Friday, June 25, 2010

The on-going US-Arroyo regime's last-minute massive military offensives are futile-NDF

The on-going US-Arroyo regime's last-minute
massive military offensives are futile

Jorge "Ka Oris" Madlos
National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao
June 16, 2010

The US-Arroyo Regime is launching a massive offensive military operation in Mindanao and the whole country in its futile final attempt to make "big scores" to add to its military "achievements" and make it appear that the objective of its rehashed Oplan Bantay Laya II from the failed Oplan Bantay Laya I is successful against the advancing revolutionary movement.

It wishes also to reduce the frequency of the intensified tactical offensives of the NPA and pre-empt more tactical offensives towards the run-up of the closure of the US-Arroyo Regime and its Oplan Bantay Laya II and the inauguration of the new administration come June 30.

In Mindanao, the Eastern Mindanao Command of the AFP is mobilizing its three divisions with augmentation battalions from Luzon against the New People's Army. The Southern Mindanao Region (SMR) of the NPA is the main focus of the massive military offensives in Mindanao initiated and led by the 10th division, whose 10 battalions are reinforced by three more battalions from Luzon.

The 4th ID PA has focused its troops against the NPA in the North-Eastern Mindanao Region (NEMR) and the North Central Mindanao Region (NCMR). It is bringing in one more army battalion to augment its thinly scattered battalions in North-Eastern Mindanao Region.

The 6th ID PA has its guns trained against the NPA in the Far Southern Mindanao Region (FSMR), even as part of its forces is busy against the Moro revolutionary forces.

Part of the 1st Tabak Division, PA of the Western Mindanao Command of the AFP is launching its separate military offensives against NPA forces of the Western Mindanao Region (WMR). In its stubbornness, this nationwide military campaign may even last beyond the June 30 self-imposed deadline of the OBL2 of the US-Arroyo Regime.

This simultaneous last-minute military offensive of the US-Arroyo regime in Mindanao and in other regions of Luzon and the Visayas in general, is bound to fail miserably. In fact, nine years of OBL I and OBL II were not enough to totally stop, as a whole, and even to inconsequentiality in particular, the advance of the revolutionary movement.

One thing is sure however, the US-Arroyo regime's and the AFP's constant refusal to admit that its military campaigns in the past nine years are a complete failure is foolhardy, and intensifying its offensives now on a nationwide scale will only bring more misery to the people whose economy and social life have been constantly dislocated by AFP military operations and victimized by numerous human rights violations. This will only drain the reactionary government's resources much needed for social welfare and development projects, and use their mercenary troops as cannon fodder in the name of their privileged generals and the corrupt, reactionary puppet US-Arroyo regime.

It is in the interest of the majority of the people as well as the AFP foot soldiers themselves that the US-Arroyo regime and its stubborn generals stop these useless military offensives and focus in making amends with the people against whom they have committed human rights violations.

It is also in the best interest of the whole country for the new administration of Noynoy Aquino to truly work for peace by attempting to take bold steps to sincerely remove obstacles that bar the resumption of peace negotiations between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP).

We call on the people to be vigilant, expose and oppose human rights violations committed in the course of the on-going massive military operations of the AFP. We also call on the AFP soldiers and junior officers to ask their superiors to stop this military offensive because this does not portend the possibility of a peace initiative of the incoming new administration.

In the face of these massive but desperate attacks launched by the AFP, we call on all Red commanders and fighters in Mindanao and the rest of the country to set ablaze your revolutionary zeal and stand your ground, to meticulously analyze enemy movement, to launch calculated tactical counter-offensives whenever possible during these operations, and to completely frustrate US imperialism and the Arroyo regime in their desperate intent to defeat the revolutionary movement.