We take another look at Mitterrand, the man whose presidency was ridden with high-level corruption.
In an interview France’s former head of counter intelligence Yves Bonnet directly implicates President Mitterand in the Rainbow Warrior bombing. Two explosions sank the Greenpeace flagship, the Rainbow Warrior, in 1985. The ship was protesting against French atomic testing at Mururoa Atoll in the South Pacific. The incident caused a diplomatic brawl between New Zealand and France. Charles Hernu, the French Defence Minister at the time, was forced to resign but a French Government cover-up kept the President in the clear. Also confirms the existence of Mitterand’s dirty tricks section which allegedly spied on his enemies.
Produced by ABC Australia
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