2 Mar. 2007

East Timor under Australian occupation


There are some extraordinary things in this article today. Rebel leader Major Alfredo Reinhado has called on Australian forces to leave, identifying them as an illegal invading force. This is unsurprising, of course. What is surprising, indeed shocking and appalling, is the action being taken by Australians, which is apparently to cut off water and food supplies to the settlement in which Reinhado is located. It is also alleged that Australian forces are ready to wipe out Reinhado and his contingent, in what would be a disgusting display of imperialist meddling.