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The Sabah Dilemma & Aquino’s Narcissist Response

Decades of bungled mishandling of the Sabah issue has contributed to the frustration of the Sulu Sultanate and the dimming of the prospect of ever reclaiming their territory. It does not help the effort of the Sultanate of Sulu and Borneo to get back their territory when politicians on both sides are fixated on seeing everything and anything to be about them. One thing is certain though is that Philippine and Malaysian politicians are both deluded with a mindset of a borderline fool if not already there thinking the world revolves around them. It does not matter that people are shedding blood and countless peoples’ lives disrupted with a huge number abused, discriminated and their rights trampled.

The uncanny similarities among the politicians are almost surreal that when you read their dailies there are times you might doubt if you are in the Philippines or Malaysia since there is almost no recognizable distinction that separates them. The narcissism is just unbelievable on both sides of the contested border that one is given the impression that without them the world will be on a standstill.

Not to disrespect the decision of the Raja Muda and his followers regarding their decision to resettle back to their Sabah homeland during election season of both countries, it is not the best of times to make a political statement of this magnitude. Unfortunately election season is the time when people mostly politicians suffer altered perception of reality. It is the time when narcissistic tendencies of the politicians gets full blown and see everything and anything no matter if it’s of historical or territorial significance delude themselves that it is all about them. Case in point is when Noynoy Aquino thinks that this is the handiwork of the political opposition particularly the camp of Gloria Arroyo to embarrass his administration. He sees the political action as a personal affront and an act of sabotage to derail the almost done deal peace agreement with the MILF. What is incredible or was it pathetic is when he also suspected his relatives particularly his uncle Peping and his Wife Tingting Cojoangco to be behind the plot but cleared them in the most laughable and ridiculous manner. Really, does he not realize that accusing his relatives only shows his lack of leadership and proving it only validates the his incompetency even more and further erodes his credibility as a leader?

Lately he is now “seriously” looking into the role of the “plotters” and intends to flush them out while at the same time mouthing the stand of Malaysia. I just don’t know if in his ignorance he is confusing the need for election rhetoric that will reverberate or get laugh at all the way to Malaysia since the Administration candidates in Malaysia are also mouthing the same plot pointing an accusatory finger at the Malaysian opposition. If they are correct which is really farfetched then it would mean that the opposition in the Philippines and Malaysia are in cahoots or conspiring together,  now that is definitely a gas, LOL.

Marvin Bionat of Philippine Update has this to say and an image to boot on Noynoy Aquino's embarrassing conduct on the Sabah standoff:
For siding with Malaysia in the continuing Sabah standoff, President Aquino has been conferred by his Malaysian handlers the title of "Datu." He is now to be addressed royally as Datu Puti P-Noy ...

Where in the world are the leaders of both countries bringing this issue when the Malaysian political clown’s errr parties are accusing each other of orchestrating the standoff that eventually led to the firefight that claimed the lives of 10 Tausugs and 4 wounded on the side of the Sultanate and two dead and 3 wounded on the Malaysian police side? While the Sultanate wants to elevate their grievance to the ICJ, the Malaysians refused it outright (we know why, isn’t it?) Aquino is still in the stage of studying the validity of the Sabah issue. With a president like that who needs a government when he helps derail the very issue that the Tausugs are bringing forward and even go to the extent of helping Malaysians throw your followers into the lions den?

Seriously people, how is it possible for 234 men and women with at least 30 of them armed to go on a suicide mission based on the mere prodding of the unseated out of power opposition? Are they seriously implying that a plunderer has that clout to “persuade” men and women to make a political statement that can cost them their lives? What about the Malaysian politicians of the administration and the opposition side, do they think these men and women who have a valid historical claim and birthright to Sabah will do the ultimate sacrifice just to help them get elected?

Why in the name of mentally challenge buffoons of a politician will they trivialize a serious valid issue into one of their deranged narcissistic conspiracy theories is just beyond me. The sad part is that in a society where lying has been transformed into an art form instead of treating it as a fraud that is against the law, opportunist dense people make a living muddling an issue like Sabah.

It does not help that we have vocal highly partisan characters that also sees everything according to their dog lineage errrr political loyalty based not on the party principles but personal loyalty to their patron saint errrr political dynasty patrons or bosses. Then it gets more pathetic and the issue gets sidelined because they act as if they are in corner sari-sari store gossip congregation insisting and shoving in your throats hearsay's as if it was the gospel of truth, LOL.

Instead of looking at the crisis from the vantage point of how both can come up with a win-win solution they would rather indulge in the most pathetic sidetracking of the issue that’s boils down to their selfish selves. If ever they veer away from themselves they pin the blame on other parties such as the MNLF, ArroyoI, Etc. instead of looking at the implications or how it will affect others. Are they even sane enough to look at the issue objectively from the vantage point of what is the greater good?

The biggest disappointment and loser here is none other than Noynoy Aquino because his landed gentry roots is showing and worse every time he intimidates and threatens Sultan Kiram III and his followers with criminal and constitutional violations he is being perceived as ignorant and worse as the present day Makapili collaborator. It is bad enough in the past Arroyo regime that we have allowed Malaysia as the arbiter when they are a party not just having a territorial dispute with us but actually had a role in the never ending Mindanao conflict. Just because we have an administration now that has straight narrow path as its slogan it does not mean that repeating the past mistake of collaboration with Malaysia as the peace broker make it right today, it is still grossly wrong on all levels.

The sad part is after his buddy or was it his boss Najib brags about talking to him on the phone giving the Sultan’s followers an ultimatum of surrender or face the consequence of its mighty military force he goes around issuing the same ultimatum to his own citizens that’s in dire situation now in Sabah. Genuine leader sees crisis as an opportunity to lead his people in tackling the problem as just a hurdle to lead his people out of that challenging times, and sadly Noynoy Aquino is truly a very disappointing one. 

What is puzzling is that Aquino seems to see the point of view of the Malaysian on the "intrusion" and yet failed to see the role of Malaysia in the never ending conflict in Mindanao that was supported and armed by the so-called peace broker. He does not see that Sabah when it comes to Muslim insurgents is a safe haven when they are being pursued by the Philippine military but intruders when they assert their historical birthright? Aquino mouths his desire for peace and yet fails to see that he is consorting with a neighbor that actually not just meddles but clandestinely or was it openly supporting the Muslim rebellion in our own shores. I believe the term for that is treason and he should instead focus on that rather than seek the "plotters" that may turn out to exist only in his fertile imaginative mind.......... One can only hope that we don't wake up one day losing Mindanao and see the emergence of a new Republic of Mindanao and Sabah, all because this president and others bungled up an opportunity to address the historical wrongs against the Moro people.

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