The Problems of BaliCreated on 22 April 2012 Written by Andrew MacGregor
ForewordI wrote this article several years ago, and over time I realised that there were aspects that were not quite correct. MI6’s Head of Station Perth, in Western Australia, Joe Vialls had written articles claiming that the Bali bomb was in fact a ‘mini-nuke’, a similar claim he made in regard to the cause of the Aceh tsunami, but it was not until Glen Clancy wrote an article on the Bali bombing that I realised that the main bomb blast outside the Sari Club had to have been an ‘electro-magnetic’ Scalar weapon as explained by Harry Mason’s article, ‘Bright Skies’ and that Joe Vialls use of the term ‘mini-nuke’ was in actual fact an euphemism for an ‘electro-magnetic’ weapons system .
This does create a problem in that the Indonesian Police have always stated C4 as the explosives used and this would have been determined by the residue left by the actual explosives device, but there is the possibility that C4 was used with the Toyota truck to camouflage the use of an ‘electro- magnetic’ scalar weapons system.
It was also Joe Vialls who first mentioned Captain Rodney Cocks as a survivor of the Kuta bombing, and once that lead was properly followed the evidence mounted up. But just exactly what was Joe Vialls, MI6’s Head of Station Perth doing in Perth, when his city of choice was Sydney?
Well, Joe Vialls moved to Perth in 1989, and Harry Mason tells us that the ‘electro-magnetic’ scalar weapons testing started in 1989, and were supposedly finalised in 1995. In January 1995 there was the great Hanshin earthquake in Kobe, Japan. The French continued these tests on Mururoa Atoll in Dec/Jan 1995/6. Then in 1998 and 2002 there were the two tsunamis that struck northern Papua New Guinea and the epicentres of these two tsunamis were only 150 kls apart. In 2003 there was the earthquake at Bam in Iran, in 2004 the earthquake/tsunami that hit Aceh, and in 2007 there was the tsunami that struck the Solomon Islands that removed most of the opposition to the Aust. Federal Police, Protection Security Units stationed in the Solomon Islands.
Apparently Joe Vialls must have been MI6’s Liaison Officer with these events as he was certainly very well informed on these matters, besides the other little chores Joe also completed during these times before his death in 2005.
Andrew S. MacGregor
22nd April 2012
The problems of BaliOn the 12th October 2002 there were three bombs detonated in Bali; one at Paddy’s Bar, one 30 metres down the road at the Sari Club and one outside the American Embassy. As a ‘terrorist’ attack, none of this makes any sense. Later after the apprehension of two of the ‘terrorists’, the Western Media and governments changed the initial blast in Paddy’s Bar from a car bomb to an unknown ‘Suicide Bomber’. This makes no sense at all.
National police chief General Da'i Bachtiar said Sunday the explosion came from a Toyota Kijang, a jeep-like vehicle, and called it "the worst act of terror in Indonesia's history."
Seconds before the main blast, a smaller explosion, which police characterized as a homemade bomb, erupted outside another nightclub about 30 meters away, witnesses and police said.
A third bomb exploded near the island's U.S. consular office, authorities said. There were no casualties. The U.S. Embassy's recreation club in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, was evacuated Sunday after a bomb threat.
There was no claim of responsibility, but Saturday night's blast and two earlier explosions nearby came three days after Washington issued a worldwide terror alert. The attack heightened fears that Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, is a haven for terrorists including al-Qaida operatives.With the arrests of Amrozibin Nurhasyim for the bombing and Imam Samudra for making the bomb, we are supposed to believe that the perpetrators have been apprehended, but things are far from resolved. So let’s look at this puzzle initially from Amrozi’s perspective.
Amrozi we are told is a fundamentalist Muslim with a hatred of Christians and Zionists. He was also named as a suspect for the bombing of several Christian Churches. How much damage did Amrozi and Samudra inflict upon the hated ‘Christians’? Why was it that Amrozi was only apprehended after the 12th October ‘Terrorist’ attack? Why wasn’t he apprehended prior for his part in the attacks against the ‘Christian’ Churches?
