by Mary W Maxwell
Since a reader actually asked me to compose a Part 5 for this series, and I can hardly resist an invitation, I offer this new interpretation of the Droudis situation.
Upfront disclosure: I am prejudiced, as in pre-judice, as in having made up my mind before the Droudis trial is played out. That is because I have firmed up my belief that Monis was a patsy, and that means a patsy for somebody, right? You can’t just be a free-lance patsy.
Sorry, this will have to be a crude article, but what can you do when the facts that you want to get at are hidden by government? (and when neighbors ask you if you’ve overdosed on your meds because you are interested in gory topics….).
If my patsy theme is not something you want to hear about today, please stop reading. Or, as we say in Boston, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the pressure cooker.
Port Arthur, Again
Let me show an analogy to the Bryant case before we get started on Droudis. Martin Bryant was picked out at an early age, was fodderized, and was made to be the patsy for the Port Arthur massacre. That is all quite provable.
When someone wrote up the story of what Bryant was to do at the Broad Arrow Café (that is, what some other poor sod then had to do), that writer also wrote that Bryant would “murder the owners of Seascape.”
Once it was written it had to happen!
So poor Sally and David Martin died because the plot development called for it. Imagine it. What am I saying? I am ashamed of talking like that.
The Martins’ premises at Seascape was going to be needed that day. For example, there had to be a venue for a “hostage situation” (which makes make federal intervention legitimate, you know).
Happily, “hostaging” also allowed the drama to extend into the night. And it set the stage for the offender’s death by fire.
Fire? Oops, am I talking about Droudis, Bryant, or what. I guess somebody likes the fire angle. Hey, maybe it was the same writer in both cases. Twenty years isn’t much of a gap in a “writer’s” career.
I see the killing of EXwife as having no more purpose then the killing of the Martins. Isn’t that outrageous? (And think what it will coast her young lads in emotional illness.)
Let’s look at the siege again. A decision came in, probably from overseas, that there needed to be a Muslim terrorist thingiedoo in a capital city. The offender had to look a bit Middle Eastern.
I have heard that Monis is in fact Jewish; Iran has a Jewish community. He has got the right accent for an Iranian so I am sure he grew up in Iran. He hasn’t got the square-ish Iranian chin.
Maybe he grew up Muslim. I don’t know, but he is no religious fellow, that’s for sure. You have only to inventory his lies, his thefts, and his mistreatment of women. Persons who want to please God at least make some effort to be moral. That is axiomatic.
As for Monis’ being doctrinally galvanized, that is a joke. At a very late stage of the game, namely a few days before the December 15, 2014 siege, he switched from being Shi’ite (which is normal in Iran) to Sunni, which made it at least vaguely plausible that he was speaking for ISIS, the “Islamic state.”
So there was a siege and then the patsy died — Monis. Yes, his own death was “written in.” But today I am not looking at the deaths in the Lindt Café but at the killing of EXwife.
If it was like the killing of Sally and David Martin, we really don’t need to seek further explanations, do we? In 1996, there was no need to track down the story abut Bryant having a childhood grudge toward the now-elderly owners of Seascape.
So also with EXwife. Did she have a fight last year with Amirah? Doesn’t matter. Did she fiddle with Monis’ bank account? Doesn’t matter. Was she planning to spirit the kids off to Fiji? Doesn’t matter. Nothing matters. See?
Regardless of what was going on in EXwife’s daily life, she would have ended up in that stairwell (I am assuming there really was a stairwell death. Maybe somebody could interview the firefighters to find out.).
What’s Missing at the Trial?
I have found the court sessions a bit helpful, as they do provide a chance to see how Amirah looks and what her family members say in videos, and so forth. But they don’t provide the big scene that needs to be grasped.
That scene is somewhere in a boardroom. Or maybe at a pedophile party. Or maybe it’s all done by a computer these days — “the KILL computer.”
EXwife needed to be brutally murdered (that is my speculation, anyway) and so it was done. And the local do-er of the deed, the person who wielded the knife, is still unknown.
Did Amirah wield the knife? Maybe or maybe not. Even that is more or less irrelevant. If Amirah Droudis performed that killing, she did so – I feel sure – as an agent of someone who wanted it done.
Indeed the prosecutor (Mark Tedeschi, QC) agrees with me. I mean up to a point. He says the real killer is Monis. Good. He understands that A can carry out a horrific deed for B.
I say he’s picked the wrong “B” – it was not Monis that arranged EXwife’s death.
I think he probably also has the wrong “A.” If Droudis had never killed so much as a chicken before, she could probably not have stabbed a human being that day.
But at least the Prosecutor is in the ballpark. The knife wielder at the Werrington flats was basically a disinterested party. Right.
There’s That 5th Amendment Again!
The real Amirah – after all she is a real person – may be going through the trial under an agreement with somebody. The promised outcome would be that she gets acquitted, and paid.
(Maybe she has the odd moment of worry, noting that Monis also acted in expectation of freedom and then got cheated!)
Legally I think this trial must end with an acquittal, as there’s such a lack of evidence that the judge can hardly find it to be “beyond reasonable doubt” that Amirah killed EXwife.
Of course I would like the prisoner, Mrs Droudis, to have taken the stand. But thanks to events at Runnymede she has the right to not incriminate herself.
So here is what I would do if I were in the NSW Justice Department. (Yes it is actually called that.) I would wait till Amirah goes free — and then order her to be arrested as a material witness.
That’s not a punishing type of arrest, and does not give you a criminal record. It’s a way of incarcerating you until you sing.
Today we saw an ABC video of Amirah that shows her being trained to say “Australians will be killed.” You can hear ol’ what’s-his-face training her in the background. She also clearly enunciated the cuckoo phrase “Thank you, Bali bombers.”
Note: ABC got the video from an old website, SheikHaron.com
I guess it would be hard to pin a crime on her for any of that, but she can legally be made to sing. I want to know what she knows about Monis’s chequered career.
Heck, she could even be subpoena’d to the Lindt Café inquest.
What a nifty idea.
Ah, but that presupposes that someone somewhere wants to find out what REALLY happened at the Lindt Café.
Twenty years on, officialdom does NOT want to hear what happened at the Broad Arrow Café, so why should we hope that the Lindt Café will be different? (Actually I have hope.)
I’d better state my thesis again because it’s so easy for it to scamper away.
I claim that the scriptwriter for the Sydney siege threw in a couple of extra things to pile up the bad reputation of the Muslim terrorist du jour.
I am already on record as saying that I think those letters to soldiers’ families were in the set-up for the same purpose, years ago. Soooo clever.
Conceivably, the allegation that Monis embezzled $200,000 in Iran is another cooked-up sin. (If the data came from “Interpol,” please note that Interpol is a private organization.)
The heaps-big item for Monis’ bad-reputation was the murder in the stairwell. It “totally clarifies for the public” that Monis was a bad man. A monster, really.
But as far as the death of EXwife goes, don’t forget that Monis is on record as having requested a judge at Parramatta Court to investigate “involvement of ASIO and Australian federal police in her murder.”
I hereby quote from the Security Report on Man Haron Monis by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet jointly with the NSW Office of Premier and Cabinet:
“14 April, 2014: NSW Police charge Monis with three sexual assault charges dating back to 2002. He is remanded in custody.
16 April, 2014: Monis requests that the Parramatta Local Court investigate his allegation that NSW Police Force and ASIO are involved in the murder of his former partner. The request is denied.”
Kind of an odd request to make, don’t you think?
— Mary Marple is enduring great rainstorms in Adelaide today.
Photo credit: sheikharon.com