After 30 years of having an independent foreign policy NZ has now been maneuvered back into ANZUS, under the US umbrella in what is said to be the 'Subversion Of NZs Independence.'
In the last 10 years there has been a concerted effort within both the NZ Military and Treasury to get NZ back under the wing of the American eagle.
This is now virtually complete.
But why Treasury? What are the ramifications?
Waihopai in Blenheim, SAS in Afghanistan are our key chess pieces, however US troops in NZ, NZ engineers in the US and Navy exercises (Rimpac) are all part of the greater plan.
Nick Hager in his book 'Other Peoples Wars' clearly shows that there is another agenda running, that which entangles us in a dark and brutal side of secret missions and 'black ops' that defines the challenges that confront NZers who have no idea what is happening behind the scenes.
Where once NZ had a strong nationwide network of peace groups, these have faded away many having been lead by older matriarchs, dedicated to their children's future. The same for journalism, we once had insightful articles that were actually published and occasional documentaries on TV also. Now, we have virtually nothing!
Warren Thomson's call for NZ to let's have no enemies, let's have friends instead and that we send out emissaries of goodwill, assisting in education, health, housing, justice and conflict resolution as being a sane one to involve ourselves.
Where NZ has been a moral force in the world that was seen as a fair an honest broker, there has now been a shift in the balance to one where we are clearly perceived as not the independent country we once were.
If you love your children, what kind of future do you want to leave them?