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Letter to the Editor: John Key and State-sanctioned murder

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FROM:   "f.macskasy" 
SUBJECT: Letters to the editor
DATE:    Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:56:14 +1200
TO:     "Dominion Post" <letters@dompost.co.nz> 

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The Editor
DOMINION POST

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A New Zealand citizen is killed - murdered, to be more
precise - by a US drone attack in Yemen, and our esteemed
Prime Minister responds; 

"I think they are legitimate, at certain times, where
countries are trying to contend with very dangerous
situations and they are trying to deal with those terrorists
without putting their own people in harm's way... I think
all that shows is the things that I have been saying for
quite some time that we need our intelligence agencies to
track our people, that there are New Zealanders who go and
put themselves in harm's way have all been proven to be
correct".

The New Zealander concerned has not been convicted of any
offence. We don't even know the extent of his involvement
(if any) in any so-called "terrorist" organisation. 

His fate was simply signed and sealed by some unknown
person(s) in Washington.

This is what is known as an extra-judicial killing; where a
person is summarily executed by the State, without any due
process of the law.

This was not justice, it was murder.

And for John Key to wash his hands of this terrorist act
with sophistry shows the lengths to which he has abandoned
any pretense of justice and surrendered to faceless killers
in Washington.

God help us - who is next? And is this what we can expect in
the 21st Century?


-Frank Macskasy

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(Address & phone number supplied)

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References

NZ Herald: New Zealand, Australian men killed in Yemen strike


 

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  1. Priss
    18 April 2014 at 2:59 pm

    John Key should be thoroughly ashamed of himself. So much for upholding the spirit as well as letter of the law!!

  2. Deb Kean
    18 April 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Yes, Frank, this news is horrifying! For some odd reason, the BBC reported him first as an American, then TV3 called him an Australian… Regardless, drone killings are simply evil, nothing else.
    Deb

  3. Peter Kennedy
    18 April 2014 at 4:06 pm

    When did a leader of this country take delight in the murder of one of it’s citizens? At times we may disagree with one another, but when the leader condones the murder of an individual, you know there is corruption. Pure and simple.

  4. 23 April 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Priss, Debs, and Peter – fully concur.

    By the way, the letter was published in the Dompost on 22 April. Hopefully Key’s clipping-service placed it on the desk of his Press Secretary…

    • Deb Kean
      24 April 2014 at 4:25 pm

      It was published? Excellent!

  5. 25 April 2014 at 8:05 am

    Indeed, Deb.

    Let’s hope Key read it and gave him pause for thought…

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