Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Conspiracy Theory?

Who knew about it, huh? The first I heard, they were HERE!
Two Chinese Navy ships - the training vessel Zhenghe and the frigate Mian Yang - steamed into Auckland's Waitemata Harbour last Saturday on a four-day goodwill visit.
The Chinese were warmly received by RNZ Navy Maritime Component Commander Ross Smith, who said he expected our navy could conduct joint training with the Chinese Navy. They in turn described the visit as part of efforts to construct a harmonious world and a harmonious ocean, and was also conducive to improving the level of military cooperation between the two countries. Hmmm, with the often tense relationship between China and USA (our friend), I ponder where joint NZ/China exercises might lead us? Nǐ hǎo, Comrade Mao!
Publicity for the friendly arrival (which ended today) was extremely low-key, to the point of being virtually non-existent. So...what hope for NZ, should a HOSTILE navy appear on the horizon?
It did not escape me that Mel Gibson's Conspiracy Theory was re-running on tv the very day the fleet arrived! Coincidence...?
Or just the tip of something more sinister...?!
I also noticed that the Chinese community turned out in large numbers. Fifth Columnists perhaps...?
Oh yes, I can DEFINITELY smell a conspiracy theory coming on...

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