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Philippines president likens drug war to Holocaust, says he's 'happy to slaughter' addicts

Philippines president likens drug war to Holocaust, says he's 'happy to slaughter' addicts

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts.

Duterte issued his latest threat against drug dealers and users early Friday on returning to his hometown in southern Davao city after visiting Vietnam, where he and Vietnamese leaders discussed his anti-drug campaign and ways for their governments to fight transnational crimes, including illegal drugs.

Duterte has said his public death threats against drug suspects are designed to scare them into stop selling drugs and to discourage would-be users. But...

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