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  • Captured On Camera: The Moment Suicide Bomber Blew Himself Up In Luxury Indonesian Hotel

    07/17/2009 10:04:55 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 2,149+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 17th 2009
    Captured on camera: The moment suicide bomber blew himself up in luxury Indonesian hotel killing eight DAVID WILLIAMS 17th July 2009 Terror group Jemmiah Islamiah blamed for first terror attack in Indonesia in four years CCTV images emerge of one of bombers planting explosive device inside hotel These are the last seconds in the life of one of the two suicide bombers today brought death and carnage to two luxury hotels in the Indonesian capital Jakarta. Captured on CCTV in the reception of the five-star Ritz Carlton hotel, the man in a baseball cap pulls a small wheelie-bag behind him...
  • Video Showing Terrorist Bomb Explosion at Jakarta, Indonesia Marriott - 7/17/09

    07/17/2009 7:30:07 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 794+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 17, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is Security Video from inside the Jakarta, Indonesia Marriott Hotel showing the terrorist bomb explosion there yesterday. A bomb also exploded across the street at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. At least 8 people were killed in the explosions, believed to be terrorist suicide bombings. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Terrorist Suicide Bombers Hit Two Hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia - Video 7/17/09

    07/17/2009 4:48:26 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 262+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 17, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of the head of security for the Marriott Hotel in Jakarta talking to CNN about the deadly hotel blasts that have killed either eight or nine people, depending on the report you hear. The Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton were both hit by what appears to be terrorist suicide bombers. Indonesian President Bambang Yudhoyono condemned the attacks . . . . Indonesia is the most populous Muslim nation in the world. Jemaah Islamiyah is a radical Islamic network that has been tied to Al-Qaeda. They were behind the Bali bombings - two blasts - that killed 202 people...
  • Fatal blasts hit Jakarta hotels

    07/16/2009 7:22:33 PM PDT · by red flanker · 29 replies · 1,344+ views
    BBC News ^ | July 16, 2009
    At least four people have been killed in two separate explosions at luxury hotels in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, say reports. The country's Metro TV reported that one blast hit the Ritz-Carlton and the other, the Marriott Hotel. Television footage showed the facade of one of the hotels had been torn off by the blast. The BBC's Karishma Vaswani, outside the Marriott, said ambulances are present and security is extremely tight. South Jakarta police Col Firman Bundi said the four who died were foreigners, reported AP. "There were explosions heard from two separate places, one the JW Marriott, the other...
  • Blasts strike two Jakarta hotels

    07/16/2009 6:45:34 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 75 replies · 4,777+ views
    BBC ^ | 17 July 2009 | BBC Staff
    Explosions have hit two luxury hotels in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, say police reports. The country's Metro TV reported that one blast was heard and felt at the Ritz-Carlton and another hit the Marriott Hotel. At least three people were injured in the Marriott blast, the Associated Press quoted police as saying. One witness told Reuters some windows on the lowers floors of the Ritz-Carlton hotel had been shattered.
  • Two Jakarta, Indonesia Hotels Bombed; At Least Nine Dead - Video 7/16/09

    07/16/2009 8:55:10 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 323+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 16, 2009 | BrianinMO
    UPDATE 1 10:52 pm cst: CNN now reporting at least two Americans being treated at hospitals; may be more American casualties. Here is video from the scene of two hotel bombings in Jakarta, Indonesia, where bombs have gone off at the Ritz-Carlton and the Marriott Hotels in Indonesia's Capital City. As of 10:44 PM CST, reports say 9 people are dead, and 50 wounded. Those totals are expected to rise. . . . . . (Watch Video)Indonesia is the largest Muslim nation in the world, with the population being more than 90% Islamic. Jemaah Islamiyah is a radical Islamic group...
  • Bombs explode at 2 hotels in Indonesian capital

