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Thousands flee Philippine city after Islamic rampage

By curious2   May 25, 2:47am   7 links   1,996 views   43 comments   watch (0)   quote      

"Thousands of civilians fled fighting in the Philippines on Wednesday as troops tried to fend off Islamist militants who took over large parts of a city, capturing Christians, seizing and torching buildings and setting free scores of prisoners.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for the rampage via its Amaq news agency, and President Rodrigo Duterte defended his decision to declare martial law on Mindanao, the Muslim-majority island where Marawi City is located, to prevent the spread of extremism in the impoverished region.
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[President Duterte] said Islamic State must be repelled from the Christian-majority Philippines and he would use all means possible to crush the Maute group and the allied Abu Sayyaf, whatever the consequences.

"Anyone now holding a gun, confronting government with violence, my orders are spare no one, let us solve the problems of Mindanao once and for all," said Duterte, who is from the island, after cutting short a visit to Russia and returning to Manila.

"I might declare martial law throughout the country to protect the people," said the President, at a news conference in Manila, Wednesday.

"I had to declare martial law in the Mindanao group of islands," said Duterte, who cut short a visit to Russia to come home to deal with the violence. "It is our constitutional duty to enforce the law and provide security."

The current martial law order -- which covers both the city of Marawi and the wider island of Mindanao, of which Marawi is a part -- came after deadly clashes broke out between Filipino government troops and Islamist militants Tuesday."

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4   Strategist   1793/1798 = 99% civil   May 25, 8:56am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Fucking White Male says

No surely you are mistaken. Islam is the religion of peace, you see.

Patrick says

Those Islamic attacks in the Philippines are totally America's fault.

Somehow.

Right?

Yup. Shame on us. We are so evil. We go to peaceful distant lands just to steal their oil, murder women and children, destroy their property, execute their leaders, and then blame their peaceful religion.

5   Patrick   2082/2082 = 100% civil   May 25, 10:15am  ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Strategist says

we bomb terrorists in the Middle East to counter terrorism

I have to say that the bombing of Iraq was not at all about terrorism though. Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11. Bush lied about that. Bush should be in jail.

It made a fucked up situation even more fucked up.

6   MMR   373/373 = 100% civil   May 25, 10:21am  ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Strategist says

realize it's Islam that is the fucking problem? That we bomb terrorists in the Middle East to counter terrorism, not because we like killing innocent women and children.

But let's change subject and talk about Christianity instead

7   socal2   229/231 = 99% civil   May 25, 11:16am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike (1)   quote    

Patrick says

I have to say that the bombing of Iraq was not at all about terrorism though. Saddam had nothing to do with 9/11. Bush lied about that. Bush should be in jail.

Geesh Patrick - falling back on this old chestnut? Bush never "lied" and said Saddam was behind 9/11.

Before Obama went against all of his national security advisers pulling every last US troop from Iraq, Iraq was stable and having elections. The Arab Spring was in full swing with loads of moderate reformers. Iranians were marching in the streets protesting the bat-shit crazy Mullahs. Gadaffi turned over his WMD programs and was playing ball with the West. AQI (ISIS predecessor) was licking their wounds after getting the ever living shit kicked out of them by US and Iraqi forces and were pushed out into the wilderness of southern Syria.

Things were looking so great in the Middle East, Joe Biden was claiming Iraq would be one of the Obama administration's "greatest achievements".

Wiser hands could have managed this historic inflection point in the Region better than the total chaos we see now. Anyone (including Bush) could have predicted the rise of ISIS and total chaos if we pulled out too early.

8   FP   458/464 = 98% civil   May 25, 12:47pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

MMR says

But let's change subject and talk about Christianity instead

Wonderful and spot on use of sarcasm. I doubt I can match it, but let me still try.

Having identified the cause of the greatest evil of our times, namely, the evil verses in the Koran, the distinguished philosophers of PatNet, lead by ForthWayne and Patrick, have found THE solution to this plague - ban islam! Yeah, explain to the world how bad islam is and then eradicate it. Good plan!

9   curious2   962/962 = 100% civil   May 31, 11:20pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

10   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   1207/1207 = 100% civil   May 31, 11:42pm  ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

This is a great opportunity.

Package tours that include flight, tunic with cross of St George, an M134 and a million rounds of ammo, and a bottomless beer trucks to shred Musfucks for fun and for Jesus.

Local cops ID Musfucks for Thomas Cook Travel which drops crusaders on tour from a helicopter so they can chase down the Musfucks and turn them into wet chunks.

