19 January 2006

France's Chirac Warns of Nuclear Response

From ABC News:

President Jacques Chirac warned Thursday that France could respond with nuclear weapons against any state-sponsored terrorist attack, broadening the terms of French deterrence to adapt to new threats.

"Leaders of states who would use terrorist means against us, just like anyone who would envisage using, in one way or another, arms of mass destruction, must understand that they would expose themselves to a firm and fitting response from us," he said. "This response could be conventional. It could also be of another nature."

Now, dear readers, you have a riddle to get you occupied for the duration: what did Uncle Jacques mean?

Time for our universal sign of confusion:

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