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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