"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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Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Well lets hope brain tumors find their way to Duterte and Obama... both deserve worse.

I didn't know the Phillippine President was also responsible for killing "a few thousand of his own" to launch multiple war(s) and occupations of agression more than 7,000 miles from his home that indiscriminately raped, tortured and murdered 5 million and displaced another 20 million to unfriendly destinations abroad?...

Who knew???!!!

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

My only dream is the rest of them could be this "disrespectful" to the White Chimp!...

Perhaps someone in the Russian delegation can recommend the Russian President do the same?!!!

Long... long... overdue!!!

arby63's picture

In my view, this is how the real economic collapse begins. I have always contended that once the rest of the world gets sick and tired of our financial games then it's game over. 

We just may not recognize every dispute and episode of disrespect as a small step toward economic chaos. 

THX1137's picture

My sentiments exactly.  If you look at all the little news bits flying around these days you see countries distancing themselves from the US hegemony. Turkey's defection is perhaps the most significant because it blatantly shows how the US is no longer the strongest bully on the Middle Eastern block. 

Now that the bankrupt US is losing its status as the strongest, more and more countries are openly snubbing the decrepit, corrupt Uncle Sam. Its only a matter of time before countries all over decide to dump the 16 trillion in reserves in a mad dash for the exit.  Then we will start seeing empty store shelves, and hyperinflation kick in.  The end is coming.  When a loaf of bread is $10 people will wake up to what's happening, and then things will really fall apart quickly in my opinion. Prepare or be square. 

gregga777's picture

How many thousands of extra-judicial civilian killings has the United States committed using drones under PLOTUS (Pathological Liar Of The United States) Barack Hussein Obama and George W. Bush?

grunk's picture

Enough extrajudicial killings and you get a Nobel Peace Prize.

Like S & H Green Stamps.

SamEyeAm's picture

Wut is a 'Pbiippines' ?

Anopheles's picture

You can't dispute the results Dutertes has achieved in a couple months. 

What other leader can simply tell criminals to turn themselves in and three quarters of a million voluntary show up at police stations within weeks.  The population of the Philippines is about 100 million. 

Can you imagine obama telling criminals in the US to turn themselves in and having 2.5 million walk in and surrender at police stations within a few weeks?  No, I can't imagine it either. 


yellowsub's picture

It'll never happen because the prison system is a money maker...

gregga777's picture

Russia's hereditary inbred subnormal IQ elite morons launched Imperial Russia's 6 million man army headlong into World War I in August 1914 and you know happened to them…. Just saying…

Uzda Farce's picture
Uzda Farce (not verified) gregga777 Sep 5, 2016 11:23 AM

The Bolshevik revolutionaries, funded by the same international bankers and industrialists that planned and financed the war, overthrew them in 1917 and set up a dictatorship.

Oldrepublic's picture

The 1971 book:

"None dare call in conspiracy" covers that story very well

Bill of Rights's picture

The more Obama gets trashed the better I feel. I said eight years ago this presidency would be the worst in the history of this country and here we are . To bad all those now unemployed losers are are not around anymore so i can tell you I told you so. Now let's go talk about transgender bathrooms shall we.

topspinslicer's picture

If he keeps this up obama will want to be his girlfriend. As far as the UN goes they love their Afreakan genocide

HoserF16's picture

You can't call our president a Son of a Bitch. Only we can call our flaming-homo president a SON OF A BITCH. Obama, you're a SON OF A BITCH. SON OF A WHORE, ACTUALLY...

Pol Pot's picture

Hummmmm....I wonder Obamya received his packets of dick flavored chewing gum...I hear it helps him to chew gum when he can not toke a smoke...

Kefeer's picture

I predict an unnatural natural disaster is coming to the Philippians.  This guy has moxie, but he needs to be a little more diplomatic about it.  We have a large military base there and it would not take much to hurt this nation and the US/NATO loves to pick on nations much smaller than itself.  I wish this person safety and wouldn't you love to be the fly on the wall during these discussions??!!


I see a coup coming.

For all those who like Dr. Jim Willie; you should catch the latest interview with Turd Ferguson of TF Metals.  Dr Willie has information that the top 4 major US Banks have acknowledged that the current financial system may not make it through January 2017 - I hope that forecast is wrong.   Great interview for ZH'ers imo.

Mike in GA's picture

Jim's a long term doom porn blogger.  How many different ways remain to say the same thing, make the same prophecies?  


In the fullness of time these things must surely come to pass.  Just stop predictin.


Do it for the children.

pocomotion's picture

To all my fellow ZH sons-ah-bitches, sovereignty rules!

lakecity55's picture

A bit O/T, but:


The CIA has long been known, since Phillip Agee's book, the recent Talbot book "Devil's Chessboard," and the Church Hearings to be known to have infiltrated the media.

Now, do not be naive; all Intel Services do this to an extent in each country.

However, the Money Shot is Clintoon. She has promised to continue to fill the Rice Bowls of the Mandarins in the MIC and Finance.

Trump is a Wild Card. Make no mistake, he will continue some of these Policies. However, he is a Patriot. Anything overriding the Interests of The People will be Opposed. Right now, that is the best we can hope for. I would not want Trump to take a bullet or an IED anymore than I would myself. Clintoon is a creation of and a servant of the MIC and Wall Street.

You have to make changes in incremental steps. The most-often example is that of putting Citizens in a cold pot then turning up the Heat. Think "gun control." Trump is needed to reduce the Heat. If he gains office, he will have to do it carefully. He will need Our Support.

