Google Answers Logo
View Question
Q: East Timor war ( No Answer,   5 Comments )
Subject: East Timor war
Category: Relationships and Society > Politics
Asked by: gsw110576-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 11 Mar 2006 22:21 PST
Expires: 10 Apr 2006 23:21 PDT
Question ID: 706290
Who did the killing and with what weapons?
Where did they get the weapons from?
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: East Timor war
From: frde-ga on 12 Mar 2006 01:30 PST
My understanding is that Indonesia tried to settle the place with Javanese

- the locals objected and used spears

Here is some general backgrounnd :-

This gives one some 'colour' :-
Subject: Re: East Timor war
From: nelson-ga on 12 Mar 2006 10:44 PST
Sounds like you're blaming the Timorese.  The Indonesians were the agressors.
Subject: Re: East Timor war
From: frde-ga on 12 Mar 2006 23:21 PST

Well, Indonesia annexed East Timor when the Portuguese moved out.
That may, or may not be reasonable.

It is not entirely clear who started the 'aggression', but like the
current problems in Darfour, things are not as clear as they look on
the surface.

As usual, with East Timor, oil was involved, otherwise the West would
not have given a toss.

Not an opinion, just a statement of what I see as the facts.
Subject: Re: East Timor war
From: nelson-ga on 13 Mar 2006 03:39 PST
Yes.  What with the Indonesians being oppressive, murderous torturers
and the Timorese being defenseless, it is very difficult to figure out
who the bad guy is.
Subject: Re: East Timor war
From: frde-ga on 13 Mar 2006 04:17 PST
Normally things start off with a small number of murderous brutes on both sides.

I call those the 'kindling'.

Then you get 'retalliation' - that is when the fire gets a life of its own.

There ain't no angels

Important Disclaimer: Answers and comments provided on Google Answers are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Google does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. Please read carefully the Google Answers Terms of Service.

If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by emailing us at with the question ID listed above. Thank you.
Search Google Answers for
Google Answers  

Google Home - Answers FAQ - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy