I know it’s too early to conclude police failed. But looking at the video of the Bourke St killer doing burnouts at the Flinders St station intersection moments before killing five people, I cannot help but notice that two civilians tried harder than two police officers to stop him. What orders were they under?
The video, shot a minute or two before the driver mowed down people in the nearby Bourke St mall:
Why did civilians try harder than police to stop him
Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun
Again, it’s too early to criticise police – and certainly before criticising police at the intersection. They were probably following orders, for a start.
But are those orders too cautious in an age in which we face people so determined to do harm?
THE head of the Police Association says officers should have been allowed to move on the car at the centre of the CBD carnage before the tragedy happened.
Association secretary Ron Iddles said he had been told there were opportunities to intercept or box in the Holden Commodore at the centre of Friday’s chaos.
One of the chances to pounce was in the inner-southern suburbs, Sen-Sgt Iddles said on ABC Radio.
“Those who were on the street doing the job sitting behind him in heavy traffic on Chapel St believing they could have intercepted him safely should have been allowed to do so,” he said.
Sen-Sgt Iddles said Victoria Police was sometimes “risk averse”.
“What I’ve been told is that there was ample opportunity for this person to be intercepted,” he said.
He “converted to Muslim and changed very quickly”
“A close friend told said Gargasoulas’ rantings were driven by heavy use of the drug ice, and that he had recently converted to Islam. ‘He was a great guy but ice destroyed him. Then he converted to Muslim and changed very quickly. For over a month he’s been on edge,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.”
This confirms everything I have been reporting about this incident. But there appears to be a massive cover-up by Australian media and law enforcement. In any case, this clearly deranged individual was unlikely to have been coolly and calmly carrying out an act of jihad, as we have seen jihadis do so often. Rather, Islam’s justification for violence fed and fueled his already-present rage and tendency to resort to violence.
“‘I’ll take you out… and you need an army to take me’: Chilling Facebook posts of driver with a history of drugs and violence who mowed down dozens in deadly Melbourne rampage,” by Nic White, Daily Mail Australia, January 20, 2017:
The man who
allegedly ploughed through dozens of pedestrians on a rampage through the Melbourne CBD has a history of drug abuse, violence and mental issues.
Dimitrious Gargasoulas, 26, ranted about the Illuminati, called unbelievers ‘dogs’, and vowed to ‘have god’s laws re-instated’ in the weeks before the attack that killed four people.
‘I declare war on tyranny today, you dogs will have the option to either believe in me and his positive energy he offers and stay faithful to me or serve the one who enslaves you at his feet,’ he wrote on Facebook on Monday.
‘I offer freedom no work no bills just that we all keep faith and believe in the one god, the one higher being for the good and protect the energy that he gives with your heart.
‘God bless everyone in the world it is about to change xoxo.’
He claimed to be ‘Greek Islamic Kurdish’ and a follower of Yazdanism, the native religion of the Kurds before the arrival of Islam, also know as the ‘cult of Angels’.
‘I know exactly how to take you DOGS down the power of knowing has revealed and I shall have GODS laws re-instated,’ he wrote last Saturday.
An hour earlier he ranted about connections between Scientology, the Illuminati, and the Free Masons, who would ‘do anything in the power to dominate the world’.
He claimed they would ‘take on the new world order’ and that women would run the world because god’s laws had been ‘overwritten by human laws’.
A close friend told said Gargasoulas’ rantings were driven by heavy use of the drug ice, and that he had recently converted to Islam.
‘He was a great guy but ice destroyed him. Then he converted to Muslim and changed very quickly. For over a month he’s been on edge,’ he told Daily Mail Australia.
‘He stabbed his brother in the face and beat up his poor mother I knew this bloke really well… I’m not sticking up for him whatsoever and he deserves to be punished for what he’s done, but that evil drug ice was the cause of this.
‘Just take one look at his statuses over the past month and it’s clear as day that he had gone into psychosis. He was saying there was a comet heading for Earth.’
Gargasoulas’ longest and earliest rambling on January 9 claimed god had given him wisdom and knowledge and ‘awoken’ him, and included a chilling premonition.
‘Keep in mind good will always prevail over evil and that is exactly whats to come in the following days weeks and so forth somebody tried to f*** me,’ he wrote….