After a day of inflicting justice, they can relax with another cold one while pissing on the faces of departed Musfucks and posting videos of the crusaders on tour dismembering, raping and defiling the bodies of the vanquished.

11   curious2   962/962 = 100% civil   May 31, 11:58pm  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

AF, the Phlippines needs your guidance as Minister of Tourism, or at least as a consultant in adventure travel. President Duterte has already admitted one past helicopter-related murder, and proposed more, so really the sky is the limit over there.

12   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   1207/1207 = 100% civil   Jun 1, 12:05am  ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Death-Dealing Travel is the hospitality industry revolution of our age.

All the carnage and mayhem of cannibal anarchy - with cold beer and a hot chick at the end of a long day of killing.

I'll get Duterte on the phone. I know he'll love this idea.

13   Ceffer   762/762 = 100% civil   Jun 1, 12:33am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

I thought General Pershing came up with the brainstorm of burying the dead MuslimFucks in the Philippines in pits of pig guts. It stopped the MuslimFuck rebels in their tracks.

14   APOCALYPSEFUCK_is_ADORABLE   1207/1207 = 100% civil   Jun 1, 12:35am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Yeah and guys with holy water super soakers - baptism from above!

15   curious2   962/962 = 100% civil   Jun 1, 12:49am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Ceffer says

General Pershing

That turns out to be a myth; in reality, he cut off the Muslims' supply lines and isolated them, and waited for them to surrender. He wrote that the Muslims (including women) "were determined to die fighting [and] were chagrined and disappointed in that they were not encouraged to die the death of Mohammedan fanatics."

Still, it's a good idea, along with mutilating the male corpses in such a way as to prevent consummation with the 72 virgins. If Pershing had followed through, the Philippines might not have suffered the Islamic problems that they've been suffering for decades.

We could also send Romnesia's Moronic cult members to convert the corpses to the cult of Moroni. Morons love Muslims, so it's a win-win.

16   BayAreaObserver   724/724 = 100% civil   Jun 1, 2:32am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

The siege of the southern Philippine city of Marawi likely represents the first salvo of the global extremist group's bid to extend its war deep into Asia

Islamic State-backed militants’ ongoing assault on Marawi City on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao heralds a bid by the radical extremist group to open a new Southeast Asian front in a spreading campaign of global jihad.

The Marawi battle has established the clear presence of other Southeast Asian nationals fighting side-by-side with the IS-aligned Filipino Maute Group, with confirmed deaths of Malaysian and Indonesian nationals in the battle zone. On the battle’s seventh day, 61 militants, 20 government soldiers and 17 civilians were reportedly killed.

Philippine Solicitor General Jose Calida publicly announced that “what is happening in Mindanao is no longer a rebellion of citizens, but it has transmogrified into an invasion of foreign terrorists who heeded the clarion call of ISIS.”

The presence of foreign militants, of course, is not new to the Philippines. The Indonesian terror group Jemaah Islamiah, once affiliated with Al Qadea, is known to have set up a militant training center in the southern Philippines as early as 1994. Since then, the southern Philippines has been a known training ground for militant Indonesians, Malaysians, Singaporeans, Thais and some Arabs.

Analysts and officials are now grappling with how IS has leveraged into these well-established networks, particularly between the Philippines and Malaysia. Some fear that IS may have a deeper network in the region than many previously realized.

More: http://www.atimes.com/article/islamic-state-jihad-explodes-southeast-asia/

Is Indonesia Islamic State’s next jihadi target? After the terror group's surprise siege of Marawi City in the southern Philippines, many wonder if the Southeast Asian nation is next on its hit list

Full Article: http://www.atimes.com/article/indonesia-islamic-states-next-jihadi-target/

17   BayAreaObserver   724/724 = 100% civil   Jun 1, 12:25pm  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Looks like situation is spreading a wee bit. Heavily armed men storm hotel and a casino resort in Philippine capital

Gunfire was reported at a hotel and a casino resort in the Philippine capital on Friday, the operator of the complex said, and the Islamic State group (IS) quickly claimed responsibility. “Resorts World Manila is currently on lockdown following reports of gunfire from unidentified men,” the company said on its Twitter account.

“The company is working closely with the Philippine National Police to ensure that all guests and employees are safe.” IS said “lonewolf soldiers” from its group carried out the attack, according to the SITE Intelligence Group that monitors terrorist organisations.

