Duterte: American soldiers cannot stand hardships in war zones

Security & Defense

President Rodrigo Duterte said American soldiers cannot stand hardships in war zones. “Hindi ako sigurado sa Amerikano because ang Amerikano has lost its will to fight. Ang kanila ‘yung puro weapon rin na lang – cruise missile, maybe they also have the supersonic thing,” he said onboard BRP Davao del Sur, Casiguran, Aurora on May 15.

“But ‘yung boots on the ground, ‘yung pupunta doon tapos makipag-away tao por tao, takot ang America,” he said. “I am sad to say pero ang America cannot stand hardships.”

“Magpunta ‘yan ng giyera sa Afghanistan, matapos na ang bakbakan uwi doon sa Green Zone, gusto ng kwarto na aircon, ‘yung kama na maganda,” he said.

“Hindi ganun ang sundalo. Kung pareha ng sundalo ng Pilipino, eh magtapon ka ng Marine diyan sa dagat, eh di itapon mo. Three days mag-survive ‘yan. Amerikano itapon mo, one hour after, lulutang na ‘yan. Totoo,” he added.

He also said that America is afraid to kill.

“Ang America takot pumatay, takot mamatay. Iyan talaga ang totoo sa America. They are deathly afraid of death and they do not want to kill,” he noted. “Ang nalaman lang nitong mga buang na ito is for human rights and… Kaya they are deteriorating. They… What they do there is to send specialist but it is far from the madding crowd.”

Source: https://pcoo.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/051518-Speech-of-President-Rodrigo-Roa-Duterte-during-the-Philippine-Rise-Commemoration.pdf