Fwd: "New World Order Crisis Factory Retools, Stirs Up Trouble In Russia, Asia"

Macdonald Stainsby mstainsby at SPAMhotmail.com
Sat Sep 18 05:11:41 MDT 1999





>Hi, Comrades.
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>The text below seem so be worth reading.
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>Heikki
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>FROM MOSCOW, RUSSIA
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>The Truth in Media Global Watch Bulletin, such as the one enclosed below,
>can be accessed at our Web site: www.truthinmedia.org, the "TiM GW
>Bulletins" section.
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>Also, you can check out our Kosovo TiM GW Bulletins which are now divided
>into two sections: NATO's War (106 issues) and NATO's "Peace" (40 issues).
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>Truth in Media's GLOBAL WATCH Bulletin 99/9-4   17-Sep-99
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>Topic: RUSSIAN/ASIAN AFFAIRS
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>Violence Flares Up in Russia, Indonesia
>
>NEW WORLD ORDER CRISIS FACTORY RETOOLS, STIRS UP TROUBLE IN RUSSIA, ASIA
>
>MOSCOW, Sept. 17 - Greetings from Moscow! Wish it were a postcard. Instead,
>it could be an e-mail echo of a bomb exploding somewhere in the Russian
>capital, as the New World Order's Islamic proxies from the Caucasus unleash
>a reign of terror against the innocent Russian civilians. And whoever else
>happens to be in the apartment building when the bomb goes off, of course.
>
>On our way today from the Sheremetyevo airport into the center of the city,
>several Moscow police vehicles could be seen pulling suspects over and
>searching the trunks of their cars. Which brought back memories of Paris
>and London in the 1970s, when the Arab and the IRA terrorists used to blow
>up trains and buildings. And of Germany and Italy at about the same time,
>when the "Red Brigades" and other "red" factions killed innocent people for
>a lost cause.
>
>But the color of terror is green these days. The Islamic green. Both in
>Russia and in Indonesia, as it is now in Kosovo during NATO's "peace
>farce." Different countries, different bombs and bullets; similar hatreds
>stirred up by the NWO Crisis Factory. One constant the world-over is the
>color of innocent blood. Which is flowing in increased volume as the
>deadliest century in human history draws to a close.
>
>Meanwhile, Indonesian protesters launched a wave of sometimes rowdy
>demonstrations on Sept. 16 as news broke that a multi-national peacekeeping
>force of about 8,000 troops would soon be landing in East Timor.
>Australians will lead this NWO expedition. volunteering about 4,500
>candidates for body bags in the cause of global imperialism.
>
>Bill Clinton announced that about 200 US troops would be ready to move in
>48 hours to support the international peacekeeping mission in East Timor.
>Although no aircraft will fly into East Timor, and the role of ground
>troops will be limited, US forces will help provide "communications and
>logistical aid, intelligence, airlifts of personnel and material and
>coordination of the humanitarian response to the tragedy," Clinton said,
>according to the Associated Press.
>
>The American troops will be drawn from regional military installations,
>including Japan, Hawaii, and Guam. Half will be stationed in Darwin,
>Australia, and half will be placed in East Timor. Nations already committed
>to sending troops include Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines,
>and Portugal.
>
>Reaction in Indonesia to the news of the U.N. intervention was swift and
>negative. Crowds gathered outside the Australian and British embassies in
>Jakarta, but were held in check by police. "There is a genuine feeling
>among elements of Indonesian society that the country is being treated
>unfairly by the outside world," the London Telegraph reported on Sept. 16.
>
>There is particular resentment at the moralizing human rights lectures
>being delivered by Portugal, the former colonizer of East Timor, which
>abandoned the place abruptly in 1974 having ruthlessly exploited its
>population for four centuries, the Telegraph notes. There is also anger at
>the similarly lofty tone adopted by Australia, which approved the
>Indonesian army's invasion of the territory in 1975 and recognized its
>annexation as a province.
>
>The East Timorese question appears to occupy the same place in Indonesia as
>Northern Ireland does in Britain, or Kosovo does in Serbia - a hope beyond
>hope that the problem would somehow go away.
>
>Analysts say this is what drove President B. J. Habibie to make his
>startling offer, first of autonomy, then of independence to the 800,000
>inhabitants. An observer said: "The idea was to get rid of it once and for
>all." But that attitude failed to take account of the peculiar place that
>the scrap of land, inconsequential in the context of the vast 13,677 island
>archipelago, holds, especially for the military.
