Sunday, April 10, 2016

Slow Saturday Special: ISIS™ in Indonesia

"Islamic State militants claim deadly attack in Jakarta" by Niniek Karmini and Ali Kotarumalos Associated Press  January 14, 2016

JAKARTA, Indonesia — The scene had echoes of the Paris attacks: A bustling shopping area shaken by the blasts of suicide bombers and gunfire as onlookers fled in terror.

The false flags never quit waving, and I had questions from the start.

But when Thursday’s assault in central Jakarta was over, the death toll was far lower. Of the seven killed, five were the attackers themselves and only two were civilians — a Canadian and an Indonesian. Another 20 people were wounded.

I'm thinking one of three things each time I see these propaganda psyops these days:

1) everything is as reported (nearly impossible these days)

2) it's a Gladio-style false flag (long history of those if you care to research)

3) it's a staged and scripted crisis drill that has either gone live, is being reported as such, and/or is a mix of the two (like Boston Marathon piggyback event)

Still, authorities and analysts believe the violence that left the city of 10 million on edge for hours was a loud announcement of the Islamic State’s presence in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.

Supporters of the Islamic State circulated a claim of responsibility on social media. Jakarta’s police chief, Tito Karnavian, said the attackers had links with the Islamic State and were part of a group led by Bahrum Naim, an Indonesian militant who is now in Syria.

‘‘We have identified all attackers,’’ Major General Anton Charliyan, the spokesman of Indonesia’s national police, said. ‘‘We can say that the attackers were affiliated with the ISIS group,’’ he added, using an acronym for the Islamic State.

The claim of responsibility was shared on Twitter late Thursday, and the United States-based SITE Intelligence Group said it also was circulated among pro-Islamic State groups on other media.

Meaning this is all war agenda garbage and an excuse to have a beefed up military presence in Indonesia. In all likelihood, this involves more force projection against China.

Isn't it interesting how ISIS™shows up all across the eastern hemisphere where there are important resource areas or shipping routes? 

Cui bono?

The message said attackers carried out the Jakarta assault and planted several bombs with timers. It differed from Indonesian police on the number of attackers, saying there were four. It said they wore suicide belts and carried light weaponry.

The statement could not be independently verified by the Associated Press, though it resembled previous claims made by the Islamic State, which controls territory in both Iraq and Syria.

Jakarta is no stranger to terrorism, with the 2009 bombings of two hotels that killed seven people and injured more than 50. The bloodiest attack by Islamic extremists in Indonesia — and in all of Asia — was in 2002, when a nightclub bombing on the resort island of Bali killed 202 people, mostly foreigners.

That last one was a CIA job.

Those and others were blamed on Al Qaeda-inspired Jemaah Islamiyah.

That's Al-CIA-Duh for those not in the know.

Following a crackdown by security forces, militant strikes in recent years have been smaller and less deadly, and have targeted government authorities, mainly police and antiterrorism forces. Terrorism experts say Islamic State supporters in Indonesia are drawn from the remnants of Jemaah Islamiyah.

Charliyan said police had received information in late November about a warning from the Islamic State that ‘‘there will be a concert’’ in Indonesia, meaning an attack. Last month, antiterror police arrested nine suspected militants and said they had planned attacks ‘‘to attract international news coverage of their existence here.’’

Indonesian authorities deployed 150,000 security personnel, made arrests and said they foiled a plot to kill government officials, law enforcement officers, and others. The heightened security ended Jan. 6.

And then a week later.... ? 

Not a sniff or clue of this thing, huh? 


Southeast Asian terrorism specialist Sidney Jones wrote in November that Bahrum Naim has been urging his Indonesian audience to study the Paris attacks.

‘‘While the police and army have been focused on going after Indonesia’s most wanted terrorist, Santoso, in the hills of Central Sulawesi, ISIS has succeeded in building a network of supporters in the suburbs of Jakarta,’’ Jones wrote.


"Old militants with new brand behind Jakarta attack" by Stephen Wright Associated Press  January 15, 2016

JAKARTA, Indonesia — In the course of six years without a major terrorist attack, Indonesia had grown more and more confident that it had stayed on top of any threat from Islamic militants.

This week, that conviction was punctured by a bold, daylight attack in the heart of Jakarta’s busy commercial district.

Suicide bombers and gunmen struck a Starbucks and a traffic police post Thursday, killing two people and wounding 20 before the five assailants themselves were slain.

It's always the same script!

The style of the attack, and the people who appear to be behind it, suggest that remnants of the networks responsible for the notorious 2002 Bali bombings and other assaults are trying to regroup under the banner of the Islamic State group.

There had been warning signs of a possible emerging threat for months, including the government’s acknowledgement that hundreds of Indonesians had traveled to Syria to fight for the IS group. At the same time, pro-IS rallies in Indonesia were attracting small crowds.

