What is Scientology? was the fourth most “what is…?”
question asked on Google in 2012. It is a very popular
subject and many people want to find out more about it.
However, given we live in an age of science, Scientology
along with other faiths is often ridiculed. Religion is an
easy target for criticism.
It is for these reasons I have
sent you a new Scientology Media Guide which answers many of
the questions asked about Scientology. It is for your use
and there are links to external websites where more
information can be found.
I hope you find it informative
and if it can be stored as a reference in your media files I
would really appreciate 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>>