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New Zealand customs agents find mystery arms cache from China
(DPA) via TOP NEWS.in ^ | 05/06/2009 - 09:53 | Submitted by Mohit Joshi

Posted on 05/06/2009 5:28:55 PM PDT by Cindy

Wellington - New Zealand authorities are baffled by a mystery cache of machine guns, bullets, grenades and mortar bombs found in a shipping container from China in the South Island port of Dunedin, according to news reports on Wednesday.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: bullets; china; chineguns; dunedin; grenades; guns; machineguns; mortarbombs; newzealand

1 posted on 05/06/2009 5:28:55 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Oorang; Jet Jaguar; Jeff Head; DieHard the Hunter

Thanks to Oorang for the ping to this thread and the post on The Threat Matrix on FreeRepublic.com


2 posted on 05/06/2009 5:29:51 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
SHITE!

They mis-shipped my Order!!!!!

DAMMIT!

3 posted on 05/06/2009 5:31:11 PM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice against fascism are ,derision ,truth. (member NRA)
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To: Fred Nerks
What in tarnation is up with this???
4 posted on 05/06/2009 5:32:18 PM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice against fascism are ,derision ,truth. (member NRA)
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To: Cindy

It was probably supposed to go to the drug cartels in MX & was mislabeled.


5 posted on 05/06/2009 5:32:43 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: Cindy

Destined for jihadis, no doubt


6 posted on 05/06/2009 5:33:22 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Candor7
that is what I was thinking...New Zealand? What the heck? What would anyone do with those kinds of arms in New Zealand?

7 posted on 05/06/2009 5:35:26 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

The Hobbits are revolting ?


8 posted on 05/06/2009 5:43:14 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: Fred Nerks; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; george76; ...
baffled by a mystery cache of machine guns, bullets, grenades and mortar bombs
Meant for Nepal -- unless there's a Moslem "community" in NZ.
9 posted on 05/06/2009 5:43:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: sockmonkey

10 posted on 05/06/2009 5:46:01 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: pissant
From: Otago Daily Times - 'Weapons' find sparks alert

"The items were stored in boxes inside the container, which had come from China.

An area around the Fryatt St container yard where the container was being examined was cordoned off for about 30 minutes around noon until officers confirmed the cargo of munitions had been disarmed.

Sergeant Chris McLellan, of Dunedin, said the bomb squad was dispatched from Christchurch as a precaution to ensure no live explosives were inside the container.

The squad arrived to examine the container's contents about 6pm.

An initial police assessment had found the grenades and mortars, while appearing to be authentic weapons, were most likely imitations, while the .50 calibre rounds were real but the working components of the bullets had been removed and the caps replaced.

Other suspicious items, including an "unusual" collection of knives, were found in the container.

Police, Customs New Zealand and Port Otago were tracing the container's movements, including the ultimate destination and use of the goods.

Police were assuming the items were for personal use.

It was unclear yesterday whether the correct paperwork for the items had been filled out. "

11 posted on 05/06/2009 5:46:22 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: SunkenCiv
Gang problems are not unknown in New Zealand - currently breaking story.

Shootout near gang headquarters in Napier, New Zealand leaves three police shot, one dead

12 posted on 05/06/2009 5:47:47 PM PDT by naturalman1975 ("America was under attack. Australia was immediately there to help." - John Winston Howard)
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To: Cindy

There is no doubt the Chinese are undermining Western society by supplying arms to the criminal elements in certain countries.

This happened in Los Angeles and was stopped...barely.

This is most likely happening in Mexico.

Now we see it in New Zealand.

I am confident this is a worldwide effort by the Chinese.


13 posted on 05/06/2009 5:49:34 PM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: 1066AD

The Maouris are planning to throw the white occupiers out, I guess.


14 posted on 05/06/2009 6:18:38 PM PDT by expatpat
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To: Erik Latranyi

It is known among Americans living in China that weapons are supplied, to mexico and other countries. I mentioned it to a friend of ours who married Chinese and lives there now that Hillary said we are supplying weapons to the drug cartel and he looked amused. I said is it Venezuela? He said no,its China.


15 posted on 05/06/2009 6:18:42 PM PDT by OafOfOffice (Did You Ever Get The Feeling That The GOP Went Out For A Cigarette & Never Came Back?)
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To: sockmonkey

Dunedin Scotland?


16 posted on 05/06/2009 6:21:41 PM PDT by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: golfisnr1

No, Dunedin, Florida, which allows foreigners to use their town name without payment of royalty, or fee of any kind.


