Syria burning and why Filipinos should assert the nation’s sovereignty

When Filipino progressives have been warning against the country being dragged into a war not of its own making because of its unequal military agreements with the US, specifically the US-RP Mutual Defense Treaty, the Visiting Forces Agreement, the Mutual Logistics Support Agreement, and more recently, the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA), they were not talking from a theoretical point of view, but from actual historical experience. And the mess that Syria is in now is an example of what progressives have been warning about. The US and Russia have not only been interfering in the internal affairs of Syria, in gross violation of the sovereignty of the Syrian people. The US and Russia have dragged the Syrian nation in a global war for economic, political and military dominance, and it is the Syrian people who have been suffering.


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