Unreal. But true. It appears that France will really not deliver the Mistrals to Russia and will pay 1.1 billion Euros in refunds and fines.. I was pretty sure that this was all bluff and that the French would hand them over within *weeks* of declaring that they would not. Not even I could imagine the Hollande government so terminally stupid. But then, they are hardly alone. In this case,
It appears that Francois Holland, aka “soft testicle” (nickname given to him by Martine Aubry, First Secretary of the Socialist Party of France), has outdone even Tony Blair as the US’s most docile poodle in Europe. After resisting US pressure for a long time and being fined billions of dollars for doing so, he has suddenly decided to cave in and suspend the delivery of the French Mistrals to Russia.