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Rodrigo Duterte
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RE: Rodrigo Duterte

(10-14-2016 05:56 PM)Gwedin Wrote:  
(10-14-2016 03:47 PM)UnicornLionWolf Wrote:  Oh boy. I'm half-Filipino and I'm not particularly thrilled about this guy. His ruthlessness is kind of scary. I'm not too thrilled with these death squads; it sounds as if he's doing away with a clear trial.

Yeah this is what bothers me too. I wouldn't even necessarily be opposed to him cracking down hard on drug use but to do so through such savage means isn't something I can support. It says "I'm completely ok with a 3rd world justice system and have no desire to go beyond that". Not to mention the potential massive corruption accompanying this method

Yes, definitely. I'm not aware of any safeguards to make sure that only the drug traffickers will be targeted.

(10-14-2016 05:56 PM)Gwedin Wrote:  
Quote:Your theory he's a Chinese puppet is interesting. This article says that he wants to increase ties to Russia and China.

If one's trying to shit on the US Russia's a goto power but they're a shadow of their former self (and far more interested in Europe anyway) so it's worth focusing more on China here. Russia isn't able to project force in the pacific in the way that China can, not to mention China's far more ambitious in the pacific than Russia. Russia might sell them some military equipment but I don't think much more will come out of a relationship between the two. Idk, it's probably better to wait and see what comes out of this upcoming meeting
"Duterte said on Tuesday he will also probably visit Russia after a trip to Japan this month."

Quote:I also know that China built cities in Africa;
I only know that China has a lot of workers residing in East Africa but piss all beyond that. Would like to know more about this.

Here's an article: Strange that they built this city outside their country. Even stranger still that not too many people (African or Chinese) have moved into it.

10-18-2016 08:03 AM
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Rodrigo Duterte - Gwedin - 10-12-2016, 02:44 PM
Rodrigo Duterte - Sadly_Not - 10-12-2016, 11:39 PM
Rodrigo Duterte - brainiac3397 - 10-13-2016, 01:07 PM
RE: Rodrigo Duterte - Username - 10-14-2016, 01:10 AM
RE: Rodrigo Duterte - brainiac3397 - 10-14-2016, 10:30 AM
Rodrigo Duterte - UnicornLionWolf - 10-14-2016, 03:47 PM
RE: Rodrigo Duterte - Gwedin - 10-14-2016, 05:56 PM
RE: Rodrigo Duterte - UnicornLionWolf - 10-18-2016 08:03 AM

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