War On Crime: Philippines-Style

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“Hitler massacred three million Jews… There’s three million drug addicts. I’d be happy to slaughter them.”

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte

War On Crime: Philippines-Style

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte has said that he personally killed suspected criminals when he was mayor of the city of Davao.

He made the comments in a speech on Monday in relation to the ongoing campaign to eradicate illegal drugs. Reports say that police and unknown assailants kill around 5,000 suspect in this crime since Duterte became president on 30 June, 2016.

“In Davao I used to do it personally. Just to show to the guys [police officers] that if I can do it, why can’t you,” AFP quoted Duterte as saying. “And I’d go around in Davao with a motorcycle, with a big bike around, and I would just patrol the streets, looking for trouble also… I was really looking for a confrontation so I could kill.”

“If they say that I am afraid to stop because of the human rights and guys … including Obama, sorry, I am not about to do that,” Duterte added.

Just hours before these remarks, Duterte insisted “I am not a killer”, in a speech for The Outstanding Filipino Awards 2016.

In previous comments, Duterte has both denied and acknowledged his involvement in such actions.

In October Philippines’ president compared himself to Adolf Hitler, saying he would be “happy to slaughter” three million drug addicts.

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  • Barba_Papa

    The guy is nuts, funny nuts in a sense that is fun when watched from a great distance, like Best Korea. Probably not so much fun when you’re on the receiving end of his particular brand of funnyness. But this is the guy that the people of the Philippines wanted and elected democratically and he has neither the desire nor the military means to export his brand of fun. So its up to the good people of the Philippines to deal with him. Or not.

    • sagbotgamot

      decades of corruption, criminality, violence, kidnappings in this country…requires a guy who’s nuts.

  • Rick0Shea

    Duterte should have heeded that Gene character’s advice from the movie Layer Cake: “If you have to kill someone, never ever tell a living soul.”