Thursday, November 07, 2013


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Indonesian MP Says Australian Diplomats Should Be Removed For Spying As Bishop Prepares For Bali Talks

Australia, never a real friend of Indonesia now has much to answer for; AU/U.S. spying will now impact Australian economy affecting every Australian citizen and especially their wallets; CIA Al Jazeera spies also need to be ejected

By George Roberts

An Indonesian government MP has suggested some Australian diplomats should be removed from his country for spying, as Foreign Minister Julie Bishop prepares for talks in Bali.

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Ms Bishop is attending the Bali Democracy Forum at Nusa Dua, the same venue where Australia and the US reportedly ran a spying operation in 2007 during a UN conference.

The Foreign Minister is batting away suggestions there are tensions with Indonesia, saying: "We have a very close relationship".

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But Indonesia is unhappy Australia will not say if the spying allegations are true and wants a guarantee it will not happen again.
A member of the ruling coalition in Indonesia has now ramped up the rhetoric over the allegations, saying anyone caught spying without the approval of the Australian ambassador should be sent back to Australia.

The chairman of Indonesia's foreign affairs commission, Mahfudz Siddiq, says people should not be spying without the knowledge of the ambassador.

"If they are unofficial officers, unofficial agents, not under the control of your ambassadors in Jakarta, they should go back. You should throw out the personnel," he said.

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Indonesia's foreign minister Marty Natelegawa has previously suggested the country should review its intelligence cooperation with Australia on people smuggling and terrorism.

Ms Bishop arrived in Indonesia for the forum yesterday and stressed the cooperative relationship between the two countries.

"We have a very close and cooperative relationship and I met with Minister Natalegawa on a number of occasions," she said.

"I'm looking forward to working with him again at the Bali Democracy Forum, a wonderful initiative of President Yudhoyono."

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Acting Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek says it is vital Ms Bishop achieves a breakthrough in the relationship between the two countries.

"I don't think the Indonesians will be very happy with some of the talking that we've done in recent months," she said.

"Julie Bishop now has to repair some of the damage that she's contributed to.

"If she comes back to Australia without having had some breakthrough with the Indonesians, I think that's very troubling.

"The good relationship between Australia and Indonesia is a stabilising influence in our region."

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Journey Through an Unexpected Iran

Average Iranians want nothing to do with war, have had enough

Your Middle East
By Grace Nicholls

Grace Nicholls has traveled from Iran's Persian Gulf coast to its mountainous northeast and discovered a country far away from the Western conception of fanatical clerics and nuclear plants

Straddling the choked sea-lanes between the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea lies the island of Qeshm. Located in the midst of international headlines in the disputed waters of the Strait of Hormoz, Qeshm appears blissfully unaware of its predicament at the centre of Tehran’s foreign policy manoeuvring. The island has the air of a holiday retreat, fast becoming a playground for domestic tourists and shoppers whilst still holding onto its traditional seafaring roots.

Qeshm Island, Iran
The island is a free trade zone but the commercial hedonism is thankfully confined to Qeshm town. 

Beyond the lure of cut-rate Rolex Qeshm is a barren moonscape of craters and windblown outcrops. 

The desolate beauty is interrupted by mangrove forests and salt caves dotting its shores. 

The Bandaris, literally “port people”, the minority group who populate the coastal regions of Iran live in small fishing communities along Qeshm’s 360 kilometres of coastline.

Our taxi deposited us in the fishing village of Laft. The tide was low and the skeletal bodies of wooden boats lay beached on the sand baking under the midday sun. It was forty degrees centigrade. The alleyways were deserted. I watched the taxi become a speck on the lunar horizon and wondered why I had left the air conditioned bazaars behind. An hour passed and my skin felt like it was cooking under my many layers of clothing.

A man appeared from an adobe home and motioned for us to come inside. We were revived by plates of grilled fish and fluffy rice. It was the first of many experiences of overwhelming Iranian hospitality. The women watched us from behind their striking metallic facemasks, resplendent in their flamboyant Bandari dress. 

Their clothing was more reminiscent of the multi-coloured shalwaar kameez worn in neighbouring Oman than the traditional black chador covering seen throughout Iran. Only 60km away from Oman and over 1,000km from Tehran, Qeshm appeared to have more in common with its Arab Gulf cousins than mainland Iran.

As the air cooled we made our farewells to giggles at our broken Farsi. From the Persian Gulf our route zigzagged North towards Tehran taking in the great cities of Iran’s legendary history: Shiraz, Yazd and Esfahan. The architecture dripped with the opulence of bygone empires, the ancient infrastructure remaining integral to the lifeblood of these cities. The cavernous bazaars of Esfahan pulsated with the throng of merchants and customers. Families picnicked in palatial gardens amongst the roses that may have inspired Persia’s great poets.

Qeshm fishermen at work:  That's right Americans, Iranians work, worry and have families to support, like everyone else in our world
The capital was rather less romantic but no less beguiling. The city’s gritty flavour was addictive. We’d planned to pass through quickly but it held us captive for a few more days. After haggling with the hotel manager we wandered into the Tehrani night. Scooters zipped down both lanes of traffic adding to the smog cloud that hovers over the city at all times. At first the capital seemed hostile and overwhelming to the clueless tourist but after some exploration the concrete jungle yielded to reveal its intimate sanctuaries.

The Iranian people live just.... like....

Tehran is a labyrinth of secret portals that allow for a little escapism. The Armenian Club Restaurant is one of Tehran’s most clandestine institutions. Stuck in a time warp of pre-revolution Iran, the decor exudes the faded glamour of the Shah’s era. Behind an unassuming door lies a refuge for guilty pleasures. The Christian establishment allows the consumption of alcohol and women dine without hijab. Glitzy Armenian ladies swan in through the front door, removing their headscarves and coats to reveal a little black number. A leggy woman serenades the punters with cheesy ballads from the 1950s.

.... US

Another such elusive hideaway was the beauty parlour. Wanting to groom myself to Tehrani standards, I followed cryptic signs to an apartment and eventually arrived at a door that resembled the portal of a high-security safe. I stood on the threshold of the inner sanctum of the Iranian female sphere. No men were allowed within its walls. I pressed the buzzer and the door clicked open. Inside, a woman whipped off my scarf, I was still overdressed in baggy jeans and my compulsory trench coat amongst a sea of exposed flesh. I was placed in a chair where a woman began frantically plucking at my eyebrows. It felt slightly mischievous being part of the intimate camaraderie amongst these Persian beauties. I re-emerged an hour later doused in all manner of products and grinning about my daring escapade.

Leaving the cacophony and glamour of Tehran behind I followed the Alborz mountain range eastwards. It is easy to see why some believe that Iran’s northeastern corner may have been the original Garden of Eden. Fields of rice-paddies and tea plantations stretch across the steppe, the Caspian Sea villages balance precariously above marshes on stilts. The plains suddenly end at the base of mountains that climb up into snowy peaks.

Tucked away in the Alborz is the village of Masouleh, a popular retreat amongst Iranian tourists fleeing the city heat during the summer months. On arrival the mud brick buildings were almost entirely obscured by dense mist. Homes are stacked like Jenga one on top of the other so that the roof of one building forms the walkway for the homes above. I felt I had found a little piece of heaven as the fog whirled around my ankles and I couldn’t see the ground beneath. The Iran of Western imagination, of fanatical clerics and nuclear plans certainly seemed very far away.

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The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

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The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

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Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

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We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.



By Robert S. Finnegan

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By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.