The peace process between the Philippines government and the Islamist MILF has worked out as excepted. The violence continues but now MILF will be receiving a fortune in funding that will enable it to scale up its attacks and probably funnel the money into more international terrorism.
The Philippines government hasn’t just made a deal with the devil. It’s becoming a sponsor of international terrorism.
A 75 percent share in taxes and earnings from natural resources and metallic minerals in the proposed Bangsamoro entity, and 50 percent from energy and other mineral resources.
These are the terms won by the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in the wealth-sharing deal it signed with the government late Saturday night in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Government chief negotiator Miriam Coronel-Ferrer said the peace panels finally completed the wealth-sharing annex, with the lion’s share of earnings in the Bangsamoro going to the MILF.
Ending one of Southeast Asia’s most entrenched conflicts could help bring investors to Mindanao and unlock mineral deposits worth an estimated $312 billion.
So there’s plenty to go around. International Muslim “investors” put money into start up Islamic terror emirates and then reap the dividends after the terror groups achieve some political autonomy.
MILF has links to Al Qaeda and hundreds of its terrorists have trained with Al Qaeda.
The MILFs known linkages and interdependency to terrorist groups such Al Qaeda and Jemaayah Islamiyah plague the peace process at the present time. MILF provides safe haven in their camps in the Southern Philippines in exchange for financial aid, arms, ammunition, and training from Al Qaeda and Jemaayah Islamiyah.
So the Philippines has just turned over territory and massive wealth to Al Qaeda.