…just because Duterte said this in a fit of anger, and justified it by saying it wasn’t warmongering enough in Syria, certainly does not make him a good guy. It’s Corbett’s Law in action.
by James Corbett
The International Forecaster
The recent spat between the UN and the new president of the Philippines is a good case in point.
[…] When Rodrigo Duterte, the former mayor of Davao City, was running for president of the Philippines, he promised he would be a dictator. He said he would authorize the army and police force to wage a drug war and use extrajudicial killings against “suspects” (i.e. literally anyone) who resisted. He said he would shut down Congress if they ever tried to impeach him. But he also said he’d open the country up to foreign investment so the mainstream business press laughed it all off.
Newsflash: he wasn’t joking.
For those who haven’t been keeping track, since taking office in May Duterte has: