Talk about glued to the tv! The vision was beamed live around the world on an abc station late last night. I was just gob smacked at how untrained the so called "" commando cops" were! It was a real sideshow! Hostages were shot, so after 10 hours of doing basically nothing they decide to TRY and storm the bus, what a joke, it was like we were watching some twisted comedy show....The cops all lined up behind each other, waving their guns around, countless times pointing their weapons at each others heads and faces whilst looking in a complete other direction....FARCICAL ! Then they spend an hour trying to smash doors and windows with sledgehammers, these cops were so small they barely had the strength to use the thing, 3 times count them THREE TIMES a sledgehammer went flying into the bus! They then decide to tie a rope around the doors and then tie that to a ute, if it wasnt such a serious situation i would have laughed, they actually did a double knot!!! That was there power tie!...So the rope of course snaps ... All this time you see the cops peeping into the bus, any of them could have had their heads blown off at any stage... They try and storm the emergency exit of the bus, that was painful to watch...exactly what you would expect to happen when you send one man in, He gets shot at 2 seconds later and exits the bus faster than he entered ( we saw him being put in an ambo so assume a bullet hit him). The gun man , an ex cop, apparently highly decorated (for that part of the world) shortly after lets off a flurry of shots from his assault rifle... The cops go running and i shit you not you actually hear a man laughing and the only audio is outside of the bus. shortly after the vision is cut for a few seconds, when it flashes back you see a lot of green gas coming from the bus ( tear gas?) a man with his head blown open hanging out the front doors, we assumed that was a hostage but apparently it was the gunman? and people running towards the bus.... No cop stopped any of the general public from milling around, it was crazy! the public are just watching as dead bodies and a few live hostages were removed from the bus....Talk about amateur hour, i seriously hope the country re evaluates its police force! Not one single hostage negotiator was seen! My husband is trained in counter warfare and hostage situations so you can imagine his commentary!