The grounds cited by Duterte's proclamation, like Trillanes' failure to apply for an amnesty, were 'too flimsy and won't hold ground
' because Aquino, with the concurrence of Congress, made the amnesty 'full and complete,' Villarin explained.
The denials eventually lost steam and the government had to retreat while it was the perfect time to hold ground
. A civilian government can ask the military anything.
This phase is directed to destroy IS "in the final areas where they hold ground
east of the Euphrates River and liberate the last of their fake caliphate," General Felix Gedney, of the UK, told reporters.
Putin has obviously miscalculated her grit and determination to hold ground
when assailed from all directions.