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... assault ship, since ... umm ... ???

Since Spanish Soil in Africa is under threat of Invasions that can be seen off by a handful of commandos landed by an inflatable boat dropped off by a fast patrol boat?

Indeed, given the number of tiny African enclaves that Spain claims sovereignty over, the "all the eggs in one basket" approach makes even less sense. A swarm of missile boats with the ability to drop off commando teams would be a far more effective way of maintaining control of a half dozen enclaves on the edges of Morocco.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Oct 17th, 2008 at 04:19:19 PM EST
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Right.  Needed more winky faces and snark quotes.

In the Spanish case, I cannot imagine any strategic plan or future vision, other than business/tradition as usual, to have that kind of ship.  I hope we can outgrow those 20th century manias soon.

Our knowledge has surpassed our wisdom. -Charu Saxena.

by metavision on Fri Oct 17th, 2008 at 04:33:21 PM EST
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... the links stand on their own. As a movie it would have to be a screwball comedy because nobody would credit it really happening.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Oct 17th, 2008 at 06:19:13 PM EST
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