Your articles fails to mention another class of "Protected", the Underworld Bosses. At the Netanya Arcaffe, (next to Ikea) it is common to see local Underworld Bosses sipping cofee while surrounded by a phalanx of bodyguards. Three bodydguards, in classic bodyguard attire. So what if there is an assasination attempt? How do we know that "civilians" would not get involved? Are the tax authorities doing their jobs in investigating how these people can afford such extensive and expensive protection? I don't mind the politicians having bodyguards, they are at risk representing the people that democratically elected them in a country where terrorism is rampant. What I do mind is how the Underworld Boss is not afraid to be noticed and place us in danger.
Australia's most dangerous Islamic State operative killed in U.S. strike (AP)
from the article: The growing gap between the protected and the unprotected