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Has our involvement in Iraq provided us with a Death Sentence?

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posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 05:11 AM
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Has our involvement in Iraq provided us with a Death Sentence?


www.bulletin.ninemsn.com.au

Those giant temporary flower beds are only superficially decorative; the thick reinforced concrete surrounding them is designed to absorb a suicide-bomb blast and protect the 21 world leaders - including United States President George W Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
No-fly zones will be enforced over parts of the city and RAAF jets will be on standby to shoot down suspect planes. Unauthorised vehicles will be banned from entering parts of the CBD. The burden of proof has effectively been reversed; it will be assumed you are potentially dangerous unless you can demonstrate otherwise!
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[edit on 1-8-2007 by UM_Gazz]




posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 05:11 AM
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Ahead of the two-day leaders' APEC Summit in Sydney, Australia on Sept 8 and 9 the commonwealth have devoted $170M towards National Security. In the process, Sydney will begin to resemble somewhat of a locked-down police state.

In the weeks leading up to APEC, more than 6000 delegates will converge on the Immigration and Customs facilities at Sydney Airport, Australia. Hundreds of business leaders from all around the world will join them. An estimated minimum of 1500 media representatives will tag along. Then there are the 21 world leaders, each with dozens of advisers and security personnel, all on ‘official’ passports, and the ‘hanger-ons’: Events like this always attract thousands of side-line players and lobbyists, hoping to share in the limelight.

On a scale of low to extremely high, the Commonwealth's terror threat assessment for APEC remains stationary, at "medium". It’s just one level above "low", one below "highly likely" and two below "extreme" - a warning that is given only when an attack has happened and we are expecting another. The "medium" assessment, determined by NTAC (National Threat Assessment Centre), is issued with an understood acknowledgement that an attack is "possible".

However, it's going to become even more terrifying - and perplexing - in the political kindergarten preceding this year's federal election, as the major parties showcase their national security recommendations, and debate whether our pledge to secure Iraq and Afghanistan have made Australia a bigger target. But while local, British and North Asian intelligence and security services continue to investigate possible links between an Indian-born Brisbane doctor, whom has since been released, and the recent attempted bombings at Glasgow airport in the UK, the federal government has fast-tracked modern border-control technologies ahead of the APEC Summit.

The obvious targets here are the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, and the venue itself, the Sydney Convention Centre in Darling Harbour; will be under constant observation by various security agencies, considerably "toughened", That means that the utmost effort will be made to secure them from penetration by terrorists and, in the event of an attack, ensure that they'll be as blast-proof as modern-engineering can make them.

So as world leaders descend on Sydney, Australia in the coming weeks, Will there be a terrorist attack and has our involvement in the Iraq War contributed to our impending death sentence?
How many of you out there feel like a major terrorist attack is bound to happen at an event like this?
How many of you believe that an attack like this may be the final straw leading to the beginning of WWIII?


www.bulletin.ninemsn.com.au
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posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 05:31 AM
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No i don't think there will be one in aussie land.



posted on Aug, 1 2007 @ 06:21 AM
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These preparations cut both ways. On the one hand, they are necessary and prudent responses to a possible threat. Not to do the utmost to forestall any attack would be criminal negligence, and Australian officials obviously feel that responsibility and are acting upon it.

On the other hand, these summits have become Orwellian displays of security paranoia and a big-brother police state, a grotesque inversion of what one would expect when leaders of the "free world" gather. So they also have a conditioning effect, and the various messages they send are obvious.



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