Monday, October 24, 2016

Philippine Death Squads

I don't doubt scores are settled and pusher men get murdered, some on the pretext of extrajudical war on crime, but I doubt this team has killed 800 people.

A husband and wife death squad claim their vigilante gang have killed upwards of 800 people in the Philippines' brutal war on drugs .
Assassins Ace and Sheila, who are part of a prolific hit team, have defended their roles in the bloodbath and say they turned to a life of murder so their children wouldn't starve.
The parents say they earn $100 for every kill and are doing critical work because "many lives will be ruined" if a dealer isn't executed.

Any hit man will tell you the work is extremely difficult to get right, and odds are when it goes wrong, it involves some one else with a gun stopping the hit man.  Getaways are tricky too.  800 without a catch.

The USA policies of trespassing in others' back yards and picking fights has backfired and we are more and more isolated.  The Philippines has decided to break with us and fall in with China, the natural hegemon in the East Asia.  Horror stories about the Philippines now begin.  Unlikely to be true, but like Putin, if you do not bow down to Uncle Sam, the you must be hitler.

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Anonymous said...

On July 17, 2014 Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was brought down by a Russian-made Buk 9M38 missile system. Putin denies any involvement in the incident but the fact is that the blood of 298 souls on board that flight are on his hands even though he denies it. Vladimir Putin may not be Hitler but is no Mahatma Gandhi either.

John Wiley Spiers said...

Doubtful. In any case, none of our business.

Anonymous said...

Right, it's really none of our business.