Statement From Richard Prosser MP
Richard Prosser MP
Statement From Richard Prosser
Terrorism and airline safety worldwide
is a serious issue which consumes great resources and causes
The issue requires positive
solutions, and my article in Investigate magazine sadly did
not contribute to that.
I accept that I impugned
many peaceful law-abiding Muslims, and to them I
My opinion piece does not
reflect the views of the New Zealand First Party and I
deeply regret any embarrassment caused by it.
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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>>