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Their deaths, Key’s PR

Written By: - Date published: 8:22 pm, September 29th, 2011 - 22 comments
Categories: afghanistan, john key, scoundrels, spin - Tags:

Key says we have to leave men in Afghanistan, killing and dying, to “honour” the ones we’ve lost. Typical chickenhawk bullshit. This isn’t about ‘tearism’ or ‘Afghanistanians’ or ‘honour’. It’s all about PR. All about politics. Before Smith’s even in the ground, this arsehole Key is spinning his death for PR. Just like Pike River. Just like the earthquake dead.

PS. Oh, and the fuckwit is still lying to us and saying that the SAS aren’t in combat. Even though the Minister of Defence and head of the Defence Force have admitted the truth.

22 comments on “Their deaths, Key’s PR ”

  1. Meanwhile in the real world people who actually know what is going on in Afghanistan like former Afghan foreign minister Najibullah Lafraie says the latest death showed that SAS troops were not needed in the region.

    He rejects the statement by the Prime Minister John Key that pulling the SAS out of Afghanistan would put New Zealanders in danger of becoming victims of global terrorism.

    “They don’t make any positive contribution.

    “I don’t think there is a military solution to the problem in Afghanistan. I believe NATO forces have become part of the problem and cannot be part of the solution.”

    He said reports of the operation where Mr Smith was killed were “disturbing”.

    “The team seem to have been engaged in a night raid, similar to the ones carried out by the Americans, and focused upon in the past two years. Hundreds of innocent people have been killed or detained in such operations.”

    So we have a case of John Key in considering his PR stopping our troops coming home from an unjust war. How fucked is that?

    John Key should just accept that bringing our SAS home is the right thing to do and take any public backlash against him on the chin. Any real Prime Minister would put the countries interests ahead of his own interest… But then John Key isn’t what I would call a proper PM by any stretch of the imagination.

  2. randal 2

    I think our soldiers are gallant men and we should honour them. then talk about the reasons for this war instead of making it a coded artificial divide which it has become in modern politics to distinguish between two different ideologies.

    • Zetetic 2.1

      leaving the SAS there has nothing to do with honouring the dead.

      • Jim Nald 2.1.1

        How about John Key giving everyone a really good laugh and he honours himself by bringing our troops back and he sends himself there?

  3. Paul 3

    Recommend Adam Curtis’s ‘The Power of Nightmares’

  4. Colonial Viper 4

    This isn’t about ‘tearism’ or ‘Afghanistanians’ or ‘honour’. It’s all about PR.

    And it’s about oil and gas pipelines out of central asia.

  5. Unlike Pike River John Boy, at least you got the body back. And I thought helen clark had let the Coast down by putting the mine entrance on the wrong side of the hill and calling them feral inbreds.
    Poor coast shafted by red and blue filthy lying pollies! Politicians think honour is a vote counter. They all make me sick.

    Member of 27th intake.
    RIP soldier.

    • r0b 5.1

      calling them feral inbreds

      Didn’t happen.  Kiwiblog myth.

      • dad4justice 5.1.1

        Sorry rob but I was Greymouth when she made the comment in public.

        Don’t fucking lie to me you bent prick. SHE SAID IT. Got that!

        • Zetetic

          it is a myth.

          You know your memory isn’t the most reliable evidence, d4j

          • dad4justice

            I have a tape recording of the words.

            Next bullshitter please. The left lie at will. haha fools.

            • Adele

              IF Helen Clarke made the comment why hasn’t the media ever picked it up, and more importantly, why haven’t you capitalised on the evidence (the tape) by releasing it to the highest bidder – especially as you seem to be consumed by a huge amount of animosity and rage against politicians and government in general.

            • Colonial Viper

              Next bullshitter please.

              You’re it.

              • You all know she said it. Stop living the lie.

                • Colonial Viper

                  You’re the lie.

                  • clandestino

                    Yeah mate, come on, upload the evidence right now, link it to this blog. You’re a liar and need to get out from the hole your life is.

                • Rijab

                  Why don’t you just upload your recording to prove everyone on here wrong? I don’t understand, if you have evidence to support your assertion, then just provide it …

                  • Hey liarbour liars ( moderation tag is on again), this from a nice lady Justice of the Peace who lives in Westport and yes you are right I will get the taped Clark on You Tube asap. haha fools can’t tell the truth. How about Peter, haha another one bites the dust.

                    “As a former West coaster I have been called ‘feral and inbred’, by Helen Clark. She also stated that women who get married and have children are brain dead.”

                  • Zetetic

                    he will, when he’s perfected his Clark impression

                  • Deadly_NZ

                    You can’t upload that what does not exist. I am just waiting for the “I don’t know how to put it onto the computer” Or I lost the tape, Or the dog ate it, or someone left a magnet out. Just more Kiwiblog fantasy. If you do have the tape get your mate Whale snot to convert it for you. So d4j put up or shut up.

  6. Janice 6

    There will be another good photo op for the Key man at the military funeral of Leon Smith. He will look suitably grave and may even shed a crocodile tear or two and spout nonsense about protecting our country to the point of laying down his life for it. Why should a grieving family, whose son and grandson would still be alive but for Key wanting PR with America, have to put up with him at the funeral?

    • Rodel 6.1

      Yep. another photopportunity for our photopportunist..in between “popping in” to get a quick snap with Jonah Lomu while he’s newsworthy.

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