Monday, January 28, 2008

Guy Who Killed A Million People Dies @ Age 86

Democracy NOW! DISH channels 9410 & 9415, DirecTV channel 275:

Former Indonesian Dictator, U.S. Ally & Mass Murderer, Suharto, 86, Dies

Today a Democracy Now! special – an in-depth look at Suharto’s brutal 30-year reign and the role of the United States in shoring him up. Suharto rose to power in 1965 killing up to a million Indonesians. Hundreds of thousands of more people died during the U.S.-supported Indonesian invasion and occupation of East Timor. Tens of thousands also died in West Papua and Aceh. On Sunday, Christopher Hume, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia, said “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 of Southeast Asia.”

DN! transcript or DN! video

· Chris Floyd: Singing for Suharto: The Lasting Values of the Great and Good: One of the most bloodthirsty dictators of the 20th century -- who killed up to a million of his own people, then ruthlessly raped a defenseless country, took it over and killed 200,000 more -- died last week. The Bush Administation's reaction was swift, and entirely characteristic of a government that has devoted itself to the advancement of human liberty across the globe: They sang the mass murderer a hymn of praise.

· Raw Story: US hails Suharto as a 'historic figure'

· Accountability for Suharto's Crimes Must Not Die With Him
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