Sunday, November 25, 2012

Deceitful Alliance

Deceitful Alliance
By Erick San Juan

It has been ten years ago since the Declaration on Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) was signed by the ten-member nations of the ASEAN with China in Cambodia.

And now in the same place, at Phnom Penh in Cambodia where the countries of East Asia with ASEAN had their summit. The issue on the disputes in the South China Sea was once again tackled but not with the consensus of the parties concerned. Why is this so? The fact that the nations comprising ASEAN agreed not to ‘internationalize’ the sea disputes in the summit. But still, the Philippines and Vietnam raised the issue and President Noynoy Aquino, in particular, disagreed publicly with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

As what the Daily Tribune emphatically put it, that the Philippines “acting as the US’ frontal attack dog' against China during the Asean summit in Cambodia” …. and “referred to China as the “foreign aggressor” from whom he and Filipinos will never retreat”, is a clear sign that kowtowing to Uncle Sam will not help us solve the issues and put us in a bad light in the international community.

For the past few days since the incident at the Summit, tensions started to heighten again and more provocations are in the offing, e.g. the revival of the 9-dash line of China’s claim in the SCS by including it in their map and putting it in their e-passport is not a good sign. Added to this is the meeting of some Asean-member claimants next month that will be hosted by PNoy to discuss the SCS issue (again) whether the claimants can tackle it on a multilateral basis.

According to some pundits - "not to internationalize the South China Sea issue" is one of the important principles written in the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea that’s  why China has been consistently stubborn in its bilateral approach in solving the disputes in the SCS issue. Some experts believe that efforts will be wasted if the claimants will insist on the multilateral approach as basis for solving the problem.

Martin Jacques, a British author told the local media last week that in the face of provocations, China will not go to war over Spratlys and/or Scarborough Shoal. His advice, “Don’t lose the perspective, the big picture… Smart governments think strategically. They have a sense of the future and have a sense of what to do, know its priorities,” is something to ponder by leaders of different countries (claimants or not).

PNoy might be losing some of his perspectives and blindly following a perceived master. believing that in the long run this master will be there to fight for us. How pathetic.

In the midst of a possible regional conflict, a good leader should know his priorities and how to approach the matter at hand strategically without compromising the safety of the whole populace. Any miscalculation and foolish act of belligerence can lead to a mutually assured destruction. It could result into blaming the present leadership’s lack of perspective and sense of what to do in such confrontation. In the end, the Rankopedia survey group’s report will soon be a reality. It stated that PNoy is the worst President of all times and Hitler is only second to him in rank, (translation) our country will be a witting cannon fodder to the dictates of a perceived master and a lot of Filipinos will die in the process.

Geostrategic approach, firm and clear foreign policy should be the order of the day in order to ‘read the game’ the G2 (US and China) are playing. The game plan is deep and dark in the eyes of the world to see and comprehend. It needs a wise leader with a heart and the eyes to see the big picture that all of these are being played against us as a nation. The present government should not be fooled with rhetoric and deceit, or this country will suffer the worst consequences of a war that only the powerful will win.

 "Walang tutulong sa Filipino kundi kapwa Filipino!"

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Depopulation: Scary Indeed! By Erick San Juan

Depopulation: Scary Indeed! By Erick San Juan

“Karen Parker is a humanitarian and human rights lawyer who lives in San Francisco and she has an NGO at the United Nations since 1981. She was able to get through the United Nations Human Rights Commission, the first resolution on depleted uranium in 1996. She is very, very adept and very skilled, and what she told me is Iraq is not the real focus, the region they’re really after is from Sudan and Somalia to the Philippines and from the oil-rich republics of Central Asia to Sumatra. She said that whole vast region has a tremendous concentration of the world’s energy resources.'

"In the United States, 70 percent of energy resources are on native American land and that’s why they are targeted for extermination and genocide. And I worked with native Americans, that’s exactly what’s happening to them”.

This is an excerpt from the speech of Leuren Moret, an Expert Witness at the International Criminal Tribunal For Afghanistan in Tokyo, Japan.  She is an independent scientist and an international expert on radiation and public health issues. She is on the organizing committee of the World Committee on Radiation Risk, an organization of independent radiation specialists, including members of the Radiation Committee in the EU parliament and the European Committee on Radiation Risk. Ms. Moret earned her BS in geology at U.C. Davis in 1968 and her MA in Near Eastern studies from U.C. Berkeley in 1978. She has traveled and conducted scientific research in 42 countries.  She contributed to a scientific report on depleted uranium for the United Nations sub commission investigating the illegality of depleted uranium munitions. Marion Fulk, a former Manhattan Project scientist and retired insider at the Livermore Lab, who is an expert on radioactive fallout and rainout, has trained her on radiation issues.

Leuren Moret has conducted research concerning the impact on the health of the environment and global public health from atmospheric testing, nuclear power plants and depleted uranium.  She has helped collect and measure radiation in 6000 baby teeth from children living around nuclear power plants, and helped The State of Louisiana (USA) pass the first state depleted uranium bill for mandatory testing of soldiers.

