Nothing to say about the actual OOB, nothing to say about fortifcation's, no strategic value in the
actual choke point's, and the control there under, with diplomacy playing a huge role.
You seem to miss the fact as stated by Eagle's Nest that Gib doesnt respond or react when being traversed.
That's laughable, even Ftrs respond by interception to attacks, and your saying that Gib, when being a naval base,
a hugely strategic point in the game is classafied as what then, just the unit in the hex, seriously ?
With the naval rules such as they are, where is the re-action ?