- (September 2004)
The Philippines and the world Arab conspiracy.
A little noticed event sheds some light on the pressures that Arab regimes
are exerting on developing countries to stop helping the USA in Iraq.
Philipino president Gloria Arroyo has her own Islamic insurgency to fight,
which has killed 120,000 people over three decades.
It is widely believed that the MORO and Abu sayyaf receive funding from
When the Philippines offered help to the Iraqi people, they were immediately
targeted by terrorists inside Iraq. Eventually, Arroyo decided to withdraw all
troops from Iraq in order to save the life of a hostage. The episode of that
hostage received unusual worldwide coverage: somehow Al Jazeera had plenty of
pictures and news on this one hostage, more than on any other hostage, a fact
which contributed to put pressure on Arroyo to give in to the kidnappers.
Now, the Philippine foreign affairs secretary has "assured" the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) that the Philippines will stop collaborating with the
USA and the Iraqi government on the reconstruction of Iraq
The foreign secretary Alberto Romulo felt that he had to publicly announce:
"The Philippine is not contemplating sending another humanitarian contingent to Iraq" .
One wonders why he felt he had to make this statement, and make it so public,
and make it during a visit to the OIC.
Romulo also affirmed that the Philippines aims for a "special relationship" with the OIC.
It really all sounds like a major case of blackmailing. The Arab regimes can
influence the civil war in the Philippines. The Arab regimes do not want
Iraq to become a democracy. Therefore they threaten the weaker countries of
the coalition, and the Philippines is a perfect example of a country that can
be easily threatened by the sponsors of its own Islamic terrorists.
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