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Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior  Ship Bombed, Nuclear Industry Whistleblower Murdered By French Government DGSE Secret Agents In Top Secret Operation Satanic

State sponsored terrorism exists not just in countries like Libya, but also in France and the US. A French secret agent just recently apologized for sinking the Greenpeace ship and killing a person on board. Pro nuclear industry apologists have no problem with taking out the opposition through a variety of methods, including state sponsored terrorism. 
Via Carla September 6, 2015 30 years on, French agent apologises for sinking the Rainbow Warrior


30 years on from Rainbow Warrior bombing environment voices are still needed

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A British Member of the European Parliament (MEP) has been filmed at last year's climate change summit in Copenhagen congratulating the French for bombing the Greenpeace ship the Rainbow Warrior

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People who don't believe in global warming are common, as are people who believe that nuclear radiation is not a problem either. What do they have in common? These two groups both believe in the 'hormesis theory'. Remember when the tobacco industry executives swore in front of Congress that smoking was good for your health and it did not cause Cancer? That statement was also the 'hormesis theory' being expressed by another monopoly.  The carbon and nuclear monopolies are using the hormesis theory today and getting away with it so far, just like the tobacco industry did for many generations. 

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Pro hormesis promoting, pro nuclear groups believe that Greenpeace and anyone supporting them are 'ecoterrorists'. Thus, they believe that because all environmentalists are 'terrorists', they should be killed and their ships should be bombed. State sponsored terrorism has not ended, as it continues on even today. 


1 hour video documentary; The Boat and the Bomb (2005) - full length version


Wikipedia; "The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, codenamed Opération Satanique,[1] was an operation by the "action" branch of the French foreign intelligence services, the Direction générale de la sécurité extérieure (DGSE), carried out on 10 July 1985.

During the operation, two operatives sank the flagship of the Greenpeace fleet, the Rainbow Warrior in the port of Auckland, New Zealand on its way to a protest against a planned French nuclear test in Moruroa. Fernando Pereira, a photographer, drowned on the sinking ship.

France initially denied responsibility and lied about its involvement, but two French agents were captured and charged with arson, conspiracy to commit arson, willful damage, and murder. As the truth came out, the scandal resulted in the resignation of the French Defence Minister Charles Hernu.

As part of a plea bargain, the two agents pleaded guilty to manslaughter and were sentenced to ten years in prison, but in fact spent just over two years confined to the French island of Hao before being freed by their government in breach of its treaty obligation.[2]

Sinking of the ship

Fernando Pereira

French agents posing as interested supporters or tourists toured the ship while it was open to public viewing. DGSE agent Christine Cabon, posing as environmentalist Frederique Bonlieu, volunteered to work in the Greenpeace office in Auckland. Cabon "was no ordinary lieutenant...a veteran of many dangerous intelligence missions in the Middle East, particularly in Lebanon."[3] Cabon secretly monitored communications from the Rainbow Warrior, collected maps, and investigated underwater equipment, in order to provide information crucial to the sinking.

After the necessary information had been gathered two DGSE divers attached two limpet mines to the Rainbow Warrior berthed at Marsden Wharf and detonated them 10 minutes apart. The first bomb went off at 11:38 p.m., blasting a hole about the size of an average car. Agents intended the first mine to cripple the ship so that it would be evacuated safely by the time the second mine was detonated. However, the crew did not react to the first explosion as the agents had expected. While the ship was initially evacuated, some of the crew returned to the ship to investigate and film the damage. 

A Portuguese-Dutch photographer, Fernando Pereira, returned below decks to fetch his camera equipment. At 11:45 p.m., the second bomb went off. Pereira drowned in the rapid flooding that followed, and the other ten crew members either safely abandoned ship on the order of Captain Peter Willcox or were thrown into the water by the second explosion. The Rainbow Warrior sank four minutes later.

