Why CIA Created the Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines

The rise of Rodrigo Duterte is probably the biggest blow to the CIA’s grand plan in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia, because, not only is the incumbent president is in an all-out war with US imperialism for patriotism’s sake, i.e. for those Muslim patriots waging the longest Muslim war in history against the Western invaders,

The’s taking this as a personal battle against those who killed hundreds of innocent civilians in multiple bombings in his hometown city of Davao by a CIA operative disguising as a treasure hunter, i.e. Michael Terrence Meiring, who was spirited out from a hospital arrest by FBI operatives without the then Mayor Duterte’s prior consent.

So, while Duterte’s government is talking peace with the two large Muslim separatist groups, i.e. MILF and MNLF, the Philippine military is relentlessly pursuing the total destruction of the Abu Sayyaf in Basilan and Sulu, right now.

Here’s why…

Abu Sayyaf and the CIA in the Philippines by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

January 19, 2012 at 10:53am

Here’s my birthday treat to my FB friends.

Let me share with you below a long excerpt from pages 77 to 85 of bestselling author Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed’s book The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism, which I supremely recommend as required reading for anyone who wants to truly understand the horrific events of September 11, 2001 and the far more gruesome U.S.-led Global War of Terrorism the entire secret team of 9/11 perpetrators unleashed since–a fascist, deceitful war that continues to hostage the peoples of the world under the extended Bushist regime of pseudo-democrat Barack Obama (a war which, by the way, will likely turn worse in the weeks and months to come).

The peoples of the Philippines and the world at large continue to cry out that the Bush-Arroyo clique be held accountable for their war crimes and other heinous crimes against humanity. Obama has outstandingly failed in this regard, as he has nightmarishly betrayed his mandate bigtime, and conducted his term as an extension of U.S. neofascist rule that was the hallmark of George W. Bush’s run in the White House. Americans and the world’s multitudes clearly do not deserve a second term of Obama.

And as Noynoy apes his #1 patron, Filipinos will see his admin’s current pursuit of Macapagal-Arroyo and her cohorts stop short of holding her and her clique accountable as blood-soaked puppets of U.S. empire, revealing his current anti-Arroyo campaign as a faux crusade that will then be seen eventually as treasonous tokenism.

(I’ve retained the footnote numbers but did not include the references to entice you to get your copy [whether pulp or e-book] of Ahmed’s obra maestra. For those who wish to read the passage in Filipino, check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150535277097259 ):

Abu Sayyaf and the CIA in the Philippines by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

The conflict in the Philippines is a legacy of Spanish and American colonialism. In the 1960s, the Muslim/Moro separatist movement in the Philippines emerged among a small number of students and intellectuals articulating widespread grievances concerned with “discrimination, poverty, and inequality, linked primarily to the displacement of Moro communities from their lands by Christian settlers.”

After the eruption of violence in Cotabato in 1969-1971 and in response to the declaration of martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos in 1972, the movement rapidly gained popular support, coalescing into an armed group, the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). With 30,000 fighters, the MNLF fought the Philippine military to a stalemate in the mid-1970s. 69

The Moros have been fighting the longest Muslim rebellion since the Spanish conquest of Philippines in 1521.

In December 1976, the Philippine government and MNLF reached a settlement, the Tripoli Agreement, which included a ceasefire and the granting of autonomy to thirteen provinces where the majority of Muslims lived. But the Marcos regime never fulfilled its side of the agreement, leading to the outbreak of further fighting before the end of 1977.

At the same time, factional infighting led to the founding of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), which was later officially established in 1984. By the early 1980s, the Moro movement for self determination was largely non-violent. In 1986, the MNLF reached a ceasefire with President Corazon Aquino and in January 1987 signed an agreement relinquishing its goal of independence and accepting the government offer of autonomy.

However, in 1987 negotiations reached a deadlock, and in February 1988 the MNLF officially resumed its armed insurrection while the government pressed ahead with its plans for Muslim autonomy. In 1991, the Abu Sayyaf group split from the MNLF under the leadership of Abdurajik Abubakar Janjalani, but is now nominally headed by Khadafi Janjalani.70

Separatist Muslim guerrillas of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) pray at their base

In 1996, the MNLF signed a peace agreement with the administration of Fidel Ramos and entered civilian politics, although the agreement was opposed by the MILF and Abu Sayyaf. Moreover, the government failed to properly implement the autonomy arrangement. Negotiations between the government and the MILF continued until early 2000 when the MILF came under attack from the Estrada administration.

