Monday, October 03, 2005
Bali Blasts, Part II
I can't stress enough how sad I am for the victims and families of the latest terrorist attacks in Bali. Three misguided cowards killed themselves and twenty two innocent people in a vain attempt to push their twisted religious and political beliefs. The bombers failed to achieve their intended goals, and they're hopefully spending eternity in a very bad place now.
One of my favorite cities to visit in Australia is Newcastle. It's located above Sydney and is home to some nice beaches and even nicer people. It reminds me of a classic California coastal town about 20 years ago. Big, but small. Newcastle lost three of its own from the Bali attacks. Thirteen others from the town were wounded and are still in hospitals. Overall the city of Newcastle was hit hard. My thoughts and prayers go out to the wonderful people of that city.
It's so sad that the cowardly acts of a few can hurt so many, but knowing the backbone of the Australians, I'm reassured that something good will come of this because they are truly good people with big hearts.
posted by El Capitan at 9:17 AM