ISIS infestation in the Philippines

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by kobalap, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. kobalap macrumors 6502

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    Duterte is an idiot, but this is the right move. The FAF are rather tough. I read somewhere this morning they've killed about a thousand Islamists with fewer than 30 civilian casualties. Not bad, but not great in terms of innocent deaths. The Philippines has been dealing with Islamic extremists for several decades now, actually.

    The Philippine people are staunch Catholics. Very little will destabilize them.
     
  3. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    That plan doesn't seem to be working as well as he expected.
     
  4. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    He's running it on Trump Time. Some days are way longer than others.

    Remember though, even if time seems to crawl, 10% of his first term in office is in the rear view now.
     
  5. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    At the very least he hasn't underestimated the enemy... JV team and all...
     
  6. jkcerda macrumors 6502

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    Last clown armed them so of course it's not that easy
     
  7. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Failing to "soundly and quickly" defeat ISIS, as promised, is the definition of underestimating the enemy.
     
  8. darksithpro macrumors regular

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    If he gets re-elected that may turn into just 5%. Just sayin! ;)o_O
     
  9. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Too true! Now I don't have to look for some "On the Bright Side" offering from the media today. I have found my optimist of the day already.. :D
     
  10. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    not in Mindanao
     
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    This. There is geographic determinism to this issue...
     

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