"Who Is He To Confront Me?" - Philippines President Unloads On "Son Of A Bitch" Barack Obama

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What was an embarrassing weekend for president Barack Obama, whose arrival at the G-20 summit in China was a case study in diplomatic humiliation, just turned even worse when on Monday, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte warned the US president not to question him about extrajudicial killings, or "son of a bitch I will swear at you" when the two presidents meet at a summit in Laos in the coming days.

The topic of Duterte's killing spree, supposedly involving mostly criminals and drug-traffickers, without due process has raised eyebrows most recently by the United Nations, which urged the Philippines to stop executing and killing people linked to drug business and threatened that “state actors” could be punished. As a result, two weeks ago Duterte lashed out at the UN and threatened that the country could leave the UN. "Maybe we'll just have to decide to separate from the United Nations. If you're that rude, son of a bitch, we'll just leave you," Duterte told reporters in Davao, quoted by Bloomberg. “I don't give a shit about them,” he added. “They are the ones interfering. You do not just go out and give a shitting statement against a country.”


Fast forward to today when the outspoken president lobbed a preemptive warning at Obama, and before flying to Laos where the two heads of state are set to meet, said that he is a leader of a sovereign country and is answerable only to the Filipino people. He was answering a reporter's question about how he intends to explain the extrajudicial killings to Obama. More than 2,000 suspected drug pushers and users have been killed since Duterte launched a war on drugs after taking office on June 30.

In his typical foul-mouthed style, Duterte was quoted by AP as responding: "Who does he think he is?  I am no American puppet. I am the president of a sovereign country and I am not answerable to anyone except the Filipino people, nobody but nobody. You must be respectful. Do not just throw questions. Son of a bitch I will swear at you in that forum," he said.

Duterte went on to blame the US for causing the unrest on the southern Philippines Island of Mindanao. "As a matter of fact, we inherited this problem from the United States," he said. "Why? Because they invaded this country and made us their subjugated people. Everybody has a terrible record of extra-judicial killing. Why make an issue about fighting crime?" He added: "Look at the human rights of America along that line. The way they treat the migrants there."

Duterte has earlier cursed the pope and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Aware of the firestorm his question would provoke from his less than diplomatic peer, it wasn't clear whether Obama plans to raise the issue of extrajudicial killings with Duterte during a meeting on the sidelines of the summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

"Who is he to confront me?" Duterte said, adding that the Philippines had not received an apology for misdeeds committed during the U.S. colonization of the Philippines. He pointed to the killing of Muslim Moros more than a century ago during a U.S. pacification campaign in the southern Philippines, blaming the wounds of the past as "the reason why (the south) continues to boil" with separatist insurgencies. Duterte then once again pointed to human rights problems in the United States.

Last week, Duterte said he was ready to defend his bloody crackdown on illegal drugs, which has sparked concern from the U.S. and other countries. The president also said he would demand that Obama allow him to first explain the context of his crackdown before engaging the U.S. president in a discussion of the deaths.

In response, Obama suggested Monday his planned meeting with Duterte may not go forward. "I always want to make sure if I'm having a meeting that it's productive and we're getting something done," Obama said during his news conference.

"If and when we have a meeting, this is something that is going to be brought up," Obama said, referring to the Philippines' controversial record of combating drug crime since Duterte took office earlier this year.

Obama has been attending a meeting of the Group of 20 nations in Hangzhou, China, where his infamous snub by China made global headlines over the weekend. It appears he may have hed enough snubs for one trip.

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DanDaley's picture

Ya gotta love this guy.

bamawatson's picture

beat his meat on the toilet seat

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

This is disgusting. I'm sick and tired of foreign nations disrespecting Obama and our government. If other governments won't treat us with reverence and respect, then we simply have to force them to (with the exception of key allies such as Israel and Saudi Arabia).    

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Preparing for the Paralympics I see.

cayman's picture

The fact that the universe has not purged MDB by now indicates a lower probability that MDB is an actual douche and indicates a higher probability that MDB is only a satirical caricature of a douche.

Lumberjack's picture

I've been pretty sure of that for a couple of years. Someone has to be the devils advocate. ;-)  Makes for interesting debate.

archon's picture

Damn, I love this guy. LMAO!  He should go on a world tour.

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) archon Sep 5, 2016 9:25 AM

Yeah and his warmup act should be the Filipino boxer.

Whoa Dammit's picture

If only Duterte had made those drug dealers dress up in wedding clothes before or after they were killed, it would all be good. And shouldn't Duterte be amassing a shoe collection instead like a good little Filipino ? /s

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Whoa Dammit Sep 5, 2016 10:47 AM
Mister Ponzi's picture

The US is the last country that should lecture others about extrajudicial killings. 