Amrozi, and his bomb-maker Samudra, had a modus operandi of making and delivering bombs to be used against the hated Christians. Why then go and make another two bombs to be used on the 12th October, one for the Sari Club, and one filled with excrement for outside the American Consular Office and then for good measure send in a ‘Suicide bomber’ for Paddy’s Bar, which is what our AFP, the government and the media would have us believe.
This is sheer nonsense. Why would a ‘terrorist organisation’ target the American Consular in Bali with its concrete bunker walls protecting the building from all and any such attack? Why would Moslems make a bomb with excreta, a most sinful thing for them to touch? Why make an attack on a fortified building when none of their targeted, 'hated Christians' were in or near the building at 11.00 pm? It defeats the whole purpose of the attack. Were there any CCTV cameras operating at that time on the Embassy as required by ‘Security Regulations’ on all American Embassies?
Rightio, let’s look at the bomb in Amrozi’s Mitsubishi van. Our media, Federal Police and government tell us that the bomb weighed 1000 kgs. Now where did that figure of 1000 kgs originate from, as once the bomb went off there was no evidence of the actual amount of the compounds used to make the bomb?
Again, according to the APF, Australian government and media, once Amrozi had loaded the explosive into the back of his van, he drives it to Kuta and parks it outside the Sari Club. At 11.05 pm it explodes and creates a crater in the road 1 metre deep and about 3 metres across. Now that’s one hell of a bang!
Get this right. The bomb blast was strong enough to create a crater 1 metre deep and 3 metres across and there was nothing sitting in the middle of this crater. Buildings are totally destroyed, even concrete buildings. The vehicle must have been tossed aside like a toy. But it was the Australian Federal Police that produced the goods. They stated that the blast was set off via a mobile telephone being used as the detonator. How did they arrive at that conclusion? They found some parts of the detonation device. And pigs can fly.
This bomb left a cloud over 100 metres in the air, and a crater 1 metre deep in a bitumen road, and completely destroyed the surrounding buildings, and yet the AFP found parts of a mobile phone supposedly used as the detonating device. Again it was the AFP who stated that the bomb was a Diesel/Fertiliser bomb, you know as per the 'cover' bomb, in the Ryder hire truck which produced a result far in excess of what the military manuals tells us "4,800 pounds of ANFO [fertilizer] explosive would create" to wreak havoc in the Fred Murrah Building in Oklahoma City!
The Indonesian Police stated the explosive was C4, a military explosive that was in a Toyota Kijang outside the Sari Club. The bomb in Amrozi’s van was homemade, and the van was parked 30 metres away outside Paddy’s Bar. For the second bomb to be made of C4 then there had to have been military involvement. So what did the Indonesian Police state? Something extremely different from the AFP.
Let’s look at the last part of this AFP concoction, the ‘Suicide Bomber’. The initial reports all stated a car bomb parked outside Paddy’s Bar. Once it became obvious that Amrozi only parked one vehicle, his Mitsubishi van outside Paddy’s Bar, and yet the main explosion took place outside the Sari Club, then that means that there were two (car) bombs. Reports on the events state emphatically that after the initial blast, all the lights went out. In other words the electrical source was damaged.
The time delay between the electrical power failure, as caused by the first bomb and the second bomb being detonated has been recorded from between two to ten seconds. A suicide bomber blowing himself up inside Paddy’s Bar does not cause the power in the street to be disrupted.
Amrozi’s modus operandi does not include ‘Suicide Bombers’. They simply made bombs and left them at Churches and other places where those horrible Christians congregated. Amrozi’s bombs at the Christian Churches, and the bomb at Paddy’s Bar were of a similar type and size.
We now have three events occurring that Amrozi has been linked to with his one bomb. We are now supposed to believe that 1+1+1=1.
The ‘Suicide Bomber’ story matches with the American “al-Qaeda” myths, but nothing else.
Why was the bomb that was detonated outside the American Embassy not used at the ‘American Bar’ just up the road from Paddy’s Bar which was the Australian tourist scene?
And lastly the two car bombs, Amrozi’s outside Paddy’s Bar, and the Toyota Kijang, 30 metres down the road, outside the Sari Club. That is how the Indonesian police identified Amrozi? They found a number plate belonging to his van outside Paddy’s Bar. Amrozibin Nurhasyim makes an excellent comparison with Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma Bombing.
