CLOTS COCOONED IN CANBERRA
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.
So far this year, approximately $1.3 billion in Federal funding, including another half billion dollars announced in Tuesday's budget, has been earmarked to counter the increasing threat of radical Islam. But Muslim leaders want that money spent on “de-radicalising” their youth rather than on national security measures.
Hmmm, why wouldn’t they? That’s a tidy little sum to get your sweaty mitts on if you can show that your loyal son of Islam needs to decapitate someone... and that shouldn’t be too hard.
ASIO Chief, Duncan Lewis, agrees... Parental information is "a very important source" of intel for authorities, as early signs of radicalisation can be evident in the privacy of the home.
"They are getting younger," Mr Lewis said. "September last year we still had people in their 20s being arrested… by Christmas it was late teens. Now we are talking about mid teens. So there is a trend toward younger youth.
"The other thing is the speed. Radicalisation appears to be very rapid, almost inexplicably so. We're talking about weeks or a couple of months from being normal to being radicalised.”
It seems the ASIO hierarchy today is equally as thick as pig shit as it was back in the 60s.
Duncan Lewis has recently replaced Kevin Rudd’s mate, David Irvine, who spent most of his time as ASIO chief blurting out his intentions to media and to anyone who would listen.
In the 60s, ASIO was treated as a Canberran joke, with dozens of drunken would-be sleuths, with far too much to say, carousing Red Hill looking for Embassy cocktail parties to crash... I know, I was with them.
Our leading domestic intelligence Agency does not appear to have improved its intelligence gathering techniques under Duncan Lewis.
ASIO will never “get it” while cocooned in its brand new $700 million edifice on prime Parkes real estate in Canberra. Still unfinished (it was reported China had hacked the blueprints to the building so the interior had to be pulled out and reinstalled) and with 1800 would-be super spooks with X boxes waiting to move in, it looks like another Rudd stuff-up waiting to happen, if it hasn’t already happened, with alarms going off at all hours of the night, drunks found asleep inside and windows falling out for no apparent reason.
(Pictured, Rudd inspects his handiwork with Dreyfus at the opening back in July of 2013.)
Had the building been sited west of Sydney, maybe around Lakemba somewhere, ASIO might have soon realised the extent of its task and how to handle it. Relying on the parents of prospective ISIS recruits to inform on their kids is plain bloody stupid!
Has this clueless Lewis not noticed that the parent of every kid charged with a terrorism offence walks from court, waving his arms wildly and claiming a set-up and police brutality?
Perhaps a multi-million dollar TV campaign. Yeah, “DOB IN YOUR MUSLIM KID”... that’s bound to work! “We promise we’ll let you visit him every Friday for prayers at Goulburn Supermax.” I mean, WTF!
Lewis went on to say yesterday, "They (ISIS recruiters) are looking for young, impressionable kids and grooming them. This is where families become so important in this. We don't want to get to them at the stage where they're posing a danger. We want families and communities to be intervening earlier."
Yeah, yeah, just tell us where you live and we’ll go pick him up, after a few Enid Blyton books he’s bound to come good.
Until this Government decides to bite the bullet rather than merely suck on it, until it stops throwing billions at trying to “de-radicalise” radical Islam rather than extinguishing it at its roots, then Aussies who don’t live in secluded leafy suburbs like Parkes will remain at risk.
Julie Bishop’s message late last year was this: “We must de-radicalise Muslim youths who are returning from Syria”. Now the Government has finally twigged to what I have been screaming at protest rallies... “Muslim youths are being radicalised right here! So it needs to be stopped right here! Stopped at the book shops, the mosques and so-called ‘youth centres’ where Islamic preachers openly spread their cancerous message.”
As long as mosques continue to proliferate, dumb Muslim youths will continue to be convinced that 72 virgins are awaiting them.