Monday, September 21, 2009

Aceh's Mad Islamists; the CIA.


Yahya Zaini, a senior Indonesian politician, resigned from his position after he was featured with an Indonesian Dangdut singer, Maria Eva, 29, in a steamy sex video that was widely circulated over the internet.

Mr. Zaini was the head of his party's religious affairs committee, which has responsibility for moral issues.

The video showed Zaini and the dangdut singer naked in a hotel room. (Indonesian Politician Sex Video Scandal, Yahya Zaini & Maria Eva ...)


Most Indonesian Moslems are moderate and kind.

The province of Aceh is different because its form of Islam came direct from Saudi Arabia.

In April 2009, there were elections in the province of Aceh in Indonesia.

The mad and very nasty Islamic hardliners performed poorly.

The secular Partai Aceh did well.

The Partai Aceh-dominated parliament convenes in October 2009.

In September 2009, the old Aceh parliament expanded Islamic Law so that people can be stoned to death.

The draft law came from the office of Governor Irwandi Yusuf, a US-educated vet.

(Stoning penalty for Aceh adultery)

The new laws include multiple public lashings for those having pre-marital sex.

(Almost 50% of French Muslims believe sex between unmarried people is morally acceptable. - aangirfan: HOW DANGEROUS ARE MOSLEMS?)

The laws include punishments for drinking alcohol and homosexuality.

Bustanul Arifin, of the Islamist Prosperous Justice Party, sat on the committee that oversaw the bill.

''We based the law on the Koran and the hadith,'' said Arifin.

Aceh has had a form of sharia since 2002.

A sharia police force has been created.

The latest expansion of Islamic law could be overturned by Indonesia's home affairs minister and the national parliament.

Jakartass refers to legislators trying to "foist their largely unwanted agenda on the electorate. The most notorious example has to be that of the Aceh regional government which believes that stoning adulterers will eradicate sexual 'deviants' and caning will cure homosexuals (even though sado-masochism is, for some, a form of sexual deviancy.)

"In two weeks, a new political regime, that of the former GAM 'rebels', will take their seats and most probably cast out the primitive by-law."

Hidayat Nur Wahid, founder of Indonesian radical Islamic party PKS, Prosperous Justice Party (Indonesian Democracy’s Enemy Within)

When the CIA was trying to frustrate democracy in Central America, they used Moslem money, from the Saudis. (Cached)

In Indonesia, money from Saudi Arabia and the Gulf has been financing mosques and preachers demanding a 'purer' form of Islam. (Indonesian Democracy’s Enemy Within)

Beginning in the 1970s, "activists linked to the Saudi-sponsored Islamic World League began indoctrinating small groups at the prestigious Bandung Institute of Technology with Brotherhood materials". (Indonesian Democracy’s Enemy Within)

In 1998, there was the possibility that Indonesia would change its government and become a democracy like Malaysia, where there is no miserable poverty.

Unfortunately, Indonesia's American-trained military hijacked the 1998 protest movement.

The May 1998 riots which toppled Suharto were organised by the military; certain Chinese people were made the scapegoats for all of Indonesia's problems; most of the old elite, consisting of generals, Chinese-Indonesian businessmen, religious leaders and politicians, remained in power; certain factions within the elite lost out.

Now sections of the elite are using Islam to frustrate democracy.

Indonesia's Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) 'is Indonesia's version of the Muslim Brotherhood'. (Playing with Fire in Indonesia). It supports 'Moslem values'.

"According to CIA agent Miles Copeland... the CIA began to cooperate with the Muslim Brotherhood... This signalled the beginning of an alliance between the traditional regimes and mass Islamic movements against Nasser and other secular forces." (aangirfan: The use of the Muslim Brotherhood by MI6 and the CIA in ...)

In the 2004 national elections, the PKS won 45 out of 550 seats in the Indonesian lower house (DPR). They also got 3 seats in the cabinet. (Playing with Fire in Indonesia)

In April 2008, PKS candidates won the Governorships of West Java and North Sumatra.

