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    Angry Philippine massacre: A crime against humanity

    Philippine president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo trusted political ally the Ampatuan clan of Maguindanao province in Mindanao Island committed crime against humanity murdering 57 person--including 3 lady lawyers and 12 journalist.

    What can the western power US and UK, benefactor/supporter of Philippine governments and human rights advocates do about this?

    Violation of human rights in China, Afghnistan, Iraq, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela is there any difference?


    Abominable, savage: journalist on Maguindanao massacre

    Philippine military takes over Maguindanao Provincial Capitol

    Police named Ampatuan, Jr. as top suspect in massacre

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    It is Philippines problem, internal problem, they need to hunt down the attackers and lock them up.
    It isn't America's problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marxist Nutter View Post
    Barry with all due respect, mate, you need to do some research on the Philippines.
    Fair comment.

    However, in the present Obama, "We don't want to be involved in other countries politics" (which may or may not be true) attitude, I can't see America getting directly involved.

    I see one of the chief suspects has turned himself in:
    (UPDATE 5) Maguindanao massacre suspect turns self in | ABS-CBN News Online Beta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    It is Philippines problem, internal problem, they need to hunt down the attackers and lock them up.
    It isn't America's problem.
    Mate we have here thousands of US servicemen all over Mindanao "exercising war capability" with Abu Sayyaf, an Islamic militant group that is associated with Al-Queda.

    It isn't America's problem? Then why is US and UK bawling over violations of human rights, freedom of expressions, torture and ill treatment of activist and many other rights in China, Iran, Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, Burma, etc....

    Is US and UK on a selective mode with regards to human rights violations of other countries?

    Thousands of US servicemen in Mindanao

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    Boogle, your link was dated Wednesday, May 30, 2007, but may, of course, still be valid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Boogle, your link was dated Wednesday, May 30, 2007, but may, of course, still be valid.

    The troops are still here but no more than a hundred in number. Most of them are intelligence specialist. They could have picked up the movements of these armed local political terrorist group.

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    Us-uk selective concerns

    Norwegian media to RP govt: Bring massacre suspects to court
    OSLO, Norway - The Norwegian Journalist Union in Oslo called on the Philippine government to act swiftly in resolving the murders of 30 Filipino journalists in Maguindanao province.

    "We strongly urge the Philippine government to catch and bring to court the people behind this (horrible killings.) There are no excuses, they must be found. The government must give a very strong signal to both the Filipino people and to the outside world that this cannot go on," Thomas Spence, Vice-president of the Norsk Journalistlag (Norwegian Journalist
    Union) told ABS-CBN Europe in an interview.

    The union from Norway recently signed a resolution together with other journalist unions from Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark calling for an "end to the impunity" and for the Philippine government "to bring the murderers of the 59 people including 30 journalists in Maguindanao and more than 100 other killings of journalists and media people to justice" at a Nordic journalist conference held in Helsingfors, Finland last November 30.
    Is UK and US concerns themselves only with the freedom and safety of Iranian, Iraqi, North Korean and PRO-Chinese journalist?

    Philippine massacre was not even given the fair time like Iran, Iraq, North Korea and China to be aired in CNN and BBC channels.

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    Re: Philippine massacre: A crime against humanity

    I accept that both the US and UK have made errors in the past in our foreign policies and involvement in other nations, but where does it state we are to be the world's police? I am sorry to say that this tragedy is a matter for the Philippine authorities. This is a criminal act by murderous scum, but no more so than is perpetrated by terror groups almost daily in some part of the world.

    This is NOT a matter for the UK and US authorities. I accept that perhaps investigative help could be proferred at a civilian level (FBI or Scotland Yard), but this is as far as any involvement should be...do you not think we have crime in our own nations?
    Left for a place without a childish and spite filled Moderator with a Hitler complex. A place of democracy and common sense where questions can be asked with a Mod getting their knickers in a twist because they lack confidence and are on a power trip.

    bet this gets edited. Take care all the decent people here. have fun.

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