Countdown to Terror | Nine Squandered Minutes & Why Nobody need have Died in Christchurch Mosques Massacre

Misleading World Leader: N.Z.’s Prime Minister told the world the alleged Christchurch shooter’s emailed manifesto “did not include a location” which was untrue. By using the search words “attack” with “New Zealand” from the email’s subject-line, the plan to attack the “Christchurch and Linwood mosques” can be found in one minute flat, on page 12, following a spike of 14 repetitions of the word “attack” with “New Zealand” also mentioned.

The NZ Government has covered-up the significance of a nine minute head-start the Christchurch shooter gave the Prime Minister’s Office, the political opposition and the news media. The alleged gunman, Brenton Harrison Tarrant sent a Trojan email subject-lined – “On the attack in New Zealand today” – nine minutes before commencing his horrific carnage.

The Snoopman finds the Christchurch attacks contain a terrible truth – no one need have died. Because any nine year-old with a laptop and an internet connection could have figured out where the shooter would strike in one minute flat. By word-searching the noun “attack” in the gunman’s manifesto, which was attached to the email – a spike of 14 repetitions found on page 11 quickly revealed New Zealand as the broad location. The next page specified two mosques in Christchurch, including Linwood, and also an Ashburton mosque.

This key finding begs the question: if the victims were all from white Ruling Class families, would this secrecy about what happened in those nine ticking minutes – be considered regrettable and acceptable, or reprehensible and untenable?

By The Snoopman

“On the attack in New Zealand today”

The Christchurch Mosques Massacre of Friday March 15 2019 was the world’s first live-streamed civilian mass shooting and as New Zealand’s largest peace-time massacre – it came with a twist.

At 1:31PM, or nine minutes before the first mosque in Christchurch was attacked – the Prime Minister’s staff at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in Wellington received an email from the accused terrorist shooter. The email – which was sent to 70 others and was subject-lined “On the attack in New Zealand today” – contained the gunman’s attached ‘manifesto’ titled “The Great Replacement”.

This subject-line has only been reported twice by the Establishment Media – and once in an opinion piece, by Barry Soper in The New Zealand Herald, and the other was marketed as an analysis piece by Henry Cooke titled “Christchurch terror attack: mistruths and conspiracy theories” in Stuff News. Both articles let the news media off-the-hook investigate the email’s significance and reveal what the body of the alleged shooter’s email actually stated.

This ‘manifesto’ was forwarded with the email to the Parliamentary Services Security Team, in accordance with security policy, within two minutes of receipt, the Prime Minister said.

However, the N.Z. Police claimed in its ‘Timeline of Events’, published a month after the attacks, that the email and manifesto were forwarded to the Parliament’s Security Team at 1:40PM, which very neatly matched the time when the accused-gunman commenced his carnage. This omission meant the Police let themselves ‘off-the-hook’, and the news media complied by avoiding to ask what exactly occurred in those nine ticking minutes.

This Police ‘Timeline of Events’ conflicts with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s statements of Friday March 15, because she claimed the manifesto was forwarded with the email within two minutes of receipt. The Police were called 44 seconds after the attack started at 1:40PM, according to the Police Timeline, which starts at 1:40PM instead at 1:31PM when the email and its attached manifesto were sent.

This Police Timeline is vague about when exactly the first Armed Offender Squad entered the first mosque to be attacked, the Masjid Al Noor Mosque on Deans Ave. The timeline states that at 1:46:58PM, the shooter left Masjid Al Noor Mosque. Two seconds later, the first Armed Offender Squad (AOS) car reached the intersection of Riccarton and Deans avenues – just 450 metres away.

Police Commissioner Mike Bush stated that a parked bus obscured the view of the fleeing gunman.

According to the Police Timeline, at 1:47:18PM, Armed Offender Squad members confirmed over the radio they were making an approach on Deans Avenue. The Police Timeline is not only vague about what time precisely this AOS car reached Masjid Al Noor Mosque.

