Wieambilla Shootings: Tragic Incident or False Flag?


Above: The Wieambilla property in Western Queensland where it is alleged a police ambush took place.

20-12-2022: By accident or by design, rural Western Queensland has become a scene of what is reported by the mainstream media (MSM) to be an execution of police officers going about their daily duties. Their version of events is that Constables Matthew Arnold (26) and Rachel McCrow (29) were shot dead as they walked up the driveway of a property in Wieambilla, near Tara, approximately 300 kilometres West of Brisbane. Neighbour Alan Dare (58) was apparently shot in the back as he came to investigate the noise. Two other constables attending the scene managed to escape with their lives. 15 police officers allegedly later stormed the house where the purported perpetrators lived and shot them dead in a hail of bullets. The three people were Nathaniel Train (46), the missing person the police were stated to have been seeking, his brother Gareth Train (47), and Gareth’s wife Stacey Train (45) who co-owned the property.[1] Yet this explanation has more holes than a block of Swiss cheese.

A Queensland Psy-Op ?

The MSM reporting of this incident raises instant suspicion. Firstly, it is extremely unlikely that four police constables approached a house when they were supposedly only following up on a missing persons report. One, or perhaps two police officers is believable – but four, in the one vehicle? A missing persons report supposedly had been filed for Nathaniel, so one could assume that the officers would simply approach Gareth and Stacey at the home and ask if they have seen Nathaniel recently. Secondly, it is even more unlikely that these three people simply opened fire or “executed” the police as they approached the house. Even hardened criminals on the run are extremely unlikely to ambush police unless they themselves want to die.[2] Thirdly, video footage of the house where this incident supposedly took place was aired multiple times, yet no bullet holes and no broken windows could be seen.[3] No visible damage to the house where a deadly shootout with a “hail of bullets” took place?

There are many more questions about what actually happened that need to be answered. This may have been a tragic incident which included loss of life. Yet the finger pointing which the MSM immediately engaged in raises the possibility that some kind of event may have been staged for nefarious political goals. The MSM promptly labelled the Trains as “conspiracy theorists” and “anti-vaxers”, and attempted to slur the anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine mandate freedom movement as dangerous nutters who can become violent. Yet it was not only the millions of civilians in Australia who steadfastly resisted Covid vaccine mandates – some in the Queensland Police force did also. In the Queensland Police, the Covid vaccine mandates for officers were finally withdrawn on December 12 – the day of the Wieambilla shooting incident. Until that day, police officers in Queensland were mandated for four Covid vaccination shots.[4] Was the Wiembilla shoot out set up to drive home the message to recalcitrant police that the freedom movement was still dangerous? It is certainly possible that the shoot out was contrived to manufacture and sustain pro “pandemic” propaganda.

Tara “blockies”

The MSM is now also attempting to slur residents of nearby Tara as being potentially suspect for living “alternative lifestyles” – as if this is a crime – and thus being susceptible to taking on “conspiracy theories”. Tara “blockies” are those who purchase often cheap subdivided blocks of land, which may or may not be connected to water and electricity services, to build a house and/or live a life away from the hectic cities. Indeed, the horrifying repression of Covid lockdowns over the last three years has pushed some to move away from urban areas in an attempt to escape a return of state-imposed lockdowns and the nightmarish vaccine mandates. Certainly some in Tara were a part of the freedom movement – but given the depth and size of the freedom movement, there are supporters of this movement in every town and locality. The federal member of parliament for the seat of Warrego Ann Leahy tried to dissociate Tara from being a “conspiracy zone” when she claimed that there “were no freedom rallies here”.[5] The clear inference is that questioning the government on Covid, on lockdowns, on vaccine mandates is crazy, irrational and stands outside the Overton Window of acceptable debate.

Yet it appears that the town of Tara was beset by splits and bitterness during the time of Covid lockdowns – the same as virtually every town in Australia and the Western world. Even The Guardian reported comments which indicated that the pub and the bowls club in Tara were not allowing local residents into their establishments if they were not vaccinated.[6] Covid repression changed Tara, as some moved there, or fled there, to avoid ongoing lockdowns. Again, the strong implication from the MSM is that ANY questioning of Covid, ANY lack of trust in politicians, ANY thought that those in authority might be corrupt or out to harm people – is the product of “going down a rabbit hole”, isolation (which is drastically increased by lockdowns!), baseless and unsound. They are driving home ideology which says that everyone must accept what the government and the media are telling them without question, and that the police – despite enforcing brutal lockdowns – are simply doing their job.

