AND Antarctica! We bloody well spy on Antarctica as well! Since when were penguins a national security threat?
On the very day Snowden releases his latest revelations that we are spying on China, Japan, North Korea, Vietnam, South America, South Pacific Islands, Pakistan, India, Iran AND Antarctica we have Key using language like ‘eco terrorism’ to describe a threat to milk powder.
How very, very, very convenient.
Do I think Key is corrupt enough to spin this into a political stunt to obscure the new news that we are spying on China, Japan, North Korea, Vietnam, South America, South Pacific Islands, Pakistan, India, Iran AND Antarctica? Well aside from the fact that he already has done that by contradicting the Police and MPI in his first press conference, let’s remind ourselves of what we do know about Key.
In 2011, the PMs Office colluded with and instigated the false smearing of the Leader of the Opposition months before an election with the Secret Intelligence Service, (it’s good that a Journalist of the calibre of Andrea Vance are now alerting NZers to this abuse of power). If Key’s Office was prepared to use the SIS to influence the 2011 election with false information about the Leader of the Opposition, then his Office is capable of using a threat to milk and turn it into a a national security issue to purposely distract from the latest Snowden revelations.