NZ soldiers murder Afghan civilians for oil pipeline - you have blood on your hands Mr Key
NZ soldiers in botched Kabul raid - report
SAS soldiers involved in a Kabul raid in which two Afghan security guards were killed acted in self defence, the New Zealand Defence Force says.
The SAS soldiers led the NATO International Security Assistance Force's (ISAF) raid which left two civilian security guards dead, the Times of London newspaper reported.
ISAF said the Christmas Eve operation had been aimed at stopping a car bomb attack on the US Embassy the next day. It said it was a "credible threat". However, no explosives were found at the scene.
The Times reported it was led by New Zealand soldiers identified as the commander "Sean" and his deputy "James".
Afghan authorities protested strongly and, according to the New York Times, Colonel Mohammed Zahir, director of criminal investigations for the Kabul police, who arrived at the scene shortly after the raid began, said both victims had been shot in the head.
"It was murder," he told the New York Times.
"I have seen a lot of cases of violence, but I have not seen an incident where they kill civilians like this for no reason."
When the SAS aren't charging NZ's elite corporates $500 a day to play soldier and aren't handing prisoners over to well known torture units they are now murdering Afghan civilians, perhaps we should start asking why the NZ SAS are murdering Afghan civilians?
Are we doing it as John Key assures as 'to punish the terrorism' even though the US Embassy wikileaks cable confirms there are no terrorists in NZ?
Are NZ SAS murdering Afghan civilians to catch Osama Bin Laden when he is widely reported to be in Pakistan?
Are NZ SAS murdering Afghan civilians for freedom and democracy when the current puppet regime rigged and cheated both last elections?
Or maybe it's because Afghanistan has never been about terrorism, and EVERYTHING to do with Oil?
In 1996, the Wall Street Journal declared the Taliban, "are the players most capable of achieving peace in Afghanistan at this moment in history"., this was because they had just defeated the American armed Northern Alliance who had just ended their 4 year 50 000 dead rampage thanks to America walking away without disarming their most fervent anti-soviet fighters (hilariously Osama Bin Laden had been given $4 billion in which to fight the USSR).
This praise of the Taliban proceeded a massive attempt to win over the Taliban so that America could build a vast oil pipe line that enables them to tap into the huge oil fields of the Caspian Sea. Taliban were flown to Washington and wined and dined by George W Bush Snr and entertained in Housten by senior executives of Unocal who offered the Taliban fifteen cents for every thousand cubic feet of gas pumped through Afghanistan.
In 1998, Unocal's Vice-President for International Relations, John J Maresca told a Congressional inquiry that "by 2010, Western countries could increase oil production to 4.5 million barrels a day, an increase of more than 500% in fifteen years". His appeal was for a regime that could guarantee that increase.
At first America did all they could to provide such a regime, Unocal signed a 'memorandum of understanding' to build the pipeline from Turkmenistan to Pakistan via Afghanistan, it did this on behalf of Enron, Amoco, BP, Chevron, Exxon and Mobil with the deal makers being none other than Dick Cheney and former Defence Secretary James Baker.
The deal went sour when two American Embassies were bombed in east Africa and Al Queda were blamed. The September 11 attacks provided the perfect pretense to invade Afghanistan under the flag blinded claim of 'freedom and democracy'.
This war in Afghanistan has nothing to do with freedom and democracy, it has to do with securing America's never ending belief that they and they alone have the god given right to take oil resources from any part of the world under whatever pretext they need.
We are killing Afghan Civilians as part of our effort to prop up the great game and to plunder oil reserves, we are no better than the American war machine, because we are willfully part of it. It was disgusting enough to find out that we went into Iraq for Fonterra, it seems white gold warps our foreign policy as much as black gold warps America's.
I'm sick of right wing clowns justifying war for oil as if it's some bullshit fight for freedom and democracy.
A new left wing party would demand the immediate withdrawal from this immoral, despicable war.
The Gunner's Lament
A Maori gunner lay dying
In a paddyfield north of Saigon,
And he said to his pakeha cobber,
"I reckon I've had it, man!
'And if I could fly like a bird
To my old granny's whare
A truck and a winch would never drag
Me back to the Army.
'A coat and a cap and a well-paid job
Looked better than shovelling metal,
And they told me that Te Rauparaha
Would have fought in the Vietnam battle.
'On my last leave the town swung round
Like a bucket full of eels.
The girls liked the uniform
And I liked the girls.
'Like a bullock to the abattoirs
In the name of liberty
They flew me with a hangover
Across the Tasman Sea,
'And what I found in Vietnam
Was mud and blood and fire,
With the Yanks and the Reds taking turns
At murdering the poor.
'And I saw the reason for it
In a Viet Cong's blazing eyes -
We fought for the crops of kumara
And they are fighting for the rice.
'So go tell my sweetheart
To get another boy
Who'll cuddle her and marry her
And laugh when the bugles blow,
'And tell my youngest brother
He can have my shotgun
To fire at the ducks on the big lagoon,
But not to aim it at a man,
'And tell my granny to wear black
And carry a willow leaf,
Because the kid she kept from the cold
Has eaten a dead man's loaf.
'And go and tell Keith Holyoake
Sitting in Wellington,
However long he scrubs his hands
He'll never get them clean.'
James K Baxter
You have blood on your hands this day Mr Key.