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Philippines: Suspects Sought in Election Massacre of 57 (Bienvenido Macario, Philippines/US) (John Eipper, USA, 12/11/09 3:29 am)

Bienvenido Macario writes: The suspected perpetrators of the massacre of 57, including 30 journalists and 21 female victims, are known political allies of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Arroyo grabbed power from a duly elected president in 2001; she was widely believed to have cheated in the May 2004 presidential and 2007 mid-term elections with the help of the massacre suspects. But the EU, UN, ADB, IMF, and World Bank recognized the Arroyo government. After 2004 then Pres. George Bush refused to extend a formal invitation to Arroyo, unlike Pres. Obama, who in fact invited and perhaps unwittingly gave the Arroyo regime a semblance of legitimacy. How is the US to convince Iran and the rest of world that we are against repressive and brutal regimes? Do we have a different standard for predominantly Roman Catholic countries? Pax et Lux--do we need more light in the Philippines? News except: Witnesses have said Andal Ampatuan Jr., a scion of the clan, led the group of militiamen who attacked a rival's convoy on Nov. 23 in the southern province of Maguindanao, national police Chief Jesus Verzosa told reporters. The dead included 30 journalists and their staff. He said witnesses told investigators Ampatuan himself shot some of the victims in Ampatuan township--named after his family, which has ruled the impoverished province unopposed for years. The bodies bore bullet wounds in the mouth and chest fired from close range, Verzosa said. Police said the bodies of some of the 21 female victims were mutilated, including their sexual organs. Authorities earlier said at least five women may have been raped. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091209/ap_on_re_as/as_philippines_massacre

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