France implicated

Operation Satanique was a public relations disaster. France, being an ally of New Zealand, initially denied involvement and joined in condemning what it described as a terrorist act. The French embassy in Wellington denied involvement and lied consistently, stating that "the French Government does not deal with its opponents in such ways".[4]

After the bombing, the New Zealand Police started one of the country's largest police investigations. Most of the agents of the French team escaped from New Zealand but two, Captain Dominique Prieur and Commander Alain Mafart were identified as possible suspects. Posing as the married couple Sophie and Alain Turenge, Prieur and Mafart were identified with the help of a Neighbourhood Watch group, and arrested. Both were questioned and investigated. While carrying Swiss passports, their true identities were discovered, along with the French government's responsibility.

Three other agents, Chief Petty Officer Roland Verge, Petty Officer Bartelo and Petty Officer Gérard Andries, who sailed to New Zealand on the yacht Ouvéa, were arrested by Australian police on Norfolk Island, but released as Australian law did not allow them to be held until the results of forensic tests came back. They were then picked up by the French submarine Rubis, which scuttled the Ouvéa.[5]

A sixth agent, Louis-Pierre Dillais, commander of the operation, was never captured and never faced charges. He acknowledged his involvement in an interview with New Zealand state broadcaster TVNZ in 2005.[6]

Prieur and Mafart pleaded guilty to manslaughter and were sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment on 22 November 1985. France threatened an economic embargo of New Zealand's exports to the European Economic Community if the pair were not released.[7] Such an action would have crippled the New Zealand economy, which was dependent on agricultural exports to Britain. 

Hao atoll

In June 1986, in a political deal with Prime Minister of New Zealand David Lange, presided over by United Nations Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, France agreed to pay NZ$13 million (USD$6.5 million) to New Zealand and apologise, in return for which Alain Mafart and Dominique Prieur would be detained at the French military base on Hao Atoll for three years

However, the two agents had both returned to France by May 1988, after less than two years on the atoll. Mafart returned to Paris on 14 December 1987 for medical treatment, and was apparently freed after the treatment. Alain Mafart continued in the French Army and was promoted to colonel in 1993.

Prieur returned to France on 6 May 1988, because she was pregnant, her husband having been allowed to join her on the atoll. She, too, was freed and later promoted. The removal of the agents from Hao without subsequent return was ruled to be in violation of the 1986 agreement.[2]

A French commission of inquiry headed by Bernard Tricot cleared the French government of any involvement, claiming that the arrested agents, who had not yet pleaded guilty, had merely been spying on Greenpeace.


When The Times and Le Monde claimed that President Mitterrand had approved the bombing, Defence Minister Charles Hernu resigned and the head of the DGSE, Admiral Pierre Lacoste, was fired. Eventually, Prime Minister Laurent Fabius admitted the bombing had been a French plot: On 22 September 1985, he summoned journalists to his office to read a 200-word statement in which he said: "The truth is cruel," and acknowledged there had been a cover-up, he went on to say that "Agents of the French secret service sank this boat. They were acting on orders."[8]


Memorial to the Rainbow Warrior, atMatauri Bay in Northland, New Zealand

In the wake of the bombing, a flotilla of private New Zealand yachts sailed to Moruroa to protest against a French nuclear test.

At that time, French nuclear tests in the Pacific were halted. However, another series of tests was conducted in 1995.[9] In 1987, under international pressure, the French government paid $8.16 million to Greenpeace.

The Rainbow Warrior was refloated for forensic examination. She was deemed irreparable and scuttled at 34.9748°S 173.9349°E in Matauri Bay, near the Cavalli Islands, on 12 December 1987, to serve as a dive wreck and fish sanctuary.[10] Her masts had been removed and put on display at the Dargaville Maritime Museum.

