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filipino-force-defied-un-commander-in-golan-crisisTimes of Israel:

Manila says it ordered its troops to fight back and escape, instead of surrendering to the Syrian Islamists as the UN wished

Jim Gomez

September 1, 2014

 

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Philippine military chief Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang answers questions from reporters about the situation of Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights, during a press conference at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, Philippines, on Sunday, August 31, 2014 (photo credit: AP/Aaron Favila)[/i]

 

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military said Monday that a UN peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who had attacked and surrounded their camp.

 

Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said he advised the 40 Filipino peacekeepers not to lay down their arms, and they defied the UN peacekeeping commander’s order. Instead, they staged a daring escape from the Golan camp over the weekend, ending a tense, dayslong standoff.

 

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When the besieged Filipino troops sought his advice after they were ordered to lay down their arms as part of an arrangement with the rebels to secure the Fijians’ release, Catapang said he asked them to defy the order.

 

“I told them not to follow the order because that is a violation of our regulation, that we do not surrender our firearms, and, at the same time, there is no assurance that you will be safe after you give your firearms,” Catapang said.

 

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They did not trust the stern letters to get them out?

 

ISIS Papercut = Beheading?

 

The pen is not mightier than the sword when dealing with these Jihadi's.

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