Tony Abbott, writing in The Australian today, had this to say:
Late last year, ASIO boss Duncan Lewis told a Senate committee that about 85 Australians had been killed while fighting as terrorists in Syria and Iraq, and 40 Australian foreign fighters had already returned. But about 110 Australians were still in the war zone. Most of the returnees, he stressed, had come back before the declaration of the Islamic State caliphate and were not now considered threats to security.
It seems the hallucinogens doing the rounds are in Canberra are stronger than usual.
According to the ASIO boss, we should not be worried that the Islamic community in Australia has produced well over 200 hundred individuals who decided that signing up and shipping off to the fight with the Islamic State was a good idea.
No should we be concerned that at least 40 have returned ‘home’ because most of them are not now considered a threat to security.
All of them, every single one, is as mad as a cut snake.
We will see Australians die because they are on the streets.
And you can take the assurances of ASIO with a grain of salt. This is the same organisation that decided Man Haron Monis was not a threat either…