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For the most part, when American journalists and commentators described Rodrigo Duterte as the “Filipino Trump” when he won office in May, it was a rare instance in which Trump’s bombast and threatening remarks were overstated: As much as Trump threatens the possibility of fascistic rule and a new era of lethal “Law and Order” and “America First” brutality at home and abroad, Duterte explicitly articulated his violent plans from the start of his campaign last year, promising in November that Filipinos “better put up more funeral parlors” if he was elected.

He has kept that promise: 2,400 have been killed in the Philippines since July 1, Al Jazeera reports, the vast majority executed by vigilantes and other non-governmental groups for their suspected (and invented) ties to the drug trade.

We can only hope a president Trump would seek to discourage our own vigilantes: Not long ago, “Minutemen” were watching the Mexican border in shifts, armed with assault weapons and itchy trigger fingers.

But there is one ominous trait Duterte and Trump share: The endless demagogic requirement to shore up support at home among nationalists.

Yesterday, President Duterte called President Obama — the leader of the most powerful nation in history and a crucial military ally to his country in the face of an aggressive Chinese government — “son of a whore.” Obama canceled his planned meeting with Duterte shortly after. Whoever is elected president in November will surely take a much harsher stand against such an insult, especially early in their administration. Why would Duterte shoot himself in the foot?

And yet, Donald Trump showed a similar lack of tact last week, when he lied to the world about not discussing payment for a border wall with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, a statement that was immediately rebutted by representatives of the Mexican government. That sent a message worldwide: Don’t trust a President Trump, he’s too busy appealing to his base.

But that’s where the Duterte/Trump comparisons mostly end. Duterte is a murderous madman. Trump is a madman without a military.


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65 Comments

  1. Scooter Livingston September 6, 2016

    Looks like Trump has a new pal…

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    1. dpaano September 6, 2016

      Yeah, they’re like brothers….at least until this jerk starts calling Trump names….then we ALL need to take cover!

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  2. Willie Bill September 6, 2016

    Does anyone give a f@ck what this assclown thinks? He’s clearly a buffoon.

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    1. dpaano September 6, 2016

      Even my husband, who is from the Philippines thinks he’s an idiot!!! He’s glad that he’s been in the States since he was 11!!

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    2. A.T. September 6, 2016

      Dangerous when a powerful country like the U.S. gives an assclown like Trump power though. That can’t happen.

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  3. AgLander September 6, 2016

    The Philippine leader inartfully stated the fact that Obama’s mother, well, how do we say it in a more politically correct and acceptable manner in describing her relationship with men……she was like a basket of dinner roles at the Thanksgiving table and got passed around quite a bit!

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    1. yabbed September 6, 2016

      That is a despicable thing to say. It reflects on your character or lack thereof.

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      1. Mama Bear September 6, 2016

        lack thereof

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        1. idamag September 7, 2016

          Agree, lack thereof.

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    2. Jon September 6, 2016

      You have hit a new low. Disgusting. Disgraceful. Sad.

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      1. Mama Bear September 7, 2016

        you should block him and ruin his fun. I did and my life is so much nicer:)

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    3. Dan S September 6, 2016

      I’m sorry Ag but even for you this is a new low. All I can say is please delete yourself

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      1. idamag September 7, 2016

        The world would be better off if he did.

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    4. I Am Helpy September 6, 2016

      Hahaha yeah, you hate & fear women. We get it already.

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    5. The lucky one September 6, 2016

      It’s easy to see why you are a Trump groupie. Your mother couldn’t have been too selective Aggie to produce such a mentally defective POS as you.

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      1. AgLander September 6, 2016

        You got something against dinner rolls?

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        1. The lucky one September 6, 2016

          Somebody tip you off on how to spell rolls? It’s really pathetic how far you’ve sunk. You were a POS right from the start but you used to argue for Trump or try to smear Clinton with something that was usually exaggerated but had some truth in it. Now all you can do is produce gutter slurs. I guess you have to get it out somehow and we both know if you had the balls to speak like in public you would have lost your teeth long ago.

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          1. AgLander September 6, 2016

            Feel better now that you got it off your chest?

