Armed Personnel Carriers in New Zealand
- What are they doing here?
- Photos removed from Facebook multiple times
Checking through the Facebook page John Key Let Down New Zealand I found the photos posted here.
I might not have paid undue attention had I not found comments saying “where are the photos?” and advising people to take screenshots of the item.
So I posted the photos onto my Facebook page well as taking the extra step of taking a screenshot.
When I came to check my Facebook page sure enough the photo I had posted was MISSING.
The consensus from all the social media discussion is that these photos were taken in a New Zealand city and are in fact armed personnel carriers from the Singapore army.
Some commentators said this is routing and the army moves stuff up and down the country ‘all the time’.
My personal response is to question this line and to see it all in the context of army exercises such as Operation Katipo which used ‘civil unrest’ as a context to train soldiers from a number of countries.
I have documented numerous such exercises here in this country on this blog.
And the timing?
APC’s on the streets of a major NZ city (looks like Auckland to me) when the police are knocking on the door of activists and are seen armed on the streets to guard John Key?
Am I to imagine that this is all coincidence and that drawing conclusions about the disappearance of photos off Facebook is just paranoia?
I don’t think so.