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Australia Is Now A Terror Target
By Micah Halpern

Wednesday November 2, 2005

I've Been Thinking:

Australian is now on the list of official terrorist targets.
Prime Minister John Howard announced that there is credible and significant intelligence that Australia is a terrorist target.
He said that he did not want to overstate the threat but neither did he want to underemphasize the threat.

Why would terrorists target Australia?
Because Australians are a predominately Western, democratic culture.
Because Australia is a state that welcomes immigrants.
Because Australia is easily accessible for terrorists.
Because Australia is the closest many terrorists can get to attacking any Western or American target.
Because terrorists easily fit into the culturally rich Australian community.

Given their place in the world, their role as a Western country, their relationship with the US, it is clear to me that Australia would be a constant terror target.

So far Aussies have been lucky. So far terrorists have only targeted Australians outside Australia. So far. But it is just a matter of time.

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