Wednesday, January 02, 2019

'This is a race war - it's never been this bad': Masked Vietnamese teenager promises violent revenge against African gang

Comment from a correspondent in Victoria:  "The mainstream media has recently started referring to Melbourne's African gangs as boys. I would not call them boys. They are youths at least. They are bigger than most men, they are mostly 6 feet and more tall, carry weapons, and bash and rob anyone they like.

They like preying on citizens out for a walk. To stop the nightly assaults on train passengers, in the last year or so every Melbourne suburban railway station has has a fortified police station placed on it, and two armed transport police stationed on every suburban platform right through the night.

Since then the Africans beat people up in places other than railway stations. They now like beating people up on Melbourne beaches. St Kilda beach has been attacked many times, by small gangs and gangs of 200. I think calling them boys is the media trying to minimise the threat.

I like St Kilda foreshore, and I am in Melbourne at present and would like to watch the Melbourne fireworks tonight from St Kilda pier, but I do not wish to have to deal with African thugs, so I will not be going.

The video here shows Africans attacking a group of Vietnamese. As usual the Africans were physically and psychologically prepared to assault someone, they are out and about looking for prey, while their targets are just going about their usual day.

But regardless, the Vietnamese appear to do a reasonable job of defending themselves. Good on them. I hope they do an even better job next time. Vietnamese know how to fight. Their favourite weapons are meat cleavers and machetes.

If the Africans continue to target Vietnamese, then I would expect Africans to start losings hands and fingers. that is unlikely to change the Africans though. Cutting off lions toes does not stop them being lions. They will just target weaker prey.

They are unlikely to be deported back to Africa so we seem to be stuck with these savages roaming our streets looking for prey.

A masked Vietnamese teenager has promised war against African youths to combat the newly-formed Blood Drill Killer gang's street rampages.

Melbourne's north-west is on high alert following a series of shop and restaurant robberies, assaults on customers and open-air fights.

One Vietnamese teenager has had enough of the violence in St Albans and wants revenge. 'There will be huge conflict. We need to take action,' he told A Current Affair from an undisclosed location.

The Blood Drill Killers are the latest African youth gang to be allegedly unleashed on Melbourne, following previous rampages across the Victorian capital by Menace to Society and Apex.

Fearing more attackers, the Vietnamese teenager vowed there would be vigilante action.

'We must mass protest right now, and band together and hurt any African youths in our way,' he said.

Concerned shopkeepers have told Daily Mail Australia the St Albans Lunar Festival, planned for January 6, could go feral if African thugs turned up looking for trouble.

The warning comes just days after a gang of African teens was filmed brawling with middle-aged Vietnamese men dining outside the Song Huong restaurant on Alfrieda Street in St Albans, in Melbourne's north-west.

It is the very same street where the Lunar New Year will be celebrated, with the thoroughfare transformed into a festival featuring stalls, food, entertainment, bands, rides, fireworks and dancing.

African Blood Drill Kill gang members, aged from 14 to 17, left a trail of destruction in the lead-up to Christmas. 

On Christmas Eve, a 46-year-old man was hospitalised with cuts to his face after African youths allegedly attacked the Song Huong Vietnamese restaurant in St Albans.

The previous day, 20 youths armed with baseball bats threw tables and chairs at patrons outside B&D Kitchen next door.

On December 19, there was another attack in the area which led to an alleged juvenile gang member being charged with robbery and assault.

On Friday, scores of frightened and angry shopkeepers told Daily Mail Australia that they feared the law would be taken into their own hands if police did not step in to halt the violent teen thugs.

One female shopkeeper, who herself had been a victim of multiple, brutal attacks by African teens,  said she feared the Vietnamese youth would rise up against the thugs.

'I haven't seen the police until the past few days,' she said.

The young woman, who is in phone sales, told Daily Mail Australia she had been attacked twice inside her shop.

So brutal were the attacks that one left her with a huge gash in her scalp after a teenage thug smashed her over the head with a phone he was stealing. A customer was also attacked.

She and her neighbours all called triple zero, but police did not come.  'They told us they couldn't come. They were too busy,' one man said of the attack.

