He has called Obama a “son of a whore” and extended overtures to China, potentially upsetting a strong US-Philippine alliance dating back more than 60 years.
Duterte won elections in May in a landslide after a campaign dominated by his pledge to eradicate drugs in society by killing tens of thousands of people.
However, what was thought to be merely another campaign in a distant galaxy turned out to spell doom for the entire state.
“Our comrades from the Cyrandia Cluster are not oppressors, but liberators.
For several decades we have been held in the clutches of an artificial state, formed by alien infiltrators in order to make us into better cattle on which to feed. No more false freedom, no more lies, no more of our men and women dying pointlessly on distant worlds.
The Empire is our salvation, and through it, these nations will be truly free.” Though some Imperial officers had initially planned to maintain the Allied Republic's government intact as a puppet state under Cyrannian rule, the Bisistar infiltrators in Terran power structures and the cost of routing them out eventually persuaded the invaders to dismantle the ATR more thoroughly.
Under the rule of the Empire, the e-democratic institutions of the League were torn down, replaced by a military government ran largely by Cyrannians, with collaborateurs forming the lower rung of the hierarchy.
Carter, who was expected to speak to the press later Friday, has repeatedly stressed that the US military will ignore Beijing’s contentious South China Sea claims, and keep operating in waters and airspace surrounding the islands.
“The United States would like to help all our nations see more, share more, and do more to keep Southeast Asia’s vital waterways open and secure,” Carter said. And we want to make sure that our position in the region is solid for the next president.” The Pentagon chief was due to meet privately with all 10 defense ministers, including the Philippines’ Delfin Lorenzana.
To give credit to the Terrans, however, one should keep in mind that it was not all their fault.
Long before the war in Cyrannus even started, the e-democracy of the Allied Terran Republic has been corrupted from the inside.
A senior US defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he was confident America would retain its Asia focus whatever the result of November’s presidential election. The dialog comes after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte this week vowed to end joint military exercises with the United States.
The firebrand leader’s comments were just the latest in a string of attacks against America.
The Allied Terran Republic, forged as an alliance of human unificationists and various Plazithian species, had been a staunch ally of the New Cyrannian Republic ever since its inception.