However, in the 9 April 2009 elections, the party came fourth with only 7.9 percent of the votes.

Why do some poor Indonesians vote for the PKS? They are fed up with "corruption, poor public services, poverty, and the perceived lack of real political choice." (Playing with Fire in Indonesia)
The PKS has formed an alliance with Indonesia's president Yudhoyono, a former Suharto general.

Reportedly, the "founding manifesto" of the Justice Party that went on to become the PKS, called for the creation of an Islamic caliphate. (Indonesian Democracy’s Enemy Within)

According to Walter Lohman, "The Indonesian political elite... believe they can turn the PKS's success to their own advantage..." (Playing with Fire in Indonesia)

Why might the CIA be helping the PKS?

Walter Lohman (Playing with Fire in Indonesia) reminds us of "the threat of a burgeoning Chinese presence in Asia."

A Saudi-style Indonesia will have no love for China, and may side with the USA in countering it.

An independent-minded democratic Indonesia might not side with the USA.


Helen Goddard

In the UK, a public school mistress, who was "pressured" into a lesbian affair by a 15-year-old pupil, wept as she was jailed for 15 months.

Music teacher Helen Goddard - nicknamed "the jazz lady" - befriended the youngster as they met for coffee after lessons. Their relationship eventually became sexual.

Teacher jailed for lesbian affair

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The second death of Marriot 'bomber' Noordin Top and a scandal at Century Bank.

On 8 August 2009, Noordin Top was declared dead

On 17 September 2009, the Indonesian police claimed that they had again killed Noordin Top. (Noordin M Top Killed, Says Indonesian Police Chief)

Noordin Top is the top suspect in the 17 July 2009 attacks at the JW Marriot and Ritz Carlton hotels in Jakarta.

Jaleswary Pramudhawardani, a military expert from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, said "Police and Densus 88 should not have shot them (the terror suspects) because capturing them alive would have been more useful for the investigation process to unravel the whole terrorism network." (Indonesia's Largest Muslim Organization Labels Terrorism Raid 'Inappropriate')

The second killing of Noordin Top has taken place at a time when the Indonesian government needs a distraction.

The Indonesian government is in difficulty regarding several issues such as the Century Bank bail out and two controversial bills, namely the Anti-Corruption Court Bill and the State Secrecy Bill.

"The possibility that it was meant as a distraction from certain issues will always exist, but I don’t want to speculate," said Jaleswary.

Former Indonesian president, Abdurrahman Wahid was saying in 2005 of the Bali bombings:“The orders to do this or that came from within our armed forces… There is not a single Islamic group … that is not controlled by (Indonesian) intelligence.” (NOORDIN TOP WORKS FOR THE SECURITY SERVICES?)

On 17 September 2009, Asia Times reported that a Bank bailout scandal rocks Indonesia

In 2008, Indonesia's Century Bank got into difficulty, becoming insolvent.

Indonesia's President Yudhoyono and his team gave Century Bank a large amount of cash, 'four times the amount approved by parliament'.

Century Bank has since been hit by an embezzlement scandal.

A top executive allegedly skimmed hundreds of millions of dollars worth of bank assets into a personal account.

There have been accusations that there was a behind-the-scenes collusion agreement for the government to pump enough cash into the bank so that politically connected depositors could recover their money before anyone else.

Century Bank's major shareholder Robert Tantular was under investigation for embezzlement at the same time the government released its first lot of rescue money.

Tantular is alleged to have stolen nearly US $ 1 billion.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Fed up with New York or London?

Shangri-La is the fictional paradise described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton.

In Indonesia it is still possible to find a few places that look like Shangri La.

There are still a few beautiful, peaceful villages where people look happy and content.

Indonesia was Hindu-Buddhist for longer than it has been Moslem; and most Indonesian Moslems follow moderate Moslem beliefs that are tinged with Hinduism-Buddhism and animism.

