In April 1986, an engine at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine exploded. The accident caused radioactive dust to be blown over certain parts of Europe, and the radiation contamination was said to be a hundred times worse than that of the atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It’s right for us to assume that it should be natural for any government to take measures to protect its citizens from the fall-out.
But politicians must have a special kind of mindset. The French authorities announced that the radioactive dust did not enter French territory. Hundreds of French citizens are suffering from health ailments as a result of consuming contaminated agricultural products. Perhaps the politician thinks that that’s probably a small price to pay to avoid world-wide hysteria, a boycott of French products, a possible economic collapse of the agricultural sector, and a host of other problems if the truth came out.
Well, they could have thought of a better lie.