Berto Jongman: US-Sponsored Genocide — One Source of Illegal Refugees

04 Indonesia, 06 Genocide, IO Deeds of War

berto smallIt’s Been 50 Years Since the Biggest US-Backed Genocide You’ve Never Heard Of

As many as 1 million people were killed by Indonesia’s Cold War regime—and we still don’t know the full story of our government’s involvement.

Phi Beta Iota: From a NYT Op-Ed by Joshua Oppenheimer, cited by Mother Jones‘ article:

The United States conducted covert operations to destabilize Sukarno and strengthen the military. Then, when genocide broke out, America provided equipment, weapons and money. The United States compiled lists containing thousands of names of public figures likely to oppose the new military regime, and handed them over to the Indonesian military, presumably with the expectation that they would be killed. Western aid to Suharto’s dictatorship, ultimately amounting to tens of billions of dollars, began flowing while corpses still clogged Indonesia’s rivers.

In the aftermath of WWII lies became the foundation of diplomacy, information, development, and the military. Lies created and fed the Cold War as a vehicle for creating the military-industrial complex, and lies became the means by which financial, religious, and ideological traitors — many sponsored by foreign powers, others imported Nazis — manipulated the US public into embracing crimes against humanity as a routine policy of the USA.

See Especially:

Review (Guest): Pay Any Price – Greed, Power, and Endless War

Review: 935 Lies – The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity

Review: Breaking the Real Axis of Evil–How to Oust the World’s Last Dictators by 2025

Review: Grand Theft Pentagon–Tales of Corruption and Profiteering in the War on Terror

Review: Prophets of War–Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex

Review: The Sorrows of Empire–Militarism, Secrecy, and the End of the Republic (American Empire Project)

See Also:

Genocide @ Phi Beta Iota

Lies @ Phi Beta Iota