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          2. idamag September 7, 2016

            Read the latest Time Magazine. They profile these trolls very well. I wouldn’t even have one of them at my dinner table.

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          3. The lucky one September 7, 2016

            Ag is one of the more vile I’ve seen. Even the ones who refer to everyone who doesn’t agree them as being stupid show more class than Ag. There are trolls for Clinton too but none as much of a POS as Ag.

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        2. Daniel Jones September 7, 2016

          No, hAg, we just hate you.

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    6. charleo1 September 7, 2016

      Huck it up while you can, November is a coming!!!

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      1. idamag September 7, 2016

        There has never been any proof that Obama’s mother was loose. Time Magazine has an interesting article about how dangerous to the internet these trolls are. It also profiles them. I wouldn’t respond to the likes of scratch and spit ag lander. He is so far beneath me and a malignancy to democracy and civility.

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        1. charleo1 September 7, 2016

          You’re exactly right idamag…Sad to say, sometimes I’m as bad as Trump on twitter!

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    7. Daniel Jones September 7, 2016

      HAG-SLANDER!!
      Just stop.
      Barack’s mom was not a prostitute!

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    8. johninPCFL September 7, 2016

      Good to know that’s what you think of marriage.

      Reply
  4. Mama Bear September 6, 2016

    Can’t help but wonder if a President Trump would have just nuked them right then and there.

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    1. dpaano September 6, 2016

      That’s my fear, Mama Bear….he’s too thin skinned and this would just set him off to the point of no return!!!

      Reply
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  5. dpaano September 6, 2016

    These guys are too much alike!!! And, if this idiot calls Trump a name, Trump may hit the nuclear button and we’ll ALL be in trouble!!

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  6. PrecipitousDrop September 6, 2016

    I am often disappointed by waste. The waste of time to find that a store doesn’t stock your size. The waste of resources when six workers and two trucks show up to replace one street sign. But the careless waste of valuable things makes me angry. The waste of lives in alcohol related accidents. The mean little acts of arson, theft or assault fueled by rage.
    The current president of the Philippines is an ignorant, envious, wasteful little man. His people will continue to suffer under his government. Their resources, their good will, and their hope will be wasted.
    The part of this story that is most infuriating will come in these Comments, when the supporters of Donald Trump cheer this tinpot tyrant for cursing the President of my country, the United States of America. That is a waste that is difficult to endure. That is the waste of corruption.

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  7. BillyBoy49 September 6, 2016

    Please GOD, Stop these evil demons. !!

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  8. RightThinkingOne September 6, 2016

    The policy of the Philippines on drug pushers is excellent, and Obama should not comment on it. For those who do not know, drug pushers are killed by the police with impunity, and even neighborhood citizens are killing them. They are so frightened that many have gone to police stations and submitted to prison sentences.

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    1. The lucky one September 6, 2016

      You’re lucky for two things. that we don’t have that here and I don’t live in your neighborhood. I’d be dropping a dime on you cuz racists that are as ignorant as you are dangerous.

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      1. RightThinkingOne September 6, 2016

        How is that racist? Please provide the reasons and logic behind such a charge.

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        1. The lucky one September 7, 2016

          Do you think any of those murdered by Duerte’s thugs are innocent of any crime other than looking like someone’s stereotype? Maybe you think it’s worth it if innocents are killed as long as a few criminals are also killed. You probably support the tactic of bombing a village because it is suspected that some terrorists may be there.

          Whenever a group is targeted because of their ethnicity, religion, lifestyle, clothing, sexual preference etc. rather than because of evidence of criminal behavior that is bigotry.

          “even neighborhood citizens are killing them” Don’t you see that is anarchy in it’s worst form. What if I don’t like your looks, you seem to be a threat to me because of the way you look, talk or walk? Is it ok for me to kill you so that i will feel safer?

          Even with all the safeguards in our judicial system people are wrongly convicted (even more so if they fit certain stereotypes) and even executed. But you think police and even citizens will be able to determine accurately who is guilty? Are you really that daft or cowardly?

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          1. RightThinkingOne September 7, 2016

            The focus is no dopers. And if it is supposedly so heinous as you imagine, then why is over 90% of the population supporting this? The citizens are fed up with such degenerates and finally doing something about it.

