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Does the fact that America supplied the arms to the dictator in East Timor, which ultimately lead to genocide?

...have anything to do with America`s unresponsiveness and Corporate Media (the transparency is sick...General Electric made the weapons AND they own NBC and major newspapers) ignoring the plight of hundreds of thousands of people being murdered?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I guess the question now is; the people who died, where they liberal or conservatives...?

  • 1 decade ago

    To be fair, the British and Australian governments' support of Suharto was just as big a factor in the massacre in East Timor. He bought a good chunk of his arms from Britain (still the world's second largest arms supplier), and the Australian government agreed not to intervene so they could carve up the gas deposists beneath the Timor Sea with Indonesia, and stuff the Timorese. This was a particularly ironic kick in the balls for East Timor, as the Australians owe them a huge debt of honour. During WW2, an Aussie commando unit called Sparrow Force was based in East Timor, and inflicted on the Japanese an impressive amount of damage and destruction. However, the Japanese knew the unit was being sheltered by the Timorese, and killed around SIXTY THOUSAND of them trying to find the commandoes. They never did, because the Timorese died to protect them.

    Australia's backing of Suharto, when Timor's need was greatest, will forever be a stain upon their nation.

  • 1 decade ago

    For thousands of years overpopulating people have slaughtered each other over the land and resources they must have for coming hordes. This is just one more of the endless wars, and depressions, overpopulating cultures cause.

    Today mostly Euro-cultures have finally learned to not overpopulate. When the others stop, so will the wars.

    Source(s): decades studying philosophies, cultures, and social institutions began because of the confusion resulting from my military experience under the shadow of neo-Marxist propaganda disseminated from universities
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