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    US State Department Blueprint to Oust Duterte Leaked by A US Embassy Insider

    Most everyone in the East Asia region and throughout the Philippines knows by now the dayze are numbered for Phils President Rodrigo Duterte.

    AKA Duterte Harry, the lawyer from the southernmost province of Mindanao has been involved in the Muslim insurgency against the Phils. Duterte is a Moro Muslim who, while born Catholic which is the predominant religion of the Phils, blames the USA for its colonization while dismissing Spain's colonization completely.

    Duterte would clearly prefer to become a province of the CCP Dictator-Tyrants in Beijing. This is not acceptable to the elites or the bulk of the Phils population in Luzon Island and Manila far to the north of its southernmost and Muslim province of Mindanao, where Duterte was mayor of its largest city, Davao for 22 corrupt years...


    US State Department Blueprint to Oust Duterte Leaked by A US Embassy Insider

    The Manila Times reports,

    United States Former Ambassador Philip Goldberg just months ago left behind a “blueprint to undermine Duterte,” a strategic recommendation ostensibly to the State Department for the ultimate removal of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte from office, according to a highly placed source. It is not clear, however, if the State Department in Washington DC had given its imprimatur to the recommendation by its former ambassador to the Philippines.

    A document received over the weekend by The Manila Times from that source said the Goldberg blueprint gave a timetable of one-and-a-half years.

    Quoting Goldberg, it said the “political actors (the opposition) would need all the political weapons in their arsenal to replace the Duterte administration and replace it with something more to the opposition’s liking.”

    Analyzing the President’s weakness, Goldberg said that Mr. Duterte “has no real friends” outside of his region for his propensity to mock and ridicule people close to him. He also said that the President’s “views are shaped not by ideology or personal ambitions, but by old-fashioned nationalism where he holds the United States accountable for the Philippines’ current state of poverty and dependency.”

    To bring down Duterte, the Goldberg plan calls for stoking public dissatisfaction with the President over unfulfilled election promises, isolating the Philippines from the rest of the ASEAN by extending military assistance to member countries except the Philippines, and/or through economic “blackmail” that aims to limit trade by some ASEAN member countries with the Philippines.

    Goldberg also encourages support for the opposition through aids and grants, sowing discontent among the Duterte supporters and cultivating the cleavage between the congressmen and the senators over the Charter Change issue.

    In brief, the plan calls on the US government to employ a combination of socio-economic-political-diplomatic moves against Duterte “to bring him to his knees and eventually remove him from office.”


    https://geopolitics.co/2016/12/29/us...bassy-insider/


    Duterte, who won election with 38% of the vote (no runoff in the Phils elections) is by far the most anti-American leader of a government of the ten countries of the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations* in the 50 year history of the organization.

    Duterte on a state visit to CCP China in August said it was the "Philippines, China, Russia against the world."

    On assuming office in July however, the 72 year old Duterte had to appoint as defense minister Delfin Lorenzana who returned to the Phils after 14 years at the Phils embassy in Washington as the personal representative of the Phils president to the United States. Lorenzana who is also a Major-General in the Phils Army famously said after returning to the Phils as defense minister that Duterte is "misinformed" about the United States.

    The Catholic Church of the Phils has also expressed publicly its concern about Duterte and his policies and programs, foreign and domestic. The powerful and respected former President and General Fidel Ramos has expressed his severe reservations about Duterte, who is often called the Donald Trump of the Philippines.


    *Asean = Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Philippines, Indonesia.
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    Re: US State Department Blueprint to Oust Duterte Leaked by A US Embassy Insider

    Was it the Russians?
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    Re: US State Department Blueprint to Oust Duterte Leaked by A US Embassy Insider

    Quote Originally Posted by Tangmo View Post

    Duterte on a state visit to CCP China in August said it was the "Philippines, China, Russia against the world."
    Dutarte won't have to worry for long. Once that son of a whore Obama is out of office we can add the U.S., Syria, and Iran to that coalition.

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    Re: US State Department Blueprint to Oust Duterte Leaked by A US Embassy Insider

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Dutarte won't have to worry for long. Once that son of a whore Obama is out of office we can add the U.S., Syria, and Iran to that coalition.

    Don't often hear you in your posts but I do hear you on this one.

    Trump has announced he's requiring all U.S. ambassadors to hand in resignations January 20th despite their terms and the expiration of appointment.

    U.S. ambassador to the Philippines is always a career Foreign Service person who hasn't any political axe to grind. The new Ambassador is the Korean-American Song Kim (Kim Song) so he'll have to quit outright.

    Of course the U.S. is well armed so to speak about the Phils. Current State Department Counsel and its former General Manager Kristie Kenney is a former ambassador to the Phils who was the darling of the Phils military, given an unprecedented parade and ceremony when her term expired. Phils and U.S. are formal defense treaty allies, since 1951.

