John Key Left for New York to attend the Anti terrorism summit which coincides with the leaders’ week of the UN General Assembly, during which leaders of about 160 countries are expected to be New York – including Mr Key, the Pope and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
This is all very interesting because it emerged that ,totally predictably, Russia has emerged as a supporter of Syria’s fight against the Western financed terrorist groups such as ISIS. Russia who is a long term ally of Syria and has it’s only Mediterranean army base in the city of Tartus. It has done so by arming Syria with rockets and the launchers for these rockets which resulted in the bombing of the City of Palmyra where ISIS famously blew up the beautiful ancient ruins of the Roman city once there.
I’m sure that a lot of threats will be exchanged and that John Key was invited to attend but let’s face it in the grander scheme of things John Key and New Zealand don’t mean that much other than that we are a convenient springboard to another of the US’s major interests; the South pole.
What is interesting therefore is what else John Key will be doing in New York while “attending” the summit. In his previous travels to Londn and Wall Street John Key has been known to visit the Governor of the banks of England and the CEO’of the too big too fail banks and I’m very, very interest if amongst those he visits are the people who are managing his shares in the bank of America where he keeps most of his wealth after all!