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Military chief says nation not ready for democracy

Well there has been talk of a new military man taking over as President in 2009........and with Suharto at death's door, well........

Military chief says nation not ready for democracy

JAKARTA (JP): Indonesian Military (TNI) chief Gen. Djoko Santoso said Thursday recent election disputes which turned violent in some regions served notice that the nation was not prepared for democracy.

Djoko told a press conference at the conclusion of a two-day TNI leadership meeting here the military was concerned about the conflicts, which he said could endanger national unity.

"It (the conflict) is an indication, a sign, that we ...are not ready to practice democracy," he said.

He was referring to ongoing disputes between supporters of candidates in the elections for governor and deputy governor in South Sulawesi and North Maluku. The election disputes have dragged on, despite the Supreme Court's intervention.

While acknowledging that the political implications of the disputes should not concern the military, Djoko said the TNI bore the responsibility to restore peace.

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Do I need to send a S&W Care package your way?

No no need, since the riots of 98 I have kept enough cash and a couple of escape routes in my back pocket, besides the locals would never hurt this Muslim, they will go after the Indonesian-Chinese........



I did agree with General in what he said, my wife on the other hand said she 100% disagreed with him then she added the BUT if anyone knew how I broke my wrist and said the samething about me (that I was not ready for democracy) then she would agree to that...............
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As long as the CIA approves then who cares
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They have not been the flavor of the month here for a couple of years now...........
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Jakarta E.: I hope you have sourced and stored a few boxes of those 'Z' nails - never know when you need to cover your trail.

I wish, no building or house contractor I know here has ever seen them, checke in Singapore, the samething. Am now looking at another solution.......
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I wish, no building or house contractor I know here has ever seen them, checke in Singapore, the samething. Am now looking at another solution.......
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