Wednesday, July 22, 2009

MOSSAD, THE CIA AND THE JAKARTA HOTEL BOMBS



Image from: univercia2langley.blogspot.com/.

The Jakarta hotel bombs were most likely the work of elements of the security services of more than one country.

Brig. General Dudon Satiaputra is the former head of Indonesia's National Police Forensics Laboratory.

According to The Jakarta Globe (Jakarta Bombs Not Built in Hotel, Analyst Argues) , 21 July 2009, Satiaputra doubts that the bombs used in July 2009 hotel attacks in Jakarta were built inside the hotels.

“The bombs were high explosives, which to my experience and knowledge would take more than three days to make,”

Hotel records show the alleged bombers checked into the Marriott on 15 July at about 3 p.m. The attacks were carried out less than 48 hours later.






Who might be wanting to send a message to Indonesia?

Indonesia's President Yudhoyono is a former general and he was trained in the USA.

Is he doing everything that Israel and the USA want?

1. In December 2008, Indonesian President Yudhoyono made it clear that Indonesia supports the Palestinians.

ANTARA :: President Yudhoyono says RI consistently supports ...

Yudhoyono called on Israel to end its air strikes on the Gaza Strip.

"Israel's unproportionally all-out war on Hamas with a great number of fatalities is an unforgettable human tragedy," the president said.

2. Iran's President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, visited Indonesia in May 2006, offering economic deals worth over US$4 billion in the oil and gas sector.

The Iran-Indonesia Joint Economic Cooperation was created in 1998.

Yudhoyono to visit Iran, The Jakarta Post

3. The USA does not want indonesia to get too friendly with China or Russia.

On 9 July 2009, China launched its first Indonesia-China Economic and Trade Cooperation Zone in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia.

(China Daily Website - Connecting China Connecting the World)

Trade between China and Indonesia in the first half of 2008 saw an increase of 34.6% over the same period of 2007.

Export from China to Indonesia were up 38.8%, while China imported USD 7852 million worth of goods, an increase of 30.6%.

(Indonesia-China Economic Relations: An Indonesian Perspective)

In 2006, Indonesia's President Yudhoyono visited Russia and signed a wide raft of bilateral agreements, including big new arms, energy and trade deals.

(Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news - Indonesia-Russia: Arms ...)

The CIA is active in Indonesia.


MOSSAD is also in INDONESIA

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

http://66.249.93.104/search?q=cache:2HWoBqPiMpAJ:sydney.indymedia.org/front.php3%3Farticle_id%3D21524+kopassus+mossad+&hl=en&gl=uk&ct=clnk&cd=2


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

According to Aditjondro:

Indonesia, under Suharto, allowed Mossad to operate in Jakarta.

The Indonesian military have cooperated with Mossad.

This was confirmed by former security chief General Soemitro in his biography.

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

These Uzi machine guns were reportedly used in the massacre of hundreds of Muslim activists in Tanjung Priok, Jakarta, on September 12, 1984, as well as in the assassination of the West Papuan artist and freedom fighter, Arnold Ap, on April 26, 1984

(Ramos-Horta, 1987: 148; Djopari, 1993: 129; Ramage, 1995: 37).

Kopassus admires the Israeli army.

A Kopassus publication, on view to the media in 2000, includes a chapter praising the typical Israeli Army commander.

The Indonesian air force has used US Skyhawk fighters, bought from Israel.

(Hoy and Ostrovsly, 1990: 123; Leifer, 1985: 156; Peacock, 1987; Warplane , No. 6, Vol. 1, pp. 101-105).

The Indonesian military has used Israeli-made Mazlat Scout pilotless drones.

(Far Eastern Economic Review , May 30, 1996).

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

The Salim and Tamara Groups and the state-owned telecommunications company PT Telkom are among those which have business ties with Israel, indirectly.

Through these companies, Indonesian plywood, fine quality textiles and electronics have gone to Israel (Indonesia Business Weekly , March 11, 1994: 20).

Photo of a Dash 7 by Erez Werber

Wayne Madsen has pointed out a possible US-Israeli connection to the terrorism in Indonesia.

On 12 October 2002, bombs went off at the Sari Club in Bali, Indonesia.

Reportedly, an Israeli owned Dash-7 aircraft, registered in Australia, landed in Bali just hours before the bombings.






Reportedly an Israeli military team arrived at Denpasar Hospital in Bali just after the bombings and claimed the bodies of four white men in uniform.

Reportedly, these bodies were flown out of Bali on the Dash 7.

Reportedly, an Indonesian working for the CIA was at Kuta Beach the day before the 'terrorist' bombing.

aangirfan: Christian gangs and the military and terror in Indonesia

The use of patsies in the Jakarta hotel bombings?

Marinus

The Indonesian police say that a dead male suspected of being the Marriott bomber, of 17 July 2009, was 16 to 17 years old and white skinned.

(Indonesia police release images of suspect bombers)

He could well be a patsy.

Police said DNA tests on the families of two men suspected of carrying out the attacks, named as Ibrahim and Nur Hasbi, had returned negative results.

