May 142013
 

  The Philippine-American War


The following images are a special collection of photos to help us remember those who lost their lives fighting for an independent homeland from their American aggressors. American history has deliberate selective memory in regards to the wars it imposed on other countries, to satisfy their self-serving needs under the disguise of bringing democracy to other nations of our world.

These are photos of the torture and execution of Filipino patriots dubbed as “insurgents” by the first American Visiting Forces on Philippine soil (1899-1913). That U.S. invasion and occupation in 1899 was the original Iraq (and Afghanistan) and the “first Vietnam in Asia”.

These photos of the torture and execution of Filipino patriots were once again replayed in more recent times in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo.


If the British utilized Ghurkas from Nepal in their colonies, and the French had the Foreign Legion, in the Philippines they recruited the Macabebe mercenaries into the Philippine Scouts, who hunted down their own countrymen for money on behalf of the invading U.S. Army. With no sense of nationhood nor patriotism, the Macabebe Scouts (recruited mainly from the  town of Macabebe in Pampanga province) became the paid bloodhounds for the American invading forces.

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1Lt Matthew Batson with 2 Macabebes Usamhi

1Lt Matthew Batson with 2 Macabebes Usamhi

1899 Macabebe Scouts Patrolling Rio Grande published in Harpers Weekly Dec 23 1899

1899 Macabebe Scouts Patrolling Rio Grande published in Harpers Weekly Dec 23 1899

1901 March Macabebes who captured Aguinaldo

1901 March Macabebes who captured Aguinaldo

FRIENDLY macabebes SELLING EGGS TO THE NEBRASKA BOYS P_I_ CO D 1899

FRIENDLY macabebes SELLING EGGS TO THE NEBRASKA BOYS P_I_ CO D 1899

Macabebe Scouts around July 1899-June 1900

Macabebe Scouts around July 1899-June 1900

Macabebe Scouts in formation usamhi

Macabebe Scouts in formation usamhi

Macabebe Scouts published harpers weekly Dec 23 1899

Macabebe Scouts published harpers weekly Dec 23 1899

Macabebe Scouts under Colonel Matthew Batson undergoing inspection in Macabebe 1900

Macabebe Scouts under Colonel Matthew Batson undergoing inspection in Macabebe 1900

Macabebe scouts who captured Aguinaldo

Macabebe scouts who captured Aguinaldo

Macabebes at firing line

Macabebes at firing line

Macabebes church celebration enlistment US army 1900

Macabebes church celebration enlistment US army 1900

Macabebes enlisted n served in Lawton s brigade 1899

Macabebes enlisted n served in Lawton s brigade 1899

Throng of Macabebes enlisting US army 1900

Throng of Macabebes enlisting US army 1900

Twenty-two Macabebes who captured Aguinaldo March 1901

Twenty-two Macabebes who captured Aguinaldo March 1901

   

 

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