War on Drugs death squads in Indonesia

This week in an ominous announcement, the Chief of the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) of Indonesia, Comr. Gen. Budi Waseso¸ stated that their plans to procure more weapons and intelligence was only the start. Gen. Waseso commented that he not only supported the current murderous War on Drugs campaign in the Philippines, but that he believed that such a campaign would safeguard ‘our beloved country’. As in the Philippines, such an approach in Indonesia would re-activate the death squads that killed thousands of people in the 1980’s, and would be a direct link to the massacres of  1965-67 when at least 500,000 communists and dissidents were murdered. Labour and human rights activists would face extreme danger.