This morning Amy Goodman and Allan Nairn broke the news that Obama plans to resume US funding for Indonesia’s military death squads. Nairn describes how the death squads that once terorrized occupied Timor are up and running – and killing – peaceful opponents to Indonesia rule in Papua and elsewhere. Change? Last year Obama chose Admiral Dennis Blair – who had defied the chain of command and civilian authority to keep funding Indonesia’s death squads in Timor. At least Obama’s consistent: his Attorney General left the DOJ for a white shoe law firm where he successfully protected Chiquita’s CEO’s from responsiblity for paying for and running guns to Central American death squads. Change we can bloody well believe in, no?
|By: Kirk Murphy Friday March 19, 2010 3:57 pm|