Written By: - Date published: 10:55 pm, November 29th, 2015 - 9 comments
4chan bombs Isis. Now that’s the way to hurt them!
Written By: - Date published: 8:49 pm, November 27th, 2015 - 117 comments
Assuming the Russian jet did enter Turkish airspace for 17s, was there really no recourse for Turkey other than using lethal force?
Written By: - Date published: 9:40 am, November 27th, 2015 - 26 comments
An alternative view to Te Reo Putake’s post concerning Jeremy Corbyn and the bombing of Syria.
Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, November 27th, 2015 - 17 comments
As reported yesterday Dunedin has been picked as the new settlement location for refugees. May they find a warm welcome and a future of peace and security here.
Written By: - Date published: 2:10 pm, November 19th, 2015 - 26 comments
PM please explain, what the hell good would sending a few Kiwi ground troops to the ongoing disaster of the Middle East achieve? Is it the whole cost of being in the club thing again?
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, November 17th, 2015 - 67 comments
The Paris attacks are being used as an excuse for another ill informed debate about surveillance and encryption – which doesn’t address the communication channels that terrorists are actually using. The tools that our governments want can be used very effectively to spy on you and me though (as Key effectively acknowledges in passing).
Written By: - Date published: 9:35 am, November 15th, 2015 - 203 comments
From Hollande’s reaction it seems likely that the terrorists will accomplish their goal.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, October 14th, 2015 - 7 comments
The Nats changing lines on the Taji report look like just another routine coverup of just another routine lie. At least, I hope so, because not knowing / caring about the report would be worse.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, October 13th, 2015 - 17 comments
An American report which came out shortly before Key’s visit to our troops at Taji camp in Iraq is strongly critical of conditions there, and of the efficacy of the training process. Key claims he didn’t know, yet another of his outbreaks of “convenient ignorance”.
Written By: - Date published: 8:40 am, October 12th, 2015 - 35 comments
Terrible news from Turkey where over a hundred protesters have been killed by explosions at a peaceful protest organised to seek an end to the violence between the Kurdish separatist PKK militants and the Turkish government.
Written By: - Date published: 9:47 am, October 9th, 2015 - 19 comments
Will New Zealand (John Key), as a signatory to the Geneva Convention Protocol I, support Medecins sans Frontieres call for an independent fact finding commission into the bombing of their hospital, and the deaths of Doctors and children and 37 injured? Or will he pretend he never got the letter?
Written By: - Date published: 12:20 pm, October 6th, 2015 - 93 comments
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson was Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell. And he says that the American empire is in decline.
Written By: - Date published: 7:52 am, October 3rd, 2015 - 34 comments
Key’s little lecture to the UN would have been delivered with a lot more moral authority if it wasn’t built on the heights of hypocrisy.
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, October 2nd, 2015 - 27 comments
Respected journalist Jon Stephenson has extracted an apology and payment from the NZ Defence Force for their attack on his work in 2011. He is owed an apology from John Key too…
Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, September 15th, 2015 - 153 comments
Josie Pagani yesterday chose as a left wing commentator to condemn Jeremy Corbyn’s politics as being based on narcissism where hard decisions never need to be made, and the unpopularity of a policy was evidence not of its failure but of its virtue. She should have analysed his history before making these claims. And in the interests of balance the media really needs to choose left wing commentators who will proudly stand up and support progressive ideals rather than repeat right wing attack lines.
Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, September 12th, 2015 - 74 comments
The current refugee crisis is but a taste of the climate refugee crisis to come. But it according to Key it’s fine, because it won’t be a problem in the next year or two.
Written By: - Date published: 8:49 am, September 10th, 2015 - 74 comments
In the UK, in Australia and in New Zealand conservative governments have initially refused to accept more refugees then in a matter of days they have changed their view. At the same time they have announced increased support for refugees they have announced military action against ISIS. Makes you wonder if this is based on Crosby Textor advice.
Written By: - Date published: 6:05 pm, September 8th, 2015 - 91 comments
Winston’s solution to war and refugees.
Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, September 7th, 2015 - 71 comments
The backtrack is under way. Last week National was not budging on refugee numbers. Today they will announced an urgent passage allowing for the intake of more Syrian refugees. The focus groups have spoken. Update: and the announcement is for 600 new refugees over 3 years and $4,9 million in increased aid.