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2003-10-20 Southeast Asia
Timorese gain control of border
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Posted by Steve White 2003-10-20 1:25:59 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [245 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 This is what the Indonesians fought so hard to keep.

That, and the right to keep massacring the Christians who live there. Hard to tell which was more important to them, sometimes.
Posted by Robert Crawford  2003-10-20 6:52:12 AM|| []  2003-10-20 6:52:12 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 If you look at it the fundies/Arabs constant strategy has been to try to establish a monoply on oil:

-In Sudan where the Islamist government has fought to keep the oil-rich southern districts and where Al Quaida and other Jihadists (mostly from Arabia) have supported it.
-In Algeria where Saudi Arabia has funded press campaigns blasting the movements vindicating the
Kabyl (ie the people who don't speak Arab) culture while Saudi citizens have funded the GIA and FIS.
-In Iraq where Arab settlers have been established
in Kurdish territory who also happens to be the
main producer of Iraq's oil (the remainder being in Shia territory)
-In Saudi Arabia itself where wahabi regions produce no oil and where wahabi richness comes from oil stolen to the Shias

Posted by JFM  2003-10-20 7:44:17 AM||   2003-10-20 7:44:17 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 JFM - I would add that they are also involved in destabilizing South America, Venezuela in particular, as part of the long term strategy you theorize
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-20 8:07:40 AM||   2003-10-20 8:07:40 AM|| Front Page Top

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