|Two bombs ripped apart the Ritz and the Marriott in Central jakarta. The Marriott is one of my favorite haunts and i can say from experience that the security there is extremely high. I cannot imagine how a bomber could get close to the lobby. I thus imagine that the damage at the Ritz was heavier than at the Marriott. They had closed the drop off point in front of the lobby in front of the Marriott so i don't see how they did it unless the bomb was detonated from a distance.
In any case, we assume it is a suicide bombing but i have not heard anything yet. Helis are all over the place; from my office window there are constant sirens. IN front of Mal Ambassador there were hearses, ambulances, troop trucks in a constant procession.
We can only surmise that some more psychos have 'gone to heaven'. The Usual Suspects are suspected.
Will upadate when I hear more.