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Old 10th Mar 2014, 01:05
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dubbleyew eight
 
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well I was prepared to give truss the benefit of the doubt since he is a fairly straight shooter. it seems that once a security briefing is given to the ministers all common sense vanishes.

decades ago on an overseas exercise we were given all manner of briefings about tropical diseases, the locals, all sorts of things. all tending to lead to a similar level of apprehension as we see in the minister.
decades later and many trips overseas I have realised that the security briefings we had were all utter bullshit.

one of the things that governments need to do is dismantle all the paranoia mechanisms. has any of australia's overseas spying ever actually delivered a benefit to the country? I doubt it.

maybe one day soon Truss will realise that his briefings are all just playing on his fears and are largely baseless bullshit.
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