Aceh has fought for independence for many years - even before Indonesia became a democracy (AKA US protectorate) a few years ago.
There is oil, a lot of it, in Indonesia.
The US is engaged in military "training" in the region.
80,000 + people in Aceh died in the earthquake.
I'd bet anything that Aceh will suddenly become peaceful and cooperative with the US appointed Indonesian government.
How likely is it that this whole terrible earthquake/tsunami happened because US/Indonesian army folks thought it was a good idea to use a big bomb to quash the aceh independence movement?
I'm not saying it was intentional to kill so very many people, although most of those people are poor and brown, so it may have been intentional. (After all clearing out some of those poor people sure would make it easier to control the region and take the oil.) I'm saying it may be that the use of a big bomb to get rid of those Aceh rebels worked too well and caused a big tsunami.
Does anyone have info about the actual earthquake? Can we find out if this was a natural earthquake or a man caused one?