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Duterte explains why …’I’ll never kneel before Americans’

President angry at US for riding on 'garbage' hurled by rivals during polls. Also, he wants one-sided war games stopped
/ 09:32 PM October 04, 2016
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses delegates of the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit, a parallel summit in the ongoing 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and other related summits Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 in Vientiane, Laos. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses delegates of the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit, a parallel summit in the 28th and 29th ASEAN Summits and other related summits on Sept. 6, 2016 in Vientiane, Laos. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte resumed his tirade against the United States and its allies who have been criticizing him for his bloody war on drugs.

“For the life of me, I’d rather kneel before the king of Brunei or Thailand but I will never before the Americans,” said Mr. Duterte.

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The President said that US President Barack Obama, the US State Department and foreign-funded nongovernment organizations merely rode on the “garbage” that his political rivals threw against him, the alleged extrajudicial killings in Davao City , when he ran for mayor and for president.

“When you’re at the receiving end of an uncontrollable wrath, the only way out is through insult.  That was my retaliation to them. Sabi ko putang ina ninyo (I said, ‘Your mother is a whore!’),” said the President.

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The President doubted whether the Americans would sacrifice their lives for the Philippines. He cited the war games, which he believed benefited only the Americans because the weapons being used were incompatible and therefore useless for the the country’s military. “I really lost my faith in the Americans,” said the President.

“You can go to hell, State Department, you can go to hell Obama. You can go to hell EU (European Union), you can choose purgatory because hell is full. Why will I be afraid of you?” said Mr. Duterte.  SFM

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