This site is an archived version of Indymedia prior to 5th November 2012. The current site is at www.indymedia.org.nz.

NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Iraq War

in

In the early hours this morning, we paint bombed a NZ military building on Great North road Auckland. This action was taken to mark the sixth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. Since the beginning of the US assault on Iraq, 1 million civilians have died. This was a small action to commemorate and stand in solidarity with those who have resisted and suffered at the hands of imperialism across the globe. The splatters of red paint on the windows symbolise a tear drop in the ocean of blood that has been shed during the war.

We chose to target the NZ military to highlight its role it has played both in the Iraq war and in the broader “War on Terror”. NZ has openly sent engineers to Iraq under the pretext of reconstruction, however much of the work carried out was on strengthening US military bases. It is our belief that in addition the NZ army has also been sending its elite unit the SAS to carry out covert operations in Iraq. New Zealand plays a small but important role supporting US aggression: from the Waihopai spy domes to sharing of so-called intelligence with US agencies.

The NZ government's contribution to the war machine is unacceptable, and this small act of resistance is to show that we are watching and we won't forget its acts of terrorism on ordinary people today and throughout history.

No matter how long this war lasts and how many more are waged, there will always be resistance.

Comments

photo

photo

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

Excellent! Good job.

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

Ka pai Mean As

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

sounds like an operation for Aaron Pascoe and his SIG cronies... or at least Michael Cartwright and Darryl Petherick from the Threat Assessment Unit. ;-)

nice work!

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

Do you know what that building represents?? Did you research this target? The cost for clean up for this building comes out of your pocket, the tax payer! It symbolises nothing, just the fact that you are savage vandals! Could you not have doen anything more constructive like actually sheding a tear in the ocean?? This was a complete waste of time as you had no media coverage anyway!

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

good work hommies

much love from the Anchient forests of tasmania.

kia kaha, fight the power
-dylan

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

Nice Work!!!!!!
Im sure some gimps were sent out to clean it up

I dont give a fuck about how much it costs the tax payer. Id be quite happy for my taxes to be spent demolishing the place instead of maintaining it.

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

No, you targeted that building in the dead of night because you don't have the guts to do it in the middle of the day, nor target the US Consulate for the same reason.

Scared of getting caught I think.

Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary o

They Targetet Iraq with behind a pack of lies parcelled up in a massive propaganda operation so people like you would gladly support fund the murder and rape of millions.

Just as well the likes of those who commited this eye opening act of resistance maintained the ability to think for themselves, got on the streets in their hundreds of thousands and exposed them war crimes for what they were.

The US government is a global fucking joke as a result of that resistance

GIMP

Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversa

The rape of millions? No wonder the war hasn't been won if the US are raping millions in Iraq. They wouldn't have time to do anything else. No wonder they all look so damn exhausted.

I'm sure this piece of 'resistance' (ha ha ha) has been well documented by the US and will appear on the Presidents briefing paper in due course.

Well done losers.

Re: Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniv

"No wonder they all look so damn exhausted"

no wonder they're losing the war

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth A

I know. If they could just say, rape hundreds of thousands, rather than millions they may get back control of this thing.

Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary o

Well said! No guts to do it in the middle of the day, instead creeping in the shadows! you made no real statement at all, you just gave some one a clean up job. Bunch of idiotic vandals, is this what you want your children to aspire too?

Gutless wonders is all you are!

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

'got on the streets in their hundreds of thousands '

You went on the street in the middle of the night. With a handful. STFU.

I can't believe how idiotic people on this 'site really are. Kiwi's on a whole don't want shit like this. How can you all not understand that? YOU are the ones who cause the trouble, then cry about it to the cops. NZ has sent Engineers over there to help build bridges, etc. I know a few.

And So what if the SAS go out? We have the best SAS in the world, I'd rather they get to use the skills they've learnt as opposed to sitting on their asses picking their teeth.

Face it. New Zealand has done shit all in the Iraq war. The fact that you picked this building shows you're just anti-establishment. Maybe it was because they took your mothers' off the doll and you had to eat dog food when you were younger.

