A U.S.-Led Military Coup Could Be Brewing In The Philippines To Oust Duterte

The U.S. is beefing up its military presence in the Philippines, claiming that the Philippines government requested their aid. However, President Rodrigo Duterte announced on Sunday he made no such request, raising concern that the U.S. may have an ulterior motive.
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    MANILA — In late May, the Philippines became the first nation in Asia to have one of its cities fall to the terror group Daesh (ISIS) and its affiliates. The southern city of Marawi was overtaken by hundreds of gunmen who took control of multiple landmarks and the majority of the city’s residential areas. In response, President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law in the entire region of Mindanao, where Marawi is located.

    While the Philippine Army has been holding its own against the militants, the United States joined the fight on Saturday, sending U.S. special forces to provide “technical assistance.”

    The Philippine Army in a statement cited by Reuters asserted that the U.S. had no “boots on the ground” in the fight and is only offering technical assistance to Philippine forces seeking to reclaim Marawi. The U.S. Embassy in Manila has stated that the U.S. offered the support to the Philippines at the request of the Philippines government, though they refused to provide further details on the alleged request.



    The Pentagon also confirmed increased U.S. military presence in the Philippines, stating that it is providing Philippine forces with aerial surveillance and targeting, electronic eavesdropping, communications assistance and training. It also stated that 300 to 500 U.S. troops are in the country to “support regular training and activities,” though no further details were given.

    But less than a day later, the U.S.’ justification for its increased military presence in the Philippines fell apart, as Duterte said at a press conference on Sunday that he “never approached America” for help and that he was entirely unaware of their presence “until they arrived.” This statement came months after Duterte had ejected the very U.S. special forces that have since returned.

    While the Philippine government claims that it did not request U.S. military aid, it remains unconfirmed if the Philippine Army requested the aid independently without consulting the federal government.

    Duterte insinuated during Sunday’s press conference that this may be the case, stating that due to years of U.S. training, “our soldiers are pro-American, that I cannot deny.” He did not explicitly comment on whether the army had asked for U.S. military aid without his approval.


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    The Philippine Army’s ties to the U.S. go back nearly a century, as the Philippines was – for all intents and purposes – a U.S. colony following the U.S.’ overthrow of the revolutionary Filipino government in 1902 at the conclusion of the Philippine-American War. Since then, ties between the two have remained incredibly close. For instance, the entire Philippines Army was absorbed into the U.S. military during World War II by U.S. presidential edict. In the decades since, the U.S. has continued to station military advisers in the Philippines to train its troops and joint exercises between the two nations were routinely held until Duterte became president.

    However, the Philippine military seems to have admitted to asking for the aid. Philippine military spokesman Brig. Gen. Restituto Padilla told the Associated Press: “We don’t have adequate surveillance equipment, so we asked the U.S. military for assistance. It’s non-combat assistance.”

    If Padilla’s assessment of events is confirmed, it could mean troubling times ahead for the island nation. Nearly every U.S.-backed military coup in history involved the U.S. convincing the military to oust or refuse to take orders from the nation’s president.

    Duterte has made waves with the U.S. political establishment and likely the pro-American Philippines military for his stated plans to eject U.S. military personnel from the Philippines during his term. He has also widened the rift between both sides by seeking greater ties with U.S. rivals China and Russia.

    As a result of this stance, Duterte, just days before Marawi fell, expressed his concern that he could be targeted by a U.S.- or CIA-led coup. He told RT that he is well-aware of the price that is often paid by leaders who back out of strategic alliances with the United States, stating “I said about [removing] the American troops, that one day, during my term, if I survive the CIA, I still have five years to go.”

    Watch Philippine President Duterte’s full interview with RT:

    Duterte, in the past, has indirectly blamed the U.S. for the persistent insurgency in its southern regions. When Duterte ejected U.S. special forces from the southern Philippines last year, he stated that his nation’s alignment with the Western world was at the root of the rise in Islamic extremism there. “For as long as we stay with America, we will never have peace in that land [Mindanao],” Duterte stated at the time. In his more recent interview with RT, Duterte stated that most Daesh militants are foreign and “Caucasian-looking.”

    The fact that Mindanao is the very region now threatened by Daesh suggests that documented U.S. intelligence plans to use the terror group as a tool to destabilize and overthrow democratically-elected presidents may now be coming to fruition in the Philippines.

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    • john kilcher

      Another leader of a country that doesn’t want to kowtow to this Fcuked up nation. Just the latest.

    • Mario Tan

      Another slanted, biased, and faked news

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    • C. Young

      Duterte like much of the rest of the world knows that ISIS was created by the CIA and is continually being supported by the same either directly or indirectly. He knows that allowing continual CIA influence in his nation will be a treat to him. He should command all Philippine military to refuse any assistance from any USA based source regardless of the costs. Most likely Russia and China are more than willing to help to keep USA centered insurrection in check. Again the USA shoots itself in the foot in the rest of the world.

      • Bobby

        Bahahahaha I can’t believe your that stupid. Made my day!

        • TeeJae

          You must be new to this trolling thing. C Young is on point. You’d do well to school yourself up on this issue if you care to engage in any meaningful debate.

    • diamond8

      I would prefer to be under american regime than a communist government. Stop this propaganda.and be thankful for all the help that is coming from USA.

    • LJG

      The US did not overthrow Marcos or his nasty wife, and the last thing the US wants is Clark Airbase back. The only base that ever made much sense was the Navy base at Subic Bay, and that was due to the repair facilities and the port of call for shore leave.
      The airbase at Clark was always just a target for missile attack. It never had any real air defense capabilities. The main use of the place was for storing supplies and equipment for rapid deployments, and even that was at risk due to the high theft rates at the base. The main aircraft stationed there were transport aircraft, with only a few, aging F4 Phantoms stationed there. These were Wild Weasel F4 aircraft, and not air defense.
      And I agree with “The Deplorable Duck” about what ABS-CBN has reported, and about the US having trainers in the area for a long time. I also believe that we do not have military troops actively fighting anywhere in the Philippines, as that is beyond the scope of a training mission, and would not be tolerated.
      All these arm chair pundits, many who have never even been in the Philippines, except maybe on a short leave, need to stop yapping about things they don’t know anything about.

      • jollymonsam

        There were no F-4C aircraft stationed at Clark AB in PI all the F-4’s at Clark AB were E models all the F-4 Wild Weasel aircraft back then were F-4C stationed at Okinawa, Japan back in the late 70. I know this to be true because I was a young F-4 CrewChief at that time working a Phase Dock on all the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing F-4 aircraft all the C,D and the RF-4C aircraft assigned to the 18th. I PCS’ed off Okinawa in 1980.
        That Island had the second best scuba diving in Pacific. I also lived at Sangley NAS from 67-70 in the PI, as a military brat. I also went to Clark AB, as Airmen TDY to Clark so I DO know a little something about the PI, even back when I was there as a Brat, the PI had a big problem with the Island of Mindanao back the communist Huks.

      • Bobby

        Amen!

      • Mario Tan
    • I live here in the PI, and I call BS on this article. ABC-CBN has reported on the issue and DU30 has thanked the US for its help. Marawi, is mostly contained and reclaimed by the PA. The problem is the various muslim groups are taking opportunity to incite in other cities. Islamic militants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Yemen are finding their way in via Jolo and Sulu islands which are strong holds of militants supported by Islamist from Indonesia. They are heavy into drug trafficing and DU30’s crack down on dugs has been affecting them and his fight against Abu Syaaff has made in roads. The US has FOR years had a contengent in Zambounga city. They helped to train the PA in their fight. The relationship hit the ropes under Obama and Trump has worked with DU30 to restore the relationship. This article is way off….way off.

    • Rumplestiltskin

      You GD right they have ulterior motives. How do you think they got rid of Marcos and his wife Imelda. Unless you state unequivocally that you need the US military out and you leave any opening they will find a way in to undermine your authority Mr. Duterte.

