Negotiating with terrorists: Apologists of Philippine President BS Aquino are wasting their time

The popular support that Philippine President Benigno Simeon ‘BS’ Aquino III has desperately clung to over the last five years is fast slippng through his fingers. The only argument his apologists could field as an argument against his critics revolves around giving the man a break — that he is “just a man” and that he is entitled to his own personal way of grieving.

But President BS Aquino is not “just a man”. He is Aragorn as Conrado ‘Noynoy is Aragorn’ de Quiros once insisted. That is how he presented himself to his future “boss” when he campaigned for the presidency in the 2009-2010 presidential race — a special man who will be a different president. As such, he is not entitled to a “personal” way of doing things. Filipinos expect him to act like a president. Unfortunately for the nation he has failed to step up to that expectation. And so the “god” who could do no wrong and, thus, got himself elected to be the Philippines’ leader on that basis now appeals for a return to his humanity.

Too late.

pnp_saf_44_justiceA simple thing as addressing a horrified nation hours after news broke of the massacre of 44 of the Philippine police’s finest elite troops is something President BS Aquino couldn’t trouble himself with. Instead, he waited almost four days to face the cameras. And when he did, he was an utter disappointment. He focused on making excuses and distancing himself from any accountability over the incident. Not only that, he also tried to excuse the behaviour of the terrorist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for the abject barbarity of their actions. Perhaps the “president” was merely laying the groundwork for the eventual pardoning of these monsters — as is seemingly stipulated in the small print of his pet project, the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL).

It is one thing to massacre 44 troopers under the idiotic argument that they entered a “territory” they were supposedly unauthorised to enter. There is no such “territory” in the Philippines — only battle lines drawn by bandits who have for so long terrorised Mindanao. The medieval barbarity, however, is something that should be noted here. Merlyn Gamutan told of the lack of humanity of the people who killed her husband Insp. Joey Gamutan…

Merlyn said her husband suffered mutilation. “He was not only hit by bullets. His body had hack wounds. His head almost fell off,” she said.

These were terrorists President BS Aquino negotiated with. Even as his apologists busy themselves making much of the amount of time he is now spending “honouring” the fallen SAF 44, it escapes them that BS Aquino had consciously dishonoured tens of thousands of soldiers and police officers who fell fighting these animals over the last several decades. Does the Philippine government negotiate with terrorists? President BS Aquino believes so. For that matter, that the “draft” BBL document got as far up the Congressional food chain as it did — onto the desk of Senator Bongbong Marocs himself — also says something about what the Philippines’ legislators believe.

The trouble with negotiating with a group like the MILF is that it is but one head of a big multi-headed hydra. One or a couple of its heads may be visible, even appearing to be calling the shots at any one time. But the minute you domesticate that one or couple of talking heads, another more rabid one that does not speak human nor refuses to learn how shows up with sharper teeth and a fouler breath. And another. And another.

The fact is, Islamic militants will never be happy with a compromise with the infidel. Perhaps some in their cadre will cosy up, even get into bed with this or any subsequent administration. The question is, however, will the head of said group (or the next one, or the one after that) be the final authority on where our Muslim “brothers” in Mindanao think they should be headed as an overall community?

Abangan ang susunod na kabanata.

[Photo courtesy @PIA_Cordillera on Twitter.]

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Kemeo
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So what alternative do you propose then? Since you don’t see peace negotiations as part of the equation.

Also in my opinion there is a major difference between MILF and something like ISIS and radical Islamist.

ISIS don’t negotiate, they just want you to follow them period, no compromise whatsoever any logic holds no water against them. It’s either you convert to their beliefs or get killed.

