Is New Zealand really safe from terrorism?

On the topic of the left side of politics not being able to catch a break, what could be more useful to John Key, under fire for imagined GCSB and spying excesses, for the Australians to do a huge terror raid right before the New Zealand election?  It’s a conspiracy against the left, for sure

Security at Parliament House in Canberra is being ramped up amid reports of a planned terrorist attack.

Senior intelligence sources confirmed to News Corp Australia that spy, police and counter-terrorism agencies had intercepted information regarding a possible attack on Parliament House, and there are concerns the prime minister and other senior officials could be targeted.

The news report said there were fears the building had been “scoped out” for a “Mumbai-style” attack using automatic weapons.

Several armed Australian Federal Police officers have been redeployed to Parliament House, and more will join them in coming days.

Airport level security checks for visitors and barriers are also being considered.

That’s awfully  close to home, isn’t it?  And yet the likes of Bradbury, Dotcom, Harre and the ever two-faced Greens are telling you that the nasty government spying on your emails (only with a warrant, but they don’t say that) is the basis for the GCSB and related security services to be curtailed, and their operations publicly scrutinised.  It makes me want to scream with frustration….  

A plot to behead a random member of the public in Sydney has been thwarted by the biggest anti-terror police raids Australia has seen, with one man charged over the plan to “horrify” the community.

Omarjan Azari, 22, who was remanded in custody at Central Local Court, allegedly conspired with Mohammad Baryalei, the most senior Australian member of Isis (Islamic State) to commit the terror act.

Prosecutor Michael Allnutt told the court that Azari was accused of plans designed to “shock” and “horrify” the community.

The plan involved the “random selection of persons to rather gruesomely execute”, he said.

Last night a heavy police presence was expected at a snap protest in Sydney’s west against the raids. The protest, promoted under a banner featuring the hardline organisation Hizb Ut-Tahrir, called on the Muslim community to “stand as one” against “government aggression” at Lakemba.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who was briefed before raids on Wednesday night, indicated intelligence showed public beheadings were urged by leaders of Syria-based Isis.

“The exhortations, quite direct exhortations, were coming from an Australian who is apparently quite senior in [Isis] to networks of support back in Australia to conduct demonstration killings here in this country,” Abbott said. “This is not just suspicion, this is intent.”

Keep in mind we have New Zealanders walking around in the ISIS part of the world.

But it couldn’t happen here, could it?



The idiocy of the situation is that the better that the GCSB and related security services perform, the less we are aware they are working for us.

It will only be when they are no longer there that we will experience the howls of outrage:  “why didn’t anyone protect us?”


– AAP, AP, AFP via NZ Herald

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