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This is how pathetic things are here.

The MNLF came by boat to Zambo on Monday Morning killing and taking hostages. Their only way out will be by boat, die or surrender.

24 hours later re-enforcements of MNLF solders arrived by boat and took an additional 20 hostages.

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Wouldn't the first thing you do is to cut off an escape root which is from the sea. The navy have a base in Zambo.. But now reinforcements have arrived. Unbelievable..

10 Years ago this same MNLF commander raided Zambo City and killed and took hostages. After negotiations the MNLF were allowed to leave in return for releasing the hostages. No retribution for killing people.

10 years on they are back. What is the bet they will be allowed to leave and no retribution for the deaths...

This reminds me so much of the fiasco with the Hong Kong bus hostage situation in Manila 3 years ago...cheers
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I don't think the soldiers have bullet proof vests or Kevlar helmets, as a soldier I wouldn't take any chances or engage them the MNLF are probably better equipped and have commanders that know what there doing.
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be safe seram,,keep your head down.
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I don't think the soldiers have bullet proof vests or Kevlar helmets, as a soldier I wouldn't take any chances or engage them the MNLF are probably better equipped and have commanders that know what there doing.
At last year's fiesta I partied with some AFP vets who saw action there, each had gunshot scars, pretty heavy stuff.
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This is pi**ing me off! Wife's grandma and a bunch of other family are there only about 2 blocks from the fighting.

Her cousins are on the PD and FD in Zambo City, and are not home now. Grandma can't really be moved, so they are stuck. More family was in Santa Catalina. Some were able to escape, but the same thing there. Elderly parents that can't evacuate without assistance, and no one is available to do it.

She talked to her aunt a little while ago. They are hearing lots of gunfire and explosions. They are safe for now, but who knows what will happen next. Her aunt said that Abu Sayyaf are in on it now, reinforcing the MNLF. Tanks were being brought in for the army.

According to one of the maps I saw yesterday, the hotel we stayed at by the docks last year is only about two blocks away from all this, as well. That's such a pretty area too with all the old Spanish architecture.

We're getting ready to head stateside in 24 hours so I can take some exams. She is so stressed out, and this isn't helping me, either. I just hope that they can end it soon.

Anyone know if we still have troops there supporting the army? I know the Marines always had a contingent "advising" there.
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Anyone know if we still have troops there supporting the army? I know the Marines always had a contingent "advising" there.
I feel for you, could not imagine...

I thought the same about the troops but then remembered that would make sense.

There's supposedly 2000-2500 in Mindanao somewhere....


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This is pi**ing me off! Wife's grandma and a bunch of other family are there only about 2 blocks from the fighting.

Her cousins are on the PD and FD in Zambo City, and are not home now. Grandma can't really be moved, so they are stuck. More family was in Santa Catalina. Some were able to escape, but the same thing there. Elderly parents that can't evacuate without assistance, and no one is available to do it.

She talked to her aunt a little while ago. They are hearing lots of gunfire and explosions. They are safe for now, but who knows what will happen next. Her aunt said that Abu Sayyaf are in on it now, reinforcing the MNLF. Tanks were being brought in for the army.

According to one of the maps I saw yesterday, the hotel we stayed at by the docks last year is only about two blocks away from all this, as well. That's such a pretty area too with all the old Spanish architecture.

We're getting ready to head stateside in 24 hours so I can take some exams. She is so stressed out, and this isn't helping me, either. I just hope that they can end it soon.

Anyone know if we still have troops there supporting the army? I know the Marines always had a contingent "advising" there.
We (US) have a SpecOp Base there!
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We (US) have a SpecOp Base there!
yah, but don't mean they gonna wade into a local street bash right ??

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10 years on they are back. What is the bet they will be allowed to leave and no retribution for the deaths...

This reminds me so much of the fiasco with the Hong Kong bus hostage situation in Manila 3 years ago...cheers
Most likely, my bet too is, they will be let off safe, in the name of 'peace' so they can repeat it again a few years later .. after all, they know what cannot happen to them right?
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Christians.... Their so " Christian" so "nice" so " forgiving" so "non confrontational" Maybe if MY fellow Christians donate food, money, real estate , build a few mosque, be more accepting of Islam and sharia law, THEN I am SURE the mnlf, as, milf, and the rest of those MF's will be NICE! This seems to be working well for my home country USA!! I hope and pray that the "other than Muslims" wake and cure!

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Christians.... Their so " Christian" so "nice" so " forgiving" so "non confrontational"
and they don't think twice before slitting anybody's throat or pumping a couple of bullets into anybody's heart ..



let's get back to the story here now ..
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