Indonesia: February 18, 2002


Tommy Suharto, son of the former dictator that ruled the nation for three decades, is being charged with masterminding the killing of a Supreme Court Judge and a series of bombings. Supporters of the former dictator, who still control a powerful political party, have long been suspected as backing a lot of the violence that occurred after the dictatorship was overthrown. 

Meanwhile, the government continues to drag it's heels in going after local (or even foreign) terrorists connected with al Qaeda. The government fears a backlash from militant Moslems. Although the militants are a minority, they are organized, armed and quick to anger.




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