Letter: Blame the IMF

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The Independent Online
Sir: Your leading article on Indonesia (15 May) deplores the failure of the West to "dislodge" President Suharto. Shades of Kennedy in South Vietnam or Nixon in Cambodia. Or was this a job that should have been put Sandline's way?

Western intervention is not going to get rid of rulers in Asia. That is done by the people of the country, as shown in Thailand and South Korea - and now perhaps in Indonesia. Unless, of course, one takes the view that the IMF rescue package was subtly designed to produce the current upheaval and so force Suharto out.