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Osama bin Laden visits Sydney

2007-09-06 14:26:50.43387+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

This is beautiful. If you spend time on the net you've undoubtedly heard Aussies recently talking about the ludicrous security in place for G.W. Bush's visit to Sydney. The cast of an Australian TV show, The Chaser's War On Everything, have been arrested (more) after getting a convoy of vehicles through two checkpoints and next to the hotel, with one of the cast members dressed as Osama bin Laden. What's really amusing is the spin being put on this, "it worked because they were stopped". So far as I can tell, they got out of the cars at the hotel and didn't look like Canadians (probably didn't sound like Canadians) and only then were they stopped, while everyone else in the city is undergoing huge inconveniences. Almost all security organizations in the world have stopped existing for security and become solely about keeping themselves going. Hopefully a number of high ranking pricks will get fired from the various Sydney security forces for this. Via and Via.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-09-06 21:17:22.680701+00 by: Dan Lyke

The MeFi thread points to this article which quotes NSW Police Minister David Campbell as saying "I'm extremely concerned people would take the sense of security so lightly."

Snicker. And, in another howler:

"I'm not embarrassed at all, what I am is very angry that such a stunt like this would be pulled," NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Dave Owens said.

$140M USD and the best you can pull off is flustered anger? Yeesh.