Skip to comments.French tried to blame Britain for sinking Greenpeace flagship
Posted on 11/27/2005 4:49:44 PM PST by saquin
The French Government tried to blame the 1985 sinking of the Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior on MI6, according to official documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.
The campaign of misinformation and smears suggesting that MI6 bombed the ship in New Zealand and framed French secret agents, or that MI6 knew in advance of the French mission infuriated Margaret Thatchers Government. Malcolm Rifkind, then a Foreign Office minister, told British diplomats in Paris to demand an end to the stories in the media, but they continued to appear.
Sir John Fretwell, the British Ambassador in Paris, wrote of French officials desperate attempts to find answers which will somehow satisfy public opinion while keeping the president [François Mitterrand] above the mêlée.
Sir Geoffrey Howe, the Foreign Secretary, said he was disturbed that stories still appeared after he complained to his French counterpart.
Between lying and surrendering the French are becoming a parody of themselves.
What I discern from this is that, IF I were FDR in 1942, I'd have supported and defended the Brits and let the European mainland... (I can't say it here).
When I was in Belgium about 10 years ago when Newt was putting together his "Contract For America," I had a project team of about thirty people working for me. The French spoke up one night in Antwerpen (yes, that is the way it is spelled in Belgium) criticizing America.
After the French tirades were finished, I asked a question.
I said that there were many British and Americans on this project.
Pregnant pause ensued before my question and subsequent statement...
Madame, do you speak French?
Her response, well of course.
My response, "Why not German?"
The flat-chested, pompus bitch sat down and lit a cigarette.
Then I called over the wine maitre de and asked him to serve Aussie or American wine for the rest of the evening.
The Belian PM on the Seagrams project thanked me profusely for nailing the arrogance of the French. All of the Euro's on the project could not put up with the French arrogance.
I could go on for days with my experiences in Europe, but JimRob would have to put another gig on his server.
This is the one thing I can think of that the French ever did right.
It must not be a coincidence that "feckless" comes before "France" in the dictionary.
I find it hard to believe that the French military would try to hide their greatest and most recent victory! Over Greenpeace!
Not quite there Erik, they got caught.