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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, 10:14 AM   #46
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I've never heard of that before.
Me either, but in the context he used it makes perfect sense. He called them their only ally and then in the next sentence "Route to sea" which means last hope.

He also uses "Route" in the next sentence and isn't referencing a literal path either.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:15 AM   #47
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I'm glad to sea that you realize that a gulf isn't a sea.
Wrong, Dong. A gulf is usually a sea. A sea is a body of saltwater, usually connected with an ocean, and the terms 'ocean' and 'sea' are often used interchangeably. I'm sure Mitt went throught this analysis before he spoke.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:16 AM   #48
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:16 AM   #49
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Yeah because Iraq has done a great job of keeping Iran out.
How does than makes any sense regarding...well, anything?
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:17 AM   #50
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Wrong, Dong. A gulf is usually a sea. A sea is a body of saltwater, usually connected with an ocean, and the terms 'ocean' and 'sea' are often used interchangeably. I'm sure Mitt went throught this analysis before he spoke.
Sorry, but you're wrong. A gulf is a large bay connected to a sea or ocean.

Do you refer to the Gulf of Mexico as the Sea of Mexico? Didn't think (hope) so.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:17 AM   #51
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:27 AM   #52
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Sorry, but you're wrong. A gulf is a large bay connected to a sea or ocean.

Do you refer to the Gulf of Mexico as the Sea of Mexico? Didn't think (hope) so.
No because that is not its name. You see, there are formal names and there are generic descriptions. The body of water south of Louisiana is formally called the Gulf of Mexico. As a large body of saltwater, it also fits the definition of a sea.

I hope you are sitting, because this will blow your mind--The Gulf of Mexico is not only also sea, it is also ocean, because it is part of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Caribbean Sea is ALSO ocean, as part of the Atlantic Ocean. Really makes you think.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:31 AM   #53
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No because that is not its name. You see, there are formal names and there are generic descriptions. The body of water south of Louisiana is formally called the Gulf of Mexico. As a large body of saltwater, it also fits the definition of a sea.

I hope you are sitting, because this will blow your mind--The Gulf of Mexico is not only also sea, it is also ocean, because it is part of the Atlantic Ocean.
The Caribbean Sea is ALSO ocean, as part of the Atlantic Ocean. Really makes you think.
Did you ever take geography in school?
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:49 AM   #54
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:51 AM   #55
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Did you ever take geography in school?
Sure, that's how I know what these things are. This conversation is stupid. I'm 100% correct and you are flat-out wrong. There's really no grey area.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:52 AM   #56
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Sure, that's how I know what these things are. This conversation is stupid. I'm 100% correct and you are flat-out wrong. There's really no grey area.
I presume that you are being intentionally silly at this point.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:52 AM   #57
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:53 AM   #58
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In what context? As in Mitt's dancing horsey? Or as in we use less of them in the military now than we did 150 years ago?
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:55 AM   #59
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In what context? As in Mitt's dancing horsey? Or as in we use less of them in the military now than we did 150 years ago?
in the context that you think this matters, corpseman.

btw, we use more bayonets than in the past, tool.
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Hurricane Katrina was very hard on the Sea Coast area.
Wait--it's a Sea and a Coast? But one is water and one is land!
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