When I hear of stories such as what follows. I have to ask myself, “Who is truly the dumber here?” On one hand, we have the bumbling, ever-popular – in a negative sense – Philippine President, BS Aquino. His assortment of equally bumbling advisors, cohorts, minions and whatnot. And then the people themselves. And the only reason I brought the people into the equation, is simply because after a year now, nothing has been done to bring any kind of proper closure to this massacre. And the people sit idly by, doing nothing at all.
President BS Aquino was reportedly advised by Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, Teresita Deles, not to send reinforcements to the embattled Special Action Force (SAF) members caught in a firefight with Moro rebels, in order not to derail the peace process, a police source said.
The source mentioned that not only was Aquino informed of the covert SAF operation to arrest Malaysian terrorist and bomb expert, Zulkifli bin Hir, otherwise known as Marwan, but he was also monitoring the situation in real-time when the police officers were ordered to jump off in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last year.
He said the President was already positioned in Zamboanga City so he could travel to Maguindanao immediately after Marwan and his Filipino counterpart, Basit Usman, were captured.
“But when the operation went out of control as the MILF (Moro Islamic Liberation Front) and the BIFF (Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters) joined forces in attacking the SAF, the President refused to send any reinforcements, even as the SAF were already crying for help from their beleaguered position,” the source said.
Aquino’s inaction, the source said, had been based on Deles’ advice. They (Aquino and Deles) had become so obsessed with the peace agreement, they wanted to save the Bangsamoro Basic Law as they believed it was the last piece for Aquino to earn serious kudos with the people. And maybe even the Nobel Peace Prize.
The source said Aquino could have ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines to send reinforcements to the SAF troops battling with the Moro rebels since the MILF and the government called for a ceasefire at a little past 6am. And the the nearest Army base was only about one kilometer away from where the gun battle had occurred.
A total of 44 SAF members died in the clash. The government had, in 2014, signed a comprehensive peace agreement with the MILF in an effort to end the decades-long secessionist movement in Mindanao.
So really folks? Just how much more of this are you going to tolerate? The BBL (Bangsamoro Basic Law) is once again surfacing, as Senator Frank Drilon is attempting to force it through for passage. And the families of the “Fallen44” are still waiting for some kind of compensation for their loss. So after knowing about what you just read. Let me ask you a simple question, leading up to this years elections.
“Do you really believe an incompetent, such as Mar Roxas. The former head of the DILG. A man who was purposely kept in the dark about the entire, above mentioned operation. Is worthy of giving this country another 6 years of the same shit you’ve been forced to swallow since 2010?”
Partial source article can be found here.