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  •  Even more to the point: Syria gives Iran access (3+ / 0-)
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    drmah, mightymouse, blue aardvark

    to the Mediterranean.

    LOL.  Get a zoom view of the map and you will see that Syria has about as much coast line, actually a little less, than Lebanon.  

    It has 5 meaningful ports - Tartus, Latakia, Al-Hamidyah, Baniyas and Jableh.  Also, Samrah and Golden Sands Beach.  These are not hard to take out, nor is the M1 / Route 1 highways, the Latakia railway, Al Bassell airport.

    The US Navy regularly patrols the eastern Med - as the president noted, there will be naval exercises with Israel this week.  

    I don't see Iran getting any strategic advantage from Syria as access to the sea.  

    Liberalism is trust of the people tempered by prudence. Conservatism is distrust of the people tempered by fear. ~William E. Gladstone, 1866

    by absdoggy on Tue Oct 23, 2012 at 12:26:06 PM PDT

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