Why was Dotcom being watched?
Dotcom Snooping More Evidence GCSB is Not under ControlChief Reporter
Prime Minister Key is extremely naïve, or lying, when he says he is “shocked” by allegations that the GCSB intervened in the Dotcom case on behalf of the United States.
... The staff at the Waihopai spy base routinely intercept communications for their US and UK big brothers with few questions asked. The spy base does not operate in the interests of New Zealand and should be closed down....
At a minimum the GCSB should be put under proper control by a Parliamentary Select Committee...
Let the Yanks do their own dirty work rather than hiding behind a so-called "New Zealand" spy agency.
Full article here:
US Spy Base. PRIVATE: "You are now entering the jurisdiction of the United States of America. Trespassers will be prosecuted under US Federal Law."
I'm pretty sure that's what the sign said. I was shocked when I saw it. It's a few years ago now (2004) but i've got a pretty good memory.
Waihopai Valley: Head west from Blenheim (town) for 40 minutes. Follow the south fork in the road once you've gone through Renwick township, district: Marlborough, at the top of the South Island, NZ.
... And all the Blenheim'ites know it's there. But the town pretends like it's OK. Protests are held out there on a regular basis by a small core of activists: