Category Archives: 9/11
This video is the best that has ever been published about the real 9/11. Watch it now before Youtube censors it.
Special investigator into Russiagate and Trump’s alleged involvement, Robert Mueller was FBI head at the time of 9/11 and he has covered up the controlled demolition of buildings. Recorded eyewitness accounts from emergency services workers and office occupants tell the whole story, that Obama, Bush and the Democrats have covered up. There were no planes that hit the Twin Towers or the Pentagon.
Our American correspondent Alex Bruce again has been de-platformed by tech company censorship. She hopes to back on the air soon.
Alex informed us this morning: “I was de-platformed by the mass email service provider on Tuesday because of this video and article about 9/11 (which they stopped from going out), saying it “violated” their Terms of Service.
MailChimp de-platformed thousands of others, I’m told, including
Source- former Obama Secret Service Agent, Dan Bongino and Attorney/Author Gregg Jarett
from Pickering Post supporting a similar Cairnsnews article published on May 27, 2019 US election meddling had everything to do with PM Theresa May resignation
The United States National Security Advisor under President Barack Obama, Susan Rice, requested that GCHQ continue its pre-election spying on President Trump, his offices, and his residence at 725 Fifth Avenue in New York—an illegal act, but one supported fully by her ‘boss’, Barack Hussein Obama.
In fact, closed door testimony and corroborating e-mails ordered disclosed by a court under a Freedom of Information Act request, a senior FBI agent confirmed that ‘The White House is running this.’
Clintons Collude to Frame Trump
Hillary had to become president to prevent investigation of other crimes. She and Obama signed off on a deal to sell the Russians roughly 20% of U.S. uranium stores to be used for nuclear weapons in a pay-to-play scheme with Russia.
Her husband, Bill, made US$1/2 million for speeches in Russia, met with Putin on it, and their Clinton Foundation was paid $145 million by the same parties to the illegal transaction.
With but one exception, the Mainstream Media completely covered up or ignored the Uranium One scandal, even though it may be the greatest act of treason in my home nation’s history.
Hannity Attacked for Truthing
Only Australia’s News Corp allowed its U.S. affiliate, FOX News, to cover it, which caused an immediate campaign of terror against News Anchor, Sean Hannity, for doing so.
He was smeared publicly, received death threats, and shrill voices from inside and outside government called for his dismissal and ruin.
FOX News anchor, Sean Hannity was virulently attacked by others in his profession as part of the Clinton/Obama cover-up. They all remain silent on Uranium One.
Possible Treason from the Obama Administration
But now we have perhaps a greater act of treason—by the same bad actors. We can prove that the Obama Administration used foreign spies and agencies to begin what was nothing short of an attempted coup.
They intended to:
1) defeat President Trump using a knowingly false and salacious ‘dossier’ paid for by the Democrat party and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign employing foreign spies and Russian collaboraters to produce it
2) in the unlikely event that Trump won, take him down with a FBI/CIA fabricated hoax about ‘Russian collusion’ — something that the Obama White House, The Democratic National Committee, Australian diplomats and ASIS, the British Government, the Clinton campaign, GCHQ, the CIA, FBI, NSA and Russian sources, actually did, while pasting the narrative on their opposition—the man they claimed was ‘too dangerous’ to be President— Donald J. Trump.
In closing, I wish to examine that promoted narrative that President Trump is ‘dangerous’ as the world’s media has sycophantically fallen in line with that story—and that is likely to be all you have heard. But as most such co-ordinated narratives fail upon the slightest inspection, so does this one.
Trump Boosts the Economy – By Taking the Government’s Boot off its Neck
First let’s look at the economy. Using the most rudimentary of economic principles, President Trump turned a stagnant mess into the most vibrant in the world in just two years.
No nation in history has ever taxed and regulated itself into prosperity—a perfect description of President Obama’s failed eight years at the the helm—and all President Trump had to do was leave more money in the people’s pockets and slash regulations.
For every new hindrance bureacracy put in the way of success in the form of new regulations, Trump’s team cut 22 others—and made it a rule that for every new one, at least two had to go.
