THOSE WHO WOULD SUPPORT U.S. AIRSTRIKES ON PH ARE TRAITORS TO THE MOTHERLAND-MAKABAYAN BLOC
The Makabayan bloc of legislators in the House of Representatives condemned the supposed US plan to launch "anti-terror airstrikes" in Philippine territory saying that "it will blatantly trample our country's national sovereignty and will bring more destruction to Marawi and other parts of the country.
The US' plan is clearly interventionist and is patently illegal and unconstitutional. It
is a shameless pretext of the US so it can still blatantly claim dominance in the Philippines and in the Asian region as the self-proclaimed global police and superpower.
Further more the Mutual Defense Treaty, (MDT), the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) cannot be used to justify aUS military air strike against Filipinos and anyone on our soil. The Supreme Court ruling on VFA does not countenance US direct combat operation on its ruling on the VFA and even other treaties.
It is hard to comprehend for any self-respecting Filipino not to condemn this US move and anyone who does support it can be likened to the Makapilis who betrayed our country during the Japanese occupation.
If this US plan comes to pass then this would make the Philippines another
Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen whose populations and territories were ravaged by US drone strikes.
The Pentagon is supposedly considering a plan that allows the U.S. military to conduct airstrikes against the ISIS in the Philippines, two defense officials told NBC News.
The authority to hit ISIS targets is supposedly part of "collective self-defense" concept that could be granted as part of an official military operation that may be launched as early as Tuesday, said the officials. The strikes would likely be conducted by armed drones.
These planned drone strikes will also signal commission of blatant human rights violations with impunity by faceless and nameless US officials and troops safely ensconced in far-away military base.
We call on Pres. Duterte to assert our sovereignty and denounce this US interventionist plan. He should not allow such a plan to happen as it may just be a prelude to a more sinister plan, like a regime change, as it did in other parts of the world.
We also call on the people to denounce and resist this blatant imperialist intervention. We should assert and fight not only for an independent foreign policy but for a truly independent country as well or what our heroes fought for like Lapu-lapu, Andres Bonifacio and Gen.Luna would come to naught. ###