Tyrant Dies–Indonesia Mourns!

Former Indonesian president Soeharto died and the nation went into mourning. The current Indonesdian government declared seven days of mourning in which to recall a man who was described as “our best citizen.” As dictator of Indonesia, Soeharto killed hundreds of thousands of people in the 1960s during what was alleged to be a “communist plot.” Bedjo Untung, chairman of the 1965 Murder Victims Research Fooundation said in a press conference: “I will nevere do that(hoist the flag at half mast) for a big violator of human rights like Soeharto.” Bedjo said he was active in student affairs in 1965 and was sent to jail where he was tortured. Johan Pakasi, a resacher of the 1965 tragedy, said any attempt to make Soeharto a national hero should be rejeced. “There were more than three million people killed between 1965 and 1996 and mass graves can be found on any island in Indonesia.”

What next– a holiday for Hitler?

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  • Walter77777

    The terrible bloody events of the late 1960s in Indonesia were in large part set in motion by Sukarno and Bung Adit, head of the Communist party in Indonesia (PKI).

    Sukarno had set up an overthrow of Indonesian democracy to make it a Communist Country, and at some point when the Muslims and Christians and other anti-Communists of Indonesia realized what was being planned for Indonesia they rose up and overthrew Sukarno, replacing him with another jerk, Suharto.

    By the way, my spelling is far to be preferred. I use the, “ejaan baru”, the new spelling.

  • http://www.theimpudentobserver.com Fred Stopsky

    Are you claiming the hundreds of thousands who were killed were “communists?” I believe there is sufficient evidence the murders were disproportinately against Indonesians of Chinese heritage.