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foxcolt13 27 January 2019 15:08

Philippines Church bombing
 
I get very angery every time this happens. I know many wonderful people in the Philippines and hope to go there one day. I hope the Philippino Army destroys those responsible for this attack.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.1114e9aab10f

Maverick 27 January 2019 15:38

This is about par for the course in that area of the Philippines. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack...and I hope they all die horrible deaths.

DCH 27 January 2019 17:35

RIP

leopardprey 27 January 2019 17:46

Terrible. :mad:

nofear 27 January 2019 18:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by foxcolt13 (Post 1058777870)
I hope the Philippino Army destroys those responsible for this attack.

Those responsible, or those who did it?

I'm hearing rumours of a certain asian nation "assisting" ISIS in the Philippines.

foxcolt13 27 January 2019 18:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by nofear (Post 1058777905)
Those responsible, or those who did it?

I'm hearing rumours of a certain asian nation "assisting" ISIS in the Philippines.

The Philippino's will make them pay dearly.

Maverick 27 January 2019 18:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by foxcolt13 (Post 1058777910)
The Philippino's will make them pay dearly.

Why now? There's been a series of terrorist attacks in the Philippines every single year since at least 2000. Beheadings, IEDs & VBIEDs, K&R...the list goes on.

usmc_3m 27 January 2019 19:17

RIP.

2 stage explosion. The second occurred as soldiers rushed to aid after the initial detonation. Cowardice of the highest order.

Mindanao has been a haven for insurgent and terrorist groups for decades, if not longer.

foxcolt13 27 January 2019 19:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maverick (Post 1058777913)
Why now? There's been a series of terrorist attacks in the Philippines every single year since at least 2000. Beheadings, IEDs & VBIEDs, K&R...the list goes on.


I'm hoping and praying!

Fubar 27 January 2019 21:52

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maverick (Post 1058777913)
Why now? There's been a series of terrorist attacks in the Philippines every single year since at least 2000. Beheadings, IEDs & VBIEDs, K&R...the list goes on.

Quote:

Originally Posted by usmc_3m (Post 1058777915)
RIP.
Mindanao has been a haven for insurgent and terrorist groups for decades, if not longer.

Decades is right. While at NSWU-1 Subic, I helped train P-NSW for counter-terrorism ops back in the last 80s. Muslims were causing problems then, too.

RIP to the fallen. Prayers out to their families.

just11b 27 January 2019 22:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by usmc_3m (Post 1058777915)
RIP.

2 stage explosion. The second occurred as soldiers rushed to aid after the initial detonation. Cowardice of the highest order.

Mindanao has been a haven for insurgent and terrorist groups for decades, if not longer.

Modus operandi for these savages.

RIP

Top0321 28 January 2019 00:20

ISIS has a "presence" in PI but this has all the hallmarks of ASG. Jolo and Basilan are infested with Tango's (ASG) and if DU30 reacts to this the same way he does drug dealers then their time may be short. Last year when my wife and I went to PI I noticed a mosque about a mile or so from my MIL's property. Never seen it before. I asked my brothers in law about it and they said that "they" (the mosque goers) keep to themselves and don't push their shit like they do elsewhere in the world. I asked clarifying questions and her brothers, all former military and cops, told me that the Catholics would go full Crusade on their ass, exterminate them Black Jack Pershing style.

nofear 28 January 2019 00:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by WGH0922 (Post 1058777951)
about a mile or so from my MIL's property. Never seen it before. I asked my brothers in law about it and they said that "they" (the mosque goers) keep to themselves and don't push their shit like they do elsewhere in the world.

That's simply the beachhead ....

Fubar 28 January 2019 07:56

Quote:

Originally Posted by nofear (Post 1058777952)
That's simply the beachhead ....

Sadly. Same thing is going on here in Texas.

Oldpogue 28 January 2019 09:06

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fubar (Post 1058777934)
Decades is right. While at NSWU-1 Subic, I helped train P-NSW for counter-terrorism ops back in the last 80s. Muslims were causing problems then, too.

RIP to the fallen. Prayers out to their families.

In the 60s it was the HUKs and the Lapayang Malaya. The HUKs were pretty active on Luzon. You could see their campfires at night on Mt. Mayon.

Sharky 28 January 2019 11:00

Time to stand JSOTF-P back up.

usmc_3m 28 January 2019 12:39

So not to derail the thread - but when I was there in 92, 93 - the big concern was NPA. Have they gone away, or been absorbed into terror groups? Still operating ?

Dino0311 28 January 2019 18:04

I'm not an SME on the Philippines, well, not the security aspect anyway. I spent some time there years back and I have a buddy who's immersed in the security scene over there. He's never once mentioned the NPA, the threat to his client base is all political.

Top0321 28 January 2019 20:50

The NPA lost their recruiting and ideological battle when Marcos (Martial Law) went away in 1986 and the US withdrawal in '92. The NPA is nothing more than the Filipino version of Bernie, Warren and Ocasio with guns. The emergence of ASG in Basilan, Jolo and Western Mindanao has garnered most of the attention along with the MNLF/MILF in Mindanao. ISIS has a small foothold via the Maute Group which was responsible for the seige in Marawi last year and also gave DU30 a reason to go scorched earth. Massgrunt is correct, the political violence outweighs the terrorist acts but is not as "dramatic". Running for Mayor in any village, town or city will shorten your life expectancy tenfold. Personally, I'm more worried driving on the 405 than walking anywhere in PI.

Buaya Darat 28 January 2019 21:44

NPA is still active - but they generally constrain their violence to the Philippine military and police and are only able to mount harassing attacks, so they rarely make the news outside of the Philippines.


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