The Security Intelligence Service says it cannot monitor the “millions of pages of posts made online every day”, after a member of the public alerted the police to a threat to car bomb mosques in Christchurch.
The SIS says it helped the police investigation that led to the arrest of a man in connection with the threat made in a series of posts on 4chan, an anonymous online message board frequented by far-right individuals, on Sunday.
And Intelligence Agencies Minister Andrew Little has defended the SIS against suggestions it missed the threat saying, “I’m confident that all of our authorities involved in our counter-terrorism effort … are doing their job, are responsive, and are keeping people safe”.
A 27-year-old man was charged with threatening to kill people at the Masjid An Nur (Al Noor Mosque) and the Linwood Mosque after police raided two homes on Thursday searching for the person responsible for the 4chan posts.
Almost 2 years on and the NZ intelligence apparatus which caused such a cascade failure that a white supremacist could operate here for 2 years without being detected has shown it once again is refusing to take white supremacy terrorism seriously!
A member of the public tipped them off to this latest threat FFS!
Sing it Robert Reid…
…Right now the NZ Police have an under cover agent in every single major Organised Crime gang.
Right now the NZ Police impersonate teenagers online to catch pedophiles.
Right now the fucking MSD has panty sniffing bureaucrats shifting through the social media feeds of beneficiaries trying to catch them out in a ‘relationship’.
But the NZ Intelligence Apparatus that costs us $200million each year and is made up of acronyms you’ve never heard of…
The SIS (Secret Intelligence Services)
The GCSB (Government Communications Security Bureau)
The NSG (National Security Group)
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) and the NSPD (National Security Policy Directorate).
…doesn’t have one operative on 4chan watching out for White Supremacist terror chatter.
What is most egregious about this is that the Government are claiming criminalising the misuse of pronouns towards the Trans community and religious blasphemy laws will protect us from another white supremacy atrocity!
What the fuck are we spending these millions on inside the NZ Intelligence Apparatus if we aren’t safer?
How is it that when the Police and SIS wanted to illegally raid Nicky Hager, spy on Maori, Muslims and environmentalists those fucking pieces of filth couldn’t move fast enough to breach their civil rights, yet when it comes to monitoring white supremacists it’s still based on members of the public to inform them???
The solution here is not more vast surveillance powers, it’s the intelligence agencies using the existing powers they already have against real threats, not the reds under the bed who they’ve focused on so far.
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