|Re: [Hangout-NYLXS] clinton is just not qualified ... and this is
|Quoting Ruben Safir (ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com):
[big pile of bare links with next to no explanation or context, as usual]
> http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/17/world/middleeast/russia-iran-base-syria.html?_r=0 -Last I heard Iran was on the Persian Gulf
So, _finally_ you bother to explain what you were talking about.
Cryptic comment upthread:
Meanwhile Russia has obtained its 300 year goal of getting a military
presence in the warm water port of the Persian Gulf.
NYT article says Russia got permission to send a flight of bombers into
Syria from an Iranian air base in Hamadan and get them refueled, there.
It's unclear whether this is a long-term arrangement or a short-term
one. But it's logical arrangement given Iran and Russia having the same
aims in Syria but the Russians bringing an air-power ability that the
It was extremely difficult to attempt to guess what you were talking
about, as your reference to a 'warm water port' could logically apply
only to Tartus, Syria, where Russia has had a naval base since 1971
(as I mentioned). Hamadan (historic Ecbatana) -- where Russia does not
have a base, only a refueling arrangement that might persist or might not --
makes a rather unlikely 'warm water port', seeing that it's in
west-central Iran in the foothills of the Alvand Mountains, 1,850 meters
above sea level and about 400 miles from the Persian Gulf.
I am, as usual, unclear on how this 2016 refueling was masterminded by
Secretary of State Clinton (2009-2013) or First Lady Clinton
(1993-2001). Rather, it looks to me a whole lot like two sovereign
countries persuing their self-interest. But perhaps this is another
case of Clinton's scary orbital mind-control lasers at work.
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