The Story Behind Duterte's Hitler Remark that Most Filipinos and Political Analysts Still Don't Know

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte compares himself to Adolf Hitler - 9 News Nigeria

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MANILA (Reuters) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to liken himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on Friday and said he would “be happy” to exterminate three million drug users and peddlers in the country.

His comments triggered shock and anger among Jewish groups in the United States, which will add to pressure on the U.S. government to take a tougher line with the Philippines leader. Duterte recently insulted President Barack Obama and in a series of remarks he has undermined the previously close relationship between Manila and Washington.

In a rambling speech on his arrival in Davao City after a visit to Vietnam, Duterte told reporters that he had been “portrayed to be a cousin of Hitler” by critics.

Noting that Hitler had murdered millions of Jews, Duterte said: “There are three million drug addicts (in the Philippines). I’d be happy to slaughter them.

“If Germany had Hitler, the Philippines would have…,” he said, pausing and pointing to himself.

“You know my victims. I would like (them) to be all criminals to finish the problem of my country and save the next generation from perdition.”

Duterte was voted to power in a May election on the back of a vow to end drugs and corruption in the country of 100 million people. He took office on June 30 and over 3,100 people have been killed since then, mostly alleged drug users and dealers, in police operations and in vigilante killings.

His comments were quickly condemned by Jewish groups.

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Digital Terrorism and Hate project, called them “outrageous”.

“Duterte owes the victims (of the Holocaust) an apology for his disgusting rhetoric.”

The Anti-Defamation League, an international Jewish group based in the United States, said Duterte’s comments were “shocking for their tone-deafness”.

“The comparison of drug users and dealers to Holocaust victims is inappropriate and deeply offensive,” said Todd Gutnick, the group’s director of communications. “It is baffling why any leader would want to model himself after such a monster.”


Two days before the Philippines election, outgoing President Benigno Aquino had warned that Duterte’s rising popularity was akin to that of Hitler in the 1920s and 1930s.

“I hope we learn the lessons of history,” Aquino said in widely reported remarks. “We should remember how Hitler came to power.”

Duterte has been scathing about criticism of his anti-drugs campaign and has insulted the United Nations and the European Union, as well as Obama, at various times in recent weeks.

On Friday, reacting to critical comments on his war on drugs by U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and Benjamin Cardin, Duterte said: “Do not pretend to be the moral conscience of the world. Do not be the policeman because you do not have the eligibility to do that in my country.”

He also reiterated there will be no annual war games between the Philippines and the United States until the end of his six-year term, placing the longstanding alliance under a cloud of doubt. It also may make Washington’s strategy of rebalancing its military focus towards Asia in the face of an increasingly assertive China much more difficult to achieve.

Still, U.S. Defence Secretary Ash Carter, speaking before the latest remarks from Duterte, said Washington had an “ironclad” alliance with Manila.

A senior U.S. defence official, also speaking earlier, told reporters that the United States had a long enduring relationship with the Philippines regardless of who was president.

“It’s going to continue to survive based on what we think are strong U.S.-Philippines common security interests, so we’ll be engaging President Duterte further,” the official said.

(Additional reporting by Brendan O’Brien in Milwaukee and Yeganeh Torbati in San Diego; Editing by Raju Gopalakrishnan)


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China has all the characteristics of Nazi Germany, says Meghalaya Governor; slams CPC for Uighur repression - Times Now News

Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy said China has all the characteristics of Nazi Germany and slammed the Communist regime of brutal repression of Uighurs just like the Nazis did to Jews, Gypsies and gays.

New Delhi: Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy lashed out at China saying it had all the characteristics of Nazi Germany – a single-party totalitarian political system combined with free enterprise.

He further accused the Communist country of the brutal suppression of ethnic-religious groups like Uighurs of Xinjiang and Falun Gong practitioners just like what Nazis did to “Jews, Gypsies and Gays.”

Recently, the Uighur Turks and other Muslim communities in China asked the United Nations and other international organisations to put pressure on Beijing and investigate the acts of genocide perpetrated against the Uighur community.

Xi Jinping responsible for Uighur genocide

A report titled "Genocide in East Turkistan" has blamed President Xi Jinping, and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Secretary, Chen Quanguo for crimes against Uighurs.

China has been under continuous fire for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and for its aggression in the Himalayas and the South China Sea.

