Daily Archives: October 12, 2002

At least 54 killed, 120 injured in nightclub bombi…

At least 54 killed, 120 injured in nightclub bombing in Indonesia

This story reports at least eight foreigners among the dead, so far. The current reports have two explosions at the club, plus the one near the US Consulate. This reminds me of nothing so much as the activity in Pakistan since the Afghan campaign, where terrorists have been actively seeking out Western and/or Christian targets, not caring if they’re American or not — but on a much wider scale.

CNN.com – Finland mall blast ‘killed bomber’ – Oct…

CNN.com – Finland mall blast ‘killed bomber’ – Oct. 12, 2002

They’re not reporting much else, at least not here — whether this bomber was a Middle-Eastern-style suicide bomber or if he blew himself up unintentionally. He was a 20-year-old college student, but nothing else is said about his background. The Finnish PM is calling this an act of terror. Six innocent victims are known so far, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the toll rises again.

CNN.com – At least 20 killed in Bali explosions – …

CNN.com – At least 20 killed in Bali explosions – Oct. 12, 2002

There were two explosions; the first was at a disco and all the reported casualties were there. The second was near the US consulate. It appears that the disco explosion was a car bomb. Casualties included both Indonesians and foreign tourists. The assumption is that this is another attack by one of the many terrorist groups we’ve apparently given up trying to wipe out.

Honda sees likely restart Tuesday Well, Dubya t…

Honda sees likely restart Tuesday

Well, Dubya the Union Breaker did eastern Alabama a favor, looks like. The Honda assembly plant that was shut down because it couldn’t get parts from Asia will reopen.

Education key to preventing BB injuries I suppo…

Education key to preventing BB injuries

I suppose so. But it doesn’t seem like a long course. Really, it’s “Never point guns at people, and if you do, don’t shoot.”

Overly Detailed Canadian Search Requests Google…

Overly Detailed Canadian Search Requests

Google Search: extended short story metaphors done on war by arabs

CNN.com – U.S. Embassy guards help foil suicide bo…

CNN.com – U.S. Embassy guards help foil suicide bombing – Oct. 11, 2002

Hey, way to go guys! I guess Bush knew what he was doing when he decided to keep the US Embassy in Tel Aviv after all. Security guards from the embassy chased down and captured a Palestinian Islamokaze who had been chased out of a cafe.

Oh, by the way — and I am not making this up — the guards at the French embassy also noticed the bomber acting suspiciously. And — I am still not making this up — they called the police. I suppose that’s the most we could expect.