    07/16/2009 6:49:20 PM PDT · by Xth Legion · 21 replies · 1,454+ views
    JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Bombs have exploded at the Ritz-Carlton and Marriott hotels in the Indonesian capital on Friday, ripping the facade off the Ritz. Police say at least four people are injured. Debris and shattered glass littered the street outside the neighboring hotels in an upscale Jakarta neighborhood. Ambulances were being shuttled into the area. A man jogging by the hotels said he first heard a loud explosion at the Marriott. Five minutes later, a bomb followed at the Ritz. Alex Asmasubrata said he saw four bodies inside the Marriott. One had its stomach blown out. An Associated Press reporter...
  • Bali bombers seek 'execution without pain'

    07/29/2008 1:33:21 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 39 replies · 112+ views
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Three militants awaiting execution for the 2002 Bali bombings plan to challenge the legality of death by firing squad, but it was unclear if the move would lead to a last-minute stay, their lawyer said Tuesday. Imam Samudra, one of three militants sentenced to death over the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings. Mahendradatta, who goes by a single name, said he would file a petition next week at the Constitutional Court arguing that convicts who go before a firing squad sometimes do not die immediately, causing unnecessary suffering. "We're seeking an execution without pain," said the lawyer,...
  • What a bunch of whiners we are! (Part 2)

    06/25/2008 8:53:08 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 1 replies · 81+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | June 25, 2008
    What a bunch of whiners we are! (Part 2) In What a bunch of whiners we are, I reported on some really shameful poll numbers describing an America where people think things are just soooooooo terrible. I tried to get the point across that things are NOT so terrible, and that we should all stop whining. Apparently, America didn't get the message, otherwise Mr. I'll give you hope and change never mind what it will be I said change damn it change wouldn't be riding so high in the polls.So let me say it again. The fact that Jen wasn't...
  • Indonesia - Former President Suharto is dead

    01/26/2008 10:30:56 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 28 replies · 78+ views
    AFP via translation | January 27, 2007
    via translation - ALERT - Death of former Indonesian dictator Suharto JAKARTA - Former President Suharto, who has held an iron fist in Indonesia for 32 years, died Sunday in Jakarta at the age of 86, announced a senior official of the police.
  • Obama's Jakarta Friends Recall a Would-Be Leader (Barack Attended a Catholic School in Indonesia?)

    12/30/2007 12:43:12 PM PST · by jdm · 24 replies · 142+ views
    Bloomberg | Dec. 31, 2007 | By Kim Chipman and Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja
    Bloomberg is link only.STORY.
  • Cycling ministers to help ease Bali emissions ( UN )

    12/02/2007 12:51:50 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies · 62+ views
    Reuters ^ | Nov 30, 2007 | Ad ityani Arga
    Indonesia plans to make ministers from around the world use bicycles to get about at the U.N. talks on climate change in Bali to help offset the event's carbon emissions... Delegates from nearly 190 countries will gather on the resort island on Monday to launch a concentrated effort to hammer out a new deal to replace the Kyoto Protocol, a pact to curb global warming that expires in 2012. To help offset an estimated 47,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide expected to be emitted during the 12-day event... "We want people to leave their cars at the main gate and switch...
  • Indonesia: Islamic Caliphate to attract 100,000

    08/12/2007 9:21:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies · 1,520+ views
    More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the world's largest Islamic Caliphate conference to be held in Jakarta on Sunday. According to Hizb ut-Tahrir, the pan-Islamist political party staging the conference, people will come from all over the world to hear speakers from England, Australia, Palestine, Japan and the Sudan. Abu Bakar Bashir, the controversial leader of Indonesia's Mujahiddin Council, who is committed to transforming Indonesia into an Islamic state will address the conference. He is the alleged spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiyah jailed for his role in the 2002 Bali bombings. Considered by many to be the mastermind...
  • Powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.3 has hit Indonesia, near the capital of Jakarta.

