A Blast In My Country (Again)

Associated Press
Associated Press

There was a terrible, embarrassing, and devastating twin explosions in Jakarta, Indonesia in Friday morning July 17,2009. The bomb attack location were in J.W. Marriott Hotel and The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Kuningan Jakarta. The first blast occurred in J.W Marriott Hotel at 07.50 about 2 minutes later the second one occurred in The Ritz Carlton Hotel. About nine people were reported dead (Including Mr. Timothy Mackay the President of Holcim Indonesia from New Zealand) and more than fifty people injured.

Police indicated that the bombers were posing as hotel's guest (JW Marriott's guest). They took the reservation for three days (check in July 15 to July 17) and they paid in cash. In the 3rd day they decided to execute the suicide attack. I think it's a suicide attack, because the Police found a dead body without head it indicated a suicide action.


CCTV Video in J.W. Marriott Hotel before the blast

Imagine this, the bombers are suspected made and built the bomb inside their hotel room (room 1808 JW Marriott's Hotel). The first bomber carried the bomb to the restaurant of JW Marriott Hotel and the second one carried the bomb to Ritz Carlton Hotel on foot and blow it near the Ritz Carlton restaurant. Why the restaurant ? It obvious, it's the most crowded place in the Hotel that morning. Many hotel guests were having their breakfast there and there were a breakfast meeting that held by a consultant company which invited 15 Top CEOs of mining companies (Including Mr. Timothy Mackay from Holcim). I still wondering, how the bombers could escape from the Hotel high level security ? Didn't they suspect something suspicious ?

Urrghh...This was absolutely stupid and embarrassing action that did by a bunch of radical and stupid people...ooh I don't know what to say ! I feel really awful. It's so embarrassing for my country.  


In fact, The Manchester United FC is planned to stay in Ritz Carlton Hotel for a friendly match game with my national football team. We have arranged this match for about one year. I think it more than that (not mention the deals with MU, the commercials, etc) and now the match is canceled. No matter how we have tried to negotiate with the MU club, they still refuse to play the friendly match. Yeah..what can I say, blame the stupid terrorist.

It's not about religion or faith, many young people across religion in my country are mad about this bombing. We love MU and football very much, more of it we love the sportivity, the fun, and our country. So please, stop the radical attack anymore, it's useless and stupid.

My deep sympathy, pray, and condolences to all the victims. God Bless Indonesia.

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Bbudoyono 7 years ago

I am very sad because everybody blame Muslims. Many people look at us with suspicious eyes. Oh it was a serious blow to Muslim.


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febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia Author

Yes, it so sad. But it's not about religion right ? It's about radical people with blind mind and heart that really love to spread the terror. As a Christian, I have many Moslem friends,and neighbors and they're not like that. It's about people who have been brain-washed by a bunch of radical people to do some awful attack, and unfortunately many of the victims are the same Moslem.

It's really sad. We have to stand up together as a great nation against the terror.


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Bbudoyono 7 years ago

Thanks Febrie. Your reply is very encouraging. We have to work together to overcome problems of poverty, illiterate, unequality and many social problems. Because they roots of all evil.


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forlan 7 years ago

i agree with bbudoyono someday the real actor will be caught


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febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia Author

Yes, both of you are right gentlemen. Let's work together for our big country !


MeeK 7 years ago

These were VERY shocking, ruthless crimes. I am sorry there is so much turmoil. It is sad to continue to see and hear about suicide bombings all over the world. But I am encouraged by these comments. I hope more people will begin to realize that these are still the acts of desperate individuals, and that we must continue to reach out by any means.


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tony0724 7 years ago from san diego calif

As an American of Christian faith I can only speak for myself when I say , I do not blame muslims for everything .

Crazy people come In all shapes sizes and religions , and any reasonable person Is not going to blame one group or faith . I just hope all of you over there stay safe and well .All of collectively and globally were shocked and saddened by these horrible crimes .


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febriedethan 7 years ago from Indonesia Author

Meek and Tony0724, thank you so much for your deep concern. It's beyond religion and faith, it's an organized and professional work of one terror group.

Thank's again for your comments.

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