Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Reality Raises It's Ugly Head

President Duterte's flirtation with China and dismissal of America seems to have limits:

The United States will upgrade and build facilities on Philippine military bases this year, Manila's defense minister said on Thursday, bolstering an alliance strained by President Rodrigo Duterte's opposition to a U.S. troop presence.

For the Philippines, better relations with China could only rest on a foundation of accepting whatever China wants to do and smiling like they enjoy it.

For America, we get a shield to block Chinese moves to break out of their coastal regions to project power.

So we've got that going for us.