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Jakarta Post

Terrorists toying with the inconceivable

  • Rendi A. Witular

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 12 2012   /  09:51 am

Counterterrorism officials may no longer relish the thought that the wane of terrorism networks will hamper a new breed from going the extra mile to do something inconceivable.

Terrorist groups and their supporters have recently tried to bribe the police to escape justice, establish alliances with drug syndicates to acquire financing for their next plot, and even hack foreign exchange (forex) websites to fund their radical organizations.

“And who knows what else they may have up their sleeves,” said the operations director of the National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT), Brig. Gen. Petrus Reinhard Golose, recently.

He said terrorists had always found creative ways to operate after a crackdown by the authorities.

“Now they’re working in small and scattered groups. In terms of quantity, there are still a lot. But their capability in making bombs has b...