Police confirmed there were reports of gunfire at Resorts World, which is across a road from one of the main terminals of the Philippines’ international airport. There were no immediate reports of fatalities or injuries.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte imposed martial law last week across the southern region of Mindanao to crush what he said was a rising threat of Islamic State there. He declared martial law shortly after militants went on a rampage through the southern city of Marawi, which is about 800 kilometres (500 miles) south of Manila.

Security forces are still battling the militants in Marawi, and the clashes there have left at least 171 people dead. Duterte said last week he may need to declare martial law across the rest of the country if the terrorism threat spread. (AFP)

More - Pictures as well. https://www.yahoo.com/news/heavily-armed-men-storm-hotel-slideshow-wp-190137090.html

18   Patrick   2082/2082 = 100% civil   Jun 1, 3:27pm  ↑ like (3)   ↓ dislike   quote    

I bet the Saudis are quite happy with the results of their madrassas in the Phillipines:

A US diplomatic cable leaked by Wikileaks dated 2005 would state:

Philippine officials noted their continuing concern about Saudi-origin terrorist financing coming into the Philippines under the cover of donations to mosques, orphanages, and madrassahs. Although three Saudi nationals suspected of being couriers had been detained on separate occasions, Saudi Ambassador Wali had intervened in each case to secure their release.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/isis-touches-down-in-the-philippines-islamic-state-mayhem-in-mindanao/5592326

America's support for Saudi Arabia is largely responsible for what is happening in the Philippines.

19   curious2   962/962 = 100% civil   Jun 10, 3:46am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

20   BayAreaObserver   724/724 = 100% civil   Jun 17, 7:48am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Islamic leaders around Marawi fearful of denouncing extreme militants
ILIGAN, Philippines: Senior Islamic leaders in Lanao del Norte say they are too fearful to criticise the actions or philosophies of Islamic State (IS), for fear of reprisals or community backlash as fighting rages around the city of Marawi.

Fighters have laid siege to the city for nearly four weeks, despite intense efforts by the Philippine military to liberate the approximate 10 per cent of Marawi still under militant control.

Grand Imam Idah Ali of the Lanao Islamic Center in Baloi, just a few kilometres from Marawi, refused to denounce the militant movement saying speaking out could upset stakeholders in the conflict.

“I cannot do anything about IS,” he said. “These people have a personal interest. I cannot say about this because if I talk about them, what will happen? Maybe they will be angry at me.

“If I say something, maybe the government will be angry with me, maybe the people of Marawi will be angry with me, maybe the majority of people in the Philippines will be angry with me.”

The groups that have taken over the city have declared intent to forge an Islamic caliphate and enforce Sharia law. Foreign fighters from Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe are believed to have joined the conflict.

For local Muslim residents, there is a clear hope for peace to prevail. However, there is a division creeping into the community about which side of the battle to support, according to Sultan Abuk Hamidula Atar, a prominent religious leader from Marawi.

The divide has been bred from the education system he said, which is split between the madrasah (religious school) system and the secular form of schooling. The result is a “lot of clashes among the school of thoughts” within institutions in Marawi.

He argues that if the solution to heal Marawi comes through money and physical rebuilding efforts, it is bound to fail. Instead there needs to be an understanding of the causes of radicalisation, particularly among disenchanted youth who have been victims of conflict for years.

“I am afraid of this situation, instead of crushing the militants you are now producing another big radical group.”

More: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/islamic-leaders-around-marawi-fearful-of-denouncing-extreme-8954786

Related: Marawi siege expected to be protracted: Security source. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/marawi-siege-expected-to-be-protracted-security-source-8951218

21   Quigley   759/764 = 99% civil   Jun 17, 8:08am  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Thanks Islam!

22   HEY YOU   889/890 = 99% civil   Jun 17, 8:36am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Once again the dazzling mind of HEY YOU is proven correct.lol
Be careful who you piss off!
The problem is not knowing why they are pissed off.
Wait!..... RELIGION!
Theirs is more violent.
Other religions are just happy to be brainwashed.

Wonder if any baptized Christians have ever committed any violent acts?

23   BayAreaObserver   724/724 = 100% civil   Jun 17, 5:42pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Anyone remember something about a "JV team sometime in the not too distant past where ISIS or ISIL is concerned ?

'Spent' Islamic militant group Maute in formidable display of force in Philippines.

In April this year, government troops seized a Maute camp said to be big enough to house at least 200 fighters, with trenches, bunkers, and bomb-making implements. Military officials had declared then that the group was in its death throes.

But it is now clear that they had spoken too soon.

Analysts say what is worrying is that the Abu Sayyaf, another ISIS-linked group, appears to be cementing its ties with the Maute.

Intelligence reports said dozens of battle-hardened ISIS militants from Iraq and Syria are now fighting with the Maute in Mindanao.

"The Philippines is facing a dangerous group with more solid international connections," security expert Rommel Banlaoi told Reuters.

Calling this "a game changer", he added: "We haven't seen anything like this before."

More including some decent coverage and history on the Maute brothers. http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/spent-islamic-militant-group-maute-in-formidable-display-of-force-in-philippines

Me thinks the "west" is continuing to underestimate and minimalize the ability of these groups and overestimate their own successes as well as our ability to quickly defeat them. Then again it seems we in the West have never really tackled the question seriously enough of how to go about defeating an ideology. ISIS /ISIL and the rest are like the mythological Hydra when it comes to manpower, reinventing themselves and showing up where ever them pretty much feel like despite the supposedly best efforts of the West to stop them and or eliminate them.

24   lostand confused   407/407 = 100% civil   Jun 17, 5:48pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

BayAreaObserver says

Me thinks the "west" is continuing to underestimate and minimalize the ability of these groups and overestimate their own successes as well as our ability to quickly defeat them.

It is pretty easy actually. How did Sadaam et al keep them inc heck-extreme brutality. The only thing a hyena is afraid of is other hyenas and lions. Our western leftist induced morals and rules will neevr stop them-in fatc they probably laugh at our kindness/stupidity.

But as a people are we ready to fight fire with a forest fire? That also raises the question will we stop the tactics with these terrorists or like the NSA and patriot act turn it inwards on our own people and employ the same tactics.

25   BayAreaObserver   724/724 = 100% civil   Jun 17, 5:58pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Things were kept in control in the region not only due to the willingness to exercise extreme brutality against one's own people (Iraq, Libya, etc.) but much like in Stalin's and Mao's regimes "fear" is a very powerful motivator to toe the line including not being too inclined to attack another country in the region.

Unfortunately the status quo got upended in the early 2000s with a nod to the neocons where surgical strikes would have been much more effective all the way around. Then again we are not willing to hold the House of Saud responsible in any meaningful fashion for their not so covert support for these groups.

Do you stop the forest fire with a fire - or let nature take it's course? We have bigger forest fires now when they do get out of control than we would have in a lot of cases, had we not fought so hard to put out the small ones and let the underbrush etc. grow.

What tactics to use on an ideology - if I had the answer to that, I would not be sitting here typing this, but the West along with those who are moderate or so inclined with the Muslim faith better dream up something. Having large populations of unemployed late teens and 20 somethings milling about smartly month after month, year after year with absolutely no hope for any kind of even quasi-decent future is not exactly going to help remove the fuel source.

26   curious2   962/962 = 100% civil   Jun 17, 7:15pm  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

BayAreaObserver says

What tactics to use on an ideology....

I think PatNat has good suggestions for that, but they lack political will at this time. The Muslim ban, denouncing Islam itself, promoting Charlie Hebdo cartoons and other blasphemy worldwide, and encouraging Muslims either to drop their counter-productive religion or to return to the religions that worked better for their ancestors prior to being forced to submit to the hateful fraud of the dead charlatan Mohamed.

Instead, American policy compounds the problems of Islam. We empower Wahabis, we claim to "respect" Islam, we celebrate and fund supposedly "moderate" Muslims (including the Clintons' Saudi clients), and we wage war all over the world. In terms of actual killing in recent years, those killed by American wars outnumber those killed by Islamic terror attacks. It's a revenue model to exploit Islam, not a strategy to defeat it. The point is to enlarge the fight rather than win it. At least in WWII, the shooting war was accompanied by constant denunciation of fascism and Nazis. Nobody opined about empowering "moderate" Nazis and fascists. That could have been treason.

I worry that until another horrible Islamic attack occurs, 9/11 or something bigger, the current inertia will continue. America will wage incoherent wars across the Islamic world with no strategy for winning, until we go bankrupt and get blamed for every problem on earth. Even if a horrible attack kills millions of westerners in the name of Islam, the publicity/PR machines and politicians will probably continue bleating that we mustn't blame Islam, nor those who advocate and spread it.

I had hoped that the election of President Trump might change course, but that has not happened yet. Republicans are objecting to the Muslim ban, and subverting it, rather than even trying to denounce a totalitarian ideology that commands believers to kill us wherever they find us.