China has no respect for rule-based order

His endless misadventures and increasing claims show it is willing to ditch morals, international conventions, rules, treaties down the drain just to grab lands.

China’s encroachment in Nepal, India’s Ladakh, opening new border dispute with Bhutan and its aggression in the South China Sea indicate that it does not believe in rule-based order and sees the coronavirus pandemic as a one-time opportunity to gobble as much territory as it can while portraying itself as a crusader for world peace.

Xi Jinping should not forget that by launching Operation Barbarossa against Soviet Russia in World War II Adolf Hitler failed to look at the limits and challenges of the logistics of the Third Reich and overruled the advice of subordinates thereby bringing Germany to disaster.  

Recently, US NSA Robert O’Brien had compared President Xi Jinping to Russian dictator Joseph Stalin saying that Xi sees himself as Stalin’s successor.


Was Adolf Hitler a China Fan?

Hitler met by chance a Chinese couple named Cheung, him right into the heart of the castle. He was spoiled and generously funded. After the annexation of Austria allowed Hitler to his former patrons to search – in vain. His deep gratitude of the family Cheung compared to have Hitler in his autobiography, expressed. This anecdote is like in Chinese social networks tells. In the 70. Death of Hitler found particularly widespread use.

Pretty best friends?

Also the website of the Volkszeitung, of the Parteiorgans of the Communist party of China, participates in the myth-making. A report with the Heading “love and hatred between Chiang Kai-shek and Hitler” caused quite a stir. The nationalist President had German virtues extolled, his younger son, sent to Berlin, to German to learn. This may be true. But then, the author of a spectacular Thesis on: “With the coming to power of the national socialists went to both countries on the honeymoon.”

Peter Longerich is an expert on the Nazi period

As an example, was, among other things, the posting of German military experts to China cited. Including the former chief of the army command Hans von Seeckt. But this exchange had started before Hitler took Power. “In Nazi Germany, these were consultants, not as envoys of the Empire, but rather as a loner,” says Peter Longerich. The more prochinesischen course of the foreign office to put Hitler at the end, as Japan 1937 China attack. “Hitler and his foreign policy adviser Joachim von Ribbentrop in the Japanese-Chinese conflict on the side of Japan,” says the historian.

What, then, is the mutual Affection convincing correspondence between the German dictator and the Chinese President, of which the Chinese author writes? And the small gifts between the two, the depth of friendship should be? If Hitler actually so much for the anti-Communist Chiang Kai-shek felt, he would have his feelings pretty damn deep. As the historian Peter Longerich are no Pro-Chinese Statements with the so-called Conversation between Hitler and his Familiar well-known.

A Fan of Chinese culture?

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Also unknown to him is the legend of Hitler’s fondness for Chinese culture. Accordingly, German Translations of Chinese classics by his bed and stacked. Particularly impressed want to Hilter by Sunzi have been over 2500 years ago through the martial art of philosophizing had. As Erwin Rommel the commander in chief of the German Afrikakorps, has been appointed, to him Hitler, a copy of Sunzis Strategiebuch with his own comments have given, what the General moved to tears have.

But rumours are not true that you with many Details decorated. Sunzi couldn’t Hitler have been the model, because the Chinese was a great pacifist. War lead only one, if he does not avoid let, is his top priority. Hitler had only a spark of Sunzis wisdom taken, he would have had Germany not in the total abyss.


The question remains, why some Chinese people to Bend and Break a proximity of their country to Hitler want to create? The man with the anachronistic Beard is often downright admired. “In China, I hear again and again that in the Second world war, a relatively small country like Germany almost the whole of Europe occupied and defeated. It was a great performance,” says China expert Thomas Heberer. Behind the admiration is, in his opinion, the desire for a strong leader, the country is United and on the authoritarian basis of strong and powerful.

Of the unprecedented crimes of national socialism know the Chinese, however, hardly anything. “Chinese students do not know more about the background of the Second world war as the Germans about the Opiumkrieg,” writes Sven Hänke in his just published book, “naked wedding: I Like China love learned”. On a humorous kind of says the former DAAD-Lector of his experiences in the middle Kingdom. “If you are a taxi driver tells that it comes from Germany, then he says generally: ‘Germany is good. Football well. Hitler well.’ I answer then is always: ‘Hitler is not good. Hitler evil. Football good.'” At best, he should add: “Hitler, friends.” Because that is the supposed Idol of all people with the historic enemy China allied.


