Ay, this caught me by surprise! Apparently non-governmental types like us would have only known had we been keeping tabs on the status of Indonesian weather satellites. For what it's worth, no one –and I mean NO ONE– at Aljazeera believes that the President of Cyprus just let an Indonesian Air Force drop in the middle of the capital city because he wanted to do the right thing. Ha! Everyone says his cooperation was elicited with a bit of pressure for OPEC. Sure, why the hell not?
Pan Moslem Force Begins ‘War on Evil’
First Strike in Cyprus
On month to the day after the 7/27 Attacks in South East Asia Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, in a nationally televised address, announced that Indonesia, Malaysia and India, had executed a joint military action against the White Separatist Christian militia, known as PURE.
Two locations were targeted on the Island nation.
The first target was a compound in Lamaca, a small town on the Grecian Southern half of Cyprus, where key members of the militia were thought to be in hiding. Official reports indicate the Turkish government gave permission late last night to the Pan Moslem Coalition to use Turkish controlled Mediterranean ocean territories to execute the strike, which occurred at 4 AM local Cyprus time.
The second target was a single family dwelling in Nicosia, the country's capital, where European terrorists were thought to meet. The area outside the dwelling, including several automobiles, was also damaged in the bombing.
Yudhoyono, speaking from Yogyakarta, said, "In collaboration with our Southeast Asian neighbors, Malaysia and India, the Indonesian military has executed a strike against a PURE training camp and suspected military installation."
"We are joined in this operation by a sympathetic friend, Turkey. Other close friends, including Algeria, China, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Mexico, Nigeria, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Venezuela, and Norway have pledged forces or support as the operation unfolds," Yudhoyono said.
When reached for comment, Indian President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam assured UN observers that the Pan Moslem forces were not invading Cyprus and that leaders were now considering other "targeted actions" against the Separatists.
"We will win this conflict by the patient accumulation of successes," Abdul Kalam said at a press gathering in New Delhi.
The Indian president reiterated that the strikes were “strictly and specifically against the Christian Fundamentalists and Oliver Lowell’s Separatist network, and not against the people of Greece or Cyprus.”
“Today, we focus on PURE, and individual terrorists, but the battle is broader,” Abdul Kalam added.
He said around 40 countries were supporting the Pan Moslem Coalition. "We are supported by the collective will of the world."
Reports from Greece indicated that cruise like missiles launched from Indonesian and Indian naval ships just off the Turkish coast had hit areas in the southern city of Lamaca.
Eyewitness reports out of Lamacas said that the missiles struck a compound in the heart of the city.
"Huge columns of smoke can also be seen rising from the vicinity of Lamaca," a report said.
CNN meanwhile reported that notwithstanding the Greek Government's cooperation in the effort, and with the exception of Norway, members of the European Union are said to be threatening to walk away from Turkey’s bid to be a member state.
In a clear indication that strike was imminent, the Indonesia Satellite Association had, just a day ago, launched a new generation Russian developed GLONASS-K satellite, ostensibly for weather purposes, and known popularly among Indonesian politicians as AL-RAD (THE THUNDER).
The satellite was launched by India`s Antrix Corporation, on behalf of the
National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), Indonesia
The satellite is said to be capable of doing detailed imaging over every square inch of designated territory, from over 200 miles up in the sky, including being able to pick up movement on the ground of even small groups, besides being able to monitor telecommunications in the target area.