U.S. Ally Bolts – Philippines’ President Announces Full “Separation From the United States”

In a jarring move that is now sending shockwaves across the globe, the President of the Philippines has made it clear his nation’s alliance with the United States is finished. And worse, the move pivots the Philippines to a newer, stronger alliance with China.

The announcement took place in a very public, very visible manner in Beijing. President Rodrigo Duterte clearly now views the United States as a weak, bankrupt and ineffective player on the world map. One he no longer views as necessary.

In fact, Duterte’s view is that the U.S. is now a hindrance to his nation’s ability to move forward in any coherent way.

More via AFP.

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte declared his “separation” from longstanding ally the United States in Beijing on Thursday, as he rebalances his country’s diplomacy towards China.

Duterte is in China for a four-day trip seen as confirming his tilt away from Washington and towards Beijing’s sphere of influence — and its deep pockets.

“I announce my separation from the United States,” he said to applause at a meeting in the Chinese capital.

“America does not control our lives. Enough bullshit,” he added in a rambling speech that flipped between languages.

“How can you be the most powerful industrial country when you owe China and you are not paying it?”

His comments came after he met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People on Tiananmen Square, with the two men pledging to enhance trust and friendship, while playing down a maritime dispute.

Xi called the two countries “neighbours across the sea” with “no reason for hostility or confrontation”, the official Xinhua news agency said.

Meanwhile Hillary Clinton is seeking the Presidency on a platform that virtually mirrors that of Barack Obama. Assuring that, if elected, the United States will continue to weaken, likely lose more allies and continue to lose footing in the world as an economic powerhouse.

  • William

    Duterte is a Hitler-loving fascist who’s murdering his own people.

    This is why fascist Trump must be defeated. Even if it means electing an old war monger like Hillary.

    • Mark

      Billy, Trump a fascist? Get a haircut dude. It’s starving your brain of oxygen.

    • Tej Saboia

      I didn’t see Trump sending thousands of classified email to countries that hate USA, jepardising soldiers in Benghazi to death, selling heavy gunery to ISIS that want to erase America from the globe, trying to boycot the Second emmendment and taking Americans rights to carry Guns away, intimidating victims of rape of his own husband and soo. Do you really believe Trump is fascist, or you do know that Hillary is the crooked one but you get public money to cover it?

      • William

        It’s not a matter of believing that Trump is a fascist, he is one. So is the President of the Philippines.

        • stoney

          You are an unmitigated idiot.

  • SoggyBottomBoys

    This is what happens when people elect a community organizer. The world laughs.

  • Rowdy

    When this gets ironed out, Their going to be real sorry for that move.

  • Bryan Mills

    TPP will never pass now. Time to raise tariffs on them, not eliminate them.

  • Jeanie Delgado

    It is only going to get worse! Stupid is as stupid does! This does not represent the will of the American people! we do not go along with the insanity coming out of the mouths of Obama and Clinton!

  • stoney

    Actually they weren’t really an ally anyway, more like a protectee.

  • RichFromShowMe

    Score a ‘big one’ for our incompetent socialist ‘fuhrer’. Now, the South China Sea will become another Chinese Playground . . . they’ve even built their own islands in preparation for the takeover.

    Warning to any American’s living in the Philippines – – best get out while you still have your valuables intact.

  • Average Iowa taxpayer

    The only reason a lot of these countries are with us is because we give them money. Just think how much we could do with the money we blindly give other countries. Take care of our Veterans, create jobs…etc.