Sunday, April 24, 2011


Umar Patek

On 31 March 2011, we learn of the arrest in Pakistan of Umar Patek, who is suspected of working for the CIA.

ISI claims credit for arrest of Bali bomb suspect

Umar Patek is a member of "CIA-linked" militant group Jemaah Islamiyah and he is believed to have been involved in the 2002 Bali bombing.

The Pakistan inteligence service ISI claims that it was responsible for the arrest of Patek.


According to an ISI officer: "We captured him a few days ago and now ... will ensure that he is taken back to Indonesia."

When asked if it was a joint effort by several intelligence organisations that resulted in the arrest, the officer said: "No, it was entirely the efforts of the ISI."

Patek is a 35-year-old Javanese Arab.

Reportedly he was trained at CIA-Al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan in the 1990s.

Patek was reportedly killed on 14 September 2006 in the Sulu province of the Philippines. But this report was never confirmed.

Bali Bomb 'mastermind' Al Faruq

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

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 ... which has since emerged as Jemaah Islamiah."


What about the 2002 Bali Bomb?

Bali bomb 'mastermind' Al Faruq - 'worked for the CIA.'

Former Indonesian State Intelligence Coordinating Board (BAKIN) chief A.C. Manulang was quoted by Tempo magazine as suggesting that Al-Faruq was a CIA-recruited agent.

Kuwaiti citizen Omar Al Faruq was arrested in Bogor on June 5, 2002 and handed over to US authorities.

Al Faruq was then able to escape from custody.

According to a news story in the Sydney Morning Herald, November 2, 2002:

"Some time around the 30 October 2002, senior officers in the Indonesian military HQ gave a piece of information to a military attache from a Western embassy in Indonesia -the source of explosive used in the October 12 bombing in Bali was the head of the counter-terrorism unit with the army's special forces."

The father-in-law of the officer concerned is Hendropriyono, Indonesia's former spy chief.


The airline manifest of Garuda airlines shows that at least two generals from Jakarta visited Bali three days before the bombings and that they returned to Jakarta one day before the Sari Club was blown up.

This was confirmed by armed forces chief General Sutarto, who claimed that General Djaja Suparman was on vacation, while General Ryamizard Riyacudu, chief of staff, was said to have gone to Bali for health reasons. (Jakarta Post)

The CIA in Malaysia and Indonesia; Hambali, Hasbi ...


Saturday, April 23, 2011


On 23 April 2011, we read that Justin Bieber is in Bogor, in Indonesia, at a time of heightened security fears.

Bogor (ANTARA News) - "The Police bomb squad team in Bogor has been alerted to secure the Canadian singer...

"We have deployed the bomb disposal team ... to anticipate any terrorist bomb" said the police Head of Public Relations on 22 April...

"Bogor police have been combing ...the concert locations."

Justin Bieber arrives in Jakarta.

In Indonesia, there have been a number of recent bomb threats and the discovery of explosives intended to blow up a church on Good Friday, the day before Justin Bieber's concert.

(TV Cameraman Arrested in Good Friday Bomb Plot)

"Police have arrested a cameraman from Indonesian television station Global TV who was allegedly recruited to film the foiled Good Friday bomb attack on the outskirts of Jakarta.

"National Police spokesman Chief Comr. Boy Rafly Amar identified the man by his initials, IF.

“He was arrested at Jakarta on Friday,” Boy told the Jakarta Globe on Saturday.

"He said P had also asked IF to invite foreign cameramen to film the explosions, saying he 'wanted the blast to be broadcast internationally.'...

"P, one of 20 people detained in connection with the bomb plots, has been identified as the husband of Deni Karmelita, a civil servant working at the National Narcotics Agency (BNN)."

Indonesia is the world's biggest 'Moslem' country and is of great strategic importance.

China and Indonesia are becoming closer friends.

China, Indonesia experiencing closer relationship

So, the CIA may be using its Islamist friends to stir up trouble?

President Yudhoyono and family.

The latest Moslem country to be attacked by Wikileaks is the biggest of them all - Indonesia.

Can we now expect some violence?

In 2009 there were bombs attacks on hotels in Jakarta; more recently there have been attacks on churches; on 15 March 2011 a parcel bomb targeted moderate Muslims.‎

On 11 March 2011, we read that Indonesia, now run by General Yudhoyono, is as corrupt as ever. (Asia Sentinel - Explosive Wikileaks Cables Nail Yudhoyono)

The Wikileaks cables may be intended by the CIA to destabilise Indonesia, and topple its president.

Under Indonesia's current president, General Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Indonesia has been friendly with China, Russia and Iran.

