The New Zealand Tabloid published the results of its own poll on its own front page today
stating that about two thirds of those polled
– wanted our SAS home from its wet work in Afghanistan.
The structure of the poll itself
came off looking slightly disingenuous because it claimed that this 63% of the poll’s 750 respondents
that are advocating our Afghan withdrawal
apparently believed that NZ forces should be home
( March 2012 )
as opposed to :
Also in the article
what passes for our prime minister claims that he :
” … made that decision to send the SAS back to Afghanistan
because I believed that New Zealand had to demonstrate
that it was taking its responsibilities seriously as it came to being global citizens.”
It would be truly great if said PM could widen his reading circles beyond “The Economist’, or “The London Times’
or “The Telegraph Fucking Group Limited”
for his information.
Then he might eventually twig
that protecting western pipelines,
protecting 90% of the global supply of heroin,
and old fashioned down-to-goodness Regional Dominance
… are the only reasons
that the Anglos are actually there.
New Zealand foreign policy makers
( & I’m assuming here
that their own decision making process
is a geopolitically independent one )
need to stop believing
that the rest of this long white clouded country is thicker than pigshit,
and can’t see what’s going on.
Because what’s going on is pretty damn ugly.
What’s going on is now readily seen, exposed to sight, open to view, & visible.
And our role in it
doesn’t gel well with our own cultural myths
that we tell ourselves about the nature of our military history.
It is these same myths that are employed
to sell war to its potential participants.