John Howard and the State Premiers have agreed to introduce a raft on new legislations to “combat the threat of terrorism”. Essentially, these extend the authority of Federal Police to detain suspects without charge via electronic tag and home detention for 12 months at a time. A whole year… of being confined to your house… WITHOUT CHARGE. Essentially the government now has the authority to lock people away from society for no more than a notional view of theirs that you are a potential terrorist.
Apparently the government has information that they have 800 people on file as suspects that could be a party to terrorist activities in
Seriously, where do they get these numbers? I attended a seminar for work on terrorism and security and a very senior Federal Policeman told the audience of people in charge of public and private infrastructure that there was no real terrorist activity in
Let me tell you the real reason for the magical 800 and the new legislation to protect us from them… it’s the governments view to rule the country by fear and to keep the public paranoid about a perceived threat. In 4 years, we have had two major terrorist events in two cities on the other side of the world from
Its simply because Howard wants to remain in power and needs to continually demonstrate his tough stance and his role on the world stage, which in all honesty is two fifths of sweet FA.
To the Federal Police monitoring internet traffic for pro-terrorism (read anti-government) propaganda, my email details are on the right hand side there of your screen.