The MSM attempts to paint Stacey Train as “weird” for simply refusing to accept a Covid vaccine mandate, and for resigning as a teacher instead.[7] Yet she was hardly in a small minority, as thousands of teachers in Queensland bravely resisted Covid vaccine mandates, in one way or another. The MSM media claims that Gareth Train posted “anti-government” and “anti-vaccination” material online[8] – along with millions of others! They claim that the Train’s refusal to accept Covid vaccinations is part of a “twisted back story” of their recent history[9] – which would make anyone objecting to being forcefully injected by the state with an untested formula “twisted”. Whatever happened at Wieambilla on December 12, the Trains were certainly not alone in questioning the nonsensical Covid narrative. In fact, the largest movement in Western political history which emerged challenged it head on.

“Far-right extremism”

In August 2021, Nathaniel Train apparently had a heart attack at work, and was lucky to survive.[10] After this he reportedly became disillusioned with the NSW Education Department and did not return to work after this point. Given the number of heart attacks linked to the rollout of the Covid vaccines, did Mr Train take a Covid vaccine as part of a mandate, suffer a cardiac arrest – and then joined the dots from there? We may never know. Yet the character assassination of the MSM continued, and even claimed that Mr Train “breached” state borders when they were locked down due to “Covid”.[11] This takes the cake. National and state border Covid closures were obviously not based on one whit of science but was rather an attempt to deliberately shut down economic activity and throw sections of the working class – and some small businesses – out of work. It is hardly a crime to “breach” utterly nonsensical, openly contradictory and arbitrary rules imposed with the flimsy excuse of Covid.

The Daily Mail went on to claim that Gareth and Stacey Train posted a Youtube video where they claimed to have shot the police that came for them, slandering them as “doomsday prepper cop killers”.[12] Conveniently, they state that the video has since been deleted – meaning no one can verify it. Channel 7 made a verbal claim that after the incident, police found tunnels and foxholes on the property, complete with an underground living quarters dug into the earth.[13] Unsurprisingly, no photographic or video evidence was provided, and the public is perhaps just expected to swallow this claim, as with the others. Other slurs were hurled at them, such as the claim that they were a “trio of loners”. Yet this term may then also apply to thousands of other residents in rural and regional Australia, who live in remote properties with the nearest neighbour located kilometres away.

Yet the most sinister invective weighed against the Trains – and by extension the entirety of the anti-lockdown, anti-vaccine mandate freedom movement – is the tendentious claim that the Wieambilla shootings highlight the supposed threat of “far-right extremism” even as lockdowns and vaccine mandates fade into the background. Last month, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO – the internal political police) Director General Mike Burgess was quoted as stating that while the threat of so-called Islamic terrorism had declined, there had been an increase in extremism fuelled by “diverse grievances, conspiracy theories and anti-authority ideologies”.[14] One can easily see how broadly this interpretation could be applied. In this context, this is an indirect reference to the freedom movement, which grew to enormous and history making size from 2020 to the early part of 2022.

When any protest against capitalist state repression, under a false pretext of “health” or otherwise, is officially labelled as a “conspiracy theory” or “anti-authority” or “far-right”, we have achieved an upside-down world. Only in the heads of the treacherous so-called left can a protest movement against the abolition of the most elementary of civil and democratic rights be depicted as “far-right extremism”. As if on cue, the Australian government went even further and started murmuring about the need to change terrorism laws.[15] The slippery slope is here illuminated. Beginning with concerns about fundamental democratic rights being eroded, protestors against being confined to effective house arrest on spurious medical grounds, vaccine mandates, facemask mandates, or mind-boggling restrictions on the freedom of movement – are derided as “conspiracy theorists”, who hold “anti-authority” beliefs, which flows into “far-right extremism” which is a form of “terrorism”. Voila! The exercise of bourgeois democratic rights – which first began to be won with the French Revolution of 1789 – are soon to be criminalised as “terrorism”. This cannot be allowed to stand.

Liberalism is the new danger

Six people may have lost their lives in Wieambilla on December 12 in violent circumstances. Or, it may have been a contrived false flag set up to alibi the actions of the authorities during the times of Covid repression. The gaping holes in the official version of the story retailed by the corporate media tends to indicate the latter. Whatever the case, it can scarcely be denied that it is being used by the government and all of their hangers-on to attempt to totally and forever discredit the very notion of working people defending the most rudimentary civil rights. Democratic entitlements, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of movement, bodily autonomy, the right to legal redress – all of these and more must now be subordinated to the needs of the state. Or at least, such are the current tenets of liberalism, the ideology and politics of both the Covid and post-Covid world.