The Economist, on 10 September 2009, tells us about Indonesia's progress

Hillary Clinton has visited Indonesia and President Barack Obama, who spent four years at school in Jakarta, is due to visit, probably in November.

China, India, the European Union and Japan are also courting Indonesia.

Volkswagen of Germany has chosen Indonesia's Java as the place to assemble its cars for the ASEAN market.

Indonesia is a member of the G20.

Indonesia hopes to join the BRIIC group of leading emerging markets (Brazil, India, China etc)

Only 18% of the population have piped water and only 2.5% are connected to a sewerage system.

The Economist tells us about Chindonesia .

China, India and Indonesia form a 'golden triangle'.

Indonesia supplies palm oil and coal to China and India.

Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of palm oil.

In the past 15 years, Indonesia’s coal exports have grown at a compound annual rate of 15%.

Indonesia's exports to China and India made up 14% of its total exports last year, more than those to America (10%).

Indonesian government spending on health is less than 1% of GDP. This is very low compared with other countries in the region.

Ethnic-Chinese Indonesians have dominated big business in Indonesia.

The Economist, on 10 September 2009, tells us about Indonesia and Indonesia's golden chance.

1. Inequality has been widening.

2. The people who loot the country, and carry out mass killings, are almost never brought to justice.

3. Indonesia's infrastructure, including hospitals and schools, is in bad shape.

4. Thanks to the burning of forests and peat lands, Indonesia is reportedly the world's third-largest emitter of carbon.

According to The Economist, the voters have just given President Yudhoyono, a former Suharto general, a ringing endorsement

1. The Economist tells us that "according to one possibly apocryphal story, the soldiers under his command in East Timor lost patience as they waited for his orders to attack a rebel-held hill, and took it without him."

2. The army is a problem.

The army "remains accused of informal, corrupt links with business, demanding protection money or providing security services to companies for chunky fees."

In the recent election to choose a president and vice president, the leading players included three former Suharto generals.

3. There are worries about elections being rigged.

In 2009, there was a scandal over a governor's election in East Java, won by a candidate backed by the president's Democratic Party.

More than a quarter of the names on the electoral list were duplicates or fakes.

The police commander who discovered this was sent into early retirement.

The Economist tells us about Indonesia's freer media

(It doesn't tell us that in 2003, the Jakarta Post’s Senior Editor Robert S. Finnegan published a piece about the Bali Bombing: Bali bombing: An investigator's analysis The Jakarta Post / The Hidden Facts Relating To The Bali Bombings.)

(Finnegan was sacked. According to Finnegan "I was sacked at the order of U.S. Ambassador Ralph Boyce for outing a CIA contract agent (Hermawan Sulystio) in connection with the bombing.")

The Economist does tell us that in 2009 there was outrage over the conviction of Prita Mulyasari.

Her 'crime' was that she had complained on Facebook about her treatment at a hospital. (Prita Mulyasari - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia )

The Economist tells us about Indonesia's decentralisation

1. From 2005 direct elections were introduced both for provincial governors and heads of districts (bupatis) and municipalities (mayors).

Some of these officials are bad guys and some are not.

2. There are still problems in West Papua.

"Human-rights groups have found a pattern of violence and torture familiar from the army’s earlier campaigns.

"Killings near the huge Freeport-McMoRan gold and copper mine in July seemed as likely to be the result of a feud between the army, police and paramilitary forces as an attack by secessionists."

The Economist tells us about Islam in Indonesia

It mentions Jemaah Islamiah but fails to mention the US-trained Indonesian military's connections to all such groups.

In the recent elections, the Islamic parties saw their share of the vote fall by 9%.

"Young people seem to be rejecting Islam at the ballot box."

Some district governments have introduced sharia-based local laws.

However, the Economist points out that this allows district governments to raise revenue from fines.

The Economist refers to the Islamic Defenders' Front, or FPI, founded in 1998, which has been described as being 'basically an urban thug organisation'.

