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Citizen Weapon Inspection Team arrives in Wgtn

New Zealand Citizen Weapon Inspection Team arrives in Wellington

US government failed to provide requested information

Today the New Zealand Citizen Weapon Inspection Team (NZCWIT) arrived in Wellington in preparation for the upcoming weapon inspection of the US embassy. It is believed that the US embassy could act in support of the world’s largest arsenal of weapons of mass destruction.

The team used its arrival to promote the upcoming inspection of the US embassy with the help of their inspection vehicle and a pre-recorded message, which was broadcast through a public announcement system on the streets of Wellington. In its message the Inspection Team demanded the embassy to open its doors for the inspection and invited the public to join them.

Chief Inspector John Sarvis said: “The United States is a rogue nation that needs to be kept on a leash. It disregards international treaties and it has large amounts of illegal weapons of mass destruction that have never been inspected. It is time to have a close look at the New Zealand facilities of this rogue nation to make sure they are not being used in an unjust war that the international community does not support.”

On Sunday, February 2nd the inspectors will be on a mission to enter the US embassy in Wellington in order to look for any evidence of weapons of mass destruction or their support systems. It is believed that the embassy, as a US presidential palace, could harbour valuable information for the inspectors.

Previously the New Zealand Citizen Weapon Inspection Team had sent an open letter to the embassy demanding information on nuclear, chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction in US facilities within New Zealand, as well as similar information for all facilities that might provide support for such weapon systems (including embassies, military bases, communication installations, private US based corporations etc).

The US has failed to provide the requested information. Background:

The message that was broadcast to the public read:

“Attention please, Attention please: This is an official message brought to you by the New Zealand Citizen Weapon Inspection Team. The United States poses a serious threat to democracy and world peace. It harbours the world’s largest arsenal of illegal weapons of mass destruction, including chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. All New Zealanders are invited to join us in the inspection of the US embassy on February 2nd 11 am. The operation will begin at New Zealand Parliament Buildings. Repeat: Join us in inspecting the US embassy for weapons of mass destruction. Meet at Parliament Buildings this Sunday at 11 am. If they do not disarm we will disarm them. Thank you for your attention.”

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