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To: Grimmy

The biggest problem here is that Suharto didn’t do these things to defend liberty and democracy.

All his people suffered while he prospered


9 posted on 01/27/2008 3:30:45 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I am not defending Suharto’s human rights record but I AM questioning the bias of the article. Just about every communist government killed a large amount of their citizens to maintain control. In fact, I don’t think I ever heard of ANY communist government that respected human rights... Have you?


12 posted on 01/27/2008 3:34:25 PM PST by John123 ("What good fortune for the governments that the people do not think" -- Adolf Hitler)
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To: mylife
All his people suffered while he prospered

Indonesia as a whole propspered under Soeharto, especially when you compared it with Soekarno's period. Yes, he and his family prospered more than others.

20 posted on 01/27/2008 3:57:41 PM PST by paudio (Rose: I loath and despise money! Father: You also spend it!)
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To: mylife
The biggest problem here is that Suharto didn’t do these things to defend liberty and democracy.

All his people suffered while he prospered

Which leads to the question, what were the conditions that recruited people to the communists?

33 posted on 01/27/2008 7:05:28 PM PST by secretagent
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