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Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Matabele, Sep 6, 2007.
Classic stunt to run their cavalcade into the APEc zone.
A very sad indictment on the security for this event. You would expect that there will be serious recriminations for those involved in organising the security. Scioppione has been NSW Police Commissioner for less than a week and he already has his first crisis to deal with.
Personally I think the motorcades and massive security is complete overkill. It is by far the biggest security operation this country has seen for effectively 20 people. So much for democracy, it just makes the HOGs look like complete wankers.
Watching the Bush cavalcade on the news last night I estimated that were about 25-30 vehicles involved. Now I undertsand the need for 2 cars in front, 2 cars behind and a few motorcycle outriders. That seems reasonable to me. But what are the other 20 or so for, paramedics, doctors, would take up a couple probably, but there still seems an awful lot of other cars involved. Anyone have any ideas who fillsl up the remaining cars?
No idea but there are plenty of Secret Service men and women with Bush - probably all armed and dangerous. Funny about the Chaser stunt - newspaper polls are typically unrepresentative but 86% are saying that stunt was funny in the Herald poll on the matter.
I had a laugh, particularly when Osama emerged. But still, they were totally irresponsible in what is one of Australia's biggest events. I am glad to see that they have been charged. It will make the next lot of idiots think about not pulling something similar. All the same, because it is Chaser I expect their charges to drop to a non-event after APEC finishes. Anyone who can't see how important that nothing goes wrong on this watch is a complete fool.
I grew up with these motorcades - they were a favourite of that filthy butcher Mugabe. the size of the motorcade is simply statement by the person of how important they think they are. There is no truth to the rumour that it is also directly inverse to penis size.
Where is C&C to tell us how the Chaser stunt is a threat to our laxidaisacal existence?
Scipione and the police minister should resign immediately for the total breakdown of security. The chaser drive right up to the Intercontinental hotel where Bush is staying. How easy would it have been for terrorists to do exaactly the same thing and actually blow someone up. Ok if it was bush but there would have been a lot of cops as well that would have been killed. There are thousands of security and polcie and hundreds of millions of dollars spent on security yet the chaser could drive straight up to the hotel. Senior police are an absolute joke.
Maybe it is a State ALP plot to embarrass the Howard Liberal government?
Bush has decoys so the exact car he is in is hard to pinpoint. When I was in DC I was awoken every single morning between 6 and 7 with his motorcade going past with sirens etc. sheesh. over kill
Wouldn't it be easier to ferry him everywhere in a helicopter? (with a few attending decoys choppers)
In a forest of stone underneath the corporate canopy where the sun rarely filters down the ground is not so soft not so soft they build buildings to house people making money or they build buildings to make money off of housing people it's true like a lot of things are true I am foraging for a phone booth on the forest floor that is not so soft I look up it looks like the buildings are burning but it's just the sun setting the solar system calling an end to another business day eternally circling signally the rythmic clicking on and off of computers the pulse of the american machine the pulse that draws death dancing out of anonymous side streets you know the ones that always get dumped on and never get plowed it draws death dancing out of little countries with funny languages where the ground is getting harder and it was not that soft before those who call the shots are never in the line of fire why where there's life for hire out there if a flag of truth were raised we could watch every liar rise to wave it here we learn america like a script playwright birthright same thing we bring ourselves to the role we're all rehearsing for the presidency I always wanted to be commander in chief of my one woman army but I can envision the mediocrity of my finest hour it's the failed america in me it's the fear that lives in a forest of stone underneath the corporate canopy where the sun rarely filters down and the ground is not so soft
exactly what everyone in DC was saying
The only ones to be chargede should be the inept security gaurds. Maybe it will stop a lot of idiots being in charge of security next time :doh:
I think the Chaser thing points out how ridiculous and pompous the whole thing is anyway. These leaders puffed up with their own self importance parading around behind closed walls. For goodness sake it is Australia and the whole event is a piece of hyperbole. The Chaser satirises the ridiculous nature of the whole event. They should be given a slap on the wrist and sent home, not charged. Time some people took a careful look at themselves.
If I was a terrorist. I'd parade as the Chasers along George St..... So while everyone is laughing at them.....kapow!
I always thought of the heads of America, Russia and China (the most powerful nations on the planet) to be a bunch of nobodies. Honestly, it isn't a joke. Australia will get massive benefits from handling this event properly over the next decade. MHO anyway.
I hope that was your version of satire because man flawed
I always thought of the heads of America, Russia and China (the most powerful nations on the planet) to be a bunch of nobodies. Honestly, it isn't a joke. Australia will get massive benefits from handling this event properly over the next decade. MHO anyway. [/quote] Twaddle. It gets held every year. I bet you can't even name where it was held last year without the benefit of google.