Fresh from the grab-bag of apocalyptic portents comes this report on mighty France defending Europe. Somehow I think the Czechs, Slovaks, Dutch, Danes, Norwegians, Hungarians, and Poles know better than to trust France's promises of mutual defense.
Here are some of the comments from France's Defense Minister:
France could use its nuclear capability to defend its neighbours, French Defence Minister Michele Alliot-Marie said in an interview Monday . . .
She said that rogue states "could one day point their missiles toward France and its neighbours. We could say to those countries: 'Watch out, if you try to carry out your threats we will destroy you before you know what's hit you.'"
"Today in Europe there are only three countries who spend more than 2.0 percent of GDP on defence. They are France, Britain and Greece. The others are not doing enough," Alliot-Marie said.
She said that France has a mobile, flexible and highly-motivated military and that it was the second or third best in the world.
No, I mean it, stop laughing.
This is serious business.
Ok, keep laughing; I will too.