Oplan BAYANIHAN of the Aquino Regime will never be successful*
Ka Frank Fernandez
June 15, 2011
Just like the Oplan Bantay Laya 1 and 2 and other Oplans of the past regimes and the AFP, THE Oplan Bayanihan of the US-Aquino Regime will never be successful in it’s objective of destroying the revolutionary strength of the Party, NPA and the mass base and the organs of political power of the people in the countrysides. The defeat of the reactionary enemy is certain because they can no longer halt the historical march of the oppressed and the exploited people that continue to advance despite the difficult and complicated path of the armed struggle in order to complete the national democratic revolution and establish a socialist society for the Filipino people.
As an extension of the Oplan Bantay Laya and a copycat of the January 2009 Counterinsurgency Guide, Oplan Bayanihan will be more brutal and bloody military campaign of the Aquino regime but is only deodorized by the psywar packaging as a “new program” for “development, peace, and human rights” and the facelifting of the AFP using the “nice-to-hear” activities of the CMO and PR offensives. Their tall ambition is to destroy within three years the armed revolutionary movement that has been existing in the last 42 years, drive the AFP and the PNP to commit desperate and grave fascist crimes and violate people’s rights and destroy legitimate organizations struggling for nationalist and democratic interest of the people.
Not all the time, they can replace the rottenness, fascist and anti-people nature of the counter-revolutionary military campaign of any regime and its fascist instruments like the AFP and PNP with “beautiful words.” And like the past regimes, Pres Aquino, his peti-bourgeois and bourgeois propagandists cannot mask with empty rhetorics the puppetry of the reactionary government to US imperialism and as a political institution of the fascist reign of big bourgeois compradors and landlords in order to worsen the systematic exploitation and oppression of the Filipino people.
The militarist solution and grandiose psywar is but the natural means of a regime to maintain and defend the unjust semi-colonial and semi feudal social system of the country that is now confronted with a worsening economic crisis and widespread discontent and rage of the people and an advancing armed struggle in the countrysides as a result of the absence of real land reform and nationalist industrialization and from the impact of the crisis of the world capitalist system including the the US triggered along with it’s allies campaign of exploitation,oppression and war of aggression against nations and peoples in the Middle East and Africa.
Instead of implementing land reform and nationalist industrialization and scrapping the anti-people oil deregulation law, 12% EVAT on oil, the Visiting Forces Agreement, and the lowering of prices of basic commodities, Pres Aquino and his US imperialist master strengthened the armed capacity of the fascist AFP and PNP in order to launch an expansive, non-productive and unjust counter-revolutionary war that will surely be a failure.