March , 2011 -- Like mother, like son: Has Obama authorized a CIA operation to overthrow Indonesian president?
We have previously reported on the post-CIA coup activities of President Obama's mother in helping the CIA, through US Agency for International Development (USAID) and Ford Foundation cover, to identify pro-Communist villagers in Java for later assassination targeting... Reports now coming out of Jakarta strongly suggest that the Obama administration is involved in backing a generals' revolt with the aim of toppling democratically-elected President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, a former general who is now considered a political reformer.
Fears that a possible coup against Yudhoyono is being planned by right-wing active duty and retired Indonesian army elements are being fueled by an Al Jazeera report that a cabal of Indonesian generals have held secret meetings with leaders of Indonesia's radical Islamist groups to help plan terrorist attacks in the country that would then be used as a pretext for an army coup against Yudhoyono. The generals would claim that the ouster of the president was necessitated by his weak leadership in the face of terrorism... In fact, the renegade generals consider Yudhoyono to be too much of a reformist.
The rumors of a planned coup against Yudhoyono come amid the publication by WikiLeaks of U.S. embassy Jakarta cables that report alleged widespread corruption, personal enrichment, nepotism, and spying on political opponents by Yudhoyono's administration.
Our Jakarta source confirms the Al Jazeera report that the Islamist provocateur groups, led by retired Army chief of staff General Tyasno Sudarto, is involved in planning for a series of "false flag" terrorist attacks. The Islamist groups have been recruiting new members since January and are now boldly calling for a revolution in Indonesia, the removal of Yudhoyono, and the formation of an Islamic state. Sudarto has called for Indonesian youth movements to align with the Indonesian armed forces (TNI) and he has accused Yudhoyono of weakening the army.
Leaked WikiLeaks cables about corruption by the former regimes in Tunisia and Egypt, and the besieged Qaddafi government in Libya, partly influenced the uprisings in those nations. The same playbook now appears to be aimed at fomenting an uprising and coup in Indonesia. Using false flag terrorist attacks by Islamic radicals as a pretext for a military coup in Indonesia is eerily reminiscent of the 1965 kidnapping and assassination of six Army generals by forces who were later claimed to be members of the Indonesian Communist Party. In fact, the assassins were believed to have been forces loyal to General Suharto, who, with the backing of the CIA, carried out a bloody campaign of retaliation against Indonesian Communists and ethnic Chinese. The current campaign against Yudhoyono is using the predicate threat of Islamist radicals in the same manner that Suharto and the CIA used the threat of Communists in launching their 1965 coup against President Sukarno. And today, it is reportedly General Sudarto who is heading the CIA-influenced coup planning just as it was General Suharto who masterminded the 1965 coup with the CIA's backing. Suharto was considered a loyalist of Sukarno prior to the coup.
The website of one of the Islamist groups, the Islamic People’s Forum (FUI), identifies Sudarto as the security minister in a post-coup Islamist government. The proposed post-coup government list was reportedly drawn up by the Islamist groups in coordination with the cabal of generals who want to foment a coup. Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) chairman Habib Riziq was designated as the new president in place of Yudhoyono, while Abu Jibril of the Indonesian Mujahidin Council (MMI) was designated as the future vice president in place of current Vice President Boediono.
Terrorist attacks against the country's small Ahmadi Muslim community have been linked to the retired army generals' coup planning network. Al Jazeera reported from Jakarta that “senior retired generals have been secretly supporting hard-line [Islamist] groups to incite religious violence in an effort to overthrow Yudhoyono." In what have been additional provocateur action last March, Sudarto addressed an unlikely joint meeting of hard-line Islamists and secular Indonesian nationalists where he openly praised China and attacked the United States for its "neo-liberal" economic policies. Last year, Sudarto also charged the United States with "colonizing" Indonesia on the eve of President Obama's visit to the country where he lived as a young boy.
The Indonesian government and members of the legislature have denied that there is a secret plot by generals to overthrow Yudhoyono. However, our sources in Jakarta report that the threat of a coup, covertly supported by the CIA and using radical Islamist proxies, is real. There have already been a number of terrorist bomb threats in Jakarta and Bali, seven at last count, and our sources claim that such threats often precede an actual "false flag" blast...
The CIA's support for an Islamist coup in Indonesia would not be the first time that the agency relied on Muslims to carry out a coup. It was a Muslim fear of Indonesian Communists backed by China that garnered support for the anti-Sukarno coup in 1965. Many of the Muslim networks that were used by the CIA had originally been used by the Japanese during World War II to convince Muslims that Japan was their natural ally against the Soviet Union and its international Communist movement. The use of disaffected army generals to make common cause with Indonesian Muslim radicals and nationalists may be a way for the CIA to determine post-coup targets, much as Indonesian Communists and ethnic Chinese were targeted after the Suharto coup in 1965. One of those carrying out the targeting in the subsequent months was Lolo Soetori, Obama's step-father....
In my opinion it is only a matter of time before calls for reform start to percolate in Saudi Arabia, and I can easily predict that the kingdom will ignore them. The violence and uprisings that can result would pale in comparison to what has happening in almost every other country in the region .... doubly so since most of the world is dependent on Saudi Arabia producing and exporting oil. If one has to rank countries being the greatest threat to us .... Saudi Arabia (because of its oil and arrogant Wahhabi crazy Crypto-Zionist leadership) would easily make the top of that list....
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