27   Strategist   1793/1798 = 99% civil   Jun 17, 8:31pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

BayAreaObserver says

Grand Imam Idah Ali of the Lanao Islamic Center in Baloi, just a few kilometres from Marawi, refused to denounce the militant movement saying speaking out could upset stakeholders in the conflict.

“I cannot do anything about IS,” he said. “These people have a personal interest. I cannot say about this because if I talk about them, what will happen? Maybe they will be angry at me.

“If I say something, maybe the government will be angry with me, maybe the people of Marawi will be angry with me, maybe the majority of people in the Philippines will be angry with me.”

How about saying something that is right for a change, you fucking terrorist supporter.

28   Strategist   1793/1798 = 99% civil   Jun 17, 8:33pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

HEY YOU says

Once again the dazzling mind of HEY YOU is proven correct.lol

Be careful who you piss off!

The problem is not knowing why they are pissed off.

Why they are pissed off is irrelevant. If they target babies they should be exterminated.

29   Booger   513/513 = 100% civil   Jun 18, 2:22pm  ↑ like (4)   ↓ dislike   quote    

The Philippine army must totally suck. Such losers!!!

30   curious2   962/962 = 100% civil   Jun 18, 2:36pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Booger says

The Philippine army...

has the same hopelessly misguided strategy as the American military: trying to distinguish between "radicalized" Muslims (who have started doing what Islam commands) and "moderate Muslims" (who advocate Islam but haven't yet started doing what it says). No amount of skill or resources could make that possible. Just as America fails in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere, the Philippinos fail in the Philippines. The reason is because they lack the will to denounce Islam itself: ban the mosques, publish blasphemous cartoons, etc.

31   errc   606/615 = 98% civil   Jun 18, 2:49pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Patrick says

I bet the Saudis are quite happy with the results of their madrassas in the Phillipines:

A US diplomatic cable leaked by Wikileaks dated 2005 would state:

Philippine officials noted their continuing concern about Saudi-origin terrorist financing coming into the Philippines under the cover of donations to mosques, orphanages, and madrassahs. Although three Saudi nationals suspected of being couriers had been detained on separate occasions, Saudi Ambassador Wali had intervened in each case to secure their release.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/isis-touches-down-in-the-philippines-islamic-state-mayhem-in-mindanao/5592326

America's support for Saudi Arabia is largely responsible for what is happening in the Philippines.

Good thing Trump is taking them to task. We wouldn't want the kind of leader that would be kissing Saudi royalty while accepting gifts and large amounts of money, all the while pretending to be dealing with Islamic terrorism by only addressing other, far less consequential, countries in the Middle East

32   HEY YOU   889/890 = 99% civil   Jun 18, 4:45pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Strategist says

Why they are pissed off is irrelevant.

More of your pretzel logic.
Your value system is trumped by the pissed off ,killing people.
Did your value system do anything to stop the shooting of Scalise?
People can thump their bibles & /or their ideology.
How did that work on 9/11?
I have no problem with exterminating killers.
It's the stupids that think "I'm right." and can't stop the pissed off from taking action.
If these assholes are so smart why aren't they capable of stopping terrorism & killings in general?
Because they have nothing but ideological talk. "We ought to do this."We ought to do that." BULLSHIT.

33   Strategist   1793/1798 = 99% civil   Jun 18, 5:57pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

HEY YOU says

It's the stupids that think "I'm right." and can't stop the pissed off from taking action.

If these assholes are so smart why aren't they capable of stopping terrorism & killings in general?

Because we give terrorists human rights, which they don't deserve. It makes it impossible to wipe out terrorism.
If I was a dictator, terrorism would be long gone, because terrorists and their fucking supporters would all be dead.

34   TwoScoopsMcGee   1620/1620 = 100% civil   Jun 18, 11:14pm  ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike   quote    

It's amazing how little attention this story gets.

35   TwoScoopsMcGee   1620/1620 = 100% civil   Jun 18, 11:15pm  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

errc says

Good thing Trump is taking them to task. We wouldn't want the kind of leader that would be kissing Saudi royalty while accepting gifts and large amounts of money, all the while pretending to be dealing with Islamic terrorism by only addressing other, far less consequential, countries in the Middle East

Right. Hillary, the only practical alternative to Trump in the last election, has no history of carousing with Saudi Arabia and Qatar and accepting gifts from them and for her Foundation.

36   BayAreaObserver   724/724 = 100% civil   Jun 19, 4:31am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

Philippines military says seizes drugs worth millions of dollars in besieged city
The Philippine military found methamphetamine worth between US$2 million to US$5 million while clearing rebel positions in besieged Marawi City, officials said on Monday, boosting suspicions Islamist militants are being funded by the narcotics trade.

