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originally posted by: Shana91aus
a reply to: Realtruth
Your totally right, all i can hope is that the outcome today is a good one and that the innocent people inside get out unharmed.
I personally think that if something was gping to happen i mean something big it would have happened by now, but these situations are so unpredictable.
originally posted by: Emerald53
a reply to: feelingconnected
I was just watching the Head Officer for NSW Police and he has said they aren't at all related to ISIS. They also said they wont be getting into the details of who the flag belongs too just yet..
The group publicly announced its presence in Syria in a January 2012 video statement. In early April 2013, Jabhat al-Nusra pledged allegiance to al-Qa'ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and confirmed the group has received funding and operatives from AQI.
Jabhat al Nusra, or JN's stated objectives are to remove the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and once this is achieved, to replace it with a Sunni Islamic state.
Although the group is affiliated with al-Qaeda, JN has previously not emphasised an attack Western targets or global jihad, focusing instead on the ‘near enemy’ of the Syrian state.
originally posted by: AlphaHawk
a reply to: amraks
More than likely the location was chosen due it's proximity to channel 7, rather than the name of the street.
originally posted by: starviego
originally posted by: daaskapital... the customer saw two others with the man. That means that there are probably three gunmen if the man is to be believed.
Those other two were probably his handlers. They've skipped by now.
The media attention is BAD BAD BAD, this is exactly what these guys want. My reasoning is that if they wanted to blow the place up, or kill people then they would have already done it, but this group is seeking media attention.
It should be standard operating procedure to not have any media present in these situations.
If these idiots get the attention, and demands in closely met we can bet there will me more and more of this rubbish.
As far as I can see we all do know about it "by now".
Live terror is going to get coverage just the same as them offing people in the desert where they have to make their own videos of it for social media. The effect is the same, terror.
Islamic State encourages this stuff to be done in their name.
When it happens there is supposed to be some sort of litmus test according to you to judge if it is Islamic State?
Then the Islam defending apologists will argue it wasn't them.