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  •  In Theory, Yes... (none)
    ...but in reality, I don't think so.  Of course the US Navy could stop the global flow of oil to China or to any other country that wasn't a major oil producer.  But what happens then?

         The Chinese would do whatever it took to force the US to back down, from economic reprisals to an invasion of Taiwan.  I wouldn't want to bet on who would throw in the towel first.

    Their greed will be their downfall -- Capt. John Aubrey

    by angry blue planet on Mon May 02, 2005 at 12:25:55 PM PDT

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