we're the newest nation of spineless cowards.
the pull out may have been for a noble cause, a human being's life is at stake after all, but we may have only invited upon ourselves more wrath from our friendly neighborhood jihadists in mindanao. showing off such lack of determination and conviction in our cause will embolden more crazy fanatics to get be more daring in their fancy revelry in evil. we have finally taken the path the spaniards have taken, but as deadly events that took place after their withdrawal have shown, they have not freed themselves of the threat of the islamists even as they have tried to appease them. such will be our fate as well.
we have chosen for ourselves a trap-laden path, God help us all.