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I am still coming to grips with the DEAL HE(Morrison) MADE WITH INDONESIA…”OPEN BORDERS” AS REPORTED IN THE GELLER REPORT ON THE 3/9/2018 “OPEN BORDERS” “FREEDOM TO MOVE” TO MILLIONS OF JIHADIS..!!!! HOW TO STO THIS INSANE MOVE BY THIS PARTY VOTED PM.. WHICH IS TOTALLY CONTRAVENES THE
COMMONWEALTH CONSTITUTION of AUSTRALIA of 1901. ALLEGIANCE TO THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE TO SERVE AND PROTECT AUSTRALIA…HE HAS BREACHED HIS POWER…
THE GOVENOR GENERAL MUST DISSOLVE THE GOVERNMENT AND CALL A GENERAL ELECTION …..
Harry introduces Len McGuire a contributing journalist for years with Harry on SOSNEWS now part of the APRadio team. Len discusses the ABC Islam agenda in north Queensland, the sweeping move of QLD voters away from the duopoly gathering momentum daily as ALP and LNP continue to self destruct while Bob Katter’s KAP take a considerable lead in the polls.
Rod Culleton speaks on how the High Court dismissed his affidavit before the case began due to Parliament privilege act paving the way for Rod, along with other recently dismissed members of parliament, able to call parliament to accountability under their own rules they attempted to hand to the High Court that clearly lies within the Australian parliament jurisdiction which Rod has been trying achieve since his illegal dismissal from the Senate.
Story Source: Ron Owen Gimpy Queensland
This of course is not all of the problems that the Non Muslims will face, as while the Muslims moon and star ascends into dominance the different sects will fight it out for ascendancy in the new world and before 2040 (when I’m 92, and if alive, will be past caring much), the world will be ripped apart with the biggest wars that it has ever seen.
Just one family of 19 supported by our taxes, but the real problem is that like London in 2040 they will be in the majority. What was once your country will be Theirs.
Africa and the Middle East have gone already, Israel will fight hard but eventually will succumb. France and Germany then Britain, then all of Europe will be ripped apart in huge civil wars. Russia will follow, then the United States. Australia’s only hope will be the Indians and Chinese, but we will have to contend with being on the doorstep of the largest Muslim country, (by population) in the world – Indonesia, as well as our own imported problems. That’s why our traitorous politicians are giving them $500 million a year plus all our hand me down defence equipment. Defence equipment for us and war equipment for them, our politicians think they can buy them off.
I have never been a ‘Prepper’, I have always campaigned for people to speak out now an alleviate the coming danger, one of the readers of this tome, recently sent me copies of articles that I published in the 1990s. One was called, “SOME HAVE CONFUSED ANONYMITY WITH FREEDOM” where I advocated people not to bury their guns and heads in the sand but to protest and stand up and be counted against the impending doom. Unfortunately few people took any notice, and semi trailer loads of plastic drain pipe were distributed throughout Queensland. Unless, many thousands of Australians protest and prevent Muslim immigration and stop the free for all encouragement of the Muslim birthrate with out taxpayer welfare paying for Muslim men with sixteen kids and four wives to support, we don’t have a chance. If that does not happen, look for a quite defendable spot with its own water, and food sources.
The people in the city and suburbs will suffer the most as soon as the power goes off, the supermarkets will be empty the supply of food into cities will be almost negligible. They will be braking up their furniture for firewood and trying to eat the neighbours dog before their own. During the Prussian invasion of France in 1871 Paris was under Siege and the survivors ate the animals at the Paris Zoo.
Petrol pumps will not work, air conditioners, hot water, and water distribution will not work. In the country, we are more used to looking after ourselves with water and food, and firewood, but without fuel for vehicle’s (and if we have trouble from EMP bombs) electronic ignition vehicles will not start or run. So look for vehicles with starting handles (most people will not remember them). Without telephones and the internet or access to it there will be an immediate shortage of information people will be looking desperately for ways of fixing things and getting alternative means to the basics of life.
In the cities without water the sewerage will not work, hospitals will not be able to function, disease will ravage the population much worse than the medieval accounts of the Black Death and plague due to the huge increases in population and the lack of a hardened population not used to coping with disasters such as these.
It has little bearing whether its Terrorists, Civil War, Invasion from the North, EMP bombs from Korea, or Jihad wars of submission to “Shariah Law “so that the earth could be cleansed from the unbelievers. Trouble is coming with a capital T. Our government is doing too little to late and Australian Apathy, “It will Be Right, Mate”, will not survive. Just the fact that we have a very small population and a huge continent full of natural resources, makes us 100% vulnerable once the balloon goes up, the powerful countries are busy fighting elsewhere, just like World War Two that creates a vacuum and our neighbours will reach down to secure our wealth.
President Trump Is Aware of The Threat and Is Trying Wake Up The West.
President Trump is trying his best to save his country, he is clamping down on immigration and creating an environment of full employment which encouragers an increase in their homegrown population, he is increasing his security forces and trying to badger his allies to securing their own back gardens. He knows that Russia will soon have its own internal problems and is not the real bogyman. However, he is smart enough to warn Germany that Immigration and giving 45 Billion to Russia for gas every years is weakening Germany and its other Nato allies as Germany does not have the freedom of action being dependent on Russia for its warmth. President Trump, is the main star of hope for the Western Culture he is smart enough to see the full picture and is desperately trying to do something about it.
Henry (born Heinz) Alfred Kissinger is now 95 years old, and I have never been a fan of him, as some of his actions such as the cease fire with North Vietnam which he negotiated, ended up with him receiving a Nobel Peace Prize and predictable 3 million South Vietnamese were killed when the North ignored the truce. Kissinger did try unsuccessfully to give the Nobel Peace Prize back and I have to give him credit for being a very intelligent man. He has said some amazing things regarding President Trump. I don’t believe that I would get on with Trump on a personal basis, to me he seems arrogant, but I have to admit he is very smart, he is very astute in the art of negotiation and politics and it seems that these attributes have been recognised by Kissenger who held the Championship belt in those arts for a very long time. Kissinger states, “Donald Trump is a phenomenon that foreign countries haven’t seen before.”
filed by Jim O’Toole in Sydney
Melburnians can thank former Labor and Liberal Prime Ministers for allowing Muslim gangs to terrorise Melbourne and often Sydney after a hand grenade attack two days ago in Lalor wrecked property but did not harm any occupants of the targeted unit.
Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Juliar Gillard and Malcolm Turnbull can share the blame for allowing tens of thousands of mad Islamic immigrants to come to our country then live in enclaves in all capital cities.
Muslim bikie gangs terrorise suburbia with drive by shootings. The NSW firearms registry has been infiltrated by gang supporters as attested by a number of targeted homes being burgled where only concealable firearms were stolen.
The homes belonged to registered members of pistol clubs in Western Sydney.
Now the emerging fascist, NSW Liberal government is calling for unregistered firearms to be handed in at an amnesty.
Only honest but foolish citizens would give up their guns. The stupid Cabinet must believe in the tooth fairy if they think the Muslims will give up their Chinese military SKK semi-auto rifles or now hand grenades and other military armaments.
The Islamists prey on the welfare system stripping money from worthy Australian pensioners and the needy.
Last week it was reported a Muslim with four wives and a heap of kids was earning $360,000 a year from welfare payments. Imagine what type of guns he could afford on the burgeoning black market.
He is better paid than all our politicians except the Prime Minister. Divisive mosques are sprouting up throughout the neighbourhoods of every major city worrying the life out of Australians.
How much longer brainless voters will support the party duopoly is unknown but the terrorised citizens of Melbourne where the police swear there are no black African gangs again will vote for the derelict Labor Party run by union hacks and frothing-mad communist academics, none of which has had a real job in their lives.
Former union official and upstanding Australian Bob Kernohan got it right when he said he couldn’t get far enough away from Labor and its entrenched corruption after Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s union the AWU had Bob bashed mercilessly then he received live bullets in the mail.
Queensland has not been immune from the same generational malfeasance when the entire Ipswich City Council recently was sacked for being caught by the independent Crime and Misconduct Commission with all of their fingers in the till.
The Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was told of the corrupt Labor Ipswich Council by the local State MP Joanne Miller four years ago but ignored it.
How is it the Premier and Cabinet are immune from prosecution for protecting a bent Labor council?
Cairns News asks those who would support the unscrupulous Labor and Liberal parties why they keep doing the same thing election after election but expect a different result?
This video shows how multiculturalism works with Islam followers in Sweden, the same people your elected politicians have and continue to allow into our country……
Are you content with this situation you voted for???
From where does Keenan get authority to call in firearms?
The Federal Government is terrified of internal security assessments warning the nation is teetering on a powder keg of mistrust and discontent over Muslim immigrants and mendacious politicians implementing policies in unison with the largely despised United Nations.
Domestic intelligence has warned the now unraveling corporate system of government, surreptitiously introduced first by Whitlam and continued by successive governments could dissolve from civil unrest into civil war.
Any casual observer of social media would discover that all governments are held in contempt by a majority of Australians.
The Federal Cabinet is desperate to disarm law-abiding citizens who hold unregistered firearms for many reasons. The main theme found throughout social media and alternative news sites is a distrust of government and more expected violence by Islamists which have infiltrated communities throughout Australia.
As depicted in the lauded 1984 film of doomsday preppers, ‘Red Dawn’ starring Patrick Swazye, when the Russians and Cubans invade rural American towns, their first ploy is to round up and incarcerate gun owners, found from searching firearms registration records.
One reader, a member of the firearms industry, has told Cairns News an estimated one million or more unregistered firearms are held nationwide by the public, which is in fear of losing easily traceable registered firearms when the ‘shit hits the fan.’
Between the seventies and early nineties the industry estimates more than one million Chinese semi-auto SKK and SKS combat carbines were imported. At the 1996 amnesty, only a reported 4000 of these military styled weapons were handed in for crushing. One does not have to be an Einstein to work out the fate of the remaining 996,000, he said.
“The police and military will seize all registered firearms from licensed gun owners across the nation when the trouble starts, leaving the public completely at the mercy of the government,” the industry member said.
“This is why people will hide them, especially ex-military members seeing what happens to a disarmed population when the invaders have all the guns.
“If the government thinks normal people will hand in their guns they are dreaming.”
Another report from a NSW investigator, who wishes to remain anonymous, says that in NSW during the 1996 amnesty, a pistol club and several rifle ranges reported that people of Muslim or similar ethnic appearance toured gun clubs buying whatever firearms they could get their hands on, rather than shooters handing them in for destruction.
Homes of licensed gun owners in NSW were accurately targeted by thieves stealing dozens of pistols and rifles several years ago. Gun club members said many homes in close-together suburbs were raided by thieves who stole their locked up guns. The clubs complained that the NSW firearms registry records had been hacked or deliberately given to thieves. No action was ever taken by authorities.
The Liberal/ALP/Greens Party disarmament
While terrorists continue to kill Australians on home soil, the gun-hating Liberal Party wants to completely disarm 25 million responsible citizens by crushing their firearms and leaving them at the mercy of those who have guns. The criminal element in the ethnic ghettos of Sydney and Melbourne will never voluntarily hand in their firearms.
Those who will keep guns include police and the military. Today a lot of law-abiding citizens actually fear the government which wants to leave us defenceless against the estimated 120,000 Islamic ‘refugees’ who entered the country by air during the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd regime.
It has been acknowledged by security agencies, with the exception of the head of ASIO, that a large number of single males who entered Australia posing as refugees, were between the ages of 16 and35, just the right age to qualify for military service.
Many of these immigrants have had military training in the countries from which they claimed to have fled. Right amongst us now exists a potential fifth column of fighters. Stashes of firearms have already been found in Australian mosques, no doubt many more exist.
Justice Minister Michael Keenan should be targeting firearms held by ethnic groups and actually allowing responsible citizens to carry arms for their self-protection. But Section 18c of the Anti-discrimination Act won’t allow the government to target criminal gangs by ethnicity. Interestingly Keenan was one of the ‘wet’ Liberals who did not support amending this offensive section.
High profile politicians such as Senator David Leyonhjelm and Bob Katter have demanded law abiding citizens be able to carry firearms for their self-defence.
Instead the arm draggers of the LNP/ALP/Greens nexus want to leave us defenceless against Muslim infiltrators and other armed criminals who will never give up their guns.
Crime in Victoria this year increased 10.2 per cent and a spate of home invasions and car-jackings has left police extremely worried.
Public concerns have also been raised about gangs of migrant(Muslim) teens, with reports some parents are sending their teenage children back to countries like Sudan to break the spiral of offending.
Victoria Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane told reporters on Wednesday teenagers from a range of backgrounds were committing home invasions and car-jackings.
“It’s the United Nations — we’re seeing a cross group of offenders who are stealing cars in that way,” he said.
It is believed people in areas suffering from violence and crime are buying bats to arm themselves.
Mr Leane told 3AW they weren’t using the words home invasion or carjacking two years ago and the community had a right to be concerned.
“I understand the nature of fear in our community and for many it’s real for those who have been victimised by those offenders who have come into their house, probably the first time they’ve ever had to call the police,” he said.
“The issue around whether you think a baseball bat and your expertise will defend you in those circumstances, I’m not sure even I could defend myself against a gang that wanted to break into my house.”
As crime statistics reveal, potentially armed citizens are a threat to any criminal or terrorist.
The dumbed-down Liberals and the ALP with their equally irresponsible bureaucracy have some esoteric belief the police will save the public from being shot by a terrorist or a home invader. The families of those killed at the Lindt Cafe in Sydney would disagree.
The Lindt saga would not have got off the ground if just one patron had a legal .22 pistol in their handbag or pocket.
Why doesn’t Mr Keenan look at the avalanche of evidence that has surfaced since the Port Arthur training exercise revealing some of the alleged victims did not exist, or the numerous other anomalies proving Martin Bryant was not present at Port Arthur when the shooting took place at the Broad Arrow Café.
Mr Keenan should ask his colleague, the Liberal President of the senate and former Tasmania police officer, Stephen Parry for confirmation of these facts. Mr Parry was smack in the middle of the Port Arthur training exercise and has subsequently admitted as much in a speech to the Undertakers and Embalmers Association.
In 2016 Parry was outed by Austrian author and forensic investigator, Dr Keith Noble, for his part in the official training exercise cum massacre cover-up.
The Islamists and the crooks know we can’t fight back, unlike our American cousins, who repel fire with fire. Now Australia has assumed the official status of the 51st State of the United States, every responsible citizen should have the option of concealed carry.
It has been announced that the homicide rate has substantially fallen in Australia and the weapon used by criminals in 37 per cent of cases is a knife.
If Minister Keenan has his way, soon you will be eating your food with chopsticks.
Recent comments from the Coroner exposed gaping flaws in police capability
by Gil Hanrahan in Sydney
Any ten year old kid who has fired a .177 Daisy air rifle would know that low velocity lead pellets do not fragment nor in most instances, ricochet.
Police at the Lindt Café siege in 2014 should have possessed the same knowledge. Supposedly trained SWAT policemen too should have known this basic ballistic tenet.
More revelations about the police blunders were aired during the recent Coroners report into the deaths of Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson.
One unit threw flash grenades about the foyer before entering the café, thus blinding and deafening themselves before getting into the café.
The shooter at Port Arthur obviously was not in the same situation. He wore ear plugs or he would have had concussion from the firearm muzzle energy and excruciating noise of repeated firing in a confined space.
The police blundered into the cafe, one on top of the other falling about in the dark, waving around and blazing their H & K .223 high velocity assault rifles at an indistinguishable target.
Travelling at 3300 feet per second these 55 grain projectiles are lethal if they directly hit a target or if a bullet hits a hard wall and ricochets or fragments.
The officer who actually hit the gunman fired 17 rounds in three seconds clearly demonstrating he had not been trained to shoot in a confined space, tactical response situation.
Another officer was actually wounded by shrapnel from either his own or his partner’s firearm.
The young barrister, Katrina Dawson, did not have a chance. Of course bullet fragments had to go somewhere and they did, killing an innocent young mother with shrapnel.
Commissioner Scipione was not about to allow the highly trained army anti- terrorist unit that was on standby, poised and ready to move from Holdsworthy Army Base, to take out the terrorist. This would look bad for the cops.
This error of judgement by a Police Commissioner who went home to bed for the night while 10 highly distressed innocent café patrons and eight staff cowered under the mad terrorist’s shotgun, left command of the siege to the totally hopeless and inept Assistant Commissioner Catherine Burns.
For this the families of the two murdered hostages and NSW should be thankful. Commissioner Andrew Scipione has retired will not again be at the helm of another disaster, and nor should his Commander Jenkins.
Café manager Tori Johnson died needlessly at the muzzle of mad Man Monis’ 12 gauge shotgun.
The army anti-terrorist unit would have stormed the café within an hour of assessing the siege situation. Tori and Katrina would not have died.
Only two officers were needed to enter the café through each door. Armed with HK MP5 assault rifles chambered in 9mm calibre, these lower velocity, copper jacketed lead projectiles travelling at 1300 fps do not fragment, rarely ricochet and are effective at close range.
The snipers had a chance to take out Man Monis on several occasions by firing through a plate glass window.
Who knows what firearms the snipers had that night. They should have been armed with a minimum .30 calibre sniper rifle such as a 7mm Remington Magnum or a .300 Winchester Magnum, highly effective sniper rifles at any distance.
If they had been properly trained they would have used 150 grain armour piercing, boat tailed projectiles that could have punched a hole through plate glass or even medium armoured glass at the close range they were offered.
There would have been little collateral damage.
Instead no sniper fired a shot. The mad Islamic terrorist might have had a bomb in his back pack but If they had shot him in the head at 50 metres through the glass, the bomb factor would have been irrelevant.
The police protect their own and for the new Commissioner, Mick Fuller, interviewed on Four Corners, it was obviously extremely hard for him make his best admission, “we could have gone in earlier.”
Well Commissioner, where was your apology to the Dawson and Johnson families?
The people of Inner Sydney can be thankful there was not more than one terrorist.
The Federal Government will soon finalise the complete and ultimate facial recognition records for all Australian citizens.
And Pauline Hanson wants a national ID Card?
A national data base of passport, driver, gun owner and high risk equipment operator licence photos will be kept for access by just whom remains unknown.
Federal and State police, immigration officers and Border Force will have access, but it seems more clandestine bodies will get their hands on your complete identity.
ASIO, ASIS and reciprocal overseas spy agencies will also have access to all of your personal data.
It should be noted that Australia has arrangements with some rather dubious nations for exchanging the personal information of all our citizens.
CCTV footage as depicted in US television shows such as NCIS Los Angeles will end up in captured data as supposedly trained facial recognition experts scan your face while you browse the shopping mall, fuel your car at the service station or sit on a park bench.
Queensland Traffic Police and their contractors have had this technology for three years, photographing you in your car every time you pass a highway patrol vehicle or stationary camera car, storing your image and that of passengers, vehicle description, direction, time and date of travel.
