"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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Kirk2NCC1701's picture

"Ijo de puta!" is a standard greeting of dismay in Latin America, I believe. So, no biggie.

Even if she was a puta, as long as she washed some extremity of a clerical VIP (on a regular basis) and used her hair to dry it, she's forgiven of all her misdeeds and sheeple will write nice things about her.

History is written and taught by the winners, not losers.

Lea's picture

That would be a great comment, except The Philippines are not in Latin America. The country (an island) is off the coast of Vietnam, in the Pacific.

Uzda Farce's picture

Fact check: over 7000 islands, Spanish colony for almost 400 years. American colony for 50 years after that.

"Spanish was the national and official language of the country for more than three centuries under Spanish colonial rule, and became the lingua franca of the Philippines in the 19th and early 20th centuries."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Languages_of_the_Philippines

Lea's picture

The Philippines are still not located in Latin America. The Filippinos are Asian. Let's not confuse the poor readers who can't place the Philippines on a map.

buzzsaw99's picture

"donate" to the clinton "charity" and usa foreign policy is your bitch. dumb ass wants to do it the hard way. funny thing is china is encroaching on all the sea lanes so he really needs owebombardier.

actionjacksonbrownie's picture

He doesn't need obomber - the LAST thing Duterte wants is a war between u.s. and China right in his own front yard. Read some of Duterte's statements regarding China and the territorial disputes - Duterte will negotiate with China and tell obomber to shove his war machine up his sperm-filled ass.

buzzsaw99's picture

what a load of crap. the philippines would fucking up and die without the usa.

actionjacksonbrownie's picture

You mean like Vietnam up and died without the u.s.? Or did they have a near death experience BECAUSE of the u.s.?

Likstane's picture

Judge Likstane stops this one in the first round...TKO for actionjackson...buzzsaw, hit the showers, come back another time

SwiffFiffteh's picture

I know, right? We should have just let the northern communist faction take over the south by force. What were we thinking, going in there to stop expansion of communism in Asia? Without us intervening it would have been practically bloodless. After the obligatory purges, I mean.  /s

northern vigor's picture

I like this guy, but I also liked what Pershing did to stop the Muslim uprisings in the Phillipeans over a hundred years ago. Pershing cleaned up the Muslim problem by having the trouble makers shot by firing squad, with bullets dipped in pork lard. 

northern vigor's picture

The Chinese have an old saying...if you want the monkeys to behave, you should chop a chicken's head off in front of them.

The Anglos did not invent the military practice of scaring the shit out of the enemy. It is better than standing there in a pool of urine like our leaders do today.

Mustafa Kemal's picture

The British were too busy having tea parties and Best of Show contests to realize that forcing Hindus  and Muslims to bite down on pork to load a rifle was going to be a problem for the Sepoys.

Small error.

Oldrepublic's picture

Pershing did a fine job cleaning up terrorists in Mexico  after the raid on Douglas, Az in 1918

Sandmann's picture

Anybody watching the US Election around the world and the trash that passes for news has zero respect for the series and is counting on it being cancelled.

The US looks, feels and smells decadent which in this world means it is a rotting carcass

Disc Jockey's picture

Love the message, dislike the messenger.

Posted this on an earlier article:

I actually dislike this guy...bizarre I've found myself in agreement with MDB...fucking odd.

My GF is Phillipina and we've talked about him ad nauseum since she grew up in Davao. The more she talks about him the more he feels like a con artist. This guy is all bluster and bullshit. He's also a career politician who was mayor of Davao for 22 years.

He shot a fellow law student for making fun of his family:

http://www.rappler.com/nation/politics/elections/2016/130284-duterte-sho...

When he does take action it's often radical and beyond his legal scope:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davao_Death_Squad

For fucks sake, the guy joked about how he wished he could've gotten a piece of a rape victum first before the criminal and then claimed it was merely a joke in "good taste."

"Was I mad because she was raped? Yes, that's one of the reasons. But she really was beautiful. The mayor should have been first."

-Duterte on Australian Rape Victim: "Napaka Ganda. Dapat Mayor ang Mauna", YouTube (2016), Beatboxer Ng Pinas

HAHA...HOW FUNNY. I'm sure her family found that fucking hillarious. I would proably beat the shit out of someone that joked like that about my sister if she was ever raped.

I don't claim to know anything 100% but frankly I would only cheer this guy on at your peril. He smacks of the Marcos if you ask me. History is full of "communist hunters," "enviromental warriors," "civil rights advocates," and "nation builders," and "crime fighters." Usually its used simply as a tool to acquire power.

"But the truth is, I'm used to shooting people."

-Rodrigo Duterte

"Turns out I'm really good at killing people."

-Barack Obama

buzzsaw99's picture

that's the beauty of it. dissed in china, and then to have a lowlife scumbag like that insulting you within days, well, it speaks volumes.

