Duterte, Trump, Jinping together in drug war
UNITED States President Donald Trump has declared an all -out war against drugs. Shocked by the recent death statistics that is attributed to drug addiction, Trump announced before an assembly of medical practitioners, lawmakers, state governors Federal law enforcers an unprecedented campaign against drug syndicates and ordered the Food and Drug Author ity to immediately pull out addictive pain killers which had been identified as among the culprits that hook millions of Americans to drugs.
Trumps revelation stunned the wor ld but closer to home the declaration delivers a blow on the solar plexus of rabid cr it ics of Pres. Rodr igo R. Duterte which had perceptibly increased the decibel against the government’s unrelenting campaign against drugs. Just last week new faces identified with the political opposition had surfaced each questioning the President’s psychological behavior and raising doubt on his capability to govern. It is obvious that the new cabal of wrecking crew was fielded as the known political opposition figures have lost their credibility. Meanwhile in America, the out-of-tune Sen. Antonio Trillanes who is facing a warrant of arrest for yet another libel case filed against him, is busy spreading lies to Filipino communities.
It’s apparent that the fresh tirade on Duterte was meant to disparage the President and to discredit him on his campaign against drugs. A psychiatrist named Ana Junia described the President in her Facebook post as narcissistic. This was followed closely by Winnie Monsod column in the Phi l i ppine Dai l y Inqui rer where she finds similarity in the personality of US President Trump and Duterte whom she described as having narcissistic personality disorder. Another lady lawyer, bannered as a topnotcher but whose name escaped me now admonished lawyers and aspiring lawyers not to pursue their profession if they are supportive of the President’s war on drugs. The latest to enter the fray is an Aquino lackey and an avowed supporter of the Liber al Par t y, Vi cky Garchi torena who, for her par t , t ar get ed Honeyl et Avancena, common law wife of President for her role as host for the gala reception of the wives of heads of state who wil l be at tending the Asean summit.
But the Duter te bashers have a heavier dose of brow beating themselves. Junia was advised to see a psychiatrist herself, Monsod dubbed as failed economic adviser of Aquino and a soap endorser, while Garchitorena’s own well-kept secret is out on WWW. The lawyer is an unknown character nobody seems to bother about her.
Both the President and partner Honeylet weathered the defamation. Moreover luck and public suppor t are on their side. Trump’s declaration of a total war against drugs resonates with Duterte’s primordial agenda of eradicating the drug syndicates. But there is more to it. UNCHR special rapporteur, Agnes Callamard, who surreptitiously came to the Philippines on invitation of the Commission on Human Rights and anti-Duter te FLAG lawyers never told us that 175 Americans die daily due to drug addiction. President Trump said seven Amer ican lives are lost daily due to drug dependency or 64,000 per ished every year. Callamard and a cer tain Dr. Car l Hart which she had in tow, kept these statistics secret on the Filipino audience, They casually told their audience that drugs cannot kill or damage the brain. But here comes the US President declar ing the death statistics and drug addiction in Amer ica a national shame and a human tragedy.
So forget the lying Callamard and Dr. Car l. The head of state of America tells us more. What is more wor r isome is that thousands of new-born babies suffer from extreme pain and other affliction because of the effects of drug while still in the womb of their drug-hooked parents.
Trump dubbed the menace of drug in Amer ica as an epidemic and declared the strategic steps he had star ted to combat drugs as a national emer - gency. Already over 2-million Amer icans are cer tified drug addicts while countless more are into drugs and have to be rehabilitated. He admitted that what they have today is the worst drug cr isis in the US history and that Amer icans are the largest consumers in the wor ld.
The shocking disclosure makes Philippines drug problems in the same category as that of Amer ica but the latter is more complex. Trump ordered the immediate pullout of diploids, a pain-relieving medications, from the market as they are found to be addictive. Federal law enforcers were directed to secure airpor ts and sea por ts from the illegal entry of synthetic drugs from China and to commence building the per imeter wall between the US and Mexico wher e 90% of the illegal drugs are coming from. He signified that he is going to talk to China’s Pres. Xi Jinping and knowing how President Duterte has stood firmly in his war against drugs, it is not far -fetched that the three heads of state will have a special meeting during the Asean summit on how to address the scourge of drugs. As Trump emphasized, “together we fight illegal drugs”.
As Duter te vowed to eradicate drugs from day one in his presidency, Trump told his American constituency: “We will be the generation that will put an end to the drug epidemic.”
— Jun Ledesma