(In The Age, (We must not get back in bed with Kopassus -, Dr Damien Kingsbury, of Deakin University, wrote about Moslem militants in Indonesia and their links to the military.

1. Komando Jihad, which became Jemaah Islamiah - was set up by (American trained) Indonesian generals.

Dr Kingsbury wrote: "Kopassus (Indonesian special forces)... set up the Islamic organisation Komando Jihad that hijacked the plane in 1981 and which has since emerged as Jemaah Islamiah."

2. Laskar Jihad - was set up by (American trained) generals.

Jakarta human-rights activist Bonar Naipospos told Asia Times Online:

"General Suparman is one of the generals who was behind the extremist Jihad groups. He set up militias composed of gangsters and religious fanatics to counter student demonstrations in 1998. One of these militias, Pram Swarkasa, became the embryo of Laskar Jihad." (Asia Times We must not get back in bed with Kopassus -

3. Bali bomb 'mastermind' Al Faruq reportedly 'worked for the CIA.')

The Economist tells us about Indonesia's economy

GDP per person is now over $2,200.

This is higher than in the Philippines or Sri Lanka.

(But in Indonesia there is a widening gap between the billionaires and the ordinary people earning a dollar or two a day)

In Indonesia, exports are equivalent to only about 25% of GDP, compared with over 100% in Malaysia in 2008.

Indonesia’s main exports are oil, gas and, increasingly, palm oil and coal.

In 1980 life expectancy was 52 years, and 10% of infants died before their first birthday.

Things have improved, but not enough money is spent on health.

The maternal-mortality rate is very high.

A lot of money is spent on fuel subsidies, but, according to the World Bank, only 10% of Indonesian fuel subsidies benefit the poor.

According to the Economist, "Indonesia urgently needs more and better spending on its transport and power-generation infrastructure and public services, and on health care and education."

Government spending on health is less than 1% of GDP.

This is is low compared with other countries in the region.

There are far too few doctors.

Resources are unevenly distributed across the country, and are poorly and sometimes corruptly administered.

Standards of training and monitoring doctors and nurses are 'woeful'.

The provision of care 'appears to be worsening'.

Enrolment rates for secondary and tertiary education are low.

(Some state schools and state hospitals look as if they are falling down)

The Economist tells us about Doing business in Indonesia

The Suharto family, working with ethnic-Chinese Indonesian oligarchs, has had business interests in power generation, toll roads, electronics, plastics, timber, paper, an airline, a taxi company, construction, fishery, food processing, broadcasting, banking, telecommunications, newspapers, plantations, property, shipping, cars and mining.

President Suharto was toppled in 1998 (allegedly by the CIA working with sections of the Indonesian military)

The toppling of Suharto brought 'a big increase in foreign ownership of Indonesian firms'.

Fauzi Ichsan, an economist with Standard Chartered Bank in Jakarta, lists six main obstacles to doing business in Indonesia:

A. Poor infrastructure

B. Legal uncertainty

C. The confusion brought by regional autonomy

D. Tax problems

E. Dealing with the customs agency

F. inflexible labour laws

The biggest problem is infrastructure.

Only 18% of the population have piped water and only 2.5% are connected to a sewerage system.

Total investment in infrastructure, including that by the private sector, was estimated at just 3.9% of GDP in 2007. This compares with about 10% in Vietnam.

There is near traffic gridlock in the big cities.

The Economist tells us about Corruption in Indonesia

One Indonesian ambassador, a former police chief, allegedly pocketed about 2 billion rupiah from unauthorised visa surcharges.

The cost of an identity card should be 5,000 rupiah.

But it can cost 100,000 rupiah, if the officials want bribes.

Getting into a school, (or obtaining a pass in an exam), can require a bribe.

(Indonesia is becoming covered in palaces. These are often the homes of generals, or local government officials. Sometimes they are the offices of officials.)

