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A country has to do something with its mil-ind dinosaurs besides change their names, so it gives it one-more-contract to postpone its demise for one more decade and save some jobs.  Long overdue lack of vision to redirect that production to something sustainable.

On the other hand, everyone seems to have forgotten the most recent history of ´territorial´ threats to Spain, (; as late as 2002.  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perejil_Island
If that´s not hilarious, you can go for pathetic here:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/6kl74r
http://www.revistanaval.com/blimdanet/historias/actualidad/perejil.htm

There were some foreign soldiers who put up a tent and a flag!, there were rumors of heretic goats being dropped off to graze there....  no PP government could have ignored such bellicose ambitions.  What would Spain have done without a ´strong´ navy?

I can only imagine that the UK govt. wants the same protection for its postal boxes in Guernsey.  Makes sense to ´them´.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Fri Oct 17th, 2008 at 01:24:19 PM EST

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