Thursday, December 3, 2009
What the War on Terror Has Brought the Philippines
State supported and financed private armies to oppose guerrilla movements in Mindanao. One of these private armies just went on a killing spree of journalists, peasants and opposition politicians recently. And the leaders of this private army were President Arroyo's 'men in Mindanao' - people who delivered her hundreds of thousands of votes in the last disputed election.