His wife had chased out a gang of youths from their shop not long before the attack.

The violence hasn't been confined to Melbourne's western suburbs with a gang of African youths on Friday storming on Chelsea Beach, in the city's south-east, before allegedly smashing a glass bottle over a teenager's head, assaulting multiple swimmers and stealing their wallets.


Hot start to 2019 after Australia ends its third-warmest year

Warmist apparatchik Peter Hannam (below)is slipping.  He seems happy that Australia's average temperature was only the third warmest.  But, according to Warmist theory, 2018 should be THE hottest.  According to Australia's Cape Grim, CO2 levels shot up in 2018, particularly in the second half.  Download the CO2 data here.

We should be roasting.  The BoM do their best to create the impression that we are but the averages tell the story.  Peter seems to think our temperatures support global warming.  In fact they starkly contradict it

The searing end to 2018 for much of Australia will likely make it the third-hottest on record for maximum temperatures with little early relief in sight in the new year, preliminary data from the Bureau of Meteorology shows.

For mean temperatures, 2018 will also come in among the top five, according to bureau meteorologist Skye Tobin. The year was also "very much drier" than average for Australia, particularly in the south-east.

In New South Wales, Hay, Ivanhoe and Wilcania recorded the highest temperatures, reaching 44 degrees Celsius while in the east, there was little relief with the mercury peaking at 40 degrees in Penrith.

All but one of the country's top 10 hottest years have occurred since 2005, a result "in line with long-term trends resulting from anthropogenic climate change", the bureau said in a summary on 2018's national weather.

Australia was hardly alone in recording a hot year. "For the globe as a whole, 2018 is likely to be the fourth-warmest year on record, continuing the recent pattern of very warm years," the bureau said.

Temperatures are now about 1.1 degrees above the pre-industrial norm. That's more than half way to the 2-degree upper limit of warming almost 200 nations agreed to work towards under the Paris climate agreement signed in 2015.

Every year since 1978 has been above the 1961-90 average for mean temperatures, the bureau said.


Public hospitals being bled by foreign tourists

Tens of millions of dollars in public hospital debts are being run up by tourists, foreign workers and international students each year, prompting a renewed bid to make them pay their way.

However, a NSW proposal to require all visitors to take out health insurance, separate to any travel insurance they might have, has served only to highlight the complexity of the problem.

When NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard put the proposal on the agenda for the Council of Australian Governments Health Council, he received the cautious backing of several states and his federal counterpart, Greg Hunt.

“Regardless of who they are, if you are sick you should be able to access healthcare,” Mr Hunt told The Australian.

“However, there is a cumulative effect when temporary visa holders, who are often here on holiday, access our public health system, incur costs, and then leave the country with debts unpaid.”

A ministerial advisory committee has since been asked to recommend options to “ease the burden on Australia’s public health system” without jeopardising the tourism, skilled worker and education sectors.

Mr Hazzard said about $30 million worth of public hospital treatment for Medicare-­ineligible patients in NSW was left unpaid each year. Most of that was for hospital accommodation.

NSW has highlighted the case of an uninsured patient from China who spent two months in hospital recovering from a brain haemorrhage and was unable to pay the $250,000 bill.

In some cases, visa holders give birth in public hospitals, leading to speculation trips are being planned to allow mothers to access Australia’s health system.

Western Australia has previously complained of mining workers using public hospitals to obtain expensive HIV drugs, while emergency departments frequently have patients arrive with pre-existing conditions that have gone untreated.

Last financial year, it is estimated $16.5m in debts were incurred at Victorian public hospitals. More than half of the 13,000 foreign ­patients were treated following emergency admissions.

As of October, Queensland had a total outstanding debt of about $11m for Medicare-­ineligible patients. “Queensland’s doctors and nurses save lives first,” a Queensland Health spokeswoman said. “How those services are paid for comes second.”

While some visa classes ­already require health insurance, there are often out-of-pocket ­expenses left to be paid by the ­patient, which may lead them to go public instead. Some visitors complain of having to pay thousands of dollars upfront for policies with insufficient cover. The Private Health Insurance Ombudsman’s office recently noted that “the financial impact on visitors who have hospital claims refused by health insurers are usually much greater than they are for Australian residents who can access Medicare”.