    08/08/2007 10:27:22 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 85 replies · 3,026+ views
    AP News Alert ^ | August 8, 2007
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The U.S. Geological Survey says a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.3 has hit Indonesia, near the capital of Jakarta.
  • Australia - DFAT warns of 'imminent' Indonesia terrorist attacks

    07/07/2007 11:47:40 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 546+ views
    abc.net.au ^ | July 8, 2007
    The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT) is warning of imminent terrorist attacks in Indonesia, possibly in Bali. Australians are being urged not to travel there with intelligence reports suggesting terrorists are planning attacks against western targets. The Department warns the attacks could happen at any time and Australians in Indonesia should avoid known targets. "There have been recent arrests of high level terrorist operatives in Indonesia, but we assess terrorists are continuing active planning of attacks," the Department said in a statement. "These attacks could take place at any time and could be imminent. Australians should consider this information...
  • Muslims force home church to close down

    02/12/2007 2:09:47 PM PST · by Posting · 22 replies · 809+ views
    Asia News ^ | Februray, 11, 2007 | Benteng Reges
    Muslims force home church to close down by Benteng Reges In West Java yesterday, a crowd of local residents and Islamic activists broke into the home of a Christian that was being used as a church. The owner ceded to their requests and stopped the religious service. The revision of a Decree on places of worship has proved to be insufficient to guarantee Indonesian Christians the right to worship Jakarta (AsiaNews) – A crowd of Muslims has forced the closure of another home church in Bandung regency in the Indonesian province of West Java. Yesterday, 11 February, around 100 people...
  • Indonesian School Still Smarts From Obama Link

    02/07/2007 10:52:28 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 3 replies · 370+ views
    Deepicka Global ^ | 02/07/2007 | Deepicka Global
    Indonesian school still smarts from Obama link JAKARTA, Feb 7 : The school that US presidential candidate Barack Obama attended in a posh, leafy district of Jakarta was founded by Indonesia's former colonial rulers as a school for Europeans and the Indonesian nobility. A spire, common in Dutch-made churches in Indonesia, still tops its roof. Parents whose children study at Menteng 01 today include ministers, lawyers and tycoons. Grandchildren of former president Suharto, who still lives in Menteng, attended. So the school was surprised -- and not a little put out -- to find itself painted as a hotbed of...
  • 340,000 Flee Deadly Floods In Jakarta

    02/04/2007 3:05:06 PM PST · by blam · 5 replies · 527+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-4-2007 | Tim Hall
    340,000 flee deadly floods in Jakarta By Tim Hall and agencies Last Updated: 5:16pm GMT 04/02/2007 At least 20 people have been killed and 340,000 have been left homeless after a massive flood hit Indonesia's capital. Rescue workers evacuate a child from a rooftop At least 20 people died and many remain missing after rivers burst their banks in the county’s capital, Jakarta, following three days of torrential rain. Rescue workers and volunteers are searching for missing people and trying to find shelter for the hundreds of thousands who have lost their homes. Authorities have put the city of nine...
  • Jakarta Bird Ban Ends 'Way Of Life'

    02/01/2007 7:43:59 AM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 196+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-1-2007 | Lucy Willianson
    Jakarta bird ban ends 'way of life' By Lucy Williamson BBC News, Jakarta Jakarta's streets have been cleared of birds Jakarta's first poultry patrol was anything but a surprise to the residents of Kemayoran district. The red and white banner strung across the narrow street read "You are entering a chicken-free zone". Under it, sheltering from the rain in coffee shops and doorways, dozens of police and officials waited for the governor's arrival. "He'll go down that road", one shop owner said, "and he'll be stopping off at the house to your right." The city's Governor Sutiyoso came to stamp...
  • Indonesia - Govt not to tolerate anarchy during President Bush's visit

    11/18/2006 11:49:40 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 356+ views
    ANTARA News (Indonesia) ^ | November 18, 2006
    Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Widodo AS said here on Saturday the government would not tolerate anarchy in any demonstration to protest US President Bush`s visit on Monday. "Security personnel in carrying out their duties to maintain security will be professional, procedural and proportional but will not tolerate any anarchy," he said after a coordination meeting. He said the government was appealing to all parties wishing to convey their aspirations on President Bush`s visit to help maintain order and security. "Security personnel will take action in case anarchy happens," he said. National...
  • Beheaded (Christian) girls were Ramadan ?trophies?

