The ORIGINAL gathering place for a merry band of Three Percenters. (As denounced by Bill Clinton on CNN!)
You have obviously not spent any serious amount of time in the Philippines to make a statement like that...
They were so eager to kick us out of Subic Bay and Clark AFB after Viet Nam. Now the shoe is on the other foot. I hope these Flips are learning how to speak Mandarin. They will need to.
I don't love 'em. My company is firing my colleagues and sending the work to an Indian company that jobs it out to even cheaper labor in...wait for it...Manila.
They didn't kick us out after Vietnam and we stayed there until the 90s. With the Cold War winding down (best rethink that one now), we didn't think we needed a deep water port to counter the Soviet fleet at Cam Rahn Bay in the aforementioned Vietnam. The devastation caused by the eruption at Mt. Pinatubo accelerated out withdrawal from NS Subic Bay, NAS Cubi Point and Clark AFB.I spent over three years serving in the Philipinnes, and attended Jungle School (JEST) in Subic and was trained by the indigenous people of the Philippines (Negritos), whose fathers fought the Japanese during WW2.The Philipppine people are warm, caring and fiercely loyal people. Asshats making derogatory comments never took the time to understand the people, their culture or history. Just what America needs, alienate yet more people. How's our Colonialism in the Middle East working out?
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