PNoy’s Peace Process Killed SAF 44
LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things…” (Romans 2:1, the Holy Bible).
PNOY’S PEACE PROCESS KILLED SAF 44: I am tempted to say, “I told you so”, but I won’t. What is important now is that, our repeated claims, both in our columns here in the Philippines and abroad and in our various radio broadcasts in stations in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, have been vindicated.
Indeed, no help was given to the 44 officers and men of the Special Action Force (SAF) as they were being butchered all day long on January 25, 2015 in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, so as not to jeopardize or put in peril the peace agreement that President Aquino was forging with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
Clearly, the so-called peace process was deemed more important by the Aquino government, and was worth more preserving and being protected with the might of the State, than the lives of the 44 SAF commandoes who were evidently sent to Mamasapano to prop up the campaign to clinch a Nobel Peace award for a very important official. Truly, Aquino’s peace process killed the SAF troopers.
“STAND DOWN” ORDER CONFIRMED: What am I referring to? Yes, you guessed it right. I am referring to the testimony given to the House of Representatives last April 08, 2015 by Chief Supt. Noli Talino, SAF deputy director, and Supt. Michael John Mangahis, the ground commanders for the Mamasapano operation on January 25.
What did they say? That the “peace process” was used by ranking military officers in Maguindanao to justify their not providing ground and artillery support to the SAF commandoes who have been pinned down in Mamasapano after they successfully carried out their mission to kill Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli bin Hir, or Marwan, that’s what.
This disclosure by Talino and Mangahis confirmed earlier allegations that police and military assistance to the beleaguered SAF commandoes were ordered to “stand down”, or, in other words, were prohibited from being extended to the hapless policemen on orders of somebody very powerful in government.
PNOY DID NOT SAVE SAF 44-NAPENAS: Who could have been this “somebody powerful in government” who prevented help from being given to the SAF commandoes as they were being mercilessly murdered by MILF rebels? Your guess is as good as mine, but I am sure the statement given by ousted SAF chief Gen. Getulio Napenas during the same April 08, 2015 hearing at the House will give us an idea.
Napenas was quoted by a media report as saying President Aquino and police and military officials abandoned and betrayed him and his men “because timely and effective support was not given to us in the middle of the firefight in the morning of January 25” despite his repeated requests for artillery support.
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