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Philippines urges US to return church bells

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has demanded the United States return church bells seized by American forces in a bloody campaign more than a century ago, in another blast at his country's traditional ally.

American forces took three bells from the Catholic church of Balangiga town on the eastern island of Samar in 1901 as war booty in what historians said was a particularly brutal military operation in the new US colony.

"Give us back those Balangiga bells. They are not yours. They are ours. They belong to the Philippines. They are part of our national heritage," Duterte said at his annual State of the Nation Address on Monday.

"Those bells are reminders of the gallantry and heroism of our forebears who resisted the American colonizers and sacrificed their lives in the process."

Two of the bells are installed at a memorial for US war dead in Wyoming, while the third is with US forces in South Korea.

 

http://presstv.ir/Detail/2017/07/25/529635/Philippines-US-Church-Bells

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America never tried to colonize the Philippines, just as America never colonized Puerto Rico. Hawaii got the short end, but the Philippines did not.

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2 minutes ago, kbet said:

America never tried to colonize the Philippines, just as America never colonized Puerto Rico. Hawaii got the short end, but the Philippines did not.

?  Lots of Filipinos died fighting the Japanese  with the US during WWII.  The Bataan Death March is just one place.  They fought with us.  After the war, we rebuilt Japan and Germany and didn't do a thing that I can tell to help our ally Pi.  We f**k their women, wipe our dicks on the curtains and go home.  Who knows how many Amerasian children were left after Viet Nam?  I think our relationship with PI is a disgrace.   The Pi is the Only Christian/English speaking country in Asia.

Give them back their bells.

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4 hours ago, Pilgrim said:

?  Lots of Filipinos died fighting the Japanese  with the US during WWII.  The Bataan Death March is just one place.  They fought with us.  After the war, we rebuilt Japan and Germany and didn't do a thing that I can tell to help our ally Pi.  We f**k their women, wipe our dicks on the curtains and go home.  Who knows how many Amerasian children were left after Viet Nam?  I think our relationship with PI is a disgrace.   The Pi is the Only Christian/English speaking country in Asia.

Give them back their bells.

Ehh, they should probably just give the bells back, but demand the Philippines be nice about it.

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