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Old 10-01-2005, 11:40 AM   #1
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Nine dead as Bali hit by blasts
At least nine people have been killed in a series of explosions on the Indonesian resort island of Bali.
Many others were reported to have been injured in the blasts at Kuta beach - the area most popular with Western tourists - and at Jimbaran beach.

There is no word yet on what caused the blasts which happened just before 2000 local time (1200 GMT).

Nearly three years ago, 202 people died in nightclub bomb attacks in Kuta that were blamed on Islamic extremists.

Indonesian foreign ministry spokesman Marty Natalegawa told the BBC there had been two explosions at Jimbaran and another in Kuta, within a space of 10 minutes.

He said the Kuta blast "took place in a very crowded area, so obviously if it is confirmed as a bomb, then it is aimed at causing as many casualties and victims as possible, it would appear."

A British tourist who was in a building next door to a restaurant that was hit in Kuta said there was a "thunderous boom" that caused all the shop's windows to blow out.

"It was just chaos," Daniel Martin told the BBC.

He said there were people lying in the streets with serious injuries, with everyone pitching in to help.

Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has condemned the blasts, Reuters news agency reports.

His spokesman said he was heading to the island.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/h...ic/4300274.stm
The article says nine casaulties, but I've heard anything from two to nine.

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Old 10-01-2005, 11:42 AM   #2
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Hey, what happened to my post above? It's messed up.
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Old 10-01-2005, 11:46 AM   #3
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Looks like you didn't close the quote tags properly.
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Old 10-01-2005, 11:51 AM   #4
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Fixed. I don't know what went wrong.
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Old 10-01-2005, 12:53 PM   #5
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Ick...and the US is already ignoring it. CNN had a 20 second spot about it a few minutes ago, and that was it. Then, back to recovering pets from Hurricane Rita.

Horrible stuff...

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Old 10-01-2005, 02:20 PM   #6
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Ick...and the US is already ignoring it. CNN had a 20 second spot about it a few minutes ago, and that was it. Then, back to recovering pets from Hurricane Rita.

Horrible stuff...
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Old 10-01-2005, 02:56 PM   #7
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The entire world needs to adopt an anti-terrorism stance...maybe (probably, IMO) not the approach the US is using, but every nation needs something. Sure, it's a reflection of the overpopulation problem...but it's about time the world began to accept that with so many people, there are just GOING TO BE people you disagree with around.

Personally, I'd like the problem to be solved through education...but I'm not sure if that's a viable solution.
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Old 10-01-2005, 03:04 PM   #8
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I doubt terrorism has anything to do with overpopulation.
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Old 10-01-2005, 04:25 PM   #9
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The scale of it does...

Terrorism has existed for a long time in history...but, as weapons become more potent and civilian populations swell, it becomes worse and worse...

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Old 10-01-2005, 06:42 PM   #10
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The scale of it does...

Terrorism has existed for a long time in history...but, as weapons become more potent and civilian populations swell, it becomes worse and worse...
Just because one country has a higher population than others doesn't greater the chances of it having a terrorist attack. Any terrorist can go to any country and find a relatively populated area to "make his statement"
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