The report into the Christchurch Terror attack was released this week and I don’t believe I’ve ever read a more craven attempt to abdicate responsibility by the State in my entire life.
We have 12 separate Intelligence entities who are supposed to protect you and me from the unthinkable.
The SIS (Secret Intelligence Services)
The GCSB (Government Communications Security Bureau)
The NSG (National Security Group)
The Police Intelligence Unit
The CNSN (Cabinet National Security Committee)
The ODESC (Officials’ Committee for Domestic and External Security Coordination)
The SIB (Security and Intelligence Board)
The CTCC (Counter-Terrorism Coordinating Committee)
The NICC ( National Intelligence Coordination Committee)
The IAD (Intelligence and Assessments Directorate)
The NRU (National Risk Unit)
The NSPD (National Security Policy Directorate)
They cost us over $100million each year, and yet NONE of those agencies could pick up a white supremacist terrorist who crisscrossed the border numerous times, who gained a weapon through loopholes, who ordered thousands of rounds of ammunition online, who had a complaint made against him from his Gun club and at a time when the Muslim Community themselves had complained about ratcheting violence towards their community.
What is most egregious about this is that Māori protesting against big oil drilling, environmentalists, Greenpeace, MANA and Muslim students were all being spied on by the State, because the State sees Māori protesting against big oil drilling, environmentalists, Greenpeace, MANA and Muslim students as the enemy.
But a white supremacist raising red flags left right and centre wasn’t seen as the enemy.
What a waste of $100million!
The lives lost, the lives wounded and the people of this country were all let down by the entire NZ Intelligence Apparatus because they saw Māori, environmentalists, Muslims and journalists as the threat.
I can see why the State wants to keep this all secret for 30 years.