>
>Relations between Australia and Indonesia hit a new low as Jakarta
>cancelled on Sept. 16 a four-year-old security agreement between the two
>countries over the East Timor crisis.
>
>The decision coincided with a wave of anti-Australian sentiment which was
>sweeping through Indonesia as the Australian-led peacekeeping force
>prepared to enter the province to restore peace. Intimidating telephone
>calls, including bomb threats, have been received by the Australian embassy
>in Jakarta, the consulate in Bali and a number of businesses, some of whom
>have begun withdrawing staff from Indonesia as a precaution.
>
>Diplomatic ties between Australia and Indonesia were dealt a further blow
>when a leading Indonesian official said on Sept. 16 the country's 1995
>defense consultation agreement with Australia had been cancelled.
>
>The European Union yesterday formally adopted its decision to impose a
>four-month embargo on arms sales to Indonesia.
>
>If all of this reminds you of the early phases of the Bosnian and Kosovo
>crises, you're not alone. Here's a contribution we received today from
>Blagovesta Doncheva, a Bulgarian writer. Re-colonizing Timor is wrong, she
>says.
>
>"Once again, a media campaign in western countries is generating public
>support for a military intervention. East Timor is 'the next Kosovo'. But
>the comparison with Kosovo indicates why an intervention is wrong.
>
>A military intervention would establish a UN protectorate: Kosovo shows
>what that means. At first, all decisions would be taken by international
>organizations. As in Kosovo, they would exercise absolute military power.
>They would appoint the courts, the police, any local armed forces. The vast
>majority of the population would be excluded from all political process. A
>tiny pro-western, English-speaking, elite would be placed in positions of
>power - first as translators and assistants, later as founders of the
>UN-funded 'democratic' political parties. The media would be controlled
>entirely by the UN, which would have censorship powers.
>
>In Bosnia and Kosovo, political and cultural life has become dependent on
>western foundations. In the Timorese case, the Catholic church would assume
>that role. Those who opposed the UN protectorate would have no resources to
>organize an opposition. They will be politically marginalized.
>
>Timor intervention is not an ethical duty, as some media claim (the BBC
>spoke of a 'moral crusade'). There is no moral duty to help those in
>danger, beyond the personal level. I can not go to Timor in person to
>protect anyone, therefore I have no further obligations. I certainly have
>no moral obligation to support the Australian army, or the Portuguese army,
>or the US army.
>
>Remember - armies kill people. An intervention in Timor with no casualties
>is impossible. As in Kosovo, there will almost certainly be revenge attacks
>- on the Javanese immigrants to Timor. No 'obligation to assist' extends so
>far, that I have to give political support to a military intervention.
>There are good reasons to oppose intervention: in reality it is a
>re-colonization of East Timor.
>
>Timor will become a UN protectorate, on a poor Asian island, close to a
>rich country with neo-liberal economic policies. It will inevitably become
>a victim of neo-liberalism. The prevention of genocide can not justify
>neo-liberalism.
>
>The best comparison is with Haiti. Thanks to US intervention, the
>population live in abject poverty, with no future except as ultra-cheap
>labor for US firms. Typical of the conditions on Haiti is, that a main
>supply of protein is slaughterhouse waste from the US. Even in Bosnia, the
>poor were reduced to scavenging on the waste dumps of US bases. That is how
>the US treats a white European population - no wonder the Haitians are
>treated as human garbage dumps.
>
>That is the future which the Timorese can expect from an
>Australian-Portugese controlled protectorate. All thanks to a combination
>of media, 'left-wing' activists and intellectuals, military lobbies, and
>promoters of a neo-liberal Asian-Pacific economy.
>
>It would be morally wrong to blackmail Timor's inhabitants into accepting
>that by giving them the choice of 'genocide or neo-liberalism;' the choice
>- 'be colonized or be killed'.
>
>Reducing a population to a humiliating dependent status, under conditions
>of extreme poverty, can not be described as 'help'. Colonization is not
>'help'. Colonialism was wrong, and is wrong - even if the colonial force
>prevents violence. The Timor intervention is unethical. It is morally wrong
>for any soldier to take part in such an intervention: soldiers should
>refuse orders to participate in an intervention force."
>
>Blagovesta Doncheva, Bulgaria
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