Some experts say an IS network was developing in the suburbs of Jakarta, the capital, while counterterrorism efforts were focused on hunting down the country’s most-wanted militant in far-off Sulawesi. The blog of Bahrun Naim, an Indonesian militant in Syria, urged his followers to study the methods of the Paris attackers who had killed 130 people in November.

Police quickly tied the IS group to Thursday’s attack, labeling Bahrun Naim as its instigator and funder, but they’ve given scant details beyond saying that an IS flag was found in one attacker’s home. Supporters of the Islamic State group claimed responsibility online.

Experts say that while it’s difficult to know how much of a foothold IS has established in Indonesia, the attack achieved two things: It showed that domestic militant groups are still capable of violence despite being fragmented by the government’s counterterrorism campaign; and gave at least the impression that IS now has the ability to launch attacks in Southeast Asia.

Both IS and any affiliate ‘‘have an interest in being seen as part of a larger network because it fits with their scare tactics,’’ even if they are tied only by sympathies, said Carool Kersten, an expert in Islam at King’s College London.

In Western capitals, Indonesia has long been a kind of poster child for progress: a developing nation with the world’s largest Muslim population that has embraced both democracy and moderate Islam.

One begins to wonder what they have done to piss off the powers that be then.

Its reputation for tolerance took a battering from the Bali bombing that killed 202 people, mostly foreigners, and from other high-profile attacks on Western targets by Jemaah Islamiyah militants who wanted to replace civilian government with a caliphate.

Pardon me, but I've absolutely had it with the hateful Jewish war agenda.

But the violence also unleashed a sustained government effort — aided by the U.S. and Australia — to break up militant cells. There were hundreds of arrests and the killing of key figures able to mastermind devastating attacks.

The atomization of militant networks was evident in Thursday’s attack, with its low death toll, basic weapons and unsophisticated execution that betrayed limited resources and capacity.

‘‘It was a simple attack. Their arms were pretty limited,’’ said Scott Stewart, a tactical analysis expert at Stratfor, a global intelligence and advisory firm. The main impact, he said, is from the ‘‘hype and fear that it conjures.’’

Must be why this attack is receiving so much print.

Stewart considers the association with IS a ‘‘rebranding’’ effort by militants who previously identified with al-Qaida, rather than a sign of a new and rising radical movement.

Well, yeah. It's the CIA's rolodex of agents and assets, and they like to change the names a lot. Keeps the people confused and provides cover for more war making.

He said Indonesia will continue to see a persistent and low-level threat of violence, a situation not different from the past six years when there were no major attacks but several thwarted plots.

‘‘It’s basically the same people,’’ he said.

That's what I said.

National police chief Gen. Badrodin said one of the men killed, known as Sunakim, was previously sentenced to seven years in prison for his involvement in Jemaah Islamiyah-orchestrated military-style training in Indonesia’s Aceh province. He was released early.

Still, the IS link in Indonesia is likely to raise concern in other Southeast Asian nations, particularly Singapore and Malaysia, which have both thwarted plots.

Where my print threat warning ended.

Along with Indonesia, they recently agreed to boost their joint efforts to combat radicalism and share intelligence. Some Malaysians are also believed to have traveled to Syria to join IS.

Southeast Asia’s fairly open societies, easy travel and Muslim-majority populations in Indonesia and Malaysia make it vulnerable, said Vikram Singh, a former Obama administration defense official on South and Southeast Asia.

The Jakarta attack, following the extremist assaults in San Bernardino, Paris and Istanbul, suggests that the ability of IS to direct or inspire attacks around the world is building, he said.

‘‘They are sending the message that ‘we are not going to be just a Syria-Iraq issue. We’re going to reach far,’’’ Singh said.

Got it, loud and clear.


Related1 man killed in Jakarta was civilian, not bomber

8-minutes of videos: ISIS = Israeli Secret Intelligence Service, just like OIL = Operation Iraqi Liberation; joke’s on We the People until .01% arrests

Also see:

ISIS: Made in Washington, Riyadh – and Tel Aviv

ISIS Is A Fake US/Israeli Created "Terrorist" Group

ISIS is a US-Israel creation to demonize Islam

The Islamic State (ISIS) and Israel are Allies

Why Does ISIS Fit In So Perfectly With The PNAC Plan? 

ISIS in Iraq stinks of CIA/NATO ‘dirty war’ op

US-NATO Proxy War in Iraq and Syria: US Financing and Training of “Moderate” ISIS Rebels in Syria 


What do you mean "covert CIA/FSA training facilities that have ties to ISIS [are] in both Jordan and Turkey?"

US Created The Islamic State (ISIS) for Sake of Israel and Military Industrial Complex: Ex-CIA contractor

Feeling a little snakebite?

"Alleged terror plot foiled in Indonesia" Associated Press  December 21, 2015

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Indonesian police said Monday they have foiled a plot to kill government officials, law enforcement officers, and others by suspected Muslim militants arrested over the weekend.

