Seven more names released following Christchurch earthquake
Seven more names released following Christchurch
Police have today confirmed the identities of a
further seven people who died in the Christchurch
Dr Tamara CVETANOVA, 42 (female),
of Serbia, resident in Christchurch
Elizabeth Jane GRANT
(known as Jane), 51 (female), of Belfast,
Wen HE, 25, (female), of China
26 (female), of China
Hsin Hung LEE, 32 (female), of
Teresa MCLEAN (nee ELMS), 40 (female), a NZ
Citizen from Great Britain, resident in Kaiapoi
ZHONG, 31 (female), of China
This brings the total
number of names released to 155.
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Gordon Campbell: On Drone Strikes And Judith Collins‘ Last Stand
The news that a New Zealand citizen was killed last November in a US drone attack in Yemen brings the drones controversy closer to home.
To the US, drones are a legitimate response to the threat posed by the al Qaeda organisation and its franchisees... To the US, the drones carry the added advantage of not putting US troops at risk on the ground, and minimises the need for putting them in large numbers in bases in the countries concerned, always a politically sensitive point.
The counter-argument, well articulated by security analyst Paul Buchanan on RNZ this morning, is that this particular drone attack can be said to amount to an extra-judicial execution of a New Zealand citizen by one of our military allies, in circumstances where the person concerned posed no threat to New Zealand’s domestic security. More>>