Tens of thousands of stifling and mostly stupid rules went away over night, and the multiplier effect on the dollars left in the public’s hands through massive tax reductions immediately started working.
A dollar left in the hands of those who earned it, tends to benefit the economy in a roughly four-fold effect. I buy a new refrigerator with my extra money. The person who sold it to me opens another store.
The new store hires more people, and so on. A $250 billion dollar tax cut can be expected to create a trillion in new activity due to the multiplier effect—ultimately creating even greater tax revenue for government than before even at a higher rate. And guess what, it has.
Money stolen by government in the form of new taxes—like the Obamcare tax, for example—had a negative multiplier effect of roughly 1.3. A dollar taken, not only misses out on the upside, but puts a drag on existing economic activity.
The economy of the United States has added $9 trillion in value since the President made these simple moves.
Covert surveillance of US citizens yields 600 million pages data
by Alex Bruce
The goat rodeo we’re seeing in US Congress, with AG Barr being held in contempt for refusing to break the law, with the calls for Trump’s impeachment and the Mueller Investigation, itself – all have been distractions being thrown up by Deep Staters to divert attention away from the many crimes of the corrupt establishment, not the least of which is Stasi-like secret surveillance system called “The Hammer” that spied on millions of Americans, including Donald Trump.
“The Hammer” was created by CIA/NSA/FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower Dennis L. Montgomery for the Obama Administration’s CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper. James Comey was aware of this since at least August 19, 2015, when Montgomery gave 47 hard drives alleged to contain over 600 million pages of documentation to his office.
As Sean Kerrigan from the SGTReport says here, “When Dave Janda reported about it with General [Tom] McInerney on March 19th, 2017, including the fact that John Brennan and James Clapper were deeply involved with Barack Obama in operating The Hammer, as a means of leverage and blackmail, the Deep State panicked in their effort to prevent attention to the story about The Hammer”.
The very next day on March 20th, James Comey went public to tell the American people that the FBI was conducting an investigation between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign in a counterintelligence probe that could reach all the way to the White House and could last for months: The birth of the Big Lie, the phony story, the shiny thing to divert attention away from The Hammer.’
“James Comey went public on March 20th, the very next day, to tell the American people that the FBI was conducting an investigation between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign in a counterintelligence probe that could reach all the way to the White House and could last for months: The birth of the Big Lie, the phony story, the shiny thing to divert attention away from The Hammer.”
Comey perjured himself on March 20, 2017, when he announced before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that the FBI Counterintelligence Division had “no information” to support Trump’s tweet claiming that President Obama had “wiretapped” him. Dave Janda says, “Right then and there, he goes to prison.”
Montgomery’s 600 million pages of documents show that for more than four years before the 2016 election, four contractors working for the Obama Administration’s FBI illegally surveilled American citizens. Moreover, the FISA court has now been made aware of this and has communicated their findings to the Justice Department.
As former FISA court counsel Joe diGenova said of this, “There are going to be indictments. There’s going to be grand juries. John Brennan isn’t going to need one lawyer. He’s going to need five.”
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Former CIA Officer: Christchurch Shooting Smells like a ‘False Flag’
GreekNewsOnDemand.com comments: This like all the other “shootings,” was, indeed,…FAKE, it was a FALSE FLAG meant to serve as…YET ANOTHER PRETEXT by which to…DISARM GOOD, LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS!!! Click HERE and HERE for more from us at GreekNewsOnDemand.com.
Former CIA officer Robert David Steele warns that the Christchurch mosque shooting bears the hallmarks of a classic ‘false flag’ operation.
Go here for more disturbing international analysis: https://off-guardian.org/2019/03/27/lone-wolf-myth-covers-up-possible-mossad-role-in-new-zealand-terrorist-attack/#comments
In an interview with Tehran Times, Steele claims the shooting was orchestrated by the shadow government as part of a plan to disarm the general population and ignite World War III.
- You are well known as a former spy, and you have also said many times on the public record that you managed a false flag operation for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). You have also written three books and two chapters on specific false flag operations – False Flag Attacks – Tool of the Deep State,9/11 Truth, Sandy Hook Truth, Orlando Atrocity, andParis 11/13. In brief, what is a false flag attack?
