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Monday, December 15, 2008

Letter to Keith Locke

I have just emailed this post to Green Party MP Keith Locke.

Green Party MP Keith Locke has come out swinging against the police for using informers against New Zealand anarchist groups.

Mr Locke stated on Prime TV tonight;

There is no evidence whatsoever that there are seriously violent potential terrorists within Greenpeace or any of the organisations that they (the police) infiltrated.

Is Keith Locke's judgement on such matters to be trusted? How good is Locke's track record when it comes to spotting potential violent behaviour or threats to public safety?

For several years in the 1970s, Keith Locke was editor of the Trotskyite newspaper Socialist Action. The April 25th 1975 edition, carried a lead article by Mr Locke under the banner heading: "Cambodia Liberated: Victory For Humanity".

Who were the "liberators"? The Khmer Rouge of course. Who led the Khmer Rouge? Mass murderer Pol Pot-that's who.

Up to two million dead.

In 1980 Keith Locke was a member of Socialist Action League National Committee. On February 23rd that year (Socialist Action March 14th) Keith Locke gave a talk in Wellington "Why workers should support Soviet Action in Afghanistan."

At least a million dead.

Today on National Radio Keith Locke cited the German film "The Lives of Others", which exposes the massive use of informers by the East German Stasi in the 1980s. Mr Locke compared Stasi tactics to those of the New Zealand police.

Yesterday Mr Locke issued a press release entitled Police Stasi tactics towards protestors undermine democracy.

During the early 1980's Keith Locke's Socialist Action League was very very close to the pro-Soviet NZ Socialist Unity Party-named incidentally after the then East German ruling party. Keith Locke was at that time effectively a supporter of the Soviet Union and by extension, its client state-Stasi run East Germany.

Keith Locke is a supporter of the radical Auckland University based Students for Justice in Palestine.

Keith Locke marching with SJP banner

Auckland SJP is dominated by Muslim students of Palestinian, Afghan, Indian and Pakistani extraction. It is regarded as one of the most militant groups on campus.

In September 2006 Auckland University SJP published a magazine entitled Intifada.

Keith Locke contributed an article to the magazine in his capacity as Green Party Foreign Affairs spokesman.

Sometimes, when I support Palestinian rights, I am accused of not being “even-handed” in the Israel/Palestine dispute.

But what does “even-handed” mean when the situation on the ground is hardly “even”. There is only one occupying power (Israeli) and only one occupied people (the Palestinians).

Another contributor to Intifada was a young female Afghan refugee named Rana Khumkhor. Ms Khumkhor contributed a short story examining the motivations of a Palestinian suicide bomber.

When death becomes a sacrifice

The Dead cannot ask for justice it is the duty of the living to do so. For my father and for my people the hunger of my hatred opens its mouth. Calling to me to avenge those who have fallen. Years ago my father gave his life for me. Tonight I die for Palestine.

I could start by telling you my name, but what would be the point? I’m just a face, in a sea of oppression, inflicted upon my people. For generations we suffered at the hands of the Zionists. Oh my insane rage vengeance will be ours, the clouds will clear and the sun will shine on us again. They think by uprooting our trees they can destroy our history? But our history is in our hearts and we will tell it to our children and they will tell it to their children. They cannot cut off our tongues...

Religion is what keeps us alive. It is what keeps us going, because in the mind of a freedom fighter fear of god is greater then the fear of death. The desire for paradise dominates our thoughts, reminding us that this wasn’t the way life was supposed to be...

Suddenly my train of thought comes to an abrupt halt as the bus comes to a stop I glance up to see cars lining up in front of the bus. I shrug it off as traffic. I know time is running out. I look outside the window and can barely make out my city of Jenin in the distance. I know this will be the last time I will see my home ever again. There is no turning back now, it is at the end of a person’s life when they realise how important the choices in her life are. Maybe my death won’t make a difference; maybe my people will continue to live in terror tomorrow. But maybe for just a moment, my enemies can feel what we feel when we lose a brother or a sister, a father or a mother, a daughter or a son. If they can feel what we feel for just a moment for just a fraction of a second, my death would have been worth something...

“We will be reaching Jerusalem in a few minutes “ I sit up straighter in my seat. It is now the time, I can wait no longer. I feel around in my pocket for the trigger that leads to the c4-tapped securely to my chest. I swallow the bile that had risen in my throat. I am afraid yes, I am afraid the bomb wont go off. There is no greater shame then failure and I have no desire to fail. I close my eyes imagining what it will be like. Will it hurt? Will I meet my maker upon my death? Or will I wait till the day of reckoning where we all shall be judged...

Oh lord forgive me for my sins. Forgive my father, forgive my family and most of all forgive my people. Shed some light on our oppression and free us.

