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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-10-11 11:58 PM
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96. Most likely, true...but, from an Iranian viewpoint, that's a distinction without a difference.
It's still part of a western coalition of bases that are strategically encircling my country. If I'm an Iranian, I'm hoping like hell my country is developing nuclear weapons. Look what happened to Iraq when it was clear they didn't have them. They got invaded and occupied. All we are doing is empowering the most reactionary elements of Iranian society and marginalizing the vast majority of moderates.

What's interesting about this map is that we don't seem to have the equivalent information published by our own government. Or maybe we do, but the mainstream media doesn't think the general public would be interested. But, if we are to make informed decisions about our defense needs, we really ought to know where all of the bases are stationed in the world. I'm sure the base locations are known to people of the countries where they are located...so what's the big secret? Maybe our own government doesn't want to connect the dots and let the American public in on a comprehensive assessment of our own force projection, given the fact that we have no money for our own infrastructure, healthcare, etc.
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