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Christchurch, Booz Allen Hamilton, And The 2030 Agenda, by Martin Harris

LISTEN TO THE WORDS OF OLD UNCLE VIKTOR. HE’S RIGHT.

IF YOU MESS WITH NATURE, THEN NATURE WILL FIGHT BACK. AND NATURE WILL WIN.

SO. ARE YOU WITH NATURE, OR AGAINST IT?

SURVIVAL, OR EXTINCTION?

IN THE YEAR 2030, OUR FATE COULD BE DECIDED.

Take good look at the following wonderful illustrations:

The artist is Roger Dean, noted for his album cover fantasy art. So these are just some artist’s dream, yes?

How about these:

The architect is Frank Lloyd Wright, and once again, these appear to be a creative mind indulging in flights of fantasy.

You would be wrong. These are real designs. Two artists separated by decades of time, a continent apart, with the same goal. They both believe that you deserve to live in a better world, and that you are being deceived, and you are being made to live in a world that destroys and works against nature. They are presenting you with visions of how our homes and cities should and can be.

See for yourselves:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj07nyrJJQg

And yet our greedy Elitist governments want you to live and work in bland, brick and concrete industrial wastelands. Now they want you to make do with less and live in containers, while others have no hope of affording even the most basic dwelling.

Meanwhile they hoard trillions of dollars in their tax havens. Stolen money, stolen opportunities.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fbvquHSPJU

See those images above? This is what they stole from us.

In the wake of the 2010 Greendale fault earthquake, Christchurch breathed a sigh of relief. Sure, there were homes and buildings damaged, and Kaiapoi in particular was badly affected. Buildings are buildings, we’ll make ’em newer and better. Some of those rickety old structures needed tearing down anyhow, right?

A chance to do some rebuilding.

The main thing is, no one died. Such lucky timing. And a once-in-16,000-year event they say? No worries. Open up the EQC coffers, the tradies have a field day overcharging and draining said coffers. Everyone happy…..

So why was the ground still shaking?

Did someone mention rebuilding?

Be careful what you wish for. In order to rebuild, one must first demolish.

In the Aftermath of February 22,  2011, a slogan emerged in Christchurch. A single word:

And heaven knows. we sure need it.

I won’t delve, yet again, into the extraordinary coincidences and events that led to the “On Cue” demolition job that was the February 22 ‘quake, as others , including Jeff Phillips, have covered everything in commendable detail. Nor will I repeat my personal experiences, which have been covered in other blogs.

I’m going to focus on one man, his mission in Christchurch, and the corporations he works for and the connections that reveal a combined and co ordinated effort to bring into being the New World Order.

They call him “Mr. Disaster”, and what an appropriate nickname it is.

Let’s start with this man’s entry into Christchurch. He was here for a somewhat controversial assemblage of dignitaries at the Christchurch Convention centre; the Pacific Partner’s Forum (PPF), paving the way for the TPPA. While this event drew a fair amount of media scrutiny due to the “closed door” secrecy, it would all be eclipsed and forgotten the next day:

Mere moments before the quake struck, “Mr. Disaster” and his retinue departed Christchurch, for the safety of Wellington. Right on cue.

“Pleased to meet you, hope you guessed my name,

What’s confusing you is the nature of my game…”

https://chemtrailsnorthnz.wordpress.com/2011/02/24/admiral-thad-all…

Thad Allen

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thad Allen

Thad William Allen (born January 16, 1949) is a former United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard. Allen is best known for his widely praised[1][2][3] performance directing the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region from September 2005 to January 2006, and for his role as National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Robert J. Papp, Jr. succeeded him as Commandant on May 25, 2010, in a change of command ceremony.

In his four decades of service, Allen has held operational command both at sea and ashore, conducting missions to support the maritime safety, security and environmental stewardship interests of the nation. He served aboard USCGC Androscoggin (WHEC-68), and USCGC Gallatin (WHEC-721) and commanded USCGC Citrus (WLB-300). He performed dual roles as commanding officer of Group Long Island Sound and Captain of the Port, and he commanded Group Atlantic City and LORAN Station Lampang, Thailand[4] from 1974 to 1975.[5] He also commanded the Seventh Coast Guard District in Miami and the Atlantic Area in Portsmouth, Virginia.[6]

Allen remained on active duty for 36 days after being succeeded as commandant while serving as Deepwater Horizon National Incident Commander. He officially retired from the U.S. Coast Guard on June 30, 2010, but continued to serve as National Incident Commander as a civilian for an additional three months. He has served as an Executive Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton since November, 2011.[7]

Wow. Quite a career. This is the important part:

RAND Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton[edit]

In October 2010, Allen joined the RAND Corporation as a senior fellow.[15] On November 28, 2011, Booz Allen Hamilton named Allen a Senior Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton. Allen joined the firm’s Justice and Homeland Security business and will lead development of thought leadership and client engagement regarding the direction of law enforcement and homeland security.[16]

RAND corporation. If you haven’t heard of that one, you should have. What role did Allen play as a “Senior Fellow” at RAND?

http://www.rand.org/topics/public-transportation.html

“In this Resilient Communities podcast, Admiral Thad Allen discusses the critical questions confronting the field of community resilience as well as a new toolkit developed by RAND researchers to support community disaster planning.”

https://www.rand.org/multimedia/audio/2011/12/12/creating-community…

The Admiral’s specialist field then, is disaster rehabilitation, resilience, and infrastructure and community rebuilding. I should think by now, every Christchurch resident reading this will be sitting up and taking notice.

