Cory Aquino asked the US to conduct airstrikes on Filipinos; Declassified CIA doc reveals
|Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino and Former US President George H. W. Bush- PTPA KRISSIA LUCHANSKY|
Here's what the declassified docs from CIA revealed.
Aquino found it necessary to request United States support to put down this uprising. In November–December 1989 US forces moved to evacuate Americans during the coup attempt, and generally protect US interests in the Philippines. During this operation, a large special operations force was formed, USAF fighter aircraft patrolled above rebel air bases, and two aircraft carriers were positioned off the Philippines.
In early December 1989, the USS Enterprise participated in Operation Classic Resolve, President Bush's response to Philippine President Corazon Aquino's request for air support during the rebel coup attempt. Bush approved the use of US F-4 fighter jets stationed at Clark Air Base on Luzon to buzz the rebel planes at their base, fire in front of them if any attempted to take off, and shoot them down if they did. The buzzing by US planes soon caused the coup to collapse. On 2 December 1989 President Bush reported that on 1 December US fighter planes from Clark Air Base in the Philippines had assisted the Aquino government to repel a coup attempt. In addition, 100 marines were sent from the US Navy base at Subic Bay to protect the US Embassy in Manila. Enterprise remained on station conducting flight operations in the waters outside Manila Bay.
Obviously, Corazon Aquino isn't as saintly as how her legion of #YellowZombies want her to be revered.
A President who asked a foreign nation to conduct airstrikes on her own people? That, my friend, was Corazon 'Cory' Aquino.
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