FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11 JULY 2003
During 1996, Martin Bryant was sentenced to life imprisonment
for the alleged murder of 35 people at Port Arthur in Tasmania.
According to Attorney General Ray Groom, Bryant was the "most dangerous
man in Australia", who would be detained inside a custom-built Risdon
Prison hospital cell "for the rest of his natural life".
During the same time frame, television networks and
newspapers alike ensured that Martin Bryant also became the most hated
man in Australia. Much emphasis was placed on Bryant allegedly shooting
a child hiding behind her mother’s skirt’s, then shooting another
helpless child cowering behind a tree. According to the hysterical
media, here we had the very worst kind of prisoner: Not only a mass
murderer, but a ruthless child killer as well.
Australians nationwide were and are still taught to hate
Bryant with a passion, to the point where dozens spray foul graffiti
over the Tasmanian hospital walls, and tens of thousands mutter how
they will kill Martin with their bare hands if they ever get the
chance. Impossible of course, but is it? Quite suddenly since 21 June
2003, and apparently due to an inexplicable policy reversal, the public
have already been given two chances to kill Martin Bryant, and will be
generously provided with more chances in the future.
On Saturday 21 June 2003, another prisoner hit Martin in the
face. In the words of Prison director Graeme Barber, it was "Just an
incident between himself and another inmate who have lived in that
environment together for the past few years." Prison inmates concur
with this statement, but then suddenly, Martin Bryant, most dangerous
and hated prisoner in Australia, was bundled into a prison bus and
driven to the Royal Hobart Hospital for a "check up". Typically this
journey takes between 15 and 20 minutes each way. One day later, the
Australian media openly reported the details.
Exactly two weeks later, on Saturday 5 July 2003, another
prisoner threw cleaning fluid in Martin’s face. Normal eye irrigation
was initiated, as it would be in any other industrial situation. But
then instead of following the normal procedures [any antidote for the
known chemical followed much later by a vision test], Martin Bryant,
most dangerous and hated prisoner in Australia, was bundled into a
prison bus and driven to the Royal Hobart Hospital for a "check up". As
with the first incident, the Australian media openly reported the
details one-day later.
Compare these two startling breaches of security with far
more serious injuries that "happened" in December 2000. On that
occasion Martin Bryant was suddenly frog-marched to the distant remand
wing of Risdon Prison, where he was found some time later with serious
stab wounds. One particular wound in his thigh had cut down almost as
far as the femoral artery, and required ten stitches. Martin Bryant,
most dangerous and hated prisoner in Australia, was NOT bundled down to
the Royal Hobart Hospital for a "check up". A doctor was called to the
hospital and repaired Martin on the spot. This is proper procedure for
a high-risk prisoner.
To summarize, Martin Bryant has been incarcerated inside
Risdon Prison without a break since early 1996, a period of more than
seven years. In all that time he has been subject to incredibly high
security, and never been allowed outside the walls. Then all of a
sudden, starting on 21 June 2003, security is removed to the point
where he is driven in a bus to the Royal Hobart Hospital along an
insecure route, not once but twice in two weeks, for trivial injures
inflicted by two different men. The media widely report both incidents.
The most likely answer to anyone with ant-terrorist
experience, is a genuinely chilling scenario that should be of concern
not only Martin Bryant, but also to the prison officers who escort him,
and to their wives and families. Bryant is the only man alive who can
tell the Australian people in open court exactly what happened to him
in the days and hours leading up to his arrival at Seascape Cottages,
and who was involved in luring him there. Hard forensic evidence has
already cleared him of any presence at Port Arthur. As pressure grows
for Martin Bryant to be given his day in court, he becomes a greater
and greater risk to the professional killers who were really behind the
horrific mass murder at Port Arthur. They would sleep a lot easier if
he were dead.
Killing Martin Bryant inside the prison has so far proved
impossible, though it must be said that at least one attempt has
already been made. Such a killing would also result in an undesirable
inquiry which might or might not implicate one or more members of the
staff. Best to do the job outside then, thereby severing all possible
links to officialdom, and to any "fellow travellers" in the Tasmanian
political establishment. So how can it be arranged?
This is bog-standard stuff for professionals, and considerably
easier than robbing an armored car loaded with cash or bullion. First
establish a pattern, which in this case means inflicting minor injuries
on Bryant, thus enabling him to be sent to the Royal Hobart Hospital
several times for "check ups". This procedure also sets precedents,
making it seem perfectly normal for Martin Bryant to be shuttled
backwards and forwards in a prison bus, despite the fact this only
started a few weeks ago in June 2003. Make sure the newspapers relay
this revised Orwellian "normality" to the Australian public.
Study the behavior of Bryant’s escorts when they make the
first trip to the Royal Hobart Hospital. They will be jumpy of course,
because this is the first time the most dangerous and hated prisoner in
Australia has been allowed outside the prison walls in seven years.
Discreetly study the speed of the bus, traffic lights, and road
intersections. Check intercept points, monitor police and any other
relevant radio frequencies.
During the second [and possibly third] dummy runs to the Royal
Hobart Hospital, run another check on the escorts. Getting used to it,
more normal now. Escorts relaxed and cracking jokes, no longer paying
attention to their surroundings or possible risks. Fine-tune operation
for next, final, trip from Risdon Prison.
Exactly which methods and means will be used on the day is a
matter of speculation, though it seems certain that under the
circumstances "saturation" will be ordered, i.e. a terminal job for all
on the bus, leaving no witnesses and ensuring swift efficient
exfiltration. Remember that the people who organized and carried out
the ruthless murder of 35 people at Port Arthur in April 1996, will not
be worried about killing a mere handful of completely insignificant
prison officers in order to silence Martin Bryant. Nor will they lose
any sleep over grieving wives and children.
The Orwellian media will tell you that "vengeful" members of
the public launched a "completely unexpected" attack on ‘hated’ Martin
Bryant as he left the Royal Hobart Hospital to return to Risdon Prison.
There will then be a massive police search, but no offenders will ever
be caught. The widows and children will try to get on with their lives,
though severely hampered by hopelessly inadequate compensation. You
will go back to sleep, reassured that "the killer" is dead.
If Prison Director Graeme Barber wishes to prove me wrong, or
wants to make me look stupid, there is one certain way of doing it, and
I will have no objections. It is simply this: Keep Martin Bryant safe
inside Risdon Prison until a trial can be forced for him, and order
your subordinates to provide the required care which has been visibly
absent these past few weeks. If all else fails and the next "incident"
is a broken arm or leg, pick up the telephone and call for professional
counter-terrorist assistance, plus armored vehicles to take your charge
to the Royal Hobart Hospital.
So Mr Barber, you have been warned of the risks - in advance.
If Bryant is allowed outside Risdon prison again, and just happens to
die one way or the other, guess who will be the responsible person?