As many of you learned in a recent Xmas greetings e-mail from the Force Protection Detachment,the catalogue of assets being deployed to defend the Rmbassy from ne’er do wells is impressive to say the least.
The photos and graphics you see on this page are taken from that e-mail sent to an enormous distribution list consisting largely of the Jakarta expatriate golfing fraternity as far as your corresspondent can tell.
It is a matter of some concern of course that the Force Protection Detachment should be so keen to inform the expat golfing community at this time of its strength, preparedness and assets, maybe they know something we don’t?
Have terrorists developed a new strategy for attacking the golfing community, IEDs hidden inside lake balls perhaps, poison in the Pocari Sweat or, God forbid, the clubhouse Nasi Goreng Spesial? – one can feel the paranoia rising. In any event we would suggest that parking one of those battleships in the lake at the end of the 1st hole of the “River” course at Emerelda might be an appropriate action while a Chinook and appropriate squad of armed personnel would surely find a warm welcome and a home at a Jagorawi GC helipad all ready to receive them.
Dare one suggest that the Force Protection Detachment’s putting 500+ expatriate e-mail addresses out into the open as they did is likely to make the recipients rather more prone to spam, and worse, than was already the case, though Mata Pribadi thanks them for the 27 e-mail addresses that it did not already have.
A Safe and Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year to you guys (and gals) in the Force Protection Detachment too!