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HAL:  Chinook Crash, London Riots, & Indiana Stage Collapse



38 Death in Chinook Crash
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A US Marine tries to take cover, perched on a container, trying to shelter from the dust as a Chinook helicopter arrives to pick up supplies at Forward Operating Base Edi in the Helmand Province of southern Afghanistan, in this June 9, 2011 file photo. Afghan President Hamid Karzai says 31 U.S. special forces and seven Afghan soldiers were killed when a helicopter, similar to the one shown crashed in eastern Wardak province Saturday Aug. 6, 2011. (AP Photo /Anja Niedringhaus, File) Sat, Aug 6, 2011 In this photo taken in 2008, US Army soldiers and Afghan National Army soldiers take positions after racing off a UH-47 Chinook helicopter in Khost province. A total of 31 members of the US special forces have died in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan along with seven Afghans, a statement from Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s office said. Sat, Aug 6, 2011. AFP via Yahoo! News – Aug 06 03:10am
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U.S. President Barack Obama salutes during a ceremony for the “dignified transfer” of U.S. and Afghan personnel who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, August 9, 2011. REUTERS/Pete Souza/The White House/Handout – Reuters via Yahoo! News – Aug 10 07:26am President Obama departs Dover Air Force Base in Delaware aboard Marine One after welcoming home the bodies of Americans, killed in Afghanistan last week when a CH-47 helicopter was shot down killing 38, August 9, 2011. Obama also met with grieving families of the fallen. REUTERS/Larry Downing – Reuters via Yahoo! News – Aug 10 06:29am
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London Riots 2011
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Fire rages through a building in Tottenham, north London early Sunday Aug. 7, 2011, as trouble flared after members of the community took to the streets to protest over the alleged police shooting which killed a local man last Thursday. The riots started with a street protest Saturday and ended Sunday morning with buildings and vehicles set afire, including police cars, a double-decker London bus, and shops looted as police clashed with protesters. (AP Photo / Lewis Whyld, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT – NO SALES – NO ARCHIVES AP via Yahoo! News – Aug 07 08:20am
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Smoke from a fire rises above houses and police officers in Tottenham, north London August 7, 2011. Crowds attacked riot police and set two squad cars alight in north London on Saturday following a protest at the fatal shooting of a man by armed officers earlier in the week. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN – Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)  Reuters via Yahoo! News – Aug 06 05:41pm
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A burnt police car is seen on a street in Tottenham, north London August 7, 2011. Crowds attacked riot police and set two squad cars alight in north London on Saturday following a protest at the fatal shooting of a man by armed officers earlier in the week. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth (BRITAIN – Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)  Reuters via Yahoo! News – Aug 06 06:46pm
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British police officers charge rioters, during riots in Hackney, east London, Monday Aug. 8, 2011. Youths set fire to shops and vehicles in a host of areas of London _ which will host next summer’s Olympic Games _ and clashed with police in the nation’s central city of Birmingham, as authorities struggled to halt groups of rampaging young people. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) Mon, Aug 8, 2011
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Smoke from a burning Sony distribution center reportedly set alight by rioters, rises above London’s major M25 motorway near Enfield, north London, Tuesday Aug. 9 2011. A wave of violence and looting has raged across London since Saturday, as authorities struggled to contain the country’s worst unrest since race riots set the capital ablaze in the 1980s. Some 525 arrests have been made in London alone and dozens were arrested in other cities. Police announced Tuesday that plastic bullets would be “one of the tactics” available to officers to quell the riots. (AP Photo/Max Nash)Tue, Aug 9, 2011
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Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to the media in Downing Street, in central London August 9, 2011. Cameron will today hold crisis talks after three nights of riots, looting and arson by masked, hooded youths that wrecked shopping centres in many parts of London and spread to other cities. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (BRITAIN – Tags: SOCIETY CRIME LAW POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) Tue, Aug 9, 2011
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England soccer captain John Terry stretches during a team training session at London Colney, north of London August 9, 2011. The international friendly between England and the Netherlands scheduled for Wednesday has been called off following riots which have swept London and other British cities. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN) Tue, Aug 9, 2011
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Youths walk past a car burning after it was set on fire by rioters in Hackney, east London, Monday Aug. 8, 2011. A chaotic wave of violence and looting raged across London and spread to three other major British cities on Tuesday, as authorities struggled to contain the country’s worst unrest since race riots set the capital ablaze in the 1980s. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) Tue, Aug 9, 2011
