As the events in Christchurch unfold, we stand with our mates in NZ grieving this despicable, awful event and hoping and praying for a better world. A few words from our leaders:
Jacinda Ardern has said:
this “..is and will be one of New Zealand’s darkest days.
This is not who we are,
This is an unprecedented act of violence.
There is no place in New Zealand for such acts of extreme and unprecedented violence.”
The PM of Australia has said:
“Australia and New Zealand, we are not just allies, we are not just partners, we are family. As family members with our New Zealand cousins today we grieve, we are shocked, we are appalled, we are outraged, and we stand here and condemn absolutely the attack that occurred today by an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist that has taken the lives, stolen the lives, in a vicious, murderous attack, that has claimed so many New Zealanders.
Australians stand with all New Zealanders today during this dark time where hate and violence has stolen their peace and innocence. Kia kaha (stay strong).”
Amen to both.
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Thanks for your thoughts and comments David. That event has been most upsetting, in the extreme, The reality of it was emphasised for us when my son and family, while out on a regular shopping trip, found themselves 40 metres from the perpetrator being arrested, and his vehicle loaded with weapons and explosives..
We stand with our Kiwi brothers.
All those who post or pass on moronic Muslim hate-mails via the social network played a part in this heinous crime against humanity.
I have lived and worked for many years in Islamic countries (Egypt, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, and parts of India.) I was a peacekeeper with the MFO for 2 tours and served as a liaison officer in Cairo and Israel. Never once did I ever hear an Arab or a Muslim say he wanted to commit an act of violence against anyone. Never have I actually witnessed an act of violence by a Muslim in that region, including during my stays in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. (This is more than can be said of Israelis, BTW, who were always the instigators of trouble. I am speaking from personal experience here.)
We mindlessly support America that funds and fights Israel’s many wars of expansion in the Middle East. We send troops and planes to help destroy the families and economies of Muslim countries that have done us no harm at all and then wonder why a small minority of Muslims react as they do. We rant against the very refugees we created via a process of Cause and Effect. Ask yourself: who the heck would want to live in cold-hearted Germany (go there and see for yourself) when you could live comfortably among family and friends in your own country? Vietnam was a similar situation with our involvement in that evil war and the boat people that were the result of the economic consequences. (BTW I personally rescued two poor Vietnamese refugees in 1988 and brought them to Oz after their kids had been drowned while trying to escape the horrendous post-war economic conditions – see my free book ‘Memories of the Mekong & Other Stories: A Brief Human History of Vietnam’ on my website http://www.starcorpvn.com)
While this latest atrocity occurred in NZ, Israel carried out over 100 sorties against the Gaza Strip (pre-election vote winning by Netanyahu, who has been charged with corruption) that almost went unnoticed in the MSM.
The Zionist press owns and controls every major TV network in the US (and these feed Oz networks – I know because I was an advisor for Channel 7 during the 1st Gulf War), the main newsprint outlets, Hollywood, Wikipedia, Facebook, Smartchat, Oracle, YouTube, Google, Yahoo etc etc. And their money also owns the US Congress. They comprise a tiny 2% of the US population but provide a massive 50% of political funding. No one can be elected in the US (and probably also in the UK, Canada and Oz) without Zionist funding support. There are many fundamental Christian Zionists. I used to see these zealots in action in Israel supporting the land-stealing and wall construction. They donated huge sums of money to the Israeli Government, especially to the Mayor of Jerusalem.
When I was in South Africa I also saw how the Zionists controlled all the South African mineral wealth in Jo’berg and were the main supporters of the Apartheid regime. They supplied SA’s Apartheid regime with money and weapons provided by the US to suppress Mandela and his ANC supporters.
So if anyone is guilty of mindlessly posting anti-Muslim hate-mail or passing it on via the social media I request you kindly to stop. It leads to no good at all, as we can now see.
Mates Forever and Cheers, Jabber
I have just returned from a holiday to the South Island and marveled at what a wonderful place Christchurch is. My heart goes out to all my Kiwi friends; David is absolutely right – we stand with you.