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Kontrordine Kompagni. Per la EU adesso Mr Duterte è un fior di galantuomo.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2018-03-08.

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Cerchiamo di ragionare, facendo un po’ di ordine in un argomento complesso e chiacchierato.

Regno Unito. Sommergibile atomico con a bordo nove cocainomani.

«Andreste a dormire tranquilli se la sala operativa per attivazione e lancio di missili balistici a testata atomica multipla fosse in mano a nove cocainomani fatti come cocchi che stanno giocano con i bottoni rossi?»

Ebbene, questo è proprio quello che accadeva a bordo dell’HMS Vigilant, sottomarino atomico della Marina Britannica.

Brutta bestia la droga, ed ancor più brutte le figure che vi lucrano sopra.

Nel mondo occidentale produttori, spacciatori e drogati sono protetti e tutelati da leggi, norme e, soprattutto, dalle rispettive Corti di Giustizia. Eppure spacciano morte e disgregazione sociale. Solo che ci si lucra sopra.

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Filippine. La situazione analizzata dal punto di vista cinese. Xinhua.

«Ma non esiste solo il punto di vista occidentale, esiste anche quello degli altri. Non solo. I media occidentali hanno tutti un’impronta liberal che le recenti elezioni hanno dimostrato essere minoritaria. Seguire solo questi media sarebbe fuorviante. Le elezioni hanno dimostrato e stanno dimostrando come i liberals democratici ed i socialisti europei siano una minoranza: il loro pensiero non rispecchia quello occidentale.  Proprio per niente.»

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Nelle Filippine il Presidente Duterte ha emanato alcune semplici disposizioni, in base alle quali la polizia può, e deve, aprire il fuoco contro uno spacciatore che cerchi di fuggire.

Nel breve volgere di qualche mese nelle Filippine non si trova più uno spacciatore a pagarlo un occhio: il problema della droga è praticamente risolto.

L’Occidente, che su produzione e spaccio ci guadagna cifre da capogiro, ha montato una severa campagna mdiatica e giuridica contro il Presidente Duterte.

«A supplemental complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte has been filed at the International Criminal Court by two lawmakers in the wake of continued drug-related killings. Ana P. Santos reports from the Netherlands.»

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«The Hague-based ICC has launched an initial probe to investigate claims of crimes against humanity as part of the Philippines’ deadly war on drugs. President Duterte “will argue his case personally,” a spokesman said. »

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«Philippine presidential spokesman Harry Roque on Thursday said the International Criminal Court opened a preliminary examination into crimes against humanity allegedly committed at the behest of President Rodrigo Duterte.»

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«Human rights groups have, however, warned that the death toll of Duterte’s campaign against suspected drug dealers as well as drug users is likely much higher. »

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«New York-based Human Rights Watch last month said “more than 12,000 suspected drug users and dealers, mostly from poor families in urban centers across the country” have been killed in the “drug war.” »

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No drug-related extrajudicial killings in the Philippines?

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L’Unione Europea aveva detto peste e corna delle Filippine e molto peggio del Presidente Duterte.

Figuriamoci: la EU vorrebbe espellere la Polonia perché ha variato i criteri di nomina dei giudici e vorrebbe altresì espellere la Ungheria perché questa non accetta le ngo di Mr Soros sul suo territorio. Pensate Voi come non abbia voglia alcuna di trattare con Mr Duterte: un ostracismo totale. Impedisce alla EU di spacciare droga!

Totale ostracismo?

Mah.

«The EU and the Philippines have signed a multimillion dollar economic cooperation deal»

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«But should the EU be assisting a country whose government is allegedly involved in massive rights abuses?»

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«An economic cooperation agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Philippines came into force on Thursday»

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«The EU is a major source of foreign investment in the Philippines. It is also the second-biggest market for the country’s exports. Last year, more than $901 million (€732 million) worth of products were exported from the Philippines to EU member countries»

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E così i puritani dell’Unione Europea hanno fatto i conti.

Guadagniamo di più spacciando droga oppure dai normali commerci?

Bene, hanno scelto gli usuali commerci, con buona pace degli ideologhi.


Deutsche Welle. 2018-03-02. EU-Philippines economic cooperation — what about rights violations?

The EU and the Philippines have signed a multimillion dollar economic cooperation deal. But should the EU be assisting a country whose government is allegedly involved in massive rights abuses? Ana P. Santos reports.

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An economic cooperation agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Philippines came into force on Thursday.

The landmark Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) covers €260 million ($320.4 million) in aid aimed at “closing pockets of poverty” by investing in renewable energy to provide electricity to remote Philippine provinces and fund developmental projects in the southern island of Mindanao. Additional funding may be secured through multi-donor agreements with the Asian Development Bank.

“We are looking at job creation, schools, social services and support to the peace process [in the Philippines]. We [also] want to support displaced people so that they can return to normal life,” Stefano Manservisi, the director general for international cooperation at the European Commission, told a press conference in Manila on Friday.

The EU is the largest contributor to a multi-donor development aid program targeting Mindanao, an underdeveloped region plagued by terrorism.

“There are no unilateral conditions linked to our development assistance [to the Philippines],” said Manservisi.

But will deteriorating human rights situation in the Southeast Asian country have a negative impact on foreign aid?

“We remain concerned about the [alleged extrajudicial] killings, but there will be proper mechanisms in place for these concerns to be addressed,” Manservisi added.

Strained relations

The EU is a major source of foreign investment in the Philippines. It is also the second-biggest market for the country’s exports. Last year, more than $901 million (€732 million) worth of products were exported from the Philippines to EU member countries.

But the long-standing EU-Philippines relations were put to test when Rodrigo Duterte became the country’s president in June 2016 and subsequently launched a massive and brutal crackdown on illegal drugs. Images of bullet-ridden corpses of alleged drug users and petty criminals started showing up on media, sparking international outrage and condemnation.

Duterte slammed the international criticism as “foreign meddling” and took on a more aggressive stance. He said his government would turn down foreign aid and grants from any organization that set conditions to undermine the country’s “independence.”

In January last year, the EU ambassador to Manila, Franz Jessen, confirmed that the Philippines had rejected €6.1 million worth of aid from the European Union.

Human rights and development aid

Duterte’s firebrand politics and penchant for profanity took the world by surprise. Moreover, Manila’s ties with Western nations have massively deteriorated under Duterte’s presidency.

“This president is difficult to deal with. However, from a policy and development lens, he’s no different from all previous administrations. The reforms he has introduced are even more technocratic,” Edmund Tayao, a political analyst, told DW.

“Despite his acerbic comments, Duterte is still popular in the country. The criticism of traditional partners like the EU will only impact the country’s foreign policy and relations, but not economic aid,” said Tayao.

Still, the pressure is mounting on Duterte to recalibrate his human rights policies, particularly in relation to his war on drugs.

Last month, the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced it would begin “preliminary examinations” to assess if a case should be filed against Duterte.

This was followed by the Worldwide Threat Assessment report by the US Intelligence Community that dubbed Duterte one of the “regional threats to US national security in Southeast Asia.”

The government in Manila rejected the report, calling it “myopic and speculative at best.”

“It was not difficult to predict that the president would be defensive about such reports,” Tony La Viña, an international law expert, told DW.

“There have already been consequences for the development assistance. There could be more,” La Viña added.

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