Skip to comments.Bali bomber Umar Patek helped lead world to Osama bin Laden's hideaway
Posted on 05/05/2011 4:47:58 PM PDT by naturalman1975
BALI bomber Umar Patek was seeking a meeting with Osama bin Laden when he was arrested a few kilometres from the al-Qa'ida chief's hideout.
The arrest in Abbottabad of Patek, the last major figure who was still at large for the 2002 Bali attacks that killed 202 people, including 88 Australians, has raised a critical question: did Patek give vital information to the mission to kill bin Laden, or did his arrest by Pakistani intelligence risk upsetting the American operation?
Patek was arrested on January 25, nine days after stopping in the mountain garrison town on his way to meet senior al-Qa'ida leaders in North Waziristan.
Indonesia Defence Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro said yesterday: "The information that we have with Umar Patek (and about) why he was in Pakistan . . . is (he was) trying to meet with Osama bin Laden."
That information will spark intense interest from intelligence authorities, given suggestions that Patek, an explosives expert with high-ranking contacts within al-Qa'ida, may have been hoping to confer with bin Laden over a planned terror strike to mark the 10th anniversary this year of the September 11 attacks.
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Let's see - we'll halve his sentence - only give the firing squad four bullets instead of eight.
Thanks Umar though I doubt your comrades will be so gracious.
Well like my Mother would say if she were still with us, “that’s damn white of you.
(I really need to research that phrase to determine its origin)
modern era “mighty white of ya” is clint eastwood.
I doubt that Mom had much contact with Clint as she was born in 1899 and I heard her using it in the 30s and 40s...
“2002 Bali bombing suspect tells police he has information on other Indonesian attacks”
By Associated Press,
SNIPPET: “Chairul Akbar said Friday that Umar Patek admitted to building bombs for the suicide attacks on two packed Bali nightclubs that killed 202 people, most of them foreign tourists.
He also said he made explosives used by Islamist militants in the 2000 Christmas Eve bombings that killed 19 and several other attacks.”
Note: Photo included.
“Prosecutor Rejects Alleged Bali Bomber’s Defense, Urges Life Sentence”
Bayu Marhaenjati | June 04, 2012
SNIPPET: “The terrorism suspect said that while he did mix the chemicals used in the Bali bombing, he did not plan the deadly attack. The bombing of two nightclubs in the popular Kuta tourist district killed 202 people, mostly Australians and Indonesians.
Patek admitted to setting the timer for the bomb used in the 2000 bombing of a Jakarta church on Christmas Eve.”
The only reduction I would support would be from hanging to a firing squad. This monster is directly responsible for the cold blooded murders of over 80 Australians.
He deserves no more mercy than that.
Probably President Johnson (Andrew, not Lyndon, not to detract from Landslide's wickedness).