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Britain, France and Germany should step up to the plate in Mid-East crisis

SO far, the incipient tanker war in the Persian Gulf area has gone according to script. Last week, two oil tankers were hit. In May, four tankers were sabotaged. The oil price has risen. Washington has stepped up patrols; it has now about 300 combat aircraft, 30 warships and 35,000 troops in the...

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