I’m sorry but I can’t take this current Australian terror threat seriously. 800 cops to detain 15 people and arrest one of them? A week after Abbott decides to send in Australian forces to the cluster fuck of Iraq, suddenly there is a ‘terror’ threat is there?
Was there a ‘terror plan’ to kill a stranger? Maybe. Maybe not. One person murdered is hardly a justifiable position to mass surveil the entire Australian population. How many rapes, murders, road deaths, serious domestic violence cases occur weekly that wouldn’t see this kind of concerted focus by security departments?
This isn’t about safety from Terrorism, it’s about creating fear of terrorism. The over kill to this supposed ‘threat’ is deliberate. It’s to induce fear and silence criticism of re-entering Iraq to deal with the mayhem that was generated when Australia and America first illegally invaded Iraq under the false pretence of weapons of mass destruction that never existed.
The ease of manipulation is astonishing and watching our own Prime Minister like cretin attempt to hold this false flag ‘terrorism’ as a justification as to why the GCSB should mass spy on every NZers is intellectually shallow and deceitful.
We should not allow fear to decide our security, we should allow rational deliberation of the the risks to determine it. A dozen people planning to kill a stranger and record it is a crime designed by thugs, not a threat to our society. We should refuse to allow the State to manufacture that risk into a justification for mass surveillance.