Few of you, perhaps, are interested in the comings and goings in New Zealand, unless you’re a New Zealander; but, for me, there is a story that is unfolding there that connects powerfully back into how America operates and how its other “Five Eyes” partners readily kowtow to America’s wishes, not just regarding security and the detailed surveillance of every citizen on the planet, but also the use of so-called security services for American commercial benefit. It is also an example of some excellent investigative journalism that you do not see in the mainstream media in the United States and, in my experience, only find in Australia and New Zealand today, and with the Murdoch-driven pressures on the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC), we may not see in Australia for much longer.
This video report tracks the change in the focus of the GCSB in New Zealand from a traditional security focus to a much more commercial and IP focus with the appointment of Ian Fletcher as its head. It also exposes the fingers of the PM John Keys and others in the pie of illegal spying on Kim Dotcom prior to the raid on him in early 2012, serving the interests of America’s MPAA, ostensibly for copyright infringement, a case that seems weaker by the day, and for which there is strong circumstantial evidence suggesting the raid was driven by an Obama administration wishing to curry favour with Hollywood for their support of Obama prior to his 2012 re-election.
I have long said that they took on the wrong guy when they decided to shut Kim Dotcom down, and this is becoming more and more evident.
None of this should come as a surprise to any of us, since the United States has repeatedly demonstrated its willingness to destroy other countries by whatever means necessary for their own economic interests, it’s just that citizens of the “Five Eyes” countries tend to believe they are somehow protected by the American umbrella and nothing could be further from the truth.