- The term originated in maritime warfare, where pirates as well as countries such as Spain and France, would fly the flag of their prey so they could sail closer and mount a surprise attack. The term today means nothing more or less than “not as it appears.” This means that the event did not happen the way the government says it did; it was not carried out for the reasons the government says it was; and both the attacker and the victims are not as they appear. In the USA most attackers are patsies, some mind-controlled, and most victims are crisis actors or paid locals who are then sworn to secrecy using national security warrants that threaten them with life in prison if they tell the truth about the event.
- The attack on a mosque in New Zealand by an alleged white supremacist appears to have many questionable aspects. In broad terms, what do you think happened?
- A careful analysis of all available information, including a complete technical as well as military analytic review of the full video tape, suggests that this was a false flag event. We need Muslim and US white nationalist investigators on the ground to determine if anyone actually died, all indications are that no one died, this appears to have been a completely staged event managed by the Mossad in complicity with corrupt New Zealand police and national authorities, and corrupt Freemasons. Let me point out that most Freemasons are honest decent people. I believe the Chinese Freemasons particularly are intent on the future of Freemasonry to be about the good of all, and this apparent crime against humanity by New Zealand Freemasons should see them cast out of the international order.
- Before I ask for specific reasons why you challenge the official narrative – that a lone white man killed at least fifty Muslims and wounded at least 50 more mostly Muslims – let me ask about motive. Assuming you are correct and this was a staged event followed by immediate global censorship to block common sense challenges, what was the purpose of this event?
- I am so glad you asked that, because my answer could help to unite Muslims everywhere with white nationalists in the USA and perhaps in other countries. This event was designed with two objectives. The first is to demonize white nationalists who support President Donald Trump, and to set the stage for disarming them in violation of the US Constitution by using a flood of new “red flag” laws that the Deep State is attempting to push through in the USA. Just as the Zionists assassinated John F. Kennedy Junior to clear the way for Hillary Clinton to buy her Senate seat in New York, they are seeking here to help the Democrats defeat President Trump in 2020. My colleague Scott Bennett, a former US Army psychological warfare officer, has published a useful analysis of objectives and tactics for this event.
In New Zealand, where the government is a mix of good – criticizing Zionist Israel – and bad – seeking to confiscate weapons – this false flag event is clearly being used as a deception to justify the disarming of the public.
The second objective is to set the stage for World War III. I will predict right now that at least two Muslim mind-control patsies will murder – for real – at least 20 kindergarten children in the USA immediately before Syria launches its promised attack to remove the Zionists from the Golan Heights where oil has been discovered. The Zionists are desperate to keep the Golan Heights and to draw the USA into a Middle Eastern general war. False flag operations as well as the bribery and blackmail of most US Members of Congress and key Senior Executive Service officials is how they get their way.
Let me say very clearly that I believe that this event, for the first time in modern history, gives white nationalists in the USA, and Muslims world-wide, a foundation for coming together against Zionist Israel. I want to see a Muslim investigative team in New Zealand immediately, and I want the exposure of this atrocity to bring down the government of New Zealand and force President Donald Trump to honor his campaign promise to fully disclose the who, how, what, and why of 9/11, which will end the reign of terror by Zionists in the USA. If invited, I would be honored to donate my time and join the team, I am quite certain I can extract the truth from the alleged shooter within 24 hours. Sadly, I would not be surprised to see the alleged shooter die in the next few days, allegedly by his own hand, to silence him forever.
- What is a “red flag” law?
- Thank you for asking. A “red flag” law is a very unconstitutional law that is being passed by US states that do not believe in the US Constitution and the right to bear arms. In Maryland a man was assassinated by police recently when they went to confiscate his weapons without notice. A red flag law allows anyone – someone you owe money to, for example – to tell the police that they feel “threatened” by you, and this – without due process, without a judge, without a hearing – allows the police to demand your guns. If someone wanted to assassinate me, arranging for a “red flag” report so that I am disarmed first by the police, without actual just cause, would be the perfect preamble.
- Isn’t it far-fetched to think that Muslims themselves would participate in a false flag event desecrating their own mosque?
