WILL NOT GIVE PEOPLE THEIR OWN RIGHTS ( FREE WILL ) AS INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGN HUMAN BEINGS TO EXIST WITHOUT FEAR
Visiting Australia last November, President Barack Obama issued another of his veiled threats to China and announced the establishment of a US Marines' base in Darwin, just across the water from East Timor.
He understands that small, impoverished countries can often present the greatest threat to predatory power, because if they cannot be intimidated and controlled, who can?
Suharto of Indonesia, 32-year dictatorship was one of the most brutal and corrupt of the 20th century.
Thanks largely to Evans, Australia's foreign minister, Australia was the only western country formally to recognise Suharto's genocidal conquest.
The murderous Indonesian special forces known as Kopassus were trained in Australia.
The prize, said Evans, was "zillions" of dollars.
In 1991, Evans described the massacre of more than 200 people by Indonesian troops in the Santa Cruz cemetery in Dili, East Timor's capital, as an "aberration".
Unlike Muammar al-Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein, Suharto died peacefully in 2008 surrounded by the best medical help his billions could buy. He was never at risk of prosecution by the "international community". Margaret Thatcher told him, "You are one of our very best and most valuable friends." The Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating regarded him as a father figure. A group of Australian newspaper editors, led by Rupert Murdoch's veteran retainer, Paul Kelly, flew to Jakarta to pay their tribute to the dictator; there is a picture of one of them bowing.