17 posted on 05/06/2009 6:25:01 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Election of 2008: Given the choice between stupid and evil, the stupid chose evil.)
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To: golfisnr1

No, Dunedin, Florida, which allows foreigners to use their town name without payment of royalty, or fee of any kind.


18 posted on 05/06/2009 6:25:47 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The Election of 2008: Given the choice between stupid and evil, the stupid chose evil.)
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To: Candor7

August 7, 2006
New Zealand: Ethnic Affairs Minister Claims Islam is a Religion of Peace

http://www.westernresistance.com/blog/archives/002729.html

Just guessing...but with islam’s history of using the indigenous population towards its own ends...one might speculate the objective is to increase tension...

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=46124

Today, New Zealand is home to Muslim migrants from about 40 different countries, including 3000 Pakeha (European) Muslims and 700 indigenous Maoris.

There is a small but growing conversion to Islam among the wider New Zealand population, and Islam is the fastest growing religion amongst the Maori community. The 2001 census figures show the number of Maori Muslims increased from 99 to 708 in the 10 years to 2001.


19 posted on 05/06/2009 7:00:44 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: SunkenCiv

“— unless there’s a Moslem “community” in NZ.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2245735/posts?page=19#19


20 posted on 05/06/2009 7:24:37 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Candor7
New Zealand: Muslim "Anti-Stunning Activist" Threatens Livestock Industry, Wants all Animals Killed in Accordance With the Koran....

SOURCE

21 posted on 05/06/2009 7:29:46 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Candor7
A book comprising comprehensive details of Islam in New Zealand has just been released and is available throughout the country. New Zealand For Muslims is said a historic account of Muslims in New Zealand, details of Mosques and Islamic Centres, Halal butchers and outlets and prayer times for 2009.

source

22 posted on 05/06/2009 7:37:34 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Cindy

En route to Mexico and landed in the wrong place?


23 posted on 05/06/2009 8:05:56 PM PDT by calex59
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To: bruinbirdman
The squad arrived to examine the container's contents about 6pm. An initial police assessment had found the grenades and mortars, while appearing to be authentic weapons, were most likely imitations, while the .50 calibre rounds were real but the working components of the bullets had been removed and the caps replaced. Other suspicious items, including an "unusual" collection of knives, were found in the container.

In other words they found a bunch of dummy look alikes(they aren't weapons if they don't work) that they are now calling real weapons so as not to confuse the good people of New Zealand.

24 posted on 05/06/2009 8:08:14 PM PDT by calex59
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"dummy look alikes(they aren't weapons if they don't work) that they are now calling real weapons so as not to confuse the good people of New Zealand."

I don't know. How about they were a Chinese attempt to supply subsersives?

A pattern of not insignificant proportions seems to have developed where rather terrorist-like evidence is pooh poohed.

"This explosion has been determined to have nothing to do with terrorists. This weapons cache is dummy collectors items. These Mohammedans have been determined to not be terrorists. This airplane's pilot was Islam but just committed suicide. This 747 just blew up in the air, on takeoff, because ....."

yitbos

25 posted on 05/06/2009 10:50:21 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: calex59

They weren’t dummies. They were real weapons and ammunition. The thing was, is that they had been decommissioned and sold to collectors in New Zealand. Machine guns with cement poured down the barrels, ammunition and grenades with primers and explosives removed, etc. Apparently gun laws are so restrictive so you can only own non-functional weapons in NZ. My guess is some small mom-pop sun store owner imported them and was a bit sloppy with the paperwork.


26 posted on 05/07/2009 4:32:39 AM PDT by cmdjing
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To: Fred Nerks
Well if I was of Scots descent and living in New Zealand, I would be organizing now. The NZ folks seem to be drinking heavy doses of liberal Kool Aid.Maybe this arms cache find will wake a few up.

If not, we will have a preview of what will happen in many other nations with this poisonous hord.

27 posted on 05/07/2009 7:34:13 PM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice against fascism are ,derision ,truth. (member NRA)
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To: Candor7

Let’s face it, this is the real pandemic! The muzzies are even in ICELAND!


28 posted on 05/07/2009 8:59:23 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Fred Nerks
Yes, wait until the sniveling little Muzzie activists start stirring up trouble in New Zealand. Conservative converts will line up in droves for their whiskey.

And New Zealand will be wracked by demographic warfare between establishment elected officials and the New Zealand resistance.

29 posted on 05/07/2009 9:28:45 PM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice against fascism are ,derision ,truth. (member NRA)
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