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kkshi
01-10-2005, 11:24 PM
:( why r they still wana......

http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/10/01/bali.blasts/index.html

CNN) -- A string of blasts on the Indonesia resort island of Bali Saturday killed at least two people and wounded several others, a hospital official confirmed.

monster
02-10-2005, 12:16 AM
so sad that this is happening again.... :( ..... watching CNN news and BBC news and they are saying that 22 people are dead and are expecting the number to be higher.....

ivanhow
02-10-2005, 08:58 AM
OMG - not again!!
Bali got bombed again - 2nd time in 3 years!!! (http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/wl/100105baliblasts;_ylt=AnMeMxqV.uYuOfAW2GqDqHHmWMcF ;_ylu=X3oDMTA5bGVna3NhBHNlYwNzc3JlbA--) It all happened on a whacky Saturday nite fever, or on (this) peaceful Sunday morning!. Cun believe it! Din catch it on the latenite news last nite...


By IRWAN FIRDAUS, Associated Press Writer

BALI, Indonesia - Terrorists targeted the Indonesian tropical resort of Bali for the second time in three years Saturday with coordinated bombings that devastated seafood and noodle restaurants packed with foreigners, killing at least 25 people and wounding at least 100.

The blasts came a month after Indonesia's president warned of possible terrorist attacks. Two Americans were among the wounded.

Saturday's near-simultaneous blasts at two seafood cafes on Jimbaran beach and a three-story noodle and steakhouse in downtown Kuta occurred almost three years to the day that bombings blamed on Islamic militants killed 202 people, mostly foreigners in Bali...
Read on here: indonesia_bali_bombings (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051001/ap_on_re_as/indonesia_bali_bombings)

Security on the island of Bali must be so lax...
Probrably no one wud imagine it happening again on the same island. :eek:

burntan
02-10-2005, 09:30 AM
One of the result created by "Mementingkan kepercayaan lebih daripada negara"

USJ27Resident
02-10-2005, 11:42 AM
:( What a way to start the holy month of Ramadhan in the country that has the world's biggest moslem population. Every moslem should take these extremists and hang them by their b*lls for making the religion look bad. In fact, any moslem that preaches violence and hatred ought to be outcasted of the religion as an example.

Instead of targetting innocent bystanders and holiday makers, I wonder why these extremists should wear a uniform and take on legitimate military targets - unless they haven't the b*lls to a straight fight. :mad:

Choon1980
02-10-2005, 01:55 PM
Instead of targetting innocent bystanders and holiday makers, I wonder why these extremists should wear a uniform and take on legitimate military targets - unless they haven't the b*lls to a straight fight. :mad:

That's why there's the word "terror" in terrorist.

aRwEn
02-10-2005, 02:15 PM
omigosh!! n 2 thk dat i wuz sposed 2 go2 bali oso..... fortunately, d trip wuz postponed la.... :eek:

orchipalar
02-10-2005, 02:35 PM
Err...it has happened again...so close to our shores... :o

SunwayKid
02-10-2005, 02:55 PM
Cham liao.............got to go there very soon, tickets issued :eek: Need to ask company to buy additional "bomb" insurance, considering that I had dinner before at that place that was bombed yesterday!

Bali is such a wonderful place, people are so friendly, it's one of the very few non-Moslem area in Indonesia........perhaps that's why those #$%^@*!&^ target innocent bystanders and tourists and the place again and again. :mad:

orchipalar
02-10-2005, 08:34 PM
:( What a way to start the holy month of Ramadhan in the country that has the world's biggest moslem population. Every moslem should take these extremists and hang them by their b*lls for making the religion look bad. In fact, any moslem that preaches violence and hatred ought to be outcasted of the religion as an example.

Instead of targetting innocent bystanders and holiday makers, I wonder why these extremists should wear a uniform and take on legitimate military targets - unless they haven't the b*lls to a straight fight. :mad:

Err...Orchi shares the same sentiments with you Alex:)...should them freaking barbaric terrorists n murderers...who dared to act inhumanely in the name of their so called 'religious' fights...killing n injuring unarmed innocent civilians...ahem...so shall they be cursed n condemned by the same to HELL...!!!:mad:

TheEdge
02-10-2005, 09:25 PM
Police later said they had found three unexploded bombs in Jimbaran. They had apparently failed to go off after the security forces hastily shut down the islandís mobile telephone network following the first blasts.

Using cell phones to set off bombs is a Mossad trick.