It has been alleged that elements of the American trained Indonesian military have used mentally backward youths in their terror plots.

In 1998, elements of the Indonesian military wanted to topple Indonesia's President Wahid.

Allegedly, in East Java, members of the military dressed up as Ninjas.

Allegedly the military then dumped mental patients in villages.

When the village vigilantes arrived, they thought the mentally backward youths were Ninjas and chopped their heads off.

Indonesia was destabilised.

There is a suspicion that the security services recruit their patsies from among the weakest members in society: people with mental problems, people who are petty criminals, people who can be easily brainwashed.

(aangirfan: TERROR IN INDONESIA : THE CIA CONNECTION
http://www.fair.org/extra/9901/java.html )


The mentally disturbed Marinus Van der Lubbe was accused by the Nazis of causing the Reichstag Fire.

Many believe that he was manipulated by the Gestapo.

Historians Bahar and Kugel used evidence from Gestapo archives to argue that the fire was almost certainly started by the Nazis.

They say that a commando group of at least three, and at most ten SA men led by Hans Georg Gewehr set the fire using self-lighting incendiaries, and that Van der Lubbe was brought to the scene later.[13]


THE CIA USING ISLAMISTS AND MENTALLY BACKWARD YOUTHS?

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

JAKARTA HOTEL BOMBS, THE MILITARY AND THE CIA

Marriott 2009.

On 17 July 2009, in Jakarta Indonesia, bomb blasts hit the Ritz-Carlton and the Marriott hotels.

Fatal blasts hit Jakarta hotels

Who might want to cause trouble in Indonesia?

Normally it is elements of the military who are suspected of being behind any 'terrorism'.

Indonesia's President, Susilo Yudhoyono, is a former general.

His party has just defeated the party of Prabowo Subianto, a former general.

Prabowo is suspected of having been behind the riots of May 1998.


Prabowo, who has been described as being a close friend of the Pentagon.

According to the Financial Times, 17 July 2009, ( Jakarta suspects):

"President Yudhoyono who was re-elected earlier this month suggested none too subtly in an emotional speech at the presidential palace that his political opponents might have been involved.

"While he did not name anyone, he left little doubt he was referring to Prabowo Subianto, the one-time son-in-law of the former strongman Suharto who was the running mate of Mr Yudhoyono’s rival and predecessor, Megawati Sukarnoputri, in this month’s presidential election.

"Mr Prabowo, a former general who has admitted to dirtry tricks including kidnapping student activists during the dying days of the Suharto regime, has refused to acknowledge Mr Yudhoyono’s election victory, citing numerous voting irregularities."


President Yudhoyono

A September 2000 car bomb at the Jakarta Stock Exchange killed 15. Two members of the military's elite Kopassus commandos were arrested.


Then there was the 2003 Marriott hotel bombing in Jakarta.

Some people suspect the CIA and its friends were linked to the 2003 Marriott bomb.

"Something interesting happened just hours before the explosion shocked the JW Marriott Hotel, Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta.

"The US Embassy cancelled the booking of 10-20 rooms in that hotel...

"Hotel bosses said staff and guests had been evacuated before the blast."

(Prison Planet.com: Escape?)

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."

Indonesia's intelligence services are said to work closely with the CIA.

Recently there have been reports of military bad behaviour.



In West Papua the Military and police are 'among the suspects' in the July 2009 Freeport killings. A bloody trail leads straight to the Indonesian army

Jakartass writes of the Jakarta hotel bombs of July 2009: "Foreigners have been killed, one of whom reportedly (and coincidentally?) worked for Freeport.

"I'm going to conjecture that it isn't the work of a fanatic Islamic group but connected with domestic issues - Freeport in Papua, the election, a corruption case ....." (http://jakartass.blogspot.com/)

Someone may be wanting to send Indonesia's President Yudhoyono a message.

"Indonesia agreed a deal with Russia in 2007 to get tanks, Sukhoi jet fighters and Mi-17 helicopters." (Indonesia says to lift defence spending by a fifth)

Indonesia is about to increase its military spending. (Government to Raise Defense Budget by 20 Percent )

Indonesia achieved a growth rate of 6% in 2008, despite the global economic turndown.

Is someone trying to reverse this progress?


Prabowo has been accused of being involved in attempts to destabilise Indonesia.

On 17 July 2009, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said intelligence reports suggested there were attempts to destabilise Indonesia, including a plot to kill him. (Plots under way to destabilise Indonesia: Yudhoyono)

He showed photographs of a group of people conducting a shooting exercise with the president’s picture as a target.

"We have the video and photographs (of the training)," he said.

He said intelligence also suggested attempts were under way to sabotage his apparent election victory.


On 17 July 2009, Major General Wahyono of Jakarta police said that the hotel bombing 'suspects' stayed on the 18th floor of the Marriott where un-detonated explosives were found.

