#1 Obama Sends Letter to Muslim Rebel Group11-15-2009, 10:41 AM
Manila - US President Barack Obama has sent a letter to the leader of the main Muslim rebel group in the Philippines, a guerrilla official said Saturday.
The letter to Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chairman Murad Ibrahim was delivered to rebel peace negotiators by Deputy Assistant State Secretary Scot Marciel, according to Muhammad Ameen, chairman of the MILF secretariat.
Ameen said Marciel and two other US diplomats met MILF peace negotiators headed by Mohagher Iqbal on November 6.
Ameen did not disclose the contents of the letter but said it was a response to a letter Murad sent to Obama after he won the election last year.
On Friday, US State Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the Philippine government and the MILF to conclude a peace deal before the end of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's term next year.
The rebel group was instrumental in the safe release on Thursday of kidnapped Columban missionary Michael Sinnott, who was held captive for over a month by gunmen in the strife-torn southern region of Mindanao.
The MILF is the largest of the Muslim rebel groups fighting for an independent Islamic state in Mindanao. It first entered into peace talks the government in 1997.
Doesn't this embolden the rebels?
They now are 'important' enough to get a letter from the President of the United States?
That'll tell them that their terrorist tactics did exactly what they wanted.
Wonder what the letter said? 'keep up the good work'?? :mad:If leftists didn't have double standards, they'd have no standards at all.
11-15-2009, 11:02 AM
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the Moros have been trouble in the Philippines for a hundred years or more. they're hard-core.
i'd love to know what they said to him in their letter, as well as what he said in his.
11-15-2009, 11:08 AM
Probably selling out the Phillipine Govt, kinda like what he did to Poland and Czechoslovakia. This guy is Nevel Chamberlain on steroids.I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson
11-15-2009, 11:23 AM
How is it Obama's letter if someone else signed it?
He said Obama's letter, signed for him by Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell, was in response to the letter of MILF Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim.
Seems to me that MILF is trying to claim greater prestige than they deserve.Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
11-15-2009, 11:56 AMI predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson
11-15-2009, 01:19 PM
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Back when I owned my gas station, one of my customers had a jewelry store and small bank. He had a son who was a Marine who he buried because he had been told was dead. Two years later Filipino Army Special Forces took down a camp and rescued some hostages. Among them was his son, still alive.
11-15-2009, 07:49 PM
Wait, there's a terrorist group called MILF? Are they an all-MILF group? This calls for a song...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZLfasMPOU4The problem in the next four years will be not just that the president of the United States serially does not tell the truth. Instead, the real crisis in our brave new relativist world will be that those who demonstrate that he is untruthful will themselves be accused of lying. - Victor Davis Hanson
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