Skip to comments.Obama was suspected target of Indonesian jihadists: expert
Posted on 05/13/2010 11:32:51 PM PDT by rdl6989
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama, who is due to visit Indonesia in June, was one of several suspected targets of Indonesian militants captured in police raids recently, an expert on militants said on Friday.
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"They did not say it, but this was evident in their books and documents, that the leader of America was their enemy and should be attacked whenever possible," he told Reuters by phone.
No surprise. Wackos like these have probably targeted every US president for the last hundred years.
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“Arrests Continue in Indonesia”
COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | April 12, 2010 08:37 PM | By Kenneth Conboy
Posted on April 16, 2010 2:45:08 AM PDT by Cindy
Thanks for the ping rdl6989.
from post no. 1:
“Obama was suspected target of Indonesian jihadists: expert”
Fri May 14, 2010 1:13am EDT
SNIPPET: “Police have arrested and killed several suspected jihadists during a series of raids across Indonesia since February when they discovered a militant training camp in the Sumatran province of Aceh.”
SNIPPET: “Mardigu said other suspected targets included President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, police officials, ministers, oil depots and electricity infrastructure, dams, and liberal Muslims, in order to destabilize the government.
“This we know from what they said and also we got from their laptops and documents. As for when, however, we do not know,” Mardigu said.
He added that the information was gathered mostly from documents taken during a series of raids in Solo this week, as well as in Jakarta, Medan, and Aceh in recent weeks.”
INDONESIA - Safety and Security
(March 9, 2010)
THREATS TO SAFETY AND SECURITY: Since 2005, the Indonesian police and security forces have disrupted a number of terrorist cells, including Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), a U.S. government-designated terrorist organization that carried out several bombings at various times from 2002 to 2009 and caused outbreaks of violence elsewhere. In July 2009, JI elements bombed two Western hotels in Jakarta, killing nine Indonesians and foreigners, and injuring over 50, including six U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens in Indonesia must be physically and mentally prepared to cope with future attacks even as they go about their normal daily routine. Indonesias counterterrorism efforts have been ongoing and largely successful, killing JI leader Noordin Top and some of his associates in late 2009. However, violent elements in Indonesia continue to demonstrate a willingness and ability to carry out violent attacks with little or no warning.
In November 2009, unknown assailants shot at foreigners in Banda Aceh, North Sumatra, an area that was devastated by the 2004 tsunami and the scene of a long-running separatist conflict that ended in 2005. The gunfire wounded a European development worker. In the same area a house occupied by U.S. citizen teachers was targeted and hit by gunfire, but there were no U.S. citizen casualties. In January, security forces killed Kelly Kwalik, the leader of the Free Papua Movement (OPM). However, separatists in Papua continue to conduct occasional attacks against police and civilians in the province.
Extremists may target both official and private interests, including hotels, clubs, and shopping areas. While it may be difficult to modify ones behavior to counter risks in a country where places in which U.S. citizens and other Westerners must congregate to live and work are well known and few in number, it is also extremely necessary. Whether at work, pursuing daily living activities, and/or while traveling, U.S. citizens should be vigilant and prudent at all times. We urge U.S. citizens to monitor local news reports, vary their routes and times, and maintain a low profile. U.S. citizens must consider the security and safety preparedness of hotels, residences, restaurants, and entertainment or recreational venues that they frequent. U.S. citizens with Indonesian cell phones may register to get U.S. Embassy emergency text message alert:
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Interreligious violence that plagued parts of Indonesia in the past ten years has largely abated. The private ownership of firearms is greatly restricted, and crime involving the use of firearms is very limited.
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On Mar 18, 2008 OBAMA said I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly ...He also said “he would always side with his Muslim brothers.” Stand with them, fall with them, sounds good to me.
They can have him and the rest of his cronies that are h*ll bent on collapsing our country.
“On Mar 18, 2008 OBAMA said I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly ...He also said he would always side with his Muslim brothers. Stand with them, fall with them, sounds good to me.”
If the Jihadists knew Obama’s heart,they would be worshiping him as the “Expected One,” or “Mahdi.”
Lucky for them the Secret Service is so good,or they would lose the most powerful friend they have in the world.
I would love to see 0bozo taken out by his jihadist best friends, that would serve him up just right.
Obviously, they are dangerous tea partiers who only disagree with out of control spending because Obama’s dad was black and he hasn’t proved he is eligible to be the US president.