Sunday, December 03, 2006

Russian Spies Active in New Zealand?

New Zealand had its fair share of soviet surveillance during the cold war. There is nothing to suggest that with the flintier face of Putin New Zealand will now be ignored.

It seems the Russians have lost none of their interest in other's secrets and little of their ruthlessness. The Polonium-210 murders are wicked in the extreme. Incredibly also the radio-active trail leads straight to the Kremlin - the Russians have also lost little of their inability to be subtle - as always relying on brute force. Though this time in an atomically small package - trillionths of a gramme.

The alarming analysis today by MI5 out of Britain that there are 30 spies active in the UK (second only to the US in terms of numbers of spies on the ground) should be sobering for our own Minister in charge of the SIS. Not to mention the people.

One cannot help thinking she won't be at all concerned - given the incredibly benign strategic environment we live in....ROFL

One is reminded at this time with Orwell's thought:

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

In New Zealand I don't feel we have that comfort.

Clark has long spent the peace dividend. Naked we is.

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