  
Addendum: For some reason Filipino women thought I was Chinese.

FTR: Dad is 3rd generation County Cork Irish and Mom is from French Canadian and Acadian Indian (the ones who didn't go to Louisiana and become Cajuns).
 
2021-07-30 4:29:44 PM  
I think maybe that woman weightlifter that won gold may have had a talk with him.
 
2021-07-30 4:32:06 PM  
I guess the Navy dudes will get to have some shore leave in a country that likes to party once again? It must really suck when your only port of call after a six month float enforces fundamentalist religion as the law of the land.
 
2021-07-30 4:33:26 PM  
Filipinos are a disparate people. Some of it is because it's an archipelago and some of it because of the economic gaps. My cousins love Duterte because he was tough on crime. They hated Trump because he's a clown. Some Filipinos support relations with China because they benefit economically. Some Filipinos are solidly against relations with China because of cultural history. This is just scratching the surface.
 
2021-07-30 4:46:37 PM  
Can't be great being between China and the US, one side you got "I'm gonna claim all this water, suck it", then you got complete inconsistency on the other. Will everything you negotiated on and agreed to get thrown out after 4 years? Who knows!
 
2021-07-30 4:52:27 PM  
Oh, goody.
 
2021-07-30 5:31:37 PM  
Duterte loved talking crap about Obama. Tell him he can ask his friend in Maralago for help with the Chinese since all the MAGA gear is made there, and Ivan's got her deals okayed with China.

/understand China having a bigger foothold in the Pacific is not good, just hate the hell out of Duterte
 
2021-07-30 6:36:27 PM  

Ragin' Asian: Filipinos are a disparate people. Some of it is because it's an archipelago and some of it because of the economic gaps. My cousins love Duterte because he was tough on crime. They hated Trump because he's a clown. Some Filipinos support relations with China because they benefit economically. Some Filipinos are solidly against relations with China because of cultural history. This is just scratching the surface.


He dissed Jesus in a land where Jesus is king. And got away with it.

" Your God was nailed on the cross. Fark. How unimpressive. I'm God and you will crucify me? Motherfarker. I'd tell them " Lightning; finish all of them; burn all the non-believers. "

Word of the day in Tagalog; putangina
 
2021-07-30 9:41:28 PM  

OmnomnomCookies: /understand China having a bigger foothold in the Pacific is not good, just hate the hell out of Duterte


Duterte is a monster. I hope Joe doesn't welcome him back with open arms.

Joe will.
 
2021-07-30 9:44:45 PM  

lolmao500: China has weaponized their civilian fleet and acting like its all normal. Anyone sinking those ships would be accused of attacking poor defenseless civilian fishermen and killing civilians which would give 110% casus belli for China's military to declare war on you.

They'll use the same crap when they invade Taiwan.


How Klingon of them
 
2021-07-31 12:23:28 AM  
new phone, who's this?
 
2021-07-31 12:35:41 AM  
To paraphrase Ho Chi Minh "I'd rather smell like American shiat for a while than eat Chinese shiat forever."
 
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