Sept. 14, 2016 (EIRNS) — The neo-Conservative Center for a New American Security (CNAS) today issued a veiled death threat to Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. Under the title: “Can the U.S.-Philippine Alliance Endure Duterte?”, CNAS hands Patrick Cronin and Anthony Woon Cho list the various measures by Duterte against Obama’s treatment of the Philippines as a puppet state and as a military base for a war on China, describing each step as both anti-American and a threat to Asia as a whole by undermining the anti-China crusade.
Cronin writes: “The Philippine president managed within a mere 24-hours to shock the world by ordering his defense secretary to work on security pronouncements with China and Russia to combat drug traffickers and insurgents and cease joint patrols in the South China Sea alongside the U.S. Navy.”
The final sentence of the diatribe can only be described as a veiled threat on Duterte’s life: “It isn’t too late for President Duterte to tone back his rhetoric and weigh the will of his people. However, time is running out; Duterte must start walking back from the edge before he is unable find his way back.”
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