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BBM & Listrik naik : Berkat USAID ?

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

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USAID adalah badan pemerintah Amerika yang menyalurkan berbagai “bantuan” kepada negara-negara lainnya. Masalahnya, seringkali berbagai “bantuan” tersebut dicurigai adalah kedok untuk mencapai keinginan pemerintah Amerika. Modus operandinya cukup beragam, dan bagi yang mau mencoba mengamati, akan segera menjadi jelas berbagai triknya.

Saya barusan mendapatkan email terlampir dari Satrio Arismunandar, yang kebanyakan kita mungkin lebih mengenalnya sebagai produser acara “Jika Aku Menjadi” di Trans TV. Ternyata email tersebut ditulis oleh Agus Nizami, yang saya yakin sebagian besar dari kita sudah pernah membaca berbagai artikel beliau di berbagai forum/milis/website.

Di artikel tersebut Nizami mengangkat sebuah dokumen USAID tertanggal 2002 yang ditemukannya, dengan judul “Energy Sector Governance Strengthened“. Dokumen ini menunjukkan persekongkolan mereka untuk (pada akhirnya) menaikkan harga BBM & Listrik.

Dikutip dari dokumen USAID : … By minimizing the role of government as a regulator, reducing subsidies, and promoting private sector involvement …

Artinya: mengurangi peran pemerintah sebagai pengatur / regulator, menurunkan subsidi, dan meningkatkan partisipasi perusahaan swasta (dalam soal BBM & Listrik)

Hasilnya sudah kita “nikmati” bersama :(
BBM sudah naik secara drastis. Listrik juga sudah naik untuk sebagian masyarakat, dan kenaikan secara keseluruhan bukan hal yang mustahil.

Masalah BBM saja sudah merupakan hal yang luar biasa sangat berat. Satrio Arismunandar menulis satu posting dimana terjadi berbagai kasus bunuh diri karena kenaikan BBM tersebut :

“Sekarang saja hidup saya susah, karena miskin. Apalagi nanti, kalau harga minyak dan bensin jadi naik, tambah susah lagi. Saya sudah tak tahan hidup, malu sama keluarga, pingin mati saja,” kata Jamaksari, seperti dituturkan para tetangganya.

Dalam surat wasiat yang ditemukan di saku korban, Jamaksari berpesan (pada istrinya), “Neng, titip anak. Kakak sudah tidak tahan lagi. Inilah yang bisa saya titipkan. Jamak minta tobat. Ibu, semuanya, jangan menyalahkan siapa-siapa. Ini murni bunuh diri, nebus dosa. Salam untuk bapak, uwak, sekalian.”

Bayangkan jika subsidi PLN untuk rakyat kecil juga sampai “berhasil” dicabut - berapa lagi nyawa yang akan melayang ?

Dari dokumen USAID ini, jelas kenaikan BBM & Listrik adalah untuk berbagai kepentingan bisnis & pemerintah asing (Amerika). Terlalu banyak & kompleks untuk diuraikan disini, selain saya juga tidak memiliki cukup waktu untuk melakukan investigasi lebih lanjut secara komprehensif.
Mudah-mudahan ada yang bisa melanjutkan investigasi ini dengan lebih lengkap lagi.

Dengan semangat kebangkitan nasional, dan hari kemerdekaan Republik Indonesia di 17 Agustus nanti — katakan TIDAK pada para penjajah ! Merdeka !

Banyak terimakasih kita ucapkan kepada pak Agus Nizami yang sudah mengangkat soal ini.

Terlampir email selengkapnya :

—– Original Message —-
From: A Nizami <nizaminz@xxxxxxxxxx.com>

Berikut adalah dokumen USAID (United States Agency for International Development, Lembaga Pemerintah AS) tentang “Penguatan Pengaturan Bidang Energi” di Indonesia yang menunjukkan campur tangan pemerintah AS mengenai sektor energi Indonesia.

