Request for US spy planes makes WPS a new Pearl Harbor – group

PRESIDENT Benigno Simeon Aquino’s appeal to the United States government to deploy American spy planes over the West Philippine Sea may transform the disputed territorial waters between Beijing and Manila into the new Pearl Harbor for US military aggressors, the fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) said.

Pamalakaya vice chairperson Salvador France said it ” effectively ceded the country’s national sovereignty to Washington D.C. It is tantamount to US military takeover of the Philippines in de facto form.”

“Aquino’s hard sell puppetry to US is also tantamount to treason to the highest order,” the Pamalakaya official added.

Yesterday, President Aquino officially aired the country’s request for US spy planes to help monitor the disputed South China Sea between China and the Philippines, and among other claimants in Southeast Asian region.  In particular, Aquino is eyeing the deployment of US P3C Orion spy crafts in West Philippine Sea.

“The entire South China Sea will be placed under the global spyglass of US military aggressors and this is a bad news for global collective demand of world people against American military aggression,” said France.

Pamalakaya said instead of working for a peaceful diplomatic resolution to the ongoing territorial conflict with China and other claimants in Spratlys, the Aquino government is fueling political tension between the Philippines and China and between the Philippines and other claimant nations in South China Sea to justify full-blown US military intervention and aggression in the Southeast Asian region.

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