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    Fake motorcade breaches security near Bush

    SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - So much for iron-clad summit security.

    Members of an Australian TV comedy show drove through two security checkpoints in Sydney today with a fake motorcade.

    A rider in one of the vehicles was dressed up like Osama bin Laden.

    Police finally stopped the motorcade near the hotel where President Bush is staying.

    Eleven members of the show's cast and crew have been arrested and their three vehicles have been impounded. They're charged with entering a restricted APEC area and face as much as six months in jail.

    The show, called "The Chaser's War on Everything," is aired by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

    The stunt comes as a deep embarrassment for Sydney police who've been describing security for the Pacific summit as the tightest in the city's history.

    The fake motorcade included three large cars flying Canadian flags, guided by two official-looking motorcycles. The real police waved them through two checkpoints before finally catching on.

    One cast member says they picked Canada because they figured it wouldn't attract too much scrutiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman View Post
    One cast member says they picked Canada because they figured it wouldn't attract too much scrutiny.


    Awww, Canada's flying under the radar!

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    I hope they spend the whole 6 months in jail figuring out why they tried a stunt like that.
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    At least it wasnt terrorists, it could have been much worse,
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    ya really...so much for tight security

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    Those idiots are lucky their fake motorcade didn't get ventilated.

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    ***Radio traffic*** Shots fired headquarters! Several morons down!!
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    I have been saying for years we need to keep an eye on Canada


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    "Canadian Bacon" anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BEK View Post
    I have been saying for years we need to keep an eye on Canada
    It's a TV show featuring Terrance and Philip that are corrupting your children.

    Who knows what movie I'm talking about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2525 View Post
    It's TV show featuring Terrance and Philip that are corrupting your children.

    Who knows what movie I'm talking about?
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    We are massing 90% of our population on your borders as we speak.
    "The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2525 View Post
    We are massing 90% of our population on your borders as we speak.
    I even have the soundtrack Kickass.
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    Then you are a truer South Park fan than I.

    Methinks we have hijacked this thread. As you were, everyone.
    "The unforgivable crime is soft hitting. Do not hit at all if it can be avoided; but never hit softly."

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    “Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEK View Post
    I have been saying for years we need to keep an eye on Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    ... Blame Canada! Blame Canada!...



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    Quote Originally Posted by 2525 View Post
    We are massing 90% of our population on your borders as we speak.
    We'll just have to send the Salvation Army up north to concur you guys I guess....

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-9max View Post
    At least it wasnt terrorists, it could have been much worse,
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruffy View Post
    ya really...so much for tight security

    Yes, so true ~ $16 million has been spent on security.

    The ABC's (our Govt run broadcaster) budget is pretty frugal, imagine the $$ real terrorists budget and what might have happened, 3 large cars = 3 large car bombs!!

    It just shows that we're still living in the 70's, we don't take security seriously, I know, I've worked on plenty of high profile operations in the past.


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    Chaser boys detained again
    http://www.news.com.au/mercury/story...005940,00.html

    THREE members of ABC TV's The Chaser team have been questioned by police after strapping on cardboard cars complete with Canadian flags and "driving" through central Sydney.

    In a send-up of yesterday's prank in which the comedians drove a fake motorcade through security checkpoints, Craig Reucassel, Chris Taylor and Dominic Knight were this afternoon on the streets filming a new segment for their show, The Chaser's War on Everything.

    The trio dressed in black cardboard boxes shaped like limousines, complete with Canadian flags on the front and paper plates as wheels.

    ABC spokesman Peter Ritchie said the trio were stopped on Bligh Street and had been taken in for questioning by police but quickly released without charge.

    "They were filming a stunt and were questioned by police and then released," Mr Ritchie said.
    "They were well outside the APEC security zone."

    Security officials were still fuming about yesterday's APEC motorcade stunt, warning that the TV comedians could have been shot by snipers.

    They got to within metres of US President George W Bush's Sydney hotel before Chaser member Chas Licciardello jumped out of their Canadian-flagged "fauxtorcade" dressed as Osama bin Laden.

    The stunt led to charges against 11 people, including Licciardello and fellow satirist Julian Morrow.

    Reucassel said police allowed them to go free today after ascertaining no laws had been broken.

    "The police basically just detained us and checked whether we'd breached any laws, which we hadn't and we're on our way," he told ABC radio.

    Taylor added: "It was good. We didn't do anything wrong at all. We were very careful to stay within the letter of the law and I think the police realised that, so yeah, it was fine."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEK View Post
    I have been saying for years we need to keep an eye on Canada
    See, I am not the only one!

    "Stupid should hurt."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosco3379 View Post


    Sorry Bosco, hey they were probobly from Quebec, eh?

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