Now that the Senate Committee on Public Order, chaired by Sen. Grace Poe, has had two days of its inquiry into the Mamasapano incident and will continue on Thursday, the people awaits its decision whether the commander-in-chief will be held as liable as his “tuta,” Dir. Gen. Allan Purisima, for the death of 44 police commandos out to get two terrorist figures last month in the lairs of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and its “partner” the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF).
Though relieved PNP-Special Action Force Dir. Getullo Napeñas, during the hearing, has announced that it was only his decision to send the troops that day but informed only the suspended PNP chief, senators raised their eyebrows in disbelief.
It is now a common knowledge that way back January 9th, a week before His Holiness Pope Francis stepped into Malacañang, Noynoy presided over a “mission update” meeting with suspended PNP Chief Purisima, Gen. Napeñas and one Sr. Supt. Fernando Mendez.
Noynoy was, of course, aware that Purisima was suspended as ordered by the Ombudsman in connection with graft charges.
He is supposed to be banned from ordering around PNP officials not only as the PNP chief but also banned for six months from dispensing his authority as a policeman.
He is not supposed to be even directing traffic on Matuwad na Daan.
Purisima targeted the “high-value” wanted terrorist Zulkifli hin Bir alias Marwan who carried a US$6 million bounty put up by the FBI.
The suspended four-star general turned-bounty hunter literally led Napeñas and his men into a death trap in the BIFF and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) lair.
Purisima was clearly acting by authority of the President as Commander-in-Chief.
Ironically, neither of the two morons would own responsibility for a “mission accomplished.”
If Purisima’s Oplan Exodus (originally Oplan Wolverine) is such a success, then Napeñas should be promoted to PNP chief instead of being relieved and sanctioned.
No question, the evil Marwan must be eliminated and he was.
If Noynoy can now go down on his knees and beg the MILF to surrender or help capture Abdul Basit Usman, the other pricey target of Purisima, then the Commander-in-chief should have done so similarly for Marwan.
Can anyone imagine losing 44 young and bright government troopers for every MILF, BIFF or Abu Sayaff scumbag because of illegally dictated deployment of troops?
Noynoy and Purisima’s, as Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said, committed war crimes, and maybe even treason.
I wonder if these two morons, Noynoy and Purisima know how deeply they are in trouble?