    11/08/2006 7:30:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies · 3,589+ views
    Helena Han Basquet ^ | November 9, 2006 | Stephen Fitzpatrick, Jakarta correspondent
    If the Democrats think the Islamic Jihadists will respect them more than President Bush then read this! This is an article everyone needs to read. If you think that because you refuse to be politically incorrect and see these inhuman animals for what they are that they will somehow respect you enough not to do to you what they did to these young girls, then think again! It will get worse. Beheaded girls were Ramadan ?trophies? THREE Christian high school girls were beheaded as a Ramadan ?trophy? by Indonesian militants who conceived the idea after a visit to Philippines jihadists,...
  • TERRORISM: 5 YEARS AFTER 9/11, JEMAAH ISLAMIYAH STILL A SERIOUS THREAT

    09/10/2006 2:04:04 PM PDT · by Westlander · 2 replies · 328+ views
    Fsc/Aki ^ | Sep-08-06 | Fsc/Aki
    Five years after the 9/11 attacks in the US and the start of the global war on terror, the Southeast Asian terrorist group, Jemaah Islamiyah (JI), which aims to create an Islamic caliphate in the region, has been weakened but remains a serious threat. "The group is much more fragmented," Sidney Jones, Southeast Asia director for the International Crisis Group told Adnkronos International (AKI). "But it is important to remember that part of JI is still intact and it is trying to regroup," said Jones. "The group is very adaptable and it still is a very serious threat," she added.
  • Militant Islamic Cleric Released from Indonesian Prison

    06/13/2006 8:37:00 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies · 379+ views
    FOX/AP ^ | June 13, 2006
    Militant Islamic Cleric Released from Indonesian Prison Tuesday , June 13, 2006 JAKARTA, Indonesia — A hardline cleric alleged to be a top leader in the Al Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah terror group was released from prison Wednesday to cries of "God is great" from scores of cheering supporters. Abu Bakar Bashir, 68, had served 26 months for conspiracy in the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed 202 people and thrust Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, onto the front lines of the war on terror. "I thank Allah that I am free today," a smiling and waving Bashir said after...
  • Officials 'stumped' by Indonesian bird flu

    05/24/2006 5:25:34 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 26 replies · 892+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | Wednesday, May 24, 2006 | ANTHONY DEUTSCH
    JAKARTA, Indonesia - The U.N. health agency described the deaths of six Indonesian family members from bird flu as the most important development in the spread of the virus since 2003, saying it is investigating whether the disease has spread from person to person. "We have a team down there, they are examining what is going on and they can't find an animal source of this infection," said Peter Cordingley, spokesman for the Western Pacific region of the World Health Organization. "This is the first time that we've been completely stumped" by a source for the infection, he said. Six...
  • Hundreds Flee From Active Merapi Volcano

    05/13/2006 6:21:29 AM PDT · by xcamel · 10 replies · 400+ views
    ABC/AP ^ | May 13, 2006 | IRWAN FIRDAUS
    JAKARTA, Indonesia May 13, 2006 (AP)— Indonesian authorities on Saturday ordered the immediate evacuation of thousands of people who for weeks have refused to heed the ominous rumblings of Mount Merapi and the burning lava oozing from its mouth. Hundreds of people began fleeing the 9,700-foot peak after authorities put the area on highest alert, having observed two days of steady lava flow. Bambang Dwiyanto, the head of the region's volcanology center, said an eruption may be imminent. "Because there has been constant lava flows that cause hot gases, we have raised the status to the highest level," Dwiyanto...
  • Playboy's Indonesia edition enrages - and disappoints

    04/07/2006 8:09:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 17 replies · 1,431+ views
    Times Online UK ^ | April 7, 2006 | Sam Knight
    Islamic extremists in Jakarta gave the publishers of Playboy a seven-day ultimatum to withdraw a new Indonesian edition of the magazine when it was launched today in the world's most populous Muslim nation. But the threat of violence was just part of the cacophany, as radio call-in shows, newspapers and websites in the Indonesian capital hummed with the excitement and moral opprobrium that have accompanied the publication of the magazine's 18th international edition.
  • Muslims attack Danish embassy building in Jakarta

