And so does every SEA without one. So when you think about that you realise that their hatred for drugs may not rational, but cultural. Clearly they aren't that concerned about the drug trades addict victims, given the fact Duterte advocates killing them.(Original post by Luke Kostanjsek)
But every SEA country with a big drug problem hate drugs. And I dare say they'd know better than any of us, the effect it's had on their countries.
I doubt it is a ploy. He probably just enjoys throwing his weight around, he is clearly power hungry, sadistic and psychopathic. I mean, this is the same guy who said he'd have enjoyed raping a woman.(Original post by Luke Kostanjsek)
Duterte has essentially raised a militia against the drugs trade. If this is a ploy, he's either the most stupid person in the world or so far ahead of the rest of us he's going to take over the world.
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Ah yes. Eradicate corruption. Why didn't anyone else think of that?
It's a tough job, but with the power he has it's not impossible. I don't think murdering millions of people is the answer.
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Their power is almost entirely secured by the drugs trade. You seem completely oblivious to quite how powerful the drug barons are in the Philippines, and how much of a vice they have the country in.
I'm sure it's very powerful. But I don't see how any drug trade can be that powerful in a country where, as you say yourself, drugs are so clearly viewed extremely negatively.
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