The other day I finished reading the brilliant and utterly perplexing book “Congo. A History“. One of it’s inevitable conclusions is that if indigenous people, literally living on top of vast natural resources, are being overrun by ‘foreign’ immigrants and crushed by big capitalism, huge and devastating problems are bound to surface.
I fear [...]
Watch out: Prabowo Subianto will be launched as presidential candidate next October. Fourteen years after he contemplated to grasp the presidency by coup d’etat, he will try it the conventional way.
FPI is a young nephew of Laskar Jihad.
Over ten years ago Maluku coped with shady, but bloody conflicts between Muslims and Christians. Laskar Jihad was the major firebrand. Under the banner of defence of Muslims and fight against separatism and with the blessings and help of parts of the military, these mainly Javanese radicals [...]
Indonesia and The Netherlands negotiate a Leopard battle tanks deal. TNI wants to update in order to equal neighbouring countries’ weaponry. It plans to buy some 100 war monsters and it happens the Dutch Landmacht’s used tanks are redundant and have to be sold.
Adm. Agus Suhartono said he badly needs these gallant giants [...]