However, the main force of violence in the conflict, apart from the government, has been the Abu Sayyaf whose declared aim is the establishment of an Islamic state based on Islamic law (shariah) in the south. However, the group has no significant political support and has failed to espouse any meaningful policy statement. Its program of terrorism, including bombings and kidnappings, is condemned by both the MNLF and the MILF. 71

The roots of the Abu Sayyaf lead us straight back to al-Qaeda. In the mid-1980s, Professor Abdul Rasul Sayyaf nominally headed an alliance of extremist armed groups financed by Osama bin Laden, among others, and influenced by Saudi Wahabism. He established a notorious but secretive “university”—Dawal al-Jihad—in the north of Peshawar, which functioned as a major terrorist training camp.

Roughly 20,000 mujahideen from 40 countries–including the Philippines–were trained there by Pakistani military intelligence (ISI) with extensive CIA support in the form of expertise, weapons, and funds. Many of these fighters were in search of “other wars to fight,” including in the Philippines, the Middle East, North Africa, and New York. It was not long before “a nucleus of Abu Sayyaf fighters had moved to the Philippines and were operating there under that name.”

The Philippines division of the Abu Sayyaf group conducted “kidnappings and bomb attacks on Christian and government targets” in the south. Among those coordinating operations in the Philippines with Afghan veterans of Abu Sayyaf was al-Qaeda operative Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing plot and an author of Project Bojinka.

The first half of Bojinka was implemented by Abu Sayyaf on December 11, 1994, in the bombing of a Philippines Airlines flight between Manila and Tokyo, and the targeting of 11 other American airliners over the Pacific on the same day. The latter plot failed due to the FAA’s tighter security measures, but the plot was traced back by Philippine police and the FBI to Abu Sayyaf/al-Qaeda operative Yousef.

The other half of Bojinka was eventually implemented on 9/11, involving a scheme to fly civilian planes into key US buildings.72 Another member of the Abu Sayyaf terror cell in Manila was 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, a key al-Qaeda leader who participated in Yousef’s Bojinka operation. He lived only a few floors from Yousef. 73

According to Washington, DC’s Center for Defense Information “Abu Sayyaf-al Qaeda links are strong. Many of its fighters claim to have trained in Afghanistan, including as many as 20 who were in the graduating class of a Mazar-e Sharif camp in 2001… Zamboanga City, a Mindanao Islamic hotbed, was frequented by members of al Qaeda.”

Janjalani forged a close relationship with Saudi businessman Mohammed Jamal Khalifa, Osama bin Laden’s brother-in-law, who set up a network of Islamic charities used to fund Abu Sayyaf fighters. Khalifa’s “main organization, the International Islamic Relief Organization, has an office in Zamboanga, as does a bin Laden foundation. Abu Sayyaf received training and money funneled through Khalifa’s network.”74

According to the National Review, US investigators are convinced that Khalifa is “an important figure in al Qaeda. Khalifa has been linked to Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, as well as to the October 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. Khalifa is also thought to have provided crucial start-up money to Abu Sayyaf, the Philippine terrorist group.”75

Mohammed Jamal Khalifa

Khalifa had lived in the Philippines for several years before he visited the United States and was arrested in San Francisco in December 1994 for an immigration violation. He was of primary interest to the FBI, “which suspected him of assisting al Qaeda operatives Ramzi Yousef and Abdul Hakim Murad in a plot to bomb a dozen US airliners from their base in the Philippines.” Indeed, he had already been formally named as an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 New York City Landmarks bombing plot.

Furthermore, Philippine investigators charged that Khalifa had funded the Bojinka plot through a charity front in Manila. When detained by the INS in December, Khalifa was in possession of a phone number connected to the Manila terror cell responsible for the Bojinka plot, according to a 2002 indictment of Benevolence International Foundation and Bojinka trial records. The Abu Sayyaf/al-Qaeda cell was reportedly in frequent contact with Khalifa during November 1994.

