In 1998, the CIA used its friends in the Indonesian military to topple President Suharto.
In East Java, the security services got hold of mentally handicapped teenagers and, when it got dark, tried to present them to ignorant villagers as being dangerous supernatural creatures who had to be killed.
There have been claims that there were "two others in van."
But, the police say that there are 'no other suspects'.
"The man who died is believed to have been an elderly worshipper who was already receiving first aid from members of the public after collapsing. It is not yet known if his death was caused by the attack, police said."
Obama's mother, who moved to Indonesia in 1967. Ann Dunham reportedly worked for a CIA front organisation.
Remember the fall of Marcos in the Philippines and the fall of Suharto in Indonesia?
Remember the fall of pro-Soviet regimes in Eastern Europe?
Remember the more recent changes in Haiti and Georgia?
There is a CIA connection.
The CIA's Allen Pope during his trial in Jakarta, 28 December 1959. The CIA secretly bombed Christians in Indonesia, in order to topple President Sukarno. On 15 May 1958, a CIA plane bombed the Ambon marketplace, killing a large number of civilians on their way to church on Ascension Thursday.Three days later, during another bombing run over Ambon, a CIA pilot, Allen Lawrence Pope, was shot down and captured.
Mark Almond, lecturer in modern history at Oriel College, Oxford, wrote in the Guardian, December 7, 2004:
"As an old cold war swagman, who carried tens of thousands of dollars to Soviet-bloc dissidents alongside much better respected academics, perhaps I can cast some light on what a Romanian friend called 'our clandestine period'.
"Too many higher up the food chain of People Power seem reticent about making full disclosure.
"Nowadays, we can google the names of foundations such as America's National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and a myriad surrogates funding Ukraine's Pora movement or 'independent' media.
"But unless you know the NED's James Woolsey was also head of the CIA 10 years ago, are you any wiser?"
Alison Jackson photos People Power is usually about changing regimes to suit the American Military Industrial Complex and the Kosher Nostra.
As Almond states, "People Power is, it turns out, more about closing things than creating an open society.
"It shuts factories but, worse still, minds.
"Its advocates demand a free market in everything - except opinion."
THE FALL OF SUHARTO AND THE CIA
In Indonesia, in the years 1997- 1998, there were riots in various parts of Indonesia.
Sometimes these riots were aimed against the Chinese-Indonesians.
Some riots looked spontaneous and some looked as if they had been planned.
The military brought into Jakarta thousands of gangsters (preman) to help carry out the rioting.
According to Father Sandyawan Sumardi's inquiry team:
A security officer alleged that Kopassus (special forces) officers had ordered the burning down of a bank.
A taxi driver reported hearing a man in a military helicopter encouraging people on the ground to carry out looting.
Shop-owners at a Plaza claimed that, before the riots, military officers tried to extract protection money.
A teenager claimed he and thousands of others had been trained as protesters. A street child alleged that Kopassus officers ordered him and and his friends to become rioters.
There was a report of soldiers being dressed up as students and then taking part in rioting.
Eyewitnesses spoke of muscular men with short haircuts arriving in military-style trucks and directing attacks on Chinese homes and businesses.
There were reports of children being encouraged to enter malls and then of the malls being set on fire.
There were allegations that muscular men with short haircuts had gang-raped little Chinese girls and then murdered some of them. Prabowo (right) with Trump's friend Hary Tanoe. Suharto told he had lost the support of the military
Some of Suharto's former allies deserted him.
Wiranto allowed students to occupy Parliament.
Reportedly Wiranto reported to Suharto on May 20th that Suharto no longer had the support of the army.
Suharto was forced to resign on May 21 and was replaced by Habibie, his Vice President.
The continuing importance of the military
Wiranto remained as chief of the armed forces. Wiranto's troops began removing the students from the parliament building.
One result of the May riots was that the military appeared to remain the power behind the throne. In 2004, General Yudhoyono became president.