Hunter’s CIA report accurately expressed the narrative told by the Indonesian army commanders as they organized the slaughter. That narrative rendered the September 30th Movement a disorganized, small-scale affair that lasted about 48 hours and resulted in a grand total of 12 deaths, among them six army generals into the greatest evil ever to befall Indonesia . The commander of the army, Major General Suharto, justified his acquisition of emergency powers in late 1965 and early 1966 by insisting that the September 30th Movement was a devious conspiracy by the PKI to seize state power and murder all of its enemies. Suharto’s martial law regime detained some 1.5 million people as political prisoners (for varying lengths of time), and accused them of being “directly or indirectly involved in the September 30th Movement.”
The hundreds of thousands of people shot, stabbed, bludgeoned, or starved to death were labeled perpetrators, or would-be perpetrators of atrocities, just as culpable for the murder of the army generals as the handful of people who were truly guilty.The September 30th Movement was Suharto’s Reichstag fire: a pretext for destroying the communist party and seizing state power. As with the February 1933 fire in the German parliament that Hitler used to create a hysterical, crisis-filled atmosphere, the September 30th Movement was exaggerated by Suharto’s clique of officers until it assumed the proportions of a wild, vicious, supernatural monster. The army whipped up an anti-communist propaganda campaign from the early days of October 1965: “the PKI” had castrated and tortured the seven army officers it had abducted in Jakarta, danced naked and slit the bodies of the army officers with a hundred razor blades, drawn up hit lists, dug thousands of ditches around the country to hold countless corpses, stockpiled guns imported from China, and so on. The army banned many newspapers and put the rest under army censorship. It was precisely this work of the army’s psychological warfare specialists that created the conditions in which the mass murder of “the PKI” seemed justified.
Source: The 1965 Mass Killings in Indonesia: CIA Blames the Victims For Being Murdered | Asia-Pacific Research
Weren’t we were taught on 9/11 that when a steel-frame office building catches fire, the fire will burn hot enough to melt steel girders? And when that happens, will not the building collapse neatly into its own footprint? Isn’t that the only likely result, and wasn’t that pretty much the essence of the NIST report on the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7?
Source: 75-Storey Building Catches Fire in Dubai But Fails to Collapse in Its Own Footprint! | Uprootedpalestinians’s Blog
The detainees arrested over alleged links to the foiled coup attempt are being arbitrarily held, sometimes in informal detention places such as sports centers and stables. They are also not properly informed about the charges against them, Amnesty International said in a statement, published on its official website.Some detainees, including at least three judges, were held in the corridors of courthouses.
Amnesty also obtained “extremely alarming accounts of torture and other ill-treatment of detainees” from their lawyers, doctors and a person on duty in a detention facility. According to these reports, police held detainees in stress positions for up to 48 hours, denied them food, water and medical treatment, verbally abused and threatened them and subjected them to beatings and torture, including rape and sexual assault.
Source: Failed Turkish coup attempt sympathizers suffer torture & rape – Amnesty — RT News
s the Republican National Convention unfolded in Cleveland this week with the Republican Party officially calling for measures to make it harder for people to vote, two different courts across the country issued rulings easing those restrictions.Federal judges this week ruled against voter identification laws in Wisconsin and then Texas, finding that they disproportionately impact minority voters and violate the Voting Rights Act. Those photo ID laws, which have become more prevalent across the country in the years since the U.S. Supreme Court gutted the VRA in 2013, are formally included in the GOP platform.
Source: As Courts Strike Down Discriminatory Voter ID Laws, RNC Delegates Cry ‘Voter Fraud’ – The Fifth Column
The influential business lobby has issued a proposal urging Tokyo to remove hurdles for renewable power amid the shaky outlook for nuclear power after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.The move shows how business attitudes are now shifting as reactor restarts get held up by legal challenges, safety issues and public scepticism.”We have a sense of crisis that Japan will become a laughing stock if we do not encourage renewable power,” said Asada, who is also chairman of trading house Marubeni Corp.
Source: Japan business lobby says Abe government can’t rely on nuclear energy | Reuters
Nuclear Power Stations Legally Leak Radioactive materials into the environment, including waterways, on a routine basis, which is why the US, and other countries, have Clean Water rules limiting them in drinking water. The US EPA seeks to undermine the rule by issuing recommendations to state and local governments-utilities which suggest that it is ok to increase radiation in water in the event of a nuclear accident. But, there is no safe dose of ionizing radiation. And, the lethal nature of radionuclides is why there are legal limits on the amount legally allowed in drinking water (although none should be allowed). Furthermore, the EPA so-called guidance is written in a confusing way which could easily be misinterpreted leading to even higher exposure and risks.
Source: US 49 Million Get Water From Sources Considered Officially At Risk From A Nuclear Accident – Comment Deadline Monday 11.59 PM NY-DC Time (1 min to Tues.) | Mining Awareness +
In his first “emergency powers” decree, published by the Anadolu state news agency, Erdogan authorised the closure of 1,043 private schools, 1,229 charities and foundations, 19 trade unions, 15 universities and 35 hospitals over suspected links to the Gulen movement. The government also announced it would seize the properties of all these schools, universities and private institutions.
Source: In First “Emergency” Decree, Erdogan Seizes Thousands Of Hospitals, Schools, Charities | Zero Hedge
The gunman who shot dead nine people and injured at least 27 others in a Munich shopping mall may have been bullied by peers in school, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said. He was also obsessed with mass shootings, according to local media.
Source: Munich shooter was ‘bullied’ in school, obsessed with mass shootings — RT News