Top hotels in Jakarta have inquisitive security guards patrolling corridors and inquisitive maids checking hotel rooms. It is strange that nobody noticed anything odd going on.

aferrismoon points out that the Carlyle Group founders have connexions to the Marriot Hotels Group (see comments)


Hambali

Reportedly, the CIA is active in Asia.

Allegedly it uses double agents and patsies in acts of terrorism.

It is worth repeating that Former Indonesian president Wahid said in 2005 of the Bali bombings:

"There is not a single Islamic group ... that is not controlled by (Indonesian) intelligence."

Indonesia's intelligence services are said to work closely with the CIA.

1. History Commons (Complete 911 Timeline: Hambali) tells us about the Indonesian known as Hambali, who was said to be in charge of Southeast Asian operations for Osama bin Laden and the CIA.

Hambali is believed to have worked for the CIA in Afghanistan.

From 1991 to 2000 Hambali lived in the village of Sungei Manggis, close to Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia.

Hambali’s landlord said of Hambali’s visitors, “Some looked ... white.”


Fauzi Hasbi

2. Living very near to Hambali, in Sungei Manggis, was Fauzi Hasbi, an agent of the Indonesian security services, who, reportedly, work closely with the CIA.

Hambali played a major role in the 1995 Bojinka plot, which is believed to have been an Operation-Northwoods-style CIA plot.

Operation Bojinka was a planned series of 'terrorist' attacks which was alleged to include the flying of a Cessna filled with explosives into CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

Operation Bojinka was abandoned after an apartment fire in Manila on January 6, 1995 led to the discovery by police of evidence of the plot.

After the Bojinka plot was 'foiled' Hambali continued to live safely in his Sungai Manggis house. (Time, 4/1/2002; Los Angeles Times, 9/1/2002) Complete 911 Timeline: Hambali


Bashir said the Bali Bomb attack was a conspiracy between "America, Australia and the Jews" and the three convicted bombers - Amrozi, Imam Samudra and Ali Ghufron - had been framed. (Cleric blames CIA for Bali bombing - ABC News (Australian ...)

3. Living near Hambali in this village were Imam Samudra (allegedly a key figure in the 2002 Bali bombings) and Abu Bakar Bashir, of Jemaah Islamiyah.

4. In January 2000, Hambali attended an al-Qaeda (CIA) summit in nearby Kuala Lumpur.

This summit discussed 9 11. [USA Today, 2/12/2002; CNN, 8/30/2002]

At the request of the CIA, the Malaysian Secret Service monitored the summit and then passed the information on to the US.

The CIA got pictures and video footage of Hambali at the meeting and already had pictures of him from a computer linked to the Bojinka plot.

In 2000, Fauzi Hasbi, Indonesian government agent, had a private meeting in his hotel with Bashir and the representative from Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), a militant group in the Philippines.

Indonesian intelligence had at least one other mole known by the alias Dadang.

A US Treasury press release in 2003 stated that:

“[Hambali] was videotaped in a January 2000 meeting in Malaysia with two of the September 11, 2001 hijackers of AA Flight 77 - Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi.” [US Department of the Treasury, 1/24/2003 ]

However, there was no apparent effort to apprehend Hambali, extradite him, or even put him on a public wanted list. He continued to live in Sungai Manggis until at least late 2000. [Conboy, 2003] Complete 911 Timeline: Hambali


Kuala Lumpur by Melancholia i


5. In 2000, Christmas Eve attacks in Indonesia comprised a series of 38 bombings in 11 cities and were directed against churches.

Nineteen people were killed and over a hundred injured. [Asia Times, 10/8/2004]

The al-Qaeda affiliate Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) was blamed.

In February 2001, the Indonesian newsweekly Tempo published a cover story suggesting links between the bombings and the Indonesian military, the TNI.

The article pointed out that Edi Sugiarto, who was quickly arrested and confessed to assembling 15 of the bombs used in the town of Medan, had long run a car repair shop in the province of Aceh.

Members of TNI and Indonesia’s special forces, Kopassus, regularly went to his shop for repairs and just to hang out.

Phone records indicated that Sugiarto called Fauzi Hasbi seven times before the bombings.

Hasbi is a leader of JI, but Tempo outed him as an Indonesian government mole.

In 2005, two years after Hasbi’s death, the Australian television program SBS Dateline provided additional evidence of Hasbi’s long-time links to the TNI (see 1979-February 22, 2003).

Fasbi also called Jacob Tanwijaya, a businessman well connected with the TNI, 35 times.

That businessman in turn talked on the phone to Lt. Col. Iwan Prilianto, a Kopassus special forces intelligence officer, over 70 times.

Fasbi made at least one call to another key figure in the bombings.

The International Crisis Group, an international think tank, later commented, “[I]t is hard to avoid the suspicion that someone in the armed forces must have known that at least the Medan part [of the bombings] was in the works…” [International Crisis Group, 12/11/2002]


Paul Wolfowitz was US ambassador to Indonesia (1986 to 1989). From 2001 to 2005, during the George W. Bush administration, Wolfowitz served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense.

6. Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), the Southeast Asian Islamist group, was founded in 1992, and it is said to be linked to al Qaeda and to the US-trained Indonesian security services.

One of the founding members of JI was Indonesian government agent Fauzi Hasbi.

Hasbi helped arrange JI’s first major meeting, held in Bogor, Indonesia.

The Australian television program SBS Dateline will later comment: “The extraordinary story of Fauzi Hasbi raises many important questions about JI and the Indonesian authorities. Why didn’t they smash the terror group in its infancy?”

In 2005, Umar Abduh, an Indonesian Islamist who worked with Hasbi, claimed that in retrospect he realized that he and other militants were completely manipulated by the government. Complete 911 Timeline: Hambali



7. On 12 October 2002, bombs exploded near the Sari Club and the Padi Club in the heart of Kuta, in Bali. 202 people were killed and several hundred were injured.

On 16 October 2002 Indonesian police arrested a former Air Force officer who confessed to building the bomb.

This officer was later released.

According to a news story in the Sydney Morning Herald, 2 November 2002, the Indonesian security services may have handled the Bali bomb.

"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, who was then Indonesia's spy chief.

(The Sydney Morning Herald story has been removed from its website.)


Adm. Thomas Fargo, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, welcomes Abdullah Mahmud Hendropriyono, Chief of Indonesia’s National Intelligence Agency, during an office call at Camp Smith, Hawaii, in January 2003 to discuss counterterrorism cooperation and mutual security interests.

Allegedly, Kuwaiti citizen Omar Al-Faruq played a part in the Bali bomb plot.

Al-Faruq was arrested in Bogor on June 5, 2002 and handed over to the US authorities.

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


Al Faruq

A Pentagon official in Washington has confirmed that al-Faruq escaped from a U.S. detention facility in Bagram, Afghanistan, on 10 July 2005.

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.


Suparman

General Suparman is allegedly one of the generals behind certain 'Moslem' militias.

He reportedly set up militias to counter student demonstrations in 1998.

One of these militias, Pram Swarkasa, allegedly became Laskar Jihad.

Bomb explosions in Indonesia have have often been linked to the military.

A bomb at the Attorney General's office in Jakarta in July 2000 went off one hour after Tommy Suharto had been interrogated by the police.

The bombs were reportedly traced back to the army and a former member of Suharto's guard.

A spate of explosions in the capital Jakarta in 2000 included a huge car-bomb blast in the underground parking lot of the Jakarta Stock Exchange.

Two members of Kopassus (army special forces) were convicted and jailed for that act of terrorism.

It was reported in the Jakarta Post that convicted Bali bomber Ali Imron had been seen, in 2004, having a Starbucks coffee in a plush Jakarta shopping mall in the company of top police official Brigadier General Gorries Mere. Imron apparently also visited the Hard Rock Cafe.

After Amrozi had been arrested for his part in the Bali Bomb, National Police chief General Da'i Bachtiar had a face to face meeting with him. Bachtiar laughed, shook hands and posed for photographs with Amrozi.

Most of the top Indonesian generals have been trained in the USA.

Wahid on SBS Dateline: Bali Bombing 2002

This video is from SBS Dateline, an Australian news show,in which former president of Indonesia,Abdurrahman Wahid, points to the involvement of the Indonesian Military Intelligence and Police in the 2002 Bali bombing.

The Transcript of this program has been removed from the archives of the SBS, Australia's Special Broadcasting Services.


aangirfan: BALI BOMB LINKS TO THE SECURITY SERVICES

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GENERAL PRABOWO LINKED TO JAKARTA HOTEL BOMBS?

Indonesia's President Yudhoyono claims to have photos of certain plotters.

Indonesia's President Yudhoyono has referred to the Jakarta hotel bombers as “people who are familiar with abducting and killing; and people who once escaped the law.”

(Jakarta - Jakarta Under Attack)

According to The Financial Times (Eight killed in attacks on two hotels in Jakarta), 18 July 2009, President Yudhoyono "did not name any individuals but appeared to implicate Prabowo Subianto, a former general and political opponent.

"He said there were people in Indonesia who had committed crimes, killed people and escaped the clutches of the law.

"Mr Prabowo has admitted to overseeing the kidnapping of student activists during the dying days of the Suharto regime in 1998.

"He has disputed Mr Yudhoyono's apparent victory (in the recent presidential election), alleging mass voter irregularities in the July 8 poll.

"Mr Prabowo rejected the apparent accusations by Mr Yudhoyono."

According to The Jakarta Globe (Presidential Rivals Caution SBY Not to Politicize Terror Attacks), Prabowo says: "It has never crossed our mind to resort to [bombing]. We use political strategies."

According to The Australian, 18 July 2009, an election link is not ruled out in the Jakarta attacks:

"Speculation about the involvement of the Indonesian military cannot be discounted.

"President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono put that cat amongst the pigeons yesterday when he said there had been threats of 'a revolution' should he be confirmed as the winner in last week's presidential election...

"Without directly using his name, Dr Yudhoyono was referring to former military hardman Prabowo Subianto, whose losing ticket with former president Megawati Sukarnoputri has refused to admit defeat in the polls."


Prabowo has been accused of being involved in attempts to destabilise Indonesia.

On 17 July 2009, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said intelligence reports suggested there were attempts to destabilise Indonesia, including a plot to kill him. (Plots under way to destabilise Indonesia: Yudhoyono)

He showed photographs of a group of people conducting a shooting exercise with the president’s picture as a target.

"We have the video and photographs (of the training)," he said.

He said intelligence also suggested attempts were under way to sabotage his apparent election victory.


On 17 July 2009, Major General Wahyono of Jakarta police said that the hotel bombing 'suspects' stayed on the 18th floor of the Marriott where un-detonated explosives were found.

Top hotels in Jakarta have inquisitive security guards patrolling corridors and inquisitive maids checking hotel rooms. It is strange that nobody noticed anything odd going on.

aferrismoon points out that the Carlyle Group founders have connexions to the Marriot Hotels Group.

Prabowo of the CIA?

American-trained Prabowo is the former boss of Indonesia's special forces (Kopassus).

He is also a former son in law of former president Suharto.

Prabowo is notorious for human rights abuses.

Indonesia is the world's largest Moslem country, in terms of population.

Prabowo Subianto "has denied accusations that he organised terror squads in East Timor during Indonesia's bloody 24-year occupation and that he orchestrated riots and mass rapes of ethnic Chinese women in Jakarta prior to Suharto's fall,

"But he has not shied away from responsibility for the kidnappings of student activists in the last days of his then father-in-law, telling foreign journalists last month his "conscience is clear" over the abductions."

Jakartass wrote: "There's no way he can deny it - the army command kicked him out and he went off to build up his fortune in the Lebanon."

Indonesians

Of the 23 activists abducted in 1997 and 1998, one is known to be dead and 13 are missing.

Raharja Waluya Jati was held in a cell for 45 days and tortured in what he suspects, but is not sure, was Kopassus headquarters...

"Prabowo knows about everything, including my friends who are still missing." -Kidnapper recruits victims in Indonesia vote

Photo of Prabowo from news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/460702.stm

American trained General Prabowo is said to be a friend of the CIA.

Domingos Guterres, from East Timor, alleges that in 1989 he was tortured for 35 days by soldiers under General Prabowo's command.

Guterres claims General Prabowo personally carried out acts of torture.

In the 1983 Kraras massacres in East Timor, about 300 people are believed to have been buried in mass graves after a series of executions that the locals say were carried out under General Prabowo. ( Torture evidence mounts against Indonesian general )

According to The Economist, March 2009 (Indonesia's parliamentary election Unencumbered incumbent.):

"The greatest excitement (in the election campaign) is being provided by Prabowo Subianto, a former son-in-law of Suharto and head under him of a notorious special-forces unit accused of many atrocities over the years.

"His military career foundered after Suharto’s downfall. But backed by his billionaire brother, Hashim Djojohadikusumo, he formed the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) last year.

"It is waging a slick, populist campaign aimed at the mass of poor voters.

"Gerindra may well win enough votes for Mr Prabowo to join Mr Yudhoyono and Mrs Megawati in an unlikely three-cornered presidential race."




Video: Prabowo advert

Lieutenant General Prabowo Subianto, the leader of the new nationalist political party Partai Gerakan Indonesia Raya (Gerindra), has made much use of television. (Self Promotion Strategies)

In one advertisement Prabowo, as chairman of the Farmers’ Federation, "is shown strolling about fields chatting with, and listening to, men on the land."

Prabowo speaks of his calling to serve the nation.

It has been alleged that the CIA used General Prabowo to topple President Suharto.

In 1998, when Suharto was apparently toppled by the CIA, one of the key generals was Prabowo, son of Dr. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, a former Finance Minister, said to have once worked with the British and the Americans against Sukarno.

Prabowo learnt about terrorism at Fort Bragg and Fort Benning in the US. General Prabowo and terror (http://yayasanhak.minihub.org/mot/Prabowo.htm)

In May 1998, Prabowo was commander of Kostrad, the strategic reserve, the regiment Suharto commanded when he took power in 1965.

Prabowo's friend Muchdi ran Kopassus (special forces) and his friend Sjafrie ran the Jakarta Area Command.

The American Defence Secretary, William Cohen, was in Jakarta in January 1998 and he visited Prabowo.

The CIA chief had also been a recent visitor to Jakarta. The CIA and the Pentagon were close to Prabowo. (http://solidarity.igc.org/atc/emily75.html)


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Jakarta Hotel Bombs, the Military and the CIA

Marriott 2009.

On 17 July 2009, in Jakarta Indonesia, bomb blasts hit the Ritz-Carlton and the Marriott hotels.

Fatal blasts hit Jakarta hotels

Who might want to cause trouble in Indonesia?

Normally it is elements of the military who are suspected of being behind any 'terrorism'.

Indonesia's President, Susilo Yudhoyono, is a former general.

His party has just defeated the party of Prabowo Subianto, a former general.

Prabowo is suspected of having been behind the riots of May 1998.


Prabowo, who has been described as being a close friend of the Pentagon.

According to the Financial Times, 17 July 2009, ( Jakarta suspects):

"President Yudhoyono who was re-elected earlier this month suggested none too subtly in an emotional speech at the presidential palace that his political opponents might have been involved.

"While he did not name anyone, he left little doubt he was referring to Prabowo Subianto, the one-time son-in-law of the former strongman Suharto who was the running mate of Mr Yudhoyono’s rival and predecessor, Megawati Sukarnoputri, in this month’s presidential election.

"Mr Prabowo, a former general who has admitted to dirtry tricks including kidnapping student activists during the dying days of the Suharto regime, has refused to acknowledge Mr Yudhoyono’s election victory, citing numerous voting irregularities."


President Yudhoyono

A September 2000 car bomb at the Jakarta Stock Exchange killed 15. Two members of the military's elite Kopassus commandos were arrested.


Then there was the 2003 Marriott hotel bombing in Jakarta.

Some people suspect the CIA and its friends were linked to the 2003 Marriott bomb.

"Something interesting happened just hours before the explosion shocked the JW Marriott Hotel, Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta.

"The US Embassy cancelled the booking of 10-20 rooms in that hotel...

"Hotel bosses said staff and guests had been evacuated before the blast."

(Prison Planet.com: Escape?)

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."

Indonesia's intelligence services are said to work closely with the CIA.

Recently there have been reports of military bad behaviour.



In West Papua the Military and police are 'among the suspects' in the July 2009 Freeport killings. A bloody trail leads straight to the Indonesian army

Jakartass writes of the Jakarta hotel bombs of July 2009: "Foreigners have been killed, one of whom reportedly (and coincidentally?) worked for Freeport.

"I'm going to conjecture that it isn't the work of a fanatic Islamic group but connected with domestic issues - Freeport in Papua, the election, a corruption case ....." (http://jakartass.blogspot.com/)

Someone may be wanting to send Indonesia's President Yudhoyono a message.

"Indonesia agreed a deal with Russia in 2007 to get tanks, Sukhoi jet fighters and Mi-17 helicopters." (Indonesia says to lift defence spending by a fifth)

Indonesia is about to increase its military spending. (Government to Raise Defense Budget by 20 Percent )

Indonesia achieved a growth rate of 6% in 2008, despite the global economic turndown.

Is someone trying to reverse this progress?


Prabowo has been accused of being involved in attempts to destabilise Indonesia.

On 17 July 2009, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said intelligence reports suggested there were attempts to destabilise Indonesia, including a plot to kill him. (Plots under way to destabilise Indonesia: Yudhoyono)

He showed photographs of a group of people conducting a shooting exercise with the president’s picture as a target.

"We have the video and photographs (of the training)," he said.

He said intelligence also suggested attempts were under way to sabotage his apparent election victory.


On 17 July 2009, Major General Wahyono of Jakarta police said that the hotel bombing 'suspects' stayed on the 18th floor of the Marriott where un-detonated explosives were found.

Top hotels in Jakarta have inquisitive security guards patrolling corridors and inquisitive maids checking hotel rooms. It is strange that nobody noticed anything odd going on.

aferrismoon points out that the Carlyle Group founders have connexions to the Marriot Hotels Group (see comments)


Hambali

Reportedly, the CIA is active in Asia.

Allegedly it uses double agents and patsies in acts of terrorism.

It is worth repeating that Former Indonesian president Wahid said in 2005 of the Bali bombings:

"There is not a single Islamic group ... that is not controlled by (Indonesian) intelligence."

Indonesia's intelligence services are said to work closely with the CIA.

1. History Commons (Complete 911 Timeline: Hambali) tells us about the Indonesian known as Hambali, who was said to be in charge of Southeast Asian operations for Osama bin Laden and the CIA.

Hambali is believed to have worked for the CIA in Afghanistan.

From 1991 to 2000 Hambali lived in the village of Sungei Manggis, close to Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia.

Hambali’s landlord said of Hambali’s visitors, “Some looked ... white.”


Fauzi Hasbi

2. Living very near to Hambali, in Sungei Manggis, was Fauzi Hasbi, an agent of the Indonesian security services, who, reportedly, work closely with the CIA.

Hambali played a major role in the 1995 Bojinka plot, which is believed to have been an Operation-Northwoods-style CIA plot.

Operation Bojinka was a planned series of 'terrorist' attacks which was alleged to include the flying of a Cessna filled with explosives into CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia.

Operation Bojinka was abandoned after an apartment fire in Manila on January 6, 1995 led to the discovery by police of evidence of the plot.

After the Bojinka plot was 'foiled' Hambali continued to live safely in his Sungai Manggis house. (Time, 4/1/2002; Los Angeles Times, 9/1/2002) Complete 911 Timeline: Hambali


Bashir said the Bali Bomb attack was a conspiracy between "America, Australia and the Jews" and the three convicted bombers - Amrozi, Imam Samudra and Ali Ghufron - had been framed. (Cleric blames CIA for Bali bombing - ABC News (Australian ...)

