Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte gave the world a sense of “optimism” by rejecting US colonialism and taking the world one step closer to ending the destructive American foreign policy which thrives on wars and military conflicts, says a political analyst.
Mike Billington, a Washington-based editor with the Executive Intelligence Review, made the remarks in regard to Duterte’s recent announcement of a “separation” from the US.
During a visit to China on Thursday, Duterte said the separation applied to military and economic cooperation between Washington and Manila.
Despite the public snub, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and other American officials insisted on Friday that America intends to keep its alliance commitments to the Philippines.
“He is not rejecting relations with the United States, he is rejecting dependence and colonial policies coming from Washington,” Billington said.
According to the analyst, years of dependence on…