- (Note - Most of the entire first hour of Joyce Riley's
explosive 8-31-00 interview with Jeff was not available on the net. We
don't know why. Please note: we will be re-broadcasting her important
interview this Sunday, 9-3-00, beginning at 8pm Pacific. We expect that
it will be properbly archived on that date.)
- Dear Jeff,
- It is Friday the 1st of September here in Perth Western
Australia and I am listening to your Real Player archived August 31st
interview with Captain Joyce Riley.
- She was talking about US Army personnel doing only training
in urban warfare and gun confiscation war games, and other info suggesting
an iminent mobilisation of some 90,000 special US Government-Military personnel
in late September-Early October. The following observations re: recent
events in Australia might interest you.
- As many US citizens probably know, our Australian private
ownership of most types and calibres of guns was made illegal and they
were "all" confiscated a year or so ago - following immediately
on from some "convenient" terrible gun massacres in Tasmania
(and similar events in Scotland, UK about one month earlier).
- Our SAS special forces then suffered a major incident
involving the collision of fully-armed personel laden Black Hawk helicopters
on a night time mission in Queensland. Many key troopers were killed and
maimed in this incident. At the time these men were involved in a low level
high speed interdiction training exercise attacking an isolated farm house
involving a scenario of a force of "terrorists" holed up at the
farm. Such rapid deployment scenario exercises having been common here
for some time. I am informed by serving and retired Australian service
men (with good internal military contacts) that virtually all Australian
army personnel training in recent years has concentrated on taking out
isolated farm houses full of 'armed terrorists.'
- The recent UN Police action in East Timor came as quite
a shock and required a major effort on behalf of our now severely depleted
regular forces. More recently the SAS and other army personnel have been
involved in intensive urban warfare training in all major Australian cities
with abseiling out of helicopters etc. This training is publicised as taking
out terorists that might try to attack the Olympics. One such training
exercise caused significant explosive ordnance damage to a sports venue
- Now the Olympics commences in Sydney on the 14th of September
and runs for several weeks. There will be many international visitors.
Sydney is conducting training exercises such as rapid evacuation of trains
or stations if suspicious packages are found. All of this is comendable
given the current state of humanity, however the long term Australian
Military training exercises re isolated farmhouses and the confiscation
of our guns has made many here wonder just what is really going down.
- The gun confiscation laws were rapidly introduced to
Parliament and rigourously enforced on doubters at local political meetings
prior to their actual adoption by Parliament. The Press hollered loudly
via "overwealming public poll results" FOR the confiscation of
guns. Many ordinary Australians were made to feel and seem to be pariahs
by media coverage for having an interest in guns. Many prominent persons
were heavied by others higher up the "democratic" control structure
to adopt public pro gun confiscation stances. State Ministers went to
Canberra "determined" to get this new gun nonsense changed.
They soon came back much subdued but suddenly quite vocal now FOR pro
gun confiscation laws. Public gun club meetings were heavily controlled
even as far as turning off the sound system power to prevent dissenters
being heard. Thousands of such dissenters turned up for these meetings
- the biggest gun club meetings ever seen - but the club management control
freaks were already in place - having been offered choice party jobs such
as parliamentary candidatures etc. - (not honoured eventually !!!), or
simply heavied by the Police Commisssioners, to keep the lid on. Queens
council lawyers stated that Magna Carter and the Rights Therein of the
Populace to bear arms were examples of BAD Laws that were no longer enforced
by the legal system. [Arbitary acceptance or disqualification of existing
laws now seems to be the norm for our society down under]. It was as
if there was a strict timetable and that "they" would brook
no counter intention to the removal of the peoples guns.
- Very recently some new laws have been mooted here. They
have been rushed through Parliament - again with almost zero public comment
or protest time. These laws have, or are about to be, ratified by our
Parliament and hence made legally enforceable.
- 1) A law whereby they can confiscate your bank account
and assets and you must then prove that you obtained them legally. Publically
stated to be the answer to rich Australian business criminals sequestering
their ill gotten gains into trusts, or drug dealers etc. Recently a man
died before going to trial. His assets were then confiscated under the
new law inspite of his never being convicted of any crime. Thus you
are now guilty unless proven innocent .... Two thousand years of British
laws and freedoms won by the battle death of many have just been thrown
to the winds.
- 2) The few remaining gun stores here are to have enforced
very restricted inventories of guns and ammunition. Presumeably to prevent
mass burglary of large arsenals. Boy, are "they" worried .......
