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Head scratcher o' the day

Imagine you are the head honcho of a country with significant oil reserves off shore, and you want to protect them, what with there being so much deep water oil wildcatting these days. Your military can already project force on a regional basis, what with having an aircraft carrier (1) and all.

So, what is the solution to this conundrum? Ask the French to help out with developing *a* nuclear submarine. What would one use said nuclear sub for - torpedoing oil rigs?

The country in question is Brazil, and for all that Lula is somewhat of the left he is a reasonably sensible and pragmatic character and unlikely to wish to destabilise the region.

I remain to be convinced that the Brazilians have not been taken in by the most almighty sucker bet by crafty French arms salesmen etc. I hope there is a cooling off period.


(1) Our French chums sold them that too.

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