Duterte exposes how he tricked exiled terror leader into spreading coma rumour - Int'l political expert - The Daily Sentry

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Duterte exposes how he tricked exiled terror leader into spreading coma rumour - Int'l political expert

President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed by Filipinos / presidential photo grabbed from Eurasia Future

President Rodrigo Duterte has recently admitted that he played a trick to Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Joma Sison when he spread the news that he had slipped into coma.

In a speech in Davao City Thursday (August 23), Duterte said he had Sison fed with the false information that he is suffering from kidney failure.

“Alam mo si — si Sison, pumasok talaga. He played into my hands… You are my familiar with my language ‘yung talkaties ko. Bastos ako na… ‘O kumusta ka Mayor?’ ‘Ah wala may cancer ako,'" he said.

“But before I left MalacaƱang, I whispered something. I said tell him (Sison) that I flew somewhere because I am suffering from kidney failure and my cancer is spreading to my g***… Tere was also a call. Duterte, medyo ano — his eyes were already closed when he got into his chopper. Stupid Sison believed it,” Duterte added.

In this sense, international political expert Adam Garrie said that Duterte’s remarks appears to be “off the cuff and free flowing are part of a wider strategic endeavour on the President’s part to expose the intellectual and logical shortcomings of his opponents.”

“While Duterte might convey a style that suggests that he speaks before he thinks, in reality, Duterte’s ability to skilfully play with words and his often prose-poetry style of delivery leaves much open to interpretation. But rather than pause to think about the deeper meaning of Duterte’s statements which upon reflection typically becomes incredibly clear, many of his opponents become instinctively ravenous in their ability to trick themselves into thinking they have seen blood." he added.*

Also, Garrie believes that the president had readily exposed the hypocrisy of his most “unhinged opponents whether the delusion and violent Sison or the Liberal Party whose leading Aquino clan have not been able to solve the murder of Ninoy Aquino in 35 years, even while Duterte named those who he believes are trying to kill him before the fact.”

Garrie said that Duterte’s opponents are indeed those who speak without thinking first.

“Much of their impetuosity is a direct result of Duterte using the power of his own linguistic skills to fool them into taking poetic remarks literally and his literal marks hysterically.” Garrie wrote.

Furthermore, the political analyst and who also heads the Eurasia Future, said that the Philippine president has once again proven his being a ‘master of political foresight’ while his opponents remained grappling with their inability to decode a basic hindsight.

“Rather than learning from their own shortcomings, his domestic opponents continue to fall for all of Duterte’s rhetorical double entendre without being able to see the bigger picture. If anything, this helps to demonstrate how Duterte has been able to stay several steps ahead of his opposition even while they attempt to use every dirty trick in the proverbial political book to try and undermine his popular leadership.” Garrie continued.