Sunday, July 19, 2009

ECONOMIC HITMAN IN INDONESIA

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How do you explain the bombs in Jakarta hotels in July 2009?

On 9 July 2009, China launched its first Indonesia-China Economic and Trade Cooperation Zone in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia.

(China Daily Website - Connecting China Connecting the World )

Trade between China and Indonesia in the first half of 2008 saw an increase of 34.6% over the same period of 2007.

Export from China to Indonesia were up 38.8%, while China imported USD 7852 million worth of goods, an increase of 30.6%.

(Indonesia-China Economic Relations: An Indonesian Perspective )

In 2006, Indonesia's President Yudhoyono visited Russia and signed a wide raft of bilateral agreements, including big new arms, energy and trade deals.

(Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news - Indonesia-Russia: Arms ... )

The USA would not be happy if Indonesia became too close to countries like China, or Russia.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man is a book written by John Perkins.

"Covertly recruited by the United States National Security Agency and on the payroll of an international consulting firm, he traveled the world - to Indonesia..."

Perkins' first job was in Indonesia.

He was to try to persuade the Indonesian government to allow U.S. corporations to build various huge projects.

The U.S. wanted to control Indonesia, in order to ensure American dominance in Southeast Asia.

Perkins wrote (Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - encyclopedia):

"There were two primary objectives of my work.

"First I was to justify huge international loans that would funnel money to Main and other US companies (such as Bechtel, Halliburton, Stone & Webster and Brown & Root) through massive engineering and construction projects.

"Second, I would work to bankrupt the countries that received those loans . . . so they would be for ever beholden to their creditors, and so they would present easy targets when we [the US] needed favours, including military bases, UN votes or access to oil and other natural resources."

And if a government, like that in Indonesia, does not cooperate with the USA, then perhaps some bombs can go off?

The US government might need the help of its agents within the Indonesian military?

Reportedly, in many countries from Indonesia to Iraq, it is the CIA, or its rivals, who own many members of the local military.

"At Nigeria's Defence Intelligence School ... 30 military officers from seven African countries graduated from a training course...

"Ostensibly organised by Nigeria's Defence Intelligence Agency, the 12-week 'Military Intelligence Basic Officers' Course for Africa' - the third this year after two in Mali - was in fact designed by the controversial United States African Command." ( The new scramble for Africa)

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