Think about this: If it were not for The United States of America and the deaths of thousands of brave American soldiers who sacrificed their lives for them during WWII, every inhabitant of the Philippine Islands today, including President Rodrigo Duterte, would be speaking Japanese.
Duterte took office last June and immediately became the butcher of Manila. He employs hit squads of his poorest countrymen to roam the nation murdering people without warning; without the benefit due process, without trials, and without mercy.
He pays them bounties. He brags openly about his so-called anti-crime war, comparing the bloody campaign to Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust. He unabashedly declares that he would be "happy to slaughter" three million drug addicts.
"Just speaking personally for myself, I find these comments deeply troubling," said U.S. Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter regarding America’s long term “ironclad” Philippine alliance. "Like all alliances, it depends on the continuation of a sense of shared interests… So far in U.S.-Philippine history we have had that. We look forward to continuing that. But that's something that we continue to discuss with the Philippine government."
Not anymore. President Obama recently canceled a meeting with Dirty Duterte after Duterte publicly called him a "son of a bitch." That’s the thanks we get for defending his hellhole nation and the freedoms of the Philippine people for many decades. President Obama had the nerve recently to criticize Dirty Duterte about his deadly anti-human rights drug campaign. "You can go to hell," Duterte responded.
The man plans to continue his murderous crackdown, which has left more than 3,000 suspected drug dealers and pushers dead in just three months. And he’s going to sever the longstanding alliance with the U.S. while bolstering relations with China and Russia.
Too bad for his people if Dirty Duterte gets what he deserves.