FBI affidavits and other trial testimony reveal that the FBI knew at the time that the al-Qaeda cell in Manila consisted of “Yousef, Murad, Khalid Shaikh Mohammed… and Wali Khan Amin Shah, a Malaysian al Qaeda operative who called Khalifa’s cell phone several times during November.’” A known alias used by Khalifa was “found on one of several bomb-making manuals brought into the US” as early as 1992 “by an accomplice of Ramzi Yousef.”

The manuals contained “detailed instructions” on how to construct precisely the same explosives used in the 1993 World Trade Center attack and in the Oklahoma City bombing. Court records show that Philippine investigators found information connected to Khalifa when they raided Ramzi Yousef’s apartment in January 1995.

US authorities had also seized a number of highly incriminating items from his luggage in December, including “literature related to training terrorists in the Philippines, an address book and an electronic organizer listing Wali Khan Amin Shah’s phone number in Manila, and immigration papers relating to his return to the Philippines.” 76

In other words, the FBI had sufficient evidence to suspect Khalifa of high-level terrorist activities on behalf of al-Qaeda. Indeed, as early as December 1994 “The Justice Department had wanted to hold Khalifa and investigate his alleged ties to terrorism.” But the FBI investigation was ignored, and “Khalifa’s deportation was ordered after direct intervention in the case by then-Secretary of State Warren Christopher in January 1995… [who] wrote a three-page letter to Attorney General Janet Reno in January urging that the deportation proceed.”

Moreover, the US attorney’s office wrote that it had “no objection” to the return of the items seized from Khalifa’s luggage, although they were relevant as evidence not only of Khalifa’s terrorist activities, but also of that of his known colleagues Shah and Yousef–the former “was the subject of an ongoing international manhunt at the time” and the latter “was already under indictment in America.” Additionally, the US government “not only agreed to Khalifa’s request for deportation to Jordan, but in exchange for his cooperation it expunged terror-related charges from his INS record.”

In other words, despite incriminating evidence in Khalifa’s own possession as well as extensive evidence from numerous credible sources demonstrating his longstanding terrorist connections and activities, the State Department blocked the FBI’s attempt to detain and investigate him further, returned the incriminating evidence to him, erased all terrorist charges from his INS records, and allowed him to escape to Jordan.77

[CG: The US State Department is where the CIA Nazis directly influence the decisions of the US President. The State Secretary usually is chosen from the roster of the Bush-Rockefeller controlled Council of Foreign Relations.]

Senator Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr. vs. CIA

Senator Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr.
Senator Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr.

Clandestine official connivance in the activities of al-Qaeda’s Abu Sayyaf group has also been documented by a leading member of the Philippine government, Senator Aquilino Q. Pimentel Jr.  Pimentel, a former law professor, has been involved in Philippine politics for over 30 years, has been Senator of the Republic since 1987, and is a respected legislator. In a July 2000 speech before the Philippine Senate, he disclosed some startling evidence of joint US-Philippine government involvement in the emergence and activities of Abu Sayyaf:

Because the Abu Sayyaf was operating on the fringe of the Muslim insurgency in the country, its partisans were enticed by certain officers of the armed forces to serve as informers on the activities of the Muslim insurgents in Southern Mindanao… at least, three military and police officers [were] coddlers or handlers of the Abu Sayyaf.

These officers held very high posts.

Chief Supt. Leandro Mendoza

“One was the commanding general of the Marines at that time, Brig. Gen. Guillermo Ruiz; the other two were police officers, Chief Supt. Leandro Mendoza and Chief Supt. Rodolfo Mendoza,” continued Senator Pimentel:

My information is that the Abu Sayyaf partisans were given military intelligence services IDs, safe-houses, safe-conduct passes, firearms, cell phones and various sorts of financial support.

Edwin Angeles, a leader of the Abu Sayyaf in Basilan, told me after the elections of 1995, that it was the Abu Sayyaf that was responsible for the raid and the razing down of the town of Ipil, Zamboanga del Sur in early 1995. In that raid, Angeles told me that the Abu Sayyaf raiders were reportedly provided with military vehicles, mortars and assorted firearms. All this time, Angeles was “handled”–by police officer, now chief superintendent, Rodolfo Mendoza.