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Fire destroys a Sony warehouse in Enfield in north London August 9, 2011. Sony Corp said on Tuesday that the warehouse in north London has caught fire, damaging compact disks, DVDs and other content products. A Sony spokeswoman said no injuries were reported from the fire in Enfield, also the site of scattered incidents on Sunday evening as riots spread from the deprived London neighbourhood of Tottenham over the fatal shooting of a man by armed police. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN – Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS BUSINESS SCI TECH) Mon, Aug 8, 2011
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Youths spill out of a ransacked Poundland store in Peckham clutching crisps and fizzy drinks among other things – but many rioters were middle class. dailymail.co.uk/INFphoto.com
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Poverty, social exclusion, poor education – these are just some of the theories put forward to explain the recent rioting. Yet shockingly, among those in the dock accused of looting are a millionaire’s grammar school daughter, a ballet student and an organic chef.
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Chelsea Ives at a football promotion event last year with left, former England and Arsenal footballer Martin Keown, and far right, former minister for sport Richard Caborn. A talented athlete, she is an Olympic ambassador, one of the volunteers who will welcome visitors during the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Ambassadors are to be ‘the face of London’ and will greet and advise visitors at airports, rail stations and tourist hotspots. dailymail.co.uk
Yesterday she appeared at Westminster magistrates’ court, which heard that she boasted of having ‘the best day ever’ after allegedly rampaging through Enfield. Prosecutor Becky Owen said that Ives had been involved in an attack on a Vodafone store.
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Millionaire’s daughter Laura Johnson, 19, was charged with stealing £5,000-worth of electronic goods, including a Toshiba TV, Goodmans TV, microwave and mobile phones. The goods were allegedly found in a car being driven by Miss Johnson after a branch of Comet in Charlton, south-east London, was raided. The prosecution claim that she and her two friends had ‘driven around stealing from shops with windows kicked in during the rioting . . . and were active participants in looting’  before being apprehended by the police. She achieved A*s in French, English literature, classical civilisation and geography A-levels, and is now studying English and Italian at Exeter University. Her father is a businessman with directorships in several companies. He was a director in a company that took over the Daily Sport and Sunday Sport newspapers in 2007.
Laura Johnson, left, and friend in a photo posted on Facebook last year. dailymail.co.uk
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Laura Johnson’s home with her family in Orpington.  The family live in a £1million detached converted farmhouse, with extensive grounds and a tennis court, in leafy Orpington, Kent. dailymail.co.uk/JimBennett
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Rioters raid a clothes shop in Hackney and a home cinema shop in Birmingham.
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A gang of youths attempt to smash a shop window during this week’s unrest. dailymail.co.uk Rioters in Peckham, South East London, help themselves from a smashed in shop. dailymail.co.uk/INFphoto.com
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Indiana Stage Collapse
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In this Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 frame grab from video provided by Jessica Silas, a stage is seen moments before it collapses at the Indiana State Fair, killing five and injuring dozens of fans waiting for the country band Sugarland to perform, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Jessica Silas) AP via Yahoo! News – Aug 14 11:09am
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In this Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 frame grab from video provided by Jessica Silas, a stage collapses at the Indiana State Fair, killing five and injuring dozens of fans waiting for the country band Sugarland to perform, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Jessica Silas) AP via Yahoo! News – Aug 14 11:08am
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Toll in Indiana fair stage collapse rises to six
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Reuters via Yahoo! News – Aug 20 04:40am
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INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) – The death toll from the collapse of an outdoor concert stage in heavy wind just before a show at the Indiana State Fair last week rose to six on Friday with the death of a Ball State University senior.
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Jennifer Haskell of Muncie, who had attended the fair with a friend who was also killed, died on Friday, the same day her friend Alina BigJohny, 23, was buried in Fort Wayne.
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Waktu aku tulis surat sebelum ini yang berjudul “Heli Memuat Dian Jatuh Di Bitung”, aku sudah sempat berpikir bahwa seperti ada isyarat terkait tanggal kejadian yaitu tanggal 3 Agustus 2011. Seperti yang aku pernah sebut beberapa kali soal kalau orang-orang terkait dengan 3 diangkat dari dunia ini dapat terjadi perang dunia 3 karena memperbutkan senjata-senjata pemusnah masal dan berakhir pada kiamat akibat kedahsyatan senjata-senjata itu.

