Tovar comment in Gatra
"Question: How about the accusation that CIA and US embassy
employees have once leaked names of PKI members to TNI [Indonesian
Army]. As least as reported by Kathy Kadane?
"Tovar: I know, one of the sources of suspicion of US
involvement and leaking of names comes from Kathy Kadane's writing.
She said, we and one of the US embassy employees leaked PKI
members' names to the Army. But that is really not true. We never
did that. The Indonesian military knew by themselves and knew what
needs to be done. Soeharto and his friends never asked about this
"Question: But there are a lot of assertions about CIA
"Tovar: Yes, I know. I hear that lots of Indonesians believe
that. And for them who already believe in it, they will always
believe. Even you will not be able to change it. You will have
difficulty changing it. Frankly I am telling you, if there are
people saying the CIA was involved, that is procommunist talk, pro
PKI, and that is propaganda. If you read Marshall Green's book,
actually everything is clear: the CIA is not involved in that
G30S/PKI event. I have actually written an article on this. But now
I do not have a copy. Even who the publisher is and what the exact
title is, I forgot."