    02/03/2006 11:37:32 AM PST · by SirLinksalot · 44 replies · 1,042+ views
    Feb 3, 2:26 AM (ET) Muslims attack Danish embassy building in Jakarta JAKARTA (Reuters) - Up to 300 militant Indonesian Muslims went on a rampage inside the lobby of a Jakarta building housing the Danish embassy on Friday in protest over cartoons that Muslims say insult Islam and the Prophet Mohammad. Shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is Greatest), the white-clad protesters from the hardline Islamic Defender's Front (FPI) smashed lamps with bamboo sticks and threw chairs around in anger at cartoons originally published by a Danish daily. They threw rotten eggs and tomatoes at the Danish embassy symbol and tore up...
  • Muslims Storm Danish Embassy in Jakarta (ROP Going Cuckoo for CocoPuffs, re: Cartoons)

    02/02/2006 10:39:22 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 28 replies · 870+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | 02/03/2006 | AP
    Hardline Muslims barged into a high-rise building housing the Danish Embassy on Friday to protest the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. They then tore and burnt the country's white and red flag. The rowdy protest was one of the first in the world's most populous Muslim nation against the 12 cartoons, which first appeared in September in a Danish newspaper. They were reprinted in several other European newspapers this week in a gesture of press freedom.
  • ‘Serious’ threats made against 31 churches in Indonesia

    12/30/2005 11:28:04 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 688+ views
    Asia News ^ | December 30, 2005 | Benteng Reges
    Warning sent via text messaging announces Kupang will suffer the same fate as Bali on New Year's Eve. The area is largely Catholic and Protestant. More than 2,000 soldiers and police officers are deployed. Jakarta (AsiaNews) – Police are on a high state of alert in the predominantly Christian province of Nusa Tenggara Timur (East Tenggara Timor or NTT, the eastern part of the island of Timor) after a series of threats was made against local churches to coincide with New Year celebrations.On December 28, Radio Timor Voice received an anonymous text message (SMS) via cellphone announcing imminent bombings on...
  • Men held over Sulawesi beheadings

    12/09/2005 6:50:29 PM PST · by Pontiac · 3 replies · 355+ views
    BBC News ^ | Wednesday, 9 November 2005, 16:01 GMT
    Four men have been arrested in connection with the beheadings of three schoolgirls in Indonesia last month. The Indonesian military said the men, who have not been identified, were being held for questioning. The teenagers were attacked on their way to their Christian school near the city of Poso, in the eastern province of Sulawesi, on 29 October. Jakarta said recent attacks on the island were an attempt to foment religious hostility. 'Masked attackers' A girl who survived the attack reportedly told police there were six machete-wielding attackers, dressed in black and wearing masks. About 400 police and 600 troops...
  • Death for embassy bombing ringleader

    09/13/2005 9:09:18 AM PDT · by Brooklyn Kid · 4 replies · 288+ views
    Death for embassy bombing ringleader Rob Taylor 14sep05 AN Indonesian Muslim militant will be put to death for his role in last year's suicide bombing that killed 11 people at the Australian embassy in Jakarta. It was the toughest anti-terror punishment handed down by an Indonesian court since the Bali nightclub bombings three years ago. The trial's three judges found that Iwan Darmawan, also known as Rois, recruited and psychologically groomed the suicide bomber who detonated a 580kg truck bomb in front of the embassy on September 9, 2004. They said Rois acted as right-hand man for the fugitive mastermind...
  • Indonesia - Jakarta court sentences embassy bomber to death

