Thursday, 12 July 2007

The MILF: A Head Without A Body

The recent ambush that resulted in the killing of 14 marines and the mutilation of some of the dead soldiers should put into question the capability of the MILF to rein in its supposed "fighters."
The MILF, it seems, more like an association of warlords organized merely to inveigle political concessions out of the government but has no real operational command over its armed components. Nothing shows this better than the prevalence of the so-called "MILF Lost Commands".
Thus, Sec. Puno's fear of "balkanization" of Mindanao becomes more and more believable. Once the so-called "Bangsamoro Juridical Entity" is established, it will just be plagued with hungry and greedy warlords like a carcass attracts vultures.
Maybe, we need to tell the MILF to rein in its forces just like the government's precondition for the CPP/NPA for the resumption of the peace talks. Until then, all bets are off.

2 comments:

cvj said...

Hi Jaxius, i've tagged you in my blog. Hope you don't mind.

Manila Bay Watch said...

Hello there...

I’ve just tagged you but frankly don’t know if I’m doing the right thing but heck…:

http://manila-bay-watch.blogspot.com/2007/07/tagging-and-8-random-facts-about-myself.html