The 11 bags of shabu, the local name for methamphetamine, were recovered on Sunday along with four assault rifles in the kitchen of a two-storey concrete house believed to be occupied by fighters from the Maute militant group.

"This strengthens our findings that these terrorists are using illegal drugs," Major-General Carlito Galvez, military commander of western Mindanao, said in a statement.

More: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines-military-says-seizes-drugs-worth-millions-of-dollars-in-besieged-city-8958652

The above report should be taken as a report and not the gospel considering who is involved....

MANILA (Reuters) - President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, who had avoided public appearances for nearly a week to recover from what spokesmen described as fatigue, said on Saturday that a battle with Islamist militants in Marawi City was winding up, but the insurgency had deep roots.

http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/news/world/duterte-resurfaces-rest-islamist-insurgency-deep-roots-article-1.3255225

Probably a really good thing Duterte is not actively involved in the real fighting on the front line...must be mental fatigue.

37   errc   606/615 = 98% civil   Jun 19, 7:44am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

TwoScoopsMcGee says

errc says

Good thing Trump is taking them to task. We wouldn't want the kind of leader that would be kissing Saudi royalty while accepting gifts and large amounts of money, all the while pretending to be dealing with Islamic terrorism by only addressing other, far less consequential, countries in the Middle East

Right. Hillary, the only practical alternative to Trump in the last election, has no history of carousing with Saudi Arabia and Qatar and accepting gifts from them and for her Foundation.

Are you saying that Hillary made Trump do it, or are you just pointing out that Trump is very similar to Hillary?

Yours is a false premise, because Bernie was the only practical alternative in the 2016 election cycle. Which is why the media went all in on defeating him, even if it meant fucking the entire country straight to hell with Trump.

38   TwoScoopsMcGee   1620/1620 = 100% civil   Jun 19, 7:56am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

errc says

Are you saying that Hillary made Trump do it, or are you just pointing out that Trump is very similar to Hillary?

Hillary won the nomination and was the only candidate that could have beat Trump. Indeed, the Media had her in the lead and aggressively predicted her inevitable victory.

Bernie dropped out and encouraged his supporters to vote Hillaryin the Summer, months ahead of the General Election..

errc says

Yours is a false premise, because Bernie was the only practical alternative in the 2016 election cycle. Which is why the media went all in on defeating him, even if it meant fucking the entire country straight to hell with Trump.

The DNC rigged the election to make sure Bernie lost. TWO (2) DNC Chairpersons resigned over being caught rigging the Election for Hillary, and the DNC's defense to lawsuits from Bernie Donors is that "Impartiality" in their bylaws is a contractually unenforceable clause.

39   zzyzzx   847/847 = 100% civil   Jun 19, 9:37am  ↑ like (2)   ↓ dislike   quote    

Wikipedia page:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marawi
According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 201,785.

On May 23, 2017, a pro-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group called the Maute group attacked the city. The battle is ongoing as of May 25. CNN Philippines reports that the militants have about 500 men. Philippine President Duterte has declared Martial Law on the island of Mindanao, where the fighting is taking place

If I were in charge, I would have all those 500 dead in a day or two at the most, with their dead bodies decapitated or nailed to crosses on all the roads coming into and out of town.

40   Strategist   1793/1798 = 99% civil   Jun 19, 9:50am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

zzyzzx says

On May 23, 2017, a pro-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group called the Maute group attacked the city. The battle is ongoing as of May 25. CNN Philippines reports that the militants have about 500 men. Philippine President Duterte has declared Martial Law on the island of Mindanao, where the fighting is taking place

The armed forces of a country cannot defeat 500 militants? Fucking losers.

zzyzzx says

If I were in charge, I would have all those 500 dead in a day or two at the most, with their dead bodies decapitated or nailed to crosses on all the roads coming into and out of town.

I would support you with no questions asked.

41   curious2   962/962 = 100% civil   Jun 21, 3:51am  ↑ like   ↓ dislike   quote    

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Strategist says



If I was a dictator, terrorism would be long gone, because terrorists and their fucking supporters would all be dead.

zzyzzx says

If I were in charge, I would have all those 500 dead in a day or two at the most, with their dead bodies decapitated or nailed to crosses on all the roads coming into and out of town.

Walter Mitty rides again in the chicken hawk brigade. So your plan is to level the city I guess. A medium level nuke would do it. "Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius."

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