n an acid comment, Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte called Barack Obama a “son of a b****,” warning the US president against lecturing him over the Philippines’ human rights record in its brutal war on drugs at a global summit in Laos, where the two are set to meet.

“Son of a b****, I will curse you in that forum,” the acid-tongued Duterte said before departing for Laos, where the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is hosting a meeting of global leaders, including the US and Russia.

The statement came in reaction to the information President Obama was to address the alleged extrajudicial killings during the anti-drug campaign in the Philippines that has already claimed 2,400 lives.

Speaking to journalists on Monday, Duterte insisted he was “a president of a sovereign state” and that his country has “long ceased to be a colony of the United States.”

“I do not have any master except the Filipino people, nobody but nobody,” Duterte went on to say, also cautioning other world leaders about addressing the issue of the anti-drug campaign in his country.

The Philippines president was set to meet with Barack Obama on Tuesday, but the talks have now been canceled. According to Ned Price, a spokesman for the US National Security Council, Obama will meet with his South Korean counterpart, Park Geun-hye, instead.

Earlier, the US leader said he ordered his team to look into whether a “constructive, productive” dialogue would be possible with Duterte under the circumstances.

“I always want to make sure if I’m having a meeting that it’s actually productive and we’re getting something done,” Obama told reporters in a press conference following the G20 summit in China.

ALSO READ  Russian Air Force intercepts US and German military aircraft: video

“The issue of how we approach fighting crime and drug trafficking is a serious one for all of us. We’ve got to do it the right way,” he added.

Rodrigo Duterte came to power in May, promising to wipe out drug dealers and put an end to the problem in his country. According to the latest police figures cited by AFP, since June law enforcers have killed 1,011 suspected criminals, with an additional 1,391 “deaths under investigation.”

The approach gained vast support among the average public, however raising concerns from political opponents, human rights groups and the US in particular.

“More people will be killed. Plenty will be killed until the last pusher is out of the streets. Until the [last] drug manufacturer is killed, we will continue and I will continue,” Duterte said Monday.

The Philippines leader is notorious for his inflammatory comments. On one occasion he also called Pope Francis “a son of a b****.”

During the presidential election campaign that brought him to power, Duterte also lashed out at the US ambassador to the Philippines, calling him a homosexual.

RT

Share this article:
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

8 Comments
Most Voted
Newest Oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Hugues Nadohou
Hugues Nadohou
2016-09-06 00:39

OBAMA is a b***h

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-09-06 03:01
Reply to  Hugues Nadohou

Few politicians aren’t, LOL.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-09-06 03:20

The little problem about war on drugs is that it’s as stupid as alcohol prohibition. The countries having the smaller numbers of drug or alcohol addicts are those where it’s legal and even the state making money out of it thus founding rehab programs. The last thing mafias and pushers want is legalization! Philipines would even badly hurt terrorist groups like Abu Sayyaf by legalizing as they fund their actions by being a drug ring too… Philippines may have ceased to be a US colony for long thus they’d better not copy the US when they have a stupid politics… Read more »

Jin Tian
Jin Tian
2016-09-06 04:44

Bitches do hate each other.realy…lol!????

Maher Darwish
Maher Darwish
2016-09-06 06:06

Lol

Mehmet Tutuş
Mehmet Tutuş
2016-09-06 06:53

rofl

nandy
nandy
2016-09-06 07:54

The best way to battle drugs dealer is to remove US influence from PHILLIPHEANS

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-09-07 19:45
Reply to  nandy

Nope, it’s simply to legalize : prevention and rehab are MUCH cheaper and of lesser life cost, as prices will collapse, Mafia is fucked, Abu Sayyaf too espcially if state enters the market. Anyway, humans get high since even before they were totally humans and the most it’s forbidden and you fight drugs, the more you advertize it, the more prices rise and the more there are reasons for poor people to enter the business, for mafia to organize smuggling and for bankers to launder mony. Politicians and cops get bribed, etc etc! It’s a vicious circle! Put death penalty… Read more »