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Duterte Wants End to Conditional Arms Deals From Canada and U.S. 

“Do not buy anymore from Canada or from the United States because there is always a condition attached,” Duterte told reporters in Davao City on Friday. He announced the cancellation of the chopper deal with Canada in a subsequent speech. The Canadian government denied the deal had been scrapped.  Canada ordered a review of the agreement a day after it was signed on concern that the aircraft would be used against Filipino rebels, which Duterte didn’t deny. “We will really use these weapons invariably against the rebels and terrorists,” he said Friday, according to a transcript provided by his office.

During a forum organized by the Manila Times also in Davao, Duterte said: “We will stop buying. Anything that is arms, do not; Canada is out.”   Since taking office in June 2016, the 72-year-old leader has launched a crackdown on drugs that killed thousands, prompting an investigation by the International Criminal Court for alleged human rights violations. Months into his term, the U.S. halted a planned sale of 26,000 assault rifles to Philippine police on concern over the killings. Duterte responded by scrapping the weapons deal.  

“Find me guilty, of course, you can do that. I don’t want imprisonment,” he told the briefing. “I beg of you to find a country where they execute.”  This is not Duterte’s first spat with Canada. In November, he lashed out at visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European officials over their criticism of alleged human rights abuses under the country’s drug war.  “I will never, never allow a foreigner to question why it is so -- it is an insult,” he told reporters in an expletive-laden response to questions about Trudeau’s decision to bring up thousands of extra-judicial killings. Trudeau was among a handful of world leaders who criticized the drugs crackdown while in Manila last year to attend meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.  Duterte also on Friday threatened to close the resort island of Boracay in the central Philippines, a tourist attraction known for its powdery white sand, if environmental degradation isn’t addressed. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-10/duterte-wants-end-to-conditional-arms-deals-from-canada-and-u-s

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oztony

I  don't blame him one bit , well done I say ...given the interfering attitudes he is dealing with.

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Semper paratus

The current U.S. administration has no problems in selling to the Philippines to the best of my knowledge. I like Duterte but I think he is confusing the old Obama administration with today's President Trump's administration. There is a world of difference in the thinking of the two administrations. I personally know of no one in the U.S. that would want to stop the sale of arms, helicopters, or anything of that nature to the Philippines. 

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Cgu

Duterte is a "speaky dog". All barks no teeth. You can tell in his speeches - a lot of swearing etc., just insecurity, but nothing he says will materialize (or has turned out to be true) Look at the war on drugs - 2 years on - several 10k killed - ever seen a big drug lord taken down ???  None!!! Waste of resources. You cannot win a war on drugs!! The guy does not know how to run a country. 

Any country selling military equipment has conditions attached to it - otherwise you are not compliant and you will join the rogues country list, but then the money stops!!! Bye, bye peso....

 

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RedRanger

Trudeau is just a major snowflake

I agree also I think this article is confusing the old Obama regime.

Good luck on closing down Boracay.

 

 

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RangerUp
3 minutes ago, Cgu said:

Look at the war on drugs - 2 years on - several 10k killed - ever seen a big drug lord taken down ???  None!!!

One!

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6 minutes ago, Cgu said:

Duterte is a "speaky dog". All barks no teeth. You can tell in his speeches - a lot of swearing etc., just insecurity, but nothing he says will materialize (or has turned out to be true) Look at the war on drugs - 2 years on - several 10k killed - ever seen a big drug lord taken down ???  None!!! Waste of resources. You cannot win a war on drugs!!

Killing drug lord wouldn't change anything. It's a simple matter of risk/reward assessment:

1.drug lords: risk life (often not because they could always cooperate) for a lot of $$$

2.drug users: risk life for a little of entertainment, not much to gain

brutally killing a few of (2) and scaring the rest into submission is clearly the better method.

Unfortunately he can't make that legal in this country.

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streak03

LOL, whoever sells them any kind of hardware better get the money up front..haha

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Frederick

I agree the conditions attached by the USA were put in place under the awful Obama regime.  I doubt that Trump would nix any sale because of perceived  "human rights" issues.  He hates the UN, even cut funding for it.

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Cgu
27 minutes ago, RangerUp said:

One!

A small one, though:D - what about the Lim's and other big names....None!!!

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KID
2 hours ago, RangerUp said:

“Do not buy anymore from Canada or from the United States because there is always a condition

Like actually having to pay for them this time?

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Mandingo

Whatever Mr. President. 

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delancey

None of my business on the job he is doing but I think the truly bad guys know their organizations simply have to outlast his presidency since he is already 72 and change takes forever here.

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wondersailor

Yup, better to stick to his friends in Beijing, they never set conditions.

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musicman666

That wasn’t a lord..not even a minor one....the real lords so far have evaded any justice ...the drug supply figures will back this up...I will start to take notice when some real lords are making the headlines ...they won’t be local ...they will be either in Manila or China since that is the main supply route.

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