A legitimate right to self-defence


Sydney Morning Herald
January 8, 2009

Imagine if an offshore terrorist organisation starts firing rockets at towns in northern Australia, aimed at killing and terrorising as many civilians as possible. Australia offers a truce, but the offer is rejected. How long would we expect our Government to wait before using force to defend its citizens? Imagine that Australian forces attack the terrorists. Most of the casualties are operatives, but there are civilian casualties.

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