This guy just happened to be in Christchurch moments before the big quake hit, moved out of town during the event itself, then came back to advise us on rebuilding..?

http://www.google.co.nz/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&so…

http://www.rebuildchristchurch.co.nz/blog/2012/11/current-thinking-…

http://www.pwc.co.nz/publications/local-government/rebuilding-for-r…

http://www.rebuildchristchurch.co.nz/blog/2013/5/us-nz-pacific-part…

HELLO, WAKE UP!

One would almost think this earthquake was expected. Hillary Clinton sure seemed to think it was “right on cue”.

SO WHY IS A MILITARY MAN WITH NO ARTISTIC ABILITY, NO IMAGINATION, AND NO PERCEPTIBLE AFFINITY FOR NATURE, ADVISING US ON HOW TO REBUILD CHRISTCHURCH, “THE GARDEN CITY”?

But RAND isn’t the half of it.

Here’s the big part, and the part that seems to have escaped the attention of most:

Booz Allen Hamilton.

So what? Big consultancy corporation aren’t they?

Transportation and infrastructure consultants. No wonder they picked Allen to be their man. But, again, so what?

https://www.boozallen.com/careers.html

Looking to “change the world”? This is your firm! Hint of NWO? You bet. They do have a branch here in NZ, and have been heavily involved in rail and transportation consultancy here. Now things start to get really interesting. BAH is not what it seems to be.

“Booz Allen, a consulting firm that earns billions of dollars by working for American intelligence agencies, has been called the world’s most profitable spy organization. …. the lucrative contracting business that American intelligence now relies on to run its vast, global surveillance operations.

 The company also employed Edward J. Snowden, who spirited out a cache of documents that, in 2013, exposed the extent of American surveillance programs in the United States and around the world.

Booz Allen is one of a handful of defense and intelligence contractors that blur the line between the government’s intelligence work and private enterprise.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/07/us/booz-allen-hamilton-nsa.html?…

In plain English, guys. the NSA is advising on the rebuild of Christchurch. And has been advising and consulting in New Zealand’s infrastructure for a long time!

Firms like Booz Allen Hamilton and their employees also spend big to maintain their influence in Washington through lobbying and campaign contributions. According to OpenSecrets, a project of the Center for Responsive Politics, Booz Allen Hamilton employees donated $139,907 to candidates in the 2016 election cycle, and the company has spent $310,000 lobbying since 2015.

Booz Allen Hamilton’s lobbyists also benefit from the “revolving door” of the military-industrial complex. According to OpenSecrets, “4 out of 6 Booz Allen Hamilton lobbyists in 2015-2016 have previously held government jobs.”

At $35,017, Hillary Clinton was the top recipient of contributions from Booz Allen Hamilton employees. The contractor’s employees also donated $15,165 to DNC Services Corp, a Democratic Party PAC, and $13,603 to Bernie Sanders during the same time period.

Employees also supported the Republican Party, with just under $20,000 in contributions going to top GOP candidates Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush. Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, netted $4,100, less than his GOP rivals.

Both Clinton and Trump have sharply criticized Snowden, with Trump going so far as to call for him to be executed. Even Sanders was reluctant to praise the whistleblower during his campaign, though he has joined the “Pardon Snowden” movement since ending his candidacy for president.

In a 2013 interview with Democracy Now!, Shorrock warned that Americans should be alarmed by the cozy relationship between U.S. intelligence agencies and the corporate 1%. He told Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman:

“[W]e have hundreds of thousands of contractors with security clearances. We have hundreds of thousands of federal workers in, you know, Homeland Security and intelligence. We have a massive number of people that are monitoring other Americans. I think it’s a very dangerous situation.

“Booz Allen collected $5.9 billion in revenue last year(2013), with a majority of its contracts coming from the U.S. government. The Associated Press reports that 98 percent of Booz Allen contracts were from the NSA and other federal agencies. Roughly three-fourths of its 25,000 employees hold government security clearances, and half have top-secret clearances.”

 

http://www.mintpressnews.com/booz-allen-hamilton-nsas-digital-black…

https://www.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/28tx0g/joining_the_dot…

So, we see that “Mr. Disaster” has some very powerful and rather terrifying connections. But wait. there’s more.

Take a look at the subject of this symposium:

https://ams.confex.com/ams/96Annual/webprogram/8AEROSOL.html

Look closely. Who’s on the panel?

“Plenary Session 1
2016 Presidential Forum: Serving Society in Times of Crisis: Past, …

Location: La Nouvelle B-C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Moderator: Maureen McCann, News 13
Panelists: Admiral Thad Allen, United States Coast Guard (ret), Executive Vice President Booz Allen Hamilton; Kerry Emanuel, MIT; Shirley Laska, University of New Orleans; Max Mayfield, WPLG-TV/Former NOAA/National Hurricane Center Director”
There he is, at an “Aerosol and Cloud Interaction” symposium. Incredible.
Now check this out. This PDF file is well worth reading in it’s entirety, but here’s a few passages that shed some light on the agenda:
Strengthening Regional Resilience through National, Regional, and …

Nov 21, 2013 – light rail system, buses, and other transportation services were …… Thad Allen, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA.

“Resilience”. A word we get sick of hearing here in Christchurch….”to NEW AND MORE FREQUENT disasters”. If one reads carefully, it sounds like they are using expected (engineered?) disasters to not only demolish and rebuild communities physically in steel and concrete, but also change the mindset of the affected communities, to make them more “resilient”. Is resilient NWO-speak for “compliant”? Happier with less? Less independent?
So, again, we have these drills, preparing all sectors of society. all organisations, to work together as a cohesive unit, to put aside their differences in the face of threat and disaster.
WHAT DOES THIS SOUND LIKE?
Listen to Ronnie Raygun:
Project Blue Beam. Take away the aliens and replace with TERRORISTS and ENGINEERED DISASTERS, and what do you have? In fact, Werner Von Braun suggested that terror threats and “natural” disasters would be used, and fake alien holograms would only be an absolute last resort.
Last resort for what? For instigating the New World Order. Enter the United Nations, whom Reagan was addressing in the YouTube clip above.
It’s not called Blue Beam these days, nor Blue Cascade.  It’s called Agenda 30.
The language and intent are utterly familiar as being absolutely aligned with RAND and Booz Allen’s material on disasters, resilience, rebuilding, and psychological conditioning.

