Skip to comments.Flubbing Fact Fibbers Flunk Fourth Estate
Posted on 10/23/2012 10:11:59 AM PDT by WhiskeyX
FACT CHECK: Flunking geography, history ROMNEY: "Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world. It's their route to the sea." THE FACTS: Iran has a large southern coastline with access to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. And it has no land border with Syria.
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Romney was speaking in the context of the debate topic on foreign policy and the sanctions restricting the finances and trade of Iran. Although Iran is indeed located on the seacoast of the Indian Ocean and the Persian Gulf, the international trade sanctions have restricted and impeded its ability to transport armaments and other goods through its own seaports. To defeat these trade sanctions, Iran has resorted to using its air transportation to transport goods through an air corridor in Iraqi airspace into Syria and its seaports, such as Latakia. The AP article falsely portrays Romney as being ignorant of this geography, when it is the AP reporters who ignorantly or deliberately misreported the facts in their so-called fact checking news. AP and its reporters owe an apology to Romney and the readers.
yes, and it is the USAF that controls the skies around Iran and over Iraq... and which is obviously under orders to keep protecting Iran as it has for the last 4 years....and to also permit Iran to have free access through Iraq to Syria...(and Iran sends dangerous weapons through, too, not only domestic trade items)
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YODA held his leftist side pretty much in check last night except when trying to trip MITT on his saying he would label China a manipulator as soon as he is elected and wouldn’t that create a trade war. MITT’S answer was outstanding, saying although China is our friend and we want to do business with them we can not just let them ROLL OVER us either. THE FOREIGNER came across as desperate and frustrated when he couldn’t show Mitt as being weak on foreign policy. This was the final nail in the political coffin for the regime.
Iran has also promised nuclear weapons to several of its other allies. As for politics, I haven’t had a political movement yet today. Maybe more coffee...or prunes.
Romney obviously meant the Mediterranean. I knew it immediately.
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I have worked Chinese companies, and lived some in China, over the last few years. In private industry there, I like them a lot.
Government-wise - not so good. BUT that’s not something they have cornered the market in though. Ask anyone here who deals with OSHA, the EPA, the TSA, etc.
But there is this for sure.
If you are rude or disrespectful, you are doomed.
If you are stupid or ignorant, you will get no respect and no positive results.
If you let them roll over you, they WILL roll over you.
If you are smart and stand your ground (NOT with Chigago-punk attitude - just with confidence and persistance), then you can work with them.