Who kept GCSB's spying secret from Key?
Tue, 25 Sep 2012 7:00p.m.
The Government, the spies and Kim Dotcom – some have asked what the difference is between the GCSB and the SIS.
The SIS spies on locals. The GCSB uses the Waihopai Spy Base near Blenheim and is part of an international spy network looking offshore.
So what were the GCSB up to, why, who knew and why didn't anyone tell the Prime Minister?
Watch the video for John Campbell's full report.
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22/10/2012 3:54:55 p.m.
i think he knew all about it how can you run a country and not know whats going on if the media knows so will he i think john keys is a joke and im making sure that the next election will erradicate him from the polls i'm sick of hearing about him
2/10/2012 12:18:02 p.m.
Fail B movie spying aside, the U.S. tried all this over online internet casino gambling run out of the Carribean island. The US jailed the company directors. That whole sorry saga was played out through the WTO who ruled against the U.S. No doubt FBI agents where here observing this case so Key would have known they were in the country. They were pretty quick to take the hard drive copies out of the country. That was the real target.
1/10/2012 10:08:33 p.m.
S as a National Party supporter I am sure you are sick of the damage it is doing to John Key.
However as a National Party supporter I vted for John Key because he appeared honest, he challenged Peters and Clark on the Owen Glenn scandal came into power saying he would hold his ministers accountable and that there would be transparency.
But it turns out that he is a hypocrite, that transparency isnt what he wants, that he wont hold himself to the same standards that he demanded from Helen Clark,
This is becoming ridiculous, we need a public inquiry.
Saying that you are sick of Dotcom, calling dotcom a criminal, whatever you like.
Doesnt make Key innocent, doesnt make Key transparent and doesnt force John Key to uphold the standards that he said he would.
This guy lives in his own universe.
28/09/2012 5:19:52 a.m.
Who kept GCSB's Key spying secret from Dotcom?
28/09/2012 1:24:50 a.m.
J.P Morgan wrote:
All I see is an entrepreneur that perhaps takes the rights to privacy a little to importantly for the likes of the powers that be. I'm guessing a refusal to allow unlawfull monitoring of Internet traffic buy the CIA and their try hard deputies the GCSB has them whispering of "potential terrorists" around their respective water coolers.....Intelligence..what a joke! I'm just worried how they plan to justify their existance now they have been exposed.
27/09/2012 10:40:14 p.m.
John Dotcom should perhaps go back to America if he has nothing to hide - This whole saga must be costing millions and everyone is sick of hearing his drama being played out on the news....move on and stop wasting NZs money where it should be spent else where.
27/09/2012 10:21:52 p.m.
So Keys is just a front man for the corporates of the US, so who really is running the country, not NZers, we have an American backed govt in power, so that's why we have no rights, think of the mess the US has left around the world, when they meddle in other countries politics and law's,
27/09/2012 8:54:32 p.m.
Charles chapman wrote:
Not the matter of keeping a secret from the PM,him being him he may have thought that why in hell get involved as he did not know of him any way???And for the records as he said that he was overseas at the time when English took over the acting PM,may be also if the Pm stopped here and sorted out the mess that they have got NZ into, would far out weigh travelling the world for the Yanks to do their bull shitting for them.As smug as the PM can be.He is just like a banana,not very straight.
27/09/2012 5:45:56 p.m.
I think Dotcom would make and innovative and dynamic Prime Minister and has the capability to move NZ way ahead of the rest of the world in technology and innovation. NZers would benefit more from Dotcom leadership than from the current government.
27/09/2012 11:20:12 a.m.
This sort of thing goes right to heart of our core democratic values, protecting the rights of property. Fishing expeditions for alledged criminal activities, sponsored by foreign corporate corrupted police agencies is a tyranny. The governor general should dissolve parliament and there should be a snap election. This time without the hangover and dsistraction of a world rugby cup, which saw weak policy promotion and apathy from voters. Come GG what are you here for.
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