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As President Richard Nixon's coldblooded national security adviser Henry Kissinger explained in June 1970, three years before the U.S. sponsored a .... after the Chilean coup, Suharto received a green light from Kissinger and the Gerald Ford White House to invade the small island nation of East Timor.
There are as many ways to rank the worst presidents in American history as there are ideas about what qualities are most important in a president, or how you can judge an administration's ... Alternet puts Gerald Ford in eighth place on the list of the worst presidents. Ford ignored genocide in East Timor.

We started with £250m and now we have more than $16bn in the bank,” said Ramos-Horta, who served as prime minister of East Timor from 2006 to 2007 and as president from 2007 to 2012, and won the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize along with Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo for their efforts to bring peace and ...
Eight years later, President Gerald Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger accelerated armaments deliveries to the Indonesian army as it killed one-third of the population of East Timor. The United Nations and United States enforced a weapons embargo in the early 1990s against Bosnia's mainly ...
Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, seems to share Nasrallah's suspicion, insisting that he will not accept Hariri's resignation until Hariri returns to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia because his “resignation must be voluntary”. There has even arisen in Lebanon suspicion that Hariri is being held under house ...
Just as many prematurely deemed Bush the worst president ever, so many are now ready to enshrine Obama as one of the all-time greats. ... Bush's dithering about Bosnia, Jimmy Carter's fecklessness in Cambodia, Gerald Ford's cold realism toward East Timor, or Richard Nixon's complicity in Bangladesh.

When Ford headed to Indonesia in December 1975, the CIA warned him that Indonesian President Suharto would ask him about the US position on Indonesia's plans to invade the former Portuguese colony of East Timor: "Suharto will undoubtedly raise the question of Timor during talks with you in an effort ...
In late 1975, Henry Kissinger and Gerald Ford gave the green light to Suharto to invade neighboring East Timor. ... “And in July, President Carter had signed a 'finding' to aid the rebels covertly, which led to the United States providing them with cash, weapons, equipment and supplies, and engaging in ...
Eight years later, President Gerald Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger accelerated armaments deliveries to the Indonesian army as it killed one-third of the population of East Timor. The United Nations and United States enforced a weapons embargo in the early 1990s against Bosnia's mainly ...
Breweries such as The Hideout helped former President Gerald Ford's hometown win a recent Best Beer Scene award, boosting its hipster cred. Image: Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images #8 - Lousiville, Kentucky. Its growing East Market District, known as NuLu, has helped Louisville gain traction with ...
Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, seems to share Nasrallah's suspicion, insisting that he will not accept Hariri's resignation until Hariri returns to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia because his “resignation must be voluntary”. There has even arisen in Lebanon suspicion that Hariri is being held under house ...
Dili (Reuters) - East Timor President Francisco “Lu Olo” Guterres swore in the remaining members of the new cabinet on Tuesday and urged the first minority government since independence to focus on improving living conditions and avoiding political upheaval. The new administration led by Prime ...
President Ford and Henry Kissinger gave—personally gave Suharto the green light to invade East Timor, which produced the most extensive proportional slaughter since the Nazis. The army implemented a regime which involved kind of a semi-religious glorification of the army and stigmatization of any ...
The area of contention concerns the maritime border between Australia and East Timor in the Timor Sea. After its independence from Indonesia in 2002 – an event which was facilitated by Australian support – East Timor created the Joint Petroleum Development Area with Canberra, which created a profit ...
Just as many prematurely deemed Bush the worst president ever, so many are now ready to enshrine Obama as one of the all-time greats. ... Bush's dithering about Bosnia, Jimmy Carter's fecklessness in Cambodia, Gerald Ford's cold realism toward East Timor, or Richard Nixon's complicity in Bangladesh.
When Ford headed to Indonesia in December 1975, the CIA warned him that Indonesian President Suharto would ask him about the US position on Indonesia's plans to invade the former Portuguese colony of East Timor: "Suharto will undoubtedly raise the question of Timor during talks with you in an effort ...
In late 1975, Henry Kissinger and Gerald Ford gave the green light to Suharto to invade neighboring East Timor. ... “And in July, President Carter had signed a 'finding' to aid the rebels covertly, which led to the United States providing them with cash, weapons, equipment and supplies, and engaging in ...