“I am Chinese”: Rodrigo Duterte explained the Philippines’ shift in the South China Sea to China

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, Beijing’s new best friend, has swiftly pivoted away from the US and into China’s arms, and arrived in Beijing today for a high-profile visit where he’s promised to improve economic and diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Since he was elected little over 100 days ago, Duterte has trashed the US and played up links between the Philippines and China, even repeatedly bringing up the fact that he has a Chinese grandfather who came from Xiamen.

In a 20-minute interview broadcast by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV on Oct. 18 (though it was recorded in Manila on Oct. 13), Duterte and host Shui Junyi discussed a range of issues, but the interview was dominated by the two countries’ territorial dispute in the South China Sea and Manila’s about-face over the dispute.

Duterte’s predecessor, Benigno Aquino III, challenged Beijing’s aggression in the South China Sea in an international tribunal and won, with a July 12 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague invalidating China’s sweeping maritime claims. It was a huge victory for the Philippines and supported by Western allies like the US and Australia, but Duterte seems uninterested in using the result to rally international pressure against China—despite once vowing to ride into the South China Sea on a jet ski while waving the Philippine flag.

In the CCTV interview, Duterte maintained that he wasn’t “breaking away” from the US, but that he was merely being “pragmatic” and wants to be “friends with everybody.” On the Hague tribunal he said, “if it costs a third world war, what might be the point of insisting on the ownership of the waters? It does not bring prosperity.”

Ahead of his visit, Duterte played down the dispute over fishing rights in the South China Sea with China, pledging instead to only discuss trade issues. Reuters reported Wednesday, however, that Beijing is considering granting conditional fishing rights to the Philippines in Scarborough Shoal, which China seized from the Southeast Asian country in 2012.

“Someday, the South China Sea will just be what, China Sea?… 100 years from now, [the South China Sea] might be meaningless… the ocean cannot feed…[the] human race,” Duterte told CCTV. ”Your fish is my fish. We will talk, we will resolve, it is not the time to go to war.”

Shui asked how sincere his new diplomatic approach was, to which Duterte responded: “Maybe because I am Chinese and I believe in sincerity.” He added that one quarter of the Philippine population is of Chinese descent, and that at a recent business forum, “everybody [was] shouting” to accompany him to China.


Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says he needs China, 'loves' Xi Jinping

“I just simply love Xi Jinping. He understood, he understands my problem and he is willing to help,” Duterte said in a press conference in Davao before leaving country to China to attend the Boao Forum for Asia.

Asked by a Chinese reporter on the relationship between the Philippines and China, the President said it will bloom into something big and beautiful like a flower.

He also believes China is an important factor in the country’s Build, Build, Build plan.

“Of course, China is a very important ingredient there. You factor almost everything from a hard start. But… money, but of course it would not really be enough. Every day the cost of money goes up, that’s the problem. So, you may have a pricing today far different from last week,” he said.


Threat from China recalls that of Nazi Germany, Australian lawmaker says

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The West’s approach to containing China is akin to its failure to prevent Nazi Germany’s aggression, an influential Australian lawmaker warned, earning a rebuke from Beijing while highlighting the difficulty the U.S. ally faces in weighing its security needs against economic interests. Andrew Hastie, head of the Australian Parliament’s intelligence committee, used an op-ed published Thursday to sound the alarm about the Chinese Communist Party’s strategic ambitions, saying Beijing’s assertive foreign policy and military expansion pose a fundamental threat.

Hastie, who served in the military before becoming a lawmaker in Australia’s conservative government, said that many Westerners have erred in thinking that China’s economic liberalization in recent decades would lead to greater democratic freedoms.

“This was our Maginot Line. It would keep us safe, just as the French believed their series of steel and concrete forts would guard them against the German advance in 1940,” he wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age newspapers.

“But their thinking failed catastrophically. The French had failed to appreciate the evolution of mobile warfare. Like the French, Australia has failed to see how mobile our authoritarian neighbor has become.”

Hastie warned that it would be “immensely difficult” to uphold democratic convictions in the face of China’s growing might under President Xi Jinping. Without concerted action, he added, Australia’s sovereignty and freedoms would suffer and its “choices will be made for us.”

