Thursday 28 March 2019

The Blame Game Continues.

The Never-Ending Lie: It is the oldest of antisemitic tropes: that behind every tragedy, every crime, stands "The Eternal Jew". Nothing could better serve the white supremacist agenda of the Christchurch Shooter than the outrageous claim that Mossad, Israel - The Jews! - were behind the Christchurch Mosque Shootings.

THE RUINS of the Twin Towers were still smoking; people the world over still reeling in shock; and, already, conspiracy theorists were blaming the Jews. The whole 9/11 operation could not possibly be the work of Al Qaida, these conspiracists argued. Bin Laden’s operation simply wasn’t equipped to execute an attack of such extraordinary complexity and lethality. Only Mossad could do that. It just had to be the Israelis.

Why would the Israelis attack the financial capital of their staunchest supporter, the United States of America? How could their involvement in such a colossal crime possibly be kept secret? And, when Israel’s culpability was eventually exposed, and the United States, in righteous wrath, had declared its long-term friendship with the Israeli state to be at an end, what would the perpetrators have gained?

Alas, conspiracists do not trouble themselves with such questions. Great tragedies require great causes. Anything less is an insult to their victims.

That a slipshod operation, which should have been detected and shut down long before any young jihadi ever set foot on an American airliner, somehow managed to succeed, could not be the fault of a US national security apparatus riven with inter-agency rivalries and absurd partisan prejudices. That would be too awful – and too simple – an explanation. There had to be something darker, deeper, and more fiendish at work on 9/11 than straightforward bureaucratic incompetence. And what could be darker, deeper, or more fiendish, than the International Jewish Conspiracy?

Fast-forward to Friday, 15 March 2019, at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Fifty Muslim worshippers are shot to death as they pray.

Within half-an-hour, the Police have intercepted and arrested a 28-year-old Australian white supremacist. The following day he is charged with murder and remanded to New Zealand’s most fearsome maximum-security prison at Paremoremo.

A shocked and shaken nation pours out its grief and support for New Zealand’s Muslim community. The New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, wins international praise for her empathy and dignity. She moves swiftly to outlaw military-style semi-automatic firearms and announces the setting up of a Royal Commission of Inquiry into all aspects of the tragedy.

End of story? Sadly, no.

Even before the bodies of the victims of the Christchurch Mosque Shootings had been laid to rest, a steady drumbeat of anxiety and doubt about the official version of events began thumping away in the shadows.

Was it at all plausible that the Christchurch Shooter acted entirely alone? Is it possible that such a man could hide in plain sight – drawing absolutely no attention to himself for more than two years? How was he able to afford the extensive foreign travel he is known to have undertaken? The guy had no job – so who paid his rent? Could someone without extensive training in terrorist techniques have planned and executed so large and lethal an operation? If not, then who trained him and guided him under the authorities’ radar? Were the 15/3 attacks really a “lone-wolf” operation – or did the Christchurch Shooter have help?

All of these are fair and reasonable questions, and the Royal Commission of Inquiry will undoubtedly spare no effort in answering them.

Unfortunately, the opening of the Royal Commission’s proceedings is months away, and those most deeply wounded by the Christchurch Mosque Shootings are looking for answers now. More importantly, they are looking for a villain who is larger and more impressive than the individual being kept in solitary confinement at Paremoremo.

Who hates the Muslim world enough to slaughter 50 innocent men, women and children? Who has “form”?

On Sunday, 24 March 2019, at a “Love Aotearoa. Hate Racism” demonstration of around one thousand Aucklanders in Aotea Square, at least two people decided to answer those questions.

According to Newshub reporter Scott Palmer:

[A Mt Roskill resident] gave a speech questioning where the gunman got his funding from. He said he suspected it came from ‘Mossad’ and ‘Zionist business’.”

His words were recorded by Apna Television:

“I really want to say one thing today. Do you think this guy was alone ... I want to ask you – where did he get the funding from?

“I stand here and I say I have a very, very strong suspicion that there’s some group behind him and I am not afraid to say I feel Mossad is behind this.”

 Newshub noted that:

One person can be heard shouting in support: “It’s the truth. Israel is behind this. That’s right!”

If he could have heard these words. If he could have followed the hurt and outrage of New Zealand’s Jewish community on Twitter. If he could have detected the first hairline cracks in the splendid edifice of unity and compassion constructed by Prime Minister Ardern and her fellow New Zealanders. Then, it is difficult to imagine the Christchurch Shooter responding in any other way than with a broad, lone-wolfish grin.

This essay was originally posted on The Daily Blog of Thursday, 28 March 2019.


greywarbler said...