    09/13/2005 1:46:24 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 405+ views
    Reuters | September 13, 2005
    An Indonesian court has sentenced to death the main defendant on trial over last year's suicide car bombing outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta that killed 10 people. Iwan Dharmawan, alias Rois, stood up waving his fist in the air and shouted "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) after the verdict was read out. Prosecutors had accused Rois of buying the vehicle and other materials used in the bombing, and of recruiting the driver who drove the vehicle. They had also said Rois, 30, worked closely with the accused masterminds of the strike, Malaysians Azahari bin Husin and Noordin M...
  • Osama behind Aussie mission attack in Jakarta

    08/02/2005 1:16:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 223+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | August 1, 2005 | Press Trust of India
    Osama bin Laden funded last year's bombing of the Australian embassy in Jakarta, the man who led the attack has told Indonesian police. A courier had delivered the cash to Malaysian master bomber Azahari bin Husin and it came directly from bin Laden, Rois, who is on trial in Jakarta on terrorism charges in connection with the attack which killed 11 people, and who also goes by the name of Iwan Dharmawan, told police. Rois said Australia had been chosen as a target for the bombing because of its support for the US in Iraq, according to a transcript of...
  • Embassy attack 'was for Iraq'

    07/31/2005 4:38:21 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 8 replies · 356+ views
    The Australian ^ | 1 August 2005 | Sian Powell
    OSAMA bin Laden sent a bundle of Australian dollars to fund last year's bombing attack on the Australian embassy in Jakarta, the terrorist who led the attack has told Indonesian police. Rois, who also goes under the name of Iwan Dharmawan, told police under interrogation that a courier had delivered the cash to Malaysian master bomber Azahari bin Husin and it came directly from bin Laden. Rois said Australia had been chosen as a target for the bombing because of its support for the US in Iraq, according to a transcript of his police interview. As the right-hand man of...
  • Bin Laden funded embassy hit

    07/31/2005 2:10:04 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies · 432+ views
    The Australian ^ | 1st August 2005 | Sian Powell
    OSAMA bin Laden sent a bundle of Australian dollars to fund last year's bombing of the Australian embassy in Jakarta, the terrorist who led the attack has told Indonesian police. Rois, who also goes under the name of Iwan Dharmawan, told police under interrogation that a courier had delivered the cash to Malaysian master bomber Azahari bin Husin and it came directly from bin Laden. Rois said Australia had been chosen as a target for the bombing because of its support for the US in Iraq, according to a transcript of his police interview seen by The Australian. As the...
  • The Jihadists' War on Tourism

    07/27/2005 4:01:13 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 1 replies · 388+ views
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | July 27, 2005 | Austin Bay
    Call it the terrorists' War on Tourism -- a war waged by jihadists that long predates 9-11, Afghanistan and Iraq. Last week's terror attacks on Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resorts left nearly 90 dead. The attacks also sent an economic and political shockwave throughout the rest of Egypt. Jihadist terrorists wage a war to create and maintain poverty. In Egypt, damaging the tourist industry does just that. Tourists climbing the Pyramids, sailing on the Nile and sipping coffee in Cairo are a source of very good jobs. In 1992, the jihadists launched an "insurrection" against the Egyptian government, and the tourist...
  • It's time to eliminate causes of terror (Kinda Joke?)

    07/16/2005 11:14:46 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 18 replies · 624+ views
    Realclearpolitics.com ^ | Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi
    The bloody attack on July 7 in London was a warning to the world to wake up against the evil of terrorism in all its forms. We have been hearing the cries of innocent victims of terrorism in so many countries, New York City, Karachi, Madrid, Beirut, Bosnia, Jakarta, Israel, Palestine and now London. Iraq is suffering from the sickness of suicide bombings every day. In 150 major terrorist attacks in the last 3 months, 2,400 Iraqis died and thousands more were wounded or handicapped. Mainstream Muslims helplessly find themselves as the main victims of terrorism. We still grieve the...
  • INDONESIA: JAKARTA HOTELS ON FULL ALERT (Terror Attack Warning -- Al Qaeda)