Under Xi, China has built up military installations in the disputed South China Sea and increasingly challenged the forces of the United States and its allies in the region. Through its Belt and Road program, it has rolled out loans for infrastructure from the Pacific to Europe and Africa, leaving some nations with unsustainable debts.

Closer to home, Xi has overseen an expansion of the state surveillance apparatus and has been putting pressure on Taiwan, which Beijing regards as a renegade province, through military exercises and efforts to cut off the democratic island’s diplomatic partners.

Australia has a long-standing security alliance with the United States, but its top trading partner is China, whose appetite for raw materials such as coal and iron ore has helped drive Australia’s economic growth over the past quarter-century.

China’s embassy in Canberra criticized Hastie’s remarks, accusing him of having a Cold War mentality and “ideological bias.”

“It goes against the world trend of peace, cooperation and development,” the embassy said in a statement. “It is detrimental to China-Australian relations.”

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday that Hastie was entitled to his views.

Like other U.S. allies, Australia has been grappling with the risks and rewards of China’s rise. Australia has blocked Chinese tech giant Huawei from its 5G network rollout and recently passed new laws designed to prevent foreign interference in its domestic politics.

Both moves have chilled relations with China of late. Australian officials have stressed that the relationship should not be defined by differences, while acknowledging that there would be some disagreements.

At the same time, the United States has been pressing Australia to take bolder action in countering China’s growing power in the Asia-Pacific region. Australia, though, has said that it would not host U.S. missile bases.

In the op-ed, Hastie said Australia “must be clear-eyed” about the dangers posed by China. “We are resetting the terms of engagement with China to preserve our sovereignty, security and democratic convictions, as we also reap the benefits of prosperity that come with our mutually beneficial trade relationship,” Hastie said.


Federal MP compares China to Nazi Germany on new right-wing site

Federal MP compares China to Nazi Germany on new right-wing site

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The chair of the federal Parliament’s committee on international trade, George Christensen, has compared China – Australia’s biggest trading partner – to Nazi Germany, on new right-wing social media site Parler.

“The Prime Minister is reminded of the 1930s when looking at global instability today. No prizes for guessing who is playing the role of Nazi Germany,” the MP wrote.

It was posted just hours after Prime Minister Scott Morrison spoke of the need for “stronger deterrence capabilities” for the military.

On Wednesday, Mr Morrison announced a national defence strategy update which outlined billions in new spending on long-range missiles, surveillance capabilities, armed drones and undersea warfare.

The PM alluded to growing concerns over Chinese influence and activity in the Asia-Pacific region, saying Australia faced “one of the most challenging times we have known since the 1930s and the early 1940s.”

Mr Christensen – who represents the North Queensland seat of Dawson, and is chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth – fired up his new Parler account on Wednesday to comment.

He also shared a YouTube clip from Andrew Bolt’s Sky News show earlier on Wednesday, where the commentator said: “Australia must quickly muscle up against communist China.”

Mr Christensen shared the same video clip, as well as the first sentence of his accompanying written post, to his Facebook page around the same time on Wednesday night.

However, his comment about Nazi Germany was not posted to Facebook, only Parler.

In an earlier Parler post, Mr Christensen responded to a post from an account titled ‘CCP Is Evil’, which shared a news article about how “Australia should prepare for a Chinese military strike”.

“The odds of this occurring narrow by the day,” Mr Christensen replied to the post.

The MP has been chair of the trade and investment committee since July 2019. According to the Australian Parliament House’s website, the committee is responsible for inquiries “relating to measures to further boost Australia’s trade and investment performance”.

In an earlier Parler post, Mr Christensen said Australia was “at a crossroads” in our relationship with China, saying “with more than a third of our exports being sold to China, it’s clear we have put too many eggs into the one basket.”

Much of Mr Christensen’s recent Parler posting has focused on criticisms of China.

“We must speak out against the Chinese Communist Party extinguishing the flame of liberty in Hong Kong. To remain silent is to be complicit in oppression,” he said in another post.

Mr Christensen’s office said he was unavailable for comment. However, shortly after publication, his Facebook and Parler accounts shared links to this article with the message “Well, if the jackboot fits…”

What is Parler?

Mr Christensen told his followers last week “I just joined a new social media platform called Parler. No censoring. No jail time or sin bin. No fake fact-checking.”

It launched in 2018 as a “non-biased free speech” platform, setting itself up as an alternative to Twitter and pitching to conservative users who may have deserted – or been removed from – other social networks.