I hope I have convinced you that there were two car bombs in Kuta on the 12th October 2002. We know that Amrozi was the person responsible for the car bomb outside Paddy’s Bar, the little bomb that preceded the biggest bomb that Indonesia had ever seen. There are several clues that come out from the media, no matter how hard they try to avoid them.
The first clue comes from an Indonesian Police Officer who stated that the bomb was C4. From the damage caused by the bomb, and the burns afflicted upon the victims, we can assume that the bomb was C4. Now C4 is a military explosive, so that is one clue.
The next clue is the actual size of the bomb. Whoever made this C4 car bomb had no problems of supply of C4. Now to me, this lets the Indonesians off the hook a bit, because the Indonesian Military have only a limited supply of C4 and it would be fairly well regulated, much the same as the Australian Army. For anybody to walk up to and hand over a requisition form for say roughly 500 kgs (for example purposes only) of C4 would certainly raise a few eyebrows.
The next clue comes with the identification of the victims. Australians were the main victims, followed by the Balinese, followed by tourists from all over. Once it became apparent that the Australians were the target, and the Australian population were to be terrorised by the event, the Australian Government then had a ‘legitimate’ reason to target the ‘Muslin’ terrorists in Australia, and at the same time the whole population of Australia, when the various Ministries legislated and imposed 'laws of control' that without such a traumatic event would certainly not have been acceptable by the people and possibly even the Parliament.
In other words, the Australian ‘anti-terrorist’ government received the most benefit from the Bali Bombings. In fact the Australian Government paid the Indonesian Government $10,000,000 to fund their ‘Anti-Terrorist’ program.
Now look at the responses. The Australian Government is quick to respond. The Australian Defence Forces are utilised to the max, and medical crews with Hercules transport Planes from Darwin are used to fly the victims to Darwin for treatment. A logistical nightmare, that actually functioned well. Did Malaysia assist? Did Singapore assist? Both these countries had better medical facilities than those of Australia at Darwin.
The last clue here is which government is ‘assisting’ the Indonesians in hunting down and convicting the terrorists Amrozi and company? Australia with its corrupt AFP. No Yanks, no FBI, no British and their Scotland Yard, just the Australian Federal Police with Mick Keelty. Well I guess it’s our back yard after all.
What we had in Kuta was a military bomb used against Australian tourists, with the Australian government reacting with speed and determination.
With this bomb though, there had to be a bomber, somebody who parked the car outside the Sari Club. We know that it was not Amrozi, because he’s just parked his Mitsubishi van outside Paddy’s Bar and is totally unaware of the second bomb just up the road. What we should now consider is just how the second bomb was detonated.
If the second bomb was detonated before Amrozi’s bomb, it would lose most of its effect. As in the Oklahoma City bombing, Amrozi’s bomb is the cover. Please understand this point; the timing of the second bomb is critical. To ensure that the timing was correct, the detonation had to be made by somebody at the scene by a person with skills related to bombs, and he had to be able to fit in with the scene, that is he had to appear to be a tourist or a vendor.
Part two: The suspectIn any police investigation where people are interviewed the main objective is to find the truth. If a witness tells you one story and then later tells you another, you have a discrepancy. At that stage, there is a push to find out why the discrepancy occurred and the size and value of the discrepancy. There are other things that may influence the outcome, but once it is recognised that a witness is not telling the truth, then the investigation goes full on. With this in mind let us consider Captain Rodney Damon Cocks.
Rodney Damon Cocks is a Melbourne lad, educated at Melbourne High School and at the age of 18 years, joined the Australian Army and continued his education at the Royal Military College, Duntroon Canberra. Besides the required Military subjects, Rodney also studied Law and Commerce.
Captain Rodney Cocksheaded the Australian Defence Force support of the Sydney Olympics in 2000. In 2001 Cocks is working with the UN as a UNMO (UN monitoring officer) under Sergio Vieira de Mello in Timor. He also gets to meet the East Timorese President, Xanana Gusmao. In October, Rodney Cocks is in Bali on leave.