Parallel Construction of Evidence: The N.Z. Police ‘Timeline of Events’ starts at 1:40PM, instead at 1:31PM when the email and its attached manifesto were sent to 71 recipients, including the Prime Minister. A month after the attacks, the Police asserted the email and manifesto were forwarded to the Parliament’s Security Team at 1:40PM, which coincided with the time when the accused-gunman commenced his carnage.

It is also vague about how many armed Police were in the squad car and what they did, and how quickly they gleaned from witnesses what direction the gunman left. The only detail provided about this squad car is at 1:48:28 PM, when an Armed Offenders Squad member evidently administered first aid to a gunshot victim.

At 1:49PM a second AOS squad car left the Police Station and at 1:51PM, or 10 minutes after the first calls to Police, the first general Police arrive at Masjid Al Noor Mosque. Between 1:52PM and 1:55PM, the alleged sole shooter inflicted carnage at the Linwood Islamic Centre. At 1:56PM, gunfire at Linwood Islamic Centre was reported to Police. ‘Tarrant’ was chased away by Muslim worshippers before he could reload and was apprehended 19 minutes after he began his mayhem at 1:59PM.

These may seem like reasonable response times.

Parallel Construction of Evidence

However, the Police Timeline and associated map, labelled “Movement of the Alleged Offender” – omits crucial details, rendering the document released on April 17 2019, a piece of official state propaganda, censorship and fraud. These omissions include the route taken by police squad cars, the locations of Police Stations and the location of the Princess Margaret Hospital, where a multi-national paramilitary police training exercise, with a ‘room clearance’ scenario, was taking place.

Because this Police Timeline either fakes the time that the Parliamentary Security Team received the email, or fails to explain why it took a snail-pace nine minutes for it to be forwarded from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, a cover-up with a parallel construction of evidence is apparent. A parallel construction of facts is a deceptive law enforcement stratagem to build a corresponding body of evidence to hide how a criminal investigation started.

Crucially, the first AOS car took the Riccarton Ave route, and arrived at the corner of Riccarton and Deans avenues at 1:47PM, while the second AOS car route was not reported, and took until 1:49PM to leave an unspecified Police station. Commissioner Bush claimed the first Armed Offenders Squad team arrived ‘on the scene’ within six minutes of receiving the first emergency calls. There are two Police Stations in the Central Business District, approximately five cruising speed minutes away via the Moorhouse Ave route, or eight minutes via the Riccarton Ave Route.

Despite the rhetoric about fast and heroic Police work, the locations of where Brenton Tarrant intended to target could have been worked out much sooner – with quick thinking, speed reading and key word searches of the manifesto, instead of the pedestrian approach taken.

Because the N.Z. Parliament’s security protocol stipulated forwarding threatening emails to the Security Team, rather than also ringing and emailing the Police, the nine ticking minutes before the Police were called – essentially meant a deadly countdown had been set ticking.

This deadly countdown meant, in effect, that the alleged white supremacist, whom came packaged with a clichéd pseudo commander character – had actually weaponized the dimension of time.

Moreover, the three dimensions of space were also weaponized.

A quick search for the word “attack” – as used in the email’s subject line – revealed its use spiked at 14 times on page 11 of the ‘manifesto’, which included the questions, “Why did you choose New Zealand as a place to attack” and “Was there any reason you attacked that(those) mosque(s) in particular?” – in bold type. On the following page, ‘Tarrant’ mentions – twice – carrying out attacks on the “Christchurch and Linwood mosques” and a “mosque in Ashburton” – if he made it there before being caught.

The Sunday after the mosques attack, Prime Minister Ardern said the gunman’s email, “did not contain a location, it did not include specific details.” N.Z.’s PM also claimed the email and the ‘manifesto’ did not supply “details that could have been acted upon immediately”.

