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Lindt Café fiasco has exposed police incompetence from the top down

Remove the cowboys – commission the experts

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione.

NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione’s credibility is collapsing

Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn.

Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn has history of credibility problems

Police forces in every state and territory of Australia are loaded with anti terrorist experts on paper with senior commanders incapable of seeking help from expert forces for fear of exposing their massive ego driven level of incompetence.

We are a continent of one nation requiring one team of experts responsible for anti terrorist deployment across this nation. Remove the cowboy cops from the equation TODAY.

It is your life these uniformed actors are playing with being accredited by our parliaments of fools that we taxpayers are paying.

Read this article in the Australian by John Lyons.  

Harry Palmer

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Missed opportunities that could have ended fatal Lindt cafe siege

Missed opportunities that could have ended fatal Lindt cafe siege\Within 75 minutes of the Lindt cafe siege beginning, two clear and viable options that might have avoided the deadly outcome were available. The first involved TAG East, the Australian Army’s elite counter-terrorism unit, which quickly assembled at Holsworthy army base in Sydney, ready to be called.

Fifteen hours later, as a police team that had none of the real-life experience of TAG East would storm the Lindt cafe, the special forces soldiers were still on standby. TAG East — the Tactical Assault Group based on the east coast — has commandos who have worked in Afghanistan and Iraq.

If, for example, 18 Australians were taken hostage by Islamic State in Iraq, this is the team the Australian government would dispatch to rescue them. Yet here they were — 30 minutes drive from the Lindt Cafe — and they were never called.

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