- You raise a very important point, and this is one of the reasons I want a Muslim investigative team on the ground as soon as possible. In my experience most Muslims are very eager to accommodate the authorities and demonstrate that they have assimilated and are loyal to their adopted country. I strongly suspect the participants were given incentives they could not refuse and their participation was demanded as a condition of their continuing to enjoy unencumbered residency in New Zealand.
- List for us the anomalies – the clear indications that this was a false flag event.
- My list is drawn from both my own viewing of the movie, which is clearly full of special effects such as bullet casings that “disappear” and do not hit the ground, and the works of Gordon Duff, Kevin Barrett, James Fetzer as well as Baldrmedia and William Craddick. I will divide my list into event anomalies and contextual anomalies.
- These are clearly toy guns firing air and not ejecting casings or firing real bullets. In the video the bullet casings were added after the fact as a special effect.
- With the exception of the alleged dead by the front door, who appear to have been staged beforehand, none of those allegedly killed in the video fall in spastic shock as real wounded do, and there are no blood splatters. Some of those lying dead are not actually shot in the video. Indeed, the shooter exits the mosque and then returns, this time we see some rather amateurish blood evidence, as if he had to leave so the special effects crew could come in.
- The piles of bodies appear to have been there prior to the gunman entering. They are all in very unnatural positions, and interestingly, not a single one is face up, useful if you want to conceal all their identities.
- Shots fired from a shotgun inside the car do not blow out the front windshield.
- All traffic is blocked from the street during the event, as if the police had roadblocks set up.
- The police do not arrive officially until 36 minutes after the first shot, never mind that their nearest station is two minutes away from the first mosque.
- The video shows clear signs of having been technically altered, including the addition of bullet casings, after the fact, never mind the reality that the shooter was quickly arrested and had no time to edit anything.
- The individual either is not who they say he is, or he is much older than they claim. Gordon Duff has documented his family history and it leads back to Zionist Israel in multiple ways.
- The individual received an “inheritance” when he lost his family, a common Mossad technique for picking up promising orphaned males for mind-control projects, and spent years traveling including North Korea, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Turkey, and Syria and in training in Zionist Israel.
- The shooter allegedly drove past at least two police stations enroute from the first to the second mosque.
- Video exists of at least two others shooters, and evidence exists of at least four women in a tour group that appear to have been a Mossad support cell.
- Government claims that this individual was not on their radar are a clear lie. He was a known shooter in the Brice Rifle Club catering to military shooters and is known to have visited countries of concern including North Korea.
- He is known by Turkey to have entered that country intent on carry out an assassination or some form of terror attack. Alone among all Muslim nations, Turkey has a team on the way to New Zealand where I expect they will be denied access to the prisoner and the mosques in fear of their quickly seeing this for what it is – a false flag provocation.
- The government of New Zealand has entered into a censorship panic, and in the USA the Zionist- controlled social media notably Facebook and Twitter, are actively censoring the video particularly, and skeptical comments generally. The video, intended by its originators to defame white nationalists and anger Muslims, has clearly become a liability because watching it one is quickly convinced this is a false flag event – not what the government claims it to be.
If 50 people prove to be dead and another 50 wounded, which I do not believe, this makes it certain that there were multiple shooters and raises the possibility of dead being brought in from morgues around the country to build up the body count. One man with several magazines cannot, under any possible circumstances, do the claimed damages.
by Alex Bruce
This video is of Kiwi technology wunderkind Steve Outtrim by Lift The Veil is edited-down from an interview posted a year ago. The former dotcom developer just uploaded to his Cryptobeast channel.
Outtrim was a dotcom pioneer and software developer whose graphics program was the third most downloaded software on the Internet when he sold his company in 1999 and retired for the first time at the age of 26. He has since devoted most of his time to his passion for “conspiracy” research.
He says most of the companies in Silicon Valley derive massive amounts of funding from government contracts and that to become the first Facebook, Google, Cisco, Microsoft, Apple or Amazon, you have to get deeply in bed with either Lockheed-Martin or the US national security state.
