i’ve been chuckling for a couple of days over an exchange in a comments thread in david farrars’ eponymous rightwing blog..
the subject under debate was the guilt or not of that aussie ‘glenfield gal’ corby..
up popped a french person to bluster at all and sundry that a french court would take absolutely no notice of the fact the defendant was a pretty aussie..
i held my breath/tongue/keyboard, and thought i’d see how others would handle it…
“hey….how are the rainbow warrior bombers?..”
we’ve heard nothing more from this french commentator since..
and it brought it home to me that left, right , and centre in new zealand still all harbor a deep resentment towards the french for the bombing..and especially for the subsequent whisking back to france and promotion and authorship for the killers..(still david langes’ darkest hour, doing that deal: regrets, you’d think he’d have a few..)
what this all really means, of course, is that if france ever has the temerity to criticise new zealand for anything, we all feel quite justified in drawing their attention to the rainbow warrior killers, and at the same time just telling them to just fuck off….. eh?