By: Alex P. Vidal
“The pursuit of truth does not permit violence on one’s opponent.” – Mahatma Gandhi
MANY of those who saw the CCTV footages of the raid conducted by Iloilo City’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) on Aksyon Radyo Iloilo last August 25 agree that the raiders would have been wiped out if they were responding to an actual hostage-taking situation or terrorist attack in that building.
If terrorists or gunmen were positioning in the area where the CCTV system was installed—or anywhere within the upper portion of the walls—the SWAT men would have been massacred because all their attention was focused inside the room where light had been switched on as soon as they entered the station’s waiting area.
The enemies would have used the lighted room as decoy to divert their attention and finish them off while they were frisking and kicking the civilians and exposing their backs.