Ex-US ambassador "plotting" the overthrowing of Duterte

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    US ex-envoy plotting Duterte fall – source
    By DR. DANTE A. ANG
    December 27, 2016


    LISBON, PORTUGAL: The Philippines may be in for another rough ride in 2017.

    Not only did former United States Ambassador Philip Goldberg leave the Philippines with a legacy of fractured relations between the two countries, he allegedly left behind a “blueprint to undermine Duterte,” a strategic recommendation ostensibly to the State Department for the ultimate removal of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte from office, according to a highly placed source. It is not clear, however, if the State Department in Washington DC had given its imprimatur to the recommendation by its former ambassador to the Philippines.

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    A document received over the weekend by The Manila Times from that source said Goldberg had outlined a list of “strategies” to undermine President Duterte and called for his eventual ouster. The blueprint gave a
    Goldberg also encourages support for the opposition through aids and grants, sowing discontent among the Duterte supporters and cultivating the cleavage between the congressmen and the senators over the Charter Change issue.

    In brief, the plan calls on the US government to employ a combination of socio-economic-political-diplomatic moves against Duterte “to bring him to his knees and eventually remove him from office.”
    The paper outlined the Ambassador’s “strategies to be employed” such as:

    Political and economic isolation of the Philippines in the region by engaging the leaders of Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos and by “highlighting the basic question of the risk of doing business in the Philippines.”
    Enhanced US military relationship with members of the Asean community except the Philippines.

    Blackmail neighboring countries so they would turn against Duterte by reducing trade with the Philippines in favor of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

    Deepen ties with Philippine officials (the opposition), the police/military and leaders in the region who share the US concerns over Duterte.

    Track corruption cases and highlight the failures of Duterte.

    “Focus on the needs of the people at the grassroots and assist the opposition groups in delivering those failed promises through USAID – such as alleviation of poverty, housing and education – to name a few.”

    Utilize the media to expose the truth about Duterte – “his false vision for the Filipino people and his dangerous international relationships with China and Russia.”

    Goldberg also recommends, “change the political landscape by dividing the core leadership of Duterte” by “sowing discontent among (his) partymates.” He observed that some of the President’s allies are privately becoming concerned over his shift in foreign policy and the twist in the character of his economic and social agenda that veers closely toward the Left.

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    Falcon Major Staff Member Social Media Team

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    I said that it would happen and there you have it. Once someone doesn't work with us they are short lived, luckily for democracy's the leaders can be removed less violently via subversion as listed out in the article. Dictatorships get removed in a bloddy fashion, of course only dictatorships that don't suit us.
     
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    That's why Duterte prefer Russia and China as partners.
     
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    The US messed up in Turkey this year and now the plot in the Philippines was foiled. I don't get why America can't just play fair. Let everyone live they want to, if we keep interfering everywhere we makes the lives of the people miserable and always end up with a headache.
     
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    If the US reverts back to its policy like in the 1920s, after World War 1, although many Filipinos will NOT like China due to distrust with the Chicom government.
     
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