Arrested: Umar Patek, Dangerous Terrorist Asia

A shocking news came from Pakistan. Terrorist leader Umar Patek alias Abdul Ghoni alias Umar alias Sheikh Abu Arab arrested the country's security forces since March 2, 2011 last. As soon as intelligence sources disclosed Indonesia and the Philippines.
This news is surprising, because Pakistan is a region that has been unexpectedly apparatus was used as terrorist hideouts. So far, officials suspect Patek hiding somewhere in Indonesia or the southern Philippines. Patek arrest raises a big question mark: how fugitive terrorist bully it can escape across the border a number of countries?
Moreover, in Pakistan, a mixture of Java-Arab man was allegedly were planning a big terrorist. Fronted with a number of worldwide terrorist network, Al Qaeda, Patek are believed was planning an act of terror to commemorate 10 years of the tragedy of the World Trade Centre twin towers on 11 September.
In the world of terrorism intelligence, Patek is not a name at random. Track record in the world of terror is quite long stretches, from 1980 to 1990. During that time, he was with a group of people from Indonesia, Malaysia, and Philippines to travel to Afghanistan and Pakistan to participate in combat training.
On returning to Southeast Asia, they form an accused Jemaah Islamiyah was behind a series of suicide bombings that attack nightclubs, restaurants, hotels, and embassies in Indonesia - which killed at least 260 people.
Jamestown Foundation, a national security policy institute based in Washington, DC Patek mention even one of the "last senior commander of Jemaah Islamiyah", which has long experience in the camps of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.
So far, at least four states have set it as a fugitive: Indonesia, Philippines, Australia and the United States. In fact, Uncle Sam offered to pay U.S. $ 1 million to anyone who could capture Patek - although the amount of the gift is still cheaper than the head of Dulmatin is priced U.S. $ 10 million.
Maluku War
In Indonesia, 1970 lunge kick-born man was initiated from the Maluku conflict in 2000. Patek name became so famous after he was mentioned as one of the largest brain of terrorist acts in the history of Indonesia, the Bali bombing in 2002. At that time, he is believed to be deputy commander of the field. His job, mix and assemble the bomb, to monitor the situation in the field, drawing a site plan, and precisely match the time and place.
Surefire blood spilled on the Bali night, October 12, 2002. As many as 202 people were killed. Survivor was seriously injured, even a lifelong disability.
Having staged laknatnya, Patek fled to Jakarta, then to the Philippines. In this country, in 2005 he formed a new network that is separate from his group in Indonesia. He was known to hide in southern Philippines, a terrorist coach, joined the Moro Liberation Front, then enter the Abu Sayyaf. In March 2010, Patek believed to be in Sulu province in southern Philippines.
Had drowned, Patek name back to being the news lately. He was allegedly involved in the establishment of terrorist camps in Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam. "According to the facts, he was the coach there, too," said Chief of Criminal Division of Police, Commissioner-General Ito Sumardi some time ago.
Where trial
Though some media mentions that the arrest information derived from intelligence Patek Indonesia, as confirmed, the Police Headquarters said the arrests were only learned the news from the media.
Police need certainty. For that reason, said the Head of Information Bureau Masyarakadst Police Headquarters, Brigadier General Ketut Untung Yoga Ana, a team will soon be dispatched to Pakistan. To prove it true that people arrested are Umar Patek, the team will conduct a physical check. "The most know him (Umar Patek) us," said Untung Yoga Ana in Jakarta, Wednesday, March 30, 2011.
When is a physical check will be done, not yet ascertained. According to Yoga, it will be conducted after coordination with the State Intelligence Agency (NIA), National Agency for Combating Terrorism (BNPT), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Coordination will be done by the government of Pakistan.
Problem where Patek will be judged, Police Headquarters handed to the government of Pakistan. "Even if it is relevant is that he [Umar Patek], we see first whether he committed the crime in the country," said Police Chief Inspector General of Police Public Relations Division. Anton Bahrul Alam at Police Headquarters, Jakarta. "The most competent is not the relevant country [Pakistan] where the crime took place. They can also make the legal process there."
According to Anton, police can only coordinate in the framework of the investigation. However, the Indonesian government hopes Patek could be dragged to court in Indonesia to account for his actions. However, it depends on "what it does in other countries, if he [Patek] committed crimes in other countries, they have rights."
Earlier, another Bali bombing terrorists who are also citizens of Indonesia, Hambali alias Riduan Isamuddin arrested in Ayutthaya, Thailand on August 13, 2003, then picked up the U.S. government. He was detained at the U.S. special prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, and tried in the U.S.. Guantanamo currently living history. President Barack Obama has closed.
About Patek escape route to Pakistan, Chief of Criminal Division, Commissioner-General Ito Sumardi said there were strong indications that departed from Jakarta on the run using a false passport. She had a layover in Bangkok, Thailand, then to Pakistan.
Key figures
News welcomed the arrest of Umar Patek Philippine officials. Philippine military spokesman Lt. Col. Arnulfo Burgos admitted it had won this important information directly from the Pakistan authorities.
Philippine military spokesman the other, Jose Miguel, said the detention Patek is a serious blow to Jemaah Islamiyah and the Abu Sayyaf. The two organizations are believed to establish a tactical alliance. "Many people sigh of relief to hear he had been arrested," said Jose as rumored AP, March 30, 2011.
One of the leaders of the Philippine armed forces, Maj. Gen. Francisco Cruz, saw the arrest of Patek "making the threat of Jemaah Islamiyah in Mindanao is reduced".
Patek Philippine officials have long hunted. He had reportedly been shot dead on September 14, 2006 in Sulu, Philippines. However, the information was never successfully confirmed.
On January 31, 2008, he returned reportedly injured in a clash between the rebels and weapons Filipino soldiers in Tawi-Tawi. At that time, Dulmatin and the leader of Abu Sayyaf, Wahab Opao, was reported shot dead.
However, it later confirmed dead at the hands of Dulmatin Antiteror Detachment 88 in a raid on a cafe in Pamulang, Tangerang, on March 9, 2011.
Also of Orchid with arrest Patek is Director of International Crisis Group (ICG) South East Asia, Sidney Jones. He sees this is an important arrest because Patek is the main character in an important and widespread terror network.
"If true, then that arrest is incredibly important. Umar Patek could explain the relevance Indonesian terror network and the network in Southeast Asia and South Asia," said Jones to VIVAnews.
Patek, still says Jones, is also someone who can explain the strategy of terrorist networks in Indonesia and Southeast Asia in conjunction with an international network. Including about funding and sophisticated as what network it is working. He can also give information on whether there are other Indonesian terrorists in Pakistan or Afghanistan.
"Although we do not yet know exactly what group he was with when arrested in Pakistan, we must get additional info is what he is in Pakistan," said Jones.
Patek relationships with terrorist training camps in Aceh, Jones claimed not to know. Including, the presence or absence of red yarn lunge kick him with Abu Bakar Ba'asyir who is currently on trial.
Before this, Jones claimed to have admitted receiving information from reliable sources that Umar Patek seen in Yemen. "This is very dangerous," said Jones told the Sydney Morning Herald, 2 March. "Patek is in the Middle East. It would be very dangerous because he had a wider access to the people of Indonesia. "
Jones was referring to about 2,000 Indonesian students studying in Yemen.

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