Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Imperialist United States soldiers march to Manila

1898 - The camp of Philippine President Emilio Aguinaldo, which has already seized control of most of the archipelago away from the Spanish colonial forces, finally realizes that the Yankees are preparing to take the city of Manila as Filipino forces besieging Intramuros notice a general movement among American militia units; five weeks earlier, Aguinaldo has stupidly ordered his soldiers  "not to interfere" with the American forces which have been entering the country following American officers' deceptive assurances that the US is in sympathy with the independist cause of the Filipinos; within six months, the imperialist United States will invade the Philippines, with the ensuring Filipino-American War to be latter dubbed by certain historians as the "First Vietnam."

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