According to a news story in the Sydney Morning Herald, 2
November 2002, the Indonesian security services may have handled
the Bali bomb.
"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
The father-in-law of the officer concerned is Hendropriyono, who
was Indonesia's spy chief.
Reportedly, Kuwaiti citizen Omar Al-Faruq played a part in the
Bali bomb plot.
Al-Faruq was arrested in
Bogor on June 5, 2002 and handed over to the US authorities.
Former Indonesian State Intelligence
Coordinating Board chief A.C. Manulang was quoted by Tempo
magazine as saying that Al-Faruq
is a CIA agent.
A Pentagon official in Washington has confirmed
that al-Faruq escaped from a U.S. detention facility in Bagram,
Afghanistan, on 10 July 2005.
3.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.
General Suparman is allegedly one of the generals behind certain
He reportedly set up militias to counter student demonstrations
One of these militias, Pram Swarkasa, reportedly became Laskar
4.Bomb explosions in
Indonesia have usually been linked to the US-trained military,
particularly the Kopassus special forces regiment.
A bomb at the Attorney General's office in Jakarta in July 2000
went off one hour after Tommy Suharto had been interrogated by
The bombs were reportedly traced back to the army and a former
member of Suharto's guard.
A spate of explosions in the capital Jakarta in 2000 included a
huge car-bomb blast in the underground parking lot of the
Jakarta Stock Exchange.
Two members of Kopassus (army special forces) were convicted and
jailed for that act of terrorism.
It was reported in the Jakarta Post that convicted Bali bomber
Ali Imron had been seen, in 2004, having a Starbucks coffee in a
plush Jakarta shopping mall in the company of top police
official Brigadier General Gorries Mere.
Imron apparently also visited the Hard Rock Cafe.
After Amrozi had been arrested for his part in the Bali Bomb,
National Police chief General Da'i Bachtiar had a face to face
meeting with him. Bachtiar laughed, shook hands and posed for
photographs with Amrozi.
Most of the top Indonesian generals have been trained in the
6.US trained generals set up
Jemaah Islamiah, the organisation which has been accused of
carrying out the Bali Bombings
This video is from SBS Dateline, an Austrailian news show,in
which former president of Indonesia, Abdurrahman Wahid, points
to the involvement of the Indonesian Military Intelligence and
Police in the 2002 Bali bombing.
The Transcript of this program has been removed from the
archives of the SBS, Australia's Special Broadcasting Services.
Mr Trent Mongan,
of the Australian Army , "was in Bali's Sari club on
the day of the bombing.
"He left minutes before a bomb blast reduced it to rubble."
military personnel who attended the Bali Memorial Service in
Kuta in Bali on October 12, 2003. Rear row, from left: Pte Tony
Elliot; Sqn-Ldr Pat Woods; Lt Trent Mongan, Norforce...(Army
- The Soldiers' Newspaper)
was also at London's Kings
Cross Station on 7th July 2005, whilst on
holiday, from his 'work in Sri Lanka'.
He describes being 'at King's Cross Station at the time it blew