Aquino, US brains behind Oplan Wolverine, says PKM-NDFP
By ANDRES AGTALON
Spokesperson, Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid
(PKM, National Peasants Association)
The revolutionary peasant organization Pambansang Katipunan ng mga Magbubukid (PKM), allied organization of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), today dared “disgruntled elements” of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to “shun President Aquino” and hold him principally responsible and accountable for the death of 44 members of the PNP-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF).
“We challenge the disgruntled elements within the PNP and the AFP to reject Aquino and his similarly corrupt officials in the military and police. They should demonstrate different forms of protests, both open and clandestine, against Aquino and defy his fascist orders,” says PKM-NDFP spokesperson Andres Agtalon.
The PKM-NDFP spokesperson accused Aquino and the United States as “the brains” behind the botched operation of January 25 in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, in the name of the United States’ terror war.
“Aquino, armed with US-fed intelligence information to the corrupt and suspended Gen. Purisima, had given direct orders to the latter to mobilize the PNP-SAF to launch Oplan Wolverine,” says Agtalon, referring to the PNP-SAF operation in Mamasapano that led to the death of the 44 SAF members.
“The hacendero president’s mobilization of the police as sacrificial pawns to the US-instigated operation Wolverine shows Aquino’s penchant of exploiting farmers that extends to rank and file troops whose majority came from the peasant class,” he said.
At least 400 elite police troops were mobilized by Aquino and Gen. Purisima under “Oplan Wolverine” to capture Zulkipli bin Hir alias Marwan and Basit Usman, alleged officials of Jemaah Islamiya and are included in the “US terrorist list”. They both carry bounties worth US$7 million offered by the US State Department for their neutralization.
The PKM-NDFP also called on the disgruntled troops to coordinate with members of and join the Lt. Crispin Tagamolila Movement, an underground revolutionary organization of patriotic members of the military and police, and to further arouse, organize, and mobilize progressive elements within their ranks, to defect from the Aquino regime, and further expose the intensifying US intervention in the country.