Senator Pimentel also quoted one of Angeles’ bodyguards:

…he told me the names of some other officers of the armed forces who ‘handled’ Abu Sayyaf matters. He is, however, deathly afraid of coming out into the open…

The CIA has sired a monster. What looks inexcusable to me is the involvement of a few officers of the armed forces–handlers of the Abu Sayyaf, my informants call them–in the training of the Abu Sayyaf partisans, the very same group of hooligans who are responsible for the kidnapping of foreigners and locals alike and the atrocities they had committed for several years now.

1st generation Abu Sayyaf led by Abu Sabaya.

According to Senator Pimentel, these Philippine military and police “handlers” funneled CIA assistance in the form of both weapons and finances to Abu Sayyaf:

“… these officers did not only ‘handle’ the Abu Sayyaf, they coddled them, trained them, protected them, passed on military equipment and funds from the CIA and its support network, and probably even from the intelligence funds of the armed forces to them.”

He also reported that

“Gen. Alexander Aguirre was present at a meeting–perhaps organizational–of the Abu Sayyaf. Whatever the nature of Gen. Aguirre’s involvement with the Abu Sayyaf has to be explained.”

AFP Chief of Staff Renato de Villa

He demanded that the chief of staff of the Philippine army in the 1990s, Gen. Renato de Villa, and the commander-in-chief of the army from 1992 to 1998, former President Fidel V. Ramos should likewise tell the people what he knows of the involvement of the CIA and our own military officers in the creation, handling and supervision of the Abu Sayyaf. ..

The evidence is now overwhelming–unassailable in my mind–that the CIA was the procreator of the Abu Sayyaf and that some of our own military officers acted as midwives at its delivery and who have nursed the hooligans under illegal, if not, at least, questionable circumstances that enabled the latter to pursue their criminal activities to this very day….

We have to find out what we can do as legislators to prevent a recurrence of the situation where certain military officers of our armed forces became willing tools of the CIA in the creation, funding, training and equipping of this bandit group….The officers who have been identified as coddlers or handlers of the Abu Sayyaf in various studies and documents must be called to account.78

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III is now the sitting senate president assisting the Duterte presidency. He is the son of Nene Pimentel Jr., and is expected to continue the unfinished work of his father with regards to the CIA involvement with the Abu Sayyaf.

Despite Senator Pimentel’s address, the Philippine authorities have failed to even investigate–let alone prosecute–these officials. However, his damning allegations are corroborated by testimonials from other leading observers.

According to one MNLF commander,

“the Abu Sayyaf had the protection of the Marines. They are provided high-powered guns, plenty of ammunition and 15,000 pesos to be recruited. Who else has this money except the military?”

Another MNLF leader, Damming Hadjirul, is similarly convinced of a high-level military-Abu Sayyaf connection:

“When there’s no war, there’s no business for the military, right?”

Lt. Col. Ricardo Morales, a leading Philippine military analyst, noted in an army journal in 1995:

“How can a band of criminals with no military training to speak of, withstand the full might of the armed forces, slip through troop cordons and conduct kidnapping right under the very noses of government troops?”

Army Captain Rene Jarque

Former Army Captain Rene Jarque, a Philippine intelligence officer, similarly observed that “This small group has managed to evade the military operations for too long in a tiny island lends credence to reports that some military units have been ordered not to touch the Abu Sayyaf.”

Thus, as journalist Michael Bengwayan concludes:

It is no surprise then that the Abu Sayyaf who earlier kidnapped 24 children, one priest, and five teachers were able to slip through a cordon sprang by 3,000 military men in Mount Puno Mahadji.

[CG: Abu Sayyaf militants have been seen equipped with satellite phones indicating they received intelligence and instructions from a distant command center.]

