Louis-Pierre Dillais

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Louis-Pierre Dillais is a French businessman. He acknowledged his involvement with the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior in an interview with New Zealand State broadcaster TVNZ in 2005.[1][2] Admiral Pierre Lacoste said in 2005 to the New Zealand Herald that Dillais was not part of the "third team".[3][4] [5]

Life[edit]

According to Greenpeace, his father in law is former Foreign Minister Jean François-Poncet. In 1994, French Defence Minister François Léotard appointed Dillais as chief of the private office of the Minister of Defence, in charge of military intelligence. Dillais had already "worked for the general secretariat of the 'Defense National', attached to Prime Ministerial Services, in charge of European-Atlantic affairs".[6]

A 1996 account in the Times of London, according to Harper's Magazine, links him to politics- and arms-related money laundering.[7]

He was reported in 2007 as living in Virginia.[8][9]

In 2012, De Standaard wrote that he is a former agent of the DGSE, while Greenpeace called him a terrorist.[10][11] De Morgen reported that he was holding a top position in the FN Herstal U.S. operations unit since 2005.[12][13]

Minister Jean-Claude Marcourt defended Dillais' position as an "internal decision by FN Herstal."[14] and the Rainbow Warrior an "internal French" issue. In response to a parliamentary question by Bert Anciaux about Dillais, minister Joëlle Milquet says she will screen background check measures in a workgroup, aimed at more companies in more sectors.[15]

In 2012, Greenpeace called for his deportation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dr David Robie (2005-06-27). "Author condemns hypocrisy over Rainbow Warrior bombing". Pacific Media Watch. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  2. ^ Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington (2007-05-25). "Rainbow Warrior ringleader heads firm selling arms to US government | Environment". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  3. ^ Catherine Field (2005-06-30). "'Third team' in Rainbow Warrior plot". www.nzherald.co.nz. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  4. ^ "Timeline: The Rainbow Warrior sinking". Tvnz.co.nz. 2010-07-10. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  5. ^ "Greenpeace's "Rainbow Warrior" visits Baltimore Harbor". Scripps Media Baltimore. 02/07/2012. Retrieved 15 February 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  6. ^ "The French Secret Service Agents - Where are they now?". Greenpeace.org. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  7. ^ "Alleged Plotter in Rainbow Warrior Bombing Selling Weapons to U.S. Government: Deportation Sought by Greenpeace". Harper's Magazine. 2007-05-08. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  8. ^ "Commander of 1985 French Bombing of Greenpeace Ship Living Freely in Virginia — as U.S.-Paid Arms Dealer". Democracynow.org. 2007-05-10. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  9. ^ Charlie Cray (2007-05-08). "Why is U.S. Gov. Buying Guns From a Terrorist?". huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  10. ^ "Nieuwsdossier Louis-Pierre Dillais | inhetnieuws.nl" (in Dutch). Personen.inhetnieuws.nl. 2012-01-04. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  11. ^ "'Terrorist' directeur bij FN Herstal" (in Dutch). Knack.be. 2012-01-04. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  12. ^ Leen Vervaeke (2012-01-06). "Ex-spion nu in top wapenfirma - Archief - VK" (in Dutch). Volkskrant.nl. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  13. ^ Martin Buxant (2012-01-04). "Directeur van FN leidde aanval op Greenpeaceschip - Buitenland - De Morgen" (in Dutch). Demorgen.be. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  14. ^ Auteur: bpr, source belga (2012-01-04). "Directeur van FN leidde aanval op Greenpeaceschip - De Standaard" (in Dutch). Standaard.be. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  15. ^ "Vraag om uitleg van de heer Bert Anciaux aan de vice-eersteminister en minister van Binnenlandse Zaken en Gelijke Kansen over "de onberispelijkheid van werknemers in de wapensector" (nr. 5-1742)". Senate.be. 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2012-10-03.