“Not only are they [the Deep State] everywhere but also the occult is everywhere in Silicon Valley. It used to be hidden but more and more, it’s coming up to the surface…the Satanists have gotten so bold that they decided to show themselves and I think that’s actually worked against them because everyone can see it.”
Outtrim says he got involved with Smart Cities concept in the late 1990s because he was interested in energy efficiency, having personally come from a low-income background.
He notes the global trend of Megacities and how this relates to the New World Order. Urban populations will be increasinly controlled by mind control and propaganda. “We see such major support for the Democratic Party coming from the biggest cities in the US and that’s because they’re in a condensed area, where the messages and the disinformation can be delivered to them much more effectively.
“When you go to the more rural areas, you find like family values or people connecting to their local community through a church…those structures are still quite strong and powerful in rural areas.
“Those structures have been the target of the Illuminati for hundreds of years. They really want to destroy the family unit. They don’t want you getting advice from your mother and your father, they want you getting advice from the state because the state is God and now.”
Outtrim adds that it’s worrying that the people in control of Smart Grid technologies are Satanists. “Not only is it God but they’re building these artificial intelligence systems. The state is going to be a giant AI and the AI is God…it’s religion for Atheists. You merge your head with Google and you can live forever on the Internet.”
Outtrim was one of the first people on the Internet to identify Q as a “pro-Trump psychological operation” in late 2017. He says, “I believe Trump is a white hat, that he was recruited in by other white hats in military intelligence in the wake of 9/11. They saw what happened in 9/11, they believed it was an inside job and they said, ‘This group that’s doing this type of thing should not be allowed to be in power,’ and…that’s what I think is behind the Q activity.”
Running Time: 44 mins
by Alex Bruce
On-the-ground reports from California are surreal. It’s hard to know what to make of them from 3,000 miles away and especially in light of the undeniable correspondences between images we see here and images seen around Ground Zero in Dr Judy Wood’s book, ‘Where Did the Towers Go?’ where she outlined her hypothesis that Directed Energy Weapons were involved with the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers. This is also what some people are alleging has occurred to cause the wildfires in California.
A subscriber sent me this video with the message, “I personally went to Santa Rosa and saw all the devastation and spoke to at least 20 construction workers onsite. I asked them if there were any ‘anomalies’ regarding the fires and several said that they’d never seen steel melt, aluminum engine blocks melting, with molten aluminum running into the gutters and that almost all the trees and landscaping were still there.”
The video is from APlaneTruth.Info, who has been on a relentless tear, uploading videos and commentary about the Santa Rosa fires, non-stop. The photos show many anomalies but the ones that really give me pause are of the toasted cars. I’m immediately reminded of the work of Dr Judy Wood. In fact, “toasted cars” was a term coined by Dr Wood to describe very similar anomalous phenomena found at the scene of Ground Zero and for which she felt that normal words were inadequate, especially a toasted car, flipped upside down in the blast shadow of the Towers’ collapse, next to the offices of Amex.
This video reports that over one dozen cars were flipped over onto their roofs in one night in Santa Rosa! He asks, “What kind of fire flips 3,000 pound cars?” Likewise, what kind of building collapse toasts cars half a mile away, under the FDR?
As for the melted engine blocks mentioned above, Dr Wood also noted many engine blocks in flames after the Towers’ collapse and she commented, “Is there something attractive about engine blocks? Why not gasoline fuel tanks?” And as for asking why the trees and wooden structures in California within 5-10 feet of these wildfires are untouched, Dr Wood had the same question about the piles of office paper surrounding the burning cars at Ground Zero: “Why doesn’t the paper burn?”
Dr Wood’s hypothetical answer was that a Directed Energy Weapon of some kind was used to powderize (“dustify”) the primary steel and concrete portions of the WTC buildings, while burning and bending aluminum, yet leaving paper and many other materials unharmed.
The flipped cars are the result of levitating electro-magnetic field effects and energy interference described by Canadian inventor, John Hutchison and known as “The Hutchison Effect”.
In 2007, Dr Wood sued NIST for fraud in the investigation of 9/11 and John Hutchison filed an affidavit to legally testify to the numerous similarities between The Hutchison Effect and the evidence from the 9/11 attacks.