Yet, any nine year-old with a laptop and an internet connection could have worked out in one minute flat where Tarrant was headed.

By her rhetoric, the Prime Minister was performing an Inoculation Ritual, which is a public relations (PR) tactic that acknowledges the weakness of the matter at hand, and then it is quickly brushed aside. The intention is that the news audience will think nothing more of it, satisfied that there is nothing under-handed to see. And the news media contrived ignorance about an obvious gap in the timeline of events.

The “Linwood” mosque mentioned twice in the terrorist’s manifesto is readily identified on Google Maps with an Islamic crescent moon and star symbol signposting the Linwood Islamic Centre at 223 Linwood Ave, Linwood. There are two Islamic Centres in Christchurch, which like the mosques are also identified on Google Maps with the Islamic crescent moon and star symbol. One is called the Linwood Islamic Centre. And therefore, the Rasol-O-Allah Islamic Center in the outer suburb of Bishopdale was likely not to be the “Christchurch mosque” that the accused-terrorist’s ‘manifesto’ was referring to.

By quick deduction, it can be seen the Muslim Association of Canterbury is located at the same site as what soon became known to the world as the Masjid Al Noor Mosque at 101 Deans Ave. The Masjid Al Noor Mosque is the closest one to the Christchurch CBD, or five minutes cruising drive by the fastest route from the two Christchurch CBD Police stations. Therefore, the Masjid Al Noor Mosque is the “Christchurch” mosque referred to twice in the ‘manifesto’ that was attached to the accused-terrorist’s email, and was Tarrant’s first target.

The NZ Government has spread disinformation claiming it is illegal or unlawful to reproduce the manifesto attributed to the alleged Christchurch mosque shooter. Indeed, Chief Censor David Shanks also misled New Zealand when he said that the manifesto “identifies specific places for potential attack in New Zealand” – thereby making it seem that ‘The Great Replacement’ did not specify the mosques that were attacked, but only other potential targets.

Agent of Disinformation: Chief Censor David Shanks misled N.Z. by making it seem the manifesto did not specify the mosques that were attacked, but only identified other potential targets.

We, at Snoopman News, however, believe that practicing investigative journalism with an open mind is essential to maintaining a free and open society, since the role of investigative journalism is to expose wrong-doing where authorities, law enforcement and prosecutors cannot or will not. The Ardern Coalition Government and N.Z.’s Establishment Media and Alternative Media need to check section 14 – Freedom of Expression – in the New Zealand Bill of Rights.

Contrived Ignorance about a Countdown to Terror?

To any international Police counter-terrorism squads, anti-terrorist Army units and political élites examining the details of the Christchurch Mosques Massacre, they could not have helped but notice that all of the terrorist shooter’s 71 email recipients would rue the nine squandered minutes – since no one acted quick enough to stop his mayhem.

Therefore, in addition to weaponizing time and space, this working class white supremacist appears to have also compromised the VIPs in government and the political opposition, as well as the news media – whom together received his email and ‘manifesto’. The alleged lone gunman appears to have gained hostages to truth with this Trojan Horse scenario.

In computing, a Trojan is any malware that misleads computer users about the true intent of, say, mail that arrives in the inbox. Trojans can exploit security flaws, especially if computer systems are not well protected to prevent hacking or if security protocols are detectable to external browsers.

Embedded in New Zealand’s largest peacetime massacre, which killed 51, and injured 49 and traumatized many more, is that fact that the alleged lone gunman – whether wittingly or not – has in a sense captured the VIPs in government and the political opposition, as well as the news media, and the National Security State.

They are all hostage to the terrible truth – nobody need have died.

Incoming Exploitable Security Flaw: The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPM&C) is charged with overseeing New Zealand’s national security, and at the time of the Christchurch shootings, Andrew Kibblewhite and former Police Commissioner Howard Broad were Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive, respectively, while Cecile Hillyer was Director of Intelligence and Assessment.

Since the security protocol in the N.Z. Parliament stipulated forwarding threatening emails to the Security Team – rather than also ringing and emailing the Police and using quick thinking with the noun attack, those nine ticking minutes became a deadly countdown because the shooter’s Trojan email turned time into a weapon. The exploitable security weakness existed under Ardern’s watch is odd Ardern, because when she worked in London in the Blair Administration, she was seconded to the Home Office to help with a review of policing in England and Wales.

Counter-Terrorism or Terrorism Facilitators? Chief Executive Andrew Kibblewhite had years of experience in intelligence and security, while Deputy Chief Executive Howard Broad has a history of capitulating to Deep State machinations when he was Police Commissioner.

Is this exploitable security protocol why several state agencies, including spy agencies, have colluded with the Ardern Coalition Government to keep their submissions to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch mosques massacre secret? After all, the directors of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet are charged with overseeing national security, and the Prime Minister is the Minister for National Security and Intelligence, and the DPM&C has direct dial lines to various Police district command centres.

The state agencies involved in the cover-up include: the Police, the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS), the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Officials Committee for Domestic and External Security Co-ordination (ODESC), Customs, the Ministry of Justice Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security.

The presence of Deputy-Director Howard Broad in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet should have raised a red flag. Broad was Police Commissioner at the time of the Operation Eight ‘Urewera Raids’ of October 15 2007 – that became the multi-season news psy-op through to 2012. Crucially, the vicious intention that underpinned the Operation Eight ‘Urewera Raids’ was to undermine the Bay of Plenty tribe, Tūhoe, from gaining substantive sovereignty through the return of the Urewera native estate, by casting the Tūhoe tribe’s most visible face, Tame Iti, with a guerilla terrorist leader legend.[23]

Maliciously, N.Z.’s spooks transposed this guerilla terrorist leader legend onto Iti from one that had been used to frame an Algerian asylum-seeker, Ahmed Zaoui, for character assassination – as the viewing of journalist Selwyn Manning’s documentary, Behind the Shroud: Juxtapositioning Truth, Intelligence and Tradecraft, followed by Errol Wright’s & Abi King-Jones’s Operation 8: Deep in the Forest show. Snoopman’s investigations of these two cases – Parts 1 & 2 of “Psy-warfare from Zaoui to Iti to Dotcom — Lt. Colonel Samraoui’s character assassination of Ahmed Zaoui” and Tame Iti as the Crown’s new scapegoat to resolve multiple crises further prove the N.Z. Deep State’s power crimes to frame Tame Iti with the reworked guerilla terrorist leader legend.

Behind the Shroud: Following the collapse of NZ Crown’s case against Ahmed Zaoui when former Algerian secret service agent Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Samraoui testified in classified hearings that he had framed Zaoui as a guerilla terrorist, NZ’s security state cast Tame Iti as the next ‘War on Terror’ poster boy.

It turns out, N.Z.’s National Security State suppressed the mid-2007 testimony of former-DRS agent Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Samraoui, who supplied evidence to New Zealand’s Inspector General for Security & Intelligence, Justice Paul Neazor, that he had framed Algerian academic and asylum seeker Ahmed Zaoui as a terrorist. New Zealand’s Security Intelligence Service (SIS) had ‘relied’ on planted intelligence from Belgium, France and Switzerland. These were the same intelligence agencies involved in the 1985 Rainbow Warrior Bombing – which was inflicted five years before Operation Gladio was exposed (and ultimately was proven by Swiss historian Daniel Ganser to have been a three-decade reign of terror mete-out by every NATO country on their own civilian populations to shift the political centre of gravity away from socialist governments by blaming left-wing communists).

Character Assassin: Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Samraoui [bottom left] 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 guerilla leader. N.Z.’s spooks transposed this guerilla terrorist leader legend onto Tūhoe’s most visible face, Tame Iti, to avert looming crises facing NZ’s Deep State.

