CIA documents reveals that Cory Aquino requested an airstrike from U.S to kill the Filipino against her government
A shocking document from CIA was declassified and it shows that former President Cory Aquino requested assistance to the United States of America to bomb the rebels led by Colonel Gregorio Honasan and the other soldiers loyal to former Ferdinand Marcos.
The CIA documents was published in several foreign news websites like CNN and BBC news.
According to the document, Cory Aquino asked for U.S assistance to crush the rebels who wanted to topple her government by using F-4 Phantom Jets.
But American officials refused to do it because of political risks of killings Filipinos.
The documents also showed that 12 opposition congressmen condemned the action of United States of America and the Aquino government for asking military assistance to a foreign power.
This is what the document said.
MON DEC 04 8:58:12 1989
DOW-QA PHILIPPINE DEFENSE CHIEF SAYS U.S INITIATED OFFER TO HELP E0495
QUELL REBEL UPRISING
MANILA – (DJ) — DEFENSE SECRETARY FIDEL RAMOS SAID MONDAY THE U.S OFFERED MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO CRUSH A MUTINY BY DISSIDENTS SEEKING TO TOPPLE PRESIDENT CORAZON AQUINO.
LAST FRIDAY, AQUINO ASKED FOR U.S ASSISTANCE IN CRUSHING THE MOST SERIOUS ATTEMPT TO OUST HER FROM POWER. U.S WARPLANES PROVIDED AIR COVER TO ALLOW PHILIPPINE FORCES TO ATTACK THE REBELS. U.S. AND FILIPINO OFFICIALS SAY THE U.S. F-4 PHANTOM JETS DID NOT FIRE A SHOT AND CEASED OVERFLIGHTS SATURDAY MORNING.
THE LOST ANGELES TIMES AND THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTED LAST WEEKEND THAT THE AQUINO GOVERNMENT ASKED FOR AIR STRIKES BUT U.S OFFICIALS REFUSED BECAUSE OF POLITICAL RISKS IN KILLING FILIPINOS.
RAMOS TOLD REPORTERS THAT U.S. AMBASSADOR NICHOLAS PLATT OFFERED U.S HELP TO AQUINO “IN VERY GENERAL TERMS.” RAMOS SAID AQUINO TOLD PLATT TO DISCUSS THE OFFER WITH MILITARY OFFICIALS. “FRANKLY, I WAS A LITTLE SURPRISED ON THE VOLUNTARY OFFER ON THE PART OF THE U.S. GOVERMENT TO PROVIDE US ASSISTANCE,” RAMOS SAID.
ON MONDAY, OPPOSITION MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVE FILED A RESOLUTION ” CONDEMNING (THE UNITED STATES) IN THE STRONGEST TERMS POSSIBLE AS UNNECESSARY AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL” FOR ASSISTING MILITARILY. THE RESOLUTION FILED BY 12 OPPOSITION CONGRESSMEN, CALLED THE REQUEST BY THE PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT ” A SHAMELESS ACT OF SURRENDER OF SOVEREIGNTY TO A FOREIGN POWER.”
MONDAY DEC 4, 1989 06:53