GCSB Spy boss, Ian Fletcher has suddenly quit the job just before the upcoming review of security agencies…
New Zealand spy chief Ian Fletcher quits
Ian Fletcher, the country’s top spymaster, has unexpectedly resigned.
Fletcher has been the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) director for three years.
…what is it about the intelligence review that has suddenly sparked Fletcher’s need to step down?
The manner in which Fletcher was employed to do the job in the first place is still another example of how corrupt the Key Government really are. Key initially withheld from the NZ public that Fletcher was a childhood friend and that he had personally contacted Fletcher for the job in an application process that was contrary to the normal standards for spy boss selection. Allowing a mate to become head of the GCSB after the SIS in 2011 helped falsify information to smear the Leader of the Opposition months before the election meant that Key had co-opted and influenced all the major intelligence apparatus so that this Government’s push for mass surveillance powers was as seamless as possible.
Seeing as NZers have re-elected Key with an even larger mandate suggests accountability for these abuses of power will never occur. For a nation that screamed ‘Nanny State’ over abusive parents losing the legal defence of ‘discipline’ to assault their children, watching the wilful ignorance of middle Nu Zilind over Key’s Big Brother state is sickening.
When the Left stop abusive parents from using legal loopholes to escape charges for assaulting their children, it’s the end of Western Civilisation and the implementation of ‘Nanny State’. When Key lies about the true nature of spying legislation, washes clean abuses of intelligence agencies, gets caught smearing the Leader of the Opposition with the State spy agency and rams through mass erosions of civil liberties those very same who bleated ‘Nanny State’ at Helen Clark are suddenly all silent.
The double standards are shameful.
New Zealanders voting National re-elected a corrupt Government who abused power at the highest levels, no matter how many of them shrug and say ‘that stuff isn’t important’, it’s the responsibility of true citizens to argue that it is. The NZ Media failed their democratic responsibilities as the Fourth Estate to convince voters of how corrupt Key’s actions were, and seeing as many of those mainstream media outlets were actually complicit with Slater’s black ops media team, it’s up to the Fifth Estate to replace them.
Let’s see what the intelligence review says.