Disc Jockey's picture

That is true buzz...good point

Is it January yet?

LetThemEatRand's picture

Duterte is a classic strongman politician.  He obviously does not believe in the rule of law, and basically says he can kill anyone he labels a bad guy.  He is using the police as a blunt force instrument to commit violence.  It's amazing to me that so many ZH'rs who claim to be all about smaller (or no?) government, freedom, due process, and the other things that made the US different from the rest of the world, cheer this guy on just because he talks tough.    The violent drug lords/cartels that he's taking with his government forces on only exist because the product was made illegal by ... wait for it ... the same government.

Sure it's entertaining to see a politician swear and not speak in measured terms, and to slam Obama, but I'll take a Constitutional form of government any day over a police state run by a strong man, even if the strong man is (at the moment) focusing his state violence on drug cartels.

Duc888's picture

 

 

Duterte was elected by overwhelming popular vote.

He spent 20 years cleaning house in Davao.

He gave EVERY scumbag crooked polititian, judge, mayor, lawyer, army general and common drug dealing dirtbag a three month warning to close shop.  He even offered all crooked drug dealing government workers, generals, mayors, police....early retirement and full pensions to "walk away".  Many took his offer.  some did not.  Recently in a speech he read off 45 minutes of names and told them they had 24 hours to surrender and then go through propert court proceedings with a trial.  Some took his offer, some did not.

 

The ones that did not take his offer.... he warned them three months ago "I'll fucking kill you"

 

So that is what the man is doing.

LetThemEatRand's picture

No doubt, many people like a strong leader of a strong central government.

Duc888's picture

 

 

WELL HE GAVE THEM ALL FAIR WARNING...

 

BEFORE he adopted his "no knock raids" like we have here in USA, killing people.

 

what is never mentioned is that he has also hired an Army of Nurses (my friend is one in MalayBalay) to go deep into the jungles and teach young kids the pitfalls of drugs.  Even though the pay is pittence my friend and other nurses support his carrot and stick approach.

 

 

cbaba's picture

it looks like wild west

Doom Porn Star's picture

"Sure it's entertaining to see a politician swear and not speak in measured terms, and to slam Obama, but I'll take a Constitutional form of government any day over a police state run by a strong man, even if the strong man is (at the moment) focusing his state violence on drug cartels. "

+! 

IF we/they are going to have a strong central/federal state I strongly prefer that it be a nation of laws and not men. Stringently constitutionally structured with all held to the law including the government and law enforcement itself.

I am disgusted with the glorification of police state tactics and extra-judicial violences, both at home and abroad..

 

DanDaley's picture

"...but I'll take a Constitutional form of government any day over a police state run by a strong man..."

 

Yes, but a Constitutional form of government requires genuinely honest people who follow the law and don't spend their time trying to dismantle the the thing by any and all means at their disposal.

You also need to have a country that is viable, that can survive, and not overrun with the cancer of drug dealers. Did not downvote you, btw.

Dr. Bonzo's picture

Sure it's entertaining to see a politician swear and not speak in measured terms, and to slam Obama, but I'll take a Constitutional form of government any day over a police state run by a strong man....

I think the overwhelming majority of us agree with this, but frustration is slowly rearing its head. We all know the play. Deflationary collapse followed by hyperinflationary blow-up and Game Over. But it's been 8 years 2008 and it seems there's no end in sight. In 8 years Barry has pumped 5 million illegals into the US. Those are staggering figures. The US government violates its own rules with impunity acting as if it's policy, but law is law. Try passing through an airport from an international flight without going through customs and immigration. The law-abiding get the rubber glove treatment and if you're really lucky one of your devices or a laptop will get confiscated, while fucking Pakistanis are entering illegally through Mexico. Can it get any more fucking ridiculous?

Our governments have become a goddamned farce, and we're powerless to do anything about it except take up arms and be labelled "extremists;" all we want is for the law to be applied, but even that's too much to ask for. The demican presidential candidate is a fucking traitor and should have been in prison two years ago but there she is running for the highest office in the land and you're a kook if you dare question it.

I understand the frustration, because I share it. Duterte's murder-spree is a cathartic spasm we secretly wish on all the scumbag traitors who've fucked over the majority of hardworking Americans who are watching their country being torn to shreds by enemies within.

Anopheles's picture

People always colour events to suit their own agenda.  Reality is the student (bully) he shot didn't die. He didn't pump half a dozen bullets into his head.  But he sure got his point across. 

Oh,  but wait, he should have gone to the police, and the police/courts could have given that bully a good scolding and wagged their finger at him.  Tell us, which method worked better?

NoPension's picture

Sometimes, it's seems certain places really need a first class asshole to come in straighten things out.