Today, the Philippine government is faced with a terrorist problem it cannot handle because it has looked the other way when its military was coddling a growing extremist, fanatic and suicidal group.79

The manipulation of Abu Sayyaf by the Philippine military was thoroughly exposed in a joint investigative report by the Boston Globe and the Finnish daily Hebingin Sanomat, based on dozens of accounts from eyewitnesses, sworn testimony presented before Congress and the Senate, the Commission on Human Rights, as well as new admissions from military and local officials. In the Globe, US journalist Indira Lakshmanan wrote:

“High-ranking members of the Philippine military, as well as members of local government, have colluded with the Islamic extremists that US troops are being sent here to combat, a Globe investigation has found.” Finnish journalist Pekka Mykkanen wrote in the Sanomat:

“An array of plausible military, eyewitness and documentary sources indicate that the ruthlessness and greed of some high-ranking Philippine Army officers may pose nearly as great a security concern for the US troops as the Islamic extremist Abu Sayyaf cadres they are seeking to eradicate.”

The investigation revealed, for  instance, that the Arroyo administration was fully aware of–indeed complicit in–military-Abu Sayyaf collusion in the 2001 kidnapping of civilians at Dos Palmas and the occupation of a parish compound in Lamitan:

“The sworn statements of witnesses who were inside and outside Jose Maria Torres Memorial Hospital–as well as the findings of an internal army inquiry and two government human rights reports–suggest that President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo knew about, but chose to whitewash, what went wrong.” Government and military officers reportedly took substantial cuts in the ransom money paid to Abu Sayyaf to release its hostages and deliberately facilitated the group’s escape. 80

One pertinent illustration of the extent to which the Philippine military controls Abu Sayyaf is provided in the role of Edwin Angeles.

With an outstanding track record of infiltrating urban opposition groups such as “the Moro National Liberation Front and the communist movement in Bataan as part of his work for a number of military intelligence agencies,”

Edwin Angeles, aka “Ibrahim Yakub”

Angeles was “the perfect government agent to infiltrate” the al-Qaeda terrorist group. He played a “pivotal role” in Abu Sayyaf’s growth and policies. According to investigative journalist Arlyn de la Cruz, Angeles was “the first deep penetration agent of the military” to the group.

He therefore “holds the key to the deep intricacies of how some government agencies manipulated the rawness of the Abu Sayyaf.” It was, in fact, government agent Angeles who “introduced the idea of kidnapping as part of the fund-raising activities of the Abu Sayyaf.”

The group’s first kidnapping occurred in 1992. As the group’s Operations Officer, Angeles “planned the abduction and even initiated the plan himself.” He was also active in the recruitment of Muslim converts to the group. Angeles later left the Abu Sayyaf to become an agent for the Intelligence Command of the Philippine National Police. In this capacity, he signed an affidavit revealing CIA involvement in the creation of Abu Sayyaf and exposed police corruption relating to the framing of Arabs as terrorists.

Furious at his lack of loyalty to the authorities, they charged him with 54 counts of kidnapping with murder. But in the trial at Isabela, Basilan, the judge acquitted Angeles because he proved in court, using his original mission orders, that all the terrorist crimes attributed to him were committed as an integral function of his job as a government agent. As de la Cruz comments:

“… at least two police officers from the PNP-IC and another from the Philippine Marines testified before the court attesting that indeed Edwin Angeles carried out a number of criminal acts in the performance of his duties as a DPA funded by legitimate agencies of government.” 81

There is good reason to believe that US intelligence agencies have played a surprisingly direct role in facilitating the Philippine military-Abu Sayyaf-al-Qaeda nexus.

Duterte vs. CIA/FBI

On May 2002, a sudden explosion wracked the room of an American citizen, Michael Meiring, in the Evergreen Hotel in Davao, mangling his lower limbs. The 65-year-old Californian was subsequently rushed to Davao Medical Mission Hospital. Four months later, after an official investigation by Philippine experts, the City Prosecution Office concluded that Meiring was a terrorist:

City Prosecutor Raul Bendico said findings from the investigation of the case indicated that Meiring apparently attempted to set up explosives intended to blow up Evergreen Hotel when the accidental explosion went off… Meiring was charged with illegal possession of explosives and reckless imprudence “for failing to practice proper attention and diligence regarding .the handling of explosive materials.”

