We attended this highly informative and sobering lecture which was hosted by the Pacific Institute of Resource Management at Victoria University of Wellington on Thursday 29 October at 5.30 pm. I highly recommend a listen to this lecture which is now posted at the Pacific Ecologist Website link here
The United States has been the dominant world power since World War II, even prior to USSR break-up, as indicated by more than 70 governments overthrown by the US in that period. The USSR collapse led to a complete reshaping of the European landscape, but at the same time China has emerged as a leading world power, as it had been before the 17th century. In recent years its growing financial and economic strength is transforming not only China, but also laying the foundations for a completely new economic order through a ‘new silk roads’ policy that is accompanied by a network of regional and world-wide agreements. Once again Eurasia is at the heart of what Sir Halford Mackinder in 1904 called the ‘world island’. For the west, these developments will shape the foreseeable future world-wide.
James writes on geopolitical issues with a legal and human rights perspective. He was educated at Canterbury, Victoria and Auckland Universities, and has practised as a barrister in Brisbane since 1984. He publishes in Counterpunch and New Eastern Outlook, and presents to organisations such as the Australian Institute for International Affairs.
The PM’s response to the revelations of the damning inquiry by SIS Inspector-General Cheryl Gwyn, (which confirms much of what was in Dirty Politics) comes as no surprise. But while the battle is raging at parliament over the Prime Ministers lack of apology for this latest abuse of power, both sides of the house are busy supporting another spy bill.
A bill expanding the powers of security and intelligence services last night passed its first reading in Parliament just hours after an urgent debate was conducted on the former activities of the Security Intelligence Service (SIS). The Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill was introduced under urgency, and will allow the SIS to conduct surveillance on private properties without a warrant for up to 48 hours.
This Bill is yet another example of the type of legislation that the NZ Law Commissioner warned us against in 1991 (ten years before 9/11) when he said that, “The danger is that States will over-react… [I]t is possible to imagine government officials doing more to destroy democracy in the name of counter-terrorism than is presently likely to be achieved by terrorists themselves.” [NZLC R22 Wellington 1991].
Why Was Phil Goff Silenced And Why Did Netanyahu Phone John Key Four Times On The Day Of The Chch Earthquake
Much is made about the fact that Cameron Slater was able to obtain SIS documents via an OIA request. Today the report from the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) Ms Gwyn confirmed that it was the office of John Key who pushed for Cameron Slater to make an OIA request in order to be used against the then opposition leader Phil Goff on Slater’s Whaleoil blog.
This is in and of itself already proof of the use of an organisation which should be above politics in a very political way and should carry serious repercussions for both the director of the SIS and John Key for using the SIS to damage political opponents.The fact that this happened in the run up to the 2011 elections should worry everybody including National voters.
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I have been inspired to write by the recent open letter to British PM Mr Cameron by AE911 truth activist Peter Drew. Thank you Peter for your inspiration and words.
Dear Mr Key
I write this open letter to you in response to your recent comments regarding changing our security laws because of the risk of a terror attack being “possible but not expected.” In particular I must address your comments pertaining to those who have raised their doubts regarding the legitimacy of any terrorist threat to NZ when you say “with the greatest respect to those individuals, they don’t see the same information I see”.
Getting the true facts about 9/11 runs right to the heart of all the issues we currently see in the Middle East and the so called ‘war on terror’. As you know, on several occasions over the past five years, I have sent to your parliamentary office extremely important information that has highlighted an urgent need to re-investigate the legitimacy of the ‘war on terror’ due to the demonstrably false narrative of the official 9/11 conspiracy. There are now over 2,000 architects and engineers, members of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth (AE911Truth.org) who are calling for a new investigation into the collapse of the three towers (WTC1, WTC2 and WTC7) that fell in New York City on September 11 2001.
You did indeed acknowledge this explosive evidence in your comment to Paul Henry during an interview on 10/08/09 on TVNZ where you stated :
“if we look at actually what drove 9/11, those people that put together all those explosive devices and the whole plan were based in camps out of Afghanistan”
While your reference to the use of explosives is true, the last part of your comment is factually incorrect. Afghanistan did not attack the United States. Indeed, the nineteen men charged with the crime were not Afghans but Saudi nationals. Further, the US war in Afghanistan was not authorized by the UN Security Council in 2001 or at any time since, so this war began as an illegal war and remains an illegal war today.
There is a growing international outrage over the inaction by our leaders to address this issue. The facts and evidence about 9/11 are now widely available and there is a huge swell of current growing public awareness and support for a new 9/11 investigation as demonstrated by what is currently happening in New York City. More than 100,000 New York residents have recently signed a petition calling for a new investigation into the collapse of World Trade Centre Building 7 through a campaign called the ‘High Rise Safety Initiative.’ And there is currently a massive digital screen in the centre of Times Square showing rolling video footage of the controlled demolition of World Trade Centre Building 7 to three million New Yorkers. This is footage of a collapse of a massive 47-story building (not hit by a plane) that most people have not even been aware of or seen before now.
There are also many members of US Congress who are now demanding that President Obama release the 28 redacted pages of the 9/11 Commission Report because there is information in those pages that will shock the citizens of the US, (according to the two members of Congress who have been authorised to view the pages). As I have also pointed out in my previous letters to you, many other government officials worldwide are also calling for a new investigation into 9/11. These include Michael Meacher, former UK Minister of the Environment and Andreas von Bülow, former German Minister of Defence and Japanese democratic politician Yukihisa Fuijita as well as our own Jeanette Fitzsimons who has stated (political leaders for 9/11 truth) that:
“There is so much that does not make sense about the official version of 9/11. It is time we knew the truth one way or another, and an independent enquiry is the way to achieve this. If we do not know the truth of our history, it will compromise our future”.
I find it difficult to believe that you in your office of Prime Minister of New Zealand would be unaware of what I have stated in this letter and continue to ignore these facts. My question to you Sir is, if we have been deceived and manipulated on a grand scale regarding the true facts about 9/11, why should you or anyone else believe one word what the United States is saying about the threat of ISIL/ISIS?
9/11 is the event that launched the so-called global ‘war on terror’ and military action in the Middle East. It is now incontrovertible that we have been deceived and manipulated on a large scale about the true facts of 9/11. For anyone in office who continues to support the attempted suppression of this information will simply result in them being positioned on the wrong side of history.