By Prof. Jose Maria Sison
June 4, 2016

In Philippine history, US imperialism is the biggest terrorist force by massacring 1.5 million Filipinos from 1899 to 1913. Since after World War II, the US has carried out wars of aggression and instigated massacres in several continents, murdering more than 35 million people. In the whole world today, it is the biggest terrorist force by carrying out wars of aggression in the Middle East and Africa, killing millions of people, destroying social infrastructure and rendering millions of people homeless and without means of livelihood and forcing them to flee to Europe by the millions.

The US is a big bloody hypocrite for using its so-called policy of war on terror to continue its long-running practice of aggressive wars, which are the worst forms of terrorism according to the Nuremberg principles. It is notorious for organizing terrorist puppet states and terrorist organizations like Daesh or Islamic State. It has been responsible for instigating state terrorism in the Philippines by co-designing with its Filipino puppets strategic military campaign plans like Oplan Bayanihan to suppress the Filipino people’s movement for national liberation and democracy.

The Communist Party of the Philippines is the revolutionary party of the working class and the New People’s Army is the army of the Filipino people for carrying out the new democratic revolution against US imperialism, feudalism and bureaucrat capitalism. Now, these revolutionary forces and other organizations represented by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) are trying to negotiate and work out a just and lasting peace by addressing the roots of the civil war through social, economic and political reforms.

By mislabelling revolutionary forces like the CPP and NPA as “terrorist” and intensifying propaganda against them , US imperialism which is the biggest terrorist power in the world is trying to sabotage and upset the peace process which the incoming Duterte government and the NDFP are determinedly trying to resume, develop and advance. It is fine that the Royal Norwegian Government, third party facilitator in the peace process, does not follow the US propaganda against the CPP and NPA and is actively helping the peace process to succeed.