Philippines History 1889

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5th March 1889

Filipinos attack the U.S.S. Bennington

USS Bennington


A band of Filipinos fire on some crew members of the imperialist United States gunboat U.S.S. Bennington one month into the Philippine-American War (1899-1914); the incident is supposed to give Washington the impression that their invading forces are getting nervous and restless under the "harassment" of the patriots of the fledgling Philippine Republic; the Phil-Am War began on February 4, 1899 under the provocation of the Bald Eagle forces under the US President William McKinley's vile pre-arranged plan to precipitate a war and thereby trick their Senate to approve the December 1898 Treaty of Paris and thus secure funding for military operations to annex the Southeast Asian archipelago