Noynoy is really putting the country in serious harm’s way, what with his penchant for raising tensions with China, the latest being by running to the United States and announcing that he plans to ask the US to send spy planes to help the country in monitoring disputed areas in the South China Sea.
It is a really stupid move on Noynoy’s part, as even a moron can see that fires would be stoked again, when the best move, if a diplomatic solution is really being sought by the Noynoy administration, is not to create more tension between China and the Philippines.
The Palace, in defending the stupid move of Noynoy, claimed that the request for P3C Orion spy planes from the US would be a way to enhance the country’s monitoring capabilities, with a presidential spokesman saying that the spy planes are merely for “monitoring and surveillance purposes.”
Spokesman Ricky Carandang was quoted as saying that the request for US spy planes should not be viewed by China as a form of aggression, and sought to downplay fears it could re-ignite tensions in the area.
“It is not inconsistent with our policy to de-escalate tensions in the area. First of all, it is only for surveillance and there is no armed component,” he said.....MORE
Source: The Daily Tribune