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Insurance Business | 28 May 2015, 08:48 AM Agree 0
A leading international brokerage has bumped up Australia’s terrorism risk level, one of only thirteen countries worldwide to see an increased threat.
  • Not Surprised!!! | 28 May 2015, 09:39 AM Agree 0
    The "Sydney Siege" was not a terrorist attack!! A lone gunman that took people hostage. It happened in Adelaide not that long ago with a bikie hold up in a brothel.. Was that a terrorist attack? no
  • Robert Cooper | 28 May 2015, 11:50 AM Agree 0
    As we are seeing with the inquest into the Sydney Lindt Cafe siege, it was not a terrorist act. It was an act of a very unstable mentally ill man out on parole. He was never accepted as a member of any Terrorist Group and neither was he ever accepted by any Bikie Gang. Using this act of a lone gunman as a reason to raise the terrorism threat is just fear mongering in the community.
  • Realist | 28 May 2015, 02:20 PM Agree 0
    It most certainly was a terrorist attack by definition:

    "the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives"

    Regardless of whether he was accepted by a specific group, he still aligned himself with one and their goals - terror was his motive and was achieved.

    AON are correct in their upgrade.
  • Robert Cooper | 29 May 2015, 10:00 AM Agree 0
    Well "Realist" you can provide that definition to any criminal event. A social objective is to make money. So is robbing a Bank a terrorist act? Unlawful use of force is used to coerce a partner in domestic violence with the social objective of dominating and intimidating them. Is Domestic violence a Terrorist Act?

    That is one of the poorest attempts at a definition of a Terrorist Act I have ever seen.

    Get a realistic Terror definition!
  • The Real Realist | 03 Jun 2015, 10:35 AM Agree 0
    The “fake” Realist is almost certainly an employee of aforementioned company, pitifully trying to find a substantive reason for them changing their levels in Australia.

    And to also use the excuse that Australian nationals are being radicalised is ridiculous. Every country has problems at the moment with their own citizens supporting groups such as IS, including the whole of Europe, there are people everywhere who are socially excluded and easy to brainwash (but not the real “realistic” brokers, or their clients)
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