But the media aren’t interested in stories like this: The savage brutality of Indonesia’s Muslim security forces in Papua, where an estimated 100,000 people have been killed since the former Dutch colony was integrated into the country nearly 50 years ago.
While the whole world is outraged over Innocuous Photos of an IDF soldier posing near hand-cuffed and blind-folded Palestinian detainees, even comparing it to Abu Ghraib, it ignores the genocide taking place in “moderate” Indonesia.
The Indonesian government rejects allegations of state violence in Papua, but as long as restrictions on international media and NGO access to Indonesian Papua – tight and growing tighter – remain in place, no independent verification of the facts will be possible, and actions of security forces will continue to be questioned.
Fifty members of the U.S. Congress signed a letter saying there is a strong indication that the Indonesian government has committed “genocide” against the Papuans and called on President Barack Obama to make it “one of the highest priorities of the administration.” Even so, as part of efforts to shore up influence in the region amid increasing challenges from China, the Obama Regime last month lifted a decade long ban on military assistance to a notoriously violent commando unit, known as Kopassus, which operates in Papua.
The jumpy video shows a prisoner lying in a jungle clearing in eastern Indonesia moments after troops allegedly sliced open his abdomen with a bayonet, sending intestines tumbling from his stomach. LINK H/T ISLAMO-NAZISM