The Acts of the Democracies





Indonesia begins to run out of military equipment due to its activities in suppressing the independence movement in East Timor. Adam Malik (former Foreign Minister) states:

"50,000 or 80,000 people might have been killed during the war in East Timor... It was war... then what is the big fuss?"

The USA authorises $ 112,000,000 in commercial arms sales.

The UK continues to arm the regime. The UK Foreign Secretary justifies the sales a year later by saying: "the scale of the fighting [has] been reduced".

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