And before you all point the generic insults my way, I'm not a Cop. Nor am I a White Power member. I'm Joe public. And I disagree with what you have done.

Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary o

Beginning in 2002, and continuing after the 2003 invasion of Iraq, protests against the Iraq War were held in many cities worldwide, often coordinated to occur simultaneously around the world. After the biggest series of demonstrations, on February 15, 2003, New York Times writer Patrick Tyler claimed that they showed that there were two superpowers on the planet, the United States and worldwide public opinion.[1]

These demonstrations against the war were mainly organized by anti-war organizations, many of whom had been formed in opposition to the invasion of Afghanistan. In some Arab countries demonstrations were organized by the State. Europe saw the biggest mobilization of protesters, including a rally of 3 million people in Rome, which is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest ever anti-war rally.[2]

According to the French academic Dominique Reynié, between January 3 and April 12, 2003, 36 million people across the globe took part in almost 3,000 protests against the Iraq war.[3]

Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversa

Nicely cut and pasted.

Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversa

Nicely cut and pasted.

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

The real issue here is that this country does not need a national army nor a navy nor an airforce. The NZ Army has never in its entire existence ever been used to defend this country against external threats.

Its first job was to kill Maori in their droves, then it spent the next 100 years fighting Britains wars and the last 40 years fighting for the USA/Britain invasionary wars.

Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary o

What a spastic. Are you going to suddenly assemble an army overnight when we do actually need it? Have you ever thought that maybe we haven't been invaded because we and our allies in the Pacific all have standing armies?

Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversa

There has only ever been one armed invasion of this country and that took place in the 1860s.

Since then there has been no other invasions except for the accidental fly over by Japanese Zeros that got lost in the Tasman during WWII.

The reason there has not been any other invasions is because the main invaders are allies to this countries Government, namely the US and the UK.

Re: Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniv

Sheesh. Read my comments again. I didn't use past invasions as a reason for having an army. UK and US have invaded us? Seriously buddy. Just tramp out the same old rhetoric a bit more.

Sound slike you are one of those guys who always want something for nothing. Where do you think the Japanese would be now if it wasn't for the help of our allies as well as our own military?

Ha ha ha. I've just read what I have written. The Japanese have invaded by other methods and got there in the end.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth A

Exactly. Those who lay down their arms to take up ploughs and hoes end up working for those who don't.

Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary o

Why do you think the US and the UK look favourably upon us Fred when it comes to trade? If we weren't seen to be "pulling our weight" or contributing to the war against terrorism do you honestly think they would see us in the same light with regards trade. Hell no.

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

"The splatters of red paint on the windows symbolise a tear drop in the ocean of blood that has been shed during the war". HA HA HA. I would write more, but I have pissed my pants. HA HA HA. This is frickin' hilarious.

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

^^^ a typical response from a in bred ,fat arsed red neck tosser!!

Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary o

HA HA HA. Stop it. My washing machine can't take it. With language like that and I'm the redneck? What would your mother say? Hang on, she's just woken up next to me. She said "you were a waste of a menstrual cycle". Wow, tough words. I guess you both didn't get on well. Unlike us, we're getting on like a house on fire...gonna ride ride that wee filly...Yeehaa.

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

SAS played a part in the short UN run occupation. No secrets here & we still have 1 guy there.
http://www.army.mil.nz/army-overseas/default.htm

The office you paint bombed was likely the TF office from which guys & girls are serving in the Solomon Islands & Timor Leste.

http://www.nzdf.mil.nz/operations/deployments/solomon-islands/

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

Face it. We fought in World War 2. Or are you saying that was a cause that was not worth fighting for? So STFU. At least the people in the army are doing SOMETHING. They're fucking helping people. What are you dirty anarchists doing? What's that? Petty vandalism? Get a fucking job and grow up already.

And yes. On the whole, New Zealand does not want people like the people who did this living in their country. But that's okay. Keep doing it. Soon you'll see public opinion will be against you more forcefully than what it already is.

Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary o

On the whole people in NZ do not want our army killing and murdering people in other countries just because they have nothing better to do. There's plenty of things they could be doing here, such as eradicating noxious weeds, scrub cutting and cleaning up the roadways.

Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversa

'and murdering people '

Yeah. The Army murders people who're trying to kill them all the damn time.

And why? We can employ people like the people here, who're mostly faking a sickness to be on the benefit to avoid doing any sort of real work.

Re: Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniv

Speak for yourself pal. The armed forces drain a lot more money out of this country than the few people who are forced onto benefits.

Also, if the army weren’t participating in invading someone else’s country they wouldn't be targets. If the US arrived here with a massive aircraft carrier and army with the intentions of taking control you might imagine that people here would resist and fight back as well. In that scenario perhaps you would be the one been described as an threatening insurgent...

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth A

Maybe if people from that country weren't all flying over and exploding themselves in public places, the US wouldn't have to go over there and invade.

OH ZAZ!

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Six

You are obviously talking about the Saudis that allegedly flew planes into NYC, as far as I am aware they never went over there...

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on

People from that country then went and hid in another country.

WOW! You're starting to learn how to put two and two together. Anyway, we're getting off topic. I'd rather people be in the Army and learn how to do shit, that sit on their asses and get high and waste away on the benifit. Apparently people here though say that only people who 'care' are on a benefit. Fuck that shit. Stop being depressed and lazy. If you've got something honestly wrong with you(And face it: Depression isn't an excuse.) IE you're missing all your limbs, then fair enough. Maybe you could watch security moniters with a headset on.

Basically, you all can't be fucked working an honest job.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombe

The Army is a benefit, they just give you a uniform to give it some legitimacy. It's a state payed benefit for people who can't think for themselves, very much like church. You join up because you need someone else to tell you what to do, to give you a set of values, to give you something to believe in - because society has stripped your own ability to do it yourself. So whats your story pal, because if you hadn't noticed pal, you spend more time here than I do. So by your own logic you must be on a 'non armed forces) benefit. You should start selling amway and complete the cycle... over and out.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint B

Actually, I work. I come here for funzies, because most of the people here are no-hopers who think the government is totally after them because they smoked some dope. Oh, and they cry everytime a tree is cut down.

The Army isn't a benefit, Chief. You can go through it, and serve your country. The best part is though, is that you can go in, get paid decent money while learning a trade, come out and make heaps. You can take what you've learnt and go anywhere. That is, unless you're a dumbfuck.

Maybe you should sign up? Because after all, everyone in the army is stupid. No smart people there. OH WAIT! A lot of Tech's come from the army, because of what the army needs. How about all that medical tech? Didn't think of that one, eh? But wait. Everyone in the army is a dumbass. Right, got'cha.

Wanna take another spin there, 'pal'?

NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Iraq W

Calm down matey, I didn't say stupid. I said a lot of people who join up need someone else to tell them what to do and give them a set of values... Not stupid because I don't believe that. But anyone in a vulnerable state is a prime target for recruitment whether it be religious or or the armed forces. And the army or has a lot of resources and PR/advertising to seal the deal...
Good luck fella.

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

That's like saying 'I don't want a job, because there's rules. I want to be able to not shower and shit my pants if I want, and Hygine-rules be damned!'

Tool. Not everyone needs Army Values. They come with the whole good pay and a whatnot.

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

Join the army. Travel the world. Meet interesting people and shoot them.

Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary o

Sounds good.

Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversa

My brothers been in the Army for over 20 years now and never fired his weapon in anger while overseas. Taught alot of people in Africa how to take mines out of the ground though so the locals can plant crops to survive. Bet there'll be less people hopping around with only one leg now as well.

Re: Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniv

Notice how they all STFU when they get told our army does good shit?

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth A

Token efforts for PR and media... The red cross and dozens of other NGOs do this continuously, cleaning up the mess left behind by invading forces.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Six

I like that. They Army does something 'Good' to you people and you all brush it off. How's those Blinker's you're wearing treating you?