But the most bizarre part of the story, as noted by Philippine’s ABS-CBN News, “was that Meiring was reportedly whisked away by agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and brought to the United States. Authorities want Meiring brought back to the country to face the criminal charges filed against him.”82

The Meiring explosion was only an early incident in a series of mysterious bomb attacks in Davao and elsewhere in the Philippines. Responsibility for the bombings was either claimed by Abu Sayyaf or blamed on the group by officials.

Oplan: GreenBase

In July 2003, the prominent Philippine civil society group, Interfaith for Peace in Mindanao (InPeace), cited the “claims of junior officers” in the Philippine army “that this terrorism is government-sponsored.” A Magdalo “group of junior military officers” blamed Philippine Defense Secretary Angelo Reyes and Gen. Victor Corpus for orchestrating the bombings.

InPeace also referred to the Meiring-CIA connection and called for a full independent investigation into the apparent role of both the Philippine military and US intelligence in the wave of terror.83

Citing Philippine intelligence sources, the Philippine Star subsequently reported that Meiring had been an active CIA agent: “Highly reliable sources told the Star Michael Terrence Meiring, 65, reportedly was deployed by the CIA, sometime in the early up to the mid 90s, on assignment here in Southern Mindanao,” and had been flown back to California.84

A detailed three-part investigation by the Manila Times uncovered further strange facts. Meiring first came to the Philippines in 1992, spending his time “with two agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).” He also had “close links with some well-placed government authorities in southern Mindanao as well as with national government officials.” At the same time, however, Meiring had “connections with rebel leaders.”85

According to the Manila Times, Philippine’s Immigration Deputy Commissioner Daniel Queto admitted that “no less than agents of the US National Security Council had brought Meiring from Davao to [a hospital in] Manila.”86

Citing US intelligence sources, the Times reported that “The Americans have used treasure hunting as a cover for intelligence activities.” One example is the case of “three Vietnamese terrorists arrested last year for plotting to blow up the Vietnamese Embassy.” They were apparently “assets of the US intelligence community.

They and their Japanese colleague were also involved in treasure hunting–and the export of marijuana.” Intelligence officials gave the Times a list of names of agents, a.k.a. treasure hunters, operating in the 1990s, including that of “Nina North” from Fremont, California, whose “acquaintances claim she has connections to the Central Intelligence Agency.

In 1990, 1991, and 1992, North “maintained contact with… high officials in the Mid-East, including representatives of Khadaffy and Bin Laden, with regard to transfer of gold bullion from the Philippines, through the ‘back door.“‘87

InPeace’s allegations and the facts of the Meiring case–based on credible military and intelligence sources–provide a well-documented example of how the CIA continues to be active in the Philippines, working with Philippine police, military, and intelligence agencies, while simultaneously liaising with rebel groups ultimately leading to the outbreak of terrorist violence. It is certainly difficult, in this context, to avoid concluding that the collusion of Philippine military intelligence with al-Qaeda’s Abu Sayyaf group occurs with significant US connivance.

Apart from the above documentation suggesting joint Philippine government-CIA involvement in Abu Sayyaf and recent terrorist violence, the US military works extremely closely with the Philippine military, providing weapons, advice, and extensive training. For instance, nearly 1,000 US combat troops were sent to the southern islands of Mindanao, Basilan, and Jolo in 2002 to join with thousands of Philippine troops supposedly hunting Abu Sayyaf.

So closely are US military officers and soldiers liaising with their Philippine counterparts that Operation Balikatan (“shoulder to shoulder”) commands US troops to accompany Philippine military patrols with permission to fight in self-defense. According to US Major Cynthia Teramae:

“We are here as counterparts. We will be working alongside each other. We have two co-directors and two co-generals. It shows the kind of relationship that we have.”88

It is not a surprise then that the key US objective in the Philippines is not the elimination of terror. On the contrary, US-backed Philippine state-sponsored terror appears to have provided a crucial justification within the “War on Terror” narrative for the expansion of US military power in the region and the consolidation of US economic control.

