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Offline JoeLP

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US Coastguard training with Philippine Coastguard
« on: May 17, 2019, 03:28:01 PM »
https://www.mintfo.com/security-defense/us-national-security-cutter-now-in-manila/10675/?fbclid=IwAR01bzpFZAa5JuoUVZC8fXr3nF-wRHOZVRDSfRir_P0mK6vnYP4ligVbSl4

Pretty cool setup.  Not just military matters/training but they coast guard members of both countries are spending time doing other things together.  I've always felt that no matter what Duterte is saying, the Philippine Military is still very friendly with the US military and enjoy these things.  Don't see the Philippine Military calling on China to do these things at all anytime soon.
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Re: US Coastguard training with Philippine Coastguard
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 06:40:58 PM »
https://www.mintfo.com/security-defense/us-national-security-cutter-now-in-manila/10675/?fbclid=IwAR01bzpFZAa5JuoUVZC8fXr3nF-wRHOZVRDSfRir_P0mK6vnYP4ligVbSl4

Pretty cool setup.  Not just military matters/training but they coast guard members of both countries are spending time doing other things together.  I've always felt that no matter what Duterte is saying, the Philippine Military is still very friendly with the US military and enjoy these things.  Don't see the Philippine Military calling on China to do these things at all anytime soon.
I say when push comes to shove and the chips are down, it will be the US standing with them not China.
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Re: US Coastguard training with Philippine Coastguard
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2019, 07:33:44 AM »
the US standing with them not China.

I agree.   This is anecdotal.

I've had countless debates with my pare's since I have retired.   The typical flow of the discussion will start off with someone condemning individualism in favor of collectivism.

I use those terms deliberately in place of America, China, Capitalist, Socialist, or Communist.  Because after you render down all of the slogans and buzz words into the base concepts ......  That is what it is.

I listen to the other half make their points.  Then I start breaking those down with history.  In the first few conversations I had to rely on a tablet to keep the dates, times, number of fatalities straight.   The details of collectivism as it has been implemented.   But I have done this so many times now I can call the figures up from memory.

9.9 times out of 10 the person I am conversing with leaves with their core ideology shaken.  Sometimes shattered.   Most of the times they come back looking for clarification or more information.

It is only on boards like this one where I meet folks so inured, so completely dependent on the collectivist dream, that rational engagement is not possible.   You know the type of people who when presented with hard verifiable evidence will resort to some cheap trick to obscure their dissonance.

How does this relate to US/RP coast guard working together?

I think the cat is out of the bag.  I think most Filipino's have already, or are in the process of, learning that their really is NO place like Utopia.

And when the rubber meets the road.....  In my opinion that time is FAST approaching.......  The Philippines will choose an individualist over a collectivist society.   


The real question is .......  Will this go kinetic in our faces?

   

 


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