"Say: 'Travel through the earth and see what was the end of those who rejected Truth." - Qur'an 6:11
Are we ready for war?
Former mutineer soldier and now Magdalo partylist representative Gary Alejano thinks so. Our forefathers went to war against colonizers without thinking of numbers in the first place. If we go to war against China, why not?
It's clear that China has been illegally occupying our islands across West Philippine Sea (or in China's view: South China Sea), let alone abusing our fishermen.
All Chinese operations continue despite the Philippines won the international arbitraty case that the country has sovereignty over these islands. Forget the figures in strengths, think only of the injustices and it has to be exacted with warfare. We need to go to war.
But can we go to war - alone?
Alejano must have thought that Uncle Sam, the United States, has long been an ally and ready to help our backs in fighting the Chinese invaders. Through them, we could even the numbers and we are again eternally grateful with God's country.
Then again, it's not about numbers. We simply have to fight. In the name of our country. Proud to be Pinoy.
Wait, Alejano and his gang would fight alongside with us, right? Side by side into the open waters, in the frontlines. It's simply a Filipino thing. Those who dared should walk the talk.
Funny thing about wars though, the footsoldiers and the pawns are the first to die. While high ranking officers are "brainstorming" and "strategizing" but less likely to lose a limb or two.
Ah, but Alejano and Magdalo (including his BFF Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV), will go with us to war in the frontlines. I have faith in that.
When they mutineered against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, I had hopes they would end her evil regime.
But it turned out a different way. Too bad, and I always hated how people joked about that failed coup, knowing most of them were graduates of Philippine Military Academy, the best and brightest.
President Rodrigo Duterte also said in one of his statements in a public event earlier that he can also consider waging war against China, despite his efforts to be submissive with its President Xi Jinping. Yet he challenged those critics of him to be on the frontline in order to prove him wrong.
Alejano and BFF Trillanes are fierce critics, and former soldiers at that, they should take the hint. After all, all theories and no practice in studying the art of war make every educated soldier competent, even less "manly," so war has to happen.
Who wouldn't want wars? There's a whole lot of economy in it: production and trade of combat weapons and equipment, even women for some rest and recreation. Who cares about losses?