REPORT IT.Immediately pass it on.
The Australian foreign minister, Alexander Downer, said in Jakarta that a member of Indonesia's elite paramilitary mobile brigade had received the warning. "The message some 45 minutes before the terrorist attack [said] that there would be an attack on western embassies unless Abu Bakar Ba'asyir was released," he said.
Mr Ba'asyir is considered the co-founder and ideological leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, the militant Islamist terrorist network linked to al Qaida and believed to be responsible for the embassy bombing and the explosions in Bali in 2002 and Jakarta last year.
John McFarlane, a former director of Australia's police intelligence, said it would be unreasonable to blame the Indonesian police for the failure to pass on the warning.
A message on an Islamic website said Jemaah Islamiyah had carried out the bombing because of Australia's support for America's war on terror.
suspected the masterminds were two senior Malaysian Jemaah Islamiyah operatives, the British-educated engineer Azahari Husin and a communications expert, Noordin Muhammed Top.
Two reasons are given here for the bombing:
I say, if the release of Abu Bakar Ba'asyir is not up for debate (in other words - "ain't gonna happen...ever") - then shoot the bastard. Get rid of him. There's one terrorist "co-founder and ideological leader" gone. They were going to attack western embassies if he was not released anyway. These people who found or co-found terrorist networks need to be shot.
Want to stop a weed from infesting your garden? Pull it by the roots and burn it.
One way to continue re-infecting humanity with a virus is to isolate the virus, investigate it under microscopes and bright lights, and then mishandle it in such a way that it is released again into the world.
Australia is in the "coalition of the willing" already. And they do not plan on changing their stance on terrorism. Terrorism is evil. Everyone knows that but the terrorists. Go figure.