“Most members of the public and the news media see the UN as a secular organisation, but UN documents reveal the organisation believes it has a “spiritual” mission to usher in a new world leader who has yet to reveal themselves. That’s one of the reasons the Pope’s involvement with the UN is significant.

“No human force will ever be able to destroy the United Nations,” wrote Assistant UN Secretary General Robert Muller in 1994, “for the United Nations is not a mere building or a mere idea; it is not a man-made creation.”

If you think that’s a strange statement for one of the UN’s topmost officials to make, what followed was a doozy:

“The United Nations is the vision-light of the Absolute Supreme, which is slowly, steadily and unerringly illuminating the ignorance, the night
of our human life.

“The divine success and supreme progress of the United Nations is bound to become a reality. At his choice hour, the Absolute Supreme will
ring His own victory-bell here on Earth through the loving and serving heart of the United Nations.”

http://www.investigatemagazine.co.nz/Investigate/17193/agenda-2030-…

Sounds distinctly NWO-Project Blue Beam, yes?

Remember The Lucis Trust, the UN charter organisation? Their Satanic-Luciferian influence is all over this. Check out the connections for yourself, most of you probably already have.

That year, 2030.
Take note of how often it turns up in the news, in reports and studies. Take a look at stuff from your government and local councils. Type in any country or city in the Western world in a search with “2030” and see what you get.
What catches my attention is how big a part local councils play in the plan. Think your local authorities are independent? Thanks to the UN, RAND, and Booz Allen, they are being carefully networked and aligned.
Let’s look at Christchurch as a textbook case.
A huge inter-forces military exercise just prior to the big quake (with a disaster relief component, no less). The NZ Navy’s HMS Canterbury docked at Lyttleton, readily provisioned to feed the masses, who were as yet unawares of anything untoward (the September quake was a “once in 16000 year event”, remember?).
In the immediate aftermath, Mayor Bob busy showboating for the cameras while pledging colossal sums of council money to the government led rebuild effort, controlled by “Emergency Minister” Gerry. Meanwhile, an endless parade of unmarked Learjets dispense US dignitaries who “just popped over” to have afternoon tea and a quiet chat.
 Bob neatly steps aside to claim a knighthood, leaving Gerry’s Labour nemesis Lianne to explain why the Council doesn’t have the money it pledged under Bob’s tenure. Slowly but surely, the council bows down to the government while scrabbling to avoid selling assets (Christchurch being the last NZ bastion of non privatised infrastructure assets).
Does anyone sense a plot here?
Christchurch in the years afterwards, with no end in sight, has become a city of orange road cones and shipping containers.
Shipping containers. Who knew there were so many of them, or how many uses they had?
Ostensibly, they were utilised in the Christchurch rebuild to store personal possessions while homes were being rebuilt (and that’s an epic story in itself as I can personally attest!). Then atrted appearing modified into shelters, sleep-outs, bus stops, and even restaurants and whole shopping malls.
The “Pop Up Mall” in Christchurch caused a legal tousle over intellectual ownership with a London based outfit, and it was this that gave me pause for thought: This was not just a Christchurch temporary thing? Not just a quick and clever solution to ‘quake rebuild expedience? I started looking around the world, via the ‘net, and I saw container housing and living popping up all over the place, along with references to UN Agenda 30.
The Earthquake in  Christchurch, and disasters elsewhere, including refugee crises, were being used as an excuse to usher in the “city of the future”. A future where the average family cannot hope to afford a home, where “smaller is better”, and where a rack-em-and -stack-em mentality applies to human dwelling spaces.
Beautiful, no? In the words of Cat Stevens, “Where will the children play?”
Take another look at the images at the start of this blog. I say again, that’s what we could be living in. No, perhaps not everyone can afford a dream house like Fallingwater, but the principle of working with nature, respecting and beautifying the landscape, applies.
Roger Dean’s organically styled homes, constructed of Gunnite over steel mesh, are not only cheap to build, but extremely strong and well insulated.
Or you could live in the Agenda 30 world of soul destroying steel boxes pictured above, which sadly is the road we are headed down.
“But Martin”, you argue, “We have an overpopulation issue, and a refugee crisis, and not enough money and resources, and this is what we have to do to survive”.
So the UN Agenda for 2030 says, so says the Church of Malthus.
The facts are this, and RAND well knows it: Human population is not set to grow exponentially ad infinitum. The best projections suggest that world population will top out at approximately 9 billion. There’s still plenty of space out there IF we work with nature and our environment. Already, while Moslem and Middle Eastern peoples are spreading across the world, Russia and Japan are dwindling in population rapidly.
Even temporary solutions for refugees can be attractive, inspiring and ecologically friendly.
Space is not an issue. There is lots of it. We just have to know how to use it.
And speaking of space, why are the Elite talking so negatively about our future if this NWO agenda is so wonderful? Why are they planning to leave for Mars?
They lack hope it seems.
Just as Christchurch is the gateway to Antarctica, so, it seems, Antarctica is the gateway to Mars:
“Elon Musk, the founder of the rocket company SpaceX, recently said he plans to send people to Mars by 2022. Boeing has also challenged SpaceX in beating the company to the red planet. Musk said he’s OK with this because all he wants to do is colonize Mars and protect humanity from self-imposed annihilation or a rogue asteroid.”
Perhaps the Elite will leave us to get with building a better world after all?
One can only hope…..
And there is the whole crux of the problem: The Elites and their money.
Just as lack of space is not an issue, neither is lack of money. And as with space, it’s how it’s used that counts.
Take a good, hard, objective look at Agenda 30 and the whole austerity. think small, reduce-your-carbon-footprint and share-your-meagre-resources spin. It applies to us, and not them. Not the 1%. They continue to hoard their trillions, prepare their escape plans and prepare to wash their filthy hands of the mess they’ve made of our planet in the name of greed.
While Mars colonisation may be a relatively long term goal for these tax dodging parasites, they have more immediate escape plans lined up. While we are expected to live in stacked shipping containers in a bleak industrial jungle of steel and concrete, this is one of many luxurious options for the Elite:
Here’s another:
If 2030 is going to be so much better for us all. then what are these guys preparing for?
there is another factor we need to take into account:
A mass extinction event is overdue. Some would say, quite reasonably, that it has begun already.
(Take note that I personally think that a “Global Warming” based extinction event is most unlikely. This is propaganda, but it is most interesting that the specific year, 2030, is used.)
If the expanding Earth theory that I have blogged about previously has any validity, then there may be nothing anybody can do about it.
Is that what Thad Allen and his associates really came to Christchurch for, to utilise this city as a trial run for The End Of The World As We Know It?
Are they preparing to emerge from their luxury bunkers to lord over the “resilient” survivors?
Listen to your myths and legends, because more and more, they are turning out to have a basis in fact. Twelve thousand years ago, humans just like you and I faced a massive extinction event. They left monuments to transmit their knowledge and serve as both a warning and a message of hope. The “giants” of greed and selfishness where wiped out, but the human race endured. So it will be again. Alternative archaeologists have been saying so for decades and the mainstream is now acknowledging this.
If this is what’s happening, some forthcoming global catastrophe (and they DO happen!), then we really do have an opportunity to start again and to do it better than before. I’m not talking about something that’s going to happen overnight, like a Hollywood movie, but something that may require transmission of knowledge, ideas, ethics and moral responsibility that we can pass on to our children.
Again, I say look at the legends of ancient civilisations that perished in a “great flood”. Look at the lessons and actual data encoded in these stories. Lessons to be transmitted across generations for those who are awake enough to see and hear.
Let’s make sure our future generations get the right message.
Lets hope they will listen.
Let’s hope we do not embark on the same path of environmental catastrophe again.
Let’s hope Elitists, military strategists and greedy corporations do not rule the world next time.
Hope.

