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Philippine president says his bloody drug war not genocide

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Can't be genocide, can be unlawful use of state power. however unlawful and brutal (and susceptible to abuse) this campaign is, I can't help being a little bit nauseated by the UN special Rapporteur - they are always butting in but almost never making any positive difference.

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It would likely be called murder in most countries. My advice is start avoiding going there because one will not know who is considered a "bad guy" until after their lead level is raised to an unhealthy level. Also the rule of law seems to be going down the drain along with the blood of people, deserving or not.

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I'd like to hear some fresh alternatives from well minded folk. Go!

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The president of a country instigating murder.

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If anyone saw the BBC the other day they interviewed a hit woman allegedly employed by the police... I would never go there. Someone plants drugs in your pocket and bop bop you're dead.

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Clearly you guys don't have any clue about what is happening in the Philippines! By your statements, you put yourselves above the 91% of Filipinos who are in favor of Duterte's move. FYI the Philippine Media(aka Presstitutes) and Philippine Commission on Human Rights are being paid by drug lords and politicians(also involved in one way or another to the drug trade) who want to derail the Duterte's anti-drug campaign. For you foreigners, watch this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkL0Lb0n1mA

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Sounds he had enough watching drug culture rapidly destroying his country. Of cause busybody foreigners s who love drugs will oppose his action but Asia had experience of opium war. He might be trying to prevent his country destroyed by dug businessmen.

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That country is a complete mess to have elected that psycho president (America - take heed).

I've never really had the desire to visit the Philippines, but now I will certainly never visit.

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OutsiderAUG. 29, 2016 - 06:01PM JS It would likely be called murder in most countries. My advice is start avoiding going there because one will not know who is considered a "bad guy" until after their lead level is raised to an unhealthy level. Also the rule of law seems to be going down the drain along with the blood of people, deserving or not.

Hey the Philippines is the Philippines. It never was a place where the "rule of law" was the rule.

For many Filipinos/Filipinas, holding a grudge and getting revenge is considered a positive character trait. If somebody causes harm to you ,your family and/or your community and you don't at least make an effort, you can be seriously looked down on by your peers. All kinds of things constitute harm and profiting from drugs is definitely on the list.

Until very recently if you spent any time in the Philippines you would hear story after story about how Shabu had screwed up somebody's life and screwed up their whole family in the process. It was a very common story because drugs are a very pervasive problem. Additionally you would hear about this guy or that, who was getting fat off your families misfortune and nothing happened because he payed off the cops and politicians. Again a pervasive problem.

Now you hear a different story. Now you hear people saying, that for once somebody is doing something for them. Not the fat cat drug lords and crooked politicians, but them. They'll tell you about all the addicts turning themselves in, about the drug lord's house getting burned down and the politicians scrambling like cockroaches trying to cover their dirty deeds. They love it. The safe bet is that the majority of these killings that are under "still-unclear circumstances" are revenge killings on a personal level. The killers know the targets and are getting even for some unpicked bones.

I don't feel that he Philippines is any more dangerous for the foreign visitor than it was before Duterte, in fact it may even be a little less. As long as they don't sell dope or hang out with people who do, then it shouldn't be any more sketchy then it always is.

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The Philippines i s becoming better and better..... if Duterte was not elected as President, surely Philippines is now a drug den....

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From outside, violent triad cartel members bring drug business. The country is trying to lndustrize including train system.Blaming him is not going to solve problems.

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Let the president do his job. Philippines is getting better now. Politics and Drugs are the killers of my root land. Go Duterte!

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Please do not stick your nose in a place that you are not familiar. Our President is fighting for the welfare of good government , peaceful and God fearing country, Don't critisize our President because you don't know him.

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