The NSW proposal comes as the federal government seeks to crack down on states billing insurers for public hospital treatment Australian citizens are otherwise entitled to without charge.

Private Healthcare Australia head Rachel David said the success of the NSW proposal would depend on the problem ministers were trying to solve. She said travel insurance was meant to cover emergency treatment, whereas health insurance covered elective surgery, admissions for chronic mental health problems and basic dental care.

“If the issue they are concerned about is that ageing travellers may not be covered for pre-existing conditions, may be admitted to public hospitals and then create a complex cost-recovery issue as well as occupying needed beds, then the health insurance solution makes sense,” Dr David said.

Australia has reciprocal health­care agreements with 11 countries, but in 2017 moved to restrict ­access to assisted reproductive services to cut costs.


A crime unlike others: Policing terrorism in Australia

Assistant Commissioner Ross Guenther is just back from Disneyland. No, he wasn’t there to ride on the Indiana Jones Adventure or eat a smoked turkey leg as big as a Zeppelin. This was ‘‘research’’ on protecting crowded places from terror attacks.

At Disneyland the private security force (nearly all ex-FBI agents) seize up to eight guns a day from visitors who wish to wear sidearms on a visit to Frontierland.

They are told that if they want entry they can have their guns kept in a safe or they can take them back to their cars to lock in their own gun safe.

‘‘We are eternally grateful we don’t have that problem,’’ says the head of Counter Terrorism Command (CTC) - a group that, like proctologists, do their best work checking dark places while we are asleep.

CTC has thwarted terror plots at the point when suspects have tried to buy high-grade guns to allegedly commit mass murder and it is why the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission is working on links between terror and organised crime groups. ‘‘Want to keep them apart,’’ says Guenther.

It is also why CTC is hitting suspects with Firearm Protection Orders that stop them getting a gun, but also allow investigators to search them, their associates and related premises.

It is also the reason terrorists have moved to more mundane but often deadly weapons such as knives, gas bottles and motor vehicles.

There is no down time in counter-terror policing because there is no high season. The threat is constant and will probably never leave us. It is about anticipating, deterring, disrupting, investigating and reacting to murder plots carried out in the name of a perverted ideology or a mutated message.

‘‘We are the goalkeepers but we know that some will get through,’’ he says.

Such as last month’s attack in Bourke Street, where the offender failed to detonate a car bomb before fatally stabbing Pellegrini’s part-owner, Sisto Malaspina, and was finally shot dead by police.

In the last five years, police have thwarted 16 major terrorism plots that included plans to behead random members of the public, run over police officers and then take their guns to open fire on crowds at an ANZAC Day ceremony, detonate bombs in crowded spots, attack a Navy base or a court and blow up left-wingers. Many of the attacks were allegedly planned on days of significance, including Mother’s Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and, even worse, Grand Final day.

As an aside, police were staggered at how many people stood and used their phones to film the Bourke Street attack, where if the gas canisters had exploded the potentially fatal shrapnel range would have been 200 metres. ‘‘We would like to see people take care of themselves,’’ says Guenther.

In five of the eight confirmed terror events that have been carried out in Victoria and NSW over the same period, the offenders have been shot dead - indicating the career path on such journeys is usually a dead end.

In Victoria, of those charged with terror offences 59 per cent are aged between 15 and 25, and 76 per cent between 15 and 30. Not one is older than 45. The gender breakdown is 40 males and one female.

Of the suspects, 44 per cent are affiliated with Islamic State and 32 per cent with al-Qaeda, which is no surprise as they are the two organisations with the most powerful social media campaigns.

Then there are the green-shoot investigations - about 20 in Victoria every year - where police step in at the first sign of suspects putting a toe in the water.

Terror investigations are unlike any other crime type. In most criminal activities the offender plans not to be caught and as police improve the likelihood of apprehension, the number of offences drop. We used to have around two bank robberies a week but as security was tightened that crime became extinct.