I will leave the last words to Roger Dean, who has been an inspiration to me all my life:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdFUyh9OKtI

And Frank Lloyd Wright, who I have only recently discovered:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1WMmMzxHkM

If you listened to these two men speak, you listened to hope.

Postscript:

http://www.msn.com/en-nz/travel/news/chinas-new-topsy-turvy-bridge-…

Remember that my blogs always involve personal opinion and speculation, and I always appreciate constructive criticism, additional information or any other feedback.

Thanks for reading,

Martin Harris

CIA Plane Lands In Wellington Ahead Of “Five Eyes” Meeting: More To This Than Meets The “Eyes”?

“Due to specific security requirements we cannot comment further at this time. However, as police have pointed out they are not aware of a visit to Queenstown by a current or former head of state.”

A spokesman for Prime Minister Bill English

Seen the planes and police presence at Harewood Christchurch base a few days back, now it’s shaping up to be an all-star gathering. Right on cue for the big nuclear simulation exercise stateside. I repeat what I’ve already said, that NZ is a prime Elite bolt hole. Is there more to this than just another spy convention? While there is “no confirmation” of any dignitaries outside the spy business coming here, I’m still suspicious. Considering the powder keg geopolitical situation, they could be fleeing the crime scene in preparation for the shit hitting the fan. Just speculation, but it pays to stay alert. Here’s the mainstream report:
An aircraft believed to belong to the CIA landed in Wellington on Saturday morning (file pic).

MAARTEN HOLL/FAIRFAX

An aircraft believed to belong to the CIA landed in Wellington on Saturday morning (file pic).

Secret agents from one of the most powerful spy agencies in the world may have just touched down in the capital.

What looks to be just another private jet parked at Wellington Airport may in fact be carrying a plane-load of spies who are said to be in the country for a secret meeting in Queenstown.

The tail number – five small, black digits on the back of the plane – reveals the private jet belongs to none other than the United States’ Central Intelligence Agency, also known as the CIA.

The aircraft's arrival ties in with a top-secret meeting of the Five Eyes nations in Queenstown.

SCOTT HAMMOND/FAIRFAX NZ

The aircraft’s arrival ties in with a top-secret meeting of the Five Eyes nations in Queenstown.

The plane, with the registration number 10030, was spotted at Wellington Airport on Saturday morning, NewsHub reports.

READ MORE: Leaders from the Five Eyes intelligence network to meet in Queenstown

The aircraft’s arrival ties in with an event in Queenstown, where a top-secret meeting of the Five Eyes nations is being held.

Five Eyes is the name of the global spying alliance of the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Officials from the world’s largest spy network are meeting in Arrowtown, near Queenstown, where a massive security operation is underway.

Government officials are refusing to confirm details or provide names, but police confirmed no former head of state would be visiting, after the rumour mill tipped the visitor could be Barack Obama, with Microsoft founder Bill Gates’ name also put into the mix.

