July 17, 2005

PROVING GROUNDS:

Indonesia agrees Aceh peace deal (BBC, 7/17/05)

The Indonesian government and rebels from the province of Aceh have agreed a deal to end a 30-year-old insurgency.

Indonesian Communications Minister Sofyan Djalil made the announcement in the Finnish capital Helsinki where the talks are being held. [...]

The talks began after the tsunami that killed at least 120,000 people in Aceh.


Funny how natural disasters provide governments with opportunities to prove or thoroughly discredit themselves.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 17, 2005 12:00 AM
Comments

Well, yeah, that's what I said about the earthquake in Bam. Government discredited.

Except . . . nothing happened.

(I do not accept the bona fides of the Djakarta government, by the way.)

Posted by: Harry Eagar at July 17, 2005 4:06 PM

Iran changed regimes.

Posted by: oj at July 17, 2005 4:11 PM

It did? I missed that.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at July 18, 2005 5:40 PM

It did? I missed that.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at July 18, 2005 5:40 PM
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