Sunday, February 28, 2016

Secret Documents Reveal the Sick Mindset of the People Who Signed Off on the Genocide in East Timor

Out of a population of almost a million, up to a third were extinguished.

By John Pilger

Secret documents found in the Australian National Archives provide a glimpse of how one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century was executed and covered up. They also help us understand how and for whom the world is run.

The documents refer to East Timor, now known as Timor-Leste, and were written by diplomats in the Australian embassy in Jakarta. The date was November 1976, less than a year after the Indonesian dictator General Suharto seized the then Portuguese colony on the island of Timor.

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