muslims in Mindanao

ISIS Intrudes to Marawi City

 

The intrusion into Marawi City

by elements of ISIS

dramatizes a lost Caliphate.

Isis could have captured most of the Middle East,

but for some adversarial factors which I shall discuss on the next post.

(If I am still here)

I have put out the notice

that I am still analyzing whether this intrusion

is a diversion or the main attack or what.

Let me discuss first what prodded this incursion.

The source of funds for the ISIS are oil and drugs.

In the Southern Philippines, that source would be drugs and kidnapping.

The sources of oil and drugs are running out.

So is drugs and kidnapping.

This is fast leading to a Caliphate lost.

If this intrusion was to divert government attention away

from a drug shipment, it failed; because,

acting on a tip from the Chinese intelligence,

a humongous drug shipment was intercepted.

If this attack was a diversion to land a larger force somewhere else,

it could not have been, because a larger force would have the

Maute leaders should be seen to be in command.

If, as was observed, there were a large number of ISIS snipers,

such sniper rifles could be reserved for sniping at one particular target—

the Commander-in-Chief.

After all, he is the one with much success in eradicating drugs.

Much commendation should be given the government and people

of the Philippines for embracing the Muslims as family,

even making Muslim holidays as national holidays.

Even as the country is predominantly Catholic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Vanished Wealth

SO! Where is the Ampatuan money?

Not a dime, not a cent, not a plugged nickel was found. The searchers say they found nothing, none in the Ampatuan vault and safes, none in the capitol. If there would be a whitewash, this would be it! Perhaps the Martial Law was lifted too early!

Who has the money?  Maybe the Ampatuans still have the money. Maybe the milf does, or the top army commanders, or even the phil govt.? One thing is sure, there is, or there was money!

Why don’t they look in the commercial banks? Why don’t they look in the mosques? Why don’t they look in the milf camps?  Why don’t they question those who work for the Ampatuan household? This is morolandia. Zarsuelas and moro-moros are acted only by those in power. Now I have that queasy feeling that we are being hoodwinked! Again!. And the trust in the Army personnel has bottomed again. There must still be coddlers in the Army and this starts from the very top of the Order of  Battle. When will these lies stop? Kayang-kaya nilang bilugin ang ulo natin.

I sense also that malacanang does not have a clue of how the army pulls the wool over their eyes. This must be another case of dog-wagging. Perhaps another set of  field commanders will do. There are a lot of diligent gung-ho type of commanders that comes out of the Mindanao battlefield. Unfortunately, and too bad for them, the army frowns upon heroes for fear of public adoration towards these heroes. They get ignored after they receive the awards. The army does not give merit to the medals that it gives.

The army still has to prove that the guns that killed the 57 unarmed people in Maguindanao did not come from the army armory, and that these arms were not provided by the army for the  purpose of getting rid of 57 unarmed people in Maguindanao for political reasons..

The army should come clean and point to the gunrunner, whoever he is or whichever entity it was. Otherwise, no amount of public relations for the army will be good enough .wizard1

Holier than what?

Ever notice that for every event that is not good for the country, the milf spokesman comes out conveniently to say that the milf has nothing to do with it?

All those jailbreaks, bombings and kidnappings the milf denies involvement. They say that do not have anything to do with these. Everybody knows the milf has something to do with these. Why? The milf is the only inhabitants there. Who else could have done these?

Exactly what do the milf do in Mindanao, anyway, attend bible study classes?

Look, if the milf is unable to control these trouble-making muslims, why do we have to talk peace with them? They are only laughing at us behind our backs!

Perfect hiding place.

Mosques are OFF limits to the military.

What a perfect place to hide some puto sekos. smiley_013

Maguindanao Martial Law

Don’t look now but I have that queasy feeling the Martial Law in the Armm will end as abruptly as it was laid down.

Some sort of a Machiavellian gesture.face2

Otherwise……

We can compromise…..and downgrade the imposed martial law to State of Emergency, or something similar. This may achieve the same effect of martial law only it is less scary. It would also have less restrictions on the populace.

We must admit that the martial law facilitated the gathering of info pertinent to the solution of the Maguindanao massacre, legal-wise. Let us just say that malacanang, at the spur of the moment, exercised a bit of muscle-flexing and will cease to do so after a short time.

I will also admit that the primary cause for the clamping of martial law, that of evidence of rebellion, is difficult to prove. In truth I never mentioned anything about rebellion before this post.

Remember also that the region is autonomous and as such may alienate some powers of the Phil govt against the Maguindanao government. The word ‘autonomy’ has such annoying implications that what may constitute as arming themselves for rebellious motives against the Phil govt may be a legitimate defensive measure for their autonomous territory.

wizard1

Martial Law clamped on Maguindanao

Finally she’s done it. About time, too. That region’s been asking for it.

Failure of government, growing lawlessness, law enforcers turn perpetrators of crimes, weapons hoarding, justice has been worse than frontier justice, even one of these could be the reason for the imposition of Martial Law in this province.

It’s significance? The government has now distanced itself from the Ampatuan dynasty. The family is now held off at arms length, nay, a ten-foot pole for sure. No more handling with kid gloves. Instead, the gauntlet has been thrown down. Magkita na lang tayo sa korte!

Funny that those who cry out for speedy action on the Maguindanao massacre are the first ones to cry overkill.

I would have declared Martial Law on this region were I the President, but I’m not, obviously I could not, so I didn’t. But I still would—damn the hogwash, full speed ahead.

