The American hegemony has been shaken by recent moves by the Philippines and Malaysia to improve ties with China. The Empire will not take this sitting down and is striking back. The Empire has always regard Asean, in fact the whole world, as part of the Empire. The Empire rules the world and dictates to the world how it should behave or else. No independent country is free or really independent from the Empire.
The prosecution of the Malaysian PM Najib by the American Department of Justice is a clear case that the Empire rules. The embezzling case involving Malaysian govt, state funds, and Malaysians was though, in fact obvious to all, a domestic affairs of Malaysia. But the Empire said no, every state must be answerable to the Empire and Malaysia and its PM are no exception. They committed an act that the Empire would not allow and the Department of Justice had acted against its subjects. Full investigation would be conducted by all the subject countries to bring the PM of Malaysia to justice, in the courts of the Empire.
PM Najib of Malaysia has joined the rebels and headed to the rebel stronghold in China for protection. The rebel forces are strong. The Force is with them with Russia and China standing up to the Empire. Duterte, the President of the Philippines were even more rebellious by openly defying the Empire. Not only did he declared to break away from the Empire, he added that he would join the rebel forces led by Russia and China.
Duterte wants the Empire to pull out its remaining soldier in the Philippines. But the Empire said no, that the soldiers were there to help the Philippines to quell resistant forces. With that excuse, the Empire hopes to keep its soldiers in the Philippines, the way it is keeping its forces in Japan and South Korea,
Pressure is mounting to check on the Philippines. The Empire has told the Philippines that it would not be able to buy weapons from the Empire. It is a matter of time before sanctions would be applied to the Philippines for defying the Empire, attempting to break away.
The Philippines and Malaysia are now top of the list of countries targeted by the Empire. What else would the Empire do to remove Najib and Duterte and install more Empire friendly leaders to replace them? Would there be military coup or an invasion of these countries led by storm troopers?
Don’t pray pray with the Dark Side. May the Force be with the rebel forces.