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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2020 3:41 p.m. PST

"As a Greek-American who lived in Athens for three years, and as a U.S. Navy mariner, I got to know the eastern Mediterranean well. It has been a strategic crossroads throughout history for Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Jews, Phoenicians, Romans, Crusaders and more modern sea warriors.

Whenever I've sailed the waters, during the Cold War and afterward, there has been intense disagreement about maritime boundaries, conflicting claims for natural resources, and other geopolitical pressures stemming from the unstable relations among Greece, Turkey, Israel, Cyprus and Syria…"
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2020 4:45 p.m. PST

I'm willing to bet the straits between China and Taiwan are more dangerous for anyone but Chinese sailors, and that the waters in the South China Sea claimed erroneously by China are almost as dangerous as the Taiwanese Straits.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Sep 2020 12:12 p.m. PST

Good point!.

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Legion 416 Sep 2020 3:45 p.m. PST

Agreed!

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