The crisis of imperialist capitalism is such that it can no longer allow working people the political rights it had won over the previous centuries. Nor can it guarantee jobs, housing, healthcare, education and a decent standard of living – if it ever did. This is one reason liberal reforms are, for the most part, now unable to be conceded even if fought for. Those wedded to the many forms of liberalism are convinced of its essentially progressive nature and cannot contemplate that it could ever be used for conservative, right-wing or fascist ends. Yet it has done, and is doing so now, by upholding the pillars of the liberal world order, a.k.a, the Great Reset or the New Normal. It is not a “conspiracy theory” if the government – through themselves or their agents – are carrying it out.

The ruling class can get away with employing liberalism as the new ideology and practice of totalitarianism principally due to the abject betrayal of working people by the old Union officials and the Covid left.[16] In a classic case of projection, the Covid left and the entire liberal milieu (the Labor Party, the Greens, the old Union officials, the self-described “socialist” parties, civil society NGOs etc., hurled accusations of “fascism” against the freedom movement – while they themselves defended the entirety of a rapidly degenerating plutocracy which did not hesitate to use fascistic measures to preserve the ancien regime.

What is urgently required is the building of a real left, a genuine workers party, which forever breaks with all traces of liberalism and its fake pandemics, false flags, lockdowns and other forms of totalitarianism. Capitalism produces its own gravedigger – the multi-racial and multi-ethnic proletariat, which has no interest in maintaining any form of exploitation. Guided by its vanguard party, the working class has the potential to end the tyranny of finance capital through its very own revolution.



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[1] www.news.yahoo.com/wieambilla-six-dead-shooting-remote-004710983.html (18-12-2022)

[2] www.bitchute.com/video/7pq7krolg4ZP/  (18-12-2022)

[3] www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-13/wieambilla-shooting-explainer-six-people-shot-dead/101764286 (18-12-2022)

[4] www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10162113024939638&set=p.10162113024939638&type=3 (18-12-2022)

[5] www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-17/inside-tara-queensland-shooting-nathaniel-stacey-gareth-train/101776306 (18-12-2022)

[6] www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/dec/13/wieambilla-shooting-the-draw-of-the-blocks-where-a-wave-of-arrivals-has-landed-since-the-pandemic (18-12-2022)

[7] http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/dec/14/god-and-guns-the-strict-religious-upbringing-of-the-wieambilla-shooters (18-12-2022)

[8] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUPS_cZ8bMU (18-12-2022

[9] www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/gareth-nathaniel-and-stacey-train-carried-out-a-deadly-police-shooting-their-twisted-backstory-is-revealed/ar-AA15ht6H  (18-12-2022)

[10] http://www.amp.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/as-a-principal-he-was-feted-for-his-success-now-he-s-linked-to-two-police-killings-20221213-p5c601.html (19-12-2022)

[11] www.abc.net.au/news/2022-12-17/qld-police-shooting-nathaniel-train-rammed-border-dumped-guns/101783696 (19-12-2022)

[12] www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11544167/YouTube-video-emerges-Gareth-Train-Wieambilla-shooting-Mrs-Gugi-Girawil.html (19-12-2022)

[13] www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEP3xOsi1x0 (19-12-2022)

[14] www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/wieambilla-killings-a-chilling-reminder-of-far-right-threat-in-australia-20221214-p5c6ac.html (19-12-2022)

[15] www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/dec/15/queensland-shooting-political-leaders-express-concern-over-potential-role-of-rightwing-extremism-in-deaths (19-12-2022)

[16] www.redfireonline.com/2022/02/17/the-straw-man-fascism-in-the-freedom-movement/ (19-12-2022)

Photo credit: http://www.7news.com.au

3 thoughts on “Wieambilla Shootings: Tragic Incident or False Flag?

  1. Excellent analysis, the historic breakdown of capitalism, is all around us, all we have to do is open our eyes. Hang cognitive dissonance, nothing should shock us today,we are becoming inured to the lies, which even the most perfunctory examinations, reveals the contempt the ruling class holds for our intelligence and will. In my opinion, your best, most comprehensive analysis yet, comrade.


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