Thursday, February 15, 2018

DID ST JACINDA ROLL MR 'MEDALS' MARK

It is reported that St Jacinda has instructed the Attorney-General to commence an investigation into the claims made by Hagar and Stephenson in their book 'Hit and Run' that the SAS deliberately targeted civilians in what amounted to extrajudicial killings in revenge for an earlier attack on  NZ troops in Afghanistan in 2010. 

My sources have it that Defence Minister Ron 'Medals' Mark had indicated to NZDF top brass that he saw no need for such an inquiry.

If that is right then clearly Mark's response to the Prime Minister telling him jump was to say "how high Sir".     Mark's standing in the military will have taken a further dive.

14 comments:

alex Masterley said...

Did Mr Mark have standing to start with?

Noel said...

Must have some influence.
The Professors review of the Act was due on 15 December now the end of March. Reading through the flannel it's progression is timed for around ANZAC Day.

Geez I thought veteran disquiet on the politicising of the day to mske pronouncements on Veteran issues was made clesr during the Vietnam Veterans slanted negotiating period.

The Veteran said...

Noel ... not sure of your point. Are you saying that Mark ordered the extension? If you are and accepting your timings then certainly Mark is attempting to highjack the report to piggyback on ANZAC Day. That runs counter to your comment re 'politicising' the issue. For myself I think the process is flawed. I haven't even had the courtesy of an acknowledgement from NZDF of my submission.

But this has nothing to do with Jacinda's rogering of Mark re the inquiry into 'Hit and Run'.

Psycho Milt said...

It is reported that St Jacinda has instructed the Attorney-General to commence an investigation into the claims made by Hagar and Stephenson in their book 'Hit and Run'...

Thank Christ for that - it's time someone started taking our international obligations seriously.

My sources have it that Defence Minister Ron 'Medals' Mark had indicated to NZDF top brass that he saw no need for such an inquiry.

I don't doubt that a man of such astonishingly poor judgement as Ron Mark was easily capable of telling them that, in fact I wouldn't be surprised if he promised them there'd be no inquiry. They should know better than to listen to such a blowhard.

Anonymous said...

Alex Masterly.......He reminds me of Clive.

Veteran....slightly off thread but relevant. From the UK paper Guardian, the churlish would call it fawning or perhaps gushing but the PR for NZ is immense and raises the profile of the country higher than it's ever been... https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/feb/15/the-anti-trump-new-zealand-pm-jacinda-ardern-vogue

Lord Egbut

Anonymous said...

'the churlish would call it fawning or perhaps gushing...' and the clear-minded would join them. It's up there with Justin Trudeau wearing a pussy hat and his weird choice of socks.
NZ's profile has been raised, you say. I guess that's the main thing.

Mick

Anonymous said...

Mick....personally I am against a personality cult developing over any politician but to be fair the author also wrote articles on Hillary Clinton, the Trump wives and few other high profile US women either in politics or wives of politicians.

The fact that suddenly one of our own is feted by the top table means that there is a degree more leverage in any future negotiations or discussions. As it was written by an American for an American audience should go some some way to pacifying the fawning media claim.

Lord Egbut

George said...

Mark eh.
The cresent cross threading kid commando.
Wishy then washy..
What's new ?
Tin medals all round

pdm said...

Vet since I read your 5.57pm I have been trying to restrain myself but I just have to say this.

It is better that Jacinda is rogering Mark rather than him rogering her - especially given her present delicate position.

The Veteran said...

Egbut ... at the risk of threadjacking my own thread I have to say puff piece fawning can be transient indeed. Take St Jacinda's close buddy Justin Trudeau. A year ago the Liberals were flying high led by 'he who could do no wrong'. The last year has seen a raft of ethical lapses and the botched roll out of small business tax changes. The Liberals approval rating has dropped from a high of 60% to right now where only 37% rate him as doing a 'good' or 'somewhat good' job. That contrasts with with 39% who think he is doing a bad job.

Who reads the Guardian?

The Veteran said...

pdm ... naughty.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Trumps approval ratings. But I fail to see how either foreign system or poll results reflects on our own. Did you have a word with JC about the tax roll back and what is your opinion about it now.........is she wrong?

Lord Egbut

The Veteran said...

Egbut ... just pointing out that your picture on Vogue one day is likely wrapping for the rubbish tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Guardian......quite a lot actually...... http://www.newsworks.org.uk/the-guardian.

I think rolling back the tax cuts is really bad idea, don't you?

Lord Egbut