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Thu Jun 25, 2020, 08:43 PM

Breaking story with massive political implications- NSW MP's Sydney home raided as ASIO probes China

Breaking story with massive political implications-
NSW MP's Sydney home raided as ASIO probes China links




NSW MP's Sydney home raided as ASIO probes China links

Counter-espionage agency ASIO is conducting a sweeping investigation into allegations Chinese government agents have infiltrated the office of a NSW Labor politician to influence Australian politics.

Multiple sources aware of the foreign interference investigation said it was scrutinising the office of NSW Labor MP Shaoquett Moselmane as part of one of the most significant inquiries in recent ASIO history.

As part of the inquiry, the federal police raided properties linked to Mr Moselmane on Friday morning, searching for evidence to support allegations of a Chinese government plot unfolding on Australian soil.

The sources said if sufficient evidence was found, the inquiry could ultimately result in an Australian and world first: a prosecution for foreign interference offences arising from an alleged covert Chinese Communist Party plot to influence a serving politician.

More: https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/nsw-mp-s-sydney-home-raided-as-asio-probes-china-links-20200626-p556f6.html

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Reply Breaking story with massive political implications- NSW MP's Sydney home raided as ASIO probes China (Original post)
MelissaB Jun 25 OP
MelissaB Jun 25 #1
Eliot Rosewater Jun 25 #2
herding cats Jun 25 #4
erronis Jun 25 #5
applegrove Jun 25 #3
erronis Jun 25 #6
applegrove Jun 25 #7
Budi Jun 25 #8
EllieBC Jun 26 #14
applegrove Jun 26 #16
Budi Jun 25 #9
applegrove Jun 25 #10
Budi Jun 26 #12
applegrove Jun 26 #13
Budi Jun 26 #15
applegrove Jun 26 #17
UTUSN Jun 25 #11

Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 08:46 PM

1. Here in the states FBI Director Wray says the FBI is opening a new counterintelligence investigation

Wray: The FBI is opening a new counterintelligence investigation that ties back to China ​[about] every 10 hours.




Also, he makes this clear:

Wray: This is not about the Chinese people or Chinese Americans. This is about the Chinese government and the Chinese Communist Party. They are pursuing a campaign of intellectual property theft, economic espionage, [and] cyber intrusions that target businesses big and small.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 08:52 PM

2. THe traitor is helping the Chinese destroy us...count on it

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 08:55 PM

4. Most definitely. NT

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 09:06 PM

5. I'll guess that the traitor you're referring to for the US is McConnell. Altho trump fits the bill.

Actually, most (r)epuglicons are on someone else's payroll. Much more allegiance to others than to their constituents.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 08:54 PM

3. The Chinese are ****ing crazy. They are holding two canadians hostage

in order to make Canada reneg on its extradition treaty with the US on a case where a Chinese businesswoman lied to congress (she travelled to canada on business and was held at the request of the US). Then Trump doesn't care about Stone or Flynn lying to the FBI so why are we alone in holding up standards in Canada? Because we believe democracy takes lots of work and care. You have to fight for it. Because you don't give in to kidnappers. No doubt this crazy Chinese administration want a weak Trump to win re-election. And now interference in Australia. Donald Trump proved the western democracies were much more vulnerable to corruption than previously thought. And China is going to town on it. Russia too. Everyone should be required to read "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" by Katherine Boo. True story of what corruption is like for the poor in a mumbai slum. It blew my mind. And is very timely. The haves exploiting the have nothings. What anywhere would become if you don't root out corruption every day and in every way.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 09:10 PM

6. Thanks for that reference, applegrove. Always looking to understand more than I currently do.

A link to that book: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behind_the_Beautiful_Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity is a non-fiction book written by the Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo in 2012. It won the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize among many others.[1][2] It has also been adapted into a play by David Hare in 2014, shown on National Theatre Live in 2015.[3] The book describes a present-day slum of Mumbai, India, named Annawadi, and located near the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. It follows the interconnected lives of several residents, including a young trash picker, a female "slumlord," and a college student.[4] The author is an American woman who often visited Mumbai with her husband, who was from the area and had a job in the city.


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Response to erronis (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 09:13 PM

7. She studied and listened to the stories and lives of the residents of that slum for years i think.

It should be required reading everywhere.

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Response to erronis (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 09:31 PM

8. Thanks for the link. It's bookmarked .

This such an incredible story & everyone should know of it.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:12 AM

14. And the difference in the way the 2 Michaels

are being held compared to Meng Wanzhou? She’s living in a mansion in Vancouver while they’re probably rotting in a horrid cell. And we are supposed to negotiate with those maniacs????

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Response to EllieBC (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:20 AM

16. They did nothing wrong too so it is a false comparison in any way. She lied

to Congress. She broke the law.

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 09:41 PM

9. Does this relate to Huawi & the Trudeau/Trump standoff?

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.politico.com/amp/news/2020/06/24/trudeau-pressure-huawei-extradition-trump-339136

Trudeau under high-profile pressure to end Huawei exec's extradition, even if it rankles Trump

Nineteen prominent Canadians sent a letter to the prime minister this week calling on him to instruct his justice minister to free Meng Wanzhou.

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Stories a while back were questoning Huawi, 5G, & the reach of Foreign data collection.

Just curious. Trying to place China in global corruption & intel is way above my level, but I try!


Remember who bailed in the US right after Trump won in 2016?

Peter Theil. He got a quickie Citizenship in New Zeland & took up residence.
Somehow I believe its all related where corruption, paybacks & 1 & 2 remaining global mob nations vie for dominance over the others.

Trick is to know who's side the high stakes players are on.

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Response to Budi (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 11:30 PM

10. I'm vague. I work in synthesizing rather than analyzing. So i'm no expert.

Just noticing rabid corruption and ignoring international norms by Chinese leadership.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:08 AM

12. Certainly. I'm clearly out of my league with Chinese history & corruption

I can't imagine a visual aid showing the lines of connections throughout the world. And that's just for China.
We'd have to see another with Russia, Middle East, Africa South America & wherever dictatorial & transnational criminal networks have their long reach.

No wonder the goal of seating Trump was so lucrative to evil operatives.
The US has always been the guiding force that small Democracies relied on to keep their sovergnity against oppressors.

We must absolutely be that power for good in the future, now that the depth of corruption & hate has been brought right before our eyes.
It really is all about good vs evil in the end.


Cripe, we've got a lot on the to-do list. 🥂

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Response to Budi (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:11 AM

13. Yes. Corruption is the enemy of all democracies. Let's learn from places

that are less corrupt.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #13)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:14 AM

15. Yes, and never leave our country so vulnerable again.

💙

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Response to Budi (Reply #15)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 01:11 AM

17. +1

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Response to MelissaB (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 11:34 PM

11. K&R

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