Update: Terror in the heart of Sydney

People are being held hostage  by a gunman/men in a cafe in central Sydney. Our man in Sydney, BH, has an office nearby and reports that he and many others in the vicinity would would like nothing more than for police sharpshooters to take out the bastard.At least Australia's no-nonsense Prime Minister, Tony Abbott,  is unlikely to offer Obama-style milque toast treatment for the terrorists. Aussies wouldn't react well to that.
Latest: Police have stormed the cafe after hearing a gunshot. The hostagee taker [an Iranian] and one hostage are dead.