Tapi karena aku lebih fokus ke dua nama dari 10 orang yang tewas pada kecelakaan helikopter itu yaitu Dian Rimba dan Roi Nawawi sehingga aku pikir isyarat itu lebih kepada pilihan soal ajalku. Yaitu apakah akan memilih ketemu ajal seperti Lady Diana yaitu tewas bersama pasangan, atau seperti Roi Nawawi yang sedang menrencanakan menikah pada bulan September dan yang tewas cuma dia sendiri.

Ternyata dua hari kemudian pada 5 Agustus 2011 muncul berita mengenai kecelakaan helikopter lain, helikopter Chinook di Afghanistan ditembak jatuh dan menewaskan 38 orang, sebagian besar merupakan pasukan komando SEAL dari Angkatan Laut Amerika Serikat. Jumlah yang tewas memuat angka 3 itu seperti mengingatkan aku bahwa kesediaanku ketemu ajal itu tetap terkait dengan kemungkinan soal kalau 3 diangkat dari dunia ini.

Disebutkan pula bahwa korban tewas 38 orang itu merupakan peristiwa dengan korban terbesar dalam satu kejadian, pada pihak pasukan AS selama perang di Afghanistan sejak tahun 2001. “It was the deadliest single incident for American forces in the decade-long war.” Sebelum ini jumlah korban terbesar dalam satu kejadian di Afghanistan adalah pada 28 Juni 2005 ketika sebuah helikopter jatuh dan menewaskan 16 pasukan AS.

Kemudian pada 6 Agustus 2011 terjadi kerusuhan di London setelah polisi melakukan pembakan sampai tewas seorang anggota gangster yang semula disangka bersenjata. Terjadi demo yang berlanjut pada kerusuhan, penjarahan ke toko-toko dan juga pembakaran beberapa mobil termasuk mobil polisi, juga pembakaran beberapa toko, gedung, dan sebuah gudang elektronik Sony. Kerusuhan dan penjarahan berlangsung selama empat malam, selain di London juga di Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester. Merupakan kerusuhan terparah pada 26 tahun belakangan ini, setelah kerusuhan pada tahun 1985.

Di antara para penjarah  bukan cuma orang miskin, pengangguran dan pemuda berandalan, tapi ada juga beberapa orang pegawai kantoran. Juga ada seorang pemudi yang secara akademis dan kegiatan non-akademis cukup menonjol sehingga dipersiapkan menjadi duta Ollimpiade 2012, tapi ketika terjadi kerusuhan malah ikut juga menjarah toko. Ada pula seorang remaja perempuan anak jutawan dimana rumah sang orang tua bernilai 1 juta poundsterling dilengkapi lapangan tenis, namun sang anak tertangkap sedang mengendarai mobil yang memuat barang hasil jarahan pada kerusuhan itu, antara lain TV, microwave oven, HP.

Kerusuhan di London itu terjadi setelah aku menulis soal Rio Ferdinand bersama Nemanja Vidic naik ke menara di Seattle pada suratku tertanggal 28 Juli 2011. Hampir bersamaan dengan awal kerusuhan itu pula, pada 7 Agustus 2011 Manchester United menang atas Manchester City dengan skor 3-2 pada pertandingan pembuka Liga Inggris 2011-2012 yang biasa disebut dengan Community Shield. Setelah pertandingan usai, tim MU dengan pimpinan kapten tim Nemanja Vidic naik tribun untuk menerima piala.

Sehingga urutan kejadian ini seperti isyarat dari langit bahwa ini serius soal aku harus naik ke langit ketemu ajal untuk kebaikan umat manusia, dan bukan mengenai naik jadi pemimpin.

Pada tanggal 14 Agustus 2011 semula aku berencana mau datang ke kantor baru kamu. Sebab namaku Firman yang dalam bahasa Jerman atau Belanda “fir” berarti empat. Sehingga tanggal itu tepat untuk meyimbolkan kesediaanku untuk ditanggalkan dari dunia fana ini sendirian saja tanpa kamu harus ikut. Rencanaku mau datang sore-sore ke kantor kamu.

Tapi ternyata pagi hari waktu aku buka Internet, ada berita mengenai kecelakaan panggung ambruk akibat angin keras menjelang pertunjukan musik pada Indiana Fair di Indianapolis, AS. Korban jiwa belum pasti, ada berita yang menyebut tiga orang, ada yang menyebut empat orang. Sehingga akupun membatalkan rencana pergi ke kantor kamu, apalagi mengingat nama Indianapolis itu seperti terkait nama Lady Diana yang wafat bersama pasangan beliau Doddy Al Fayed. Sehari kemudian baru didapat kepastian jumlah korban adalah lima orang.

Mungkin lebih baik aku datang yang mengisyaratkan tanggal dua kosong, berarti menanggalkan kemungkinan dua orang yang menjadi kosong, dengan kata lain cukup aku satu orang yang menjadi kosong ketemu ajal untuk kebaikan umat manusia.

Surat ini aku tulis pada 15 Agustus 2011, dan kemudian pada 20 Agustus 2011 muncul berita bahwa korban bertambah menjadi enam orang yaitu Jennifer Haskell dari Muncie.


Jakarta, 21 Agustus 2011.
wassalam,


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