Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Imperialist US Gen. Anderson

1898 - Three weeks after the declaration of the Philippine Independence when the Filipinos  have already wrested control of most of the archipelago from the Spaniards, United States Gen. Thomas M. Anderson, in command of the North American land forces during the Spanish-American War that intersected with the second phase of the Philippine Revolution, writes to  President Emilio Aguinaldo asking him for cooperation in the American war with Spain,  deceptively expressing supposed American sympathy with the people of the Philippine Islands; the imperialist Bald Eagle officer will even request--and be stupidly granted by Aguinaldo--that their forces be allowed free entry into the Southeast Asian archipelago and that in seven months' time, the Bald Eagle will reveal its true, sinister imperialistic design on the Philippines, deliberately and secretly instigating the bloody Filipino-American War (1899-1914), with  Gen. Anderson seeing action in the 1899 Battle of Manila where he will capture Pasay and afterwards, leading his division in minor engagements at Santana, San Pedro and Guadalupe.
Anderson is only one among the imperialist American military and diplomatic officers--notably including Admiral George Dewey and  US Consul in Singapore and Rounseville Wildman--who took turns in deceptively promising Aguinaldo that they will honor Philippine Independence while forging an alliance against colonial Spain; Anderson, for his part, specifically told Aguinaldo that "the United States have been a great nation for 122 years, and have never had or desired a colony. I leave you to draw your own inference."

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