Duterte Well Aware of US Threat of Regime Change, but Not AfraidPosted: November 5, 2016
In its report “Philippines’ Duterte says drugs flow slows, vents at U.S. and Soros”, Reuters says:
Duterte invited his countrymen to protest if they disagreed with him.
“If you think America will be good for you, if you want to be a (U.S.) territory … if it is to your personal interest, go ahead and join the demonstration,” he said.
“And maybe you can convince me to leave the presidency. But at least I leave without being treated like a pig by the Americans.”
When the US is not satisfied with the regime in a country, it does its best to seek regime change there and even resorts to war. It sent its troops to Iraq and Afghanistan and has brought about regime change there but leaves the countries in chaos and their people in misery.
In addition, it sent its warplanes to conduct air raid in Libya to bring about regime change to bring misfortune to the people there.
That is not enough. It supports civil war in Syria. Together with the chaos it has brought about in Iraq, it has given rise to the cruel regime of ISIS. What a regime change!
The US does not care whether the regime change has brought benefits or disasters to the people there. It is happy as it has overthrown the regime it does not like.
Since the US is so fond of bringing about regime change, Philippine President Duterte must be aware that he is faced with US trick of regime change to bring down him since he has offended the US seriously. That is why he said what Reuters quotes in its report.
In fact US assistant secretary of state Daniel Russel has already given implied threat of regime change to Duterte in his recent visit to Manila.
In Doug Bandow’s article “Washington’s influence is not worth courting conflict with China” on The National Interest on October 24, Bandow says, “Indeed, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel publicly warned Duterte not ‘to underestimate the power of the public’s affinity for the U.S.’ Posing an even greater danger may be the security establishment, which is heavily dependent on the United States—and has not hesitated to speed the exit of past unpopular presidents.
The Philippines is a weak nation that the US regard regime change as an easy job. Even in world powers such as Russia and China, the US also wants regime change.
US media Defense One says in its report on May 25 titled “Pentagon Playing the Long Game in the South China Sea, Carter Says” that in US Defense Secretary Carter’s speech to sailors at the Naval War College, Carter says, “Our Asia rebalance isn’t ‘try it out for a little while.’ It’s a long-term kind of thing.” “The internal logic” of China and its society will eventually dictate a change.
Not internal alone. The US is supporting Falungong and others’ media’ propaganda outside China and Chinese dissidents inside China to bring the change it wants.
Comment by Chan Kai Yee on Reuters report, full text of which can be viewed at http://www.reuters.com/article/us-philippines-duterte-idUSKBN12Z223