Why is the New York Times still concealing the role that the United States played in the 1965 Indonesia coup?
Jakarta wants weapons. Lots of them. And the United States is happy to oblige.
The United States has a long history of complicity in Indonesia’s human rights abuses. As columnist Conn Hallinan explains, the Bush administration is unfortunately upholding that tradition.
His rule was a travesty of justice. And so was his demise.
Prodded in part by the Bush administration, the UN withdrew from East Timor too early. After several months of violence convulsed the island nation, the UN and the United States now have a second chance to get it right.