Wayne Madsen Report
By Wayne Madsen
originally published 09/10/2012
While some media has focused on Mitt Romney's connections to the Mormon sect and its cult-like history, little attention is being paid to the Indonesian religious sect known as Subud. The mystical Javanese religious sect, founded by Indonesian Muhammad Subuh Sumohadiwidjojo, also known as "Bapak," attracted the interest of President Obama's mother, Ann Dunham Soetoro. Furthermore, Subud had a number of members at the East-West Center at the University of Hawaii, where Obama's mother met Barack Obama's father and step-father. There has been speculation that Obama's mother's close relationship with a number of Subud cultists in Indonesia and her Subud-style memorial service in Hawaii are indications that she, also, was an adherent of the Subud sect. Ann Soetoro also hired for her World Bank projects a number of Subud sect members from the International Subud Center in Cilandak on the outskirts of Jakarta
|Obama attended school in Jakarta as an Indonesian citizen|
WMR has obtained a declassified CIA memorandum prepared by the CIA's Asia Division of the Office of East Asia Analysis, dated February 15, 1985 and titled "Indonesia's Suharto: Losing the Magic?" that states that none other than Indonesia's CIA-installed dictator, General Suharto, was an adherent of the Javanese mystical cult, also known as "Javanism." Ann Soetoro's work for the World Bank, Ford Foundation, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Development Alterbative, Inc. -- a suspected CIA front -- and Indonesian banks, helped to prop up the Suharto dictatorship. Ms. Soetoro spoke fluent Indonesian, as well as Javanese.
|The CIA has a long presence in Indonesia|
The CIA summarized the importance of Subud and affiliated Javanist sects: "Belief in traditional mysticism, spiritualism, and parapsychology [emphasis added] exert a strong influence among the Indonesian populace."
The CIA memo also states that mysticism is "regarded as an important component of the eclectic religious style of most Javanese -- Muslim and Christian alike."
It is easy to understand how the CIA used Subud and Javanese mysticism to its advantage in the 1965 coup. The memo states: "Cultural traditions that maintain that society faces recurrent patterns of severe tests or 'transformations,' accompanied by domestic disorder -- one such pattern being a 20-year cycle. The last such major upheaval followed the attempted Communist coup in 1965, which set the stage for Soeharto's coming to power and contributed to his self-perception as a national savior."
In fact, there was no "attempted Communist coup in 1965." The murder of six Indonesian generals, blamed by the Indonesian army under Suharto's command, was actually a "false flag" conducted by the Indonesian army, with the CIA's support, to build up popular support for the bloody purge of the Communists and Sukarno's government. In keeping with its propaganda that Communists and Indonesian nationalists were part of a 20-year cycle of disruption, Javanese-style, a footnote in the CIA memo states: "Prior to 1965, similar upheavals occurred in 1926 when the Communist Party attempted to instigate an uprising, and in 1945 when Indonesians launched their war of independence against the Dutch, thus strengthening the notion among believers of a 20-year cycle of major upheavals."
|Many believe Sukarno was murdered by the CIA|
Sujono, according to Richard Lloyd Parry's book, In the Time of Madness: Indonesia on the Edge of Chaos, once snuck some sand from a holy site in Java and managed to sprinkle it on the White House carpet to guarantee that the United States would support Suharto and his "New Order" regime. Sujono later claimed the magic sand worked. Javanim's holiest deity is a fat, farting dwarf called Semar who is a sort of court jester for more worldly knights and nobles.
The CIA memo states, "Typical of Suharto's use of mystical symbols was his choice of 11 March 1966 for the transfer of power from Sukarno to himself and the use of the Indonesian acronym (Supersemar) for the date. In a clear reference to Javanese mythology, Soeharto sought to draw a parallel between the victory of the bumbling dwarf, Semar, over his more worldly superiors and Soeharto's own victory over the more flamboyant Sukarno."
Suharto was surrounded with mystical ceremonial daggers, called "kris," as well as powders, potions, and elixirs, including aphrodisiacs.
|The well at Halim AFB|
Wayne Madsen (USA)
Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist, Madsen has over twenty years experience in security issues. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy.