“Terror” trial – 2012Posted: November 9, 2012
15 February, 2012
The Editor, The Dominion Post, Wellington
The Oct 15, 2007 police raids at Ruatoki and around New Zealand were inspired by the so-called “War on Terror” which has as main objective the spread of fear and creation of a climate of support for foreign policy led by war. As such, the raids were primarily a political exercise and the trial of the four remaining arrestees will inevitably be political in nature.
The main question is, has the “war on terror” had enough effect on people’s attitudes to accept the police version of the events as presented in this trial. If so, we can expect further attempts to involve New Zealand more deeply in the USA’s world of endless wars.
Sincerely, Richard Keller