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Old 10-23-2012, 07:43 AM  
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Syria: Iran's Path To The Sea

Can somebody explain this to me, please?

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MR. ROMNEY: Well, let's step back and talk about what's happening in Syria and how important it is. First of all, 30,000 people being killed by their government is a humanitarian disaster.

Secondly, Syria's an opportunity for us because Syria plays an important role in the Middle East, particularly right now. Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world. It's their route to the sea. It's the route for them to arm Hezbollah in Lebanon, which threatens, of course, our ally Israel. And so seeing Syria remove Assad is a very high priority for us. Number two, seeing a -- a replacement government being responsible people is critical for us. And finally, we don't want to have military involvement there. We don't want to get drawn into a military conflict.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:08 AM   #16
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The quote doesn't say they're connected.

It's just a dumb quote. Don't bother defending it. Every politician has some once in a while. 57 states etc. ad infinitum.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:14 AM   #17
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It's the route to arm hez in lebanon...

pretty much.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:17 AM   #18
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Well at least he doesn't think we have boots on the ground there like the senile VP.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:17 AM   #19
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I presume that he was referring to the Med.
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:47 AM   #20
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I guess I don't see the problem here. Does Iran not go through Syria to get to the Mediterranean?
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Old 10-23-2012, 08:54 AM   #21
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I guess I don't see the problem here. Does Iran not go through Syria to get to the Mediterranean?
Sure, although he didn't say Mediterranean.

Just like Florida goes through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California to get to the ocean. Otherwise Florida is basically land-locked.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:00 AM   #22
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Sure, although he didn't say Mediterranean.

Just like Florida goes through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California to get to the ocean. Otherwise Florida is basically land-locked.
What a tremendous gaffe. This man is clearly not fit to lead.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:01 AM   #23
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What a tremendous gaffe. This man is clearly not fit to lead.
True, but not because of this.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:04 AM   #24
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True, but not because of this.
This is what did it for me. Chalk this up us another good thread by D.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:18 AM   #25
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Sure, although he didn't say Mediterranean.

Just like Florida goes through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California to get to the ocean. Otherwise Florida is basically land-locked.
Which sea do you think he was referring to?
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:31 AM   #26
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Which sea do you think he was referring to?
How should I know? I do know that Iran doesn't need any country to access "the sea."
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:32 AM   #27
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How should I know? I do know that Iran doesn't need any country to access "the sea."
Why is that?
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:34 AM   #28
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How should I know? I do know that Iran doesn't need any country to access "the sea."
Unless you mean the Mediterranean.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:36 AM   #29
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Maybe he refers to Cyprus as "the C". Iran needs Syria to get to the C.

Or it's possible that he means an influence in the Mediterranean. The Persians have been wanting that for about 2,000 years.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:36 AM   #30
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