The learnings from this happening where people were called together in love and unity, would be not to allow any speeches. Just have everyone mingle and turn to people on each side and say Peace and Love. Then have wall to wall music and food and then pack up after shutting down all the sound equipment. That would prevent such discordant utterings to spread and create disharmony when it was the solace of the opposite that was needed.

It isn't enough to have good intentions. We have never been safe from adverse happenings spoiling things since Pandora's Box was opened, so the precautionary principle has to prevail. Pandora was from the ancient gods, but Murphy and his law sound more earth-bound and modern. Between the two we gather wisdom: "things will go wrong in any given situation, if you give them a chance," or more commonly, "whatever can go wrong, will go wrong."

We must try our best despite our constant failures, ready for human nature to enable something to go wrong once more. And unthinking men usually won't take responsibility for their part in that. (I note that even in myth it seems that the woman did it!)

Pandora's box. In classical mythology, a box that Zeus gave to Pandora, the first woman, with strict instructions that she not open it. Pandora's curiosity soon got the better of her, and she opened the box. All the evils and miseries of the world flew out to afflict mankind..

Guerilla Surgeon said...

I suspect there is no stopping conspiracy theories. Some people just seem to be vulnerable to that way of thinking, that something horrifically bad has happened and it must be the result of some worldwide conspiracy. Whether it's Zionist, or the illuminati, or some vast left-wing/atheist conspiracy to persecute Christians, or a governmental conspiracy to hide the fact that aliens are regularly landing on earth. It's very difficult, and probably quite expensive to change people's minds on this. It can be done but who's going to put that much effort into it.

What they all fail to realise is that the larger the conspiracy, the less chance that it will stay secret. There's even an algorithm now that will give you a rough approximation of how long a conspiracy can stay secret depending on how many people know of it. Anything of necessity that big wouldn't last five minutes.
And the biggest conspiracy theory of them all does seem to be that Jews somehow run the world, own all the media, make all the movies, create all the porn and are responsible for any disaster that happens to a Muslim. And given Israel's relationship with Arabs, that's not gonna stop anytime soon.

greywarbler said...

As McFlock said succinctly on TS on Open Mike 28/3:
Occasionally speakers go off on their own fucked up tangent – I have seen facilitators de-mic people and renounce comments that were overboard or opposite the principles of the event. It should have been done in this case.

Steven Cowan said...

Were you aware that it was Ahmed Bhamji, chairman of the Mt Roskill Masjid E Umar, who claimed that Mossad was behind the Christchurch terrorist attack? This seems to BE an important point you have omitted. You have simply referred to him as a 'Mt Roskill resident'.

greywarbler said...

A little link to help get above it all. A cool change for hot brains.
The Snowman - We're walking in the Air sung by Peter Autey

David Stone said...

There's an article on RT saying that there was a financial connection between the shooter and an organisation in Austria, but it turned out to be a donation the shooter made to the organisation , not the other way. In an exert I saw early on from his manifesto he said he had made a bit of money from early trading on bit coin that enabled him to travel and presumably live while here. That's possible; but what is it supposed to cost to buy a few guns and ammo and sit and watch the habits of the muslam congregation for a few weeks? Doesn't seem to me that any great financial backing would be needed.


acmc said...

March 27, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - There is no doubt that the 9/11 false flag (now even admitted (by direct implication) by NIST!) was a watershed, a seminal event in our history. While millions (or even billions) watched in horror as the twin towers burned, a small group of Mossad agents stood nearby and danced in overwhelming joy. Why exactly were these Israelis dancing? Surely there was more than just Schadenfreude in this spontaneous expression of euphoria? Considering that these three dancing Israelis were just the tip of a much bigger iceberg, we can rest assured that there were many more folks dancing in joy that day, especially in Israel.

Why were these Mossad agents so blissful? The answer is obvious: 9/11 put the following notions front and center of the concerns of most people in the US:

We are under attack and in grave, imminent, danger
Islam wants to destroy our way of life
Those who did 9/11 also want to destroy Israel
We need to ask the Israelis to share their “expertise” in dealing with Islamic terrorism
Draconian laws and new police powers need to be passed to protect us from mass murder
If you are not with us, then you are with the terrorists

Nick J said...

There is something deeply unsettling with the number of conspiracy theories out there linking white supremacists with Isreal and Mossad. One site I go to for considered alternative opinion demonstrates the downside of it's open speech policy, that is increasing anti Semitic content. Some stories leave you feeling distinctly unclean.

Sitting in the middle of the conspiracy theories is one particularly unwholesome fact. It is Zionism, and the criminal nature of the state of Isreal. The unfortunate tendency has been for that state and their hugely influential US Jewish lobby supporters to actively conflate anti semitism with anti Zionism. They are not the same.

peteswriteplace said...

