Who are the real villains behind Christchurch's escalating arson problem?
The answer is so far : not much.
If the houses were being fire bombed in Merivale and Fendalton then action would be prompt but it is seemingly of low priority in the eastern suburbs. After all this is an area where the SAS let off incendiary devices and play their little 'catch the terrorist' games.
And the response of the insurance industry was to declare that it was insurance fraud that was driving the wave of arson attacks.
I think there is much merit in Sanchez's comments and think they are applicable in Christchurch too.