Indonesia

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Group.png Indonesia  
(CountryHistory Commons Sourcewatch WikiquoteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Capital cityJakarta
LocationAsia, South East Asia
LeaderPresident of Indonesia
Typenation state
Interest ofBernhard Dahm
Member ofG-20, Global Counter Terrorism Forum
SubpageIndonesia/1965 coup d'état attempt
Indonesia/Minister of Defence and Security
A large nation in South East Asia


Independence War

The Dutch Army executed 400 young men in the town of Rawagede, another war crime - some as young as 15 year old - as they couldn't find any soldiers.[1].
Captain Raymond Westerling - assassinated 400 Indonesians personally and started a coup after the Dutch had ended the civil war and decolonized Indonesia. The CIA attempted a similar coup 10 years later as they had suspicion President Sukarno was leaning towards becoming a "commie[2]". Westerling was named as a planner of a coup to take Prime-Minister Joop den Uyl hostage a decade later as well.

The Dutch committed war crimes after they tried to reclaim control of the Dutch East-Indies, in 1945, sometimes in cooperation with the British[3]. Many files in the Dutch national archive are still secret, more than seventy years later[4].

Suharto's dictatorship

While Denis Healey was Secretary of State for Defence, the UK Ministry of Defence supported the violent overthrow of Ahmed Sukarno and the emergence of a military regime in Indonesia:

In early October 1965, a group of army officers in Indonesia led by Suharto took advantage of political instability to launch a terror campaign against the powerful Indonesian Communist party (PKI). Much of the killing was carried out by Islamist-led mobs promoted by the military to counter communist and democratic forces. Within a few months, nearly a million people lay dead, while Suharto removed President Ahmed Sukarno and emerged as ruler of a brutal regime that lasted until 1998. [5]


Bali bombings

Full article: 2002 Bali bombings
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On 12 October 2002, two bombs were detonated in a tourist area in Bali. 202 people were killed, mostly tourists from Australia or Europe. In 2005, the former President of Indonesia, Abdurrahman Wahid stated that "the orders to do this or that came from within our armed forces not from the fundamentalist people", i.e. that he believed the bombing was a false flag attack. Asked who he thought planted the second bomb, he replied "Maybe the police... or the armed forces."[6]

 

Related Quotations

PageQuoteAuthorDate
Document:Slaughter in Indonesia 1965-66“It is only the economic chaos of Indonesia which prevents that country from offering great potential opportunities to British exporters. If there is going to be a deal in Indonesia, as I hope one day there may be, I think we ought to take an active part and try to secure a slice of the cake ourselves.”Michael Stewart
Netherlands/Deep state“The Netherlands has a long history with cocaine. In the early 1900s, the Dutch East India Company – having exploited and enslaved millions of people – began growing coca in its colonies in Indonesia. There was even a cocaine factory in Amsterdam, which supplied marching powder to all sides in World War One. When international treaties finally put a halt to the Dutch’s rampant coke dealing, Rotterdam emerged as a key import site for the illicit trade of the drug from South America.”Vice News2020
Netherlands/Deep state“After - under your huge pressure - we called 12000 man back from the far east, and 16 warships, and our Air Force, and on top of that our complete administration...... now you want me to appear before Dutch parliament with the announcement:"We've decided to send a battalion of marines to support the Americans in Vietnam?".. The Answer, Mr President, is negative.”Joseph LunsOctober 2014

 

Ambassadors to Indonesia

Nation stateStartDescription
Ambassador to Indonesia
Norway/Ambassador to Indonesia
UK/Ambassador to Indonesia
US/Ambassador to Indonesia27 December 1949

 

Events

EventDescription
2002 Bali bombings
Bandung ConferenceImportant conference for the global south; participants soon became prime targets for US foreign policy
Indonesia/1965 coup d'état attempt

 

Groups Headquartered Here

A Group Headquartered HereDescription
Bandung Institute of TechnologyTop choice among Indonesia's high school students in 2006
Bank Indonesia
Lippo GroupA multi billion conglomerate that Mark Lombardi wrote about.

 

A citizen of Indonesia on Wikispooks

TitleBornDied
Suharto8 June 192127 January 2008

 

Event Participated in

EventStartEndLocation(s)Description
Bandung Conference19551955IndonesiaImportant conference for the global south; participants soon became prime targets for US foreign policy

 

Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Covert War in Indonesia 1957-58book extract12 February 2007Mark Curtis
Document:Slaughter in Indonesia 1965-66book extract12 February 2007Mark Curtis
Document:Indonesia 1957-58book extract2003William Blum
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