Fear of the Unknown or is it Fear of the Precedents?
By Erick San Juan
Sen. Francis "Chiz" Escudero said he remained wary of other items in the agenda that could be concealed from the public about the 2009 Balikatan exercises which will be staged in the Bicol 'rebel infested’ areas on April, despite the props that the so called military exercises will reportedly focus more on engineering works and medical mission mainly in the provinces of Albay, Masbate and Sorsogon (PDI, Jan.16, 2009).
Escudero cautioned the government to make sure that the RP-US military exercises will not be for our disadvantage. He wants to make sure that such exercises will not antagonize and stir indifference from various sectors.
The good senator is worried that the military exercises could be used to allow US forces to interfere with the Philippine government's war against the insurgents in that region. The communist's rebels recent statement that they will increase their tactical offensives against the Balikatan could be construed as a signal for intervention.
The thinkers within the rebel group should learn from what's happening in Gaza and review the history of fighting and conflicts. Although there are victors and losers, but most of the time, it's a mutually assured destruction, one way or another. Some are witting and unwitting tool, others are agent provocateur, thus, justifying a bloody confrontation.
"Experts" in low intensity conflicts have assets from both side of the fence. Thus, a proxy war could ensue.
As, I wrote in my last blog article this month regarding Balikatan exercises, I would like to remind you again of the old saying, "Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!"
Zohan, the movie was right after all that people never realized that they were duped to fight each other and the ruling elites tolerate it to divide and rule.
By the way, why are the Zionists quiet when they are attacked by the same Jews like the movies produced, directed and starred by Jews like BORAT and ZOHAN?