Fifteen years on…

@sishy7 (27380)
Australia
October 12, 2017 11:24am CST
# 89 I almost forgot all about it until I heard the news this morning. Fifteen years later, survivors, family, and friends are remembering a tragedy known as the Bali Bombings. 200 innocent lives were lost including 88 Australians. The tragedy happened a day, a month, and a year after the worst terrorist attack of 9/11. 9/11 was on the 11th day of the 9th month in year 2001. And the Bali Bombings was on the 12th day of the 10th month in year 2002. It may not be remembered as worldwide as 9/11, but in Australia, just like in Bali where the Ground Zero was, the tragedy is remembered every year. Over a third of the victims were Australians so the attack has affected so many people in Australia. And fifteen years on, many made their way back to Kuta’s Ground Zero and gathered for a ceremony commemorating the atrocity.
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@Mike197602 (13525)
• Worcester, England
12 Oct
I remember it very well. You're right it isn't as internationally remembered as much as 9/11...same as the 7/7 london bombings don't get remembered much outside the UK. I think 9/11 sticks in the memory because of the tv footage and also because of the scale of the attack. I genuinely don't understand the mentality of the terrorists as they are achieving absolutely nothing.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
12 Oct
The only thing they achieve is killing innocent people and destroying lives...
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@Mike197602 (13525)
• Worcester, England
12 Oct
@sishy7 true, and whatever cause they have (I've no clue wtf they are thikning) they're harming it not helping it.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
12 Oct
@Mike197602 They are hurting the integrity of Islam.
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@Corbin5 (82018)
• United States
12 Oct
Thank you for alerting us to this terrorist attack. This attack should always be commemorated.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
12 Oct
You're welcome. Dozens gather in designated memorial places throughout Australia each year to remember the attack. There are many survivors and families or friends of the victims in Australia even though the attack took place in another country fifteen years ago...
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@AmbiePam (46233)
• United States
12 Oct
I vaguely remember it, but it's still so impartial for those left behind.
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@marguicha (81881)
• Chile
14 Oct
-I don´t think I remember. I remember the exact date of the attacts to the Twin Towers because in my country that is the terrible date of the coup that meant having a dictator for many years.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
14 Oct
9/11 is my sister's birthday... It's kinda sad how the past 16 years her day would coincide with the anniversary of a horrible attack.
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• India
15 Oct
@sishy7 two of my friends have their beats on 9/11. It always seems kind of odd to wish ...many happy returns on this day
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
15 Oct
@responsiveme At least theirs are easier to remember now...
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• United States
6 Nov
So many attacks =( Even today there was one in Texas. Attacks are back to back so sad!
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
6 Nov
Yes, I heard about the one in Texas today... I read the pastor's daughter was one of the victim... She was only 14...
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• United States
6 Nov
@sishy7 I know it's horrible =(
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
16 Oct
I do remember that. Though like you said it may not be remembered like 9/11, still it was tragic. What have people really learned from history - in this day and age, this stuff still goes on - all is does is hurt lives - and for what?!
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
16 Oct
Yes, so sad... Like the LV shooter, what on earth was his purpose? Will it just come down to him being mentally sick?
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@much2say (35427)
• United States
16 Oct
@sishy7 I just don't know . . . but it's happening all too often. It scares me that although we do need to hear about these things, I just have to wonder what sick people will "get ideas" and do similar acts in the future .
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@Srbageldog (5640)
• United States
13 Oct
I vaguely remember this. But to be honest so many terrorist attacks have happened since 9/11 that they have all started to become a blur.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
13 Oct
You are right... Perhaps this one stands out for many Australians because it hit very close to home...
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• United States
13 Oct
@sishy7 Yes, I imagine it would stand out to those it hit closest to home to.
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@Shellyann36 (8598)
• United States
12 Oct
It is so sad that our world has to deal with terror organizations and terror plots. Prayers for the victims and their families.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
13 Oct
So many lives of the survivors and families or friends of the victims are never the same again since the attack...
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• United States
13 Oct
@sishy7 No they are not and it is so sad for them all.
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@DianneN (59889)
• United States
14 Nov
It's been on my mind since my son and his bride were there as part of their honeymoon. They are returning later in the week, too.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
14 Nov
There has been no attacks since although one has to keep vigilant of possible dangers and difficulties when visiting other countries.
@kepweng (6407)
15 Oct
are you in indonesia when its happen??
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
16 Oct
Yes, I was. But I wasn't in Bali, I was in Jakarta at the time...
@responsiveme (14458)
• India
15 Oct
Your post does bring it back.Horrific .
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
15 Oct
Yes, it was... So many casualties as the Ground Zero was a really popular bar in the center of tourist area...
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@jobelbojel (5149)
• Philippines
14 Oct
The time flies soooo fast.
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
14 Oct
Yes, it does... Do you remember the Bali bombings in 2002?
@YrNemo (8744)
13 Oct
15 yrs already. Time does fly. I had always thought/dreamed of going to Bali at least once in my life. That event stops me completely!
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@sishy7 (27380)
• Australia
13 Oct
It's a popular and very affordable tourist destination especially for Australians since it is not too far away for us...