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originally posted by: Breakthestreak
I'm looking forward to the president's reaction. Hopefully it will be very offensive.
“Don’t f**k with me about ISIS,” Duterte stated, leaving no doubts as to his plans for the Islamic State-affiliated militias who have besieged the southern city of Marawi.
"I have always said do not force my hand into it because if I start to declare martial law, I will solve all the problems of Mindanao connected with law and order," Duterte said upon arrival in the Philippines after a truncated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"I was asked what would be my response to terrorism and I said I would be harsh and harsh in enforcing the law," Duterte added, as cited by Reuters.
“it is the police and military that say we have reached a dangerous level… Martial law will end after the police and military tell me that everything is stabilized.” Acknowledging the need to respond, Duterte said if he didn’t, “the remaining five years of my time, it will be remembered as an administration that did nothing in the face of violence… I will not accept that kind of s**t.”