Sunday, December 24, 2006
President Ford and mass murder
Newsweek described Gerald Ford as "the CIA's best friend in Congress." (definitive jfk article)
At least one third of East Timor's population, over 200,000 people, died as a result of Indonesia's invasion and 24 year occupation of East Timor.
US President Gerald Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger were in Jakarta visiting Indonesian President Suharto the two days before the invasion of East Timor (December 1975).
SUHARTO said to Ford: "We want your understanding if we deem it necessary to take rapid or drastic action."
FORD replied : "We will understand and will not press you on the issue. We understand the problem you have and the intentions you have."
Source of quotes: http://www.rotten.com/library/bio/dictators/suharto/
Matthew Jardine, author of East Timor: Genocide in Paradise, wrote the following:
Source: op-ed- West's Hands Dirty in E Timor
All successive US administrations generously supported the military regime in Jakarta and facilitated its brutal occupation of East Timor.
Over the years of the occupation, Washington provided billions in economic aid, more than one billion dollars worth of weaponry, and tens of millions worth of training and military aid.
It was the Carter administration (1977-1980), for example, that provided Jakarta with OV-10 Bronco counter-insurgency aircraft used to bomb and napalm the East Timorese into submission, a situation an Australian parliamentary report later described as one of ''indiscriminate killing on a scale unprecedented in post-World War II history.''
One of the principal architects of Carter's East Timor policy was his Under-Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs: Richard Holbrooke.
Diplomatically, Washington ensured that the United Nations would not take any meaningful steps to enforce its resolutions demanding that Indonesia withdraw from East Timor.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Ford's UN Ambassador, bragged: ''The Department of State desired that the United Nations prove utterly ineffective in whatever measures it undertook. This task was given to me, and I carried it forward with no inconsiderable success.''
A State Department official explained in 1976 that the US was ''more or less condoning'' Jakarta's invasion because ''(Indonesia) is a nation we do a lot of business with.''
The following is an extract from an article published on 16 February 2002 in the Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.)
U.S. Fingerprints All Over "Other" Cambodia
by Rick Mercier
U.S. special forces and other military units were training their Indonesian counterparts in everything from close-quarters combat to psychological operations. The paramilitaries that wreaked such havoc on East Timor in 1999 after the people voted overwhelmingly for independence reportedly worked closely with an Indonesian intelligence unit that had trained with U.S. Green Berets.
Had Ford and Kissinger not given Suharto the thumbs-up to his plan to overrun East Timor—and if the United States had not helped Indonesia with weapons and an acquiescent silence—the East Timorese might not have had to endure a quarter-century-long nightmare.
And what else has been written about President Ford?
Gerald Ford - Freemason
Warren Commission member Gerald Ford "pressed the panel to change its description of the wound and place it higher in Kennedy's body. Ford wanted the wording changed to: 'A bullet had entered the back of his neck slightly to the right of the spine.' The panel's final version was: 'A bullet had entered the base of the back of his neck slightly to the right of the spine."'
Newsweek described Ford as "the CIA's best friend in Congress."
Hoover biographer Curt Gentry concurs that Ford was Hoover's informant on the commission.
Video about East Timor which refers to Ford and Kissinger. Zionist actions in Indonesia and Panama
aangirfan: Gold, Kissinger, the CIA and a warning of a massacre.
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