What’s the difference between John Key and a Predator Drone? Trick question, there is no difference, both are controlled by Washington. Last nights astonishing revelations on Campbell Live prove how true that joke really is.
March 8th 2011 – Jerry Mateparae is stepped down as head of the GCSB.
March 15th 2011 – Top NSA spook, James Clapper, flies to NZ to meet with Key to discuss ‘synchronicity’ between the NSA and GCSB.
March 22nd 2011 – High level intelligence meetings
May 2011 – McCully visits Washington
June 17th 2011 – Key meets with Ian Fletcher for breakfast at Stamford Plaza.
July 22nd 2011 – Key is invited to Washington as pay back for this new ‘synchronicity’.
July 26th 2011 – Key side steps normal protocols and appoints his old school friend Ian Fletcher to take over at the GCSB.
October 2011 – John Key, the head of the SIS and NZDF join Ian Fletcher, the MFAT Head, and the DPMC boss for a secret dinner at the British High Commissioner’s home
December 8th 2011 – A letter states that Key is going to meet Ian Fletcher on 12th December
December 12th 2011 – Key meets with Ian Fletcher.
December 14th 2011 – The Police boss responsible for spying on Dotcom meets John Key with other intelligence agencies present.
December 16th 2011 – Kim Dotcom starts to be illegally spied upon.
January 2012 – Raid on Kim Dotcom.
What Campbell Live exposes is a covert effort to expand the GCSB into corporate spying for America. To use the spy apparatus ability to spy for corporations who make their profit margins national security issues. It means the entire case against Kim Dotcom has been entrapment, it means Key has lied to NZ about when he was informed about Kim Dotcom, it means we are stooges to America’s mass surveillance paranoia and it means John Key has sold NZ out by eroding our collective civil liberties for subservience to Washington.
Key’s so comfortable about using drone strikes for extrajudicial assassinations I suspect he runs the country from a Lazyboy weaing a onesie. TVNZ could replay footage of Key signing away sovereignty to USA while personally drone striking civilians & he’d still be “khumfortable”.
This country owe John Campbell and the Campbell Live team a standing ovation for the courage they have shown in pursuing this story. This is true journalism at its finest, not the National Party broadcast that is Seven Sharp. John and Campbell Live are revealing the true story of Power that John Key is desperate to hide. There was once a time NZ would stand as one in disgust at this spineless subservience to America, we need to remind ourselves that we are not Obama’s South Pacific golf caddy and need that reminder this election.
Let’s hope this special on Campbell Live exposing the corruption of the GCSB eclipses the mainstream media story on cricket corruption. The irony is that ff Helen Clark had pulled the shit Key has by expanding mass surveillance on behalf of NSA, the NZ Herald would be calling for open rebellion.