Sekitar 90% migas Indonesia “dikelola” oleh perusahaan Multi National Company (MNC) seperti Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Halliburtons, Unocal, yang mayoritas berasal dari AS. Dari “kerjasama tersebut” MNC dari AS mendapat keuntungan yang sangat besar melebihi dari kontrak bisnis yang wajar. Sebagai contoh jika ongkos pompa minyak (tidak termasuk pengilangan dan distribusi ke SPBU) yang wajar hanya sekitar US$ 4/barrel (Rp 231/liter), maka MNC mengeruk keuntungan hingga US$ 50/barrel atau lebih dari 12 kali lipat.
Jika dikalikan dengan 365 juta barrel/tahun maka keuntungan lebih MNC tersebut adalah Rp 154,5 trilyun.

Sementara di dokumen CIA tentang Indonesia disebut bahwa sektor listrik di Indonesia masih “regulated”. Tarifnya masih “diatur” oleh pemerintah Indonesia, sehingga harganya terjangkau oleh mayoritas rakyat Indonesia yang masih menengah ke bawah.
Hal ini jelas tidak menguntungkan bagi para “investor” AS yang ingin mengeruk keuntungan sebesar-besarnya. Untuk itu harus dideregulasi. “Subsidi” harus dicabut sehingga harganya mengikuti harga pasar, atau yang sekarang disebut “Harga Keekonomian”.

Untuk itu pemerintah AS lewat USAID mengucurkan jutaan dollar yang dikucurkan kepada kaki tangan mereka agar kebijakan mereka bisa berjalan di Indonesia, yaitu deregulasi, pengurangan subsidi (penaikan harga), dan reformasi bidang energi. Untuk itu USAID jadi “Donatur Utama” agar usaha tersebut berhasil. Untuk tahun 2001 dan 2002 saja mereka menganggarkan masing-masing US$ 4 juta (Rp 37,2 milyar) agar berhasil.
Berikut cuplikan dari dokumen USAID yang berjudul “Energy Sector Governance Strengthened”:

<i>By minimizing the role of government as a regulator, reducing subsidies,and promoting private sector involvement, a reformed energy sector can contribute billions of dollars in tax revenue. USAID has been the primary bilateral donorworking on energy sector reform, which helps leverage larger multilateral loans.</i>

USAID “membantu” pemerintah Indonesia agar Parlemen, Ormas/LSM, Media, dan Universitas “dilibatkan” sehingga “Penghapusan Subsidi” dan “Penentuan Harga” tidak menimbulkan “jeritan” masyarakat terlalu besar. Bahkan Kepala Bappenas, Paskah Suzetta, menyarankan subsidi dicabut secara bertahap setiap bulan sehingga tidak terlalu kelihatan (meski efeknya tetap terasa oleh warga). Bappenas menyarankan harga minyak dinaikkan sebesar 2% setiap bulan selama setahun (24%) sehingga sama dengan harga pasar. Meski mungkin para demonstran tidak mengetahui, tapi ini tetap akan memukul kantong para supir angkutan umum dan nelayan.

<i>the Government of Indonesia, with USAID assistance, ensured that national and local parliaments, civil society organizations, media, and universitieswere involved in the decision. As a result, there was minimal public outcry. USAID also supported this process by providing policy analysis for energy pricing and subsidy removal.</i>

USAID “bekerjasama” langsung dengan pejabat Indonesia yang berwenang merevisi draft UU tentang Listrik dan merancang struktur peraturan:

<i>USAID advisors work directly with Government of Indonesia officials responsible for implementing power sector reform, revising draft electricity legislation and redesigning regulatory structures.</i>

Hebat bukan? Betapa baiknya pemerintah AS “membantu” merevisi dan merancang UU energi dan listrik kita…. USAID “membantu” membuat RUU Minyak dan Gas yang dikirim ke DPR bulan Oktober 2000. Seorang ekonom menyatakan bahwa RUU tersebut dibuat oleh pemerintah AS. Komisi DPR tinggal memberi stempel dan tanda tangan saja:

<i>USAID helped draft new oil and gas policy legislation submitted to Parliament in October 2000.</i>

Di tahun 2001 USAID mengucurkan US$ 850.000 (Rp 7,8 Milyar) ke LSM-LSM dan Universitas-Universitas untuk kampanye masalah energi seperti “Penghapusan Subsidi Energi”:

<i>In FY 2001, USAID plans to provide $850,000 DA to support NGOs and universities in developing programs for raising awareness and supporting involvement of local government and the public of energy sector issues,including removal of energy subsidies</i>

Dengan kucuran dana sebesar itu tak heran jika ada oknum Lembaga Peneliti satu Universitas Negeri terkenal menyatakan jika harga BBM dinaikkan jumlah rakyat miskin akan turun….