Probably recent popular uprisings and associated events in Fiji and the
Solomons Isles have given our government room wallahs for thought.
- 3) The Federal Government have introduced a new bill
that allows for Federal Ministers to send in the Australian military to
any trouble spot eg. Riots etc. in any State throughout Australia - without
the approval or request of the relevant State government. This will be
law next week. It has been VERY rushed - allegedly to be in place for
the Olympics. Previously the State Police had to ask the State Government
and they COULD request the Federal Government for assistance by our national
troops. It probably only happened for the famous Eureka Stockade Miners
rebellion in Victoria in the 1800's - if ever. That rebellion was our
rough equivalent of your Alamo and was ruthlessly suppressed. A few survivors
settled in Western Australia and created my home town of Jarrahdale.
- Now we are wondering just what kind of situation could
develop where any Australian State Government would NOT request military
help but the Federal Government would need the legal right to enforce
"help" control of the Australian population by the use of Australian
troops ??? 4) The Tax regime has also been recently changed to include
a 10% "GST" (Goods and Services Tax) with almost everybody now
having to make monthly financial activity reports and provide all details
of business arrangements and bank accounts. You now have an ABN (Australian
Business Number = "Another Bloody Number") number to quote in
all your transactions such that you can now be easily tracked across all
Government computer data bases. Apparently (we are informed !) WE requested
such a number to make it easier for us to interact with Government Departments.
- Now after a few weeks of operation the Government Tax
take is said to have rocketed skywards but most business is experiencing
a 25-30% down turn in cash flows. Some are saying the last time they had
to cough up 10% across the board on every transaction was during the Middle
Ages to the Church - it got rich very fast. Of course you can claim some
of this tax back. It took me and two others a few days to fill in the
forms and collect receipts together for my small company. Yesterday we
received a Government cheque for A$120. We feel incredibly rich. But as
fuel just rocketed up from 80 cents per litre to around 100 cents per
litre we will need every cent to survive. There is also a dog and pony
show involving Andrew Peacock (our previous Ambassador to the USA) visiting
all our cities holding meetings on what do the ordinary Australian population
want to do with the Australian Defence Forces. I wanted to go to our Perth
meeting yet it was not publicised in the press - until the day after the
actual meeting - when we were informed that apparently most West Australians
had requested we greatly increase the size and equipment inventory of
the Australian Military !!!
- Now, I happen to agree with this idea - given the nature
of our neighbours we would be fools not to !!! BUT it actually comes
over as a huge Spin Doctor exercise designed to prime Australians to view
a massive increase in taxes for military spending as "wanted by most
Australians". Whether or not we actually do want it !!! For Public
meetings read: specially-invited interest groups .
- Journalists here have begun to openly question the Federal
Governments control of dissenting voices - on any issues - They have
been cutting off supporting government grants to various committees designed
to keep a watching brief on Government activities. The Federal Government
is being accussed "that instead of listening and encouraging Free
Speech it is shutting it down on all manner of issues". At times
I feel as if I am watching a live Jonathon Swift Novel unfold in Brobidnag
(Sp?) or some clone thereof - but believe it this is modern life in a
Western Democracy !!!
- The scene here is fast approaching that prevalent during
World War Two when rigid control was enforced upon the Nation. From where
I sit it looks likely we are heading rapidly into a totalitarian war
footing. Possible scenarios include serious financial collapse of the
US Dollar and surrogate economies (such as OZ), or the disintegrating Indonesian
"Empire" situation, and recent activities in West Timor with
border crossings by Indonesian Army trained and supplied "Militias'
killing UN soldiers in East Timor. But my money is on more international
scenarios such as that supplied by the normally very reliable London Daily
Telegraph on August the 27th - about 700,000 Chinese troops massing in
the Sudan - see below. Remember just across the Red Sea from the Sudan
is Saudi Arabia and all of that oil, whilst Sadam Hussein Land is not
much further away. Just who was testing cruise missiles across western
Pakistan recently ??? I hope I am wrong but it certainly looks like something
wicked this way comes.
- The only thing that would really stir up Australians
and require the sending in of Federal troops is the shutting down of all
pubs and footy events - except war and/or totalitarian rule and/or economic
collapse that is. Or, is this an arranged One World Government sort
of thingy ???
- Either way personal and civil freedoms appear destined
for the scrap heap AGAIN - and it looks like we've got a major fight on
our hands to "keep the work free".
- Best Regards and Very Good Luck, Harry Mason
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