According to The Economist: "A couple of hours outside Pekanbaru, two gleaming new palaces stand incongruously in the middle of nowhere. One is the assembly for the local legislature of Pelalawan district. Next door is the bupati’s mansion. He is currently in jail convicted of corruption over logging concessions."

There is a Corruption Eradication Commission, known as the KPK.

In April 2009, its chairman was jailed for suspected murder.

There was talk of an alleged love triangle involving an attractive golf caddie.

(Reportedly, much of the criminal activity in Indonesia is the work of the police, the military and other government officials)

The Economist tells us about Indonesia's dwindling rainforests

(Indonesia is being stripped bare of trees)

Indonesia’s destruction of its rainforests is a big contributor to the world’s emissions of greenhouse gases.

Reportedly, the burning of peatland causes much of Indonesia’s emissions.

More and more Indonesians are moving into the cities, where life is often very difficult.


Friday, September 04, 2009



Indonesia is very similar to the USA.

It was the USA, around 1965, which gave Indonesia its form of government.

The USA has made sure that it is the generals who pull the strings behind the scenes.

Indonesia's special forces Kopassus regiment has been involved in training with Israel's Mossad and with Britain's MI6. (ShadowSpear Special Operations - Komando Pasukan Khusus (Kopassus))

Indonesia's military reportedly has links to the narcotics trade and to the illegal arms trade.

Indonesia's key generals have all been trained in the USA.

Reportedly, for many years, the military has been using Islamist militias to carry out false flag terrorism. (aangirfan: JAKARTA HOTEL BOMBS, THE MILITARY AND THE CIA)

One night in September 2002, three truckloads of men from Indonesia's Kostrad strategic reserve regiment surrounded a police station in the town of Binjai, near Medan. (Inside Indonesia - Brawling, Bombing, and 'Backing')

They shot their way inside and then set fire to the police station.

Sixty-one prisoners escaped and over one ton of marijuana disappeared.

Some of the Kostrad soldiers then drove to the electricity relay station and forced the workers to blackout the city.

The soldiers then attacked another police force in the same area.

The soldiers killed seven policemen and three civilians. (Inside Indonesia - Brawling, Bombing, and 'Backing')

In May 2000, a bomb made by Indonesian weapons company Pindad was found in the Attorney General's office in Jakarta.

The serial number was traced back to the East Java army command.

The bomb was thought to have been planted by men working for Tommy Suharto who was being questioned by the Attorney General around that time. (Inside Indonesia - Brawling, Bombing, and 'Backing' )

In September 2003, the Jakarta Stock Exchange was bombed.

Two members of the military were charged with the bombing. It is likely the explosives used in the blast came from the military. (Inside Indonesia - Brawling, Bombing, and 'Backing' )

Reportedly, Bruce Jones, who is British, captained a ship called the Captain Ufuk.

Reportedly, this ship was smuggling Indonesian weapons into the Philippines, to be used by Islamist rebels.

Bruce Jones has told the authorities that the weapons, worth $2.04 million, were from Pindad, Indonesia's state-owned military equipment manufacturer. (THE PEOPLE WHO ARM THE TERRORISTS?)

Firearms made by state-owned Pindad reach 'criminals' through syndicates who allegedly manage the 'underground' trading in guns. (Jakarta criminals have access to Pindad guns: Police)

According to Jones (Manila Bulletin): "when they loaded the 20 wooden crates of guns into my ship, these were even supervised and guarded by around 50 policemen or soldiers from Indonesia.

"So I presumed it was all legally acquired."

He was told that the cargo had been cleared by the Philippine National Police.

Authorities identified the rifles as Israeli-made Galils.

However, a check by the Bulletin showed they were SSI-VI Pindad, made in Indonesia by a licensee of Fabrique National of Belgium.

The guns are also of a different caliber from Galil. (Manila Bulletin)

Reportedly, Jones has asked the Philippines government for protection, saying the syndicate behind the arms shipment is threatening him and his family. (Manila Bulletin)

The US military needs an excuse to be in the Philippines.