An rear emergency door that opened may have saved 17 or more lives.

Geoff Fischer said...

I think all of us who have read Tarrant's manifesto (which I hope would include all of those who comment on this thread) can agree that the massacre was as it appears, conducted by one man without direct assistance from any other party. However questions remain about his intentions, motivations and past associations. He may have been a lone gunman, but he was not alone, and in coming to a full understanding of this event we will need to closely scrutinize the evidence (including his written propaganda) as it emerges.
We also need answers about the role of the New Zealand Police. Why did they grant the gunman a license to acquire semi-automatic weapons? Why did they initially lay only one baseless charge which could have seen him out of walking out of custody through a writ of habeas corpus?
Muslims should also be asking questions of the imams, who while collaborating with the NZSIS neglected the safety of their congregations, and now come up with silly Jewish conspiracy theories to distract attention from their own failures.

Vaughan M said...

Funny you should mention 9/11, who could forget the classic photo of some Israeli lads [ MOSSAD Agents with prior knowledge ] with their pre-positioned TV camera shouting & cheering, capturing horrendous footage as planes slammed into the towers – priceless. Funny, thinking about MOSSAD agents in this country - back during the Christchurch earthquakes one of them was tragically killed in a van crushed by falling debris. Fortunately for us though, it exposed a MOSSAD operation where Israeli lads were stealing NZ passports from living & dead people - priceless.

It’s a funny world anything is possible. In terms of support he [ the shooter ] obviously had substantial help. My initial reaction was bloody Israeli Govt lending support to the Christchurch terrorist.

Since Chris mentioned that ‘Pearl Harbor' event 9/11, which saw lads mostly from Saudi Arabia paralyse a multi-trillion dollar US Military Defence infrastructure with some box cutters funny that; under the G W Bush administration spawned the birth of the GWOT. That big fucking elephant in the room / colossal wet dream of the Military Industrial Complex. A never ending GLOBAL WAR OF TERROR primarily against Muslims. Resulted in millions of people killed, maimed and displaced with no homes or livelihoods. Produced illegal invasions by Bush, Obama & Trump – all administrations committing war crimes & crimes against Humanity with help from their created, trained and funded proxies ISIS et al. Has led to destruction & destabilisation of at least 8 countries and counting since its inception. Funny that American exceptionalism, an exceptional arms trading Nation supposedly chosen by God [ technically a tyrannical rouge State benefiting rich oligarchs ] controlled by warmongers, continues its foreign hegemonic policy with the blessing of the New Zealand government.

Unfortunately our foreign policy is captured by Washington – Spark can’t even choose Huaweia a leading 5G supplier into this country because the NSA doesn't have active backdoors into its equipment to snoop like they can with all other US equipment on our networks. New Zealand lends active support through Five Eyes & troop deployments, helping other alphabet agencies such as the CIA and MOSSAD et al, go about their evil destructive & destabilising ways. So when Jacinda Adern says publicly we are a peaceful Nation, we support the Muslim community and we are one - what does she mean exactly? It’s a bit like that 100% Pure NZ slogan – pure marketing bullshit. Overtly & covertly the NZ Govt lends support to the US Government [and by association Israel, Saudi Arabia, NATO et al ] to continue killing Muslims in Syria & beyond, all under the guise of spreading democracy and peace around the world – pure bullshit.

If this country really is 100% serious about supporting the Muslim community & protecting them, we should as a Nation of Peaceful loving people, demand the immediate removal of embassies of the United States & Israel from Wellington. As a Nation who respects Humanity, diversity & dignity we should also demand the immediate removal of infrastructure that supports NSA spy bases in this country, and withdrawing from 5 Eyes completely. If Jacinda proceeded with these actions & changed our foreign policy, then it would truly back up her comforting words of support to the Muslim community & so on. Then I could and would support Jacinda Adern to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize!

Actions speak louder than words; it’s funny how Obama received a Nobel Peace Prize yet has the blood of many many innocent Muslims on his hands.

Peace, Brothers & Sisters.

Vaughan M

greywarbler said...

Steven Cowan
has helpfully demonstrated how people get active in spreading information that helps to feed a post-event hotpot of talk, theorising and emotion.
This is under the guise of being informed - but really feeding in details such as the names of people like a garnish on the tossed salad of theories; this might have an oil dressing which is flammable.

Guerilla Surgeon said...

