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'Fool Me Twice': Documentary screening on 2002 Bali bombings (Monday 29 Sept.)

Dan | 26.09.2008 18:37 | Anti-militarism | Iraq | Terror War | London | World

Film showing: 'Fool Me Twice' – a documentary film about the Bali bombings of 12 October 2002.

The film will be followed by a general discussion on the 'war on terror' and
progress of the 9/11 Truth movement on the 7th anniversary of the atrocities.

Film showing: 'Fool Me Twice' – a documentary film about the Bali bombings of
12 October 2002.

The film will be followed by a general discussion on the 'war on terror' and
progress of the 9/11 Truth movement on the 7th anniversary of the atrocities.

Monday 29th September, 7.00 pm

Mahatma Gandhi Hall

Indian YMCA

41 Fitzroy Square, London W1

(Warren St or Great Portland St tube)

Admission Free

In the seven years since the attacks on New York & Washington those 'in the know' about what happened, as opposed to those still clinging to the 'official conspiracy theory' now number millions throughout the world, thanks to the welter of websites, books and films on 9/11. Yet two major obstacles delay ultimate breakthrough: press & media complicity in the cover-up, and the continued preference of many to 'blank out' the issue altogether, rather than face an unpleasant and unsettling reality. How can these be overcome??



Bali bombings cover-up: New documentary

A new documentary exposing the Australian government's lies about the East Timor massacres, the cover-up of the Bali bombings and finally the subsequent anti-terror legislation forced through parliament.

Released on Youtube and Googlevideo this week, FOOL ME TWICE, exposes the cover-up of the Bali bombings and provides evidence that it was a Falseflag Operation.

The film begins by documenting the Australian government's prior knowledge of the Indonesian military's plan to use violence to maintain autonomy over East Timor. Contrary to The Howard Governments claims they argued against peacekeeping forces allowing the Indonesian Special Forces to carry out their campaign of fear and suppression.

Within 24 hours of the 2002 Bali bombings a team of FBI, UK special agents and Australian federal police started arriving in Bali. The investigation team continuously claimed different explosive devices were responsible for the main blast. Days after the attacks, Indonesian Police Chief, General Dai' Bachtier, announced that the FBI had discovered C4 pointing the blame towards Jemaah Islamiah, JI ("SE Asia wing of Al qaeda"). Eventually, investigators concluded that the main explosive device was a potassium chlorate car bomb. C4 was never included in final reports.

The main explosive device was so powerful it seriously damaged buildings in a 2/400 metre radius and left a 1 metre deep, 10 metre wide crater. 202 people perished in the blasts, the majority incinerated from the main explosive device. Investigators quickly excavated the crater contents and dumped the remaining debris off the coast of southern Bali, including completely stripped concrete reinforcing bars. Potassium chlorate is a low velocity explosive and does not have the overpressure force to create a 1 metre deep crater or completely incinerate humans, let alone strip concrete. Only a high-tech explosive device has the power to strip concrete.

FBI claims of C4 announced by General Dai' Bachtier, ensured Jemaah Islamiah was immediately blamed for the Bali bombings. All prior intelligence of the Bali bombings came from so called JI leader, Omar Al-Faruq. Omar Al-Faruq was secretly handed over to the US by Indonesia months prior to the bombings under the CIA's extraordinary rendition program. Australian intelligence agencies reported that intelligence obtained from captured "JI suspect", Omar Al-Faruq, warned of possible terrorist attacks in Bali. After the attacks the Bush administration denied access to Al-Faruq for questioning in the Bali bombing trials. When Omar Al-Faruq was suddenly called by US court to provide evidence in a trial of another terrorist suspect – he had "escaped high security prison". No JI leaders have ever been brought to trial.

Prior to the Bali bombings the Indonesian government denied the existence of terrorists within Indonesia and opposed US anti-terror operations in Afghanistan. After the bombings President Megawati signed a joint statement – "Agreeing that terrorism poses a continued threat to international peace and security, and that the two Presidents are committed to enhancing their bilateral cooperation in the fight against terrorism". The Bush administration provided funds to the Indonesian police and military and setup a national terrorism unit under the control of national police chief, General Dai' Bachtier.



This review was originally posted on the Indymedia UK on December 2007: