Panmure, Auckland City: Homicide Victim Named - Op Terri
Panmure, Auckland City: Homicide Victim Named - Op
Police have named the deceased man from the
Pilkington Rd homicide as 27 year-old Papatoetoe resident
A man who contacted Police and who is known
to Mr Nathan is assisting with the Op Terri investigation
into his death. It is too early to say what the outcome of
the discussions with this man will be.
Detective Inspector Mark Benefield will be unavailable to
media until further notice during this phase of the
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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>>