Saturday, October 30, 2010

War Zone

The border between Indonesia and PNG is still a war zone. Indonesia (at the urging of US mining corporations) committed genocide and displaced more refugees in confiscating West PNG mountain land than in any other conflict any where else in the world. PNG has no effective military, but obviously there are formerly cannibalistic natives in the jungles that are violently opposed to this and wreak havoc on the Indonesian military near the border. We were initially refused a cruising permit for Jayapura near the boarder. And we hadn't heard anything about all this, ... until preparing to come here and doing the paperwork chacha to get cruising permits in Indonesia and PNG...

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