5.1.17

Η Ινδονησία ανακοίνωσε ότι διακόπτει επ’ αόριστον τη στρατιωτική συνεργασία με την Αυστραλία

Την κατηγορεί ότι ένα πλαστικοποιημένο έγγραφο αναρτημένο σε μονάδα των αυστραλιανών ειδικών δυνάμεων ήταν προσβλητικό, όπως πληροφόρησε τον εκπρόσωπο των ενόπλων δυνάμεων, υποστράτηγο Wuryanto, εκπαιδευτής των ινδονησιακών ειδικών δυνάμεων (Kopassus), ο οποίος προφανώς βρέθηκε εκεί στο πλαίσιο της διμερούς στρατιωτικής συνεργασίας και συνεκπαίδευσης! Το έγγραφο υποτίθεται στρεφόταν κατά της κρατικής ιδεολογίας της Ινδονησίας, καθώς τα ινδονησιακά μέσα ενημέρωσης έσπευσαν να καλύψουν με ρεπορτάζ το θέμα, υποστηρίζοντας ότι όσα περιέχονταν στο έγγραφο, περιλάμβαναν προσβλητικά και μειωτικά λόγια για την έννοια «Pancasila», το οποίο αποδίδεται ως ένα σύνολο – κάπως ασαφών – αρχών και κανόνων, που επιτάσσουν πίστη σε έναν Θεό, αλλά και την ενότητα ανάμεσα στα 250 εκατομμύρια κατοίκους της Ινδονησίας! Οι Αυστραλοί στρατηγοί έστειλαν στους Ινδονήσιους επιστολή στην οποία αναφέρουν, πως τα αναφερόμενα στο έγγραφο δεν απηχούν τις απόψεις της ηγεσίας των αυστραλιανών ενόπλων δυνάμεων, αποδεχόμενοι εμμέσως ότι κάτι υπάρχει στην υπόθεση. Η στρατιωτική συνεργασία είχε ξεκινήσει εκ νέου το 2013, μετά το σκάνδαλο κατασκοπείας των αυστραλιανών μυστικών υπηρεσιών στην Ινδονησία το 2009 και έκτοτε βελτιωνόταν σταθερά.

Ασχέτως των όποιων σχέσεων, είναι δεδομένο, ότι στη σκέψη των σχεδιαστών της αυστραλιανής αμυντικής στρατηγικής, η Ινδονησία των 250 εκατομμυρίων μουσουλμάνων, μεταξύ των οποίων και πολλών φανατικών, αποτελεί σημαντικό δυνητικό κίνδυνο εθνικής ασφαλείας… έστω και ανομολόγητο επισήμως.

http://www.defence-point.gr/news/?p=168491

The Indonesian military has halted all forms of cooperation with the armed forces of Australia, with some media reports suggesting that the decision was prompted by fears of espionage. Indonesia and Australia have held joined military training sessions for many decades. In recent weeks, members of the Kopassus, the elite special forces of the Indonesian military, were training on a base in Perth, Australia, with their counterparts in the Australian Special Air Service. On Wednesday, however, the Indonesian government said that it was suspending all military cooperation with Canberra, effective immediately. The unexpected announcement was made by a spokesman of the Indonesian National Armed Forces, who said that “all forms of cooperation with the Australian military, including joint training” would be “temporarily withheld”. When asked about the reasons behind the sudden move, the spokesman said it was “due to multiple reasons”, but refused to give specifics. Later on Wednesday, Indonesian officials said some print material had been found at the training center in Perth, which offended the Indonesian people. But Australian media suggested that the Indonesian government had decided to terminate the joint military training program because it feared that its special forces troops would be recruited as spies by the Australians. Some reports brought up some relevant comments made in November of last year by a senior Indonesian military official, General Gatot Nurmantyo.

The general said he had ended military cooperation between troops under his command and their Australian colleagues due to fears that his troops may be compromised by the Australians during training. But Australia’s Minister of Defense, Marise Payne, rejected that Australian espionage activities were behind Jakarta’s surprise decision. Speaking on ABC Radio on Wednesday, Payne said it was “not the case” that Australian intelligence officers had tried to recruit Indonesian soldiers. That “is something which we would not countenance”, she said. In 2013, Indonesia withdrew its ambassador from Canberra and terminated all military and intelligence cooperation with Australia, after it emerged that Australian spies had targeted the communications of the Indonesian President and other senior officials. But tensions subsided in August of 2014, when the two countries signed a joint agreement aimed at curbing their intelligence activities against each other. The last time Australia and Indonesia halted military cooperation was in 1999, when it was revealed that Kopassus troops had taken part in human rights abuses in East Timor. But the joint training was resumed in 2002, after the Bali bombings, which killed 202 people, many of them Australian tourists.

Ian Allen
https://intelnews.org/2017/01/06/01-2038/

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