Thursday, October 27, 2016
Whitewash or Ignorance? The US and the Phillipines
Do we wonder why US foreign relations are strained when the self-style newspaper of record shows such abysmal ignorance, or wilful self-deceit?
From today's New York Times on Duterte..http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/27/world/asia/philippines-duterte-united-states-alliance.html?emc=edit_th_20161027&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=6103476&_r=0
"The United States took the Philippines from Spain in 1898, inheriting Spain’s war against Muslim rebels who were seeking independence. Fighting continued for decades in the southern Philippines, where Islamic rebels still operate today.
In 1906, American troops massacred about 600 people — including rebels, women and children — who had taken refuge in the Bud Dajo volcanic crater on the island of Jolo."