Negroponte in Manila

Of course news that chief US Spook John Negroponte (a former US Ambassador to Manila) is in town, unannounced, and at the heels of a reported threat to the US Embassy (closing it down today and probably, tomorrow, too), has people abuzz.

One foreign affairs watcher I mentioned this to suggests the visit is to show that they’re taking the visit of Defense Secretary Avelino Cruz, Jr. with his US counterpart seriously -and that perhaps, also to communicate displeasure over the MNLF or MILF being seen to be cozy with the government (at the opening of the SEA Games, for example, or even, if you want to stretch it that far, to giving security to Virgilio Garcillano).

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5 thoughts on “Negroponte in Manila

  1. Wooo… Conspiracy theory…

    I thought i was bad.. Probably here as he knows more people and can check with his own sources, i am sure he has underground links to check what the police, NBI, PNP has said is true or are they just waving the flag…

    Since they are on heightened alert from the SEA Games they probably have rumours appearing at the top which normally would be filtered out..

    Good to be back on line thanks MLQ3…

  2. Negroponte(wikipedia)

    is a career diplomat currently serving as Director of National Intelligence for the United States. Negroponte served in the United States Foreign Service from 1960 to 1997 and was the US ambassador to the United Nations from September of 2001 until June 2004 and as US ambassador to Iraq from June 2004 to April 2005.

    He is considered a controversial figure because he was involved in covert funding of the Contras in Nicaragua (see Iran-Contra Affair) and covered up human rights abuses carried out by CIA-trained operatives in Honduras in the 1980s. According to The New York Times, Negroponte carried out “the covert strategy of the Reagan administration to crush the Sandinistas government in Nicaragua.”

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