My Heart Goes Out To Sydney Australia As Siege Ends

A Policeman was shot in the face, he is ok thankfully

A Policeman was shot in the face, he is ok thankfully

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews

A 34-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman died in the Sydney Cafe earlier today. To everyone in Australia my hearts go out to you all, including my mates. A 50-year-old Iranian refugee – who was facing charges in Australia including accessory to murder and sexual assault was the culprit. He died, rightfully, people went to work, people went for a cup of tea before work and this man ruined lives. 2 people died, people like you and I. That hurts. I just watched all the videos all over the Web and this AMAZING AUSTRALIAN SPIRIT shone through. They won’t fear, they won’t stop living, they are strong people they will get on with life. In the meantime two HARD funerals must take place. Two strangers we don’t know yet. 2 people who just happened to be in that cafe, this makes me sad. My hat comes off the Police for putting themselves in harm’s way and saving lives.

Flags are to fly at half-mast across New South Wales to honour the victims. I simply say Rest in Peace. Sometimes there are no words of comfort. The interview after the chief of police after was heartbreaking. One day we will ALL witness these fanatics up close and personal, that I am sure about. Until then we stay as one, we care for each other and we stay close. Make no mistake these fundamentalists want you and I dead. I pray it won’t get worse but I think we know it will.

Via MSNBC News on You Tube – Heartbreaking 

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US Avoids Shutdown After Spending Bill Passed

The bill includes more money for the US's war fund, fighting Ebola and allowing people to give more cash to political campaigns.

The bill includes more money for the US’s war fund, fighting Ebola and allowing people to give more cash to political campaigns.

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via Sky News

The US Senate has passed a $1.1tr spending bill – and prevented a repeat of last year’s government shutdown. The 56-40 vote on Saturday came as Congress ended a two-year legislative session that has been marred by bitter partisanship and few successes. Now the measure will be sent to US President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it into law before Wednesday.

This will mean that most government agencies will be funded until September 2015, except for the Department of Homeland Security, which will have its funding reviewed at the end of February. By this time the Republicans will control the House of Representatives and the Senate and will be able to deny the organisation funding to enforce Mr Obama’s recent order easing deportations for undocumented immigrants.

Obama Says Washington Must Change

Obama Says Washington Must Change

Getting the 1,603-page bill through was a bitter struggle, with a revolt by House Democrats that nearly scuttled the bill earlier this week, and delaying tactics in the Senate. Of the 40 no votes, 22 were Democrats, many of them furious that negotiators inserted policies into the package, including one pulling back on key financial regulations for Wall Street banks. Another part of the bill gets rid of campaign finance law by dramatically increasing the amount of money wealthy donors can give to political campaigns.

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USA ‘JUST’ stopped another close down. As they close buildings due to Australian Terrorism event happening now (Blog below this)

 

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Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal voted no, saying the package was “poisoned by special favours flagrantly contrary to the public interest.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the bill wasn’t perfect but a necessary compromise. He added: “Since 2011, Congress has lurched from crisis to crisis, with the country constantly under threat of a shutdown or financial catastrophe. It is a bad habit, and the American people are sick of it.” Among the items the spending bill will allow are a slight increase in Pentagon war funding – to total $64bn this fiscal year – and almost $5.5bn to help combat the Ebola virus. The partisan fights are expected to resume next year, although the Republicans, having won the November congressional elections, will enjoy a 54-46 majority in the Senate and a larger majority in the House.

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BREAKING NEWS: Sydney cafe being held up now, ‘Shahada flag’ in window (WATCH LIVE)

Kidnapped hold ISIS flag to Window

Kidnapped hold ISIS flag to Window

By @ShaunyGibson – Used to be @ ShaunyNews Via sources below

LIVE BELOW VIA http://news.sky.com/watch-live UK SKY NEWS

LIVE BELOW VIA http://news.sky.com/watch-live UK SKY NEWS

Lets hope this isn’t the start of something bigger, this news is breaking now, it is late AM Monday there just now. ISIS Have called local radio and told them “We have Devises all over the city” This is NOT ISIS, it is Muslims using a Shahada Flag

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Shahada Flag

Watch live via Sky News  Now
http://news.sky.com/watch-live

Australian police have cordoned off one of Sydney’s main business areas, with reports that hostages are being held in a Lindt chocolate shop cafe. Part of Martin Place, home to the Reserve Bank of Australia, commercial banks and close to the New South Wales state parliament, was closed off by armed officers. Live television footage showed patrons inside a cafe standing with their hands pressed against the windows. A black and white flag similar to those used by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria was also visible. New South Wales Police tweeted: “A police operation is under way in Martin Place, Sydney’s CBD. People are advised to avoid the area.”

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Terrorists were today holding up to 12 hostages in an armed siege in a cafe in Sydney where an extremist flag was being held up in a window. Witnesses reported seeing staff and customers sobbing as they were forced to stand with their hands pressed against the windows of the Lindt cafe.  At least two gunmen are involved in the siege but dozens of armed police have sealed off the streets surrounding the site. One gunman is believed to have a shotgun and possibly an explosive device. Martin Place has been shut down and scores of police are surrounding the building after the alarm was raised about 9.45am.

More follows…

Via: http://news.sky.com/story/1391970/police-operation-under-way-in-sydney

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2873855/Gunman-takes-hostages-cafe-Sydney.html

http://www.9news.com.au/National/2014/12/15/10/00/Major-police-operation-in-Sydneys-Martin-Place

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EDIT: 01:25 UK (12:25pm Australia) – As many as 12 devices ISIS/Or who ever they are have said to be around the city. Bombs? I hope now. I don’t think this is ISIS, maybe a branch from. Just the latest.

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EDIT: 01:43 UK (12:43pm Australia) – Suspicious package found in the iconic Sydney Opera House, area cleared. Police have arrested man close to Cafe with a Gun. Rumours suggest it is one man holding as many as 50 people right now. Again, the live link is above. Woman at Cafe window had “Cut Throat Gesture” by man behind her. 

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EDIT 01:48 UK (12:48pm Australia) – This is NOT ISIS it is a Muslim sect/group called Shahada, this is the group, the flag (The black one above) I added http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahada USA Have closed 2 foreign consulates. 

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