China takes an interest in Indonesia's natural resources, including oil and coal.

China has increased its trade and defence ties with Indonesia.

Indonesia's powerful Army Special Force, Kopassus, has cooperated with China. (RI vows to remain neutral amid global power shift )

Indonesia and China signed a strategic partnership during the visit of President Hu Jintao to Jakarta in 2005.

"You are next!"

According to the allegations in the diplomatic cables:

1. President Yudhoyono has got prosecutors and judges to protect the bad guys.

2. He has used the spooks to spy on rivals.

3. His wife wife and family have enriched themselves.

4. He has protected Taufik Kiemas, husband of former president Megawati Sukarnoputri.

Taufik is believed to have profited from various big infrastructure projects.

Taufik is now speaker of Indonesia's parliament.

5. Yudhoyono's former vice-president, Jusuf Kalla, paid "enormous bribes" to win the chairmanship of Golkar, Indonesia's largest political party.

6. Yudhoyono got cabinet secretary Sudi Silalahi to "intimidate" at least one judge in a 2006 court case arising from a fight for control of former president Abdurahman Wahid's National Awakening Party (PKB).

7. Yudhoyono has used the Indonesian State Intelligence Agency (BIN) to spy on both his allies and opponents.

He got the intelligence service to report on Golkar presidential candidate General Wiranto.

At a meeting of Yudhoyono's cabinet, BIN chief Syamsir described Wiranto as a "terrorist mastermind."

Tomy Winata

8. Yudhoyono has links to Chinese-Indonesian businessmen, especially Tomy Winata, an alleged underworld figure and member of the "Gang of Nine" or "Nine Dragons," a leading gambling syndicate.

In 2006, Agung Laksono, now Yudhoyono's Co-ordinating Minister for People's Welfare, told US embassy officers that TB Silalahi "functioned as a middleman, relaying funds from Winata to Yudhoyono."

Tomy Winata reportedly used the entrepreneur Muhammad Lutfi to give money to Yudhoyono.

Yudhoyono appointed Lutfi chairman of Indonesia's Investment Co-ordinating Board.

Senior State Intelligence Agency official Yahya Asagaf also told the US embassy Tomy Winata was trying to cultivate influence by using a senior presidential aide as his link to the president's wife, Kristiani Herawati.

9. In 2006, one presidential staff member told US embassy officers that Kristiani's family members were "specifically targeting financial opportunities related to state-owned enterprises."

The President was "witting of these efforts, which his closest operators (e.g. Sudi Silalahi) would advance, while Yudhoyono himself maintained sufficient distance that he could not be implicated."

The president's wife is "the president's undisputed top adviser."

"Members of the President's staff increasingly feel marginalised and powerless to provide counsel to the President."

Yahya Asagaf of the State Intelligence Agency said the first lady's opinion is "the only one that matters."

10. "Ten years of political and economic reform have made Indonesia democratic, stable, and increasingly confident about its leadership role in south-east Asia and the Muslim world.

"Indonesia has held successful, free and fair elections; has weathered the global financial crisis; and is tackling internal security threats."

But, a series of political scandals in 2009 and 2010 seriously damaged Yudhoyono's political standing.

Yudhoyono was increasingly "paralyzed" as his popularity diminished.

"Unwilling to risk alienating segments of the parliament, media, bureaucracy and civil society, Yudhoyono has slowed reforms. He is also unwilling to cross any constituencies ...

"Until he is satisfied that he has shored up his political position, Yudhoyono is unlikely to spend any political capital to move his reform agenda, or controversial aspects of US -Indonesia relations, forward."


Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Arifinto, linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.

On 11 April 2011, we learn that, in Indonesia, an anti-porn Member of Parliament has resigned.

He was caught watching porn during a parliamentary debate.

Indonesian MP resigns after being caught watching porn during parliament debate

Arifinto, a member of the Islamic Prosperous Justice Party, helped pass a tough anti-pornography law.

A photographer took pictures of Arifanto gazing at porn.

Most Indonesian Moslems are moderate and liberal.

But, reportedly, the Saudis have been pouring money into the CIA-linked extremists.

The extremists have pushed through several nut-case laws, including the pornography law.

Indonesians can be jailed for up to 15 years, or fined, for kissing in public, exposure of a woman's bits and pieces or displaying erotic art.

In January 2011, the anti-porn law was used to jail Nazril 'Ariel' Irham, lead singer of Indonesia's most popular band Peterpan, after two home-made sex tapes appeared on the internet.

Hidayat Nur Wahid, founder of Indonesian radical Islamic Prosperous Justice Party PKS (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).

"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 ...)

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 have been friends 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.