As an article from the Army magazine states; Capt Rodney Cocks, a UNMO in East Timor, was enjoying his last night of leave before flying out of Indonesia the next morning.He had just left his companions, a New Zealand, a Portuguese and a British national, also uniformed personnel serving in East Timor, inside nearby Paddy’s to walk to the Internet café a short distance away
From another Army magazine article we learn from an article written by Cocks that:
For UNMOs living in Aileu, East Timor, Hamburger Hill has been home to many Australian UNMOs since the UNAMET times in 1999. From left: Capt Rodney Cocks, Capt Francisco Sousa, UNMISET PKF from the Portugese Battalion and Insp Nick Cowell, UN Police from the Merseyside Police Force, Liverpool U.K.
I believe we can now identify Captain Rodney Cocks’ companions who he has stated he had left in Paddy’s Bar when he left to do 'some internet banking'. Banking at 11.00pm at night?
So, after realizing he had just survived a major bomb blast, what did Captain Rodney Cocks do?
Prompted by his military training, his first reaction was to find the friends he had left in the bar and evacuate them and as many others as possible.
“By the time I picked myself up there were already people moving out away from the scene.
“I picked one girl up there - she had burns all over her body, so I grabbed her.
“I later heard she’d been assessed as having burns to 95 per cent of her body and that she hadn’t survived her injuries.
“We regrouped, got our people, helped the people we could, which, you know, was just bloody impossible, there were just so many people injured.” Source ‘Army’ the Soldier’s newspaper
Based on mypolice experience and a short spell of Army Reserve experience, it is my belief Cocks would have immediately returned to where he had left his companions toensure that they had survived, and once he had organised his men, they would have started to assist the wounded. There is no apparent differentiation at this point.
What happened next?
The group took some of the injured back to their hotel and organised the hotel truck to take them to hospital, before going back to the scene of the explosion.
“I grabbed my phone, my head torch, my passport and my Army ID. The other guys did as well.
“From there... we started treating other people. At that stage I came across an Australian Army sergeant from 1RAR, he was on leave from Butterworth.
“He was pretty badly injured and we got him off to hospital and later evacced back to Townsville.” Source ‘Army’ the Soldier’s newspaper
No problems here or are there? “I grabbed my phone. My head torch my passport and my army I.D.” No, no, no. For a start the passport and I.D. are always required to be carried on the person, not left in the hotel room. There may be some reason for not carrying your communication with you, but not the required passport and I.D., but look at the other item; ‘my head torch’. Why did Captain Rodney Cocks take his ‘head torch’ with him to his holiday destination in Bali? What Army personnel would be issued with a head torch? What a marvelous way to get a head shot, wearing a head torch when ambushed by Indonesian Militants.
But why bring a head torch with you when you are going on ‘leave’ in Kuta? This just doesn’t seem right!
So then what happened?
Capt Cocks made contact with his family, telling them there had been an incident and that he was uninjured, before calling his headquarters.
They woke the force commander, who gave orders that Capt Cocks was to remain in Bali to render assistance where possible and to account for UN personnel.
“I was told to cancel my flight out the next morning and that I was the man on the ground.
“I had ambassadors calling my phone, all the UN crew, the Portuguese commanders, and I was just dealing things out from there.”
Capt Cocks said there were about 12 hospitals treating blast victims and he visited all of them several times searching for personnel.
“Initially no-one really knew how many people were here, so I had to go to all the hospitals trying to find out did we have any people there, how many injured we had - ADF, PKF, UN police, the whole lot.
“That was just an absolute nightmare. There’s just bodies everywhere, blood everywhere, just death and destruction everywhere and just so many Australians ...”
He was taken to the morgue at Denpasar General Hospital, where he searched the dead to locate missing soldiers.
“The bodies were just... the floor was littered with burnt corpses. It was just awful... some of these bodies you couldn’t tell, you know, whether they were male or female, young, old, Indonesian, Australian...”
Again, there is nothing apparently wrong here. According to Cocks, he has been placed in command of the Australian Army’s resources at Kuta, and he is fulfilling that role. If this is an accurate account of Captain Rodney Cock’s actions and duties at Kuta, then please explain these points:
The Australian Bravery Awards for the Bali Bombing.
