Indonesia to Quit Counter-Terror Cooperation? Time to Choose, SBY!



Only a month after solemn services commemorated the slaughter of innocents by the Bali Bomb Pigs, this crazy current tantrum mood among Indonesia’s elite now threatens counter-terrorism cooperation between Jakarta and Canberra.

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  • National Police chief Gen. Sutarman says that his force may discontinue its cooperation with the Australian government over revelations that an Australian spy agency attempted to bug the phones of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his inner circle.


As the Jakarta Post report notes, National Police collaborate with the Australian government in the fields of counterterrorism, people trafficking and transnational organized crime.




Both countries have benefited immeasurably from their collaboration, the successes of Indonesia’s Densus 88 having frequently enraged the IslamoNazi elements and their fellow-travellers here.

Surely there must be recognition somewhere in the Presidential Palace that there’s such a thing as cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face? There is still a clear and present danger – recognised by Sutarman himself  – – from the terrorists here.

And there’s no doubt that terrorists, who are indeed evil but are not all stupid, see the flow of bludger-boats as a handy way to top up Australia’s enemy within. Only last week Hizbut Tahrir was brazenly braying about how Tony Abbott’s hostility to Islamist subversion was a provocation, that these laws and the surveillance tactics of ASIO and counter-terrorism police is begging for a reaction from disenfranchised Muslims. The government should be warned.”




However, it’s all down to President SBY.

Although many Indonesians see him as way too soft on Islamist sectarian gangs, he has often been hailed by Western leaders as an ally in the War on Terror. He is in the final months of his term of office and must be conscious of how he’ll be seen once he steps down.

His own Intel services must surely have often reported to him on the increasing size and influence of Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia, which is implacably opposed to this country’s pluralist democratic constitution – again, check our link –


  • When asked about the possibility that Yudhoyono would order him to bring the cooperation to an end, Sutarman answered, “We will implement the President’s order.”

Time to choose, Pak Prez!