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Letter to the editor – The New Vietnam; who is first?

16 October 2014 5 comments

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from: Frank Macskasy <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
to: Listener <letters@listener.co.nz>
date: Thu, Oct 16, 2014
subject: Letters to the editor

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The editor
The Listener
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Our esteemed Prime Minister seems very keen and eager to show our American cuzzies that we can contribute to the war in the Middle East.

In which case, if we are going to put “boots on the ground” in Iraq or Syria, who will be filling those boots?

Will it be the sons and daughters of National Ministers?

And when the first coffins start returning home, will Mr Key be on the tarmac, seeing them unloaded?

Or will he be “otherwise engaged”, watching his son play baseball in the US?

 

-Frank Macskasy

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References

Radio NZ:  PM’s assurances over US meeting questioned

TVNZ News: Slain soldier criticised Key for missing troops’ funeral


 

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Letter to the editor – The martians are coming! The martians are coming!

16 October 2014 1 comment

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from: Frank Macskasy <fmacskasy@gmail.com>
to: Dominion Post <letters@dompost.co.nz>
date: Tue, Oct 14, 2014
subject: Letter to the editor

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The editor
Dominion Post
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Our esteemed Prime Minister announces that our Terror Alert has “risen” from “very low risk” of a terror attack to a “low risk”. (13 Oct)

Key states that our risk of a “terror attack” has gone from “unlikely” to “possible but not expected”, saying,

“We are moving up. So it’s as I’ve been saying, we wouldn’t want to overstate the risk, but New Zealand is becoming riskier,”

So what does Key do to reduce potential risks to this country?

He announces he is considering greater involvement in the Middle East conflict against ISIS.

Smart move, Prime Minister. You’ll have us up to “Attack: Imminent” in no time at all.

Subjecting the public to fear-generating announcements is certainly one way to guarantee re-election in three years’ time.

-Frank Macskasy

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References

TVNZ News: NZ ‘becoming riskier’ as terror alert raised

 


 

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Skipping voting is not rebellion its surrender

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