            Who is guilty? Four years ago, I did a ride-along with a policeman who is a relative. He actually pointed out who the drug dealers were: We drove right by them. But because of so many laws protecting the degenerate sub-human drug pushers, he could do nothing.

            In the Philippines, they are doing something.

            But you never answered my question: Should Obama be pushing the people of another nation to change their ways in order to line up with what SOME of us think – especially those who follow the likes of Obama – is “proper?”

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          2. johninPCFL September 8, 2016

            No, the focus is on whomever you don’t like today. “Dopers” is an easy label, and as I indicated above, in Afghanistan when the US began paying for “bad guys”, the local warlords rounded up whomever they didn’t like and sold them to the US as “bad guys”.
            If you’re the guy shooting the gun, having a “doper” in your sights is an easy out. Don’t like your neighbor? Well he was a doper. Your brother-in-law didn’t bring the beer to the picnic? Too bad he was a doper. Cops shot you husband? Well, he was a doper and if you don’t shut up about it, they’ll find out that you were too.

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          3. RightThinkingOne September 8, 2016

            People generally know who the degenerate drug dealers are. As I mentioned, I did a “ride-along” with a relative who is a policeman, and he pointed out drug dealers. They were right out in the open, but because of our extreme with “criminals’ rights,” the police can do nothing. People know who they are.

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          4. PrecipitousDrop September 8, 2016

            It’s vigilante justice, Righty.
            If you like that kind of thing, you’ll probably love Somalia.

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          5. RightThinkingOne September 9, 2016

            Please answer my question that I have posted over and over to several posters, with not a single answer: Should Obama (and/or his administration) be pushing the people of another nation to change their ways in order to line up with what SOME of us think – especially those who follow the likes of Obama – is “proper?”

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          6. PrecipitousDrop September 9, 2016

            The answer is simple and should be evident, Righty. The United States is not the Hall Monitor of the World. Sovereign nations may be dependent on the United States, but we do not have the responsibility or authority to sheep-dog “proper” behavior in those countries. That authority resides with international organizations like the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, or World Health Organization.
            The United States may withdraw, or increase, necessary support when assessing another nation’s legal practices. Economic sanctions — in coordination with the UN, IMF, and the support of other nations — have been successful in curbing undesirable practices.

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          7. RightThinkingOne September 11, 2016

            “The United States may withdraw, or increase, necessary support when assessing another nation’s legal practices. Economic sanctions….”

            All of those are interfering with the culture and laws of another nation because WE say so. WE, in that case, have the audacity and arrogance to simply DECLARE that they are wrong. Have you ever considered why the people support the policies in the Philippines? Are you saying that they should adopt OUR ways in THEIR nation because YOU declare it “wrong?”

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          8. PrecipitousDrop September 11, 2016

            It is also true that GIVING aid to other nations constitutes “…interfering with…” their laws and culture.
            Yes. We do decide where our aid money goes. We decide how much we will send, and we decided how long we will extend the aid. It’s our money. Our congress decides how we spend it. Those decisions include ending aid programs.
            What’s your beef, Righty? Are you upset that other countries’ activities affect our spending decisions?

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          9. RightThinkingOne September 11, 2016

            No. There are more drug problems in our nation, and the Philippines is doing something about it. It is working and the people support it. We should keep our noses out of it.

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          10. PrecipitousDrop September 11, 2016

            Why do you assume that “our noses” are IN it?
            The Obama administration and congress may be perfectly content to let Duterte’s murderous reign continue. As a Republican would see it, “What did the Philippines ever do for US?”

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          11. RightThinkingOne September 11, 2016

            Facts from CNN:
            White House officials previously said Obama would confront Duterte about his country’s handling of drug dealers, including extrajudicial killings, which are government executions without the benefit of judicial proceedings.
            “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,” Duterte scoffed in a speech….

            That is perfectly clear.

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          12. PrecipitousDrop September 11, 2016

            I don’t know which is more preposterous. Is it the notion that the President of the United States will personally meddle in the affairs of the Philippines, or your full-throated defense of the murderous dictator?
            They are equally absurd, Righty, as are you.

