rePost: AFP limits targets to 3 MILF base camps to achieve ‘all-out peace’

Peace cannot be had by war. At best what you get is a form of muffled war. Peace can only begot by unceasing effort to understand and to explain.

from GMA news here:

AFP limits targets to 3 MILF base camps to achieve ‘all-out peace’
08/22/2008 | 09:02 PM
MANILA, Philippines – The only military targets in Mindanao are the “recalcitrant” members of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), particularly those in the 102nd Base Command under Abdurahman Macapaar (alias Bravo), the 103rd headed by Aleem Sulaiman Pangalian, and the 105th under Umbra Kato.

The military has tagged the three commanders as those who led the attacks that targeted even civilians in North Cotabato, Lanao del Norte, and Sarangani.

Military operations are necessary, without launching an “all-out war,” for the government to achieve “all-out peace,” President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo said on Friday.

“Peace should be anchored on justice,” Arroyo said, repeating her call to the MILF leadership to turn in the three breakaway leaders so that they could face the charges filed against them by the Philippine National Police.

The troops now in Mindanao are enough to go after the fugitives and protect the people from further terrorism, according to the Arroyo.