Bill should just tell the UN to rack off

The whingers and harpies of the left have run off to the UN and got them to ask the government to hold an inquiry into the claims of Nicky Hager’s and Jon Stephenson’s work of fiction.

The United Nations Committee Against Torture has asked the government what measures have been taken to ensure allegations about SAS actions during a raid in Afghanistan will be fully investigated.

The UN committee has published a list of 34 questions for New Zealand to report on. The government has two years to do so.

The relevant question asks the government to “please indicate what measures [are] in place to ensure that all allegations relating to Operation Burnham…will be fully investigated and addressed”.

The UN published the list of questions last month.

Allegations about Operation Burnham were outlined in the book Hit & Run, which was released by journalists Jon Stephenson and Nicky Hager in March. The book claimed six civilians were killed and 15 injured in the 2010 raids, and those facts were covered up by the Defence Force.

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee said the issue raised by the UN committee was “unfortunately based on factual inaccuracies”.

“The allegations made by Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson were disproven…I would also like to point out that the findings of the International Security Assistance Force investigation undertaken in 2010 after Operation Burnham were available to the United Nations Assistance Mission Afghanistan at the time.”

Brownlee said the government would respond to the information request but he did not accept the question was a criticism of New Zealand of the NZDF.

That response should be to tell the UN to piss off.

Or as Darryl Kerrigan put it:


-NZ Herald


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