Now we have a new Governor-General can we please investigate Jerry Mateparae for war crimes?


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Dame Patsy Reddy has been named the next Governor-General for services to writing a whitewash review of GCSB & SIS that will allow mass surveillance.

Yay, we have a new spook protecting Governor-General. Any chance we could please investigate Jerry Mateparae for war crimes now?

It was always questionable whether a former military man and spy boss should be appointed to the Governor-General in the first place, but  the allegations that Jerry Mateparae helped find legal loopholes to hand over civilians to known torture units in Afghanistan demands  an independent investigation that was never possible while he was getting knighted and being the Governor-General.

We have the SIS being investigated for aiding the CIA torture rendition programs, why can’t Mateparae who was ultimately in charge of the troops that handed over civilians to known torture units also be investigated for what was a clear breach of the Geneva Convention?

It took 18months for the cops to admit they were wrong for illegally raiding Nicky Hager’s house. It took 5 years for Key to admit he was wrong for defaming Bradley Ambrose. It took the NZDF 7 years to admit their defaming of Jon Stephenson was wrong. How long do we have to admit as a country that handing civilians over to known torture units was also wrong?


  1. I wasn’t aware of this Martyn. Thanks for highlighting it. Not good at all.

    Now the old cynic in me is wondering why the present GG turns a blind eye to the sordid activities of FJK and NatzKEY. Could be a case of you scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. In the case of the GG, he will ignore the “crimes against the people” of this government, if FJK does the same for him

    Watching each other’s backs. Like an old boys’ protection racket!

    • …and looks like the trolls and spies are running very scared here…and clicking the thumbs down like mad

  2. Oh, come on, someone of the Old Boys Network will have made sure there is a diplomatic posting in the South Pacific, or perhaps in Monaco or somewhere else for the man, so he can enjoy continued diplomatic immunity from prosecution.

    Let us wait and see, what they will come up with, they all scratch each other’s backs, the old men and women, see for instance the new appointment for this role, who has served “loyally” before, to Queen and Country, I presume.

  3. One NWO appointee out and another NWO appointee in and a lawyer to boot. What some people will do for fame and money. My dear woman, Lucifer left the planet years ago, taking Satan with him. Remember, it was said “the meek shall inherit the earth”. That’s us! Time to wake up you foolish NWO members.

  4. Because they probably don’t feel it’s wrong at all. I suspect their most fervent belief is that the pursuit of power and profit forgives even the most iniquitous actions.

    Does it directly affect me in any negative way? No.

    Will it enhance and increase my personal wealth and/or influence? Yes.

    Decision made! Next!

  5. I just read the part of the Geneva conventions specifically referring to Mercenaries.
    Article 47.-Mercenaries
    1. A mercenary shall not have the right to be a combatant or a prisoner of war.

    2. A mercenary is any person who:

    (a) Is specially recruited locally or abroad in order to fight in an armed conflict;

    (b) Does, in fact, take a direct part in the hostilities;

    (c) Is motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a Party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that promised or paid to combatants of similar ranks and functions in the armed forces of that Party;

    (d) Is neither a national of a Party to the conflict nor a resident of territory controlled by a Party to the conflict;

    (e) Is not a member of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict; and

    (f) Has not been sent by a State which is not a Party to the conflict on official duty as a member of its armed forces.

    You get a supposedly fair trial to determine if you are a mercenary or not, but if you are, that’s followed by an equally fair firing squad or other punishment as the country that captured you may wish to inflict (including torture, no one use to get past the firing squad phase so we are in new territory)

    • Given that Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are not technically parties to the Syrian conflict (despite Turkey giving it their best shot), those criteria are definitely bad news for the militants fighting against Assad’s government.

      • I’m no lawyer, I don’t profess to be and am happy to be corrected on anything. That said. From a legal stand point, the war on terror stoped being a thing when Bush stood on the USS Abraham Linciln and declared mission over, all combate operations will cease. Now we have to invent obscure meanings from rules designed to fight the Soviet Union.

        I just want to rehash what Iv been saying for awhile, that we have really really really shit world leaders who haven’t a clue how to be war time leaders and that they should quite or motions of no confidence be brought against them until we find some one fit to hold office.

        • I think we’ll gain a whole new perspective on what constitutes a “really, really shit world leader” if Donald Trump is elected. It doesn’t bear thinking about.

  6. Thanks Martyn this is spot on. He and Blair and Bush and the whole bloody lot of them should go on trial.

  7. Thanks Martyn
    I knew Mateparea had something in the background just didnt know what
    Key appointed him so no surprises there

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