Hindsight being 20/20, who here would disagree Sadam Hussein kept Iraq under control? I mean, there was some fucked up shit going on, but was is it a worse place then, than now?
Then, I couldn't understand Hussein's reactions.... " what are you doing this to me for?"
Today, it's crystal clear.

The last thought before he swung from that rope had to be " you motherfuckers are going to miss me"

bob_bichen's picture

My father, a quite stern ex-Marine, son of a "zipper always down and ready for the women" Southern Baptist Preacher, had a sign above his desk for years when he worked in the "Oil Bidness" ::

"Part of My Salary Is Compensation For Being A Horse's Ass"

 

Sometimes, such an individual is necessary but what Filipinos I know tell me echoes what commenters above state:  Duterte is a bully: brash and a total loose cannon.  While the "horse's ass" may appear to "get the job done," one has to consider how much horse shit, true justice and rule of law, as well as body parts of innocent human beings will be ground into the carpet when the "job" is done, and whether the long-term mess is worth it. 

ZHers rail against "Homeland and the Goddess knows how many hollow point bullets they have stashed away" yet in the same breath will sanction exactly the same fascistic behavior by Duterete's goons against people who are engaged in a "commercial or economic crime" (not unlike the "crime" of engaging in private enterprise in a Soviet-style dictatorship) which is prohibited by the state but utilized by the population (though the state will happily "dip into" the cash flow, given a chance). 

To praise Duterte's fascist goons in one breath and to condemn Homeland's Hollow-point bullets in the other is like trying to draw a square circle or a round square.  It don't work!

LetThemEatRand's picture

Dictators always, always, always come to power on a platform of fighting violent criminals, gangs, terrorists, or other real or perceived threat to the population.  They fill a power vacuum, and they almost always end up using the power they consolidate in the process by eventually turning it against the people who don't tow the government line.   Like you say, many of the same people here railing against the fascists at home seem to love this guy because he talks tough and doesn't bother with things like due process to get the job done.  Every single person in the US government who is seen by ZH'rs as fascists would tell you they are protecting the population from bad guys and that they need those hollow points and extraordinary rendition and suspension of due process, etc for the population's own good and to protect their freedoms.  And of course all of the three letter agencies came into being in the first place to fight supposed external threats and criminals.

Doom Porn Star's picture

"many of the same people here railing against the fascists at home seem to love this guy because he talks tough and doesn't bother with things like due process to get the job done.  Every single person in the US government who is seen by ZH'rs as fascists would tell you they are protecting the population from bad guys and that they need those hollow points and extraordinary rendition and suspension of due process, etc for the population's own good and to protect their freedoms.  And of course all of the three letter agencies came into being in the first place to fight supposed external threats and criminals. "

 

+1.

I shall not allow the process of confronting/opposing what I disdain/despise to transform me into what I disdain/despise.

RafterManFMJ's picture

This guy is all bluster and bullshit. He's also a career politician...

Well, yeah?

Was I mad because she was raped? Yes, that's one of the reasons. But she really was beautiful. The mayor should have been first."

You have to know your base. He keeps getting elected; this is more a commentary on the character of the people and not him.

HAHA...HOW FUNNY. I'm sure her family found that fucking hillarious. I would proably beat the shit out of someone that joked like that about my sister if she was ever raped.

If they're really upset about it, they can pick up a rifle and answer him with steel. Question: why didn't the family wage war against the rapist's family? Against the perps? Seems to me vengeance begins at home.

I don't claim to know anything 100% but frankly I would only cheer this guy on at your peril. He smacks of the Marcos...

You're personally involved and the majority of the US - is not. The Philippines can burn as far as I'm concerned.

Disc Jockey's picture

Rafter indeed. But I also feel the need to say something because the reactions I've been seeing on ZH are worrisome as someone that has been frequenting this site going on 5 years now (finally stopped lurker ingredients about 2 years back)

 

And to all you fools praising the idea of the strongman? Lenin and Stalin sure as fuck stopped the Czar from crushing the public under his heavy hand...until they started up the gulags and murdered MILLIONS through political assassinations and starvation.

Just because a man says or even takes the actions that are easiest and most desirable does not a saint make him. The most clever wielder of power does so with the backing of many people who will say "well he keeps us fed" or "well he did stop the criminals." What one needs to realize is that most in political office ARE criminals, just the smart ones that have made it to the top through intrigue and deception.

These are exactly the tactics of the enemies of liberty: make the public fattened on gov't favors/proctection and they will not be able nor willing to resist.

Again, I merely urge caution for both here and abroad.

RiverRoad's picture

Hmmmm......Hillary's a criminal and she's not even holding political office yet!

Stan522's picture

Looks like the rest of the world is seeing the turd POTUS as an arogant SOB like we citizens.....