“The important thing is to have a safe and stable security environment for domestic and foreign investors, including US entrepreneurs,” remarked US Assistant Secretary of Commerce William Lash in a January 2002 visit to Manila. Indeed, according to former Philippine President Fidel Ramos, the US aim in the Philippines “is to maintain a viable presence in Asia-Pacific as a means to secure their own interests and their huge investments.”89

Thus, Philippine military intelligence (AFP) has for more than the last decade manipulated and colluded with al-Qaeda’s Abu Sayyaf terrorist network, establishing what amounts to a longstanding AFP-Abu Sayyaf-al-Qaeda nexus. In turn, US military intelligence, including the CIA, appears to have been deeply implicated in this process throughout the said period by literally operating side-by-side–“shoulder to shoulder”–with both its Philippine counterpart and Abu Sayyaf, as well as by providing extensive financial and military assistance to the former.

In this manner, US military intelligence provides the overarching strategic directive within which the AFP-Abu Sayyaf-al-Qaeda nexus operates, constituting its most fundamental sponsor. ##

Now we ask, should the recently unraveled relationship between P/Supt. Maria Christina Nobleza, and Abu Sayaff member P / Supt. Maria Christina Nobleza, come as a surprise?

Nobleza at Dungon
Nobleza at Dungon

Why is the CIA in the Philippines?

The Central Intelligence Agency of the United States is sowing conflicts around the world, not just for geopolitical objectives alone. It is using terrorism and conflicts to mask its real agenda, i.e. to plunder the mineral wealth of nations.

In Southern Philippines, the legitimate Muslim secessionist group MNLF understands that the Abu Sayyaf is the creation of the CIA in collusion with a top section of the Philippine military, purposely to delegitimize the secessionist movement.

“… the AFP-created Abu Sayyaf group has been reported by both AFP and Philippine media propaganda as a monstrous kidnapping machine in conducting kidnap-for-ransom activities all over Mindanao, including Sipadan and Palawan. The sensationalized criminal activities later invited the entry of U.S. military forces in Mindanao to combat ‘terrorism’ in the area. Though unconsciously, the Philippine military and media may have forgotten that the ‘terrorists’ could never be the local freedom-conscious native inhabitants of Mindanao, but the Filipino colonizers and other foreign invaders to the region.”

When Japan was manipulated to attack China for the purpose of plundering the latter’s historical wealth, i.e. an estimated 80% of world’s gold was cornered by China during the first Silk Road,” the Japanese Imperial Army was hijacked on the way back through Southeast Asia forcing the Japanese to bury these treasures in Indonesia and the Philippines nearing the end of World War 2.

Gold is naturally produced in areas of the Earth where there is extremely high temperatures. The Philippines itself has its own natural sources of gold, too, being situated in the Pacific Ring of Fire. The Maharlikans [now Filipinos] needed only to scour the riverbed with bare hands in order to pick some of those soft yellow minerals up which they would craft into beautiful works of art and casually wear as palamuti during special occasions.

But mostly, the country’s gold bullion were kept in secret locations which some of them later on were lent by the Maharlikan Royal Family to the Western established “republic” for the creation of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and to the British Crown. During the bullion delivery to the British Crown, a member of the Maharlikan Royal Family was assassinated via poison cup. The British oligarchy also infiltrated the Maharlikan Royalty through marriage with an Overbeck.

When American Special Forces “kidnapped” deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos, and forcibly exiled in Hawaii via Guam, the Marcos family was carrying with them at least 22 large crates of “currency.”

Philippines Sues To Get Cash Crates From Marcos Luggage

March 04, 1986|By Anne Keegan, Chicago Tribune.

HONOLULU — The new Philippine government filed suit Monday for the return of 22 crates brought to Hawaii by deposed President Ferdinand Marcos, which U.S. officials admit contain Philippine currency.

The crates were flown to Honolulu on a U.S. C-141 cargo plane soon after Marcos and his entourage fled the country.

Attorney C. Michael Hare, representing the Philippine Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of the Philippines, filed suit against Marcos Monday in federal District Court here seeking the return of the contents of the crates. He also asked for a temporary injunction preventing Marcos and anyone in his party from having access to the crates or their contents. He contended the cargo was illegally taken out of the Philippines when Marcos fled.

Until now, this 22 crates of “currency” weren’t returned to the Philippine government after several formal requests of succeeding governments. In fact, the 720,000 metric tons of pure gold kept in our Central Bank are not there anymore. It’s been sent to the Vatican for “safekeeping,” during the time of the CIA-Vatican installed 1st Aquino presidency in 1986.