Conservative media outlets have already amassed large followings, with Breitbart News having more than 700,000 followers on the site.

US President Donald Trump’s son, Eric, has 829,000 followers.

Parler’s user base jumped by 50 per cent last week to more than 1.5 million.

The spike was attributed to high-profile American conservatives encouraging followers to abandon Twitter and shift to Parler, after several conservative Twitter accounts supportive of Mr Trump were shut down.

Largely, Australian politicians have not yet jumped ship. Mr Christensen is one of just a handful of federal politicians to have launched accounts.

One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts said he joined the site over what he saw as “censorship of conservatives on Twitter increasing”, saying it “allows free & open discussion without far-left fact-checkers approving every thought or conservative idea.”

There is also an account under the name of Roberts’ boss, Pauline Hanson. Roberts follows that account, but it has not posted any content yet.

Former Liberal candidate Warren Mundine has also launched an account. Further accounts in the names of Coalition MPs and former candidates, and conservative news commentators, have also been set up.


China behaving like Nazi Germany in South China Sea

Philippine president Aquino speaks out as concern grows over China’s land reclamation in disputed region, including building of runway big enough for military planes.

The Philippine president has likened present-day China to Nazi Germany, hinting that the world cannot continue to appease Beijing as it claims ever more territory in the South China Sea.

Benigno Aquino’s comments – made during a speech in Japan – came as disquiet grows over the quickening pace of China’s land reclamation programme in international waters, including its construction of a runway long enough for large military planes.

“If there was a vacuum, if the United States, which is the superpower, says ‘we are not interested’, perhaps there is no brake to ambitions of other countries,” he told an audience of business leaders in Tokyo.

“I’m an amateur student of history and I’m reminded of ... how Germany was testing the waters and what the response was by various other European powers,” he said, referring to the Nazis’ territorial conquests in the months before the outbreak of the second world war.

“They tested the waters and they were ready to back down if, for instance, in that aspect, France said (to back down).

But unfortunately, up to the annexation of the Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia, the annexation of the entire country of Czechoslovakia, nobody said stop.

If somebody said stop to Hitler at that point in time, or to Germany at that time, would we have avoided World War II.”

Aquino, who is in Japan on a four-day visit, has previously made similar comments comparing China’s actions to those of the Third Reich.

“At what point do you say, ‘Enough is enough’? Well, the world has to say it – remember that the Sudetenland was given in an attempt to appease Hitler to prevent World War II,” he told the New York Times last year.

That provoked fury in Beijing, which labelled the Philippine president “amateurish”, “ignorant” and “lame”.

Aquino’s comments came after the US president, Barack Obama, this week weighed in on the growing tensions in the South China Sea, urging regional powers – particularly China – to respect the law and stop “throwing elbows”.

China has rejected US demands to stop all reclamation works in the South China Sea, saying it was exercising its sovereignty and using the outposts to fulfil international responsibilities.

Beijing insists it has sovereignty over nearly all of the South China Sea, a major global shipping route believed to be home to oil and gas reserves, but rival claimants accuse it of expansionism.

Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan also have varied claims over islets and reefs in the area.


Philippine President Declares: It’s ‘China, Philippines and Russia’ Against the World.

BEIJING, Oct 20 (Reuters) - As President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the United States and sought to strengthen ties with China, he said he will also talk to Russia's Vladimir Putin.

"I've realigned myself in your [China] ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to (President Vladimir) Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world - China, Philippines and Russia. It's the only way," he said.

Duterte made his comments in China, where he is visiting with at least 200 business people to pave the way for what he calls a new commercial alliance as relations with longtime ally the United States deteriorate.

Duterte's efforts to engage China, months after a tribunal ruling in the Hague over South China Sea disputes in favor of the Philippines, marks a reversal in foreign policy since the 71-year-old former mayor took office on June 30.

"America has lost now," Duterte told Chinese and Philippine business people at a forum in the Great Hall of the People, attended by Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli.

"With that, in this venue, your honors, in this venue, I announce my separation from the United States," Duterte said to applause. "I have separated from them. So I will be dependent on you for all time. But do not worry. We will also help as you help us."

China has pulled out all the stops to welcome Duterte, including a marching band complete with batton-twirling band master at his official welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People, which most leaders do not get.


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