Operation Eight Raids: De-risking Crown Sovereignty Loss

By The Snoopman

The Police dawn raids – code-named Operation Eight – of 15 October 2007 that were inflicted at several locations across New Zealand primarily to undermine Tūhoe’s chances of regaining their ancestral Native Estate, primarily the mountainous Te Urewera wilderness. New Zealand’s National Security State, including the Police, scapegoated of most visible face of Tūhoe, Tame Iti, with a terrorist guerilla legend and a pseudo commando character casting to de-risk the Crown losing sovereignty over a substantial tract of territory.

The ‘Operation Eight’ police raids of October 15 2007 unleashed 300 police officers breaking into and searching 60 homes around New Zealand, including in Wellington, Auckland and a small rural community, Rūātoki, that is comprised of mostly Māori of the Tūhoe iwi. Rūātoki bore the brunt of Police intimidation. It was locked down by masked heavily armed members of the Police Armed Offenders Squad (AOS) and the Northern Special Tactics Group (STG), who detained people at gunpoint, including men, women and children who were not even suspects. Police arrested 17 indigenous, anarchist, environmental and anti-war activists and took into custody people from Tūhoe, Te Atiawa, Maniapoto and Ngā Puhi, along with a few token Pākehā to share in the Deep State’s vindictive need for politically correct subterfuge. Only two people in Rūātoki were arrested with Terrorism charges.

The key finding of The Snoopman’s investigation, “Tame Iti as the Crown’s new scapegoat to resolve multiple crises” is that New Zealand’s Deep State deftly scripted a successful B-Grade multi-season News Special psy-op – Operation Eight – that re-framed Te Urewera wilderness as a place where para-military terrorism training camps were being conducted. The vicious intention in this re-framing exercise was to shift the political center of gravity away from the very real possibility that Tūhoe would gain substantive sovereignty through the return of their native estate. To re-frame Te Urewera wilderness with a terror news frame, a perennial fixture in the Neo-Colonial Realm of New Zealand was activated by the national security state apparatus through the news media, the courts and the executive branch of government: the propagandist scapegoat mechanism.

Tūhoe Territory: This Map shows the Tūhoe lands and Lake Waikaremoana, that the Crown confiscated, or were lost through swindle and stealth.

Because Tūhoe had a strong case for a return of their ancestral lands, especially as the iwi never signed the Treaty, the Crown pursued a pys-op strategy to derail the tribe’s objective to avoid conferring Native Title to the Urewera wilderness. Such an outcome would have been catastrophic for the Crown, because every other iwi and hapū would have demanded a return of mountains, lakes and rivers, unencumbered by Crown jurisdiction – regardless of whether they had settled or not.

This vicious psychological projection demonstrates that New Zealand’s Deep State had applied the ‘lessons learned’ from the collapse of their previous multi-season psy-op news special in mid-2007 – the persecution of Algerian-born academic, Ahmed Zaoui, whom the state had considered a terrorist threat for nearly five years. Because the N.Z. Deep State avoided publicly disclosing that Zaoui had been framed as a terrorist guerilla leader by the Algerian secret service, whom inserted this malicious legend into the French, Belgium and Swiss intelligence agencies – the Crown Police were able to re-script this violent revolutionary idea to cast Tame Iti with a terrorist guerilla legend.

Character Assassin: Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Samraoui testified in mid-2007 to New Zealand’s Inspector General for Security & Intelligence that he had framed Algerian academic and asylum seeker Ahmed Zaoui as a terrorist.
Friends Again? Tame Iti and Chris Finlayson meet after his early release from prison in 2014.

Therefore, N.Z.’s Deep State displayed a comprehension of statecraft in the form of low-grade psychological warfare designed to achieve the same result as the NATO states low-grade war using false flag terrorism, wherein communist groups were blamed for bombings to shift the political center of gravity away from socialism and associating peace and freedom with liberal democracy that masks stealthy Neo-Colonial Capitalism. In the case of Operation Eight, a succession faction of Tūhoe were associated with a radical, violent ‘fringe group’ because their most visible personality – Tame Iti – was cast with the guerilla terrorist legend by the Deep State faction of N.Z.’s national security, whom needed to justify their existence.

FULL STORY: Tame Iti as the Crown’s new scapegoat to resolve multiple crises https://snoopman.net.nz/2018/10/26/psy-warfare-part-2/

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