Phuket Crash pilot – War criminal?

It was reported in the Austrialian 19/09/2007 that the pilot of the crashed airliner at Phuket Arief Mulyad flew OV10 Bronco’s during the Indonesian invasion of East Timor.

They were used to bomb villages and destroy crops with impunity as the Fretilin resistance forces had no effective air defence. East Timor’s current President Jose Ramos Horta lost a sister in one of the raids.

The plane’s were secretly supplied by the US to Indonesia and used in East Timor depite promises by the US govenment that no US weapons were used for offensive purposes. The UK supplied them with Hawk jets in much the same way.

Dave

Tyneside East Timor Solidarity

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