Violent Tyrant Rodrigo Duterte Says His Soldiers May Rape Women

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Phillipenean president Rodrigo Duterte is a violent tyrannical fascist.  He’s slaughtered thousands of his own people in an attempt to crackdown on drugs and is now condoning rape by his own soldiers.

Three days after declaring martial law in the rebellious southern Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops to crush the militants and gave a speech to inspire them.  “You can arrest any person, search any house,” Duterte told the soldiers Friday. “I alone would be responsible” for anything they did under martial law, he said. “I will go to jail for you. If you happen to have raped three women, I will own up to it.”

Although it was widely reported that the rape comment was a joke, many are taking it seriously. Even YouTube videos of the comments are being labeled as a joke.  Duterte is nothing more than a tyrant and any threats of violence from the man should be taken seriously. After all, this is not the first time he’s made light of the violence of rape.

Before he won the presidency last year, Duterte said that he “should have been first” in the gang rape of a woman who was held hostage, raped and then killed in the 1980s.  His disgusting comments certainly put our own president’s comments about women to shame.  (This is not in defense of Donald Trump’s comments about groping women’s private parts, but simply a comparison.) Of course, Trump’s comments were made in 2005 during a seemingly private conversation when he was not the president, and could definitely be considered a joke, while Duterte publically stated while he was president, that the raping of women by his soldiers is perfectly acceptable.

According to The Washington Post, Duterte’s lead widened after the violent and disturbing comment about the gang rape of a woman in the 80’s. Since then, violence has infused the rhetoric and actions of his presidency.  “Hitler massacred 3 million Jews. Now, there are 3 million drug addicts. … I’d be happy to slaughter them,” he told reporters a few months after winning the election.  And he’s well on his way to killing off the “undesirables” in his country.

Duterte’s recent rape comments come after the tyrant declared martial law on the island of Mindanao.  Islamic militants are fighting the tyranny of Duterte with their own brand of fascism – Sharia law. Thousands have been killed in Duterte’s drug war, some by vigilantes and some gunned down by police on government orders. Lately, he has expanded his attention from drugs to a years-long spate of battles between Philippine forces and Muslim insurgent groups on the southern island of Mindanao, where one of Asia’s most wanted militants is believed to be hiding.

The country suffered 14 years of martial law under former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, who was ousted in a peaceful revolution in 1986. During those 14 years, perceived opponents of Marcos were subjected to numerous human rights violations, including imprisonment, forced disappearances and torture. Extrajudicial killings carried out by Marcos’ secret police were also common. Now Duterte is following in the former fascists’ footsteps.

When Duterte declared martial law on the island and its 20 million people Tuesday, he cited the fictitious beheading of a police chief, who is still alive, as a reason explain his decision. The very next day, he threatened to expand martial law across the entire Phillipeanian nation and told his troops to “spare no one” who resists government forces and their exponentially expanding violence.

Terrifyingly, Trump has invited Duterte to the Oval Office and said he was “a good man,” according to a leaked transcript of a phone call between the two presidents. Donald Trump appears to be supportive of Duterte’s “crackdown” on drugs too, placing himself in line with tyranny.

Duterte often revels in his bloody reputation. He has called himself more brutal than the Islamic State, and in December claimed to have thrown a criminal out of a helicopter.  Yet, we are expected to believe that he was joking about allowing his soldiers to rape women – as if rape is somehow a joke. Considering Duterte’s reputation, taking his comments as a joke is naive at best.

 

 

 

 

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