Because Zaoui was released exactly one month before the Operations Eight Raids, without SIS Director Warren Tucker or Prime Minister Helen Clark or the Police Minister Annette King fessing-up to the public that Zaoui had been framed for character assassination, N.Z.’s National Security State were able to apply this terrorist guerilla leader legend to Tame Iti. Indeed, when a reporter asked if there was any suggestion that Iti’s alleged nationwide terrorist group that they were taking any action, Police Commissioner Broad glibly said “No,” as the documentary Operation 8: Deep in the Forest showed. Ironically, it was Broad’s replacement Mike Bush who supplied a limited apology for besmirching Tuhoe over the alleged terrorist training camps in the Urewera ranges, but only for the heavy-handedness. This was ironic, because the show of force was a propaganda strategy to trigger a multi-season news psy-op, since the Crown dragged out the case until 2012, once it had achieved its purpose of sending Tame Iti to prison (but only for breaches of firearms licensing regulations). Because the Clark Ministry’s efforts to bring the anti-Muslim Global War on Terror zeitgeist to New Zealand collapsed and converged with a looming governance crisis, the New Zealand Crown fell back to its perennial default position: casting Māori as the enemy of the state since 1840.

During the decade that followed, the backlash to the Operation Eight Raids of 15 October 2007 through to the October 2017 election win for the Ardern Coalition Government, the political ground had shifted, such that the N.Z. State lost the capacity to be openly racist toward Māori. This raises the possibility that the National Security State needed a new enemy – white supremacists.

With this history of Deep State machinations, a second look at the clustered events prior to, during and after the horrific massacre in Christchurch/Ōtautahi is justified, critically urgent and essential – particularly when it is kept in mind that the US-NATO military empire has inflicted terrorism, such as Operation Gladio, as a form of low-grade war to shift the political center of gravity away from socialism by blaming communist groups.

And, if the victims were all from white Ruling Class families, would this official submissions secrecy be considered regrettable and acceptable, or reprehensible and untenable? Especially, with knowledge of this terrible truth about the massacre in mind.

Because usually, when suspects change their story, the Police get suspicious – in every country except Aotearoa New Zealand, it seems.

What if “the attack in New Zealand today” of March 15th 2019 was a an orchestrated Deep State false flag operation with a Trojan Horse Twist to hide a coup d’état that sought to reset the political trajectory of New Zealand?

After-all the $20 billion military upgrade instigated without a mandate by the Key Government in 2014 had faltered and was announced as a Pacific Reset on June 11 2020, 12 days after the much-hyped Well-being Budget.

Pacific Reset: NZ’s Ministry of Defence described its $20 billion Capability Plan as a ‘Pacific Reset’ – language signaling a Deep State political event that caused the political trajectory of the visible Public State to alter course. Were the Christchurch shootings inflicted to knock NZ back into the orbit of the US-NATO military empire and away from China?

The NZ Government and Police have buried the subject-line “On the attack in New Zealand today” – as well as the content of the body of the email sent by alleged gunman Brenton Tarrant. The suppression of this subject-line is crucial because the noun ‘attack’ exposes the ‘weaknesses’ in security. Either the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet did not have sharp people, or there was a strategic withdrawal of security. This possibility of a strategic withdrawal of security is explored in Christchurch Mosques Attack Riffed off Netflix’s Secret City?

Editor’s Note: Please let our intern, Steve Edwards, know if we have made any errors, or if you have credible information. e:

The Snoopman is a New Zealand-born Pākehā (of European descent) who edited news and current affairs for fourteen years at indigenous broadcaster, Māori Television. For his thesis entitled, “It’s the Financial Oligarchy, Stupid” he applied an event clustering technique originally designed for deciphering naval submarine intelligence reports, to news reportage on the Bank Bailouts of 2007 and 2008. He reasoned that élites are like submersibles who disappear in waters with unclear motives.

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