Jesus wept, I think I'm going to institute a new rule for myself. Anyone who suggests Alex Jones or Breitbart or even Fox News is a reputable source – anyone who uses the term "social justice warrior" or "political correctness", anyone who says the words "false flag", "homosexual agenda", "deep state", "illuminati" "cultural Marxism" – anyone who suggests that vaccination or fluoridation are somehow evil, or uses the words "fake news" to mean "something I don't agree with" rather than "making shit up" I am going to deduct 10 points from the perceived IQ of that person and do my best to take the piss. In fact – I think I'll award "false flag" 20 demerit points.

greywarbler said...

With reference to the McFlock quote I put up - wrong address, it was on WTF Free Speech coalition? at 26.2. Sorry about that.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, acmc states Mossad agents danced in the streets. Other people reported people in ME countries danced in the streets, one even observed those of a community dancing in the streets of South Auckland. Such a coming together of unity!!! Guerilla Surgeon feels that "it's very difficult, and probably quite expensive to change people's minds on this (conspiracy thinkings). It can be done"... How Orwellian that people all have to conform by having their mind's changed.....

David Stone said...

Yes Nick J
It is very hard to see the Israel/Palestine issue ever ending while there are Palestinians still alive. The colonisation of Palestine by the Brits on behalf of the displaced Jewish survivors of the holocaust has created a sore that can't possibly heal. If the immigrants from all over the world to what had been Palestine had been prepared to acknowledge their rescue, and co-operate peacefully and gratefully with the Arab population; which they probably did at first, the global recognition of their awful experience might have allowed the state of Israel a place. But a couple of generations on and what was once a merciful salvation of a grateful people has morphed into an attitude of complete entitlement and merciless greed and belligerence toward their one-time hosts.
That the world allows the people of Gaza to be treated as they are , continuously, for generations, year after year demonstrates that we are a savage, cruel and selfish species.
How much of US policy in the East is about carving out a place for Israel. Making it safe for Israel to seize whatever it wants from it's neighbours, Bomb and shell Syria at will with impunity. Where will their averice end ? Not until they become impossible to suffer, and a serious retaliation from Arab states, with ultimately Russian backing calls enough I fear. And how will the US administration respond to being told where to get off? We might not have to wait for global warming.

Unknown said...

I can now reveal that JFK was assassinated by Elvis A. Presley. Presley was flown out of Dallas in a UFO flown by Amelia Earhart. After refuelling at the Bermuda Triangle, piloting duties were taken over by the Sasquatch. Elvis and the Sasquatch proceeded to the UFO base underneath Loch Ness that was run by Martin Bormann.

And as far as political pocket battleships go, I suspect that NZF will not share the fate of the Graf Spee. Anti-Muslim and anti-immigration sentiments might be a tad toxic - for now - but anti-Maori sentiments are always in vogue. Winston Peters based his early political career on it, and Don Brash based his entire political career on it.

I have no doubt that Jacinda Ardern will be at least a two-term PM, and that both NZF and the Greens will be part of her government. Remember, Ms Ardern has two secret agents inside the National Party. I cannot give away too much at this point but their codenames are "S.B." and "J.C.".

Nick J said...

On the subject of conspiracy theories, "the Russians dunnit"... officially adopted as a "truth" by the social justice warriors, woke Left, etc. False flag operation par excellence. Supported by gay rights activists, Mexicans, Uncle Tom Cobbley and all. A lame horse ridden by Mueller and the Deep State until exhausted....yet still believed by vast numbers as a "truth" because let's face it anything Trump does is dodgy.

Woe is me, my IQ is now in negative terms, no point taking the proverbial, too thick to notice despite my eyes seeing the truth very clearly.

Guerilla Surgeon said...

"How Orwellian that people all have to conform by having their mind's changed....."

I'm thinking of deducting 10 points for incomprehensibility as well, but I will say this. I don't know if you read the article that I linked to with that comment, but it's not as if I am advocating drugging people or sending electrical impulses through their genitals in order to change their minds. Its done by using up the valuable time of experts in the field to point out how wrong they are. And to be honest experts in most fields simply don't have the time to be doing this. So it's not easy and it's probably expensive. And definitely not Orwellian. I think the Christchurch shooting has shown us some of the damage that conspiracy theories can do.

John Hurley said...

You could blame the Jews for the Frankfurt school but also the Heterodox Academy? The Jews have high IQuese.

Charles W Etherington said...

