By Terence Mills
Call me a cynic but on a pleasant Sunday morning I’ve just been confronted by Turnbull, Keenan, AFP, ASIO and NSW Police giving an orchestrated media conference where the Prime Minister said that there was a plot was to blow-up an aircraft using an improvised explosive device. Then he said if you are travelling by air in the next few day, make sure to get to the airport at least two hours before scheduled take-off as there will be enhanced security.
I don’t know about you but I have no inclination whatsoever to travel by air in the next few days, not so much because of the terror threat but more so the interminable time it actually takes to get anywhere and the frustration of having to remove my shoes and belt – and women their jewellery – just to get on an aircraft.
Four men have been arrested but the assembled security specialists actually gave no useful information about what was going on other than saying we should all remain calm – that’s probably why they didn’t invite Peter Dutton as he is known to scare children and animals and apart from that, it is suggested that his new Darth Vader uniform isn’t quite ready.
The assembled media asked a lot of probing and sensible questions but everything was either an on water or on land or in the air event on which they couldn’t comment. Nonetheless, the overriding message was that only the Liberals will keep you safe.
Now I’m just waiting to see the four men being quietly released with no fanfair. Yes, I am a cynic!