The Sunday Times - Britain (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1807787_1,00.html)

ng
02-10-2005, 10:48 PM
Cham liao.............got to go there very soon, tickets issued :eek: Need to ask company to buy additional "bomb" insurance, considering that I had dinner before at that place that was bombed yesterday!

again. :mad:

I suggest you cancel your trip to indonesia. There are also signs of unrest due to the high oil prices there. Possibly another riot like 1998 ? :confused:

Better be safe than sorry.

penangkia
02-10-2005, 11:01 PM
I suggest you cancel your trip to indonesia. There are also signs of unrest due to the high oil prices there. Possibly another riot like 1998 ? :confused:

Better be safe than sorry.

Yep agreed. If not absolutely important, stay away from indon. for awhile. For some reason, when the people there gets angry, they go into a frenzy.

mon
02-10-2005, 11:04 PM
Ok Sunway, can you please don't go?? Not worth taking the risk. Your family and friends would be worried sick for you every second...us too huh.. :o

lonewolf8
02-10-2005, 11:08 PM
Tourism in Bali will be badly affected again. I think the present Indonesia government had their hand full. They need to appease their people as a result of the recent fuel price hike. They need to resolve their economy woes and now they need to counter terrorism in their own backyard.

patrick
02-10-2005, 11:10 PM
Cham liao.............got to go there very soon, tickets issued :eek: Need to ask company to buy additional "bomb" insurance, considering that I had dinner before at that place that was bombed yesterday!

Bali is such a wonderful place, people are so friendly, it's one of the very few non-Moslem area in Indonesia........perhaps that's why those #$%^@*!&^ target innocent bystanders and tourists and the place again and again. :mad:

Couldnt agree with you more about the place and the people. But probably after the blast, security will be tight and that may be the safest place right now! Also, I went to Bali after the previous blast, and I got every for a song. Empty Restaurants were giving me royal treatment, discounts up to as much as 70%, free desserts and we were pampered like mad. Even shopping also got discounts because business was so bad! Otherwise things are pretty expensive in Bali.

If I wish to go Bali for another holiday, I'd probably go now!

orchipalar
03-10-2005, 01:08 AM
Err...an unlikely conspiracy...or scenario would be...that the latest bomb attacks...could have been orchestrated by 'villains'...whom maybe wanting to broaden 'additional' n 'cheaper' properties...to their existing 'investment portfolio'...err...who knows?...anything is possible right?:o

Ahem...the latest serious of 'bombs' attacks...were 'small' in comparisons with the previous bombings that had occurred before...where life casulties n damages to buildings could have been deliberately 'kept' to minimal?...:confused:

bobkee
03-10-2005, 04:26 PM
Here's my take on the "conspiracy". I got this hypothesis from an old friend of mine from school who's currently doing a degree in Islamic Law in Al Azhar University in Egypt (paraphrased somewhat) :

"What we seem to have today is a battle for the hearts of minds of Muslims. This is especially obvious in the political front. While on one hand, the "Islamists" are extremely paranoid about any "man-made" ideology and tend to reject them off hand, the irony is that the ideology of "Islamism" as we see it today is also a result of political reform and resurgent nationalism within the Muslim polity that begun towards the beginning of the end of the Ottoman period (which wasn't too long ago), so arguably also "man-made".

Indonesia is a country that has made very impressive progress over the last few years politically and socially. The biggest stumbling block remains it's economy which, while still shaky, has also made some advances. A decade of stability would do wonders (probably to our detriment economically :P) to Indonesia. The democratisation of the world's most populous Muslim nation threatens the raison d'etre of the "Islamists" and to see it succeed and thrive would probably be a huge blow to their ideology. Hence the interest in ensuring it remains unstable and rocky.

The same argument can be replayed in both Afghanistan & Iraq and a lot of other nation states where Muslims form a significant majority."Now, IMHO, I don't know how true this is since I am not a Muslim but the presumptions and hypothesis doesn't seem too far fetched. I, for one, don't see a liberal democracy being incompatible with "Arabic" culture and Islam. I also hold the same opinion when it comes to this argument vis a vis our "Asian" culture and traditions. Political liberalism has a long tradition and history in the Middle East and was only supplanted by totalitarianism over the last 50 years. Even now the dynamics are changing again.

Until the first half of the last century, many ppl used the same justification as to why liberal democratic traditions failed to take root in Roman Catholic and the Slavic nations of Europe. It was assumed that the principles of liberal democracy can only take root within a strong Protestant culture. Today, we know how wrong that assumption is.

So, while I am concerned and grieved at the loss of life again in senseless acts like these, I have reason to be optimistic that good sense will eventually prevail.