Wrong history as propaganda
The Internet was abuzz when the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), by virtue of its Freedom of Information policy, declassified over 12 million pages of secret documents online. There are “millions of documents… from the Nazi war crimes to mind-control experiments to the role the CIA played in overthrowing governments in Chile and Iran.” As you guessed it, this is huge! Suddenly a treasure trove for historians is made available.
But then came another trending topic forwarded by a certain Carlos Munda, a Duterte supporter, that in declassified document from the CIA, President Corazon Aquino in her capacity, “‘requested US airstrike that could ‘kill Filipinos’ during the 1989 coup.’”
The phrasing is a click bait, and is sure to anger Filipino netizens who usually wouldn’t bother to open the article and read, and critically analyze. In fairness to the article, it featured a screenshot of the one page document. On the other hand, I myself checked it on the CIA website and have successfully verified it to be true.
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