Through some concerned listeners of our weekly radio program of Tony Arevalo and Joy Rosaroso (RMN Alarma 558AM,930p.m.), they suggested that we look into the issue of depleted uranium, and through the video of Leuren Moret at the excerpt I cited here caught my attention.

In lieu of the alleged dumping of toxic wastes in Philippine waters from the US warships from the last military exercises, we have to rethink of the possibilities of the design to reduce the population of nations like ours in order for the globalists to get our energy resources. If they can do it to their own native Americans, they can easily do it to the citizens of other nations.

The use of depleted uranium during the Gulf War and thereafter is a plan that was conceived as a tool for depopulation. There are several studies on the internet regarding this : “The depleted uranium DU was also recommended as a permanent terrain contaminant which could be used to destroy populations by contaminating water supplies and agricultural land with radioactive dust. Current estimates suggest that the damaged soil in Iraq, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan will need four and a half billion years to recover from the radioactive effect of DU.
Some of the uranium from shells vaporizes into particles measuring 1/10 of a micron. These particles enter the atmosphere and later fall to the ground with rain. Radioactive debris has been found at both the North and South Poles. In gaseous form, the chemically toxic and radioactive uranium easily enters the body through the skin or when inhaled into the lungs.” (by Dr. James Howenstine, MD.)

Several studies from scientists and medical doctors proved that the use of depleted uranium munitions targets humanity as a whole - now and the generations to come.

And, this is not the only tool for extermination and genocide of humans(a.k.a.depopulation). There is also the widespread use of diseases from vaccines. Remember the scare tactics the globalists used on the so-called Avian flu and then came the swine flu or H1N1. These things happened by design and unfortunately, our country was also used as one of their laboratories reportedly via the Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2 or NAMRU2 based in the Pacific area. A NAMRU2 located in Jakarta, Indonesia was closed by the government of Indonesia in 2010 when they found out that the laboratory could not provide adequate control of biological agents and a likelihood of outbreaks is real.                                                                                   

Our past leaders, wittingly (or unwittingly) allowed the use of our citizenry to be guinea pigs in search of vaccines that will kill more than cure a large number of people here and around the world.

We should be determined to put a stop to this insanity of killing large populations which they termed as 'useless' eaters and actually a threat to the west’s national security. Through the internet, like what other patriotic netizens are doing, people around the world should be informed and put a stop to this sinister plot of some evil geniuses that will annihilate large portions of humanity.

We are in the age of information war, and if our leaders do not have the political will to save this country, we have the power on our fingertips to use the avenues via the internet to spread the information and fight this insanity of depopulation.

Monday, November 12, 2012

VFA Revisited by Erick San Juan

VFA Revisited by Erick San Juan

 When the Arroyo government kowtowed to the whims of then US President George Bush Jr. at the height of the global war on terror (GWOT), it was very convenient to justify the presence of the US troops here especially in the south. Talks on the review of the VFA (Visiting Forces Agreement) then was all for 'praise' releases of the administration when several progressive groups exposed the “temporary” basing in Mindanao a.k.a. US special forces to help the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) with their training against insurgents.

Then came the controversial rape case involving a US soldier that happened in the former US naval base in Subic Bay in Olongapo City. The VFA then was again asked to be reviewed by treaty experts in the US State Department and by their local counterparts in light of the order of the Supreme Court for the Philippine government to take custody of Smith. The continued refusal of the US to hand over Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith has rekindled calls for the abrogation of the agreement. But nothing happened.

When the controversial call of US President Barack Obama reached the office of former President Gloria Arroyo (March 2009) the US “reaffirmed their commitment to the long-standing US-Philippines alliance, including the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA), which remains critical to the bilateral relationship and our strategic interests,” (a statement posted on the White House website said).

So, it is quite obvious that the re-election of President Obama is another way of saying that there will be no review or whatsoever where the VFA is concern. That is the American policy.

But here in the Philippines, as what Ms. Ninez Cacho Olivarez in her article at The Daily Tribune puts it – “See what happens when the President of the  Republic becomes a lackey of the United States and blatantly violate the Constitution by allowing, without question, the nuclear powered ships of the US to come to the country for so called port calls?”

We have written several articles in the past ( on the defense treaties that we have with Uncle Sam, they should be revisited and reviewed (or possibly terminated) because it benefits them more than us. It is now being supported by our good friend, Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago. In other words, from the very start, these pacts were all one-sided. Even in it's ratification, treaties and agreements we entered in the past, it did not have the conforme of the other party. Are we all dolts that our government allow such process?
The alleged dumping of toxic wastes from US ships from last month’s military exercises at the Philippine waters was bannered by the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Pundits believe that it is another form of how Uncle Sam indirectly saying that ‘your country is our doormat, and we will do whatever we want to do.’ ( translation- we cannot do anything about this because we have pacts that our past leaders and dealers entered, and these pacts screwed the entire nation, and the generations to come.)
Lest we forget, when the Americans left Subic and Clark, they also left behind toxic wastes that were not properly cleaned up because ‘it’s not covered by the Military Bases Agreement’. Several NGOs have documentation of how these wastes have been affecting the lives of the people living in and near the areas of the former US military bases. But the nagging question here is – were there efforts made to address these problems that were brought about by that ‘agreement’?

