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  • More terrorism in Sydney - here we go again...

    I always feed a bit concerned when many of the staff at Kingsford Smith Airport (Sydney)address one another as 'brother' and are obviously muslims......

    Sydney: Four men plotted to blow up plane, PM says.

    Four arrested in terror raids across Sydney.

    Australian authorities have foiled a terrorist conspiracy to bring down an aeroplane using an improvised explosive device.
    Four men are in custody after NSW and Australian federal police officers raided properties in the Sydney suburbs of Surry Hills, Lakemba, Wiley Park and Punchbowl on Saturday afternoon.
    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the operation disrupted “a terrorist plot to bring down an aeroplane”.
    “Be assured that our number on priority is to keep you safe,” he told reporters in Sydney on Sunday.
    “That is our focus, that is our determination.” Australian Federal Police Commissioner Andrew Colvin said security agencies became aware “in recent days” of a plan to commit a terrorist act using an improvised device.

    “At this stage, we don’t have a great deal of information on the specific attack, the location, date or time,” he said.
    “However, we are investigating information indicating that the aviation industry was potentially a target of that attack.” The plot, Mr Colvin said, was believed to be Islamic State-inspired. The four men have not yet been charged and have already been in custody for 12 hours. Authorities will need to apply to a magistrate to hold them for longer as the investigation continues.
    Mr Colvin said additional searches could take “many more days” and while he confirmed officers found items of interest during the initial raids, he declined to go into detail.

    Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the Australian Federal Police’s Andrew Colvin face the media today.
    Asked about the capability of the group to carry out the plot, he replied: “We’ve taken this threat very seriously”.
    Mr Colvin added: “That in itself you should infer that we think this was credible and there was an intention, and there was quite possibly a capability as well.” The alarming plot triggered an “intensifying” of security measures at Sydney Airport on Thursday which has since been extended to all domestic and international departure points.
    The prime minister warned passengers should arrive at least two hours before their flight and minimise carry-on and checked baggage.

    “Some of the measures will be obvious to the public, some will not be,” Mr Turnbull said.
    When asked if the men had any connection to the airports, such as employment, Mr Colvin said the integrity of airport security was not compromised. Mr Colvin said while terrorists were becoming “very ingenious” about ways to bypass security, he was confident existing measures at airports would have stopped the men from carrying out their plan.
    Justice Minister Michael Keenan said it was the 13th alleged conspiracy thwarted since the terror threat level was raised to “probable” in 2014. Since that time, a total of 70 people have faced charges as a result of 31 operations.
    “The primary threat to Australia still remains lone actors,” Mr Keenan said. “But the events overnight remind us that there is still the ability for people to have sophisticated plots and sophisticated attacks remain a real threat.”

    Raids across Sydney
    Heavily armed police raided properties in four Sydney suburbs in an operation Mr Turnbull said was designed to stop “terrorist attacks in Australia”.
    Australian Federal Police, NSW Police and the domestic spy agency ASIO jointly carried out the major counter terrorism operation on Saturday afternoon in the Sydney suburbs of Surry Hills, Lakemba, Wiley Park and Punchbowl.
    “Four men have been taken into custody and are assisting police with their inquiries,” the AFP and NSW Police said in a joint statement following the raids.
    The raids were in relation to a terrorist cell “and a bomb plot involving aircraft”.
    The Seven Network reported 40 riots squad officers stormed the Surry Hills terrace before the explosives team found a suspicious device. TV footage shows a man with a bandage on his head and draped in a blanket being led away by authorities.

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been briefed on the progress of the operation by security agency heads.
    “These operations are designed to disrupt and prevent plans to undertake terrorist attacks in Australia,” the prime minister said in a statement. “My number one priority, and that of my government, is the safety and security of all Australians, and the public should be reassured that our security and intelligence agencies are working tirelessly to keep us safe.” The family who lived in the raided house on Cleveland Street in Surry Hills has been described as “perfectly nice and normal people” (BB -yes they all are!!)by a neighbour whose property backs onto theirs.
    “We knew them to say hello to and they seemed nice,” the woman in her early 30s, who didn’t want to be identified, told AAP.
    An elderly couple lived in the home, the neighbour said, and they had adult children.
    The neighbour came home while the raid was underway and said there were “heaps” of police at the scene.
    Cleveland Street remains closed in both directions in Surry Hills between Elizabeth and Crown streets.
    “Motorists are advised to avoid the area or allow plenty of extra travel time,” a Transport Management Centre spokesman said in a statement.
    There is no Spring without Winter, without Mistakes there is no Learning. There is no Life without Death, without Doubts there is no Faith. There is no Peace without War, without Fear there is no Courage. For without Mistakes, Doubts and Fears there are no pathways to Wisdom.
    Ron Owen.

  • #2
    Re: More terrorism in Sydney - here we go again...

    So... The authorities will continue the Kabuki Theater of " addressing this potential targeting of the aviation industry"... And continue to bring in,and hire in critical security/access control/law enforcement positions because.... feelings.
    Gregory Peter DuPont

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    • #3
      Re: More terrorism in Sydney - here we go again...

      You guys obviously have too much freedom and privacy. If your government could monitor all communications, even encrypted ones, and spy on everything everybody does on the internet, and use cameras with facial recognition to track the movements of everyone at all times, then they could prevent this sort of thing.

      That is what most government officials and politicians say here in the US anyway.

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      • #4
        Re: More terrorism in Sydney - here we go again...

        Thanks gripper and Nolan for those comments.

        I worry about all the ancilliary staff used in any airport getting 'under the radar' and bringing in a IED etc - many just filling-in on short-term/casual contracts from employment companies - while the passengers are given the full treatment.

        Our PM now admits the tip-off over this 'alleged terrorism threat to an aircraft' was from overseas...[probably USA?]

        It now looks possible that it was a 'noxious gas attack' rather than an 'explosive device'.
        There is no Spring without Winter, without Mistakes there is no Learning. There is no Life without Death, without Doubts there is no Faith. There is no Peace without War, without Fear there is no Courage. For without Mistakes, Doubts and Fears there are no pathways to Wisdom.
        Ron Owen.

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        • #5
          Re: More terrorism in Sydney - here we go again...

          Bah,
          Clean out the parliament and then clean out Oz.

          karl
          Karl

          http://grrrscave.blogspot.com/

          Keep those e-mails and calls to your Congress people coming.

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          • #6
            Re: More terrorism in Sydney - here we go again...

            The cops now have kept only the 3 younger males for questioning & let the father go w/o charge.

            Gossip has it that one of the cabin staff "brothers" was going to let the gas/explosive through as hand-carry baggage concealed in a meat-mincer!

            Bizarre.................
            There is no Spring without Winter, without Mistakes there is no Learning. There is no Life without Death, without Doubts there is no Faith. There is no Peace without War, without Fear there is no Courage. For without Mistakes, Doubts and Fears there are no pathways to Wisdom.
            Ron Owen.

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            • #7
              Re: More terrorism in Sydney - here we go again...

              Why not hire the "sons of Nippon" in 1942??

              PC idiots or well paid off.
              karl
              Karl

              http://grrrscave.blogspot.com/

              Keep those e-mails and calls to your Congress people coming.

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