Tidbits from Both Sides of the Fight News Highlights – November 13, 2015

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New Defence Minister
The Political Game
Internal Security
Way Up North
Philippines Kidnapping
  • Commentary  “Stop calling them ‘isolated cases’ — It has been two months since the Abu Sayyaf kidnapped two Canadians, a Norwegian, and a Filipina from a beach resort in the Island Garden City of Samal in the middle of Davao Gulf. At the time it happened, a Malacañang spokesman sought to minimize the kidnapping as “a very isolated case.” …. The two Malaysians were kept hostage for six months before agreement on ransom was reached. In the 2001 kidnapping of the Burnhams in Palawan, it took a year before the military was able to rescue Grace Burnham but her missionary husband was killed in the operation. We may have to resign ourselves to a similarly extended period of uncertainty over the fate of the Samal kidnap victims ….”
Khadr Boy
Veterans & Helping Veterans



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