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John Key not spied on? Yea, right.

31 October, 2013

The Editor, The New Zealand Herald

Dear Editor;

PM John Key says he has not been spied on by the National Security Agency (NSA) located in Washington, DC.   How would he know?   Also, does he include others in the National Government in this assertion?  Or other representatives of the NZ government such as diplomats?  Again, how would he know?

Further we should ask why he should be different from other heads of state in regards to being spied upon by the NSA?  Is he of no consequence?  Or is he the most trusted of American allies (he would like to think he is working towards that) and has become immune from what the NSA routinely does?

The apparent understanding within the NSA’s Five Eyes network (USA, UK, Canada, Australia, and NZ at the Waihopai satellite spy dishes in Marlboro) is that each home country would not spy on its own (no longer the case in NZ as the National government has changed the law for some cases regarding that), but that there has been no prohibition on spying on the other four.

If Mr Key is so naïve as to think he wouldn’t be spied on, then what else has he been telling us that he has no real knowledge of?

Sincerely,

Richard Keller

published Monday 04/11/13

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