American folk singer James McMurtry’s song “God Bless America” contains the lyrics:”Negotiation’s just no fun
And it don’t serve our interests non
Gonna turn up the heat till it comes to a boil
So we can go get that Arab oil.”
Arabs have a saying that Allah blessed them by giving them seventy percent of the world’s oil. Add the most populous Muslim nation in the world, oil-rich Indonesia, and the percentage of the world’s oil held by Muslim nations increases even more. And it is precisely the fact that Arab nations and those countries with large Muslim populations, including Indonesia and Nigeria, that has the West — which includes Zionist Israel — stoking the flames of secession, ethnic violence, and rebellion across the Muslim world.
For nations like Indonesia which has already seen East Timor gain independence, which Indonesia invaded an annexed in 1975 with a wink-and-nod from Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, [are] wondering what the West has in store for the world’s most populous Muslim country. Indonesia has witnessed the occupation of andde facto partitioning of Iraq into Shi’a, Sunni, and Kurdish statelets by the West, the NATO attack on Libya and that nation’s de facto partition of east and west Libya; the secession of non-Arab South Sudan from the mainly Arab north Sudan; the revolution against Bashar al Assad’s regime in Syria with the Kurdish minority playing a large role in the rebellion; a Shi’a and southern independence rebellion in Yemen; and constant Western support for Iran’s rebellious ethnic groups like the Baluchis, Kurds, Azeris, and Arabs.
Indonesia, rich in oil and natural gas, is comprised of 1700 islands and it has only three land frontiers with other nations: Malaysia, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea. Indonesia’s ability to protect itself from the outside-influenced instability now seen in Libya, Syria, Sudan, Iraq, Somalia, Iran, as well as pipeline-critical Pakistan and Afghanistan, has it concerned that noisy Islamist extremist groups and secessionist movements from northern Sumatra to West Papua may be receiving their marching orders from the same globalist interests that have brought forth instability in North Africa, the Middle East, and Pakistan.
When the anti-imperialist President Sukarno was leader of Indonesia, the CIA stoked a number of secessionist rebellions against him before it succeeded in ousting him in a bloody September 1965 coup led by Army chief Suharto. Suharto and his CIA masters falsely set-up the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) as the group responsible for the execution of six Indonesian generals, however, this “false flag” operation was merely a ruse to launch the coup against Sukarno.
In the 1950s, the CIA stoked secessionist movements in Sumatra, the Moluccas, Celebes (Sulawesi), and Indonesian Borneo. President John Kennedy reversed the CIA operations against Sukarno by re-establishing friendly ties with Jakarta. However, Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 opened the door for the CIA to re-launch its covert operations against Sukarno, which finally succeeded in late 1965.
It should be mentioned that one of those who aided in the coup and the anti-PKI clean-up operations in the months following the coup was Lt. Col. Lolo Soetoro, recalled from CIA training at the University of Hawaii’s East-West Center, who married Barack Obama’s mother, Stanley Ann Dunham before being called to service to help Suharto’s coup in May 1965. Soetoro adopted Barack Obama Jr. as his step-son after he and his mother moved to Jakarta in 1967.
With Muslim radical groups gaining more influence in Indonesia, which historically has adopted the five principles known as “Pancasila” as its foundational ideology:
1. Belief in the one and only God.
2. Just and civilized humanity.
3. The unity of Indonesia.
4. Democracy guided by the inner wisdom in the unanimity arising out of deliberations amongst representatives,
5. Social justice for the whole of the people of Indonesia.
The principles are more Hindu in nature than Islamic. Indonesia has been a nation where Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Catholics, and Protestants have lived amicably for the decades since independence. However, it is rising Islamist fundamentalism opposed to Indonesia’s secular society, along with a re-emergence of secessionist activities in Aceh in Sumatra and West Papua, that appear to mimic the destabilization activities carried out by CIA-linked non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from Iran and Pakistan to Libya and Sudan. For that reason, Jakarta has good reasons to be concerned.
Just as in Turkey, Tunisia, and Egypt, the Obama administration, working in coordination with U.S. ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel, is pushing the notion that a moderate Islamist party in Indonesia, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), is bent on establishing an Islamic state in Indonesia. The theory being proffered by the U.S. interventionists is that radical Islamist and currently moderate parties, heading toward radicalism, have the ultimate goal of turning Indonesia into a radical Islamic state.
Obama and his family’s past ties to the CIA and its covert operations in Indonesia aimed at toppling the Sukarno government that was believed by Washington to be turning Indonesia into a “Communist”state have an eerie echo today with charges that Islamists want to turn Indonesia into an “Islamic”state. It`s the same old CIA game with the name of the threat being changed.
The Obama administration and its neo-conservative-leaning foreign policy apparatchiks have made similar “Islamist” threat claims about the Islamic-oriented Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey, the Ennahda Party in Tunisia, and the Freedom and Justice Party in Egypt. Many of the charges about the Islamist “threat” emanate from Israeli- and American Jewish-funded think tanks and other policy laundry operations in Washington. In Indonesia, these pro-Israeli policy wonks are helping to poison U.S.-Indonesian relations, which have never been based on a huge amount of trust since the CIA-organized coup against Sukarno in 1965.
It is clear what kind of game Obama is playing in his old homeland of Indonesia. Obama national security officials are putting out the world that a “new Al Qaeda,” which can be assumed to be bigger and badder than the “old Al Qaeda,” but in every way still controlled by the CIA and its Mossad allies, will soon emerge in Indonesia, Thailand’s Pattani region, and Mindanao in the Philippines.
All these countries border on the South China Sea, where the nations of the region, especially China, are vying for control of energy resources in disputed sovereignty maritime zones. What better way for the U.S. to insert itself into the affairs of the region by re-inventing a new “Al Qaeda” threat? It is the same scenario that has played out in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Sudan — first comes the destabilization and then comes the western oil companies to take advantage of a vacuum in political power.
For the people of Southeast Asia, who have seen past U.S. crimes waged against Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, the Philippines, East Timor, and Indonesia, the scenes on television from Tripoli, Damascus, Aleppo, Kabul, Cairo, Mogadishu, Sana’a, and Baghdad are far from reassuring.
From Jakarta, Wayne Madsen
Obtained from Strategic Culture Foundation