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It is historically no the interest of continental blocks (USSR, and before austrian-prussian coalitions), to let the world have efficient sea lanes. Quite the contrary actually. These particular sea lanes benefit oil trade between gulf and europe, and goods trade between asia and europe. So guess who will end up paying for safety in the area ?

Pierre
by Pierre on Wed Oct 15th, 2008 at 01:38:35 PM EST
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We could pay the Russians for their help. Besides, I think it would be possible to convince Russia that participating in anti-piracy operations would be worthwhile if it meant a smaller military buildup in the EU. The trick, of course, is to make them believe that there will, in fact, be a smaller military buildup if they participate.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Wed Oct 15th, 2008 at 01:44:05 PM EST
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