... doesn't excuse the astonishing number of omissions and misstatements that have characterized the sickly national farewell to Gerald Ford. One could graze for hours on the great slopes of the massive obituaries and never guess that during his mercifully brief occupation of the White House, this president ...
Eight years later, President Gerald Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger accelerated armaments deliveries to the Indonesian army as it killed one-third of the population of East Timor. The United Nations and United States enforced a weapons embargo in the early 1990s against Bosnia's mainly ...
Breweries such as The Hideout helped former President Gerald Ford's hometown win a recent Best Beer Scene award, boosting its hipster cred. Image: Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images #8 - Lousiville, Kentucky. Its growing East Market District, known as NuLu, has helped Louisville gain traction with ...
Lebanese President, Michel Aoun, seems to share Nasrallah's suspicion, insisting that he will not accept Hariri's resignation until Hariri returns to Lebanon from Saudi Arabia because his “resignation must be voluntary”. There has even arisen in Lebanon suspicion that Hariri is being held under house ...
... non-members — like Belarus and East Timor — are negotiating to join. ... In May 2016, aides to then-President Barack Obama cited two ...
... Australian Parliament and other countries as a "rant" against President Donald Trump ... Since then, an array of carmakers including Ford, Toyota, Nissan, ... DILI, East Timor (AP) — East Timor's new government suffered a ...
... a mass in Dili, East Timor, a former Portuguese colony annexed by Indonesia in 1976. ... President Jimmy Carter in the East Room of the White House, ... New York Yankees' pitcher Whitey Ford winds up and delivers in the ...
East Timor President Francisco Guterres announced Thursday that Mari Alkatiri, the only candidate nominated for the premiership, is the ...
A Hong Kong photographer and eco-tourism pioneer has been killed in a freak accident in East Timor. Long-time city resident, Daniel ...
The left-wing party championed by former Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri has taken the lead in East Timor's parliamentary elections, winning about a third of votes ... Reconstruction, or CNRT, led by former independence fighter Xanana Gusmao, who became the tiny country's first president after independence.
Dili (East Timor) (AFP) - East Timor headed to the polls to elect a new ... "I am proud that as president I can ensure that the (election) process ...
East Timor voted for a new president in March with Francisco Guterres -- known by his nom de guerre "Lu-Olo" -- winning the presidency, a role ...
East Timor voted for a new president in March with Francisco Guterres – known by his nom de guerre “Lu-Olo” – winning the presidency, a role ...
In this Tuesday, July 17, 2017 photo, former East Timorese President Xanana Gusmao speaks to supporters during a CNRT Party campaign ...
East Timor's former president Jose Ramos-Horta has issued a blunt warning to Australia that the gas dispute between the two countries risks pushing Timor closer to China. Australia and East Timor have been locked in a messy dispute that has included allegations of Australia spying on its poorer ...
Documents made public in 2001 revealed that on December 6, 1975, the day before the invasion of East Timor, US President Gerald Ford and ...
As Vice President Mike Pence railed against ISIS-linked terrorism Thursday, .... AMY GOODMAN: And Prabowo was instrumental in East Timor. .... President Ford and Henry Kissinger gave—personally gave Suharto the green ...
DILI, East Timor—A former guerrilla fighter vowed Saturday to keep peace and unity as East Timor's new president, delivering a victory speech ...
The election is the first that East Timor has organised without the help from the ... The frontrunner likely to be elected president ahead of general ...
East Timor and Australia have agreed to a new maritime border which would give East Timor control of a $40 billion oil field. But not everyone ...
East Timor's former president Jose Ramos-Horta says he has decided he will not contest the country's presidential election, due in March. Dr Ramos-Horta, who was East Timor's president from 2007–2012, said he has spent months considering whether to run but has decided against it. "I have received a ...
U.S. President Barack Obama pauses during a news conference at ... in Cambodia, Gerald Ford's cold realism toward East Timor, or Richard ...
The arc of history is long, but it won't ever judge the president's Syria ... in Cambodia, Gerald Ford's cold realism toward East Timor, or Richard ...
... of the 28,000 pages prepared for Richard Nixon and his successor, Gerald Ford. .... When Ford became President in August 1974, the White House's ... colony of East Timor: "Suharto will undoubtedly raise the question of ...
In late 1975, Henry Kissinger and Gerald Ford gave the green light to Suharto to invade neighboring East Timor. ... “And in July, President Carter had signed a 'finding' to aid the rebels covertly, which led to the United States providing them with cash, weapons, equipment and supplies, and engaging in ...
In late 1975, Henry Kissinger and Gerald Ford gave the green light to Suharto ... President “to comment publicly on the situation in East Timor.
How President Ford managed to go soft on Iraqi Baathists, Indonesian fascists, ... that have characterized the sickly national farewell to Gerald Ford. ... violation of international law that led to a near-genocide in East Timor.
Eight years elapsed; president Gerald Ford, accompanied by state secretary Henry Kissinger hosted president Soeharto at Camp David in 1975, one day after the US independence day commemoration.
Sacked by President Ford in 1976 for malfeasance, two decades later Colby died in strange circumstances. He was not a .... In late October 1975, Whitlam sacked the head of ASIS, our overseas secret agency, for failing to disclose its activities in East ...
This US pattern of isolationism and non-interventionism has repeated itself throughout history from Jefferson's refusal to stop the Haitian genocide perpetrated by the French in 1804; Roosevelt's denial of the persecuted Jews aboard MS St. Louis in ...
Newly-independent East Timor was invaded by Indonesia, the day after US President Ford and Secretary of State Kissinger visited Indonesia, giving permission for US arms to be used in the invasion.
President of the Treasury Board. Riding: Kings-Hants (Nova Scotia). Age: 49. First elected to parliament: 2000. Past profession: Investment banker.
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