      AND, that goes for any and all visitors from America that don’t have any real reason to be there except as vacationers. The CIA will send in provocateurs to upset the natural flow of your government. If they show up then shoot them as well as the rioters. It will be your only avenue out because the psychological gamesmanship they will play on you will also have a very negative affect on your populace who don’t know about psychological warfare.

      They want Clark Air Base back and if you give it to our military you may be signing your own death warrant, as well as that of your people because that base will be used to house bombers in case the Spratly island debacle erupts and it becomes a target for Chinese bombers.

      Americans are a little deaf so you must make your intentions clear and speak such that there is no ambiguity. Tell them point blank they are all to leave period. If that doesn’t work then ask the Chinese to help in that extrication. Don’t worry, America will not go to war with China over something so trivial if they help you.

    • Alleged Comment

      Sorry, but the Filipinos wanted US out years ago. Welcome your Chinese masters who will be BRUTAL to you Fiipinos if they take over and America is gone.

      • Mario Tan

        Such colonial mentality

        • Alleged Comment

          Why do Filipinos remain one?

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    • langyaw

      How stupid can this analysis be? It starts off wrong, right at the start. “…the Philippines became the first nation in Asia to have one of its cities fall to the terror group Daesh (ISIS)”. EXCUSE ME?
      Marawi city has NOT fallen. Those idiots are boxed in, with nowhere to go, and no options left, but to take a swim in the Lanao Lake, or suck the barrel of their gun, and pull the trigger. A few more days, and they will meet their big boss, the devil himself. Please go there and check it out yourself, before you deceive readers with your own fantasies. And by the way, yes, I am from Mindanao, loving martial law.

      • So is my wife and she has family in that fight there. We get the real news from him and this is stupid, your right on!

    • John Bardon

      If this happens, thousands of the people of the Philippines would hit the street, in support for DU30 and against the USA.

      The funny part is that most of these demonstrators would come with their face covered.
      “Due to they do not want to get black listed from getting a US Visa”……..

    • Peter Duveen

      I just adore reading material trolled by chumps of Uncle Sam.

      • rene

        what an a s s h o l e..

      • Brad Dueringer

        Well put

    • tapatio

      THE CREDIBILITY OF US ARMY MAJOR JAMES “PEDERAST” WHERRY (whose Zionist hate mongering is below) A SELF-STYLED “CHRISTIAN” ZIONIST (How can any human claim to follow Christ and promote the crimes of Zionism?) TROLL IN THE EMPLOY OF ISRAEL CAN BE JUDGED FROM WHAT HE IS…………………………

      JAMES WHERRY’S “SOURCES” ARE, FOR THE MOST PART ZIONIST “HASBARA PROJECT” PROPAGANDA FRONTS AND ALT-RIGHT HATE SITES. CHECK THEIR OWNERSHIP AND STAFFS.

      JAMES WHERRY WAS STUPID ENOUGH TO USE HIS NAME AND A PHOTO THAT COULD BE TRACED. TURNS OUT THAT HE IS……………..

      1 A SELF-STYLED “CHRISTIAN” ZIONIST. THESE, AH, PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT, ONCE ALL OF THE JEWS ARE GATHERED IN PALESTINE, SOMETHING CALLED “ARMAGEDDON” WILL HAPPEN AND ALL OF THE “CHRISTIAN” ZIONISTS WILL BE WHISKED UP TO HEAVEN WITH THEIR BODIES INTACT IN THE HOLY 0RGASM THEY CALL THE “RAPTURE”. NOBODY HAS EVER EXPLAINED TO THE OTHER 99% OF CHRISTIANITY HOW THESE FUNDAMENTALISTS WHACK-A-MOLES CAN BELIEVE THAT JESUS OR HIS DAD WOULD EVER SUPPORT SUCH FANTASIES OR THE CRIMES SUPPORTED BY PSEUDO-CHRISTIAN ZIONISTS.

      2) A MAJOR IN THE US ARMY FROM “CIVIL AFFAIRS”. BABY-BOOMERS MIGHT RECALL THAT “CIVIL AFFAIRS” WAS PROMINENT IN THE “PHOENIX PROGRAM” IN VIETNAM……..THOSE WONDERFUL FOLKS WHO TOLD THE VIETNAMESE PEOPLE, “LOVE AMERICA OR WE’LL NAPALM YOUR VILLAGE.” WHERRY HAS ALSO BRAGGED ABOUT HELPING TO TRAIN THE STATE TERRORISTS OF UGANDA.

