Monday, September 12, 2016

Philippine President Wants All US Special Forces Out Of Muslim South

Reuters: Duterte says he wants U.S. special forces out of southern Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday called for the withdrawal of U.S. military from a restive southern island, fearing an American troop presence could complicate offensives against Islamist militants notorious for beheading Westerners.

Duterte, who was in the spotlight last week over his televised tirade against the United States and President Barack Obama, said special forces now training Filipino troops were high-value targets for the Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf as counter-insurgency operations intensify.

"These special forces, they have to go," Duterte said in a speech during an oath-taking ceremony for new officials.

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More News On The Philippine President Wanting All US Special Forces Out Of Muslim South

Philippine leader wants all U.S. troops out of Muslim south -- CBS/AP
Duterte Demands Departure of U.S. Military Advisers from the Philippines -- WSJ
Philippines president: US special forces 'have to go' -- The Hill
Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte wants U.S. forces out of Mindanao over safety -- UPI
Duterte Wants US Forces Out of South Philippines -- VOA
Philippine President Wants US Special Forces to Leave South of Country -- Sputnik

1 comment:

Aizino Smith said...

Let's take them out.

We get 2 birds with one stone.

We satisfy Duterte and rabid people like JJ.

Then Duterte can crawl back or let the Chinese take of the problem for him.