Even pacifist demagoguery is compatible with the defense of national, community interests in the case of Spain. “We cannot let others solve the problem,” Josep Borrell recalled this Saturday about the Red Sea crisis, alluding to a conflict in which the government refuses to participate by sending troops. Sooner or later, the Executive will have to assume its responsibility in a mission of simple protection of ships attacked by the Houthis, allies of Iran and Hamas. The costs of shipping, forced to circle Africa around the Cape of Good Hope, have quadrupled since terrorists in Yemen began attacking ships carrying goods to Europe. For our external sector, already penalized by the slowdown in the EU economy, its main market, the cost of tolerating this threat is higher than that of trying to neutralize it, always with the help of our partners and allies. .