Like Hitler, Duterte ‘happy to slaughter’ drug addicts

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Lashing out at critics portraying him as a “cousin of Hitler,” President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he would be “happy to slaughter” three million drug addicts, like what the Nazi leader did when he sent the Jews to the gas chambers.

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“Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now there’s three million drug addicts. I’d be happy to slaughter them,” Duterte told reporters in his home city of Davao shortly after returning from a visit to Vietnam.

“At least if Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have,” he said, then paused. “But you know, my victims, I would like to be (sic) all criminals to finish the problem of my country and save the next generation from perdition.”

Duterte’s analogy with Adolf Hitler, whose campaign to wipe out Jews in Europe led to about six million deaths by the end of World War II, triggered immediate condemnation.

“These statements are revolting and President Duterte must retract them and apologize,” World Jewish Congress president Ronald Lauder said in a statement.

“What President Duterte said is not only profoundly inhumane, but it demonstrates an appalling disrespect for human life that is truly heart-breaking for the democratically elected leader of a great country,” he added.

East, while expressing concern over the Philippines’ anti-drug war that has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 drug suspects.

“There are migrants escaping from the Middle East. You allow them to rot and then you’re worried about the death of about 1,000, 2,000, 3,000,” Duterte said.

“If you were in my place, who wouldn’t curse? You’re portrayed or pictured to be some cousin of Hitler and yet they do not even bother to find out, to investigate,” Duterte said.

“Presidente ka tapos ganunin ka [You’re the President and they’re doing this to you],” he added.

Duterte, 71, won elections in May in a landslide after a campaign dominated by his pledge to eradicate drugs in society by killing tens of thousands of drug suspects.

Duterte however has clarified that he did not authorize police to engage in summary killings, only to kill suspects in self-defense.

‘Don’t interfere’

Duterte also called out two United States senators critical of the alleged extrajudicial killings in the country,” telling them, “Do not interfere in our affairs.”

Senator Benjamin Cardin of Maryland, a member of the US Senate’s foreign relations committee, earlier said in a colloquy with Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, that “in advocating and endorsing what amounts to mass murder, [the Duterte administration]has chosen the wrong way” to deal with the problems caused by illegal drugs.

Duterte said: “Do not interfere in our affairs. I will ask him now. Why are you shooting the black people there when they are on the ground?”

The President was referring to controversy in the US over alleged racial prejudice among law enforcers.

“Sila puwede tapos tayo hindi? `Yan ang sinasabi ko, hypocrisy [They can do it but we can’t? That’s what I call hypocrisy]. 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,” Duterte said.

“I’d like to tell the government of the United States: Stop this hypocrisy game and we are all right. Stop being hypocrites. Do not pretend to be the moral conscience of the world. Do not be the policeman because you do not have the eligibility to do that in my country,” he said.

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  1. Rodan Guerrero on

    Drug Addicts are not the real problems of our society. It is the drug pushers, dealers and drug Lords that are. If President Duterte is really truthful of his tasks as a leader, he should Jail Aquino and all his conspirators who neglected the outburst of drugs in our country. The YELLOWS almost destroyed our country. All of its members should be tried for the crimes they did. Because of the BALIMBINGAN SYSTEM in Politics, Duterte will not run after the Yellows who joined his camp. This Regime will also be a failure since he will close his eyes so he could stay in power for the next 6 yrs. What we want to see now is AQUINO, ABAD, ALCALA, ABAYA, PURISIMA, De Lima, DRILON few to mention be jailed. All of Aquino`s appointees are incompetents from the OMBUDSMAN to the SUPREME COURT. We are waiting for the president to make HEAD ROLLS IN ALL GOVERNMENT BRANCHES, not the pityful drug addicts who could be rehabilitated.

  2. Yes, our President is right..Bakit sa kanila pwede, tapos sa atin hindi pwede??? “Mind your own business”.. This is american motto.. Have you seen the black african american was shot at the back while running away from the Policeman…?? he was shot 4 times until he fell down.. that is only traffic violations. The man has no gun..There is video on this.. What do you called this one??? ha…

  3. Always opening his mouth with disregard to the implications that his statements would bring the country, this is President Duterte at his best. The Philippines cannot afford to have a leader whose qualification is only that of a drug and crime buster. It seemed Duterte’s tunneled vision is focus on one thing and one thing only- to kill criminals, drug addicts and drug pushers. From what once labeled as the ‘Sick Man of Asia’, Duterte may instead be dragging his country down to becoming the ‘Dying Man of Asia’. Duterte cannot keep on ignoring the growing concerns by local and International Right Groups, the United States, the United Nations, the European Nations, and now, the Jewish community about things he’d said and done which ‘endangers’ the Philippines and further isolates and alienates it from its friends, neighbors, and the world.(

  4. John Chameleon on

    Why the addicts? If you’re indeed true to your war on drugs, it should be the drug lords that you should be “happy to slaughter.” The addicts are the victims of the drug trade. Put the rich DRUG LORDS in the priority to be annihilated together with their DRUG TRADE PROTECTORS. Do you think that illicit drugs will stop if you’re targets are the addicts? Is that your gauge as a won war? THAT WILL JUST END UP AS ANTI-POOR DRUG CAMPAIGN, MR. PRESIDENT. Sometimes, think profoundly before talking. You are getting off mark on your statements. No wonder wrong persons are appearing in your drug matrix, Mr. President. We love you that’s why we’re making comments like this.

  5. Once you’ve done with the Drug Lords and pushers. You also have to clean all officials in the government and politicains. That means only few will be left in congress and the senate. Based on my calculations, may be less than a quater will be spared.

  6. Yes, get rid of all the corrupt politicians too, the country and people would be much better off.

  7. Leodegardo Pruna on

    I think that except for the number there is no similarity and comparison between Hitler and Duterte on the grounds of purpose, reason, time, place, beliefs, etc. PDU30 may have uttered the wrong words and made statements out of disgust, desperation, emotion which he already said cause him to blur but which hopefully he is trying hard to do away (metamorphose). Hopefully, the people around him are constantly reminding him that he is no longer the mayor bur rather the PRESIDENT of the Republic and he represents the people and the nation for that matter. God bless PDU30 and God bless the Philippines.

  8. I think you should also get rid of the corrupt political leaders there, which will be many times the drug users in the Philippines. Once you are done with them, please come to the US. We have the worse of the worse in the Democrat party. They are even worse then drug pushers.

    • i’m hoping in due time it will be done, if prez digong still standing alive and still is ph prez….in less three months he already did more than all prez combined in fight against drug and the subsequent effect of this in the society. it’s obvious though, there are entities who are not happy with him….