USA REJECTED Philippines SOS China’s invasion inspite of Mutual Defense Treaty

The US Government affirmed that it will support for word of mouth only and not in real action, a recent turnout of the high level ministerial talks between USA and the Philippines.

For the territorial clash between the Philippines and China in the Philippine territory's Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal) USA rejected the vocal ask for support of the Philippines Government.

Even though in the Mutual Defense Treaty (MDT) mentioned that if there is an actual invasion in the Philippine territory; USA will come to protect the Philippines but the invasion of China in the Philippines territory is disregarded by the USA government because of political ties between US-China.

Though it said to support for diplomatic solution but still vague if in the actual event if USA would be there for the Philippines after their recent decision.

This is the second time that the US government rejected the Mutual Defense Treaty showing USA could not make its word into reality, a promise of never ending promise.

The refusal of the United States to take sides in the Scarborough Shoal tiff between the Philippines and China merely confirms that the long-standing mutual defense treaty (MDT) between Manila and Washington is unreliable, Sen. Joker Arroyo said yesterday.

Arroyo, an opposition senator, also cringed at the result of the highly publicized ministerial talks between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and top diplomats and officials of the country, saying it only made the top government officials look like "beggars" in the international community after the US official said America is not inclined to take the side of the Philippines in its territorial dispute with China but will only help build and strengthen the country's maritime capabilities.

Sen. Panfilo Lacson, chairman of the Senate National Defense Committee, said the US cannot afford to take sides in the territorial dispute between the Philippines and over the Scarborough Shoal as its stand is anchored on the presence of American business interests in China, which "will always play a vital role in their foreign policy decisions."

According to Manila Bulletin research, China has been a major player in the global debt market since 2011, holding at least $1.6 trillion in US treasury bonds which helps maintain the US' low interest rates and management of its enormous debt.

The US also owes at least $1.13 trillion to China, equivalent to 25 percent of the total $4.6-trillion debt given by foreign countries.

Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo Angarasaid Washington's position to settle the territorial deadlock through peaceful settlement, and multilateral and rules-based approach is given following its crucial bilateral relations with China, now considered the economic giant in Asia.

"That is to be expected because this a sensitive time in US-China relations, what with the issue of the Chinese lawyer seeking asylum in the US embassy in Beijing as well as the need for the US to win over Beijing to its side regarding North Korea and Iran," the Harvard educated-lawmaker said.

AKO Bicol party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe agreed with Angara, saying that "Big Brother will never interfere unless its interests are affected."

But while the US said it won't take sides, Clinton reaffirmed America's commitment to its MDT with the Philippines and to freedom of navigation and regional security. She also reiterated that the US will support a diplomatic resolution to any territorial disputes.

"The results of the Del Rosario-Clinton-Gazmin-Panetta ministerial meeting is a lesson for us – a small power – and that is, we should not embark on a high-profile meeting unless we are sure about a modi¬cum of success in the negotiation," Arroyo said, referring to the high-level talks attended by Foreign Af¬fairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, and US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

"That underscores the importance of back channeling, the in¬formal diplomacy, the preliminary talks before the formal meeting. For why should we go through highly publicized talks, only to look beggared by puny cessations?" Ar¬royo said,

"Whereas before, there was at least some doubt where the US stands in the crisis, now it has been clarified. Nagkabistuhan na," he stressed.

Arroyo said the Aquino govern¬ment should look up to former President Corazon C. Aquino, the President's mother, who was "a master of that kind of diplomacy."

"Informal talks were first made and the points of agreement were more or less agreed upon before the formal talks take place," Ar¬royo said.

"If there was no agreement in the preparatory talks, it was useless to proceed with the formal meeting. Ask Teddy (Teodoro) "Boy" Locsin who was 25 years younger then. He was Cory's effective diplomatic intercessor, among others," he said of Mrs. Aquino's former press sec¬retary.

Arroyo, who was Mrs. Aquino's executive secretary, said the latest development in Washington only confirms what China had thought all along, "that the 61-year Mutual Defense Treaty cannot be invoked in the Scarborough standoff."

In the joint statement, the US also affirmed it would cooperate on building the Philippines sea patrol capabilities and will transfer a second ship to the poorly equipped Philippine Navy some this year.

Both Del Rosario and Gazmin appealed also during the meeting for the US' help in building at least a "minimum credible defense" for the Philippine Armed Forces.

US Interest in the Spratlys and the Philippines

USA still having a hidden plan for the Spratlys which the Philippines must wake up that letting the US to land again in any part of the Philippine territory would put the country in danger for their hidden agenda for the resource rich spratlys.

China is  vocal in their invasion to the Philippines which the Philippines must prepare to counter china but USA also has a hidden plan to the Spratlys which the Philippines must be very careful in making its decision if allowing the US to use the Philippines for its power ambition in the pacific or not.

The USA refused to sign the UNCLOS as a proof that they are also against the United Nations Convention in Laws of Sea for some reasons such as the same intention with china to invade or control the Areas which are affected by the UNCLOS or any other hidden reasons.

Without the United State's support, The Philippines and four other states (Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Bahamas) got the approval in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) held in Jamaica last December 10, 1982. They were qualified as archipelagic States and international Laws protect them to exercise the 200 Nautical Miles Exclusive Economic Zone. 

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