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27 January 2016

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Why is the remote region of West Papua believed to be particularly vulnerable, and so too neighbouring Papua New Guinea that the Islamic State (ISIS) may attack?
The violence that is still occurring in West Papua is from pro-government military forces ruled by the Indonesian Government. Its major campaign is to stop the Independence of West Papua and continue to look after the Freeport McMoran copper and gold mine at Grasberg in West Papua.
If you look at the Rio Tinto website and its interests in the mine at Grasberg, it seems apparent that the threat of Islamic State is a joke because the Indonesian Military are sponsored by Rio Tinto.
Here it is:
Grasberg, located in the province of Papua in Indonesia, is one of the world’s largest copper and gold mines in terms of ore reserves and production. It is owned and operated by Freeport Indonesia (PTFI), a subsidiary of US-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (FCX). Rio Tinto has a joint venture with FCX for a 40 per cent share of production above specific levels until 2021, and 40 per cent of all production after 2021. The Grasberg underground block cave project will come online in 2017 when the current open pit mine is expected to be depleted. This will transition the mine from primarily an open pit to a fully-underground operation. It is expected to ramp up to full capacity by 2022, reaching 160,000 tonnes per day of ore. In addition, Grasberg has begun construction on the Deep Mill Level Zone block cave mine, which will produce an additional 80,000 tonnes of ore per day at full capacity, expected in 2021. Together, these two projects will supply ore to the mill at 240,000 tonnes per day by 2022.
http://www.riotinto.com/copperandcoal/grasberg-4743.aspx
By the way, Rio Tinto's headquarters are based in Melbourne so obviously the electronicy spying is being done by who?????

Last night on the ABC's 7.30 Report it was revealed that Indonesia is using sophisticated spyware to listen in on internet traffic and one of its main targets is West Papua.

More disturbing is the fact that this electronic spying is being routed through a server in Melbourne. It is a device government spy networks use to create the impression that someone else, not it, are doing the spying.

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