Monday, May 18, 2009

U.S. Aid: A Joke!

U.S. Aid: A Joke!

By Erick San Juan

I was shock to read in a “public relations” newspaper that most of our bilateral agreements with the United States government, benefits us more than them.

In its opinion page, it is said that the United States is the Philippines’ only mutual defense treaty partner and the largest source of foreign military financing. It added that the U.S. government’s foreign military aid to the Philippines helps in modernizing the Philippine Armed Forces. We allegedly received the highest level of funds in East Asia and the Pacific under the International Military and Education Training Program.

Bilateral agreements must be corrected once and for all especially in the issue of the Visiting Forces Agreement and the Mutual Defense Treaty which were perceived by Filipino thinkers and nationalists as one sided propositions.

Let’s not kid ourselves, if that P.R. editorial is true, why are our soldiers complaining? Our nation has been bastardized by some of our leaders who are more Americans than the Americans. It’s sad that our armed forces have been branded here and abroad as an army with rebuilt weaponry, a navy with 2nd world war ships and an air force full of air and no power with widow maker planes.

If the American government is serious and wanted to modernize our defense establishment, they easily could. The big question is why do we need to be mendicants and treated like this? Most Filipinos love the American people but the attitude of some of its leaders are so disgusting that they treat the Filipinos as na├»ve and ‘slaves’ who are always ready to serve their colonial masters.

We are always told that we’re given annually a substantial assistance in terms of medical aid, community rebuilding and war materials where the truth is that our government spent more for its replacement parts.

Even our war veterans are being duped to believe that their compensation for their wartime services will be coming soon when in fact, most of them will be retiring not from their impoverishment but to their graveyards due to old age.

Filipinos even pay for the U.S. Visa application and most of the time receive a denial. I’m not sour graping, nor even one of my family was denied a visa and we have been to the U.S. several times. But’ if we count the daily revenue of everyday applications, it can maintain an embassy operation while some nation states who were known former enemies of the U.S. are given free visa status.

When are we going to get the respect that we deserve from this people?

Our leaders and policymakers should learn how to negotiate so that “Washington” will know how to level the playing field with the Filipinos. Wake up Pinoy!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

U.S. Waning Dominance in the Asia Pacific Region

U.S. Waning Dominance in the Asia Pacific Region

By Erick San Juan

It seems that only the Philippines is not prepared for the waning dominance of U.S.A. in the Asia-Pacific and probably in the world. Nation States in the Asia Pacific region especially the allies of U.S.A. are concerned about the power ebbing especially now that a power shift is ongoing.

China is expanding its military power and the perceived unstable nuclear regimes like Pakistan, North Korea and Iran could dominate their neighbors which could reportedly have profound effects on security and trade (WSJ 5/6/09). The clearest challenge according to Pentagon will come from China with a military expenditure of approximately $150 billion in 2008. Terrorism, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the emerging threats like cyber war are reasons of worry for Australia because of the instability of its neighboring pacific island neighbor and China’s dominance.

Most of these nation states are retooling its defense by buying sophisticated weaponry like cruise missiles, new ships and submarines, upgrading its military forces and reviewing bilateral agreements among their neighbors in the region.

For sure our military and our government envy those nations that can afford to upgrade its defense. It’s sad that up to now despite that the Americans "never" actually left the Philippines, we’re not given better weaponry by the U.S. government and our government coffers are drained by the Balikatan exercises which benefits the American soldiers more than the Filipinos.

In this period of global instability, our government should find ways to reinforce our defense forces, update our bilateral agreements and commitments, correct wrong policies (or one sided policies) that destroy our credibility--- just like the Nicole-Smith issue and worse we might actually get into another war not of our own liking. We would suffer another war and in the end of the day, we will not get the proper benefits due us just like what has happened during the previous World War.

In the 90's I wrote about a white paper which came from a Taiwanese friend entitled "Unrestricted Warfare" by Qiao Liang and Wang Xiangsui. The thesis is more of a psy war op to agitate both the US and China. What is alarming is when the said analysis is now read in the internet with a modified version.

It seems that the "war freaks" never changed their pattern of psy war and aggression using proxies and making their battlefield everywhere. Prepare for the worst, expect the 'expected' this time.



By Erick San Juan

Here we go again! Another pandemic myth is being propagandized and if the world will not be careful it will become the gospel truth. The globalists’ mouthpiece, Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization warned that the swine flu virus may return with a vengeance. A second wave would be the biggest of all outbreaks in the 21st century (PDI, 5/5/09)

Who do we believe now? Most of the governments in Asia have learned their lesson from the hoax of anthrax, SARS, avian flu and now the swine flu virus where governments in the know are skeptic and handle the propaganda of the W.H.O. with caution. Even the U.S. Center for Disease Control & Prevention said that an anti-swine flu vaccine to protect against H1N1 flu does not yet exist, so ignore online offers for vaccination against it. (Star 5/3/09, page 11)

Scott Bryan, spokesman of U.S. Center for Disease Control and Protection confirmed that H1N1 virus could have originally came from the U.S.

