This Week On Q+A: Key, Norman, Korea
This Week On Q+A
SUNDAY 14TH APRIL, 9AM
On Q+A this Sunday, is the Prime Minister
suffering from second-term-itis? We speak to John Key about
his China trip… a trip overshadowed by domestic spy
Also on the programme, stuck in traffic? Is a rail
loop the answer to Auckland’s choked-up traffic? Greens
co-leader Russel Norman on how he’ll convince Aucklanders
to leave the car at home.
And as tensions rise on the
Korean Peninsula, we hear what’s really driving the North
Korean leader’s threats of war.
On the panel this week,
Victoria University political scientist Dr Jon Johansson,
International Trade Expert Professor Jane Kelsey, and NZ
Herald columnist Fran O’Sullivan, who’s
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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>>