“OUR AMAZING SECURITY AGENCIES BEST IN WORLD”: TURNBULL
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Um…well no, actually they are bunch of overpaid bludgers who rely on tipoffs from other more professional agencies. This week a ton of cocaine was discovered on a yacht heading for Australia, but we didn’t know about that, and we would never have known, except for being tipped off by a French agency. This week it was also discovered that the “meat mincer” bombers had been doing dry runs at Sydney Airport. We didn’t know about that either (but as usual, we knew all about the culprits) and we had to be told by UK and US agencies how these Lebanese Muslims were planning in our own back yard to bring down an airliner.
Yet each time there is a security emergency we get the same bland faces on TV assuring us that they are “keeping us safe”, with the same Prime Minister offering us similarly vacuous assurances. Every country taking in Muslim immigrants has an exponentially worsening security problem.
Trump saw the problem and combined 16 security Agencies under the one umbrella. We have not yet identified that problem here. We only have six or seven security Agencies, but they treat each other as the enemy and that is very normal, because each is competing with the other for a budget allocation coming out of the one pool. So why would any of them share or ask for information?
Watching the Lindt Café debacle was agonising. Those incompetent police officers trying to extract stun grenades stuck in their pockets were exploding them around each other and in the foyer. It was embarrassing, and you hoped no overseas networks were taking the live feed.
Police had thought people might be killed if they had charged the cafe, so they waited for 17 hours without further orders until there WERE people killed... and still they made a mess of it.
So should the police have called in a SWAT team immediately it became clear what was happening? Of course they should have, but that would be admitting they weren’t capable of resolving the situation themselves.
And they weren’t, they were clearly not trained to, although their union claims they were.
This crazy competition between security Agencies kills innocent citizens, but who cares as long as the Agency gets its meaty share of a $35 billion budget. This is not rocket science, it’s just human nature.
When the former ASIO Chief and dangerous idiot, David Irvine, relinquished office to a carbon copied Duncan Lewis (above) Lewis immediately declared that there was no link between Muslims and terrorism.
And that right there is a serious problem endemic to career public servants and politicians. And they tell us our agencies are the best in the world? Pull the other one Malcolm!
Like teams within a football League, all want their code to succeed, but each wants to be the best team,
...and will kill to get there.