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Originally posted by ChrisF231
I thought all Australian police have always been armed?
Originally posted by Pilgrum
I tend to put the seminar involving senior officials on that day down to coincidence. Could they have done anything to prevent it if they'd been on site?
As to the only 2 armed police officers in the area being elsewhere at the time, that isn't unusual either as they have to cover quite a large area. Again - how effective would they have been against the type of weapon used by the shooter?
where he swapped the bolt into an AR15 so the spent shell markings from the cafe would match that weapon which was subsequently damaged in the fire
That day is very clear in my memory
There are so many questions that really need definitive answers
it seems they won't be forthcoming - perfect atmosphere for all sorts of theories to develop.
Originally posted by Conspiracy Theorist
I just want to say that I dont think this topic is receiving the attention it deserves.
I know there is a strong Aussie following here on ATS. I think we should be looking into this "massacre" a lot harder than we have been.
One of the strangest co-incidences about the Port Arthur incident is the fact the Tasmanian authorities had at their disposal a special refrigerated morgue truck capable of carrying 22 bodies.
Why this is strange derives from 4 facts. The State of Tasmania had prior to the incident on average 6 murders per year - and they did not all occur on the same day, place or time - that works out to one murder every 2 months - so why would such a truck be needed ? No other State in Australia had one like it. These facts are compounded by the fact the truck was acquired and specially built shortly before ( June 1995 ) the Port Arthur massacre and sold 2 years later
Following the massacre shortly after 2.30pm when medivac helicopters were ferrying the wounded to Hobart Hospital a SUSPICIOUS BLACK VAN appeared outside the Broad Arrow Cafe where the bulk of the shooting had occurred.
It should be noted the Tasmanian Police didn't arrive until 7.00pm that night and the Cafe crime scene was not sealed off
What was the motive?
I meant the official motive. That one is always a lot more hilarious.
Many will recall how the MEDIA reported after the massacre the Cafe Gunman talked about WASPS and Japs while sitting on the decking of the Cafe before he went inside and commenced shooting.
The interference was this WASPS was an abreviation of White Anglo Saxon Protestants -a phrased mainly used in America being racial slang. It was portaryed as the lunacy of Martin Bryant and MOTIVE for the massacre - that he supposidly hated them - hence the reason for the massacre.
I also believe he may have been shooing wasps away with his arms Source