Magandang Balita!

Palalayain at makakauwi na ang ating kababayang si Angelo de la Cruz.

Lumabas sa Aljazeera TV ang video ni Angelo na nagsasabing makakauwi na siya, ayon sa ulat ng GMA-7 at AFP na nakapaskil sa “Wait for me, I’m coming back to you,” ang sabi raw ni Angelo sa Arabic translation ng Al-Jazeera. Wala kasing sound ang videotape.

Samantala, sa gitna ng mga pambabatikos ng mga Amerikano at mga bansang kasapi ng “coalition of the willing,” maiging basahin natin ang mga salitang ito ni Dan Mariano ng at Today:

“While we value the friendship and support of the United States, it is to the Filipino people that our government must ultimately answer.

“Weakness, vacillation, cowardice do not apply when a poor, struggling country stands up to the mightiest power on the planet for the sake and survival of one of its humble citizens. ”

Galing ‘yan sa article niyang Angelo the nonentity.

Sabi naman ng Today sa kanilang editorial na pinamagatang “Angelo is not ?just one individual,? he?s all of us”:

“The fundamental difference between the U.S. and the Philippines is this: When an American hostage is killed because the U.S. government will not negotiate with terrorists, the message is that the U.S. will go and kill the terrorists sooner or later and lay their country to waste in the meantime — bombing innocent civilians just in case they might be related to the terrorists.

“But when a Filipino hostage is killed because the Philippine government submits to U.S. pressure and refuses to negotiate with the terrorists, the message is that the terrorists can go on abducting and killing Filipinos, if only to teach the Philippines and not just its government the price we will have to pay to stay slavish to the United States because we can never get back at the terrorists — certainly not with the 51-man ?humanitarian? mission we sent to Iraq.”

6 thoughts on “Magandang Balita!

  1. The presence in Iraq of both the 51-man military/police contingent and the 4,300-strong OFWs in Iraq working in US military bases are by-products of the Philippine government’s support for the US-led terrorist war. The Philippine government conscripts Filipino workers for jobs in Iraq in support of the war.

    If the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo government had not supported the US-led terrorist war, the likes of Angelo de la Cruz would never have set foot there in the first place.

    The Iraqi resistance fighters, moreover, have been targeting only those nationalities whose governments are known supporters of the US war. If the Arroyo government had not supported the war, the likes of Angelo de la Cruz would not have been put at risk even if they happened to be working there in a time of strife.

  2. Len dear, we can’t be thankful for the presence of the ‘humanitarian contingent’ ng pinas kay maliligtas si angelo dela cruz. The US does not care even for its civilians (ex. Nick Berg) & wud not care any less for foreign nationals na madadamay. you can’t even thank Pres. GMA for ordering the pullout since she should not have supported the illegal (not sanctioned by our Congress or the UN) and immoral (condemned by the various churches) US war on Iraq.

    If our govt cared for its own citizens, it woul not deploy workers to war-torn countries like Iraq; including sending soldiers and policement.

    BTW, the Filipino ‘humanitarian contingent,’ while being defended by govt apologists na walang involvement sa combat operations doon sa Iraq take their command from the US-led coalition. kahit na naghahardinero, nagmamason, namimigay ng relief goods ang mga tropang Pinoy, the fact na armado & trained for combat ang mga iyon makes them combatants as defined by the Rules of War ng Geneva Convention. They are also aiding the US War.

    SI Angelo dela Cruz? definitely a non-combatant and a victim of extreme poverty and a medicant Philippine foreign policy. 🙂

  3. Tell me: Sabi ng mga drivers ay nagdadala sila ng petron sa mga americano sa Iraq, ‘di ba? Sa mga Iraquis insurgents, that alone is helping the american troops in times of war…Eh nung mahuli sila, kung wala tayong 51-members of contingent troops, baka ang demand ng mga “hostage takers” ay pakawalan ng america ang mga prisoners(na supporters nila)—- in exchange for Angelo’s head— in other words, nailigtas ng presence ng “contingent troops” si Angelo De La Cruz. Without them there, there would be no other things for the Philippines to trade for Angelo’s life. Dahil, the US will never exchange the good of one for the good of many. They would have called Angelo (like other victims or hostages) “collateral damage.”
    Comments please?

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