archie
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Nagpapatawa ka. And why would the government want to negotiate with bandits and murderers? Alam mo ba ang pinagsasasabi mo iho? Alam mo ba kung gaano kadaming pamilya at mga babae ang sinira at nirape ng mga walanghiyang bandidong MILF at BIFF na yan? Natira ka ba sa Zamboanga at nakita mong pinapatay ang tatay at uncle mo ng mga tarantadong yan dahil lang sa may baril sila? Kaya nga tinawag na terorista ang NPA, MILF, MNLF at BIFF dahil hindi sila sumusunod sa constitution at pumapatay sila ng mga inosenteng tao kapareho ng ISIS. Kahit mga kaibigan kong Muslim… Read more »
Kemeo
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Sabihin na natin na totoo lahat ng sinasabi mo na nang rarape nga at pumapatay lang basta basta ang mga MILF. Kung ganun bakit me popular support parin sila sa mga mahihirap? Bakit marami parin sumasapi sa kanila? Kung totoong majority muslim sa mindanao ay galit sa kanila matagal ng naubusan ng tauhan ang MILF. Pero hinde hanggang ngayon meron at meron parin sumasapi. Ibig sabihin meron social issue na kaakibat ang poblema sa Mindanao kung kaya’t nahihikayat silang sumali sa mga rebeldeng grupo. Isa pa, sa giyera wala ng sinasanto ang mga tao sa kaiinitan ng laban, Naisip nyo… Read more »
AL
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These 44 kuffars died splendid deaths against the mujahideen. It also teach filipinos a lesson, it will take 10 filipino to have a chance fighting one of us. We are terrorists, and terror is an obligation in the book of Allah. Let the west and east know that we are terrorists and we strike fear. The book teaches us “Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power. Including steeds of war to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies. of Allah and your enemies..” (8:60). So learn to understand, calling us “terrorist” means nothing, if… Read more »
Tank
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An honest Muslim? No, you’re doing it wrong AL!

Never reveal your true intentions. Always deceive the Kuffar with talk of being a peaceful and misunderstood religion. Haven’t you heard of Taqiyya? For Allah’s sake, learn to play the game! Call yourself a moderate and insist the terrorists aren’t true Muslims. That makes killing the infidels later much easier.

domo
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You muslim religiots keep on bitching that your religion is the religion of peace and yet look at you killing and beheading even innocent people. I doubt you practice what you preach because religiots like you are absolutely batshit insane.

Bolt
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And go marry a 6 year old or 12 year old girl (ala Aisha) while you’re at it, Al. Emulate your mad prophet muhammad and be a ‘good’ muslim, with the sick ideologies of the koran.

archie
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Hey asshole, thank you for your comment. Naprint screen ko na ang sinabi mo at currently ay piniprint para ipadala sa NBI at PNP for ip location. Pray to your Allah na hindi ka hahantingin ng mga Mistah.

WinterSoldier
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Son, AFAIK, only TROLLS and real-life FRAUDS are considered blind sheep. And you won’t reply back because what I’ve said is 100% TRUE.

TBH, this speaks the TRUTH about you. You’re giving Muslims a bad name…. son. 😉

jeff
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seeing more and more muslims come out of the closet like this lately…
Because of the ISIS movement? AL needs to be put down, we don’t meed rabid moslems in this day and age.

MidwayHaven
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@ AL:

“Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! Allah loveth not aggressors.”
– Al-Baqarah 2:190

Jetlag807
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“a special man”… Yes. Pnoy is indeed “special”. Like those “special kids” who had to ride “the short bus” to and from school.

Hyden898Toro007
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Aquino is getting a”peace Deal” with Bad Character people. See how they kill and mutilate the bodies of their victims?

No Peace, No Justice for the Fallen Police/Soldiers. The Three Stooges: Aquino-Roxas-Purisima have sold us to these Terrorists…

Let us Hang these Three Stooges…

Hyden007Toro
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YellowTard apologists of Aquino are PAID with our taxmoney; to LIE for Aquino. They are Too Dumb, because, they think people have no eyes, ears and brains…

d_forsaken
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We cannot negotiate with people who say what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable.

urmimi
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Who says its easy to beat those Muslims? Its been a headache not only in our country but in foreign countries too. In my opinion, Its really hard to make any negotiations with them considering they have different outlook in many aspects of life. Compromise can never be achieve unless someone has to give way. Its like oil and water, you can never achieve complete fusion no matter hard you try.

Hyden676Toro
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Pres. Vladimir Putin has beaten them in Checkniya, Russia…

Enlighten8
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As with Marcos, deals, lands, and agreements were always negotiated through large amount of money swapping hands, and it seemed to have started in 1989 and proudly earlier as we know by whom…
I soundly agree with the following:
It is one thing to massacre 44 troopers under the idiotic argument that they entered a “territory” they were supposedly unauthorised to enter. There is no such “territory” in the Philippines — only battle lines drawn by bandits who have for so long terrorised Mindanao.

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