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With all due respect, while I think it's important to get to the bottom of this, Ségolène was not the one planting bombs on that ship. Her brother may have been involved, and it's HIS issue. If my brother killed someone, it would be quite presumptious to think I know what happened. Granted she was in a government position at the time, she is not necessarily privy to every bit of private information out there.

Mikhail from SF
by Tsarrio (dj_tsar@yahoo.com) on Sat Nov 18th, 2006 at 03:49:56 AM EST
what she knew and when she knew it.  She refuses to discuss it and keeps dismissing the issue by saying it happened 20 years ago and that it is just a smear campaign.  For a person who is possibly going to be President of a major nation to refuse to discuss her possible involvement in clear terrorist bombing when her immediate employer was directly implicated in the matter and her brother was directly involved is not acceptable.

She has never denied that she knew about the plot, and if she did know and took no action to stop it, then she is guilty.  France can keep promoting the people involved in this terrorism all the want.  But it does not absolve the fact that anyone involved in the action or with knowledge aforehand is guilty of terrorism and murder.

This is huge news in Australia and New Zealand,and neither of our nations nor Greenpeace will not let this issue fade away.

Until she comes clean, she will certianly not be welcome on the streets of Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch.

I like the silence of a church, before the service begins better than any preaching. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Norwegian Chef (hephaestion@surfbirder.com) on Sat Nov 18th, 2006 at 04:42:40 AM EST
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Well, if this scandal hit the papers in the last year, it is a smear campaign.

This whole thing reminds me a bit of the story about Lyndon S. Johnson instructing his campaign manager to hint that his congressional opponent had "routine carnal knowledge of his barnyard sows". Johnson admitted it was a barefaced lie, "but let the bastard deny it."

Her refusal to talk at lenght about her brothers involvement in vicious murder does not prove her guilt nor her innocence. Royale has nothing to gain by tying herself to that criminal fuckup, so I dont see where the outrage comes from. She is a politican after all, not a saint.

by Trond Ove on Sat Nov 18th, 2006 at 10:44:31 AM EST
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