5 eyes

Out in the cold, thanks Murray

This is a telling statement from Patrick Gower:

The Government still has no idea if New Zealand’s dual citizens will get an exemption from the ban.

New Zealand, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom are all part of an intelligence alliance with the US known as Five Eyes.

So far New Zealand is the only one of the Five Eyes nations whose dual citizens are waiting for confirmation of an exemption from Trump’s travel ban.

Unusually, Prime Minister Bill English did not front for his usual press conference after Cabinet today.

In the five days since the order was issued, the Government has only issued a statement saying that the embassy in Washington is continuing to “work urgently to gain further information”.

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Does Edward Snowden have blood on his hands?

Personally I think the gutless little traitor does have blood on his hands. His stolen documents and his work alongside Julian Assange have actually killed people.

Worse their actions set back the West and their capabilities for several years while the Russians, Chinese and Islamic enemies carried on regardless.

New Zealand’s spy agencies are encountering an increasing amount of “dark communications” that they can’t monitor, Prime Minister John Key says.

The weekend killings in Paris have raised questions around interception capabilities and Mr Key says Islamic State has become better at knowing what forms of communication can and can’t be monitored.

“The amount of ‘dark communications’ that can’t be monitored by our agencies is increasing,” he told reporters in Vietnam, where he is leading a trade mission.    Read more »

So what, they’re spying on us

It must now be assumed that David “Tainted” Fisher is a traitor to New Zealand as he runs, in the Herald on Sunday, another story from another traitor, Edward Snowden.

This time it is about how we are supposedly spying on China.

So what…they are sure as hell spying on us.

Our spies and America’s top government hackers cooked up a plan to crack into a data link between Chinese Government buildings in Auckland, new Edward Snowden documents reveal.

The project appeared aimed at tapping data flowing between the Chinese consulate and its passport office in Great South Rd — and using the link to access China’s computer systems.

The revelation is the most explosive of the information about New Zealand revealed in the Snowden documents — and has sparked a firm Chinese diplomatic response giving rise to concerns our security relationship with the United States is impacting our trade relationship with China.

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Fiji doesn’t care , why do the media pretend they do

Radio New Zealand is trying to beat up the so-called spying story by trotting out academics who are simply guessing.

Otago University lecturer Iati Iati said Fiji had made it clear it wanted New Zealand out of the Forum however it was unlikely to succeed in that, given New Zealand’s clout in the region.

Dr Iati, who specialises in New Zealand foreign policy in the Pacific, said the spying revelations were likely to aggravate tensions in the region.

“I don’t know whether Fiji already knew New Zealand was spying on them, I would be surprised if it didn’t.

“But the fact that it has come out publicly, it gives Fiji just another reason to validify some of its positions in relation to New Zealand’s role in the region,” he said.

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