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 ?
Someone needs to Photoshop a tinfoil turban on this guys head.
Valerie Plame pulled off the job.
Of course we did, that's why we had to use conventional explosives on the levees in New Orleans.
And remember, no hurricanes have ever hit Crawford, TX (Rush parody on Louie Farakan)
Only as a prelude to our "Micro-Storm Troopers" and their little guns and tanks. They are so cute!!! /Barking at the moon
For every Jack, there's a Jill.
Can't wait for Michael Moore to expose this!!!
Anyone else hardening in their opinion that pretty much anything that flies out of a muslim's piehole is just so much fertilizer?
It amazes me when people who are barely living in modern conditions have so much knowledge about nukes and espionage.
"Ninety percent of muslims will believe this.Half of Western and Central Europe will " etc..
This guy needs an enema with a micro-nuclear bomb in it placed directly up his camel poop chute.
Actually I am curious about just how small a nuke can be made. Not planning on building any nuclear bottle rockets or anything, just ponderin.
That isn't common knowledge. They had to wait to release it until they'd developed a counter-weapon, the anti-anti-matter-matter bomb. Rove is a genius.
He needs to quit watching Toy Story so much.Any one who has any knowledge about bombs,knows any kind of Nuc.device would have levelled the place.And then some.
That sneaky Karl Rove sure gets around!
>Only as a prelude to our "Micro-Storm Troopers" and their little guns and tanks.
The general consensus is that the smallest possible nuclear weapon is going to be about the size of one of a large knapsack (down from the Soviet-era suitcase sized atomic demolition munition).
The problem is that the smallest *yield* is still going to be in the kiloton-plus range and is *really* obvious. As in "takes out several city blocks" obvious.
> Actually I am curious about just how small a nuke can be made.
About the smallest that has been demosntrated is on the order of 50 to 100 *tons* (not kilotons), with the Davy Crockett nuclear mortar round. However, these things were filthy as hell, and the yield is unreliable. Basically they are full-up bombs that are designed to not work very well.
I dont't think that's a bandage on his head. It's half of my wife's DD Bra.
Could have been worse....could have been this.
What do Ray Nagin, Jimmy Carter, Hugo Chavez, Bin Laden and John Mark Karr have in common?
Just think what he might say IF he had a living brain.
That's no micro-nuke, that's MINOR SCALE!
It did blow up real good, though. Just like MISTY PICTURE.
The Bomb was actually delivered by the p[lane that didnt fly into the Pentagon. The CIA had been hiding it and all the passengers for years out at section 51.
This idiot obviously knows nothing about nuclear physics.
Look up Davey Crockett. I think that was a W54.