 – Stuff

 

 

Greenpeace Intercepts Amazon Warrior Seismic Ship

Greenpeace says it has today intercepted the world’s biggest seismic blasting ship, the Amazon Warrior, off the Wairarapa coast.

The environmental group said its New Zealand executive director Russel Norman, on board Greenpeace vessel Taitu, had made a call through to the ship’s master, demanding the ship stop seismic blasting and “informing them of the widespread opposition to oil drilling in NZ waters by local councils, iwi and large numbers of New Zealanders”.

“He also informs the Amazon Warrior that he and Taitu will act consistently with the principles of non-violence at all times but are there to take action to protect our common future.”

The 125-metre Amazon Warrior has been contracted by oil companies Statoil and Chevron to conduct seismic surveying.

The protest comes days after Ngati Kahungunu-owned vessel Te Matau a Maui confronted the Amazon Warrior off the Hawke’s Bay coast, following the Government releasing 49,630 sq km of the East Coast offshore area as part of the Block Offer 2017.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11835038

A Farewell To NZ Politician John Key

(To anyone who doesn’t know, blue is the colour of the NZ National party, and John Key, ex PM, left parliement yesterday)

“My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)”

My my, hey hey
Rock and roll is here to stay
It’s better to burn out
Than to fade away
My my, hey hey.

Out of the blue
and into the black
They give you this,
but you pay for that
And once you’re gone,
you can never come back
When you’re out of the blue
and into the black.

The king is gone
but he’s not forgotten
This is the story
of a Johnny Rotten
It’s better to burn out
than it is to rust
The king is gone
but he’s not forgotten.

Hey hey, my my
Rock and roll can never die
There’s more to the picture
Than meets the eye.
Hey hey, my my.

(Neil Young).

Image result for john key cartoon

NICKY HAGER: New Book “Hit And Run”. SAS In Afghanistan And The Meaning Of Honour.

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Causing a stir in the MSM right now:

New Hager book is Hit & Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the Meaning of Honour

https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/21-03-2017/new-hager-book-is-hit-run-the-new-zealand-sas-in-afghanistan-and-the-meaning-of-honour/

Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson have just published Hit & Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour, which they say ‘tells the story of a dark and guilty secret of New Zealand’s recent history’, and makes the case that six civilians were killed and 15 wounded in an SAS operation.

Below is the Q&A they have issued to media. Beneath that, the NZ Defence Force response, issued at 8.25pm. More comment, analysis and response to follow.

What, where, when, and who?

The events in the book occurred in 2010, mainly in an isolated and mountainous area of Baghlan province known as Tirgiran valley, about 50 kilometres across country from the then-Kiwi base in neighbouring Bamiyan province. New Zealand SAS troopers, supported by Afghan commandos and US helicopters, raided two villages in the valley early in the morning on 22 August 2010. The SAS believed, based on flimsy intelligence, that they would find a group of Taliban fighters who’d attacked a New Zealand patrol 19 days earlier. But the group wasn’t there, and the 21 people killed and wounded in the operation were all civilians – mostly women and children. The campaign continued over the following two years.

How do you know 21 people were wounded or died?

The book contains details of each person: their name and family connections, and injuries, as well as details of precisely where they were when they were wounded or killed. These names have been officially confirmed by the district governor and by numerous other sources; they were all civilians. Each name on the list has a human story: the recently graduated school teacher home on holiday who was killed behind his parents’ house; the three-year-old girl killed by exploding munitions as her mother was trying to carry her to safety; the farmer who lay without medical assistance for nine hours, with a piece of shrapnel lodged in his body, before he died. (See chapter 4)

The New Zealand Defence Force has claimed on multiple occasions that only insurgents were killed in this raid. Is this possible?

No. The defence force knew very soon after the raid that none of the fighters they were targeting had been found during the raid. The claims about killing insurgents, made then and later, were simply false. Indeed, within a day of the raid, an Afghan informer gave our defence force video footage that had been taken on a  mobile phone showing the whole insurgent group arriving alive and well at the funerals for the dead villagers. (See chapter 5). It was common in Afghanistan for US-led forces to claim that civilians killed during military operations were “dead insurgents”.

Who is responsible for the events described in the book?

Most of all, people in the SAS. They gathered the intelligence, planned the raid and commanded and led the operation. The authors believe that the deaths and injuries of 21 civilians, the destruction of homes, and the beating and torture of a detainee were due in large part to their actions and inactions, and that they led the efforts to keep it quiet afterwards. Next there are officers in the defence force who were responsible for overseeing the SAS and who should have investigated more responsibly when news of civilian casualties emerged. This includes the then-chief of defence force Lieutenant-General Jerry Mateparae, who was in Afghanistan at the time, and who watched on the screens at the SAS operations room in Kabul as the operation unfolded. Then there are the political leaders. Most government decisions are made by individual ministers or by Cabinet as a whole. However in this case, as Chapter 2 describes, the prime minister John Key was briefed by phone from the SAS compound in Kabul and personally gave his approval for the raid.

How did you get the information for the book?

This book would not have been possible without the assistance of present and former New Zealand, Afghan and US military personnel, who spoke to the authors on the condition that their names and identities would not be revealed. These interviews allowed the facts gradually to be assembled and cross-checked. At the same time, people from the Afghan villages that were raided assisted enormously, describing in detail what they experienced and where and when each part of the event occurred.

Why should New Zealanders care?

New Zealanders were told that their military was in Afghanistan to bring peace and reconstruction and that they treated the locals with empathy and respect. But when a New Zealander died in the attack on a New Zealand patrol, our military response was reckless: innocent people were killed and wounded, houses were blown up or burnt down, and our soldiers did nothing to check on or assist the wounded. All this happened in New Zealand’s name, in an operation commanded by New Zealanders, by people whose salaries are paid for by the New Zealand public. Our soldiers’ actions, and those of their US allies, alienated locals and led many to join or support the insurgents and was a key factor in the Taliban gaining complete control of the area.

