Well, well, well. What do we have here…
NZ embassies involved in covert intelligence work for US – reports
New Zealand’s embassies have been involved in covert intelligence gathering work on behalf of the United States, a fresh batch of classified documents released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden appear to show.
The 2003 list of “Exceptionally Controlled Information” which is itself classified top secret gives a brief rundown of various NSA intelligence gathering operations and their security codes and status.
Under the heading “Stateroom” the document describes the security classification that “restricts access to information about personnel involved in covert collection, processing and report of SIGINT [signals intelligence] from diplomatic missions abroad”.
“This activity is conducted by USA, AUS, CAN, GBR and NZL”, the document states.
Suspicions around New Zealand’s involvement in signals intelligence gathering on behalf of the US National Security Agency were reinforced late last year when documents released by Mr Snowden revealed the existence of the Stateroom programme.
The documents showed the programme operated from sites at US embassies and consulates and from the diplomatic missions of intelligence partners in the so-called Five Eyes intelligence gathering and sharing network, including Australia, Britain and Canada.
…Snowden and Greenwald were right again, NZ Embassies are involved in spying for the US.
Key has sold our independent foreign policy out for a round of Golf with Obama, his spineless acquiescence to America should shame NZ, but it won’t.
NZ just electorally rewarded Key for mass surveillance lies and Dirty Politics. They chose to believe in the mainstream media demonisation of Kim Dotcom rather than question Key. Remember the Herald quoted an academic claiming drunk students chanting was akin to Nazi rallies? When that kind of one sided view is the one dominating debate, it is no wonder Nicky Hager declared that Dirty Politics had won Key the election.
NZers refused to accept that Kim has been wronged by the Government and that he should fight back, they decided instead that he was big money attempting to influence the election when it’s really National who is the big money influencing the election.
So news that Snowden and Greenwald were right won’t even register with the sleepy hobbits. So many NZers have personally invested their own ego into the empty aspiration of brand #TeamKey that they point blank refuse to criticise him, no matter what he does.
We are a Cargo Cult minus the cargo.
Why on earth would any country vote for NZ to be on the UN Security Council when we are America’s 53rd State after Israel and Australia?
Wait until someone starts taking photos of NZ Embassies with strange looking antenna on their roofs and wait for those trading partners to become outraged at NZ and react with trade sanctions. Even at that point the sleepy hobbits won’t blame Key, they’ll attack those speaking the truth.
Welcome to the new Nu Zilind, we have 3 more years of this book burning.