THE NAJIB’S UNDER HOUSE ARREST- A PRELUDE TO THE END?
As security forces and armed guards surround the house of deposed Prime Minister Najib Razak, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad is reported to have told advisors that he is “ prepared to have Rosmah and Datuk Seri Najib Razak hanged” if they are found to have been complicit or principally involved in the death of Altantuya Sharibu. Echoes of “Operation Condor” the decades long US led purge of anti American elements in the Latin American countries of South America.
In that operation extra juridical executions of nuns, priests, children, diplomats and elected leaders, were summarily executed by the Pakatoons of Latin America.
Malaysia and Indonesia appear to be targets of a new “Operation Condor” style operation this time in south east Asia driven by the fear of the spread of Chinese influence in what once was an unfettered US play ground of influence.
A REPEAT OF US INTERFERENCE IN THE AREA TO CONTAIN CHINESE EXPANSION
Not to underestimate US resolve to retain and control Indonesia for its strategic position and deep submarine caves in Timor suitable for their “shoot and scoot” nuclear armed submarines if there should be a war with China, the Americans are making a point in the region that they will go to any lengths to remove anyone they see as a threat to their long term interests in the region. China and its supporters in place like Malaysia.
A trove of recently declassified diplomatic cables reveals a surprising degree of American involvement in a brutal anti-communist purge in Indonesia half-a-century ago.
In Indonesia in October 1965, Suharto, then an Indonesian military leader, accused the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) of organizing a brutal coup attempt, following the kidnapping and murder of six high-ranking army officers. Over the months that followed, he oversaw the systematic extermination of up to a million Indonesians for affiliation with the party, or simply for being accused of harbouring leftist sympathies. He then took power and ruled as dictator, with U.S. support, until 1998.
The ensuing purge of suspected communists culminated in over 3,500,000 deaths, most from crude beatings, decapitation, shooting, hanging and machete attacks.
Many were in fact Suharto supporters but because they were identified by the US embassy where former President Obama’s mother worked under Robert J. Martens in the political secretariat at the US embassy,. The targeted identified by Martens and Obama’s mother were killed on the directions of US advisers and Indonesian special forces. No one has been brought to account for that event in world history.
NAJIB A LONG TIME TARGET OF US INTELLIGENCE
Najibs courting of the Chinese and his refusal to confront them over the Spratley Islands and the build up of Chinese military bases in the south China sea may well have sealed his fate more than just past the elections.
Once previously Najib annoyed the US intelligence community when he refused to hand over 4 of the suspected 9/11 hijackers when they stayed over briefly in Cheras in Malaysia in 2000. Najib then had reasonable grounds for refusing to detain or hand over the 4 hijackers in Malaysia because as he told US authorities then:
- They were on valid visas to enter and remain in Malaysia
- They had not committed any criminal offence in Malaysia or breached the conditions of their visas
- Their visas were lawfully issued to them in Saudi Arabia
- Their passports and other travel documents were valid
4 US security agencies all working in competition with each other pursued the 4 through Thailand and the Philippines and then lost track of them. They would not know the whereabouts of these 4 individuals till 9/11 occurred. Najib has been a target of the US intelligence community since.
RETURN OF THE NEO CONS AND a FREE ANWAR ?
Paul Wolfowitz and the Neo Cons appear to be back in business which does not auger well for budding democracies like Malaysia. We now await with baited breath the release of Anwar Ibrahim whilst a frenzied media prepare a choreographed exit from prison to match Nelson Mandela’s release from Robben island prison some 27 years ago.