It seems that both Sen. Dave Durenberger (D-Minn.) and persistent Marcos detractor Richard J. Kessler have completely misread the Philippine situation and have resorted to distorted interpretations of events and conditions prevailing in our country.
Kessler, in fact, has nothing new to offer newspaper readers except a continuous rehash of doomsday predictions and misleading comments on the Philippines, which he had made in the past. In his latest article (Opinion, Nov. 10), he has tried to manufacture a crisis for the Philippines and its leadership by drawing a similarity on current American policy toward the Philippines and its leadership with that of U.S. policy toward Nicaragua in 1978--a comparison that does not hold true at all.
The only crisis in the Philippines is the crisis that exists in the mind of Kessler. I do not know how Kessler has managed to convince editors of The Times to continue publishing his articles, which, if not full of distortions and inaccuracies, do not reflect a more plausible (and acceptable) scenario of the Philippines in, say, even a year from now.
Kessler's recurrent theme is that the Philippines will go the way of Nicaragua. And he will continue to rant and rave about this doomsday scenario, and, to prove his contention, he will go to the extent of manufacturing outright lies.