The police cars have infa-red ability and can photograph the driver and all passengers in the car as you pass. By then your number plate will have been read by the on-board computer and sent online to the huge data bank in Roma Street Police HQ and another massive data bank held by the Main Roads Department.
Soon after the facial images of the car occupants will be sent to the national Face Identification Service.
Nearly 80 per cent of people over 16 hold a drivers licence and 55 per cent have a passport. More than 600,000 citizens have a photographic gun licence in Queensland.
Justice Minister Michael Keenan told News Corp that passport photos would be accessed in the coming months and drivers licences would be tapped into after ongoing discussions with the states were finalised.
The Face Identification Service will match a photo of an unknown person against multiple government records to help establish their identity.
“These biometric services will change the face of crime fighting in Australia,” Mr Keenan, a Liberal, said.
The final piece of the identity jigsaw is about to come into place. Tasmania MP Andrew Wilkie has warned Australia will become the police state, test case for the final solution.
The advice of Sydney security expert Mike Petersen: Do not vote at any election. If everybody does this the government will fail and the people can lawfully take control, elect their own representatives and return to Constitutional rule.
From Horn News
Have you read this in mainstream media?
It’s grainy and low-tech… but the contents are deadly. Get inside a secret meeting of ISIS terrorists plotting the deadly siege of the Philippine city of Marwari… on the back of a monthly calendar. See the startling first-hand video that’s going viral.
It was an audacious plot sketched out in chilling detail with blue pens on the back of a paper calendar: Islamic militants in the Philippines, including one of the world’s most-wanted militant leaders, would take over a key southern city in their boldest attack to date.
With unsettling calm, they spoke of taking hostages from a school, sealing off roads and capturing a highway “so the people will get scared.”
Video footage and a separate screen-grab image of that secret meeting, obtained exclusively by The Associated Press, offer a rare glimpse into the clandestine operations of insurgents who followed through two weeks ago with an unprecedented assault on the lakeside city of Marawi, parts of which they still occupy today.
The images also provide the first visual proof that a nascent alliance of local Muslim fighters are not only aligned with the Islamic State group, but coordinating and executing complex attacks together. Among those at the table was the purported leader of the Islamic State’s Southeast Asia branch, Isnilon Hapilon, who is on Washington’s list of most-wanted terrorists and has a $5 million bounty on his head.
The footage is believed to be the first of Hapilon since he and several other Filipino militants pledged allegiance to IS in 2014. The military had said he was wounded in a January airstrike; in the video, however, there are no indications that he is injured. Hapilon appears sitting with other militants at a table, wearing a yellow and black headscarf with a pistol beside his folded arms.
Military chief of staff Gen. Eduardo Ano confirmed the identities of those present, including Hapilon, who resembles other images said to be of him, such as those on FBI wanted posters. The militants have no spokesman and do not generally issue statements.
The images show that the insurgent alliance “has this intention of not only rebellion, but actually dismembering a portion of the Philippine territory by occupying the whole of Marawi city and establishing their own Islamic state or government,” said Ano.
The military has an interest in allowing the AP to make the footage public. On Monday, six lawmakers petitioned the Supreme Court to nullify President Rodrigo Duterte’s imposition of martial law in the south — homeland of minority Muslims in the largely Roman Catholic country — casting doubt on the gravity of the crisis there. Ano said the reality that “a full-blown rebellion” is underway should convince skeptics that this is not just “a small problem.”
Government troops discovered the video on a cellphone they seized during a May 23 raid on a Marawi safe house where Hapilon and other militants were believed to be hiding. They said the video had been filmed a day or two earlier. It was not possible to independently verify that claim. But a separate screen grab of the same meeting, obtained by the AP from an anti-terrorism agent, showed a calendar the militants were writing on that was dated 2017.
An army official allowed the AP to record the video as it played on a laptop computer.
