Update II: Wow, they deleted the link to my article on Reddit too!
Update I: I just found that my article was linked to at reddit and there were a few remarks there I thought I’d address:
First of all, I don’t see a Jewish Conspiracy. I see a country which was obtained by deceit and terror for a group of people who, while claiming they were Jews, were very much part of a secular movement. The Zionist movement is a young political movement while the Judaic faith is a very old religion and there are millions of Jews who very much against the state of Israel and who say that Jews are the people who believe in the Judaic religion and as such do not represent a race.I also see a very well organised Zionist network around the world which is well financed and which uses the terms anti Semitism and Jew haters not because the want to protect religious Jews from prosecution but to justify their disgusting, genocidal and terroristic behaviour towards Palestinians, Arabs and other real Semites.
I am supportive of those who fight the apartheid propagated by the Zionist regime and have no fight with all those millions of people who identify as a member of the Judaic faith. In fact I understand that there are a lot of Jews who are incredibly frightened at the moment for a repeat of WWII and the holocaust because of the way the Zionist regime is behaving and I think that we are at an incredibly dangerous crossroads and we need to support the Jewish community by being very specific about why we criticize Israel, its Zionist regime and its adherents. To go for the old “it’s the Jews” meme is to revive a demon that should be put to death and should never ever be reawakened.
Second, I copied and pasted the article in it’s entirety foreseeing that it would be deleted and the article and its facebook link have indeed been deleted. Even the link given in the redit comments.
Here are a few links from news papers around the world which have to date not been deleted but which clearly cite the same sources:
Here is a link to the Telegraph from England
Here is a link to Haaretz yep, an Israeli News Paper
So you have to ask yourself this: Why did stuff.com take it out of its archives when even an Israeli newspaper is happy to leave it there?
And last but not least I am a woman writer and blogger
Much is made about the fact that Cameron Slater was able to obtain SIS documents via an OIA request. Today the report from the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) Ms Gwyn confirmed that it was the office of John Key who pushed for Cameron Slater to make an OIA request in order to be used against the then opposition leader Phil Goff on Slater’s Whaleoil blog.
This is in and of itself already proof of the use of an organisation which should be above politics in a very political way and should carry serious repercussions for both the director of the SIS and John Key for using the SIS to damage political opponents.The fact that this happened in the run up to the 2011 elections should worry everybody including National voters.
It is however only a small part in the entire saga in my opinion. What really should matter is why it was so very necessary to silence Phil Goff and the fact that John Key was willing to take such a huge risk. Using these kinds of tactics can and as it now shows will back fire when they are being exposed.
So why was it so important to silence Phil Goff?
Here is what I think:
Phil Goff at the time was asking questions about a police investigation. John Key’s answer was that since Phil Goff had seen the same report as he did there was no need for him to go public with the content. When Phil Goff denied he had seen the report he was accused of lying and the document “proving”that he lied was given to Cameron Slater who used it to smear Phil Goff. Cameron Slater said he got the document via an OIA request and never revealed that he did so when John Key’s office told him to do so.
With the report from the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) Ms Gwyn it has become abundantly clear that
John Key’s Office wanted to questions to go away. In fact it wanted them to go away so badly it was prepared to use the SIS and declassified documents in order to silence Phil Goff.
So what was the investigation all about?
According to this NZ Herald article the reason for releasing the document to Cameron Slater was that Phil Goff was asking questions about an investigation into the death of one Israeli during the Christchurch Earthquake and here is gets really interesting.
At the time I wrote about it and I did something that I hardly ever do. I copied and pasted the entire article that triggered my curiosity. I did so because I suspected that this a article would disappear and wanted to be able to get back to it later. In fact I linked as I always do to the original and the link shows that indeed the article has been removed. This is the link to that article for those of you who want to read it.
During the Earthquake a van was crushed and the driver died as a result. Three other people escaped and where able to leave the country within a day. The four people involved where all Israelis ans were called Ofer Benyamin Mizrahi, 23, from Kibbutz Magal near Haifa, Michal Fraidman, Liron Sade and Guy Jordan. The driver Mizrahi who died had on him, according to this article, at least 5 different passports.
What was remarkable was that on the day of the Earthquake Prime Minister John Key received no less that 4 telephone calls from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Not only that but Israel’s Ambassador in the South Pacific, Shemi Tzur based in Australia and Israel’s civil defence chief based in Israel both flew in to Christchurch.
That is an awful lot of political clout to fly in from all over the world and to have a Prime Minister of a country to call 4 times on the same day (And remember it was the middle of the night at the time in Israel) is remarkable to say the least.
But what made this an even more bizarre event was the fact that not one but two Israeli teams showed up in Christchurch in the direct aftermath of the quake. One was a search and rescue team and the other a forensic team.
Those four Israelis – Ofer Benyamin Mizrahi, 23, from Kibbutz Magal near Haifa, Michal Fraidman, Liron Sade and Guy Jordan – would later become a prime focus of the SIS investigation, along with the Israeli search and rescue squad and a group of forensic analysts from Israel that worked in the Christchurch morgue helping to identify earthquake victims.
They were unable to reach Mizrahi and, after taking photographs of the crushed van, made their way to Latimer Square, where Israeli officials had set up an emergency meeting point. Within 12 hours they had left New Zealand.
It was the behaviour of the Israeli Forensic team which lead to the SIS investigation, the result of which Phil Goff wanted to know about:
Another Israeli group, a forensic analysis team sent by the Israeli government, was welcomed in Christchurch and worked on victim identification in the morgue.
However, the SIS also began to have suspicions about this group when it began investigating possible links between the cache of passports found with Mizrahi, the immediate flight of his three companions, the high-powered Israeli interest shown in the earthquake, the unexplained behaviour of the supposed “search and rescue squad” and a mysterious seventh Israeli, in New Zealand illegally, who was first reported missing in the quake and then, weeks later, was reported to have left the country.
The police was especially disconcerted about the possibility that members of the team had been able to install a backdoor into the police database giving them access to almost all NZ’s intelligence:v
When it was realised the forensic analysts could have accessed the national police computer database, an urgent security audit was ordered.
As the SIS officer explained, it would take only moments for a USB drive to be inserted in a police computer terminal and loaded with a program allowing remote backdoor access.
“We were concerned that could have happened,” the officer said.
“We carried out an urgent audit. If it had been done it would eventually have given the Israelis access to all of our intelligence.”
All of this information which made the round around the globe and is still available in every newspaper online archive has been completely wiped off the New Zealand ones.
What is even more interesting is that both David Farrar and Caeron Slater have close ties to the Likud party of which Benjamin Netanyahu is the leader and that both at the time were engaged in an extremely vile and damaging character assassination of Phil Goff and now again seem to be in full attack mode with Cameron Slater even appearing in the same radio program as Phil Goff booked to speak after Phil Goff.
So in conclusion what we have here is a NZ prime minister who identifies as a secular Jew with two henchmen beholden to the Likud party, silencing the leader of the opposition when he is asking questions about four Israelis, one of which had more than 5 passports on him when he was found in Christchurch, and what the SIS has found with regards to the behaviour of two teams of Israelis one of which had been allowed to access all NZ intelligence.
I don’t know about you but that SIS report about what happened there just became a whole lot more interesting!