This is exactly what is happening now to the present administration. We will remain a dumping ground because we have people in the government who are not doing enough to protect the citizenry and the country’s sovereignty.  And worst, they are the ones putting the life of every Filipino in danger.

We are one with Ms. Ninez when she wrote – “But does Noynoy care? All he seems to want is to give in to whatever demands are made by good old Uncle Sam, as he believes he can never be ousted from power as long as he is Uncle Sam’s puppet in the country. Noynoy does not even care that he is willfully violating the Constitution. Since he has his propaganda arm claiming constantly that he always follows the charter, when Noynoy clearly does not. Besides, he knows he won’t ever get impeached because he can always bribe the House of Representatives not to impeach him.”

If the President himself seems to be oblivious of what is going on in this country and how a supposed ally has been treating us in the process, there is no hope for this nation to get what is due us. We will be forever be shortchanged and be dragged into a war not of our liking because the leadership has already 'gone to the dogs'.

There will be a lot of future military exercises and tons of wastes to be dumped here, as Uncle Sam’s re-elected leader reiterated its commitment to ‘help’ countries in the Asia-Pacific region in their military modernization in defense from possible  adversaries. Despite the denial of retired Vice Admiral Mateo Mayuga CEO of Glenn Defense Marine Phils., Inc. that it dumped toxic wastes, but Hernan Habacon, spokesperson of Subic Water and Sewerage Co. said that tested water samples from a Glenn Defense vessel showed that these were "beyond the permissible limits". (PDI  Nov.13,2012)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

What now, PNoy?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

International Summit: The Good Side by Erick San Juan

International Summit: The Good Side by Erick San Juan   
I have attended  and have been invited to attend several prestigious international conferences like the IISS(International Institute for Strategic Studies) Shangri-la Dialogue based in London, the RSIS Singapore Global Dialogue, the ASEAN conferences, the APEC Leaders' meeting, the Asean Regional Forum, East West Center, etc. All of them are inspired by members of the academe, scholars, big business, top government, diplomats, and military officials of nation-states discussing relations and partnerships, regional and world economic cooperation, world leaders speaking about policy differences and coalition instead of collision.
At the RSIS-Singapore Global Dialogue last September hosted by the S. Rajaretnam School of International Studies, in one of the programs concerning global security challenges, Prof. Efraim Inbar of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies of the Bar-Ilan University in Israel made a fiery statement against Iran's nuclear ambition but a muslim scholar on the floor reacted by saying that Israel has more nukes than any nation in the Middle East. Joseph Liow of RSIS, an expert moderator easened everything and let the discussions of other matters push through.
Even  at the recent APEC summit in Vladivostok, Russia last month, top political leaders want Russia to participate in the nation-states multilateral regional conferences. APEC leaders wanted big powers to interact and have confidence building through dialogue. In this kind of framework,it develops new regional architecture, based on principles,learning from each others experience especially on security matters to strengthen the stability of each region.
As I have been espousing,  that politics begins and ends in economics. APEC advocates business cooperation among member states. Given the existence of a number of territorial and economic conflicts among countries in every region,while raising these issues under the dialogue mechanism, several countries including Russia were able to demonstrate particular foreign policy stance, sanctions and commitments to the peaceful settlement of international and territorial problems.
Even in the APEC's ministerial level meetings, most of them adhere to the greater integration of the political and economic development especially in the South East Asia and the Pacific region.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The ASEM and EAS forums for the dialogue and cooperation in the regional security, the U.S. and Russia were in constant constructive dialogue, levelling military strength as part of the counteraction to the growing influence of China.
Experts and think-tanks evaluate such interaction to make sure that it will be beneficial to all concern parties. I was told that among the advantages for the region, like with Russia are long-term and stable supply of raw materials especially oil and gas, joint projects on exploration, development of deposits,oil and gas pipeline construction,projects in hydro and nuclear power, research in alternative energy sources and energy technologies. With this information, Russia can play a significantrole in the economic development in the region.
If Russia can do this, why not us? Philippines have GOD- gas,oil and deutherium(heavy water used for space exploration). We only  need to unite and get partners-investors who can develop our natural resources. We should stop the manipulation of our politicians and leaders and the principle of 'what's in it for me'.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Through such dialogues, even the U.S. learned from other nation-states on how to cope up with the new kind of terrorism. It's all about the widespread corruption - worst than a disease. According to ATS, the threats before used to come from inter-government conflicts, destabilizing activities of right wing militants and left wing extremists. Now, it's the smugglers, illegal drug traffickers, carpet baggers/mafia bosses who steal the show. Most of their leaders now have legitimate fronts, big business controlling dirty politicians, scalawags in robes, law enforcers, military, goons, soldiers of fortune, warlords and even the church.
This is the reason why  U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made a policy strategy guidance last January that will reportedly shape the U.S. Department of Defense engagement in the region.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Watch the movie- LOOPER and you will understand what I'm talking about. Cheers!