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Old 27 January 2019, 15:08
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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
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Old 27 January 2019, 15:38
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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.
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Old 27 January 2019, 17:35
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Old 27 January 2019, 17:46
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Old 27 January 2019, 18:32
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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.
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Old 27 January 2019, 18:41
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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.
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Old 27 January 2019, 18:59
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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.
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Old 27 January 2019, 19:17
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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.
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Old 27 January 2019, 19:45
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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!
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Old 27 January 2019, 21:52
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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.
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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.

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Old 27 January 2019, 22:37
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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.

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Old 28 January 2019, 00:20
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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.
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Old 28 January 2019, 00:32
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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 ....
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Old 28 January 2019, 07:56
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That's simply the beachhead ....
Sadly. Same thing is going on here in Texas.
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Old 28 January 2019, 09:06
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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.
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Old 28 January 2019, 11:00
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Old 28 January 2019, 12:39
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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 ?
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Old 28 January 2019, 18:04
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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.
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Old 28 January 2019, 20:50
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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.
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Old 28 January 2019, 21:44
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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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