Monday, September 11, 2006

9/11: Terror Alert

While America and the rest of the world remember 9/11 as another day that will live in infamy, the Philippines will be remembering this day not for Marcos' birthday but the expected escalation of extra-judicial killings, abductions and more abuse of our civil rights.

Today is the day that GMA's favorite general is set to retire. I am of course talking about Gen. Jovito Palparan. The infamous general often called "The Executioner" or "The Butcher" who leaves a legacy of abuse and an unequaled resolve to erase all Communists from the face of the earth with whatever means imaginable. He may not have succeeded in eradicating the insurgency in Central Luzon but his new appointment will definitely give him more teeth to fulfill his psychotic dreams.

Today will be the dawn of terror for progressive groups, student activists and all other anti-Arroyo groups. Reports say that he will be named as Deputy National Security Adviser. Now the tandem of terror is complete. NSC's head honcho Norberto Gonzales couldn't have a more perfect partner in the person of Palparan. With Gonzales issuing terror threats left and right, Palparan will be handling the "execution" of the administration's terror plans.

Expect the Mutt and Jeff of GMA to terrorize the populace into submission. Their styles would definitely complement each other. One is good at cooking up stories of impending threats and the other will be doing the actual terrorizing. GMA can now sit back and relax as her terror cell is now complete.

While the world sleeps soundly knowing their governments are there to protect them from terror, the Filipnos will have nightmares, as the government tasked to protect them will step up its efforts to terrorize them even more. So as the the new day of Palparan's retirement begins, he is now more powerful than ever. Palparan is now a member of GMA's "SELECTED UNTOUCHABLES" and the NPA's "MOST WANTED".

UPDATE: The palace had since withdrawn Palparan's appointment due to the public's outcry.