I clutch the trigger in my hand. I take the time to acknowledge each person in the bus. I feel the walls in my heart closing up for I feel no pity where we received none. I look out the window for the last time. The bus is coming over a hill. There lies Jerusalem in all its glory. I close my eyes and take my last breath…. Freedom

Keith Locke, a senior Green Party MP has supported the organisation responsible for this material-what can only described as pro-terrorist, anti Israeli propaganda.

Either Keith Locke supports the militant anti Israeli views of SJP and their apparent sympathy for suicide bombers, or he has been sucked into supporting their propaganda.

Either way, his judgement is suspect to say the least.

Keith Locke has supported Pol Pot's "liberating" army, the Soviet rape of Afghanistan and a publication that glorifies Palestinian suicide bombers.

On this evidence, who is best qualified to judge who is a risk to public safety-Keith Locke or the new Zealand police?

If Mr Locke would like to answer this question, I will publish his reply in full.

I will keep readers updated as to Keith Locke's response.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Golly, more than 25 years ago Locke was in a party that had some links (and major disagreements with) a party with the same name as the party that ran East Germany, therefore Locke is a hypocrite for complaining about Stasi tactics!

By the way, have you examined the Bob Jones - Hizbollah link? Jones writes for the Dominion Post - a publication which has repeatedly covered the views of, and run op-eds by, the ambassador of Iran, the representative of a government which has been linked to Hizbollah. Jones also used to be the patron of the NZ-USSR Friendship Society. I'm surprised you've missed this, Trev.

I also saw a black-clad comorant acting suspiciously in Wellington harbour (from which US warships are effectively banned) this morning.


Sam Buchanan

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Locke is a dangerous man who should be in jail. Sam is also very dangerous and should be in some sort of halfway house.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kieth Locke attacked the police over the raids on the Urewera camps etc. He was in a good position to know or at least find out what is what but he was partial to covering it up. The police affidavit was available to anyone with computer skills and curiosity and when you put the conversions in their context the comments by the solicitor general ("very disturbing activities"(?)) make sense.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Sam is also very dangerous..."

Cute. Who is in danger from me, I wonder? I stress that while I pointed out the black-clad seafood-eating comorant (apparently styling itself after the Greek insurgents) was acting suspiciously, I in no way encourage violence or harrassment of it. I just think Trev should keep an eye on it.

And a Merry Christmas to all you anonymous blog commentators out there.

Sam Buchanan

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL what a bunch of illiterates, I see anarchy extends to defying the rules of spelling and grammar. Right on !

1:54 PM  
Blogger Ayrdale said...

...great to see the left squirming for a change, and to hear their pitiful cries about informers. It's not lost on the public that those that bay the most, ie Keith Locke, Nicky Hagar, John Minto et al have been enthusiastic supporters of whistleblowers within National Party ranks, ie undercover agents and are always the first to defend violence if it favours their cause.
As to the peace loving non-violent nature of the left...yeah right...

3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comment #3 censored from Green Party Blog.

3:29 PM  
Blogger reddeath26 said...

I am quite confused when you mention Israel and terrorists as being separate entities. Perhaps there is some confusion here as to who the terrorists are? Both the Israeli forces and the freedom fighters from Palestine have been guilty of terrorist acts. To try and imply only one side is guilty of crimes against humanity is quite fallacious.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Sam-interesting to see you ignore the very real links between your mate Keith Kocke and the suicide bombing sympathising SJP.

Why is that Sam?

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reaaaaallly Trevooor! Eveeeery one knows Keith is Greeeeen!

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well I don't know anything about the SJP, Trev. I noted before their magazine states that articles included don't represent the group's policy, so to dub them as suicide bombing sympathisers is a bit silly.

As I said, its like claiming the Dominion Post is a sympathiser with the government of Iran because they run articles written by the ambassador.



9:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes! There were two comorants in the harbour this morning - they are recruiting!

And the Nats are running around scuppering business deals, pushing through legislation to ban people from their homes and talking about building state houses!

Black comorants and Red Nats - a coincidence? Only the very naive would think so.



9:58 AM  
Blogger Ayrdale said...

Sam, good to see you're covering the comorant scene so energetically. I'm keeping an eye on them too, don't worry...
Important if you're a progressive in these tough times to keep the spirits up, appreciate your efforts...

10:47 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

just saw a good buddy of yours on tv

like u he's a complete cock

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just visit the New Zeel website and it appears that Trevor must be having an impact or the lampoon site wouldn't exist.

I recall seeing an interview with the excellent Canadian group the Crash Test Dummies. They said they knew they had finally made it when Weird Al parodied one of their songs.

Congratulations Trevor!

10:36 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

without the comedy that is Trevor Loudon our lives would be a duller place.

8:55 PM  
Blogger timscs said...

very slanted reporting, never heard such garbage, radical Auckland University based Students for Justice in Palestine (It is regarded as one of the most militant groups on campus.) says who, lol. riduculous

5:51 AM  

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