Yet another f*cking little country

Yup, we’re now in East Timor, formally known as Timor Leste, which is an independent small country that split off from Indonesia shortly after the U.N. noticed Timor existed.Indonesia then pulled out and stopped massacring the East Timorese, and then the U.N. pulled out too.

So then the East Timorese began to massacre each other instead, so the U.N. came back, and half the economy is now based on selling stuff to foreign U.N. workers. At least they have oil and gas reserves.

Unfortunately, due to its dry, infertile terrain, there is no farming, and the only reason America even has an embassy is because of the 3-km deep channel between Dili (the capital), and the nearby island of Atauro.

Anyway, the point is we’re here.

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9 Responses to Yet another f*cking little country

  1. Theodora says:

    Perhaps you could explain to your curious audience, darling, why Timor Leste ended up being independent of Indonesia when it is half of an island, plus the enclave of Oecussi, that is otherwise Indonesian? You know. Delve into the colonial politics a little.

  2. Theodora says:

    Also, it didn’t split off from Indonesia, as you should know. Might be worth a rewrite?

  3. ferikmalae says:

    and also you should know that there is farming…. especially coffee. Timor-Leste exports millions of dollars’ worth a year, mostly to Starbucks.
    The tone of your post would be considered offensive by many Timorese, by the way. They suffered terribly throughout the events that you describe with such flippancy.

  4. Anne-Marie says:

    Succinct, if not entirely accurate. And why not let your readers know why the deep water channel is important?

  5. All of this is news to me! I love it.

  6. well, besides all of the smart stuff that was mentioned above, i’d love to know what you’re eating. 🙂

  7. I’d love to know more about why Dili is important as well.

  8. Snap says:

    Ha ha ha Z, love the title…and, as I pointed out to your Mum when she originally annouced you were both going there…’It has no roads!!!!’. Just kidding, there must be something there?

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