SHIT hit the fan the moment the government did not own up responsibility in the Mamasapano Massacre. And revelations in the abruptly ended investigations in Congress served to highlight a cover-up sinking this administration deeper into the cesspool as fingers point up to the Presidency. It took a neophyte Senator Nancy Binay to pry open the weakness of the Cabinet’s security cluster if it was true that no one among them informed the President of what was happening in Mamasapano.
Reports that OPAPP Secretary Ging Deles allegedly was the one who advised the President not to reinforce the doomed troops in battle are not helping any. Now here comes another story where Deles says that the SAF were the ones who attacked the MILF first. No wonder MILF negotiator Iqbal has the gall to threaten us that he will allegedly bring the war to Metromanila if the BBL is not passed. They have Deles on their side. Doesn’t this give more reason not to pass the BBL? Where is this belligerent attitude coming from?
I am all for peace but let justice be served first in honor of the forty four who gave up their lives up while fighting to their last ounce of courage. But how with the Congress investigations suspended indefinitely and limited to Executive Sessions? Was it not PNoy who said that the truth shall set us free? Did government provide guidance to the networks not to broadcast live the investigations to stave off a possible coup this weekend? Well the more they hide it the more people will be suspicious and infuriated. These rumours of an impending coup, whether real or not is enough to put one on edge. Even if the coup does not push through, PNoy is up shit creek without a paddle. This is probably the biggest challenge he will ever face in his presidency. Many are saying he is now a lame duck. Not because his term is ending but because there is nothing concrete to show in terms of having uplifted the lives of our unfortunate. The number of jobless has even become higher. Poor Mar should he be the anointed one.
Meantime, I wonder if PNoy has already devised an exit plan whether that time is now or in 2016. I hope he has and hopefully better than Operation Exodus. For sure, this early, a lot are eager to see him step down so they can file cases when he loses immunity from suit come 2016. In 1972, then US President Nixon faced his biggest political scandal which cost him the presidency.
The Nixon administration’s attempted cover-up of its involvement made matters worse. When the conspiracy was discovered and investigated by the US Congress, the Nixon administration’s resistance to its probes led to a constitutional crisis.
Since then, the term Watergate has come to encompass an array of clandestine and often illegal activities undertaken by members of the Nixon administration. Those activities included such “dirty tricks” as bugging the offices of political opponents and people of whom Nixon or his officials were suspicious. Nixon and his close aides ordered harassment of activist groups and political figures, using the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The scandal led to the discovery of multiple abuses of power by the Nixon administration, articles of impeachment, and the resignation of Richard Nixon, the President of the United States, on August 9, 1974—the only resignation of a US President to date.
The scandal also resulted in the indictment of 69 people, with trials or pleas resulting in 48 being found guilty and incarcerated, many of whom were Nixon’s top administration officials.
So what will it be, PNoy? Impeachment or resignation?
God is Great!