On Duterte’s Urging the Police and Military to Carry Out Assassinations or Extra-Judicial Killings

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Comment by Jose Maria Sison, NDFP Chief Political Consultant
April 7, 2019

In his speech before a motorcycle association in Iloilo City yesterday, Duterte once more incriminated himself before the International Criminal Court by publicly inciting and ordering his military and police minions to engage in the murder of supposed suspects, as in the killing of 14 farmers in Negros on the mere suspicion that they belong to or support the NPA.

By openly urging his armed minions to engage in assassinations, he cannot escape command responsibility. His only possible defense before the ICC is that he is mentally deranged. But serial killers are convicted because they use whatever lucidity they have to cover up their crimes.

It is only when the serial killers have committed too many killings and become addicted to a pattern and become careless that they seem to completely lose every shred of their sanity. As a psychopath, Duterte has apparently reached the point of being totally crazed by his serial killings, his power and Fentanyl.

He is absolutely wrong in comparing his armed minions to the revolutionary squads of the New People’s Army who need to give battle to those they seek to arrest but who resist arrest because they have abundant arms and are clothed with the authority of the exploiting classes and oppressive regime.

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