FROM THE NEWS DESK
It always cracks me up that international spy agencies can be so, well, unsecretive.
Since the media got wind last week that something was planned at Millbrook, the security presence has been obvious.
As I write this on Monday there are three large jets, one apparently registered to the CIA, parked at Queenstown Airport as well as a larger jet emblazoned with the words ‘‘United States of America’’ and an American flag on the tail.
The last time I saw one of those here was in 2002 when the then FBI director held a meeting at Millbrook with about 25 international agents. It was just about as secret.
There seems to be an idea that coming to Queenstown makes you invisible from the rest of the world. We see it all the time with people electing to appear in court here instead of a city - and celebrity visits.
Clearly that is wrong but it does make Queenstown quite an exciting place to be a journalist.