Manthong's picture

Let’s see you silver tongue out of this one, Barry.

Hmmm… maybe you, as the Choomster- in- Chief are in the sights of a certain anti-narco Nazi.

I’m kind of liking this Flip Prez.

I liked the Soup Nazi, too.

Manthong's picture

MDB… were you the guy that did the voice of the scurvy dog here????


bleu's picture
bleu (not verified) Manthong Sep 5, 2016 9:43 PM

When the US lost the Middle East to Putin, the floodgate of disrespect started pouring in. http://bit.ly/1PSXaoK

crazzziecanuck's picture

The guy really is a fascist.  You wouldn't want him running the country.  He is an early illustration and warning to elites that they have been failing to do their jobs properly for too long.

He can still be right twice a day just like a broken clock.  In this particular case, I would agree with him on how Obama has treated him.  The problem is that this kind of abusive and "do as we say" mentality has been par for the course for American presidents since the country started.  As I've been saying for twenty years, the USA doesn't have allies.  It just has people they bully less.

Times, they are a changin' and it's going to be interesting to see those who were at the pinnacle of power react to the slow erosion of their abusive power.  My mother bets on nuclear war once the Washington beltway realizes the rest of the *planet* slowly turns against them.

This is why, even as a "liberal", I have to say voting for Trump might be the best solution.  With Trump, he will get nowhere in four years as Democrats, Republicans and the Deep State foil him.  The result will be paralysis.  That means no new wars.  However, that's not the case with Captain Establishment.  She and her coterie of scumbags will be at full throttle right out of the gate with both parties and the bureaucracies right behind her.  You can literally feel their determination to maintain the establishment quo.

So, simply put.  Vote for the lesser of two evils.  A choice between a guy who makes fun of retards or some lying warmongering primary-rigging bitch who's forgetful enough to understand that Russia and China both have the nukes and ability to deliver them ... successfully.  Unlike people at Boeing... lol

JustPastPeacefield's picture

If Trump does nothing but secure the border and keep us out of war with Russia and or China, he'll be a success. Those two things he can do, but we're in an historic cluster no matter what. At least it won't end in a mushroom cloud. And it will be entertaining, especially watching the Establishment go batshit crazy. 

Manthong's picture

I'd rather have him than Hillary.

At least Chicago would get cleaned up real fast.

DetectiveStern's picture

But how would the CIA fund itself if they didn't have black people selling their drugs? /sarc

surrational's picture

He just gets a kick out of the thumbs down and arguments that ensue, but he did have me fooled at first and find it hilarious!! He says exactly the opposite of what we are thinking, thus giving away it's satire. Generally the type of people who like marxism and tyranny are just being emotional. 

BarkingCat's picture

There is a high probability that it is both.


hxc's picture

The fact that he put the israel/KSA disclaimer in there made that one more obvious than usual

JRobby's picture

MDB is exercising his right to free speech.

Unless something more damaging about MDB comes to light, he remains an inconvenience to some less accepting.

Zip_the_Zap's picture

MDB is paid by ZH to spice things up. Otherwise ZH would become an echo chamber. Notice how MDB is always at the top of the posts.

JRobby's picture

Computers are cheap. Internet connections are too, for now........

eatthebanksters's picture

The truth has born itself out.  Obama's holier than thou limp dicked diplomacy has earned him the reputation of everybody's bitch...as Rodney Dangefield woud say, he's got no respect, anywhere.  After his 'breakthrough'' outreach to Cuba they badmouthed him and used the word negro in their content to describe him.  I would not say they respect Obozo.  Iran is clearly breaking the terms of the 'agreement' that we now find had so many secret exclusions  They look at Obummer as a political creature more concerned with appearances than substance and thus have no respect for him.  Assad is still laughing about the 'Red Line' while he parties with Putin.  The Ukraines look at Obozo as the guy who tried to take over the Ukraine with his sponsored overthrow of the government, had his mouthpiece say 'fuck the EU', and then let Russia walk in with no resistance.  Barry has no cred in the Ukraine (or anywhere for that matter).  Putin just smiles when he thinks about Barry, becasue he knows Obozo uses big words and delivers great messages that are hollow and empty.  Putin knows the world has figured out that hope and change is bullshit and that even some people at home, like P. Diddy, are figuring out it was just all empty hype.