USAID bekerjasama dengan ADB dan Bank Dunia dalam “mereformasi” bidang Energi Indonesia. Dengan hutang US$ 20 juta (hanya sekitar Rp 186 milyar), penasehat USAID berperan sebagai manajemen proyek dan perencanaan. ADB dan USAID bekerjasama membuat rancangan UU Migas Indonesia tahun 2000. Melengkapi usaha USAID, Bank Dunia melakukan “Studi Komprehensif” bidang Migas dan kebijakan tarif serta “bantuan” finansial dan restrukturisasi PLN.

<i>Other Donor Programs: USAID works closely with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank on energy-sector reform. USAID assistance is leveraging a $20 million ADB power sector-restructuring loan, with USAID advisors playing project management and planning roles. The ADB and USAID worked together on drafting a new oil and gas law in 2000. Complementing USAID efforts, the World Bank has conducted comprehensive studies of the oil and gas sector, pricing policy, and provided assistance to the State electric company on financial and corporate restructuring</i>

Yang harus kita sadari adalah bahwa setiap pinjaman dari IMF, Bank Dunia, ADB (yang merupakan alat AS dalam menguasai ekonomi dunia) mempunyai syarat bahwa negara peminjam harus melaksanakan Agenda Neoliberalisme seperti “Privatisasi”, Deregulasi, Pencabutan Subsidi/Kenaikan tarif (mis: pencabutan “Subsidi” BBM agar harga mengikuti harga pasar/harga keekonomian) , perdagangan bebas, dan sebagainya (Tabb, William K. “Globalization. ” Microsoft® Encarta® 2006).

Dengan menaruh putra/putri Indonesia yang jadi mantan Direktur dari Bank Dunia dan IMF di kementrian bidang Ekonomi, Institusi Globalisasi tersebut dengan bebas dapat menjalankan program Neoliberalisme di Indonesia. Penjualan BBM di Indonesia sekitar Rp 418 trilyun per tahun sementara listrik PLN sekitar Rp 200 trilyun per tahun. Total sekitar Rp 618 trilyun (belum termasuk batubara). Itu baru di harga bensin Rp 6.000/liter.
Jika mengikuti harga “Pasar” atau “Keekonomian” yang sekitar Rp 10.000/liter nilainya naik jadi Rp 1.018 Trilyun! Indonesia dengan jumlah penduduk nomor 4 terbesar di dunia jelas merupakan “pasar” yang menarik bagi AS. Setelah menguasai sekitar 90% di sektor hulu Migas, adakah dengan program Privatisasi dan Kenaikan Tarif, AS ingin menguasai sektor Hilir dan juga bidang Listrik? Adakah ini merupakan “Penjajahan Ekonomi” oleh AS terhadap Indonesia?

Belanda yang merupakan sekutu dekat AS bertindak tegas menangkap agen-agen CIA yang berusaha memata-matai Belanda, merekrut kaki tangan AS sehingga kebijakan Belanda tidak dapat dipengaruhi AS.

Bagaimana dengan Indonesia? Lembaga-lembaga AS (baik pemerintah mau pun swasta) dapat dengan bebas memberi dana kepada Individu, Lembaga Pemerintah (Polri, TNI, dsb), dan LSM-LSM Indonesia tanpa proses audit/kontrol dari masyarakat/negara. Adakah Mereka dan LSM-LSM ini akhirnya akan jadi agen asing yang bekerja untuk kepentingan asing ketimbang kepentingan rakyat Indonesia? Dengan proyek NAMRU-2, pejabat militer AS bebas keluar masuk Indonesia tanpa izin khusus.

Mudah-mudahan putra-putri Indonesia mampu melakukan yang terbaik untuk rakyat Indonesia. Bukan untuk kepentingan asing.

Berikut dokumen selengkapnya dari USAID:
http://www.usaid.gov/pubs/cbj2002/ane/id/497-013.html

Baca artikel selengkapnya di: http://infoindonesia.wordpress.com

9/11 : Authorized by George W. Bush

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

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For years I’ve been reading the 2 extremes of the story : those who hypes it up and use it as the reason to kill other innocent people (hi Bush !), and those who claim it as conspiracy theory.

