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  •  Assad could move them to the Russian naval base (1+ / 0-)
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    in Syria.  Someone suggested some of them may be there already, because it's one place in Syria we'd almost surely never bomb.  
    Russia would then have the dicey job of destroying them there, near a civil war, or transporting them someplace safer.  Unfortunately, all three sea routes out of the Mediterranean go through very narrow, populated areas:  The Straits of Gibraltar, the Suez Canal, or the Dardanelles and Bosporus.  The Bosporus is less than a mile wide, and Istanbul with a population of 15 million is right next to it.  The best choice might be to find some part of the Sahara Desert that isn't near a war, and do it there.

    We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

    by david78209 on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 01:51:39 PM PDT

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