Thu Jan 19th, 2006 at 04:26:12 PM EST
I was rather shocked when chirac threatened to nuke the iranians today morning (he did not say names but he meant them). I dont know what iran has ever done to france - ayatollah khomeini was a refugee there before coming to power, and the countries appeared to enjoy more or less 'normal' relations. I also fail to understand why iran is being accused of employing "terrorism", IIRC they've never done anything in the past beyond what was necessary to protect their national interests (not that they were always nice).
So why this sudden and apparently unwarranted escalation of the rhetoric ?
threats against france / chirac ?
corruption / massive buyout of french politics (by whoever) ?
something else ?