Posted by enaadoug1982 on September 29, 2011
Secret Cables Reveal Exercises Used as Cover for US Military
Communist Party of the Philippines
September 16, 2011
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today called attention to secret cables from the US Embassy in Manila published by the website Wikileaks.org revealing the use of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and the annual Balikatan joint military exercises as “legal cover” for the involvement of US military forces in combat operations in the Philippines.
The CPP statement coincided with the 30th anniversary of the historic Philippine Senate decision of September 16, 1991 to abrogate the Military Bases Agreement of 1946. The abrogation paved the way for the dismantling of Subic Naval Base, Clark Air Base and several other American military installations in the Philippines.
“Thirty years after the abrogation of the MBA, US military forces continue to trample on Philippine sovereignty by maintaining permanent presence, engaging in local combat operations, advising the AFP in strategic planning and using the Philippines as a platform for its ‘power projection’ activities in the Pacific region,” said the CPP.
In a cable dated January 19, 2005 titled “AFP/DND Talks Produce Progress on Counterterrorism Scenarios,” former US Ambassador Francis Ricciardone reported to the US State Department that Philippine military and security officials held a working meeting with representatives of the US Pacific Command and succeeded in “developing a range of enhanced US-GRP counterterrorism scenarios”.
In the said meeting, officials and legal counsels of the Department of National Defense (DND) assured the US military that “(we are trying to) push the envelope to combat-related activities” but asserted that such activities “should fall under ‘the rubric of exercise’ because of the difficulty the word ‘operation’ posed for the Filipino side.” DND officials gave assurances that the VFA and Philippine Supreme Court decisions covered such operations.
“This and other secret cables clearly reveal that so-called joint exercises regularly conducted by the US and Philippine militaries merely serve to camouflage the direct involvement of US military forces in combat operations in the Philippines,” said the CPP. According to the CPP, US military forces are involved in combat operations not only in Southwestern Mindanao where the 700-strong Joint Special Operations Task Force (JSOTF)-Philippines is based, but also against the New People’s Army in various parts of the country. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by redpines on September 29, 2011
English title: “CPI (Maoist) communique against the assassinations in Orissa”
Thanks to Odio de Clase for the translation. Many more CPI (Maoist) documents translated into Spanish can be found at their site.
Gracias a Odio de Clase por la traducción. Mas documentos de Partido Comunista de la India (Maoísta) pueden ser encontrados en su sitio web.
India: ¡ACABAR CON LOS ASESINATOS DE LA POLICÍA Y CON LA DESTRUCCIÓN CAPITALISTA DE LA NATURALEZA!
Traducido por ODIO DE CLASE
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Posted by Harry Sims on September 29, 2011
This comes from the Red Star (Nepal). Posting here does not imply endorsement of the views presented.
Baidya Ideological Faction Centralizing Cadres
Kathmandu, 22 September: Revolutionary ideological faction under the leadership of com. Kiran has concluded its central level cadre training and interaction in Kathmandu valley yesterday. The questions were on how to face all the intrigues and the plots that are being developed under the bogus revolutionary cover of the party leadership. The question of the federalism, respected integration of army, drafting people’s constitution, issue of key, return the seized land using police force by the government were discussed widely.
Cadres gathering in the central interaction actively and seriously took part. They are given directions to go back in the field and work actively with the people in the local areas. All the cadres who had appeared with some confusions, whether the leadership takes its initiative to advance or not, were made clear when the interaction concluded. Cadres returned in a very exiting mood and they shared their live experiences among the co-warriors with their warm hand shaking.
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Posted by Harry Sims on September 29, 2011
This comes from the Red Star (Nepal). As our usual policy, the views presented do not necessarily reflect the views of South Asia Revolution.
Fight against revisionism in UCPN-Maoist
Kathmandu, 25 September: In the inner struggle of UCPN-Maoist party in Nepal, new and new ideas and the style of two line struggle are being developed in the course struggle. Many political and other analysts have said that the party splits and the interest of the reactionaries will be fulfilled. Read the rest of this entry »
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