Duterte says to US senators: Do not interfere in our affairs
President Rodrigo Duterte on September 29, 2016, he was visiting Vietnam with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
The President of the Philippines says to criticism by two United States senators, “Do not interfere in our affairs” regarding spate killings against anti-illegal drugs campaign of Duterte administration. He also called US for its “hyphocrisy”
The US senate’s foreign relations committee, Senator Benjamin Cardin, with Senator Partick Leahy of Vermont, said that “in advocating and endorsing what amounts to mass murder, [the Duterte administration] has chosen the wrong way.”
“Senator Leahy is absolutely right when he said that a lack of respect for rule of law and democratic governance breeds instability, distrust, and sometimes violence.” Cardin said.
Meanwhile, President Duterte says, “Why are you shooting the black people there when they are on the ground?”
“Sila pwede tapos tayo hindi? Yan ang sinasabi ko, hypocrisy (They can do it but we can’t? that’s what I call hypocrisy.”) Duterte explained.
“There’s a proper way of arresting a black man there. You arrest them..you grapple with him, pin him to the ground, place him under handcuffs, and bring him to the station.” He added.
“Do not shoot him with the video and the cameras all around. So I’m returning the courtesy. Sanay kayo ng ganoon eh (You’re use to that). You criticize people outside of your country congress,” DUterte added.
Duterte explained how US and Iraq conflict, “on the flimsy excuse that there was a weapon of mass destruction,” caused Iraq to be undermining of Libya” he also cited the “slaughtering” of civilians in Syria because the US wanted to remove Bashar al-Assad from power.
Duterte added that, “Do not pretend to be the moral conscience of the world. Do not be the policemen because you do not have eligibility to that in my country.”