I spent 20 years in the belly of the Beast. I know how they work. The best offense is a refusal to participate, however you wish to adapt that to you personal lives. I took an Oath to the Constitution which included a Blank Check up to the value of my own life. I will not betray that Oath, but I will not act foolishly. This requires finesse, not Rule .308. You do, however, have the right to defend yourselves, never forget that.

The Republic has reached a Turning Point.

Will The People rule, as in the time of Andrew Jackson, or will we roll over?

IMHO, we are in for some very dangerous times ahead. You must all keep your Cool, but do what you can. Soon, I will go Dark, if that is required.

Fight on, USA.



yellowsub's picture

Yet how often does Obama presses Saudi Arabia on their beheadings which is 2x as many as last year and a record high and what they're doing in Yemen...

silverer's picture

Boy, this guy is a piece of work. He'd be even more effective if he polished it up a bit. He's just saying what a lot of people are thinking.

LithiumWarsWAKEUP's picture

Duterte,,,hey dude, maybe you should smoke a bowl and ask the Universe just exactly how smart you are!!

Ya ain't got the balls for that, do ya punk. hahaha.

BigDawgz's picture

Kinda sounds like this Duterte fellow is the Filipino version of Trump...you know, saying it like he sees it...no candy coating provided.


TNTARG's picture

Obama, you should stop executing and killing people in the Middle East and elsewhere for corporate and political interests.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

obuma will bow down and say America is so sorry...Duerte will smile and kick him in the mangina. a philippine president having the stones to say this in public about an American President is sending shock waves thru Dept of State..It's a new world and NWO might just have mis stepped one too many times. Duerte can be long remembered as a strong leader of his nation, if he avoids hillary like corruption. lets hope.

sauldaddy's picture

Obama is becoming the bitch of the international community. To

RiverRoad's picture

Maybe he likes being bitch-slapped.

LibertarianMenace's picture

Expect more to join him in open ridicule(greatly deserved by the way sir, thank you for the public service message) IF Broom Hilda and her flying monkeys occupy the castle once again. Increasingly, it's the outside world's reaction to our stupidity that may force a counterreaction to sense here. There aren't sufficient numbers of sensible americans to form an internal change, apparently.

The Count's picture

You cant just go killing off the drug distribution infrastruction Mr. Duterte! There are powerful people expecting those monies to flow.

tongue.stan's picture

Choomer is the son of a pornstar and a commie pimp, Dutertie, not a bitch. Jeez, do some research.


Turin Turambar's picture

I for one fully expect the Drone Assassinator in Chief to set this clown straight whent it comes to extrajudicial killings!  /sarc


Johnny_is_already_taken's picture

Everything except a tsunami of filipinoes on the way to europe

Wow72's picture

People resort to things like prostitution and dealing hard drugs when the alternatives disappear.  This guy is killing the people with the MOST business oriented minds?  They just have the WRONG PRODUCTS?  Not very bright.

Wow72's picture

Why kill these people, why not encourage them to participate? Why not PUSH THEM IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION?  Holy SHIT?


Isnt that the American Way THE FREEDOM TO PARTICIPATE?  Wow!

wobblie's picture

I think Obama is jealous. He needs drones and the pretense of the War on Terror.

This guy just slaughters.


Youri Carma's picture

There is one very simple solution to this complex problem, legalize drugs.

dizzyfingers's picture

"Duterte then once again pointed to human rights problems in the United States."

D to OB: "Clean up your own act befored pointing fingers, slick."

Alberich's picture

Duterte may be a second-rate fascist but by god, it's nice to hear a Filipino calling out the US on its genocidal war on the Moros. It's unbelievable how many Anerican Filipinos aren't aware of that history, and how casually the rest of them dismiss it.

SwiffFiffteh's picture

If we were really genocidal, do you think it would take us more than a century to complete the job? Give me a break.

Stu Elsample's picture

God love ya, Duterte!!

Tell that stuttering Muslim chimp the way it really is...nobody else has the balls (because for some reason, they fear the race card playing nigger).

didthatreallyhappen's picture

obama feels he can question due process?  how about the no fly list for AMERICANS and what that does to our rights as CITIZENS???????????????????????????????????????????

Contrariologist's picture
Contrariologist (not verified) Sep 5, 2016 9:41 AM

Ahh, yes, Mr. Duterte. The cutting edge of new-wave Fascism. Coming soon to a country near you.

Golden Showers's picture

Can you define Fascism: do you mean corporate and government bedfellows or do you mean some kind of anti-semite master-race storyline?

If the former, well, it's been here a long fucking time. If you mean the latter, you are probably just another stupid asshole who doesn't know shit about history.

You people who say "fascist" this and "fascist" that are only appealing to emotion and lack any real thought. It's like saying, Thas Raycis! to every fucking thing and have no clue what the fuck you are saying.

Why don't you new wave fuck yourself.

dogismycopilot's picture

I LOVE THIS GUY! Fillipinos are great people and incredibly hard working and have been getting fucked over by the world since the Japanese destroyed Mainlla. Anyone who can call Obama a Son of a bitch in public has my support. But he is talking to some psychopathic muther fuckers.

Duterte needs to right away 

1. Improve his personal security and make sure his Army is loyal

2. Watch out for CIA

3. Watch out for CIA/Soros sponsored coups

4. Watch out for UN NGOs and Amnest International 



Greenie's picture

Sadly, Duterte will likely have an unfortunate accident like walking into a bullet or driving into an IED.   The CIA, and/or the drug dealers, are not going to let this continue. Its bad for business.

JailBanksters's picture

Poor Bongo he just can't catch a break.

The People that voted for him, hate him

The Chineese hate him

Putin hates him

The Philippines President hates him


I think even Bush was liked more and he's a War Criminal