      3) A “GAY” PREDATOR THAT BOUGHT A BOY FROM THE PHILIPPINE SLUMS TO USE AS HIS SXX TOY. PRESUMABLY, THIS BOY HAS PAPERS CLAIMING THAT HE IS OF AGE. BUT, HE COULD PASS FOR A JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL KID AND YOU CAN HAVE A BIRTH CERTIFICATE MADE IN THE PHILIPPINES FOR $100..
      Below is James Wherry’s comment to his local paper on the occasion of his “marriage” to ayoung Filipino BOY that wherry purchased…………….
      “”I’m very happy about it,” James Wherry said. “Marriage is the bedrock of our society. I hope that same-sex couples can rejuvenate and revitalize marriage and give it the respect it is due.””

      https://www.facebook.com/james.wherry.39

      http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article29462263.html

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtrbvD22CEQ

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    • James Wherry

      Wow. If we accuse the American government about it, then it MUST be true!

      NOT.

      This article is a COMPLETE hoax. President Trump rolled out the red carpet for this human rights’ abuser. He’s fighting drugs and Islamists. Why wouldn’t we like him?

      Because he’s reached out to China?!? LOL! China is bashing his chops in by showing how little they’re willing to negotiate over the Spratly Islands! Now, Duterte has been forced to say that the U.S. is responsible for China’s efforts to steal the islands!!!!!!!

      “Duterte: US to blame for China sea actions”
      By Jaime Laude and Ding Cervantes (The Philippine Star) | Updated March 25, 2017

      http://www.philstar.com/headlines/2017/03/25/1684321/duterte-us-blame-china-sea-actions

      • nikkei_jin

        Dude, you clearly don’t have the enough information fed to you. Read up more and stop blabbing online.

      • BS, the Philippine star is anti-DU30!

    • jim

      This could also foil detertes plan to sell the seas to China and put Filipinos in slave chains to their Chinese masters

    • jim

      Well this may foil plans by Duterte to have Russians come in to bomb hospitals with Christians in them to secure an anti Isis muslim rule like Russia has been doing to solve the Isis problem

      • jim

        Russia is really great at bombing Syrian hospitals though. If you have any hospitals that need to be bombed call Russia, that’s their specialty

        • Helga Fellay

          Stop believing the MSM propaganda lies. The US blames all our war crimes are either Putin or Assad, or both.

          • tapatio

            From “jim’s” comment history, he is a part of the propaganda machine. His comments follow Israeli/Zionist propaganda exactly.

      • Helga Fellay

        The US has a proven track record of bombing hospitals (See complaints filed by Doctors without Borders). Russia has no such track record, nor does Duterte.

    • SewerKraut

      The only thing you can catch in the Phillipines is herpes. Meanwhile ISIS is rebuilding it’s caliphate there.

      • Helga Fellay

        I predict it will not succeed – at least not there. And as things currently roll, not even certain they’ll succeed in the ME where Israel and the US really want them to build it.

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    • ties

      yes first we send our CIA controlled Muslin terrorists then our military just like Syria , Iraq , Afghanistan , Libia , Yemen….. Saudi is the training camp for the CIA , started by the Bush’s

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    • Socrates207

      Who invited the US army to come to Phillipines?

      • Central Intelligence Agency

        Nobody, the US military never even came. Reuters already walked back what they said about US Special Forces but not before people read the articles.

      • Helga Fellay

        as usual, no one invites the US army. Duterte certain didn’t.

        • The US military has bases here! And they have for Y E A R S been training the PA. Its nothing new! This article is hog wash

    • Helga Fellay

      That was my assumption the moment I read that ISIS had attacked the Philippines, because ISIS works for the US. It was another US attack on a foreign nation by proxy fighters. The reason is that Duterte refused to follow US orders to fight China on the manmade islands in the South China Sea.

