The UN called for an investigation into Operation Burnham – as highlighted by Hager and Stephenson in Hit and Run – United Nations calls on NZ Government to fully investigate Afghan raid. Very inconvenient for the Nats who would rather sweep any dead civilians under the carpet and forget them.
Gerry Brownlee responds with his usual wisdom and tact – War of words as Brownlee rounds on UN question about Afghan raid and ‘inaccurate’ media
“Unfortunately, the issue raised by the committee is based on factual inaccuracies. The allegations made by Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson were disproven
That’s a lie. Beyond a minor error over map coordinates, which the authors acknowledged and corrected, nothing in Hit and Run has been “disproven”.
and the Chief of Defence Force held a press conference detailing the New Zealand Defence Force raid in Afghanistan.
Here’s a clue Gerry. An “investigation” doesn’t mean simply accepting the word of those being investigated. Especially when they have already changed their story under pressure. Don’t expect the UN to believe your lie, and don’t expect this issue to go away.