On 31 March 2011, we learn of the arrest in ABBOTTABAD in Pakistan of Umar Patek, who is suspected of working for the CIA.
ISI claims credit for arrest of Bali bomb suspect
Umar Patek is a member of the "CIA-linked" militant group Jemaah Islamiyah and he is believed to have been involved in the 2002 Bali bombing.
The Pakistan inteligence service ISI claims that it was responsible for the arrest of Patek.
According to an ISI officer: "We captured him a few days ago and now ... will ensure that he is taken back to Indonesia."
When asked if it was a joint effort by several intelligence organisations that resulted in the arrest, the officer said: "No, it was entirely the efforts of the ISI."
Patek is a 35-year-old Javanese Arab.
Reportedly he was trained at CIA-Al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan in the 1990s.
Patek was reportedly killed on 14 September 2006 in the Sulu province of the Philippines. But this report was never confirmed.
Bali Bomb 'mastermind' Al Faruq
In The Age, (We must not get back in bed with Kopassus - theage.com.au), Dr Damien Kingsbury wrote about Moslem militants in Indonesia and their links to the Indonesian military.
Komando Jihad, which became Jemaah Islamiah - was set up by (American trained) Indonesian generals.
Dr Kingsbury wrote: "Kopassus (Indonesian special forces) ...set up the Islamic organisation Komando Jihad ... which has since emerged as Jemaah Islamiah."
What about the 2002 Bali Bomb?
Bali bomb 'mastermind' Al Faruq - 'worked for the CIA.'
Former Indonesian State Intelligence Coordinating Board (BAKIN) chief A.C. Manulang was quoted by Tempo magazine as suggesting that Al-Faruq was a CIA-recruited agent.
Kuwaiti citizen Omar Al Faruq was arrested in Bogor on June 5, 2002 and handed over to US authorities.
Al Faruq was then able to escape from custody.
According to a news story in the Sydney Morning Herald, November 2, 2002:
"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, Indonesia's former spy chief.
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. (Jakarta Post)