In yet another example of the kind of things convicted criminals might say if they were allowed to be President of a Banana Republic for a day, Rodrigo Duterte, the real-life President of the Philippines recently told his soldiers to shoot female rebels directly in the vagina because without their genitals they are ‘useless’.
These are the kind of things you simply can’t make up.
Addressing a group of former communist rebels, the Philippines president said “Tell the soldiers. There’s a new order coming from the mayor. We won’t kill you. We will just shoot your vagina.”
An official government translation of the speech, which he gave on 7th February, replaced the word vagina with a dash. In the speech Duterte also criticised any female rebels within the New People’s Army (NPA), and told his army to kill anyone in the organisation, male or female.
Duterte is currently under investigation by the International Criminal Court for his ‘war on drugs’ which has seen nearly 4,000 people killed in vigilante style executions since he came to power in June 2016.
Previously, Duterte has made rape jokes about Miss Universe, and told his soldiers they had permission to rape up to three women during conflict without facing punishment.
Comparing his brutal campaign against drug dealers with the Holocaust, “Hitler massacred three million Jews. Now, there is three million drug addicts. I’d be happy to slaughter them,” he said “At least Germany had Hitler.”
Called Barack Obama as a “son of a whore” over suggestions the US President might challenge him on human rights issues in a meeting. Mr Obama eventually cancelled the meeting, saying he preferred “constructive, productive conversations”.
With the killing of thousands of alleged drug dealers and drug users under Mr Duterte’s leadership Duterte said “Do the lives of 10 of these criminals really matter? If I am the one facing all this grief, would 100 lives of these idiots mean anything to me?”
When UN human rights experts said his encouragement of drug killings amounted to “a crime under international law”, he responded with an expletive-laden tirade, branding the experts “stupid” and threatening to pull out of the UN.
During his campaign to become president; “Forget the laws on human rights. If I make it to the presidential palace, I will do just what I did as mayor. You drug pushers, hold-up men and do-nothings, you better go out. Because I’d kill you,” he said at his final campaign rally. “I’ll dump all of you into Manila Bay, and fatten all the fish there.”
Joking about the rape and murder of a female Australian missionary “I saw her face and I thought, ‘What a pity… they raped her, they all lined up. I was mad she was raped but she was so beautiful. I thought, the mayor should have been first.”