US denied a CIA plot to kill Duterte..labelled “serial killer” and “psychopath”
Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said US Ambassador Philip Goldberg has denied that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was planning to kill President Rodrigo Duterte.
At the forum sponsored by the Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP), Lorenzana said he mentioned the president’s concern to the US.
“I talked with the Americans and they said, ‘We don’t do that. The Americans don’t do that’,” the Defense chief said.
“I even mentioned that to Ambassador Goldberg. ‘We don’t do that,’ sabi pa niya,” he added.
Duterte, in a speech before the Filipino community in Hanoi last month, said he had received reports that the CIA wanted him dead.
“Sabi nila pa-plano-plano raw ang CIA na patayin ako. Susmaryosep, ginoo,” Duterte said with a straight face while discussing how he would not allow a war with China over disputed waters in the South China Sea.
Lorenzana said he does not know what prompted Duterte to state that the CIA, the US agency that gathers and evaluates foreign intelligence to assist the US president and policymakers.
“Maybe he [Duterte] has some information that I don’t,” Lorenzana said. “I don’t actually know the origin of those comments nya. Maybe he hears some information from others.”
The Defense secretary also said the president sometimes mentions his concerns about dying before he finishes his six-year term in 2022.
“He keeps saying that to us in private, ‘I don’t think I can solve this problem during my time,'” Lorenzana said.
The Defense chief said the president asked them to continue what he had started if he passed away before ending his term.
Lorenzana said Duterte was “very pragmatic not fatalistic” and that the president was aware that “a person’s life is very fleeting”
PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo “The Punisher” Duterte has been labelled a “psychopath” and a “serial killer” by critics as the death toll in his murderous drugs crackdown hurtles towards 4000.
Actress Agot Isidro has sparked a national debate on the state of Mr Duterte’s mental health after urging the 71-year-old to seek psychiatric treatment in a Facebook post that has been shared nearly 11,000 times and received more than 28,000 “likes”.
“I know a psychiatrist. Get yourself checked. You’re not bipolar, You’re a psychopath,” Ms Isidro wrote after a week which saw Mr Duterte call Barack Obama the “son of a whore”, embrace comparisons to Hitler and dare the world to withdraw foreign aid “crumbs” allocated to his nation.
“No one’s trying to fight you. As a matter of fact, you’re the one who’s picking a fight,” she continued.
“The country where you are elected as President by 16 million out of 100+ million is Third World. You talk as if the Philippines is a superpower. Excuse me, we don’t want to go hungry. If you want, you do it yourself. Leave us out of it. So many people have nothing to eat, and yet you’ll starve us even further.”
“Lorenzana said he does not know what prompted Duterte to state that the CIA, the US agency that gathers and evaluates foreign intelligence to assist the US president and policymakers.”
really..you dont know why?..go study some south american history eh?
“Actress Agot Isidro has sparked a national debate on the state of Mr Duterte’s mental health after urging the 71-year-old to seek psychiatric treatment”
this is a really interesting story to watch..the machinations moving against duterte..i will be following it closely..