The thing that gets me is that the abuses against the Timorese, including shit bordering on genocidal attacks during Suharto's rule (if not outright genocide), basically got a green light by the US. They definitely gave the initial invasion an ok, without which it would not have happened. All for their own strategic interests. And as the abuses grew worse, the US worked very hard to weaken the effect of what was otherwise international condemnation.
So how much of this third most common topic reveals such neglectful aspects as that, as opposed to the kinds of tepid, but benevolent diplomatic confrontations this guy suggests are so intrinsic?