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