Skip to comments.Philippine President elect Duterte delivers his first instructions to his cabinet
Posted on 06/02/2016 6:41:21 PM PDT by knarf
I've been excited about Duterte for a couple of years
This dude is certifiable
It will be interesting to see if he sets a tone in the Philippines opposite of what a lot of people were expecting.
He could have said he was sorry for HOW he said it, but not for what he meant, if indeed it was a deep sarcasm meant to highlight how terrible it was. But pride goes before destruction. He might not last.
Very corrupt country on a scale we don’t understand. Killing politicians even in local elections is common. Drugs rampant. People want this guy to clean it up.
The PI needs him desperately.
And if he seems to do it with fairness, they will tolerate the woofing. Trouble will come when folks who never had a reason to suspect it find themselves in his vacuum cleaner bag, so to speak.
This guy is the real deal.
And honestly onona ... I don't understand your comment
I don't think you even READ his common sense approach to limited and simple government
Might be good if some people read the article, it speaks only of the most admirable plans.
But yes this guy says he will kill rapists and drug dealers. In a country with no death penalty.
Amen, I know
Real worldly deal... there is a limit to what can be achieved this way before they stumble over their own feet. “I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge.”
It's what should be done in a bleeding heart society run over by criminality
According to whom? If you are going to call on God, you can’t just walk away with one thing and forget the rest.
I thought he was a Communist. Am I mistaken?
We need this country as an ally. When he talks about killing criminals, you need to understand politicians, businesses and crooks kill people there all the time. They never get caught or they get let out easy. In that situation somebody has to start killing the killers.
Duterte is the president of a crime infested nation that normal ( whatever THAT is ), legal and legislative actions won't and can't control let alone stop
The first job of the government is to protect the people
If the protection needs to be from elements within itself ... y'do wha'cha' gutt'a do
We’ve had a surge of JFK posts today, replete with conspiratorial killing of a friend of his
PI will become a jungle with some powerful lions at the top. It will pretty well depend on the whims of the lions who else lives.
This could be a cautionary tale put in place before Trump, so that we can see what the worst ways of running off the road of civilization are, before we undertake them ourselves.
Places like Israel, when under deep threat, generally don’t act like this, but they will conscript everyone possible into their armies so that the place is very heavily guarded. An approach like this would be very understandable. To try to do it “lite” with vigilante squads is just asking for a disaster.
Well then, we can safely ignore it. Because God frustrates the plans of the nations.
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