    Kenny has the DepState prestige position of Career Ambassador and she has been to the Phils several times since Duterte was elected. She's not pleased by him or his wildman radical anti-American antics. Duterte has regularly been called the Donald Trump of the Phils so we'll see what may come Duterte's way after Trump becomes Potus.
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    Re: US State Department Blueprint to Oust Duterte Leaked by A US Embassy Insider

    Quote Originally Posted by Tangmo View Post

    Trump has announced he's requiring all U.S. ambassadors to hand in resignations January 20th despite their terms and the expiration of appointment.
    This is routine. All US Ambassadors serve at the pleasure of the President, and all US Ambassadors submit their resignations when a new President is elected.
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    Re: US State Department Blueprint to Oust Duterte Leaked by A US Embassy Insider

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Was it the Russians?

    In the words of Duterte Harry, it is "the Philippines, China, Russia against the world."



    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, gestures as he talks with Russian Rear Adm. Eduard Mikhailov, third from right, Deputy Commander of Flotilla of Pacific Fleet of Russia, and Russia's Ambassador to the Philippines Igor A. Khovaev, second from right, during his visit to the Russian Navy vessel Admiral Tributs in Manila, Philippines on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. Aaron Favila / AP


    Yet, it is in fact the elites and the population of Luzon Island to include Manila and the mass of population far north of Duterte's southernmost province of Mindanao, that will determine Duterte's fate as the 38% minority elected president. Mindanao is where Muslim insurgents against Manila and Luzon have prospered, and where Duterte was mayor of the province's largest city Davao, for 22 corrupt years of supporting every insurgency against Manila.

    CCP Boyz in Beijing are much more reserved actually. They know that in Duterte they've got a radical wildman wackjob loser on their hands who isn't going to last. CCP Boyz in Beijing have indicated publicly and in so many words they know this to be the case.

    Putin and Russia are meanwhile going right on down the rabbit hole on this one too.
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    Re: US State Department Blueprint to Oust Duterte Leaked by A US Embassy Insider

    Quote Originally Posted by Tangmo View Post
    CCP Boyz
    I'm gonna start using this.
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    Re: US State Department Blueprint to Oust Duterte Leaked by A US Embassy Insider

    I bet he'll be gone by April.
    What true American benefits by the calculated removal of a duly elected president by means of a smear campaign? None that I can think of.
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    Re: US State Department Blueprint to Oust Duterte Leaked by A US Embassy Insider

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    This is routine. All US Ambassadors serve at the pleasure of the President, and all US Ambassadors submit their resignations when a new President is elected.

    It is not routine for a Potus-Elect to announce it or to replace all ambassadors on taking office.

    All ambassadors serve at the pleasure of Potus, yes of course. Same as cabinet officers and a bunch of others at the sub-cabinet level and still others.

    You could start a standing thread of your own of news bulletins if you'd like so anyone who might want to look for your pearls of wisdom could pop in if they'd like. I would not, so thx anyway if you did.

    Trump is going to find it hard to replace all ambassadors on taking office due to the fact he'd replace them all at that time instead of replacing a number of the professional ones as their term expires, which is the normal practice by a new Potus in respect of many ambassadors. (What, do you teach U.S. Government or History or something to a bunch of kids in your hometown somewhere? Books are good so don't get me wrong here.)

    I'd noted ambassador to Philippines is almost always a career Foreign Service Officer. Same for most countries in the SE Asia region. Ambassadors to Europe are generally big contributors to a Potus's successful election campaign. Japan gets a big star in USA such as the present ambassador, Caroline Kennedy. China and Russia get experts concerning the country or high profile figures, such as the present ambassador to Beijing former Senator of 30 years Max Baucus.

    One Obama ambassador to Russia, Michael McFaul, a Russia expert now at Stanford, ticked off Putin so much he's still banned by Putin to enter Russia again. Trump is always welcome in Moscow however. Can't wait till Trump makes his first visit abroad cause it might be Russia....and Putin visits Trump in the USA. It's all gonna be a hoot in each instance.


    The present and newly appointed and confirmed U.S. Ambassador to the Phils btw is Sung Kim. Kim is a career diplomat who was sworn in November 3rd after serving as U.S. Ambassador to South Korea....but then an expert such as a hometown teacher-lecturer would know all of that...


    New Ambassador of the United States to the Philippines, Sung Kim, attending remarks being given by Phils President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila, Nov. 15, 2016.
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    Re: US State Department Blueprint to Oust Duterte Leaked by A US Embassy Insider

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    I'm gonna start using this.

    Ah, those DP Boyz.
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