While we here in America are bombarded with distractions, something awful is going on in Southeast Asia. One of the United States strongest allies has embarked on a campaign of mass murder at the request of the country’s own president.
President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, a Major non-NATO ally is pushing as an anti-drug campaign that encourages law enforcement and even civilians to kill drug users on the spot. And he has agreed to pardon anyone who agrees to take part in the killings.
In Duterte’s State of the Union address he said, “If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful.”
During his election campaign earlier this year, Duterte estimated that 100,000 people would be murdered during his campaign, and fish would grow fat from feeding on bodies dumped in Manila Bay. The horrible reign of terror has already seen more than 400 people executed by police and others since May. Bodies are being found every day with placards reading, “I am a drug pusher” or “I am a drug addict.”
“These sons of whores are destroying our children. I warn you, don’t go into that, even if you’re a policeman because I will really kill you,” the head of state told the audience.
An average of 11 people were being killed daily in just the first 22 days of the Duterte administration.
There is no indication that U.S. diplomats are attempting to dissuade the maniacal president, and the silence coming from the American mainstream media is deafening.
And something tells me the mass murder will not stop anytime soon; when authority is allowed to run amok in this manner, killing people with no due process, this thirst for blood and power will not go away.