Unfathomable evil was committed on 9/11, which becomes exponentially more evil if Directed Energy Weapons were used. Are we seeing a replay of this evil in California? Terrorism (regardless of who committed it) is not covered by homeowner’s insurance, so we’re told that nobody wants to talk about the laser beams reported and filmed by some.
The video ends with some very dark humor and I’m reminded of how comedy and humor have all but ceased to exist in recent years, having been thoroughly strangulated by PC culture and late-night Trump-bashing.
We see a comedy sketch, that looks like an ad for the local energy company, PG&E. Ed Burns, Chief Engineer, Wildfire Division says,
“Hi, my name is Ed. People ask us here, at PG&E, ‘How did you guys really start the wildfires? Overgrown trees in the powerlines?’
“Heck, no! It ain’t easy burning down hundreds of houses! Real high-tech! First and foremost, you got to make sure all your houses have SmartMeters – that’s crucial.
“Now, on the night you’re gonna burn, you gotta chemtrail heavily. That makes the air more conductive. Next, turn up your cell towers to high. That’s right, crank them puppies up, as high as they’ll go!
“With the chemtrails, this electrifies the air and gives you those beautiful little tiny blue sparks! Now, have local HAARP create a strong wind – and as a final stroke, boost up those SmartMeters. That’s right, don’t be shy! Turn them up all the way! This turns houses into toast!
“Only really cost us 77 cell towers and some underground cable! But don’t try this at home! We’re professionals!”
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There is no requirement to comment on these facts that you may take onboard to form your own opinion of the 911 disaster, ask questions that are dismissed by the establishment …WHY?
727 and 767 plane had over 600 miles of time stamped wiring. Every linear foot has a digital marking to ID the exact plane. Guess what? NOT ONE single piece of wiring was found from ANY of the 4 supposed planes from ANY of the 4 supposed locations. NOT ONE SINGLE PIECE. Twncpcone. The war on terror is a staged fraud. Every day we hear another story about fake news, crisis actors, false flags, staged events, staged shootings yet for some reason we can’t fathom that 9-11 was staged by the same exact authority figures. Twncpcone. ps….this list below is only 2 pages long. Currently there are over 1000 pages of examples.
The reason that EVERY company within the WTC was forcing employees to take out life insurance policies one week before 9-11 AND naming the companies as beneficiaries (known as an insurance money laundering scam called separation or peasants insurance) was because there were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11.
The reason that HALF the supposed hijackers were alive and well after 9-11 and couldn’t figure out why they were being named as terrorists having killed all these people is because there were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11.
The reason newly established WTC buildings owner Larry Silverstein took out THE FIRST EVER TERRORISM INSURANCE POLICY ON A BUILDING IN US HISTORY 6 weeks BEFORE 9-11and made $7 billion dollars from their collapse is because there were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11. (update: Larry Silverstein is Rupert Murdochs best friend. Silverstein ended up collecting $14 Billion because he said it was “2 attacks and 2 buildings so he gets double”. Guiliiani as Mayor of NYC approved the policy)
by Alex Bruce
A stunning list of 9/11 facts was posted to truthbits.blog that I’ve shared below. Reflecting upon this information, one is confronted with an evil operating within the US Government so unfathomable and perverse that words fail to describe it.
To accompany this article by ZeroHedge contributor JimmyJones, I’m sharing a video based on the work of French journalist, Thierry Meyssan. For me, the jury’s still out as to how the physically-impossible effects seen on videos of the second plane’s impact were achieved.
Was the penetration of structural steel by an airliner obtained using a specially-reinforced military aircraft painted to resemble a commercial jet or by a Cruise missile or by means of an advanced 3D laser technology called FIRESIGN described in a 7-page document allegedly hacked from the Benenson Strategy Group, Hillary Clinton’s campaign advisers, released by Anonymous on October 18th 2016. Whatever technology was used to create this illusion, it is clear to me that the flimsy aluminum airframes of commercial planes were not involved
by Twncpcone JimmyJones , Fri, 04/20/2018
Every supposed one of the 256 passengers on 9-11 paid for their tickets in cash on THE MORNING 0f 9-11! NOT ONE used a single credit card and there are no electronic receipts from anyone or any company anywhere in the world. Why? There were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11.
