The above headline from London’s The Guardian says it all.
There’s something about the Philippines that fascinates the world. Filipinos are spirited and passionate– and quite open about their views. It must be this effervescent spirit that led them to elect their pistol-of-a-leader, Rodrigo Duterte, known for his colorful language and take-no-prisoners approach to crime and nonsense.
Duterte has surprised us multiple times with his daring repartee– but his comment today is not just shocking, but also a reflection of the effect that Obama has on certain leaders and countries when he travels abroad. Let’s face it, when Obama arrived in Kenya editorials were written which nearly ran him out of that country because Kenyans vehemently reject Obama’s lecturing them on homosexual “marriage”– an issue which is offensive to the overwhelming majority of Africans– except in
socialist-run communist-run South Africa.
NOT EVEN the fact that Obama’s father was Kenyan was enough to endear him to the Kenyan people.
So, as Obama makes his last socialist rounds through Asia, here’s what President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines had to say– in anticipation of Obama’s criticism of Duterte’s’s handling of crime and other issues:
Quoted on CNN:
“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 Monday. “Son of a b****, I will swear at you.”
I think that Obama should think twice about showing up in the Philippines. And based on the image captioned below, also presented by CNN, I do not think it’s a good idea for Obama to even attempt to mention homosexual “marriage” to Mr. Duterte.
Someone has to say the truth…
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