I can't seem to leave some news stories alone...
Dodging The Bullet
What can you say about this that the article hasn't already said?
Despite the fact that Air France and the French government knew that the Concord had issues with fuel tanks and protective skin and tires, the French courts find that someone else is responsible.
And I would be as remiss as the French if I didn't also mention that the "evidence" that the Continental aircraft even dropped the piece of metal that the court claims shredded the tire and ruptured the fuel tank is questionable. The strip was never recovered. The accused technician does not recall installing it. There is no record of it having been installed. And there is evidence from the Concord's "black box" that the fire started before the strip would have been hit by the plane.
But that doesn't matter.
The French have always been good at dodging things...
Like any responsibility for their own well-being. See treaties signed with Nazi Germany prior to Hitler's invasion. See failure to take any action to support themselves before, during, and after WWI and WWII.
The French always want someone else to take care of them.
That's why France is loaded with all of those beautiful tree-lined roads...
So invading armies don't have to walk in the sun.
It took some digging to find the figures, but I wonder how it would go over in Paris if the $20-billion a year the US sends to France were to cease? Or maybe if the $135-trillion (in 2010 dollars) in debt that France racked up between 1910 and 1950 to the US were to be un-forgiven?
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