9/5/16

"Son of a whore?"

Hooooo doggie.

"Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called Barack Obama a "son of a whore" on Monday as he vowed not to be lectured by the US leader on human rights when they meet in Laos.
The acid-tongued Duterte bristled at warnings he would face questioning by the US president over a war against drugs in the Philippines that has claimed more than 2,400 lives in just over two months.
"You must be respectful. Do not just throw away questions and statements. Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum," Duterte told a news conference shortly before flying to Laos to attend a summit."
Things may be tense in Vientiane this next couple of days, at the 11th East Asia Summit.
Obama has canceled the meeting he had scheduled with Duterte. I'm pretty much in agreeance with that move. Let him stew in his own juices.
Meanwhile ... the big gun from Hanoi will be Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. There is no indication he served in North Vietnam's armed forces during the war, but he was certainly old enough at the time to remember it.
Me? I'm doing my part for this summit. I contribute daily to harmonious relationships between ourselves and the peace-loving peoples of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.