August 01, 2003

ALMOST AN APOLOGY

So one of the Bali accused feels a little bit sorry for the injuries he inflicted upon Sari Club waitress Ni Wayan Suriani (the linked photograph of whom is heartbreaking, although it isnít at all graphic, and the composition was constrained by courtroom limitations; look at her expression). I predict heíll feel greater sorrow shortly ... around the time of his sentencing.

Posted by Tim Blair at August 1, 2003 02:20 AM
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I'm curious about this part:

She also told how her brother, a security guard, helped her to a stranger's motorcycle - the three of them racing to a nearby medical clinic, which refused to treat her.

Other news sources I've looked up on this leave that part out entirely. Does anyone know why she wasn't treated at the clinic?

Posted by: ilyka at August 1, 2003 at 02:27 AM

You think we could start up another fundraising effort to raise a little cash for Ni Wayan Suriani? Beer might not be the appropriate thing to pitch in for, but it's heartbreaking what those scum did to people like her.

Posted by: Michael Jennings at August 1, 2003 at 04:47 AM

I'd like to test this guy's faith. Australia should give him a pig-blood transfusion, then bury him alive in pig hides, providing just enough air to keep him alive. Then, if he truly has faith, he will be able to resist the temptation of eating the "filthy" swine flesh that entombs him.

Was this the same bomber who when told that he only killed a couple of Americans, his preferred target, but many Australians, he responded with a shrug, "Whatever, they are still white people."

Al-Salaam Alaikum indeed.

Posted by: El Cid at August 1, 2003 at 07:13 AM


In more important news, did we ever get some incriminating photos from Jake Ryan's Grand Day Out?

Posted by: Andrew at August 1, 2003 at 08:11 AM

But were they "still white people" Of the 202 dead, 88 were Australians. Assuming all the Australians were white, that's about 40 or 45% white there (Sorry, American math, it's probably wrong). How many other foriegn nationals were killed? One or two Americans, a few Britons and I think a German, I can't recall. I never saw a breakdown by nationalities in the news. It wouldn't suprise me if more non whites where murdered in the Bali attack. Does anyone know?

Posted by: Charles at August 1, 2003 at 08:13 AM

---"Does anyone know why she wasn't treated at the clinic?"---

I don't know. Many badly burned people had to find medical treatment on their own. Jake Ryan had trouble getting treatment as well.

Posted by: Charles at August 1, 2003 at 08:17 AM

Charles, I not sure whether the majority of victims were non-white or white. It doesn't make any difference to me. I wasn't being a racist, I was pointing one out.

Posted by: El Cid at August 1, 2003 at 08:46 AM

Jake's Grand Day Out hasn't happened yet, Andrew. The planning continues! It's gonna be gigantic.

(Actually, the trouble is that Jake and his teammates are in the serious part of the football season. He's keeping in touch, though, and will alert us when the mayhem commences.)

Posted by: tim at August 1, 2003 at 12:02 PM

If they had brought her to a hospital in Sydney, she'd still be in the ambulance waiting for admission.

Posted by: Rob at August 1, 2003 at 12:27 PM


(Actually, the trouble is that Jake and his teammates are in the serious part of the football season. He's keeping in touch, though, and will alert us when the mayhem commences.)

WTF?! I thought you Australians were serious about partying.

(Wait... the Mrs. reminds me, gingerly, about our grand night out at the Bourbon and beefsteak. That memory STILL hurts)

Posted by: Andrew at August 1, 2003 at 04:44 PM