Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Fizzle ?

AP reports that the French Defense Minister (Mme. Michele Alliot-Marie) said today that the North Korean nuclear test on Monday must have been a "failed explosion" because the blast was apparently of "limited size."
Perhaps the French have inside knowledge. Perhaps the test did fail. Who knows ? Do the French really know something, or do they perhaps perceive an interest in saying the explosion was of "limited size" and "failed" because if the test was a fizzle, there is then less urgency to do anything about it ?
For an introduction to issues connected with nuclear weapons testing, have a look at the Global Security.org article here.

2 comments:

louielouie said...

aside from being mutually exclusive terms, what qualifications exactly are necessary for being the "french defense minister"?
as for what the french know, the origins of the way i pan fry my filets is of french origin, i believe. that fat guy chef from louisiana, prudhomme(sp)? did a good job with the basics. may be cajun for all i know. i have adapted/modified certain details to my liking, as well as the sauce diane i prepare..................
oh, you were speaking of world matters....................
never mind.

El Jefe Maximo said...

Sauce Diane ? (perk)