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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Aug 2017 10:19 p.m. PST

"The Australian government has provided more details about a "sophisticated" Islamic State plot that was disrupted late last month. The self-declared caliphate shipped bomb components through the mail to Australia and then provided the recipients with directions concerning how to assemble an improvised explosive device (IED).

Speaking at a press conference yesterday, Australian Federal Police (AFP) deputy commissioner Mike Phelan explained that there were at least two planned attacks. First, the suspects built an IED that was intended to blow up an airliner. Second, they allegedly attempted to build a chemical dispersion weapon. The latter device was apparently only in the beginning stages of development.

Importantly, Phelan emphasized that the accused men were receiving orders from the Islamic State (ISIL) and not acting solely on their own initiative…"
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2017 7:56 a.m. PST

Now in Australia too? Geesh. Great. Just great.

The instructions may be copies of those issued by ISIS in Syria/Iraq. People even print them from extremists' websites. But I'd be curious to know where the parcels were actually mailed from. From ISIS cells in Indonesia? Malaysia? Mindanao (Philippines)?

I seriously doubt if many packages coming from Syria or Iraq to Australia would get through without inspection. So it is either some strange decoy from Syria/Iraq, meant to be intercepted, or the parcels really originated elsewhere.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Aug 2017 3:12 p.m. PST

Maybe some Australian fellow member enlightens us… (smile)


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