А ты говоришь по русски? (Do you speak Russian?)


If not, you better get used to it.  It’s the new flavor for the Idiot In Charge, who now wants to cozy up to the Motherland for some crazy deals on 2nd rate military equipment.  That’s right!  Come on down to Crazy Ivan’s for some INSANE deals!  Oh, in the process, he’s going to push the relations with the US “to the point of no return”.  Why?  Because the US president has to go through Congress to aid PH in case it’s attacked.  Here’s the problem with it:

  1.  No.  No he doesn’t.  Military assistance to treaties allies is an automatic.  We are sworn by treaty to be there.  Of course, PH backed out of just about every side of their deal (bases), so you can’t blame the US if it didn’t, but we’re soft like that.  We still will.
  2. Are you planning on being attacked?  By whom?  You’re doing deals with China and Russia, you’re hosting the ASEAN next year.  Who’s got their sights on attacking PH?  It’s the lamest excuse ever.

So there you have it.  Welcome to the first sounds of Communism in the PH.  Dust off your Russian-English dictionaries.  You’re going to need them.

Here’s the actual article:

Duterte to Russia: I’m about to ‘cross Rubicon’ with US

The change in policy with the US will be accompanied by more ‘alliances’ with China and Russia, says President Duterte

Pia Ranada 
Published 6:30 PM, September 26, 2016
Updated 9:10 PM, September 26, 2016

DUTERTE’S FOREIGN POLICY. President Rodrigo Duterte sits beside Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo at the gala dinner during the second day of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Vientiane on September 7, 2016. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte is about to steer relations between the Philippines and the United States towards a “point of no return” along with more “alliances” with China and Russia.

This foreign policy decision he has already discussed with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who he met during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Laos in early September.

“I’ve been talking with Prime Minister Medvedev, nag one-on-one kami (we had a one-on-one meeting) and I said, ‘I think I’m about to cross the Rubicon between me and the United States, at least for the 6 years,” Duterte said on Monday, September 26, during an event with Malacañang reporters.

“I will need your help in everything – trade, commerce – and I will open up,” Duterte claimed he told Medvedev.

The President later on explained he meant there would be a “point of no return” in Philippines-US relations.

But he said this does not translate to cutting ties with the Western superpower.

“I said, I’m ready to not really break ties but I will open up alliances with China and Russia,” said Duterte.

Asked what “crossing the Rubicon” with the US means in terms of concrete foreign policy, Duterte said he finds it problematic that, despite defense treaties, there are no assurances the US will come to the Philippines’ aid in times of impending war.

“It says that an attack on the Philippines will be an attack on the United States but in the US constitution it says that before a president can declare war with anybody in defense of an ally, he has to go Congress for permission to go to war. That is the problem. So if the Congress will not give him authority, what will happen to us?” said Duterte.

As to opening alliances with China and Russia, Duterte said he was referring to economic alliances, not military alliances, with these two countries.

“I’ll open up the Philippines for them to do business alliances of trade and commerce. There will never be a time about military alliances,” said Duterte.

But in his recent visits to military camps, Duterte said that China and Russia are offering the Philippines deals for the purchase of military equipment.

The Philippine President has said he wants the country to pursue an independent foreign policy.

In recent weeks, Duterte grabbed headlines with his expression of anti-US sentiment – from his curse-laden tirade against US President Barack Obama to his order that Philippine troops not conduct joint patrols with the US in the West Philippine Sea.

Duterte has also said he wants US special forces out of Mindanao, claiming their presence increases tension in the region. – Rappler.com

Published in Article Commentary, Corruption, Pinoy Pride, Political Idiots


  1. Profile gravatar of Phil Doh
    Phil Doh

    Are Russia going to replace all the call centers and investments? How many OFWs in Russia proping up the PH economy? As usual, it looks like he hasn’t thought things through properly. Just another fallout from his butthurt.

    I see now that he’s running out of people to insult he’s going after God. Is nobody safe from this man’s wrath?


    1. Profile gravatar of Mike

      Will you please tell me what I’m missing? Here is duterte asking god where he is while 5 year old girls are raped and killings are going on in the philippines and around the world.
      1.) Why are they hung up on 5 year old girls? Here is duterte talking about 5 year old girls getting raped. Then if you say anything on Yahoo, FB or such that filipinos don’t like they accuse you of raping 5 year old girls.
      2.) Duterte asking god where he is while all the killing is going on yet he is running around having people killed himself. Looks like he is trying to shifting the blame for his killings on god. “Hey god, it’s your fault I killed all those people because you were not around.”

      Maybe the guy is going nuts.
      1.) Blame the U.S for the ASG, MILF and such in the philippines. Kick the U.S out then says wants to do joint sea exercises with the U.S. navy.
      2.) Wants an alliance with Russia and China telling them he is about to cross the Rubicon and point of no return with the U.S. Then says wants to maintain the defense treaty with the U.S while trying to make an alliance with at least one enemy of the U.S.

      Now here’s one that gets me. When the congress and senate started talking about the RH bill the catholic church was all over it. The church held press conferences, newspaper editorials, billboards condemning the RH bill saying it was murder of innocents and a sin to use a rubber. But now that duterte is having people killed left and right in cold blood the church remains silent and says nothing. So is it the position of the catholic church that using a rubber during sex is a bigger crime than killing people in cold blood?

      1. Profile gravatar of Phil Doh
        Phil Doh

        I’m guessing the church are scared to antagonize him as he has the mass appeal to turn millions away from the collection plates.

        Is there even a word for “hypocrisy” in filipino?

        1. Profile gravatar of DingDong

          Phil – Just did a Straw Poll in the office for ‘Hypocrisy’ in Tagalog
          Formal = ‘Pagpapaimbabaw’
          Colloquial = ‘Ipokrito’ (What a surprise!)

  2. Profile gravatar of Penance
    Penance Post author

    I personally love the part where he says “Only God can kill”. Then I remember the lyric from the song by Concrete Blonde that goes

    “God is a bullet, have mercy on us everyone”.

    The Idiot In Charge apparently thinks bullets just tickle. After the tickling, God makes them drop dead.

      1. Profile gravatar of BobKuman

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        Vskipaet, kak volna!
        Idyot voyna narodnaya,
        Svyaschennaya voyna!