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West Papua BLOODBATH IMMINENT
From: Chris Chaplin <chrisjen@...
For those informed you might like to skip the brief introduction
For those of you that don't know, the imminent bloodbath which is
very likely going to take place on the 1st December 2000, will shock
even the hardest of you. So please read on.
December the first is, for the native Papuan's the day they have
choose to make their independence day, though not yet achieved, its
is only a matter of time. Today, 29th December the capital town of
Jayapura ( also known as Port Numbay) on the western half of the
island of Papua, the air is thick with trepidation and with good
reason. For the Indonesian occupying force, which have for the last
32 years have engaged in an genocidal ethnic cleansing programme
designed to leave the remaining native Papua population, a lower
class minority in their own land. So much so that the Papuan
population has been decimated to 50% of it's former size. Not content
with just killing the Papuans, the indonesian have engaged in a
massive transmigration programme, which already means that the
remaining Papua's are less than half of the total island population.
Things have come to a head in the last year as the Papuans fight back
and claim their legitimate right to their independence. Fir the last
year they have formed a government in waiting, desperately seeking
allies from the international community, with a handful of Melanesian
states, ONLY voicing their support, for a free Papua.
Today 29th December 2000
The Papuans raised their flag, the Bintang Kejora (Morning Star) in
defiance of the order from Jakarta. The atmosphere is now palpable,
as the town empties of any migrate that wants to avoid harm to
themselves. The normally bustlingly town has, as many more media
types in the hotels, than ever before, but not this one. Everyone
knows that only a stones throw away from the town, are encamped
platoons of (TNI) crack solders, with only one thought in their mind
- "SUPPRESS AT ANY COST" Estimates run up 25,000 armed and crazed
military personnel. Tanks have also been reported waiting on the
fringes. For what you may well ask, why do you need to to control a
people that have no more than traditional wooden bows and arrows,
with such hardware. The British supplied Hawke jets have also flown
over to further intimidate. Already used to kill in Timika, in 1995
they are real worry, for the Papuans. Truck loads of armed solders
are also routinely controlling the streets.
Theys Eluay, the spiritual leader and chief of the Papuan Presidium
Council, was summoned to the main police station for interrogation in
the hope of forcing him too ask the Papuans, to take down the flag.
Even if he did, this is no longer a possibility. The Papuans have
already decided "die or be free" They have agreed only one thing,
that on the 1st of December 2000, they will proclaim their
independence to the world, indonesia included. Even if it means many
more will die fighting for it. To much has happened, to many have
died already, for these people, to agree to anything less. Even
though the rest of the world has closed it's ears to their plight
they would rather die with dignity, than remain under-classed in
their own land. Full independence is the only thing they want and
All the signs are there for a bloodbath of warlike proportions and it
is clear who's blood will flow in the streets and villages, the same
that has done, for the last 30+ years of occupation and domination.
Tribal warrior culture of the native Papuan's would rather die
fighting, than live another minute under the brutal, destructive and
genocidal indonesian regime. I have to say I agree with them.
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