15 years and 15 kilograms on…from the Bali Bombings 2002
Fifteen years ago today terrorists detonated bombs in and near a nightclub in Kuta, Bali. I was 15 kilograms heavier then. The Bali Bombings 2002 terrorists and their support network and their evil ideology killed 202 people, 88 of whom were Australian. More people were injured and many have been left with permanent scars and disabilities. When I see former patients from the Royal Darwin Hospital on TV I can still remember of them and the condition they were in when they arrived.
The good news is the terrorists were executed (I do not write this lightly). The relationship between Australia and Indonesia is stronger (this is a good thing). We have the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre which is a shining example of how to set up a centre of excellence for trauma and critical care (this is an excellent thing). Sadly the evil terrorist support network still exists and the evil ideology behind persists (this sucks).
I hope the NT News doesn’t mind that I’ve posted a photograph from today’s issue in this blog post.
I’ve shared a few e-mails today with my good friend, Prof. Len Notaras, AM about what happened back then. Back then I was 100 kg and now I’m 85 kg, so 15 years and 15 kilograms…
I hope a similar disaster never occurs again. I wish the world was a safer and more peaceful place. Sadly in the history of sapiens, we’ve spent more time in conflict than in peace. I truly hope we evolve more rapidly into peace-keeping people so this sort of barbarism can be a thing for us to read in history books.
If you want to read my memory of what happened please check out this link The Royal Darwin Hospital and the Bali Bombings 2002. It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since the Bali Bombings 2002.