    06/03/2005 3:50:46 AM PDT · by FairOpinion · 40 replies · 3,601+ views
    AKI ^ | June 3, 2005 | AKI
    Jakarta, 3 June (AKI) - All five star hotels in the Indonesian capital Jakarta have been put on full alert after the US embassy indicated in a statement released on Friday morning that they are among the targets of an imminent terrorist attack in the city. "We are in a state of maximum alert," Indaha Saddler, executive director of the Jakarta International Hotel Association, confirmed to Adnkronos International (AKI). But Saddler, whose association counts most of the capital's luxury hotels among its members, wanted to reassure hotel guests, explaining that security is guaranteed by close cooperation between the police and...
  • US embassy in Jakarta warns of extremists attacks

    06/03/2005 1:19:36 AM PDT · by Deetes · 4 replies · 309+ views
      JAKARTA, June 3 (Xinhuanet) -- The US embassy in Jakarta said Friday it has learned that as of June 1, there were plans by extremists to conduct bomb attacks in the capital city.     The planned attacks target "the lobbies of hotels frequented by westerners in Jakarta," the embassy said in a statement.     "The attacks were to occur circa noon on an unspecified date," it said, adding that there is no additional information on the timing for or the method of the attacks.     The warning was the second issued by the embassy in the last ten days. The embassy on May...
  • Web site shows how to attack U.S. Embassy in Indonesia

    05/27/2005 12:22:16 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 367+ views
    Associated Press | May 27, 2005
    A web page viewed by The Associated Press offers chilling instructions of how to attack a U.S. Embassy with a rocket launcher or suicide bomb and includes a partial diagram of the facility including the ambassador's office. It wasn't clear when the instructions were posted but their discovery came a day after the United States closed all of its diplomatic facilities in Indonesia until further notice, citing a security threat which it did not specify. In an e-mailed statement, diplomats said the embassy would be closed along with the consulates in Surabaya, Medan and the island of Bali. Other...
  • Jakarta, Indonesia - "The U.S. Embassy is closed until further notice"

    05/25/2005 9:15:56 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 560+ views
    U.S. Embassy, Jakarta, Indonesia ^ | May 26, 2005 | Warden Message
      U.S. EMBASSY  WARDEN MESSAGE May 26, 2005 U.S. Embassy Jakarta U.S. Consulate General Surabaya Warden Message The U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Consulate General wish to inform all American citizens in Indonesia that the Embassy, Consulate General and all other U.S. Government facilities in Indonesia will be closed beginning May 26, 2005 until further notice because of a security threat. The Embassy regrets the inconvenience to Americans and Indonesians who had planned to seek consular services while U.S. offices are closed. Every effort will be made to accommodate consular clients as quickly as possible once the Embassy and...
  • US Embassy in Jakarta Closes after Security Threat

    05/25/2005 9:12:58 PM PDT · by Doofer · 2 replies · 371+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | May 26, 2005 | Agence France-Presse
    US embassy in Jakarta closes after security threat Posted 11:19am (Mla time) May 26, 2005 Agence France-Presse JAKARTA, Indonesia -- The US embassy in Jakarta was closed Thursday after the latest in a series of security alerts in the terrorism-blighted mainly Muslim country. Embassy spokesman Max Kwak told Agence France-Presse that the heavily fortified embassy complex in the center of the city had received a "security threat," but did not elaborate on the nature of the warning. A message posted on the embassy's website said US consular services and government offices would also be closed in Jakarta and other cities...
  • Indonesia: Missile Deal Indicates China as Top Choice for Modernising Indonesian Army

    05/22/2005 4:03:56 AM PDT · by snowsislander · 7 replies · 650+ views
    Jakarta, 18 May (AKI) - The Indonesian government has announced it will collaborate with China in a programme of production of short, medium and long-range missiles. The project, announced by the Indonesian minister of Research and Technology - Kusmayanto Kadiman. In recent statements, the defence minister, Juwono Sudarsono, has said the modernisation of the Indonesian army (TNI) is essential, and described China as the "ideal" partner. The Indonesian army is the largest in south east Asia, with 400,000 soldiers in active service. "We are a maritime country, and the defence of our country must begin from here. The long distance...
  • Quakes prompt volcano alert