Congress should approve this declaration. Martial Law is limited to Maguindanao only, and would not spill over to the rest of the country. Besides, putting their approving stamp on this declaration just might be the only good thing that Congress would have done for the country for the  duration of their term as Congressman and Senators. Frankly, they have yet to do something, anything, for the country. This probably is the only opportunity for them to do a good deed.

Everything has been tried to clear up the thorny issue of Maguindanao. Clamping Martial Law on the region is simply the solution of last resort.

Full speed ahead. The results will finally justify.

wizard1

Maguindanao Massacre evidence

The evidence being collected and was collected are being stored with the Department of Justice, not with those who collected these.

Now why does this thought send shivers up my spine?         face2

We would like to know….

And now that the DILG SEC, Puno, and the PNP, and the AFP are meticulously gathering info and at the same time taking control of the Maguindanao Province, what the people may want to know is the one significant thing that will bring the Ampatuans down for good.

And this may be answered by the question ; ‘What is the source of their wealth?’

Do they have a license to dip into the coffers of the Treasury of the Philippine Government? Are they stealing from the govt via skimming from the taxes? Or are their pay checks padded? Are they engaged in corruption or illegal drug trafficking? Extortion?

Therefore, after the preventive suspension of the Ampatuans, the government auditors should get in to look at their books, both their official and personal books!

And, Dod-gammit, take the time to freeze their bank assets!

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Ronaldo Puno takes over

It’s about time he did. I have always said that anything and everything that happens inside the country is his concern, him being the Secretary of the Department of Interior. Much more, the Department he heads includes the Local Governments—or the DILG.

If his powers are taken into a strict perspective, he should have encompassing powers  which are subject to censure only by the President. He should have been the equivalent of an Inspector General overseeing the work of the other members of the Cabinet. This is what his title suggests.

In reality, he does not have authority over the municipalities, or that authority which has been supplemented on his Interior portfolio. He holds responsibility over the combined portfolio of the Interior and Local Government.

It is time he assumed this authority. Otherwise he becomes a drab, sparkle-less decoration up a christmas tree.

Perhaps now he can assume the actual responsibilityof the position with its conconittant practicable authority.

The montrosity

The blame for this political situation should be put on the people who conjured up and passed the autonomous government for the ARRM.

Autonomy spells dynasty and power, and reeks with violence and hatred.

Autonomy creates monsters. The government should do some backtracking on this.

The Ampatuan domain was built under goverment eyes and with government help.

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Incommunicado

The prisoner may be in danger of getting harmed by families and friends and not from his enemies. Contact with the prisoner should be limited to phone conversations only. Clothes renewal should be carefully inspected for sewn in transfers.

This I’ll say….

it is nigh impossible to mass a hundred men at a point to abduct an entourage as large as 50 innocent people. It would take a whole lot of planning and logistics to undertake such an operation as the Maguindanao massacre, unless the hundred men ( basically company size) belong to one fixed formation.  Moreover, the operation was done in a short, efficient surgical process, leaving behind very little traces of the work.

I opine that a mayor wouldn’t be able to plan and lead such an operation. Pay it forward, perhaps, but not lead. Arrange for a backhoe to be there sometime before, but not lead the operation. A Captain’s savvy may be required for this, unless this sort of thing was done so many times before.

Which leads us to the very significant questions : Were the hundred men wearing camouflage uniforms? Did they take their time to molest the women? Were there arguments between abductors and abductees regarding the abduction?

Have they unearthed bodies of people identified as coming from the other provinces?

Black Day

That was a Black Day for both Philippine Politics and Media.

At least 45 of them in one vehicle entourage were stopped on the road, diverted to a place and mercilessly massacred. The women were raped. This hellish murders were politically motivated. Suspected is the ruling family of the Ampatuans. The victims were members of the political rival Magandadatu family who were on the way to file the candidacy for the upcoming elections. The murderers were starting to bury the bodies using a govt backhoe when the army personnel arrived.

This is what the country should expect if these people are left to govern themselves. Perhaps it would be best for the Administration to forget the distinction between the members of the Abu Sayyaf, the kidnappers, the private armies, and the milf. These members shift from one group to another with seamless effort. It would also be best to ignore the peace talks. Let the government take over the region as it should, under the Constitution. Damn the peace talks, this is war!.

But where were the Army and the PNP when this massacre was going on? Wasn”t there supposed to be an escort for these procession? How large a government force do we keep down there? How much in budget money do they eat? Some heads should roll! SOME  HEADS  SHOULD  ROLL, and I wouldn’t mean only those coddlers who wear uniforms.

An emergency state, or literally, martial law that is declared on the region would be applicable but this would be feeble if a naval blockade is not in place. The sea is the escape route, and by now the murderers have already fled this way. It might even be best if a naval officer is put in charge of the land forces and the PNP. Newer methods might be in order. The Army is supposed to ACT, not merely REACT. It should HINDER and DETER!

If we are people who consider the muslims as equals, then let us treat them as equals.  Right now we are handling them with kid gloves, giving them a lot of leeway that they don’t deserve. How many of these muslim kidnappers, rapists, murderers, and terrorists have we hanged, or even punished or splashed with pork oil?

And if other muslims say that these muslim extremists are not their brother muslims, why don’t they raise arms against them? After all, these extremists are giving the whole muslim world their bad reputation!

Right?

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 RIGHT!

Plumb Right

Hokay, this is the right color.

Humor me, people. I just like to to do this, ibigay ang hilig!

 

glo016 She speaks before the NAM (Non-   Aligned Movement meeting          

 in Egypt.  The Philippines has a 

unique situation with the muslims

of Southern Mindanao.

 

 

 (click on blue caption to watch the speech)

The Speech in Egypt