Aquino's request for US surveillance in South China Sea done on US behest--CPP

Information Bureau
Communist Party of the Philippines
July 03, 2012

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemned the Aquino regime for acting as a stooge of the US government in requesting for American surveillance over the South China Sea, an act that the US government and military have long wanted to do.

"Aquino's open invitation for US intervention is an act of outright treachery," said the CPP.  "He is providing the US military the justification and legal cover to carry out military intervention in the Philippines and in the South China Sea."

"Malacañang's spokespersons are feigning ignorance in claiming that surveillance operations will not escalate military tensions in the area. Surveillance and intelligence operations are always crucial elements in any military maneuver or operation."

"By urging the US government to set up its surveillance infrastructure, and giving premium to US intelligence, the Aquino regime is giving the US government and military undue influence to direct the South China Sea conflict, consistent with its interests of building up its hegemony over the region."

"In issuing the request for the US to conduct surveillance and intelligence operations in the South China Sea area, the Aquino regime is putting itself under the sway and control of the US military," said the CPP.