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Antipathy to US foreign policy which results in a lack of such policy from the US doesn't mean the end of gunboat diplomacy. It only means someone else will fill the vacuum, left by the US Navy.

And someone must protect the sea lines of communication if international is to be possible.

Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.

by Starvid on Sat Oct 27th, 2012 at 12:14:56 PM EST
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Peak oil is not an energy crisis. It is a liquid fuel crisis.
by Starvid on Sat Oct 27th, 2012 at 12:15:29 PM EST
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There is, however, some space between total withdrawal from foreign affairs and routinely anchoring large fleets offshore from other people's capitals to intimidate them.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sat Oct 27th, 2012 at 12:51:56 PM EST
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