In early July 2009, just days before a visit to Manila by CIA director Leon Panetta, there were bombings on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao.

12 people died.

There were earlier explosions in Manilla.

Michael Meiring, a suspected CIA operative, spent time in the Philippines.

Michael Meiring

In 2002, Meiring injured himself in an explosion in his own hotel room.

A Philippine government investigation determined the centre of the blast came from an assembled bomb kept in a metal box owned by Meiring.

BusinessWorld, a leading Philippine newspaper, published articles accusing Meiring of being a CIA agent involved in covert operations ‘to justify the (recent) stationing of American troops and bases in Mindanao.’

Since December 2000, 671 Filipinos have been killed in bombings.


Garbage boy
Philippino garbage boy by caltan29 © All rights reserved.

Who is trying to destabilise the Philippines by apparently arming the Islamist rebels?

1. Reportedly, Bruce Jones who is British, captained a ship called the Captain Ufuk.

Reportedly, this ship was smuggling weapons into the Philippines.

The weapons are of a type made in Israel.

In August 2009, it was announced that, in the Philippines, the Bureau of Immigration has alerted ports to look out for Jones.

Bruce Jones mysteriously abandoned his ship.

Manhunt on for ex-captain of ship with smuggled guns.

2. On 21 August 2009, it was reported that authorities in the Philippines had seized the 'Captain Ufuk', which was carrying weapons of a type manufactured in Israel.

Reportedly the weapons were destined for rebel Islamist groups.

The Coast Guard intercepted the ship when it entered a port without prior warning.

According to documents on the ship, the 'Captain Ufuk' departed from Turkey and stopped in Indonesia before continuing to the Philippines.

The crew of Georgian nationals were arrested.


3. "The British captain of the vessel, Bruce Jones", had told the authorities that the weapons, worth $2.04 million, were from Pindad, Indonesia's state-owned military equipment manufacturer.

Ministry Investigating Pindad Management After Weapons Seizure

4. Dr George J. Aditjondro is the leading expert on Indonesian politics.

Aditjondro wrote, in October 2002, that Indonesia's military and business elites have very close ties to Israel and Mossad.

A number of hi-tech Israeli companies have had business deals with a number of well-known Indonesian companies.

The Indonesian army special force Kopassus has been equipped with Israeli weapons.


They Was Swimming
Swimmers by Omsel © All rights reserved.

5. In July 2006, Indonesia's Tempo Magazine informed its readers of the discovery of weapons and ammunition at the home of Indonesia's General Koesmayadi, who had died rather suddenly.

The weapons were enough to arm two companies of soldiers.

Brig. Gen. Koesmayadi. / PLOTS IN JAKARTA

6. Fernandino Tuason, the Customs Intelligence chief, said he had information that some politicians had 'ordered' the shipment of the Israeli-type Galil assault rifles from an international gun-running syndicate as part of their preparations for next year’s elections.

Tuason told the Philippine Daily Inquirer "The election season is fast coming. It’s highly probable that this [shipment] is election-related...

"We do not discount the possibility that the guns could be used in a destabilization plot against the government and for terrorist activities.

"Although Galils are usually made in Israel, the ones seized from the Panamanian ship were all made in Indonesia."

Ship, 54 high-powered guns seized in Bataan

7. On 25 August 2009, it was revealed that the Philippine authorities had seized a yacht, called Mou Man tai, allegedly used to smuggle weapons into the country.

Reportedly, Mou Man Tai is connected with the Capt Ufuk.

The Philippine Coast Guard grabbed the Mou Man Tai's captain, Derek Colin Gordon Neville.

Neville has admitted that his yacht was used by Capt Ufuk skipper Bruce Jones to escape.

Yacht used in gun smuggling seized ABS-CBN News Online Beta

Children Manila Pasig River
Manila Pasig River, by Sekitar © All rights reserved.