Surely bad things happen in all wars?

Even in wars and conflicts, people must behave legally. It is vital for the world that they do, or there would be chaos. This is why we have international agreements like the Geneva Conventions and the Convention Against Torture which New Zealand has signed and is committed to observing. The New Zealand Defence Force prides itself on obeying international law and acting with integrity. Its core values and Code of Conduct lay out the principles and rules. What is seen in this book goes against much of what the New Zealand military stands for.

Is this book an attack on the troops?

Not at all. Many people in our defence force will be appalled by what is revealed in the book. It was kept secret from most of them as well. Indeed, there would be no book now if there had not been professional New Zealand personnel who were upset with what happened, believed the story needed to be told and helped the authors. Most criticism in the book is reserved for the senior staff and politicians who made the decisions, failed to stop abuses and then, later, when news of the tragedy began to leak out, did nothing about it and joined in the cover up.

Have parts of this story come out before?

Yes. A few of details have emerged in the past, thanks to the efforts of journalists. But the vast majority of the story has remained secret, and what the authors have discovered is much worse than anyone knew. As the book reveals in chapter two, the defence minister at the time, Wayne Mapp, has privately called the raid on Tirgiran “our biggest and most disastrous operation. A fiasco.” (Chapter 2.) But the military decided to keep it all from the public.

Is the SAS responsible for casualties and destruction of property caused by US helicopter gunships or the torture of a detainee by the Afghan secret police?

For a number of reasons, the answer is yes. Under military law, the commander of an operation is responsible for the actions of the subordinate personnel. This was an SAS-led and commanded operation, with a dedicated radio network linking the various New Zealand, Afghan and US components. The SAS collected the intelligence, decided the targets, and led the raid on the ground. That ground commander reported to SAS operations staff at their compound in Kabul. The SAS had requested the use of US helicopters for the operation and were responsible for briefing the pilots. During the operation, US attack helicopters made numerous attacks in two different villages while the SAS commander was present at the scene, yet the SAS on the ground did nothing to help the people caught in the heavy fire. In addition, some of the deaths appear to have been from bullets, not helicopter weapons. An inquiry is needed to determine if any of those deaths were caused by SAS snipers who were reportedly involved in the raid. (See chapters 3 and 4.) Later, when one of the fighters was captured in Kabul, he was beaten by an SAS trooper and handed to the Afghan secret police, where he was tortured. It is not good enough to say that our Afghan allies were responsible for the torture; the SAS knew the people they were handing him to were notorious for mistreating and torturing detainees, yet they transferred him anyway (Chapter 6). When they learnt he had been tortured, they did nothing.

Does the book undermine the safety of the troops by talking about secret SAS operations?

No. And it is very important that “security” isn’t used as an excuse for the military and government to evade responsibility for their decisions and actions. The events in the book occurred when New Zealand was running a military base in Bamiyan province and an SAS contingent in Kabul, but both groups returned to New Zealand several years ago. This is the time to face up to wrongdoing. In fact, international law requires countries to investigate their own breaches, including potential war crimes. The government and military have failed to do this. It’s fallen to others to get the story out.

Are you saying there were war crimes?

War crimes are a highly technical area of law and the authors will leave it to experts to determine whether they have been committed. What we are saying is that there are grounds to suspect that war crimes were committed and it is vitally important that these are taken seriously and investigated in an independent way. We asked human rights lawyer and former Chief Human Rights Commissioner Margaret Bedggood to read the book before it was published and her response is printed on the back cover. She says the alleged actions and decisions described in the book, “if confirmed, would seriously breach international human rights and humanitarian law and could amount to war crimes.”

What do you expect the Defence Force and the government to do in response to the book?

We hope they will order a full and independent inquiry into the raid at Tirgiran and other operations and incidents outlined in the book. We also hope they’ll consider immediately offering an apology and reparations to the affected people in the Afghan villages. What do we expect? Based on their actions to date, there is a chance they may deny and dodge, running the dishonourable line that if anything bad happened – which they won’t admit – it had nothing to do with New Zealand. The whole country will be able to watch how they respond. It will be an important test of the military’s avowed core values: courage, commitment, comradeship and integrity.

Is this all too old to worry about?

Not at all. Things as serious as potential crimes of war fester away, sometimes for decades, until they reach the public and are dealt with. It took six years in this case until enough of the people involved felt ready and willing to help reveal the guilty secrets.

What needs to happen?

First, there needs to be the independent inquiry into all these events, with the power to gather all the relevant information and compel witnesses to appear. Besides the SAS’s own secret reports on their various operations, there may be radio communications and weapon systems video recorded during the raids. There will also be reports and official paperwork relating to the handover of the detainee to the Afghan secret police, and the reports the defence force received describing his torture and interrogation. Finally, there will be defence force and SAS documents showing how much the SAS tried to keep the story secret – even from the rest of the defence force. Chapter 7 documents years of cover-up and it is now time for the SAS and defence force to front up about this.

The government also needs to give the apology and reparations to the villagers. But perhaps most important, there need to to be changes to the SAS and defence force to make what occurred in Afghanistan less likely to happen again. The public should have been told about the SAS action within days of it happening – not years later. The public should not have had to rely on insiders being willing to be whistle blowers. The defence force needs a culture change to be more open to the kind of accountability and democratic control we expect from other government organisations. These issues are explored in Chapter 8.

NZDF RESPONSE TO BOOK

The New Zealand Defence Force stands by the statement it made dated 20 April 2011.