Security was raised at airports, the presidential palace, foreign embassies, and shopping malls, and the government said it will deploy more than 150,000 personnel to safeguard public places and churches across the country.

Information from the United States, Australia, and Singapore helped Indonesian police discover that the attacks were planned for the year-end holiday season, said the national police chief, General Badrodin Haiti.

‘‘This is the result of sharing intelligence to combat international evil,’’ Haiti said. ‘‘There is a possibility of other groups, and we will continue to pursue them.’’

Hoover used to share intelligence with congressmen, letting him know he was looking out for their best interests (as well as subtly blackmailing them).

Antiterror police arrested nine men over the weekend in five cities on Indonesia’s main island of Java. Those arrested included several linked to Islamic State and Al Qaeda.





Indonesian Inferno 

Those were photographs that appeared in my printed paper.

Ford pulling out of Indonesia

Others are trying to get in:

"Indonesian boat sinks, leaving 80 missing, 3 dead" Associated Press  December 21, 2015

MAKASSAR, Indonesia — Rescuers Sunday pulled out 39 survivors and three dead from a passenger boat that sank in central Indonesia after being buffeted by high waves, and battled bad weather to try to reach about 80 others missing.

The fiberglass ferry was on its way from Kolaka in Southeast Sulawesi province crossing the Gulf of Bone to Siwa town when it was overwhelmed by waves more than 10 feet high during stormy weather Saturday, said Roki Asikin, head of the search and rescue agency in Makassar.

The boat was carrying 110 passengers and 12 crew members, Asikin said. The passengers included 14 children.

Six rescue boats and ships were dispatched after they received a distress call from the crew, who reported that the vessel was starting to take on water about 13 miles southeast of Siwa port, Asikin said.

Fishermen found four people who had been on the boat, including a woman and a child. They told authorities that the boat sank hours after being hit by high waves.


Those migrants receiving far less attention than the Syrian refugees.

"Indonesian sailors kidnapped by pirates in Philippines" New York Times  March 29, 2016

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Hijackers are holding 10 Indonesian crew members from a tugboat that they seized in waters off the Philippines, in the latest high-profile case of piracy in the region, officials from both countries said on Tuesday.

That's the first I've heard of such a thing, and it reminds me of the now long gone and memorialized in film Somali pirates. 

Turns out they were an excuse so that western powers (and others) could patrol the vital shipping lanes of the horn of Africa. Just across the Gulf of Aden is Yemen. You do the math.

This newly-developing crisis being brought to my attention in the paper appears to be directed at more force projection in the South China Sea, that's all.

The tugboat, an Indonesian-flagged ship named the Brahma 12, was eventually set adrift, but the hijackers kept a barge it was hauling that held 7,000 tons of coal, as well as the entire crew, Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. The Philippine military said the hijacking occurred on Saturday evening.

Someone claiming to represent Abu Sayyaf, a militant Islamist group based in the southern Philippines, twice called the Indonesian company that owns the ship, demanding a ransom for the 10 captive sailors, the Indonesian statement said.

Abu Sayyaf has a long history of kidnappings for ransom and terrorist attacks in the Philippines. It has received support from al-Qaida in the past, but security analysts and the Philippine military have said that it operates mainly as a nonideological, for-profit criminal organization. The United States designated it a foreign terrorist organization in 1997.

The tugboat had been sailing from the town of Sungai Puting in Indonesia’s South Kalimantan province on Borneo island — which has a large coal port — to Batangas, which lies on the island of Luzon in the southern Philippines, when it was hijacked, the Indonesian statement said. It said the Indonesian government was coordinating with the Philippine Ministry of Foreign Affairs to respond to what it called an act of piracy.

Only Israel is allowed to get away with piracy on the high seas.

Col. Restituto Padilla, a spokesman for the Philippine military, did not confirm that Abu Sayyaf was responsible for the hijacking. He said that the tugboat was seized by an unidentified group using small motorized boats, and that the hijackers had stripped the vessel of valuables before setting it adrift. The Philippine coast guard recovered the vessel, he said.


I'm sure it had nothing to with with joint US-Philippine combat drills in the area.


"Australia quells riot after refugee dies" New York Times  November 11, 2015

SYDNEY — Australian authorities on Tuesday used tear gas and force to quell rioting at a detention center on Christmas Island that began after an Iranian refugee died there during the weekend.

The immigration minister, Peter Dutton, said tear gas and some force were used on a small number of detainees who had built barricades.

Five men were injured, but it was unclear whether they were hurt during the riot or after the police arrived to retake control of the center, which was extensively damaged.

The unrest began Monday after the refugee, Fazel Chegeni, escaped from the center and police found his body at the base of a cliff. Human rights advocates said Chegeni had been severely affected by his detention on the remote Indian Ocean island.