8. Customs and coast guard officers searched the Philippine-owned Captain Ufuk and found 'crates of illegal 'Israeli-made' weapons on board.

Five crates contained 50 'Israeli-made' Galil assault rifles.

Ten empty crates were also found.

Intelligence reports indicated the contents were unloaded at sea onto a yacht.

"These guns are the primary weapon of the Israeli army," Armand Balilo, a coast guard spokesman, said.

A map on the vessel showed it was headed towards a province south of the capital.

Leonilo de la Cruz, the regional police director, said the mostly Georgian crew did not speak English, and failed to provide any documentation to prove the cargo was legitimate.

A map found on board showed the Panama-registered vessel had sailed from a port in Turkey bound for the Batangas province in the south, officials said.

The Philippines has been struggling against communists and Muslim separatists for decades in conflicts that have killed about 160,000 people. PHILIPPINES: SHIP WITH ISRAELI WEAPONS STOPPED

9. "The authorities believe the Israeli weapons were intended for the Islamist insurgents" in the Philippines."

Georgian citizens supply weapons for Islamists

10. Coast Guard chief Admiral Wilfredo Tamayo said they were alerted by Customs personnel about the presence of the 2,400-ton cargo ship, which was anchored some 500 meters off the Port of Mariveles.

Tuason said documents recovered from the vessel showed it left a port in Turkey and had briefly stopped in Malaysia and Indonesia.

The Associated Press said that while the ship had a Panamanian registry it appeared to be owned by La Plata Trading Inc., a local company.

In a press briefing at the Port of Mariveles, Morales said the rifles appeared to have been the 'pirated versions' of those originally manufactured in Israel.

The Associated Press reported unidentified officials as saying they suspected the intended recipients of the guns could be either Muslim radicals, communist rebels or private armies of politicians taking part in next year’s elections.

Ship, 54 high-powered guns seized in Bataan

Philippines by lionel bodilis

The US military needs an excuse to be in the Philippines.

In early July 2009, just days before a visit to Manila by CIA director Leon Panetta, there were bombings on the southern Philippines island of Mindanao.

12 people died.

There were earlier explosions in Manilla.

Since December 2000, 671 Filipinos have been killed in bombings.

Bombshell conspiracies in the Philippines


A. Were government people responsible for the explosions?

Reportedly there are fears of 'martial law or a state of emergency.'

Bombshell conspiracies in the Philippines

Former House speaker Jose de Venecia has claimed publicly that the bombs are part of a plot to justify the declaration of martial law.

A former Arroyo ally de Venecia claimed such a plot has actually been discussed by administration insiders.

De Venecia likened the bombings to a plot by Ferdinand Marcos in 1972.

Marcos reportedly arranged false flag bombings in Manila and a false flag assassination attempt against his defense minister.

Martial law allowed Marcos to avoid legal term limits.

B. Under secretary of Justice Ricardo Blancaflor has said that recent bombings could be the work of Arroyo's enemies.

Blancaflor favours more US military assistance.

US soldiers have provided training and logistical support to the Philippines military.

The military has blamed the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

A peace-for-autonomy deal unraveled last August.

General Sabban claimed that Jemaah Islamiyah had recently trained both MILF and the al-Qaeda-linked (or CIA-linked) Abu Sayyaf terror group.

MILF spokesperson Eid Kabalu denied involvement.

He said that his group had nothing to gain from killing civilians and terrorizing their own communities.

Bombshell conspiracies in the Philippines

Philippines by lionel bodilis

C. Michael Meiring, a suspected CIA operative, spent time in the Philippines.

Michael Meiring

In 2002, Meiring injured himself in an explosion in his own hotel room.

A Philippine government investigation determined the centre of the blast came from an assembled bomb kept in a metal box owned by Meiring.

BusinessWorld, a leading Philippine newspaper, published articles accusing Meiring of being a CIA agent involved in covert operations ‘to justify the (recent) stationing of American troops and bases in Mindanao.’