Skip to comments.Brother names Rainbow Warrior agent (brother of Segolene Royal)
Posted on 10/02/2006 5:19:50 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
Brother names Rainbow Warrior agent
From correspondents in Paris October
NEW Zealand police may re-open the investigation into the Rainbow Warrior bombing 21 years ago, after a man was named in the French press in connection with the attack. A brother of French presidential hopeful Segolene Royal planted the bombs which killed a crew member aboard the Greenpeace flagship in Auckland harbour in 1985, a family member told French newspaper Le Parisien on Friday. Antoine Royal, another brother of Segolene, told the Parisien newspaper that his brother Gerard was a member of the French intelligence sabotage squad who planted the bombs on the Rainbow Warrior. "At the time, (Gerard) was a lieutenant and agent of the DGSE (intelligence agency) in Asia. He was asked in 1985 to go to New Zealand, to Auckland harbour, to sabotage the Rainbow Warrior," Antoine said. "Later he told me that it was he who planted the bomb on the Greenpeace ship. He took a small craft with a second person to approach the boat. "He was able to escape the New Zealand authorities, unlike the false Turenge couple who were arrested. My sister learnt that he was present during the operation from a recent article in the press." The July 1985 bombing - seen by many in New Zealand as an act of state terrorism against a traditional ally of France - sank the Rainbow Warrior and killed Fernando Pereira, a Greenpeace photographer and father of two. Crippled by two mines planted in the dead of night, the ship was targeted in a bid to stop it launching a campaign against French nuclear testing in the Pacific, which had sparked large protests in Australia and New Zealand. Though successful in sinking the Rainbow Warrior,...
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Yet another reason to like Mlle Royale.
I saw that on this post from yesterday...
...thanks for this follow-up.
Race for the Muddle
Left? Right? Whatever. He (or she) who would be France's next president plays to the messy middle.
June 26, 2006 issue - Will she? Could she? What is she? As anyone not living under a stone knows by now, Ségolène Royal is the new darling of French politics. With a stratospheric approval rating of 73 percent, she has displaced all comers as the front runner to replace Jacques Chirac in next year's presidential election, and the country is buzzing with speculation: Will her own party, the Socialists, tap her as their candidate? Would she win if they did? But perhaps most telling, amid this frenzy of Ségolisme, is that the candidate herself felt compelled to stand and declare herself. "I am a Socialist," she recently assured her adoring public...
obviously, a very 'progressive' family...
That's not any reason to support or oppose Segolene Royal's candidacy. It is a reason to dislike France, but hey, those are legion. ;') [rimshot!]
It will be funny to see one mob of the Left's darling (France) being attacked by another mob of the Left's darling (New Zealand).
I saw Helen interviewed briefly, she said it was most unlikely after so many (21?) years the case would be reopened. Will the matter lie dormant? Probably...
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