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Revisionist Power Play
Russia and China to Stir Up Mediterranean
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  • iconoclast

    How are China and Russia revisionist? What history are they revising? Or is this like characterizing Japan’s efforts to build up her defense “militarism”–merely a throwaway adjective that has little to do with reality?

    • Andrew Allison

      Revanchist would have been accurate.

    • Corlyss

      “What history are they revising?”
      The history that describes them rightly as 3rd world backwaters with nukes.

  • Corlyss

    They feelin’s is hurt at being dissed. Poor babies.

  • Fat_Man

    The interesting question is why should we care. At one time in world history, the Mediterranean was important. Since the end of WWII its economic and strategic importance has plummeted. A bare 1 1/3rds countries in the basin have 21st Century economies (Israel and the norther third of Italy) . The Muslim countries are economic backwaters. Greece is finding out how important it is not. Syria and Lebanon are wreckage. I think the Mediterranean is a wonderful bunch of fleas to distract the Russians from causing us real trouble in the Arctic or the North Pacific.

    • Corlyss

      “Since the end of WWII its economic and strategic importance has plummeted.”

      That’s an overstatement so extreme it borders on the farcical.

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