However the terrorist actually wants to be caught in the act, so that the event culminates in a deadly battle with police followed by headlines and martyrdom. Guenther says the average age of the known offenders is telling; young men whose brains are not fully developed and are susceptible to any lunatic cause they find via the internet.

Sometimes it begins as bravado and then something makes it crystallise as a real option. Other times it looks like a serious plot and then just stalls. The most difficult category are the off-radar offenders, who self-radicalise off the internet, equip themselves with easily accessible weapons and then attack a crowd.

When police are investigating a traditional criminal group they usually quietly gather evidence, seek legal opinions and then finally arrest when they are confident of conviction. With terrorism, you often can’t wait. A cell might plan an ANZAC Day attack but choose a different target days or weeks earlier if the opportunity arises.

This means CTC moves quickly and then tries to find the missing pieces of evidence later. The rule is rather too soon than too late. In other words, they would rather be cross-examined in the Supreme Court than give evidence at the Coroner’s Court.

Guenther says the typical profile is of a young Muslim man who is "isolated, unemployed, locks himself away in his room to use computer games, loses his social skills, loses direct contact with friends, turns to social media for company and can be radicalised quickly’’.

So what is the plan?

First there is the Strategic Intelligence Team - the big-picture people. Their job is the look at trends here and overseas to pick likely targets, weapons and weaknesses. For example, after November’s Bourke Street attack a number of suspects who had been dormant became ‘‘energised’’ and re-activated. The team knows suspects linked to al-Qaeda are more likely to look at bigger planned attacks while IS look at random attacks in crowded spaces. ‘‘[IS] is no longer recruiting fighters but is actively encouraging random acts of terror,’’ says Guenther.

Second there is the Social Media Team that checks open-source channels and uses keywords to identify likely suspects. With the changes to encryption laws, CTC will employ data scientists to investigate the secure apps that up to 80 per cent of suspects now use. ‘‘We need access to big data and have to increase our analytical capability,’’ says Guenther.

There is also the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre, where specialist police work with forensic and mental health experts to identify suspects and intervene before they are radicalised - looking to re-integrate them with friends, help them find a job and realise that killing people and getting killed is not the best idea running around.

Guenther says Victoria Police have around 165 people on the terror watchlist. ‘‘We pay them visits and engage with them to let them know they are being watched.’’

You can have all the boffins, bugs and bollards in the world but terror crime, like all crime, eventually comes down to us. As Guenther says: ‘‘The community is the solution, investigations alone are not the answer.’’

He says police are regularly contacted by teachers, parents and Muslim religious scholars with concerns over troubled individuals: ‘‘We have established some very strong relationships.’’

While CTC have the key role in terror plots it will always be the first responders, often not long out of the Police Academy, who are likely to be the ones on the scene who have to make the life-and-death decisions - as the Bourke Street attack showed.

And it is why all police are being trained to deal with active shooters and why the Crime Act has been changed to allow police to use lethal force when a terror suspect has taken hostages. This is a direct response to Sydney’s fatal Lindt Cafe siege.

One anticipated trend that has not eventuated is the return of battle-hardened IS fighters recruited from Australia, while CTC has been briefed on state-sponsored terror, where foreign governments sanction hits in other countries.

While 90 per cent of terror plots come from radicalised Islamists, police are increasingly worried about the ultra-right following international trends for these types of groups to use violence. They have already foiled one bomb plot from such a group.


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Paul said...

I recall a Vietnamese family in Melbourne in the 90s who brought granny over for a "holiday" from the old country, then promptly got her admitted to the Royal Melbourne on some pretext (user-friendly GP?) and then offered up a laundry list of maladies that they would like to have her treated for, because in Australee its all free.

I asked the admin person looking after it what would happen and she said the hospital most likely wouldn't pursue payment as there was very little chance of getting it. She said this happens a lot. That was back before the whole f***g Third-World was (((told))) to go to the West and harvest welfare.

Paul said...

Personally, I hope the Vietnamese slaughter some Africans as an example (not that the African IQ can process examples) and I hope the Police wisely take some serious down-time in any investigation that follows.