The failure of western leaders to condemn this (terrorist act) and violation of a friendly nation's sovereignty caused a great deal of change in New Zealand's foreign and defence policy.[11] New Zealand distanced itself from its traditional ally, the United States, and built relationships with small South Pacific nations, while retaining excellent relations with Australia, and to a lesser extent, the United Kingdom.[12]

A Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior benefit concert at Mt. Smart Stadium, Auckland, on 5 April 1986 included performances by Herbs, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Graham NashTopp Twins, Dave Dobbyn and a Split Enz reunion.[13][14]

In 2005, Le Monde released a 1986 report that said Admiral Pierre Lacoste (fr), head of DGSE at the time, had "personally obtained approval to sink the ship from the late president François Mitterrand." Soon after the publication, former Admiral Lacoste came forward and gave newspaper interviews about the situation, while also admitting the death weighed on his conscience and said the aim of the operation had not been to kill.[15] He acknowledged the existence of three teams: the crew of the yacht, reconnaissance and logistics (those successfully prosecuted), plus a two-man team that carried out the bombing and whose identities have never been confirmed.[16]

A 20th anniversary memorial edition of the 1986 book Eyes of Fire: The Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior,[17] by New Zealand author David Robie who was on the bombed ship, was published in July 2005. He was interviewed by TVNZ on 8 August 2006 about the Court of Appeal judgment.[18]

Also on that anniversary, Television New Zealand (TVNZ) sought to access a video record made at the preliminary hearing where the two agents pleaded guilty. The footage had remained sealed on the court record since shortly after conclusion of the criminal proceedings. The two agents opposed release of the footage—despite having both written books on the incident—and have unsuccessfully taken the case to the New Zealand Court of Appeal and, subsequently, the Supreme Court of New Zealand.[19]

On 7 August 2006, judges Hammond, O'Regan and Arnold dismissed the former French agents' appeal[20] and Television New Zealand broadcast their guilty pleas the same day. However, two days later the judges reversed their ruling, temporarily blocking webcasts[21] and further broadcasts of the footage.[18]

In 2006 Antoine Royal revealed that his brother, Gérard Royal, had claimed to be involved in planting the bomb. Their sister is French Socialist Party politician Ségolène Royal who was contesting the French presidential election.[22][23] Other sources identified Royal as merely a Zodiac pilot,[24] and the New Zealand government announced there would be no extradition requests since the case was closed.[25]

In 1993, Louis-Pierre Dillais was appointed to an elite espionage position in the office of Defence Minister Francois Leotard.[26] He later became an executive in the U.S. subsidiary of Belgian arms manufacturer FN Herstal and as of May 2007 lived in the U.S. state of Virginia.[6] In 2007 the New Zealand Green Party criticized the government over its purchase of arms from FN Herstal.[27] At that time, Greenpeace was still pursuing the extradition of Dillais for his involvement in the act.[28]

On 14 October 2011, Greenpeace launched a new sailing vessel called Rainbow Warrior III, which is equipped with an auxiliary electric motor.[29]

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It was pure luck that many more people were not killed. There is no way to 'plan' or carry out a bombing of a ship (or a building) with many people inside of it, and then guarantee that no one will be killed. This was a terror attack, pure and simple, but the French government never apologized. The international community never condemned the attack in public. 

French President Mitterrand; never charged, approved entire 'hit' and bombing.

French Defence Minister Charles Hernu, ordered bombing, eventually resigned. 

Head of the DGSE, Admiral Pierre Lacoste put multiple 'hit' teams together, was fired.

Louis-Pierre Dillais, commander of the bombing operation, never charged.

Christine Cabon, used fake name of Frederique Bonlieu inside Greenpeace, posed as environmentalist, gathered 'intelligence'. 

