- What's been happening in East Timor is certainly outrageous, but what exactly are 160 NZ soldiers (and counting) expected to achieve there to stop it?
- And on whose behalf? Who will be the final beneficiary of NZ's 'peace-keeping' in Dili? Do we know?
- What sort of peace are our soldiers trying to achieve there? Given that their armaments and disposition are better used offensively than defensively -- in other words, they're better equipped for 'shooting at' than being shot at -- who will they be shooting at, and why? And how much being shot at will there be, and why?
- Will they be able to hunt down all those who shot at them, and if not why not? How many will be killed (and how many of them) if they don't?
- Why has there been so little debate to date on NZ's military involvement there?
- And will our troops even get there without their RNZAF transport breaking down?
TAGS: Politics-NZ, Politics-World, Timor