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Trump Jr. (Rodrigo Duterte)- Our Man in Manila

With the musical chair of democracy spinning out of control; Rodrigo Duterte has replaced Aquino in Philippine, and Hillary Clinton likely to hold off Donald Trump in U.S. in November. Obama will be in Hangchow for the G20 meeting and continue to spin his pivot to Pacific, with Philippine the center piece of his strategy with the return of U.S. bases there. Yet Duterte will be a headache for Hillary after her inauguration. She may have hold off fascist challenge by Trump with the support of the ruling elites, but she will have her hands full in implementing a humane immigration policy, challenging 1% with tax policy and minimum wages, revitalizing the economy by infrastructure spending, and dealing with recalcitrant Congress. Despite all the negative press about her emails and Clinton Foundation, which I think are trivial non issues spun by her opponents, I have always like her and wish her well. The only disagreement being her vote on Iraq War which I gave her a pass as she can’t realistically vote no being a senator from New York after 9/11.
Being a champion of human rights (Women rights are human rights), she can’t possibly ignore the action of the death squads with count now probably way over 2,000. For what is more human right than the right to life? With the annual human rights report by State department due out in April, Hillary can’t help but antagonize Duterte and jeopardize the bases.

It’s instructive to see the non response of the Western media whom championed human rights and criticize China whenever some human right lawyers got jailed, and silence on Philippine after the initial flurry of social media going viral on the wife holding her dead husband killed by the death squad, the double standard and limits on freedom of speech speak volumes. For China dealing with Duterte will be delicate but straight forward. China has a non-interference policy on internal affairs of other country. It will be up to Philippine to deal with the question of Duterte. As for the arbitration award China does not recognize its validity, and Duterte has said he’s not stupid enough to provoke militarily, and if he waves the paper China will just ignore him. China will be happy to maintain status quo by continuing to build up her islands or negotiate if other side is realistic. For U.S. Duterte is like ” Our Man in Havana” as described by Graham Greene, a liability best forgotten.

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  1. alanking
    September 1st, 2016 at 21:58 | #1

    Champion of human rights? Really? Imo no one is more likely to start WW3 and destroy all life on earth than President Hitlery. I think you got to change your news sources instead of MSM propaganda.

  2. alanking
    September 1st, 2016 at 22:22 | #2
  3. N.M.Cheung
    September 2nd, 2016 at 06:32 | #3

    Hillary and Trump are both champions of American exceptionalism. While rhetorically Trump may sound like more isolationism, and Hillary more hawk like, there is little difference, except Hillary is like most liberals. somewhat favors more help for the poor and minorities. The main difference being Hillary will be more pragmatic in dealing with the slow decline of American Empire, while Trump lives his whole life from the Trump penthouse, will be blunt to use force, threat of force, or even nuclear force when frustrated, which the whole world will be scared of.

  4. alanking
    September 3rd, 2016 at 15:22 | #4

    I will just rest my case with this


  5. denk
    September 4th, 2016 at 19:11 | #5


    havent u heard of
    ‘we came, we saw, he died,hehehehehe’ ?

    she isnt called ‘killary’ all over the web for nuthin !

  6. pug_ster
    September 6th, 2016 at 13:10 | #6

    While I don’t exactly condone Duterte of how he fights the war on drugs in Philippines, I commend that he has the balls to stand up against the US so that they don’t want to be a vassal state of the US.

  7. N.M.Cheung
    September 6th, 2016 at 13:27 | #7

    That’s debatable as he has already apologized for his vulgarity. I really question whether his method against drug will really work as most of his kills were mostly users and small time dealers. When People’s Republic of China initiated war against drugs, there were no death squads, but work camps for addicts and ideological studies. There are more than 2,400 deaths as of now in Philippine, and next Duterte will probably start the death squad against prostitutes. News reports that there are more than 100,000 addicts already surrendered to police and they don’t know what to do with them except send them home to await the next death squad.

  8. September 8th, 2016 at 12:47 | #8

    A hard approach is needed in addition to a healing solution. As we can see in the Philippine case, the government simply doesn’t have the resources to deal with the 100,000 plus addicts. After the founding of the PRC, the government simply make combating drug dealers, gambling dens, cat houses a priority. So much so the the mayors of major cities like Beijing, Shanghai etc were also heads of the rehabilitation centres. The hard approach also saw the prosecution of hundreds of thousands of hard core criminals who have blood on their hands. Those who were convicted all served time or were executed. Thus around 1950-1980s, there are literally no drug addicts or prostitutes in China. Sadly with the reintroduction of market economy, those vice institutions have thrived again in China.

  9. pug_ster
    September 13th, 2016 at 17:42 | #9

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