The volatile situation in
In Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur, there have been reports of troop movements being carried out by the Moro bandits, who carry new firearms and bullets, which are very much similar to the basic issue of the Malaysian armed services.
To ensure the safety of their communities against the pillage and incursions by the so-called mujahiddins, the Christian civilians in the provinces of Sultan Kudarat,
In the meantime, the heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) have declared that they will oppose all and every attempts by both the government and the MILF to ink a pact that would grant ancestral domain or a Moro homeland to the fighters of Al Haj Murad, a small break-away armed group, especially if this group of bandits are allowed to maintain their own regional armed forces.
But, what are the stakes in this looming civil war? Who are the Masters? What are the scenarios to expect?
First, there is no doubt that the government of the United States of America is maintaining a contingent of military intelligence and specialist operators, who, they are confining to barracks, in various areas of the Philippines, specifically in western Mindanao. In the Sarangani gulf, the US financed the construction of the world-class standard General Santos International Airport and its support infrastructures, supposedly to fill in the needs of its’ secret submarine base in between the town of Glan and Sarangani island, which is the staging point of illegal Indonesian immigrants in the Philippines. Many believe that this is the principal reason why
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For Malaysia, brokering the peace talks between the government and the MILF means it has effectively installed a buffer against every attempts by the government to pursue its’ territorial claim over the State of Sabah, which the heirs of the Sultanate of Sulu had effectively ceded to the Philippine government.
The marginalized and impoverish Jesuit-led social democrats (SocDem) led then by the late Fr. Jose Blanco and now by Fr. Archie Intengan and National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales are reportedly the ones orchestrating the balkanization of Mindanao, in an effort to find their congregations’ place in the sun. Hence, they are allowing themselves to be used by foreign powers in deploying a strategy, which is the reverse of what the Jesuits allegedly did in East Timor, where the Christians drove away the Muslims, while in the Philippines, they are the minority Muslims who want to lord it over, if not to drive away the enormous Christian population of Mindanao.
Truth to tell, the government knew from the very start that the peace formula they are trying to spouse wont work, but it has to employ the strategy nevertheless, to show Uncle Sam the importance of covering her tracks when it is time for her to go.
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