The A-B-C Program of The Lindt Cafe Siege

(L) Thomas Zinn, partner of Tori Johnson, and (R) Paul Smith, husband of Katrina Dawson

by Dee McLachlan

Sarah Ferguson produced two ABC Four Corners’ programs on the Lindt Cafe Siege. I have posted some extracts below:

Part 1:  

SARAH FERGUSON: Welcome to Four Corners… The inquest spent a great deal of time trying to unravel the motivations of terrorist Man Haron Monis, a deluded and troubled individual.

And how it was that a man charged with accessory to murder and sexual assault could have been out on bail? [Read more…]

Lindt Siege — Coroner Michael Barnes Delivers His Findings

Coroner Michael Barnes

by Dee McLachlan

This morning at 10 am, Coroner Michael Barnes delivered his findings on the siege at the Lindt Cafe on 15 and 16 December, 2005.

The usual stories emerged on the mainstream media (MSM). Dr Clarke Jones, a criminologist, was interviewed and is confused why Man Haron Monis was out on bail in the first place. Terrorism analyst Greg Barton thought the the siege could have been handled in a different way. [Read more…]

Monis’ Shotgun at the Sydney Siege. Pellets? Bullets? Anything Else We Need To Know?

Monis’ gun. Photo supplied to media by the Inquest

by Mary W Maxwell and Malcolm Hughes

On March 15, 2017, after the afternoon Fringe performance of “Moot Court Trial for Martin Bryant,” there was a party. It was held at The Pub with No Beer (i.e., my home), but talk nevertheless flowed freely. Referring to the Sydney Siege (not Port Arthur, but what’s the diff), one of the male guests said “If I recall correctly, Officer A said he used 19 bullets to finish Monis off, one or two in the chest and one in the forehead. Total of three were needed, so where did the other 16 go?” Seems a reasonable question, and certainly not one that was put in the hallowed halls of Coroner’s Court. [Read more…]

False Flags and the Sydney Siege

ABC News photo of the staff returning to work after the siege

by Mary W Maxwell

The Sydney siege was a classic false flag. How do I know? From the goings on at the Inquest. Sure, it was always obvious that the man of the hour, Man Haron Monis, was not a genuine political Muslim and therefore everyone should have suspected foul play. But you would have to pay attention to the police testimony at the Inquest to get a sense of how the Australian government was eager to protect many participants. [Read more…]

Amirah Droudis and a New Book

droudis-and-bookAmirah Drousid and the late Man Haron Monis

by Malcolm R. Hughes

Gumshoenews announces the release of a new book by Mary W Maxwell, Inquest: Siege in Sydney. It contains not only Mary’s report of the Lindt Café Inquest but her series of articles on the Amirah Droudis trial.

This morning, Ms Droudis was given her sentence – 44 years imprisonment – for the murder of Man Haron Monis’ ex-wife. [Read more…]

A Bostonian Challenges The Boston Bombing Official Story in a New Book

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by Dee McLachlan

A few years ago I was flicking through Youtube movies, and came across a woman standing for the US Congress. She was being interviewed by members of the press. I was just about to move on when she began berating the journalists for their inability to ask the tough questions about 9-11. She gave them a good old working over.

So I searched further, and found that she had written a book called “Prosecution For Treason.” The full Title is Prosecution For Treason: Epidemics, Weather War, Mind Control, and the Surrender Of Sovereignty. I wrote to her. I was writing to Mary Maxwell. [Read more…]

Printing a Flag – Surveillance of the Lindt Café

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by Dee McLachlan

While I was directing a movie in rural NSW, Mary Maxwell was attending some of the Sydney siege Inquest hearings, and covered the Martin Place event in a 35 part series of Gumshoe articles.

Recently I was inspired to write “Welcome to a Front Row Seat at the Sydney Siege Theatre” about the failure of the police negotiators. They failed to speak with the hostage taker, Man Haron Monis, in SIXTEEN hours. [Read more…]

How “Groupthink” Is Impeding the Sydney Siege Inquest

drummersIdentical drummers at the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony

by Mary W Maxwell

It takes time to absorb all that was said in the last few days at Gumshoe, both in articles and comments.  Let’s do a retrospective.  More importantly, let’s push further (in the comments below, your turn) as to trying to fathom what this all means.

Every day I am astonished by the state of mind of the (apparent) majority of Australians. One friend said to me in an email “I used to be proud to be an Aussie.” Seriously, how can it be that folks don’t see what’s going on? Are they really willing to yield Australian culture to the tricks of Rupert Murdoch? [Read more…]

Lindt Café Inquest, Part 35: Monis Climbed The Stairs

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by Mary W Maxwell

Mal Hughes has called attention to anomalies in the Inquest’s evidence as presented by Lucas Van der Walt, an expert on wound ballistics. I now have the melancholy duty of bringing up another anomaly, or to put it bluntly, an apparently suspicious episode that occurred during the Sydney siege.

In the Lindt Café there is a set of about 8 stairs leading up to the Ladies toilet and a different set of about 4 stairs leading down to the men’s toilet. I think I read about an airline hijacking some years ago where the people were kept in their seats for about two days while the plane sat on the tarmac. [Read more…]

Specific Testimony about Monis’ Ability To Cause the Death of Tori Johnson

monis-gun2Profile of 12  gauge shotgun and sawn off shotgun

by Malcolm R Hughes

When Mary Maxwell reported on the police testimony given at the Lindt Cafe Inquest from June 2016, I became uneasy because some of the evidence did not back up what the public had been told — in quite specific terms — by the print and TV media.

The media also seemed to be pushing a particular agenda that is against the Constitutional law of Australia. That is they appear to want the Military to interfere with civilian law — in certain instances to take over the responsibility of the State Police Services. If this is allowed, in my opinion, that will be just the beginning of a true “police state.” [Read more…]

Welcome to a Front Row Seat at the Sydney Siege Theatre

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by Dee McLachlan

All aspects of the way the police acted during the Lind Café siege point to a “staged performance.”

At this website I have repeatedly shown how the appropriate military persons were stood down during the 9-11 attacks in New York. The same occurred during the Port Arthur massacre of 1996.

My article “Permission denied; this has to happen” describes that day at the Seascape Cottage where a hostage situation was (allegedly) in progress. Tasmanian constables had the gunman in their sights but were not allowed to shoot him! Several personnel, including volunteer firemen, heard a senior police officer on the radio respond to the request to shoot: ‘Permission denied; this has to happen.’

Now we ask: What happened at the Lindt Cafe on 15-16 December 2014?  [Read more…]

Droudis Trial, Part 7: The Sentencing Hearing

justice-johnsonNSW Supreme Court Justice Peter Johnson

by Mary W Maxwell

There is a calculator for how much of a person’s life could go into a life sentence. Amirah Droudis was 33 when she committed the crime. (I doubt that she did commit it, but am going with the flow here.) She has now been in custody for 2 years. So we look at the Australian Bureau of Statistics projections and see that a woman at 33 has another 48 years coming to her.

The defense barrister, Mark Ierace, pointed out that this could mean she spends 50 years in prison – and asked Is it worth it, for the community’s sake, to incarcerate her that long? [Read more…]

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