3. Living near Hambali in this village were Imam Samudra (allegedly a key figure in the 2002 Bali bombings) and Abu Bakar Bashir, of Jemaah Islamiyah.

4. In January 2000, Hambali attended an al-Qaeda (CIA) summit in nearby Kuala Lumpur.

This summit discussed 9 11. [USA Today, 2/12/2002; CNN, 8/30/2002]

At the request of the CIA, the Malaysian Secret Service monitored the summit and then passed the information on to the US.

The CIA got pictures and video footage of Hambali at the meeting and already had pictures of him from a computer linked to the Bojinka plot.

In 2000, Fauzi Hasbi, Indonesian government agent, had a private meeting in his hotel with Bashir and the representative from Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), a militant group in the Philippines.

Indonesian intelligence had at least one other mole known by the alias Dadang.

A US Treasury press release in 2003 stated that:

“[Hambali] was videotaped in a January 2000 meeting in Malaysia with two of the September 11, 2001 hijackers of AA Flight 77 - Khalid Almihdhar and Nawaf Alhazmi.” [US Department of the Treasury, 1/24/2003 ]

However, there was no apparent effort to apprehend Hambali, extradite him, or even put him on a public wanted list. He continued to live in Sungai Manggis until at least late 2000. [Conboy, 2003] Complete 911 Timeline: Hambali


Kuala Lumpur by Melancholia i


5. In 2000, Christmas Eve attacks in Indonesia comprised a series of 38 bombings in 11 cities and were directed against churches.

Nineteen people were killed and over a hundred injured. [Asia Times, 10/8/2004]

The al-Qaeda affiliate Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) was blamed.

In February 2001, the Indonesian newsweekly Tempo published a cover story suggesting links between the bombings and the Indonesian military, the TNI.

The article pointed out that Edi Sugiarto, who was quickly arrested and confessed to assembling 15 of the bombs used in the town of Medan, had long run a car repair shop in the province of Aceh.

Members of TNI and Indonesia’s special forces, Kopassus, regularly went to his shop for repairs and just to hang out.

Phone records indicated that Sugiarto called Fauzi Hasbi seven times before the bombings.

Hasbi is a leader of JI, but Tempo outed him as an Indonesian government mole.

In 2005, two years after Hasbi’s death, the Australian television program SBS Dateline provided additional evidence of Hasbi’s long-time links to the TNI (see 1979-February 22, 2003).

Fasbi also called Jacob Tanwijaya, a businessman well connected with the TNI, 35 times.

That businessman in turn talked on the phone to Lt. Col. Iwan Prilianto, a Kopassus special forces intelligence officer, over 70 times.

Fasbi made at least one call to another key figure in the bombings.

The International Crisis Group, an international think tank, later commented, “[I]t is hard to avoid the suspicion that someone in the armed forces must have known that at least the Medan part [of the bombings] was in the works…” [International Crisis Group, 12/11/2002]


Paul Wolfowitz was US ambassador to Indonesia (1986 to 1989). From 2001 to 2005, during the George W. Bush administration, Wolfowitz served as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense.

6. Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), the Southeast Asian Islamist group, was founded in 1992, and it is said to be linked to al Qaeda and to the US-trained Indonesian security services.

One of the founding members of JI was Indonesian government agent Fauzi Hasbi.

Hasbi helped arrange JI’s first major meeting, held in Bogor, Indonesia.

The Australian television program SBS Dateline will later comment: “The extraordinary story of Fauzi Hasbi raises many important questions about JI and the Indonesian authorities. Why didn’t they smash the terror group in its infancy?”

In 2005, Umar Abduh, an Indonesian Islamist who worked with Hasbi, claimed that in retrospect he realized that he and other militants were completely manipulated by the government. Complete 911 Timeline: Hambali



7. On 12 October 2002, bombs exploded near the Sari Club and the Padi Club in the heart of Kuta, in Bali. 202 people were killed and several hundred were injured.

On 16 October 2002 Indonesian police arrested a former Air Force officer who confessed to building the bomb.

This officer was later released.

According to a news story in the Sydney Morning Herald, 2 November 2002, the Indonesian security services may have handled the Bali bomb.

"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, who was then Indonesia's spy chief.

(The Sydney Morning Herald story has been removed from its website.)


Adm. Thomas Fargo, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, welcomes Abdullah Mahmud Hendropriyono, Chief of Indonesia’s National Intelligence Agency, during an office call at Camp Smith, Hawaii, in January 2003 to discuss counterterrorism cooperation and mutual security interests.

Allegedly, Kuwaiti citizen Omar Al-Faruq played a part in the Bali bomb plot.

Al-Faruq was arrested in Bogor on June 5, 2002 and handed over to the US authorities.

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


Al Faruq

A Pentagon official in Washington has confirmed that al-Faruq escaped from a U.S. detention facility in Bagram, Afghanistan, on 10 July 2005.

