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“Papua and Foreign Intelligence Operation”, By Ramelan, Intelligence Observer


The racism issue of Papua erupted again on August 24, 2019. The main trigger was the action of students in Surabaya and Malang. The students were spreading and spawning an alliance of actions called ‘Students of Anti-Racism, Capitalism, Colonialism, and Militarism’. Moreover, they raised the Morning Star Flag, flag of the Papuan Liberation Movement, in an action across the State Palace in Jakarta, Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

After the demonstration subsided, a spark of conflict raised in Wamena, Jayawijaya. A hoax about a teacher who issued racist had been spread. The hoax was used by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) to do demonstration by mobilizing 200 students and using high school uniforms to spread the teacher’s racism issue.

People were criticized why not dealt with it by weapons? Because a member of the TNI was killed during the previous riots. The issue of human rights must be watched out for the TNI and Police there. Every action in Papua related to the UN (Human Rights and Referendum) must be controlled by a handler that controlled by the Foreign Affairs principle.

“Riots in Papua, It was Vanuatu and Britain behind it” – A.M. Hendropriyono, Former Chief of National Intelligence Agency

Papua is now the most vulnerable part of the Republic of Indonesia, easily utilized as bargaining power for the US and its allies. Basically, the US wants Indonesia to be its partner to face the goals of Chinese hegemony through the OBOR (One Belt One Road) initiative. Besides, the US developed the concept of Indo Pacific and Higher Road.
The proxy, which was scented in Papua, was carried out by British and Australian intelligence who were the handlers, and Vanuatu. From closed information, local proxy ex-East Timor fighter was scouted like Black Water to be an agent. The intelligence contractor worked quietly and was capable to blend in and deceive from the Indonesian counter-intelligence detection.

Although it is difficult to prove the involvement of foreign intelligence service in the Papua crisis, the actions of Vanuatu and Benny Wenda who currently live in the UK give an indication that Papua is indeed being operated. The Principle Agent only gave a louder signal to the Indonesian government (Mr. Jokowi) to read and re-evaluate regional developments and to review bilateral relations between countries (particularly with China).

According to intelligence perception, the most important part is “security awareness of the state officials.” From Snowden’s leak of espionage, from the five intelligence agencies, clandestine operations were conducted before and in 2013, with a spectacular amount of black budget from five US intelligence organizations totaling 26.2 billion USD.

Strategic intelligence of a country with current technological advances will be able to beat the targeted country, particularly if the target is only able to protect with a tactical intelligence mindset, unaware of the possibility of conspiracy threats.

Intelligence needs to watch at several prominent events besides Papua, such as demonstrations to the legislative (DPR / DPRD) and the Corruption Eradication (KPK), whether there is any correlation. Field operators and the masses that can be played by anyone, I see the core strength is students.

It is important to know who the handler and the Principle is. If the movement is the same, pointed, the threat is considered very serious towards the president, just wait for one or two momentum or other cases as detonators, it is estimated that it can block Mr. Jokowi.

We do not want President Jokowi who is constitutionally elected to be “deleted” by other countries because of their national interests. Therefore, intelligence and other security forces are advised to be extra focused, don’t be less intelligent and smart, this is about the symbol of the state, peace, security, and prestige of Indonesia.

Amsterdam, 02 July 2020


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