The highest award that of ‘The Cross of Valour’ went to Senior Constable Timothy Ian BRITTEN, WA., and Richard John JOYES, Scarborough. It should be noted that S/Const. Britten was seconded to the UN peacekeeping force in East Timor at the time. (It is interesting to note that S/Const Britten’s actions mirrored the reported actions of Capt. Cocks)
The second highest award, that of ‘The Star of Courage’ went to Ben Michael CLOHESSY, Madeley WA; to Natalie Joy GOOLD, Croydon South VIC; to Robert Alan MEREDITH, Engadine NSW, and to Lauren John MUNRO, Forbes NSW.
Then we get the Bravery Medal, The Commendation for Brave Conduct, the Order of Australia (AO), the Member (AM) in the General Division, the OAM, the Honorary Officer (AO) in the General Division, the Honorary member (AO) in the General Division, the medal (OAM) in the General Division, the Public Service Medal (PSM), the Conspicuous Service Cross (CSC), the Nursing Service Cross (NSC), the Conspicuous Service Medal (CSM).
Captain Rodney Damon Cocks was awarded the CSM, the lowest of all awards to come out of the Bali Bombing. Why???
What now becomes really interesting is that S/Const Britten was assisted only by Richard Joyes, but S/Const. Britten was part of Cocks’ UN team. If Captain Rodney Cocks had been where he has always stated, then Cocks would have immediately moved to assist his subordinates. What the citations of S/Const Britten and Richard Joyes tells us is that Rodney Cocks was not at that scene at that time. Rodney Cocks’ story appears to be a fabrication. If Captain Rodney Cocks’ story is a fabrication based on the heroics of S/Const. Britten, then just what exactly is the true story of Capt Cocks? We now have some strong suspicions about Capt Rodney Cocks!
Six months later after the fall of Baghdad, the head of the UN Delegation in East Timor, Sergio Vieira de Mello, is transferred to Iraq. De Mello is accompanied by Team Leader Bill Van Ree and Captain Rodney Cocks who is now de Mello’s ‘Deputy of the UN Mine Action Coordination Team’. Capt Cocks office was in the same area as that of his boss, de Mello, when on the 17th August 2003 Cocks left his office at approximately 4.30 pm when a truck laden with explosives burst through the guard barrier, struck the building and exploded killing twenty-five people including Sergio Vieira de Mello. Shortly afterwards the UN Delegation to Iraq is closed down and Capt Cocks returns to Melbourne.
Back in Australia, Captain Rodney Cocks headed-up the Australian Defence Force deployment of resources to the 2003 Victorian Alpine bushfires. Captain Cocks then retires from the ADF and joined Melbourne law firm Herbert Gear and Rundle working as an articled clerk for six brief weeks in their Bourke Street Office before being recuited in about March 2004, to work with the UN in Afghanistan as a UN Senior Security Advisor in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, Southern Afghanistan, where he provides security advice to the UN's humanitarian agencies.
In 2005 the Victorian Government selected Captain Rodney Damon Cocks as their ‘Australian of the year’ for his ‘Humanitarian work’ in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. At 29 years of age, my thoughts were that he was much too young to be considered for such an honorary position, unless of course he was being groomed for something in the future.
There was though one little snippet that came over Melbourne’s ABC radio as I was driving home one March afternoon in 2004. They were talking about Rodney Cocks and his coming departure for duties with the UN in Afghanistan. I had come in on the end of the discussion, but what I heard opened my eyes and startled the brain into overdrive. There was a one and only telephone call from a ‘listener’ who stated, “God Bless Rodney Cocks. He saved my daughter in the Bali Bombing.”
All of the articles on Captain Rodney Cocks that mentions the girl he pulled out of Paddy’s Bar, state that she had received burns to 95% of her body and died the next day. The girl was never named, and she was never in any position to inform her friends or relatives who had pulled her from the inferno. Furthermore, once it is realised that Cocks’ heroics were actually a fabrication based on the actions of S/Const. Britten, then the praise of Cocks was also a fabrication. That telephone call was a deliberate misinformation trick. Why???
There is one thing that Rodney Cocks would have to do in Afghanistan, and that is to learn the local language; it comes with the job. In 2005 there was a brief article on the news in relation to an Afghani ‘terrorist’ all dressed up in the local attire appearing on the Al Jezzera network, and sprouting the normal ‘terrorist’ rhetoric, but with an Australian accent. Funny thing was, he had a build similar to that of Rodney Cocks.
Andrew S. MacGregor