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Created by John Eipper on 12/31/09 5:05 AM - west-papua-indonesia-and-the-cia-andrew-johnson-australia

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West Papua, Indonesia and the CIA (Andrew Johnson, Australia) (John Eipper, USA, 12/31/09 5:05 am)

Andrew Johnson writes: I'm thankful the US has a general 30-year policy, and I think the West Papua demonstrates beautifully how the government can benefit from such a policy. Noam Chomsky and others have theorised for decades about the US use of the Republic of Indonesia (RI) as a colonial tool to access the mineral wealth and labour force of South East Asia (and West Papua in the Pacific) for benefit of the US economy. I believe they have been mistaken, but it was perfectly reasonably for people (including Australian Dept of Foreign Affairs) to assume that the ''US government'' had planned the creation of RI for benefit of its economy. I suspect-- with benefit of papers released under the 30-year policy and the fortunate access which David Ransom got to the Ford Foundation forty years ago, which he used for The Trojan Horse: A Radical Look at Foreign Aid (1975)-- that it has been a shifting collection of US executives who designed and have maintained the hoax about the RI not being a neo-colonial power in collaboration with Bechtel / Exxon / Freeport / NewMont / ConocoPhilips / etc. for the looting of the colonies under TNI control. When the Warren Commission questioned Bundy, they didn't know that Kennedy's death had become a key necessity for the later business deals with General Suharto--Kennedy still believing Bundy and NSC advice that Sukarno was vital for the US, was planning a fiscal program to stabilise Sukarno's government. Obviously Kennedy did not know about the Ford Foundation/CIA plans since 1957 to replace Sukarno with the Generals who were more eager to sign contracts for fast money. I'm not saying that these US interests organised the assassination, I'm just putting on as public a record as I can that there was a potential motive worth hundreds of billions of dollars which the Warren Commission would not have been aware of before the era of Globalisation began in Jakarta sweatshop factories and Indonesian-controlled mines. I still maintain that the CIA itself appears to have been subverted before it was even created, the original intent was to be a secondary and confidential information gathering organisation for the benefit of the Departments of State, Defence and Justice. Instead, somebody extended the CIA Act to make its own policies and enact its policies on advice of corporations such as the Ford Foundation, etc. So my point is this, declassifying CIA documents could help the US solve many ongoing problems. As an Australian I have no problem with the original CIA goal of gathering information for the experts in the Departments of State, Defence, Justice to have benefit of. I only object to the CIA thinking it's more expert than the Departments that it's been keeping secrets from. P.S. regarding Iraq and Afghanistan, wouldn't it be funny if in twenty years Bechtel built the world's largest uranium mine in that region, for example. If those conflicts are not just the result of horrible mistakes, chances are that it will be decades before analysts can back-track to work out the more likely motivating forces--just like the 1962 New York Agreement was assumed to be a Cold-War necessity until the mine and Robert Lovett's connection to the White house and the mine made a more likely fiscal motive more apparent. JE comments: Are there uranium deposits in Iraq and/or Afghanistan?


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