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(Update: May 26. 2017)
Martial Law is Here! and I Predicted it Publicly few Hours before it was Declared which Proves that My Original Commentary was Correct
First, the proof of my predictions so you will believe what I’ve been warning here for months might indeed be true – and take note – not only did I predict this Martial Law but also the first Quiapo bombing.
I’ve been looking for a fake (state-sponsored) terrorist attack since about the time of Asean Leaders’ Summit here last month as I knew time was ripe for martial law. And when that scam terrorist attack came – the Maute attack in Marawi City, I knew the time has come. So with a sense of urgency, I sent out warnings to all the major news sites on twitter about the coming martial law about three hours before the actual declaration:
If you have a Twitter account, here’s a link to another one of these:
Not only that, I also predicted Quiapo bombing just few hours before it happened, though it was not a big one. Note the the date and time of the post (see pics below).
And here’s one news link about the incident:
Please don’t forget to read the original January 21st commentary (below) to understand the whole scenario behind the martial law. This is important if you are serious about understanding this whole Duterte scam.)
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January 21, 2017
…we must be constantly vigilant and fight any attempt to impose martial law in our beloved country. Never again…
The Specter of Terrorism (State-sponsored?) – Will the President declare Martial Law? Let us analyze…
The President has made it clear enough that he might impose martial law. But why? Is it the drug problem as he says? Probably not, though he will probably use it as one of his excuses. So let me try to explain the possible reason behind the President’s desire to impose martial law by tracing back some of his favorite statements or pronouncements and connect them in a logical way, and through it we can also come up with possible scenarios the administration might create to lay the groundwork for martial law.
First, the President has always been saying that ISIS terrorists will be our next problem. But why should he insist on it when there’s hardly any sign of ISIS presence here in the Philippines. And haven’t you also wondered why all of a sudden, like a magic and seemingly out of nowhere this dormant terrorist group, the Maute, popped out into prominence, like a genie responding to Duterte the Aladdin’s wish? My take on this is he’s probably trying to create a terrorist scare among us Filipinos. But why create such scare? This brings me to the second point.
He might be creating a terrorist scare as a prelude to martial law. If he is really serious about it – and this is the scary part – he might create a terrorism scenario himself. Remember Davao City bombing right there in President’s own turf? Isn’t that in itself a little suspicious? No, I don’t think the President was involved in that bombing but let us not be so naïve as to say that he cannot perform such a dastardly act; yes he can! Will a president who treats every human being as a potential collateral damage, willing to bomb even the hostages together with the hostage takers, really care about few lives? I really doubt he will. And the fact that one of the mastermind, supposedly a Maute member who escaped or perhaps allowed to escape to Malaysia, was a son of ex-MNLF member tends to indicate that the Maute group is just a creation of MNLF – an ally of the President. (If you recall, the President later met with MNLF leader Nur Misuari; what does that mean? I will leave it up to you to decide.) But why is the President so desperate to create a terrorism scenario and declare martial law? This brings me to the third point.
Another of the President’s biggest obsession is federalism. Since he became the President he has repeated over and over his desire to turn the country into a federalist state and then retire. (I think he’s sincere about retiring.) But the problem with federalism is that it is not easy to achieve, especially when the President is in a hurry to establish it. It will have to go through long, arduous process, including the amending of the constitution. And even after going through all that long, arduous process, there is still no guarantee it would be approved by the people. So what is the sure-fire solution to attain federalism in the country? The answer is the Marcosian solution – the Martial Law. Under martial law, with everything in its hand, the government can manipulate almost everything in the country, even having federalism law passed ‘by the people’ through cheating and manipulation, just as Marcos passed the constitution that allowed him to sit as a president for life.
Now even though we have connected the three favorite topics of President Duterte – terrorism, martial law and federalism – in a rational way, it does not mean that what I stated here is an absolute truth or that the President is definitely going to declare martial law. What I am trying to emphasize here is that we must be constantly vigilant and be ready to fight – fight hard – whenever there is a threat of martial law. Martial law is not justified under the present state of our country and it should not be imposed just on a whim of a capricious president whose sanity is being questioned by many people…
…So when terroristic activities starts to escalates and the Duterte media starts to make a lots of noise about it, then we should be ready – ready to fight. Martial law could be right there at our doorsteps.
(But of course, if the President think creating a terrorism scenario is too drastic & troublesome, he might opt to use the line that ‘the drug problem is worsening’ as an excuse instead as this has been the reason he has been citing regarding the possible imposition of martial law. But this excuse might just be a ruse to cover up the actual scenario they are trying to create. We shall see.)
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(Update April 22, 2017)
Recently, there was “Oust Leni” rally and there the rallyists chanted “declare revolutionary government!” and for a moment I thought the administration’s hand was involved until they also chanted to restore the 1972 constitution – and there, I thought it was nothing more than Marcos Loyalists’ ranting. BUT – if I were Duterte, I would choose this alternative as it is a better one. It is less messy and troublesome, and he can even use the excuse that, “Cory also used or instituted it.” As of now, with “terrorists” supposedly roaming around everywhere, including a well-publicized encounter with “Abu Sayyafs” in Bohol, they might still be opting for the martial law route. But if he declare martial law, he might also declare revolutionary government. So watch out!
(Update: May 27)
As I’ve mentioned on the original January post (below) that there is a possibility Duterte might use “drugs” as an excuse to declare martial law, it looks like he might be actually thinking of using that option as one of excuses to declare martial law in the Visaya’s and Luzon as it would be very messy to bring large-scale terrorism in those areas. Here’s why:
Next scenario: watch out for Duterte’s formal initiative to establish federalism, and he would probably be saying something like, “we need federalism to stop the war (or terrorism or the fight – anything like that – as an excuse for establishing federalism).”
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