Who Was Suharto (3)

After World War II, US perceived Russia as the only side that banned their hegemony on the world. Thus, Marshall Plan was launched as an effort to cease the wider communism ambience, from East Asia to Southeast Asia—strategic regions seen in the subject of world trade and geopolitics, also rich of source and people. US was clearly worried if those districts empowered by Russia. Off those regions, Indonesia was the most strategic and richest. US deeply understood this situation, then no wonder if Indonesia was the only one nation named in the Marshall Plan .Yet, to overpower Indonesia, US hardly found a way as this nation was being led by a tough, smart, and difficult president, i.e. Bung Karno. It was no other way, this man had to be eliminated. History had properly written that CIA got involved in any rebel deeds to Bung Karno’s power. CIA also sent its cadets to education subject, approached and steered political party (for example through PSI) tutored its men in local army, etc. After failing for many times in stepping down Bung Karno, in the end of 1965, Bung Karno was successfully abolished.

After the occasion of 1 October 1965, General Suharto controlled this nation. Third week until the beginning of 1966, he ordered his men to execute possibly million members people of PKI (Indonesian Communist Party), without fair judgment from the court. International media was silent to this human crime which was more cruel than Polpot regime in Cambodia—as US were given benefit from this.

The falling down of Bung Karno and raising of General Suharto were joyfully celebrated by Washington. President Nixon even called it as “The Biggest Gift from Southeast Asia.” A country with a strategic position, loaded of natural resources, and so on, had been powered in only short time and was set to be a “slave” for Western imperialism dignity.

On November 1967, General Suharto assigned a pro-AS economic team to meet the international Jewish in Switzerland. Doctoral dissertation of Brad Sampson from Northwestern University US explored the Indonesian historical facts in the beginning of New Order. Prof Jeffrey Winters was assigned as the promoter. Australian Indonesianist, John Pilger in The New Rulers of The World quoted Sampson and wrote;

“On November 1967, following to the catching of “The Biggest Gift” (US government’s term to the collapse of Bung Karno and replaced by Suharto), the results were divided. The Time Life Corporation sponsored a special conference in Geneva, Switzerland, which in only three days designed Indonesian’s take over.

The attendants were from the most influence capitalist in the world, people like David Rockefeller. All the western giant corporation were represented by bank and oil company, General Motors, Imperial Chemical Industries, British Leyland, British American Tobacco, American Express, Siemens, Goodyear, The International Paper Corporation, US Steel, ICI, Leman Brothers, Asian Development Bank, Chase Manhattan, etc.”

Across the table, there sat Suharto’s men—named by Rockefeller and other Jewish businessmen as corrupt Indonesian economist. In Geneva, Indonesian Team were known as The Berkeley Mafia as some of them given a scholarship from US government to study in California University in Berkeley. They came as a beggar conveying what their boss wanted. They offered the points from their nation and people; a cheap and abundant labor, plentiful resource and its spare, dan wide market.”

In the second day, the Indonesian economist had been divided into sectors. Prof. Jeffrey Winters called “this was done by a spectacular way.” They divided into five sections; mining in one room, services in other room, minor industry in other room, banking and monetary in the next room; which was done by Chase Manhattan sitting with a delegation dictated policies which could be accepted by anther investors. These huge corporation leaders walks from one table to another, saying, ‘This is what we want, that is what we want, this, this, and this.” They basically designed a law infrastructure in investing their capital—which also surely gave them its benefits. I had never heard that sort of situation before, where global capitals sat with the representation from a self-governing country and designed condition terms to give freedom investment to their own region.”

Freeport got copper mount in West Papua (Henry Kissinger, American-Jewish businessman as Commissioner Board). A European consortium acquired Nickel in also West Papua. The giant Alcoa obtained the biggest from Indonesian bauxite. A group of American, Japan, and French company contracted tropical jungles in Kalimantan, Sumatera, and West Papua.”

A foreign capital investment law was hurriedly given to President Suharto and it made the country robbery was blessed by the Indonesian government and free of tax for another five years. Suharto lectured Indonesian people with Pancasila development propaganda, and trickle down effect to its welfare progress. Yet, what the actual happened was systematical people poverty.(continued)