Icheoku says considering the motives of drug dealers which is purely profit and easy money, without regard to the far reaching consequences of their products which have wasted so many lives and rendered many others unlivable, may be they rightly deserved to be treated like lepers of society that has to be completely annihilated. What use is drugs in any society other than to damage the society's fabric, rendering so many citizens mentally useless, homicidal and maniacal. Therefore there is really nothing wrong with fighting this fire with fire; and treating the purveyors of illicit drugs as enemies of state and invaders that has to be squashed. Like vermin of the society, their complete eradication might be in order and so, President Rodrigo Duterte should be encouraged rather than the current chastisement for adopting the seemingly extreme measure to try and rid Philippines of these "criminals."
Icheoku says provided the real "criminals" are identified, isolated and specifically targeted; and that innocent people are not targeted and randomly chosen for elimination, then all is good and dandy. William Shakespeare in one of his plays Measure for Measure, aptly analogized similar situations that one does not take a knife to a gun fight. If the intention of those drug dealers is to kill Philippines citizens, which their illicit products do anyway, the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte as the defender in chief of the people, reserves every right to fight to protect his victimized people. Whatever action, including putting fear of God in these heartless "criminals" with his unorthodox crime fighting initiative, should be applauded rather than condemned.
Therefore the recent condemnation of his "kill the "criminals" campaign by the United Nations was uncalled for. President Rodrigo Duterte's ire was well earned when told the UN to mind their own business and to butt out of a purely internal affairs of the Philippines.
In his reaction, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to pull Philippines out of the United Nations and to form a parallel organization with China and African countries. According to the president, the United Nations is seemingly heavily biased in their selective watchdog duties as they kept blind eye to the carnage in Syria and Iraq but are rushing off to condemn his own attempt at eradication of criminals similar to those "terrorists" being killed in the two mentioned countries. President Duterte reasoned, where is the justicialities in the killings of those being killed in the two conflict countries; yet the same United Nations has not called the countries engaged in those killings but found time to butt into his actions in the Philippines. Why is compliance to human rights obligations subjective and not universally enforced?
He maintained that it is not only Philippines or other small countries that is under obligation to comply to international obligations and illegal killings. In President Rodrigo Détente's own words, he said: "May be we will just have to decide to separate from the United Nations. If you are that rude, son of a bitch, we will just leave you. Look at the iconic boy that was taken out from the rubble and he was made to sit in the ambulance and we saw it. Why is it that United States is not doing anything? I do not read you. Anybody in that stupid body complaining about the stench there of death? I don't give a sit about them. They are the ones interfering. Why are you Americans killing the black people there; shooting them down when they are already on the ground? Answer that question, because even if it's just one or two or three, it is still human rights violations."
The president ended his retort by stating that the United Nations' threat to try him for crimes against humanity does not faze him and that he is not afraid of sacrificing his life and presidency for his people. Icheoku says exactly the stuff a leader is made of - ability to make up his mind, make decisions in the best interest of the people, take actions and defend against being bullied around, especially by holier than thou peoples, organizations and countries. Icheoku says let President Rodrigo Duterte be Duterte; and since he has the support of the Philippines people, should be allowed to fight drug epidemic in the Philippines as he sees fit and proper. Funny enough, none of those condemning him said anything against or in condemnation of those drug dealers. But hey, it is the way of the world and hypocritical Pharisees are everywhere.