Police uncover plot to kill Indonesia’s president
By Ali Kotarumalos, Associated Press Writer
May 14, 2010
JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesian police foiled a plot to assassinate the president and other top officials, massacre foreigners in Mumbai-style terrorist attacks and declare an Islamic state, an official said Friday.
The attackers planned to focus their assault on the Aug. 17 Independence Day ceremony attended by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and other Indonesian and foreign dignitaries, national police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri told reporters.
"They were confident that all state officials and dignitaries would be there," Danuri said. "Killing all the state officials would have accelerated the transition from a democracy to a state controlled by Islamic Shariah law."
Reuters has further details on this plot. These excerpts seems to be the only new information:
Obama was target of Indonesia militants
By Olivia Rondonuwu And Sunanda Creagh Fri May 14, 2010
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian militants captured in recent police raids were planning a series of attacks including a Mumbai-style hotel siege targeting foreigners and an assault on the president at an independence day ceremony, police said on Friday.
The men also planned to target U.S. President Barack Obama, who is scheduled to visit the country later this year, and plotted the attacks to install sharia law in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, officials said…
Earlier on Friday, an expert on militants said that U.S. President Barack Obama, who is due to visit Indonesia in June, was one of several suspected targets of the militants.
Intelligence expert Mardigu Wowi Prasantyo, who is close to the police investigation, said books and documents found in the raids suggested the militants planned an attack on Obama, possibly during his visit to Indonesia.
"They did not say it, but this was evident in their books and documents, that the leader of America was their enemy and should be attacked whenever possible," he told Reuters by phone.
Obama, who spent part of his childhood in Jakarta, was expected to visit Indonesia in March but delayed his trip until mid-June so he could oversee the passage of the U.S. health bill.
Another intelligence expert told Reuters last year that militants planned to use snipers to attack Obama’s convoy during his visit.
Thats the last thing we need is Obama assassinated. That would only make him a martyr and Dems would push his 'Agenda' to honor his falling, and few would want to oppose and look heartless in the wake of his death.
In addition, how long till we hear the first wave of "Rightwing extremist" or "Teabaggers" behind this plot?