There’s no such thing as a lone wolf. Terrorist attacks are occurring on a weekly basis in Western countries and now this afternoon an explosion occurred in a suburb of Brighton, Melbourne.
Based on early reports as police arrived at the scene, one man was already dead and the suspect involved was holding a woman hostage.
He apparently rang Channel 7 news and said “this is for I.S.,” “this is for Al Qaeda”. Three police officers were shot, and the suspect was subsequently shot dead.
Early reports also suggest the man was known to Australia’s counter terrorism police.
This, one day after the London attacks which killed seven people and injured around 50.
What are we dealing with here? This isn’t the same as the IRA ringing up a government building, giving advanced notice of a bomb, and demanding a specific resolution.
There is no resolution for Islamic extremists. The only point is to kill as many Infidels as possible.
What we're seeing here is not terrorism, it’s a global jihadist insurgency.
Australia isn’t yet at the same point as the UK and European nations but what does it say that this man was known to counter-terrorism police? It means authorities already know who these people are, as they did in Britain.
The last serious terrorist incident in Australia was the Lindt Café siege in 2014. That terrorist was an Iranian refugee, out on bail after being charged with accessory to murder and also having 43 charges of aggravated sexual assault.
Forty-eight hours before the siege an anonymous caller to a terrorist hotline warned authorities that he had pledged allegiance to ISIS on his website but Australia’s intelligence organization had a look and didn’t see an imminent threat of violence.
How many red flags does a person have to raise?
We don’t yet know who the Melbourne terrorist is but, the primary duty of a government is to protect its citizens from attack.
If people feel their government can’t do that, whether out of spinelessness, weakness or political correctness, people will eventually take measures to defend themselves.