I noted that France is suffering a potential crisis with a serious reported outbreak of HN51 "Bird Flu" on a poultry farm. My initial feeling was one of sympathy but then I did a quick web search and found: Scroll down, President Chirac comments Instantly supportive yet again France, working together to help us in our hour of need! I doubt we will ban any French imports, we never stick up for ourselves! What would happen if the alert had occurred here? Would the French be supportive again (irony)?