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September 09, 2004

Time for a "Blue Ensign" Moment.

Why? Because the Aussie embassy in Jakarta was bombed.

And because Simon Sez:

I love that flag.

A little context is in order:

I've never been a fan of the Aussie flag, with its Union Jack. But I firmly believe in everything that flag stands for and why we need to defend those values from those that seek to destroy it. We can be thankful that (at least so far) it appears no Aussies have been seriously hurt or killed, but we must extend our deepest sympathies to those Indonesians that have. There will be a time for anger, but not yet.

I disagree, Simon. Now is the time for anger. Then, when the time comes to act, you can do so deliberately, judiciously, and coolly.

His whole post is here.

Hat tip to John.

On a related note: 'Raid on al Qaeda camp kills 55'

Arabs and Chechens were among those at the camp, officials said.

U.S. officials said the airstrikes wiped out a "terrorist training camp" and most of those killed are believed to have been Uzbek fighters. The officials said they do not believe any "big name" al Qaeda figures were present at the camp.

If accurate, good.

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