On The Razor's Edge

After East Timor is savaged by thugs, Indonesia agrees to let in U.N. peacekeepers

The Timorese was a dead man walking when American teacher Pamela Sexton found him. The militiamen had used machetes on his arms, chopping repeatedly down to the bone. His stomach was slashed open. Blood covered his frame. "Where do you put a tourniquet on someone who has been sliced all over?" asked Sexton, a U.N. observer evacuated last week from East Timor. She took him to the Motael clinic in Dili, but he soon died. The militia later came back and burned the clinic to the ground.

Asia has a new killing field--East Timor. After a majority of the population voted...

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