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  •  A lot of arms run through to and from the sea (1+ / 0-)
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    on the highway through Mosul.   That's how Iranian arms end up in Lebanon and how Iran beats the blockade.  

    Terrorists don't really care a lot about national borders, kos.   Expect this point to be made by Mitten's National Security surrogates.  

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    by SpamNunn on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 12:23:08 PM PDT

    •  So Iran's "path to the sea" actually runs through (3+ / 0-)
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      Mosul? How, exactly, does pointing that out help redeem Romney's claim?

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      by WB Reeves on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 12:31:38 PM PDT

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    •  Good grief. (1+ / 0-)

      If we attack Iran, we will blow up rails and roads running out of Iran. I like how the neo-cons are positing some super-ineffective military that wouldn't be able to do the basic work of planning an attack. Then again, that's the experience the neo-cons have had, so...

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      by Addison on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 12:35:29 PM PDT

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    •  Also, too: (1+ / 0-)
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      Will love seeing the Iranian terrorists smuggling ships through Turkey or Iraq. That will be a sight to behold.

      it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

      by Addison on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 12:36:15 PM PDT

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    •  And therefore ... (1+ / 0-)
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      in case of a blockade they'll export their oil the same way?

      There. are. not. enough. tanker. trucks. in. the. world.

      Romney economics: Feed our seed corn to the fattest pigs and trust them to poop out jobs.

      by blue aardvark on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 12:46:03 PM PDT

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      •  Did I say anything about oil? (0+ / 0-)

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        by SpamNunn on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 12:50:22 PM PDT

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        •  The only way I can rationalize Mitt's (0+ / 0-)

          statement is that through a friendly government in Iraq, Iran would be able to send something akin to a "dirty bomb" or small nuclear device to Syria; then into the Mediterranean- which would bring easier access to European population centers and other potential targets for terrorist attacks.

          The question, in my mind, was "why do they need access to the Mediterranean." The above is the only thing I could think of.

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          by FinchJ on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 12:55:33 PM PDT

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        •  Why otherwise does Iran need sea access? (1+ / 0-)
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          They can import guns across any of their land borders readily enough, and aircraft can fly. Their navy sleeps with the fishes day one of a hypothetical war.

          If you're going to defend Romney - which is fundamentally ridiculous - you must demonstrate a reason Iran needs access to the sea at present, because Romney did not qualify his statement.

          If you're going to speak of arms, you have to suppose that smuggling arms across bloody Syria and then through hostile Kurdistan is going to be preferred over, say, coming through the Ukraine and across the Caspian. Or through some of the notoriously corrupt -Stans.

          Romney economics: Feed our seed corn to the fattest pigs and trust them to poop out jobs.

          by blue aardvark on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 01:14:01 PM PDT

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