Rafael Alunan III slams New York Times: Nakakainis ang syndicated narrative to frame the Du30 administration
In a Facebook post of Former Interior Secretary Rafael Alunan III, he expressed his frustration and annoyance to the Facebook post of New York Times (NYK) about the campaign of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.
Composite photos from NYT and GMANetwork
According to Alunan, the question was naive.
Read his full post below:
"Nakakainis ang syndicated narrative to frame the Du30 administration about the so-called unsolved murders called "EJK" in preparation for regime change.
"Ang daming self-righteous parrots and proxies ng mga disinformation experts of global vested interests in partnership with local oligarchs in bed with crime syndicates that corrupt our institutions especially our criminal justice system.
"Ito ang sinulat ko sa isang thread kontra sa isang commentary sa New York Times (NYT) na nagtatanong "who chooses to live and die" dito sa Pilipinas:
"Who chooses who lives and dies? That is a naive question.
"Firstly, the war on organised crime is a war. There are protagonists - the government and the criminals. Criminals kill to survive and when facing arrest fight back to kill the threat. In that situation, deaths are dealt on both sides.
"Secondly, it's as if the NYT doesn't know how the mob operates right under its noses. There is fierce competition in the streets for distribution control and market share to protect and expand its commercial gains. When gangs clash for territorial gain, they kill each other just like soldiers of countries fighting and killing to gain territory and defeat their enemies. They kill competitors, squealers, potential threats to the business, and perceived traitors in their ranks. NYT, you didn't know that? Shame on you.
"Thirdly, addicts/pushers steal, mug and/or kill to sustain their habit, and when high beyond control, they commit suicide or thrill kill. Not all addicts do, but all addicts potentially can turn violent. Start with the kids who're hooked and jobless. Are their families and civil society in general doing their part to contain and reverse the problem?
"Fourthly, there are rogue government officials and uniformed personnel in the payroll of the mobsters. They kill to protect their secrets, or when ordered by the mob they report to, or are sometimes killed, in turn, by lawful authorities. They are being brought to justice as fast as the crippled criminal justice system can allow, crippled by these very people and by vested interests.
"Fifth, there are vigilantes who kill out of exasperation with the criminal justice system. Who they are needs detective work because these killers don't carry a placard saying 'I did it.' They too have to brought before the bar of justice long bastardized by the powers-that-be you know so well, NYT, who operate out of entitlement and impunity.
"Sixth, there are political enemies of the Du30 administration with proven links to the syndicates who kill people indiscriminately tagged as the "poor defenceless addict" to frame the government. "It doesn't have to be true, it just needs to look like that." Gasp, NYT, you didn't know that too? The queen bee operates right there where you are.
"Lastly, you didn't report, wittingly or unwittingly, that almost a million have voluntarily surrendered or were arrested, and that they're alive because it won't fit your syndicated narrative that this government "plays God."
"You didn't say that this 6-month old administration is trying to address what it inherited from the previous one that failed to address the drug problem in all its dimensions. Because you don't want to know or just don't know or just plain living a lie?
"Who plays God, who decides who to live or die? You're right in its vortex and you don't know? Golly.
"Instead of being a hit man for vested interests, why don't you be a good boy and place principles ahead of principals?"
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Rafael Alunan III slams New York Times: Nakakainis ang syndicated narrative to frame the Du30 administration Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on January 12, 2017 Rating: