Friday, 5 August 2011

Bryan Law claims helicopter damage a successful "ploughshares" action

Veteran Cairns peace and anti-war activist, Bryan Law appeared in the Rockhampton Magistrates court today, claiming airport security is a disgrace, after he breached a security fence and damaged an unprotected Australian Defence Force $36 million Tiger helicopter.

57-year-old Bryan Law, who calls himself a peace preacher and protester, will appear in Rockhampton Magistrates Court facing multiple charges that could mean a prison term. Many of the charges are for alleged indictable offences.

At around 9.30 am on 21 July Bryan Law cut a $5 chain and entered the Rockhampton airport. He then rode his red tricycle 80 metres to a brand new ADF Tiger helicopter, and plunged a garden mattock through the carbon fibre panelling, disabled the helicopter.

Law is claiming his act as a very successful "ploughshares action". Ploughshares is a reference to the biblical prophesy of Isaiah they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears
into pruning hooks. Nation will not rise up against nation, nor will they study war no more.

"My actions succeeded against the odds," Bryan Law said. "I announced my intentions well in advance, and had even been arrested on 8th July by Rockhampton CIB and charged with threatening an aircraft."

"With God's grace it turned out so very simple to disarm that hideous death machine." Law said today. "Up close you can see the machine cannon and missiles of the kind that are responsible for so many civilian deaths in Afghanistan. These machines will soon be deployed to
Afghanistan."

An ADF Tiger helicopter costs $36 million a piece.

"These machines are the reason we don't have enough nurses and doctors in our hospitals, or teachers in our schools," Law says. "As a husband and father, and as a Christian I can no longer stand by while our political leaders commit us to a state of perpetual war. If good people don't act right now, well be at war in Syria and Iran within a year. We've been at war in Afghanistan for nearly 10 years. Solely for the US alliance."

"No More," Bryan Law claimed.

Law faces a smorgasbord of six charges relating to the ploughshares action, including indictable offences against both Commonwealth and Queensland laws...
  • 1 x wilful damage (s29 Commonwealth Crimes Act max 10 years)
  • 1 x wilful damage (s469 Queensland Criminal Code max 5 years)
  • 1 x threatening an aircraft (s24.1 Commonwealth Crimes (Aviation Act max 10 years)
  • 1 x unlawfully entering air side area (s3.17 (2) Commonwealth Aviation Transport Security Act)
  • 1 X breach bail (s29.1 Queensland Bail Act - max 2 years)
  • 1 x possess tainted property (s252(1) Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act).
"My advice is that I face a period of actual imprisonment for some months or years for my actions," Bryan Law says. "While prison is an oppressive and punishing place to live, my conscience is at rest because Ive done my best to hinder and interfere with the prosecution of this abominable war."

Today's mention in the Rockhampton Court rescheduled the hearing for September 5th, when it is expected the Commonwealth government will present the costs to the damaged helicopter - that could be as much as $100,000.

11 comments:

nomooremike said...

$100,000 of taxpayer's money down the drain so this idiot can get more of the publicity he craves.

I hope he gets the full ten years, and not released until he pays for the damage to the helicopter.

Meat is Murder said...

He doesn't eat veges....why the ploughshare?
Doesn't garden either...

Totally fucked false warmongering paedofile based religion and he rubbishes others so called 'beliefs'....

Certainly didn't hinder the war but caused environmental destruction with more factory work to replace the parts...

Ego tripper this boy full of white medication as well, certainly not herbs that may require a ploughshare...

As for clear conscience, not true. Fully abrogating his responsibility to look after his kid for bullshit..

When Law says "Jesus" we start vomiting...'my conscience is at rest because Ive done my best to hinder and interfere with the prosecution of this abominable war'... it didn't work but your name was on tv and in the paper...hooray big man...

Just a gut full of putrifying carcasses and junk food spurred on by fundamentalist personality defects..

Achieved nothing but jail term where he can be an alter boy at the Roman Catholic satan ritual each sunday...


http://911review.org/ .......is required reading for you who detest war...

KitchenSlut said...

"With God's grace" ?

Oh, dear .....

Bryan Law said...

KS, I was there mate. By the grace of God I experienced a very special moment as the blade of the mattock made a hole in the side of a damned infernal helicopter/killing machine.

I got to see the 30 calibre machine cannon mounted under the nose. Check out www.collateralmurder.com for an example of what a weapon like this is capable of. Bradley Manning is being tortured in prison, and Julian Assange is likwise being threatened with vengeful justice for revealing this video to us.

I'm glad I put a hole in that helicopter - and you should be ashamed of how little you've done to stop this atrocity. Redemption or bitterness? I guess it's your choice.

nomooremike said...

"you should be ashamed of how little you've done to stop this atrocity"


Once more the fat self-publicist grossly overstates his achievements in stopping a war that hasn't and won't be stopped by fat born again criminals.

You should be ashamed of the money you and your cohorts have wasted on your futile trip to Rockhampton looking to get your face on the TV, but then again there's no publicity in helping those Cairns people forced to live on the streets, is there?

KitchenSlut said...

"By the grace of God I experienced a very special moment as the blade of the mattock made a hole in the side of a damned infernal helicopter/killing machine."

Oh, dear!

Chris of Manunda said...

Chris of Manunda says,
At least we know who Bryan Law is and he is not hiding in anonymity as his critic hide behind their screen names.
Expose yourself oh faceless ones

nomooremike said...

So "Chris of Manunda" is your real name then?

Did you get a coat of arms with that?

Just an aussie. said...

I agree was is hideous and its a goood idea to disable choppers of death.

Warren Entsch said...

Obviously rogue Australian Federal Police/ASIO drive the people smugglers and corrupt Australian Govts. feed us non-stop lies ordered by their covert evil controllers to divide the populace. Billions from taxpayers pour into reserve bank coffers and perpetual war atrocities create massive profits for the military industrial complex and oil and heroin trade. .....nothing else makes sense.

KitchenSlut said...

Given the absence of grammatical and spelling errors it's quite clear that this post by Warren is a tongue-in-cheek fraud. Danae would be proud of a level of literacy she can only dream about as she checks out the latest non-local shoe specials online and leaves local creditors unpaid!