New Zealand has been a puppet state of the US for a long time, the legalization of spying last year cemented this relationship further.
Today Julian Assange, Glen Greenwald, Edward Snowden and Kim Dotcom were at the Auckland Town hall this evening. Here is what they had to say. For the fun stuff start at 48 minutes onwards.
The public has never been so polarized in New Zealand, the majority last year was opposed to the law but it was passed anyway. “…enormous amounts of data about the activities of New Zealand citizens” was handled by Edward Snowden himself as revealed by Greenwald in Auckland today.
What is now happening in New Zealand is that Kim Dotcom is not letting go, he is not giving up. This event is nothing short of a PR coup by Dotcom. Think about it, he was in court not long ago on the orders of the US. Now he has National political presence via the Mana Party, has kept the privacy debate alive and then this right before the elections.
He has a lot to loose no matter how you see him. Of course he is a shrewd businessman but that is not relevant. Privacy is a human right and right now, no matter what Kim Dotcom’s politics, he is advocating something important: Our freedom.
Kim Dotcom summarised the objective here by saying: “…we are going to do everything we can and we are going to work really really hard to prevent this country in participating in mass surveillance and are going to close one of the five eyes.”
This small (4 minute) interview with Sharmine Narwani is an excellent analysis of the US re-invasion of Iraq.
The Ukrainian Junta and IS are monsters of western creation, with the IS (Islamic State) being a partnership with gulf arab states. Both further US strategic interests:
1) In Ukraine the objective is to install a permanent state of war in Russia’s backyard and any criticism of the regime will be blacked out. The eventual target is of course destruction of Russia.
2) In the Middle East the objective is to break up Iraq into 3 pieces, install a permanent state of war and to weaken Syria,Lebanon & Iran. All three countries can resolve this crisis on their own. Hence the artificial hollywood line up of executions to promote direct US involvement. They could not have Iran,Syria,Lebanon (with Russian assistance) kill their demon baby (Islamic State).
Prognosis: US failure as the “coalition of the unwilling tyrants” has no appetite for war on both fronts;
1) Europe is living a nightmare it cannot be woken out of, even a defeat militarily (though NATO intervention is highly unlikely) would be welcome relief. The latest ceasefire is a farce and an outcome of Russia’s own 5th column that has been limiting a quick resolution since day one. Putin is not almighty as many believe. This situation will keep developing and eventually should lead to a purge in the Russian government apparatus. It is highly unlikely that the US will succeed in its long term objectives, it has however underscored short term wins in Ukraine. Almost all of Ukraine has been either sold off or is in the process.
2)In the Middle East the new demon baby (after Israel of course) is running loose but that may have been the intention afterall. For the US to keep its “allies” in check. The US strategic aim is again a permanent state of war not peace. The gulf arab contribution to the creation of IS is irrelevant as they have obviously not thought this one through. There is no way the gulf arab states can defend themselves against battle hardened guerrillas. For a moment consider how they have not once defended themselves in recent history.
A key litmus test, of the direction of the US campaign, would be Syria’s reaction to US attacks on its forces. This will most likely happen as the US did not get the chance last year, remember they still want regime change in Syria. That is still the plan.
The tragedy of September 11, 2001, goes far beyond the deaths of those who died in the towers and the deaths of firefighters and first responders who succumbed to illnesses caused by inhalation of toxic dust. For thirteen years a new generation of Americans has been born into the 9/11 myth that has been used to create the American warfare/police state.
The corrupt Bush and Obama regimes used 9/11 to kill, maim, dispossess and displace millions of Muslims in seven countries, none of whom had anything whatsoever to do with 9/11.
A generation of Americans has been born into disdain and distrust of Muslims.
A generation of Americans has been born into a police state in which privacy and constitutional protections no longer exist.
A generation of Americans has been born into continuous warfare while needs of citizens go unmet.
A generation of Americans has been born into a society in which truth is replaced with the endless repetition of falsehoods.
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