‘What are our chances against China’s might?’
Inquirer’s Feb. 5 front page story, “Photos show China’s air and naval bases,” and inside photos on several reefs just a stone’s throw away from Palawan should be cause for alarm.
They belie all of Malacañang’s obsequious press releases on China’s “friendly” incursions. The military invasion is as clear as daylight!
And we thought all along that Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano has a good head on his shoulders judging from his sterling performance and sense of nationalism as a senator. Truly, power warps the mind and absolute power warps it absolutely.
For how long will the government keep playing blind, deaf and dumb?
The damage they have caused the country has already become irreparable. What would it take now to undo such actions on their part?
Already, China has declared that only war can now make its military presence go away — and dares anyone, even the United States, to try!
Think about it for just a second: After Duterte rejected any “active participation” from the United States despite the act of terrorism in Marawi City staring him in the face, it took almost eternity for our own miserable excuse for a military to get rid of a ragtag band of bandits in an area just about the puny size of Marikina City.
Pray tell what are our chances, alone, against the Chinese might?
With resistance from our military being totally nil without any help from the Americans whom Mr. Duterte scorns without rhyme or reason, it is not far-fetched to think that sooner than later, the Philippines will become just a “province” of China!
With a population growing closer to the 2 billion mark, the first deluge of its people can drown 110 million of us in an instant. Thanks to this government that keeps telling us that China is our best option for survival on this planet.
JEREMIAS H. TOBIAS, firstname.lastname@example.org
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