Statement of the President on Military Bases (June 2, 2002):
“Our Constitution prohibits foreign military bases in our territory. This is known to all nations.”
Sure, sure. Pero gagalangin ba ng boss mo ang Konsti natin? Kung international law nga, tinatapakan nito masunod lamang ang layaw, e.
Kaya nakakaalarma pa rin itong ulat ng LA Times na inilathala ng Today na nagdala ng bulung-bulungan hinggil sa posibleng pagbabalik ng base militar ng Kano at nagtulak kay Ate Glo na maglabas ng ganyang pahayag:
Pentagon wants to base U.S. ground troops in R.P
By ESTHER SCHRADER Los Angeles Times News Service
WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is planning a broad realignment of troops in Asia that may include moving Marines out of Japan and establishing a network of small bases in countries such as Australia, Singapore and Malaysia, where the United States has never had a permanent military presence, senior administration officials say.
Part of the plan is to seek permission to base ground troops in the Philippines, they said.
Napapa-react tuloy si Ka Satur Ocampo na “$356 million (in US military assistance pledges) is not worth selling our national sovereignty.”
Kaso lang, nabenta na ata. Mai-exempt pa nga ang GIs sa International Criminal Court kung magloko sila rito sa atin. Basahin ninyo ang excuse ni Foreign Affairs secretary Ople.
Ay, hirap ng lideratong wika nga lang ni Mart ay tsinelas ng Kano!