Monday, January 28, 2008

U.S. Government on Suharto "Achieved remarkable economic development"

"JAKARTA (AFP) — The United States Sunday hailed former Indonesian president Suharto as a "historic figure" who "achieved remarkable economic development," in a statement released by its embassy here."

Who also led a campaign of genocide against East Timor, who, as reported in this article "From 1964 to 1965, when Suharto rose to power, between 300,000 and 800,000 alleged communist sympathizers were killed"

The way the Indonesians committed genocide in East Timor was by encircling villages and not letting in food, causing the inhabitants to starve to death, sort of like Gaza.

The blockade of food over there and the break in the wall....avoiding a similar fate.

But Suharto made, as I think Medea Benjamin wrote, Indonesia a laboratory for sweatshop based globalization, in addition to keeping the country, which wanted to become Communist, firmly in the capitalist camp through mass murder.

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