‘Bloody Clashes With (Indo) Military Rock Papua Province’
And their sporadic attempts to defend themselves are crushed by bloody reprisals from their Indonesian Muslim overlords.
‘While Indonesian officials blame Papuan separatists (that is, local Melanesian Christians and animists who object to being ruled – and exploited – by ethnically-Malay majority-Muslim IndonesiaÂ – CM), local activists say the security forces themselves are responsible. Â
“We didn’t burn people’s houses. It’s impossible. We’re soldiers, we don’t do that.”--Military spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Ali Hamdan Bogra
But Indo soldiers always ‘do that’. The last time they did it they didn’t leave a singe house standing in formerly Portuguese Timor.