The purpose of this post is not to incite further hatred towards America nor an expression of my own resentment, if there is. This is a sort of an eye-opener for everybody, so that we should not be quick to react in pure hatred and then ask God for a ball of fire to fall on the evil people or terrorists. We need to look at our own faults too.
9-11. It was on September 11, 2001 when Islamic extremists separated into three groups hijacked three commercial airplanes and two of them successfully smashed into the twin World Trade Center buildings respectively. About
5000 3000 people died.
The Americans were furious. I was furious. The whole world was furious. But thenâ€¦
9-27 9-28. A similarly bloody date nobody cares to remember, Balangiga (bala-ngee-ga) in the island of Samar. In the fateful early morning of September 28, 1901 the American soldiers were doing their routine for that dayâ€™s work. Suddenly, a band of Filipino guerrillas armed only with bolos, massacred the men of Company C of the 9th Regular Infantry. Approximately 50 soldiers were hacked to death.
American soldiers retaliated to the â€œperpetratorsâ€ or â€œrebelsâ€ to pay for the â€œcrimesâ€ they had committed. They practically burned the whole town including the innocent villagers.
American Gen. Jacob “Howling Jake” Smith, ordered to â€œkill everyone over ten (years old).â€ Everyone means it included innocent women and children. Thousands of Filipinos died.
Although the American people where indignant of the incident, Gen. Smith was not heavily punished for his crime.
“The supremacy of the United States must and will be enforced throughout every part of the Archipelago and those who resist it can accomplish no end other than their own ruin.”
Excerpt from the Proclamation of the First Philippine (Schurman) Commission, addressed to the Filipino people on April 4, 1899.
What the Americans were doing in the Philippines in the first place?
America and Spain staged a â€œmock naval warâ€ on the coast of Manila after America â€œboughtâ€ the Philippines from Spain (the first to colonize the country) for 20 million dollars (Treaty of Paris), then they set up strongholds all over the country-usually by force, and one of this is in the town named Balangiga situated in the island of Samar.
America colonized the Philippines from 1898 to 1947.
Presently, America has in their custody three church bells they took during that day of mass slaughter. The Philippine government requested America to return the said precious historical piece. America would not budge.