Wednesday, June 29, 2011


1944 - Imperialist United States approves its right to retain military, naval, and air bases in  its colony, the Philippines, via Joint Resolution No. 83 approved by the US Congress, supposedly intended for the "mutual "protection of the colony and itself and or the  maintenance of peace in the Pacific;  the resolution, which was passed during World War II  while their Southeast Asian colony temporarily fell under Japanese hands, was originally but  minimally enshrined in the Tydings-McDuffie Law that empowered the Bald Eagle nation to retain only naval bases; the North American nation will "grant" pathetic Philippines its independence  in 1946 but not before establishing  several colonizing mechanisms through agreements,  treaties aimed at manipulating and controlling Filipinos' political and economic lives; to materialize as the controversial RP-US Military Bases Agreement (MBA) to be signed by Philippine President Manuel A. Roxas and United States Ambassador Paul V. McNutt at Malacanang in March 1947 some eight months after the imperialist Bald Eagle nation grants "independence" to its Southeast Asian colony following the end of World War II, the MBA will give primarily American access to 22 military, naval, and air bases in the Philippines in the guise of  providing mutual defense to the two countries.

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