Jim Hyde, Channel 2, KATU TV, Portland; Scott Miller, KGW-TV, Channel 8, Portland (NBC Affiliated); Swami Anand Subhuti, Osho Times; Walden Kirsch, KGW-TV, Channel 8, Portland (NBC Affiliated); Swami Anand Videha, Latin-America Courier, Italy; Ma Viren, Loto-Payo [Leuropayon?], Italy
Isabel: Osho, I have told the press that you will first make a statement and then they could ask questions.
I welcome you all. I had to give you the trouble to come here because there has been FBI people, state police officers, Wasco County police, attorney general’s office people, to investigate the case against Sheela and her fascist gang. I offered them my own interview, four times they gave the appointment, and all the four times they canceled it. There seem to be a certain conspiracy going on. I want to make that conspiracy open and available to the public.
We were cooperating fully. Our police, our sannyasins, were going and revealing facts concerning all kinds of crime that have been committed while I was in isolation and silence. It was really strange that they should not take my interview. They should have taken my interview first. I represent the heart of my whole commune. I live for these people and I will die for these people. Rather than asking me for an interview, they went on postponing and canceling appointments. And the reason was that they were trying to protect the criminals. They were not taking any step against the criminals.
And they were trying to persuade people to betray the commune. They were giving as a bribe that, “We will give you immunity.” We were supported them, we were revealing everything on our own accord. We wanted the criminals to be punished. But behind the screen was attorney general and he was trying a totally different thing. I have known dirty politicians, but not so dirty as this man.
All kinds of crimes have been committed, murder, attempts to murder many other people, efforts to poison the water system of The Dalles, the whole city of innocent people who have done no wrong to you.
Sheela was persuading one of the pilot, that he should take bombs in the airplane and crash it on the Wasco County office and before it crashes, jump out in a parachute to save himself. Because he refused it, as a punishment and as a safety measure that he does not reveal it to anybody else, he was sent to Germany in a very small commune where he was useless, because there is no airport and the commune has no airplanes. What can they do of a pilot? And he was our best pilot. As he heard the news that Sheela and her gang has escaped, he immediately phoned. He has come back and he revealed his story that, “This is what I was asked to do. Because I refused. It was not only a question of my life. It would have destroyed the Wasco County office and it may have destroyed many other houses surrounding it.” The quantity of bombs was so much.