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Saturday, October 01, 2005

Breaking News: al Qaeda hits Indonesia

Australian news is carrying the story, as well as many others. One Australian is believed to be dead among the 20 or so dead, and over 50 injured in at least 4-8 attacks. The numbers are fuzzy. The AP says it is 2 bombs.

Fox News claims 19 dead, 50 injured. They also say 2 bombs exploded in Bali, Indonesia. As the news comes in, you will be kept up to date. Pray for those that injured, loved ones whom are left behind, and the government.

Why the government? They claim they are going to "hunt down" the people who did this. Let our prayers help them.

Update: Counter Terrorism has two excellent articles about what has happened. One is by Zachary Abuza, while the other is by Andrew Cochran. These are very intelligent men who know of what they speak. Do they ever disagree? Of course! Don't you?

Update 2: There are some numbers as high as 32 dead, but the USA media has stayed with 26. Many people have left Bali, while there are also many who are determined to stick it the terrorists eye by staying. They have the resolve, the right attitude. They are not going to let a bunch of punks ruin their vacation. Yes, they are saddened, but they have chosen to be brave. I say, "Good job!"

There are many other reports to be read such as this one that also has an amatuer video tape of the incident. The Prime Minister of Indonesia has declared this will strengthen ties with Australia. Prime Minister John Howard agrees. CBS also has a story covering this issue. Come on, I know. Just think of it this way: It isn't Dan! lol.

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