Captain Dominique Prieur and Commander Alain Mafart, carrying fake name Swiss passports, caught and spent and 2 years in french prison.  (Hit Team #1)

Chief Petty Officer Roland Verge, Petty Officer Bartelo and Petty Officer Gérard Andries; sailed to New Zealand on the stolen yacht Ouvéa, picked up by French sub, none of them were ever charged. (Hit team #2)

Unidentified hit team #3, were never charged. Gérard Royal, never charged.[16]


In 2011, a brand new Rainbow Warrior was built, powered mainly by sails, and using the latest technology to make the best use of sails as well. This is the first Greenpeace ship built brand new, instead of being converted from some other use. It can reach speeds of 15 knots, which is quite fast. Why can't other ships add sails, and reduce the use of fossil fuels? Take a tour of this new ship by clicking on....

Greenpeace currently has three ships in operation around the world, promoting a clean zero carbon, zero nuclear future.


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What has changed since 1985? The nuclear industry is still getting away with murder via 70 plus nuclear reactor meltdowns/accidents that released cancer and death causing radiation in huge amounts. That radiation ends up killing millions of people, but invisibly. Radiation is not detectable, but it kills via invisible heavy metal and radioactive poisons. 

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Any organization or individual trying to stop the Armageddon being unleashed on Earth and all living things (such as Greenpeace) is labeled an 'ecoterrorist'. The world is still being held hostage by nuclear weapons and the military industrial complex, just the same as in 1985. Nothing has really changed yet.. Your help, energy and support is needed to make a positive difference. 

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Meanwhile, those using atomic bombs, DU weapons, and those held responsible for nuclear accidents are never charged, never jailed and never even have to pay a fine. The mastermind arch criminals and sociopaths in the military industrial complex are rewarded, while whistleblowers are punished, attacked, bombed, smeared or killed.

Wouldn't you agree that it is time to dismantle all nuclear weapons and all nuclear power plants, because they are nothing more than nuclear weapons fuel production facilities? To build a nuclear and carbon free future for 7 future generations without causing harm, all nuclear technology, weapons and energy systems need to be dismantled and made illegal on an international level.


The first step in any social movement is to bring awareness about an issue that needs attention, to the public. The following steps all serve to bring awareness of a particular issue to larger numbers of people. In order of time, energy and difficulty, several activist steps are outlined below. 

The first step in any social movement is to bring awareness about an issue that needs attention, to the public. The following steps all serve to bring awareness of a particular issue to larger numbers of people. In order of time, energy and difficulty, several activist steps are outlined below. 

1. Forward this article by clicking on the social media facebook, google plus and/or twitter buttons below this article.

2. Send this article to those who may be interested via copying and pasting the article title and link below into one or more emails.

3. Seek out a petition to sign around this issue, or create one via the following websites.

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4. Write a letter to the local newspaper editor about this subject or any other subject that you have a passion about. An online teach in activist training session is provided below...

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5. Learn how to be an effective activist via other social media. For a teach in around this, click on;

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6. Make the changes happen in your own life that you would like to see in the world. For example, switch to 100% green energy or get off the grid. Grow and/or eat only organic foods. Live simply., eat less meat. Heal yourself using natural/holistic methods. Get your carbon, chemical and nuclear footprint down as close to zero as possible. Rather than fighting and fearing what you don't want, embrace, love, and teach by example, what you DO want. Collaborate, network and syngergize with others to accelerate the solutions... For more on this, click on the following link for an extensive 'teach in' list. 

"Be the change you want to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi

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7. Consciousness is the primary root driver of everything. By going down to that level, through meditation, contemplation and being in the silence between thoughts, consciousness expands. As it increases or expands within, the effects you have on the world increase, and your power or 'bigness' also grows. No church or religion is needed, just your intent and attention plus desire to grow inwardly, possibly discovering who you really are... Various teach in's around this subject are available at the following link;

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As Julia Hill says; "I am the world's biggest cynic, but I don't let that stop me"  

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8. Sometimes, civil disobedience and protest is called for, as Greenpeace and Earthjustice as well as other groups illustrate. Call it a forced time out for corporations.

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And fish are a vital food source for 200 million people in Africa alone.

"Where have all the tuna gone?" - Populations of tunas and their mackerel relatives have declined on average by 60% worldwide over the past half century.

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