Since then, CIA agents assigned in Southern Philippines were posing as “treasure hunters” when caught and suspected by authorities as the ones planting bombs. The authorities might not have realized that these CIA agents were both terrorists and treasure hunters all at the same time. They were using terror bombings to justify the US military presence in the target area, where they could operate and maneuver for gold extractions later on. The same technique is also used during US military “humanitarian” search and rescue operations after “natural disasters” were inflicted in to the country.

Just recently, we have seen how this country’s sovereign gold bullion were smuggled out systematically with the cooperation of the conscripted Liberal Party stalwarts, and notice how the mainstream media is deafeningly silent about the whole issue. Are they all insensitive to the poverty of many Maharlikans in this country?

Or, are they all afraid of the possible reprisal from the oldest group of assassins in history?

All in all, the US government has yet to return both the Chinese historical gold, and that of the Philippines, too. What is very interesting as far as the Philippine gold is concerned is that, every time it moves, some portions of it just disappear through the cracks until the remaining 400,000 tons could not be accounted for properly.

So, when China’s Xi Jinping told Duterte about the unpaid debt of the West, the former was not just talking about the dollar denominated bonds, which China is holding right now, but the much bigger bulk of the Global Collateral Accounts being lent to the West some 80 years ago.

The United States is, of course, under the control of the Nazis who created the CIA, and the Nazis, in turn, are organized by the Jesuits controlling the Vatican church and bank, and the British Crown.


hitler and catholic papal nuncio
Hitler and Catholic Papal Nuncio
Hitler and Cardinal
Heil, Hitler!

Duterte and China’s leadership must never be allowed to peacefully engage with one another. But they already are, and both Xi Jinping and Rodrigo Duterte are enjoying fresh mandates from their peoples, which means that they will have plenty of time to share notes in the foreseeable future. Surely, Xi’s standing invitation for Duterte to attend the One Belt, One Road Summit in May 2017 is not just about administrative geopolitics.

This is the real reason why, after prodding Duterte to run for the presidency, former president, CIA Amboy Ramos is now writing anti-Duterte articles in one of the Manila broadsheets, without taking into account the massive changes that his presidency has already brought to the fore in just a short span of time.

Instead, the godfather of all 5th Columnists in this country is focusing mainly on Duterte’s foul mouth which is objectively producing tangible results in the realm of his war on narcopolitics, countryside economy, government corruptions, and even in the geopolitical spectrum — some things that he himself was not able to do during his stolen presidential term [from the late Sen. Miriam Santiago].

Ramos wrongfully thought that he could control Duterte to just focus more on domestic criminality alone. Well, it looks like Duterte is the one teaching the retiree how to govern properly.

Former president Fidel V. Ramos flanked by Sen. Cayetano and President Duterte

The local 5th Columnists are taking their cue from the Western Deep State that is wielding great power over the CIA, US State Department, the unelected EU parliamentarians, the corporate Criminal Courts, e.g. ICC, ICJ, and the mainstream media.

There must a parallel effort to get rid of unsolicited influence and deliberate interference into our domestic affairs by non-state actors, as well as those coming from these deeply embedded 5th Columnists in the country today.

The next five and a half years should be very dangerously exciting for the two camps, i.e. Dutertes’s PDP and Manila Oligarchy’s Liberal Party.

This is not to mention the possibility that, should Hillary Clinton win the election in November, the US destabilization efforts in Asia will increase substantially.

According to the former Secretary of State “the future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the center of the action.”

“The ‘Pivot to Asia’ should be understood within this backdrop. One by one, Asia Pacific nations are seeing no economic value in being allied to the United States, and they are opting out of the US geo-economic and geopolitical orbits. The Philippines — once penciled as a military anchor of the US pivot — has peremptorily aligned itself with China despite the lingering maritime disputes between them,” the researcher explained.

Above all,  the people of the Philippines will finally understand why their own president Duterte is behaving the way he is when it comes to the actions and pronouncements of some Western institutions.

The Native Americans are also experiencing the same problem with United States, Inc., right now.

source: geopolitics.com



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