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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 03:13 AM
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Government, MILF agree on peace pact


newsinfo.inquirer.net

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Benigno Aquino III said Sunday that his government has reached a preliminary peace agreement with the nation’s largest Muslim rebel group in a major breakthrough toward ending a decades-long insurgency in the country’s south.

“This means that the hands that once held rifles will be put to use tilling land, selling produce, manning work stations and opening doorways of opportunity.”
He cautioned, however, that “the work does not end here.”
“There are still details both sides must thresh out,”
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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 03:13 AM
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finally some good news, if this treaty goes through it would bring at least some peace to the Philippine nation. that would leave primarily the communist group and the CIA to deal with.

as it is things have been rather calm in the Philippines recently, haven't heard of any mass protests like elsewhere in the world, partially because MILF called for calm while it was all happening as they have been negotiating and were getting close to a deal.

guess that "travel alert" from the US and followed by Canada and Britain wasn't really called for.

for those who don't know the MILF is the main Muslim extremist group in the Philippines. MILF stands for Moro Islamic Liberation Front.


newsinfo.inquirer.net
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edit on 7-10-2012 by generik because: needed to put in who MILF was for people who don't know



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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 03:25 AM
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Originally posted by Xaphan
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sorry but the rules state."(Must be the exact same headline as used in the news story you're submitting.)", when submitting news topics. so i couldn't make it clearer for those who don't know the goings on in the Philippines. heck i even forgot to mention who MILF was since i am so used to the acronym, and who they are.


en.wikipedia.org...

The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) (Arabic: جبهة تحرير مورو الإسلامية, Jabhat Tahrir Mooroo al-Islamiyyah) is a Sunni Islamist group located in the southern Philippines.[2] This militant group has been involved in clashes with the Phillipine government in a conflict that has claimed 120,000 lives.[3] They most active in the Bangsamoro region of Mindanao, the Sulu Archipelago, Palawan, Basilan and other neighbouring islands.[4]


i had never even heard of that OTHER use for MILF, just tried to wiki it and
what came up first rather shocked me, maybe that little thing about using the original headline should be changed
edit on 7-10-2012 by generik because: added wiki definition
edit on Sun Oct 7 2012 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)



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posted on Oct, 7 2012 @ 04:18 AM
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Admittedly, it is an unfortunate and ironic acronym for an Islamic jihadi organisation, given their dislike of sex or porn.. I'm just waiting for the Wahhabi Army for the Neutralisation of Kaffirs to be formed....

As for the OP though, this is good news. Over 100,000 people have died in the fighting over the last few decades and it's about time both sides sat down to sort this out. It's a shame so much blood has to be split before people can act like adults..



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