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Military coup underway in the Phillipines

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posted on Jul, 26 2003 @ 03:53 PM
Armed Men Take Over Philippines Complex
100 Reportedly Setting Explosives

POSTED: 4:22 p.m. EDT July 26, 2003

MANILA, Philippines -- Armed men have taken over a commercial complex in the Philippines.

The incident comes hours after the Philippine president issued a crackdown on soldiers suspected of plotting a coup.

Men in camouflage were seen setting up explosives in the parking lot of the center in the city's financial district.

posted on Jul, 26 2003 @ 03:57 PM
It will be put down in short order. Actually, it is kind of lucky they decided to come out from the jungles where they can be "taken care of."

posted on Jul, 26 2003 @ 04:05 PM
I have no doubt it will be put down... my question is how many civilians are going to get killed in the process?

posted on Jul, 27 2003 @ 08:49 AM
dang didnt see this post...

The group accuses the government of staging terrorist attacks in the Philippines as a means of getting military aid from the US. !!! sound familiar?

These geeza's seem determined

Correspondents at the scene say the situation is complicated, with evidence of mutineers exchanging handshakes with the troops sent to surround them.

posted on Jul, 27 2003 @ 08:59 AM
teflon, your examples are right, mutineers shakin hands with the gov't soldiers, by now, the gov't commandos could have taken out the mutiny, but by the looks of things, the military is merely setting a blockade around them so no other loyal forces can get in. what we are seeing here is coup d'etat. attacking ones own government in order to get aid from another is risky yet effective, and the military over there must not have liked it. a military coup, is never 10 officers and 50 enlisted. never, even they would realise it would fail. the announced mutiny was just something to get the medias attention. what will happen is, the rest of the military will join the mutineers, when that happens, the people will think this,

"hmm, i wonder, since the rest of the military, a relatively well educated bunch who works under the gov't thinks something wrong, they're probably right"

so my thinking is in the next few days we'll see the establishment of a new government in the phillipenes, or a really bloody explosion in a commercial complex in manila

posted on Jul, 27 2003 @ 09:03 AM
MANILA, Philippines (CNN) -- About 200 Philippine rebel soldiers are continuing to hold out in a Manila hotel which they are threatening to blow up in a protest over alleged goverment corruption.

But as two deadlines passed for the mutineering officers to leave the building they stormed early Sunday or face the prospect of being removed by military force, the rebels said they were in negotiations with the government.

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looks like everyone wants a revolution these days


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