Wednesday, May 30, 2012

30 MAY

Hen. Vicente R. Lukban
1901 - P. Abayan, the local chief of Balangiga, Samar informs Gen. Vicente Lukban y Rilles that the Principales of his town have agreed that they will maintain a policy of contrived friendship with the enemy troops of the imperialist United States during the early stage of the bloody and protracted Philippine-American War (1899-1914); the seething desire of the Balangiga residents to fight for the preservation of Philippine Independence the Filipinos earlier gained following the Revolution against the Spanish colonizers will ultimately be quelled by the fierce brutality of American Gen. Jacob Smith's "kill and burn" policy that will soon turn Samar into a "howling wilderness"; the Filipino freedom-fighters in Samar have engaged in guerrilla-style offensive to defend the fledgling Southeast Asian nation's dignity and independence against the pale-skinned North American enemies, including the surprise Balanginga incident/attack in their church headquarters four months later, prompting the gruesomely barbaric 'retaliatory' order of the invading Bald Eagle army's Gen. Smith to "kill everyone over ten"; the U.S. decided to invade the Philippines  for its rich natural resources, including its "mountains of coal" and its strategic importance to American commercial interests; the Filipino-American War  was secretly precipitated  under the vile pre-arranged plan of  Bald Eagle President William McKinley who schemed to push the American Congress into approving the ridiculous Treaty of Paris  wherein Spain supposedly 'cedes' its former colony to the US following the infamous August 13, 1898 Mock Battle of Manila that falsely showed to the world that it is their forces--instead of the Filipino revolutionaries-- who defeated the Spanish colonizers.

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