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  •  Gaddafi would still have to a go a long, long way (1+ / 0-)
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    … to come up to the 1 million death toll when Suharto seized power in 1965 (blessed by the West).

    And the death of up to 1/3 of East Timor's population under Suharto (blessed by the West).

    The mayhem staged by pro-Suharto military upon his ouster included anti-Chinese pogroms with public raping of women and children.

    Gaddafi's a madman, but from sheer numbers Suharto was way worse.

    Didn't stop German chancellor Helmut Kohl from considering Suharto his special fishing buddy. The Berlin daily Tageszeitung headlined a photo of the two of them together "Fisherman's Friend."

    Qaddafi, Suharto; Realpolitik.

    The Dutch kids' chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen wishes all the world's children freedom from hunger, ignorance, and war.

    by lotlizard on Tue Feb 22, 2011 at 01:07:59 AM PST

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