Thursday, November 10, 2011


1900- One year and nine months into the Philippine-American War (1899 - 1914), Lt. Colonel John S. Mallory of the invading United States forces serving as military attache in Peking reports to the U.S. War Secretary about the arms shipment ready to be delivered to the Philippines; the shipment contains the following: 5,000 rifles, 2,000 revolvers, 3,000 swords, 50,000 rounds of ammunition, thirty guns, four tons of gunpowder, and 100 bombs; the Fil-Am War began  in February 1899 when the imperialist Bald Eagle President William McKinley  secretly ordered his regimental military commanders to instigate hostilities with the Filipinos in his bid to push the US Senate into approving invasion/annexation of the fledgling Southeast Asian nation.

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