?

Log in

Oh for fuck's sake - Tactical Ninja

Sep. 16th, 2014

10:19 am - Oh for fuck's sake

Previous Entry Share Next Entry

So last year when the government brought in laws expanding the powers of the state spying agency, the GCSB, John Key (the PM) was quoted widely as saying he would resign if the GCSB conducted mass surveillance.

Last night in a broadcast watched by over 20,000 people online, Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden provided evidence that the GCSB is performing mass surveillance of New Zealand citizens. In fact, the project was underway before the law change, Key knew about it, and the law was changed to allow it to proceed.

Today, Key released classified documents that he says would exonerate him. Never mind the weirdness of the PM being able to do that so quickly, why the docs were classified in the first place if it's that harmless to release them, and whether the PM protecting his own reputation is a good enough reason.

The documents appear to be about a completely different project, that has nothing to do with the one exposed by Greenwald and Snowden.

Step up, Key.

Comments:

[User Picture]
From:du_secondaire
Date:September 15th, 2014 10:25 pm (UTC)
(Link)
*facepalm*

NZ politicians sound an awful lot like US politicians, especially in the "derailment" department.

Edited at 2014-09-15 10:25 pm (UTC)
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:tatjna
Date:September 15th, 2014 10:38 pm (UTC)

On how far up the US arse our PM really is

(Link)
Our PM used to be the head forex trader for Merrill Lynch. Nuff said.

(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:du_secondaire
Date:September 15th, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)

Re: On how far up the US arse our PM really is

(Link)
To echo your sentiment, "oh, for fuck's sake."
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:richaarde
Date:September 15th, 2014 11:32 pm (UTC)
(Link)
It's quite a talent that politicians all seem to have, where everything that comes out of their mouths has two opposite meanings, so whatever they say doesn't mean what you think it means.

And I'm sorry my own government is such a bunch of assholes. If I had any way to stop it I'd do it in a heartbeat.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:bekitty
Date:September 16th, 2014 03:22 am (UTC)
(Link)
Key's a bit busy getting sued by Eminem at the moment. For copyright infringement. WHOOOOOPS!

... I cannot stop cackling. CANNOT.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]
From:tcpip
Date:September 16th, 2014 06:57 am (UTC)
(Link)
What is annoying is at least a third will defend him and another third will not care.
(Reply) (Thread)