PRISON BLOG 44
Boycott Israel NOW
The day the Attorney-General, Dr. Cullen (not a lawyer), stops the arrest warrant for an Israeli war crimes suspect we have the Prime Minister claiming that the Fiji Prime Minister cannot just stop a prosecution [for sedition] because it would be unconstitutional! Oh please. Of all days she wants to tut-tut errant Pacific banana republics it has to be the day her government just stops a prosecution for a man of a terrorist state accused of murdering scores of civilians. It makes me angry. It makes me angry that the pair of Israeli spies who illegally got themselves a NZ passport for the usual purposes of espionage, kidnapping and assassination (i.e. terrorism) were not prosecuted for anything else (because the govt. didn’t want to) and got only six months in prison. I illegally get myself a NZ passport for the usual purposes of drinking, debauchery and treating the Crown with the contempt it continuously proves it deserves and I get 15 months! Did I mention that makes me angry?
Will we see Nazi war criminals being freed in NZ? Rwandan war criminals? Bosnian war criminals? Rainbow Warrior saboteurs? Or do only US allies get a free pass? The UK arrested Pinochet for heaven’s sake - on a Spanishish warrant - but our govt. lets an Israeli go!? That makes us as bad as bloody Israel. That makes me angry because I don’t want to live in fucking Israel. NZ’s land confiscation policy is similar enough without also establishing a war criminal safe zone.
Usually I would now turn up my RATM CD – but Green Day and Pennywise on The Rock are doing the trick. Did I indicate my anger?
What’s the penalty for assisting a war crimes suspect escape prosecution? Is there a penalty for an administrative conspiracy to defeat the course of justice? Is that a crime? And they send out former Governer-General(who couldn’t even be arsed reading the petitions begging her not to assent to a law critisised by the UN and acknowledged by the Attorney-General no less as bring racist confiscation) to sit on the bench of war crimes tribunal in Cambodia. What a fucking load of shit. Have I previously intimated my heightened level of displeasure?
Boycott Israel now. If it says “Made in Israel” perhaps it should be immediately “inspected” by stomping on it to ensure it doesn’t contain traces of massacred Palestinians or Israeli war criminals. Stomp it real hard. See how far you can kick it across the supermarket.
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