In the article of Tony Abaya for the Standard Today, (4/30/09) he quoted Michael Meacher, a member of the British parliament who exposed the blueprint of global Pax Americana drawn by the chicken hawks headed by then Vice-President Dick Cheney known as Project for the New American Century, preparing the U.S.A. for all kinds of war hinting the use and development of biological weapons that can target specific genotypes and may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool.

Despite the propaganda and pressure by the World Health Organization, our vigilant Secretary of Health Dr. Pinggoy Duque cautioned the citizenry in taking any anti-swine flu vaccines or medicines without prescription.

It doesn’t really make sense that voluminous Tamiflu medicines were already distributed worldwide. Where's the widespread outbreak of the disease, if there’s any? Fear mongering is being promoted to sell. Advertising agents and top caliber public relations agencies were hired to “educate” the people on how to combat a “future pandemic” as well as forcing everyone to accept the idea of mandatory vaccinations. Thanks to conscientious journalists, reasonable and sensible people all over the world and exchanging information through the internet. (see which countered the massive propaganda and mind conditioning of the flu farce.

Statistics worldwide revealed that more people died from the flu vaccine than the flu itself. The flu hysteria spreads faster than the actual virus according to Paul Joseph Watson, a popular blogger. If the vaccine or the medicine is deadlier than the virus, why do big pharmaceuticals sell it and even using the W.H.O. as its mouthpiece?

I still recall the NSSM 200 of Henry Kissinger’s global population control. The third worlds are classified as useless eaters and the world should depopulate to create a balanced world. It jives with a report sent to me by a friend, Gil Santos of the Center for Philippine Futuristics. The thesis explained that Asians and Middle Easterns doubled the population of the West. This could be the reason why some of the evil geniuses from the West believe that wars are necessary evil which can be conducted in so many ways. Mutating virus could be one of the programs by some of the "reptilians" as part of their biological warfare.

Is it profit out of chaos or the new world disorder?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

U.S. “Jekyll and Hyde Op”

U.S. “Jekyll and Hyde Op”

By Erick San Juan

I almost stopped writing about the truth about the U.S. Foreign Policy in the Philippines especially, when the good Ambassador of the U.S. to the Philippines, Kristie Kenney, had shown sincerity in dealing with the Filipinos, but I was wrong! The Jekyll and Hyde Operation of the “power” behind the scene in the U.S. government was unmasked by its own policy.

At the Philippine Daily Inquirer dated May 4, 2009, it reported that the U.S. says its anti-terrorism strategy in the Philippines is working. Cynthia Balana of PDI said that the U.S. counter-terrorism strategy being implemented currently in the Philippines is expected to marginalize the remnants of terrorists groups in Sulu and Central Mindanao. The statements came from the 2008 U.S. State Department,s Report on Terrorism, an annual report which was released last April 30, 2009. It said that “the U.S. dual strategy of politically supporting the peace process between the Philippine government and MILF while providing developmental assistance in areas of risk for terrorist recruitment “continued to marginalize the few remaining Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah terrorists in Southern Philippines. This annual report was even posted at the U.S. Department of State website. It added that the U.S. intelligence supported the AFP operations against terrorist elements, while the U.S. Department of Justice trained approximately 5,000 police & other security personnels in anti-terrorism. It even implemented coast watch south program to allegedly improve oversight of “terrorist transit triangle” region that bordered Philippines, Malaysia & Indonesia.

In another newspaper, a different angle was featured, a Philippines that was listed as the lone terrorist front in East Asia and the Pacific Region. In another popular newspaper, the AFP reacted vehemently to the U.S. Department of State assessment that Mindanao is a terrorist haven. The editorial of Malaya (May5,2009) said that “the government weak control of some areas in Mindanao could be true. Hence, it is not the result of a lack of political will by the central government to impose its authority over the place”.

Most of the newspapers correctly analyzed that Southern Mindanao especially Sulu, Basilan and Central Mindanao are fertile grounds for banditry & terrorism. Although some parts of the report are correct. But, it seems it’s not insurgency anymore. It’s plain economics of banditry and the lucrative business of the underworld operation using drug users, tough guys and local government officials who are known “mafia bosses” in these areas.

Methinks, that the government gave its full support for the Balikatan Military Exercises in exchange for neutralizing insurgents and banditry. The problem compounded when foreign governments agenda were integrated into the picture to continue their perpetual war using “state sponsored terrorists” as guinea pigs, to perpetuate their scheme.

What went wrong? Instead of peace, there could be more chaos in Southern Mindanao. I hope that our military officials will not be cowed like Manchurian candidates in following “orders” coming from these power blocs. Or is it the usual colonial mentality of the Filipinos?

We deserve to get the right treatment from the U.S. government. Some of its officials pretend to be goody-goody and generous but provide us with meager “lollipops” like their sophisticated weaponry which our soldiers were trained to use but not to own. We are given military equipments that their military establishment have rejected to use due to defects. We have planes that are known to be widow makers. Some of the military hardwares are given free or at a cheaper price, while the spare parts are more expensive than the unit itself. The worst, most of them are reconditioned or classified as seconds.

When are we going to learn?