Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte refers to Obama as 'Son of a whore'

@JolietJake (51104)
United States
September 6, 2016 5:14am CST
Or it could have been 'son of a b----', depending on what you read. Also, depending on what is read, between 1,900 and 2,400 'dope dealers' have been killed---without any judicial hearing---since Duterte took office back in June. Someone asked in a discussion a while back what myLotters thought of the killings. I can't decide, honestly. After all, I am not a citizen of the Philippines. But being a former drug user/dealer, I have to say I am not in agreement with it. People CAN leave it behind and become productive members of society. But that doesn't mean they will. And how many people that could be innocent have been killed? Since the only 'justice' they are receiving is a bullet, we may never know. But since it isn't my country, I won't condemn him for it. But I will question it. (As for Obama, I have seen people call him much worse )
Rodrigo Duterte further strains diplomatic ties with Washington as he warns US leader not to question him on extrajudicial killings
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@franxav (5660)
6 Sep 16
Oh my, oh my, why should he use such language!
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@acelawrites (12316)
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
That's the only trouble with him; he reacts and opens his mouth so easily; but his visions for our country is great; for him the people is his master.
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@TheHorse (72542)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Sep 16
@acelawrites Are they really?
@tech40 (9775)
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
Duterte keeps on using foul words, someday he will ask for help to other nation
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@LadyDuck (177366)
• Switzerland
6 Sep 16
I have read the news both in Swiss and Italian press, they mention "son of a b....". My opinion is that this man is potentially dangerous. When you send out the police and kill all those you think are "bad guys", you can also ask to kill anyone that can be a potential problem. Let's say he looks a lot like a Dictator.
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
6 Sep 16
He won by quite a few votes...I don't know how long his popularity will last though...I know if that happened here there would be an uproar, but I haven't really seen any posts from Filipinos denouncing his method.
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@LadyDuck (177366)
• Switzerland
6 Sep 16
@JolietJake No, I have read from several Filipinos here that they are pretty happy about their President. Nobody had anything to say when he joked about the rape and murder of an Australian missionary. I do not know what to think.
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@LadyDuck (177366)
• Switzerland
7 Sep 16
@acelawrites It is very sad, I fear that people soon will see the real face of this man. He is potentially dangerous.
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@TheHorse (72542)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Sep 16
Does he not care about US Philippine relations?
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
27 Sep 16
Not too much, from what I have seen.
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@TheHorse (72542)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Sep 16
@JolietJake Historically, American are seen in a positive light, since they liberate the Philippines from Japanese control.
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@JolietJake (51104)
• United States
27 Sep 16
@TheHorse I've seen an overwhelming number of people from there that support Trump. Of course, I've seen an overwhelming number of people from America support him as well. I've noticed some very anti-America comments from some of our members living there...and most of them appear to think Duterte is doing a fine job. I dunno. Things are getting weird in my opinion.
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
I didn't think he will get your attention, I mean you too? The media just wants to exagerrate everything because the oligarchs BET didn't win. And I don't think it's relevant for him to talk to your President since he's an outgoing President. I mean, I didn't see him being interested with Gloria Arroyo when he was just new in the office. And you had been fooled by his tactless words which the media like to show to scare people...I don't need to explain myself, my country has always chose the lesser of evils and this one isn't perfect either. The attention he getting is something that shocked me.
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@TheHorse (72542)
• Walnut Creek, California
27 Sep 16
@JolietJake There will be "collateral damage."
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@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 Sep 16
eh, if he thinks american government won't question him, he's mistaken
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@josie_ (7881)
• Philippines
8 Sep 16
@Jessicalynnt _The U.S should stop playing the role of "international policeman". Look at the dismal results from Vietnam in the early sixties to present day intervention in places like the middle east. As for moral hypocrisy, one has only to look back at US history.
@anniepa (27238)
• United States
30 Oct 16
I'll certainly condemn him for it! If we don't speak out against such atrocities as Americans what does that say about us? It sounds like this person is as horrible a person as the American GOP nominee. Maybe worse, which I didn't think was possible!
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
6 Sep 16
I read the article and really all I can say is "WOW", I must not be paying close attention to the news as I hadn't heard about this. I guess that's one way to take care of a problem, and fairly cheaply, with only the expense of a bullet. I guess time will tell if any countries intervene for human rights issues. As for the name calling I have no comment.
@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
6 Sep 16
Well..
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