Hey Nicky, diddums

Yesterday Nicky Hager had a wee meltdown because a journalist didn’t agree with him.

Barry Soper called into question one of the photos and the caption from the book that Hager has described as “impossible” to be wrong.

Except the book has many wrong things about it. The location and the maps are wrong, the cover is wrong, who approved the raid is wrong…and now the captions are wrong.

Nicky Hager, though, thinks that errors such as these are small beer and his undies got ripped so he wrote a letter to Shayne Currie, who promptly caved, took down the article and then put it back up later.

The complete irony?and hypocrisy is the email Nicky Hager sent to Shayne Currie. ? Read more »

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 »

The traitor Snowden proven to be a liar, bad bastards have now got his stolen data

Edward Snowden is a traitor and he may well have blood on his hands.

The BBC reports:

UK intelligence agents have been moved because Russia and China can read files stolen by a US whistleblower, a senior government source has told the BBC.

The Sunday Times is reporting that Russia and China have cracked the encryption of the computer files.

The government source told the BBC the countries “have information” that led to agents being moved but added there was “no evidence” any had been harmed.

Edward Snowden, now in Russia, leaked intelligence data two years ago.

The former CIA contractor left the US in 2013 after leaking details of extensive internet and phone surveillance by American intelligence to the media.

His information made international headlines in June 2013 when the Guardian newspaper reported that the US National Security Agency was collecting the telephone records of tens of millions of Americans.

Mr Snowden is believed to have downloaded 1.7 million secret documents before he left the US.

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Twitter is a friend and enabler of terrorism

I facetiously have labelled the nasties on the left who use Twitter to boycott and bully people terrorists.

Little did I know how accurate I was, now that it has been revealed just how terrorism-friendly Twitter is.

The Daily Mail reports:

Twitter will ?tip off? terror suspects and criminals if the security services ask for information about them, a bombshell report reveals.

The social media giant will keep an investigation secret only if compelled to do so by a court, Britain?s terror watchdog found.

It is one of a string of US tech companies which have decided that ? in the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks ? customer ?privacy? and protecting their ?brand? takes priority.

Twitter said its policy was to ?notify users of requests for their account information, which includes a copy of the request, prior to disclosure unless we are prohibited from doing so?.

The astonishing revelations come in a report by David Anderson QC, warning that MI5, MI6, GCHQ and the police are losing their ability to electronically track terrorists and criminals.

In other developments:

  • MI5 warned that Britain was facing an ?unprecedented? threat from Islamist fanatics trained overseas.
  • A political row broke out over whether judges or the Home Secretary should sign surveillance warrants. It emerged that Theresa May had personally granted approval for 2,345 intrusive spying missions last year.
  • US traitor Snowden was condemned for undermining British national security.

Mr Anderson was asked to carry out the review in the wake of Snowden?s claims that GCHQ was engaging in mass surveillance.

He concluded that security officials were not routinely spying on everybody in the UK, and should retain their powers for the ?bulk collection? of communications data.

But he said that as a result of the furore caused by Snowden?s leaks to the Guardian newspaper, US firms were not as willing to provide vital information to the authorities. This had led to the intelligence agencies fearing a day when they ?lose control?.

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Germany celebrates traitors – now there’s no surprise

In the name or “art”, mind you.


Berlin just become home to three bronze statues of Snowden, Assange and Manning.

Yeah. ?I know.

One of the German capital?s central squares has become the stage for a provocative art piece, which not only celebrates whistleblowers, but encourages other ordinary citizens to speak out.

?They have lost their freedom for the truth, so they remind us how important it is to know the truth,? Italian sculptor Davide Dormino told the media in Berlin’s Alexanderplatz.

The life-sized statues of the three men stand upon three chairs, as if speaking in an impromptu public meeting. Next to them is a fourth, empty chair.

For Dormino, who titled his piece, Anything to Say? this is the centerpiece of the composition.

?The fourth chair is open to anyone here in Berlin who wants to get up and say anything they want,?

How about hanging the three from gallows, with one other empty gallow next to it and a sign “feel free to betray your country and fellow citizens so that you too can cause their deaths and you will join as a low-life traitor to humanity.” ?? Read more »

More New Zealand residents under ISIS related surveillance


Good to know

Over the past year the threat of a terrorist attack here had increased, the head of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service says.

Rebecca Kitteridge’s comments come as troops are set deploy to Iraq on a joint training mission with Australia.

More New Zealanders were being monitored over the past year because of their links to Islamic State, she told Radio New Zealand. Read more »

Let’s cut short this pathetic media circus


Dear New Zealanders

New Zealand belongs to a group of countries that includes Canada, the UK, the USA and Australia, more recently referred to as “the club”. ?They operate communications surveillance bases.

In the course of their work, they have the potential to monitor all communications (more or less), and pick and choose what may be of interest depending on a set of criteria that are by and large the same but may change over time depending on emerging threats to national security. Read more »

“I’ve got no intentions of blowing anything up or going out and finding a disbeliever and beheading them in a mall”


Those are the words of ?Maori Muslim fundamentalist.

A bearded Aaron Tahuhu, wearing a brown robe and jandals, looks out over green fields near his home.

In years to come, he hopes to look out on desert sands near Mecca.

Tahuhu is one of Christchurch’s fundamentalist Muslims.

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Photo Of The Day

SuperluzSME confronts policemen, Mexico City, April 2011.  Photo Noor Khamis/Rueters

SuperluzSME confronts policemen, Mexico City, April 2011.
Photo Noor Khamis/Reuters


??SuperluzSME represents Mexico?s Electricians Union

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Snowden runs before HK hands him over

Things were obviously getting a little bad for business so the HK government must have paid Edward?Snowden a visit at his “safe house” that he thought they didn’t know about and had a chat about some?discrepancy?with the documentation, but that it was only a matter of time before the US provided “clarity” with that documentation.

They probably told him that there happened to be a spare seat on an Aeroflot flight to Russia that afternoon and they could perhaps arrange for a police escort to the airport to assist him with the annoyance that is transit, customs and immigration. It wouldn’t do for him to be spotted by some angry Americans, best they escort him nicely to the gate.

NSA?whistleblower?Edward Snowden?has flown out of?Hong Kong, where he had been in hiding since identifying himself as the source of revelations on US?surveillance?programmes ? despite a US request for his arrest.

The 30-year-old had previously said he would stay in the city and fight for his freedom in the courts. But the Hong Kong government confirmed that he left on Sunday, two days after the?US announced it had charged him with espionage, saying documents filed by the US did not fully comply with legal requirements. It also said it was requesting clarification from Washington on?Snowden’s claims that the US had hacked targets in the territory.

Snowden had been at a safe house since 10 June, when he checked out of his hotel after giving an interview to the Guardian outing himself as the source who leaked top secret documents. ? Read more »