However, the second camp (conspiracy theorists) sometimes are using crazy assumptions and other invalid methods to support their claim.
Some are rational and have pretty good proofs to support their claims - but unfortunately, many others are just plain crazy.

But it may seem that it will indeed be proven as a conspiracy, headed by none other than the President of the USA himself.

As claimed by Stanley Hilton :

“This (9/11) was all planned. This was a government-ordered operation. Bush personally signed the order. He personally authorized the attacks. He is guilty of treason and mass murder.”

Stanley Hilton is no nobody. Here’s who he is :

Stanley Hilton was a senior advisor to Sen Bob Dole (R) and has personally known Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz for decades. This courageous man has risked his professional reputation, and possibly his life, to get this information out to people.

The summary of his claim : Bush ordered 9/11. We have the proofs. We have eye-witnesses :

SH: Our case is alleging that Bush and his puppets Rice and Cheney and Mueller and Rumsfeld and so forth, Tenet, were all involved not only in aiding and abetting and allowing 9/11 to happen but in actually ordering it to happen. Bush personally ordered it to happen. We have some very incriminating documents as well as eye-witnesses, that Bush personally ordered this event to happen in order to gain political advantage, to pursue a bogus political agenda on behalf of the neocons and their deluded thinking in the Middle East.

I also wanted to point out that, just quickly, I went to school with some of these neocons. At the University of Chicago, in the late 60s with Wolfowitz and Feith and several of the others and so I know these people personally. And we used to talk about this stuff all of the time. And I did my senior thesis on this very subject - how to turn the U.S. into a presidential dictatorship by manufacturing a bogus Pearl Harbor event. So, technically this has been in the planning at least 35 years.

And he’s backing it up with lawsuit worth US$ 7 billion :

We are suing them under the Constitution for violating Americans’ rights, as well as under the federal Fraudulent Claims Act, for presenting a fraudulent claim to Congress to justify the bogus Iraq boondoggle war, for political gains. And also, under the RICO statute, under the Racketeering Corrupt Organization Act, for being a corrupt entity.

Yeah, we are suing Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Mueller, etc. for complicity in personally not only allowing 9/11 to happen but in ordering it. The hijackers we retained and we had a witness who is married to one of them. The hijackers were U.S. undercover agents. They were double agents, paid by the FBI and the CIA to spy on Arab groups in this country. They were controlled. Their landlord was an FBI informant in San Diego and other places. And this was a direct, covert operation ordered, personally ordered by George W. Bush. Personally ordered. We have incriminating evidence, documents as well as witnesses, to this effect. It’s not just incompetence - in spite of the fact that he is incompetent. The fact is he personally ordered this, knew about it. He, at one point, there were rehearsals of this. The reason why he appeared to be uninterested and nonchalant on September 11th - when those videos showed that Andrew Card whispered in his ear the [garbled] words about this he listened to kids reading the pet goat story, is that he thought this was another rehearsal. These people had dress-rehearsed this many times.

in return he & his team is being personally harassed :

And I’ve been harassed personally by the chief judge of the federal court who is instructing me personally to drop this suit, threatened to kick me off the court, after 30 years on the court. I’ve been harassed by the FBI. My staff has been harassed and threatened. My office has been broken into and this is the kind of government we are dealing with.

First of all, my office was burglarized in San Francisco several months ago. Files were gone through and some files were seized - particularly the ones dealing with the lady that was married to one of the hijackers. Fortunately, I had spare copies in a hidden place so nothing disappeared permanently. But more significantly, FBI agents have been harassing one of my staff members and threatening them with vague but frightening threats of indicting them. And it’s just total harassment. They have planted a spy, an undercover agent, in my organization, as we just recently discovered. In other words, these are Nazi Germany tactics. This is the kind of government you have in this country. This is what Bush is all about.

