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One stunt too far Mr Abbott. One stunt too far.

21/09/2011

It seems the coalition have poor taste in hiring staffers. 

Victorian MP’s staffer involved in bomb hoax

By Ryan Sheales

Updated September 21, 2011 14:50:00

A Victorian Government MP’s electorate officer has been caught promoting an anti-carbon tax stunt in which a protester was to try to smuggle a fake bomb into Federal Parliament.

Bill Tilley’s electorate officer Tony Tynan wrote an email to journalists spruiking the event this morning.

The email claimed a protester “plans to dress as Guy Fawkes and enter Parliament House with a suspect brief case” next week.

Guy Fawkes was caught plotting to bomb the British Parliament in 1605.

“[The protester] anticipates some sort of resistance from both Parliament House Security and the Federal Government,” the email said.

“It could be an interesting story.”

Mr Tynan sent out a subsequent email distancing his employer from the original alert.

“I apologise for you receiving my earlier email,” the email said.

“It’s content was inappropriate and it was not in any way authorised by Mr Tilley.”

The Victorian Government has been under pressure to discipline or demote Mr Tilley in recent weeks amid claims he leaked sensitive information about a meeting with senior police to the media.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-21/victorian-mp-in-bomb-hoax-carbon-protes/2909890

Ironically, the Herald Sun had a strong editorial today on terrorism. But it seems nothing about this.

Bring on the media inquiry! BTW. A man was arrested in June in Victoria for trying to purchase a range of explosives off the internet. On his arrest he claimed he was only making fireworks.

Heavily armed police arrest accused would-be bomb maker in Castlemaine

AN accused bomb maker allegedly used eBay to import a chemical arsenal that could have been assembled within 15 minutes, a court has heard.

Victorian man Phillip John Marsh, 35, was allegedly detected on July 13 by Australian Federal Police buying explosive substances on eBay, prompting a sharp police sting to thwart any attempt to detonate the deadly chemicals.

At an out-of-sessions hearing tonight, Mr Marsh told the court he was not a terrorist, but he was deemed too dangerous to be released on bail, “due to extreme concerns for the safety of the community”.

Among the items detected on eBay were 11 that could be used for explosions including black powder, potassium nitrate, sulphur, a relay time cord, an automatic electrical trigger, anti-personnel mines, potassium chlorite and magnesium powder , the court was told.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/national/heavily-armed-police-arrest-accused-would-be-bomb-maker-in-castlemaine/story-e6freuzr-1226101990040


I think the coalition have been planning this bombing attempt for months. That makes them terrorists in my book and they should be charged with an act to incite public violence and their political party disbanded.

One stunt too far Tony. You did this. You created and incited violence. You sir, are an alleged terrorist.

A. Ghebranious  2011 (All Rights Reserved)

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One Comment
  1. Jennifer Baratta permalink

    I thought US Politicans acted like little Kids UGH! way to go ASH

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