Saturday, August 16, 2003

Arrest may end up breaking JI's hold on Asia: "The arrest of Hambali may end up shattering Jemaah Islamiah, the organisation blamed for several terrorist attacks in South-East Asia, including the Bali bombings. 'I think it's an extremely important arrest,' said Sidney Jones, the Indonesia director for the International Crisis Group and an expert on JI. 'This man has the knowledge and expertise in the JI network to break it all open. The problem is, will he do that?'"

Its such a shame, therefore, that this good policing and intelligence work is being undermined by the invasion and occupation of Iraq, which most analysts believe is a gift for Osama Bin Laden and will send thousands of recruits into terrorist cells.

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