 

LOL... he brought it on himself. We have been a laughing stock to the world for nearly 8 years and if any of you turds are still voting for Hillary, we will have more of this to come.

NoPension's picture

Oh, don't worry. The usefull idiots never seem to learn.

daedon's picture

You've only been aware that we are the "laughing stock to the world" for 8 years ?

withglee's picture

We have been a laughing stock to the world for nearly 8 years

Right ... like this puppet show started just 8 years ago?

Stan522's picture

You're are using "relativism" to explain away the higher degree of buffoonery this turd POTUS has done over past. Granted, the United States has done stupid insane things over my lifetime, but none greater in such a short period of time as the turd POTUS....

withglee's picture

the higher degree of buffoonery this turd POTUS has done over past.

It's hard to distinguish the greater buffoon amongst "all" our presidents. The more I experience and read history, it's evident to me "all" have been puppets ... even royal George Washington.

Remember, WTC7 mysteriously collapsed under an aspiring buffoon, George W. Bush. He did not even rise up to buffoon status or a good puppet. It's amazing to me "they" kept him in the show. You notice, we hear "nothing" from him now.

MaxThrust's picture

It is an Extra Judicial Killing except when it is by drone.

daedon's picture

If you Drone enough wedding parties, you're bound to eventually kill some non-moderate Terrorits.

Kagemusho's picture

American foreign policy regarding the Philippines had some very strange origins:   By  August 9, 2010 http://archive.lewrockwell.com/grigg/grigg-w162.html

"After Washington wrested the Philippines from Spain, Admiral George Dewey (whose assault on the decrepit Spanish fleet — ancient wooden vessels tied up in rows in Manila Bay — wasn’t much different from the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor) sent a pair of emissaries to compile a report on the Filipino civic culture. Under the leadership of Emilio Aguinaldo, hailed as the “George Washington” of the Philippines during the war with Spain, the Filipinos had developed all of the institutions of representative government, and were firmly committed to the rule of law.

The report commissioned by Dewey was quickly buried by the War Department. After all, the prevailing doctrine held that the inhabitants of the Philippines — like other non-Anglo-Saxon peoples — weren’t fit for self-government, and wouldn’t be ready until after at least a few generations of benevolent, paternalistic rule by their racial superiors.

This meant, Admiral Dewey would later write, that the U.S. Government would have to “establish our authority by force against the very people whom we sought to benefit.” After learning of the victory of Teddy Roosevelt — an apostle of imposing Anglo-Saxon “authority” by force — in the 1900 presidential election, Private Robert Austill, who was serving in the Philippines, paraphrased Dewey’s conclusion in terms that were both earthier and more candid: “The people of the United States want us to kill all the men, f**k all the women, and raise up a new race in these Islands.”

It's wotrh a look. 

Archive_file's picture

The US aided, abetted, and supplied arms to Indonesia in their murder of at least 1 million Indonesians, but it's kept on the DL.

Kagemusho's picture

The enire article provides an example of what could best be described as Proto-NeoCon-ism.  then, as today, it is reaping bitter fruit. 

"It was the islands Washington coveted as an outpost for the projection of military power into Asia. The Filipinos were an encumbrance.

"We do not want the Filipinos," declared the San Francisco Argonaut in 1898. "We want the Philippines. The islands are enormously rich, but unfortunately they are infested with Filipinos. There are many millions there and, it is to be feared, their extinction will be slow."

Fortunately, the Filipinos are not extinct, despite the U.S. Government's devoted efforts. In a 41-month period from 1898 to1902, roughly 20,000 Filipino guerrillas were killed. At least ten times that number of civilians were slaughtered as well. Some chroniclers estimate that more than two million Filipinos were liberated of their mortal cares during America's lethal application of muscular Christianity in the islands."

Substitute the word 'Christianity' with 'democracy', replace 'Filipinos' with 'Iraqis' and Afghans' and 'Syrians' and you have the present mess in the Middle East becoming an echo from long ago. Only the geography changes.

Déjà view's picture

If one airs 'Dirty Laundry'...

THE WATER CURE Debating torture and counterinsurgency—a century ago

Many Americans were puzzled by the news, in 1902, that United States soldiers were torturing Filipinos with water. The United States, throughout its emergence as a world power, had spoken the language of liberation, rescue, and freedom.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2008/02/25/the-water-cure

Fred C Dobbs's picture

From Howard Zinn's book A People's History of the United States.

quote

Yet another estimate states, "Philippine military deaths are estimated at 20,000 with 16,000 actually counted, while civilian deaths numbered between 250,000 and 1,000,000 Filipinos.  These numbers take into account those killed by war, malnutrition, and a cholera epidemic that raged during the war."[25]

unquote

 

Chris Dakota's picture

That's where Barry was an apprentice.