The following blog is speculation.
Yesterday I suggested the ‘Blue Patriot’s were the original source for Andrea Vance, today I look at why they leaked.
The Blue Patriots leaked the GCSB report for the same reasons they leaked the Don Brash emails, because they were deeply concerned for the country. This time around the concern was driven by what the Kim Dotcom case had revealed about NZs Intelligence Industrial Complex.
Over the last decade, funding for the SIS increased by 250% to $41 million in 2012. It employs 232 full time staff. The GCSB increased its full time staff to 294, with funding increasing by 174% over the same period of time to $63 million in 2012.
Vast surveillance powers have been granted to the Organised Crime Intelligence Unit, Financial Intelligence Unit, Strategic Intelligence Unit, National Bureau of Criminal Intelligence, Identity Intelligence Unit, Threat Assessment Unit, Police Terrorism Investigation and Intelligence Group and the Special Investigation Group despite very few prosecutions in NZ for any of the things those agencies are supposed to guard against.
What concerned the Blue Patriots was how this Intelligence Industrial Complex seemed far more interested in doing the bidding of Washington over Wellington.
The extent to which the IIC had run amok had to be revealed before it was scrubbed clean for public consumption in the hope of putting all interested parties within the NZ public service on notice that the IIC was a problem.
Tomorrow I look at why Dunne had to be framed.