Obama, deservedly, has no respect on the world stage, fucking none.  The Chinese just bitchslapped him and his crew at the airport in front of the world. And now the Philippine president cusses him out.  Obama's response? Priceless...loser!  I wish this guy would just play golf for the next 70 days.

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Chris Dakota (not verified) Lumberjack Sep 5, 2016 9:09 AM

Barry must be getting a kickback from those drugs.

Protecting your nation is treason, don't ya know?

FEDbuster's picture

I demand a cage match between Philippine President and Obama!

CheapBastard's picture

This drug-fighting Filipino has even harsher words for Eric "Fast & Furious" Holder who handed assault rifles to the drug ganags. Holder would most likely not last 24 hours in the Filipines. Duerte hates drub peeples.

Doom Porn Star's picture


Is his agenda really to secure the security and prosperity of the Filipino people or is he destroying all of the non-aligned criminal rackets in order to codify power over the rackets?

I tend to be wary: informed by deep and painfully earned cynacism.

Let us see if his nation is engulfed in liberty or throttled by oppression before we laud him and his methods...

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Reminds me of operations to rid Colombia of coca fields.

"There's a coca field, sir!"

"Uuuh, yeah, but that one's not on the list today.  Proceed to co-ordinates _____________"

SwiffFiffteh's picture

Yeah except in this case he basically made it open season on drug dealers. IOW the government is not in control of who is getting taken down.

Omen IV's picture

Thre is no respect for an Affirmative Action Graduate of Georgetown University or an Affirmative Action President or an Affirmative Action Editor of the New York Times

Turkey / China / Russia / Phillipines / Iran / Hungary / Czech - no respect

THe list get longer each day

Imagine these guys and an arrogant blood thirsty woman?

Chris Dakota's picture
Chris Dakota (not verified) Lumberjack Sep 5, 2016 9:42 AM

Cuban leader Raul Castro  Accuses 'Negro' Obama of 'Inciting Rebellion using honey-coated words to do so."

Son of Loki's picture

Let me be the first to add that Filipine women are some of the most beautiful women in the world. petite, affable and have a great smile...not like bad-tempered giant American wookies.

I think part of Susan Rice's problem the other day is her jealously of how smart, petite and beautiful the Chinese gals are compared to obnoxious people like her.

Bemused Observer's picture

A race that produces some lovely women is the Somali/Ethiopians...but then you look at the MEN...

Holy crap! What happened THERE! Every Somali/Ethiopian man looks like he was hastily assembled out of spare parts...skinny, hatchet faced dudes with bad teeth and worse attitudes. And the guy will have 8 daughters, all super-models, and 5 sons that look just like him....

CuttingEdge's picture

Living on 5 baked beans a day sometimes does that to you...

PT's picture

You sound naive.

True story:

A Western Man leaves wife for Filipino girl.
A few years later, Filipino girl divorces WM and is pregnant with baby - fathered by WM's lawyer.
Well, in that case it does serve him right.  That particular WM deserved the crap he got.

In my neck of the woods there are plenty of stories about Filipino women divorcing their hubbies once they get citizenship.  Not all the men "deserved it" (as far as I know).

Filipino women have a bad reputation where I come from - as in, they know all about citizenship and divorce laws - but I do not know enough details to pass reliable judgement.  In some cases, the men should just admit that being 50yo and going with a 20yo might feel roses to the 50yo but will soon feel like thorns to the 20yo.  Don't try and force them to be something they are not.  Let them be what they are.

"Those in the know" assure me that they prefer Thai girls (err, just make sure they actually are girls) or one or two other countries, but who knows what will happen in a few years ?  Remember Eddie Murphy's routine about how he'll need to find a "African Jungle Bitch"?  (From RAW, if I remember rightly.)

Ms No's picture

Anybody who is slightly intelligent or observant, and has spent anytime around anything US military in the Pacific, is aware that extremely high-end military training and ops go down in the PI.

Coincidentally, or maybe not, they have a terrorism problem that morphs into a militant drug gang problem.  If this guy is killing some version of PI US ISIS assets they will be coming for him. 

Two allies appear to be in rebellion now, Turkey and the PI.  This is how empires collapse.

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Ms No's picture

Yep, once you take a good look at any of the tentacles it's gets pretty interesting.  Following the "humanist movement" which had Bolshie banking funding into at least a half a dozen science organizations is interesting as well.  Stay safe.

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PhilofOz's picture

I'm happily married to a Filipina, but she is only 10 years younger than me. I know dozens of Filipinas still married to their husbands, but I notice the ones most dedicated are strong practicing Catholics and there is not a big difference in age. The marriages that fail are when there are ridiculous age differences as you state. WTF do these men expect?!