About loss of privacy in USA following 9/11 :

Every corrupt and criminal government has done this - they suppress their own people: Nazi Germany, Communist Russia, Mao Tse-Tung, that’s why we have the Patriot Act. So it’s hand in hand. They had it planned to go right up to September 11th, this was all part of the plan. You have to do it. It was part of my senior thesis. You must follow through the terrorists attacks with a political suppression mechanism in the law. And that’s why they want Patriot I and Patriot II and their plans are to continue launching more terrorist attacks to justify even more repression.

Unfortunately, he lost the lawsuit.
However, the story doesn’t end there - the lawsuit was lost NOT because of lack of evidence. But it was because :

the judge reasoned that U.S. Citizens do not have the right to hold a sitting President accountable for anything, even if the charges include premeditated mass murder and premeditated acts of high treason

How nice it is to become the US president - free, unlimited “out of jail” pass !
Complete immunity to do as one pleases.

No wonder US gov’t is such a wreck today, and it’s wrecking havoc with others all over the world in daily basis.

Anyway, what Stanley started is now being picked up by JusticeFor911.org - a coalition pushing for formal investigations on unresolved 9/11 questions, such as :

  1. Why were standard operating procedures for dealing with hijacked airliners not followed that day?
  2. Why were the extensive missile batteries and air defenses reportedly deployed around the Pentagon not activated during the attack?
  3. Why did the Secret Service allow Bush to complete his elementary school visit, apparently unconcerned about his safety or that of the schoolchildren?
  4. Why hasn’t a single person been fired, penalized, or reprimanded for the gross incompetence we witnessed that day?
  5. Why haven’t authorities in the U.S. and abroad published the results of multiple investigations into trading that strongly suggested
    foreknowledge of specific details of the 9/11 attacks, resulting in tens of millions of dollars of traceable gains?
  6. Why has Sibel Edmonds, a former FBI translator who claims to have knowledge of advance warnings, been publicly silenced with a gag order requested by Attorney General Ashcroft and granted by a Bush-appointed judge?
  7. How could Flight 77, which reportedly hit the Pentagon, have flown back towards Washington D.C. for 40 minutes without being detected by the FAA’s radar or the even superior radar possessed by the US military?
  8. How were the FBI and CIA able to release the names and photos of the alleged hijackers within hours, as well as to visit houses, restaurants, and flight schools they were known to frequent?
  9. What happened to the over 20 documented warnings given our government by 14 foreign intelligence agencies or heads of state?
  10. Why did the Bush administration cover up the fact that the head of the Pakistani intelligence agency was in Washington the week of 9/11 and reportedly had $100,000 wired to Mohamed Atta, considered the ringleader of the hijackers?
  11. Why did the 911 Commission fail to address most of the questions posed by the families of the victims, in addition to almost all of the questions posed here?
  12. Why was Philip Zelikow chosen to be the Executive Director of the ostensibly independent 911 Commission although he had co-authored a book with Condoleezza Rice?

More questions and details on those are available on 9/11 Independent Committee’s website.

Here’s hoping that the truth will be uncovered soon.

Bonus : Unusual Option Market Activity and the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001

Published on The Journal of Business, 2006, vol. 79, no. 4

Quoted:

After September 11, 2001, there was a great deal of speculation that the terrorists or their associates had traded in the option market on advanced knowledge of the impending attacks. This paper generates systematic information about option market activity that can be used to assess the option trading that precedes any event of interest. Examination of the option trading leading up to September 11 reveals that there was an unusually high level of put buying. This finding is consistent with informed investors having traded options in advance of the attacks.

Obama & Oprah : President & Vice President

Friday, June 6th, 2008

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Below is a reply to a message that I sent to Obama’s campaign a few days ago.

Basically I was suggesting that Obama pick Oprah Winfrey as his vice president.

I think Obama & Oprah would make a formidable team, and will bring good things for all of us.
Not just to American people, but potentially to many others in this world.

Let’s hear it for Obama & Oprah ! :D

Dear Harry,

Thank you for contacting Obama for America. The volume of messages we’re receiving has gone up since Barack’s victory in Iowa. While we cannot respond individually to over a thousand messages per day, the level of interest and thoughtfulness of the comments reflected in these communications are very gratifying. Your thoughts on our campaign and America’s future are greatly appreciated.

Individual citizens like you are the foundation of this campaign.
……
Thank you again for writing.

Sincerely,

The Correspondence Team
Obama for America