“Urewera 4” verdict – 2012Posted: November 9, 2012
22 March, 2012
The Editor, The Dominion Post, Wellington
The verdict in the trial of the “Urewera Four” has not been the main story in this affair. 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 and the trial were primarily a political exercise.
The main question is, has the “war on terror” had the effect of raising people’s fear levels so that they accept the dire police spin on the evidence presented at the 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