12 October 2005

Remembering the USS Cole and Bali


Five years ago today, the US Navy destroyer USS Cole was attacked by suicide terrorists who powered a small boat packed with explosives alongside the ship as it was refueling in the Yemini port of Aden. The explosion tore a 40 ft-wide hole near the waterline of the Cole, killing seventeen sailors and injuring 39 others.

Blackfive and Michelle Malkin have roundups.

The Cole incident was one of a series of terrorist attacks in the 1990s such as the World Trade Center bombing of 1993, Khobar Towers bombing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia of 1996, and the US Embassy bombing in Nairobi, Kenya of 1998.

Today also marks the third anniversary of the Bali terrorist bombings in which 202 civilians were murdered. VOA News reports:

As survivors and relatives of those killed in the 2002 Bali terrorist bombings marked the third anniversary with a somber ceremony, anger among the local population boiled over. A Balinese mob tried to break into a prison where some of the convicted bombers are being held, shouting for their death.

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