Filipinas outside Camp Casey, an American military base in South Korea.
The South China Sea lies between China and the Philippines.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said: "The South China Sea is an area of growing concern."
US troops are engaged in combat in the Philippines. (Twelfth Bough: heads up - with updates )
On 16 Agust 2010, at Global research and ABS CBN News, we read about the Philippines: America's New Launchpad for the Militarization of Southeast Asia
According to this article:
The Obama regime wants to stop China challenging the US global power, and the Philippines is part of the plan.
Obama has deployed new special operations forces (SOFs) to the Philippines.
Aquino "runs the risk of antagonizing Beijing's trade ties with Manila and its growing investments in mining, electronics, and other industries."
"The U.S. government's strategic military operations in the Philippines in the guise of fighting terrorism are driven by America's war industries that are supported by big defense spending in the midst of recession."
The USA wants to control the Philippines.
The Philippines spy angency NICA works closely with Mossad and the CIA. (National Intelligence Coordinating Agency.)
OSAMA BIN LADEN VISITED THE PHILIPPINES
The USA uses the Philippines as a military and intelligence base and as a source of energy, raw materials, land and cheap labour.
The Philippines could be as prosperous as Singapore or the Malaysia, but its agriculture and industry remain backward, thanks to rule by the corrupt and brutal CIA-backed oligarchs.
The CIA put Marcos into power and then ousted him.
The CIA later put Cory Aquino into power.
She backed the idea of the US military being in the Philippines.
Arroyo also backed the US military.
New York Journal 1902. America's General Jacob H Smith explained what he wanted to happen to the Philippinos: "I want no prisoners. I wish you to kill and burn, the more you kill and burn the better it will please me. I want all persons killed who are capable of bearing arms in actual hostilities against the United States."
According to James Petras and Robin Eastman-Abaya (Arrests, Torture and the Presidential Election):
"Elections in the Philippines are violent contests between rival oligarchic families"
These oligarchs work with the USA.
There are US-organised death squads in the Philippines. (total war policy - Bulatlat - The Philippines's alternative weekly. )
Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark investigated the activities of the death squads in 1987 and wrote that “the victims of vigilante violence were overwhelmingly poor farmers, slum dwellers and others who are pushing for significant land reform, wage increase and protection of workers rights, as well as those who oppose U.S. military bases in the Philippines.”[iv]
Foreign Powers Coerced the Filipino Masses for a Noynoy "Presidency"?