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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 ?

by Pierre on Wed Oct 15th, 2008 at 01:38:35 PM EST
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