Philippine Congressman Introduces Resolution Denouncing Philippine Subservience to Obama’s War Plans, Appears on Butch Valdes’ Radio Show
May 14, 2012 (LPAC) — Philippine Congressional Representative Hermilando Mandanas, a long-standing friend of the LaRouche movement, introduced a resolution into the Congress demanding immediate talks with China to end the confrontation in the South China Sea, and demanding an end to collaboration with other “powers” and international organizations on the issue. While the resolution does not name Obama, he makes it clear that Obama’s manipulation of the feeble Presidency of Noynoy Aquino is turning the Philippines into a tool in Obama’s war plans – and a vulnerable target.
Rep. Mandana notes in the Resolution that the Constitution “explicitly declares as a principle of the State that: The Philippines renounces war as an instrument of national policy,” and that “the State shall pursue an independent foreign policy.” Aquino’s actions breach both, by threatening war with China on behalf of his pal Obama, through an “act of provocation that may unfortunately result in an inane, wasteful and foolish military confrontation.” In particular, he writes: “there is no reason why this Administration has to raise this development with another superpower, encouraging another state to expand its influence in the Region by supplying the Philippines with more military armaments so that this superpower could extend its military defenses, effectively offering our country as the superpowers front line of defense.”
Rep. Mandanas declares that these actions “may give the impression that the Philippines is a proxy, even a mercenary state of a superpower in the Region.” The Philippines must maintain its “right to self-determination as a sovereign state that charts her own independent course in foreign policy, not as a pawn, tool, or proxy of any superpower…, a mere proxy or extension of another state, or that we are a political mendicant or mercenary, devoid of independence, dignity, and self-determined ideals and noble aspirations in foreign relations.”
It is an irony, consistent with the revolutionary nature of the times, that Rep. Mandanas appeared on the radio show hosted by Philippines LaRouche Society leader Butch Valdes on Sunday — on the same show which also interviewed Candidate Diane Sare from New Jersy – on the same weekend that Congressman Walter Jones appeared on the LaRouche Show.. The Mandanas bill and Jones’ impeachment bill are in fact part of a global upheaval against the British war policy.