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Tariffs aHead Of Torture – that’s how to end Torture

Written By: - Date published: 11:47 am, April 29th, 2015 - 5 comments
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Overnight our premier states person, the Prime Minister, announced to International media something he denied to his own citizens due to National Security concerns. Information about the troops being sent into danger in Iraq.

He also confirmed that despite saying he would raise human rights and womens’ rights issues with the Saudis, by “he” he meant someone else.

So, in a nutshell, if you live in Dubai, it is safe to tell you about our troops, but not if you live in Auckland, Wellington, Te Aroha, Waiuru, Duntroon… Another example of Key’s concern being about impressing people outside of NZ at the expense of those within?

Ron Mark has a question in Parliament today

7. RON MARK to the Minister of Defence: How does he reconcile not providing any further detail on the deployment of troops in accordance with the NZDF policy of “non-identification of personnel and for reasons of operational security” with the Prime Minister confirming overnight that New Zealand troops were transiting through Dubai?

– The typo in the heading is deliberate –

Here is a table showing how trade is working to stop torture around the world

5 comments on “Tariffs aHead Of Torture – that’s how to end Torture ”

  1. dukeofurl 1

    It must be that time of the year: PM as new joke every week

    QANTAS Boeing 747-48E VH-OEB positioned Sydney – Brisbane as QF6031 this afternoon (28th April) in order to operate a Brisbane – Darwin – Al Minhad Air Base charter for the RAAF using callsign ASY9

    I guess Key will (not) announce he going to Iraq tomorrow to Welcome the Anzac blah blah

  2. Molly 2

    I understand that troops are under false names to protect families, and our PM once again acts with complete disregard for their safety.

    This deployment has no up side.

  3. adam 3

    When we support a government which supports dictators, kings and is hyper oppressive.

    We are just supporting drones, war and and the perpetual suppression of people.

    Leaving aside the people left behind, whose family and friends we have helped to kill.

  4. dukeofurl 4

    Its a Ship of Fools.
    Bridges answers for Brownlee, to say….. the same old shit. They cant possibly reveal any details.

    While back in the desert, Key just says he didnt think it was newsworthy to let the folks back home what was happening when.

    Its a total farce. Clowns are speaking for Idiots and total fools.

    You expect this charade of lies and deceit and buffoonery from the District Court on a Monday morning

  5. miravox 5

    We’ll probably see a change in position on human rights / torture / capital punishment if an Australian or New Zealander fall foul of Saudi justice because the voting public would demand it. Until then $$ talk and I doubt Saudi human rights barely register with NZers (except to justify racist talk). Otoh if a NZer fell foul of US law I’d guess the US would still be able to do whatever it liked with little protest from this government.

    Not briefing NZ journalists seems to me to be a symbiotic relationship gone bad. Best the reporters writer pretty stories about Key if they want to be feed a few more press releases.

    After not being able to name Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, I’m still rather annoyed Key also got away with not knowing our ‘position’ on the Saudi’s bombing Yemen and the contradictions inherent in Yemen and Iraq. we’re A bit of tiptoeing gong on?

    As weepus beard suggested a day or two ago, it’s Key’s “Hey Clint” moment. However that got way more coverage


    Speaking in Dubai, Key was unclear on New Zealand’s position on the bombing.

    “I think the official position was we didn’t oppose the airstrikes so I’m not sure we went out and had a physical position…but by definition we didn’t oppose it.”

    Asked to clarify if New Zealand supported the campaign he said: “I might have to go and check through the Foreign Affairs ministry.”

    A casual, amoral and incompetent PM.

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