By Jose Maria Sison, NDFP Chief Political Consultant
February 5, 2021
Duterte is helping the armed revolution a lot by aggravating the bankruptcy of his counterrevolutionary government and depleting funds for economic relief and social services through unbridled military overspending.
Just to acquire 15 Black Hawk helicopters, he will spend hundreds of millions of US dollars or around 15 billion pesos. The purchase allows Duterte and his military sidekicks to get bribes. It is the main reason for the profligate spending of public funds.
As proven in the US war of aggression in Vietnam and elsewhere, including the Philippines, attack and supply helicopters are not effective instruments against guerrilla warfare. They are noisy and announce to the guerrillas the coming of the gorillas.
Just 15 helicopters, with their noisy rotor blades vulnerable to guerrilla snipers, are far more expensive than peace negotiations to address the roots of the armed conflict. And despite Duterte’s complaint that peace negotiations are expensive, it is even the Royal Norwegian Government that has actually been spending for these.
The actual interest of Duterte in terminating the peace negotiations is to go for absolute power, fascist dictatorship, for the purpose of absolute corruption. But unwittingly he is bankrupting his own government, abusing and outraging the people and practically driving them to wage revolution.#