Thursday, December 16, 2010

I Should Bloody Well Hope So

John Minto, aka Michael Field, today provides the Dom Post with its dose of banal and thinly disguised anti American trivia dressed up as a local version of Wikileaks revelations. No wonder the Commodore threw the oleaginous prick out.

In fact, it is a non story, interspersed with the opinions of the writer when no actual hard facts are available.
The base was used in the 2006 coup and probably the 2000 coup, although New Zealand officials have always denied that they were spying.
The revelation is likely to anger Fiji prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama, who seized power in a December 2006 coup.

We are meant to be surprised, shocked and horrified that NZ used the Waihopi base to listen in on the cell phone conversations of participants in a military coup in Fiji. New Zealanders would be shocked, horrified and greatly surprised if we learned that any government had failed in its duty to listen in to such conversations involving parties to such events on our very door step.

Adolf must concede that in this instance the Bilious Bitch acted impeccably.

13 comments:

Psycho Milt said...

He's "Prime Minister" now? I don't think it counts if you named yourself for the job - not to mention, if he was going to call himself something, why so unambitious? Surely he should call himself King.

Anonymous said...

I disagree with you. While I have nothing to hide my conversations are private and not the business of the FBI, CIA, DHS, TSA, DSW, MAF or any other body of busybodies that you could dream up. Who put the US in charge?

Fiji is sorting itself out and we have played hard ball when we should have supported them as they evolved.

I still think Minto is a twit.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Anon, if your conversations are private, you'd better find yourself an encrypted telephone.

KG said...

An encrypted phone won't do it. If conversations are to be private, no telephone is secure.

Anonymous said...

And that is the issue. They are not private but they should be unless there is a compelling reason for snooping. Spectator had two articles about ID cards a couple of years ago - one pro, one anti. Its a similar concept and the UK wouldn't do this stuff years ago because that was what the bad totalitarian communist nations did. Suddenly its not bad anymore? What changed? Terrorism? Deal with the Muslims then and leave the rest of us alone.

Frank B would be right to think we are pricks.

Anonymous said...

Thought you were too busy celebrating in the deaths of the children and illegal immigrants on that boat to waste your time posting here Keith?

KG said...

yaaaawn.....coming from an anonymous coward, that's hilarious. :)

Anonymous said...

any telephone conversation is private if both participants mime their conversation.

Might not get much information passed across but definitely private!

Jimmie

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Priceless, Jimmie. Priceless

Anonymouse said...

"coming from an anonymous coward, that's hilarious. :) "

Don't see how you can really compare that to an old man rejoicing in the deaths of young children and babies because they are 'illegal immigrant scum'. Maybe you can share the humour Keith?

The Gantt Guy said...

nonymouse, if you need to ask the question, you clearly won't understand the answer. Now back under your bridge, troll.

Anonymouse said...

Oh how cute, its Keiths little lapdog. Do you fetch him his smokes and beer as well little Gnat, don't tell me your his little state housing neighbour are you?

Shane Ponting said...

To phone someone privately you need an AES-encrypted VOIP session. And if you don't want people to know who you are talking with you'll need to add half a dozen proxies to that link....

Normal VOIP and PSTN are as open as can be - audio ripe for the picking. You shouldn't even be trying to demand privacy for those, as that's akin to demanding privacy for a glasshouse.