DOCUMENT 6

INCOMING TELEGRAM Department of State   DOCUMENT 6
     DDRS R: 608E

     SECRET

PP RUEHCR
DE RUMJBT   373A 2611735
ZNY SSSSS
P 081415Z
PM AMEMBASSY DJAKARTA
TO RUEKER/SECSTATE WASHDC  PRIORITY 923
INFO RUERDA/DOC UNN
RUMPAG/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA 88
RUMTBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 55
RUMJDH/AMCONSUL HONG KONG 92
RUMJKL/AMEMBASSY KUALA LUMPUR 152
RUFHDN/AMEMBASSY LONDON 97
RUMJMA/AMEMBASSY MANILA 265
HUALOT/AMEMBASSY TOKYO 99
STATE GRNC
BT
SECRET OCT 8

CINCPAC FOR POLAD

1.   ONE WEEK HAS PASSED SINCE MASSACRE TOP ARMY LEADERSHIP IN OCT 1
 PRE-DAWN COUP. IT NOW INCREASINGLY CLEAR THAT PKI AND AIR FORCE LEADERSHIP
 CLEARLY IMPLICATED AND THAT SUKARNO HIMSELF PROBABLY AT LEAST AWARE OF
 ACTIONS PLANNED BY 30 SEPT MOVEMENT. SITUATION STILL FLUID, BUT FOLLOWING
  SEEK TO US MOST ENCOURAGING DEVELOPMENTS TO DATE:
 
A.   COMMUNISTS ARE NOW ON THE RUN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY YEARS IN
 INDONESIA. AIDIT S WHEREABOUT NOT RPT NOT KNOWN AND RALLYING CALL TODAY
  AMONG NON-COMMUNIST
 
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ELEMENTS IS  HANG AIDIT . AT LEAST ONE TOP PKI LEADER TAKEN INTO CUSTODY
 (NJONO) AND THERE UNCONFIRMED REPORTS THAT ANOTHER (NJOTO) HAS BEEN
 SEIZED. PKI ORGANIZATIONAL APPARATUS HAS BEEN DISRUPTED AND PARTY
 DOCUMENTS DISPERSED. THIS CAPPED TODAY WITH BURNING OF PKI HEADQUARTERS IN
  DJAKARTA.

B.   AT SAME TIME, VIRTUALLY ALL MUSLIM AND CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATIONS HAVE
  RALLIED BEHIND ARMY, AND EVEN PNI, WHICH LONG
 
 
 
FACTOR IS EXISTENCE OF GOOD PKI UNDERGROUND NETWORK WHICH COULD IN ANY
  EVENT CONTINUE CAUSE TROUBLE FOR ARMY.
 
3.   WHILE KIAPMA (ANTI-FOREIGN MILITARY BASES CONFERECE SCREDULED OPEN
 OCT ) MIGHT PROVIDE MEANS FOR SUKARNO ATTEMPT RALLY NEKOLIM SPIRIT AND
 DROWN INTERNAL DISAGREEMENT IN BIGGER INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN, CONDITIONS IN
 CITY, INCLUDING STRICT 12-HOUR CURFEW, ARE NOT CONDUCIVE TO ENTERTAINING
  FOREIGN VISITORS OR HOLDING INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE.
INDICATIONS ARE THAT SUKARNO AND SUBANDRIO ARE TRYING TO PIN INTERNAL AFFAIR
 ON  NEKOLIM , AND MAY BE EXPECTED TO COME OUT WITH SPECIFIC CHARGES
 AGAINST US AND PROBABLY CIA. ALTHOUGH KIAPMA WOULD PROVIDE EXCELLENT
 SOUNDING BOARD FOR THIS THEME, WE THINK IT HIGHLY UNLIKELY THAT SUCCESSFUL
  CONFERENCE CAN BE HELD ON SCREDULE.

4.   ARMY NOW HAS DECIDED EDGE. QUESTION IS, WHAT WILL ARMY DO WITH ITS
 ADVANTAGE? IT LIKELY ARMY WILL COLLECT EVIDENCE OF INVOLVEMENT PKI AND ITS
 OTHER ENEMIES IN 30 SEPT AFFAIR. IT MAY WELL FIND EVIDENCE THAT SUKARNO
  INVOLVED, AND IF SO THIS MIGHT FORCE LESS OBSTINATE LINE.


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FROM PRESIDENT. IF ARMY LEADERS REALIZE THAT THIS IS MOMENT OF TRUTH AND
 HAVE DETERMINATION TO STAND UP TO SUKARNO THEY CAN WIN. ARMY NOW SHOWS
 NO INTENTION OF OPENLY DITCHING SUKARNO AND WILL PROBABLY FEEL NEED TO USE
 HIS NAME FOR SOME TIME. IF ARMY CAMPAIGN LOSES MOMENTUM AND POWER IS
 ALLOWED TO SLIP BACK TO SUKARNO, LATTER LIKELY EVENTUALLY TO RETALIATE BY
 RESORTING TO EVEN MORE VIOLENT TACTICS AGAINST INTERNAL OPPOSITION.
 HOWEVER, EVEN IF THIS HAPPENS, SUKARNO CAN NEVER AGAIN RULE AS HE ONCE DID.
 THE IMAGE OF THE  GREAT LEADER  IS TARNISHED ALTHOUGH IN THE SHORT RUN HE
 CAN CERTAINLY CAUSE THIS COUNTRY S NON-COMMUNIST ELEMENTS, AND THE UNITED
  STATES, A GREAT DEAL OF DIFFICULTY.
 GP-3. GREEN
 BT
 
 Note:     Advance Copy to S/S-O at 1:20 a.m., October 9
      Passed NSA, USIA, USUN at 1:30 a.m., October 9


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