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Old 10-12-2008
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I don't know what has brought out the personal stuff here but a legitimate question has been asked and despite the number of words used in response, no one has answered the question.

Let's put it this way. If a FRENCH sailboat with French sailors is crossing the Atlantic and 200 miles out from shore is advised that he MUST change course as the US Navy is engaging in exercises...what LAW or TREATY gives the Navy the right to insist on his compliance?
It is one thing to advise that live fire excercises are being conducted and suggesting a change of course...it is another altogether to insist on a change of course. So where is the legal authority?

...and let's dispense with the personal attacks. Further ones will not be tolerated.
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