Sunday, February 18, 2007


Made in AustraliaCountdown to East Timor’s subcontract coup d’etat"The one thing East Timorese Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri didn’t want was for his small dirt-poor nation to be caught in the vise-like grip of the World Bank and its so-called 'economic reforms'. Consequently, Alkatiri declined to accept their offers of loans. That was a fundamentally smart strategic decision, but it probably doomed his leadership."


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