Further “wikileaks” may demonstrate that US embassy officials in Jakarta were genuinely concerned about “rampant corruption and human rights abuses” by the Indonesian military in West Papua over the past four years. However the cables also show they are more than ready to defend and exculpate the activities of “one of their own” – the mining company, Freeport McMoran-Rio Tinto.
Freeport McMoran is a US company but its Grasberg operations were massively expanded with the help of Rio Tinto, which continues to share in the mine’s profits.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=10633.