US tennis champion Serena Williams spotted in Chapel Street doing some shopping but no sighting of Osama Bin Laden as yet. Canadian journalist Scott Taylor dressed as a local in Kandahar, Afghanistan, having a cappuccino. Photos by Sasha Uzunov copyright.
ASIO WANTS LATTE SIPPERS AS SPIES
by Sasha Uzunov
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), this country’s domestic spy agency, has put out a job ad looking for nosey, coffee drinking people who hang out in Melbourne’s fashionable Chapel Street, Prahran.
As yet there have been no sightings of terrorism supremo Osama Bin Laden in the Latte Strip, only celebrities checking out the boutiques…
Concerned and security conscious Australians should contact TEAM UZUNOV if they see or hear of any suspicious activity in Chapel Street. Please note: Young men doing burnouts in cars or fighting outside nightclubs does not count as suspicious activity.
The best people to recruit as surveillance officers for ASIO are the ordinary Australian men and women who work as private investigators for insurance companies such as workers compensation or do marital infidelity cases.. Most of these people blend in and are never noticed… Food for thought!
It is nice to see our taxpayer dollars being used “wisely” in the war against terror!
Read the ad below:
About the Job
Australian Government Australian Security Intelligence Organisation ASIO
YOU’RE SITTING AT YOUR FAVOURITE CAF ON CHAPEL QUIETLY WATCHING THE WORLD GO BY. YOU’VE ORDERED THE USUAL. THERE’S A MAN SITTING ACROSS FROM YOU. YOU NOTICE THE PATTERN ON HIS SHIRT IS SIMILAR TO THE PATTERN IN THE FROTH OF YOUR CAPPUCCINO. HE’S ON HIS OWN. HE LOOKS UP, PAUSES FOR A MINUTE AND SCRIBBLES SOMETHING DOWN ON A SERVIETTE. HE DOES THIS AGAIN. HE MUST BE A WRITER, YOU THINK. THE NEXT TIME HE LOOKS UP, YOU CASUALLY ASK WHAT HE’S WRITING ABOUT. JUST JOTTING DOWN IDEAS FOR HIS NEW BOOK, APPARENTLY. PERCEPTIVE. INTUITIVE. ASSURED. YOU DON’T THINK TWICE ABOUT IT, UNTIL YOU DISCOVER THESE ARE THE QUALITIES YOU’LL BE VALUED FOR AS A SURVEILLANCE OFFICER. ASIO.GOV.AU/SURVEILLANCE WE ACTIVELY ENCOURAGE WOMEN AND ETHNIC MINORITIES TO APPLY.
Government, Defence & Emergency
Letter to the Editor – The Age newspaper
15 February 2010 by Judy Crozier, Preston
Beware the trilbied men in overcoats
I WAS sitting at my favourite cafe in Brunswick Street when I noticed the ASIO advertisement in The Age (13/2), seeking surveillance staff. The blurb posits an imagined (perceptive, intuitive) person sitting at a favourite cafe (on Chapel Street) noticing a man taking notes on a serviette – he claims to be jotting down ideas for his new book.
OMG, but that’s what I do! Over coffee, I jot down ideas for my book or short story. Does this make me a suspect? I glance about myself, a light perspiration upon my lip. Over there, could that be a (perceptive, intuitive) surveillance officer?