Grenade Attack In The Land Down Under

BY Herschel Smith
4 months, 3 weeks ago

ABC Australia:

A hand grenade has been used to target a notorious family in a troubling escalation of gang violence in Melbourne’s north-west.

It is the first time a hand grenade explosion has been investigated in the state’s history, Victoria Police believe, underlining the fears of senior officers that underworld figures are increasingly accessing military-grade weapons.

A mother and her infant child were sleeping in a front room of the Tiba family’s Lalor house only metres away from the blast on November 19 last year.

The grenade, an M52 manufactured in the former Yugoslavia, is understood to have bounced off the house and detonated between the property and the nature strip.

A front window in the house was shattered and two cars parked on the street were significantly damaged in the explosion. No-one was injured.

The ABC has delayed reporting on the attack at the request of police.

It is unclear how the grenade was brought into Australia, or how many may be in circulation.

Hey wait a minute!  Isn’t this the land of draconian weapons control?  This simply can’t be.  You mean criminals will get weapons regardless of the law?  You mean prohibition doesn’t really work after all?


Comments

  1. On May 23, 2018 at 12:14 am, Georgiaboy61 said:

    Re: “A hand grenade has been used to target a notorious family in a troubling escalation of gang violence in Melbourne’s north-west.”

    When the authorities resort to euphemistic or vague language to describe such incidents, it is almost always a tip-off that the perpetrators were – ahem – cultural enrichers, i.e., Muslim émigrés.

    “The grenade, an M52 manufactured in the former Yugoslavia, is understood to have bounced off the house and detonated between the property and the nature strip.”

    Grenade attacks are now common in the formerly-peaceful land known as Sweden. The grenades appearing in the hands of jihadists there appear to have come from stockpiles built out of leftovers and leave-behinds from the Balkans civil war of the 1990s, which have been smuggled to mosques in Sweden, from whence they make their way into the hands of individual Muslims looking to wage jihad against the kafirs.

    Smuggling surplus weapons into Australia from the Balkans wouldn’t be as easy as getting them into Sweden, which is contiguous with the European landmass, more or less, but it could be done. The Australian frontier is vast, and that nation has miles upon miles of coastline to guard.

    However, there are arms and ordnance much closer, in conflicts in the southern Philippines, where Islamic Moro separatists have been fighting the Philippine government for decades, indeed for a century on-and-off since 1898 – or in similar asymmetric conflicts in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.

    In Islam, it is well to remember that the mosque isn’t only – or even primarily – a place of worship; it is a fortress and a weapons cache as well, a forward operating base for the mujahedeen in infidel lands. Ask any military man who’s spent time in the sandbox or the ‘Stan about how often they found hidden weapons caches in mosques, or how often U.S.-coalition forces took fire from a minaret or other part of a mosque.

  2. On May 23, 2018 at 7:30 am, H said:

    Grenade attacks are now so common in Sweden there’s a Wikipedia page listing them. Follow the link to the extra nasty M75 grenade page and you’ll find a claim they’ve been sold for less than an ice cream cone costs there (well, I’m sure that’s very expensive in the nation that prides itself in being a “humanitarian superpower”), and they’ve also been used in England, including one attack that killed two policemen, and in Belgium.

  3. On May 23, 2018 at 8:31 am, GA Patriot said:

    Ahh, far left anti 2A activist Matt Damon will be arriving with his family just in time for more grenade activity. Probably shouldn’t have given up that American citizenship so fast, eh?

  4. On May 23, 2018 at 11:32 am, Fred said:

    “Underworld Figures”????

    What, are they living in a Film Noir down there? Crikey!

    And were they shadowy? Because you can’t really have underworld figures unless they are shadowy, just sayin’. Especially if a “notorious family” is involved. Ugh.

    They should probably go ahead and ban those pesky hand grenades. What’s that you say? Oh, I see.

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