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    Default US diplomat expelled from New Zealand.

    Where there is smoke there is fire..........
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39321568
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    However, New Zealand Radio reported the man - who has not been named - had left the country with a broken nose and a black eye.
    Police did say they were continuing to investigate the incident, which took place just outside Wellington.

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    What little we hear, sounds like a fight or an assault. It takes integrity to waive immunity in a matter like this.

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    Guess the sheep did not consent.
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    .......I always thought their job came with a few kickbacks!
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    Sheep expressing buyer's remorse.
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    Sounds like he lost the fight.

    So much for "hard power."
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    According to:
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/poli...ft-new-zealand

    "White, a technical attache at the US embassy in Wellington, was understood to have been working with the GCSB spy agency. "

    The GCSB is The Government Communications Security Bureau in NZ.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Govern...ecurity_Bureau
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    I thought our spooks were supposed to keep a low profile. I wonder if trump will blow a gasket and declare war...

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    I thought our spooks were supposed to keep a low profile. I wonder if trump will blow a gasket and declare war...
    There was a book about that , "Smith's Dream"

    Smith's Dream

    by C.K. Stead
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    ''When Smith is left by his wife and goes to hide away in the bush in the Coromandel he never imagines he will become the most wanted man in the country. In a right-wing coup one man, Volkner, has seized power in New Zealand and is using army and special police to maintain his government. Smith's Dream forces us to imagine such a situation and to ask ourselves: Where would you stand? How far would you go?''

    The US sends in "advisers" and the thing progresses from there . Very Vietnam.

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