Skip to comments.CIA used 'micro nuclear' bomb in Bali: Bashir
Posted on 08/29/2006 1:56:50 PM PDT by aculeus
Indonesian Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Bashir claims America's top spy agency was involved in the devastating 2002 Bali bombings.
Bashir, who was convicted and imprisoned for having prior knowledge of the attacks which killed 202 people, including 88 Australians, is also appealing for the lives of three convicted bombers to be spared.
Bashir, the spiritual leader of Jemaah Islamiah (JI), was released from prison in June after serving nearly two years.
Amrozi, Ali Ghufron - also known as Mukhlas - and Imam Samudra are awaiting execution for their part in the plot.
In an interview tonight on ABC television's Foreign Correspondent, Bashir claims the device that killed most people in the Bali attack was a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) "micro-nuclear" bomb.
"The micro-nuclear bomb that did so much damage was a CIA bomb, not Amrozi's bomb," Bashir told the ABC.
"The Bali bombing was actually masterminded by America. Well, not masterminded, but hijacked. They planned it, but their plan was hijacked by America."
"So the bomb that killed so many Australians, it was an American bomb. It wasn't the bomb made by Amrozi and his friends."
Bashir defended the Bali bombers, but conceded their actions may have been "misguided".
"Actually, they (the bombers) are not terrorists. America is the terrorist. They are not terrorists. They followed the path of jihad to defend Islam and Muslims. Perhaps their actions were misguided," Bashir said.
"Secondly, it was unfair of the court to sentence them to death because their bomb would not have killed people, only injured them. It was a CIA bomb that killed people."
Bashir also attacked the Australian government, saying it wrongly continued to hound him and treat him as an enemy.
He said Indonesia had placed no travel restrictions on him and he was free to go where he wanted.
"It's the Australian government that makes every effort to ensure I continue to be hounded. So in Indonesia there are no restrictions on me travelling overseas. I'm allowed to go anywhere I want to.
"But it would be impossible to go to Australia because if I went there I would be arrested and slandered by the Australian government. The Australian government still treats me like an enemy for reasons that are unclear. "
Bashir ... convicted and imprisoned for having prior knowledge of the attacks which killed 202 people. Photo: Jason South
Why does the media publicize the ramblings of madmen?
Are we sure he's not a Democrat?
Guess Bashir doesn't realize that there's no way in hell CIA was competent enough to carry that out, especially not that soon after 9/11.
Scuse me while I go plant this story in a liberal nutgarden.
Don't forget the Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Volcanic eruptions that they sent your way, too.
Any Physics student can tell you what critical mass is.....and it isn't "Micro".....
I think I will look the editor of this up and send an email
It's either that or my old Walkman. I haven't used either in a long time so sometimes I get them confused.
We actually used an anti-matter weapon developed in Los Alamos for Karl Rove.
Same thing used on the levy in N.O.
Ironically, the same break throughs that let us aim hurricanes allows mass production (pun intended) of anti-matter.
Ninety percent of muslims will believe this.Half of Western and Central Europe will believe it.Half of this nation's democRATS will believe it.The democRAT Party Presidential nominee in '08 will accept it as gospel.
Actually, a temporary critical mass can be made by implosion. Ask the former residents of Nagasaki (maybe Hiroshima).
Here's my micro nuke.
You don't think he's lying do you? /scarcasm
Anti-Matter, I tell you.
Inspector Clueso: "It was a Bim".
Does this @$$hole have even two functioning neurons?
You mean dhimmicrat ?