April 27, 2010 in Featured
By ALDWIN QUITASOL
BAGUIO CITY — The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounced the secret meetings between US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Garry Reid and the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND) officials and other senior security and military higher ups of the administration of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
According to the official website of the CPP, the regime of US president Barack Obama is plotting to intensify US military intervention in the Philippines in the last days of Arroyo presidency amid the sprouting situations in the nearing May elections. The CPP said that Garry Reid met secretly with DND undersecretaries Antonio Romero and Arturo Lumibao and other Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) generals.
The CPP said that US imperialism and its defense and security officials are gravely concerned with the continued growth of the Filipino people’s revolutionary armed struggle and the failure of the terminal US-designed Internal Security Operation Plan Bantay Laya (OBL) to defeat or even cripple the revolutionary movement in the Philippines.
“The Obama administration has also become highly concerned with the volatility of the present elections in the Philippines and the possibility of recourse to military rule to support the extension of the Arroyo puppet regime and suppress the people’s resistance,” added the CPP.
The CPP further stated that the US military has long been giving military aid and advice to its puppet government in the effort to fight revolutionary forces and the rest of the anti-imperialist Filipino people. The CPP also said that the US maintains the loyalty of its surrogate armed forces which is the AFP in order to continue using the country as launching ground for the US military in the Asia-Pacific region.
The US military has a 600-strong contingent in Western Mindanao under the US Pacific Command since 2001.
According to the CPP, Reid is expected to inquire about the AFP’s implementation of the US isnpired OBL with the aim of pinpointing further areas of military advice, assistance, coordination and even more direct means of intervention.
The CPP said that US imperialists are plotting to increase military intervention especially amid the declaration of the CPP to further strengthen and advance its gurilla warfare and reach the stage of strategic stalemate in it people’s war within the next five years.
The CPP said that the US defense official has the objetive of conditioning the AFP and identify points of intervention in the face of a possible failure of elections on May 10.
“The CPP denounces US interventionism and its surreptitious involvement in the counter-revolutionary war of the reactionary regime to suppress the people’s revolutionary resistance and intervene in the political and military affairs of the country.
The US is increasingly meddling in the raging civil war in the Philippines and setting the stage for another Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan or Haiti,” ended the CPP.#nordis.net