As the 2011 statement says, following the operation, allegations of civilian casualties were made. These were investigated by a joint Afghan Ministry of Defence, Ministry of the Interior and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) assessment team, in accordance with ISAF procedures.

The investigation concluded that the allegations of civilian casualties were unfounded.

The NZDF does not undertake investigations or inquiries into the actions of forces from other nations.  That was the role of the joint Afghan-ISAF investigation.

The NZDF is confident that New Zealand personnel conducted themselves in accordance with the applicable rules of engagement.

Chris Finalyson:

A spokesperson for acting defence minister Chris Finlayson has said in a statement: “The matter was investigated at the time and I am advised by the New Zealand Defence Force they stand by what they said at the time.”

Rappoport: NZ Drowning In fluoride!

A  subject I’m very passionate about myself, and have sent a submission to government about.
Pleasing to see Jon R. is on the case.
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By Jon Rappoport
The issue here is, who is going to decide whether the people of New Zealand are fluoridated? Who will be in charge? Communities, or the federal government?
From The NZHerald, 3/13/16—my comments are in CAPS:
“MPs are expecting furious opposition to proposals on fluoridated drinking water as public hearings kick off this week.”
“The first select committee hearings will be held tomorrow on the Government’s plan to transfer the responsibility for fluoridating water from councils to district health boards (DHBs).” [TRANSFER THE DECISION FROM LOCAL COMMUNITIES TO LARGER FEDERAL ENTITIES—A TAKEOVER.]
“In a rare move, Parliament’s Health Committee has agreed to hear from every individual or organisation that asked to make an oral submission.”
“In total, 60 organisations and 140 individuals are expected to give presentations, and the committee will be broken up into sub-committees in order to hear them all.” [IN OTHER WORDS, THE FULL COMMITTEE WON’T HEAR ANY INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION—A CLUE THAT THE “TOLERANCE” FOR EVERY POINT OF VIEW IS JUST A SHOW.]
“‘The committee felt that hearing from everyone on this was important’, committee chairman and National MP Simon O’Connor said.”
“‘It’s a passionate topic. People feel very strongly about it and we thought … the best way to manage that was to allow them to be heard’.” [YES, HEARD, BEFORE BEING IGNORED. THE COMMITTEE HAS ALREADY MADE UP ITS MIND.]
“Most of the submissions to the committee were against the law change, O’Connor said.”
“At present, territorial authorities decide whether to fluoridate the local water supply.” [JUST AS IT SHOULD BE.]
My further comments: right now, only 27 territories (out of a total of 67) in New Zealand have decided to fluoridate their water supplies. The majority of territories understand the toxicity of fluorides.
The federal government wants to take over and fluoridate everybody. The feds consider anti-fluoride activists the enemy and bunch of crazies.
I also suspect that money is an issue. Somebody close to the federal government is poised to make large profits from selling the chemicals, when the government decides the whole population should be toxified.
For the edification of New Zealand’s feds, who believe “the science is settled” and opposing activists are anti-science, here is a famous bombshell letter, written by the head of the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) union of in-house scientists, William Hirzy.
Quoting from a May 1, 1999, statement- “Why EPA’s Headquarters Union of Scientists Opposes Fluoridation”-written by William Hirzy, PhD, [Union of Scientists] Senior Vice-President, Chapter 280:
“…our opposition to drinking water fluoridation has grown, based on the scientific literature documenting the increasingly out-of-control exposures to fluoride, the lack of benefit to dental health from ingestion of fluoride and the hazards to human health from such ingestion. These hazards include acute toxic hazard, such as to people with impaired kidney function, as well as chronic toxic hazards of gene mutations, cancer, reproductive effects, neurotoxicity, bone pathology and dental fluorosis.”
“In support of this concern are results from two epidemiology studies from China that show decreases in I.Q. in children who get more fluoride than the control groups of children in each study. These decreases are about 5 to 10 I.Q. points in children aged 8 to 13 years.”
“Another troubling brain effect has recently surfaced: fluoride’s interference with the function of the brain’s pineal gland. The pineal gland produces melatonin which, among other roles, mediates the body’s internal clock, doing such things as governing the onset of puberty. Jennifer Luke has shown that fluoride accumulates in the pineal gland and inhibits its production of melatonin. She showed in test animals that this inhibition causes an earlier onset of sexual maturity, an effect reported in humans as well in 1956…”
“EPA fired the Office of Drinking Water’s chief toxicologist, Dr. William Marcus, who also was our local union’s treasurer at the time, for refusing to remain silent on the cancer risk issue. The judge who heard the lawsuit he [Marcus] brought against EPA over the firing made that finding—that EPA fired him over his fluoride work and not for the phony reason put forward by EPA management at his dismissal. Dr. Marcus won his lawsuit and is again at work at EPA.”
“…data showing increases in osteosarcomas in young men in New Jersey, Washington and Iowa based on their drinking fluoridated water. It was his [Dr. Marcus’] analysis, repeated statements about all these and other incriminating cancer data, and his requests for an independent, unbiased evaluation of them that got Dr. Marcus fired.”
“Regarding the effectiveness of fluoride in reducing dental cavities, there has not been any double-blind study of fluoride’s effectiveness as a caries preventative. There have been many, many small scale, selective publications on this issue that proponents cite to justify fluoridation, but the largest and most comprehensive study, one done by dentists trained by the National Institute of Dental Research, on over 39,000 school children aged 5-17 years, shows no significant differences (in terms of decayed, missing and filled teeth) among caries [cavities] incidences in fluoridated, non-fluoridated and partially fluoridated communities. The latest publication on the fifty-year fluoridation experiment in two New York cities, Newburgh and Kingston, shows the same thing. The only significant difference in dental health between the two communities as a whole is that fluoridated Newburgh, N.Y. shows about twice the incidence of dental fluorosis (the first, visible sign of fluoride chronic toxicity) as seen in non-fluoridated Kingston.”
“John Colquhoun’s publication on this point of efficacy is especially important. Dr. Colquhoun was Principal Dental Officer for Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, and a staunch supporter of fluoridation—until he was given the task of looking at the world-wide data on fluoridation’s effectiveness in preventing cavities. The paper is titled,’Why I changed My Mind About Water Fluoridation.’ In it Colquhoun provides details on how data were manipulated to support fluoridation in English speaking countries, especially the U.S. and New Zealand. This paper explains why an ethical public health professional was compelled to do a 180 degree turn on fluoridation.”
“…mutation studies…show that fluoride can cause gene mutations in mammalian and lower order tissues at fluoride concentrations estimated to be present in the mouth from fluoridated tooth paste. Further, there were tumors of the oral cavity seen in the NTP cancer study…further strengthening concern over the toxicity of topically applied fluoride.”
“So, in addition to our concern over the toxicity of fluoride, we note the uncontrolled – and apparently uncontrollable – exposures to fluoride that are occurring nationwide via drinking water, processed foods, fluoride pesticide residues and dental care products…For governmental and other organizations to continue to push for more exposure in the face of current levels of over-exposure coupled with an increasing crescendo of adverse toxicity findings is irrational and irresponsible at best.”
“We have also taken a direct step to protect the [EPA] employees we represent from the risks of drinking fluoridated water…the union filed a grievance, asking that EPA provide un-fluoridated drinking water to its employees.”
“The implication for the general public of these calculations is clear. Recent, peer-reviewed toxicity data, when applied to EPA’s standard method for controlling risks from toxic chemicals, require an immediate halt to the use of the nation’s drinking water reservoirs as disposal sites for the toxic waste of the phosphate fertilizer industry.”
That last sentence lets you know where the fluorides are coming from.
So…an employees’ union of scientists within the EPA has made its position clear.
Quite clear.
The mainstream press has refused to cover this story in any significant way for 17 years.
The federal government of New Zealand doesn’t care about any of this.
They just want to give the gift of poison to whole population of the country, and call it science.
Use this link to order Jon’s Matrix Collections.
Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.
You can find this article and more at NoMoreFakeNews.com