    04/15/2005 12:34:03 AM PDT · by bd476 · 50 replies · 2,038+ views
    News.com.au ^ | April 15, 2005
    INDONESIAN scientists have placed 11 volcanoes under close watch after a series of powerful quakes awoke intense subterranean forces and increased the chances of a major eruption. As tens of thousands spent a third night in temporary camps after fleeing the slopes of Mount Talang on Sumatra island, where hot ash has been raining down since Monday, more volcanoes began rumbling into life. Late Wednesday Anak Krakatau - the "child" of the legendary Krakatoa that blew itself apart in 1883 in one of the worst-ever natural disasters - was put on alert status amid warnings of poisonous gas emissions. No...
  • A travesty in Jakarta

    03/06/2005 3:45:49 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 212+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | March 6, 2005 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    This week's Indonesian court verdict against Abu Bakar Bashir on 'evil conspiracy' charges meted out a pickpocket's punishment to a terrorist ringleader responsible for an atrocity second only to 9/11. Bashir's 2 ½ year sentence for the October 2002 Bali nightclub bombing is a parody of justice and an insult to the lost lives of the U.S., Australian, Indonesian and other citizens who died in the attack. This sentence is especially bitter because the U.S. and Australia have expended so much blood and treasure to rid the world of terrorism elsewhere in Asia. But in Indonesia, there is no justice...
  • Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake - OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA

    12/25/2004 5:46:26 PM PST · by bd476 · 1,395 replies · 46,033+ views
    USGS Earthquake Hazards ^ | 2004 December 26 00:58:55 UTC
    Magnitude 8.1 - OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA 2004 December 26 00:58:55 UTC Preliminary Earthquake Report West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center/NOAA/NWS A great earthquake occurred at 00:58:55 (UTC) on Sunday, December 26, 2004. The magnitude 8.1 event has been located OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.) Magnitude 8.1 Date-Time Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 00:58:55 (UTC) = Coordinated Universal Time Sunday, December 26, 2004 at 6:58:55 AM = local time at epicenter Location 3.400°N, 95.700°E Depth 40 km (24.9 miles) set by location program Region OFF THE...
  • Grenade scare at Jakarta Hilton

    12/20/2004 4:35:45 AM PST · by angkor · 6 replies · 303+ views
    BBC ^ | 2004/12/20 | None
    A grenade has been found near the Hilton Hotel in Jakarta, just days after the Australian government warned of possible attacks on the hotel chain. But police said the grenade was old and inactive, and had been in the hotel compound for some time. Last week Australia said it had "credible information" that terrorists could be targeting Indonesia's Hiltons. The unusually specific remark caused the three hotels in the Hilton chain to increase their security measures. The grenade was found near a fence surrounding the Jakarta Hilton, according to Emeraldo Parengkuan, the hotel's public relations director. A gardener is said...
  • BREAKING: Several Blasts Heard in Jakarta, Two Other Towns-TV

    12/18/2004 6:32:21 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 62 replies · 12,244+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 18, 2004
    Several loud blasts were heard in the Indonesian capital Jakarta and two other towns nearby early on Sunday, local Metro TV reported. It reported residents heard the blasts around 7.30 a.m. (0030 GMT). Police were not immediately available to comment. Western governments have warned of possible terror attacks in Indonesia over the Christmas and New Year period.
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Police catch Jakarta bomb chief

    11/23/2004 10:23:43 AM PST · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 239+ views
    The Australian ^ | November 23 2004 | Sian Powell
    INDONESIAN police have captured the field commander of the attack on the Australian embassy in Jakarta, the trusted adjutant of Asia's most wanted men, Azahari bin Husin and Noordin Mohammad Top. In a major breakthrough for the investigation, Rois was caught in the act of planning more bomb attacks on targets in Jakarta, police sources said. On the run since the September 9 embassy blast that killed 10 people and at least one suicide bomber, the slight man from West Java was caught almost two weeks ago. But his capture has remained a tightly kept secret. Police had offered a...