Except for the supposed Atta and all of his massive incriminating evidence on a supposed suicide flight….NOT ONE single supposed passenger parked a car at any airport on 9-11 NOT ONE. Why? There were no commercial plane crashes on 9-11.
Isis bomb plots thwarted in Sydney; still the Liberals, Greens and ALP allow 1000 ‘refugees’ a day to enter
Liberals, Greens and Labor do the bidding of the United Nations
Sydney is no stranger to terrorism, but when police bashed down the door of a Surry Hills terrace last Saturday night, there was something different in the air.
The Cleveland Street home, raided as part of an anti-terror operation, is in one of the city’s most sought-after locales — a place where inner-city trendies sashay from bar to bar.
For an operation like this to happen in a suburb adjacent to the Harbour City’s sparkling CBD, is unnerving.
But it was here, and at four other locations around Sydney, police claim to have cut down one of the most sophisticated terrorist blueprints ever attempted on Australian soil
Authorities will allege they stopped two plans: the first to blow up a passenger plane with an improvised explosive device (IED) hidden in luggage, and another to unleash a potentially deadly gas bomb.
The weekend’s raids and arrests have prompted dramatic police claims, including IS sending bomb-making equipment Down Under, and a man’s plan to secret an IED inside his brother’s luggage which made it all the way into the nation’s busiest airport.
Let’s go back to April
Police claim Khaled Khayat, who was charged with terrorism-related offences, was put in touch with an IS controller by his brother — a senior member of the terrorist group in Syria.
Sometime between April 13 and mid-July, police claim an IS operative in Turkey sent a “high-military grade explosive” to Australia, which Khaled Khayat or his co-accused Mahmoud Khayat used to create an IED.
Police will allege that by July 15, the IED was built and on its way to Kingsford Smith Airport, bound for an Etihad passenger flight to the Middle East.
Authorities claim the explosives were hidden inside a meat grinder that Khaled Khayat had placed in the luggage of his brother, who was unaware he had been made a mule.
Police allege it was Khaled Khayat’s intention for the IED to be taken onto the plane, but that it did not get past baggage check-in, and Khaled Khayat removed it from the airport and dismantled it.
The brother left Australia on the flight and remains overseas.
What do police believe happened next?
After the alleged first plot was aborted, police claim the group turned its attention to creating a toxic hydrogen sulphide bomb, after a directive from an IS controller.
Police will allege discussions were had about how to create the device, including the amount of chemicals to be used.
Preliminary discussions were allegedly had about where and when to use it, with closed crowde
d spaces such as those typical on public transport mentioned.
However, authorities also say no concrete plans were made and the device was not close to being functional.
Hydrogen sulphide, or “rotten egg gas”, is a pungent and deadly chemical compound.
Lakemba features again
On July 26, UK and US intelligence agencies tipped off their counterparts in Australia about the alleged plot, and subsequently, the New South Wales Joint Counter-Terrorism Team (JCTT) was alerted.
Police said they placed suspects under surveillance.
Around that time, authorities said they built a mock IED and tested whether it could get through airport security. It didn’t.
By Friday, July 28 the JCCT, which is made up of officers from the Australian Federal Police and NSW Police, was ready to go ahead with the raids, and the following evening, July 29, they pounced.
Four men were arrested as part of the operation, and five properties in Surry Hills, Lakemba, Punchbowl and Wiley Park were searched.
Police will allege they found components of the chemical dispersion device and precursor chemicals during the execution of search warrants.
On Sunday, a magistrate granted police extra time to charge the men using special terrorism powers.
They were given seven days to charge the four men, but on Tuesday, a 50-year-old man was released.
On Thursday evening, Khaled Khayat, 49, and Mahmoud Khayat, 32, were each charged with two counts of acts done in preparations for, or planning, a terrorist act.
They did not appear at Parramatta Local Court, where bail was not applied for and was formally refused.
Outside court, their lawyer Michael Coroneos said: “My clients are entitled to the presumption of innocence.”