The piece below gives us some very good background on the
importance of and desire to control the Mediterranean.
Have to do with the FACT it is bordered by three continents.
Yes, three continents converge on the shores of the Sea
in the Middle of the Earth. AND it is resource rich - ripe
for exploration. Making it a strategically important waterway.
If you want to have a basic grasp, historically speaking,
which sheds light on the present day jockeying for position
in and around the Mediterranean - read below:
http://pennyforyourthoughts2.blogspot.c ... le-of.html
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