October 08, 2012
MILF Jokes Temporarily on Hold
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has reached a deal with the Filipino government. I give it two weeks before "radical" MILFS decide the "moderates" have sold them out and that that the Islamic Emirate can only be established when the moderates have all been beheaded:
The Philippine government and Muslim rebels agreed on a deal to end a 40-year conflict that has killed more than 120,000 people, President Benigno Aquino said on Sunday, paving the way for a political and economic revival of the country's troubled south....Thanks to Lou.
The MILF and the government still need to thrash out details of their broad agreement in the months ahead as a 15-member commission drafts a law by 2015 to send to Congress.
The two sides agreed only that there would be "just and equitable" sharing of resources, which are believed to include large reserves of natural gas. Determining how much power the area will have over law, such as its scope to administer sharia justice, is another remaining challenge for negotiators.
PS -- Never do a Google image search for MILF vs. MILF with the office door open!