For two days now I’ve been reading news articles about the 6.7 earthquake in Iran, which has completely destroyed the historic city of Bam and rendered its population of 80,000 either dead or homeless.

Lots of countries are sending aid, even offering to do so before Iran put out a general call for such assistance. Germany, Spain, and Belgium were among the first to respond, along with Russia, Turkey, Canada, Britain, Kuwait, the U.A.E., and the United States (among many others).

Various nations around the world have offered their condolences even if they cannot offer any kind of material aid. Words of sorrow, even if perfunctory, have poured into Tehran.

There is, however, one country that is conspicuously absent from all of these proceedings.


Not a peep in the media about any kind of aid, an expression of sympathy, or even a public statement or a press release. What’s up with that?

2 Responses to “Dude, Where's France?”
  1. Ali Karim Bey says:


    Why are you supporting Dean? He stand on Iraq previously is different than today. See WashPost editorial a while ago. He “became” anti-war as it suited his purpose to be different than Kerry, etc. See archives over the summer.

    I mean why support a fraud?

    Ali Karim Bey

  2. Anne Haight says:

    WTF are you talking about? I haven’t even mentioned Dean in my blog. Nor do I support the guy. All the Donk candidates are beta-male asshats that can’t tell their heads from a hole in the ground.

    Soooo…I’m a little confused at your remark, which not only has nothing to do with the post it’s attached to, but is completely non-sequitur anyway.

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