      • hardrock

        ISIS works for the US? Please site your source.

        • Helga Fellay

          Please learn how to read, and please do your own homework. Sources abound. All you need to do is read them. I am not your secretary.

          • hardrock

            Lol. You are a real charmer. When you make obsurd claims, the least you can do is site the wacko conspiracy site that fed you this garbage.

            • Helga Fellay

              stick to MSM like CNN and CBS etc. and you will have no problems, they are your speed. Our government and is supine MSM automatically label any opinion that differs from their propaganda a “conspiracy theory.” Stay away from alternative publications. It’s too complex for you.

        • tapatio

          The greatest prerequisite in understanding the war against ISIS (and AQ, Boko Haram, etc) is the recognition of EXACTLY who benefits from those terrorist organizations………..QUI BONO is the first question that MUST be asked in every criminal investigation.

          Yes, Al Qaeda’s claiming of 9/11 was true (in part). Yes, ISIS’s claim to the Paris attacks was true. But, who employs those groups? Whose agenda do those terrorist monsters actually serve?

          As the aftermath of 9/11 so clearly demonstrated, the ONLY beneficiaries were those wishing to destabilize those Middle Eastern countries not already “allies” of the US and its banker masters.

          Global Warfare: “We’re going to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan & Iran”
          http://www.globalresearch.ca/we-re-going-to-take-out-7-countries-in-5-years-iraq-syria-lebanon-libya-somalia-sudan-iran/5166

          A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm (1996)
          http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1438.htm

          “Israel can shape its strategic environment, in cooperation with Turkey and Jordan, by weakening, containing, and even rolling back Syria. This effort can focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq — an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right”

          AND

          Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century (2000)
          http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/pdf/RebuildingAmericasDefenses.pdf

          “Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor (9/11 – PERFECTION). Domestic politics and industrial policy will shape the pace and content of transformation as much as the requirements of current missions.” (p 63)

          AMERICA’S “RASPUTINS” RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANNING THE LAST 15 YEARS OF DEATH – JEWISH ZIONISTS ALL……………

          CLEAN BREAK

          Richard perle

          REBUILDING AMERICA’S DEFENSES

          Paul Wolfowitz
          William Kristol
          Alvin Bernstein
          Eliot Cohen
          David Epstein
          Donald Kagan
          Fred Kagan
          Robert Kagan
          Robert Killebrew
          Steve Rosen
          Gary Schmitt
          Abram Shulsky
          Dov Zakheim

          EVERY ONE OF THE TRAITORS LISTED ABOVE (except Robert Killebrew) IS A JEWISH DUAL ISRAELI/US CITIZEN – YET NEITHER THEY OR ANY OF THEIR ANCESTORS CAME FROM PALESTINE..

          Understand that Zionism was a creation of the Rothschild banking family in the 1880s and has been incredibly successful, thanks to the corruptibility of British and American government officials and the installation of Islam’s most corrupt creatures as rulers of the Arabian Peninsula. This Saud family installed Wahhabism and “Sharia Law” as the state religion and “legal” system of the Arabian Peninsula.

          • eddivision15

            Sharia law is Mosaic law.
            Muslims are Jews.

            • tapatio

              You might want to read and compare the Quran to the Naz! propaganda of the Talmud. In my opinion, Jesus and Mohammad worked to cure humanity of the evils in the old predatory “religion”.

        • Helga Fellay

          is that the best you can do – the standard reply from paid trolls?

          • hardrock

            Helga, two things.
            1. I try to avoid vile women and
            2. I never have a battle of wits with an unarmed person.
            If you are married ( which seems highly unlikely), my condolences to your poor husband.

            • Helga Fellay

              like a true paid troll. All they’ve got is insults-ad hominem attacks. Never any real reasoned arguments.

      • Nestor B. Aguilar

        Why China has no claim for funding from the Global Debt Facility for island building in the South China Sea: https://s3.amazonaws.com/khudes/Twitter12.19.15.4.pdf

        • Helga Fellay

          Why would China need funding from anyone to build the islands. They have already been built. China is very big and very rich and can afford to build islands in shallow seas.

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