Ano said the insurgents had been planning to attack Marawi on May 26, the start of Ramadan in the south. But the raid cut their preparations short and triggered instant clashes. Had the assault not been pre-empted, the militants likely would have seized more territory and inflicted far more damage.
As it stands, the fighting has been unprecedented; while militants have launched major attacks before, never before has any group occupied territory in the heartland of the Philippines’ Islamic faith for this long. Two weeks after the conflict began, at least 178 people have been killed and the army is still battling to regain control with airstrikes and artillery.
The militants, who are believed to be holding a Catholic priest and many other hostages, have torched buildings and destroyed at least one church. Ano said they occupy 10 percent of the city and have positioned snipers in tall buildings. Much of the city center has been devastated.
The crisis in Marawi, combined with fears that the Islamic State group is breathing new life into Muslim insurgencies in Southeast Asia, has put the Philippines and the region on edge.
On Friday, when a masked gunman began shooting and burning gambling tables in a Manila casino, terrified patrons immediately assumed an Islamic State siege was underway. The radical group claimed responsibility for the attack, in which dozens of people died of smoke inhalation, but there has been no evidence to back that claim. Police insist the motive was robbery, and the gunman’s family says he was a disgruntled gambling addict.
Still, the episode highlighted what House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez described as the “unsettling inadequacy” of public security in the capital. The attack, he said, should “serve as a wake-up call” to do something about it.
A security conference this past weekend in Singapore attended by defense ministers and experts from 39 nations produced a flurry of alarmed statements. Among the topics: a fear that places like Marawi could become a new base for the Islamic State group as it loses territory in the Middle East.
“If the situation in Marawi in the southern Philippines is allowed to escalate or entrench, it would pose decades of problems,” said Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen. “All of us recognize that if not addressed adequately, it can prove a pulling ground for would-be jihadists.”
The southern Philippines already is.
Of the 120 militants killed in Marawi so far, at least eight are known to be foreign fighters, including a Chechen, a Yemeni and several Malaysians and Indonesians, according to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.
Hapilon’s pledge of allegiance, meanwhile, may have already paid off. His faction has received a “couple of million dollars” from the Islamic State, Lorenzana said.
In the video clip obtained by the AP, which runs for just over two minutes, a long-haired man identified by the military as Abdullah Maute addresses other militant leaders gathered around a white plastic table.
Pointing to a crude sketch of Marawi’s main streets and speaking in Tagalog and Marawi’s Maranao dialect, he declares, “We’ll take this first and then here.”
“Or,” he says, “we can go here first. We seal this off so you’ll have a passageway. But we need to capture a highway so the people will get scared.” Another militant can be seen videotaping the clandestine meeting.
Maute is the leader of a militant group called the Islamic State Ranao — one of about 10 small armed Muslim groups that have also pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and have forged a loose alliance that now flies IS-style black flags.
Although virtually unheard of a few years ago, the military says they contributed over 260 of the fighters who attacked mosque-studded Marawi. Along with Hapilon’s group, they were blamed for a night market bombing in September that killed 15 people in the southern city of Davao, Duterte’s hometown.
Also appearing in the video clip are two of Maute’s brothers — Omarkhayam and Maddi — and another militant known as Abu Humam. Humam is a member of Khilafah Islamiyah Mindanao, a small group linked to a 2013 bombing that killed eight people in a bar in Cagayan de Oro, not far from Marawi.
The new armed groups are the latest offshoots of a decades-long Muslim separatist conflict fueled by wrenching poverty, weak law enforcement and a surfeit of weapons in the southern Philippines. The two biggest Muslim rebel groups, which have engaged in peace talks with the government, have not backed the militants who attacked Marawi and offered to help bring the siege to an end.
Hapilon’s militant alliance aims to establish a “wilayat,” or a provincial territory, that will form part of a caliphate in Southeast Asia, according to experts. Duterte says government forces will never allow them to do that or break away from the Philippines.