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lagatta

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Suharto - murderous dictator dies in bed
« on: January 27, 2008, 09:05:33 AM »
As for Pinochet, (and on the "Left", Pol Pot) no justice for the murderous Indonesian dictator Suharto. Suharto dies

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After all, the bloodshed which accompanied his rise to power, after a mysterious coup attempt in 1965 which he blamed on Indonesia's then-powerful Communist Party, was on a scale matched only in Cambodia in this region, he says.

Within the space of a few months at least half a million people were slaughtered in anti-communist pogroms that, at the very least, Suharto and the military tacitly encouraged says our correspondent.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 12:00:23 PM »
If this doesn't make you :pukey: your breakfast, I don't know what will.  From Condi Rice's purview, of course:
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The U.S. offered its "sincere condolences" on Sunday on the death of Suharto, a Cold War ally whose 32 years of brutal rule saw up to a million political opponents killed.

Cameron Hume, the U.S. ambassador in Jakarta, said Suharto was a close ally who led his country through a period of "remarkable  development. Though there may be some controversy over his legacy, President Suharto was a historic figure who left a lasting imprint on Indonesia and the region," Hume said.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2008, 12:02:39 PM »
"A lasting imprint" -- that would be a bootprint on millions of faces, I believe, to use George Orwell's imagery.

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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008, 09:36:55 PM »
It's one of those pale afternoons.
Everybody forgives everybody for everything.
- Nate Fisher

 

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