Should the government negotiate with terrorists?

@djoyce71 (2512)
Philippines
August 21, 2008 8:07am CST
It's an issue right now. A certain group is threatening Mindanao of terroristic activities and it's not helping the country. Why are they doing these things? We want to live in peace. Should the government still negotiate with these people or there's a much better way to do to stop them?
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• Philippines
22 Aug 08
I don't think MILF are terrorists... They are people seeking for independence. They want to free themselves from the christian government. They want to have a government of their own whose officials would be muslims. The government had already negotiated with the MILF before that's why ARMM (Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao) was created. But the issue now is that they want to widen the scope of this region which will include several more provinces. But some officials of certain provinces stated that the MILF group never consulted them in such case. That's why they went to the Supreme Court for a restraining order. Due to the restraining order signing of MOA never happened. That is why members of MILF forcefully settled in certain provinces and started to occupy the land they are longing for. But after some negotiations leaders of MILF was convinced to halt and to move their forces back to their bases. Some was left still fighting.. The real issue now I think is why there are some MILF forces left if there is already command from their leaders to stop?? Government should still negotiate for peace. Nothing will never be solved in proper communication.
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@djoyce71 (2512)
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
That's the question. Why are there still members attacking and frightening people and the leaders just deny? Just this afternoon, I saw on local TV news about these people attacking women and children civilians. Their members did it, then, when a leader was interviewed, he denied that he ordered it. Confusing.
@dong1970 (1573)
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
hi des, its an old issue,i remember when i was a kid it is a problem already occured in mindanao,terrorism is a global problem that bother every individuals mind.Are you happy if Mindanao will be seperated from the Philippines,Are you sure if Mindanao is seperated,it would be peaceful?????
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@lyzabelle (1668)
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
My answer is a big no. Why should we listened to those evil murderers? They will never change, what they are capable of doing today they will kill again. If I am to decide, I will declare all out war to those cold blooded killers. Justice must be served.
@salonga (27819)
• Philippines
22 Aug 08
NO way for me to negotiate with terrorists. Why negotiate with them. The best is to eradicate them, kill them and let them die in their wickedness. They are killing innocent people and then negotiate. We should only negotiate with people who really aspires peace and not violence. If they can't even do good things how come we will negotiate with them. What they deserve is the stiffest penalty the law could offer them.
@bestcj (278)
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
Actually what i understand is they are the MILF, there fighting for there rights to separate Mindanao and create a new country, obviously government would not allowed that. SO the rebels will take action and attack military and civilians. So for me it should be stop already, government should start concentrating attacking the rebels and capturing all the leaders to avoid this problem in the future.
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