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          13. RightThinkingOne September 11, 2016

            Strawman. I focus on B. Hussein’s pressures and intervention. You deceitfully try to change it to saying I approve of what is being done in the Philippines. That is disingenuous. I am writing about Obama and his administration’s response.

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          14. PrecipitousDrop September 11, 2016

            Please look up “strawman,” Righty.
            The content of your prior posts was included in my final one.
            It’s over. We’re done here.

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          15. RightThinkingOne September 11, 2016

            It was about America’s response. No my approval or lack of approval. Remember that these posts are not about me, nor are they about you.

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          16. PrecipitousDrop September 11, 2016

            That’s pretty cryptic, Righty. And it’s wrong. Re-read the posts.
            Bye!

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          17. RightThinkingOne September 11, 2016

            It is about America’s response. Not me. Not you.

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      2. idamag September 7, 2016

        Racism is worse that drug dealing. Both is dangerous and drags society down.

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    2. Daniel Jones September 7, 2016

      Stop using Reagan’s picture for this murderous tripe!

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      1. RightThinkingOne September 7, 2016

        Do you think that Obama and his administration should put pressure on the Philippine government to meet with, and adhere to, our standards, laws and methods?

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    3. johninPCFL September 7, 2016

      The same type of thinking led the US to purchase an unknown number of brothers-in-law from the Afghani warlords. At least we kept them alive in Guantanamo until their innocence was established.
      Not so with this murderous thug.

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      1. RightThinkingOne September 7, 2016

        Do you think that Obama and his administration should put pressure on the Philippine government to meet with, and adhere to, our standards, laws and methods?

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        1. johninPCFL September 8, 2016

          I think it’s not possible to reform a thug, so pressuring him will have no effect. It’s also not possible to abandon the Philippines since China will move in.
          The best course of action would be to call him out on every single misdeed in whatever public media are available in the Philippines and to tie him hand and foot to the propaganda he’s spewing.

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          1. RightThinkingOne September 8, 2016

            So, you think that OUR GOVERNMENT should get (pay?) the media in the Philippines to tell the citizens of that nation that they should be against their president’s “propaganda.” That is direct interference in their politics and policies by our government, and an attempt to control their government’s policies.

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  9. Jmz Nesky September 6, 2016

    That’s an uncalled for slur from a supposed ally especially during Obama’s last days. We should do more than cut him off diplomatically, we should stop throwing our tax dollars his way then send him a bill for past aide., He wants to throw insults while his people sit back and not protest then they should also suffer the consequences then maybe they might also call this fish head a jerk.

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    1. idamag September 7, 2016

      Cut off any help. Sanctions. Let John McCain drop a bomb on him. That is disgusting trash talk that you hear from trash.

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      1. Jmz Nesky September 7, 2016

        Can’t argue with that. The only people who should benefit from our tax dollars is us, the American people. We don’t need to be the world’s piggy bank.. Let ‘um borrow from the banking cartel and pay interest like we’re forced to do.

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  10. Aaron_of_Portsmouth September 6, 2016

    The breakdown of the status quo Religion in the Philippines is evident there as well as across Europe, in the Americas, and other regions of the world.

    The current boorish behavior of Duterte shows the popularity of this sort of behavior which runs against the norms as expressed in Jesus’s Message. In order to reacquaint humanity with the imperative of a balanced and upright characterper, Baha’u’llah expressed the following, among many other exhortations:

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    1) “He must never seek to exalt himself above anyone, must wash away from the tablet of his heart every trace of pride and vainglory, must cling unto patience and resignation, observe silence, and refrain from idle talk.”

    Bahá’u’lláh, The Kitáb-i-Íqan
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    And from Abdu’l Baha, here is a sample regarding behavior:

    1) “[Self-love] is a strange trait and the means of the destruction of many important souls in the world. If man be imbued with all good qualities but be selfish, all the other virtues will fade or pass away and eventually he will grow worse.”

    Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, vol. 1, p. 136

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    Self-love has already been amplified by Donald, and Duterte seems eager to follow the same dead-end path.

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