My brothers been in the Army for over 20 years...

"My brothers been in the Army for over 20 years..."

Notice how people in the armed forces always talk about the 'good' things they're doing to avoid discussing the real issues and implications of their 'war efforts'. Don't talk to me about blinkers, you've obviously wearing a comfortable pair otherwise you and you brother would have left the boy scouts and would be doing something constructive with your lives....

Re: My brothers been in the Army for over 20 years...

I like the way you call them 'Boy Scouts'. What do you do for a living there, Chief? Oh wait. Chances are you sit on the dole and cry about how people who work for the 'Man' are after you. Maybe you sit in a corner and cry about how depressed you are?

I don't know. Either way, I'm not one of the brothers. The Blinkers comment was me. But that's cool. 'You've obviously wearing' Which means 'You have obviously'...

Maybe if you joined the Army, they'd Edumahcate you and make you smat.

Re: My brothers been in the Army for over 20 years...

And what have you done to contribute besides paintbombing a building? Have you or Merl actually worked overseas for "the red cross or an NGO" to help contribute? When the shit goes down, it's those same NGOs that come running crying to the nearest military establishment for help.

Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversa

Get some!

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

Why would the Americans use our Engineers to strengthen their bases? Their Engineer Corps would be larger than our entire Defence Force. Our Engineers were/are in Iraq/Afghanistan to build schools, hospitals, bridges and police posts amongst other things. These are just a few of the civil aid tasks they have contributed to over the last 6 years.

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

to the brain dead moron who thinks everyone on here is on sickness benefit.....typical of you isnt it to judge others like that who give a shit about something other than themselves ..you wanker!

Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary o

I would have to agree with this one sorry. Not everyone on here is a sickness beneficiary. The rest of us are on the dole or child support. So put that in your bong and puff on it.

Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary o

Aren't you all judging the Army?

Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary of Ir

Last week I was in Auckland attending a conference.

While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer.

I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen.

Moving through the terminal was a group of soldiers in their uniforms, as they began heading to their gate everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering.

When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for, it hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red blooded Kiwi who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families.. Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work, and enjoy our home without fear or reprisal.

Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men and women a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up to one of the male soldiers.

He knelt down and said 'hi,' the little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her.

The young soldier didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her daddy.

Suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.

The mother of the little girl, who said her daughters name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Corporal and had been in Afghanistan for 5 months now.

As the mum was explaining how much her daughter, Courtney, missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up.

When this temporarily single mum was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second.

Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military looking walkie-talkie.

They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it.

After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said this to her, 'I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you.'

He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a Kiss on the cheek.

He finished by saying 'Your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon.'

The mum at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet he saluted Courtney and her mum.

I was standing no more than 6 feet away as this entire event unfolded.

As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause.

As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were very few dry eyes, including my own.

That young soldier in one last act of moment turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek.

We need to remember everyday all of our serviceman/women, and their families and thank God for them and their sacrifices.

At the end of the day, it's good to be a New Zealander.

Kiwi's who support our troops used to be called the 'silent majority'.

We are no longer silent, and are voicing our love for Country and home in record breaking numbers.

We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing.

We get no liberal media coverage on TV, to reflect our message or our opinions.

Many Kiwi's, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of New Zealand supports our troops.

The first thing a soldier says when asked 'What can we do to make things better for you?' is...'We need your support and your prayers'.

Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary o

You should stick to writing short stories, as this post is clearly a work of fiction and should be archived in propaganda library.

Re: Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversa

A work of fiction? No, a work of fiction would be saying that everyone who contibutes on here who is anti-establishment isn't a dope smoking, tree hugging, idealistic beneficiary.

Re: Re: NZ Military Building Paint Bombed on Sixth Anniversary o

Best not to have stories regurgitated when they are obviously from some type of 'Chicken Soup' type book http://www.snopes.com/glurge/daughter.asp

It gives the bludgers on this site too much to work with. Our boys don't need defending. Especially against the dropkicks on this site.