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    Duterte promises to buy arms from Russia



    Duterte last month declared the liberation of Marawi City from Islamist militants after 154 days of fighting, which killed more than 1,100 people, including 165 soldiers, and displaced nearly 400,000 residents.

    “I want to build a strong armed forces and a strong police and the reason is very important for you to know that we are eyeing - we are buying arms from Russia this time,” Duterte told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Vietnam.

    The Philippines was to buy more than 20,000 assault rifles from the United States, but some senators, concerned with Duterte’s human rights record and rising killings, blocked that sale.

    But China and Russia, whose relations with the Philippines have vastly improved in recent months, donated a total of 11,000 assault rifles and trucks.

    “Your timely assistance to my country helped us replenish the old arms and the spent bores that were fired repeatedly and we have a new stock,” he said, in transcripts sent to Manila by the presidential communications office.

    Manila and Moscow signed a military deal on logistics, including a contract with a state-owned company for the supply of equipment, during the first-ever visit by a Russian defense minister to the Philippines last month.

    The Philippines will have a 125 billion pesos ($2.44 billion) fund to modernize the military from 2018 to 2022 through a multi-year congressional allocation to upgrade its hardware, a senior military official told Reuters.

    “We are looking at helicopters, small arms and equipment for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, but we are still discussing the specifics,” said the same military official who declined to be named because he was not authorized to talk to the press.

    “We still prefer U.S. and Western equipment but they are very expensive. If the Russians and Chinese equipment can be comparable in quality, then they can be excellent alternatives.”
    We'll buy arms from Russia, Philippines' Duterte tells Putin


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    Good, it'll be less controversial when we bomb him then.

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    Just proves that people who WANT to buy arms will buy them.

    If one seller refuses to sell, there's always another who WILL sell.

    Why? M O N E Y
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Good, it'll be less controversial when we bomb him then.
    And why would the US bomb Philippines? They ain't Muslim, btw lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    And why would the US bomb Philippines? They ain't Muslim, btw lol
    One of their southern islands is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    And why would the US bomb Philippines? They ain't Muslim, btw lol
    Because they are buying guns from Russia duh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Man View Post
    And why would the US bomb Philippines? They ain't Muslim, btw lol
    Because creepy old pervert trump is too chickenshit weak to fight Duterte mano-a-mano



    Philippines to Bar Trump for Calling It a ‘Terrorist Nation’

    Upon learning of Trump’s statement, President Duterte went on national state television, inviting Trump to Manila so that the two could engage in a boxing match, ‘man to man.’

    “I will not take any insult on my Filipino people sitting down,” Duterte said. “Let’s settle this once and for all, extra-judicially.”

    Addressing Trump directly, Duterte said, “If you are too scared to come to Manila, I can come meet you in Las Vegas, at the Trump Towers or at the MGM Grand Arena.”
    ..snip..


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    Never fight a dude sporting long fingernails.

    Something is just wrong with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Never fight a dude sporting long fingernails.

    Something is just wrong with that.
    Yeah, he might scatch you

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