Monday, November 17, 2008

Stop the War in Mindanao -- What War?

I have been receiving facebook invitations to the cause Stop the War in Mindanao.  I have ignored all of them.  There is no war in Mindanao.

There are battles in some parts of Mindanao, but these are to flush out the bad elements, rogue rebels who are not under the control of their leaders.  Even as some say that the MILF leadership actually supports these bad apples to continue with what they do, and they continue to fight the government, there is no war in Mindanao.

The NPA's have been attacking many areas in the Philippines, does this mean the Philippines is at war?

Mindanao is not at war.  Battles there (in small areas relative to the whole island) are law enforcement.

I know.  I spend 7 days a month in Mindanao.  There is no war.

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