“We’re Here to Help the Philippines.” And don’t think we don’t appreciate it. I want the Abu Sayyaf gone and the Burnhams rescued as much as anyone, but many of us wonder how far we can trust American interests in the Philippines. I personally would like to think the best of the USA, but most Filipino nationalists think otherwise, and not without reason.
All this unrest makes the US Embassy a very difficult place to visit these days.
Meanwhile, it looks like visiting US troops are learning a thing or two. Salted monitor lizard, yum!