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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Twenty-one Today, Twenty-one Today............

It took twenty one years for a group of fanatics to mature and attempt to take the keys to the country. This is a must read for all leftie apologists, particularly those who have fallen madly in love with Ahmed Zaoui. Note the many references to Algeria.

Note also the killer punch in George Bush's speech to the veterans.

The hatred of the radicals existed before Iraq was an issue, and it will exist after Iraq is no longer an excuse.

Of course, the MSM of Europe, UK and the US have no answers. The rabid Bush hating Democrats have no answers. The pathetic morons from Hollywood have no answers. The NZ Labour Party and its gormless Green acolytes have no answers. The gummint of France sure as hell has no answers.

But they are all there ready to criticise and deliberately undermine the only outfit that actually has any answers or any capability of implimenting them.

History eventually will consign them to the same trash can as were the Nazi collaborators of France, Holland, Norway, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Jugoslavia and Italy.

Phil Goff, the pompous little ass, shouts that New Zealand does not want to revive ANZUS. He does not speak for this New Zealander.
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Posted by Adolf Fiinkensein | 11/12/2005 03:34:00 pm


Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...


11/12/2005 06:16:00 pm  
Blogger Adolf Fiinkensein said...

2005 less 1994 makes how many? Oh bugger. What's a mere ten between friends?

11/12/2005 06:28:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

Nevermind. Ellis, Wood etc.

11/12/2005 06:31:00 pm  
Blogger Wanderlust said...

In my typical subtle American way (read: crass, confrontational, uncultured, unlearned, etc., etc.), I once put a photograph of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, otherwise known as CVN-71, with its full complement of 80+ aircraft displayed on deck, armed and ready to launch, as the background to my computer on my desk at the office.

To anyone who asked, I merely pointed out that regardless of Helen's comments to the contrary (regarding nukes, US Military, American policy, etc.) that when (not if) things go to sh*t here, that the Roosevelt or one of her sisters would be a most welcome sight in Auckland harbour.

It amazes me that some people still think that the US will provide the world its services for nothing. It was Lange's right, back in the 80's, to declare New Zealand "nuclear free". In the context of civilian nuclear power, it makes sense on the basis that there's simply no place in New Zealand that would be geologically "fit" to bury radioactive waste. BUT, to extend the "nuclear free" ban to cover operational US Navy ships visiting port was almost completely guaranteed to piss someone off back in Washington.

And, of course, it did.

One palpable consequence of Lange's ban was for the US to withdraw from the ANZUS pact, which included sharing intelligence and consultation if any of the three countries were attacked. For New Zealand, which has precious little intelligence gathering operations as compared to the States, the loss was significant. Additionally, there's something to be said for the fact that the US continues to operate SIGINT listening posts here in New Zealand, while shunting the kiwis out of the juiciest bits gained from intelligence-gathering activities conducted on their own soil.

Meanwhile, some idjits decided to test NZ political and civil responses back in late 2002 by mailing packets of anthrax around North Island. Yes, most were discovered to be hoaxes (talcum powder), but there was at least one case where the powder was the real thing, laboratory grade.

New Zealand continues to act like it can "have it both ways" in geopolitical circles: it is at once remote ("no one will bother us, we're too remote; why do we need an air force?") and important (as a fine, upstanding world citizen and member of the United Nations, you know). I don't believe you can be remote (read: not important enough for anyone to bother) and "important" at the same time. Sooner or later, someone will figure out that "important" means that NZ must have some kind of leverage with someone, geopolitically. When this happens, it will attract attention it doesn't want - and when that time comes, it's entirely possible that the US will remind NZ of how you can't bash its country's foreign policy on one hand, and beg for its military help on the other.

How easily could an attack come about? For terrorists, who operate on public perception of how safe things are, it could be as simple as exploding a single petrol tanker on the Inner Harbour Bridge in Auckland during morning rush hour. Before you laugh, someone tried pulling that stunt in NYC on the night of 9/11 and was caught before they could detonate the device.

Militarily, it wouldn't take much to launch a coordinated attack on oil and gas facilities at ports and offshore rigs.

And don't look now, but the Asian Tiger is beginning to rouse from its slumber (the reason for putting ANZUS in place to begin with)...

11/12/2005 07:18:00 pm  
Blogger Lucia Maria said...

There was that plane that was heading for Sky Tower on election night. We've kind of all forgotten, I think.

I do have hope though, when Tom Scott comes out with this kind of cartoon. I see Whaleoil enjoyed it as well.

11/12/2005 08:37:00 pm  

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