Bombers in Manila?

Posted: July 9, 2009 in Philippine politics

I read the following news excerpt from today’s issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

‘The chief of the military’s National Capital Region Command (NCRCom), Maj. Gen. Jogy Leo Fojas, said information on the presence of the supposed terror bombers in the capital was monitored prior to the outbreak of bombings in Mindanao that killed at least eight people and wounded more than 50.

“We’re monitoring them closely … We will not give them the opportunity to do it here,” he said, adding the suspects could attempt to smuggle bomb components into Metro Manila piece by piece.

Fojas pointed to military camps and Congress as the most likely targets. He said the presence of the alleged terrorists came from intelligence reports that were still subject to validation.’

Notice the key phrase:  “intelligence reports that were still subject to validation”.  How many times had the military and police foisted information on an already scared public based on raw intelligence?  Why can’t they just monitor these “alleged terrorists” silently, without fanfare, and prevent a new spate of bombings?

Are the authorities playing a game with these alleged terrorists?  The former could be communicating with the latter to this effect:  “We know who you are, where you are, and what you intend to do.  So cease and desist from implementing your plans. Or else!”

Is this the game or only one of the on-going games leading to SONA 2009?

Be that as it may, are these games actually being played on us?


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