JI back:Asia terror spree fears…
There is only one organization that has ever carried out attacks similar to what happened in Southern Thailand Wednesday. Only JI among ASEAN based Islamic extremists; has carried out coordinated attacks in Indonesia and later five after in Manila
The map over preceded by five days the Rizal Day bombings of Dec. 30, 2000 the men who carried that attack out were part and parcel of the same JI group which carried out a wave attacks in Indonesia.
With the current offensive ongoing in Mindanao versus the ASG and two leaders of JI who on the run and trying to establish new recruits to their cause the attacks in Thailand mark a new level of sophistication unseen by the Free Pathaya movement that is present there. One must remember that Al Qaeda’s link to JI was arrested in Bangkok, ‘Hambali’ hence the ties to regional groups in Southern Thailand and groups here in the Southern Philippines and parts of Indonesia are indeed there.
It might be worth looking at the situation and seeking to find out what type of precautions are being taken to make sure violence elsewhere – does not spread anew to these shores. So many gains towards peace and normalcy in many parts of Mindanao might be at stake.
A video meant for the rest of the world shows the situation from the point of view of some in the Southern part of thailand who see the situation not as part of ‘JI’ but a long held domestic rebel/insurgency situation.
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