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Should Australians worry about dying in a terrorist attack?


Are Australians really under constant threat of being killed by terrorists? No, they are not (and never were) – although governments would like us to think so. Governments use fear and intimidation to push their agendas. Repeat a lie often enough and people will believe it. We all know that. Absolutely they do.

The ‘Combatting Terrorism’ 2016 election promise:

To protect Australians from the threat of terrorism, the Government has boosted funding for our law enforcement, intelligence and security agencies by $1.3 billion since August 2014.

This investment is improving our intelligence capability and strengthening our border security against terrorism, crime and other threats, originating both here and overseas.

To keep Australians safe, the Government has also established:

  • The National Disruption Group – bringing together Federal agencies and state and territory police to coordinate counter-terrorism disruption operations;
  • An AFP Online Targeting Team to identify perpetrators online and collect evidence;
  • Australian Border Force Counter-Terrorism Units at all eight Australian international airports and fast-tracked biometric screening; and
  • The Foreign Fighters Task Force which is using its unique coercive powers and wealth of criminal intelligence to uncover terrorist networks.

AUSTRAC is now using advanced data analytics to detect and act against terrorism financing risks.

The Government is increasing its investment in Countering Violent Extremism programs, to protect young people from the risk of online engagement with violent extremists.

We are also contributing to the global fight against terrorism, through Australia’s military operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

The Coalition has also strengthened laws to help our agencies to monitor, investigate, arrest and prosecute home-grown violent extremists and returning foreign fighters. This includes:

  • The ability to arrest terrorism suspects on lower thresholds (several recent arrests to prevent terrorist attacks would not have been possible without this);
  • The suspension of passports at short notice where ASIO is concerned an individual represents a security risk;
  • The ability to cancel welfare payments on security grounds;
  • The retention of metadata for two years, which agencies say is essential to most counter-terrorism investigations;
  • The designation of declared areas, making it an offence to travel to certain areas in the conflict zone without a legitimate purpose; and
  • Legislation to ensure terrorists who are dual nationals can be stripped of their Australian citizenship.

We have overseen the introduction of the new National Terrorism Threat Advisory System (NTTAS), which replaces the National Terrorism Threat System and the Public Alert System, to better inform the public about the likelihood and nature of an act of terrorism occurring in Australia.

In addition, the Turnbull Government is also working with the states and territories to introduce new preventative detention protocols. Source

By creating as much fear as possible while encouraging people to feel like victims, and convince citizens of the need for ever more secrecy. The vast majority can’t see the lies, unfortunately. There are people who think that certain public agencies would never engage in such devious tactics. They are mistaken. There is a rule: the most holy, sacred, revered, uncontestable organisations hide the biggest secrets. It’s a rule to keep in mind.

Of course, the erosion of rights over the course of the past three years by the two major parties have received little if any media coverage, and they are silent as an election 2016 issue, for that matter. 

Anyway, you should be more worried about dying from riding a bicycle or choking on food or falling out of your bed. And if governments and their military would stop creating terrorists in the first place, there would be even less chance of dying in a terrorist attack. You are much more likely to die crossing the street than in a terrorist attack on a commercial airliner, so then, why do we need the likes of ASIS and ASIO? We don’t. We never did. Begin by avoiding the sewer that is popular mainstream culture. Wake up! It’s time.

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