No, US Didn’t ‘Stand By’ Indonesian Genocide—It Actively Participated

18 October 2017 — FAIR

NYT: U.S. Stood by as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show

US government documents actually show the US playing a much more active role in the Indonesian genocide than this New York Times headline (10/18/17) suggests.

There’s a story in the New York Times today (1/18/17) headlined:

US Stood By as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show

“Standing by,” however, is not what the United States did during the Indonesian genocide of 1965–66; rather, it actively supported the massacres, which were applauded at the time by the New York Times.

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No, US Didn't 'Stand By' Indonesian Genocide—It Actively Participated

18 October 2017 — FAIR

NYT: U.S. Stood by as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show

US government documents actually show the US playing a much more active role in the Indonesian genocide than this New York Times headline (10/18/17) suggests.

There’s a story in the New York Times today (1/18/17) headlined:

US Stood By as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show

“Standing by,” however, is not what the United States did during the Indonesian genocide of 1965–66; rather, it actively supported the massacres, which were applauded at the time by the New York Times.

Continue reading