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.


Suparman

General Suparman is allegedly one of the generals behind certain 'Moslem' militias.

He reportedly set up militias to counter student demonstrations in 1998.

One of these militias, Pram Swarkasa, allegedly became Laskar Jihad.

Bomb explosions in Indonesia have have often been linked to the military.

A bomb at the Attorney General's office in Jakarta in July 2000 went off one hour after Tommy Suharto had been interrogated by the police.

The bombs were reportedly traced back to the army and a former member of Suharto's guard.

A spate of explosions in the capital Jakarta in 2000 included a huge car-bomb blast in the underground parking lot of the Jakarta Stock Exchange.

Two members of Kopassus (army special forces) were convicted and jailed for that act of terrorism.

It was reported in the Jakarta Post that convicted Bali bomber Ali Imron had been seen, in 2004, having a Starbucks coffee in a plush Jakarta shopping mall in the company of top police official Brigadier General Gorries Mere. Imron apparently also visited the Hard Rock Cafe.

After Amrozi had been arrested for his part in the Bali Bomb, National Police chief General Da'i Bachtiar had a face to face meeting with him. Bachtiar laughed, shook hands and posed for photographs with Amrozi.

Most of the top Indonesian generals have been trained in the USA.

Wahid on SBS Dateline: Bali Bombing 2002

This video is from SBS Dateline, an Australian news show,in which former president of Indonesia,Abdurrahman Wahid, points to the involvement of the Indonesian Military Intelligence and Police in the 2002 Bali bombing.

The Transcript of this program has been removed from the archives of the SBS, Australia's Special Broadcasting Services.


aangirfan: BALI BOMB LINKS TO THE SECURITY SERVICES

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Saturday, July 04, 2009

Daily Mail: rumours swell that the government staged 7/7

Video made for the mock training exercise?

On 4 July 2009, the UK's Daily Mail newspaper has this headline:

Conspiracy fever: As rumours swell that the government staged 7/7, victims' relatives call for a proper inquiry


The Mail asks: which train did the four Muslims catch from Luton to London on the morning of the bomb blasts?

The three separate Tube explosions at Edgware Road, Aldgate and King's Cross occurred together at exactly 8.50am.

The official reports said the bombers got on the 7.40am train from Luton.

However, the 7.40am train never ran that morning.

It was cancelled.

Survivors pointed out the error.

The Government then changed its mind and said the bombers caught the 7.25 am from Luton, for the 35-minute journey to King's Cross.

It was due to arrive in the capital at 8am.

However, this train ran 23 minutes late.

It arrived in London at 8.23am, say station officials.

The three separate Tube explosions at Edgware Road, Aldgate and King's Cross occurred together at exactly 8.50am.

It looks as if it would be impossible for the 'bombers' to get to their different destinations in time.

Reportedly, it takes seven minutes to walk from the Thameslink line station to the tube station at the main King's Cross station.




Police say the four men were seen on the main King's Cross concourse at 8.26am, although no CCTV footage has ever been made public.

How had the men got there in three short minutes after getting off the Luton train at 8.23am?

Controversially, no CCTV images have been released of the alleged bombers actually in London.

There is a picture claiming to show the 'bombers' in Luton. In this Luton image "the quality is poor and the faces of three of the bombers are unidentifiable."

This photo is timed at four seconds before 7.22am.

The men would have had just three minutes to walk up the stairs at Luton, buy their £22 day return tickets and get to the platform, which was packed with commuters because of the earlier travel disruptions.




A video called Ripple Effect accuses Tony Blair, and elements of the Government, the police, and the British and Israeli Secret Services of carrying out the London Tube bombings.

It is alleged that the four British Muslims were tricked into taking part in what they were told would be a mock anti-terror training exercise.

The Ripple Effect video claims government agents set off pre-planted explosives under the three Tube trains and on the bus.

It suggests that the four Muslims were not on any of the Tube trains.

Dr Mohammad Naseem, the chairman of Birmingham's Central Mosque, says: 'We do not accept the government version of July 7, 2005. The Ripple Effect video is more convincing than the official statements.'

Naseem has said that the identities of the bombers were discovered by the police suspiciously quickly.

'When a body is blown up, it is destroyed. How is it that the identification papers found at the bomb scenes of these men were still intact? Were they planted?'

The Daily mail asks:

Why did the four bombers get return tickets to London if they were on a one-way suicide mission?

Why are there no CCTV images of the four together in London even though the city has thousands upon thousands of such cameras in public places?

Why did so many survivors of the Tube bombings say that the explosions came upwards through the floor of the trains, not down, as would be the case if a backpack blew up inside?

And why do no passengers on the London-bound Luton train clearly remember the four bombers with their huge rucksacks on that fateful morning?

There was a mock terrorist exercise going on in London that day.

Former Scotland Yard officer Peter Power said on BBC radio: 'At half-past nine this morning we were running an exercise for a company of over a thousand people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning, so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing up.'