NZ: We’re Coming For Your Water

 Considering the other water associated ills currently affecting New Zealand; Over-extraction by irrigating dairy farms, dirty dairying, the “swimmable rivers’ debacle,  the last thing we need is our precious water being practically given away to overseas corporations.  Read and weep people.
And the Environment minister wants us to believe that the amount of water taken is ‘Insignificant”. The same minister who wants us to believe a scummy, dried up river bed is a swimmable river. Sickening.

Chinese company Nongfu Spring wants more NZ water

  • 14/03/2017
  • By Isobel Ewing

 https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2017/03/should-companies-pay-royalties-to-export-water.html

A Chinese company wants to buy a Bay of Plenty water bottling plant and dramatically increase its water take, and it will get the water virtually for free.

Otakiri Springs currently pays only $2003 in compliance costs each year, allowing it to take 700,000 litres a day. The consent doesn’t expire until 2026.

Now prospective owner Nongfu Spring Natural Mineral Water wants to increase the water take to 5 million litres a day. It’s the same aquifer where New Zealand company Oravida takes 400,000 litres a day.

Whakatane District Councillor Mike van der Boom says companies are taking a precious resource from his area and not paying a cent for it.

“We’re subsidising them to make a profit,” he says.

“We just want our water preserved, a sustainable take – what is a sustainable take? Do they know what that is? I have a lot of questions and not many answers.”

Environment Minister Nick Smith maintains his stance that charging companies to take water is ridiculous

“If parties opposite want to start imposing new taxes on the use of water, where are they going to stop? Will air be charged for next?”

But Parliament’s opposition parties are united – get water, pay a royalty.

“We do believe that commercial businesses that are taking water out of the ground for free and then making a profit out of it should pay for the use of that resource,” Greens co-leader James Shaw says.

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters also says there should be a royalty paid.

“They will pay to export it offshore, and the money will go back to the local community from where the water was extracted in the first place.”

The Overseas Investment Office is currently assessing the sale of Otakiri Springs to Nongfu Spring.

Otakiri Springs has been contacted for comment about its plans.

Newshub.

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2017/03/should-companies-pay-royalties-to-export-water.html

THIS IS WHAT NZ GOVERNMENT CALLS A “SWIMMABLE RIVER”:

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Arctic And Antarctica: What’s Going On?

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Despite all the Climate Change propaganda, it seems certain that Antarctica is growing.

https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/antarctic-sea-ice-reaches-new-record-maximum

With the opposite pole, the facts are harder to discern. Is the Arctic ice growing also?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/10/07/experts-said-arctic-sea-ice-would-melt-entirely-by-september-201/

Or is it shrinking ?

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2016/aug/22/historical-documents-reveal-arctic-sea-ice-is-disappearing-at-record-speed

And why are the  elite taking so much interest in Antarctica?

Is the elite exodus to New Zealand, the Gateway to Antarctica tied in with this somehow?

https://uncensored.co.nz/2017/01/25/americans-flock-nz-safe-haven/

What do all the tales and rumours of pyramids, lost cities, underground bases and aliens amount to ?

Disinformation and distraction?

Disinformation always contains elements of verifiable fact, however, considerable discernment and healthy scepticism is clearly required:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGcsfa-GyZk

What’s the truth?

Give us your thoughts and opinions!