SLU Pundit

The weblog of Kevin Boyd, a student at Southeastern Louisiana University

Monday, July 12, 2004

Philippines surrender

According to the New York Times, the Philippines is going withdraw its troops from Iraq and give in to the demands of hostage takers.

Deputy Foreign Secretary Rafael Seguis of the Philippines told the Arab television network Al Jazeera that his country would withdraw its troops "as soon as possible'' in response to the militants' demands, but he did not give a specific date for the pullout.

"I hope the statement that I read will touch the heart of this group," he said.

Awww...isn't that sweet. All this means is more terrorist attacks on foreign civilians and soldiers in Iraq and more terrorist attacks on the Philippines itself. The Philippines has shown it can be cowed by terror just like Spain.

UPDATE: Philippine markets down in trading as a result of fears of future terrorist attacks.


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