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Nice try, but that ain't the point. The point is that from any technical, economic or practical perspective, the Mediterranean is quite simply a smaller barrier to integrate across than the Sahara.

Of course, North Africa should be perfectly free to pick their alliances, or remain alliance-free for that matter. And Europe should support North African political and economic development under whatever banner it takes. Not just for altruistic reasons either - stable, prosperous neighbours make for a better neighbourhood.

... But if I were sitting in a government office in Cairo or Tunis, I know which compass point I'd place my bets on.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Aug 23rd, 2010 at 04:45:47 PM EST
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