This Ahmed Bhamji, chairman of the Mt Roskill Masjid E Umar, should be charged with inciting racial hatred. That will flush out a heap of fellow racists in his community.
(You seem to have flushed out a few on to your blog too Chris)
Research in the UK for example shows a large proportion of Muslims are anti-Semites. And anti-gay. Quite a few believe both should be put to death. And of course that they are in a conspiracy together…

So bring on the hate speech laws. If it is done to protect Muslims, they might find some will get prosecuted by it. Some of you who post here will have to shut up and keep your nasty little race hate ideas to yourselves too.
But I'm prejudiced too, but not racially. Culturally & politically. However I am pro-Semitic, so I guess I just contradicted myself!

Anyway, I fully support Israel as a nation, not necessarily its current PM. Why? Israel was created by the left, which is not a reason to support it but you on the left who now hate it, should surely apologize, no?. So back then, the Socialist Zionists, who still run Kibbutz, said: It is the ancestral home of the Jews (correct); there was a former Israeli nation there (correct); so a good place for Jews to return to, etc etc (maybe). That is the way people thought back then, especially the left Socialists. Then when just an infant its enemies (former allies of the Nazis) tried to kill it. They lost. They tried again and again, and lost again & again. When you start wars and lose them, you lose a lot. Perhaps everything. Especially if you keep doing it. That is just. Same as it ever was.
So now Israel is strong, and growing stronger, its enemies in disarray. Who made it that way? Its enemies. Particularly the modern left in recent times, and so of course it is right wing now. If it was left alone by all I bet it would revert to centre left. You guys did all this and so thanks, because I love that country. After NZ, it is the only other country I would fight for.

Nick J said...

DJS, it's a sad little impasse indeed. Hope we never get to that scenario, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of wisdom in Washington.

Guerilla Surgeon said...

I notice a growing tendency of people on this site to use the word "woke". In order to make you seem.... well... woke I guess. It doesn't. Not only that but it's black slang and I do believe that some of the people who have used it in the past don't like nonwhite people. Why use their slang then?

Nick J said...

Charles, no doubt your support of the state of Isreal blinds you to what happened to the Jews in Nazi times. How is it that the victims of a genocide are quite happy to inflict the same? The first act was morally reprehensible and disgusting. To support the replay and to justify it with spurious Left Right stuff leaves me wondering where your moral compass points. Frightening and putrid.

Charles Etherington said...

Nick, so support for Israel is to ' … support the replay..' of the Holocaust? Ludicrous, and highly offensive. Your moral compass is clearly pointing down if you equate Israel defending itself from more genocidal foes, as anything like that. Seems you have that upside down to be polite.

Especially as for years now, and to vast silence from the likes of you, to its north in Syria the slaughter of half a million innocents has gone on. Is not that more akin to a replay Nick?Yet still the haters of Israel focus their resentful gaze on it..
Seems a little like racism combined with envy and spite to me. How dare they be so successful when all around their enemies fail, and not just in their region.

Nick J said...

Charles, I stand by what I said. Isreal may be facing deadly foes, yet there is no excuse for their killing of children in Gaza and their brutal illegal seizure of land in the West Bank.

There is no envy or hate in what I said, only sorrow that people who have experienced the lowest human nature could adopt and attempt to justify base criminality. Conversly how can you have no pride in a state that commits well documented atrocities

No racism either, don't use that pathetic ruse of equating anti Semitism with anti Zionism.

And finally, don't suggest I have not pointed out evil deeds elsewhere in the world, Isreal has no monopoly on those. To use that to justify similar deeds disgusts. Some deeds are criminal regardless of who is committing them, support those actions and I will dared to call your moral compass askew.

Guerilla Surgeon said...

"Especially as for years now, and to vast silence from the likes of you, to its north in Syria the slaughter of half a million innocents has gone on. "


"Seems a little like racism combined with envy and spite to me. "

Again wrong.

Can't say much more, Betteridge's law strikes again

Guerilla Surgeon said...

And while I'm at it Charles, does your playing down of the white nationalist connections to the Christchurch shooter make you a white nationalist? Or merely one of their useful idiots?

Charles W Etherington said...

I'm not white GS, as I don't recognise that term, but I am a supremist of sorts.
I believe in the supreme value of The Enlightenment. So the adherents of that, what would you say, culture are indeed my tribe, if I must have one imposed on me. But in my tribe there is no race, gender, class, left or right. Indeed no tribes. But because of The Enlightenment we can and do freely discuss any idea, thought or opinion, and resist (imperfectly) labelling our members as anything other than sovereign individuals. You should join. It's free.

Guerilla Surgeon said...

"But in my tribe there is no race, gender, class, left or right."

And yet you constantly rail against other "tribes".

"I believe in the supreme value of The Enlightenment."

God help us Charles you've just made it obvious that you know nothing about the Enlightenment as well. You have obviously not read Rousseau’s 'Social Contract'. Betteridge's law forbids that I enlighten you further.